The Library

A little about each of books that have been published and those that are on the way.

A sample download of most of the books will soon be available on the Samples & Downloads page.

Chess Miniatures Series

A selection of one hundred thoroughly annotated main games with numerous other game references, tactical puzzles, instruction, diagrams and much more.

All games are decided in 25 moves or less

Miniatures in the Sicilian Najdorf

Chapter 1: Minor Lines 6 h3, 6 a4, 6 g3 [B90] & [B91]

Chapter 2: 6 Be3 The Byrne Variation [B90]

Chapter 3: 6 Be2 The Classical Variation [B92]

Chapter 4: 6 f4 [B93]

Chapter 5: 6 Bg5 Minor Lines [B94-B96]

Chapter 6: Poisoned Pawn 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 Qb6 [B97]

Chapter 7: 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 Be7 Main Lines [B98-B99]

100 main games – 300 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions

Miniatures in the Queen’s Indian: 4.g3

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3

Chapter 1: 4…Ba6 5.Qc2

Chapter 2: 4…Ba6 5.Qb3

Chapter 3: 4…Ba6 5.Nbd2

Chapter 4: 4…Ba6 5.Qa4

Chapter 5: 4…Ba6 5.b3 – Minor Lines

Chapter 6: 4…Ba6 5.b3 Bb4+

Chapter 7: 4…Bb7 – Minor Lines

Chapter 8: 4…Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 Ne4

100 main games – 318 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions

 

Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez: Main Lines

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4

Chapter 1: Open Spanish – Minor Lines

Chapter 2: Open Spanish – Main Lines                      

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7

Chapter 3: Closed Spanish – Minor Lines

Chapter 4: Anti-Marshall   

Chapter 5: Marshall Gambit                                                  

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6

Chapter 6: Closed Spanish – Main Lines without 8 c3 & 9 h3

Chapter 7: Main Line with 9…Be6, 9…Nd7 & Minor Lines

Chapter 8: Main Line with 9…Bb7 (Zaitsev Variation)

Chapter 9: Main Line with 9…Nb8 (Breyer Variation)

Chapter 10: Main Lines with 9…Na5 (Chigorin Variation)

100 main games – 302 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions         

Miniatures in the King’s Indian: Fianchetto Systems

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 0-0 5.g3

  1. 5…d6 6.Bg2 c6 without a later …e7-e5 [E62]
  2. 5…d6 6.Bg2 Nc6 [E63]
  3. 5…d6 6.Bg2 c5 [E64-E66]
  4. 5…d6 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 [E67-E68]
  5. 5…d6 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 [E69]
  6. Early Deviations [E60-E61]

100 main games 

E-book edition expected available in January 2018    

Winning Quickly at Chess Series

A selection of more than hundred annotated main games with numerous other game references, tactical puzzles, instruction, diagrams and much more.

All games are decided in 15 moves or less

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 1: Indian Defenses

  1. The King’s Indian Defense 
  2. The Grünfeld Indian Defense 
  3. The Queen’s Indian Defense 
  4. The Nimzo-Indian Defense 
  5. The Catalan Opening
  6. The Blumenfeld Gambit 
  7. The Bogo-Indian Defense 

125 main games – 178 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions         

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 2: 1.d4 d5

  1. Slav Defense 
  2. Queen’s Gambit Accepted 
  3. Queen’s Gambit – Non-Classical Lines 
  4. Meran, Semi-Meran & Triangle Set-ups 
  5. Queen’s Gambit – Classical Lines
  6. Queen’s Gambit – Specialties 
  7. 1.d4 d5 – d-pawn Specialties 

151 main games – 222 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions         

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 3: Flank Openings

  1. Minor Flank Openings: Larsen Attack, Bird Opening, Dunst Opening and Others 
  2. Reti Opening & King’s Indian Attack
  3. English Opening – Slav, Dutch, Indian Lines 
  4. English Opening with 1…e5 
  5. Symmetrical English 

132 main games – 204 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 4: Dutch, Benonis & d-pawn Specials

  1. Dutch Defense (1 d4 f5)
  2. Benonis – Modern Benoni, Schmid Benoni, Old Benoni & Benko Gambit
  3. Trompowsky (1 d4 Nf6 2 Bg5)
  4. The d-pawn Specials: Anti-Indians – Torre, London, Colle & Other 3rd move options
  5. Old Indian
  6. Budapest & Fajarowicz Gambits
  7. Minor d-pawn Specials

