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    Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez
    Celebrado En La Habana Del 15 De Febrero Al 6 De Marco De 1913
    Catalog Code: B0289IS

    José Raúl Capablanca fue un ajedrecista cubano, campeón mundial de ajedrez de 1921 a 1927. En 1913 jugó en La Habana y terminó segundo detrás de Frank Marshall, habiendo perdido una de las partidas contra el norteamericano después de tener una posición ventajosa. Reuben Fine afirmó que Capablanca había exigido al alcalde el desalojar a todos los espectadores para que no lo vieran en el mal estado de ánimo mientras perdía.
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    World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953
    Catalog Code: B0285IS

    Whenever any grandmaster of chess is asked the question “Which chess book helped you the most” or “To what book do you most attribute your success”, the answer is almost always the same. All or almost all grandmasters say there is one book that stands above all others in leading to success over the board. The name of that book is: International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Zurich 1953 by David Bronstein, which is reprinted here under the more commonly used title of World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953.
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    World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953

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    International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0284IS

    Whenever any grandmaster of chess is asked the question “Which chess book helped you the most” or “To what book do you most attribute your success”, the answer is almost always the same. What is it that makes this book so much better than the others? Is it the deep analysis, the explanation of the ideas or is it the personality of the author himself in his exuberant explanations of how the struggle creates art.
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    International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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    Chess World Championship 1972 - Fischer vs. Spassky
    The Definitive Work of the Great Match. A Comment And Diagram After Every Move.
    Catalog Code: B0279IS

    This is the most complete book on the Match for the World Chess Championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky. For every move, there is a diagram and an explanation of the reasons for the move. This new version of this timeless classic includes a new introduction, which includes comments and revelations by leading Soviet Grandmasters concerning the match and its outcome.
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    Chess World Championship 1972 - Fischer vs. Spassky

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    Magnus Carlsen - Vishwanathan Anand 2014 Rematch for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0268IS

    Including all games from the 2014 World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen. All games have been highly annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE.
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    Magnus Carlsen - Vishwanathan Anand 2014 Rematch for the World Chess Championship

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    Carlsen's Assault on the Throne
    Catalog Code: B0091QT

    In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship. Carlsens Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsens dramatic journey: from one of eight challengers in the London Candidates tournament, with the near disaster in the final rounds, ending with triumph in Chennai. With behind-the-scenes stories and top-level analysis of the games, Kotronias & Logothetis have written the ultimate book on how Carlsen became the 16th undisputed World Chess Champion. This hardcover edition includes over a hundred colour photographs
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    Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

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    Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0245IS

    Including all games from the World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen and a ground breaking history of the World Chess Champions, including representative games by each of the 19 prior holders of the world title. All annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. Includes 36 annotated chess games, 234 chess diagrams, plus puzzles and quizzes based upon the games of the match.
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    French Winawer Poison Pawn
    A Dynamic Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0244IS

    The French Defense is all the rage these days, and there are plenty of books examining the opening from Black's point of view. This book is a reaction from the other side.
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    French Winawer Poison Pawn

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    The Hague-Moscow 1948
    Match/Tournament for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0068RE

    On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament
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    The Hague-Moscow 1948

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    San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0024CA

    Alekhine's super performance with 14 out of 15 against the world's best lacking only Capablanca and Em. Lasker. Excellent notes by Robert Sherwood, Alekhine, Maroczy, Nimzowitsch, Bogoljubow, Yates, Vidmar, etc. As Euwe later wrote about Alekhine's games at San Remo in Meet the Masters: "His wins in this tournament exhibited, one and all, the art of chess at its most perfect yet." Hardback book with all games annotated and with many diagrams. Part of the Great Tournament series.
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    Saint Petersburg 1895/96
    Catalog Code: B0025CA

    With the conclusion of the great Hastings Tournament in September of 1895, it became apparent that a new chess star of the first magnitude had appeared: Harry Nelson Pillsbury. His debut was dramatic and striking, for this virtual unknown had eclipsed the best players of that time with a combination of élan and grace. However, the revelation of a new world-class player brought with it the natural questions of both skeptics and admirers, some demanding verification and others eager to see their hero demonstrate his mastery with further verve. The five highest players at Hastings were invited for the St. Petersburg tournament: Pillsbury, Chigorin, Lasker, Tarrasch and Steinitz. Tarrasch declined, the others accepted. Each of these players had plenty of reason to fight hard for first place in Saint Petersburg 1895/96. It is one of the strongest chess tournaments ever held.
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    Saint Petersburg 1895/96

