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    The Logical Approach to Chess
    Catalog Code: B0105IS

    This has long been one of the standard books on basic chess strategy. It takes the player from the middle game of chess and shows how to take it to a favorable conclusion.
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    The Logical Approach to Chess

    $19.95
    The Immortal Games of Capablanca
    Catalog Code: B0251IS

    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

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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 3 - Essential Chess Tactics and Combinations
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0003SP

    As the famous saying goes 'Chess is 99% tactics.' What are chess tactics? Tactics are maneuvers that take advantage of short-term opportunities, often (but not necessarily) involving combinations or sacrifices. In this DVD, Susan will introduce the most common tactical elements in chess.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 3 - Essential Chess Tactics and Combinations

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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 5 - Bobby Fischer's Most Brilliant Instructional Games and Combinations
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0005SP

    Susan Polgar will share with you her personal knowledge of Bobby Fischer. Susan answers some of the questions everyone wants to know like who would have won the Fischer vs. Karpov match in 1975; the impact Fischer had on chess; what she learned from Bobby and how he compares with today's best.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 5 - Bobby Fischer's Most Brilliant Instructional Games and Combinations

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    E-BOOK Anand - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0396EM

    In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Anand’s chess career to date. He selects and studies his favourite Anand games, and demonstrates clearly how we can all improve our chess by learning from Anand’s play.
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    E-BOOK Anand - Move by Move

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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 9 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 2
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0009SP

    It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Lesson 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the essential Rook Endgames, including: Rook vs. one Pawn, Rook vs. two connected Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, Rook vs. Knight, the Philidor and Lucena positions, Multi-pawn Endgames, Rook and Bishop vs. Rook, Rook vs one Pawn and two Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, and Rook and Pawn vs. Rook.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 9 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 2

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    Smyslov Endgames - PART 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 49
    Catalog Code: DVD0049CL

    GM Jesse Kraai reviews Vassily Smyslov, his favorite player of all time. Jesse claims studying Smyslov’s endgames helped him become a Grandmaster.Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Russian March 24, 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian Grandmaster and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight times (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals.
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    Smyslov Endgames - PART 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 49

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    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923
    Catalog Code: B0010IS

    This is the book that every chess master and grandmaster has read and studied, and every aspiring chess master should be reading. The author, a World Chess Champion, clearly explains the most complex and difficult concepts. Grandmaster Reuben Fine wrote that Alekhine's collection of best games was one of the three most beautiful that he knew.
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    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923

    $19.95
    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914
    Catalog Code: B0176IS

    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914 has become a rare book, almost impossible to obtain. I bought the book used for this reprint from a collector of rare books in Denmark.
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    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914

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    Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0137IS

    This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.
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    Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

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    E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0014SP

    Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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    E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

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    Petrosian's Legacy
    Catalog Code: B0150IS

    This book was originally published in Russian as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian Chess Lectures. The publisher was Soviet Radio. Every chess enthusiast should have this important work in his chess library.
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    Petrosian's Legacy

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    ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - Chess Blitz Fever
    Catalog Code: DVD0003AK

    Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk Shows You How to Win at Blitz Chess!Watch and listen to Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk as she gives you tips to win at Blitz chess, and shows you in great detail and with accompanying live feed eight of her best wins from the 2009 World Blitz Chess Championship. Alexandra outplayed many higher-rated players, including the World Chess Champion Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand and the highest rated player in the world, Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen
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    ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - Chess Blitz Fever

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    The World Chess Championship - 1951
    Botvinnik v. Bronstein
    Catalog Code: B0222IS

    The 1951 match for the World Chess Championship was exceptionally hard fought. Each player won 5 games and the remaining 14 games were drawn. The match ended in a 12-12 tie and, under the rules, the champion, Botvinnik, retained his title. A new appendix has been added to the end of this book with all the games converted to Algebraic notation and the concluded diagram for each game.
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    The World Chess Championship - 1951

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    Bobby Fischer Comes Home
    The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
    Catalog Code: B0109NIC

    Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
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    Bobby Fischer Comes Home

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    EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius
    Catalog Code: E-B0224EM

    Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.
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    EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0001SP

    Susan will take you through 8 easy to follow, highly instructive games covering the basic principles of chess. This will help your understanding of chess and is guaranteed to improve your chess game. She will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes made in chess and give your chess game a strong, fundamentally sound foundation.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess

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    Learn from Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 93
    Catalog Code: DVD0093CL

    Examine the brilliance of Karpov with GM Bryan Smith. Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Karpov is known for a well rounded style, and as a practical player, strategist and positional player.
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    Learn from Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 93

    $19.95
    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 7 - The Colle-Zukertort System
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0007SP

    On This DVD Susan will teach you an exciting and dynamic easy to learn system to play The Colle- Zukertort. Susan brings you 20 years of her own experience with this opening which is perfect for the player who only wants to spend one tenth (1/10) the time it normally takes to master an opening. So if you are looking to avoid well known deeply analyzed main theoretical Opening lines and want to win games in and out of opening, the Colle-Zukertort System is for you.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 7 - The Colle-Zukertort System

