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    100 Classics of the Chessboard
    This volume of 100 chess classics (games, studies, combinations, problems or other chess ideas that have become historically famous) spans from the 13th century to the present day. Contains a wealth of chess brilliance. Examples have been chosen for their instructive & entertainment value.
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    100 Classics of the Chessboard

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    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
    The man who wrote, "Tactics is 99 per cent of chess," might well have added ? "and 99 per cent of the fun, too!"

    Brilliant sacrifices and combinations, either calculated in advance or played on the spur of the moment, give us thrills that cannot be equaled by any other aspect of the game. And, by a very fortunate coincidence, these brilliant strokes are just what we need to become first-rate players.
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    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

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    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
    n this encyclopedia of brilliant attacking themes, the famous chess master, Fred Reinfeld, takes 1001 different combinations and sacrifices, diagrams them, and demonstrates how each can lead you to victory. Mr. Reinfeld shows exactly how these sacrifices work, and how the proper combination built around the sacrifice leads to sure success with an aggressive game.
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    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

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    101 Chess Opening Traps
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    101 Chess Opening Traps

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    101 Questions On How To Play Chess
    What is the object of the game of Chess? What is chess notation? How does the King move and Capture? These and a host of other Chess questions are answered simply and clearly in this indepensible guide for beginning players.
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    101 Questions On How To Play Chess

    Catalog Code: B0010DV
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    1974 Chess Olympiad
    The Biennial Chess Olympiad is the official World Team Championship and rivals the individual World Championship as the premier event in the chess calendar. The 1974 Olympiad, which took place at Nice on the French Riviera, had a record entry of 74 national teams. The Soviet Union once again captured the gold medal, the USA, without Fischer, made their best result for eight years to win the bronze medal behind Yugoslavia in second place.

    This book covers the story of the Olympiad with 130 annotated games, nearly half of them annotated by Grandmasters, complete tables of team performances in both the preliminary and the final groups, tables of every individual result of every player and the results of all past Olympiads.
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    1974 Chess Olympiad

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    2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit
    Part One:1.e4 c5 2.c3 has gained a wide following through the years. White enjoys the central space advantage conferred by a classical pawn center. With rapid piece development, White will get the advantage against anything Black can play. Part Two: 1.e4 c5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 and Black declines with 3..Nf6, or 3..d3, or 3..d5. We show you how one system transposes into another and when it can't. In all cases, White will obtain promising vistas for dynamic play.
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    2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit

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    303 Tricky Checkmates
    Both a fascinating challenge and great training tool, these two, three and four move checkmates are great for beginning, intermediate and expert players. Mates are in order of difficulty, from simple to very complex positions.
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    303 Tricky Checkmates

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    500 Master Games of Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0029DV
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    500 Sicilian Miniatures
    Sicilian miniatures of games 20 moves or less. They are arranged by Encyclopedia of Chess Openings classification system. Light notes are added at critical positions.
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    500 Sicilian Miniatures

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    A Black Defensive System with 1... d6
    Grandmaster Soltis blends this defensive 1..d6 move into a coherent defensive system answering whatever white throws at black. This move frequently transposes into the sharp, attacking, ultra-dynamic King's Indian Defense when played against 1.d4. Against 1.e4, the Pirc(or sometimes also the Modern Defense) arises, bringing a very flexible setup which can vary wild, attacking chess to solid, positional maneuvering. 1..d6 is a flexible way to combat any white first move.
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    A Black Defensive System with 1... d6

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    A Contemporary Approach to the Middle Game
    One of the greatest middlegame books ever written. The chapters are: 1)The Foundation of Strategy, 2)The Bases of Chess Tactics, 3)Linking Strategy and Tactics, 4)Style, 5)The Dynamic, 6)The Initiative, 7)Transforming Positional Elements, 8)Harmony, 9)The Infuence of Dynamic Standpoint, and 10)Relating Middlegame to Opening.
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    A Contemporary Approach to the Middle Game

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    A Road to the Expert Title
    A Road to the Expert Title
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    A Road to the Expert Title

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    A Road to the Master Title
    A Road to the Master Title
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    A Road to the Master Title

