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      Lasker's Manual of Chess
      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

      Catalog Code: B0016DV
      $10.95

      The Literature of Chess
      Through the fortunate chance of having developed a notation to record actual games, chess has become very much a literary game. This has resulted in a veritable flood of books, with more being written about chess than any other sport. Hence, for the average chess player who would like to improve, the choice among such a vast number of books can be bewildering. The author has undertaken to review those books written by the great writers of the game and to select recommendations.
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      The Literature of Chess

      Catalog Code: B0008MF
      $32.95

      Lessons with the Masters
      Lessons with the Masters
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      Lessons with the Masters

      Catalog Code: CB0056CD
      $7.95

      My System - 21st Century Edition
      The Landmark Positional Chess Training Classic in an Easy-To-Study Algebaic Format / 419 Diagrams
      For many years, Nimzovich was known as the "Stormy Petrel" of the chess world. Today, his profound theories of positional chess are accepted as a matter of course, and a knowledge of them is essential to every player who wants to improve his game. My System describes a theory of chess; it also describes the character and genius of its author.
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      My System - 21st Century Edition

      The Landmark Positional Chess Training Classic in an Easy-To-Study Algebaic Format / 419 Diagrams
      Catalog Code: B0002HY
      $19.95

      How to Get Better at Chess
      Chess Masters on Their Art
      The material in these pages form one of the most original chess books ever printed. Questions that have been in the mind of all chess players are answered by the greatest legends of the game. Luminaries such as Grandmasters Tal, Larsen and Seirawan present previously unpublished stories, comments and anecdotes that will usrely delight any chess enthusiast.
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      How to Get Better at Chess

      Chess Masters on Their Art
      Catalog Code: B0016OB
      $17.95

      Pandolfini's Chess Complete
      The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game from History to Strategy
      The perfect addition to any personal chess library, Pandolfini's Chess Complete is a comprehensive, accessible reference. National Master Bruce Pandolfini has covered every aspect of the game, from chessboard and pieces to history and strategy, and has responded to virtually any possible question or situation that could arise. From algebra notation to "zugzwang," Pandolfini has created the chess bible for players of all levels.
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      Pandolfini's Chess Complete

      The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Game from History to Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0011SS
      $17.95

      Dynamics of Chess Psychology
      The author helps you follow the road to chess mastership with chapters on 1)Pre-History(600-1821), First steps and examine the different "Schools"., 2)The Romantic(1821-1859) The Development of Natural Talent(A very important chapter) looking at Bourdonnais, Staunton, Anderrsen, and Morphy, 3)The Classical Era(1859-1927) Chess as Science looking at Paulsen, Steinitz, Tarrasch, Tchigorin, Lasker, Rubinstein, and Capablanca, 4)The Modern Game(1927-1957)Individuality and Character examining Nimzovich, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Boleslavsky, and Bronstein, 5)Contemporary Chess(1957-) The Individual in Struggle with Tal, Petrosian, Korchnoi, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, & Kasparov, Separate chapters on Philosophical Foundations and the Importance of Aesthetics ending with Rating and Training Understanding. This book is an all-time classic.
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      Dynamics of Chess Psychology

      Catalog Code: CB0088CD
      $5.95

      EBOOK - Chess Fundamentals
      This is a reprint of the original "Chess Fundamentals" by Capablanca, as first published in 1921 and only a preface added by Capablanca in 1934. The reader here can feel confident that this reprint contains the exact, complete words of Capablanca. Unlike other reprints, not one word has been changed or omitted.
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      EBOOK - Chess Fundamentals

      Catalog Code: E-B0046EM
      $19.95

      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price $10.00


      The Game Of Chess
      Lessons in Classical Chess From the Greatest Teacher of All Time
      A famous chess manual for 75 years, now re-edited for the modern chess player. Dr. Tarrasch was one of the world's strongest players in the late 19th century and this manual teaches chess from the novice level to Class A / Expert strength players. It fully covers, tactics, endings, and opening play. A must for every serious chess player.
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      The Game Of Chess

