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      A Road to the Expert Title
      Catalog Code: CB0063CD

      A Road to the Expert Title
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      A Road to the Expert Title

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      Break the Rules!
      A Modern Look at Chess Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0358EM

      In this instructive and entertaining book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.
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      Break the Rules!

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      C.O.O.L. Chess
      Catalog Code: B0064BT

      The sequel to H.O.T. Chess. Grandmaster Motwani continues to explain his easy-to-use approach to chess thinking, and shows how Creative Original Opening Lines can bring astonishing over-the-board success. The many brilliant games in this book includes victories by Motwani over some of the world's leading players, whom he has outwitted in the early stages of the game.
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      C.O.O.L. Chess

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      Castling to Win
      Catalog Code: B0105BT

      The king is the most valuable piece on the chessboard, yet many players - especially at club level - give little thought to where His Majesty should reside. This wide-ranging survey explains the dangers with leaving the King in the center, and the possible drawbacks to castling too early or on the wrong side. Castling can be an attacking move, as shown in many stunning examples. An expected castling is often devastating and can often determine the game on the spot. This practical manual includes entertaining examples of late castling and castling in studies.
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      Castling to Win

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      Chess Analytics
      Training with a Grandmaster
      Catalog Code: B0059RE

      Grivas presents almost 240 games, most with complete scores to assist comprehension, illustrating his themes with practical, insightful examples and explanations.
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      Chess Analytics

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      Chess Praxis
      Catalog Code: B0007QT

      A supplement to the Chess player's handbook, containing all the most important modern improvements in the openings, illustrated by actual games; a revised code of chess laws; and a collection of Mr. Morphy's matches, &c., in England and France.
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      Chess Praxis

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      Chess Praxis
      21st Century Edition
      Catalog Code: B0008HY

      This book is Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch's companion volume to MY SYSTEM. This classic is one of the best selling and most instructive chess books of all time. Thousands of satisfied customers have used this book to improve their understanding of positional chess play.
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      Chess Praxis

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      Chess Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0019DV

      One of the great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, etc.
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      Chess Strategy

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      Chess Strategy - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0365EM

      Want to improve at chess? Then you'll need to improve your understanding of chess strategy. You probably knew that already - but how to begin to study such a vast and seemingly complex subject? International Master Adam Hunt is a full-time chess teacher and is thus very familiar with this problem. His solution is to present an accessible and easy-to-read guide for club players and juniors. Hunt studies all the key components of chess strategy, including development, king safety, attack and defence, initiative, pawn play and much more. He examines not only grandmaster games but also those played by students, demonstrates model strategic play, identifies typical mistakes and explains how to avoid them. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess
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      Chess Strategy - Move by Move

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      Chess Strategy for Advanced Students
      Catalog Code: B0086IS

      The art of strategic planning is not easily acquired from most teaching materials, yet it is one of the most important aspects of practical play. In this book, positional factors have been approached, with examples showing how a certain specific weakness can be exploited by specific means. This book includes complete games where the strategic and positional factors are seen in the complex interplay of the middle game and end game.
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      Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

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      Chess Strategy for Club Players
      The Road to Positional Advantage
      Catalog Code: B0065NIC

      In Chess Strategy for Club Players you will learn the basic elements of positional understanding, including pawn structures, piece placement, lead in development, open files, weaknesses, space advantage and king safety. You will master the art of converting a temporary plus into other, more permanent advantages. The author also explains what to do when, in a given position, the basic principles seem to point in different directions.
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      Chess Strategy for Club Players

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      Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 5
      Catalog Code: B0005LV

      Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Gary Kasparov as revealing "the once-secret Russian method of chess training," this new edition has material on the 2006 Absolute World Championship match between Kramnick and Topalov.
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      Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

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      Chess Strategy Workbook
      A Blueplrint for Developing the Best Plan
      Catalog Code: B0042OB

      A large-format, fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children and adults ranging from those with a basic chess foundation up to the above-average tournament player. Chess Strategy Workbook teaches you to be observant and take your time to discover the clues in chess positions, introducing many of the strategies used by chess masters in a way that is fun and easy to understand.
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      Chess Strategy Workbook

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      Chess Structures
      A Grandmaster Guide
      Catalog Code: B0107QT

      An in-depth study of the 28 most common structures in chess practice, it offers a carefully selected model games showing each structure’s main plans and ideas, Strategic patterns to observe and typical pitfalls to avoid and 50 positional exercises with detailed solutions
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      Chess Structures

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      Chess Training for Post-Beginners
      A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
      Catalog Code: B0143NIC

      After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
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      Chess Training for Post-Beginners

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      Chess Wizardry
      Catalog Code: B0069BT

      This is a new edition of a classic work and will introduce a new generation of readers to the wonders of chess problems. The readers will find many of the best chess problems ever composed, chosen and investigated by John Rice, an International Master. The readers will find stories behind famous ideas.
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      Chess Wizardry

