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      Chess Life Magazine - February 2014 Issue - FEATURING WORLD CHAMPION MAGNUS CARLSEN
      Catalog Code: CL0214

      The February 2014 issue of Chess Life looks at the Carlsen era, analyzing his rise to the World Champion title, examing key games and moves throughout his career. Other articles also include strategically using your chess closk, chess playing postures and more in this issue of Chess Life!
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      Chess Life Magazine - February 2014 Issue - FEATURING WORLD CHAMPION MAGNUS CARLSEN

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      Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King
      Catalog Code: B0043BT

      Chess devotees simply can't get enough of Bobby Fischer. Every facet of his personality and his play unfolds in this biographical study. In addition to analyzing his exceptional talent, it captures and puts into perspective his tough youth, anti-social tendencies, fights against the chess authorities, and growing mental illness.
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      Petrosian the Powerful
      Catalog Code: CB0055CD

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      REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War
      How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
      Catalog Code: B0009RM

      In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown, played against the backdrop of superpower politics, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film.
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      The Games of Jose Raul Capablanca
      Catalog Code: CB0039CD

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      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
      Catalog Code: B0011RH

      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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      Chess Fundamentals - Revised
      Catalog Code: B0001RH

      J.R. Capablanca was a World Chess Champion and one of the greatest players in chess history, yet he wrote very little about the game. Chess Fundamentals, though normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters.
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      Chess Fundamentals - Revised

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      Bobby Fischer for Beginners
      The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
      Catalog Code: B0090NIC

      Bobby Fischer's lone fight against the Soviet chess powerhouse made him a global hero, also for people who did not play chess at all. The Russians trembled before him, the Americans and the rest of the world cheered him on. Fischer's chess prowess and his will to win were unparalleled. But so were his eccentric behaviour and his paranoia. After he won the world title, Bobby Fischer vanished and the former prodigy became a mystery. The memories of his successwere clouded by his anti-American and anti-Semite rants.
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      Alekhine in Europe and Asia
      Catalog Code: CB0006XX

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      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics
      Catalog Code: SWB0307EM

      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Activities - BOOK 3
      Catalog Code: B0049RE

      The activities in third book in the series are the fun way to reinforce the rules and principles of good chess. Full color cartoon characters, are combined with pages that the young student can color, all designed to help the student understand the rules, principles and even the etiquette of the game of chess.
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      Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Activities - BOOK 3

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      Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue
      Catalog Code: CB0277RB

      In May 1997, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, came to New York to face his most unusual and challenging opponent yet. Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by a team of IBM Scientists in a project started ten years earlier, was capable of calculating 200 million chess positions per second and was incapable of tiring, losing heart or making an oversight. Six games would be played for over $1 million in prize money.

      This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.

      Man versus Machine: kasparov vs. Deep Blue is the definitive on-the-scene report that every chess enthusiast must read.

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      Theorie der Schach-Eroffnungen - GERMAN EDITION
      Teil I-II Damengambit
      Catalog Code: B0208IS

      Hinweis uber die Entstehung mit einer biografischen Erganzung. Dr. Euwe hat es verstanden, durch seine einfache und methodische Kommentierung der Eroffnungsgedanken und der Zugfolgen den schwierigen Stoff jedermann leicht zuganglich zu machen. Was die Euwe'schen Werke speziell auszeichnet, ist vor allem ihre grossartige Klarheit im Aufbau der verschiedenen Systeme, die jederzeit ein rasches Nachschlagen der gewunschten Variante erlaubt. Dieses Werk hat schon vielen Schachfreunden zur Meisterstarke verholfen!
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      Theorie der Schach-Eroffnungen - GERMAN EDITION

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      107 Great Chess Battles - 1939-1945
      Catalog Code: B0012DV

      One of the game's greatest players annotates scores of fascinating games involving such masters as Capablanca, Bogoljubov, Kashdan, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Keres and others, including many of Alekhine's own games. Includes delightfully candid views on fellow masters and rivals for the world title. Edited and translated by E. G. Winter. Preface. Index.
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      107 Great Chess Battles - 1939-1945

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      Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983
      Catalog Code: B0012AC

      This much-await clash between two giants of the chess world attracted vast interest among all chess players.

