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  1. SHOPWORN - Nottingham 1936

    SHOPWORN - Nottingham 1936

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    An Historic Clash of Generations! The great international chess tournament at Nottingham 1936 has taken its place next to other legendary tournaments such as St. Petersburg 1909, London 1922 and New York 1924. It set a record by featuring, for the first time, four men who had held the world championship title Jose Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Max Euwe (the then reigning champion) and Emanuel Lasker. Learn More
  2. Nuremberg 1896

    Nuremberg 1896

    Notes to all the games plus two photos, bibliography, openings index, and tournament records of the contestants. Learn More
  3. Elista Diaries

    Elista Diaries

    Elista Diaries is the classic first-hand account of one of the most intensely fought World Chess Championship matches seen for decades. The World Champion and his chief trainer deeply annotate all of the games from the 1996 World Championship Match. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Reunited


    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
  6. Buffalo 1901 and 1894

    Buffalo 1901 and 1894

    At Buffalo 1901 Pillsbury won ahead of Delmar, Napier, Howell, Marshall, and Karpinski in a double-round event. At Buffalo 1894 Showalter edged Pillsbury out by half a point, followed by Albin and Farnsworth also in a double-round format. Both tournaments are previously unpublished. Learn More
  7. Kings of Chess

    Kings of Chess

    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. Learn More
  8. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    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
  9. Chess World Championship 1972 - Fischer vs. Spassky

    Chess World Championship 1972 - Fischer vs. Spassky

    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
  10. SHOPWORN - Zurich 1953

    SHOPWORN - 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 Learn More
  11. AVRO 1938 International Chess Tournament

    AVRO 1938 International Chess Tournament

    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. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. Both Sides of the Chessboard

    Both Sides of the Chessboard

    An analysis of the 1972 World Championship Chess Match from both sides of the chessboard - a Russian and an American analysis. Learn More
  14. New York 1940

    New York 1940

    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
  15. Grandmaster Chess

    Grandmaster Chess

    Lone Pine 1975 was the first ever truly Grandmaster Swiss event. Today, with many grandmaster Swiss events taking place every year, such as the Aeroflot Open, the Reykjavik Open, and many others, not to mention the World Open, bringing together 22 grandmasters to play in a Swiss tournament does not seem that remarkable. Even the title, Grandmaster Chess, seems to be a bit hackneyed with so many grandmaster events being played today. Learn More
  16. CLEARANCE - Zurich 1953

    CLEARANCE - 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 Learn More
  17. Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

    Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

    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
  18. Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez

    Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez

    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
  19. St. Petersburg 1914

    St. Petersburg 1914

    Dr. Tarrasch and augmented by notes of many other famous players such as Alekhine, Lasker, Marco, Bernstein, Reinfeld. An extremely good tournament book for one of the greatest chess tournaments all time. Lasker just beat out Capablanca, followed by Alekhine, Tarrasch, Marshall and other greats of the day. Learn More
  20. CLEARANCE - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    CLEARANCE - 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
  21. 1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

    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
  22. Ostende 1906

    Ostende 1906

    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
  23. Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953

    Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953

    All 210 games from the greatest tournament since World War II. Smyslov, Bronstein, Keres, Reshevsky, Petrosian, 10 others; perceptive annotations by Bronstein. Learn More
  24. The Greatest Tournaments 2001-2009

    The Greatest Tournaments 2001-2009

    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. Learn More
  25. French Winawer Poisoned Pawn

    French Winawer Poisoned Pawn

    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
  26. SHOPWORN - Botvinnik - Petrosian

    SHOPWORN - Botvinnik - Petrosian

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    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
  27. Hastings 1936

    Hastings 1936

    AN-Algebraic Notation.. Good notes to the games. An Alekhine victory ahead of Fine, Eliskases, Vidmar, among others. Learn More
  28. London 1980

    London 1980

    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. Learn More
  29. Fischer vs. Spassky

    Fischer vs. Spassky

    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
  30. NOW SHIPPING - Garry Kasparov Autographed Copy of Deep Thinking

    NOW SHIPPING - Garry Kasparov Autographed Copy of Deep Thinking

    in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of story behind his match against the IBM Super Computer Deep Blue for the first time. for the first time. He describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition. Learn More
  31. Tal Botvinnik 1960

    Tal Botvinnik 1960

    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. Learn More
  32. Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929

    Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929

    In this account of his victory at the 1929 Carlsbad Tournament, Nimzovich offers a captivating retrospective of his triumph over some of the best of his contemporaries: Capablanca, Spielmann, Bogolyubov, Tartakower, Samisch, and others. A tart analysis of Carlsbad's 30 best games. Learn More
  33. 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
  34. San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament

    San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament

    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
  35. International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    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
  36. US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

    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

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