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    The Enigma of Chess Intuition
    With sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess and instructive examples of practical play, this is a thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.
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    The Enigma of Chess Intuition

    Catalog Code: B0112NIC
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    Mastering Opening Strategy
    Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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    Mastering Opening Strategy

    Catalog Code: B0344EM
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    The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
    In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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    The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0346EM
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    EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
    In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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    EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: E-B0346EM
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    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy
    Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy

    Catalog Code: E-B0344EM
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    Checkmate in Prague
    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

    Catalog Code: B0138IS
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    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    Publisher: ISHI Press
    Author: Ludek Pachman
    Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185
    Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)


    Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as "the soul of chess." Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork.
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    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    Catalog Code: B0139IS
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    How to Play the Torre Attack
    This new edition is greatly expanded by over 100 games with commentary.
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    How to Play the Torre Attack

    Catalog Code: B0140IS
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    Mayhem in the Morra
    Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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    Mayhem in the Morra

    Catalog Code: B0065QT
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 114
    2nd exclusive column by Garry Kasparov! The 13th World champion dissects top games of modern chess/ in English, 8 pages.
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 114

    Catalog Code: B0114INF
    Our Price: $35.95
    Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965
    This book reprints 35 issues of Virginia chess publications from 1946 to 1965 plus one issue of the Carolina Gambit from 1960. Most notable is the Virginia Chess News Roundup, published quarterly from 1954 to 1959, edited by Leonard Morgan.
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    Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965

    Catalog Code: B0141IS
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    Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation
    The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is rarely seen at the chess master level but is popular and successful among amateur players. It was played by Grandmaster Efim Bogoljubow who played two matches for the World Chess Championship and who said "When I am white I win because I am white. When I am black I win because I am Bogoljubov.
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    Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation

    Catalog Code: B0142IS
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    The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1
    The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of the most important chess openings, both at club level and with top players. In recent years it has undergone a number of significant changes and it's high time for a thorough look at the current state of affairs. Top grandmaster Ivan Sokolov is the perfect authority to do so.
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    The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0114NIC
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    Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit - 3RD EDITION
    In many conversations with chess players, it can be noted that there is a reluctance to answer 1. e4 with 1. . . . e5 based on an irrational fear of some deviations from the standard Spanish or Italian play.
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    Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit - 3RD EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0143IS
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    The Four Knights - Move by Move
    The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play
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    The Four Knights - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0350EM
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    The Torre Attack - Move by Move
    This new series 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 practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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    The Torre Attack - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0351EM
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    EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move
    This new series 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 practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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    EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: E-B0351EM
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    EBOOK - The Four Knights - Move by Move
    The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play
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    EBOOK - The Four Knights - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: E-B0350EM
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    Modern Stonewall Dutch

    Publisher: ISHI Press
    Author: Eric Schiller
    Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 160
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description At the time of the first edition, this opening was just becoming popular in Grandmaster chess. It soon became a hot item and for this edition we had over 20,000 games in our database. Champions of the defense include Grandmasters Agdestein, Dolmatov, Gleizerov (more than 100 games!), Glek, Karlsson, Moskalenko, Nikolic, Ulibin, and Vaisser. The theory is now pretty well established. I recommend that you start by studying the Overview below and looking at the games cited in the next paragraphs. I have concentrated on the lines most frequently seen in high level games. The opening is so absurdly transpositional that there is no way to organize it exhaustively. The most important thing is to note where the pieces usually land. About the Author(s) Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess adviser for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their "Chess Tour" where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some "band vs. audience" partial games as part of their stage performance. Schiller was an arbiter at several notable games and championships including the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. While Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov opted not to participate in the event, they had both endorsed Schiller for this sensitive role during the planning stages. As of April 2009, Schiller has a FIDE rating of 2166. He is also an International Arbiter and International Trainer. Schiller's expertise and publications in the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation made him a sought-after expert when Gary Kasparov used that opening at the second game at the World Chess Championship 1990.
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    Modern Stonewall Dutch

