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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 (6)
    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 (24)
    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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      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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      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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      The Complete Games of Bobby Fischer
      Catalog Code: B0002IS

      As a massive work of reference to Fischer's chess science and technique, and as a tribute to the delights of Fischer's aesthetic prowess, this book can hardly be excelled. Meticulously documented, indexed and copiously illustrated. New Statesman Bobby Fischer became the youngest U.S. champion at the age of fourteen and later went on to defeat Boris Spassky in a titanic match for the world championship at Reykjavik in 1972, becoming the highest rated player of all time.
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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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      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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      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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      Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World
      Catalog Code: B0006IS

      In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be.
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      Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

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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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      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
      Learn to Think the Way Bobby Does
      Catalog Code: B0007IS

      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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      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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      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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      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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      Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923
      Catalog Code: B0010IS

      This is the book that every chess master and grandmaster has read and studied, and every aspiring chess master should be reading. The author, a World Chess Champion, clearly explains the most complex and difficult concepts. Grandmaster Reuben Fine wrote that Alekhine's collection of best games was one of the three most beautiful that he knew.
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      Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923

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      Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983
      Catalog Code: B0012AC

      This much-await clash between two giants of the chess world attracted vast interest among all chess players.

      Garry Kasparov, the 20-year old Grandmaster from Baku, is already the second highest ranked player in the world and has won several top tournaments including the Soviet Championship. 52 year old Victor Korchnoi was a Grandmaster before Kasparov was even born and already had played two matches for the world title.
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      Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983

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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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      My 60 Memorable Games
      Descriptive Edition
      Catalog Code: B0013IS

      This is an exact reproduction of the original 1969 classic work, My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer. Unfortunately, there have been many efforts by other authors and contributors to "improve" on Fischer's work by converting the text into algebraic notation and then correcting what they thought were mistakes in analysis. It turned out that what they thought were mistakes by Fischer were mistakes by themselves. Fischer's analysis was correct. Their's was wrong. As a result, Fischer famously went on the radio to denounce those who claimed to have "improved" on his work.
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      My 60 Memorable Games

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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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      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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      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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      My Best Games of Chess - 1924 -1937
      Catalog Code: B0015IS

      This book covers the period when Alekhine was World Chess Champion, including his match with Capablanca and his two matches with Euwe. Included as an appendix in the back of this book all 120 games in this book, in Algebraic notation, plus all 34 games in his match with Capablanca, all 30 games in his first match with Euwe and all 25 games in his second match with Euwe, all in algebraic notation.
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      My Best Games of Chess - 1924 -1937

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      Alekhine's Best Games of Chess - 1938-1945
      Catalog Code: B0016IS

      This is a reprint of the original third book, with all of the games converted into Algebraic Figurine PGN Notation with diagrams in the back. Alekhine died in 1946, so this third volume was edited by International Master and British Chess Champion Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, based in part on the notes left by Alekhine to some of the games.
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      Alekhine's Best Games of Chess - 1938-1945

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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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      Endgame - HARDCOVER
      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      Catalog Code: B0020RH

      ENDGAME is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady's decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent--and confounding descent--of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effects of fame
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      Endgame - HARDCOVER

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      Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess
      Catalog Code: B0021BT

      Over the past few years the great chess player Garry Kasparov has written five best-selling books praising the contributions to chess made by the previous world champions. The series is called ''My Great Predecessors''. As a reaction to this wonderful series of books, leading chess writer Tibor Karolyi has written this imaginary sixth volume.
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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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      Bobby Fischer
      A Pictorial History of the 1972 World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0021RH

      Harry Benson's rare, exclusive photos of the elusive and controversial chess genius Bobby Fischer taken during the historic World Championship chess match in Iceland in 1972 in which Fischer solidly defeated reining champ, Russian Boris Spassky, are collected here for the first time, in Bobby Fischer.
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      Bobby Fischer

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      My 60 Memorable Games
      Algebraic Edition
      Catalog Code: B0022BT

      In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
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      My 60 Memorable Games

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      Endgame - PAPERBACK
      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      Catalog Code: B0022RH

      ENDGAME is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady's decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent--and confounding descent--of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effect.of fame
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      Endgame - PAPERBACK

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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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      Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games
      Catalog Code: B0027IS

      Tigran Petrosian (1929-1984) was World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969 and was one of the strongest players in the world throughout his lengthy career. Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980).
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      Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games

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      Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
      The Psychology and Tactics of the Title Match
      Catalog Code: B0031IS

      Reuben Fine was both one of the world's strongest grandmasters of chess and one of the world's leading authorities on psychoanalysis. In this book, he combines the two disciplines. This Fischer-Spassky book is really three books in one.
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      Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship

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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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      Bobby Fischer - The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion
      Catalog Code: B0034RE

      Now, for the first time, every one of his 736 tournament and match games is presented with insightful explanations and analysis. Best-selling chess author, German International Grandmaster Karsten Muller, annotates each game of the player many believe to be the greatest of all time.
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      Bobby Fischer - The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion

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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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      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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      How Fischer Plays Chess
      Catalog Code: B0040IS

      A study and analysis of the games of Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player the world has ever known.
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      How Fischer Plays Chess

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