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    A Winning White Repertoire
    The main system is the Torre Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 or 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 followed by Bg5. Then you are taught how to meet the Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian, Pirc/Old Indian, Benoni, and Dutch Defenses. This opening is very solid and easy to learn and the non-professional players will find it very handy. However, it is a very powerful opening and has been employed by such chess superstars as Korchnoi, Kasparov, Timman, Petrosian, Bronstein, Yusupov, Keres, Smyslov, and Spassky! Most importantly, this book consists of more than just variations, but 100 deeply annotated complete games as well.
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    A Winning White Repertoire

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    Accelerated Dragons
    Many players are attracted to the Dragon Sicilian, but are put off by the fierce mating attacks that White can launch. In the Accelerated Dragon, Black aims for an improved version, saving a move with his queen's pawn. If White tries to ignore the difference, Black's instant detonation of the centre will come as an unwelcome cold shower! The authors show that White's main reply, the Maroczy Bind, is not so fearsome as was once thought Black has many ways to break out, while quite often it is possible to manoeuvre around White's 'binding pawns' and show that they imprison White's pieces as much as they do Black's.
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    Accelerated Dragons

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    Against the Maroczy Bind
    Covered are the feared Sicilian and English Opening Maroczy Bind. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4. Then out of the English Opening 1.c4 c5 2.or 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c5 3.Nf3 g6 4.e4 Bg7 5.d4 exd4 6.Nxd4. You can also get into it from the King's Indian Defense. Since you are out of the opening quickly, this book is more about how to play the early middlegame. This is done by complete games divided into variations and annotated by Informant codes. There is a short intro before each variation.
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    Against the Maroczy Bind

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    Alekhine in Europe and Asia
    Short Description for Alekhine in Europe and Asia - B0060BT
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    Alekhine in Europe and Asia

    Catalog Code: CB0006XX
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    Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius
    The tragic last years of world chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946); 45 of his match and tournament games in Spain and Portugal from 1943 to 1946 and 100 other exhibition games from this period and from previous Iberian visits. Most of these 145 games have never been published in an English-language source.
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    Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius

    Catalog Code: B0001MF
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    American Chess Art
    There is no longer any excuse for study enthusiasts familiar with the contemporary scene to remain uninformed, as I admit to have been myself, about the development of composition on the other side of the Atlantic. All is now revealed by the man most competent to do so. Walter Korn, for many years the leading American endgame columnist, traces the evolution of the endgame study. Walter Korn writes with feeling. He shares the suffering and elation of those he writes about. He has been through it all himself and his descriptive writing stems from a deep love of his subject and of the work of his compatriots. A warm hearted book." - an excerpt from a review by C.M. Bent in the British Chess Magazine.
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    American Chess Art

    Catalog Code: CB0038CD
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    An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
    Informal intermediate introduction, quite strong in explaining reasons for moves. Covers basic material, tactics, important openings, traps, positional play in middle game, end game. Attempts to isolate patterns and recurrent configurations.
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    An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
    The average club or tournament player has little time for an exhaustive study of opening theory, but does need to obtain a satisfactory middle-game position. This work is intended to provide all he needs to know to reach interesting and sharp positions which offer good prospects for the imaginative player. The authors give one line against each popular variation, with particular care being taken to choose systems which will suit the attacking player's style.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
    One of the hardest tasks competitive chess players face is the development of an opening repertoire suited to their own style of play. In this book, Grandmaster Gufeld makes the job easier by providing an ideal framework for a practical opening repertoire, specifically tailored for those who relish attacking play.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

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    An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
    "In this book, we shall provide the student with an unbeatable system for the white pieces after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3. We teach you how to play against the Hungarian Defense, the Philidor Defense, the Latvian Gambit, and the Petroff Defenses. This gets us to the main lines, the Three Knights and Four Knights Game with the Belgrade Gambit included(the 1st time GM Evans ever recommended a gambit!). These 'hold the draw in hand and go for the win' openings have been researched like never before. There is more dynamic play, for those that know them, than ever realized. Here is something to build on if later in your career you want to head for the Giuoco Piano or Ruy Lopez." - Ken Smith.
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    An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

