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  1. The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

    The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

    Our Price: $27.95
    This workbook offers a unique framework to study chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and—most importantly—even the existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analyzing carefully selected games, from beginner level through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. This training method resembles live play far more realistically than solving puzzles, because each move has to be analyzed with respect to tactical possibilities—whether they exist or not. Learn More
  2. Tactics Time 2

    Tactics Time 2

    Our Price: $16.95
    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions. Learn More
  3. SHOPWORN - Tactics Time 2

    SHOPWORN - Tactics Time 2

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    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions. Learn More
  4. Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

    Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

    Our Price: $59.95
    ECC5 is a completely revised and updated edition of one of the fundamental books about the art of combinational chess. The content represents the work of our Editorial Board of experienced grandmasters and international masters. Learn More
  5. The Inner Game of Chess

    The Inner Game of Chess

    Our Price: $19.95
    In The Inner Game of Chess, GM Andy Soltis shows that the key to good calculation is good visualization of the position in front of us and then after the moves we’re considering. Being aware of tactical motifs; knowing when to stop looking; and verifying your chosen move are essential, but they all depend on the basic requirement to see clearly what’s going on. The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play. Learn More
  6. Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

    Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

    Our Price: $29.95
    In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game. Learn More
  7. Hacking Up The King

    Hacking Up The King

    Our Price: $24.95
    Is it possible to learn how to attack your opponent’s king from a book? Guidelines and verbal explanations are fine, argues David Eggleston, but there is no substitute for the hard work of carefully analyzing the complex position that’s on the chessboard in front of you. Learn More
  8. SHOPWORN - Hacking Up The King

    SHOPWORN - Hacking Up The King

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    Is it possible to learn how to attack your opponent’s king from a book? Guidelines and verbal explanations are fine, argues David Eggleston, but there is no substitute for the hard work of carefully analyzing the complex position that’s on the chessboard in front of you. Learn More
  9. Mating the Castled King

    Mating the Castled King

    Our Price: $29.95
    Every chess player loves to win with a devastating attack. But even beginners know the importance of early castling, so the most significant attacking strategies are those against a castled king. Learn More
  10. Positional Attacks

    Positional Attacks

    Our Price: $39.95
    The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 532 fabulous attack games from all openings and all eras. The aim of Positional Attacks is to uncover the artistic side of attacking, one that is primarily centered on the creation and exploitation of weaknesses. Learn More
  11. Tactics Time

    Tactics Time

    Our Price: $16.95
    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! If you want to improve at chess but have limited time and energy available, this is your book! Now you can study positions that are happening in games you yourself might have played! Learn More
  12. Winning Chess

    Winning Chess

    Our Price: $22.95
    Chess is 99% tactics, and this lively self-instructor, tailor-made for improving players, will teach you how to anticipate the possibility of a chess combination, identify the appropriate tactical device, calculate up to 3-4 moves ahead and visualize the final decisive blow. Reading this classic work by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld, who each spent a lifetime writing about chess, will increase your tactical skills and lead you along the path to winning chess. Learn More
  13. Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

    Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

    Our Price: $29.95
    In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples. Learn More
  14. SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

    SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

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    In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples. Learn More
  15. Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

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    For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player. Learn More
  16. Chess Queens Combinations

    Chess Queens Combinations

    Our Price: $26.95
    Ladies do sacrifice pieces over the board, right!? Oh yes, they do, and they often do it in a blink of an eye. There is a collection of annotated chess combinations carried out by women players throughout history in front of the reader. These combinations throw some light on an attractive part of the chess creativity of some of the greatest personalities in chess. When it is about combinations, it is about the decisive point of every game. Learn More
  17. Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

    Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

    Our Price: $14.95
    The f4 Sicilian has become popular and feared because it avoids the frightening amount of knowledge required to play Open Sicilians. It is often not treated with the respect it deserves. The strategic aims are quite simple to understand: CHECKMATE. The first edition was written when the Grand Prix Attack was just becoming noticed by strong chess players. Now there are over 20,000 examples in the databases. Nevertheless, the opening remains based more on the ideas explained by authors Hodgson and Day than on “theory”. Learn More
  18. Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    Our Price: $28.95
    If only life was as straightforward as a book of chess exercises! If only someone would tap you on the shoulder every time the moment to show your tactical skills has arrived This book will teach you to recognize the signals that tell you that somewhere in the position you are looking at there is a tactical blow just waiting to be found. What you need, and what this book helps you to acquire, is a Chess Tactics Antenna. Learn More
  19. Strategy & Tactics in Chess

    Strategy & Tactics in Chess

    Our Price: $18.95
    In this book, the great Dutch World Champion, Dr. Max Euwe, discusses both strategy and tactics in chess, having special emphasis on the latter, to which about two-thirds of the book is dedicated. Tactics have been, comparatively speaking, neglected in chess literature, and it is therefore, interesting to find that five out of eight chapters of this book are devoted to combinations which are analyzed and classified. Learn More
  20. The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

    The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

    Our Price: $28.95

    Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship.

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  21. The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

    The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

    Our Price: $59.95
    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. Learn More
  22. 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    Our Price: $17.95

    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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  23. SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

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    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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  24. Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    Our Price: $11.95

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

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  25. Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

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    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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  26. First Chess Tactics

    First Chess Tactics

    Our Price: $14.95

    This book is aimed at beginners who know the rules and nothing more. This is how chess players start. They must learn the simple tactics. This is the only workbook at this level. Completing the puzzles in this book will lead to improved results immediately!

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  27. Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION

    Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION

    Our Price: $29.95

    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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  28. Advanced Chess Tactics

    Advanced Chess Tactics

    Our Price: $34.95

    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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  29. The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    Our Price: $12.95

    The first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice, this guide remains an extremely helpful weapon in the arsenal of players at every level.

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  30. Power Chess for Kids

    Power Chess for Kids

    Our Price: $16.95

    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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  31. Invisible Chess Moves

    Invisible Chess Moves

    Our Price: $23.95

    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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  32. Hunting the Castled King

    Hunting the Castled King

    Our Price: $17.95

    This book is a collection of attacks in chess against a castled king position. The author, a FIDE rated chess master and a professional chess coach and teacher, writes: "In the course of my many years of teaching at all levels from elementary school to graduate school. I have often found it useful to use source books containing materials around which I could build lessons."

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  33. 1000 Checkmate Combinations

    1000 Checkmate Combinations

    Our Price: $21.95

    This truly outstanding book, first published in Russian in the 1970s and regarded there as a classic, contains everything you need to know bout how to deliver checkmate. It contains a wealth of elegant and sophisticated chess tactics as well as systematic and effective instruction.

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  34. Sacking the Citadel

    Sacking the Citadel

    Our Price: $19.95

    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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  35. Improve Your Chess Tactics

    Improve Your Chess Tactics

    Our Price: $19.95

    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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  36. Play Like a Girl

    Play Like a Girl

    Our Price: $14.95
    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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