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    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 Both tournaments are previously unpublished.
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    Buffalo 1901 and 1894

    Catalog Code: B0009CA
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    Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship
    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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    Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

    Catalog Code: B0245IS
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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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    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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    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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    Topalov vs. Kramnik - 2006 World Championship
    Two world champions, in a class by themselves. The profound Russian World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who had defeated the seemingly invincible Kasparov to take the "classical" world title in 2000. The brilliant Bulgarian Challenger Veselin Topalov, ranked No. 1 in the world, winner of the FIDE title in 2005. The immovable object versus the irresistible force.
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    Topalov vs. Kramnik - 2006 World Championship

    Catalog Code: B0030RE
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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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    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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    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.
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    Elista Diaries

    Catalog Code: B0026IS
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    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.
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    The Greatest Tournaments 2001-2009

    Catalog Code: B0003SHV
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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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    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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    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.
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    Ostende 1906

    Catalog Code: B0005CA
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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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    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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    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.
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    AVRO 1938 International Chess Tournament

    Catalog Code: B0021CA
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    New York 1924
    One of the most remarkable and famous chess tournaments ever took place in New York City in March and April 1924. It had a narrative that is still striking today: Three world champions, undisputed world champions mind you, fulfilling their destiny. The stunning performance of the 55-year-old former world champion Emanuel Lasker. The seemingly invincible reigning world champion Jose Capablanca suffering his first loss in eight years. And all 110 tournament games deeply annotated by future world champion Alexander Alekhine.
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    New York 1924

    Catalog Code: B0003RE
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    London International Chess Tournament 1883
    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

    Catalog Code: B0170IS
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    San Luis 2005
    San Luis 2005 is the most celebrated chess tournament of the decade. Bulgarian Grandmaster Veselin Topalov triumphed and proved that he is a worthy successor to World Champions such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this ambitious work, Gershon and Nor analyze all the games from the tournament, but there is no danger of the reader drowning in masses of variations, as the authors clearly explain the ideas behind the moves.
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    San Luis 2005

    Catalog Code: B0028QT
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    Karlsbad 1907
    An English translation of this original famous tournament book in German by George Marco and Carl Schlechter. This edition has the advantage of enhancements such as the addition of 15 photos of many of the players along with corrections and additional analysis using the new, very strong program, Rybka.
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    Karlsbad 1907

    Catalog Code: B0011CA
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Nuremberg 1896
    Notes to all the games plus two photos, bibliography, openings index, and tournament records of the contestants.
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    Nuremberg 1896

    Catalog Code: B0001CA
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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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    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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    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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    Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess Tournaments
    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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    Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess Tournaments

    Catalog Code: B0017CA
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    Catalog Code: B0138EM
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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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    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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