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  1. Smith Morra Gambit Declined: Nf6

    Smith Morra Gambit Declined: Nf6

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    Details the Smith-Morra Gambit Declined Variation. 2081 games given in 48 variations. Learn More
  2. French Defense for Black

    French Defense for Black

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    Grefe and Silman give many variations and analysis from the Black perspective to show why the French Defense is one of Black's best replies vs. 1.e4. Learn More
  3. Test Your Chess Fantasy

    Test Your Chess Fantasy

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    An intriguing book with 120 diagrammed positions each with a multiple choice question attached. The questions are all along the lines of a) White is Winning b) It's even c) Black is winning: which is correct? The tests become gradually more difficult as the book progresses; the author provides a scoring system and solutions are included at the end. Learn More
  4. Journal of a Chess Original

    Journal of a Chess Original

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    Short Description for Journal of a Chess Original - CB0025RB Learn More
  5. Nimzo-Indian with 4 Qc2

    Nimzo-Indian with 4 Qc2

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    GM Max Dlugy here presents the definitive Study of the Classical Variation of the Nimzo-Indian with 4. Qc2. He provides reliable assessments of all significant variations with clear statements as to why a line is viable or not. With some 200 diagrams to lead the way, the author has clearly organized his material to make it readily assessable by ECO Codes. He includes significant games, in their entirety, to illustrate the flow to the conclusion of the game. Tournament and correspondence players will have to have this important theoretical work to prepare for their next Nimzo-Indian battle! Learn More
  6. The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

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    Trains and boats and planes are all part of a day in the life of globe-trotting Grandmaster Julian Hodgson, as is his constant surveillance of the chessboard in search of some lethal tactical strike. Now, in Chess Travellers Quiz Book, Hodgson reverses roles and, setting the brainteasers himself, challenges readers to find the winning combination in 200 test-yourself positions, all taken from practical play. These are arranged chapter by chapter, in order of increasing difficulty, anticipating that by the time you reach your final destination you will be a keener, sharper, more imaginative player. Learn More
  7. San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament

    San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament

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    Organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations' charter in San Francisco in 1945, the tournament combined playing strength and diversity in an unprecedented fashion.

    The roaster of stars spanned generations, crossed political and economic boundaries, and included the women's World Champion, Xie Jun of China, and history's strongest African American chess player, Grandmaster Maurice Ashley of New York. Whether young or old, man or woman, communist or capitalist, there was someone for everyone.

    These chmapions from the former Soviet Union, China, England, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the United States vied for supremacy for two grueling weeks. They produced some of the finest fighting chess ever witnessed in this country, and their analysis of the games fill these pages. It was only fitting that such a competitive event was ultimately won by the greatest fighter of them all, Viktor Korchnoi. Learn More
  8. Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess

    Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess

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    This is probably the best chess tutor a beginner can buy. is a new Speed-Method that is virtually guaranteed to teach the game quickly and will build great skill beyond the beginner level. Fred Reinfeld presents a simple method utilizing the algebraic system and a number and letter grid. is a simple presentation of a demanding subject. The great chess teacher Fred Reinfeld continues to command respect for his several classic books on this game of skill. Learn More
  9. The Polish Defense

    The Polish Defense

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    by Thomas Kapitaniak, 59 pp. (Chess Enterprises 1988). After GM tony Miles defeated then World Champion Karpov with the Polish Defense in 1980, there was renewed interest in this old opening. Kapitaniak presents the historical origins of the Defense and a survey of current theory. The author demonstrates that it is sound and quite playable, providing an attractive alternative to other well-trodden paths. There are twenty-five annotated illustrative games to present a complete picture of the opening in practical play. Learn More
  10. Art of Mastering Chess - A Complete Course for Beginners, The

    Art of Mastering Chess - A Complete Course for Beginners, The

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    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. Learn More
  11. Dynamic Chess Openings - Keene (ACP)

    Dynamic Chess Openings - Keene (ACP)

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    by Raymond Keene, 88 pp. First published in 1982. This book contains an opening repertoire for both white and black that is designed to hit the opposition hard and precisely where it hurts. The author advocates blitzkrieg systems which are sound and do Learn More
  12. Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue

    Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue

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    In May 1997, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, came to New York to face his most unusual and challenging opponent yet. Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by a team of IBM Scientists in a project started ten years earlier, was capable of calculating 200 million chess positions per second and was incapable of tiring, losing heart or making an oversight. Six games would be played for over $1 million in prize money.

    This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.

    Man versus Machine: kasparov vs. Deep Blue is the definitive on-the-scene report that every chess enthusiast must read.

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  13. Semi-Slav Defence - Non-Meran Variations

    Semi-Slav Defence - Non-Meran Variations

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    The subject of this book, the Semi-Slav, is characterized b the moves ... d5, ... e6 nd ... c6 versus the Queen's Gambit. Inside the reader will find complete coverage of all lines excepting the Meran and the Botvinnik System.

    The Semi-Slav is an opening complex which runs the gamut from tactical play (the Marshall Variation 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qxd2 7. Bxb4 Qxe4+) to refined positional struggles (The Romih Variation 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e5 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Bb4.) In the past, such players as Botvinnik, Kotov, Najdorf, Reshevsky and Euwe debated its finer points. Today's Games all use it on a regular basis.

    This book was written by IM John Donaldson and IM Jeremy Silman, two of the most well-respected authors in chess.

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  14. Questions and Answers on Practical Endgame Play

    Questions and Answers on Practical Endgame Play

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    GM Edmar Mednis, bestt selling author on chess endgames, has collected an extensive set of practical endgame positions to use in illustrating the principles of handling such situations in actual play. Each type of position is thoroughly analyzed, with examples, and then in chapter summaries an extended set of Principles/Rules of Thumb for Practical Endgame Play are provided - a ready reference for quick review and a reminder of the critical points.

