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    Total Chess
    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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    Your Chess Questions Answered
    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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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
    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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    100 Chess Master Trade Secrets
    If you want to become a chess master, there are certain things you need to know. The Masters know them and now you can learn them too. This invaluable book collects all these techniques together in one volume, so you can try them out, tick them off, and progress on your path towards chess mastery.
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    100 Chess Master Trade Secrets

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    Botvinnik - Move by Move
    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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    Botvinnik - Move by Move

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    Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual - 2ND EDITION
    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

    Catalog Code: B0008RE
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    Study Chess with Tal
    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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    Pump Up Your Rating
    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

    Catalog Code: B0089QT
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    Best Play
    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

    Catalog Code: B0097EU
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    How To Play Chess Like a Champion
    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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    How To Play Chess Like a Champion

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    Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation
    If you are human, then this book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think differently and make decisions far more efficiently.
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    Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation

    Catalog Code: B0078QT
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    Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess - 3RD EDITION
    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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    Fried Liver & Burning Pants
    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
    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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    Chess for Amateurs
    The present book is an endeavor to help the aspiring amateur by giving him the sort of games that are played by himself and his circle of intimates
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    Chess for Amateurs

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    Chess Quiz
    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 Quiz

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    Chess by Yourself
    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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    EBOOK - Fighting Chess - Move by Move
    What separates the best chess players from the rest? What gives them the edge over their rivals? Chess legend Vladimir Kramnik believes it's their fighting skills and the ability to continuously find ways to keep a game alive. Colin Crouch agrees, and is fascinated that the world’s strongest players seem almost unbeatable, even when games appear sharp and double-edged.
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    EBOOK - Fighting Chess - Move by Move

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    EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move
    Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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    EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move

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    Fighting Chess - Move by Move
    What separates the best chess players from the rest? What gives them the edge over their rivals? Chess legend Vladimir Kramnik believes it's their fighting skills and the ability to continuously find ways to keep a game alive. Colin Crouch agrees, and is fascinated that the world’s strongest players seem almost unbeatable, even when games appear sharp and double-edged.
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    Fighting Chess - Move by Move

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    Logical Chess - Move By Move
    Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
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    Logical Chess - Move By Move

    Catalog Code: B0079BT
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    Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery
    This volume completes Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and now in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination. Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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    Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery

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    Kramnik - Move by Move
    Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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    Kramnik - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0359EM
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    World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book
    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

    Catalog Code: B0093EU
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    Lessons From My Games
    This rich book distills the experience gained during one of the most brilliant chess careers of our time - a career that has been distinguished equally in chess play and in chess analysis. Lessons from My Games combines the best of Reuben Fine the famous grandmaster, who has been a top contender in many of the century's greatest tournaments, with the best of Reuben Fine the writer, whose matchless books have been landmarks in chess history.
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    Lessons From My Games

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    Study Chess with Matthew Sadler
    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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    EBOOK - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler
    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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    EBOOK - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

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    Amateur to IM
    These pages reveal the secrets of his notebooks for the first time. IM Hawkins presents special material aimed to help you become a much better practical player, one armed with a deeper understanding of key aspects of chess.
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    Amateur to IM

    Catalog Code: B0089EU
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    Grandmaster Performance
    This book is a collection of deeply analyzed and instructive grandmaster games by Polugaevsky.
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    Grandmaster Performance

    Catalog Code: B0162IS
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    Lessons with a Grandmaster II
    This book is the much anticipated follow-up to the highly acclaimed and award-nominated Lessons with a Grandmaster.
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    Lessons with a Grandmaster II

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    EBOOK - Lessons with a Grandmaster II
    This book is the much anticipated follow-up to the highly acclaimed and award-nominated Lessons with a Grandmaster.
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    EBOOK - Lessons with a Grandmaster II

    Catalog Code: E-B0356EM
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    Attacking 101
    The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #001) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players
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    Attacking 101

    Catalog Code: B0068OB
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    The Game Of Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0053DV
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    Capablanca - Move by Move
    Jose Raul Capablanca is a chess legend, world champion and quite simply one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His achievements and seemingly effortless style of play won many admirers, and his legacy includes a treasure of instructive games. Studying Capablanca's play is a must for any aspiring chess player. For Cyrus Lakdawala, it was a key factor in his chess development and improvement, and in this book he revisits many of his favourite Capablanca games.
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    Capablanca - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0353EM
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    Platonov's Chess Academy

    Publisher: CIRC
    Author: Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 176
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book Description Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game. About the Author(s) International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.Grandmaster Sam Palatnik's students reached the list of 100 best players in the world. He lives and teaches in Bethesda, Maryland.
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    Platonov's Chess Academy

    Catalog Code: B0020LV
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    Chess Exam And Training Guide - Rate Yourself
    Would you like to know how good you really are at chess? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned master, this book will help you to evaluate your current level, identify your weaknesses and get training advice.
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    Chess Exam And Training Guide - Rate Yourself

    Catalog Code: B0001IK
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