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    Chess Puzzle Books

    Year of Publication
    1971 2014 1971 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. August Livshitz (2)
    2. Bruce Albertson (5)
    3. Bruce Pandolfini (4)
    4. Chris Ward (3)
    5. Christian Kongsted (1)
    6. Daniel King (2)
    7. Eric Schiller (2)
    8. Eric Schiller (2)
    9. Fred Reinfeld (4)
    10. Fred Wilson (4)
    11. Graham Burgess (1)
    12. I.A. Horowitz (1)
    13. Jeff Coakley (2)
    14. John Emms (1)
    15. John Nunn (2)
    16. John Shaw (1)
    17. Karsten Muller (1)
    18. Larry Evans (2)
    19. Lev Alburt (2)
    20. Maurice Ashley (3)
    21. Mikhail Krasenkov (2)
    22. Murray Chandler (1)
    23. Richard Palliser (3)
    24. The Kings Gambit (1)
    25. Vlastimil Hort & Vlastimil Jansa (1)
    26. Zenon Franco (2)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (21)
    2. AN - Algebraic (22)
    3. DN - Descriptive (3)
    4. NL - Notationless (2)
    Topics
    1. Chess Puzzles (2)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Comprehensive Chess Course (1)
    Host
    1. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)

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    1. Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

      Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

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      Sam loyd is widely considered to be the finest chess composer that ever lived, often authorizing problems with witty themes that would challenge even the strongest of players. What isn't so well known is that he was also one of the best chess players in the U.S.,despite having a playing style that was highly flawed. Like his problems, Sam would often try to create fantastic combinations over the board during his games, rather than simplifying and going for the win.

      This book, edited by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, presents 58 of Sam Loyd's problems for your consideration. In addition to the puzzles, the author extensively discusses the man behind the puzzles. Learn More
    2. Pandolfini's Chess Challenges

      Pandolfini's Chess Challenges

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      Here are 111 quirky, surprising and fun tactical chess problems to improve anyone's games. Designed to promote creativity and imaginative play, all of the problems are endgame miniatures, with seven or fewer pieces on the chessboard.

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    3. Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids

      Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids

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      Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids is the perfect introduction to basic chess tactics for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, this fun and instructive workbook combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles.

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    4. Chess Training Pocket Book II

      Chess Training Pocket Book II

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      This book sharpens your game through examining 320 of the most important chess positions taken from games over the last 120 years. Organized by difficulty to aid players in preparing for their own competitive games, the book features instructive explanations, solutions, and tips conveniently displayed on facing pages.

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    5. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

      Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

      Our Price: $11.95

      This book contains a collection of the most brilliant, ingenious and outrageous moves ever played by Bobby Fischer, the American who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all time.

      These 101 moves - every one a move that either forced checkmate, gained material or lead to an overwhelmingly superior position - have been selected from among all of Fischer's recorded games, most of which were were played under tournament or match conditions.

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    6. EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers

      EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers

      Our Price: $19.95
      In this highly original and instructive test yourself book Chris Ward invites readers to solve a selection of carefully chosen puzzles. In this, the second book in the 'It's Your Move' series, the positions are aimed at improving players, specifically the low level club players who are looking to hone their skills in order to climb further up the chess ladder.The reader is given a choice of five plausible plans for each position and has to decide which is the most likely to succeed. Learn More
    7. 212 Surprising Checkmates

      212 Surprising Checkmates

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      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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    8. More Chessercizes - Checkmate

      More Chessercizes - Checkmate

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      This book offers chess players the ultimate challenge - to find the move or sequence of moves that will finish off the imaginary opponent in a checkmate situation, allowing readers to practice traps and winning opening moves without using a chess board.

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    9. Win at Chess

      Win at Chess

      Our Price: $6.95

      The 300 practical chess problems included here, taken from actual tournament play, contain scores of traps, sacrifices, mates, winning combinations, and subtle exchanges that will help sharpen players' eyes and test their skills against the masters.

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    10. 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles
    11. 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

      1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

      Our Price: $19.95
      Enhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation. Learn More
    12. Chess Training Pocket Book

      Chess Training Pocket Book

      Our Price: $17.95

      This newly revised volume in the successful Comprehensive Chess Course sharpens and tightens your game through examination and study of the 300 most important chess game positions. The most important and instructive positions over the last 100 years arranged as challenges, with illuminating explanations and solutions.

