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    1976 1999 1976 to 1999
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    1. Chess Digest (98)
    2. International Chess Enterprises (1)
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    1. Andrew Soltis (5)
    2. Eduard Gufeld (1)
    3. Eric Schiller (1)
    4. Eric Tangborn (1)
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    1. Modern Chess Lessons

      Modern Chess Lessons

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      This book developed out of the author working with chess teams. The five lessons taught are: 1)Sharpening of tactical ability, 2)The important principles of the opening, 3)An opening repertoire is needed. The most popular choice among many is the English Opening for White, 4)Basic principles of pawn endings, 5)Strategy is probably one of the more difficult concepts of chess to master. This is the ability to take advantage of structural weaknesses and an intuitive feel. Going through these lessons will help make the reader a more successful tournament Learn More
    2. The Noteboom Variation

      The Noteboom Variation

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      The Noteboom Variation Learn More
    3. The Fighting French

      The Fighting French

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      The Fighting French Learn More
    4. Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

      Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

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      Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2 Learn More
    5. Dynamic Black Defense

      Dynamic Black Defense

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      Dynamic Black Defense Learn More
    6. Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

      Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

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      Sam loyd is widely considered to be the finest chess composer that ever lived, often authorizing problems with witty themes that would challenge even the strongest of players. What isn't so well known is that he was also one of the best chess players in the U.S.,despite having a playing style that was highly flawed. Like his problems, Sam would often try to create fantastic combinations over the board during his games, rather than simplifying and going for the win.

      This book, edited by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, presents 58 of Sam Loyd's problems for your consideration. In addition to the puzzles, the author extensively discusses the man behind the puzzles. Learn More
    7. Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

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      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2 Learn More
    8. Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4

      Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4

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      Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4 Learn More
    9. The Sicilian Scheveningen for Black

      The Sicilian Scheveningen for Black

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      The world's leading players take the Black side and seem to be unbeatable! With this analysis you can have access to Black's system introduced by Spassky and used prominently by Kasparov and many of the world's elite. Learn More
    10. The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

      The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

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      In the past many masters have tried to solve Black's problem of developing the Queen's Bishop after blocking it in by 2..e6(1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6). But there is another school that thinks Black should solve the Bishop problem first, with 2..Bf5. A number of them from the Baltic nations were GM Mikenas and GM Keres. The modern generation is lead by GM's Bagirov, Shirov, and Rausis. We believe books have overlooked 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 or 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 or 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5. Learn More
    11. Winning with the English Defense

      Winning with the English Defense

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      Answers 1.e4 and all other openings. This is a very flexible system that allows White to build up a large center if so inclined. Black's aim is to attack White's center with all his forces, bringing about sharp, hypermodern play on the board. Learn More
    12. Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

      Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

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      This book challenges you right in the opening to come up with ideas by answering the tests. Then you are tested in the strategy of the middlegame, which in some cases evolves into the final stage - the endgame. You can take the tests and be evaluated on how well you do from Class C to and including Master. Or you can just enjoy and learn from the deep, deep annotations. Either way you win because they are among the most extraordinary games played from 1955-1992. Learn More
    13. The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

      The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

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      The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian Learn More
    14. Four Gambits to Beat the French

      Four Gambits to Beat the French

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      Four Gambits to Beat the French Learn More
    15. Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

      Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

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      Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation Learn More
    16. Dynamics of Chess Psychology

      Dynamics of Chess Psychology

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      The author helps you follow the road to chess mastership with chapters on 1)Pre-History(600-1821), First steps and examine the different "Schools"., 2)The Romantic(1821-1859) The Development of Natural Talent(A very important chapter) looking at Bourdonnais, Staunton, Anderrsen, and Morphy, 3)The Classical Era(1859-1927) Chess as Science looking at Paulsen, Steinitz, Tarrasch, Tchigorin, Lasker, Rubinstein, and Capablanca, 4)The Modern Game(1927-1957)Individuality and Character examining Nimzovich, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Boleslavsky, and Bronstein, 5)Contemporary Chess(1957-) The Individual in Struggle with Tal, Petrosian, Korchnoi, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, & Kasparov, Separate chapters on Philosophical Foundations and the Importance of Aesthetics ending with Rating and Training Understanding. This book is an all-time classic. Learn More
    17. Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

      Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

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      Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4 Learn More
    18. Queen's Gambit Accepted

      Queen's Gambit Accepted

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      Queen's Gambit Accepted Learn More
    19. The Tchigorin Defense

      The Tchigorin Defense

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      The Tchigorin Defense Learn More
    20. A Road to the Master Title

      A Road to the Master Title

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      A Road to the Master Title Learn More
    21. How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit

      How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit

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      How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit Learn More
    22. How to Win Quickly at Chess

      How to Win Quickly at Chess

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      The book places a heavy emphasis on opening theory, basic strategic & tactical themes. These themes occur in a variety of openings and they often are the determining factor in short, decisive games. By examining in detail over 70 short games, many involving some of the world's top GM's, the author offers valuable instruction which will enable players to broaden their understanding of the critical themes that occur in short, decisive games. Learn More
    23. Inside Chess Openings - PAPERBACK

