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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
    15. 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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    16. 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
    17. 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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    18. 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

    19. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

      Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

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      These 60 complete games, annotated throughout, emphasize Cuban master's elegant, classic, accurate, lethal endgame play against Alekhine, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Reti, the best. Here are real games from match and tournament play, but endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.

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    20. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

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      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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    21. Sicilian ...e6 and ...d6 Systems

      Sicilian ...e6 and ...d6 Systems

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      The variations of the Sicilian in which Black sets up a pawn centre with ...e6 and ...d6 have been popularized by such fighting players as Kasparov and Andersson. The play can become extremely sharp and many lines have been analyzed to move 20. This comprehensive work provides everything the modern tournament player needs to know about the Scheveningen and only a Grandmaster of the calibre of Kasparov can provide the strategy explanation necessary for an opening of this complexity.

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    22. The War Of the Chessmen

      The War Of the Chessmen

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      This is the first publication of a manuscript by del Rio written around 1800 but unpublished until this edition in 1984. The original Italian plus English commentary added by Professor Christopher Becker who has added a long scholarly introduction which traces the early development of chess and explains the place of this work in chess history.

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    23. Challenges in the Endgame

      Challenges in the Endgame

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      By working through Robert Brieger's collection of endgames studies, one will discover that there is a Knight figuring predominately in many of his problems: sometimes one sneaks in by underpromotion. The Houston Chess Club members have enjoyed watching Robert Brieger put together this very stimulating group of endgames. We are sure you will enjoy playing through the solutions. But beware the Brieger Knight! Learn More
    24. Ponziani Opening

      Ponziani Opening

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      The Ponziani (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3)has been an opening that has been overlooked frequently through the years. However it was played quite frequently throughout the 80's in Master-level and above tournament play. White has many ways to challenge each variant of Black's setup. Harding shows that Black's game is not as easy as many Black theorists would want you to believe. Learn More
    25. Philidor Defense - A Re-Appraisal

      Philidor Defense - A Re-Appraisal

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      This edition is a good guide to show the players the ideas in one of the most classic, solid openings against the Classic White's King's pawn setup. All the important variations are covered in Harding's classic style. Learn More
    26. The Literature of Chess

      The Literature of Chess

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      Through the fortunate chance of having developed a notation to record actual games, chess has become very much a literary game. This has resulted in a veritable flood of books, with more being written about chess than any other sport. Hence, for the average chess player who would like to improve, the choice among such a vast number of books can be bewildering. The author has undertaken to review those books written by the great writers of the game and to select recommendations.

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    27. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

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      This book contains a collection of the most brilliant, ingenious and outrageous moves ever played by Bobby Fischer, the American who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all time.

      These 101 moves - every one a move that either forced checkmate, gained material or lead to an overwhelmingly superior position - have been selected from among all of Fischer's recorded games, most of which were were played under tournament or match conditions.

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    28. Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO

      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO

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      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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    29. Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics

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      Russian grandmaster Gary Kasparov is the youngest world champion ever. He is renowned for his aggressive play and superior tactics, which the author, a U.S. national chess master, analyzes in this book of recapped pivotal positions. Pandolfini opens with a brief biographical sketch on Kasparov and then proceeds to discuss how Kasparov responded or might have responded to 150 or so actual and hypothetical situations.

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    30. 500 Sicilian Miniatures - Collection II

      500 Sicilian Miniatures - Collection II

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      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. Learn More
    31. Modern Art of Attack

      Modern Art of Attack

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      "The Art of Attack by Vukovic" ends with the Alekhine era --- the last example being in 1947. In the 1950's a new generation emerged starting with the daring play of Mikhail Tal. He and his contemporaries are where we begin with this book, taking the reader through the 1980's. The chapters are 1)Attacking the King Which Can't Castle, 2)Attacking the Uncastled King, 3)Attacking the Kingside Castled Positions, 4)St.George Attack, 5)Greek Gift Attack, 6)Defensive Measures, 7)Attacking the Opposite Side, 8)Couterattacking, 9)Great Attacking Players including Tal's Daring Sacrifical Attacks, Fischer's Scientific Style, Karpov's Fiery Attacking Style. A great book for players of all strengths. Learn More
    32. Winning with 1. e4

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      A complete opening system with White playing 1.e4. The author tells you what to play against each possible Black defense. His recommendations are not carved in stone so you can keep what you like and change the ones that do not appeal to you. If you play the "peak-a-boo" opening, you will want to change to the dynamic 1.e4! Start winning games! Learn More
    33. An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

      An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

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      "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. Learn More
    34. Pandolfini Endgame Course

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      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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    35. Sicilian - Taimanov

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      This modern variation goes 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 a6. It deals with all of the plans that both White and Black can choose. The author gives many suggestions for new lines of exploration, and gives exceptionally clear explanations of the basic strategies of the system. There are a number of illustratives games which show how the Taimanov strategies carry through to the middlegame and which will give you a genuine understanding of the system. Learn More
    36. An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

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      All successful players, from Grandmasters all the way down to club players, rely on an opening repertoire which is designed to produce the type of position that suits their style of play. This book is written for the kind of player who revels in complex tactical positions and who wants to attack from the word 'go'. Learn More

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