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  17. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
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  21. Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan (1)
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    Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0001EM

    Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.
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    Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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    Silman's Complete Endgame Course
    A Revolutionary Book on Chess Endgames, Designed to Ensure that Players Understand Everything They Need to Know at their Rating Levels, and Prepare them to Advance to the Next Level
    Catalog Code: B0001SI

    For more than 100 years, the world's leading chess players and teachers have told their students to study the endgame. Now, for the first time, a revolutionary, richly instructive endgame book has been designed for players of all levels. Silman's Complete Endgame Course, by famed writer and player Jeremy Silman, is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.
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    Silman's Complete Endgame Course

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    Endgame Virtuoso Karpov
    His 100 Best Endgames!
    Catalog Code: B0002NIC

    Anatoly Karpov's legendary endgame technique has always been something of an enigma. Karpov became worldchampion 1975 (having been preceded by Bobby Fischer). He managed to win positions which nearly everybody else estimated as a draw with his fine end game technique.
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    Endgame Virtuoso Karpov

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    King and Pawn Endings
    Catalog Code: B0003AC

    Now for the first time, the average player can sit down with a strong teacher and study king and pawn endings effectively and completely. GM Fishbein has selected the basic positions essential to any player's chess education, arranged them in a logical ascending order of difficulty and explained them move-by-move in clear language. To make sure that every lesson finds its mark, he has classified every example according to the basic idea or theme it illustrates.
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    King and Pawn Endings

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO
    Catalog Code: B0006ECO

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

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings
    Catalog Code: B0007ECO

    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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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings

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    Starting Out - Pawn Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0007EM

    Endgames involving only kings and pawns are the most fundamental of all chess positions, and a firm understanding of them is required in order to become confident of tackling more complex endings that preceded them. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and distinguished endgames expert Glenn Flear focuses on the very basics of pawn endings.
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    Starting Out - Pawn Endgames

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    Just The Facts
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: B0007LV

    Nothing more clearly separates chess master from chess wannabe than winning endgame play. For most chess players, victory is the real finish line. And the endgame is the last lap of the race. This revised, updated edition of Just the Facts! brings English readers the once strictly guarded and time-tested Soviet training methods, the key to the 50-year Russian dominance of the chess world. Winning Chess Endgames can take you from beginner to master.
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    Just The Facts

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    Dvoretsky Endgame Manual
    4th EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0007RE

    The Fourth Edition of a Modern Classic When you are serious about improving your endgame skills, it is time for Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual. Perhaps the best known and most respected instructor of world class chessplayers, Mark Dvoretsky has produced a comprehensive work on the endgame that will reward players of all strengths. For those ready to immerse themselves in endgame theory, there may be no better manual available today. But, even if you do not play at master level, the book has been designed to help your endgame too. Basic theories and ''must-know'' concepts are highlighted in blue. You may skip the more complex analysis, focus on the text in blue, and still improve your endgame technique.
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    Dvoretsky Endgame Manual

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK V - Minor Piece Endings
    Catalog Code: B0008ECO

    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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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK V - Minor Piece Endings

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    Starting Out - Minor Piece Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0008EM

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and renowned endgame expert John Emms concentrates on the absolute fundamentals of minor piece endings and slowly but surely arms the reader with the essential knowledge and confidence to move onto slightly trickier positions.
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    Starting Out - Minor Piece Endgames

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    100 Endgames You Must Know
    Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player
    Catalog Code: B0009NIC

    Most players tend to neglect the endgame, many even dodge the endgame by taking extreme risks in the middlegame, simply because they feel uncertain about the final phase. But time limits have shortened, and the endgame has to be played fast. A solid basic knowledge is vital. There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few endgames one must know. Here the 100 endgames are presented that:show up most frequently in practice are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts useful in more difficult positions. 100 Endgames You Must Know is a practical tool to improve your knowledge of endgames most likely to arise in an actual game.
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    100 Endgames You Must Know

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    Pandolfini Endgame Course
    Basic Endgame Concepts Explained by America's Leading Chess Teacher
    Catalog Code: B0017SS

    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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    Pandolfini Endgame Course

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    Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    Catalog Code: B0021DV

    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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    Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

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    Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory
    Catalog Code: B0024IS

    Pal Benko is one of the world's leading grandmasters of chess. He was once ranked in the top ten players in the world and is now the world's leading authority on chess endgames.
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    Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory

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    Endgame Play
    Catalog Code: B0046BT

    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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    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: B0047EU

    The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure).
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    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

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    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0048EU

    The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure). The result surpassed all expectations: dozens of grand masters and masters graduated from the school - Sergey Rublevsky, Alice Galliamova, Ruslan Scherbakov, Maxim Sorokin, Michael Ulibin, Svetlana Prudnikova, Tatiana Shumjakina and many others.
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    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

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    Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies
    Catalog Code: B0050IS

    Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan (1910-1995) is considered to have been without doubt the greatest composer and analyst of chess endgame studies ever. He was so great that when a great new chess star named Kasparyan appeared on the scene, the Soviet authorities decided to change the name of the second Kasparyan to Kasparov to avoid confusion. In this book, his master work, Kasparyan first classifies endgame studies into the analytic as opposed to artistic. Analytic studies are those likely to arise in an actual game.
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    Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies

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    Tragicomedy in the Endgame
    Instructive Mistakes of the Masters
    Catalog Code: B0052RE

    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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    Tragicomedy in the Endgame

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    Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION
    A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0053NIC

