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    Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1

    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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    Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0001MA
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    Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems
    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.
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    Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

    Catalog Code: CB0107CD
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    Beat the Grandmasters
    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.
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    Beat the Grandmasters

    Catalog Code: B0120GB

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    Win at Chess
    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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    Win at Chess

    Catalog Code: B0051DV
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    Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers
    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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    Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

    Catalog Code: B0005DV
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    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.
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    How Good Is Your Chess?

    Catalog Code: B0023DV
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    The Chess Traveller's Quizbook
    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.
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    The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    Catalog Code: CB0055RB
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    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.
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    100 Easy Checkmates

    Catalog Code: B0002CZ
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    Pandolfini's Chess Challenges
    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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    Pandolfini's Chess Challenges

    Catalog Code: B0014RH
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    606 Puzzles for Chess Nuts
    For the true chess nut, the 64 squares of the chessboard represent a world of imaginative possibilities, where a bright idea can make the difference between triumph and destruction, victory and defeat. Each of these puzzles re-creates that world, putting the reader into a realistic game position with the tantalizing challenge of finding that elusive winning idea.
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    606 Puzzles for Chess Nuts

    Catalog Code: B0023BT
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    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!
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    1 Move Checkmates

    Catalog Code: B0033CZ
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    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!
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    202 Checkmates For Children

    Catalog Code: B0042CZ
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    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.
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    212 Surprising Checkmates

    Catalog Code: B0053RE
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    Chess Choice Challenge 3
    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!
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    Chess Choice Challenge 3

    Catalog Code: B0100BT
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    Test Your Chess Fantasy
    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.
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    Test Your Chess Fantasy

    Catalog Code: CB0023RB
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    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.
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    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    Catalog Code: B0013SS
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    303 Tricky Checkmates
    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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    303 Tricky Checkmates

    Catalog Code: B0017CZ
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    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.
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    303 More Tricky Chess Puzzles

    Catalog Code: B0037CZ
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    303 Tricky Chess Puzzles
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    303 Tricky Chess Puzzles

    Catalog Code: B0043CZ
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    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.
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    Chessercizes

    Catalog Code: B0006SS
    Our Price: $14.95
    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
    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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    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

    Catalog Code: B0014OB
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    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
    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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    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

    Catalog Code: B0015OB
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    Chess Mazes
    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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    Chess Mazes

    Catalog Code: B0019RE
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    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.
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    Chess Endgame Quiz

    Catalog Code: B0035CZ
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    Chess Self-Improvement
    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.
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    Chess Self-Improvement

    Catalog Code: B0121GB
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    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.
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    More Chessercizes - Checkmate

    Catalog Code: B0007SS
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    Pawn Mower - Combo Edition
    Love puzzles and brain teasers? Ready for a challenge? Try this unique and challenging puzzle. Featuring over 300 puzzles from the first three Pawn Mower magazines, Pawn Mower Combo Edition has everything you need to get hooked. Think you can capture seven pawns in seven moves?
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    Pawn Mower - Combo Edition

    Catalog Code: B0081OB
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    The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles
    There is something here for everyone. The puzzles in the first two chapters are based on a clear-cut tactic or checkmate, such as those explained in Gambit's best-sellers How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids. The endgame challenges highlight tactics and principles in action. In practice it is vital to defend resiliently and seek counterattacking chances – there is an innovative chapter on these rarely-covered themes as well as puzzles where the reader must decide how to punch home an attack.
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    The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles

    Catalog Code: B0177GB
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    Chess Puzzles for Kids
    This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
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    Chess Puzzles for Kids

    Catalog Code: B0183GB
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    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.
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    Chess Training Pocket Book

    Catalog Code: B0006LV
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    Practical Chess Exercises
    This book will sharpen your tactical vision, deepen your positional understanding, and enrich your knowledge of theoretical positions.
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    Practical Chess Exercises

    Catalog Code: B0067OB
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    Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition
    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?
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    Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition

    Catalog Code: B0082OB
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    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.
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    Chess Training Pocket Book II

    Catalog Code: B0015LV
    Our Price: $18.95
    Its Your Move Tough Puzzles
    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.
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    Its Your Move Tough Puzzles

    Catalog Code: B0129EM
    Our Price: $18.95
    Its Your Move
    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.
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    Its Your Move

    Catalog Code: B0247EM
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    Chess Puzzles for Students
    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.
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    Chess Puzzles for Students

    Catalog Code: B0238IS
    Our Price: $18.95

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