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Chess middlegame training software covers both chess tactics and chess strategy. Players just starting out may consider Chess Tactics for Beginners, while more experienced players might choose Intensive Course Tactics by Renko. There are even "bundled" chess software programs for extra savings, like the Encyclopedia of Middlegame package. Whether beginner or Grandmaster, this section of ChessCentral's online chess shop features chess middlegame software training programs that can improve your chess game!
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It's Your Move Improvers E-book, by Chris Ward
It's Your Move Improvers E-book
Our Price: $19.95

Chris Ward invites readers to solve a selection of carefully chosen puzzles. In this, the second book in the "It's Your Move" series, the positions are aimed at improving players, specifically the low level club players who are looking to hone their skills in order to climb further up the chess ladder.
It's Your Move E-book, by Chris Ward
It's Your Move E-book
Our Price: $19.95

This book provides the reader with a selection of puzzles to solve. However, unlike other books of the White to play and mate in three' variety, it simulates real game scenarios, offering readers a choice of tempting alternatives and requiring them to pick the best.
Starting Out: Chess Tactics and Checkmates E-book
Starting Out: Chess Tactics and Checkmates E-book
Our Price: $19.95

Learning chess tactics is fun and one of the quickest ways of improving your chess, and it's even more enjoyable when your opponents begin falling for your tricks! Read this book and, with the help of a Grandmaster, you will be ready to unleash your weapons in your chess battles, whoever your opponent may be.
Winning Chess Strategies (Revised Edition) E-Book
Winning Chess Strategies (Revised Edition) E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

Learn to:
* Knock your opponent off balance with bold opening moves
* Formulate an overall game strategy before the middle game
* Interpret the motivation behind your opponents every move
* Position yourself for a winning endgame
Winning Chess Tactics (Revised Edition) E-Book
Winning Chess Tactics (Revised Edition) E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

Learn sure-fire tactics and combinations from one of the worlds top chess players. Attack? Defend? Swap pieces? Tactics are the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush your opponent and quite possibly change the course of a game in a single move.
Art of Attack in Chess E-Book
Art of Attack in Chess E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

One of the finest chess books ever written, now in the revised algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king.
Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing on Tactical Chances E-Book
Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing on Tactical Chances E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

In Excelling at Chess Calculation, Jacob Aagaard tackles the subject matter head on, unravelling the many secrets behind chess calculation and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard
Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances E-Book
Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

Experienced chess writer Jacob Aagaard explains how tactical intuition and ability develops and uses pattern recognition to improve the reader's tactical ammunition. Is also no secret that the continued practice of puzzles and combinations helps to sharpen the chess brain.
Who Dares Wins! Attacking the King on Opposite Sides E-Book
Who Dares Wins! Attacking the King on Opposite Sides E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

In this chess book, Lorin D'Costa presents a comprehensive study of opposite-side castling and the crucial techniques needed both in attack and defense. He tackles all the key subjects, including sacrificing, speed of attack, strong and weak defensive formations, when to delay or avoid castling, and much more.
Excelling at Positional Chess: How the Best Players Plan and Maneuver Ebook
Excelling at Positional Chess: How the Best Players Plan and Maneuver E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

In this unique chess book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the créme de la créme of those that he uses for training and study. Aagaard also delves deeply into the ideas of positional evaluation and analysis.
Why We Lose at Chess E-Book
Why We Lose at Chess E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

Colin Crouch tackles this vital subject face-to-face. Drawing upon his considerable experience, he looks back at critical moments within games where mistakes are made, and examines how we can recognise the danger signs and avoid making impulsive decisions. The reader is constantly challenged by exercises, which provide perfect training for real over-the-board battles.
Chess Secrets: Heroes of Classical Chess: Learn from Carlsen, Anand, Fischer, Smyslov and Rubinstein Ebook
Chess Secrets: Heroes of Classical Chess E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

In Heroes of Classical Chess, Craig Pritchett selects five great players whose style exemplifies classically direct, clear, energetic, tough, ambitious yet fundamentally correct chess playing attributes. Pritchett studies the major contributions they have made, compares their differing styles and discusses the critical influences they have had on the development of chess, on their peers and on all our games.
Chess Secrets of Great Attackers: Learn from Kasparov, Tal and Stein E-Book
Chess Secrets: Great Attackers: Learn from Kasparov, Tal and Stein E-Book
Our Price: $19.95

Chess Secrets is a new series of books which uncover the mysteries of chess strategy, chess tactics, classical play, chess openings and endgames - along with preparation. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players from chess history who have excelled in a particular field of the game and undeniably influenced those who have followed.
The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps E-book for Download
The Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps, E-book for Download
Our Price: $19.95

In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back through chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favorite tricks and traps. Selecting from hundreds of contenders, Lane examines a variety of factors in order to decide which ideas are most worthy of inclusion. Discover the stories behind the most cunning tricks and traps of all time; how you can utilize them to score easy wins; and how you can avoid being tricked yourself.
Break the Rules! A Modern Look at Chess Strategy, E-book for Download
Break the Rules! - A Modern Look at Chess Strategy, E-book for Download
Our Price: $19.95

In this instructive book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using illuminating examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.
Prepare to Attack, E-book for Download
Prepare to Attack, E-book for Download
Our Price: $19.95

This book provides a solution. Using an abundance of illustrative games and examples, Gary Lane answers the questions which constantly puzzle players of all levels. How should I plan after the opening? Where are my opponent's weaknesses? Do I have enough pieces in the attack? When should I strike? Do I need to sacrifice? Should I cash in or continue to attack? Read this book, discover the answers and attack with confidence!
Defense System: E-book for Download for Chess Openings Wizard for Chess Openings Wizard
Defense System: E-book Download for Chess Openings Wizard
Our Price: $19.95

Defense is an ebook by FM Chuck Schulien on the middlegame that draws from fifty annotated master games demonstrate various defensive motifs such as exchanging to obtain drawn endgames, closing lines, combining for perpetual check and using tactics to force the exchange of attacking pieces. The thinking of a defensive master comes to life on your screen.
Domination Chess E-Book for Download
Domination E-Book for Download
Our Price: $19.95

Charushin elevates the "Domination" theme to a new level, classifying the combination and illustrating it with games and compositions by top chess players. We can now witness the evolution of this attractive motif across the centuries, from a mere tactical trick to the modern culmination of deep strategic thought.
Lessons with a Grandmaster: Enhance your chess strategy and psychology with Boris Gulko, E-book for Download
Lessons with a Grandmaster 1, E-book for Download
Our Price: $21.95

Lessons with a Grandmaster bridges this gap between grandmaster and amateur through a series of conversations between teacher, the renowned Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and student Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and amateur chess player. The lessons are based on Gulko's own battles against fellow grandmasters, and there is particular focus on strategy, tactics and the role of psychology in chess competition.
Lessons with a Grandmaster 2: Improve your tactical vision and dynamic play with Boris Gulko, E-book for Download
Lessons with a Grandmaster 2, E-book for Download
Our Price: $21.95

This second volume focuses on dynamic chess, developing chess imagination, the capacity to take risks, the ability to simultaneously attack and defend, and perhaps above all, the ability to visualize the chess board and calculate combinations in sharp positions.