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    Reunited
    Kramnik vs. Topalov 2006
    Catalog Code: B0243IS

    Following the split with FIDE when World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defended his title in a match with Nigel Short in 1993 outside of FIDE, there had been two world chess champions, the “Classical Champion” who had won his title by defeating the current champion in a long match, and the FIDE World Champion who had won one of the World Championship tournaments organized by FIDE.
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    Reunited

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    Fischer Spassky
    Report On the Chess Match of the Century
    Catalog Code: B0240IS

    AT LAST- after cancellations, protests, demands, disappearances, apologies, reporter limitations, referee uncertaincies, chessboard glares, unsuitable chairs and disputes about lighting, noise, and player and audience distance were resolved-at last Bobby Fischer was in Iceland and ready to play. Jully 11, 1972, the Green Day, had arrived at last...
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    Both Sides of the Chessboard
    An Analysis of the Fischer / Spassky Chess Match
    Catalog Code: B0241IS

    An analysis of the 1972 World Championship Chess Match from both sides of the chessboard - a Russian and an American analysis.
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    Both Sides of the Chessboard

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    The World Chess Championship - 1951
    Botvinnik v. Bronstein
    Catalog Code: B0222IS

    The 1951 match for the World Chess Championship was exceptionally hard fought. Each player won 5 games and the remaining 14 games were drawn. The match ended in a 12-12 tie and, under the rules, the champion, Botvinnik, retained his title. A new appendix has been added to the end of this book with all the games converted to Algebraic notation and the concluded diagram for each game.
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    The World Chess Championship - 1951

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    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz
    Catalog Code: B0212IS

    The 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament in Portoroz was one of the most important and strongest tournaments in chess history, and is still regularly discussed in chess circles today. This is the tournament where the 15-year-old Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title and first became a contender for the World Chess Championship. It is also the tournament where Mikhail Tal finally got his first chance to compete in a grandmaster tournament outside of the Soviet Union, and started one of the longest non-losing streaks in chess history on his march to the World Chess Championship.
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    London International Chess Tournament 1883
    Catalog Code: B0170IS

    The London International tournament of 1883 was the strongest tournament ever held in the world up until that time. It was considered to be a tournament for the World Chess Championship. It featured the strongest players in the world of that time. Steinitz, Zukertort , Blackburne, Chigorin, Mackenzie, Mason, Winawar and possibly English would be considered grandmasters on the modern standard. Rosenthal, Bird and even Noa would be international masters.
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    London International Chess Tournament 1883

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    Fischer vs. Spassky
    The Chess Match of the Century
    Catalog Code: B0168IS

    The World Chess Championship Match 1972 The chess match of the century has finally taken place and chess masters throughout the world have already agreed that some of the games are among the greatest that have ever been played.
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    Fischer vs. Spassky

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    Zurich 1953
    15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0058RE

    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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    Zurich 1953

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    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION
    1845-2011
    Catalog Code: B0009MF

    This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through 2011. Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis.
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    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

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    Pasadena 1932 International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0022CA

    Long in the making. Part of The Great Tournaments Series. An Alekhine victory, albeit a shaky one, ahead of Kashdan, Dake/ Reshevsky/ Steiner, Borochow, Bernstein/ Factor/ Fine/ Reinfeld, Araiza, Fink. All 54 of the known games out of the 66 played are given with notes. Good photos, especially of Alekhine.
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    Pasadena 1932 International Chess Tournament

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    New York 1927
    Catalog Code: B0050RE

    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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    London 1980
    Phillips and Drew Kings Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0079IS

    Phillips and Drew/GLC Kings 1980 was one of the great chess events. London was a desert for international tournament chess from 1948-1973. In 1975 there was the Evening Standard London Chess Fortnight. Although these were fine events and very valuable to English chess; they could not be compared with the events in Hastings and Teesside.
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    London 1980

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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
    Catalog Code: B0308EM

    Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
    Catalog Code: E-B0308EM

    Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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    Botvinnik - Petrosian
    The 1963 World Chess Championship Match
    Catalog Code: B0126NIC

    This book marks the end of an era: the mighty Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995) loses his world title fifteen years after he conquered the highest crown for the first time. It is a gripping account of a heroic battle. The ageing Botvinnik desperately tries to bounce back after his Armenian opponent Tigran Petrosian has taken an early lead, but ultimately fails.
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    Trophy Chess
    An Account of the Lessing Rosenwald Tournament - NY 1954-1955
    Catalog Code: B0056IS

