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    General Chess Instruction

    Year of Publication
    1960 2014 1960 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Lawrence (2)
    2. Alexander Shashin (1)
    3. Amatzia Avni (1)
    4. Andrei Volokitin (1)
    5. Andres D. Hortillosa (2)
    6. Andrew Soltis (3)
    7. Aron Nimzowitsch (2)
    8. Artur Yusupov (3)
    9. Axel Smith (1)
    10. Bent Larsen (1)
    11. Bill Robertie (1)
    12. Bobby Fischer (2)
    13. Boris Gulko (3)
    14. Branislav Francuski (1)
    15. Bruce Pandolfini (4)
    16. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    17. Coach Jay Stallings (1)
    18. Colin Crouch (7)
    19. Cyrus Lakdawala (4)
    20. Dan Heisman (4)
    21. Danny Kopec (1)
    22. Dave Schloss (1)
    23. David Friedgood (2)
    24. Donn Mosenfelder (1)
    25. Dr. Danny Kopec (1)
    26. Dr. Joel R. Sneed (1)
    27. Dr. Max Euwe (1)
    28. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    29. Emanuel Lasker (1)
    30. Emmanuel Neiman (1)
    31. Eric Schiller (3)
    32. Eric Schiller (3)
    33. Esben Lund (1)
    34. Fred Reinfeld (4)
    35. Fred Wilson (1)
    36. Georges Renaud (1)
    37. Hal Terrie (1)
    38. Hans Berliner (1)
    39. Heinz Brunthaler (1)
    40. Howard Staunton (1)
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    46. Jacob Aagaard (2)
    47. Jacob Aagaard (2)
    48. Jacob Cantrell (1)
    49. James Rizzitano (1)
    50. Jeremy Silman (4)
    51. Jerzy Konikowski (1)
    52. Joel Johnson (1)
    53. Joel R. Steed (2)
    54. John Emms (1)
    55. John Nunn (5)
    56. John Rice (1)
    57. Jonathan Hawkins (1)
    58. Jonathan Levitt (2)
    59. Jose Raul Capablanca (3)
    60. Josh Waitzkin (1)
    61. Judee Shipman (1)
    62. Kenneth Mark Colby (1)
    63. Larry Evans (1)
    64. Leonid Shamkovich (1)
    65. Lev Alburt (8)
    66. Lev Polugaevsky (2)
    67. Lluis Comas Fabrego (1)
    68. Lorin D'Costa (2)
    69. Lou Hays (1)
    70. Marek Soszynski (1)
    71. Mark Dvoretsky (1)
    72. Matthew Sadler (3)
    73. Max Euwe (2)
    74. Michael de la Maza (2)
    75. Mikhail Tal & Alexander Koblencs (1)
    76. Nigel Davies (4)
    77. Noam A. Manella (1)
    78. Paul Motwani (3)
    79. Per Ostman (1)
    80. Peter Kurzdorfer (1)
    81. Raymond Keene (1)
    82. Reuben Fine (2)
    83. Richard Reti (2)
    84. Robert Timmer (1)
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    86. Roman Pelts (2)
    87. Ron Henley (2)
    88. Sam Palatnik (1)
    89. Siegbert Tarrasch (2)
    90. Simon Webb (1)
    91. Simon Williams (2)
    92. Steffen Zeuthen (1)
    93. Steve Giddins (3)
    94. Stuart Marquilies (1)
    95. Susan Lalic (1)
    96. Tim Harding (1)
    97. Timothy Taylor (2)
    98. Todd Bardwick (1)
    99. Valeri Beim (2)
    100. Victor Kahn (1)
    101. Vladimir Grabinsky (1)
    102. Vladimir Tukmakov (1)
    103. Walter Meiden (1)
    104. Willy Hendriks (1)
    105. Yochanan Afek (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (79)
    2. AN - Algebraic (61)
    3. DN - Descriptive (14)
    4. NL - Notationless (6)
    Topics
    1. Chess Puzzles (1)
    2. General Chess Instruction (6)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Comprehensive Chess Course (2)
    2. Move by Move (10)

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      Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models
      Catalog Code: B0088IS

      This is the groundbreaking cult classic by the Legendary Grandmaster Bent Larsen and the noted openings theoretician Steffen Zeuthen. Zoom 001 stands for Zero Hour for Operative Opening Models. The principal idea behind Zoom 001 is the creation of "pattern knowledge" of typical middle game/endgame structures—one of a grandmaster's essential qualities—cultivated through the use of the Grunfeld and Catalan openings.
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      Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models

