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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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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION
      IN STOCK AND SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
      Catalog Code: B0023RH

      This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.
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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION

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      SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology
      The Will to Win
      Catalog Code: SWB0367EM

      In chess, more than in any other game, battles are won and lost in the mind. US National Master William Stewart is convinced that a positive attitude is crucial if you want to develop and achieve success as a chess player, and in this book he focuses on the vital subject of chess psychology.
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      Chessbase Complete
      Chess in the Digital Age
      Catalog Code: B0075RE

      There’s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software. Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations of how to use ChessBase.
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      Chessbase Complete

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      SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros
      Catalog Code: SWB0277EM

      What separates the greatest chess players from mere mortals? Grandmaster Danny Gormally believes that understanding, preparation and will to win are three crucial factors. In Play Chess Like the Pros he examines these key aspects and attempts to bridge the gap between the best and the rest. He believes that a player's capacity to improve is limitless, and in this age of computer-assisted learning the opportunity to do so is greater than ever before. But are you prepared to stretch yourself, to take yourself out of the comfort zone?
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      SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0305EM

      How can you improve at chess? This is the eternal question asked by players of all levels. Which part of the game should you focus on? How often should you play? Should you change your opening repertoire? What's the best way to learn from your defeats? So many questions ... and yet direct answers are hard to find. It's no wonder aspiring players are left bewildered and in need of direction.In this book grandmaster Nigel Davies provides that direction. He examines the methods used by a number of players who were looking to improve their game, and how they went about achieving their goal.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology
      Catalog Code: SWB0128EM

      219 Historic Games from the Masters

      What do we understand by brilliancy in chess? The author delves back into history to examine how this concept has developed, before presenting a dazzling array of brilliant games from the past few decades - the prize-winners as selected by grandmaster panels for each issue of Yugoslav 'Chess Informator' between 1968 and 1998. Apart from providing hours of pleasure, a study of these masterpieces will also surely help to add sparkle to your own play!
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      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess
      Winning Battles over the Board
      Catalog Code: SWB0106EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0303EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
      Catalog Code: SWB0096EM

      Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrated how this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve both their understanding and practical play.
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      SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2

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      SHOPWORN - Rapid Chess Improvement
      Catalog Code: SWB0144EM

      The two-part article, "400 Points in 400 Days" by Michael de la Maza was not only wildly popular when it appeared in the Skittles Room at early last year, but its popularity also continued unabated even when it was retired to the Archives. Now the dozen and a half or so pages that made up "400 Points" has been transformed into a full-blown 126-page book published by Everyman Chess: "Rapid Chess Improvement: A Study Plan for Adult Players".
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide
      Catalog Code: SWB0304EM

      If you have just picked up this book, the chances are that you are the proud owner of a piece of chess software. Whether this is the latest release of a sophisticated database package or a playing program that came free with a magazine, then this book will help you make the most of it.
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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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      Lisa - A Chess Novel
      Catalog Code: B0077OB

      The chess pieces knew how they moved. They knew what they wanted too. It wasn’t like school, where kids pretended they were masters of the teachers’ game. The adults didn’t know anything anyway. The real world was a big push to nothing. But Lisa escaped from all that. She found Igor Ivanov. He taught her how to play.
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      Lisa - A Chess Novel

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      Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1
      The Addictive New Puzzle ANYONE Can Solve
      Catalog Code: B0001MA


      Publisher: Ashley Parr, LLC
      Author: Maurice Ashley
      Year of Publication: 2009 Pages: 128
      Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


      Book Description The Addictive New Puzzle Anyone Can Solve! Pawn Mower's Inaugural edition. Volume 1 begins with a series of easy puzzles for newbies and progresses gradually to mind benders brain buster puzzles that will challenge even the most seasoned puzzle veteran. About the Author(s) Maurice Ashley is known as the Tiger Woods of Chess. He made history when he became the first African-American to attain the coveted title of International Grandmaster of Chess in 1999. He has been an ardent spokesman and advocate of the intellectual and character building effects of chess in young people for over 15 years. GM Ashley is the world's premier and live chess commentator for ESPN. He is a renowned speaker and consultant who has spoken to several universities and professional organizations nationally.
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      Chess Psychology
      The Will to Win
      Catalog Code: B0367EM

      In chess, more than in any other game, battles are won and lost in the mind. US National Master William Stewart is convinced that a positive attitude is crucial if you want to develop and achieve success as a chess player, and in this book he focuses on the vital subject of chess psychology.
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      Chess Psychology

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      The World Champions I Knew
      Catalog Code: B0128NIC

      The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
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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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      The Bright Side of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0237IS

      The Bright Side of Chess is a collection of curious stories, fantastic games, unusual positions, surprising combinations, all under one cover. Irving Chernev was not the strongest player, but he was the most entertaining writer in the history of chess.
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      Freddie Loses His Game
      Catalog Code: B0070OB

