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    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play
    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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    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play

    Catalog Code: SWB0148EM
    Our Price: $16.50
    200 Brilliant Endgames
    Chernev blends anecdotes with observations on inspiring moves and combinations by well- and lesser-known players, including Troitzky, Réti, Kasparyan, Botvinnik, Kubbel, Rinck, and Grigoriev.
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    200 Brilliant Endgames

    Catalog Code: B0001DV
    Our Price: $11.95
    Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
    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

    Catalog Code: B0001EM
    Our Price: $26.95
    Silman's Complete Endgame Course
    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

    Catalog Code: B0001SI
    Our Price: $24.95
    Endgame Virtuoso Karpov
    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

    Catalog Code: B0002NIC
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    King and Pawn Endings
    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

    Catalog Code: B0003AC
    Our Price: $19.95
    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame
    This easy to read and understand book tells young players how to play the Endgame better. It is written in a format designed specifically for young players and is illustrated throughout with many great diagrams and cartoons to keep interest high.
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    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame

    Catalog Code: B0003PA
    Our Price: $9.95
    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO
    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

    Catalog Code: B0006ECO
    Our Price: $31.95
    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings
    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

    Catalog Code: B0007ECO
    Our Price: $31.95
    Starting Out - Pawn Endgames
    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

    Catalog Code: B0007EM
    Our Price: $17.95
    Just The Facts
    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

    Catalog Code: B0007LV
    Our Price: $26.95
    Dvoretsky Endgame Manual
    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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    Dvoretsky Endgame Manual

    Catalog Code: B0007RE
    Our Price: $34.95
    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK V - Minor Piece Endings
    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

    Catalog Code: B0008ECO
    Our Price: $31.95
    Starting Out - Minor Piece Endgames
    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

    Catalog Code: B0008EM
    Our Price: $17.95
    Secrets of Endgame Technique
    Proper technique is central to executing successful endgame play. This instructional guide provides information on how to study the endgame and analyze endgame positions. It also illustrates the highly important technique of converting an advantage.
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    Secrets of Endgame Technique

    Catalog Code: B0008OE
    Our Price: $39.95
    Starting Out - Rook Endgames
    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and well-known endgames expert Chris Ward begins with the absolute fundamentals of rook endgames. He gradually arms the reader with the indispensable knowledge and confidence needed to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Ward highlights the correct plans as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.
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    Starting Out - Rook Endgames

    Catalog Code: B0009EM
    Our Price: $26.95
    100 Endgames You Must Know
    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.
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    100 Endgames You Must Know

    Catalog Code: B0009NIC
    Our Price: $24.95
    639 Essential Endgame Positions
    From basic mates to sophisticated double-rook endgames, every important endgame concept is explained. Topics include every key combination of king and pawn endgames, bishops, knights, rooks, and queens, plus tricky endgames with no pawns. The thinking behind every position is explained in words, unlike diagram-only books.
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    639 Essential Endgame Positions

    Catalog Code: B0011CZ
    Our Price: $18.95
    Pandolfini Endgame Course
    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

    Catalog Code: B0017SS
    Our Price: $19.95
    Manual of Chess Endings- BOOK 4
    Over 600 positions focused entirely on endings. Covers pawn endings, Knight endings, Bishop endings, Bishop against Knight, mixed piece endings, mate with the minor pieces, Rook endings, Queen endings and endings with an unusual material balance.
    Aimed at intermediate players upwards.
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    Manual of Chess Endings- BOOK 4

    Catalog Code: B0018EU
    Our Price: $27.95
    Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    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

    Catalog Code: B0021DV
    Our Price: $12.95
    Practical Guide to Rook Endgames
    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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    Practical Guide to Rook Endgames

    Catalog Code: B0023RE
    Our Price: $14.95
    Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory
    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

    Catalog Code: B0024IS
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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

    Catalog Code: B0046BT
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    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
    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

    Catalog Code: B0047EU
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    Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
    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

    Catalog Code: B0048EU
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    Chess Endings Essential Knowledge
    By concentrating on the basic principles the average player is not only given a working knowledge of the endgame but also a firm foundation on which to further develop his or her interest and technique in this fascinating stage of a chess game.
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    Chess Endings Essential Knowledge

    Catalog Code: B0050EM
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    Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies
    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

    Catalog Code: B0050IS
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    Tragicomedy in the Endgame
    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

    Catalog Code: B0052RE
    Our Price: $29.95
    Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 3RD EDITION
    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 - 3RD EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0053NIC
    Our Price: $29.95
    Capablanca - A Primer of Checkmate
    Jose Raul Capablanca is renowned for his exquisite positional play and flawless endgame technique. But "The Chess Machine" was also a master of that other way to deliver mate: the attack on the enemy king. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning chess coach and author Frisco Del Rosario shines a long-overdue light on this neglected aspect of Capablanca's record. He illustrates how the Cuban genius used positional concepts to build up irresistible king hunts, embodying the principles of good play advocated by the unequaled teacher, C.J.S. Purdy.
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    Capablanca - A Primer of Checkmate

    Catalog Code: B0055EU
    Our Price: $19.95
    Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky
    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

    Catalog Code: B0058IS
    Our Price: $19.95
    365 Selected Endgames
    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

    Catalog Code: B0062IS
    Our Price: $24.95
    Fundamental Chess Endings
    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

    Catalog Code: B0109GB
    Our Price: $29.95
    The Survival Guide to Rook Endings
    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

    Catalog Code: B0115GB
    Our Price: $14.95
    A Guide To Chess Endings
    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

    Catalog Code: B0118IS
    Our Price: $25.95

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