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  1. 100 Classics Of The Chessboard

    100 Classics Of The Chessboard


    A chess ‘classic’ is a game, study, combination, problem or other idea expressed on the chessboard that is of note either for its excellence or its originality, or because its historically famous. This volume is a collection of 100 classics, spanning a period of chess history from the 13th century to the present day. 

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  2. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    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. Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - 2 Move Chess Problems

    CLEARANCE - 2 Move Chess Problems

    Regular Price: $24.95

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    Arguably the finest book on the craft of composing two-move chess problems! It is comprised of multiple sections - Glossary of 120+ terms circumscribing the conditions and parameters of the discipline, the introductory ''General Remarks'', Twelve Problemists, and The Problem Scene. Learn More
  4. Mattison's Chess Endgame Studies

    Mattison's Chess Endgame Studies

    Hermann Mattison was a strong chess player and an outstanding composer of endgame studies. This book brings together all of the endgame studies composed by Mattison that have not been lost to history. The collection includes the earlier as well as the later versions of studies which Mattison corrected or improved after their initial publication. Learn More
  5. Chessercizes


    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. Learn More
  6. More Chessercizes - Checkmate

    More Chessercizes - Checkmate

    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. Learn More
  7. Discover Your Chess Strengh

    Discover Your Chess Strengh


    Are you realizing your chess potential? This book is designed to help you find out. Through a series of instructive games in which you must work out the next move, answer questions, and solve problems, you can discover your own strength.

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  8. The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    Now, in Chess Travellers Quiz Book, Hodgson reverses roles and, setting the brainteasers himself, challenges readers to find the winning combination in 200 test-yourself positions, all taken from practical play. These are arranged chapter by chapter, in order of increasing difficulty, anticipating that by the time you reach your final destination you will be a keener, sharper, more imaginative player. Learn More
  9. 200 Classic Chess Puzzles

    200 Classic Chess Puzzles


    Try these grueling and teeth-grating end games in which a checkmate, or mate, is required in two, three, four, or more moves. Shown the illustration of a board with chessmen in fixed positions, it's up to you to determine how to take your opponent's King in a given number of moves.

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  10. CLEARANCE - Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

    CLEARANCE - Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

    Regular Price: $8.95

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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
  11. The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

    The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

    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. Learn More
  12. EBOOK - Its Your Move

    EBOOK - Its Your Move


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    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
  13. CLEARANCE - 303 Tricky Checkmates

    CLEARANCE - 303 Tricky Checkmates

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    Both a fascinating challenge and great training tool, these two, three and four move checkmates are great for beginning, intermediate and expert players. Mates are in order of difficulty, from simple to very complex positions. Learn More
  14. Chess Endgame Quiz

    Chess Endgame Quiz

    This challenging book features two hundred challenges in the multiple choice format that has proved so popular for chess-playing readers. These instructive, elegant and entertaining positions will not only challenge and entertain you, but will also teach you how to improve your endgame while trying to find the best move of the three choices presented. Learn More
  15. EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers

    EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers


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    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
  16. 100 Easy Checkmates

    100 Easy Checkmates

    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. Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - How Good Is Your Chess?

    CLEARANCE - How Good Is Your Chess?

    Chess enthusiasts can find out where they stand in terms of chess mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players with this instructive and amusing guide. Looking closely at complete games played by the experts inspires players to form new ideas about their overall strategy. Grandmaster Daniel King based ''How Good Is Your Chess'' on his popular Chess Monthly column. Learn More
  18. CLEARANCE - Chess Mazes

    CLEARANCE - Chess Mazes

    Regular Price: $14.95

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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. Learn More
  19. 202 Checkmates For Children

    202 Checkmates For Children

    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! Learn More
  20. CLEARANCE - Test your Chess with Daniel King

    CLEARANCE - Test your Chess with Daniel King

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    Assess your chess strength with this test-yourself guide. In this instructive and entertaining book, based on the author's Chess Monthly column, Grandmaster Daniel King invites you to sit alongside the leading players in the world and predict their moves. Learn More
  21. 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles
  22. 1 Move Checkmates

    1 Move Checkmates

    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! Learn More
  23. 303 More Tricky Chess Puzzles

    303 More Tricky Chess Puzzles

    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. Learn More
  24. Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids

    Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids

    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. Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - Chess Mazes 2

    CLEARANCE - Chess Mazes 2

    Regular Price: $17.95

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    When the first volume of Chess Mazes was released, it was an immediate hit with both chess instructors and students. It was a completely new kind of chess puzzle to help develop your chessplaying visualization skills. In Chess Mazes 2, author Bruce Alberston has created another 216 fascinating chess mazes. Learn More
  26. SHOPWORN - Chess Mazes 2

    SHOPWORN - Chess Mazes 2

    Regular Price: $17.95

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    When the first volume of Chess Mazes was released, it was an immediate hit with both chess instructors and students. It was a completely new kind of chess puzzle to help develop your chessplaying visualization skills. In Chess Mazes 2, author Bruce Alberston has created another 216 fascinating chess mazes. Learn More
  27. Chess Training Pocket Book II

    Chess Training Pocket Book II

    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. Learn More
  28. John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

    John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

    Most chess puzzle books put you in an artificial situation: you are told a combination exists, what the theme is and what you are required to achieve. This one is different. In a real game, a player may sometimes need to find a combination. On the other hand he may have to reject a tactical idea and simply find a good positional move. His task is to find the right move, whatever it may be. Learn More
  29. Solitaire Chess

    Solitaire Chess

    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. Learn More
  30. Totally Puzzled

    Totally Puzzled

    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
  31. The Giant Chess Puzzle Book

    The Giant Chess Puzzle Book


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    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
  32. Chess Training Pocket Book

    Chess Training Pocket Book

    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. Learn More
  33. Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2

    Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2

    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. Learn More
  34. The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3

    The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3

    One of the most important skills a chessplayer needs is the ability to defend a position that is under siege. In this third volume in the highly acclaimed, best-selling ChessCafe Puzzle Book series, International Grandmaster Karsten Mueller, along with International Master Merijn van Delft, examines and expounds upon the vital defensive concepts and techniques used to repulse enemy attacks. Learn More
  35. 1001 Deadly Checkmates

    1001 Deadly Checkmates

    For all chess-players, from beginners to world champions, from kids to seniors, delivering checkmate is the greatest thrill the game has to offer. The ability to spot checkmates is a vital skill - and this easy-to-use book shows you how it is done. With the help of Grandmaster John Nunn, you will be ready to shock your next opponent with a deadly checkmate, whether in a school match, a club tournament - or even a championship game! Learn More
  36. 212 Surprising Checkmates

    212 Surprising Checkmates

    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. Learn More

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