      A Wonderful Chapter Book About Learning to Be a Winner in Life. Freddie Pawn attends Chess Club at his chess-piece elementary school and becomes discouraged when he loses his chess game against Billy Bully Bishop. Meanwhile his friend, George Pawn, wins his game against Billy's brother, Bobby, further discouraging Freddie. To make matters worse, the Bully Bishop brothers love to tease Freddie. How will Freddie learn to overcome his losses and the constant teasing of the Bully Bishop brothers?
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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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      Curious Chess Facts
      A Collection of 206 Amazing, Amusing, Interesting, and Fantastic Facts about the Game of Chess, its moves and its players
      Catalog Code: B0236IS

      Curious Chess Facts is Irving Chernev's first book. Published in 1937, it is his famous collection of chess anecdotes. The facts in this book are so famous that they have become part of chess lore, repeated thousands of times, published in countless books and magazine articles by many different authors, such that it is almost forgotten that this book is the original published source.
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      Logical Chess - Move By Move
      Catalog Code: B0079BT

      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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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2
      September 1953 - June 1955
      Catalog Code: B0181IS

      This volume includes reprints “The Chess Players”, originally from the October 1953 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The story of Zeno the Rat by Charles Harness faithfully recreates the small chess club atmosphere of 60 years ago.
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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2

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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 1
      June 1951 - June 1953
      Catalog Code: B0180IS

      The California Chess Reporter ran for 25 year from 1951 to 1976. It was published six times a year. The first issue of the California Chess Reporter, that promised continuous coverage of the entire state, appeared on June 1951.
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      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 1

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      Chess Juggler
      Balancing Career, Family, and Chess in the Modern World
      Catalog Code: B0060RE

      These games are entertaining and instructive, and often somewhat unusual as they illustrate how one may prey upon human weaknesses.
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      The Turk, Chess Automaton
      Catalog Code: B0010MF

      This work contains a detailed discussion of the literature surrounding the Turk along with an analysis of its hidden operation. The complete collection of published games played by the Turk, many, again, unknown for 200 years, is also included.
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      The Turk, Chess Automaton

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      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess
      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      Catalog Code: B0012GB

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      101 Chess Questions Answered
      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Catalog Code: B0013GB

      Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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      101 Chess Questions Answered

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      50 Essential Chess Lessons
      A Modern Look at 50 Immensely Instructive Chess Battles
      Catalog Code: B0031GB

      Steve Giddins has chosen 50 supremely instructive games - some old, some new, and including many that few readers will have seen before. He has annotated these games in detail from a modern perspective, explaining the useful lessons that can be learned from them, while avoiding the harmful dogma that characterized many older works of this type.
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      50 Essential Chess Lessons

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      Modern Chess Analysis
      Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
      Catalog Code: B0093GB

      Chess analysis is nearly as old as the game itself, with many of the pioneering works by the giants of chess history being devoted to the analysis of positions, openings and endings. Personal computers and powerful chess software are having a profound effect on chess analysis and theory - most grandmasters use them extensively. However, this book does far more than explain methods for computer-assisted analysis. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of the human mind, and a greater understanding of many areas of chess while working through the examples that Robin Smith presents.
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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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      Grandmaster Chess Move by Move
      A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
      Catalog Code: B0099GB

      A collection of John Nunn's best games from 1994 to the present day, annotated in detail in the same style as the best-selling Understanding Chess Move by Move. Throughout, the emphasis is on what the reader can learn from each game, so the book is ideal study material for those seeking to progress to a higher level of chess understanding. There is also entertainment in abundance: Nunn has a direct aggressive style, and many of his opponents in these games are ambitious young grandmasters from the generation inspired by Kasparov's dynamic chess.
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      How to be Lucky in Chess
      A Practical Guide to Encouraging Your Opponents to Self-Destruct!
      Catalog Code: B0103GB

      Some players seem to have an inexhaustible supply of chessboard luck. No matter what trouble they find themselves in, they somehow manage to escape. Among world champions, Lasker, Tal and Kasparov are famed for peering into the abyss but somehow making sure it is their opponents who fall.
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      How to Play Dynamic Chess
      Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
      Catalog Code: B0123GB

      Chess is fundamentally a dynamic game. Each move changes the situation and the possibilities for both sides. No piece is ever identically as valuable as any other, and their scope changes from move to move. The current generation of supergrandmasters plays unrelentingly dynamic chess, but a great deal of chess literature still deals with chess as if it were a predominantly static game. Much traditional chess teaching is based around rules of thumb that might work well 'on average' or in 'typical' situations, but these rules may not equip players for the specific and sometimes exceptional situations that they face in their games.
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      My Love Affair with Tchigorin
      Catalog Code: CB0031CD

      By one of America's best players of the 1930's-40's and a world renown "Romantic". His pre-game comments and annotation of all games will delight you. The long introduction tells of how Santasiere is going to share the joys of one of the greatest chess artists of all time with us. He then encourages us to play romantic, fighting chess like Tchigorin, instead of unoriginal chess. This book could certainly be recommended for the Romantic chess player.
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