      Lessons in Classical Chess From the Greatest Teacher of All Time
      Catalog Code: B0006HY
      $19.95

      My Love Affair with Tchigorin
      By one of America's best players of the 1930's-40's and a world renown "Romantic". His pre-game comments and annotation of all games will delight you. The long introduction tells of how Santasiere is going to share the joys of one of the greatest chess artists of all time with us. He then encourages us to play romantic, fighting chess like Tchigorin, instead of unoriginal chess. This book could certainly be recommended for the Romantic chess player.
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      My Love Affair with Tchigorin

      Catalog Code: CB0031CD
      $7.95

      Learn Chess in 12 Lessons
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 1
      This is the first book in Lev Alburt's famous Comprehensive Chess Course. Learn everything from the basics of piece movement up to the value of the chess pieces, strategies, tactics, and opening principles. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player. This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike.
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      Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: B0001LV
      $16.95

      From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
      This is the Second Volume in the Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. Students in this category have mastered the basics and are now ready to not just play Chess, but to play WINNING CHESS!
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      From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0002LV
      $28.95

      Hypermodern Strategy
      Hypermodern Strategy
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      Hypermodern Strategy

      Catalog Code: CB0100CD
      $4.95

      The Amateur's Mind
      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      This book takes the student on a journey through his own mind and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found knowledge and the promise of a significant gain in strength. Most amateurs possess erroneous thinking processes that remain with them throughout their chess lives.
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      The Amateur's Mind

      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      Catalog Code: B0003SI
      $19.95

      The System
      A World Champion's Approach to Chess
      Hans Berliner is one of the most successful correspondence chess players of all time, and was utterly dominant in the 5th World Championship. Here, for the first time, he explains the set of principles - The System - that he used to guide him to the right moves. Readers will be astonished by the simplicity and power of Berliner's methods as he takes several major openings and subjects them to System principles, and finds radically new approaches to them.
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      The System

      A World Champion's Approach to Chess
      Catalog Code: B0098GB
      $14.95

      Tips for Young Players
      In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
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      Tips for Young Players

      Catalog Code: B0259EM
      $15.95

      How To Think In Chess
      How to Think in Chess is the rare book that explains in clear terms the techniques chess masters use to find their moves. The authors, an international chess champion and a trained professional thinker, are uniquely qualified on the subject. They offer you both academic research and personal experience. How to Think in Chess teaches you practical ways of thinking to win.
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      How To Think In Chess

      Catalog Code: B0014RE
      $24.95

      How to be Lucky in Chess
      A Practical Guide to Encouraging Your Opponents to Self-Destruct!
      Some players seem to have an inexhaustible supply of chessboard luck. No matter what trouble they find themselves in, they somehow manage to escape. Among world champions, Lasker, Tal and Kasparov are famed for peering into the abyss but somehow making sure it is their opponents who fall.
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      How to be Lucky in Chess

      A Practical Guide to Encouraging Your Opponents to Self-Destruct!
      Catalog Code: B0103GB
      $14.95

      Understanding Chess Move by Move
      A Top-Class Grandmaster Explains Step-By-Step How Chess Games are Won

      Publisher: Gambit
      Author: John Nunn
      Year of Publication: 2008 Pages: 240
      Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


      Book Description John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action. Virtually every move is explained using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary. Each game contains many lessons, but to guide the reader through the most important ideas in each phase of the game, the thirty games are grouped thematically into those highlighting opening, middlegame and endgame themes. About the Author(s) John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world, with two of his books receiving the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.
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      Understanding Chess Move by Move

      A Top-Class Grandmaster Explains Step-By-Step How Chess Games are Won
      Catalog Code: B0086GB
      $22.95

