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    Nuremberg 1896
    International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0001CA

    Notes to all the games plus two photos, bibliography, openings index, and tournament records of the contestants.
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    SHOPWORN - Creative Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0078EM

    Most chess books aim to guide and instruct by offering principles, rules, schemes and theories. Creative Chess, on the other hand, has a quite different and original approach. It firmly maintains that every chessplayer, whether amateur or master, is capable of creating something new in chess. After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, and flexibility, are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking.
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    The Middlegame - BOOK 1
    Static Features
    Catalog Code: B0004HY

    Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book I of the series covers pawn formations and static features of the game of chess. Thousands of satisfied customers have made this one of the most popular books on chess middlegames. Completely re-edited and translated to algebraic notation in this 1994 edition.
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    The Middlegame - BOOK 1

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    More Chessercizes - Checkmate
    300 Winning Strategies for Players of All Levels
    Catalog Code: B0007SS

    This book offers chess players the ultimate challenge - to find the move or sequence of moves that will finish off the imaginary opponent in a checkmate situation, allowing readers to practice traps and winning opening moves without using a chess board.
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    More Chessercizes - Checkmate

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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011RH

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

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    Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection
    Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
    Catalog Code: B0037BT

    Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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    Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection

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    CLEARANCE - Jon Speelman's Best Games
    Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of a Two-Time Candidate for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0073BT

    Improve your chess by studying the games of a two-time candidate for the World Championship and three-time British champion. Jon Speelman annotates the best of his games in this collection, and includes games and stories from his World Championship campaigns, Chess Olympiads, and top-level grandmaster tournaments, including the World Cup.
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    CLEARANCE - Jon Speelman's Best Games

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    Complete Book of Chess Strategy
    Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z
    Catalog Code: B0002SI

    An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength.
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    Complete Book of Chess Strategy

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    SHOPWORN - Closed Sicilian
    Catalog Code: SWB0233EM

    The Closed variation (1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3) has always been regarded as an interesting and dynamic way to meet the aggressive Sicilian Defense. At the highest level, former World Champions Boris Spassky and Vassily Smyslov have employed it on a regular basis, while Vassily Ivanchuk has also used it as a surprise weapon. The Closed Sicilian is ideally suited to club and tournament players, as it does not require the memorising of reams of complicated variations; an understanding of typical themes being more important than theoretical knowledge.
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    SHOPWORN - Closed Sicilian

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO
    Catalog Code: B0017SHV

    The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO

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    Buffalo 1901 and 1894
    Catalog Code: B0009CA

    At Buffalo 1901 Pillsbury won ahead of Delmar, Napier, Howell, Marshall, and Karpinski in a double-round event. At Buffalo 1894 Showalter edged Pillsbury out by half a point, followed by Albin and Farnsworth also in a double-round format. Both tournaments are previously unpublished.
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    Buffalo 1901 and 1894

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    Pandolfini Endgame Course
    Basic Endgame Concepts Explained by America's Leading Chess Teacher
    Catalog Code: B0017SS

    The endgame has always been a particularly instructive phase of chess play. It provides the perfect opportunity for understanding the potential power of each chess piece in every chess situation-from opening move to checkmate. Yet unfortunately, the endgame is often viewed as an inaccessible area of play by average players whose experience is usually limited to watching championship games. Now Pandolfini's Endgame Course changes all that.
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    Pandolfini Endgame Course

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    CLEARANCE - Chess Endings Essential Knowledge
    Catalog Code: B0050EM

    By concentrating on the basic principles the average player is not only given a working knowledge of the endgame but also a firm foundation on which to further develop his or her interest and technique in this fascinating stage of a chess game.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Endings Essential Knowledge

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    CLEARANCE - Art of Chess Analysis
    Catalog Code: B0150EM

    All Grandmasters are able to devote themselves body and soul to actually playing a game of chess, but few indeed are able to the same when analyzing the games of their fellow Grandmasters. Yet it was by this method that Timman, following the teachings of Botvinnik, trained himself to become one of the finest analysts in the world - and why his annotations to this carefully selected collection of games are acknowledged to be of a depth and quality rarely seen in chess literature. Each game is critically dissected, and each claim of a mistake backed up by hard analysis. In striving for perfection, Timman seeks to discover the truth of each game; to provide not just a wonderful annotated game, but to present the definitive evaluation behind a top-class struggle between two great minds.
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    CLEARANCE - Art of Chess Analysis

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    The Art of Chess Combination
    Catalog Code: B0017DV

    Detailed explanation of principles, varieties, techniques and ideas behind them, illustrated with many examples from great players. 200 diagrams.
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    The Art of Chess Combination

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    Chess Middlegame Planning
    Catalog Code: B0004AC

