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  1. Tal Botvinnik 1960

    Tal Botvinnik 1960

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    One of the greatest books ever written about a world championship match. Take a trip with the Magician from Riga as he invites you to share his thoughts and feelings as he does battle for the world title.

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  2. How To Think In Chess

    How To Think In Chess

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    How to Think in Chess is the rare book that explains in clear terms the techniques chess masters use to find their moves. The authors, an international chess champion and a trained professional thinker, are uniquely qualified on the subject. They offer you both academic research and personal experience. How to Think in Chess teaches you practical ways of thinking to win.

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  3. A Parent's Guide to Chess

    A Parent's Guide to Chess

    Regular Price: $14.95

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    So your child has discovered Chess. You've probably heard the good news from teachers and other parents: kids who play Chess do better in school and learn self-reliance and analytical skills. It's great that your kid is interested in an activity that offers such lifelong benefits and provides so many chances to learn real life lessons - and it is so much fun!

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  4. Chess Cafe Puzzle Book

    Chess Cafe Puzzle Book

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    This book offers every type of tactical motif imaginable, from the more common back rank mates, pins, skewers, forks and the like up to and including some of the most beautiful and rare combinations. This is a tactical book that will prove exceptionally useful for a wide range of players, intermediate through master strength and even beyond.

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  5. Chess Mazes

    Chess Mazes

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    The planning and visualization skills that come from working on Chess Mazes are valuable and instructive. If you are one who often loses games by hanging pieces or missing mates, then this is the book for you. There are many good books which present chess combinations and explain tactical motifs with the goal of training your tactical ability.

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  6. Practical Guide to Rook Endgames

    Practical Guide to Rook Endgames

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    Improve your understanding and play of these most important endings with comprehensive but clear explanations by one of the most respected chess instructors of our era. As most chess players know, rook endgames represent approximately half of all endings reached in master games. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that chess players wishing to improve their skill must thoroughly familiarize themselves with this critical part of endgame study.

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  7. A Legend on the Road

    A Legend on the Road

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    A Legend on the Road deals with Bobby before he had become a household name. A complete unknown he wasn't, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit - including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair - but U.S. chess players bad never had a real opportunity to see him in action without traveling thousands of miles.

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  8. Victor Bologan - Selected Games

    Victor Bologan - Selected Games

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    Power Chess at it's Best! Moldovian Grandmaster Victor Bologan is among the world's strongest and most dynamic grandmasters. You are invited to join him on a highly personal, autobiographical journey, as he presents 52 of his games, deeply annotated. These games are highlighted against a background of his life experiences and development, resulting in one of the most splendid game collections available today.

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  9. Topalov vs. Kramnik - 2006 World Championship

    Topalov vs. Kramnik - 2006 World Championship

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    Two world champions, in a class by themselves. The profound Russian World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who had defeated the seemingly invincible Kasparov to take the "classical" world title in 2000. The brilliant Bulgarian Challenger Veselin Topalov, ranked No. 1 in the world, winner of the FIDE title in 2005. The immovable object versus the irresistible force.

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  10. A Strategic Opening Repertoire

    A Strategic Opening Repertoire

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    In 1998 a slim volume by IM John Donaldson explored the crafting of a sophisticated but easily assimilated group of interrelated opening strategies intending to establish small but lasting advantages. The result, A Strategic Opening Repertoire was an instant success. Now this second edition, revised by Danish FM Carsten Hansen with the assistance of John Donaldson, is greatly expanded - twice the size, with many more games and detailed explanations.

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  11. Back to Basics - Fundamentals

    Back to Basics - Fundamentals

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    How about a Nice Game of Chess?

    The game of chess has challenged and delighted the world for centuries. In Back to Basics: Fundamentals, the essential building blocks of the royal game are presented simply and in an easy-to-understand format. With the expert guidance of chess master Branislav Francuski, you will learn how the chess pieces move and capture; the underlying principles of the game; how to spot and carry out simple checkmates; and understand the basic tactical ideas that are so important to playing and winning.

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  12. Chess Cafe Puzzle Book 2

    Chess Cafe Puzzle Book 2

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    As most chess instructors and players know, it is much more difficult to teach and learn strategic concepts than tactics. In this program, German grandmaster Dr. Karsten Mueller will help you develop your strategic chessplaying skills.

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  13. St. Petersburg 1909

    St. Petersburg 1909

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    This is the official tournament book, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation. It was written by Emanuel Lasker. He annotated all 175 games in the clear, instructive style that would become his trademark.

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  14. New York 1924

    New York 1924

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    One of the most remarkable and famous chess tournaments ever took place in New York City in March and April 1924. It had a narrative that is still striking today: Three world champions, undisputed world champions mind you, fulfilling their destiny. The stunning performance of the 55-year-old former world champion Emanuel Lasker. The seemingly invincible reigning world champion Jose Capablanca suffering his first loss in eight years. And all 110 tournament games deeply annotated by future world champion Alexander Alekhine.

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  15. London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

    London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

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    London 1922 is important for all these reasons, but it also served as the setting for the creation of the famous 'London Rules' which would for years govern the way in which prospective challengers to the title would have the right to play the champion. As an added bonus, all fourteen games of the 1921 Capablanca-Lasker title match - with annotations by Capa himself - have been added to this new 21st-century edition.

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  16. Bobby Fischer - The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion

    Bobby Fischer - The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion

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    Now, for the first time, every one of his 736 tournament and match games is presented with insightful explanations and analysis. Best-selling chess author, German International Grandmaster Karsten Muller, annotates each game of the player many believe to be the greatest of all time.

