- A beautiful wooden plane to be build!
- OBJECTIVE: to disassemble and assemble the 9-piece puzzle
- Difficulty: MEDIUM 2/6. Age: 5+
- Game size: 15 x 7 x 3 cm / 5.9 x 6.7 x 1 inches
- Teak wood
- Try to free the t-rex from its cage
- You will have to use logic in order not to proceed only by trial and error
- Difficulty: 4/6 EXTREME
- Dimensions: 9 x 6,3 x 7,9 cm / 3.5 x 2.5 x 3 inches
- A classic but never gone out of fashion. 2 players
- Set contains: Folding wooden backgammon board, thirty wooden game pieces, four dice, doubling cube and instruction leaflet
- Open field dimensions: 28 x 28 x 1,5 cm / 11 x 11 x 1,25 inches
- A new box of elegant design with secret combination opening
- Dimensions: 12 x 6,5 x 6,5 cm / 4.7 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches
- Handmade in Germany by Jean-Claude Constantin with laser cutting and fine woods
- An innovative escape room in pocket format
- CHALLENGE: open the box to rescue Shrödinger's cat
- 52 small pieces assembled entirely by hand
- Difficulty: 6/6 EXPERT
- Dimensions: 4.3 x 4.3 x 4.7 inches. Internal space: 0.5 x 1.7 x 2.9 inches
Free the Canary!
difficulty level: 4/6
Full natural wood for this cute puzzle!
- Scroll the map blocks around the board to discover the hidden membership code of the Society of Shadows
- Will you be able to uncover the hidden code of the secret society?
- Difficulty: EXTREME 4/6
- Box dimensions: 10,5 x 13,5 x 3 cm; Only disponible english version with instruction leaflet
Let's retrace the past of the genius Leonardo da Vinci, starting from the origins, that is, from his birthplace.
A new escape box with a high difficulty quotient to test even the most experienced players.
CHALLENGE: open the secret box
Difficulty: 5/6 INCREDIBLE. Average solution time: 1 day - 1 year
Dimensions: 11,5 x 12,5 x 9 cm / 4.5 x 5 x 3.5 inches
Welcome to the ISS, the international space station: one of the greatest works of science and engineering ever built.
CHALLENGE: move the pieces of the station to try to free the astronauts from inside
Difficulty: 5/6 INCREDIBLE. Average solution time: 1 month - 1 year
Dimensions: 11,5 x 11,5 x 6 cm / 4,5 x 4,5 x 2,3 inches
a reprint of two iconic Botvinnik books combined in one. In this book, Botvinnik writes the story of the three clashes with his compatriot Vasily Smyslov, matches full of tension between two virtually equal opponents, and his match with Tigran Petrosian, which marks the end of an era: the mighty Botvinnik lost his world title fifteen years after he conquered the highest crown for the first time.
A unique look behind the scenes of World Championship Chess. 476 pages
All through his career Jan Timman has been captivated by the mystery and splendour of endgame studies. Even during his most successful and busy years as a world class player, Timman continued to compose studies and admire those of others.
For him there has never been any doubt that the journeys in this magical world helped him to grow as a player.
In this fascinating book, Timman has collected a wide range of the finest endgame studies by other composers and explains in his lucid style how they inspired him to create dozens of brand-new studies himself.
As Timman writes in the preface: ‘Never before have I been so productive as an endgame study composer as in the seven months that I wrote this book. It was a sensational experience.’
is a treasure-trove for the lovers of beauty in chess. But it is also of great value for competitive players. Solving endgame studies is a vital part of improving one’s endgame technique: it develops general understanding, calculation skills and resourcefulness.
Chess players can look ahead, formulate a clear plan, and act accordingly. That's why chess is the perfect learning environment for becoming a strategic expert. But how do you train this? It starts with playing many games and analysing them carefully afterwards. At the same time, you should learn from the best by studying the games of the world's strongest players and gradually build their techniques into your play. This book offers you 100 strategic exercises from the games of the best of the best, the World Champions from Bobby Fischer to Ding Liren. You will learn foundational techniques such as: how to improve your worst-placed piece; how to exploit a lead in development; or make the right piece trade; and how to create a strong square; plus numerous others. Solving these exercises will help every ambitious club player better understand how to make and execute plans. 260 pages
It is amazing how much play you can create in a seemingly equal chess position - if you persevere. In this book, the greatest chess player of all time, Magnus Carlsen, and his friend, Grandmaster David Howell, explain how to win these kinds of chess games.
Carlsen and Howell show how you can keep a game alive, how you can keep posing problems to your opponent, how you can recognize the first small mistakes, and how you can grind your opponent down until he cracks.
New In Chess has converted this book from a popular Chessable video and MoveTrainer ® course with the help of Carlsen and Howell. The lively conversations of the two friends translate very well into a highly instructive chess manual. It is top-level chess, using grandmaster games as examples, but the insights are accessible to players of all levels.
Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship in 2013 and gave up his title in 2023. He is regarded as the greatest player of all time and holds the #1 spot in the world ranking. He has read dozens of books published by New In Chess, but this is the first book with Carlsen as an author. Carlsen (1990) lives in Oslo, Norway.
David Howell is an elite chess Grandmaster with a 2700+ peak rating and an individual gold medal winner at the Olympiad. He is a well-known and popular commentator on live chess streams. Howell (1990) is two weeks older than Carlsen, was born in Eastbourne, United Kingdom, and lives in Oslo, Norway.
