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    Chess Tactics Books

    Year of Publication
    1964 2014 1964 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Woolum (1)
    2. Anatoly Lein (1)
    3. August Livshitz (2)
    4. Bill Harvey (1)
    5. Bill Robertie (1)
    6. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    7. Charles Hertan (3)
    8. Chris Ward (2)
    9. Danny Gormally (2)
    10. David Eggleston (1)
    11. David Lemoir (1)
    12. David Levy (1)
    13. Dejan Bojkov (1)
    14. Emmanuel Neiman (2)
    15. Eric Schiller (2)
    16. Eric Schiller (2)
    17. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
    18. Franco Masetti (1)
    19. Garry Kasparov (2)
    20. Gary Lane (2)
    21. Heinz Brunthaler (1)
    22. Iakov Damsky (1)
    23. Iakov Damsky (1)
    24. Igor Sukhin (2)
    25. Irving Chernev (1)
    26. Irving Chernev & Fred Reinfeld (1)
    27. Ivan Sokolov (1)
    28. Jacob Aagaard (5)
    29. Jacob Aagaard (5)
    30. James Plaskett (3)
    31. Jennifer Shahade (1)
    32. Joel Johnson (2)
    33. John Healy (1)
    34. John Nunn (1)
    35. Jon Edwards (1)
    36. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
    37. Karsten Muller (1)
    38. Ken Neat (1)
    39. Kevin Stark (1)
    40. Larry Parr (1)
    41. Leonard Barden (1)
    42. Lev Alburt (3)
    43. Lev Psakhis (1)
    44. Lou Hayes (1)
    45. Martin Weteschnik (1)
    46. Max Euwe (1)
    47. Maxim Blokh (1)
    48. Mikhail Tal (1)
    49. Murray Chandler (1)
    50. Phil Adams (1)
    51. Raymund Stolze (1)
    52. Roberto Messa (1)
    53. Roman Pelts (1)
    54. Rudolf Spielmann (1)
    55. Sahovski (1)
    56. Sam Palatnik (2)
    57. Simon Williams (2)
    58. Tim Brennan & Anthea Carson (1)
    59. Timothy Taylor (2)
    60. Valeri Beim (1)
    61. Victor Henkin (1)
    62. Vladimir Georgiev (1)
    63. Vladimir Vukovic (3)
    64. Yakov Neishtadt (1)
    65. Yasser Seirawan (5)
    66. Yochanan Afek (1)
    67. Yuri Averbakh (1)
    68. Zenon Franco (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (51)
    2. AN - Algebraic (23)
    3. DN - Descriptive (4)
    Topics
    1. Tactics (3)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Comprehensive Chess Course (2)
    2. Starting Out (3)
    3. Winning Chess (5)

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      Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors
      84 One- Two- and Three-Move Combinations for the Developing Chessplayer
      Catalog Code: B0003HY

      In our modern era in which many chess opening and middlegame positions are guided by sophisticated stratagems, the iron fist of tactical blows is still inevitably the final arbiter of the result.
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      Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors

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      Winning Chess Tactics
      Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
      Catalog Code: B0025CZ

      Newly formatted and updated! Fourteen chapters illustrate the explanations and thinking behind every tactical concept. Learn to use pins, single and double forks, double attacks, skewers, discovered and double checks, multiple threats and other crushing tactics to gain an immediate edge. Each concept is fully explained in easy-to-understand language with diagrams, examples and game situations so you understand the thinking and game plan behind every moves.
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      Winning Chess Tactics

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      Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0196EM

      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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      Winning Chess Tactics

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      Winning Chess Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0199EM

      Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
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      Winning Chess
      How to Perfect Your Attacking Play
      Catalog Code: B0118BT

      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.
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      Winning Chess

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      Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna
      Know When (And Where!) to Look for Winning Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0124NIC

      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.
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      Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

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      The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal
      Learn from the Legend
      Catalog Code: B0120NIC

      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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      The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

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      The King in Jeopardy
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: B0004LV

      This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, presents and analyzes the attack and defense of the king, with hundreds of game illustrations, dozens of problems and exercises, and instructive explanations and solutions. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player.
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      The King in Jeopardy