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  17. Jose Raul Capablanca - Third World Chess Champion

    Jose Raul Capablanca - Third World Chess Champion

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    The name of Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942), the third world champion, is indelibly inscribed in the annals of chess history. Capablanca's technique, intuition, remarkably quick calculation, and sense for elegant combinations made him the paragon of grandmasters during his lifetime. At the peak of his career Capablanca was almost invincible; each of his losses was regarded as a sensation. His books, articles, and lucid annotations became instant classics.

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  18. Emanuel Lasker - Second World Chess Champion

    Emanuel Lasker - Second World Chess Champion

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    Join Russian chess historians Isaak and Vladimir Linder as they take you on a journey exploring the life and games of the great world champion Emanuel Lasker. Isaak Linder is regarded as one of the pre-eminent chess historians of the modern era. He is the author of many books, including the widely acclaimed books in the ChessCafe World Chess Champions Series.

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  19. Elements of Positional Evaluation

    Elements of Positional Evaluation

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    This ground-breaking book by best-selling chess author Dan Heisman addresses the evaluation and understanding of how static features affect the value of the pieces in a given position. Now in its fourth edition, emphasis is placed on the static evaluation of each piece's value and its role in the overall position rather than the assessment of a specific position, but Heisman's approach can also be applied to help evaluate entire positions by helping to answer the questions who stands better, by how much, and why?

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  20. Chess Words of Wisdom

    Chess Words of Wisdom

    Our Price: $34.95

    This is 534-page one-of-a-kind chess book belongs in every serious chess player's library. It contains all of the useful, practical, information from over 400 chess books (plus many other sources). It is jam-packed with principles, tips, techniques, tricks, rules-of-thumb, general advice, and chess pearls of wisdom from the Masters.

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  21. The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3

    The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3

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    One of the most important skills a chessplayer needs is the ability to defend a position that is under siege. In this third volume in the highly acclaimed, best-selling ChessCafe Puzzle Book series, International Grandmaster Karsten Mueller, along with International Master Merijn van Delft, examines and expounds upon the vital defensive concepts and techniques used to repulse enemy attacks.

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  22. Vienna 1922

    Vienna 1922

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    The First - and Sadly the Last - Book by Larry Evans, Vienna 1922 is remembered as one of the first great tournaments after World War I. All the stars of the day (Alekhine, Bogoljubow, Grunfeld, Maroczy, Reti, Spielmann, Tarrasch and Tartakover) played except Capablanca and Lasker, but it was Akiba Rubinstein who was to turn in an outstanding success scoring an undefeated 11 1/2 from 14 to finish a point and half ahead of second place Tartakover and two and a half points ahead of Alekhine.

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  23. New York 1927

    New York 1927

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    Alekhine's Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine's account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an exceptional agenda, an anti-Capablanca agenda.

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  24. Sacking the Citadel

    Sacking the Citadel

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    Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea!

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  25. Dvoretsky Endgame Manual

    Dvoretsky Endgame Manual

    Our Price: $34.95

    Russian International Master Mark Dvoretsky is perhaps the most respected chess instructor in the world today. His latest work, Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, is sure to become a classic reference book on one of the most difficult and subtle phases in chess.

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  26. Tragicomedy in the Endgame

    Tragicomedy in the Endgame

    Our Price: $29.95

    This book is designed to highlight the key concepts of the most common chess endgames and will prove quite instructive to chessplayers of all levels. Topics include: The King in the Endgame, Pawn play, Zugzwang, Saving Methods, Tactics in the Endgame, Piece Maneuvering, Piece Exchanges, "Technique"... and much more!

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  27. 212 Surprising Checkmates

    212 Surprising Checkmates

    Our Price: $9.95

    With this instructive manual, players can learn to concentrate on one-, two- and three-move checkmates, focusing on their opponents' last moves and keeping alert to new possibilities, rather than getting blinded by previous calculations. Written by two experienced chess teachers, this volumes first 100 exercises concern checkmates in one move, while the remaining exercises represent game-like positions for checkmates in two and three moves.

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  28. Chess Juggler

    Chess Juggler

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    These games are entertaining and instructive, and often somewhat unusual as they illustrate how one may prey upon human weaknesses.

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  29. Masters of the Chessboard

    Masters of the Chessboard

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    Ask most chessplayers about the works by Richard Reti, and most will quickly reply Modern Ideas in Chess. His Masters of the Chessboard will be a distant second and that is unfortunate, because in many ways Masters is more comprehensive and instructive than its better-known predecessor.

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  30. The Modern Morra Gambit

    The Modern Morra Gambit

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    In this completely revised second edition, the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle. Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them.

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  31. The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein - VOLUME 2

    The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein - VOLUME 2

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    This greatly enlarged second edition chronicles the second half (1921-1961) of the Polish grandmaster's life. Dozens of archival photographs, photographs and approximately 40% more material finish off this splendid work, completing the journey begun in volume 1.

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  32. Profession - Chessplayer

    Profession - Chessplayer

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    You are now invited to join the author in a very personal autobiographical journey, as he traces his development from one of many gifted chessplaying children to a powerful international grandmaster, a member of the world's chess elite.

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  33. Zurich 1953

    Zurich 1953

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    A great tournament deserves a great book. That's what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament

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  34. Chess Analytics

    Chess Analytics

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    Grivas presents almost 240 games, most with complete scores to assist comprehension, illustrating his themes with practical, insightful examples and explanations.

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  35. How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

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    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess is a book that truly starts at the beginning, with the most basic idea of all: the straight line. This book offers clear explanations, opportunities to practice each concept before moving on, and a systematic progression of ideas. Learn More
  36. My Best Games of Chess

    My Best Games of Chess

    Our Price: $34.95

    In chess literature, there have only been a very few chess books that have immediately-and permanently-established themselves as classics. Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker, Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti and Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky are three that come to mind. There are of course others, among them My Best Games of Chess, 1908-1937 by the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine. Learn More

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