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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
    1985-1993
    Catalog Code: E-B0370EM

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

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    E-BOOK Masters: Boris Spassky Master of Initiative (Masters (Everyman Chess)) Paperback
    Catalog Code: E-B0223EM

    In Boris Spassky Master of Initiative, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over Spassky’s long and distinguished career to examine how he defeated his long-time adversaries, carefully highlighting his most colourful and celebrated encounters over the chessboard. A deep study of his style and games will entertain and inspire any true chess fan.

    *Includes Boris Spassky’s most brilliant sacrificial games
    *Ideal for the attack-minded chess player
    *Perfect for sharpening your tactical ability
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    E-BOOK Masters: Boris Spassky Master of Initiative (Masters (Everyman Chess)) Paperback

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    Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games
    Catalog Code: B0036DV

    Learn chess from a World Champion! These 100 games were selected and annotated by Botvinnik himself as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in 1948. Includes contests against Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov and others. Author explains his theories, the development of Russian chess and six end game studies.
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    Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games

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    CLEARANCE - 1974 Chess Olympiad
    Catalog Code: CB0014XX

    The Biennial Chess Olympiad is the official World Team Championship and rivals the individual World Championship as the premier event in the chess calendar. The 1974 Olympiad, which took place at Nice on the French Riviera, had a record entry of 74 national teams. The Soviet Union once again captured the gold medal, the USA, without Fischer, made their best result for eight years to win the bronze medal behind Yugoslavia in second place.This book covers the story of the Olympiad with 130 annotated games, nearly half of them annotated by Grandmasters, complete tables of team performances in both the preliminary and the final groups, tables of every individual result of every player and the results of all past Olympiads.
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    Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    Catalog Code: B0021DV

    These 60 complete games, annotated throughout, emphasize Cuban master's elegant, classic, accurate, lethal endgame play against Alekhine, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Reti, the best. Here are real games from match and tournament play, but endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.
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    Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0011RH

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

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    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves
    A Study of 101 Outrageous Moves by the Great Chess Champion of All Time
    Catalog Code: B0013SS

    This book contains a collection of the most brilliant, ingenious and outrageous moves ever played by Bobby Fischer, the American who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all time.These 101 moves - every one a move that either forced checkmate, gained material or lead to an overwhelmingly superior position - have been selected from among all of Fischer's recorded games, most of which were were played under tournament or match conditions.
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    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

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    Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics
    How He Thinks, How He Moves
    Catalog Code: B0016SS

    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

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    Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius
    Catalog Code: B0001MF

    The tragic last years of world chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946); 45 of his match and tournament games in Spain and Portugal from 1943 to 1946 and 100 other exhibition games from this period and from previous Iberian visits. Most of these 145 games have never been published in an English-language source.
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    Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius

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    CLEARANCE - Petrosian the Powerful
    Catalog Code: CB0055CD

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    CLEARANCE - Five Crowns
    Catalog Code: CB0012XX

    Five is the number of World Championship matches that Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested from 1984 to 1990.Yasser Seirawan deeply analyzes each of the 24 games of the 1990 World Chess Championship . played in New York and Lyon. France. He answers all of the big questions, who was belligerent, who blew it and why.The final section gives all 158 tournament games played by Kasparov and Karpov, arguably the two best chess players who have ever lived. The games appear by opening, a far more useful arrangement for the chess student than the ordinary chronological presentation.
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    CLEARANCE - Five Crowns

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    The Games of Alekhine - PAPERBACK
    World Chess Champion - 1927-1935 & 1937-1946
    Catalog Code: B0006AC

    The Games of Alekhine is the first collection of all available chess games played by Alexander Alekhine, World Chess Champion from 1927-1935 and 1937-1946.
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    The Games of Alekhine - PAPERBACK

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    CLEARANCE - Alekhine in Europe and Asia
    Catalog Code: CB0006XX

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    CLEARANCE - Alekhine in Europe and Asia

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    Attack with Mikhail Tal
    Catalog Code: B0219EM

    The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world's most charismatic figures; a player who excited chess passions wherever he went.
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    Attack with Mikhail Tal

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    Bobby Fischer - Complete Games Of the American World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0009HY

    A thorough look at the games of the man recognized as the greatest Chess player of all time. Bobby Fischer's genius and uncompromised attitude raised the entire world's consciousness of chess and paved the way for multi-million dollar prize funds enjoyed by today's top players.
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    Bobby Fischer - Complete Games Of the American World Chess Champion

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    Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
    Catalog Code: B0236EM

    Mikhail Tal, the ''Magician from Riga'', was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed throughout with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in typically objective fashion he relates both the ups and downs of his encounters.
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    Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

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    Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games
    Catalog Code: B0006EU

    I have played a huge amount of tournament and match games during my long chess career, roughly 2,500 altogether. From those games, I have selected only three hundred for this book, - the games I consider my best and most instructive ones.
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    Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games