    Every chessplayer hopes to make brilliant moves which will overcome the opponent in a blaze of glory. But such combinations come into being only as a result of proper planning, as demonstrated in Chess Middlegame Planning. The lucid and penetrating analysis of the games in this volume demonstrate the imagination and creativity necessary for proper handling of the central stage of the game.
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    Chess Middlegame Planning

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings
    Catalog Code: B0018SHV

    The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings

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    CLEARANCE - Positional Ideas In Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011AC

    'The foundation upon which any position is built is the board itself, that apparently simple space of sixty-four squares arranged in alternate light and dark colors...'' That is how John Love introduces the sparkling world of positional play in chess.
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    CLEARANCE - Positional Ideas In Chess

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    Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games
    Catalog Code: B0036DV

    Learn chess from a World Champion! These 100 games were selected and annotated by Botvinnik himself as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in 1948. Includes contests against Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov and others. Author explains his theories, the development of Russian chess and six end game studies.
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    Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games

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    CLEARANCE - Understanding the Spanish
    Catalog Code: B0070BT

    Understanding an opening is more important the knowing a mass of variations. For no opening is this more true than for the Spanish. The most famous of chess openings leads to a deep strategic maneuvering battle. Experienced GM's seem almost clairvoyant when handling the positions. It is not a sixth sense, but a knowledge of the typical maneuvers and themes that enable them to have their pieces where they need them, when they need them. This book provides a complete course in helping the reader to understand those themes.
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    CLEARANCE - Understanding the Spanish

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    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0002LV

    This is the Second Volume in the Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. Students in this category have mastered the basics and are now ready to not just play Chess, but to play WINNING CHESS!
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    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
    A Complete Course
    Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

    Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

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    Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess
    Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0005SS

    The subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh Waitzkin has long been the top-ranked player for his age in the United States and a role model for chess-playing kids everywhere. Now, for the first time, Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world.
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    Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess

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    Chess Tactics Workbook
    Learn to Command Your Chess Army!
    Catalog Code: B0008OB

    What makes this book different from the many other tactics books on the market is that it was written by a classroom teacher for other teachers. All the pages are formatted with a heading and perforated for easy use.
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    Chess Tactics Workbook

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    Lasker's Manual of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0016DV

    Lasker's Manual of Chess is one of the greatest chess books ever written. The fact that it was first published over 80 years ago has diminished neither its relevance nor significance in today's modern chess world. Lasker was both a wonderful fighter and a deep thinker; his book is the quintessence of the exceptionally successful experiences he had over many long years, and his thoughts about them.
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    Lasker's Manual of Chess

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    Chess Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0046EM

    This is a reprint of the original "Chess Fundamentals" by Capablanca, as first published in 1921 and only a preface added by Capablanca in 1934. The reader here can feel confident that this reprint contains the exact, complete words of Capablanca. Unlike other reprints, not one word has been changed or omitted.
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    Chess Fundamentals

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    Art of Attack in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0109EM

    One of the finest chess books ever written, now revised in algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. It has been updated by legendary author GM John Nunn. Still one of the great classics ever written on tactics.
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    Art of Attack in Chess

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    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: B0003LV

    The third book in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. The first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former U.S.S.R. This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere.
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    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

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    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge
    Catalog Code: SWB0095EM

    Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games. Solving these positions will not only provide many hours of pleasure but will also enable you to test - and improve! - your chess IQ.
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    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

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    Schlechter's Chess Games
    Catalog Code: B0007CA

    An original work which gives all the Schlechter games found in an exhaustive decade-long search. It complements the Goldman book by giving many more games (811 total), but no notes, and a brief biography with some photos and cross-tables for his major tournaments.
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    Schlechter's Chess Games

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    Hastings 1936
    Catalog Code: B0010CA

    AN-Algebraic Notation.. Good notes to the games. An Alekhine victory ahead of Fine, Eliskases, Vidmar, among others.
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    Hastings 1936

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    500 Master Games of Chess
    Three Books in One - Open Games, Semi-Open Games & Closed Games
    Catalog Code: B0029DV

    Vast collection of great chess games from 1798-1938, with much material nowhere else readily available. Fully annotated, arranged by opening for easier study. 150 years of master play!
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    500 Master Games of Chess

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    CLEARANCE - The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0066BT

    A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
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    CLEARANCE - The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

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    CLEARANCE - Tips for Young Players
    Catalog Code: B0259EM

    In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
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    CLEARANCE - Tips for Young Players

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    Beginning Chess
    Over 300 Elementary Problems For Players New to the Game
    Catalog Code: B0001SS

    Now even beginners can reap the rewards of Pandolfini's acclaimed teaching system. Over 300 problems, tailored to beginning players, encompass everything a player needs to learn, from the basic rules and vocabulary to the moves of various chessmen to sophisticated strategies. 300 line drawings.
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    Beginning Chess

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    CLEARANCE - Chess Middlegame Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0005AC

    Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess.
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