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Mongoose Press

Mongoose Press believes that today’s chess books should be well-written, instructive, entertaining, esthetically-pleasing, and edited to the highest standards. Their author list contains world-class players, thinkers, and writers who care about all aspects of the game: openings to endgames, philosophy to psychology, children’s primers to fiction. Mongoose was founded in 2006 and is located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

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  • The Najdorf in Black and White

    Author: Bryan Smith

    $14.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: January 10, 2018 | Contents: 162 pages

    Despite the Najdorf’s great popularity and reputation as a theoretical labyrinth, Bryan Smith believes it is possible to play it “by the light of nature,” with experience providing a guide. The play is concrete and sharp, but original positions can be obtained fairly early. The twenty-nine annotated games in this book were carefully selected for their instructional value, their theoretical relevance, and – most of all – their esthetic appeal. Designed both for players of the Najdorf and for those facing it, The Najdorf in Black and White is a collection of creative and unique battles that you can use to learn the ins and outs of this opening.

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  • Everyone’s Second Chess Book

    Author: Dan Heisman

    $11.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: December 2017 | Contents: 212 pages

    Acclaimed chess teacher Dan Heisman equips the not-quite-novice with the practical tools and knowledge needed to get started in competitive play: how to develop board vision; what to do when you’re way ahead in material; how to avoid common mistakes in thinking; when to “believe” your opponent; even how to act properly at the chessboard. The author uses examples from inexperienced players to provide a wealth of common-sense advice, topping it off with a collection of illustrative games and practice puzzles

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  • Active Pieces

    Author: Jay Bonin

    $14.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: December 2016 | Contents: 256 pages

    IM Bonin offers the answers to practical questions that every chessplayer faces as the clock is ticking.

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  • Amateur to IM

    Author: Jonathan Hawkins

    $19.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: April 2013 | Contents: 372 pages

    International Master Jonathan Hawkins was a relatively slow starter in the world of chess.

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  • Best Play

    Author: Alexander Shashin

    $19.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: June 2013 | Contents: 176 pages

    Have you ever wished for a “formula” to help you decide what move to make in any given chess position?

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  • Capablanca: A Primer of Checkmate

    Author: Froscp Del Rosario

    $11.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: November 2014 | Contents: 176 pages

    In this groundbreaking work, award-winning chess coach and author Frisco Del Rosario shines a long-overdue light on this neglected aspect of Capablanca’s record. He illustrates how the Cuban genius used positional concepts to build up irresistible king hunts, embodying the principles of good play advocated by the unequaled teacher, C.J.S. Purdy. The author also identifies an overlooked checkmate pattern – Capablanca’s Mate – that aspiring attackers can add to the standard catalogue in Renaud and Kahn’s The Art of the Checkmate. As Del Rosario shows, Capablanca has inspired not only generations of players, but also many of the classics of chess literature.

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  • Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History

    Author: FM Sunil Weeramantry, Alan Abrams & Robert McLellan

    $14.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: September 2017 | Contents: 372 pages

    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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  • Hacking Up the King

    Author: David Eggleston

    $14.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: March 2014 | Contents: 256 pages

    The ability to determine when conditions are suitable for attacking the opposing king is critical to successful chess play. Readers will hone this skill while learning valuable techniques to force the enemy monarch out of his fortress.

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  • Is Your Move Safe

    Author: Dan Heisman

    $14.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: March 2016 | Contents: 269 pages

    Safety first! Success in chess begins with asking yourself the basic question, “Is the move that I’m considering a safe one?”

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  • Openings for Amateurs

    Author: Pete Tamburro

    $14.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: March 2014 | Contents: 360 pages

    Learning how to start a game of chess is one of the most daunting tasks facing intermediate adult and young chess players.

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  • Quick Kills: Tarrasch French

    Author: Bill Harvy

    $1.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: May 2013 | Contents: 741 pages

    If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play.

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  • Sac & Mate: Volume 1

    Author: Bill Harvey

    $2.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: December 2016 | Contents: 160 pages

    Good command of strategy and tactics are the key to success in chess. Tactical skill can enhanceyour strategic ability, by broadening the range of positions where you know you can exploit a weakness in your opponent’s position. In the Sac & Mate series, Bill Harvey helps you hone your tactics with a focus on sudden piece sacrifices to leave the opposing king fatally exposed. Arranged by level of difficulty from two-move shockers to four-move combinations, Volume 1 presents the best tactical shots by famous chessplayers from Napoleon and Captain Evans (of Evans Gambit fame) in the early 1800s to Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal in 1960.

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  • Sac & Mate: Volume 2

    Author: Bill Harvey

    $2.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: February 2017 | Contents: 160 pages

    Good command of strategy and tactics are the key to success in chess. Tactical skill can enhance your strategic ability, by broadening the range of positions where you know you can exploit a weakness in your opponent’s position. Arranged by level of difficulty from two-move shockers to four-move combinations, Volume 2 presents the best tactical shots by famous chessplayers from Boris Spassky and Bent Larsen in the early 1960s to Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand in the late ’90s.

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  • Sac & Mate: Volume 3

    Author: Bill Harvey

    $2.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: February 2017 | Contents: 160 pages

    Good command of strategy and tactics are the key to success in chess. Tactical skill can enhance your strategic ability, by broadening the range of positions where you know you can exploit a weakness in your opponent’s position. Arranged by level of difficulty from two-move shockers to four-move combinations, Volume 3 presents the best tactical shots by famous chessplayers of the new millennium from Vladimir Kramnik to Magnus Carlsen.

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  • Simple Attacking Plans

    Author: Fred Wilson

    $7.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: April 2013 | Contents: 192 pages

    Simple Attacking Plans is a classic right from the get-go

  • The Complete Hedgehog: Volume 1

    Author: Sergey Shipov

    $17.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: February 2015 | Contents: 532 pages

    The Hedgehog is a thoroughly modern defense where flexibility and understanding trump rote memorization. Using deeply annotated critical games from international practice, GM Sergey Shipov traces the Hedgehog’s development – from its origins as a way to avoid well-trodden paths to its current status as a respected weapon in Black’s armory.

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