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    Tal Botvinnik 1960
    Catalog Code: B0001RE

    One of the greatest books ever written about a world championship match. Take a trip with the Magician from Riga as he invites you to share his thoughts and feelings as he does battle for the world title.
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    Tal Botvinnik 1960

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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
    Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
    Catalog Code: B0132EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

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    CLEARANCE - Three Days with Bobby Fischer
    How to Meet Champions & Choose Your Openings
    Catalog Code: B0014LV

    Three Days with Bobby Fischer and Other Chess Essays: How to Meet Champions & Choose Your Openings is a chess book you can sit back comfortably in your armchair and just read. Or, when you feel like getting the pieces out of the box and learning from some great games, tactics and strategies - that's all here as well.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
    Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
    Catalog Code: E-B0132EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

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    Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack
    Catalog Code: B0222EM

    What separated Alexander Alekhine from the rest of his contemporaries? Why did he dominate the chess world for so long? The main reason was undoubtedly his brilliant attacking style of play. Alekhine had a combinative gift and thrilled the chess public and influenced every great chess player since. Garry Kasparov once said I fell in love with the rich complexity of his ideas at the chessboard. Alekhine's attacks came suddenly, like destructive thunderstorms that erupted from a clear sky.
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    Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack

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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II
    Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov and Tal
    Catalog Code: B0133EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.
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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II

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    Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius
    Catalog Code: B0224EM

    Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.
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    Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III
    Petrosian and Spassky
    Catalog Code: B0134EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of the chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. This magnificent compilation of play from the 1960s through to the 1970s forms the basis of the third part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play from this era to a rigorous analysis, the examination being enhanced by the use of the latest chess software.
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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III

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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
    Fischer
    Catalog Code: E-B0135EM

    This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

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    Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: B0069GB

    Garry Kasparov has dominated the chess world for more than twenty years. His dynamism and preparation have set an example that is followed by most ambitious players. Igor Stohl has selected 74 of Kasparov's best and most instructive games from 1973 to 1993, and annotated them in detail. The emphasis is on explaining the thoughts behind Kasparov's decisions, and the principles and concepts embodied by his moves. Stohl provides a wealth of fresh insights into these landmark games, together with many new analytical points. This makes the book outstanding study material for all chess enthusiasts.
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    Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games - VOLUME 1

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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
    Fischer
    Catalog Code: B0135EM

    This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

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    A Legend on the Road
    Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simul Tour
    Catalog Code: B0035RE

    A Legend on the Road deals with Bobby before he had become a household name. A complete unknown he wasn't, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit - including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair - but U.S. chess players bad never had a real opportunity to see him in action without traveling thousands of miles.
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    A Legend on the Road

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    Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games
    The Brilliant and Instructive Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Chessplayer
    Catalog Code: B0009CZ

    Before his recent retirement, Garry Kasparov held the number one position in chess for nearly twenty years. He is considered the greatest player of all time. Now, beginning and intermediate players, ninety percent of the chess playing audience, can benefit from his wisdom.
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    Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games

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    Chess World Championships - 2 Volume Set
    All the Games - All With Diagrams - 1834-2004
    Catalog Code: B0006MF

    If you're looking for the ULTIMATE COLLECTION of World Championship Games, Look no further than this two-book collection from McFarland Publishing.
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    Chess World Championships - 2 Volume Set

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    William Steinitz - Chess Champion
    A Biography of a Bohemian Caesar
    Catalog Code: B0004MF

    Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz had a rich and elevated career and life, which can now be known as well. From Steinitz's own writings and the fruits of extensive first-time-ever research by the author, a fascinating portrayal emerges of the life and genius of a man widely known as the 'Bohemian Caesar' quite apart from his chess dominance.
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    William Steinitz - Chess Champion

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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V
    Korchoi and Karpov
    Catalog Code: B0136EM

    This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues the ''post-Fischer'' period in the 1970's and early 1980's. This period was dominated by Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi. Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade.
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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V

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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I
    Revolution in the 1970s
    Catalog Code: B0137EM

    This book is the first in a brand new series that follows on from My Great Predecessors and sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess history. Bobby Fischer's spurt towards the chess summit (1970-1972) marked the approach of a new era affecting all aspects of the game and opening theory in particular.
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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I

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    Elista Diaries
    Mexico City 2007 World Chess Championship Matches
    Catalog Code: B0026IS

    Elista Diaries is the classic first-hand account of one of the most intensely fought World Chess Championship matches seen for decades. The World Champion and his chief trainer deeply annotate all of the games from the 1996 World Championship Match.
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    Elista Diaries

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    Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess
    The First Collection of Celebrated Tournament Games Played by Bobby Fischer
    Catalog Code: B0032IS

    This is the only book ever written entirely by Bobby Fischer. It is not to be confused with other books with similar names that were written by other authors. Here is the blurb on the original dust jacket, as published in 1959: THERE ARE 34 games in this book.
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    Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

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