The books or DVDs I recommend you get will be based on what is needed for your particular situation. For experienced players I strongly recommend that you specialize in a few specific openings and defenses. You should have opening books directed at where you wish to specialize. It’s easier to master one specific opening than 3 or 4 of them. Whatever openings you choose to specialize in, strive to play them exactly right against all the plausible continuations you might encounter.

For endgames, I recommend you try to find your specific endgame weaknesses if there are any and get books or DVDs aimed at those specific types of endings.

If you need to brush up on your tactical skills, get books or DVDs aimed at that issue. This page focuses on general purpose books, children’s and beginner’s books, general purpose opening and endgame manuals. If you specifically want to examine a certain opening or a certain type of endgame please click on one of the following links below. If you want to study master games specifically please click on “Master Games”. For books specifically about tactics please click on “chess tactics”. For children’s and beginner’s books, and books or DVDs that are very general in nature, please scroll past the list of page links to view the products that are available directly from this page. You must have a computer disk drive to use DVDs.

Chess Tactics                                     Queen Endings                                Sicilian Najdorf                              Queen’s Gambit                      Flank Openings

Master Games                                   Scotch/Four Knights                     Sicilian Dragon                               Other d Pawn

Pawn Endings                                    Ruy Lopez                                          Other Sicilian                                  Nimzo-Indian Defense

Rook Endings                                      Other Double e pawn                   Caro-Kann Defense                     King’s Indian/Grunfeld

Minor Piece Endings                       French Defense                              Other e Pawn Defenses              Other d Pawn Defenses



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Chess For Children Activity Book – Chevannes – $12.00

Chess for Children – Chandler – $13.46

Chess Workbook for Children – Bardwick – $16.95

Chess for Children – Chevannes – $13.45

Children's Chess Camp Volume 6 Chess Camp Volume 4 Chess Camp Volume 1

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Chess Progress: From Beginner to Winner – Czerwin – $22.00

Chess Tactics for Students – Bain – $16.00

Play Chess in 10 Minutes – Byfield – $9.95

Teaching Chess in the 21st Century – Bardwick – $17.96



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A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire – Baker – $17.06

ChessBase Opening Encyclopedia 2016 – $100.00

An Opening Repertoire for the Positional Player – Gufeld – $17.96

Improve Your Opening Play – Ward – $12.95



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Practical Endgame Play – Mastering the Basics – Grivas – $23.36

Improve Your Endgame Play! – Flear – $17.95

Chess Endgames 14: The Golden Guidelines of Endgame Play – Mueller – $35.00

Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master – Silman – $17.86

Pandolfini’s Endgame Course – Pandolfini – $10.89

Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy – Hansen, L. – $24.26