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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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    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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    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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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
    Catalog Code: E-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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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players
    Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponent
    Catalog Code: SWB0172NIC

    After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment. 
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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players

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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

    $24.95
    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

    $29.95
    SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
    The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
    Catalog Code: SWB0110NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

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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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    An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
    Catalog Code: B0028DV

    Informal intermediate introduction, quite strong in explaining reasons for moves. Covers basic material, tactics, important openings, traps, positional play in middle game, end game. Attempts to isolate patterns and recurrent configurations.
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    An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

    $4.95
    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

    $16.95
    EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation
    Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
    Catalog Code: E-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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    EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation

    $19.95
    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

    Regular Price: $27.95

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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

    $19.95
    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

    $12.95
    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

    $28.95
    EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps
    Catalog Code: E-B0082EM

    There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there's nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones. In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back through chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and traps.
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    EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

    $19.95
    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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    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: B0003LV

    The third book in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. The first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former U.S.S.R. This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere.
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    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

    $19.95
    Chess Tactics Workbook
    Learn to Command Your Chess Army!
    Catalog Code: B0008OB

    What makes this book different from the many other tactics books on the market is that it was written by a classroom teacher for other teachers. All the pages are formatted with a heading and perforated for easy use.
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    Chess Tactics Workbook

    $12.95
    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

    $17.95
    SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0109EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess

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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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    CLEARANCE - 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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    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

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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

    $14.95
    Hunting the Castled King
    Catalog Code: B0092IS

    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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    Hunting the Castled King

    $17.95
    EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: E-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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    EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations

    $19.95
    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge
    Catalog Code: SWB0095EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

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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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    SHOPWORN - Forcing Chess Moves
    The Key to Better Calculation
    Catalog Code: SWB0085NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - Forcing Chess Moves

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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

    $19.95
    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

    $26.95
    EBOOK - Excelling at Combinational Play
    Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances
    Catalog Code: E-B0120EM

    Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances by Jacob Aagaard, 239pp. (Everyman 2004) Being able to solve puzzles and combinations is one of the principal components of a successful chess player. But how can one improve on such an important skill? How can one acquire combinational vision? The answer lies within the pages of this book! Experienced chess writer Jacob Aagaard explains how tactical intuition and ability develops and uses pattern recognition to improve the reader's tactical ammunition. Is also no secret that the continued practice of puzzles and combinations helps to sharpen the chess brain, and here there is a wealth of exercises and problems to solve accompanied by the full solutions and explanations.
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    EBOOK - Excelling at Combinational Play

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    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3
    French Defence and Other Half-Open Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0003TITO

    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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    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3

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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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    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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