    ENDGAME TACTICS is an affordable guide that reduces the psychological burden of endgame instruction by showing that endgames are actually quite enjoyable because of the tactics! There is no substitute for hard work in getting better at chess, but the fact of the matter is that we always work harder at something we love. By enjoying the entertainment of real life endgame tactics, and (at least for the moment) forgetting about theoretical positions that seem distant from everyday practice, the amateur player learns to love the endgame.
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    Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION

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    Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky
    Catalog Code: B0058IS

    Alexey Alexeyevich Troitzky (1866-1942) is considered to have been the greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses, but few can equal the output of Troitzky. In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess endgame studies.
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    Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky

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    365 Selected Endgames
    One for Each Day of the Year
    Catalog Code: B0062IS

    This book is written in both German and English. Some knowledge of both Classic notation and Algebraic (mainly the latter) is needed to follow all the notes. The book is mainly a series of fairly difficult endgame studies. I went through the book and solved each problem in the manner that the authors suggested in their preface. It helped me win many Chess tournament games that would have otherwise been draws and also draw many games that should have been lost.
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    365 Selected Endgames

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    Fundamental Chess Endings
    A New Endgame Encyclopedia for the 21st Century
    Catalog Code: B0109GB

    In a major event in chess publishing, two German endgame experts have produced a masterly one-volume encyclopaedia that covers all major endgames. This is the first truly modern one-volume endgame encyclopaedia. It makes full use of endgame tablebases and analytical engines that access these tablebases; where previous authors could only make educated guesses, Muller and Lamprecht have often been able to state the definitive truth, or get much closer to it.
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    Fundamental Chess Endings

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    The Survival Guide to Rook Endings
    A Practical Course in the Most Important Type of Chess Endgame
    Catalog Code: B0115GB

    For all chess-players - from beginners to grandmasters, and whatever their style of play - one thing is certain: rook endings will arise in a great many of their games. Yet it is precisely in this area of the game that many players give away hard-earned points, either through lack of knowledge or inadequate understanding. Most previous books on the subject have been extremely technical and theoretical, but this one is different. John Emms provides the essential specific knowledge and explains the key concepts that will enable readers to find the right plan in most common types of rook endings.
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    The Survival Guide to Rook Endings

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    A Guide To Chess Endings
    Catalog Code: B0118IS

    This book makes a fairly thorough study of those endings most likely to occur in play, especially those with rooks. This book is best worked through as a course of study, so that the underlying ideas are absorbed and a sound positional judgment is acquired it is at first not necessary to understand every nuance, far less to try to remember the more difficult variations; indeed one might pass over the sub-variations at first reading.
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    A Guide To Chess Endings

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    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
    The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0145GB

    In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames.Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
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    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

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    Practical Endgame Play - Beyond the Basics
    The Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter
    Catalog Code: B0148EM

    The Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter! Welcome to a new type of endgame book. A book that includes...The most common endgames you will ever encounter. Examinations of material balances you will reach in almost half of your games. Over 500 pages of grandmaster advice and analysis, assisted by the latest computer software.
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    Practical Endgame Play - Beyond the Basics

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    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
    The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0163GB

    In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames. Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
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    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

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    Understanding Chess Endgames
    Featuring the 100 Most Important Endgame Ideas
    Catalog Code: B0171GB

    One of the world's foremost chess writers provides everything you need to know about chess endgames!Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge, John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames and typical thinking methods, and so equips readers with all the skills needed to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and beyond.
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    Understanding Chess Endgames

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    Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0198EM

    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
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    Winning Chess Endings

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    From the Middlegame into Endgame
    Catalog Code: B0210EM

    Grandmaster Edmar Mednis, a world expert on the endgame, shows how to proceed in the minimum number of moves from the opening to a favorable endgame, essentially bypassing the middlegame. He discusses 11 different openings, including both open and closed systems, in each case explaining the best routes to particular endgame positions. These positions are then analyzed, using master games to illustrate various winning plans. Because of the clear exposition of endgame principles, the student will learn not only about these specific positions, but also about endgame play in general.
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    From the Middlegame into Endgame

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    CLEARANCE - American Chess Art
    Catalog Code: CB0038CD

    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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    CLEARANCE - American Chess Art

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    CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: CB0046CD

    This book deals with how to develop endgame technique in essential, but practical endings for advanced players (Class B and above). The eleven chapters are: (1) A Review of Basic Endgames, (2) Knight Endings-Part One, (3) Knight Endings-Part Two, (4) Bishop vs Knight, (5) Bishops of Opposite Color, (6) Rook Endings, (7) Double Rook Endings, (8) Rook & Bishop vs Rook & Bishop, (9) Queen and Rook vs Queen and Rook, (10) Queen Endings, and (11) Queen and Bishop vs Queen and Knight. This book will provide the advanced player with practical advice on how to play positions and is an invaluable guide to the properties of the individual pieces and how they combine together There is no other endgame book for the stronger player like this one - it is a classic.
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    CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players

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    CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: CB0067CD

    Smith: ''Have you studied Volume 1 by Silman? If you have not, you are wasting your time and my time. You must have the basics he covers. Basics are everything. Basics are to build on. The difference between strong endgame players and weak ones is not rating strength, but rather a lack of basic knowledge, and maybe even a lack of will and perseverance. This 2nd and final volume will take you to endgame Master strength. Take your board and men and set up each of the 275 positions and work through every move. I explain each White and each Black move so you know what is happening from each side of the board. As White with the advantage you must learn how to win a won position, and as Black with a bad position, you must learn to put up a fight - such a fight to give you a chance to draw or even win. I teach you this endgame technique in 298 pages.''
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    CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2

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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 2
    Simple Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0057EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

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