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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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      **PRE-ORDER** Carlsen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0395EM

      Despite his relatively young age, Magnus Carlsen has already secured his place in chess history as a legend of the game. In a short space of time his accomplishments have been extraordinary. In December 2012 he broke Garry Kasparov’s record to become the highest-rated chess player of all time.
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      **PRE-ORDER** Anand - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0396EM

      In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Anand’s chess career to date. He selects and studies his favourite Anand games, and demonstrates clearly how we can all improve our chess by learning from Anand’s play.
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      Petrosian - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0386EM

      Tigran Petrosian was a World Chess Champion and a true legend of the game. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" because of his incredible defensive skills that made him a formidable opponent who was virtually impossible to defeat. Petrosian was the master of restraint, prophylaxis and prevention. He could spot and defuse threats well before they were created, suck the life out an opponent's position and then seize a vice-like grip on the game. In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist selects and examines his favourite Petrosian games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Petrosian's masterpieces.
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      Petrosian - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - King's Indian Attack - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0394EM

      This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
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      EBOOK - King's Indian Attack - Move by Move

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      E-BOOK Petrosian - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0386EM

      Tigran Petrosian was a World Chess Champion and a true legend of the game. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" because of his incredible defensive skills that made him a formidable opponent who was virtually impossible to defeat. Petrosian was the master of restraint, prophylaxis and prevention. He could spot and defuse threats well before they were created, suck the life out an opponent's position and then seize a vice-like grip on the game. In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist selects and examines his favourite Petrosian games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Petrosian's masterpieces.
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      E-BOOK Petrosian - Move by Move

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      **PRE-ORDER** Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3
      1993-2005
      Catalog Code: B0392EM

      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time.
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      **PRE-ORDER** Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

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      Mikhail Tal's Best Games - VOL. 1
      1949 - 1959 - The Magic of Youth
      Catalog Code: B0094QT

      Mikhail Tal is one of the most celebrated chess players of all time. The eighth World Champion not only won the title at a record young age, but did so using a ferocious, high-risk attacking style. Tal's spectacular games, along with his charming personality and witty sense of humour, endeared him to the chess public like no other player.
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      Mikhail Tal's Best Games - VOL. 1

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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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      SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0359EM

      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: SWB0138EM

      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca
      Catalog Code: B0251IS

      This is the biography of Jose R. Capablanca, famous grandmaster of Chess, with 113 of his greatest games. The fame of the great Cuban Master Chess champion of the world from 1921 to 1927, is ample assurance that this superbly annotated collection of his choicest masterpieces is destined to take its place at once amongst the classics of Chess literature. The book contains many games which have hitherto not been available in book form. The qualities of simplicity and artistry for which Capablanca was famous for in his lifetime will be appreciated by every reader, whether he studies the games for the sheer pleasure of it, of for the purpose of increasing his playing strength.
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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0254IS

      World Champions of Chess, Volume 1 - containing biographies and games of Morphy, Anderssen, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION

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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0255IS

      World Champions of Chess, Volume 2 - containing biographies and games of Botvinnik , Smyslov , Tal , Petrosian , Spassky and Fischere
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      Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION

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      Weltgeschichte des Schachs - 27 - Spassky - GERMAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0256IS

      This is the book Bobby Fischer studied in preparing to play his epic match for the World Chess Championship against Boris Spassky. In order to complete the record of these games, the scores of the Fischer-Spassky Match are included in an appendix in the back of this book. The New York Times reported: "FERNDALE, N.Y. March 31 – Nearly always, when he is seen, he is carrying or reading what is jokingly called “the big red book” to distinguish it from “Quotations From Chairman Mao”, which is the little red book.
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      Weltgeschichte des Schachs - 27 - Spassky - GERMAN EDITION

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      Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion
      Catalog Code: B0015MF

      The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with Soviet leaders, including Josef Stalin, his bitter rivalries, and his doomed effort to create the perfect chess-playing computer program. The book has more than 85 games, 127 diagrams, twelve photographs, a chronology of his life and career, a bibliography, an index of openings, an index of opponents, and a general index.
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      Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion

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      Positional Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0080OB

      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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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0247IS

      This is the first in a series of four books by World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The first three books cover his chess career. This, the last volume covers his essays on a variety of topics of interest to him. The four volumes are: Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1923-1941  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1942-1956  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1957-1970  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986
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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0248IS

      This is the Second in a series of four books by World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The first three books cover his chess career. This, the last volume covers his essays on a variety of topics of interest to him. The four volumes are: Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1923-1941  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1942-1956  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1957-1970  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986
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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      The Middle Game in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0250IS

