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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
    Our Price: $39.95
    Chess Informant - ISSUE 117
    Chess Informant 117 Games – Collection of 200+ annotated games from the most recent period, by grandmasters Shankland, Browne, Banusz, Tiviakov, Timman, Gagunashvili, Sanikidze, Flores Rios, Petkov, Leitao, Prusikin, Haba, Amin, Lalic, Halkias, Skembris, Baburin, Macieja, Mista, Stoica, Damljanovic, Carlsson, Ipatov, Sumets, Sulskis, Dembo, Marin, Pikula, etc.
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 117

    Catalog Code: B0117INF
    Our Price: $35.95
    Pawn and Queen and In Between
    Pawn & Queen and in Between is 72 page instruction manual for the game of chess. It starts with volume 1 number 1 and continues through volume 1 number 18. Each section is nicely illustrated and has large, easy to read type. It is geared toward children, but is a great, easy to understand, introduction for adults too. Choose between the manual, or the workbook, which contains exercises to help you practice and understand the concepts introduced in the manual.  
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    Pawn and Queen and In Between

    Catalog Code: B0001US

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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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    Vassily Ivanchuk
    “Chuky, you’re a genius.” Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk. The Ukrainian wizard, immensely popular with pros and amateurs alike, has been a member of the world elite for more than twenty years and is one of the most active players on the international circuit.
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    Vassily Ivanchuk

    Catalog Code: B0127NIC
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 116
    Chess Informant 116 Games – traditional section with 200+ annotated games, Morozevich, Movsesian, Volokitin, Shankland, Bartel, Sargissian, Ki. Georgiev, Macieja, Tiviakov, Roiz, Berg, etc. in Informant non-language style (152 pages)
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 116

    Catalog Code: B0116INF
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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
    Our Price: $15.95
    Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy
    Modern Chess Strategy by the well-known Czech Grandmaster and theorist Ludek Pachman, is widely recognized on the continent of Europe as the standard work on the middle-game.
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    Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy

    Catalog Code: B0233IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    Chess Informant - ISSUE 115
    Chess Informant 115 Games – traditional section with 200+ annotated games, Morozevich, Movsesian, Volokitin, Shankland, Bartel, Sargissian, Ki. Georgiev, Macieja, Tiviakov, Roiz, Berg, etc. in Informant non-language style (152 pages)
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 115

    Catalog Code: B0115INF
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    Study Chess with Matthew Sadler
    Matthew Sadler is one of the UK's strongest ever players. He became a grandmaster at 19, won the British Championship twice and, amongst other amazing achievements, made a gold medal winning score of 101/2/13 on board four for England in the 1996 chess Olympiad.
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    Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

    Catalog Code: B0357EM
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    EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
    The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
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    EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

    Catalog Code: E-B0262EM
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    EBOOK - Mastering Chess Strategy
    Short Description for Mastering Chess Strategy - B0310EM
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    EBOOK - Mastering Chess Strategy

    Catalog Code: E-B0310EM
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    Fly the Pterodactyl
    FIDE master Eric Schiller presents the opening in all its glory with detailed opening analysis and over. The complete illustrative games in this book you will find all you need to know to take up it as black and confront your opponents from the very earliest stages of the game.
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    Fly the Pterodactyl

    Catalog Code: B0131IS
    Our Price: $19.95
    The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
    The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.
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    The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

    Catalog Code: B0117NIC
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 114
    2nd exclusive column by Garry Kasparov! The 13th World champion dissects top games of modern chess/ in English, 8 pages.
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 114

    Catalog Code: B0114INF
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    Move First, Think Later
    Move First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
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    Move First, Think Later

    Catalog Code: B0111NIC
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    Formation Attack Strategies
    The book also contains discussions about many attack philosophies, attack strategy and planning, identification and exploitation of weaknesses, and so much more.
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    Formation Attack Strategies

    Catalog Code: B0063OB
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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 14
    Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas.
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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 14

    Catalog Code: B0014SOS
    Our Price: $21.95
    New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2007/7
    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.
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    New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2007/7

    Catalog Code: NIC0707
    Our Price: $4.95
    The Road to Chess Mastery
    Through an introduction that explains how the ordinary chess player can improve in the various phases of the game of chess, and in enlightening commentaries far more extensive than space permits in an ordinary annotated game, former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe shows how a chess player should think, by indicating the moves for all but the most obvious moves of each game. By applying what he learns in this work the reader may, indeed, find himself traveling the road to chess mastery.
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    The Road to Chess Mastery

