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    Attack with Mikhail Tal
    Catalog Code: B0219EM

    The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world's most charismatic figures; a player who excited chess passions wherever he went.
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    Attack with Mikhail Tal

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    SHOPWORN - Attack with Mikhail Tal
    Catalog Code: SWB0219EM

    The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world's most charismatic figures; a player who excited chess passions wherever he went.
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    Sharpen Your Tactics
    1125 Brilliant Sacrifices, Combinations, and Studies
    Catalog Code: B0001HY

    SHARPEN YOUR TACTICS is a chess tactics training book and is for every class of chess player. The examples are rated by difficulty and the problems gradually become more difficult as you move through the book, leading you into the world of high-level chess tactics.
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    Sharpen Your Tactics

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    Art of Attack in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0109EM

    One of the finest chess books ever written, now revised in algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. It has been updated by legendary author GM John Nunn. Still one of the great classics ever written on tactics.
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    Art of Attack in Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Can you be a Tactical Genius?
    Catalog Code: SWB0087EM

    Test your tactical chess skills with a quiz book with a difference! Grandmaster James Plaskett, a player of distinguished tactical ability, has carefully assembled an abundance of tactical chess puzzles to test players of all levels. At the beginning of each chapter the puzzles are relatively easy, worth five points for a correct solution. However as you move on they become more and more difficult, soon becoming worth ten points and eventually 15.
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    SHOPWORN - Can you be a Tactical Genius?

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    Learn Chess Tactics
    Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
    Catalog Code: B0134GB

    This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
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    Learn Chess Tactics

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    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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    Improve Your Attacking Chess

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    Excelling at Chess Calculation
    Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
    Catalog Code: B0119EM

    There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard.
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    Excelling at Chess Calculation

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    Essential Chess Sacrifices
    A Guide to the Sacrifices that are most Fundamental to Understanding Chess
    Catalog Code: B0053GB

    >Sacrifices are an essential part of chess. Those who never consider sacrificing will miss countless opportunities and find that promising positions repeatedly slip away. Players who do not appreciate their opponents' sacrificial possibilities will be unable to see danger signs, and find themselves on the wrong end of too many king-hunts. Rather than merely cataloguing the various possibilities and providing examples, LeMoir discusses the possible follow-ups to the sacrifices, the defensive options against them, and the positional factors that might suggest whether the sacrifice will be sound or unsound.
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    Essential Chess Sacrifices

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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3
    French Defence and Other Half-Open Games
    Catalog Code: B0003TITO

    For casual players and club players. Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started.
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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3

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    Chess Tactics for Kids
    50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
    Catalog Code: B0170GB

    Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters.
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    Chess Tactics for Kids

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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 5
    Indian Defences - Catalan & Benoni
    Catalog Code: B0005TITO

    Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. The popular series Tactics in the Chess Opening teaches how to recognize opportunities to attack early in the game. You will also learn how to avoid standard pitfalls in the opening.
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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 5

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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6
    Gambits and Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: B0006TITO

    This book covers all the tactical themes and typical traps in the main lines of the English, the Dutch and the Reti, as well as a couple of interesting gambits. They are explained in more than 200 carefully selected and annotated short games.
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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

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    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6
    Gambits and Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: SWB0006TITO

    This book covers all the tactical themes and typical traps in the main lines of the English, the Dutch and the Reti, as well as a couple of interesting gambits. They are explained in more than 200 carefully selected and annotated short games.
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    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

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    Chess Tactics For Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: B0001OB

    Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics are in chess and how crucial it is to make a thorough study of this aspect of the game. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the third edition of his Chess Tactics for Advanced Players.
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    Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

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    Forcing Chess Moves
    The Key to Better Calculation
    Catalog Code: B0085NIC

    This rich book on chess tactics proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural.
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    Forcing Chess Moves

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    The Art of Attacking Chess
    33 Inspiration and Instructive Masterpieces
    Catalog Code: B0024GB

    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.
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    The Art of Attacking Chess

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    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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    How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

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    A Course in Chess Tactics
    A Step-by-Step Approach to Mastering Tactics and Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0141GB

