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  1. CLEARANCE - Chess Evolution - September 2011

    CLEARANCE - Chess Evolution - September 2011

    Regular Price: $45.95

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    A multinational team of Super-GMs analyse the most important recent games, using their world-class skill and powerful computers. This volume is essential to anyone interested in the most up-to-date and highest quality opening theory. Learn More
  2. The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2

    The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2

    $29.95
    The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - The Grünfeld Defence offers a repertoire for Black against 1.d4. Avrukh's two previous Grandmaster Repertoire books for White received universal rave reviews and have been hugely influential on chess players all over the world, including at the very highest level. Learn More
  3. Attack with the Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit

    Attack with the Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit

    $15.95
    The Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit is lightly regarded and is never played by grandmasters, but it has one of the best records for White of any opening played below the master level. It scores a phenomenal 62% in all games in the chess databases. This book examines an opening which can be quite useful for beginners and amateur chess players. The gambit we will examine (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3!? or 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4!?) has been used by Paul Morphy among other strong players. In my view it is as good a gambit as most others. Learn More
  4. Power Chess for Kids

    Power Chess for Kids

    $16.95
    A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so. Learn More
  5. EBOOK - Analyse Your Chess

    EBOOK - Analyse Your Chess

    $19.95

    Leading chess author Colin Crouch believes that the key to sustained chess improvement lies in the critical analysis and assessment of your own games. Each and every game you play provides a significant learning opportunity, and this opportunity should never be squandered.

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  6. Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2

    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2

    $29.95
    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. Learn More
  7. Adventures of a Chess Master

    Adventures of a Chess Master

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  8. The Modern Scandinavian

    The Modern Scandinavian

    $29.95
    The Modern Scandinavian is an updated and expanded translation of ''Modernes Skandinavisch 2'', which appeared in 2006 and also became a bestseller. This second book focuses not on theoretical lines but on the structural ideas after the moves 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5. Learn More
  9. The Road to Chess Mastery

    The Road to Chess Mastery

    $25.95
    Through an introduction that explains how the ordinary chess player can improve in the various phases of the game of chess, and in enlightening commentaries far more extensive than space permits in an ordinary annotated game, former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe shows how a chess player should think, by indicating the moves for all but the most obvious moves of each game. By applying what he learns in this work the reader may, indeed, find himself traveling the road to chess mastery. Learn More
  10. The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

    The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

    $27.95
    This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. Learn More
  11. EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

    EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

    $19.95

    Former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala presents a range of vicious weapons for White in a repertoire which is perfect for those who have little time for study, but enjoy taking opponents out of their comfort zones and causing them problems from the very beginning.

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  12. SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit

    SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit

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    This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular "Queen's Gambit Declined". Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik. Learn More
  13. Chess Evolution 1 - The Fundamentals

    Chess Evolution 1 - The Fundamentals

    $29.95
    Chess Evolution 1 concludes Artur Yusupov's award-winning instructional series. Chess Evolution 1 is at the Fundamentals level, which shows chess players the basic ideas they should know as they set off on the road to mastery. Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles. Learn More
  14. Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models

    Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  15. CLEARANCE - The Rossolimo Sicilian

    CLEARANCE - The Rossolimo Sicilian

    Regular Price: $24.95

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    Play real chess instead of trying to memorize endless database lines! That is what the Rossolimo Sicilian offers and why this opening has become so popular with chess players all over the world. If you play 3.Bb5 in the Sicilian, you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in all kinds of Open Sicilians. Learn More
  16. EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French

    EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French

    $19.95

    This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.

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  17. SHOPWORN - Slay the Spanish

    SHOPWORN - Slay the Spanish

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    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, with a repertoire based on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines, and it's easy to see its appeal. The Modern Steinitz can lead to razor-sharp positions, such as in the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, and Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner.

