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    Hastings 1936
    AN-Algebraic Notation.. Good notes to the games. An Alekhine victory ahead of Fine, Eliskases, Vidmar, among others.
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    Hastings 1936

    Catalog Code: B0010CA
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    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.
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    Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929

    Catalog Code: B0031DV
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    Persona Non Grata
    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.
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    Persona Non Grata

    Catalog Code: CB0002XX
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    Five Crowns
    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.
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    Five Crowns

    Catalog Code: CB0012XX
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    San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament
    Organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations' charter in San Francisco in 1945, the tournament combined playing strength and diversity in an unprecedented fashion.

    The roaster of stars spanned generations, crossed political and economic boundaries, and included the women's World Champion, Xie Jun of China, and history's strongest African American chess player, Grandmaster Maurice Ashley of New York. Whether young or old, man or woman, communist or capitalist, there was someone for everyone.

    These chmapions from the former Soviet Union, China, England, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the United States vied for supremacy for two grueling weeks. They produced some of the finest fighting chess ever witnessed in this country, and their analysis of the games fill these pages. It was only fitting that such a competitive event was ultimately won by the greatest fighter of them all, Viktor Korchnoi.
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    San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament

    Catalog Code: CB0069RB
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    Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue
    In May 1997, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, came to New York to face his most unusual and challenging opponent yet. Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by a team of IBM Scientists in a project started ten years earlier, was capable of calculating 200 million chess positions per second and was incapable of tiring, losing heart or making an oversight. Six games would be played for over $1 million in prize money.

    This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.

    Man versus Machine: kasparov vs. Deep Blue is the definitive on-the-scene report that every chess enthusiast must read.

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    Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue

    Catalog Code: CB0277RB
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    The World Chess Championship
    A classic book showing all the games that had been played in World Championship matches between 1948 and 1972. Part I of the book details in biographical-style some information going on during each individual match. Part II gives the lightly-annotated games that occurred during the matches/tournaments that determined the World Championship
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    The World Chess Championship

    Catalog Code: CB0391RB
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    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.
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    Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953

    Catalog Code: B0042DV
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    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.
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    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

    Catalog Code: B0212IS
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    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.
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    Tal Botvinnik 1960

    Catalog Code: B0001RE
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    St. Petersburg 1909
    This is the official tournament book, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation. It was written by Emanuel Lasker. He annotated all 175 games in the clear, instructive style that would become his trademark.
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    St. Petersburg 1909

    Catalog Code: B0005RE
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    Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses
    The Hastings Christmas Congress is the longest traditional of international chess tournaments in which the world's leading players competed. During the pre-war period of 1932-1939, the Annual Hastings tournament was the strongest event on the chess calendar, pitting Britains finest players against a galaxy of chess stars from across the globe.
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    Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses

    Catalog Code: B0010AC
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    Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983
    This much-await clash between two giants of the chess world attracted vast interest among all chess players.

    Garry Kasparov, the 20-year old Grandmaster from Baku, is already the second highest ranked player in the world and has won several top tournaments including the Soviet Championship. 52 year old Victor Korchnoi was a Grandmaster before Kasparov was even born and already had played two matches for the world title.
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    Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983

    Catalog Code: B0012AC
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    Vienna 1922
    The First - and Sadly the Last - Book by Larry Evans, Vienna 1922 is remembered as one of the first great tournaments after World War I. All the stars of the day (Alekhine, Bogoljubow, Grunfeld, Maroczy, Reti, Spielmann, Tarrasch and Tartakover) played except Capablanca and Lasker, but it was Akiba Rubinstein who was to turn in an outstanding success scoring an undefeated 11 1/2 from 14 to finish a point and half ahead of second place Tartakover and two and a half points ahead of Alekhine.
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    Vienna 1922

    Catalog Code: B0033RE
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    London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921
    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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    London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

    Catalog Code: B0043RE
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    New York 1927
    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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    New York 1927

    Catalog Code: B0050RE
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    World Championship Interzonals: Leningrad 1973
    The Interzonal tournaments, played at Leningrad and Petropolis (Brazil), in preparation for the 1975 World Chess Championship, exemplified all that is best in contemporary chess. From over 300 games - with their fighting spirit, inspired technique and flashes of brilliance - there amerged the Soviet Grandmasters Karpov, Korchnoi, Pulaayevsky, the American Robert Byrne, the Brazilian Mecking and he Hungarian Portisch, to join ex-world champions Spassky and Petrosian for Fischer's world title.

    In addition to covering all of the games in both tournaments (and in the play-off in Portoroz), this book includes annotations by over 20 to-level grandmasters, including Korchnoi, Karpov, Meckling, Pulagayevsky, Hubner, Larsen, Taimanov, Bronstein, Keres and Smyslov. Complete with 269 diagrams and 35 photographs this is an outstanding tournament book of timeless value.
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    World Championship Interzonals: Leningrad 1973

    Catalog Code: CB0004XX
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    1974 Chess Olympiad
    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.
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    1974 Chess Olympiad

    Catalog Code: CB0014XX
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    Moscow Marathon
    Moscow Marathon is the definitive account of the 1984-1985 World Chess Championship between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.

    Billed as the "match of the century", it became a unique test of endurance and ended in chaos and controversy. The book is aimed at the reader with an interest in chess and combines detailed scrutiny of the games with an eye-witness account of the proceedings in Moscow.

    No other record of the match has this combination of careful research and constant, on-the-spot reporting.
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    Moscow Marathon

    Catalog Code: CB0019XX
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    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament
    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.
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    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

    Catalog Code: CB0097CD
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    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.
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    Fischer vs. Spassky

    Catalog Code: B0168IS
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    The World Chess Championship - 1951
    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

    Catalog Code: B0222IS
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
    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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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

    Catalog Code: SWB0308EM

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    Catalog Code: SWB0272EM
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    Botvinnik - Petrosian
    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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    Botvinnik - Petrosian

    Catalog Code: B0126NIC
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    The Hague-Moscow 1948
    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

    Catalog Code: B0068RE
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    Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
    Reuben Fine was both one of the world's strongest grandmasters of chess and one of the world's leading authorities on psychoanalysis. In this book, he combines the two disciplines. This Fischer-Spassky book is really three books in one.
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    Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship

    Catalog Code: B0031IS
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    The Best of Lone Pine
    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.
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    The Best of Lone Pine

    Catalog Code: B0051IS
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    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.
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    Grandmaster Chess

    Catalog Code: B0055IS
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    Trophy Chess
    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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    Trophy Chess

    Catalog Code: B0056IS
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    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.
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    Kings of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0057IS
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    First Piatigorsky Cup International
    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

    Catalog Code: B0075IS
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    Second Piatigorsky Cup International
    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

    Catalog Code: B0077IS
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    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.
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    London 1980

    Catalog Code: B0079IS
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    San Antonio 1972
    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

    Catalog Code: B0073IS
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    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.
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    Both Sides of the Chessboard

    Catalog Code: B0241IS
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