135 main games – 232 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 5: Anti-Sicilians

1. Alapin Variation 2 c3
2. The Grand Prix Attack
3. The Closed Sicilians
4. The Rossolimo Attack with 3…g6
5. The Rossolimo Attack with Other 3rd Moves
6. The Moscow Attack
7. 2.Nf3 d6 Specialties
8. 2.Nf3 e6 Specialties
9. O’Kelly, Hyper-Fianchetto & Nimzowitsch
10. Other Specialties

132 main games – 212 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 6: Open Sicilians

1) The Najdorf Variation 
2) The Scheveningen Variation 
3) The Dragon & Accelerated Dragon Variations 
4) The Classical Variation including the Richter-Rauzer & Sozin Attack 
5) The Taimanov, Kan & Paulsen Variations 
6) The Sveshnikov & Kalashnikov Variations

109 main games – 162 pages

Available in both e-book and printed editions

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 7: Minor Semi-Open Games

1) The Pirc & Modern Defenses 
2) The King’s Fianchetto 
3) The Alekhine Defense 
4) The Scandinavian Defense 
6) Owen’s Defense, Nimzowitsch Defense & Others

115 main games – 200 pages

Available in e-book edition – print edition will follow in January 2018

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 8: 1.e4 e5

  1. Scotch Game
  2. Italian Game & Evans Gambit
  3. Two Knights Defense
  4. Three Knights & Four Knights
  5. Ruy Lopez
  6. Petrov’s Defense – Russian Game
  7. Philidor’s Defense
  8. King’s Gambit
  9. Vienna Game
  10. Bishop’s Opening
  11. Minor Openings: Centre Game and Others
  12. Minor Gambits: Latvian Gambit and Others

190 main games – 265 pages

Available in e-book edition – print edition will follow in January 2018

Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening –

Volume 9: Caro-Kann & French

  1. French Defense – Minor Variations
  2. French Defense – Advance Variation
  3. French Defense – Tarrasch Variation: 3.Nd2
  4. French Defense – Various 3.Nc3 Variations
  5. French Defense – Winawer Variation: 3.Nc3 Bb4
  6. Caro-Kann Defense – Main Lines: 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4
  7. Caro-Kann Defense – Panov Attack
  8. Caro-Kann Defense – Advance Variation
  9. Caro-Kann Defense – Minor Lines

140 main games 

Available in e-book edition – print edition will follow in January 2018

Specialized Chess Tactics Series

A selection hundreds of tactical puzzles divided up by opening variation with annotated solutions.

 

Specialized Chess Opening Tactics –

Budapest & Fajarowicz Gambits

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e5

Part 1: 3 dxe5 Ne4 – The Fajarowicz Gambit
1. 4 a3
2. 4 Nf3
3. 4.Qc2
4. Other 4th moves

Part 2: 3 dxe5 Ng4 – The Budapest Gambit
5. 4.e4
6. 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 and minor lines
7. 4.Bf4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4+ 6.Nbd2
8. 4.Nf3 Nc6
9. 4.Nf3 Bc5 5.e3 Nc6
10. Minor 4th moves

More than 220 tactical puzzles

Available in e-book edition

Specialized Chess Opening Tactics –

Caro-Kann: Main Lines

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4

  1. The Nimzowitch Variation (4…Nf6 5.Nxf6+ exf6)
  2. The Bronstein-Larsen Variation (4…Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6)
  3. The Smyslov Variation (4…Nd7)
  4. The Classical Variation (4…Bf5)
  5. Minor 3rd & 4th Move Options

More than 300 puzzles

E-book Available on February 06, 2017

Specialized Chess Opening Tactics –

Caro-Kann: The Panov, Advance & Specialties

1.e4 c6

Part 1: 2nd Move Specialties
1) 2.d3
2) 2.c4
3) 2.Nc3
4) 2.Nf3 without 3.Nc3

Part 2: Advance Variation – 2.d4 d5 3.e5
5) 3…c5 & Minor 3rd Moves
6) 3…Bf5 4.h4 & Minor 4th Moves
7) 3…Bf5 4.Nd2
8) 3…Bf5 4.Be3
9) 3…Bf5 4.Nf3
10) 3…Bf5 4.Nc3

Part 3: 3.exd5 cxd5
11) Exchange Variation
12) 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6
13) 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6
14) 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6

More than 300 puzzles

E-book Available on February 18, 2017