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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. Garry Kasparov (24)
    31. Gedeon Barcza (2)
    32. Genna Sosonko (1)
    33. Geza Maroczy (1)
    34. Hans Bohm (1)
    35. Harry Benson (1)
    36. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    37. Iakov Damsky (1)
    38. Iakov Damsky (1)
    39. Igor Stohl (1)
    40. Igor Zaitsev (foreword) (1)
    41. Irving Chernev (1)
    42. Isaak Linder (1)
    43. Ivo Nei (1)
    44. James Gelo (1)
    45. Joel Johnson (1)
    46. John Donaldson (1)
    47. John Eidinow (1)
    48. John Nunn (2)
    49. Karsten Muller (2)
    50. Kees Jongkind (1)
    51. Ken Neat (1)
    52. Kevin J. O'Connell (1)
    53. Kotronias & Logothetis (1)
    54. Kurt Landsberger (1)
    55. Larry Parr (1)
    56. Lev Alburt (1)
    57. Lou Hayes (1)
    58. Mad Euwe (1)
    59. Max Euwe (3)
    60. Maxim Chetverik (2)
    61. Mikhail Botvinnik (7)
    62. Mikhail Tal (3)
    63. Mikhail Tal & Alexander Koblencs (1)
    64. Mikhail Tal & Iakov Damsky (1)
    65. Murad Amannazarov (1)
    66. Neil McDonald (1)
    67. Nick Aplin (2)
    68. Pablo Moran (1)
    69. Paul Powell (1)
    70. R.G. Wade (1)
    71. Raymond Keene (5)
    72. Raymund Stolze (1)
    73. Renzo Verwer (1)
    74. Reuben Fine (3)
    75. Richard Roberts (1)
    76. Robert Byrne (1)
    77. Robert E. Burger (1)
    78. Robert G. Wade (2)
    79. Rogelio Caparros (1)
    80. Ron Henley (2)
    81. Rona E Petrosian (1)
    82. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    83. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    84. Stuart Marquilies (1)
    85. Svetozar Gligoric (2)
    86. Thomas Engqvist (2)
    87. Tibor Karolyi (5)
    88. Tigran Petrosian (3)
    89. Vik Vasiliev (1)
    90. Vishwanathan Anand (1)
    91. William Winter & R. G. Wade (1)
    92. Yasser Seirawan (1)
    93. Zenon Franco (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (61)
    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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      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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      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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      Petrosian the Powerful
      Catalog Code: CB0055CD

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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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      Bobby Fischer for Beginners
      The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
      Catalog Code: B0090NIC

      Bobby Fischer's lone fight against the Soviet chess powerhouse made him a global hero, also for people who did not play chess at all. The Russians trembled before him, the Americans and the rest of the world cheered him on. Fischer's chess prowess and his will to win were unparalleled. But so were his eccentric behaviour and his paranoia. After he won the world title, Bobby Fischer vanished and the former prodigy became a mystery. The memories of his successwere clouded by his anti-American and anti-Semite rants.
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      Alekhine in Europe and Asia
      Catalog Code: CB0006XX

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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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      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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      London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921
      21st Century Edition
      Catalog Code: B0043RE

      London 1922 is important for all these reasons, but it also served as the setting for the creation of the famous 'London Rules' which would for years govern the way in which prospective challengers to the title would have the right to play the champion. As an added bonus, all fourteen games of the 1921 Capablanca-Lasker title match - with annotations by Capa himself - have been added to this new 21st-century edition.
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      London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

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      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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      1974 Chess Olympiad

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      Moscow Marathon
      Catalog Code: CB0019XX

      Moscow Marathon is the definitive account of the 1984-1985 World Chess Championship between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.

      Billed as the "match of the century", it became a unique test of endurance and ended in chaos and controversy. The book is aimed at the reader with an interest in chess and combines detailed scrutiny of the games with an eye-witness account of the proceedings in Moscow.

      No other record of the match has this combination of careful research and constant, on-the-spot reporting.
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      Bobby Fischer
      Profile of a Prodigy
      Catalog Code: B0032DV

      This book is virtually three books in one--a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match in 1972.
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      Bobby Fischer

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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 - 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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      Bobby Fischer His Approach
      Catalog Code: B0230EM

      The return in 1992 of American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer against his old rival Boris Spassky has reawakened interest in the games of one of the most determined World Champions of all time. To Fischer, chess is a highly competitive sport which requires not only meticulous opening preparation, a high state of tactical alertness and perfect technique, but also a constant striving for the initiative, immense will to win and even calculated risk-taking.
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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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      Diary of a Chess Queen
      Catalog Code: B0044EU

      Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk chronicles her rise to the top of the chess world in this introspective autobiographical work. Drawing from personal diaries kept during her youth, Kosteniuk takes the reader from the very dawn of her career as a child star in Russia, through triumph and disappointment, and finally to the pinnacle of success on the black-and-white battlefield.
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca
      Catalog Code: B0050DV

      Superbly annotated treasury includes 113 of the Cuban master's greatest games against Marshall, Lasker, Euwe, and many other formidable opponents.
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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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      Emanuel Lasker - The Life of a Chess Master
      Catalog Code: B0046DV

      The legendary master comes vividly to life as Dr. Hannak details his childhood, education, decision to become a professional player, great exploits in matches against Marshall, Capablanca, Tarrasch, Schlechter and other players, his happy marriage, flight from Nazi Germany and much more.
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      1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz
      Catalog Code: B0212IS

      The 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament in Portoroz was one of the most important and strongest tournaments in chess history, and is still regularly discussed in chess circles today. This is the tournament where the 15-year-old Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title and first became a contender for the World Chess Championship. It is also the tournament where Mikhail Tal finally got his first chance to compete in a grandmaster tournament outside of the Soviet Union, and started one of the longest non-losing streaks in chess history on his march to the World Chess Championship.
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      1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

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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 - Kramnik - Move by Move

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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 - 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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      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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      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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      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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      Struggle
      Catalog Code: B0126IS

      Lasker's book delves deeply into all phases of life and struggles. He attempts to create a general theory of all competitive activities, including chess, business and war.
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      Struggle

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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 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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