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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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    Simple Chess
    New Algebraic Edition
    Catalog Code: B0003DV

    Written by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas.
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    Simple Chess

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    CLEARANCE - Weapons of Chess
    An Omnibus of Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0004SS

    With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.
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    CLEARANCE - Weapons of Chess

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    Starting Out - Attacking Play
    How to Set Up And Executive Decisive Attacks
    Catalog Code: B0005EM

    Attacking the opponent's king is one of the most exhilarating aspects of chess, but also one of the most difficult to master. Everyone loves a good old-fashioned king hunt, especially when it leads to checkmate, but often the pressure is very much on the aggressor-one false move and the attack can often fizzle out into less than nothing, leaving the attacker with an empty shell of a position.
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    Starting Out - Attacking Play

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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 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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    CLEARANCE - Starting Out - Defensive Play
    Catalog Code: B0010EM

    In this valuable and entertaining book, Angus Dunnington arms the reader with all the necessary skills to be able to cope with vicious assaults on his or her king. Using illustrative games, Dunnington investigates in depth defensive ideas such as blockading, giving up material and the timely launch of counterattacks. Read this book and defend with confidence!
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    CLEARANCE - Starting Out - Defensive Play

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    CLEARANCE - Positional Ideas In Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011AC

    'The foundation upon which any position is built is the board itself, that apparently simple space of sixty-four squares arranged in alternate light and dark colors...'' That is how John Love introduces the sparkling world of positional play in chess.
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    CLEARANCE - Positional Ideas In Chess

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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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    CLEARANCE - How to Crush Your Chess Opponents
    An Inspiring Guide for the Modern Attacker
    Catalog Code: B0025GB

    Simon Williams, one of Britain's most dynamic and aggressive chess-players, has selected his favourite attacking games from the modern era, and annotated them with an infectious zeal that will inspire and instruct. He takes us inside the decision-making process, explaining how each stage in an attacking concept is formed, and shows how top players spot the signs that indicate it is time to stake everything on an all-out assault. We also get insights into the role of intuition and calculation in both attack and defence
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    CLEARANCE - How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

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    CLEARANCE - Improve Your Attacking Chess
    250 Puzzle Positions to Train Your King-Hunting Skills
    Catalog Code: B0030GB

    Checkmating the enemy king is the ultimate goal in chess. In this book Simon Williams helps readers to practice and improve their skills in this vital area of practical chess. A mating attack typically involves a build-up of forces, followed by an opening of lines, often involving a sacrifice
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    CLEARANCE - Improve Your Attacking Chess

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    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
    62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0037DV

    Sixty-two masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess, featuring games by the greatest chess masters Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, Petrosian among them compiled and annotated by one of chess literature's most brilliant authors.
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    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

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    Positional Chess Handbook
    495 Instructive Positions from Grandmaster Games
    Catalog Code: B0040DV

    This complete guide, written by a grandmaster, can assist all players at every level in developing a more powerful strategic game. Spanning more than a century of chess, it presents examples on such themes as key squares, bad bishops, and pawn structures in ascending difficulty, with ample cross-references.
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    Positional Chess Handbook

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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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    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - C.O.O.L. Chess

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    CLEARANCE - H.O.T. Chess
    Secrets from Scotland to Unlock Your Highly Original Thinking
    Catalog Code: B0071BT

    The H.O.T. stands for Highly Original Thinking. The author's ideas extend beyond the situation on the board. He maximizes your strengths and exploits your opponent's weaknesses.
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    CLEARANCE - H.O.T. Chess

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    CLEARANCE - The Development of Chess Style
    An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0072BT

    An algebraic expanded revision of Euwe's 1968 edition examining the contributions of great players throughout history. Nunn brings you up-to-date over the last 30 years with the eras of Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov. They assess the contributions of each great players in the way chess is played and approached.
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    CLEARANCE - The Development of Chess Style

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    Winning Chess Middlegames
    An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures
    Catalog Code: B0072NIC

