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    The Chess Players
    A Novel of New Orleans and Paris
    Catalog Code: B0278IS

    The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player in the history of the game. Paul Charles Morphy was born on June 22, 1837 in New Orleans Louisiana. His father was Alonzo Morphy. His mother was Louise Thérèse Felicite Thelcide Le Carpentier. He learned the moves of chess simply by watching his uncle and father play. Nobody taught him the rules. By age 9 he was regarded as the best player in New Orleans. By age 21 he was regarded as the best chess player in the world.
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    The Study of Games
    Catalog Code: B0275IS

    This is a comprehensive study of all games, board games, card games, strategy games, children's games and sporting games such as baseball. What is the history of games? Why do people play games? The authors, Elliott Morton Avedon and Brian Sutton-Smith are recognized authorities on the study of games. Elliott Morton Avedon is the author of “Therapeutic Recreation Service: An Applied Behavioural Approach”. Brian Sutton-Smith is focused on children's games, adult games, children's play, children's drama, films and narratives, as well as children's gender issues and sibling position. Brian Sutton-Smith is the author of some 50 books and some 350 scholarly articles on games.
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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION
    IN STOCK AND SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
    Catalog Code: B0023RH

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.
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    Lisa - A Chess Novel
    Catalog Code: B0077OB

    The chess pieces knew how they moved. They knew what they wanted too. It wasn’t like school, where kids pretended they were masters of the teachers’ game. The adults didn’t know anything anyway. The real world was a big push to nothing. But Lisa escaped from all that. She found Igor Ivanov. He taught her how to play.
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    The World Champions I Knew
    Catalog Code: B0128NIC

    The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
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    SHOPWORN - The World Champions I Knew
    Catalog Code: SWB0128NIC

    The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
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    Curious Chess Facts
    A Collection of 206 Amazing, Amusing, Interesting, and Fantastic Facts about the Game of Chess, its moves and its players
    Catalog Code: B0236IS

    Curious Chess Facts is Irving Chernev's first book. Published in 1937, it is his famous collection of chess anecdotes. The facts in this book are so famous that they have become part of chess lore, repeated thousands of times, published in countless books and magazine articles by many different authors, such that it is almost forgotten that this book is the original published source.
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    Fried Liver & Burning Pants
    Curious, But True Chess Stories & The Lessons We Learn From Them
    Catalog Code: B0071OB

    Coach Jay Stallings takes coaches and players alike through some of the strangest and weirdest (yet true!) stories in Chess. From how Ossip Bernstein had to save his own life with a game of chess to Bobby Fischer's amazing winning streak to Harry Nelson Pillsbury's ability to play Chess, Checkers and cards at the same time, there is something in here for everyone, complete with Coach Stalling's insights on what you can learn from these stories to improve your own game!
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    Mathematical Go Endgames
    Nightmares for the Professional Go Player
    Catalog Code: B0156IS

    In this unique book, the authors, both only amateur Go players themselves, develop the mathematical techniques for solving late-stage endgame problems that can stump top-ranking professionals.
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    Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards
    Catalog Code: B0151IS

    This is a reprint of a book published in 1883 and 1884. There have been at least a dozen editions of this book but we believe that the 1883 edition was the first edition.
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    Backgammon Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0149IS

    Undoubtedly the best book written on this subject. The author sweeps away the generalities and gives fifty concrete examples of how to play difficult casts.
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    Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965
    Catalog Code: B0141IS

    This book reprints 35 issues of Virginia chess publications from 1946 to 1965 plus one issue of the Carolina Gambit from 1960. Most notable is the Virginia Chess News Roundup, published quarterly from 1954 to 1959, edited by Leonard Morgan.
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    Checkmate in Prague
    The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
    Catalog Code: B0138IS

    Ludek Pachman's account of his political struggles is interspersed with numerous chess anecdotes about many of the masters he faced in tournament play, such as Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, Botvinnik, and Tal
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    Bobby Fischer Comes Home
    The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
    Catalog Code: B0109NIC

    Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
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    SHOPWORN - Bobby Fischer Comes Home
    The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
    Catalog Code: SWB0109NIC

    Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
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    Chess is Child's Play
    Teaching Techniques that Work!
    Catalog Code: B0087EU

    Chess is Child's Play is a book written by parents, for parents. It is written for YOU!
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    Struggle
    Catalog Code: B0126IS

    Lasker's book delves deeply into all phases of life and struggles. He attempts to create a general theory of all competitive activities, including chess, business and war.
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    Wergin on Skat and Sheepshead
    Catalog Code: B0123IS

    Skat and Sheepshead are card games popular in Germany but not as well known in the United States. They are trick-taking games, bearing some similarities to bridge. Bridge players sometimes play these games as a pass-time.
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    Freddie Loses His Game
    Catalog Code: B0070OB

    A Wonderful Chapter Book About Learning to Be a Winner in Life. Freddie Pawn attends Chess Club at his chess-piece elementary school and becomes discouraged when he loses his chess game against Billy Bully Bishop. Meanwhile his friend, George Pawn, wins his game against Billy's brother, Bobby, further discouraging Freddie. To make matters worse, the Bully Bishop brothers love to tease Freddie. How will Freddie learn to overcome his losses and the constant teasing of the Bully Bishop brothers?
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    Contract Bridge Blue Book
    Catalog Code: B0119IS

