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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 Combinations

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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 Revised Edition of Works of Simkovich
    Written and compiled by Harrie Grondijs
    Catalog Code: CB0252RB

    The story, biography, and many of the chess problems of one of the greatest composes of chess problems, or puzzles, of all time.
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    The Revised Edition of Works of Simkovich

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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 Inner Game of Chess
    How to Calculate and Win
    Catalog Code: B0107EU

    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.
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    The Inner Game of Chess

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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 Tactics Detection Workbook
    Catalog Code: B0401EM

    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.
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    The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

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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 Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2
    Test Yourself!
    Catalog Code: B0002TH

    In this book, the second of the series, the author continues shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes.
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    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2

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    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 1
    Catalog Code: B0005TH

    In this book, the author shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes.
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    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 1

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    The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov
    Catalog Code: B0305IS

    Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the history of the development of the chess combination as an art form. In 86 complete games in descriptive starting from the 15th century, Keene provides examples of combinations played by Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi.
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    The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov

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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 Sacrifice in Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0086RE

    In this modernized, 21st century edition, all of Spielmann’s original work has been preserved. The antiquated English Descriptive Notation has been replaced with modern Figurine Algebraic, and German grandmaster Karsten Müller has added his own notes to Spielmann’s original text. 
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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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    Tactics Time 2
    1001 Real Chess Tactics From Real Chess Games
    Catalog Code: B0150NIC

    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.
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    Tactics Time 2

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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? 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!
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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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    Sicilian 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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    Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

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    SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna
    Know When (And Where!) to Look for Winning Combinations
    Catalog Code: SWB0124NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

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    SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal
    Learn from the Legend
    Catalog Code: SWB0120NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

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    SHOPWORN - The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook
    Catalog Code: SWB0401EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

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    SHOPWORN - The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0086RE

    In this modernized, 21st century edition, all of Spielmann’s original work has been preserved. The antiquated English Descriptive Notation has been replaced with modern Figurine Algebraic, and German grandmaster Karsten Müller has added his own notes to Spielmann’s original text. 
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    SHOPWORN - The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Tactics Time 2
    1001 Real Chess Tactics From Real Chess Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0150NIC

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Tactics Time 2

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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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    SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess
    Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage
    Catalog Code: SWB0133NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

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    SHOPWORN - My First Book of Chess Tactics
    Catalog Code: SWB0092RE

    Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you’ll play the game and the more games you will win.    In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will:  • Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them  • See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns  • Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles  • Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do to you.
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    SHOPWORN - My First Book of Chess Tactics

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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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    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 - Back To Basics - Tactics
    Catalog Code: SWB0006RE

    Tactics are usually why most people find chess fun! This book will greatly enhance your enjoyment learning about and benefiting from the recurring patterns of tactics. In chess, if you lose all your pieces you can't win! And if you capture each of your opponent's pieces, winning should be easy.
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    SHOPWORN - Back To Basics - Tactics

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