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  1. Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1

    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1

    $31.95
    The first volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening gives a detailed high quality analysis of the Veresov Opening, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the Levitsky Variation and other set-ups. Learn More
  2. Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2

    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2

    $31.95
    The second volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening is devoted to the London Variation and openings named in honor of Zukertort, Torre, Colle and others. Learn More
  3. Garry Kasparov Chess Puzzle Book

    Garry Kasparov Chess Puzzle Book

    $19.95

    Test your chess skills with the world champion! In this stimulating book, Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combinations from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that all players will enjoy. Each chapter demonstrates the tactical properties of a particular piece, with a series of puzzles of varying difficulty. r.

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  4. Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge

    Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge

    $19.95

    In this stimulating book for players of all ages, Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combination from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that everyone will enjoy. Whether you are a beginner discovering chess tactics for the first time or a master seeking to brush up on your skills, this book is sure to be a useful addition to your chess armory. 

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  5. Alekhine - Move by Move

    Alekhine - Move by Move

    $27.95

    In this book, FIDE Master Steve Giddins invites you to join him in a study of his favorite Alekhine games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by examining Alekhine's masterpieces.

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  6. A Primer of Chess

    A Primer of Chess

    $25.95

    Former world champion José Capablanca’s introduction to chess, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation, is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages. In systematic fashion, Capablanca lucidly explains the rules and basic principles of this fascinating game, and illustrates these with a wide range of practical examples. 

     

    Topics covered include: 

    - The game, the pieces, their moves and object . 

    - Improving your game . 

    - Elementary opening principles

    ....and much more 

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  7. Half a Century of Chess

    Half a Century of Chess

    $27.95

    In this collection of his best games, former world champion Mikhail Botvinnik demonstrates the deep strategic style that took him to the title . 

     

    - Written by one of the greatest players of all time.

    - Contains 90 annotated games from Botvinnik's career.

    - Includes victories over Capablanca, Alekhine, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian.

    - Incorporates background material on key personalities and events.

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  8. Python Strategy

    Python Strategy

    $29.95
    Tigran Petrosian is a titan of chess history. All agree he was a genius of strategy, defense and sacrifice, but didn’t he take too many draws? Possibly so, but when Petrosian selected and annotated his best games, that flaw disappeared, leaving only brilliance and profound chess understanding. As Garry Kasparov said: ''My games with the 9th World Champion broadened my understanding of chess. Had it not been for these two defeats, I would possibly not have reached the top in chess.'' Learn More
  9. Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    $24.95
    This is the infamous translation into Russian of the famous work by Bobby Fischer “My 60 Memorable Games”. This translation is famous because it was denounced vehemently by Bobby Fischer in his radio broadcasts because this translation was not authorized by him. However, he even more vehemently objected to the revision by the English publisher Batsford, as he had not given them permission to reprint his work even though they had a contractual right to reprint his work by virtue of an agreement they had with the original publisher, Simon and Schuster. To make matters much worse, the Batsford edition translated all the moves from Descriptive Notation as in P-K4 into Algebraic Notation as in e4. Batsford hired English Grandmaster Nunn to go through the book and correct any mistakes in Fischer's analysis. Unfortunately, in the course of “correcting” Fischer's “mistakes”, the English grandmaster made mistakes of his own, because one “correction” required an illegal move, as the piece was pinned, as otherwise the king would have been in check. So, in reality the correction was wrong and the original note by Fischer was correct. Learn More
  10. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

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    Special Price $11.69

    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. Learn More
  11. Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    $44.95
    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. Learn More
  12. Study Chess with Tal

    Study Chess with Tal

    $23.95
    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. Learn More
  13. Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    $44.95
    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. Learn More
  14. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    $31.95
    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. Learn More
  15. The Hague-Moscow 1948

    The Hague-Moscow 1948

    $24.95
    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 Learn More
  16. The Development of Chess Style

    The Development of Chess Style

    $18.95
    This is essentially a book on chess history, showing how different styles of chess play became popular and flourished and then faded in popularity, such as for example the Hyper-Modern Style of play that became ''All the Rage'' in the 1920s and 1930s. Learn More
  17. My Best Games of Chess

    My Best Games of Chess

    $34.95
    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. Learn More
  18. Bobby Fischer and His Predeccessors

    Bobby Fischer and His Predeccessors

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  19. Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik - One Hundred Selected Games

    Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik - One Hundred Selected Games

    $25.95
    Botvinnik One Hundred Selected Games is a direct translation in Descriptive Notation of a book in Russian published in Leningrad in 1949. Unlike most other cases where the translator takes some liberties, we have not been able to find any differences in the text between this translation and the original in Russian. Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik was born on August 17, 1911. In 1931 at the age of 20 he won his first of six Soviet championships. He won the World Chess Championship in 1948 and held the title with two breaks until 1963. This book covers the most important period of his career from the time he played in his first serious chess event until just before his winning the World Chess Championship in 1948. Learn More
  20. The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION

    The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION

    $25.95
    The Fire Attack'' by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, brings out all the brightest and most beautiful of the great victories of the Soviet Grandmaster of Chess and World champion Mikhail Tal Nehemevicha. His aggressive, unpredictable, graceful, and in some cases even warlike games are always admired and will always be admired by millions of players around the world. He was a true master of the attack on the king. Tal showed that the need for a good attack, unexpected solutions, endless sacrifices, even if not always correct in terms of computer analysis. Learn More
  21. Strategy & Tactics in Chess

    Strategy & Tactics in Chess

    $18.95
    In this book, the great Dutch World Champion, Dr. Max Euwe, discusses both strategy and tactics in chess, having special emphasis on the latter, to which about two-thirds of the book is dedicated. Tactics have been, comparatively speaking, neglected in chess literature, and it is therefore, interesting to find that five out of eight chapters of this book are devoted to combinations which are analyzed and classified. Learn More
  22. Botvinnik Selected Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Botvinnik Selected Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    $25.95
    M. M. Botvinnik - Selected Games Due to the interest of a wide range of players to be creative strongest chess player of the USSR, and later the first Soviet world champion Mikhail Botvinnik periodically came out of his best books, and commented on them in detail parties. T Learn More
  23. Theorie der Schach-Eroffnungen - GERMAN EDITION

    Theorie der Schach-Eroffnungen - GERMAN EDITION

    $9.95
    Hinweis uber die Entstehung mit einer biografischen Erganzung. Dr. Euwe hat es verstanden, durch seine einfache und methodische Kommentierung der Eroffnungsgedanken und der Zugfolgen den schwierigen Stoff jedermann leicht zuganglich zu machen. Was die Euwe'schen Werke speziell auszeichnet, ist vor allem ihre grossartige Klarheit im Aufbau der verschiedenen Systeme, die jederzeit ein rasches Nachschlagen der gewunschten Variante erlaubt. Dieses Werk hat schon vielen Schachfreunden zur Meisterstarke verholfen! Learn More
  24. The Games of Tigran Petrosian - Volume 2

    The Games of Tigran Petrosian - Volume 2

    $29.95
    This is the second volume of a two-volume work on the games of Tigran Petrosian. The first volume has his games from 1942 to 1965. Tigran Petrosian was World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969. He became the first player in the modern era to win a match to defend the world chess title, by defeating Boris Spassky in a match in 1966. Learn More
  25. The Middle Game in Chess - Book I

    The Middle Game in Chess - Book I

    $25.95
    This comprehensive study of middle-game theory is a classic unlikely to be superseded. It is a valuable addition to the library of every serious student of chess. Learn More
  26. Botvinnik's Best Games 1947-1970

    Botvinnik's Best Games 1947-1970

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    This book covers the entire period when Botvinnik was World Chess Champion. Learn More
  27. Petrosian's Legacy

    Petrosian's Legacy

    $19.95
    This book was originally published in Russian as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian Chess Lectures. The publisher was Soviet Radio. Every chess enthusiast should have this important work in his chess library. Learn More
  28. Struggle

    Struggle

    $18.95
    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. Learn More
  29. A Guide To Chess Endings

    A Guide To Chess Endings

    $25.95
    This book makes a fairly thorough study of those endings most likely to occur in play, especially those with rooks. This book is best worked through as a course of study, so that the underlying ideas are absorbed and a sound positional judgment is acquired it is at first not necessary to understand every nuance, far less to try to remember the more difficult variations; indeed one might pass over the sub-variations at first reading. Learn More
  30. Meet the Masters

    Meet the Masters

    $25.95
    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. Learn More
  31. The Road to Chess Mastery

    The Road to Chess Mastery

    $25.95
    Through an introduction that explains how the ordinary chess player can improve in the various phases of the game of chess, and in enlightening commentaries far more extensive than space permits in an ordinary annotated game, former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe shows how a chess player should think, by indicating the moves for all but the most obvious moves of each game. By applying what he learns in this work the reader may, indeed, find himself traveling the road to chess mastery. Learn More
  32. Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937

    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937

    $19.95
    This unequaled collection reproduces Alekhine's 220 best games, his own personal acounts of the dazzling victories that made him a legend. Spanning almost thirty years of tournament play, it includes historic matches against Capablanca, Euwe and Bogoljubov, and chronicles his briliant ascent to world mastery, his surprising defeat in 1935, and his dramatic return two years later - the first deposed champion to regain his crown. Learn More
  33. The Logical Approach to Chess

    The Logical Approach to Chess

    $19.95
    This has long been one of the standard books on basic chess strategy. It takes the player from the middle game of chess and shows how to take it to a favorable conclusion. Learn More
  34. Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    $25.95
    This is a book in Descriptive Chess Notation of great importance not only because of the question it addresses, but because of who asks and then answers that question. Dr. Max Euwe, who was world chess champion from 1935 to 1937, compares and contrasts Bobby Fischer with the three greatest players before him, world champions Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine. Learn More
  35. Judgement and Planning in Chess

    Judgement and Planning in Chess

    $25.95
    This is a basic book that teaches strategic planning in chess. Written by a former Chess Champion of the world, this book has as its basis an entirely novel idea which will help players over a real difficulty. Learn More
  36. Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

    $44.95
    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. Learn More

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