      Garry Kasparov, the 20-year old Grandmaster from Baku, is already the second highest ranked player in the world and has won several top tournaments including the Soviet Championship. 52 year old Victor Korchnoi was a Grandmaster before Kasparov was even born and already had played two matches for the world title.
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      Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983

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      Beating the Grunfeld
      Catalog Code: B0086BT

      Since his surprise choice of the Grunfeld Defence in the 1986 World Championship match, Garry Kasparov has regularly adopted the Grunfeld in tournaments and matches around the world. Against Karpov, however, this opening has proved an unfortunate choice and Karpov has won more World Championship games against Kasparov in this opening than in any other.
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      Beating the Grunfeld

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      Bobby Fischer
      Profile of a Prodigy
      Catalog Code: B0032DV

      This book is virtually three books in one--a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match in 1972.
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      Bobby Fischer

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      London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921
      21st Century Edition
      Catalog Code: B0043RE

      London 1922 is important for all these reasons, but it also served as the setting for the creation of the famous 'London Rules' which would for years govern the way in which prospective challengers to the title would have the right to play the champion. As an added bonus, all fourteen games of the 1921 Capablanca-Lasker title match - with annotations by Capa himself - have been added to this new 21st-century edition.
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      London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

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      Capablanca - A Primer of Checkmate
      Catalog Code: B0055EU

      Jose Raul Capablanca is renowned for his exquisite positional play and flawless endgame technique. But "The Chess Machine" was also a master of that other way to deliver mate: the attack on the enemy king. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning chess coach and author Frisco Del Rosario shines a long-overdue light on this neglected aspect of Capablanca's record. He illustrates how the Cuban genius used positional concepts to build up irresistible king hunts, embodying the principles of good play advocated by the unequaled teacher, C.J.S. Purdy.
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      How I Became a Grandmaster at Age 14
      Catalog Code: B0029OB

      The book "How I became Grandmaster at age 14" includes an instructional part that will help anyone go from complete novice to a knowledgeable beginner in just ninteen lessons. This part will be very helpful for parents who wish to opem the magical wolrd of chess to their children.
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      How I Became a Grandmaster at Age 14

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      Lasker's Manual of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0016DV

      Lasker's Manual of Chess is one of the greatest chess books ever written. The fact that it was first published over 80 years ago has diminished neither its relevance nor significance in today's modern chess world. Lasker was both a wonderful fighter and a deep thinker; his book is the quintessence of the exceptionally successful experiences he had over many long years, and his thoughts about them.
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      Lasker's Manual of Chess

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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998
      Catalog Code: B0013BT

      Garry Kasparov has dominated the world of competitive chess for longer than any world champion. The period 1993-1998 represents one of the richest phases in his career. With the announcement of his retirement, it is only appropriate that the games should now be appreciated in the greatest depth possible.
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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998

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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess - 1999-2005
      Catalog Code: B0014BT

      Garry Kasparov has dominated the world of competitive chess for longer than any world champion. The period 1999-2005 represents one of the most fascinating and controversial phases of his career, including repeated and frustrated attempts to reunify the world championship. Following his retirement, this must-have guide is a celebration of the final years of one of the greatest players of our time.
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      Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess
      Catalog Code: B0021BT

      Over the past few years the great chess player Garry Kasparov has written five best-selling books praising the contributions to chess made by the previous world champions. The series is called ''My Great Predecessors''. As a reaction to this wonderful series of books, leading chess writer Tibor Karolyi has written this imaginary sixth volume.
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      Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess

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      Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves
      A Study of 101 Outrageous Moves by the Great Chess Champion of All Time
      Catalog Code: B0013SS

      This book contains a collection of the most brilliant, ingenious and outrageous moves ever played by Bobby Fischer, the American who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all time.

