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  1. Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening

    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening

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    First published in 2001 and recently reprinted in 2009 this book is one of three designed for young players. The other two are Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middle Game, and Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame.

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  2. Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middlegame

    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middlegame

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    This book tells you about the heart of Chess - the middlegame - in a format designed for young players. It uses a large clear type and is illustrated throughout with many chess diagrams and cartoons.

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  3. Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame

    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame

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    This easy to read and understand book tells young players how to play the Endgame better. It is written in a format designed specifically for young players and is illustrated throughout with many great diagrams and cartoons to keep interest high.

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  4. Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Activities - BOOK  3

    Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Activities - BOOK 3

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    The activities in third book in the series are the fun way to reinforce the rules and principles of good chess. Full color cartoon characters, are combined with pages that the young student can color, all designed to help the student understand the rules, principles and even the etiquette of the game of chess.

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  5. True Combat Chess

    True Combat Chess

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    Winning Battles over the Board, International Master and former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor draws upon his wealth of personal experience to offer an instructive and entertaining account of how to improve your understanding of chess and your results.

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  6. Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

    Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

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    One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal. Learn More
  7. Rules of Winning Chess

    Rules of Winning Chess

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    Some players seem to be naturally gifted at chess. Almost effortlessly they seem to know what to do in every position. They recognize the best squares for their pieces; they know whether to seize the initiative with a bold attack or play quietly; whether to trade pieces or avoid exchanges; how to exploit opponents' weaknesses while minimizing the effect of their own - they make it look all too easy! Learn More
  8. SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

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  9. SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

    SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

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    Winning Battles over the Board, International Master and former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor draws upon his wealth of personal experience to offer an instructive and entertaining account of how to improve your understanding of chess and your results.

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  10. SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

    SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

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    It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.

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  11. SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian

    SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian

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    The Queen's Indian is a dynamic and flexible way to meet 1 d4, and it leads to complex and intricate positions rich in ideas both sides. Such is the high regard for the Quee''s Indian that virtually all the world's top players have utilized it at one time or another.

    In this book, Andrew Greet presents a complete repertoire for Black. He reveals his secrets, offers answers against all of White's possibilities, and highlights the principal tactical and positional plans. Learn More
  12. SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

    SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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    The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.

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  13. SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess

    SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess

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    Some players seem to be naturally gifted at chess. Almost effortlessly they seem to know what to do in every position. They recognize the best squares for their pieces; they know whether to seize the initiative with a bold attack or play quietly; whether to trade pieces or avoid exchanges; how to exploit opponents' weaknesses while minimizing the effect of their own - they make it look all too easy! Learn More
  14. Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack

    Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack

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    Superb defensive technique is a hallmark of all great chess-players. With a few deft counterstrokes, they not only deflect what looked like an overwhelming offensive, but also expose the darker side of their opponent's build-up. Is this sheer black magic, or are these skills that ordinary players can develop? Learn More
  15. The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

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    This book makes his ideas and material available to all: teachers and students alike. He has been called the Tiger Woods of chess. In 1999, Maurice Ashley became the first African-American to qualify for the elite Grandmaster title, an achievement that was widely reported in the international media, including Time magazine, USA Today, New York Times, Sports Illustrated and The Times (London). Learn More
  16. Solitaire Chess

    Solitaire Chess

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    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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  17. The Psychology of the Chess Player

    The Psychology of the Chess Player

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    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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  18. How to Play the King's Indian Defence

    How to Play the King's Indian Defence

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    This follow-up to the successful chess book How to Play the Sicilian Defence, by the same authors, explains the basic principles of the King's Indian without involving the reader in reams of analysis. Many useful rules and guidelines are given, enabling the reader to understand the ideas behind the opening and the standard types of position which arise.

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  19. The Improving Chess Thinker

    The Improving Chess Thinker

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    he Improving Chess Thinker provides representative thought processes from all classes of chess players, highlights the differences between these levels, and provides insight to help players raise their thinking process to the next level.

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  20. Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

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    The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure).

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  21. Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

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    The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure). The result surpassed all expectations: dozens of grand masters and masters graduated from the school - Sergey Rublevsky, Alice Galliamova, Ruslan Scherbakov, Maxim Sorokin, Michael Ulibin, Svetlana Prudnikova, Tatiana Shumjakina and many others.

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  22. Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Exercises - BOOK 2

    Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Exercises - BOOK 2

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    This book is designed to be a companion of Book 1, Teaching Chess Step by Step Teacher's Manual. It contains a series of exercises designed to reinforce the knowledge that children gain from the teacher's presentations in the classroom. The exercises were designed for K-12 beginners and require a minimum of explanation. The solution may be written in chess notation or drawn on the board.

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  23. London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

    London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

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    London 1922 is important for all these reasons, but it also served as the setting for the creation of the famous 'London Rules' which would for years govern the way in which prospective challengers to the title would have the right to play the champion. As an added bonus, all fourteen games of the 1921 Capablanca-Lasker title match - with annotations by Capa himself - have been added to this new 21st-century edition.

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  24. Secrets of Short-Handed No Limit Hold'em:

    Secrets of Short-Handed No Limit Hold'em:

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    This book. In each case, there is a very detailed, in-depth explanation for the thought processes and concepts involved in the hand. Emphasis is placed on the psychology involved which is of key importance for no limit play. Learn More
  25. EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky

    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky

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    The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right. Learn More
  26. EBOOK - Chess Secrets - The Giants of Power Play

    EBOOK - Chess Secrets - The Giants of Power Play

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  27. EBOOK - Rules of Winning Chess

    EBOOK - Rules of Winning Chess

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    Some players seem to be naturally gifted at chess. Almost effortlessly they seem to know what to do in every position. They recognize the best squares for their pieces; they know whether to seize the initiative with a bold attack or play quietly; whether to trade pieces or avoid exchanges; how to exploit opponents' weaknesses while minimizing the effect of their own - they make it look all too easy! Learn More
  28. EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers

    EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers

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    The chess world has witnessed a great number of wonderfully gifted attacking players, geniuses who have dazzled the chess public with their brilliant masterpieces. Everyone has their own favourites, and in Chess Secrets: Great Attackers, Colin Crouch chooses three of his own: Garry Kasparov, Mikhail Tal and Leonid Stein. World Champions Kasparov and Tal need no introduction, while Stein was a highly creative and intuitive player with the ability to destroy the world's best players with his vicious attacks. Learn More
  29. EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Heroes of Classical Chess

    EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Heroes of Classical Chess

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    Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess, such as strategy, attack, defence, opening play, endgames, off-board preparation and mental attitude. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players who have excelled in such aspects of the game, greatly influenced their peers and inspired all of us. Learn More
  30. EBOOK - Starting Out - The Scandinavian

    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Scandinavian

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    In recent years the Scandinavian has been catapulted into the limelight, and it has now firmly established itself as an opening to be reckoned with. Why has it become popular? Because it's easy to play! Learn More
  31. EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

    EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

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    One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal. Learn More
  32. EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit

    EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit

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    The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters. Learn More
  33. EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

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    In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians. Learn More
  34. EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch

    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch

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    Perhaps it's time for a change and here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Dutch Defense, one of Black's most ambitious answers to 1. d4. In doing so they take the road less traveled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors. Learn More
  35. EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

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    Do you need a well-deserved break from your normal chess openings? Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the numerous choices available? Look no further for the answer! In "Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern", prominent opening specialists take a revolutionary look at two popular and closely related openings.

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  36. EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

    EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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    The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.

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