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    Books About World Champions

    Year of Publication
    1960 2014 1960 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Lawrence (1)
    2. Alan S. Russell (1)
    3. Alexander Alekhine (5)
    4. Alexander Kotov (2)
    5. Alexander Liepnieks (2)
    6. Alexander Raetsky (2)
    7. Alexandra Kosteniuk (1)
    8. Anatoly Karpov (3)
    9. Andrew Soltis (2)
    10. Arnold Denker (1)
    11. Bobby Fischer (5)
    12. Brad Darrach (1)
    13. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    14. Cyrus Lakdawala (5)
    15. Dale Brandreth (1)
    16. David Edmonds (1)
    17. David Levy (1)
    18. Donn Mosenfelder (1)
    19. Dr. J. Hannak (1)
    20. Edmar Mednis (1)
    21. Eduard Shekhtman (1)
    22. Edward Shektman (1)
    23. Elie Agur (1)
    24. Emanuel Lasker (1)
    25. Eric Schiller (2)
    26. Eric Schiller (2)
    27. Frank Brady (3)
    28. Frank X. Mur (1)
    29. Fred Reinfeld (3)
    30. Frisco Del Rosario (1)
    31. Garry Kasparov (19)
    32. Gedeon Barcza (2)
    33. Genna Sosonko (1)
    34. Geza Maroczy (1)
    35. Hans Bohm (1)
    36. Harry Benson (1)
    37. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    38. Iakov Damsky (1)
    39. Iakov Damsky (1)
    40. Igor Berdichevsky (1)
    41. Igor Stohl (1)
    42. Igor Zaitsev (foreword) (1)
    43. Irving Chernev (1)
    44. Isaak Linder (1)
    45. Ivo Nei (1)
    46. James Gelo (1)
    47. Joe Gallagher (1)
    48. Joel Johnson (1)
    49. John Donaldson (1)
    50. John Eidinow (1)
    51. John Nunn (2)
    52. Karsten Muller (2)
    53. Kees Jongkind (1)
    54. Ken Neat (1)
    55. Kevin J. O'Connell (1)
    56. Kotronias & Logothetis (1)
    57. Kurt Landsberger (1)
    58. Larry Parr (1)
    59. Lev Alburt (1)
    60. Lou Hayes (1)
    61. Mad Euwe (1)
    62. Max Euwe (3)
    63. Maxim Chetverik (2)
    64. Mikhail Botvinnik (7)
    65. Mikhail Tal (3)
    66. Mikhail Tal & Alexander Koblencs (1)
    67. Mikhail Tal & Iakov Damsky (1)
    68. Murad Amannazarov (1)
    69. Neil McDonald (1)
    70. Nick Aplin (3)
    71. Pablo Moran (1)
    72. Paul Powell (1)
    73. R.G. Wade (1)
    74. Raymond Keene (5)
    75. Raymund Stolze (1)
    76. Renzo Verwer (1)
    77. Reuben Fine (3)
    78. Richard Roberts (1)
    79. Robert Byrne (1)
    80. Robert E. Burger (1)
    81. Robert G. Wade (2)
    82. Rogelio Caparros (1)
    83. Ron Henley (2)
    84. Rona E Petrosian (1)
    85. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    86. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    87. Stuart Marquilies (1)
    88. Svetozar Gligoric (2)
    89. Thomas Engqvist (2)
    90. Tibor Karolyi (6)
    91. Tigran Petrosian (3)
    92. Vik Vasiliev (1)
    93. Vishwanathan Anand (1)
    94. William Winter & R. G. Wade (1)
    95. Yasser Seirawan (1)
    96. Zenon Franco (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (65)
    2. LFAN - Long Figurine (1)
    3. AN - Algebraic (36)
    4. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
    5. DN - Descriptive (35)
    6. NL - Notationless (8)
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    Topics
    1. Biographical (3)
    2. Game Collections (3)
    3. General Chess Instruction (1)
    4. Opening (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Move by Move (10)
    2. My Great Predecessors (8)

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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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      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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      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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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998
      Catalog Code: B0013BT

      Garry Kasparov has dominated the world of competitive chess for longer than any world champion. The period 1993-1998 represents one of the richest phases in his career. With the announcement of his retirement, it is only appropriate that the games should now be appreciated in the greatest depth possible.
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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998

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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess - 1999-2005
      Catalog Code: B0014BT

      Garry Kasparov has dominated the world of competitive chess for longer than any world champion. The period 1999-2005 represents one of the most fascinating and controversial phases of his career, including repeated and frustrated attempts to reunify the world championship. Following his retirement, this must-have guide is a celebration of the final years of one of the greatest players of our time.
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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess - 1999-2005

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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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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V
      Korchoi and Karpov
      Catalog Code: SWB0136EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V

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      Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King
      Catalog Code: B0043BT

      Chess devotees simply can't get enough of Bobby Fischer. Every facet of his personality and his play unfolds in this biographical study. In addition to analyzing his exceptional talent, it captures and puts into perspective his tough youth, anti-social tendencies, fights against the chess authorities, and growing mental illness.
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      Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King

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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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      REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War
      How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
      Catalog Code: B0009RM

      In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown, played against the backdrop of superpower politics, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film.
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      REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Three Days with Bobby Fischer

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      Bobby Fischer Rediscovered
      Catalog Code: B0026BT

      A lively, personal, and wonderfully informative look at Bobby Fischer, his personality and his playing. Although three decades have passed since Fischer won the world chess title from the former Soviet Union, he still remains a source of fascination and admiration for all players.
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      Bobby Fischer Rediscovered

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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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      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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      World Chess Championship Matches - BOOK 3
      Catalog Code: B0041EU

      All games are commented in informatory style. Each match is present by short introduction on the four languages - English, German, Russian, Spanish. Karpov, Kasparov. This three-volume anthology contains the collected and annotated games of all the matches for world chess championship between 1886 and 1998.
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      World Chess Championship Matches - BOOK 3

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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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      Magic of Mikhail Tal
      Catalog Code: B0225EM

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      Magic 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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      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
      Catalog Code: B0236EM

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      Life and Games of 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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      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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      Alekhine in Europe and Asia
      Catalog Code: CB0006XX

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      Alekhine in Europe and Asia

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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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      Bobby Fischer His Approach
      Catalog Code: B0230EM

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      Bobby Fischer His Approach

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      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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      Five Crowns

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      Petrosian the Powerful
      Catalog Code: CB0055CD

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      Petrosian the Powerful

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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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      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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