    Few books present a structured approach to tactics, so this book fills a valuable niche in the ambitious player's library. The authors present each major tactical theme in turn, explaining how it works and providing inspiring examples. They then explain how you can spot the idea in your own games and use it to your advantage.
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    A Course in Chess Tactics

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    CLEARANCE - Checkmate for Children
    Mastering the Most Important Skill in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0091NIC

    Beginners of all ages will win more games after studying this easy-to-follow book. This isn't another random collection of puzzles, but a systematic course that teaches you how to checkmate your opponent. Experienced chess coach Kevin Stark explains elementary mating patterns in all the important positions and provides many tests to see if you have really mastered the technique.
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    CLEARANCE - Checkmate for Children

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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate for Children
    Mastering the Most Important Skill in Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0091NIC

    Beginners of all ages will win more games after studying this easy-to-follow book. This isn't another random collection of puzzles, but a systematic course that teaches you how to checkmate your opponent. Experienced chess coach Kevin Stark explains elementary mating patterns in all the important positions and provides many tests to see if you have really mastered the technique.
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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate for Children

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    Checkmate! Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0307EM

    Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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    Checkmate! Tactics

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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics
    Catalog Code: SWB0307EM

    Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

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    Formation Attacks
    Catalog Code: B0046OB

    As a Chess Master who has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a recent visit to my local bookstore. I was in search of a book that covered an array of attacks against many Pawn formations in an organized fashion. Needless to say, my search came up empty. The books on attacking fell short in many ways. Many of the books were simply a small collection of attack games with no instruction about the art of attacking or about the skills required to become a great attacker.
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    Formation Attacks

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    CLEARANCE - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics
    An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess
    Catalog Code: B0097NIC

    With refreshing simplicity, Coffeehouse Chess Tactics shows how to turn bad, even seemingly hopeless positions to our advantage. How to distinguish the essential from the trivial. How to adapt according to the situation on the board. Each game sparkles with some unusual tactical or defensive motif. Along with the games the author describes in eloquent but brutal language the beautiful, sometimes terrible, world of chess ''where sport, art and science merge.
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    CLEARANCE - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

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    Play Like a Girl
    Tactics by 9Queens
    Catalog Code: B0064EU

    Play Like A Girl!, the first book of its kind, is a collection of tactical positions from the world's best women chessplayers. Profiled players range from Hungary's Judit Polgar, the best woman chessplayer in history, to Abby Marshall, the teenager who became the first American girl to win the Denker High School Tournament of Champions.
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    Play Like a Girl

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    Improve Your Chess Tactics
    700 Practical Lessons & Exercises
    Catalog Code: B0099NIC

    Instruction + exercises according to the old Soviet Chess School. The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills.
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    Improve Your Chess Tactics

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    Sacking the Citadel
    The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice
    Catalog Code: B0045RE

    Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea!
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    Sacking the Citadel

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    Invisible Chess Moves
    Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins
    Catalog Code: B0105NIC

    Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
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    Invisible Chess Moves

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    Power Chess for Kids
    Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
    Catalog Code: B0104NIC

    A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so.
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    Power Chess for Kids

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    Advanced Chess Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0061QT

    A mastery of tactics is essential to a competitive chess player and Lev Psakhis is ideally qualified to show the way. In Advanced Chess Tactics Psakhis showcases many beautiful attacking games to make his points. Psakhis has the ability to explain deep analysis while also offering simple yet wise tips gleaned from his lifetime of experience.
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    Advanced Chess Tactics

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    Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION
    Understanding Chess Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0062QT

    These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself. But Weteschnik was not completely satisfied with the book and decided to restructure and rewrite it completely.
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    Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION

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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6
    Tactics in Attack and Defense
    Catalog Code: B0085EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7
    Opening Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0086EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
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    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

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    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
    The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
    Catalog Code: B0110NIC

    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
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    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

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    The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms
    Catalog Code: B0009SHV

    The Definitive Book, Encyclopedia of Chess Problems: Themes and Terms, written by Velimirovic and his colleague, GM solver and 1984 World Solving champion, Kari Valtonen from Finland. Inside, there are 1,726 selected problems and all the answers to any question that one might ask about chess problems. It can be read in different ways, like the classical Larousse encyclopedia or as a great collection of problems. Every theme and term is illustrated with the appropriate problem.
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    The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

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