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      Chinese Chess for Beginners
      Catalog Code: B0001IS

      When you think of chess, you probably think of the strategy game played throughout Europe and the Americas. There is another kind of chess played throughout the world by probably more people than any other strategy game. That game is Chinese Chess. The "Elephant Game" as it is called by the Chinese, dates back more than 2000 years.
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      Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0048IS

      Originally published as "Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games: Volume 1: 1485-1866". Volume 2 was never published, so the title has been shortened to "Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games". This encyclopedia set out to publish all the important games of chess which have been played since the modern laws came into force in the late 1400s.
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      Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games

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      Chess Strategy for Advanced Students
      Catalog Code: B0086IS

      The art of strategic planning is not easily acquired from most teaching materials, yet it is one of the most important aspects of practical play. In this book, positional factors have been approached, with examples showing how a certain specific weakness can be exploited by specific means. This book includes complete games where the strategic and positional factors are seen in the complex interplay of the middle game and end game.
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      Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models
      Catalog Code: B0088IS

      This is the groundbreaking cult classic by the Legendary Grandmaster Bent Larsen and the noted openings theoretician Steffen Zeuthen. Zoom 001 stands for Zero Hour for Operative Opening Models. The principal idea behind Zoom 001 is the creation of "pattern knowledge" of typical middle game/endgame structures—one of a grandmaster's essential qualities—cultivated through the use of the Grunfeld and Catalan openings.
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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2
      September 1953 - June 1955
      Catalog Code: B0181IS

      This volume includes reprints “The Chess Players”, originally from the October 1953 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The story of Zeno the Rat by Charles Harness faithfully recreates the small chess club atmosphere of 60 years ago.
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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2

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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 1
      June 1951 - June 1953
      Catalog Code: B0180IS

      The California Chess Reporter ran for 25 year from 1951 to 1976. It was published six times a year. The first issue of the California Chess Reporter, that promised continuous coverage of the entire state, appeared on June 1951.
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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 1

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      Chess for Amateurs
      How to Improve Your Game
      Catalog Code: B0223IS

      The present book is an endeavor to help the aspiring amateur by giving him the sort of games that are played by himself and his circle of intimates
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      Chess for Amateurs

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      Chess Puzzles for Students
      Catalog Code: B0238IS

      This is a quiz based on very hard puzzles taken from master games, not from composed problems. Because of the difficulty and complexity of the puzzles, you score points just for getting the first move right. You do not have to see all the way to the end. At the end of the quizzes, you are rated based on how many you got right.
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      Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0245IS

      Including all games from the World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen and a ground breaking history of the World Chess Champions, including representative games by each of the 19 prior holders of the world title. All annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. Includes 36 annotated chess games, 234 chess diagrams, plus puzzles and quizzes based upon the games of the match.
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      Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

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      Chess Made Simple
      Catalog Code: B0004IS

      This is a book about the most fascinating game in the world. It is both a manual for beginners and a refresher course for experienced players. Clear and methodical explanations begin with the various chess pieces and proceed to subtle, advanced plays.
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      Chess Made Simple

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      6th American Chess Congress
      Catalog Code: B0005IS

      New York 1889 was the strongest chess tournament ever held up until that time. It was supposed to be for the World Chess Championship, but it has never been recognized as such, primarily because Steinitz, who helped organize the event and who was present as a journalist, refused to play.
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      6th American Chess Congress

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      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
      Learn to Think the Way Bobby Does
      Catalog Code: B0007IS

      Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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      Solitaire Chess
      Match Your Wits Against the Greatest Chess Masters
      Catalog Code: B0008IS

      This book enables the average chess player to match wits against the greatest masters of all time. The result is a book that is as instructive as it is entertaining.
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      Solitaire Chess

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      Masters of the Chessboard
      Catalog Code: B0009IS

      Widely regarded as the best chess book ever written, "Masters of the Chessboard", discusses the playing styles of each of the leading grandmasters of history up until that time. Richard Reti was one of the strongest and certainly was the most original player of all time. He defeated, at least once, almost every leading player of his era.
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      Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923
      Catalog Code: B0010IS

      This is the book that every chess master and grandmaster has read and studied, and every aspiring chess master should be reading. The author, a World Chess Champion, clearly explains the most complex and difficult concepts. Grandmaster Reuben Fine wrote that Alekhine's collection of best games was one of the three most beautiful that he knew.
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      Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923

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      Rating of Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0011IS

      One of the most extraordinary books ever written about chess and chessplayers, this authoritative study goes well beyond a lucid explanation of how today's chessmasters and tournament players are rated. Twenty years' research and practice produce a wealth of thought-provoking and hitherto unpublished material on the nature and development of high-level talent.
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      Chess the Easy Way
      Catalog Code: B0012IS

      More chess coaches in America recommend this book for their students than any other book. Written by one of the World's Strongest Grandmasters who was top contender for the World Chess Championship, "Chess the Easy Way" takes the player from the beginning moves of chess, rapidly advancing to the Expert Level.
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      Modern Ideas in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0014IS

      Modern Ideas in Chess is one of the Great Classics of chess literature. Originally published in German in 1923 as Die neuen Ideen im Schachspiel, it created an immediate sensation. This was a period of the emergence of new theories and new ways of thinking about chess.
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      My Best Games of Chess - 1924 -1937
      Catalog Code: B0015IS

      This book covers the period when Alekhine was World Chess Champion, including his match with Capablanca and his two matches with Euwe. Included as an appendix in the back of this book all 120 games in this book, in Algebraic notation, plus all 34 games in his match with Capablanca, all 30 games in his first match with Euwe and all 25 games in his second match with Euwe, all in algebraic notation.
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      My Best Games of Chess - 1924 -1937

