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  1. NIC Yearbook 96 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 96 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Our Price: $38.95

    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  2. NIC Yearbook 96 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 96 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  3. The Best of the Best - The Next Chapter - 1001 - 1100

    The Best of the Best - The Next Chapter - 1001 - 1100

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    The book you are holding aims to sustain the tradition, by collecting the hundred best games of volumes 101 - 110, ten of each volume, spanning a period of four years (2007-2011). These games have been methodically selected and strictly evaluated by such esteemed GMs as A. Beliavsky, L. Christiansen, M. Gurevich, M. Marin, A. Mikhalchishin, Z. Ribli, J. Speelman, former women's World Champion Xie Jun and the President of Chess Informant, A. Matanovic.

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  4. The Petroff

    The Petroff

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    In this book the reader will find an opening repertoire for Black against 1. e4, based on the Petroff Defence and designed to be used up to the highest level. For many years this opening has served as the main black weapon for chess giants as Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand.

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  5. The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess

    The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess

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    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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  6. A Universal Weapon 1.D4 D6

    A Universal Weapon 1.D4 D6

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    This book consists of eleven chapters devoted to different variations of the all-purpose defence for Black 1.d4 d6. Each chapter comprises a "Quick Repertoire" section, followed by a thorough theoretical and practical study in the section "Step by Step" and finally a "Complete Games" section. To be able to include this system in your opening repertoire, it should be sufficient for you to read the introduction and play through the complete games, which should not take too much of your time.

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  7. Vienna 1922

    Vienna 1922

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    The First - and Sadly the Last - Book by Larry Evans, Vienna 1922 is remembered as one of the first great tournaments after World War I. All the stars of the day (Alekhine, Bogoljubow, Grunfeld, Maroczy, Reti, Spielmann, Tarrasch and Tartakover) played except Capablanca and Lasker, but it was Akiba Rubinstein who was to turn in an outstanding success scoring an undefeated 11 1/2 from 14 to finish a point and half ahead of second place Tartakover and two and a half points ahead of Alekhine.

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  8. New York 1927

    New York 1927

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    Alekhine's Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine's account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an exceptional agenda, an anti-Capablanca agenda.

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  9. Attacking Chess - The King's Indian - VOLUME 2

    Attacking Chess - The King's Indian - VOLUME 2

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    The King's Indian remains a hugely popular opening at all levels of chess - unsurprising given the attacking opportunities it offers. In many of the ultra-sharp main lines, both sides can fight for the initiative. White frequently wins the queenside battle but this often turns out to be a Pyrrhic victory as Black wins the war by checkmating on the kingside!

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  10. Adventures of a Chess Master

    Adventures of a Chess Master

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    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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  11. The Meran and Anti-Meran Systems

    The Meran and Anti-Meran Systems

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    Alexey Dreev is one of the most popular contemporary Russian grandmasters. He was twice World junior champion (under 16) in 1983 and 1984, silver medalist under 20 in 1984. European champion under 20 in 1988.

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

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

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    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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  13. Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1

    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1

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    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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  14. 1001 Deadly Checkmates

    1001 Deadly Checkmates

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    For all chess-players, from beginners to world champions, from kids to seniors, delivering checkmate is the greatest thrill the game has to offer. The ability to spot checkmates is a vital skill - and this easy-to-use book shows you how it is done. With the help of Grandmaster John Nunn, you will be ready to shock your next opponent with a deadly checkmate, whether in a school match, a club tournament - or even a championship game!

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  15. The Improving Annotator

    The Improving Annotator

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    Annotating your own games can help you to play better chess. By examining the choices you made during the game - and how they turned out - you can pinpoint the flaws in your thinking process so that you can work on them. Chess master, author, and renowned teacher Dan Heisman shows you the whys and the hows of annotating your games.

