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    Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion
    The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with Soviet leaders, including Josef Stalin, his bitter rivalries, and his doomed effort to create the perfect chess-playing computer program. The book has more than 85 games, 127 diagrams, twelve photographs, a chronology of his life and career, a bibliography, an index of openings, an index of opponents, and a general index.
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    Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion

    Catalog Code: B0015MF
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    Random Game Book
    For your purchasing Consideration, we have a random game book! We have a very limited number of these books available on a first come, first serve basis. You will receive one of four game books - Starting Out in Poker, Starting Out in Backgammon, Improving Your Backgammon, or Starting Out in Bridge Please contact us if you would like a specific book, but please note that a specific selection is not guaranteed.
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    Random Game Book

    Catalog Code: RGBOOK
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    Diamond Dutch
    The widely-played Dutch Defence is a sharp choice. Black does not try to preserve a positional balance, but chooses to fight it out. No author is more qualified to explore new ideas in the Dutch than Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play. The Diamond Dutch is not a repertoire book. Moskalenko himself plays this chess opening with both colours and covers the entire spectrum for White as well as Black:
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    Diamond Dutch

    Catalog Code: B0139NIC
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    New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2014/1
    Content Your Move NIC’s Café Russia Wins World Teams Russia’s coach Yuri Dokhoian reveals the philosophy behind his coaching. Lothar Schmid’s Library The biggest private chess collection in the world is up for sale.
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    New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2014/1

    Catalog Code: NIC1401
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    NIC Yearbook 109 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Forum The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more.
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    NIC Yearbook 109 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0109PYB
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    NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Forum The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more.
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    NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0109HYB
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    The Extreme Caro-Kann
    The Caro-Kann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its ‘solid’ and ‘drawish’ reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening.
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    The Extreme Caro-Kann

    Catalog Code: B0140NIC
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    Totally Puzzled
    Totally Puzzled is a collection of nearly 1000 old and new puzzles that will entertain you for days. Each puzzle is clearly presented with hints and a detailed solution. The puzzles range from fairly easy to extremely difficult, with sections on space, time, money, games, language, logistics, math, words, questions & enigmas. There is something for everyone. If you really love puzzles and you want a new and exciting challenge, this is the book for you!
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    Totally Puzzled

    Catalog Code: B0085OB
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    Total Chess
    Total Chess is your complete guide to Chess. It covers everything: rules, strategies, tactics and checkmates. Everything in Chess comes in threes. Three simple strategies are presented for the opening, midgame, endgame, etc.
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    Total Chess

    Catalog Code: B0084OB
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    The Immortal Games of Capablanca
    This is the biography of Jose R. Capablanca, famous grandmaster of Chess, with 113 of his greatest games. The fame of the great Cuban Master Chess champion of the world from 1921 to 1927, is ample assurance that this superbly annotated collection of his choicest masterpieces is destined to take its place at once amongst the classics of Chess literature. The book contains many games which have hitherto not been available in book form. The qualities of simplicity and artistry for which Capablanca was famous for in his lifetime will be appreciated by every reader, whether he studies the games for the sheer pleasure of it, of for the purpose of increasing his playing strength.
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    The Immortal Games of Capablanca

    Catalog Code: B0251IS
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 119
    Chess Informant 119 Viking is largely dedicated to the newly crowned world champion, Magnus Carlsen. He’s the emerging global brand and the new face of our beloved game. We offer exclusive Carlsen photos inside Chess Informant 119, but for the cover we preferred the symbolism of a sailing drakkar boat. This newest installment of the Informant is all about red and blue that one can connect with the Norwegian flag, perhaps as additional evidence that Vikings are back in fashion.
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 119

    Catalog Code: B0119INF
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    Complete Slav II
    The second part of the Complete Slav contains all systems that were not presented in the first part, namely a popular variation 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 and also all systems after 4...e6. Not to mention the possibilities such as 5. g3 or 5. Qb3, I have presented lines after 5. e3 Nbd7 – for starters Meran (6. Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5) and Anti-Meran (6. Qc2 Bd6) lines
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    Complete Slav II