    Contract Bridge Blue Book is, without doubt, the most famous book on the Game of Contract Bridge ever written. It is a landmark work, mentioned in every book on the history of bridge. As a result of the success of this work, the Culbertson Bidding System was the most popular system the world. Ely Culbertson had a nationwide syndicated column on bridge that was carried in hundreds of newspapers daily.
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    Ken Uston on Blackjack
    The Adventures of the KING of "21"!
    Catalog Code: B0114IS

    This book, "Ken Uston on Blackjack", is primarily concerned with the legal efforts Ken made to stop the casinos from banning card counters. Legal actions were brought in his name against the casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, New Jersey to stop them from banning card counters. The end result of these legal actions was that they were unsuccessful in Las Vegas but successful in Atlantic City. The Las Vegas Casinos still can and do ban card counters. The original edition of this book contains almost no information about how to win at Blackjack. Therefore a section has been added to explain what you really want to know, which is how we were able to win some money playing Blackjack.
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    Playing Blackjack as a Business
    A Textbook on Blackjack
    Catalog Code: B0116IS

    This is the most talked-about book on the Blackjack scene. This book has sold more copies since it's initial release than any other gaming book. Prior to this new edition there was no foolproof way to learn how to play Blackjack accurately. This is the only Blackjack book that is easy to understand and completely accurate, written for the beginner or for the expert player.
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    The Big Player
    How a Team of Blackjack Players Made a Million Dollars
    Catalog Code: B0113IS

    This is a reprint of the famous book, "The Big Player", mentioned on the History Channel and news reports showing how a team of blackjack players made millions of dollars at the expense of Las Vegas Casinos.
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    Million Dollar Blackjack
    Catalog Code: B0115IS

    Million Dollar Blackjack is the second of several books written by Ken Uston on Blackjack. You may wonder why he needed to write several books on the same subject. Was he like a chess grandmaster who publishes accurate analysis but who holds back a few secrets and sets traps for the unwary reader to fall into should he ever face the grandmaster in a tournament game? Most readers probably assumed that they were playing the system described by Edward Thorp in his book 'Beat the Dealer".
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    Pro Bridge - The Hall of Fame
    Catalog Code: B0103IS

    This book is a collection of famous or historic bridge hands played by some of the best or most famous players in the world at that time. It is not intended to be a book of basic instruction. The authors are masters at both chess and bridge.
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    The President's Crown of Thorns
    Catalog Code: B0101IS

    Autobiography of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation ("FIDE") from 1995 to the Present. This is an amazing book because it describes the break-up of the Soviet Union and provides an autobiography of how a man realizing the huge changes in the process of taking place in Russian society was able to become a millionaire.
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    5 Weeks to Winning Bridge
    Catalog Code: B0093IS

    This book describes the Standard American bidding system. Although still the most widely known system, there have been a proliferation of bidding systems. The reader should be prepared to play under other systems.
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    Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
    The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
    Catalog Code: B0119NIC

    A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
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    SHOPWORN - Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
    The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
    Catalog Code: SWB0119NIC

    A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
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    212 Surprising Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0053RE

    With this instructive manual, players can learn to concentrate on one-, two- and three-move checkmates, focusing on their opponents' last moves and keeping alert to new possibilities, rather than getting blinded by previous calculations. Written by two experienced chess teachers, this volumes first 100 exercises concern checkmates in one move, while the remaining exercises represent game-like positions for checkmates in two and three moves.
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    Paul Morphy - The Pride and Sorrow of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0031OB

    Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess is the only full-length biography of Paul Morphy, the antebellum chess prodigy who launched United States participation in international chess and is still generally acknowledged as the greatest American chess player of all time.
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    Chess Words of Wisdom
    The Principles, Methods and Essential Knowledge of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0041OB

    This is 534-page one-of-a-kind chess book belongs in every serious chess player's library. It contains all of the useful, practical, information from over 400 chess books (plus many other sources). It is jam-packed with principles, tips, techniques, tricks, rules-of-thumb, general advice, and chess pearls of wisdom from the Masters.
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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Learn to Think the Way Bobby Does
    Catalog Code: B0007IS

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    Five in a Row (Renju) for Beginners to Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: B0066IS

    Renju, as the game is known in Japanese or Lianzhu in Chinese, is a modified and improved version of the ancient game of Five-in-a-Row, also known by its Japanese name of Gomoku. The reason it was necessary to modify the basic game of Five-in-a-Row is that in the traditional game, the player of the first move has such a big advantage that he will win every, or almost every, game.
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    The Psychology of the Chess Player
    Catalog Code: B0028IS

    This is Dr. Reuben Fine, one of the great chess players of this century (he has played on equal terms with Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others) and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Fine has called upon his own understanding of chess processes and his unrivaled contacts in the chess world in this attempt to analyze both the game of chess itself and its peculiar appeals, particularly to male players as opposed to females, to isolate its inner meaning, and to categorize and understand the special combination of characteristics that make tip a chess champion.
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    Totally Puzzled
    Hard & Easy, Rich & Rare, Old & New Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0085OB

    Totally Puzzled is a collection of nearly 1000 old and new puzzles that will entertain you for days. Each puzzle is clearly presented with hints and a detailed solution. The puzzles range from fairly easy to extremely difficult, with sections on space, time, money, games, language, logistics, math, words, questions & enigmas. There is something for everyone. If you really love puzzles and you want a new and exciting challenge, this is the book for you!
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