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      Chess Quiz
      Catalog Code: B0228IS

      Chess Quiz is a collection of 15 chess quizzes each with 20 puzzles in them, for a total of 300 in all. The reader grades himself. If he gets 18 of the 20 right he is master strength. If he gets 16 right he is club player strength. If he gets 14 right he is amateur strength. If he gets only 10 right he is average strength
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      Chess by Yourself
      Catalog Code: B0227IS

      HAVE you ever wanted to play chess with the masters? Reinfeld shows you how. Now you can play against some of the world's greatest masters, in the privacy of your study with no annoying “kibitzers” around, and with no time limit to harry you!
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      Chess by Yourself

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      Fried Liver & Burning Pants
      Curious, But True Chess Stories & The Lessons We Learn From Them
      Catalog Code: B0071OB

      Coach Jay Stallings takes coaches and players alike through some of the strangest and weirdest (yet true!) stories in Chess. From how Ossip Bernstein had to save his own life with a game of chess to Bobby Fischer's amazing winning streak to Harry Nelson Pillsbury's ability to play Chess, Checkers and cards at the same time, there is something in here for everyone, complete with Coach Stalling's insights on what you can learn from these stories to improve your own game!
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      Fried Liver & Burning Pants

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      The Development of Chess Style
      Catalog Code: B0235IS

      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.
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      The Development of Chess Style

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      Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess - 3RD EDITION
      A Knowledge Based Approach
      Catalog Code: B0072OB

      Through a revolutionary testing system, Dr. Kopec is able to quantify their overall chess strength, specific deficiencies and definite abilities, allowing him to pinpoint which aspects need the most work. This book, developed with the US Chess Federation, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec's knowledge and efforts to help chess players understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery.
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      Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess - 3RD EDITION

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      How To Play Chess Like a Champion
      21st Century Edition
      Catalog Code: B0066RE

      Reinfeld's Masterpiece How to Play Chess like a Champion is Fred Reinfeld's sequel to his How to be a Winner at Chess and an absolute gem. In it the reader will find an exquisite blending of classic games, stories, insights, and instruction as only Reinfeld can put together. Rarely has an author succeeded so well as here, combining instruction, entertainment, and pure enjoyment. This new 21st-century edition is presented in modern algebraic notation in a double-column format, with many more diagrams. Throughout, the writing of Reinfeld, the master wordsmith and instructor, has been left intact. How to Play Chess like a Champion is among the very best introductory chess books ever produced, bar none, capturing the essence of good chess in a most readable, enjoyable, easy-to-grasp format.
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      Best Play
      A New Method for Discovering the Strongest Move
      Catalog Code: B0097EU

      Have you ever wished for a “formula” to help you decide what move to make in any given chess position? In this ambitious and groundbreaking work, physicist and chess master Alexander Shashin presents the fruit of three decades of research into the elements of the game. He breaks down the position into mathematical ratios that compare the fundamental factors of material, mobility, safety, and space for each side, leading you to the proper plan and the mental attitude to adopt in light of what’s happening on the board.
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      Best Play

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      Botvinnik - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0374EM

      In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Botvinnik games. Lakdawala examines Botvinnik's renowned skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Botvinnik's play.
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      Pump Up Your Rating
      Unlock Your Chess Potential
      Catalog Code: B0089QT

      Any man in the street knows how to increase his physical strength, but among most chess players confusion reigns when it comes to improving their playing strength. Axel Smith's training methods have guided his friends, team-mates and pupils to grandmaster norms and titles. Hard work will be required, but Axel Smith knows how you can Pump Up Your Rating. Every area of chess is covered -- opening preparation, through middlegame play, to endgame technique. Smith delves into both the technical and psychological sides of chess, and shows how best to practise and improve.
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      Pump Up Your Rating

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      Study Chess with Tal
      Catalog Code: B0117BT

      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.

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      Study Chess with Tal

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      Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual - 2ND EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0008RE

      The Second Edition of Another Dvoretsky Classic!

      It is very important for the practical player to train his or her ability, understand when to rely on intuition, rules of thumb and more general positional considerations, when to try to solve problems by calculating variations to the end and how to manage time to avoid time pressure. With these goals in mind, the second edition of Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual delivers excellent, high quality training materials and many exercises.
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      Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual - 2ND EDITION

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      The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
      Catalog Code: B0120BT

      Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
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      The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

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      Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION
      Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess
      Catalog Code: B0111NIC

      Move First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
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      Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION

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      John Nunn's Chess Course
      A Complete Chess Education Based on the Games of World Champion Lasker
      Catalog Code: B0186GB

      Grandmaster John Nunn provides a complete chess education, covering decision-making methods and psychological factors in addition to the most important strategic and tactical methods.
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      John Nunn's Chess Course