    Catalog Code: B0003EV
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    Greatest 501 Chess Puzzles
    The book consists of 501 practical puzzles from the second part of the Year 2012, selected into 3 different groups: "easy", "medium", and "hard". At the end of the book you can check your tactical skills in a test format and also can enjoy the 10 most beautiful pearls of the given period.
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    Greatest 501 Chess Puzzles

    Catalog Code: B0005EV
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    Greatest 365 Chess Puzzles
    There is one proven practice exercise that helps you improve chess ratings and stay in shape while having fun - chess puzzles. And what better than having the latest puzzles from the year 2012 by a top GM, and all that in one book!
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    Greatest 365 Chess Puzzles

    Catalog Code: B0006EV
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    Finding Chess Jewels
    Grandmaster and renowned chess trainer Michal Krasenkow presents a treasure chest of puzzles designed to stretch the minds of all players. Imagination and calculation are two of the most important qualities of a chess player, and they are qualities which, with purposeful practice, can be developed significantly. As you analyse and solve more and more positions, your brain functions more efficiently, you are able to recognize and master additional tactical methods and patterns, and it becomes increasingly easier to solve similar types of positions.
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    Finding Chess Jewels

    Catalog Code: B0380EM
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    The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move
    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
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    The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0381EM
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    The Complete Kalashnikov
    If you are looking for a deadly weapon against 1.e4, the Kalashnikov Sicilian could well be your best choice! The Kalashnikov is a special opening were theoretical knowledge plays an important role. It’s in 1834 that the French champion Labourdonnais played 4...e5 for the first time. But the Kalashnikov is a decidedly modern opening. That’s why the opening only started gaining in popularity in the late 1980’s, in particular thanks to the famous Russian grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov. Ever since, many top level players have added it to their repertoire: Pavel Tregubov, Alexei Fedorov, Etienne Bacrot, Alexander Moiseenko and Teimour Radjabov. Grandmasters Cornette and Libiszewski always thought that the Kalashnikov, which promises Black dynamic compensation in exchange for the apparent weakness of the d5 square and the backwards d6 pawn, was not well-known enough and that its potential was underestimated.
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    The Complete Kalashnikov

    Catalog Code: B0004EV
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    Complete Slav I
    The Slav Defense is currently the most popular closed opening, appearing in the opening repertoire of the overwhelming majority of top class grandmasters. A competitive chess player playing 1.d4 faces the opening in almost every tournament, and for Black it can be used in just about every second game.
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    Complete Slav I

    Catalog Code: B0002EV
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    Chess Informant - One Year (Four Issue) Subscription
    Subscribe to Chess Informant - the publication the Pros Use and Create! Subscriptions come with tons of benefits: SAVE 20% off the cover price! FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ISSUE! Pay once-as soon as a new issue comes out, it is sent directly to you. Don't worry about ordering every issue-subscribe once and let us take care of it for you!
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    Chess Informant - One Year (Four Issue) Subscription

    Catalog Code: B0SUBINF

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    Modernized - The King's Indian Defense
    This book is a full repertoire (from Black’s perspective) for the King’s Indian Defense. By using a variety of theoretical games from recent Grandmaster practice (as well as a number of classical examples), Bojkov covers every major line in depth, with due coverage to all sidelines as well. The reader will also become familiarized with many strategic ideas, thematic tactics, and the abundance of imaginative possibilities the King’s Indian Defense is famous for.
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    Modernized - The King's Indian Defense

    Catalog Code: B0083OB
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    Chess Life Magazine - April 2014 Issue
    The April 2014 issue of Chess Life is here! A fresh crop- Four new American GMs, the Exhibitor's Art - a workday win for Fischer, Carlsen Wins Zurich Sprint and more in the latest issue of Chess Life!
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    Chess Life Magazine - April 2014 Issue