      Inside Chess Openings - PAPERBACK

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      International Chess Enterprises:"Just as every golfer who wants to lower his score practices chipping and putting above all, the ambitious chess player studies the opening. Covering all openings, this book provides and concise and authoritative summary of the best opening moves. No attempt is made to explain the reason behind the moves, though all variations are evaluated using internationally-accepted language-less symbols, thoroughly explained in the preface. The tournament player who wished to brush up on his favorite opening cannot do better than to take a look at Inside Chess Openings before the game." Learn More
    24. Ruy Lopez: Breyer System

      Ruy Lopez: Breyer System

      Our Price: $2.75
      This book takes a detailed look at a system that has been favored by Karpov, Spassky, Portisch, and Gligoric, among others. The rerouting of black's queenside knight from c6-b8-d7 and sometimes to c5 aims to put pressure on white's center, particularly the e4 strongpoint. This books offers a solid system for Ruy Lopez players. Learn More
    25. Take My Rooks

      Take My Rooks

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      "Over the years IM Minev has collected the most beautiful examples of the classic double-Rook sacrifice. Some of them worked and some of them didn't(or shouldn't), but all are entertaining and instructive. GM Seirawan has teamed up with Minev to painstakingly annotate each of the 136 games featuring these gems. A must for the combination player." Learn More
    26. Challenges in the Endgame

      Challenges in the Endgame

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      By working through Robert Brieger's collection of endgames studies, one will discover that there is a Knight figuring predominately in many of his problems: sometimes one sneaks in by underpromotion. The Houston Chess Club members have enjoyed watching Robert Brieger put together this very stimulating group of endgames. We are sure you will enjoy playing through the solutions. But beware the Brieger Knight! Learn More
    27. Five Crowns

      Five Crowns

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      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. Learn More
    28. Hanging Pawns

      Hanging Pawns

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      Short Description for Hanging Pawns - CB0013XX Learn More
    29. French Defense for Black

      French Defense for Black

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      Grefe and Silman give many variations and analysis from the Black perspective to show why the French Defense is one of Black's best replies vs. 1.e4. Learn More
    30. A Winning White Repertoire

      A Winning White Repertoire

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      The main system is the Torre Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 or 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 followed by Bg5. Then you are taught how to meet the Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian, Pirc/Old Indian, Benoni, and Dutch Defenses. This opening is very solid and easy to learn and the non-professional players will find it very handy. However, it is a very powerful opening and has been employed by such chess superstars as Korchnoi, Kasparov, Timman, Petrosian, Bronstein, Yusupov, Keres, Smyslov, and Spassky! Most importantly, this book consists of more than just variations, but 100 deeply annotated complete games as well. Learn More
    31. Mastering the Bishop Pair

      Mastering the Bishop Pair

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      Short Description for Mastering the Bishop Pair - CB0015XX Learn More
    32. Dynamic White Openings

      Dynamic White Openings

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      It's time to change your White opening or at least have a second one to diversify your opening system. No longer are the openings in the book called "Irregular" because GM's and IM's are playing them. Covered are the dynamic 1.b4!, the aggressive Grob's Attack 1.g4!, the surprisingly excellent Queen's Knight Attack 1.Nc3!, slow stuff 1.e3 and 1.d3 and 1.a3, & the disreputable 1.h4 & other white first moves. Learn More
    33. Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces

      Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces

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      Short Description for Mastering Rook Versus Minor Pieces - CB0016XX Learn More
    34. Chess Openings Lexicon

      Chess Openings Lexicon

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      If you're looking for an easy-to-use guide for identifying, classifying and describing all of the Chess openings and their variations, look no further than this book!!

      When it comes to the chess openings, most chess players are completely confused by the endless number of openings and their variations. Learn More
    35. The Vienna Game and Gambit

      The Vienna Game and Gambit

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      This book covers the Vienna Game and Vienna Gambit along with variations that transpose into the King's Gambit(such as improvements for white in the Steinitz Variation). Force your opponent into lines that you know and are familiar with after 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3, with a quick f4 frequently following. This is certainly an excellent choice for the attacking player! Learn More
    36. Sicilian Defense in the Last Decade

      Sicilian Defense in the Last Decade

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      The book consists of 250 novelties culled from the decade spanning 1986-1995 from Sicilian tournament practice. The novelties will help the reader's analytical skill and tournament preparation. The games are vastly entertaining and instructive miniatures. It will be a useful tool for building an opening repertoire and sharpening the readers' tactics. The games were chosen for their sparkling quality and emphasis on tactics as well as their theoretical importance and constitute a manual of typical tactics in the Sicilian. Dr. Minev, an internationally known opening theoretician, also shows the reader how to do the original work necessary to build a successful modern opening repertoire. A must for those who love sharp tactical chess. Learn More

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