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      Around the Chess World in 80 Years
      Catalog Code: B0272IS

      This is a study of the six greatest chess players in the world during the period 1870 to 1950 including all the games they played against each other, with biographies, annotations and statistics by chess master and mathematics professor Dr. Nathan J. Divinsky.
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      Around the Chess World in 80 Years

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      California Chess Journal - Volume 7-10 1993 - 1996
      Catalog Code: B0259IS

      California Chess Journal Vol. 7-10 1993-1996 Edited by Carolyn Withgitt, Peter Yu, Eric Schiller, James Eade Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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      California Chess Journal - Volume 7-10 1993 - 1996

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      California Chess Journal - Volume 2-3 1988-1990
      Catalog Code: B0270IS

      After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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      California Chess Journal - Volume 2-3 1988-1990

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      California Chess Journal - Volume 4-6 1990 - 1992
      Catalog Code: B0260IS

      Edited by Peter Yu, Carolyn Withgitt Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004). In the July periodical, the tireless Bill Wall interviewed GM Eugenio Torre, Philippine Champion and the first Asian Grandmaster.
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      California Chess Journal - Volume 4-6 1990 - 1992

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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18
      Catalog Code: B0261IS

      Chess Voice had the good fortune to publish during the Golden Age of California chess; 1968 to 1985. Romona W. Gordon took over as Editor for the August 1983 issue, just in time to cover the Pasadena 1983 United State Open. Richard Fauber continued to write his historically important column, "Our Chess Heritage."
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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18

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      California Chess Journal - Volume 1 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: B0269IS

      After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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      California Chess Journal - Volume 1 1986-1987

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      California Chess Journal - Vol. 11-15 - 1996-2001
      Catalog Code: B0264IS

      California Chess Journal Vol. 11-15 1996-2001 Edited by Allan Fifield, Frisco del Rosario Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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      California Chess Journal - Vol. 11-15 - 1996-2001

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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1982-1983 Vol. 14-16
      Catalog Code: B0262IS

      By 1985, the Fischer Generation was aging...and finding it harder to compete in local tournaments with the Post-Fischer Generation. Chess Voice went into chess history with the generation that had created it.
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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1982-1983 Vol. 14-16

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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1976-1979 Vol. 9-11
      Catalog Code: B0263IS

      The Spring of 1975 saw the rebirth of Chess Voice with the new Editor, John Larkins, at the helm.
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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1976-1979 Vol. 9-11

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      Central California Chess Voice - 1971-1976
      Catalog Code: B0265IS

      In March of 1970, chess happenings on the world stage intruded into Northern California. Bobby Fischer emerged from his semi-retirement to play second board in the USSR vs Rest of the World match against former World Champion, Tigran Petrosian.
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      Central California Chess Voice - 1971-1976

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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1979-1982 Vol. 12-14
      Catalog Code: B0267IS

      One of the best chess articles ever written about chess appeared in the June-September 1979 issue: "How the Whales Got Unlucky at Masson", again by the poet chess master Dennis Fritzinger. This was John Larkins last issue as Editor. Chess Voice was again voted the "Best State or Regional Publication of 1979."
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      Northern California Chess Voice - 1979-1982 Vol. 12-14

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      Scaccic / Chess Voice No. 1-21 - 1968-1971
      Catalog Code: B0266IS

      Chess Voice had the good fortune to publish during the Golden Age of California chess; 1968 to 1985. The chess landscape in the mid to late 1960's was dominated by chess clubs and chess club leagues; tournaments, not played within a club, were intermittent.
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      Scaccic / Chess Voice No. 1-21 - 1968-1971

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      Chess The Hard Way
      Catalog Code: B0258IS

      "Chess the Hard Way" is the autobiography of Daniel Abraham Yanofsky, who was not only Canada's first chess grandmaster buit was Canada's only grandmaster until the modern era. His career is remarkable. He was from a remote Indian town in Central Canada where there were no chess masters. Almost invariably, strong chess players only develop in places where there are strong players.
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      Chess The Hard Way

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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca
      Catalog Code: B0251IS

      This is the biography of Jose R. Capablanca, famous grandmaster of Chess, with 113 of his greatest games. The fame of the great Cuban Master Chess champion of the world from 1921 to 1927, is ample assurance that this superbly annotated collection of his choicest masterpieces is destined to take its place at once amongst the classics of Chess literature. The book contains many games which have hitherto not been available in book form. The qualities of simplicity and artistry for which Capablanca was famous for in his lifetime will be appreciated by every reader, whether he studies the games for the sheer pleasure of it, of for the purpose of increasing his playing strength.
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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca

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      Grandmasters of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0252IS

      In Grandmasters of Chess, Harold Schonberg chronicles the life and times of some of the greatest Grandmasters of all time, from Philidor to Capablanca and Alekhine to everyone in between.
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      Grandmasters of Chess

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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0254IS

      World Champions of Chess, Volume 1 - containing biographies and games of Morphy, Anderssen, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION

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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0255IS

      World Champions of Chess, Volume 2 - containing biographies and games of Botvinnik , Smyslov , Tal , Petrosian , Spassky and Fischere
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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION

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      The Great Chess Masters and Their Games
      The Human Side of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0234IS

      Is there any quality common in the world's greatest chess masters, any peculiarity which made them contestants upon that particular parti-coloured board and on no other? Is there, in other words, a chess-mind?
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      The Great Chess Masters and Their Games

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      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 2 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0213IS

      Alekhine has long earned a reputation not only a brilliant experience, but also the best chess writer and theoretician of the first half of 20th century. Alekhine's Games, which are shining examples of chess creativity, are provided with detailed notes.