L'éditeur Praxéo qui s'est spécialisé dans l'édition de livres d'initiation et de perfectionnement des jeux de stratégie asiatiques notamment, nous propose un nouvel opus sur le jeu de go, L'Usage de la Force, voici ci-dessous, le message de l'auteur Motoki Noguchi, 7-dan et quintuple champion de France
Le message de l'auteur
La force, essence du go, critère absolu de direction de jeu, révélée et déclinée par deux proverbes connus de tous : « Un coup urgent avant un gros coup » et « Jouer loin de la force ».
Dans ce cinquième opus, nous faisons de nouveau appel à Sensei et Ludo qui vous ont accompagnés dans Le langage des pierres et Tsumego. Ludo a progressé, il est motivé, il joue en club et en ligne. Malheureusement, son niveau stagne. Il faut dire que Ludo a des tas d’occupations, et pas assez de temps à consacrer au go pour affiner son jeu. Au Japon, on dirait que Ludo est un « gros paresseux » !
Pendant vingt ans de pédagogie en France, j’ai rencontré beaucoup de Ludo. C’est pourquoi je relève le défi de vous donner les clés pour développer un style simple et efficace.
Le Roi des échecs est une version très simple et amusante pour apprendre aux enfants à jouer aux échecs. Il se base sur des histoires et des personnages sympathiques et colorés. Il contient également toute une série de 30 mini-jeux très simples afin de familiariser l'enfant aux règles du jeu d'échecs. Le grand intérêt de ce jeu est de proposer une approche du jeu d'échecs dès 3 ans. Ce jeu a reçu de nombreux prix à travers le monde et notamment cette année, il a reçu le prix du jeu pour enfants en Belgique.
Le roi des echecs est livré avec:
32 pièces d'échecs thématisées
32 silhouettes de personnages
30 jetons pourles mini-jeux
2 sacs de rangement pour les pièces
1 livre d'histoires Le Roi des échecs
1 plateau d'échecs double-face
Met het verhaal van Koning Schaak, leer je schaken aan de hand van spannende verhalen. Kleurrijke personnages en eenvoudige minigames. Kinderen en volwassenen leren schaken via dit leuke en leerzame spel dat werd ontwikkeld op basis van een bewezen shcaakprogramm voor jonge kinderen en al diverse awards in de wacht heeft gesleept.
The English Opening arises after 1.c4, and is a great practical weapon for players of all levels. White dictates the opening from the very first move, and often reaches positions where understanding themes and plans is more important than the latest computer-generated analysis.
Nikolaos Ntirlis has been Playing the English successfully for many years in high-level correspondence events, as well as teaching it to students ranging from club players to Grandmasters. While his analysis is first-rate, Ntirlis also understands the differing needs between correspondence and human play, and this repertoire is specifically tailored towards practical players.
Playing the English – A World-Class Repertoire provides a complete repertoire with 1.c4, showing how to meet every major option that Black may try. Each section of the book begins with an introduction outlining the main plans and concepts, so you will be equipped with both the strategic and theoretical knowledge needed to crush your opponents.
Nikolaos Ntirlis is an award-winning author, openings expert, and Correspondence IM. He has worked as an openings adviser to numerous GMs, including the Danish Olympiad team.
The chess triumphs of the Polgar sisters are legendary. Now, in this very special book, Sofia Polgar tells her own exceptional story: from her development as a prodigy and remarkable tournament successes to her eventually settling down, with chess occupying a lesser role as she raised a family.
Sofia presents many of her games, each with her own brand of fireworks. Clear, straightforward annotations allow the reader to appreciate her accomplishments on the board, while away from the board, her many personal memoirs complete the picture.
There are many photographs, many of which haver never been previously published. They nicely complement the chronicle of both her meteoric rise in the chess world and her loving family who encouraged her at every turn.
What is not generally known is that Sofia Polgar is also a gifted artist – a talented painter. Dozens of examples of her brilliant creativity on canvas are featured throughout this large format book. These paintings are presented in full color and on special matte paper to enhance the reader’s viewing enjoyment. 290 bl.
Viktor Korchnoi (1931 to 2016) was a giant of the chess world with a career embracing seventy years and over 5,000 recorded games. He contested two world championship matches against Anatoly Karpov, coming within a whisker of being crowned World Champion in 1978. He was a world championship candidate, Soviet champion and Olympiad medal-winner on numerous occasions.In this first of four volumes on Viktor Korchnoi's chess career, FIDE Master Hans Renette and International Master Tibor Karolyi deeply analyse 181 games and fragments up until 1968. This period encompasses his bitterly tough childhood involving the Second World War and poverty, the death of his father and grandmother, his mother's mental health problems and his loyal support from his step-mother, but also his chess beginnings and early coaches, his marriage and the birth of his son. We learn about his early rivalry with Mark Taimanov and Boris Spassky in Viktor's hometown of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), and his later rivalry with Mikhail Tal and Tigran Petrosian. He exchanged blows with Bobby Fischer on equal terms.Korchnoi won three of his four Soviet championship titles during this period, for the first time in 1960, and according to Chessmetrics rating calculations he began a four-month stint as world number 1 in 1965. He played at the 1962 candidates tournament in Curacao and reached the 1968 candidates final versus Spassky. This volume concludes with two of Korchnoi's most impressive international tournament wins, at Wijk aan Zee and Palma de Mallorca in 1968.The work is supplemented with a generous portion of photos taken in particular from Soviet-era chess publications and the Korchnoi family archive.Hans Renette, a FIDE Master with two International Master norms, is a historian and chess coach. He has written chess biographies of the great players Emanuel Lasker, Henry Edward Bird, Louis Paulsen, Gustav Neumann and John Wisker. Tibor Karolyi is an International Master and chess coach who has written games collections of Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian and Mikhail Tal, among many other chess books. 550 pages