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      Your Chess Questions Answered
      Catalog Code: B0055OB

      This text is aimed at the player who knows the moves but wants to know more. It has been written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players. Embarrassing questions answered before you even ask them! A unique 'agony aunt' approach. Written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players.
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      Your Chess Questions Answered

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      Your Best Move
      A Structured Approach to Move Selection in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0319EM

      Per Ostman is convinced that there are three key elements: first and foremost, a structured move-by-move thinking process; second, the desired skills to execute this process; and finally, traditional chess knowledge we can build upon. Ostman examines these three vital building blocks which form the basis of what we need to master. He describes in detail a clear thinking process he has developed over several years as a chess teacher - a process to guide us in our ultimate search to find the best move.
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      Your Best Move

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      World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book
      Catalog Code: B0093EU

      Renowned chess instructor and writer Dan Heisman presents thirty games by intermediate-level players, each one offering a rich variety of lessons in practical competitive play for all chess enthusiasts.
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      World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book

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      Win Like Kasparov!
      Learn to Play Chess Like Garry Kasparov
      Catalog Code: B0060OB

      Win Like Kasparov! is the first in the Win like My Hero! series by International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley. This instructional series was created for chess players to learn to play like the most heroic figures of the Royal Game. Tactics and strategy are explained through the use of visually enhanced diagrams.
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      Win Like Kasparov!

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      Win Like Karpov!
      Learn to Play Chess Like Anatoly Karpov
      Catalog Code: B0066OB

      Win Like Karpov! begins with extensive Biography and Openings sections. There are four Karpov Early Games and six Karpov Classics.
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      Why You Lose at Chess
      Catalog Code: B0015DV

      This newly updated chess classic shows players how to learn from their losses by recognizing the warning signals in time and by analyzing what went wrong in losing games. Expert analysis covers each stage of the game and examines why players lose from good positions as well as difficult ones.
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      Why You Lose at Chess

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      Why we Lose at Chess
      Catalog Code: B0303EM

      The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum?
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      Why we Lose at Chess

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      Who Dares Win?
      Attacking the Kings on Opposite Sides
      Catalog Code: B0294EM

      Both players are gunning for each other's kings. Whose attack will break through first? This is a typical scenario in chess games. In such tense battles where one slip can be fatal, often it's a case of 'who dares wins'. But it's not enough to throw your pieces up the board and hope for the best. To succeed you need to acquire sophisticated attacking and defensive skills. The good news is that they can easily be learned, remembered and put into practice.
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      Who Dares Win?

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      What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
      Catalog Code: B0115BT

      Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
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      What It Takes to Become a Chess Master

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      Understanding Your Chess
      Learning from Your Games and Improve Your Results
      Catalog Code: B0110GB

      Rizzitano presents lessons from his own experiences that will be most relevant to club and tournament players. He shows how by analyzing their own games, players can gain a greater understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and he explains they can shape their approach to chess to make the most of their abilities. Major topics include: Developing a reliable and coherent opening repertoire; The importance of understanding opening theory rather than simply memorizing it.
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      Understanding Your Chess

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      Understanding Chess Move by Move
      A Top-Class Grandmaster Explains Step-By-Step How Chess Games are Won
      Catalog Code: B0086GB


      Publisher: Gambit
      Author: John Nunn
      Year of Publication: 2008 Pages: 240
      Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


      Book Description John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action. Virtually every move is explained using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary. Each game contains many lessons, but to guide the reader through the most important ideas in each phase of the game, the thirty games are grouped thematically into those highlighting opening, middlegame and endgame themes. About the Author(s) John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world, with two of his books receiving the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.
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      Understanding Chess Move by Move

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      True Lies in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0025QT

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      True Lies in Chess

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      True Combat Chess
      Winning Battles over the Board
      Catalog Code: B0106EM

      Winning Battles over the Board, International Master and former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor draws upon his wealth of personal experience to offer an instructive and entertaining account of how to improve your understanding of chess and your results.
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      True Combat Chess

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      Total Chess
      Learn, Teach and Play the Easy 1-2-3 Way
      Catalog Code: B0084OB

      Total Chess is your complete guide to Chess. It covers everything: rules, strategies, tactics and checkmates. Everything in Chess comes in threes. Three simple strategies are presented for the opening, midgame, endgame, etc.
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      Total Chess