    Catalog Code: B0144IS
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    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    Such has been the acclaim for John Watson's ground-breaking works on modern chess strategy and his insightful opening books, that it is only natural that he now presents a strategic opening repertoire.
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    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    Catalog Code: B0181GB
    Our Price: $26.95
    Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery

    Publisher: McFarland
    Author: Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 458
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description One of the greatest chess legends of all time, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), is best known for founding the Hypermodernism school of chess, which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters. This first full-scale biography of Nimzowitsch chronicles his early life in Denmark, his family and education, and his fascination with the game that would become the focus of his life. Also included are explorations of his tournament games and records, his dispute with influential chess teacher Siegbert Tarrasch, and his role in the development of Hypermodern Chess. With detailed accounts of nearly 450 games and the only narrative of Nimzowitsch from 1914 to 1924, a period formerly cloaked in mystery, this volume offers the most thorough profile available of one of chess's greatest innovators.
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    Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery

    Catalog Code: B0013MF
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    My Struggle - RUSSIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
    The book is entirely bi-lingual. The even-numbered pages are in Russian, the odd-numbered pages are in English. It was published in Moscow in the former Soviet Union in 1992. This book by V. D. Chaschihin, an International Master of the International Correspondence Chess Federation and winner of the magazine "64 - Chess Review", shows that the articles by World Chess Champion Alexander Alekhine, published in 1941 were revised and amended by German Nazi editors. The book also contains all the games from the two World Championship matches between Alekhine and Euwe in 1935 and 1937
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    My Struggle - RUSSIAN / ENGLISH EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0145IS
    Our Price: $19.95
    Attack on the King and Combinations in the Middle Game - RUSSIAN EDITION
    This is a reprint of two Russian Language chess books combined into one. The author, Igor Bondarevsky, was one of the strongest players in the world.
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    Attack on the King and Combinations in the Middle Game - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0146IS
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    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3
    In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise.
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    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

    Catalog Code: B0147IS
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    Chess Analytics
    Grivas presents almost 240 games, most with complete scores to assist comprehension, illustrating his themes with practical, insightful examples and explanations.
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    Chess Analytics

    Catalog Code: B0059RE
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    Backgammon Tactics
    Undoubtedly the best book written on this subject. The author sweeps away the generalities and gives fifty concrete examples of how to play difficult casts.
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    Backgammon Tactics

    Catalog Code: B0149IS
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    The Delights of Chess
    The book is filled with amusing anecdotes involving famous players, including Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Reshevsky and Lombardy.
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    The Delights of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0148IS
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    Move First, Think Later
    Move First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
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    Move First, Think Later

    Catalog Code: B0111NIC
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    Modern Chess Preparation
    With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
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    Modern Chess Preparation

    Catalog Code: B0115NIC
    Our Price: $26.95
    The Modern French
    This is a complete and up-to-date work for players of all levels, and contains brand-new concepts in topical modern lines such as the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Morozevich Variations.
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    The Modern French

    Catalog Code: B0116NIC
    Our Price: $32.95
    Petrosian's Legacy
    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

    Catalog Code: B0150IS
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    Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards
    This is a reprint of a book published in 1883 and 1884. There have been at least a dozen editions of this book but we believe that the 1883 edition was the first edition.
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    Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards

    Catalog Code: B0151IS
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    Chess Developments - The Pirc
    In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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    Chess Developments - The Pirc

    Catalog Code: B0349EM
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    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Pirc
    In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Pirc

    Catalog Code: E-B0349EM
    Our Price: $19.95
    The Middle Game in Chess
    Basic concepts of middle game play are systematically and logically presented.
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    The Middle Game in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0054DV
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    Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
    This is a book for chess players who love to play for checkmate from the very first move.
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    Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

    Catalog Code: B0152IS
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