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  1. Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Exercises - BOOK 2

    Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Exercises - BOOK 2

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    This book is designed to be a companion of Book 1, Teaching Chess Step by Step Teacher's Manual. It contains a series of exercises designed to reinforce the knowledge that children gain from the teacher's presentations in the classroom. The exercises were designed for K-12 beginners and require a minimum of explanation. The solution may be written in chess notation or drawn on the board.

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  2. Chess Life Magazine - February 2014 Issue - FEATURING WORLD CHAMPION MAGNUS CARLSEN

    Chess Life Magazine - February 2014 Issue - FEATURING WORLD CHAMPION MAGNUS CARLSEN

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    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! Learn More
  3. EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move

    EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move

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    Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games. Learn More
  4. 1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

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    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. Learn More
  5. Chess Endgames - Fundamental Knowledge

    Chess Endgames - Fundamental Knowledge

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    For club, intermediate and advanced players. This course is composed by GM Panchenko. Its aim is to teach the students the intricacies of the endgame through a theoretic section, which includes over 700 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods.

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  6. Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 3

    Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 3

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    The 12th World Champion, Anatoly Karpov, has again selected his favorite games of the American World Champion - Robert J. Fischer. Here Karpov discusses some of the games played during the rematch between Robert Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1992. Learn More
  7. Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

    Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

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    In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be.

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  8. Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Endgames

    Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Endgames

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    Volume 3: Endgames. When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. 22 chapters, 45 minutes + bonus material.

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  9. Alekhine

    Alekhine

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    World Champion Alexander Alekhine dominated the chess scene from 1927 until his death in the year of 1946. Historical picture documents and more than 2000 Alekhine games make the great master come back to life.

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  10. MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2

    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2

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    The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.

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  11. 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
  12. Elista Diaries

    Elista Diaries

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    Elista Diaries is the classic first-hand account of one of the most intensely fought World Chess Championship matches seen for decades. The World Champion and his chief trainer deeply annotate all of the games from the 1996 World Championship Match.

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  13. Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

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    The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.

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  14. Bobby Fischer - Profile of a Prodigy

    Bobby Fischer - Profile of a Prodigy

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    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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  15. Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue

    Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue

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    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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  16. Mikhail Tal

    Mikhail Tal

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    The meteoric tempo with which the young Tal took the world top by storm at the end of the 50s and seized the world champion's title from Botvinnik in 1960 is already sufficient to grant him a special place in the world of chess.

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  17. WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls

    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls

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    It is always nice to win a game quickly. But some opening traps are based only on hopes that the opponent will make a serious mistake. If the opponents play correctly, the trap could backfire. On this DVD Susan will take you through a number of opening traps & short games. Learn More
  18. Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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    This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies. Learn More
  19. WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 8 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 1

    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 8 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 1

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    It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Chapter 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the most important basic endgames for the novice player. She will teach you how to checkmate a lone King using a Queen, a Rook, two Bishops, a Knight and Bishop, or two Knights. In Chapter 2, Susan covers all the Basic Pawn Endgames, including the Square Rule, the Rook Pawn, Opposition, Geometry in chess, two extra Pawns, the Pawn Race, one side Queens first, King activity, and lots more! Learn More
  20. Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

    Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

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    This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen's best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.

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  21. Bobby Fischer and His Predeccessors

    Bobby Fischer and His Predeccessors

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    The distinguished author, himself a past world champion and President of FIDE, analyzes aspects of Fischer's play in comparison with previous holders of the title Alekhine, Botvinnik, Capablanca, Euwe, Lasker, Petrosian, Smyslov, Spassky, Tal. He examines the relevance of the respective ELO ratings of the earlier champions and provides more specific evidence for considering the true status of Fischer among the champions. Learn More
  22. Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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    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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  23. Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games

    Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games

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    Tigran Petrosian (1929-1984) was World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969 and was one of the strongest players in the world throughout his lengthy career. Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980).

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  24. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

    Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

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    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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  25. Kramnik - Move by Move

    Kramnik - Move by Move

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    Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games. Learn More
  26. WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2

    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2

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    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. Learn More
  27. Botvinnik the Invincible

    Botvinnik the Invincible

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    Botvinnik the Invincible was written in 1946, two years before Botvinnik won the World Chess Championship. The fact that it accurately predicts the ultimate victory by Botvinnink is itself significant.

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  28. MOVIE - Game Over - Kasparov and the Machine

    MOVIE - Game Over - Kasparov and the Machine

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    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. Learn More
  29. Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 3

    Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 3

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    A close look at Garry Kasparov's career reveals a remarkable amount of sheer brinkmanship. At a time when the Soviet Union was wired with paranoia and run by invisible connections, the winds of political change were beginning to stir and the brash renegade Kasparov would be in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the new climate. Learn More
  30. WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess

    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess

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    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. Learn More
  31. Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik - One Hundred Selected Games

    Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik - One Hundred Selected Games

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    Botvinnik One Hundred Selected Games is a direct translation in Descriptive Notation of a book in Russian published in Leningrad in 1949. Unlike most other cases where the translator takes some liberties, we have not been able to find any differences in the text between this translation and the original in Russian. Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik was born on August 17, 1911. In 1931 at the age of 20 he won his first of six Soviet championships. He won the World Chess Championship in 1948 and held the title with two breaks until 1963. This book covers the most important period of his career from the time he played in his first serious chess event until just before his winning the World Chess Championship in 1948. Learn More
  32. Emanuel Lasker - 2nd World Champion

    Emanuel Lasker - 2nd World Champion

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    Emanuel Lasker - A dashing young man with a passion for philosophy appeared on the global stage in 1894 to challenge the reigning World Chess Champion Wilhelm Steinitz. Emanuel Lasker, 25, faced the 58 year old Steinitz in a three city, grueling match, in which the first man to achieve 10 outright wins would wear the crown of World Chess Champion.

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  33. London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

    London 1922 & Capablanca-Lasker 1921

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    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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  34. Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    Bobby Fischer for Beginners

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    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. Learn More
  35. Judgement and Planning in Chess

    Judgement and Planning in Chess

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    This is a basic book that teaches strategic planning in chess. Written by a former Chess Champion of the world, this book has as its basis an entirely novel idea which will help players over a real difficulty.

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  36. New York 1927

    New York 1927

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    Alekhine's Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine's account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an exceptional agenda, an anti-Capablanca agenda.

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