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    Scotch Game Explained
    Used to brilliant effect by Garry Kasparov and numerous imitators, the Scotch Game is one of the most popular openings among today's club players. The Scotch Game Explained, unlike most openings books, offers a back-to-basics approach tailored to novices and intermediate player
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    Scotch Game Explained

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    Richard Reti's Best Games
    The most instructive games by one of the most original chess players of all time!

    A new edition of Golombek's in-depth look at the chess of one of the most influential chess theoreticians of the twentieth century. As part of the algebraic classics series, it has been converted to modern notation by Grandmaster John Nunn, who has added analytical footnotes.
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    Richard Reti's Best Games

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    Calculate Like a Grandmaster
    This is a penetrating study of the attacking methods of the most aggressive chess players of the modern era-from 1960s world champion Mikhail Tal to Magnus Carlsen, teenage leader of today's new wave of deadly attackers. The attacking style is a good choice for any chess competitor, but especially for less advanced players, who will relish the fireworks it produces.
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    Calculate Like a Grandmaster

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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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    Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King
    Chess devotees simply can't get enough of Bobby Fischer. Every facet of his personality and his play unfolds in this biographical study. In addition to analyzing his exceptional talent, it captures and puts into perspective his tough youth, anti-social tendencies, fights against the chess authorities, and growing mental illness.
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    Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King

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    Symmetrical English 1... c5
    The English Opening is currently enjoying an increase in popularity and was featured regularly in the last World Championship match. 1..c5 is Black's most solid reply and theory has developed rapidly over the modern times. This is the first comprehensive coverage of the symmetrical variation in Algebraic notation and contains all significant developments since the author's earlier work "English .. P-QB4".
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    Symmetrical English 1... c5

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    Test your Chess with Daniel King
    Assess your chess strength with this test-yourself guide. In this instructive and entertaining book, based on the author's Chess Monthly column, Grandmaster Daniel King invites you to sit alongside the leading players in the world and predict their moves.
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    Test your Chess with Daniel King

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    Paul Keres - The Road to the Top
    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 Road to the Top

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    Bobby Fischer Rediscovered
    A lively, personal, and wonderfully informative look at Bobby Fischer, his personality and his playing. Although three decades have passed since Fischer won the world chess title from the former Soviet Union, he still remains a source of fascination and admiration for all players.
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    Bobby Fischer Rediscovered

    Catalog Code: B0026BT
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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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    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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    Batsford Book of Chess Records
    The book aims to fill a gap in chess literature by listing the record holders in numerous aspects of the game. It is divided into four sections: Games; People; Tournaments, Matches and Events; and Around the Black and White Board, giving the chess play of some amazing chess record moves.
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    Batsford Book of Chess Records

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    Endgame Play
    Win with your extra material! The experts usually win with an extra pawn, but many players discover from experience how easy it is to go wrong, even in the simplest of endgames. Chris Ward explains in easy steps how to handle typical endgame situations.
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    Endgame Play

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    Winning with the Hypermodern
    Hypermodern chess strategy was the single most devastating innovation of the 20th century chess thought. Fueled by such towering figures as Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, hypermodern ideas forced their way into prominence and blazed the trail for the dynamic adoption by the Soviet chess school of defences such as the King's Indian and the Grunfeld. With both of these championed by Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player of all time, it is clear that hypermodern openings and defences are still setting the agenda in the 21st century.
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    Winning with the Hypermodern

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    Winning with the Slav
    "Why do so many GM's play the Slav? Is it the opening's resilience? Its counterattacking potential? Or the ease with which all Black's pieces can find effective postings? Up-to-date and packed with new ideas. Covers all the main lines of the Slav."
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    Winning with the Slav

    Catalog Code: B0091BT
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    Judit Polgar
    The chess world acknowledges that Judit Polgar is unique. She is the only woman able to compete on equal terms with the world's best grandmasters. In this book, Tibor Karolyi analyzes in-depth a large selection of Judit's exciting games, featuring wins against the leading contemporary chess players, including Garry Kasparov.
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    Judit Polgar

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    606 Puzzles for Chess Nuts
    For the true chess nut, the 64 squares of the chessboard represent a world of imaginative possibilities, where a bright idea can make the difference between triumph and destruction, victory and defeat. Each of these puzzles re-creates that world, putting the reader into a realistic game position with the tantalizing challenge of finding that elusive winning idea.
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    606 Puzzles for Chess Nuts

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    Chess Choice Challenge 3
    By popular demand, a third Chess Choice Challenge and another bumper bundle of tricky and varied chess positions on which to test your analytical ability. Multiple-choice questions direct your attention to different facets of each position, while you are also invited to 'take your pick' from a range of suggested continuations. Having wracked your brains to come to the correct conclusions, you can then compare your findings with those of Grandmaster Chris Ward whose deep and imaginative analytical solutions, spiced with his customary good humour, will help to increase your appreciation of the art of chess analysis - and also your playing strength!
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    Chess Choice Challenge 3

