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  1. Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

    Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

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    The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Black invites his opponent to gain space in the centre, with the intention of undermining the enemy position and launching a counterattack. Although the amount of theory has expanded in recent years, the French often leads to positions where positional and strategic understanding prove more relevant than long sequences of computer-generated moves. Grandmaster Repertoire 14 - The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White's major possibilities Learn More
  2. Magnus Force

    Magnus Force

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    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. Learn More
  3. Techniques of Positional Play

    Techniques of Positional Play

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    Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner. Learn More
  4. EBOOK - Mastering Endgame Strategy

    EBOOK - Mastering Endgame Strategy

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    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 Learn More
  5. Pump Up Your Rating

    Pump Up Your Rating

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    Any man in the street knows how to increase his physical strength, but among most chess players confusion reigns when it comes to improving their playing strength. Axel Smith's training methods have guided his friends, team-mates and pupils to grandmaster norms and titles. Hard work will be required, but Axel Smith knows how you can Pump Up Your Rating. Every area of chess is covered -- opening preparation, through middlegame play, to endgame technique. Smith delves into both the technical and psychological sides of chess, and shows how best to practise and improve. Learn More
  6. Mastering Endgame Strategy

    Mastering Endgame Strategy

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    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 Learn More
  7. Botvinnik - Move by Move

    Botvinnik - Move by Move

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    In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Botvinnik games. Lakdawala examines Botvinnik's renowned skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Botvinnik's play. Learn More
  8. A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White

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    In this book, highly experienced chess opening writer Graham Burgess presents a repertoire based on 1 d4 and Nf3 with precisely those aims. Black’s possibilities for counterplay - and sharp gambit play - are kept to a minimum. Our aim is to give Black exactly the type of position he doesn’t want. If he is seeking blocked positions with pawn-chains, we’ll keep the game fluid. If he wants complex strategy, we’ll attack him with simple piece-play. Simplifications? No thanks, we’ll keep the pieces on and intensify the battle. Gambits? Hardly, as we simply prevent most of them! Learn More
  9. Lisa - A Chess Novel

    Lisa - A Chess Novel

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    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. Learn More
  10. Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

    Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

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    In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples. Learn More
  11. Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games

    Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games

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    National Master Paul Powell explores the games of Bobby Fischer from a unique point of view. Focusing on his own personal journey and taking up the mission statement of his bestselling book “Chess Patzer to Master - How an Everyday Joe Does it” he continues the battle to help the average player become a chess master. Learn More
  12. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time. Learn More
  13. Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time. Learn More
  14. NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  15. NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  16. Pawn Mower - Combo Edition

    Pawn Mower - Combo Edition

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    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? Learn More
  17. Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition

    Pawn Mower - Deluxe Edition

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    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? Learn More
  18. Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

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    For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player. Learn More
  19. My Chess

    My Chess

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    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. Learn More
  20. The Hague-Moscow 1948

    The Hague-Moscow 1948

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    On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament Learn More
  21. Chess Informant - ISSUE 117

    Chess Informant - ISSUE 117

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    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. Learn More
  22. Chess Developments - The Grunfeld

    Chess Developments - The Grunfeld

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    In this book, David Vigorito examines the most theoretically important and instructive Grunfeld games, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.

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  23. How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

    How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

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    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 Learn More
  24. Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

    Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

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    The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence continues to be extremely popular, both with top grandmasters and club players. And for very good reasons: it is a flexible, ambitious, wonderfully rich and diverse system, offering one of the best ways for Black to play for a win. Both Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov achieved great successes with their beloved Najdorf. Learn More
  25. The Grand Prix Attack

    The Grand Prix Attack

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    The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s deadliest weapons against the Sicilian Defence. It continues to be highly popular with tournament chess players all over the world. While earlier publications mainly focused on tactics, this book the finally gives the GPA the coverage it deserves. Learn More
  26. NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Our Price: $39.95

    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  27. Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1

    Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1

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    The King's Indian, one of Black's most dynamic chess openings, is covered in impressive detail by grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias. As well as giving specific information on the opening moves, practical advice is provided on typical middlegame themes, both positional and tactical. In Volume One of this series the author provides Black with full coverage on how to meet the widely popular g3-system. Learn More
  28. Playing the Trompowsky

    Playing the Trompowsky

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    If like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.

     

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  29. The King's Gambit

    The King's Gambit

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    There was a golden era when The King’s Gambit was the favourite opening of every attacking player. In the glory days of Paul Morphy it was considered almost cowardly to play anything else. Legends such as Spassky and Bronstein kept the flame burning in the 20th century, but its popularity faded as players became distrustful of White’s ultra-aggressive approach. Nevertheless there are honourable exceptions whose games prove that this ancient weapon can still draw blood – Short, Nakamura and Zvjaginsev are world-class players who have used the King’s Gambit successfully. In this groundbreaking work, GM John Shaw shows that the ultimate Romantic chess opening remains relevant and dangerous even in the computer era.

    GM John Shaw has been Scottish Champion three times. This is his most ambitious book to date, and was many years in the making.

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  30. Best Play

    Best Play

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    Have you ever wished for a “formula” to help you decide what move to make in any given chess position? In this ambitious and groundbreaking work, physicist and chess master Alexander Shashin presents the fruit of three decades of research into the elements of the game. He breaks down the position into mathematical ratios that compare the fundamental factors of material, mobility, safety, and space for each side, leading you to the proper plan and the mental attitude to adopt in light of what’s happening on the board. Learn More
  31. Chess Psychology

    Chess Psychology

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    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. Learn More
  32. The Scandinavian - Move by Move

    The Scandinavian - Move by Move

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    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. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge. Learn More
  33. The Death of Dr. Alekhine - PAPERBACK

    The Death of Dr. Alekhine - PAPERBACK

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    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. Learn More
  34. The World Champions I Knew

    The World Champions I Knew

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    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. Learn More
  35. Chess Queens Combinations

    Chess Queens Combinations

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    Ladies do sacrifice pieces over the board, right!? Oh yes, they do, and they often do it in a blink of an eye. There is a collection of annotated chess combinations carried out by women players throughout history in front of the reader. These combinations throw some light on an attractive part of the chess creativity of some of the greatest personalities in chess. When it is about combinations, it is about the decisive point of every game. Learn More
  36. Vassily Ivanchuk

    Vassily Ivanchuk

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    “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. Learn More

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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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