      This is the second volume of a two-volume biography of World Chess Champion Alexander Alekhine. This second volume is devoted to the art of the strategic concepts of the First Russian World Champion and his contribution to the theory and practice of chess endings.
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      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 2 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0211IS

      The Fire Attack" by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, brings out all the brightest and most beautiful of the great victories of the Soviet Grandmaster of Chess and World champion Mikhail Tal Nehemevicha. His aggressive, unpredictable, graceful, and in some cases even warlike games are always admired and will always be admired by millions of players around the world. He was a true master of the attack on the king. Tal showed that the need for a good attack, unexpected solutions, endless sacrifices, even if not always correct in terms of computer analysis.
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      The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      Billy Colias - Midwest Master
      Revised in 2013 by Eric Schiller With Additional Games and New Chess Analysis
      Catalog Code: B0214IS

      Billy Colias was one of the most remarkable players to come out of the Midwest. He overcame many obstacles to become one of the area's top players, and earned the title of FIDE Master before his untimely death in 1993. This book details his life and games, including thrilling victories against both amateur and professional opposition in the Midwest, throughout the United States, and in Europe
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      Billy Colias - Midwest Master

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      Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0155IS

      The book offers a sketch of the life and work of a talented writer and Soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov. Chess games with commentary selected and grouped by topics (debut, a combination tactical strikes, defense, etc.) so that the book was not only an outstanding monograph on the players, but also a kind of textbook on the management of chess.
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      Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0157IS

      A brief autobiographical sketch of one of the strongest chess players of the last century, who introduced theoretical innovative ideas in chess.
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      Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0154IS

      Alekhine has long earned a reputation not only a brilliant experience, but also the best chess writer and theoretician of the first half of 20th century. Alekhine's Games, which are shining examples of chess creativity, are provided with detailed notes.
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      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      Petrosian's Legacy
      Catalog Code: B0150IS

      This book was originally published in Russian as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian Chess Lectures. The publisher was Soviet Radio. Every chess enthusiast should have this important work in his chess library.
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      Petrosian's Legacy

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      Checkmate in Prague
      The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
      Catalog Code: B0138IS

      Ludek Pachman's account of his political struggles is interspersed with numerous chess anecdotes about many of the masters he faced in tournament play, such as Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, Botvinnik, and Tal
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      Checkmate in Prague

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      Meet the Masters
      The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
      Catalog Code: B0112IS

      Meet the Masters contains the biographies of the eight strongest players in the world at that time. It includes their histories, photographs, games and an analysis and critique of their playing styles. Each of these eight players had been invited to the historic tournament at AVRO 1938, regarded as the strongest chess tournament ever held prior to modern times. The eight players generally regarded as the strongest in the world were: World Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, future champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben Fine, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.
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      Meet the Masters

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      The Soviet School of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0090IS

      This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players.
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      The Soviet School of Chess

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      The Soviet Chess School
      Catalog Code: B0132IS

      The Soviet Chess School has biographies and lots of games and pictures of players such as Kasparov, Karpov and Spassky whereas these players are not mentioned in the 32-years earlier work The Soviet School of Chess.
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      The Soviet Chess School

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      Adventures of a Chess Master
      Catalog Code: B0081IS

      This is the autobiography of George Koltanowski, the greatest showman and promoter that chess has ever known. Koltanowski will be best remembered as an exhibitor, writer, promoter and showman. Possessed with an incredibly powerful memory, Koltanowski would often give exhibitions, playing several games blindfold simultaneously.
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      Adventures of a Chess Master

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      Howard Staunton - The English World Chess Champion
      Catalog Code: B0080IS

      Howard Staunton (1810 - 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. He promoted a chess set of clearly distinguishable pieces of standardised shape that is still the style which must be used for competitions. He was the principal organizer of the first international chess tournament in 1851. From 1840 onwards he became a leading chess commentator, and won matches against top players of the 1840s. However, the achievement of Staunton have been neglected or even ignored by his own countrymen and this book seeks to rectify that.
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      Howard Staunton - The English World Chess Champion

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      Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning
      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the Master of Positional Play
      Catalog Code: B0052IS

      For more than a quarter of a century until his death in 1935, Aron Nimzowitsch was recognised as one of the world's leading players. The leading Grandmaster of the Hypermodern school, his games were full of new ideas and plans, which were accompanied by landmarks in chess literature such as My System and Chess Praxis. Challenging old theories, his books are regarded as being the best teaching manuals and have strongly withstood the test of time.
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      Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning

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      Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games
      Catalog Code: B0027IS

      Tigran Petrosian (1929-1984) was World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969 and was one of the strongest players in the world throughout his lengthy career. Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980).
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      Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games

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      Combat
      My 50 Years at the Chess Board
      Catalog Code: B0045IS

      Sidney Bernstein, born in the Bronx, learned chess from his father at age 7, and played in his first tournament at 15. Since then, he has gone on to play in such prestigious events as the U.S. Championship, the U.S. Open Championship, the World Open, the Marshall and Manhattan Club Championships. This book is his chess biography. It contains 142 of his annotated games against the leading chess players of America and the story behind each game.
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      Combat

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      Howard Staunton - 1810-74
      Catalog Code: B0072IS

      Howard Staunton, chess champion, writer and Shakespearean scholar was a figure of controversy in nineteenth century chess circles: He is remembered chiefly as the man who avoided playing Morphy and as the author of numerous vitriolic articles. It is on his chess writings that this book concentrates.
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      Howard Staunton - 1810-74

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      Korchnoi's Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0068IS

      Korchnoi's Chess Games comprises almost 1700 games played up to the beginning of 1978 and is the most comprehensive and systematic collection of this great player's games ever to be published. The editors have included every available tournament and match game played by Korchnoi since 1945, and there are a number of miscellaneous games from blitz tournaments and simultaneous exhibitions.
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      Korchnoi's Chess Games

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