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    Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games
    I have played a huge amount of tournament and match games during my long chess career, roughly 2,500 altogether. From those games, I have selected only three hundred for this book, - the games I consider my best and most instructive ones.
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    Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games

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    Art of Attack in Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0109EM
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    Art of Mastering Chess - A Complete Course for Beginners, The
    by Eduard Gufeld, 262 pp. (The Alternative Press 1994). Chess computers have revolutionized the learning process for beginners and casual players. Few existing books fully utilize the inherent possibilities: e.g. to speed up the ability to absorb chess information. The Art of Mastering Chess tries to fill this gap, and if used together with a chess computer with a programmable option, will allow beginners to advance their Ilo-rating annually by at least 100 points over conventional methods.
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    Art of Mastering Chess - A Complete Course for Beginners, The

    Catalog Code: CB0158RB
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    Attack with Mikhail Tal
    The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world's most charismatic figures; a player who excited chess passions wherever he went.
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    Attack with Mikhail Tal

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    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament
    In 1938, a major controversy existing in the international chess world. Alexander Alekhine had recently regained the title of World Champion by convincingly defeating Max Euwe in a rematch for the title. The question remained as to which grandmaster should have the privilege of challenging Alekhine for the next title match. Various players citing excellent results in recent tournaments made claim to be the next challenger. But who was the second best player in the world?

    In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.

    This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament.
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    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

    Catalog Code: CB0097CD
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    Baden Baden 1925
    Notes by Grekov and a host of great annotators including Lasker, Alekhine, Tartakower, Rabinovich, Burn, Grunfeld, Grigoriev, Levenfish, Romanovsky, Sozin, a.o., A tournament book worthy of this great event, which was one of Alekhine's finest performances. Easily one of the best tournament books ever published in English with a cornucopia of great games from the golden age of hypermodern chess.
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    Baden Baden 1925

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    Beating the Alekhine Defense with the Exchange Variation
    Beating the Alekhine Defense with the Exchange Variation
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    Beating the Alekhine Defense with the Exchange Variation

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    Beating the Caro-Kann
    New opening ideas are created frequently, but few have had the meteoric career of Nigel Short's system against the Caro-Kann defense. Virtually unknown before 1988, it has become a regular customer in super tournaments since the 1990's. And yet it is so simple to handle that a Class B player can master most of the strategies in an afternoon. The British GM's system consists of playing the Advance variation of the Caro-Kann with a relatively modest form of development- modest yet it can pack quite a wallop. What short discovered was not just a new move, but a new concept. Despite the presence of the annoying bishop on the excellent b1-h7 diagonal, Black had not equalized, he announced. Short demonstrated that the bishop could, in fact, become a liability that would be attacked in the general expansion of white's pawns on the kingside. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5(as well as 3..c5 and 3..Na6)-new strategy against each one.
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    Beating the Caro-Kann

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    Beating the English Opening
    Beating the English Opening
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    Beating the English Opening

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    Beating the Grunfeld
    Since his surprise choice of the Grunfeld Defence in the 1986 World Championship match, Garry Kasparov has regularly adopted the Grunfeld in tournaments and matches around the world. Against Karpov, however, this opening has proved an unfortunate choice and Karpov has won more World Championship games against Kasparov in this opening than in any other.
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    Beating the Grunfeld

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    Beating the King's Indian and Benoni
    It seems unfair that Black gets all the attacking chances in the normal lines of the King's Indian. Readers can now take a tip from the World's leading expert of sharp systems and shock their opponent with the Four Pawn Attack! Black has countless ways to go wrong, while White is risking little if well-prepared. Vaisser's hitherto unpublished analysis will give readers the edge they need to send Black's King to the guillotine.
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    Beating the King's Indian and Benoni

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    Beating the King's Indian and Benoni Defense with 5. Bd3
    GM Soltis: "Against the King's Indian Defense and the Benoni Group(all of them: Czech, Modern, etc..)there is a simple, relatively new, yet ambitious setup that can be played effectively against each member of the family...the key element here is the bishop on d3(5.Bd3!)". This book also tells you how to play against the Old Indian and Modern defenses.
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    Beating the King's Indian and Benoni Defense with 5. Bd3

    Catalog Code: CB0022CD
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