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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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      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 - 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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      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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      The President's Crown of Thorns
      Catalog Code: B0101IS

      Autobiography of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation ("FIDE") from 1995 to the Present. This is an amazing book because it describes the break-up of the Soviet Union and provides an autobiography of how a man realizing the huge changes in the process of taking place in Russian society was able to become a millionaire.
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Mir Sultan Khan
      Biography and Games By the First Grandmaster of Chess from india
      Catalog Code: B0274IS

      Mir Sultan Khan was the first grandmaster strength chess player ever from Asia, yet his origins were humble and he worked as a man-servant for an Indian businessman, from what is now Pakistan. When his master brought him to England, Sultan Khan took the world of chess by storm, defeating Capablanca who was considered unbeatable and willing the British Championship four times. Sultan Khan is now regarded as having been the 6th or 7th strongest player in the world. When his master went back to India, he took Sultan Khan with him and Sultan Khan was never seen by the world of chess again. This book unravels the mystery of what ever happened to Sultan Khan.
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      Magnus Force
      How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record
      Catalog Code: B0372EM

      What is Magnus Carlsen's secret? How did an already world-class player succeed in reaching this unprecedented level where he was regularly beating the world's strongest grandmasters? In this book, International Master Colin Crouch provides answers to these questions. Crouch studies Carlsen's progress in recent years and demonstrates how he learned lessons from previous setbacks, turned weaknesses into strengths, losses into draws, and draws into wins. By doing so Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level, but any aspiring chess player can use similar methods to improve their game.
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      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
      Catalog Code: B0236EM

      Mikhail Tal, the "Magician from Riga", was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed throughout with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in typically objective fashion he relates both the ups and downs of his encounters.
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      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

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      Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
      Catalog Code: B0018OE

      This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen's best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
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      Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2
      The Prime Years
      Catalog Code: B0047QT

      Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Károlyi explains Karpov’s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’s unrivalled grasp of strategy. In this second volume, Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his young rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy.
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      Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1
      The Making of a Champion
      Catalog Code: B0059QT

      Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Karolyi explains Karpov’'s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’'s unrivaled grasp of strategy. Karolyi has selected Karpov’'s most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1961-1985 as the Russian star proved he was a worthy successor to Bobby Fischer.
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      Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1

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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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      Vishy Anand - World Chess Champion
      Life and Games
      Catalog Code: B0179GB

      This new expanded edition of the award-winning Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess (New Edition) features 30 extra games from the period of Anand's greatest successes.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
      Fischer
      Catalog Code: E-B0135EM

      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

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      Judit Polgar - How I Beat Fischer's Record
      Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 1
      Catalog Code: B0069QT

      In this very personal book Judit Polgar describes her early moments of success and the chess ideas she needed to master in order to achieve them.
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      Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
      Catalog Code: B0019OE

      This is the very first book to focus exclusively on Hikaru Nakamura, the greatest American chess player since the legendary Bobby Fischer.
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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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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
      Catalog Code: E-B0132EM

      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

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      For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK
      Profession: Chess Coach
      Catalog Code: B0074RE

      Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach. 
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      Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
      The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
      Catalog Code: B0119NIC

      A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
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      Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion
      A Biography with 220 Games
      Catalog Code: B0002MF

      Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 through 1936 - the longest stint of anyone in history. A colorful character almost always decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his career coincided with many evolutionary changes in competitive chess.
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      Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

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      Chess Duels
      My Games with the World Champions
      Catalog Code: B0302EM

      Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess including: Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Botvinnik and Max Euwe. Having been involved in frequent battles against world champions over a 25-year period, Seirawan is in an ideal position to reveal how it really feels to be facing the legends of the game. He describes and analyses, in depth, his most memorable encounters - both famous victories and painful defeats, against the best chessplayers of the last 50 years.
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      The Stress of Chess
      ...and its Infinite Finesse
      Catalog Code: B0113NIC

      In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.
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