Strategy / Improvement Books Available on the Forward Chess App

Chess Strategy: The Break

The Break

Publisher:Independent

Author:Roman Jiganchine

Price:  **$5.99

Contents:86 pages

Release Date: September 2017

Book Description:A break is generally an unexpected or sacrificial pawn move that can serve multiple purposes​. In the book, the chapters are presented starting with Schlechter and ending with Kramnik, to reflect the development of chess thought. Sacrificial pawn breaks are very common in chess and happen in a wide variety of positions, from sharp opening theoretical positions – to seemingly calm endgames.​

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Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History

Great Move: Learning Chess Through History

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:FM Sunil Weeramantry, Alan Abrams & Robert McLellan

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:372 pages

Release Date: September 2017

Book Description:Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History blends the intricacies of chess play with the game’s compelling and colorful history, putting real people at the 64 squares.
Much more than a primer for beginning chess players and their teachers, Great Moves shines a light on the lives of famous players of bygone eras, helping experienced players to fill in the gaps in their chess culture

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The Complete Manual of Positional Chess: Volume 2

The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Konstantin Sahaev & Konstantin Landa

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:368 pages

Release Date: August 2017

Book Description:In VOLUME 2 you are again handed basic and advanced tools to improve in a wide array of areas: assessing and handling pawn structures, employing positional and tactical means to improve your position, identifying weak spots, mastering attacking dynamics and more.

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The King is a Powerful Piece

The King is a Powerful Piece

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Tigran Gyozalyan

Price:  **$11.99

Contents:280 pages

Release Date: June, 2017

Book Description:FIDE Master and coach Tigran Gyozalyan fills a gap in the chess literature with the first systematic exploration of the king’s role and capabilities in the opening and the middlegame.

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The New In Chess Book of Chess Improvement

The New In Chess Book of Chess Improvement

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Steve Giddins

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:336 pages

Release Date: May 2017

Book Description:The study of well-annotated master games is the best way to improve. Acclaimed chess author Steve Giddins has assembled the most didactic examples from New In Chess.

There are masterclasses by dozens of chess legends and no fewer than eight World Champions. Together they provide the high standard of instructional material that today’s club player needs.

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Chess For Hawks

Chess For Hawks

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Cyrus Lakdawala

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:288

Release Date: May 2017

Book Description:Cyrus Lakdawala does something no other chess writer has done before: he makes you reflect deeply about your style of play and its consequences. After reading Chess for Hawks you will be a stronger player because you have mastered an essential but neglected skill: you will know how to obey the position’s requirements instead of your natural inclination.

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The Center

The Center

Publisher:Chess Evolution

Author:Adrian Mikhalchishin & Georg Mohr

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:280

Release Date: May 2017

Book Description:The new series ​of middlegame books by Adrian Mikhalchishin and Georg Mohr starts with a volume about the center.

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Chess Calculation Training: Volume 1: Middlegames

Chess Middlegame Strategies

Publisher:Thinkers Publishing

Author:Romain Edouard

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:240 pages

Release Date: June 2017

Book Description:Romain Edouard launches a brand new series of exercise books. In this first volume he focuses on middlegames. Romain gives you different instructions for each chapter, so you can improve your general thinking from various angles – exactly as you would face in your own games.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Jacob Aagaard

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:408

Release Date: May 2017

Book Description:Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board

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Chess Middlegame Strategies: Volume 1

Chess Middlegame Strategies

Publisher:Thinkers Publishing

Author:Ivan Sokolov

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:228 pages

Release Date: April 2017

Book Description:After his 2008 book ‘Winning Chess Middlegames’, Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov takes us a step further into his dungeon of middlegame skills. In his well known style, Sokolov focuses on the different aspects of the complex middlegame.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Attack & Defence

Attack & Defence

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Jacob Aagaard

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:304 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2017

Book Description:Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation

Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Jacob Aagaard

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:304 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2017

Book Description:In Calculation thinking methods such as Candidates, Combinations, Prophylaxis, Comparison, Elimination, Intermediate Moves, Imagination and Traps are explained to the reader, and ownership of them is offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play

Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Jacob Aagaard

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:304 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2017

Book Description:Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis.

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Chess Strategy For Club Players

Chess Strategy For Club Players

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Herman Grooten

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:432

Release Date: February 2017

Book Description:In this new edition of his award-winning book, IM Herman Grooten presents a complete and structured course to amateur players on how to recognize key characteristics of all types of positions and how to make use of them to choose the right plan.”

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Training With Moska

Training With Moska

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Viktor Moskalenko

Price:  **$19.95

Contents:336 pages

Release Date: December, 2016

Book Description:With his famous light touch and humor Moskalenko explains the themes and concepts in great detail. Subsequently, he presents a multitude of typical examples and rounds off with large exams to test your understanding.

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Luther’s Chess Reformation

Luther's Chess Reformation

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Thomas Luther

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:232 pages

Release Date: December 14, 2016

Book Description:Luther’s Chess Reformation provides a wealth of practical tips and suggestions for chess players of all levels. Using the experiences and insights gained from his remarkable career, Luther offers an insider’s view into the world of grandmaster chess

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The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Konstantin Saxaev & Konstantin Landa

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:368 pages

Release Date: November, 2016

Book Description:This handbook, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia.

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Black is Back

Black is Back

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Andras Adorjan

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:288 pages

Release Date: October, 2016

Book Description:In Black is Back!, the Hungarian grandmaster Andras Adorjan continues his crusade against this negative mindset. He shows that White’s advantage is far from obvious and that winning with Black starts with having the right attitude.

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Chess Praxis

Chess Praxis

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Aron Nimzowitsch

Price:  **$11.99

Contents:224 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:In this follow-up to My System, Nimzowitsch demonstrates and explains how his concepts worked in his own games.


Most Interesting Draws of 2012-2015

Most Interesting Draws of 2012-2015

Publisher:Chess Evolution

Author:Arkadij Naiditsch & Csaba Balogh

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:248 pages

Release Date: May 2016

Book Description:There are plenty of fighting draws as well, where both players are trying their best in order to win the game, but it finally ends in draw. This kind of extremely tense battles is exactly what the book is about.


Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

Publisher:Chess Evolution

Author:Arkadij Naiditsch & Csaba Balogh

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:240 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:The readers will see many deep ideas, subtle maneuvers, unexpected regrouping of the pieces and of course a positionally justified masterpiece often finishes with a nice combination.


Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015

Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015

Publisher:Chess Evolution

Author:Arkadij Naiditsch & Csaba Balogh

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:264 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:The readers will see 50 incredible tense battles with many beautiful ideas, sacrifices and hidden motifs.


Grandmaster Chess Strategy: What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson’s Positional Masterpieces

Grandmaster Chess Strategy: What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Jurgen Kaufeld & Guido Kern

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:222 pages

Release Date: May 2016

Book Description:Positional technique is what you need and this book teaches exactly that in 15 thematic lessons. The training material is based on 80 games of the legendary positional genius Ulf Andersson, a world elite player from Sweden who reached number four on the FIDE rating list.”


Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Arthur van de Oudeweetering

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:283 pages

Release Date: May 2016

Book Description:In this sequel to his Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition, Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with a fresh supply of essential, yet easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge.”


Is Your Move Safe

Is Your Move Safe

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Dan Heisman

Price:  **$14.99

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