      These 101 moves - every one a move that either forced checkmate, gained material or lead to an overwhelmingly superior position - have been selected from among all of Fischer's recorded games, most of which were were played under tournament or match conditions.
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      Bobby Fischer His Approach
      Catalog Code: B0230EM

      The return in 1992 of American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer against his old rival Boris Spassky has reawakened interest in the games of one of the most determined World Champions of all time. To Fischer, chess is a highly competitive sport which requires not only meticulous opening preparation, a high state of tactical alertness and perfect technique, but also a constant striving for the initiative, immense will to win and even calculated risk-taking.
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      Bobby Fischer His Approach

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      Bobby Fischer Rediscovered
      Catalog Code: B0026BT

      A lively, personal, and wonderfully informative look at Bobby Fischer, his personality and his playing. Although three decades have passed since Fischer won the world chess title from the former Soviet Union, he still remains a source of fascination and admiration for all players.
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      Bobby Fischer Rediscovered

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      Magic of Mikhail Tal
      Catalog Code: B0225EM

      In this book Grandmaster Joe Gallagher takes a fresh look at Tal's games and career, focusing on the previously neglected period from 1975 to 1992 during which he played some of his most accomplished chess. Despite periodic bouts of ill-health Tal occupied a place in the world's top ten for most of this period, winning many top-class events and securing dozens of wonderful victories, many of which are annotated in detail here.
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      Magic of Mikhail Tal

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      Diary of a Chess Queen
      Catalog Code: B0044EU

      Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk chronicles her rise to the top of the chess world in this introspective autobiographical work. Drawing from personal diaries kept during her youth, Kosteniuk takes the reader from the very dawn of her career as a child star in Russia, through triumph and disappointment, and finally to the pinnacle of success on the black-and-white battlefield.
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      Diary of a Chess Queen

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      Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games
      Catalog Code: B0036DV

      Learn chess from a World Champion! These 100 games were selected and annotated by Botvinnik himself as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in 1948. Includes contests against Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov and others. Author explains his theories, the development of Russian chess and six end game studies.
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      Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
      Catalog Code: B0021DV

      These 60 complete games, annotated throughout, emphasize Cuban master's elegant, classic, accurate, lethal endgame play against Alekhine, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Reti, the best. Here are real games from match and tournament play, but endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.
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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca
      Catalog Code: B0050DV

      Superbly annotated treasury includes 113 of the Cuban master's greatest games against Marshall, Lasker, Euwe, and many other formidable opponents.
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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca

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      Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games
      The Brilliant and Instructive Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Chessplayer
      Catalog Code: B0009CZ

      Before his recent retirement, Garry Kasparov held the number one position in chess for nearly twenty years. He is considered the greatest player of all time. Now, beginning and intermediate players, ninety percent of the chess playing audience, can benefit from his wisdom.
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      Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games

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      Checkmate My First Chess Book
      Catalog Code: B0140EM

      Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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      MOVIE - Game Over - Kasparov and the Machine
      Catalog Code: DVD0002MV

      Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match and the events surrounding it from Kasparov's perspective. It delves into the psychological aspects of the game, paranoia surrounding it and suspicions that have arisen around IBM's true tactics. It consists of interviews with Kasparov, his manager, chess experts, and members of the IBM Deep Blue team, as well as original footage of the match itself.
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      1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz
      Catalog Code: B0212IS

      The 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament in Portoroz was one of the most important and strongest tournaments in chess history, and is still regularly discussed in chess circles today. This is the tournament where the 15-year-old Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title and first became a contender for the World Chess Championship. It is also the tournament where Mikhail Tal finally got his first chance to compete in a grandmaster tournament outside of the Soviet Union, and started one of the longest non-losing streaks in chess history on his march to the World Chess Championship.
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