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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns

    CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns

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    Short Description for Hanging Pawns - CB0013XX Learn More
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. CLEARANCE - C.O.O.L. Chess

    CLEARANCE - 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
  9. 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
  10. CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair

    CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair

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    Short Description for Mastering the Bishop Pair - CB0015XX Learn More
  11. 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
  12. CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

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

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    Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2 Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - Draw!

    SHOPWORN - Draw!

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    We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played. 

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  14. CLEARANCE - Improve Your Attacking Chess

    CLEARANCE - 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
  15. CLEARANCE - The Development of Chess Style

    CLEARANCE - 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. CLEARANCE - Positional Ideas In Chess

    CLEARANCE - 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
  22. CLEARANCE - Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

    CLEARANCE - 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
  23. CLEARANCE - Starting Out - Defensive Play

    CLEARANCE - Starting Out - Defensive Play

    Regular Price: $21.95

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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
  24. CLEARANCE - Break the Rules!

    CLEARANCE - 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. Learn More
  25. 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
  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. 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
  29. SHOPWORN - Grandmaster Chess Strategy

    SHOPWORN - Grandmaster Chess Strategy

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    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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  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!

    Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!

    $12.95
    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
  33. Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    $13.95
    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
  34. 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
  35. Draw!

    Draw!

    $14.95

    We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played. 

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  36. Simple Attacking Plans

    Simple Attacking Plans

    $14.95
    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

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