Trending Now: Top Chess Titles

By Jennifer Schwabinger | November 10 2020 | Best in CategoryGames

The pandemic has adversely affected many activities over the past 8 months, but not chess!  In fact, this classic game has made a huge comeback.  From this segment on a recent “CBS Sunday Morning” episode to “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix, chess is all the rage.  People of all ages are discovering – and rediscovering – this time honored game, and PRH has an amazing list of backlist chess titles to share with your accounts.

 

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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
978-0-553-26315-2
A one-of-a-kind masterclass in chess from the greatest player of all time.Learn how to play chess the Bobby Fischer way with the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable method ever devised. Whether you’re just learning the game or looking for more complex strategies, these practice problems and exercises will help you master the art of the checkmate. This book teaches through a programmed learning method: It asks you a question. If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question. If you give the wrong answer, it explains why the answer is wrong and asks you to go back and try again. Thanks to the book’s unique formatting, you will work through the exercises on the right-hand side, with the correct answer hidden on the next page. The left-hand pages are intentionally printed upside-down; after reaching the last page, simply turn the book upside-down and work your way back. When you finish, not only will you be a much better chess player, you may even be able to beat Bobby Fischer at his own game!
$8.99 US
Jul 01, 1982
Mass Market Paperback
Bantam
World

The Queen's Gambit (Television Tie-in)
978-0-593-31465-4
Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four. Now an acclaimed Netflix series.Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she’s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.
$16.95 US
Dec 15, 2020
Paperback
Vintage
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Eight
A Novel
978-0-345-36623-8
Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years...In the South of France in 1790 two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world, because the game that can be played with them is too powerful....
$7.99 US
Jan 14, 1990
Mass Market Paperback
Ballantine Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt