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    Positional Attacks
    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

    Catalog Code: B0080OB
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    Tactics Time
    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

    Catalog Code: B0138NIC
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    Chess Queens Combinations
    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.
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    Chess Queens Combinations

    Catalog Code: B0010SHV
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    The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms
    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

    Catalog Code: B0009SHV
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    Winning Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0118BT
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    Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
    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.
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    Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

    Catalog Code: B0087QT
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    Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0133NIC
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    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
    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

    Catalog Code: B0132NIC
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations
    ECC4 is a completely revised and updated edition of one of the fundamental books about the art of combinational chess. In comparison to the third edition there are 292 more examples but in general about 1/3 of the previous edition is changed, not to mention again the different structure. The content represents the work of our Editorial Board of experienced grandmasters and international masters. It is always possible that some known combinations were missed; however, it should be rare example. Anyway, this is one of the reasons why different editions exist and future ones will follow.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

    Catalog Code: B0008SHV
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    Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack
    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

    Catalog Code: B0226IS
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    Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna
    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

    Catalog Code: B0124NIC
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    Strategy & Tactics in Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0207IS
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    The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal
    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

    Catalog Code: B0120NIC
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    Counter-Gambits

    Publisher: Dover
    Author: T. D. Harding
    Year of Publication: 2001 Pages: 208
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description As noted British chess author T. D. Harding explains in the preface to Counter Gambits: Black to Play and Win, the aim of this book is to show you how to win games with Black. The method? Calculated aggression, right from move one! To offset the distinct advantage White is thought to have because it moves first, Black can engage in dynamic counterplay to avoid those openings that give White the opportunity of early exchanges. Following a brief explanation of symbols, this excellent guide covers such topics as dynamic counterplay, counter-gambits in open games, Black sacrifices in the half-open games, counters to the Queen's Gambit, Indian counter-gambits, and an index to openings and variations. Seventy-seven games, including ten new to this edition, are fully annotated, while more are found in the theoretical notes, with commentary. Among the counter-gambits used in the quest for dynamic counterplay are the Budapest, Blumenfeld, Falkbeer, and Latvian — all illustrated in great detail. A new update "Update 2001," written especially for this edition, examines developments in the field since this book was first published in the 1970s. Players at all skill levels — beginner to advanced — are sure to benefit from this expert analysis of gambits and counter-gambits.
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    Counter-Gambits

    Catalog Code: B0047DV
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    Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
    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

    Catalog Code: B0001EM
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    Chess Tactics For Advanced Players
    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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    Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

    Catalog Code: B0001OB
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    Anthology of Chess Combinations
    The third edition of the Anthology of Chess Combinations features several major changes introduced by the Chess Informant Editorial Board. The main one being that it has been divided into two main parts: featuring educative and practical examples.
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    Anthology of Chess Combinations

    Catalog Code: B0001SHV
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    Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors
    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

    Catalog Code: B0003HY
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    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
    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

    Catalog Code: B0003LV
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    Chess Target Practice
    No matter where your opponent lands his piece on the board, Chess Target Practice will teach you how to successfully attack his position. By analyzing each and every square, Bruce Pandolfini helps players learn the appropriate tactics to zero in on the target and move in for the kill. Because different positions necessitate different attack plans, this one-of-a-kind strategy book offers tactics for each of the squares on the board.
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    Chess Target Practice

    Catalog Code: B0003SS
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    The King in Jeopardy
    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

    Catalog Code: B0004LV
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    Starting Out - Attacking Play
    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

    Catalog Code: B0005EM
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    Killer Chess Tactics
    This is a book for players who want to play killer chess using the insights, concepts, tactics and combinations used by the greatest players who ever lived. This fascinating book teaches you how to learn from the incredible combinations and sacrifices of fourteen World Champions, how the champions used these brilliant stratagems to bring opponents to their knees, and how they themselves fell prey to these deadly surprise attacks.
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    Killer Chess Tactics

    Catalog Code: B0006CZ
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    Combinations - The Heart of Chess
    Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams.
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    Combinations - The Heart of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0007DV
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    Chess Tactics Workbook
    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

    Catalog Code: B0008OB
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    Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2
    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

    Catalog Code: B0011LV
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    Attacking Manual - VOLUME 1
    British Champion Jacob Aagaard explains the rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) in an accessible and entertaining style. This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Five years in the making, this book will surely not disappoint. Volume I deals with bringing all the pieces into the action, momentum, colour schemes, strongest and weakest points, evolution/revolution.
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    Attacking Manual - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0014QT
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    Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics
    Russian grandmaster Gary Kasparov is the youngest world champion ever. He is renowned for his aggressive play and superior tactics, which the author, a U.S. national chess master, analyzes in this book of recapped pivotal positions. Pandolfini opens with a brief biographical sketch on Kasparov and then proceeds to discuss how Kasparov responded or might have responded to 150 or so actual and hypothetical situations.
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    Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics

    Catalog Code: B0016SS
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    The Art of Chess Combination
    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

    Catalog Code: B0017DV
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    Understanding Chess Tactics
    FREE with orders over $100.00! Just add this book to your shopping cart and enter FREEBOOK into the coupon field when you checkout. When FM Martin Weteschnik started working as a trainer in his local chess club, he quickly realized that even the stronger club players had great weaknesses in their tactical play. He also discovered that simply asking them to solve a huge number of puzzles did not fix the problem. These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself. To his surprise, the book quickly became very successful in his native Germany, where one reviewer called it an "instant classic."
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    Understanding Chess Tactics

    Catalog Code: B0022QT
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    Combinative Motifs
    1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400. This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs.
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    Combinative Motifs

    Catalog Code: B0023OB
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    The Art of Attacking Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0024GB
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    Winning Chess Tactics
    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

    Catalog Code: B0025CZ
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    How to Crush Your Chess Opponents
    Simon Williams, one of Britain's most dynamic and aggressive chess-players, has selected his favourite attacking games from the modern era, and annotated them with an infectious zeal that will inspire and instruct. He takes us inside the decision-making process, explaining how each stage in an attacking concept is formed, and shows how top players spot the signs that indicate it is time to stake everything on an all-out assault. We also get insights into the role of intuition and calculation in both attack and defence
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    How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

    Catalog Code: B0025GB
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    An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
    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

    Catalog Code: B0028DV
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    Improve Your Attacking Chess
    Checkmating the enemy king is the ultimate goal in chess. In this book Simon Williams helps readers to practice and improve their skills in this vital area of practical chess. A mating attack typically involves a build-up of forces, followed by an opening of lines, often involving a sacrifice
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    Improve Your Attacking Chess

    Catalog Code: B0030GB
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