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      Comprehensive Chess Course - The Complete Collection
      Includes All 7 Books
      Catalog Code: B00CPLV

      In Comprehensive Chess Course, GM Lev Alburt, a highly successful chess coach, offers for the first time the once-secret Russian method of chess training. It is the complete, easy-to-use program for teaching and self-study where Soviet Union and European chess styles are concerned. It features carefully planned repetition and sequences. that will allow the reader to quickly grasp and retain the skills that are critical to being successful in Chess. With GM Alburt's instruction, you will be able to learn chess the correct way and realize your full Chess potential.
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      Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0004SHV

      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.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E
      Catalog Code: B0005ECO

      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.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

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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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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A
      Catalog Code: B0001ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume A, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
      Catalog Code: B0002ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
      Catalog Code: B0003ECO

      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.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D
      Catalog Code: B0004ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume D, brings an additional 56 pages of brand new material on 1. d4 d5 & 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 followed by 3...d5: Queen's Gambit (Slav, QG Accepted, Orthodox, Tarrasch, Tartakower, etc.), Gruenfeld, Queen's Pawn, etc.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D

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      The Grandmaster Battle Manual
      Catalog Code: B0049QT

      The Grandmaster Battle Manual explains how to be a more competitive chess player. Chess grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias has been a professional player for two decades and now he explains the secrets of his success. As a writer, Kotronias has the skill to explain in words what other top players can only express in long lists of chess moves. Improve your chess with a grandmaster guide.
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      The Grandmaster Battle Manual

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      The Joys of Chess
      Heroes, Battles & Brilliancies
      Catalog Code: B0102NIC

      The Joys of Chess is an unforgettable intellectual expedition to the remotest corners of the Royal Game. En route, intriguing thought experiments, strange insights and hilarious jokes will offer vistas you have never seen before. The beauty, the struggle, the culture, the fun, the art and the heroism of chess – you will find them all in this sparkling book that will give you many hours of intense joy.
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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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      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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      My System
      Catalog Code: B0009QT

      Aron Nimzowitsch was one of the greatest chess players of the 1920s and 1930s, ranked just behind the famous World Champions Alekhine and Capablanca. His reputation as an author is higher still.

      My System is at the top of a very short list of chess classics. Nimzowitsch's ideas have had a profound influence on modern chess thinking. Most chess masters will at some point have studied Nimzowitsch's work, and not to have read My System is by many regarded as a shocking gap in a chess player's education.
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      Chess Praxis
      Catalog Code: B0097IS

      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.
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      The Chess-Player's Companion
      Catalog Code: B0098IS

      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.
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      The Chess-Player's Companion

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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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      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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      The World Champions I Knew

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      From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0002LV

      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!
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      From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

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      A Guide to Chess Improvement
      The Best of Novice Nook
      Catalog Code: B0315EM

      A Guide to Chess Improvement features the very best of Dan Heisman's multi-award winning chess column Novice Nook, which has run for the past ten years at a popular website. This book is full of valuable instruction, insight and practical advice on a wide range of key subjects: general improvement, thought processes, planning and strategy, tactics, endgame play, technique, time management and much more.
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      How Computers Play Chess
      Catalog Code: B0047IS

      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.
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      The Bobby Fischer I Knew
      And Other Stories
      Catalog Code: B0059IS

      The Bobby Fischer I knew and other stories is hailed as an instant classic. This Damon-Runyan like work will be around well into the 21st Century. To inform future generations about such greats as Bobby Fischer and World Champion Garry Kasparov as well as the "Guys and Dolls" of the New York Chess scene during the fabled Golden Era of the 1930s and 1940s. In the introduction, five time U.S. Chess Champion writes that the authors capture "some of the most raucous and colorful figures in 20th century chess" with a "Dickensian precision".
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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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      Modern Ideas in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0014IS

      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.
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      Modern Ideas in Chess

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      Computer Chess Compendium
      Catalog Code: B0069IS

      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.
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      Computer Chess Compendium

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      The President's Crown of Thorns
      Catalog Code: B0101IS

      Autobiography of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation ("FIDE") from 1995 to the Present. This is an amazing book because it describes the break-up of the Soviet Union and provides an autobiography of how a man realizing the huge changes in the process of taking place in Russian society was able to become a millionaire.
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      Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0029IS

      >Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is widely regarded as the strongest chess player ever in history prior to the modern era. He was so much better than any of his contemporaries that it is impossible for us to know how good he really was. The edition of the book that is reprinted here was published in 1871 by C. Sanson. This shows that the original Philidor book was still the standard work on the subject one hundred years after it was first written.
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      Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION

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      Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
      The Psychology and Tactics of the Title Match
      Catalog Code: B0031IS

      Reuben Fine was both one of the world's strongest grandmasters of chess and one of the world's leading authorities on psychoanalysis. In this book, he combines the two disciplines. This Fischer-Spassky book is really three books in one.
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      The Chess of Bobby Fischer
      Catalog Code: B0102IS

      Bobby Fischer is regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. A movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer" was made about two of the times he disappeared. Although there are many books about Bobby Fischer, this is the only one that deals in depth with his second, in 1992, match against Boris Spassky and the one that explores in greatest depth his playing style and thought process.
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      Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?
      Catalog Code: B0108IS

      This is a book in Descriptive Chess Notation of great importance not only because of the question it addresses, but because of who asks and then answers that question. Dr. Max Euwe, who was world chess champion from 1935 to 1937, compares and contrasts Bobby Fischer with the three greatest players before him, world champions Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine.
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      Power Chess
      Great Grandmaster Battles from Russia
      Catalog Code: B0125IS

      Paul Keres — "the greatest player never to have been world champion" — was a legendary figure in chess. The depth of his conceptions and the elegance and beauty of his play rank him among such immortals as Alekhine, Tal, Bronstein, Botvinnik, and Bobby Fischer.
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      Power Chess

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      Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965
      Catalog Code: B0141IS

      This book reprints 35 issues of Virginia chess publications from 1946 to 1965 plus one issue of the Carolina Gambit from 1960. Most notable is the Virginia Chess News Roundup, published quarterly from 1954 to 1959, edited by Leonard Morgan.
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      Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965

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      The Delights of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0148IS

      The book is filled with amusing anecdotes involving famous players, including Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Reshevsky and Lombardy.
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      The Chess Gospel According to John*
      Catalog Code: B0040OB

      As modern day Chess Handbooks go, this must be up there with the best ever. Borrowed from Purdy's Guide to Good Chess and three sections of the Search for Chess Perfection II (included are: "How to advance in Chess," "A System to Reduce Errors," and "A Method of Thinking in Chess") it contains the best tools to start and to advance.

      Many students and teachers of the game consider CJS Purdy to be the greatest explainer of what's important in chess who ever lived.
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      The Chess Gospel According to John*

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      The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess
      With Introduction and Updates from 2008
      Catalog Code: B0065IS

      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.
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      The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess

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      Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
      Catalog Code: B0096EM

      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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