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      Alekhine's Best Games of Chess - 1938-1945
      Catalog Code: B0016IS

      This is a reprint of the original third book, with all of the games converted into Algebraic Figurine PGN Notation with diagrams in the back. Alekhine died in 1946, so this third volume was edited by International Master and British Chess Champion Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, based in part on the notes left by Alekhine to some of the games.
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      Alekhine's Best Games of Chess - 1938-1945

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      Chess Fundamentals
      Catalog Code: B0017IS

      This is the masterpiece by World Chess Champion Jose Raul Capablanca who is regarded as the strongest chess player who ever lived, prior to the arrival of Bobby Fischer.World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik regarded Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals as the best chess book ever written.
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      Better Moves for Better Shogi
      Catalog Code: B0019IS

      Shogi is the Japanese variety of chess. It is the most popular board game in Japan. The main added feature is that a captured piece becomes a member of the opposing army and can be dropped back into the game later on. This book is by far the best and the most advanced book ever written in the English language about shogi.
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      White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess
      Catalog Code: B0022IS

      When "White to Play and Win" was first published, it created a great sensation because the author, Weaver W. Adams, claimed to be able to prove that White has a win by force from the very first move, against any defense. Although the author was never able to prove his central thesis, he did prove that these lines were lethal against the average tournament chess player.
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      An Invitation to Chess
      A Picture Guide to the Royal Game
      Catalog Code: B0025IS

      An Invitation to Chess is perhaps the most successful chess book ever written, with sales of over 100,000. It is a basic beginners book, starting with the moves of the pieces and rapidly advancing to more complex problems and examples.
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      The Psychology of the Chess Player
      Catalog Code: B0028IS

      This is Dr. Reuben Fine, one of the great chess players of this century (he has played on equal terms with Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others) and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Fine has called upon his own understanding of chess processes and his unrivaled contacts in the chess world in this attempt to analyze both the game of chess itself and its peculiar appeals, particularly to male players as opposed to females, to isolate its inner meaning, and to categorize and understand the special combination of characteristics that make tip a chess champion.
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      The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess
      Catalog Code: B0030IS

      This is THE book that first introduced a concept that has revolutionized tournament chess for most players. The concept is simply to create a database of chess games, sorted by openings, and then see which opening moves produce the best results. This book concludes that the overall winning percentage for White is 59%.
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      Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
      The Psychology and Tactics of the Title Match
      Catalog Code: B0031IS

      Reuben Fine was both one of the world's strongest grandmasters of chess and one of the world's leading authorities on psychoanalysis. In this book, he combines the two disciplines. This Fischer-Spassky book is really three books in one.
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      Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess
      The First Collection of Celebrated Tournament Games Played by Bobby Fischer
      Catalog Code: B0032IS

      This is the only book ever written entirely by Bobby Fischer. It is not to be confused with other books with similar names that were written by other authors. Here is the blurb on the original dust jacket, as published in 1959: THERE ARE 34 games in this book.
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      The ABC of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0036IS

      This book was first published in the mighty Soviet Union in 1972. It is NOT a basic book to learn how to play chess or how to improve your game. It is a story book with the chess pieces as a background. It is suitable to be read to children who are interested in the game.
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      The Chess Sacrifice
      Catalog Code: B0037IS

      Vladimir Vukovic (26 August 1898, Zagreb – 18 November 1975, Zagreb) was a Croatian chess writer, theoretician, player, arbiter, and journalist. He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1951 and International Arbiter (IA) in 1952.He played for Yugoslavia on second board in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, posting a record of +7?6=2.
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      The Chess Sacrifice

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      How Fischer Plays Chess
      Catalog Code: B0040IS

      A study and analysis of the games of Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player the world has ever known.
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      How Fischer Plays Chess

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      World Chess Championship - Kasparov vs. Anand
      Published in Association with the Times Newspaper
      Catalog Code: B0042IS

      The Champion: Garry Kasparov, Seemingly invincible, but showing signs of some frailty when bombarded with ideas from the young generation of players. Could he yet again stamp his authority on the chess world, and snuff out the hopes of another young pretender? The Challenger: Vishy Anand, Calm and modest away from the board, but renowned for his sharp, lightning-fast chess. Could the young Indian topple the giant?
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      Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices
      Catalog Code: B0043IS

      David Levy, International and World expert on computer chess, has analyzed the brilliancies of the masters and, in this book, explains how you can learn to recognize the symptoms and produce your own stunning finishing stroke. Make a small sacrifice and buy this elegant combination of explanation and instruction!
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      How to Win in the Chess Openings
      From a Three Time US Open Champion
      Catalog Code: B0044IS

      International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and provides just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black, and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines.
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      How Computers Play Chess
      Catalog Code: B0047IS

      This book attempts to satisfy two different goals. It presents a comprehensive history of computer chess along with many rare examples of the play of early programs. These examples contain both amazing strokes of brilliance and inexplicable catastrophes; they will give the reader a dear perspective of the pioneer days of computer chess. In contrast, contemporary programs are capable of defeating International Grandmasters; the text contains several recent examples including a remarkable victory over former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The remainder of the book is devoted to an explanation of how the various parts of a chess program are designed and how they function.
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      Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik
      A Century of Chess Evolution
      Catalog Code: B0049IS

      This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author, Imre Konig, was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.This book was originally published in 1950 as "Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik".
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