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    1. Chess Combinations of the World Champions

      Chess Combinations of the World Champions

      Our Price: $5.95
      You are going to enjoy this book as the author gives entertaining quotes, little known facts, or tips before each chapter. Then you are challenged by the great combinations(that everyone of you should learn from). Only now collected in one book. Steinitz through Kasparov are your teachers. The author writes: "It is no coincidence that the world chess champions were all extremely gifted in their ability to accurately execute a combination. One of the best ways that a player can efficiently improve is to practice finding combinations. This book contains 363 combinations played by the world champions and will provide the reader with many hours of study. The positions range in difficulty and will be challenges to chess players of all playing strengths." Learn More
    2. EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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      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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    3. EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations

      EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations

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      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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    4. EBOOK - Winning Chess Tactics

      EBOOK - Winning Chess Tactics

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      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. Learn More
    5. 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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    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

      Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

      Our Price: $16.95
      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
    11. EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation

      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation

      Our Price: $19.95

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      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. Learn More
    12. EBOOK - Art of Attack in Chess

      EBOOK - Art of Attack in Chess

      Our Price: $19.95

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      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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

      Our Price: $11.95

      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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. My Daily Exercises

      My Daily Exercises

      Our Price: $17.95
      "My Daily Exercises" is a superb collection of 365 exercises designed to help players of all levels recognize patterns, visualize tactics, and identify weak points in their opponent's position. Learn More
    21. EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

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      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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    22. 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
    23. 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
    24. Sharpen Your Tactics

      Sharpen Your Tactics

      Our Price: $19.95
      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. Learn More
    25. 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
    26. 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
    27. 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
    28. SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

      SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

      Regular Price: $17.95

      Our Price: $8.98

      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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    29. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.50

      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.

      Learn More

    30. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Combinations

      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Combinations

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.47

      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.

      Learn More

    31. SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

      SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Our Price: $15.00

      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
    32. SHOPWORN - Tactics Time

      SHOPWORN - Tactics Time

      Regular Price: $16.95

      Our Price: $8.50

      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
    33. SHOPWORN - Pawn Sacrifice

      SHOPWORN - Pawn Sacrifice

      Regular Price: $24.95

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      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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    34. 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
    35. 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
    36. SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess

      SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.48

      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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