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  1. CLEARANCE - Unusual Endings

    CLEARANCE - Unusual Endings

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    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. Learn More
  2. CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns

    CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns

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    Short Description for Hanging Pawns - CB0013XX Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - Winning with the English Opening

    CLEARANCE - Winning with the English Opening

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    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. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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 - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

    CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

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    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. Learn More
  8. CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

    CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

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  9. CLEARANCE - Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces

    CLEARANCE - Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces

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    Short Description for Mastering Rook Versus Minor Pieces - CB0016XX Learn More
  10. CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Lessons

    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Lessons

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    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 Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. SHOPWORN - Draw!

    SHOPWORN - Draw!

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    You will also delight at the spectacular “saving draws,” when, although in a difficult position, a player finds all possible (and impossible!) resources to make a draw. Example are drawn from the praxis of world champions and outstanding grandmasters, as well as from the games of lesser-known players. Of special interest is the research made by the author regarding stalemate, that special exception in the rules. The book is crowned with an interesting chapter in which the author addresses the drawn games of the world’s top players. 

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  14. The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

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    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
  15. H.O.T. Chess

    H.O.T. Chess

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    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
  16. Simple Chess

    Simple Chess

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    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
  17. 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
  18. SHOPWORN - Looking For Trouble

    SHOPWORN - Looking For Trouble

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    Identify and Deal with Threats! This book helps you to recognize threats by providing over 300 problems in which you focus on identifying and meeting threats in the opening, middlegame and endgame. The author’s clear explanations are presented in a manner that should greatly benefit players of all levels. Learn More
  19. SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy

    SHOPWORN - 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
  20. Chess Strategy

    Chess Strategy

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    One of the great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, etc. Learn More
  21. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Defensive Play

    SHOPWORN - 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!

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  22. 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
  23. Positional Chess Handbook

    Positional Chess Handbook

    $11.95
    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
  24. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

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    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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  25. Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!

    Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!

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    Grandmaster Mihai Suba, a former Romanian champion and Senior World Chess Champion, has updated his groundbreaking work and extended it with even more entertaining and witty lessons. The result is a thought-provoking and yet practical guide on chess strategy! Learn More
  26. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Manouevres

    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Manouevres

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    Sarkhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players. He shows how masters generate ideas from the games of other masters: positional sacrifices, amazing counterplay concepts, unorthodox exchanges, winning with h2-h4, overcoming a blockade, the advantages of double pawns, the e5 pawn wedge, the uses of the queen-bishop battery, and much more. Learn More
  27. SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!

    SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!

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    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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  28. 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
  29. Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

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    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
  30. 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
  31. Draw!

    Draw!

    $14.95

    You will also delight at the spectacular “saving draws,” when, although in a difficult position, a player finds all possible (and impossible!) resources to make a draw. Example are drawn from the praxis of world champions and outstanding grandmasters, as well as from the games of lesser-known players. Of special interest is the research made by the author regarding stalemate, that special exception in the rules. The book is crowned with an interesting chapter in which the author addresses the drawn games of the world’s top players. 

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  32. Saving Lost Positions

    Saving Lost Positions

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    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
  33. 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
  34. Simple Attacking Plans

    Simple Attacking Plans

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    Novice players and amateurs of intermediate strength will benefit from the explanations of ideas and tips for practical play, all presented in an easy, conversational style. More experienced competitors will appreciate this book as a game collection featuring masterpieces of enterprising play – some of them never before published. Learn More
  35. Improve Your Attacking Chess

    Improve Your Attacking Chess

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    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
  36. The Art of Attacking Chess

    The Art of Attacking Chess

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    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

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