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      Chess: Improving and Staying Sharp
      Catalog Code: CB0032CD

      This book emphasizes topics that strong players need to study in order to improve and stay sharp. Contents: Lesson 1:Attack and Counterattack, Lesson 2:Tactical Exercises I, Lesson 3:Art of Strategy, Lesson 4: Tactical Exercises II, Lesson 5:Art of the Endgame, Lesson 6:Tactical Exercises III, Epilogue: Odds and Ends.
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      Chess: Improving and Staying Sharp

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      Complete Book of Chess Strategy
      Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z
      Catalog Code: B0002SI

      An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength.
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      Complete Book of Chess Strategy

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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1
      Planning the Pieces
      Catalog Code: B0136IS

      The First volume of Ludek Pachman's great trilogy Complete Chess Strategy which first appeared in Czechoslovak and German. Planning the Pieces deals with the long term planning, handling and positioning of the individual chess pieces.
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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1

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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2
      Principles of Pawn Play and the Center
      Catalog Code: B0139IS


      Publisher: ISHI Press
      Author: Ludek Pachman
      Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185
      Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)


      Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as "the soul of chess." Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork.
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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3
      Play on the Wings
      Catalog Code: B0147IS

      In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise.
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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

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      Creative Chess
      Catalog Code: B0078EM

      Most chess books aim to guide and instruct by offering principles, rules, schemes and theories. Creative Chess, on the other hand, has a quite different and original approach. It firmly maintains that every chessplayer, whether amateur or master, is capable of creating something new in chess. After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, and flexibility, are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking.
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      Creative Chess

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      Dynamic Chess Strategy
      Expanded and Updated
      Catalog Code: B0095NIC

      In the battle of chess ideas, the publication in 1991 of Dynamic Chess Strategy was a defining moment. Before Mihai Suba's exceptional book, chess writers had neglected one of the most important factors of a chess position: its dynamic potential. Suba demonstrated that the traditional concept of improving the position was often static and irrelevant, and that classical strategy, if applied dogmatically, can prevent you from finding the right plan and its subsequent moves.
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      Dynamic Chess Strategy

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      Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess
      How to Use Your Pawns to Fight for the Initiative and Central Control
      Catalog Code: B0066GB

      This book tackles fundamental questions such as: 'How should pawns be used to fight for the centre?' and 'How does the central pawn formation affect planning for both sides?' These issues are central to understanding chess. Marovic discusses central pawn-structures and their impact on play both in the centre and on the wings.
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      Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess

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      EBOOK - Break the Rules!
      A Modern Look at Chess Strategy
      Catalog Code: E-B0358EM

      In this instructive and entertaining book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.
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      EBOOK - Break the Rules!

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      EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess
      Catalog Code: E-B0118EM

      Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess

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      EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess
      Learn to Identify and Exploit Small Advantages
      Catalog Code: E-B0121EM

      The implication from the author is that the task of converting a typically winning position into a full point or converting a drawing position into half-a-point is relatively straightforward. However, as all of us practical players realise, it's not always a simple as this, and many hard-earned points are wasted through 'a lack of technique'. In this valuable book, Jacob Aagaard aims to solve this perennial problem. He arms the reader with several endgame weapons that every strong technical player has in his toolbox.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess

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      EBOOK - Mastering Chess Strategy
      Catalog Code: E-B0310EM

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      EBOOK - Mastering Chess Strategy

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      EBOOK - Prepare to Attack
      Catalog Code: E-B0317EM

      There's no escaping the fact: if you want to win chess games, you have to attack at some point. Many players are happy solving combinations in winning positions, when the hard work is already done, but the key to a successful attack undoubtedly comes much earlier. No-one can attack effectively if they haven't prepared properly, and yet planning in chess can be a difficult technique to master, even for experienced players.
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      EBOOK - Prepare to Attack

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      EBOOK - Winning Chess Strategies
      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: E-B0195EM

      Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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      EBOOK - Winning Chess Strategies

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      Excelling at Positional Chess
      Catalog Code: B0118EM

      Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study.
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      Excelling at Positional Chess

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      Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov
      Catalog Code: B0109BT

      The legendary Anatoly Karpov has won over 250 Grandmaster tournaments, many more than any other player in chess history. His games are characterized by the gradual and patient pushing of an opponent back to the wall, before finally finishing him off with a deadly blow.
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      Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov

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      Formation Attack Strategies
      Catalog Code: B0063OB

      The book also contains discussions about many attack philosophies, attack strategy and planning, identification and exploitation of weaknesses, and so much more.
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      Formation Attack Strategies

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      Grandmaster Chess Strategy
      What Amateurs can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces
      Catalog Code: B0100NIC

      One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top. This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings.
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      Grandmaster Chess Strategy

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      Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
      Catalog Code: B0098QT

      In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

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      Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - PAPERBACK
      Catalog Code: B0079QT

      In Positional Play Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making. Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone's intuition and positional decision-making.
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