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  1. Fried Liver & Burning Pants

    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! Learn More
  2. The World Champions I Knew

    The World Champions I Knew

    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. Learn More
  3. Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    This is the first book in Lev Alburt's famous Comprehensive Chess Course. Learn everything from the basics of piece movement up to the value of the chess pieces, strategies, tactics, and opening principles. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player. This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Learn More
  4. My System - 21st Century Edition

    My System - 21st Century Edition

    For many years, Nimzovich was known as the ''Stormy Petrel'' of the chess world. Today, his profound theories of positional chess are accepted as a matter of course, and a knowledge of them is essential to every player who wants to improve his game. My System describes a theory of chess; it also describes the character and genius of its author. Learn More
  5. From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

    This is the Second Volume in the Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. Students in this category have mastered the basics and are now ready to not just play Chess, but to play WINNING CHESS! Learn More
  6. Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

    The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006. Learn More
  7. The Amateur's Mind

    The Amateur's Mind

    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. Learn More
  8. Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening

    Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening

    The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length. Instead of five books just one! The best and most up to date information. The creative output of generations of chess masters filtered for the reader's convenience. Learn More
  9. Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

    The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume E, brings an additional 144 pages of brand new material with games up to 2008. Learn More
  10. The Game Of Chess

    The Game Of Chess

    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. Learn More
  11. How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK

    How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK

    In this large workbook, a stand-alone companion to How to Reassess Your Chess, Jeremy Silman provides 131 problems designed to test a player's strengths and weaknesses. These problems cover openings, middlegames (both positional and tactical) and endgames. As a player completes one of these problems, he or she may then turn to Mr. Silman's answer, which is always detailed yet never dry. Learn More
  12. CLEARANCE - A Parent's Guide to Chess

    CLEARANCE - A Parent's Guide to Chess

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    So your child has discovered Chess. You've probably heard the good news from teachers and other parents: kids who play Chess do better in school and learn self-reliance and analytical skills. It's great that your kid is interested in an activity that offers such lifelong benefits and provides so many chances to learn real life lessons - and it is so much fun! Learn More
  13. CLEARANCE - Batsford Book of Chess Records

    CLEARANCE - Batsford Book of Chess Records

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    The book aims to fill a gap in chess literature by listing the record holders in numerous aspects of the game. It is divided into four sections: Games; People; Tournaments, Matches and Events; and Around the Black and White Board, giving the chess play of some amazing chess record moves. Learn More
  14. Chess Rules of Thumb

    Chess Rules of Thumb

    Backed up with diagrams and illustrations to help you remember key principles, a glossary of essential chess terms and a rundown on all major openings, Chess Rules of Thumb will improve your chess play. And it's great fun to read! Learn More
  15. CLEARANCE - The Literature of Chess

    CLEARANCE - The Literature of Chess

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    Through the fortunate chance of having developed a notation to record actual games, chess has become very much a literary game. This has resulted in a veritable flood of books, with more being written about chess than any other sport. Hence, for the average chess player who would like to improve, the choice among such a vast number of books can be bewildering. The author has undertaken to review those books written by the great writers of the game and to select recommendations. Learn More
  16. Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games

    Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games

    Before his recent retirement, Garry Kasparov held the number one position in chess for nearly twenty years. He is considered the greatest player of all time. Now, beginning and intermediate players, ninety percent of the chess playing audience, can benefit from his wisdom. Learn More
  17. Test evaluate and improve your chess

    Test evaluate and improve your chess

    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. Learn More
  18. CLEARANCE - 101 Chess Questions Answered

    CLEARANCE - 101 Chess Questions Answered

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    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. Learn More
  19. Modern Ideas in Chess

    Modern Ideas in Chess

    Modern Ideas in Chess is one of the Great Classics of chess literature. Originally published in German in 1923 as Die neuen Ideen im Schachspiel, it created an immediate sensation. This was a period of the emergence of new theories and new ways of thinking about chess. Learn More
  20. Lasker's Manual of Chess

    Lasker's Manual of Chess

    Lasker's Manual of Chess is one of the greatest chess books ever written. The fact that it was first published over 80 years ago has diminished neither its relevance nor significance in today's modern chess world. Lasker was both a wonderful fighter and a deep thinker; his book is the quintessence of the exceptionally successful experiences he had over many long years, and his thoughts about them. Learn More
  21. CLEARANCE - How to Get Better at Chess