    This is the type of book players need - detailed analysis and instruction in practical methods of playing to win or draw -- working from actual game positions that often defied the players' analysis during the progress of the game. Studying this book is a sure way of improving your endgame play - and your tournament scores! At the same time, you will be thoroughly entertained. Learn More
  15. The World Chess Championship

    The World Chess Championship

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    A classic book showing all the games that had been played in World Championship matches between 1948 and 1972. Part I of the book details in biographical-style some information going on during each individual match. Part II gives the lightly-annotated games that occurred during the matches/tournaments that determined the World Championship Learn More
  16. Encyclopedia of Chess Endings II: Rook Endings, Part One

    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings II: Rook Endings, Part One

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    Because of its simplicity and systematic approach the book is useful for advanced players and for those who want to become familiar with the basics of endgames. It's especially interesting for coaches. Learn More
  17. Morphy's Games of Chess

    Morphy's Games of Chess

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    A thorough analysis of Chess Games by the greatest player of all time, Paul Morphy. It features 54 against such masters as Anderssen, Harrwitz, Mongredien, Bird, Paulsen and others; 52 of the best blindfold games; 52 games at odds; and 142 in consultation, informally, etc. Detailed annotations of games by such expert analysts as Sergeant, Steinitz, Anderssen and Morphy himself.

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  18. Chess Strategy

    Chess Strategy

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    One of the great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, etc.

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  19. Lasker's Manual of Chess

    Lasker's Manual of Chess

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    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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  20. Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games

    Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games

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    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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  21. An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

    An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

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    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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  22. Combinations - The Heart of Chess

    Combinations - The Heart of Chess

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    Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams.

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  23. Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

    Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

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    This book, with 155 problems and full solutions, has been designed to interest any chess enthusiast, whatever his knowledge of chess composition may be. Loyd, White, Klett, Shinkman, Havel, Wurzburg, Kohtz, Kochelhorn and Heathcote are all represented, as are some lesser-known but equally brilliant composers. Several interesting themes explored.

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  24. Modern Chess Strategy

    Modern Chess Strategy

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    Modern classic offers thorough, systematic analysis of the use of the queen, active king, exchanges, seven different uses of pawns, minority attack, dynamic elements, much more. Analyses of 129 great games featuring Capablanca, Alekhine, Lasker, Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Bronstein, Smyslov, Spassky, other masters. Indexes of games and openings. 298 diagrams.

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  25. How to Play the Chess Opening

    How to Play the Chess Opening

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    With keen appreciation of the amateur's usual limitations, International Grandmaster Eugene Znosko Borovsky explains the importance of rapid development of the pieces, occupation of the center, the relation of the opening to the general plan of the player, and significance of control of the center.

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  26. 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

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    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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  27. Technique in Chess

    Technique in Chess

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    A superb guide to the general concepts of chess technique and the methods for using technique to plan ahead. Early initiative and control of the center, translating an advantage into the middle game, techniques of endgame play are all systematically analyzed. 200 examples and problems from actual play increase "technique consciousness.

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  28. World Championship Interzonals: Leningrad 1973

    World Championship Interzonals: Leningrad 1973

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    The Interzonal tournaments, played at Leningrad and Petropolis (Brazil), in preparation for the 1975 World Chess Championship, exemplified all that is best in contemporary chess. From over 300 games - with their fighting spirit, inspired technique and flashes of brilliance - there amerged the Soviet Grandmasters Karpov, Korchnoi, Pulaayevsky, the American Robert Byrne, the Brazilian Mecking and he Hungarian Portisch, to join ex-world champions Spassky and Petrosian for Fischer's world title.

    In addition to covering all of the games in both tournaments (and in the play-off in Portoroz), this book includes annotations by over 20 to-level grandmasters, including Korchnoi, Karpov, Meckling, Pulagayevsky, Hubner, Larsen, Taimanov, Bronstein, Keres and Smyslov. Complete with 269 diagrams and 35 photographs this is an outstanding tournament book of timeless value. Learn More
  29. 500 Master Games of Chess

    500 Master Games of Chess

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    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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  30. 1974 Chess Olympiad

    1974 Chess Olympiad

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    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. Learn More
  31. King's Pawn Openings

    King's Pawn Openings

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  32. Ruy Lopez: Breyer System

    Ruy Lopez: Breyer System

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    This book takes a detailed look at a system that has been favored by Karpov, Spassky, Portisch, and Gligoric, among others. The rerouting of black's queenside knight from c6-b8-d7 and sometimes to c5 aims to put pressure on white's center, particularly the e4 strongpoint. This books offers a solid system for Ruy Lopez players. Learn More
  33. Sicilian Defense 4: Gurgenidze

    Sicilian Defense 4: Gurgenidze

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    Analysis on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6. This critical line of the Maroczy Bind is examined thoroughly. Learn More
  34. Four Knights and Belgrade Gambit

    Four Knights and Belgrade Gambit

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    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 secures White a solid game. The Belgrade, 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5 strives for tactics and complications! Learn More
  35. Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953

    Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953

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    All 210 games from the greatest tournament since World War II. Smyslov, Bronstein, Keres, Reshevsky, Petrosian, 10 others; perceptive annotations by Bronstein.

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  36. Unusual Endings

    Unusual Endings

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    No board and men are necessary to enjoy this booklet. Enough diagrams are provided for you to follow each position to its completion.

    Chess with unusual positions is an altogether different world. There will be those who will want to solve them form the first diagram ? others will wait and start with the second diagram. But we are not going to challenge you to solve anything! This is where creative imagination is the order of the day ? where routine is scorned for the sheer love of artistry. Learn More

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