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  1. 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
  2. Greatest 501 Chess Puzzles

    Greatest 501 Chess Puzzles

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    The book consists of 501 practical puzzles from the second part of the Year 2012, selected into 3 different groups: "easy", "medium", and "hard". At the end of the book you can check your tactical skills in a test format and also can enjoy the 10 most beautiful pearls of the given period. Learn More
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Test your Chess with Daniel King

    Test your Chess with Daniel King

    Our Price: $21.95

    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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  6. Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

    Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

    Our Price: $7.95

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Solitaire Chess

    Solitaire Chess

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    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Chess Training Pocket Book II

    Chess Training Pocket Book II

    Our Price: $18.95

    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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  15. 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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  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 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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  18. Chess Cafe Puzzle Book 2

    Chess Cafe Puzzle Book 2

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    As most chess instructors and players know, it is much more difficult to teach and learn strategic concepts than tactics. In this program, German grandmaster Dr. Karsten Mueller will help you develop your strategic chessplaying skills.

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  19. Chess Mazes

    Chess Mazes

    Our Price: $14.95

    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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  20. 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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  21. 606 Puzzles for Chess Nuts

    606 Puzzles for Chess Nuts

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    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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  22. 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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  23. Chess Endgame Quiz

    Chess Endgame Quiz

    Our Price: $14.95

    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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  24. 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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  25. The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3

    The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 3

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    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.

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  26. 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles
  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book

    Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book

    Our Price: $19.95

    Jon Speelman is one of the most successful British chess-players of all time, and is renowned for the creativity of his play and his remarkable calculating ability. He is also an extremely experienced writer and chess coach. His personal selection of chess puzzles will infuriate, entertain, test and instruct chess-players of all levels. Learn More
  35. John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

    John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

    Our Price: $24.95

    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
  36. 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

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