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      Tips for Young Players
      Catalog Code: B0259EM

      In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
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      Tips for Young Players

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      The System
      A World Champion's Approach to Chess
      Catalog Code: B0098GB

      Hans Berliner is one of the most successful correspondence chess players of all time, and was utterly dominant in the 5th World Championship. Here, for the first time, he explains the set of principles - The System - that he used to guide him to the right moves. Readers will be astonished by the simplicity and power of Berliner's methods as he takes several major openings and subjects them to System principles, and finds radically new approaches to them.
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      The System

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      The Road to Chess Mastery
      Catalog Code: B0111IS

      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.
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      The Road to Chess Mastery

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      The Official Rules of Chess
      Professional, Scholastic and Internet Chess Rules
      Catalog Code: B0031CZ


      Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
      Author: Eric Schiller
      Year of Publication: 2003 Pages: 128
      Notation Type: None


      Book Description This rule book is the essential guide to the professional, scholastic, and Internet rules of chess. Written in plain English for practical use, you'll learn everything you need to know about tournaments, rating systems, etiquette for in-person and online play, and chess notation. Special sections for students and parents answer all the frequently asked questions about competitive play. These are the rules that apply to every tournament form of chess, from scholastic competitions, to world championship play. About the Author(s) Eric Schiller is a National Master and well-known opening theoretician. He has authored Bozens of monographs and is a Contributing Editor to Chess Life magazine. He holds a Ph. D. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and has translated Works by the present and former World Champions.
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      The Official Rules of Chess

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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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      The Game Of Chess
      Lessons in Classical Chess From the Greatest Teacher of All Time
      Catalog Code: B0006HY

      A famous chess manual for 75 years, now re-edited for the modern chess player. Dr. Tarrasch was one of the world's strongest players in the late 19th century and this manual teaches chess from the novice level to Class A / Expert strength players. It fully covers, tactics, endings, and opening play. A must for every serious chess player.
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      The Game Of Chess

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      The Game Of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0053DV

      Finally, the author deals with openings and offers enlightening comments on many historically important variations. Over 340 diagrams and 12 complete games.
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      The Game Of Chess

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      The Enigma of Chess Intuition
      Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in your Chess?
      Catalog Code: B0112NIC

      With sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess and instructive examples of practical play, this is a thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.
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      The Enigma of Chess Intuition

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      The Development of Chess Style
      An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0072BT

      An algebraic expanded revision of Euwe's 1968 edition examining the contributions of great players throughout history. Nunn brings you up-to-date over the last 30 years with the eras of Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov. They assess the contributions of each great players in the way chess is played and approached.
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      The Development of Chess Style

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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 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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      The Basics of Winning Chess
      One Quick Reading Shows You How to Be a Winner!
      Catalog Code: B0020CZ

      Nine information-packed chapters and twenty-two diagrams show beginning players how to play and win at chess in one quick and easy reading. You'll learn the moves of the pieces, the rules and principles of play, the standard openings, as well as chess notation.
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      The Art of the Checkmate
      Catalog Code: B0052DV

      Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating positional maneuvers leading to these mates. Review quizzes test progress.
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      The Art of the Checkmate

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      The Amateur's Mind
      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      Catalog Code: B0003SI

      This book takes the student on a journey through his own mind and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found knowledge and the promise of a significant gain in strength. Most amateurs possess erroneous thinking processes that remain with them throughout their chess lives.
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      The Amateur's Mind

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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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      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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      Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess
      A Knowledge Based Approach
      Catalog Code: B0009OB

      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

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      Survival Guide to Competitive Chess
      Improve Your Results Now!
      Catalog Code: B0240EM

      Are you making the most of your chess talent? Do you always perform to the best of your ability? Do your results match up with your understanding of the game? If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then read on! In The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess, Grandmaster and experienced tournament player John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize your potential and improve your results.
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      Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

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      Studying Chess Made Easy
      Catalog Code: B0110BT

      It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull.
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      Studying Chess Made Easy

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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 Matthew Sadler
      Catalog Code: B0357EM

      Matthew Sadler is one of the UK's strongest ever players. He became a grandmaster at 19, won the British Championship twice and, amongst other amazing achievements, made a gold medal winning score of 101/2/13 on board four for England in the 1996 chess Olympiad.
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      Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

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