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      The Improving Chess Thinker - 2ND EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0043EU

      The Improving Chess Thinker provides representative thought processes from all classes of chess players, highlights the differences between these levels, and provides insight to help players raise their thinking process to the next level.
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      The Improving Chess Thinker - 2ND EDITION

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      Journey to the Chess Kingdom
      Gold Classics of Russian Chess - Over a Million Copies Sold
      Catalog Code: B0007EV

      GM Arkadij Naiditsch presented a copy of “Journey to the Chess Kingdom” to me during the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. The cover and illustrations are quite attractive and stand out in a positive way among the popular “chess board on the cover” designs. The diagrams are neat-looking and the paper is glossy and nice to touch. Overall, the book has a positive aura and feels inviting to read.
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      Test Your Chess
      Catalog Code: B0387EM

      Grandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenon Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments.
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      Test Your Chess

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      SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0387EM

      Grandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenon Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments.
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      Play Unconventional Chess and Win
      Catalog Code: B0393EM

      In this book the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the "old chess", and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters.
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      SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win
      Catalog Code: SWB0393EM

      In this book the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the "old chess", and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters.
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      Chess Progress
      From Beginner to Winner
      Catalog Code: B0391EM

      Award-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin’s unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces – and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat.
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      Chess Progress

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      SHOPWORN - Chess Progress
      From Beginner to Winner
      Catalog Code: SWB0391EM

      Award-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin’s unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces – and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat.
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      New Art of Defense in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0121BT

      Most chess games are not won – they are lost. Many instructional chess books tell you how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favourable. This book offers help when you definitely do not have the advantage. Every chess player needs a sound arsenal of defensive techniques. This book covers them all – counterplay, when to accept sacrifices, how to anticipate short- and long-term threats, and how to minimize losses. It also helps you create a strong underlying psychological framework for defensive technique – it teaches you how to stay cool under fire, how to stonewall and how to exploit your opponent's weaknesses.
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      New Art of Defense in Chess

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      The Secret Life of Bad Bishops
      Catalog Code: B0101QT

      The Bad Bishop is a notorious villain in chess, but often a perfectly respectable bishop is falsely accused. The Secret Life of Bad Bishops takes an in-depth look at the bishop – not just dealing with good and bad bishops but also more nuanced cases where a “double-edged bishop” could turn out to be a game-winning hero or a fatal liability. All phases of chess are covered, from opening to middlegame to endgame. The final two chapters test the reader’s newly enhanced understanding with carefully chosen exercises and instructive solutions.
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      The Secret Life of Bad Bishops

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      Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition
      Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame
      Catalog Code: B0146NIC

      In this book IM Arthur van de Oudeweetering supplies building blocks for your chess knowledge. In short chapters he presents lots of well-defined subjects, easy to remember because of their specific elements. After working with this book you will experience something wonderful: your mind and memory will be triggered much easier and more frequently. An increasing number of positions, pawn structures and piece placements will automatically activate your chess knowledge. As a result, you will simply find the right move more often and more quickly!
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      Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition

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      Stinking Bishops
      Catalog Code: B0087OB

      Good-humoured dialogue is the reader-friendly technique, Stinking Bishops uses to present a pair of related but puzzling practical endgames. Take bishops: 'unlike' contrast with 'like'. Add a black and a white rook, then just a single white pawn, and we have seven chessmen. The 'books' are silent on this endgame, as indeed they are on all 7-man endings. Stinking Bishops is not deterred, venturing politely to differ, voicing a minority view. It investigates both cases, in the average player's company, and at his pace, consistently eschewing acres of so-called 'analysis' -- and in the process breaks new ground in chess literature.
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      The Soviet Chess Primer
      A Chess Classic
      Catalog Code: B0096QT

      Ilya Maizelis’s masterpiece is the definitive introduction to the game of chess. It has inspired generations of Russians to take up the game, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, the 12th and 13th World Champions. The Soviet Chess Primer is a modern English translation of Maizelis’s witty introduction to the royal game. This new edition of a timeless classic includes an original foreword from the 2nd World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, as well as an introduction from the most celebrated chess trainer of modern times, Mark Dvoretsky.
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      The Soviet Chess Primer

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      Chess Mastery
      By Question and Answer
      Catalog Code: B0292IS

      The master chess teacher Fred Reinfeld takes 16 great and instructivre master games This book is different from most others in that here Fred Reinfeld adopts a variety of the Socratic method. Instead of annotating the games by telling what each player did right or wrong, he asks you to answer the questions that arose in each game. After almost every move past the opening, Reinfeld asks you the reader the reasons for the move and often he asks you to provide the best response to the move.
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      Chess Mastery

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