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    13. Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2

      Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2

      Our Price: $31.95

      Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids Volume 2 is a fun and instructive workbook for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, it combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles. Slightly more advanced than Volume 1, its aim is to further develop a student's tactical skills.

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    14. 202 Checkmates For Children

      202 Checkmates For Children

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      Veteran chess teachers and authors, Wilson and Alberston, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 fascinating puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions will thrill kids as they work their way through the concepts while they have fun with chess. This book is perfect for kids!

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    15. Totally Puzzled

      Totally Puzzled

      Our Price: $19.95
      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! Learn More
    16. 100 Easy Checkmates

      100 Easy Checkmates

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      Perfect for beginning players--including children--100 Easy Checkmates offers an accessible, fun guide to winning at chess. Designed to help players learn without frustration or tedious chess notation, 100 Easy Checkmates presents easy one- and two-move checkmates that everyone can understand.

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    17. 303 More Tricky Chess Puzzles

      303 More Tricky Chess Puzzles

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      A carefully selected entertaining and instructive collection of tactical chess puzzles. The authors, both veteran professional chess instructors, have collected or created 303 additional game situations, to go with the original 303 typical situations featured in the original 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles.

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    18. Greatest 365 Chess Puzzles

      Greatest 365 Chess Puzzles

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      There is one proven practice exercise that helps you improve chess ratings and stay in shape while having fun - chess puzzles. And what better than having the latest puzzles from the year 2012 by a top GM, and all that in one book! Learn More
    19. The Complete Chess Workout

      The Complete Chess Workout

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      All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it's imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises. Even solving a few puzzles for ten minutes each day can be of the utmost benefit for the aspiring player. But where can one find the required number of suitable puzzles to satisfy this demand?

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    20. 1 Move Checkmates

      1 Move Checkmates

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      This great book for beginning players covers the most basic of all mates - the one move mate! Schiller presents different game positions where you must find the move that instantly wins the game. You'll learn how to make the final move with all the pieces - knights, bishops, rooks, pawns, queens and even the king. This great training tool is perfect for players new to the game of chess!

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    21. The Best Move

      The Best Move

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      The Best Move is a collection of very hard Chess problems based on actual grandmaster games. The reader is asked who has the advantage and why. Points are awarded not only for getting the answer right, but for seeing deeply into the positions. These problems are based primarily on the games of Grandmaster Hort and Grandmaster Jansa. These are not the typical "White to play and Win" problems. rather, the reader is asked to decide who is better. These are very hard problems. Do not be surprised if you do any of them, or if you get them only by guessing. Learn More
    22. The Giant Chess Puzzle Book

      The Giant Chess Puzzle Book

      Our Price: $26.95
      Tactical skills are paramount in chess. More than anything else, a player's ability to find tactical solutions determines how successful he is over-the-board. No endgame scheme, opening idea or strategic plan, however brilliant a concept it may be, is of any value unless it is accurately calculated and implemented.

      The best way to develop tactical skills is to practice them by tackling new and challenging positions. This book provides a wealth of chess puzzles to test just about every facet of your tactical ability. It is very unlikely that even those who have read many other chess puzzle books will recognize more than a handful of these positions. Franco has searched recent events and used powerful computers to seek out previously unpublished puzzles, and has also drawn extensively upon Latin American sources that he has been scouring for brilliant examples over the last three decades.

      Following the pattern of Gambit's hugely successful Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book (by John Emms), the book begins with 100 relatively easy positions suitable for novices, and ends with 100 extremely tough puzzles, which provide a mind-bending challenge even for grandmasters. There are 1001 puzzles in all, including themed sections and graded tests, all with detailed computer-verified solutions and verbal explanations of the main instructive points. Learn More
    23. Chess Mazes

      Chess Mazes

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      The planning and visualization skills that come from working on Chess Mazes are valuable and instructive. If you are one who often loses games by hanging pieces or missing mates, then this is the book for you. There are many good books which present chess combinations and explain tactical motifs with the goal of training your tactical ability.

