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  1. SHOPWORN - French Winawer Poisoned Pawn

    SHOPWORN - French Winawer Poisoned Pawn

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    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. Learn More
  2. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level. Learn More
  3. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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    This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies. Learn More
  4. Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez

    Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez

    $14.95
    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. Learn More
  5. World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953

    World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953

    $29.95
    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. Learn More
  6. Saint Petersburg 1895/96

    Saint Petersburg 1895/96

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    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. Learn More
  7. International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    $27.95
    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. Learn More
  8. Chess World Championship 1972 - Fischer vs. Spassky

    Chess World Championship 1972 - Fischer vs. Spassky

    $19.95
    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. Learn More
  9. Magnus Carlsen - Vishwanathan Anand 2014 Rematch for the World Chess Championship

    Magnus Carlsen - Vishwanathan Anand 2014 Rematch for the World Chess Championship

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  10. Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

    Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

    $34.95
    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 Learn More
  11. Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

    Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

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    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. Learn More
  12. The Hague-Moscow 1948

    The Hague-Moscow 1948

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    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 Learn More
  13. San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament

    San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament

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    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. Learn More
  14. Reunited

    Reunited

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  15. Fischer Spassky

    Fischer Spassky

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    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... Learn More
  16. Both Sides of the Chessboard

    Both Sides of the Chessboard

    $25.95
    An analysis of the 1972 World Championship Chess Match from both sides of the chessboard - a Russian and an American analysis. Learn More
  17. French Winawer Poisoned Pawn

    French Winawer Poisoned Pawn

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    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. Learn More
  18. Botvinnik - Petrosian

    Botvinnik - Petrosian

    $22.95
    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. Learn More
  19. The World Chess Championship - 1951

    The World Chess Championship - 1951

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    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. Learn More
  20. 1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

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    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. Learn More
  21. London International Chess Tournament 1883

    London International Chess Tournament 1883

    $29.95
    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. Learn More
  22. Fischer vs. Spassky

    Fischer vs. Spassky

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    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. Learn More
  23. CLEARANCE - Persona Non Grata

    CLEARANCE - Persona Non Grata

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    The GM's side of his 1978 World Championship Match with Karpov. All thirty-two games are here with most being annotated. Included are the ESP battles, scandals, and fights that make it a classic. Learn More
  24. CLEARANCE - AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

    CLEARANCE - AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

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    In 1938, a major controversy existing in the international chess world. Alexander Alekhine had recently regained the title of World Champion by convincingly defeating Max Euwe in a rematch for the title. The question remained as to which grandmaster should have the privilege of challenging Alekhine for the next title match. Various players citing excellent results in recent tournaments made claim to be the next challenger. But who was the second best player in the world?In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament. Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - Five Crowns

    CLEARANCE - Five Crowns

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    Five is the number of World Championship matches that Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested from 1984 to 1990.Yasser Seirawan deeply analyzes each of the 24 games of the 1990 World Chess Championship . played in New York and Lyon. France. He answers all of the big questions, who was belligerent, who blew it and why.The final section gives all 158 tournament games played by Kasparov and Karpov, arguably the two best chess players who have ever lived. The games appear by opening, a far more useful arrangement for the chess student than the ordinary chronological presentation. Learn More
  26. CLEARANCE - 1974 Chess Olympiad

    CLEARANCE - 1974 Chess Olympiad

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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
  27. New York 1940

    New York 1940

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    A first-rate tournament book for a strong US Championship in which Reshevsky just edged out Fine by 1/2 point. Kashdan was third followed by Pinkus, Simonson, Denker, Kupchik, Bernstein, Polland, Reinfeld, Shainswit, Adams, Seidman, Green, Hanauer, Woliston, and Littman. Notes to most of the games are from contemporary sources, and Fritz 7 checked many of the critical positions. Learn More
  28. Hastings 1936

    Hastings 1936

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    AN-Algebraic Notation.. Good notes to the games. An Alekhine victory ahead of Fine, Eliskases, Vidmar, among others. Learn More
  29. Pasadena 1932 International Chess Tournament

    Pasadena 1932 International Chess Tournament

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    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. Learn More
  30. The Best of Lone Pine

    The Best of Lone Pine

    $25.95
    The Lone Pine tournaments were the strongest and most prestigious Swiss System tournaments in the world during the ten year period from 1971 to 1980. This RHM Series of high quality chess books was the brain child of Sidney Fried (born 22 June 1919 - died 1 June 1991). Sidney Fried was not a strong player but was an aficionado or big fan of chess. Learn More
  31. Second Piatigorsky Cup International

    Second Piatigorsky Cup International

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  32. Ostende 1906

    Ostende 1906

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    Finally this complex and great tournament appears just about one hundred years after it occurred. Schlechter won by a slight margin in a very complicated series of qualifying sections. Gillam worked hard with a dedicated band of helpers to track down all the known games, graced in most cases with notes, of that era. Learn More
  33. San Antonio 1972

    San Antonio 1972

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    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. Learn More
  34. US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

    $44.95
    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. Learn More
  35. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

    $29.95
    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. Learn More
  36. Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess Tournaments

    Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess Tournaments

    $39.95
    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. Learn More

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