    CLEARANCE - How to Get Better at Chess

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    The material in these pages form one of the most original chess books ever printed. Questions that have been in the mind of all chess players are answered by the greatest legends of the game. Luminaries such as Grandmasters Tal, Larsen and Seirawan present previously unpublished stories, comments and anecdotes that will usrely delight any chess enthusiast. Learn More
  22. CLEARANCE - True Lies in Chess

    CLEARANCE - True Lies in Chess

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  23. CLEARANCE - The Chess Combat Simulator

    CLEARANCE - The Chess Combat Simulator

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    The Chess Combat Simulator is an exciting way to enhance your chess playing skills. You are invited to play a 'real' chess game against a Grand master - the difference is that the game has been played before. You can score points for each move, and at the end of each game you can rate your own performance. Learn More
  24. The Psychology of the Chess Player

    The Psychology of the Chess Player

    This is Dr. Reuben Fine, one of the great chess players of this century (he has played on equal terms with Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others) and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Fine has called upon his own understanding of chess processes and his unrivaled contacts in the chess world in this attempt to analyze both the game of chess itself and its peculiar appeals, particularly to male players as opposed to females, to isolate its inner meaning, and to categorize and understand the special combination of characteristics that make tip a chess champion. Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - Chess Under the Microscope

    CLEARANCE - Chess Under the Microscope

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    In this major work, Paul Motwani, the author of the critically acclaimed H.O.T. Chess and C.O.O.L. Chess, looks in-deph at key aspects of chess. His witty style will not only amuse but will instruct the reader by providing memorable insights into chess secrets. Learn More
  26. CLEARANCE - Elements of Positional Evaluation

    CLEARANCE - Elements of Positional Evaluation

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    This ground-breaking book by best-selling chess author Dan Heisman addresses the evaluation and understanding of how static features affect the value of the pieces in a given position. Now in its fourth edition, emphasis is placed on the static evaluation of each piece's value and its role in the overall position rather than the assessment of a specific position, but Heisman's approach can also be applied to help evaluate entire positions by helping to answer the questions who stands better, by how much, and why? Learn More
  27. Chess Fundamentals

    Chess Fundamentals


    This is a reprint of the original "Chess Fundamentals" by Capablanca, as first published in 1921 and only a preface added by Capablanca in 1934. The reader here can feel confident that this reprint contains the exact, complete words of Capablanca. Unlike other reprints, not one word has been changed or omitted.

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  28. How Computers Play Chess

    How Computers Play Chess

    This book attempts to satisfy two different goals. It presents a comprehensive history of computer chess along with many rare examples of the play of early programs. These examples contain both amazing strokes of brilliance and inexplicable catastrophes; they will give the reader a dear perspective of the pioneer days of computer chess. In contrast, contemporary programs are capable of defeating International Grandmasters; the text contains several recent examples including a remarkable victory over former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The remainder of the book is devoted to an explanation of how the various parts of a chess program are designed and how they function. Learn More
  29. The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess

    The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess

    This book was originally published as The Official Blue Book and Encyclopedia of Chess. In reprinting this book, the word ''Official'' has been deleted because the official rules have since been published by FIDE. However, the rules are substantially the same, just the new rules are more complex and detailed. The author, Kenneth Harkness, was the inventor and developer of the chess rating system that is now used in every country of the world. Learn More
  30. Computer Chess Compendium

    Computer Chess Compendium

    The remarkable increase in strength of chess computers over the last ten years has resulted in a flood of books and articles on programming methods and new approaches to analysing positions.All important articles on the subject have now been collected together in one volume together with the best games by chess computers including the World Computer Championships. Learn More
  31. Logical Chess - Move By Move

    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. Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Analysis

    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Analysis

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    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. Learn More
  33. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2

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    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. Learn More
  34. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    This is a reprint of the 1891 edition of ''Chess Praxis'' by Howard Staunton. This book contains so much valuable infomation about chess and chess players that it has never gone out, and never will go, out of style. This book is especially noteworthy because of the sections of the games by Morphy. Learn More
  35. CLEARANCE - The System

    CLEARANCE - The System

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    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. Learn More
  36. The Chess-Player's Companion

    The Chess-Player's Companion

    This is the third in a series of three books by Howard Staunton, who is considered to have been the best player in the world at that time. Learn More

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