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  1. Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge

    Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge

    $19.95

    In this stimulating book for players of all ages, Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combination from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that everyone will enjoy. Whether you are a beginner discovering chess tactics for the first time or a master seeking to brush up on your skills, this book is sure to be a useful addition to your chess armory. 

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  2. Black is Back!

    Black is Back!

    $24.95
    Many chess players act intimidated and overly cautious when they have the Black pieces. They are so preoccupied with White’s advantage of the first move, that their predominant urge is to defend against possible threats and to safeguard their position. Adorjan shows that White’s advantage is far from obvious and that winning with Black starts with having the right attitude.This book will convince both club players and professionals that there is no reason to be afraid when playing Black. Learn More
  3. Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 4

    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 4

    $29.95
    The all-time greats Petrosian and Gligoric lend their names to systems examined after the further 5.Nf30 O-O 6.Be2 e5, with 7.d5 and 7.Be3 respectively, while the dreaded Exchange Variation 7.dxe5 is also discussed and dismantled. Dynamic coverage of Makogonov's 5.Nf3/6.h3, Karpov's 5.h3/6.Be3, Larsen's 5.Nf3/6.Be3 and Averbakh's 5.Be2 completes this extensive work. Learn More
  4. The Pirc - Move by Move

    The Pirc - Move by Move

    $27.95

    In this book, Grandmaster Nigel Davies invites you to join him in a study of the Pirc Defense and its many variations. He shares his experience and knowledge with the opening, provides repertoire options for Black, offers answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Pirc Defense.

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  5. The Fianchetto Solution

    The Fianchetto Solution

    $24.95
    When experienced chess teacher Emmanuel Neiman learned that some of his pupils hesitated to play in competitions for fear of being crushed in the opening, he wanted to help. Neiman knew that amateurs have little time to seriously study opening theory, so he had to come up with a practical, complete, easy-to-learn and solid opening repertoire that would not outdate rapidly.The result is a complete and practical repertoire which will give club players a sound and flexible middlegame position they can feel at home in. Learn More
  6. NIC Yearbook 119 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 119 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    $39.95
    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks! Learn More
  7. Garry Kasparov Chess Puzzle Book

    Garry Kasparov Chess Puzzle Book

    $19.95

    Test your chess skills with the world champion! In this stimulating book, Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combinations from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that all players will enjoy. Each chapter demonstrates the tactical properties of a particular piece, with a series of puzzles of varying difficulty. r.

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  8. Chess Life Magazine - July 2016 Issue

    Chess Life Magazine - July 2016 Issue

    $3.95
    The July 2016 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on the the 2016 US Chess Championship, which was won by GM Fabiano Caruana and IM Nazi Paikidze. It also features coverage of the Ultimate Moves Blitz Tournament, in which the top 3 finishers at the US Championship battled former World Champion Garry Kasparov in a Blitz Battle! It also features coverage on "Past-Peak Playing" ,how to deal with decline as a chess player gets older, KCF All-Girls National Chess Tournament. Learn More
  9. Timman's Titans

    Timman's Titans

    $29.95
    In this fascinating book, Jan Timman portrays ten World Chess Champions that played an important role in his life and career. Each portrait is completed by a rich selection of illustrative games, annotated in the author’s trademark lucid style. Always to the point, sharp and with crystal-clear explanations, Timman shows the highs and lows from the games of the champions, including the most memorable games he himself played against them. Learn More
  10. Chess Informant - Issue 128

    Chess Informant - Issue 128

    $39.95
    This is the Periodical the Pros Use and all the entertainment and fun a true chess fan could want is inside: the games, the openings, the variations, the combinations and endgames – all furnished with the creative insights of our grandmaster contributors, supported by an international team of experienced chess editors. Chess Informant brings tons of valuable resources for months of reading pleasure, all written in easy-to-understand English and presented with the learning curve in mind! Learn More
  11. The Soviet Championships

    The Soviet Championships

    $27.95
    Starting in 1920 and running through to the early 1990s, the prestigious Soviet Championships were truly representative events with all of the top Soviet players participating. This book is a permanent record of those tournaments, encompassing every single Championship, giving a report and the full crosstable of results, as well as a carefully chosen selection of the finest and most memorable games. Learn More
  12. Nona Gaprindashvili - Legendary Chess Careers

    Nona Gaprindashvili - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95

    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of the 6th Women World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili while interviewing her. 

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  13. Eugenio Torre - Legendary Chess Careers

    Eugenio Torre - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95

    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Eugenio Torre while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about that is happening also off the board thing you normally don’t get to know about.

    Rico Mascarinas on Eugenio Torre:

    “Torre was capable of making it to the top for sometime, he had the ingredients of a good player, but again, he chose to stay in Baguio instead of Europe. We all know in the Philippines that if he was born in Soviet Union then that would have made the big difference.”

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  14. Fundamental Checkmates

    Fundamental Checkmates

    $29.95

    This book lays out, in systematic and thorough fashion, a wide range of mating patterns and techniques, in particular showing how each piece-pair can combine to deliver mate. A working knowledge of these ideas enables players to move on to mating combinations, where pieces lay down their lives so that the remaining forces can deliver mate. 

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  15. Alekhine - Move by Move

    Alekhine - Move by Move

    $27.95

    In this book, FIDE Master Steve Giddins invites you to join him in a study of his favorite Alekhine games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by examining Alekhine's masterpieces.

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  16. The Taimanov Bible

    The Taimanov Bible

    $31.95
    The Sicilian Taimanov is one of the greatest dynamic opening choices for Black. The resulting positions are rich in dynamic, positional and strategic play. The authors have delivered a user-friendly work for players of all levels. Learn More
  17. Paul  Keres' Best Games - Volume 1

    Paul Keres' Best Games - Volume 1

    $27.95

    This biography of the three-times Soviet Champion contains a superb selection of 170 annotated games opening 1 d4 and the English/Reti complex.