    Trophy Chess was one of Bobby Fischer's favorite books. He studied it with great care during his sudden appearance right after this tournament and his rapid rise to the top, culminating in his winning his first of eight US Chess Championships in 1957/58. It is nicely laid out and designed and is easy to read. In his famous "My 60 Memorable Games" Fischer later collaborated with Evans, who served as his second during his rise to the world championship and became one of America's best-selling chess authors with over 20 books to his credit.
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    AVRO 1938 International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0021CA

    Full notes to all the games PLUS some excellent photos and extensive commentary on the prelude and aftermath to this great event, the strongest tournament ever held up to that time. The AVRO tournament was held in the Netherlands in 1938, sponsored by the Dutch broadcasting company AVRO. The event was a double round-robin tournament.
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    AVRO 1938 International Chess Tournament

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    The Greatest Tournaments 2001-2009
    Catalog Code: B0003SHV

    The tournaments are presented in chronological order. Along with a crosstable of the event, each tournament is represented by the best game of the tournament winner, the best game played at the tournament, and the game with the most important theoretical novelty. There is also a selection of game fragments, the most beautiful combinations and endings.
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    The Greatest Tournaments 2001-2009

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    Kings of Chess
    Championships of the Twentieth Century
    Catalog Code: B0057IS

    This is one of the great classics of chess literature. British Champion William Winter deeply annotates 50 games that were played in matches for the World Chess Championship, starting with the 1907 match between Lasker and Marshall and ending with the 1951 match between Botvinnk and Bronstein. Winter writes with authority about these famous games, because he was personally present when many of them were played.
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    Kings of Chess

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    6th American Chess Congress
    Catalog Code: B0005IS

    New York 1889 was the strongest chess tournament ever held up until that time. It was supposed to be for the World Chess Championship, but it has never been recognized as such, primarily because Steinitz, who helped organize the event and who was present as a journalist, refused to play.
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    6th American Chess Congress

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    Second Piatigorsky Cup International
    International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held in Santa Monica, CA in August 1966
    Catalog Code: B0077IS

    Ten of the world's strongest chess players competed in the strongest chess tournament ever held in the US. All ten of the players have provided annotations to their games. Every one of the 90 games in the tournament is annotated. All the games have been converted to modern Algebraic Notation with diagrams. The games are annotated by Jan H. Donner, Robert Fischer, Borislav Ivkov, Bent Larsen, Miguel Najdorf, Tigran Petrosian, Lajos Portisch, Samuel Reshevsky, Boris Spassky, and Wolfgang Unzicker. Introduction by Gregor Piatigorsky. Edited by Isaac Kashdan with a new foreword by Sam Sloan.
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    Second Piatigorsky Cup International

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    First Piatigorsky Cup International
    International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held in Los Angeles, CA in August 1963
    Catalog Code: B0075IS

    To help bring to the United States chess of the highest quality in the world, Mrs. Gregor Piatigorsky and her husband, the world renowned cellist, created the Piatigorsky Cup as a symbol of excellence in chess. Along with the trophy went the finest playing conditions and the highest prizes ever offered for any chess event. For the first time since 1932, a world chess champion appeared in an American tournament when Tigran Petrosian, USSR, joined seven other of the greatest international grandmasters in a month of competition at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
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    First Piatigorsky Cup International

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    London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0043RE

    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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    San Antonio 1972
    Church's Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0073IS

    San Antonio 1972 was either the strongest chess tournament ever played in the history of the United States or, if not the very strongest, then second only to New York 1924. What makes this book especially great is not merely was it a great tournament with great players, but that the players annotated some of their own games. In this day and age, there are millions of games in the chess databases, but annotated games are increasingly hard to find.
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    San Antonio 1972

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    Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess Tournaments
    Catalog Code: B0017CA

    Publisher Dale Brandreth has a fine track record of bringing out high quality tournament books and best games collections. Here he rescues two lesser known US tournaments with the help of the energetic Robert Sherwood who provides detailed analyses to all the games. The Chicago International of 1926 saw Frank Marshall top the field ahead of Maroczy and Torre, with other famous names such as Edward Lasker and Isaac Kashdan in the chasing pack. Lake Hopatcong 1926 was a stronger double-round event with Capablanca winning ahead of Kupchik, Maroczy, Marshall and Ed.Lasker.
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