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

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    Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983
    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

    Catalog Code: B0012AC
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    Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games
    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

    Catalog Code: B0027IS
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    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2
    Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Károlyi explains Karpov’s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’s unrivalled grasp of strategy. In this second volume, Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his young rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy.
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    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2

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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
    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

    Catalog Code: B0135EM
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    1974 Chess Olympiad
    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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    Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World
    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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    Alekhine's Best Games of Chess - 1938-1945
    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

    Catalog Code: B0016IS
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    Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games
    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

    Catalog Code: B0036DV
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    Fischer World Champion!
    In 1972 a boy from Brooklyn broke the hegemony of Soviet chess.

    Bobby Fischer, the greatest genius the game had ever seen, completed his crusade against the 'commie cheaters' by defeating Boris Spassky in Reykjavik.

    The Match of the Century electrified the world. No one wanted to miss even the slightest detail about the struggle of Fischer against the superpower that for decades had exploited its superiority in chess as an irrefutable justification of communism.
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    Fischer World Champion!

    Catalog Code: B0075NIC
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    Magic of Mikhail Tal
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    Magic of Mikhail Tal

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    How to Beat Bobby Fischer
    Even chess legend Bobby Fischer occasionally lost matches, and his rare defeats offer valuable lessons for ordinary players. This intriguing collection, compiled by a noted chess master, features comprehensive text-and-diagram analyses of 61 of Fischer's losing games. Highlights include "the losing moment," the move at which each game was beyond saving.
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    How to Beat Bobby Fischer

    Catalog Code: B0011DV
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    Endgame - PAPERBACK
    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

    Catalog Code: B0022RH
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    Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King
    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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    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II
    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

    Catalog Code: B0133EM
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    Alekhine in Europe and Asia
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    Alekhine in Europe and Asia

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    The Games of Alekhine - PAPERBACK
    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

    Catalog Code: B0006AC
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    Three Days with Bobby Fischer
    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

    Catalog Code: B0014LV

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    Bobby Fischer - The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion
    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

    Catalog Code: B0034RE
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    The Games of Robert J. Fischer
    he Games of Robert J. Fischer contains every serious traceable game of chess by Bobby Fischer from 1955 until his death in 2008. An appendix has been added to the original volume to include, in algebraic notation with diagrams, all 20 games actually played in the epic battle of Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky in 1972 in Reykjavik, Iceland and all 30 games in their return match in Montenegro and Yugoslavia in 1992.
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    The Games of Robert J. Fischer

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    Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack
    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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    Weltgeschichte des Schachs - 27 - Spassky - GERMAN EDITION
    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

    Catalog Code: B0256IS
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    REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War
    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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    Bobby Fischer
    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

    Catalog Code: B0021RH
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    Emanuel Lasker - Second World Chess Champion
    Join Russian chess historians Isaak and Vladimir Linder as they take you on a journey exploring the life and games of the great world champion Emanuel Lasker. Isaak Linder is regarded as one of the pre-eminent chess historians of the modern era. He is the author of many books, including the widely acclaimed books in the ChessCafe World Chess Champions Series.
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    Emanuel Lasker - Second World Chess Champion

    Catalog Code: B0041RE
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    Meet the Masters
    Meet the Masters contains the biographies of the eight strongest players in the world at that time. It includes their histories, photographs, games and an analysis and critique of their playing styles. Each of these eight players had been invited to the historic tournament at AVRO 1938, regarded as the strongest chess tournament ever held prior to modern times. The eight players generally regarded as the strongest in the world were: World Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, future champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben Fine, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.
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    Meet the Masters

    Catalog Code: B0112IS
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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
    The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

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    Chess Duels
    Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess including: Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Botvinnik and Max Euwe. Having been involved in frequent battles against world champions over a 25-year period, Seirawan is in an ideal position to reveal how it really feels to be facing the legends of the game. He describes and analyses, in depth, his most memorable encounters - both famous victories and painful defeats, against the best chessplayers of the last 50 years.
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    Chess Duels

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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
    Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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    Endgame Virtuoso Karpov
    Anatoly Karpov's legendary endgame technique has always been something of an enigma. Karpov became worldchampion 1975 (having been preceded by Bobby Fischer). He managed to win positions which nearly everybody else estimated as a draw with his fine end game technique.
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    Endgame Virtuoso Karpov

    Catalog Code: B0002NIC
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    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves
    This book contains a collection of the most brilliant, ingenious and outrageous moves ever played by Bobby Fischer, the American who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all time.

    These 101 moves - every one a move that either forced checkmate, gained material or lead to an overwhelmingly superior position - have been selected from among all of Fischer's recorded games, most of which were were played under tournament or match conditions.
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    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    Catalog Code: B0013SS
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    Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
    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

    Catalog Code: B0031IS
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    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1
    Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Karolyi explains Karpov’'s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’'s unrivaled grasp of strategy. Karolyi has selected Karpov’'s most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1961-1985 as the Russian star proved he was a worthy successor to Bobby Fischer.
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    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0059QT
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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
    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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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    Catalog Code: B0138EM
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    Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue
    In May 1997, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, came to New York to face his most unusual and challenging opponent yet. Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by a team of IBM Scientists in a project started ten years earlier, was capable of calculating 200 million chess positions per second and was incapable of tiring, losing heart or making an oversight. Six games would be played for over $1 million in prize money.

    This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.

    Man versus Machine: kasparov vs. Deep Blue is the definitive on-the-scene report that every chess enthusiast must read.

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    Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue

    Catalog Code: CB0277RB
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