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  1. Test Your Chess Fantasy

    Test Your Chess Fantasy

    Our Price: $9.95

    An intriguing book with 120 diagrammed positions each with a multiple choice question attached. The questions are all along the lines of a) White is Winning b) It's even c) Black is winning: which is correct? The tests become gradually more difficult as the book progresses; the author provides a scoring system and solutions are included at the end. Learn More
  2. The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

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    Trains and boats and planes are all part of a day in the life of globe-trotting Grandmaster Julian Hodgson, as is his constant surveillance of the chessboard in search of some lethal tactical strike. 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
  3. Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

    Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

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    This book, with 155 problems and full solutions, has been designed to interest any chess enthusiast, whatever his knowledge of chess composition may be. Loyd, White, Klett, Shinkman, Havel, Wurzburg, Kohtz, Kochelhorn and Heathcote are all represented, as are some lesser-known but equally brilliant composers. Several interesting themes explored.

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  4. 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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  5. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

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    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. 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

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    n this encyclopedia of brilliant attacking themes, the famous chess master, Fred Reinfeld, takes 1001 different combinations and sacrifices, diagrams them, and demonstrates how each can lead you to victory. Mr. Reinfeld shows exactly how these sacrifices work, and how the proper combination built around the sacrifice leads to sure success with an aggressive game.

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  7. Chessercizes

    Chessercizes

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    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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  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. 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
  10. Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge

    Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge

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    Is the ability to make combinations something you are born with or can it be acquired by practice? 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. Learn More
  11. Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

    Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

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    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
  12. The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time

    The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time

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    Very occasionally, a chess move is played that astonishes the whole world. It may be a move of astounding complexity, unearthly beauty, deep paradox...or all three. The move is discussed and analyzed around the world as chess-players attempt to fathom both why the move works, and how on earth anyone thought of it in the first place. In this book, John Emms has selected, from hundreds of candidates, the 200 most amazing chess moves of all time.

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  13. The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

    The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

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    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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  14. Its Your Move

    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
  15. 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
  16. 303 Tricky Checkmates

    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.

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  17. Chess Endgame Quiz

    Chess Endgame Quiz

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    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.

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  18. Its Your Move

    Its Your Move

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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
  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. How Good Is Your Chess?

    How Good Is Your Chess?

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    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.

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  22. Chess Cafe Puzzle Book

    Chess Cafe Puzzle Book

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    This book offers every type of tactical motif imaginable, from the more common back rank mates, pins, skewers, forks and the like up to and including some of the most beautiful and rare combinations. This is a tactical book that will prove exceptionally useful for a wide range of players, intermediate through master strength and even beyond.

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  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. Chess Choice Challenge 3

    Chess Choice Challenge 3

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    By popular demand, a third Chess Choice Challenge and another bumper bundle of tricky and varied chess positions on which to test your analytical ability. Multiple-choice questions direct your attention to different facets of each position, while you are also invited to 'take your pick' from a range of suggested continuations. Having wracked your brains to come to the correct conclusions, you can then compare your findings with those of Grandmaster Chris Ward whose deep and imaginative analytical solutions, spiced with his customary good humour, will help to increase your appreciation of the art of chess analysis - and also your playing strength! Learn More
  25. Its Your Move Tough Puzzles

    Its Your Move Tough Puzzles

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    Feeling up to a challenge? In this highly original and instructive test yourself book, Grandmaster Chris Ward presents a selection of carefully chosen puzzles for you to solve. Hot on the heels of his very successful It's Your Move and Improvers It's Your Move, comes It's Your Move: Tough Puzzles, which this time aims to rack the brains of even the most experienced chess players. The puzzles might be a bit more difficult this time but, in the same style of the previous two books, the reader is once again helped by the choice of five plausible plans and has to decide which is the most likely to succeed. Learn More
  26. 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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  27. Test your Chess with Daniel King

    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.

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  28. 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles
  29. 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
  30. Chess Self-Improvement

    Chess Self-Improvement

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    Zenon Franco guides readers through 50 top-level games, challenges them to guess key moves correctly, and poses questions at critical moments. Points are awarded for good answers, and at the end of each game, a score-chart rates the reader's performance. This material has never appeared in the English language before, and represents the pick of monthly articles that Franco has written for a quarter of a century in Spanish-language magazines, revised and rechecked for this book. Learn More
  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. The Complete Chess Workout

    The Complete Chess Workout

    Our Price: $29.95

    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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  36. Practical Chess Exercises

    Practical Chess Exercises

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    This book will sharpen your tactical vision, deepen your positional understanding, and enrich your knowledge of theoretical positions. Learn More

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