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    Why You Lose at Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0096RE

    Why You Lose at Chess is vintage Reinfeld. He pulls no punches, showing the reader why he or she loses chess games. This is quite a remarkable feat when you think about it, because he never saw any of the games the vast majority of his readers played. 
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    Why You Lose at Chess

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    Revision and Exam - Vol. 1
    The Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0124QT

    Revision & Exam 1 -The Fundamentals is the essential companion to Artur Yusupov's award-winning Fundamentals series. Containing 432 exercises, Revision & Exam 1 offers the perfect way to test your understanding of the material covered in the series.
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    Revision and Exam - Vol. 1

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    Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition
    More Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame
    Catalog Code: B0170NIC

    In this sequel to his instant classic Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition, a highly original take on practical middlegame instruction, Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with a fresh supply of essential, yet easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge.
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    Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

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    What it takes to Become a Grandmaster
    Catalog Code: B0125BT

    Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but whatever your abilities, this book will take you to the next level. Written by the ever-popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, This book teaches you how to identify the kinds of moves and techniques that go the extra mile.
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    What it takes to Become a Grandmaster

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    A Primer of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0431EM

    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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    A Primer of Chess

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    Is Your Move Safe?
    Catalog Code: B0118EU

    Safety first! Success in chess begins with asking yourself the basic question, “Is the move that I'm considering a safe one? The question may sound simple, but answering it is not so simple. National Master and award-winning chess instructor Dan Heisman has carefully selected more than 150 theoretical and tournament positions to show how a move may look safe but isn't, or how it can appear risky and still be the safest option on the board
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    Is Your Move Safe?

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    Attacking 101
    Volume #003
    Catalog Code: B0097OB

    The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #003) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games against lower rated players. The players are all rated in the range of 1700 to 2100. They make the same errors you regularly witness in your games but here you get to see a Chess Master dissect and exploit the moves, show why they are wrong, and how to punish the opponent's poor play.
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    Attacking 101

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    The Power of Pawns
    Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners
    Catalog Code: B0166NIC

    Post-beginners should know the basic essentials of chess structures and that is what this modern training manual focuses on. Experienced chess teacher Grandmaster Jörg Hickl helps you to recognize the important characteristics of pawn structures, learn how you can and should develop your pieces, identify how you can improve your position and develop a plan of action. This book provides common sense guidance and Jörg Hickl uses practical examples to explain typical structures, strategies and plans. His tips and exercises are both highly enjoyable and to the point.
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    The Power of Pawns

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    Last Lectures
    The Chess Legacy of Jose Raul Capablanca
    Catalog Code: B0303IS

    Last Lectures is, as the name suggests, a series of lectures given over the radio by former World Chess Champion José Raúl Capablanca just a few months before he died. While he was preparing these lectures, he dictated them to his wife, Olga Capablanca, who typed them. As a result, we have them today. Perhaps more than any other player in the history of chess, Jose Raoul Capablanca was noted for his ability to cut through the complexities of modern chess theory and find the winning line in grandmaster tournament play.
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    Last Lectures

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    Chess for Life
    Understanding How Chess Skills Develop and Change with the Passage of Time
    Catalog Code: B0189GB

    In this thought-provoking, wide-ranging and often inspiring book, the authors examine how chess style and abilities vary with age. The conventional wisdom is that greater experience should compensate for a loss of youthful energy, but with so many of the world elite currently in their twenties, chess is increasingly looking like a young man’s game.
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    Chess for Life

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    The Complete Chess Course
    21st Century Edition - From Beginning to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: B0083RE

    The Complete Chess Course is filled with advice on how to play better chess, regardless of how strong or weak a player you may be. It begins with the most fundamental ideas, reviewing the basic moves of the pieces and pawns, and continues with fantastic examples from the very best players. We are taken through a full course of chess strategy and tactics; he introduces us to the nine bad moves and how to refute them as well as how to avoid making them. We learn how to handle the white pieces and how to fight back with the black pieces.
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    The Complete Chess Course

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    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0119QT

    Positional Decision Making in Chess offers a rare look into the mind of a top grandmaster. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfand focuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation of pawn structures and the transformation of advantages. Based on examples from his own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how he thinks during the game.
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    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

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    The Exchange Sacrifice
    A Practical Guide
    Catalog Code: B0082RE