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      The Gambit File
      Tactical Themes to Sharpen Your Play
      Catalog Code: B0063EU

      In The Gambit Files, the author surveys the common tactical motifs for each variation, and then invites you to hone your cut-and-thrust skills with thematic puzzles. Whether you're looking to breathe new life into your current openings or to overhaul your repertoire, The Gambit Files will help you to slay your opponents faster and with confidence.
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      The Gambit File

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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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      The Chess Sacrifice
      Catalog Code: B0037IS

      Vladimir Vukovic (26 August 1898, Zagreb – 18 November 1975, Zagreb) was a Croatian chess writer, theoretician, player, arbiter, and journalist. He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1951 and International Arbiter (IA) in 1952.He played for Yugoslavia on second board in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, posting a record of +7?6=2.
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      The Chess Sacrifice

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      The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0041DV

      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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      The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

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      The Art of Chess Combination
      Catalog Code: B0017DV

      Detailed explanation of principles, varieties, techniques and ideas behind them, illustrated with many examples from great players. 200 diagrams.
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      The Art of Chess Combination

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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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      Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge
      Catalog Code: B0091EM

      Is the ability to make combinations something you are born with or can it be acquired by practice? Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games.
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      Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge

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      Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge
      Catalog Code: B0095EM

      Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games. Solving these positions will not only provide many hours of pleasure but will also enable you to test - and improve! - your chess IQ.
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      Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

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      Tactics Time
      1001 Chess Tactics From The Games of Everyday Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0138NIC

      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?
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      Tactics Time

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      Strategy & Tactics in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0207IS

      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.
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      Strategy & Tactics in Chess

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      Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0001EM

      Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.
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      Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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      Starting Out - Attacking Play
      How to Set Up And Executive Decisive Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0005EM

      Attacking the opponent's king is one of the most exhilarating aspects of chess, but also one of the most difficult to master. Everyone loves a good old-fashioned king hunt, especially when it leads to checkmate, but often the pressure is very much on the aggressor-one false move and the attack can often fizzle out into less than nothing, leaving the attacker with an empty shell of a position.
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      Starting Out - Attacking Play

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      Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: B0226IS

      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”.
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      Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

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      SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation
      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      Catalog Code: SWB0119EM

      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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      SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation

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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0196EM

      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

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      SHOPWORN - Pawn Sacrifice
      Winning at Chess the Adventurous Way
      Catalog Code: SWB0256EM

      It was the chess legend Philidor who wrote: "The pawns are the soul of chess", and yet it is these modest infantrymen who are always the first to die for the cause. Pawn sacrifices are incredibly common in chess games, and yet for some unknown reason they have been rather neglected in chess literature... until now.
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      SHOPWORN - Pawn Sacrifice

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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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      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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      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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      Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2
      Beyond the Basics
      Catalog Code: B0011LV

      Quite simply, the quickest way to learn chess the right way. Great is the disappointment to the library patron who browses for a chess instructional and finds only picked-over bones from the pre-Fischer, pre-Kasparov eras. These books by a U.S. champion and a chess magazine editor offer something more. A range of abilities, from novice to entrants in a local tournament, can learn tactics and strategies that improve their play.
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      Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2

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      Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess
      Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage
      Catalog Code: B0133NIC

      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.
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      Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

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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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      Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
      More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
      Catalog Code: B0132NIC

      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.
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      Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

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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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      Positional Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0080OB

      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.
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      Positional Attacks

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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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      Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices
      Catalog Code: B0043IS

      David Levy, International and World expert on computer chess, has analyzed the brilliancies of the masters and, in this book, explains how you can learn to recognize the symptoms and produce your own stunning finishing stroke. Make a small sacrifice and buy this elegant combination of explanation and instruction!
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      Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices

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      Pawn Sacrifice
      Winning at Chess the Adventurous Way
      Catalog Code: B0256EM

      It was the chess legend Philidor who wrote: "The pawns are the soul of chess", and yet it is these modest infantrymen who are always the first to die for the cause. Pawn sacrifices are incredibly common in chess games, and yet for some unknown reason they have been rather neglected in chess literature... until now.
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      Pawn Sacrifice

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