      The Middle Game in Chess by Reuben Fine completes the trilogy between Practical Chess Openings and Basic Chess Endings, both by Fine, so that the three major aspects of chess are discussed. The Middle Game, it has been said, is the heart of chess. Here is the field of battle on which victory or defeat is decided. In this book the world's leading authority turns his talents to the Middle Game.
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      The Middle Game in Chess

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      Carlsen's Assault on the Throne
      Catalog Code: B0091QT

      In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship. Carlsens Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsens dramatic journey: from one of eight challengers in the London Candidates tournament, with the near disaster in the final rounds, ending with triumph in Chennai. With behind-the-scenes stories and top-level analysis of the games, Kotronias & Logothetis have written the ultimate book on how Carlsen became the 16th undisputed World Chess Champion. This hardcover edition includes over a hundred colour photographs
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      Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0245IS

      Including all games from the World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen and a ground breaking history of the World Chess Champions, including representative games by each of the 19 prior holders of the world title. All annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. Includes 36 annotated chess games, 234 chess diagrams, plus puzzles and quizzes based upon the games of the match.
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      Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
      1985-1993
      Catalog Code: SWB0370EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

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      Botvinnik - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0374EM

      In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Botvinnik games. Lakdawala examines Botvinnik's renowned skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Botvinnik's play.
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      Botvinnik - Move by Move

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      Study Chess with Tal
      Catalog Code: B0117BT

      Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength.

      This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers.

      It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.

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      Study Chess with Tal

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      Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games
      Catalog Code: B0076OB

      National Master Paul Powell explores the games of Bobby Fischer from a unique point of view. Focusing on his own personal journey and taking up the mission statement of his bestselling book “Chess Patzer to Master - How an Everyday Joe Does it” he continues the battle to help the average player become a chess master.
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      Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games

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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
      1985-1993
      Catalog Code: 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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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

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      The Hague-Moscow 1948
      Match/Tournament for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0068RE

      On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament
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      The Hague-Moscow 1948

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      The World Champions I Knew
      Catalog Code: B0128NIC

      The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
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      The World Champions I Knew

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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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      Reunited
      Kramnik vs. Topalov 2006
      Catalog Code: B0243IS

      Following the split with FIDE when World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defended his title in a match with Nigel Short in 1993 outside of FIDE, there had been two world chess champions, the “Classical Champion” who had won his title by defeating the current champion in a long match, and the FIDE World Champion who had won one of the World Championship tournaments organized by FIDE.
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      Reunited

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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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      Both Sides of the Chessboard
      An Analysis of the Fischer / Spassky Chess Match
      Catalog Code: B0241IS

      An analysis of the 1972 World Championship Chess Match from both sides of the chessboard - a Russian and an American analysis.
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      Both Sides of the Chessboard

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      Fischer Spassky
      Report On the Chess Match of the Century
      Catalog Code: B0240IS

      AT LAST- after cancellations, protests, demands, disappearances, apologies, reporter limitations, referee uncertaincies, chessboard glares, unsuitable chairs and disputes about lighting, noise, and player and audience distance were resolved-at last Bobby Fischer was in Iceland and ready to play. Jully 11, 1972, the Green Day, had arrived at last...
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      Fischer Spassky

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      My Best Games of Chess
      1908-1937
      Catalog Code: b0064re

      In chess literature, there have only been a very few chess books that have immediately-and permanently-established themselves as classics. Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker, Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti and Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky are three that come to mind. There are of course others, among them My Best Games of Chess, 1908-1937 by the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine.
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      My Best Games of Chess

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      Botvinnik - Petrosian
      The 1963 World Chess Championship Match
      Catalog Code: B0126NIC

      This book marks the end of an era: the mighty Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995) loses his world title fifteen years after he conquered the highest crown for the first time. It is a gripping account of a heroic battle. The ageing Botvinnik desperately tries to bounce back after his Armenian opponent Tigran Petrosian has taken an early lead, but ultimately fails.
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      Botvinnik - Petrosian

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      Bobby Fischer and His Predeccessors
      in the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0232IS

      The distinguished author, himself a past world champion and President of FIDE, analyzes aspects of Fischer's play in comparison with previous holders of the title Alekhine, Botvinnik, Capablanca, Euwe, Lasker, Petrosian, Smyslov, Spassky, Tal. He examines the relevance of the respective ELO ratings of the earlier champions and provides more specific evidence for considering the true status of Fischer among the champions.
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      Bobby Fischer and His Predeccessors

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