    Catalog Code: B0111IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models
    This is the groundbreaking cult classic by the Legendary Grandmaster Bent Larsen and the noted openings theoretician Steffen Zeuthen. Zoom 001 stands for Zero Hour for Operative Opening Models. The principal idea behind Zoom 001 is the creation of "pattern knowledge" of typical middle game/endgame structures—one of a grandmaster's essential qualities—cultivated through the use of the Grunfeld and Catalan openings.
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    Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models

    Catalog Code: B0088IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    Korchnoi's Chess Games
    Korchnoi's Chess Games comprises almost 1700 games played up to the beginning of 1978 and is the most comprehensive and systematic collection of this great player's games ever to be published. The editors have included every available tournament and match game played by Korchnoi since 1945, and there are a number of miscellaneous games from blitz tournaments and simultaneous exhibitions.
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    Korchnoi's Chess Games

    Catalog Code: B0068IS
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    Combat
    Sidney Bernstein, born in the Bronx, learned chess from his father at age 7, and played in his first tournament at 15. Since then, he has gone on to play in such prestigious events as the U.S. Championship, the U.S. Open Championship, the World Open, the Marshall and Manhattan Club Championships. This book is his chess biography. It contains 142 of his annotated games against the leading chess players of America and the story behind each game.
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    Combat

    Catalog Code: B0045IS
    Our Price: $25.95
    How to Play the King's Indian Defence
    This follow-up to the successful chess book How to Play the Sicilian Defence, by the same authors, explains the basic principles of the King's Indian without involving the reader in reams of analysis. Many useful rules and guidelines are given, enabling the reader to understand the ideas behind the opening and the standard types of position which arise.
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    How to Play the King's Indian Defence

    Catalog Code: B0039IS
    Our Price: $19.95
    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Catalog Code: B0011RH
    Our Price: $7.95
    Chess for the Gifted & Busy
    This right-to-the-point book by one of the game's foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast!
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    Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    Catalog Code: B0018LV
    Our Price: $19.95
    Dynamic Chess Openings - Keene (ACP)
    by Raymond Keene, 88 pp. First published in 1982. This book contains an opening repertoire for both white and black that is designed to hit the opposition hard and precisely where it hurts. The author advocates blitzkrieg systems which are sound and do
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    Dynamic Chess Openings - Keene (ACP)

    Catalog Code: CB0195RB
    Our Price: $9.95
    How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World
    At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles. Time Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013
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    How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

    Catalog Code: B0131NIC
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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
    Magnus Force
    What is Magnus Carlsen's secret? How did an already world-class player succeed in reaching this unprecedented level where he was regularly beating the world's strongest grandmasters? In this book, International Master Colin Crouch provides answers to these questions. Crouch studies Carlsen's progress in recent years and demonstrates how he learned lessons from previous setbacks, turned weaknesses into strengths, losses into draws, and draws into wins. By doing so Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level, but any aspiring chess player can use similar methods to improve their game.
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    Magnus Force

    Catalog Code: B0372EM
    Our Price: $27.95
    2012 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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    2012 Chess Life Annual Book

    Catalog Code: ANN2012
    Our Price: $59.95
    Chess Life Magazine - March 2013 Issue
    Slugfest in Seattle-GM Varuzhan Akobian Leades sluggers to USCL Championship
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    Chess Life Magazine - March 2013 Issue

    Catalog Code: CL0313
    Our Price: $3.95
    Chess Life Magazine - February 2013 Issue
    GOLD! Samuel Sevian and Kayden Troff win big in Slovenia
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    Chess Life Magazine - February 2013 Issue

    Catalog Code: CL0213
    Our Price: $3.95
    Chess Life Magazine - January 2013 Issue
    2861! Magnus Carlsen wins his second Grand Slam Final then later breaks Kasparov's record for the highest rating.
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    Chess Life Magazine - January 2013 Issue

    Catalog Code: CL0113
    Our Price: $3.95
    EBOOK - Break the Rules!
    In this instructive and entertaining book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.
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    EBOOK - Break the Rules!

    Catalog Code: E-B0358EM
    Our Price: $19.95
    Chess Life Magazine - November 2012 Issue
    The Queen of Katwe - A Virginia Ministry uses chess to reveal the potential of the poorest of the poor.
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    Chess Life Magazine - November 2012 Issue

    Catalog Code: CL1112
    Our Price: $3.95

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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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