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  18. The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess

    The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess

    $29.95
    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%. Learn More
  19. Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    $11.95
    In this fourth volume, Elementary Endgames, the student will: 1) learn how to deliver fundamental checkmates such as a king and a rook against a lone king; 2) discover how to avoid stalemating the opposing king, and how to induce stalemate when threatened with checkmate; and 3) develop not only an understanding of concepts such as passed pawns and king opposition, but also a sense of confidence in the final phase of the game. Learn More
  20. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    $29.95
    This is a reprint of the 1891 edition of ''Chess Praxis'' by Howard Staunton. This book contains so much valuable infomation about chess and chess players that it has never gone out, and never will go, out of style. This book is especially noteworthy because of the sections of the games by Morphy. Learn More
  21. Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    $25.95
    This is a book in Descriptive Chess Notation of great importance not only because of the question it addresses, but because of who asks and then answers that question. Dr. Max Euwe, who was world chess champion from 1935 to 1937, compares and contrasts Bobby Fischer with the three greatest players before him, world champions Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine. Learn More
  22. Declining the Queen's Gambit

    Declining the Queen's Gambit

    $26.95
    This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular ''Queen's Gambit Declined''. Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik. Learn More
  23. EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

    EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

    $19.95

    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.

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  24. SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

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    Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas.

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  25. The Modern Morra Gambit

    The Modern Morra Gambit

    $24.95
    In this completely revised second edition, the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that ''Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle. Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them. Learn More
  26. Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    $13.95
    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. Learn More
  27. The Chess of Bobby Fischer

    The Chess of Bobby Fischer

    $25.95
    Bobby Fischer is regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. A movie ''Searching for Bobby Fischer'' was made about two of the times he disappeared. Although there are many books about Bobby Fischer, this is the only one that deals in depth with his second, in 1992, match against Boris Spassky and the one that explores in greatest depth his playing style and thought process. Learn More
  28. Playing Blackjack as a Business

    Playing Blackjack as a Business

    $19.95
    This is the most talked-about book on the Blackjack scene. This book has sold more copies since it's initial release than any other gaming book. Prior to this new edition there was no foolproof way to learn how to play Blackjack accurately. This is the only Blackjack book that is easy to understand and completely accurate, written for the beginner or for the expert player. Learn More
  29. The Soviet Chess School

    The Soviet Chess School

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  30. EBOOK - Declining the Queen's Gambit

    EBOOK - Declining the Queen's Gambit

    $19.95

    This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular "Queen's Gambit Declined". Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik.

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  31. SHOPWORN - Sicilian Attacks

    SHOPWORN - Sicilian Attacks

    Regular Price: $21.95

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    Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations.

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  32. Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    $19.95
    This right-to-the-point book by one of the game's foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast! Learn More
  33. Learn Chess Fast

    Learn Chess Fast

    $19.95
    IN THIS remarkable book, a great master and a great teacher have collaborated to produce what is probably the clearest and simplest guide to the game ever written. Containing more than 300 diagrams, Learn Chess Fast! Learn More
  34. How to Play the From Gambit

    How to Play the From Gambit

    $14.95
    Henry Bird's 1.f4 has become the choice of many players who wish to avoid the voluminous theory surrounding 1.e4, 1.d4 and even 1.c4. If Black plays passively then he is likely to find himself in an inferior line, especially if he allows a reversed Dutch defense. But there is an exciting alternative to the main lines - the From Gambit! With l...e5 Black makes it clear that he is willing to fight. The lines which arise often involve forced piece sacrifices for both sides, and knowledge of the middlegame ideas is critical. Learn More
  35. The Art of Positional Play in Chess

    The Art of Positional Play in Chess

    $25.95
    Samuel Reshevsky is the ideal person to write a book on positional play because that was exactly the way he played: positionally. Reshevsky preferred to crush his opponents slowly, like a python, rather than to win with a blaze of tactics. Learn More
  36. SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

    SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

    Regular Price: $27.95

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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.

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