    Catalog Code: B0100BT
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    Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess
    Over the past few years the great chess player Garry Kasparov has written five best-selling books praising the contributions to chess made by the previous world champions. The series is called ''My Great Predecessors''. As a reaction to this wonderful series of books, leading chess writer Tibor Karolyi has written this imaginary sixth volume.
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    Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess

    Catalog Code: B0021BT
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    Jon Speelman's Best Games
    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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    Jon Speelman's Best Games

    Catalog Code: B0073BT
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    What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
    Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
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    What It Takes to Become a Chess Master

    Catalog Code: B0115BT
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    Sicilian Bb5 Revealed
    The Sicilian Bb5 is the most popular and successful Anti-Sicilian variation. Vassily Ivanchuk used it to score a stunning win against Gary Kasparov at Linares in 1991. This book provides full coverage of both 2...d6 3. Bb5+ and 2...Nc6 3.Bb5. It shows you how to implement in your own games the ideas that have worked so successfully at the highest level.
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    Sicilian Bb5 Revealed

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    Learn From Your Chess Mistakes
    This is a chess bible for the average club player; it identifies and addresses typical failings such as poor opening preparation, inappropriate choice of openings, being tricked, losing the thread of the position, miscalculation, lack of confidence, faulty judgment, time trouble, missing opportunities, confusion, failure to adjust, and losing the initiative.
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    Learn From Your Chess Mistakes

    Catalog Code: B0052BT
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    My 60 Memorable Games
    In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
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    My 60 Memorable Games

    Catalog Code: B0022BT
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    The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5
    The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) is the most important, popular, and talked about opening in chess. Its name is synonymous with such luminaries as Tal, Fischer, and Kasparov.
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    The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5

    Catalog Code: B0012BT
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    Critical Moments in Chess
    A unique exploration of those pivotal moments in which chess games are won or lost - if you know how to spot them. Packed with invaluable tips and tricks on identifying critical moments, illustrated with examples from 280 chess games. This exciting and unique book deals with an aspect of chess that is hard to pin down: those monumental moments in a game when the tide turns and the course of the game is altered.
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    Critical Moments in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0108BT
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    Controversial Samisch King's Indian
    The Samisch variation is commonly recognized as being the sharpest way of meeting the popular King's Indian Defence, although in its modern use by White, one is just as likely to see positional queenside play as any deadly assault on the black king. In this innovative opening book, Grandmaster Chris War takes a look at its transformation over time.
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    Controversial Samisch King's Indian

    Catalog Code: B0041BT
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    Transpo Tricks in Chess
    In chess, a transposition is a known position reached by a different move order than usual - a less obvious way of getting to somewhere you want to go, leading to confusion for your opponent. Every chess player has a number of them in his arsenal, and they are used most often in openings.
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    Transpo Tricks in Chess

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    Pawn Structure Chess
    Every chess player needs to know how to handle pawns. Pawns form the 'playing fields' of chess games, a semi-permanent structure that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This fully updated version of a timeless chess classic will give you the comprehensive knowledge to mastering pawn structures.
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    Pawn Structure Chess

    Catalog Code: B0116BT
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    World Championship Interzonals: Leningrad 1973
    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.
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    World Championship Interzonals: Leningrad 1973

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    Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection
    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

    Catalog Code: B0037BT
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    King's Indian Defence - Mar Del Plata Variation
    Yugoslav Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric is firmly established as one of the great pioneers of the King's Indian strategy and tactics. The variation he introduced in a tournament at Mar del Plata, Argentina, fifty years ago, is characterised by fierce attacks by the opposing sides - White on the queenside and Black on the castled king - making for exciting games and many dashing Black wins.
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    King's Indian Defence - Mar Del Plata Variation

    Catalog Code: B0076BT
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    The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player
    Grandmaster Bogdan Lilac provides a complete repertoire with the aggressive Grunfeld Defense, based around complete illustrative games. The Grunfeld has been a favorite of World Champions Fischer and Kasparov, and its young contemporary adherents include Vishwanathan Anand and Peter Leko.
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    The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

    Catalog Code: B0049BT
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    New Ideas in the Sveshnikov Sicilian
    The Sicilian Defence features many dramatic variations, but for sheer violence, few can equal the Sveshnikov. Black aims for maximum piece activity at the cost of a shattered pawn structure. Black's aim is to seize the initiative, regardless of the cost. If he is successful, then the pawns will look after themselves. On the other hand, white is looking to use black's weaknesses as spring-boards for a ferocious attack of his own.
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    New Ideas in the Sveshnikov Sicilian

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    Studying Chess Made Easy
    It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull.
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    Studying Chess Made Easy

    Catalog Code: B0110BT
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    Your Chess Questions Answered
    This text is aimed at the player who knows the moves but wants to know more. It has been written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players. Embarrassing questions answered before you even ask them! A unique 'agony aunt' approach. Written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players.
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    Your Chess Questions Answered

    Catalog Code: B0055OB
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