    Study of this important book, with dozens of highly instructive and clearly explained games from the greats of chess, will enhance your middlegame skills and will let you understand why pawns are considered to be 'the souls of chess'.
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    Winning Chess Middlegames

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    Saving Lost Positions
    Catalog Code: B0087IS

    It is not always possible to win a game of chess by obtaining an advantage and then logically converting it into a win. In the games of average players the result is often in doubt until the last blunder and the more resourceful player will usually triumph.
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    Saving Lost Positions

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    Mastering Positional Chess
    Practical Lessons of a Junior World Champion
    Catalog Code: B0088NIC

    Mastering Positional Chess is a serious, but entertaining chess instruction book. Daniel started writing it when he realized that his lack of positional understanding was causing him to lose many games.
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    Mastering Positional Chess

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    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Chess Strategy

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    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy
    Advances Since Nimzowitsch
    Catalog Code: B0104GB

    It is now seventy years since Nimzowitsch wrote his monumental work My System. While it remains a fundamental work on chess strategy, the way chess positions are handled has changed greatly since Nimzowitsch's time - both refinements to existing ideas, and completely new concepts.
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    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

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    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - Castling to Win

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    The Logical Approach to Chess
    Catalog Code: B0105IS

    This has long been one of the standard books on basic chess strategy. It takes the player from the middle game of chess and shows how to take it to a favorable conclusion.
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    The Logical Approach to Chess

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    Judgement and Planning in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0106IS

    This is a basic book that teaches strategic planning in chess. Written by a former Chess Champion of the world, this book has as its basis an entirely novel idea which will help players over a real difficulty.
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    Judgement and Planning in Chess

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

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    CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns
    Catalog Code: CB0013XX

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    CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns

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    CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair
    Catalog Code: CB0015XX

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    CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair

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    CLEARANCE - Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces
    Catalog Code: CB0016XX

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    CLEARANCE - Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces

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    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - Chess: Improving and Staying Sharp

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    CLEARANCE - Unusual Endings
    Catalog Code: CB0069CD

    No board and men are necessary to enjoy this booklet. Enough diagrams are provided for you to follow each position to its completion.Chess with unusual positions is an altogether different world. There will be those who will want to solve them form the first diagram ? others will wait and start with the second diagram. But we are not going to challenge you to solve anything! This is where creative imagination is the order of the day ? where routine is scorned for the sheer love of artistry.
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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the English Opening
    Catalog Code: CB0076CD

    Essentially, Soltis advocates a 1 c4, 2 g3 sequence against virtually any set-up by Black. The rare exception is the response 2?d5 after either 1?e6 or 1?c6, when 3 b3 is recommended, although even here, the King?s Bishop does end up fianchettoed, but just a few moves later.The book maintains the same basic coverage as the second edition. It is divided into four sections: I ? c4 e5; II ? c4 c5; III ? c4 Nf6; and IV - c4, others. There are two basic systems presented in the book: The set-up credited to Botvinnik, with the KB fianchettoed, the QN on c3, pawns on c4, d3 and e4, and the KN on e2; and a variation of this, with the pawn on e3, with the d?pawn retaining the option of going to either d3 or d4, depending on circumstances.
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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the English Opening

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    CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play
    Catalog Code: CB0084CD

    This book challenges you right in the opening to come up with ideas by answering the tests. Then you are tested in the strategy of the middlegame, which in some cases evolves into the final stage - the endgame. You can take the tests and be evaluated on how well you do from Class C to and including Master. Or you can just enjoy and learn from the deep, deep annotations. Either way you win because they are among the most extraordinary games played from 1955-1992.
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    CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Lessons
    Catalog Code: CB0101CD

    This book developed out of the author working with chess teams. The five lessons taught are: 1)Sharpening of tactical ability, 2)The important principles of the opening, 3)An opening repertoire is needed. The most popular choice among many is the English Opening for White, 4)Basic principles of pawn endings, 5)Strategy is probably one of the more difficult concepts of chess to master. This is the ability to take advantage of structural weaknesses and an intuitive feel. Going through these lessons will help make the reader a more successful tournament
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