    This book has the ability to add an important, practical dimension to your game – the positional exchange sacrifice. Whether you are evaluating the possibility of sacrificing the exchange, or perhaps preparing to defend against it, Sergey Kasparov’s ground-breaking work will help you sort things out. It is a practical guide which makes the exchange sacrifice more, well, scrutable!
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    The Exchange Sacrifice

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    A World Champion's Guide to Chess
    Step-by-Step Instructions for Winning Chess the Polgar Way
    Catalog Code: B0081RE

    The best-selling A World Champion’s Guide to Chess is available again!! Winning Chess the Polgar Way! In A World Champion’s Guide to Chess, Women’s World Champion Susan Polgar’s exclusive training methods will have you playing winning chess! Topics include Chess Essentials, Tactics, Strategy, Pattern Recognition, Endgames, Chess Etiquette, Advice for Parents & Coaches and much more!
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    A World Champion's Guide to Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Steinitz - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0422EM

    In this book, Craig Pritchett leads you through an unforgettable learning experience that builds on the extraordinary life and games of one of the greatest players in chess history, many of whose most profound discoveries remain at the very heart of the game in the 21st century.
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    SHOPWORN - Steinitz - Move by Move

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    Reshevsky Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0295IS

    This is one of the few chess books by Samuel Reshevsky, the greatest child prodigy of chess the world has ever known. This book starts as a basic beginners book, teaching how to move the pieces. It advances to important and instructive endgame positions which every chess player needs to study and learn. Then it concludes with illustrative games annotated by Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky.
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    Reshevsky Teaches Chess

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    Reaching the Top?!
    A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess
    Catalog Code: B0078RE

    In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win.
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    Reaching the Top?!

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    SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!
    A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0078RE

    In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win.
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    SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!

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    A Complete Chess Course
    How to Play and Win at Chess: Openings, Endgames, Tactics and Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0188GB

    This book is a comprehensive manual for those new to chess, which explains with great clarity the basics of the game. Using innovative methods, Gude ensures that readers quickly grasp each key concept before building on it by introducing new ideas.
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    A Complete Chess Course

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    SHOPWORN - Risk and Bluff in Chess
    The Art of Taking Calculated Risks
    Catalog Code: SWB0161NIC

    Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.  When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff. 
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    SHOPWORN - Risk and Bluff in Chess

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    Risk and Bluff in Chess
    The Art of Taking Calculated Risks
    Catalog Code: B0161NIC

    Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.  When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff. 
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    Risk and Bluff in Chess

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    Attacking 101
    Volume #002
    Catalog Code: B0093OB

    The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #002) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players.
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    Attacking 101

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    Lessons with Grandmaster 3
    Strategic and Tactical Ideas in Modern Chess
    Catalog Code: B0412EM

    This is the third book in the highly acclaimed Lessons with a Grandmaster series. It bridges the gap between great player and amateur through a series of conversations between teacher, the renowned Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and student Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and amateur chess player. The lessons are based on Gulko’s own battles against fellow Grandmasters.
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    Lessons with Grandmaster 3

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    Learn from the legends
    Chess Champions at their Best
    Catalog Code: B0116QT

    Learn from the Legends is a modern classic. Mihail Marin examines and explains the ideas of the legends who shaped modern chess. ChessCafe chose it as their Book of the Year and IM Jeremy Silman went even further when he wrote: ''I can’t recall having seen a better book in the last two decades.'' Ten years after the original publication, Quality Chess is proud to offer a revised hardback edition with a new chapter on the latest chess legend, Magnus Carlsen.
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    Learn from the legends

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    Recognizing Your Opponent's Resorces
    Developing Preventive Thinking
    Catalog Code: B0093RE

     This book consists of four chapters, all associated with the ability to think not only for yourself, but also for your opponent, to put yourself in his place. In this book, renowned author and chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky supplies the reader with high-quality material for independent training. 
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    Recognizing Your Opponent's Resorces

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    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2
    Test Yourself!
    Catalog Code: B0002TH

    In this book, the second of the series, the author continues shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes.
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    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2

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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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    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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    CLEARANCE - 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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    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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    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition
    Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame
    Catalog Code: SWB0146NIC

    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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    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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    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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    CLEARANCE - 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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    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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    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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    Play Unconventional Chess and Win

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