     

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  18. Easy Guide to Chess

    Easy Guide to Chess

    $23.95
    First published in 1942, the late B.H. Wood's classic Easy Guide to Chess has been successfully used by thousands of chess players around the world. Topics covered include: the men, their moves, starting the game, the importance of pawns, how to record the moves, standard openings, and much more.  Learn More
  19. Unknown Weapons in the Grunfeld

    Unknown Weapons in the Grunfeld

    $25.95
    The Grunfeld Defence is one of the most dynamic openings for black. The opening was developed by two famous World Champions, namely Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.

    While theory is far from being exhausted and still developing, our author Grandmaster Milos Pavlovic made a strange case and found new alternatives to battle White's setups. Learn More
  20. The Genius of Paul Morphy

    The Genius of Paul Morphy

    $25.95

    In this book Chris Ward critically examines Morphy's style, strengths and weaknesses- the first time that a contemporary Grandmaster has so systematically appraised Morphy's games in the context of the modern understanding of chess. Ward recounts many curiosities (such Blindfold Exhibitions, for which Morphy was famous), and there is a special chapter devoted to Morphy's most dramatic miniatures.

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  21. Chess Life Magazine - June 2016 Issue

    Chess Life Magazine - June 2016 Issue

    $3.95
    The June 2016 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on the the 2016 Candidates Tournament, in which top US Player GM Fabiano Caruana came within one win of challenging World Champion Carlsen for the World Championship. It also features coverage of Webster University's fourth consecutive final four and Hou Yifan regaining the Women's World Championship. Learn More
  22. Half a Century of Chess

    Half a Century of Chess

    $27.95

    In this collection of his best games, former world champion Mikhail Botvinnik demonstrates the deep strategic style that took him to the title . 

     

    - Written by one of the greatest players of all time.

    - Contains 90 annotated games from Botvinnik's career.

    - Includes victories over Capablanca, Alekhine, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian.

    - Incorporates background material on key personalities and events.

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  23. Paul  Keres' Best Games - Volume 2

    Paul Keres' Best Games - Volume 2

    $27.95

    Egon Varnusz concludes his authoritative study of Keres' finest games with commentaries on a further 240, all this selection opening 1 e4. All are classified according to opening variation, offering both the student and connoisseur a deeper insight into the theory and practice of open and semi-open chess.

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  24. Rate Your Endgame

    Rate Your Endgame

    $25.95

    This instructive book for competitive players, based on Edmar Mednis' classic Practical Endgame Lessons, provides the reader with a wealth of useful instruction in endgame play, reinforced by a a series of tests presented as simulations of tournament play. 

    - Explains the fundamental principles of endgame play.

    - Deals with all standard types of endgame: pawn endings, bishop endings, rook endings, etc.

    - Contains more that twenty test endings to help develop your skills . Uses many examples by the world's leading endgame exponents: Smyslov, Karpov, Korchnoi, etc. 

     

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  25. Sokolov's Best Games

    Sokolov's Best Games

    $25.95

    In this book Sokolov demonstrates the deadly effectiveness of his systems against openings such as The Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Gambit, Slav and King's Indian. Contains 50 deeply annotated games with introductions . Brilliant and inventive opening play will both instruct and entertain . Includes many spectacular miniatures of under 30 moves Ivan Sokolov is one of the most outstanding talents to emerge in the 1990's, and many of his victims in this book- Anand, Adams, Topalov, and Lautier – hail from the cream of the younger generation. 

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  26. Chess Life For Kids Magazine - June 2016 Issue

    Chess Life For Kids Magazine - June 2016 Issue

    $2.95

    The June 2016 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (a study of Sacrifices), What's the Question?, Arabian Knights, The Chess Detective, You can Do it, Tournament Life Announcements and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!

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  27. A Primer of Chess

    A Primer of Chess

    $25.95

    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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  28. New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2016/4

    New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2016/4

    $12.95
    New in Chess is the magazine of choice for serious Chess players. If it is happening in Chess, you'll read about it in New in Chess Magazine. It features On the spot tournament reports, in-depth interviews with top players, comprehensive analysis Learn More
  29. Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

    $19.95
    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. In Book 1, the focus is on one-move checkmate exercises. In each of the first five chapters, a specific piece delivers the checkmate. Learn More
  30. Is Your Move Safe?

    Is Your Move Safe?

    $23.95
    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 Learn More
  31. 2015 Chess Life Annual Book

    2015 Chess Life Annual Book

    $59.95
    The Chess Life Annual is a beautiful, hardcover book that features all twelve issues of Chess Life magazine from the specified year. Each annual features a rich, black leather cover and has the USCF Logo and production year embossed in Gold on its spine. Learn More
  32. Vlastimil Hort - Legendary Chess Careers

    Vlastimil Hort - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95

     In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Vlastimil Hort while interviewing him.

     This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. 

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  33. Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

    Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

    $29.95
    Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse 50 positional masterpieces from the years of 2012-2015. The readers will see many deep ideas, subtle maneouvres, unexpected regrouping of the pieces and of course a positionally justified masterpiece often finishes with a nice combination. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level. Learn More
  34. Lajos Portisch - Legendary Chess Careers

    Lajos Portisch - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Lajos Portisch while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More
  35. Yasser Seirawan - Legendary Chess Careers

    Yasser Seirawan - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Yasser Seirawan while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More
  36. Jan Timman - Legendary Chess Careers

    Jan Timman - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Jan Timman while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More

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