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    24. Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition

      Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition

      Our Price: $17.95
      Love puzzles and brain teasers? Ready for a challenge? Try this unique and challenging puzzle. The Deluxe Edition of Pawn Mower has over 200 of the most challenging puzzles EVER created by Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. It’s Pawn Mower on steroids. Do you dare? Learn More
    25. Beat the Grandmasters

      Beat the Grandmasters

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      This book pits readers against the grandmasters by placing them in real-game situations where there is a way to defeat a well-known player. Your task is to find the moves which lead to the defeat of some of the strongest players in the world. Quite often one move can change the course of the game, and calculating with precision at the right moment can mean the difference between winning and losing. Even if you have had a lost position for a long time, you may suddenly get the chance to turn things around if your opponent drops his guard for a moment. Learn More
    26. 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

      1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

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      The man who wrote, "Tactics is 99 per cent of chess," might well have added ? "and 99 per cent of the fun, too!"

      Brilliant sacrifices and combinations, either calculated in advance or played on the spur of the moment, give us thrills that cannot be equaled by any other aspect of the game. And, by a very fortunate coincidence, these brilliant strokes are just what we need to become first-rate players.

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    27. Chess Puzzles for Students

      Chess Puzzles for Students

      Our Price: $18.95
      This is a quiz based on very hard puzzles taken from master games, not from composed problems. Because of the difficulty and complexity of the puzzles, you score points just for getting the first move right. You do not have to see all the way to the end. At the end of the quizzes, you are rated based on how many you got right. Learn More
    28. Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

      Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

      Our Price: $19.95
      Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games. Solving these positions will not only provide many hours of pleasure but will also enable you to test - and improve! - your chess IQ. Learn More
    29. Chess Puzzles for Kids

      Chess Puzzles for Kids

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      This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.

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    30. The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

      The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

      Our Price: $24.95

      This book provides a wealth of puzzle positions to test just about every facet of your tactical skills. The puzzles in this book have been selected by analysing games new and old in search of original puzzle positions. It is very unlikely that even seasoned solvers will recognise many of these positions. Emms, by allying his skills with those of powerful computers, has also made every effort to ensure that the solutions are sound, and that there are no unmentioned alternative solutions.

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    31. Solitaire Chess

      Solitaire Chess

      Our Price: $19.95

      This book enables the average chess player to match wits against the greatest masters of all time. The result is a book that is as instructive as it is entertaining.

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    32. EBOOK - Its Your Move

      EBOOK - Its Your Move

      Our Price: $19.95
      This book provides the reader with a selection of puzzles to solve. However, unlike other books of the White to play and mate in three' variety, it simulates real game scenarios, offering readers a choice of tempting alternatives and requiring them to pick the best Learn More
    33. Tactimania

      Tactimania

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      Tacticmania is a puzzle book with a difference. Grandmaster Glenn Flear makes sure the puzzles are unfamiliar to the reader by selecting them only from games played by himself or his wife Christine. The puzzles start at a moderate level then get steadily more difficult. The reader will be challenged by the puzzles and entertained by the manga-style illustrations that feature throughout.

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    34. Test Your Chess

      Test Your Chess

      Our Price: $29.95
      Grandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenon Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments. Learn More
    35. Chessercizes

      Chessercizes

      Our Price: $14.95

      National Master Bruce Pandolfini has created a unique and challenging Chess exercise book for players of all levels. Faced with actual positions from recent tournaments and match play, readers are asked to make the winning move for some of the world's best players, including World Champions Kasparov and Karpov.

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    36. Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1

      Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1

      Our Price: $4.95

      Publisher: Ashley Parr, LLC
      Author: Maurice Ashley
      Year of Publication: 2009

      Pages: 128
      Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


      Book Description

      The Addictive New Puzzle Anyone Can Solve!

      Pawn Mower's Inaugural edition. Volume 1 begins with a series of easy puzzles for newbies and progresses gradually to mind benders brain buster puzzles that will challenge even the most seasoned puzzle veteran.

      About the Author(s)

      Maurice Ashley is known as the Tiger Woods of Chess. He made history when he became the first African-American to attain the coveted title of International Grandmaster of Chess in 1999. He has been an ardent spokesman and advocate of the intellectual and character building effects of chess in young people for over 15 years. GM Ashley is the world's premier and live chess commentator for ESPN. He is a renowned speaker and consultant who has spoken to several universities and professional organizations nationally.

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