    $19.95
    World Champion Smyslov and His 120 Best Games
    Catalog Code: B0178IS

    This collection of best games of Smyslov is probably the best collection of his annotated games in Descriptive Notation. This book was first published in 1958, the year that Vassily Smyslov was World Chess Champion.
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    World Champion Smyslov and His 120 Best Games

    $19.95
    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0012SP

    On this 3 Part DVD series Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences, exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at the early age of 4. Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other openings.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2

    $19.95
    Bobby Fischer - Complete Games Of the American World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0009HY

    A thorough look at the games of the man recognized as the greatest Chess player of all time. Bobby Fischer's genius and uncompromised attitude raised the entire world's consciousness of chess and paved the way for multi-million dollar prize funds enjoyed by today's top players.
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    Bobby Fischer - Complete Games Of the American World Chess Champion

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    A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88
    GM Kraii, GM Perelshteyn, FM Monokroussos, IM Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0088CL

    Vasily Smyslov was a Soviet and Russian grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He redefined chess post WW2. He was a candidate for the World Chess on eight occasions. Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals. He is known for his fantastic endgames, very dynamic sense over the board and intuitive sense of harmony. Modern champions that follow his style are Carlsen and Kramnik. Here the masters of ChessLecture review his brilliance and style in a series of stunning games.
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    A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88

    $19.95
    ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion
    Catalog Code: DVD0001AK

    Exclusive DVD with over 3 hours of commented games and movies by the 12th World Chess Champion in the history of Chess Alexandra Kosteniuk. Every single game she played in Nalchik to win the World Title commented in detail in her own voice.
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    ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion

    $19.95
    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937
    Two Volumes Bound as One
    Catalog Code: B0045DV

    This unequaled collection reproduces Alekhine's 220 best games, his own personal acounts of the dazzling victories that made him a legend. Spanning almost thirty years of tournament play, it includes historic matches against Capablanca, Euwe and Bogoljubov, and chronicles his briliant ascent to world mastery, his surprising defeat in 1935, and his dramatic return two years later - the first deposed champion to regain his crown.
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    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937

    $19.95
    Tal Botvinnik 1960
    Catalog Code: B0001RE

    One of the greatest books ever written about a world championship match. Take a trip with the Magician from Riga as he invites you to share his thoughts and feelings as he does battle for the world title.
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    Tal Botvinnik 1960

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    EBOOK - King's Indian Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0394EM

    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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    EBOOK - King's Indian Attack - Move by Move

    $21.95
    E-BOOK Petrosian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0386EM

    Tigran Petrosian was a World Chess Champion and a true legend of the game. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" because of his incredible defensive skills that made him a formidable opponent who was virtually impossible to defeat. Petrosian was the master of restraint, prophylaxis and prevention. He could spot and defuse threats well before they were created, suck the life out an opponent's position and then seize a vice-like grip on the game. In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist selects and examines his favourite Petrosian games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Petrosian's masterpieces.
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    E-BOOK Petrosian - Move by Move

    $21.95
    My 60 Memorable Games
    Algebraic Edition
    Catalog Code: B0022BT

    In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
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    My 60 Memorable Games

    $22.95
    Study Chess with Tal
    Catalog Code: B0117BT

    Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength. This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers. It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.
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    Study Chess with Tal

    $23.95
    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3
    Catalog Code: DVD0013SP

    On this 3 Part DVD series Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences, exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at the early age of 4. Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other openings.
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    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3

    $24.95
    Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0010OT

    Continue with Anatoly Karpov in his specially created series of chess DVDs about the games of the American World Champion - Robert J. Fischer. Karpov has personally selected his own favorite Fischer victories, played during the American's historic World Championship Match with Boris Spassky in 1972.
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    Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 2

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    Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games
    Catalog Code: B0076OB

    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.
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    Bobby Fischer - 60 More Memorable Games

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    Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0013OT

    By the age of 12 Garry was the Junior Champion of the mighty USSR, the youngest ever. Back then fashion bowed to the immaculate safety-first style of the reigning titan Anatoly Karpov. Along came young Kasparov, raging onto the scene and riding some new contraption called glasnost.
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    Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 2

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    John Nunn's Chess Course
    A Complete Chess Education Based on the Games of World Champion Lasker
    Catalog Code: B0186GB

    Grandmaster John Nunn provides a complete chess education, covering decision-making methods and psychological factors in addition to the most important strategic and tactical methods.
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    John Nunn's Chess Course

    $24.95
    CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - #7 - The Colle-Zukertort System - VOL. 4
    Catalog Code: DVD0004ES

    On This DVD Susan will teach you an exciting and dynamic easy to learn system to play The Colle- Zukertort. Susan brings you 20 years of her own experience with this opening which is perfect for the player who only wants to spend one tenth (1/10) the time it normally takes to master an opening. So if you are looking to avoid well known deeply analyzed main theoretical Opening lines and want to win games in and out of opening, the Colle-Zukertort System is for you.
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    CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - #7 - The Colle-Zukertort System - VOL. 4

    $24.95

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