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    Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    This is the fourth in a series of four books by World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The first three books cover his chess career. This, the last volume covers his essays on a variety of topics of interest to him. The four volumes are: Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1923-1941  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1942-1956  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1957-1970  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986
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    Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0246IS
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    Lisa - A Chess Novel
    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

    Catalog Code: B0077OB
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    My Chess
    During his active chess career, Hans Ree battled with almost all the great chessplayers, including eight world champions, from Max Euwe to Anatoly Karpov. My Chess is not only about them, but also about other players and writers from the past who are admired by Ree. It gives a personal view of Ree's own world of chess, and therefore less prominent players also appear, such as a schoolmate with whom he played an endless series of matches, or the anonymous "A6648," who played more than a half-million games on the Internet Chess Club.
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    My Chess

    Catalog Code: B0067RE
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    The Death of Dr. Alekhine - PAPERBACK
    The time: March 24, 1946. The place: Paris. The world chess champion, Dr. Alexander Alekhine, is found dead in his hotel rooms. Was it accident? Or suicide? Or murder? Detective Inspector Jacques Colbert, a brilliant and highly unusual man, receives the case. With the help of his assistant, Sergeant Guimard, he unravels a tangle of lies, half-truths, false leads, and ambiguous clues. His path leads through Dr. Alekhine’s character, his murky past and through pre-war and current politics and espionage. In the classic tradition, Inspector Colbert’s iron logic solves the puzzle. Along the way meet a kaleidoscope of vivid characters, Russian proverbs, Greek mythology, philosophical references, WWII history, chess lore, wry wit and deep sadness. The twin aftershocks in the closing pages should satisfy even the most discerning reader.
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    The Death of Dr. Alekhine - PAPERBACK

    Catalog Code: B0074OB
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    Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1

    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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    Pawn Mower - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0001MA
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    Chess Psychology
    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

    Catalog Code: B0367EM
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    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.
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    The World Champions I Knew

    Catalog Code: B0128NIC
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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

    Catalog Code: B0072OB
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    The Bright Side of Chess
    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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    The Bright Side of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0237IS
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    Freddie Loses His Game
    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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    Freddie Loses His Game

    Catalog Code: B0070OB
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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

    Catalog Code: B0071OB
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    Curious Chess Facts
    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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    Curious Chess Facts

    Catalog Code: B0236IS
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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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    The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2
    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

    Catalog Code: B0181IS
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    The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 1
    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

    Catalog Code: B0180IS
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    Chess Juggler
    These games are entertaining and instructive, and often somewhat unusual as they illustrate how one may prey upon human weaknesses.
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    Chess Juggler

    Catalog Code: B0060RE
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    The Turk, Chess Automaton
    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

    Catalog Code: B0010MF
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A
    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

    Catalog Code: B0001ECO
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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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    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.
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    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    Catalog Code: B0001LV
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    Chess Fundamentals - Revised
    J.R. Capablanca was a World Chess Champion and one of the greatest players in chess history, yet he wrote very little about the game. Chess Fundamentals, though normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters.
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    Chess Fundamentals - Revised

    Catalog Code: B0001RH
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
    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

    Catalog Code: B0002ECO
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    Understanding Pawn Play in Chess
    Chess owes its extraordinary depth to pawns. These humble pieces can take on many roles in the chess struggle. They can be blockers, battering-rams, self-sacrificing heroes, and can even be promoted to the ranks of royalty. On the other hand, if mishandled, they can be weak and provide targets for enemy attack.
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    Understanding Pawn Play in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0002GB
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    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.
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    My System - 21st Century Edition

    Catalog Code: B0002HY
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    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!
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    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

    Catalog Code: B0002LV
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    REMAINDER - Playing Computer Chess
    Improve your chess skills and outwit your chess computer, with this step-by-step introduction to the guiding principles of computer chess play. The secrets you find here are the same ones built into toughest computer chess programs in the world, like IBM's "Deeper Blue." Your biggest asset is the element of surprise--something you can bring to your game that leaves a computer clueless.
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    REMAINDER - Playing Computer Chess

    Catalog Code: B0002RM
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    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.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

    Catalog Code: B0003ECO
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    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.
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    The Amateur's Mind

    Catalog Code: B0003SI
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D
    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

    Catalog Code: B0004ECO
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    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.
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    Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening

    Catalog Code: B0004SHV
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    Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION
    Do you want to win more games? Then become a Tiger. 'Chess for Tigers' tells you how to make the most of your playing strength, how to play upon your opponent's weaknesses, how to steer the game into a position which suits you and not your opponent, how to get results against strong opposition and how to avoid silly mistakes.
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    Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0005BT
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    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.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

    Catalog Code: B0005ECO
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    Perfect Your Chess
    Andrei Volokitin is one of a rare breed of players: he achieved a ranking in the world's top 20 while still a teenager, playing dynamic and often brilliant chess. Although we cannot all aspire to emulate his achievements, there is much that we can learn from his training methods, his games and his general approach to chess. These topics are the subject of this book, written in collaboration with his trainer.
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    Perfect Your Chess

    Catalog Code: B0005GB
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    Rethinking the Chess Pieces
    Professionals know that during the course of a game, the value of chess pieces change. And they use this knowledge to decide which pieces to exchange--and when. International grandmaster Andrew Soltis, the author of Bobby Fischer Rediscovered, helps pass this important information on to novices so they can benefit, too.
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    Rethinking the Chess Pieces

    Catalog Code: B0006BT
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    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.
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    How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK

    Catalog Code: B0006SI
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    A Parent's Guide to Chess
    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!
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    A Parent's Guide to Chess

    Catalog Code: B0007OB

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