    Catalog Code: CL0414
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    Positional Attacks
    The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 532 fabulous attack games from all openings and all eras. The aim of Positional Attacks is to uncover the artistic side of attacking, one that is primarily centered on the creation and exploitation of weaknesses.
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    Positional Attacks

    Catalog Code: B0080OB
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    The Middle Game in Chess
    The Middle Game in Chess by Reuben Fine completes the trilogy between Practical Chess Openings and Basic Chess Endings, both by Fine, so that the three major aspects of chess are discussed. The Middle Game, it has been said, is the heart of chess. Here is the field of battle on which victory or defeat is decided. In this book the world's leading authority turns his talents to the Middle Game.
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    The Middle Game in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0250IS
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    Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1957 - 1970 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    This is the Third 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 - 1957 - 1970 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0249IS
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    Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    This is the Second 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 - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0248IS
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    Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    This is the first 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 - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0247IS
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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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    Pawn Mower - Combo Edition
    Love puzzles and brain teasers? Ready for a challenge? Try this unique and challenging puzzle. Featuring over 300 puzzles from the first three Pawn Mower magazines, Pawn Mower Combo Edition has everything you need to get hooked. Think you can capture seven pawns in seven moves?
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    Pawn Mower - Combo Edition

    Catalog Code: B0081OB
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    Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition
    Love puzzles and brain teasers? Ready for a challenge? Try this unique and challenging puzzle. The Deluxe Edition of Pawn Mower has over 200 of the most challenging puzzles EVER created by Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. It’s Pawn Mower on steroids. Do you dare?
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    Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition

    Catalog Code: B0082OB
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav
    Grandmaster Repertoire 17 – The Classical Slav provides a sound and active repertoire based on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4. White’s early deviations from move 3 onwards are also covered. GM Boris Avrukh has had the Slav in his repertoire throughout his career and has never lost a serious game with it. Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav

    Catalog Code: B0093QT
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    EBOOK - Mastering Endgame Strategy
    Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten. In his new work Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook and queen endgames. He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know, but also the key themes and characteristics of successful endgame play, including activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defence, fortresses and technique
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    EBOOK - Mastering Endgame Strategy

    Catalog Code: E-B0375EM
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    Your Chess Questions Answered
    This text is aimed at the player who knows the moves but wants to know more. It has been written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players. Embarrassing questions answered before you even ask them! A unique 'agony aunt' approach. Written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players.
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    Your Chess Questions Answered

    Catalog Code: B0055OB
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    Tactics Time
    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players?
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    Tactics Time

    Catalog Code: B0138NIC
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    2013 Chess Life Annual Book
    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.
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    2013 Chess Life Annual Book

    Catalog Code: ANN2013
    Our Price: $59.95
    Chess Life Magazine - March 2014 Issue
    The March 2014 issue of Chess Life is here! A Wonder to Behold - Awonder Liang of Madison, Wisconsin is the Under - 10 World Youth Champion, Team USA misses medal in Turkey, the Fischer ending, Chess player competes on Survivor and more in the latest issue of Chess Life!
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    Chess Life Magazine - March 2014 Issue

    Catalog Code: CL0314
    Our Price: $3.95
    Chess Developments - Semi-Slav 5 Bg5
    Chess Developments provides state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.
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    Chess Developments - Semi-Slav 5 Bg5

    Catalog Code: B0379EM
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Choose from a huge selection of chess books, including a wide variety of topics, players and strategies. There is a chess book for nearly every chess move or chess defense you can think of. Looking for a chess book talking about a specific chess player? Browse the many different miscellaneous chess books available. Need to strengthen your opening game? Middle game? Or maybe your end game is lacking. There are chess books covering all of these topics and much more. The purpose of a majority of the chess books available is to serve as guides for beginners and advanced chess players, and to address different tactics and strategies. There are also biographical chess books that talk about specific Chess Players if that's what you are interested in reading.

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