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  1. Simple Chess

    Simple Chess

    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. Learn More
  2. CLEARANCE - A Road to the Expert Title

    CLEARANCE - A Road to the Expert Title

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    A Road to the Expert Title Learn More
  3. SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

    SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

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    Do you instinctively know what to do in every type of chess position or are you often uncertain about how to proceed? Wouldn't it be really useful to know the best chess strategies and to recognise when they should be used? In this book Sam Collins examines key games from both the classical and modern eras. He analyses the major strategic ideas that have stood the test of time and notes their considerable influence on his own games. Learn More
  4. Complete Book of Chess Strategy

    Complete Book of Chess Strategy

    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. Learn More
  5. Chess Strategy Workbook

    Chess Strategy Workbook

    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. Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair

    CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair

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    Short Description for Mastering the Bishop Pair - CB0015XX Learn More
  7. CLEARANCE - Chess: Improving and Staying Sharp

    CLEARANCE - Chess: Improving and Staying Sharp

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    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. Learn More
  8. SHOPWORN - Chess Strategy - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Chess Strategy - Move by Move

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    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 Learn More
  9. SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners

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    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? Learn More
  10. Weapons of Chess

    Weapons of Chess

    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. Learn More
  11. Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

    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. Learn More
  12. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    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. Learn More
  13. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    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. Learn More
  14. Starting Out - Defensive Play

    Starting Out - Defensive Play

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    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! Learn More
  15. Positional Ideas In Chess

    Positional Ideas In Chess

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    '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. Learn More
  16. Chess Strategy

    Chess Strategy

    One of the great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, etc. Learn More
  17. The Art of Attacking Chess

    The Art of Attacking Chess

    All chess-players love to play a smooth attacking game, flowing from start to finish, and sprinkled with spectacular ideas and sacrifices. However, few can do so regularly, and for most players, their collection of brilliancies missed far outweighs their creative successes. Innate talent plays an important role, but many of the skills needed for attacking chess can be learned by study and practice. Here, one of the world's most experienced annotators has selected 33 superb examples, and explained them in a way that strips away the mystery. Learn More
  18. How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

    How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

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    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 Learn More
  19. Improve Your Attacking Chess

    Improve Your Attacking Chess

    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 Learn More
  20. The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

    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. Learn More
  21. Positional Chess Handbook

    Positional Chess Handbook

    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. Learn More
  22. C.O.O.L. Chess

    C.O.O.L. Chess

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    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. Learn More
  23. Chess Strategy for Club Players

    Chess Strategy for Club Players

    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. Learn More
  24. H.O.T. Chess

    H.O.T. Chess

    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. Learn More
  25. The Development of Chess Style

    The Development of Chess Style

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    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. Learn More
  26. Winning Chess Middlegames

    Winning Chess Middlegames

    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'. Learn More
  27. Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    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. Learn More
  28. Saving Lost Positions

    Saving Lost Positions

    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. Learn More
  29. Mastering Positional Chess

    Mastering Positional Chess

    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. Learn More
  30. CLEARANCE - Dynamic Chess Strategy

    CLEARANCE - Dynamic Chess Strategy

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    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. Learn More
  31. Grandmaster Chess Strategy

    Grandmaster Chess Strategy

    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. Learn More
  32. Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

    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. Learn More
  33. CLEARANCE - Castling to Win

    CLEARANCE - Castling to Win

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    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. Learn More
  34. The Logical Approach to Chess

    The Logical Approach to Chess

    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. Learn More
  35. Judgement and Planning in Chess

    Judgement and Planning in Chess

    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. Learn More
  36. Excelling at Positional Chess

    Excelling at Positional Chess

    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. Learn More

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