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  16. Your Best Move

    Your Best Move

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    Per Ostman is convinced that there are three key elements: first and foremost, a structured move-by-move thinking process; second, the desired skills to execute this process; and finally, traditional chess knowledge we can build upon. Ostman examines these three vital building blocks which form the basis of what we need to master. He describes in detail a clear thinking process he has developed over several years as a chess teacher - a process to guide us in our ultimate search to find the best move.

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  17. A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

    A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

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    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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  18. EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

    EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

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    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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  19. Scotch Game

    Scotch Game

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    The Scotch Game is an ideal opening weapon for White: it's ambitious and yet totally sound; it's also easy to learn but leads to a wide variety of positions. It was a particular favourite for Garry Kasparov, who invigorated it with a number of key discoveries to make it an opening to be feared throughout the chess world. In this book, Yelena Dembo takes a modern-day look at the Scotch Game.

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  20. Secrets of a Grandpatzer

    Secrets of a Grandpatzer

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    Secrets of a Grandpatzer is the outstanding work by world renowned psychiatrist Kenneth Mark Colby. Mr Colby began this project by trying to help himself become a better player and to raise his United States Chess Federation rating.

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  21. The Sniper

    The Sniper

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    The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.

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  22. EBOOK - The Sniper

    EBOOK - The Sniper

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    The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.

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  23. Sicilian Attacks

    Sicilian Attacks

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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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  24. NIC Yearbook 97 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 97 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Our Price: $38.95

    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory.

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  25. NIC Yearbook 97 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 97 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Our Price: $29.95

    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.

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  26. The Blackmar Diemer Gambit

    The Blackmar Diemer Gambit

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    The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is a dangerous attacking opening which has amassed a cult following amongst club players, a loyal band of supporters like no other in chess. White sacrifices a pawn in return for a strong initiative which tests Black's defensive capabilities to the limit. Some experts have questioned its objective soundness, but there's no doubting its success and popularity over the board, where pressure and a ticking clock often means it's impossible to find the right defence.

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  27. Queen's Gambit Accepted - Smyslov Variation

    Queen's Gambit Accepted - Smyslov Variation

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    The Smyslov Variation was developed by World Chess Champion Vasily Smyslov and used in top level competitions by him and by other World Champions. One advantage is that it can be used frequently. If White plays 1. d4 and Black responds with 1. ...d5, White will almost always play 2. c4. Then after the natural moves 2. ...dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3, Black can play 4. ...g6 which is the Smyslov Variation. The Smyslov Variation is a form of the Queen's Gambit Accepted.

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  28. Slay the Spanish

    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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  29. EBOOK - Slay the Spanish

    EBOOK - 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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  30. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13

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    Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable. An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six!

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  31. The Modern Scandinavian

    The Modern Scandinavian

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    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.

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  32. Improve Your Chess Tactics

    Improve Your Chess Tactics

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    Instruction + exercises according to the old Soviet Chess School. The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills.

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  33. Grandmaster Chess Strategy

    Grandmaster Chess Strategy

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    One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top. This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings.

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  34. The Safest Grunfeld

    The Safest Grunfeld

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    The Safest Gruenfeld offers a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4 and various Anti-Gruenfeld systems as 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3, 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4, 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3. The book follows Chess Stars trademark structure with 3 chapters in every part. "Main Ideas" aim to give you a succinct review of the theory and the basic knowledge that should you allow to start playing the opening without much study. They also give examples of middlegame plans and typical tactical motifs, to complement the "Step by Step" and "Complete Games" chapters.

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  35. Lessons with a Grandmaster

    Lessons with a Grandmaster

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    Club players are unaware of the subtleties that exist in grandmaster chess. Grandmasters can analyse chess at a depth that is unfathomable to amateurs. Moreover, they have extensive knowledge of chess history and opening theory, as well extraordinary endgame technique and tactical vision. However, having reached such a high level can make it difficult to understand what is lacking in the mind of the amateur.

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  36. Sacking the Citadel

    Sacking the Citadel

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    Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea!

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