      How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK
      How to Master Chess Imbalances
      In this large workbook, a stand-alone companion to How to Reassess Your Chess, Jeremy Silman provides 131 problems designed to test a player's strengths and weaknesses. These problems cover openings, middlegames (both positional and tactical) and endgames. As a player completes one of these problems, he or she may then turn to Mr. Silman's answer, which is always detailed yet never dry.
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      How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK

      How to Master Chess Imbalances
      Catalog Code: B0006SI
      $19.95

      A Parent's Guide to Chess
      So your child has discovered Chess. You've probably heard the good news from teachers and other parents: kids who play Chess do better in school and learn self-reliance and analytical skills. It's great that your kid is interested in an activity that offers such lifelong benefits and provides so many chances to learn real life lessons - and it is so much fun!
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      A Parent's Guide to Chess

      Catalog Code: B0007OB
      $14.95

      Excelling at Chess
      Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. Jacob Aagaard identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest. He includes chapters on when to calculate, how to evaluate positions, how to study theory, how to study the endgame and when to force the position.
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      Excelling at Chess

      Catalog Code: B0117EM
      $23.95

      Rapid Chess Improvement
      The two-part article, "400 Points in 400 Days" by Michael de la Maza was not only wildly popular when it appeared in the Skittles Room at early last year, but its popularity also continued unabated even when it was retired to the Archives. Now the dozen and a half or so pages that made up "400 Points" has been transformed into a full-blown 126-page book published by Everyman Chess: "Rapid Chess Improvement: A Study Plan for Adult Players".
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      Rapid Chess Improvement

      Catalog Code: B0144EM
      $19.95

      SHOPWORN - Rapid Chess Improvement
      The two-part article, "400 Points in 400 Days" by Michael de la Maza was not only wildly popular when it appeared in the Skittles Room at early last year, but its popularity also continued unabated even when it was retired to the Archives. Now the dozen and a half or so pages that made up "400 Points" has been transformed into a full-blown 126-page book published by Everyman Chess: "Rapid Chess Improvement: A Study Plan for Adult Players".
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      SHOPWORN - Rapid Chess Improvement

      Catalog Code: SWB0144EM

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price $10.00


      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess
      Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. Jacob Aagaard identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest. He includes chapters on when to calculate, how to evaluate positions, how to study theory, how to study the endgame and when to force the position.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess

      Catalog Code: E-B0117EM
      $19.95

      Chess Rules of Thumb
      Backed up with diagrams and illustrations to help you remember key principles, a glossary of essential chess terms and a rundown on all major openings, Chess Rules of Thumb will improve your chess play. And it's great fun to read!
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      Chess Rules of Thumb

      Catalog Code: B0008LV
      $19.95

      Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess
      A Knowledge Based Approach
      Through a revolutionary testing system, Dr. Kopec is able to quantify their overall chess strength, specific deficiencies and definite abilities, allowing him to pinpoint which aspects need the most work. This book, developed with the US Chess Federation, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec's knowledge and efforts to help chess players understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery.
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      Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess

      A Knowledge Based Approach
      Catalog Code: B0009OB
      $9.95

      Three Days with Bobby Fischer
      How to Meet Champions & Choose Your Openings
      Three Days with Bobby Fischer and Other Chess Essays: How to Meet Champions & Choose Your Openings is a chess book you can sit back comfortably in your armchair and just read. Or, when you feel like getting the pieces out of the box and learning from some great games, tactics and strategies - that's all here as well.
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      Three Days with Bobby Fischer

      How to Meet Champions & Choose Your Openings
      Catalog Code: B0014LV
      $29.95

      Chess Under the Microscope
      Magnify Your Chess Strength
      In this major work, Paul Motwani, the author of the critically acclaimed H.O.T. Chess and C.O.O.L. Chess, looks in-deph at key aspects of chess. His witty style will not only amuse but will instruct the reader by providing memorable insights into chess secrets.
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      Chess Under the Microscope

      Magnify Your Chess Strength
      Catalog Code: B0039BT
      $9.95

      Logical Chess - Move By Move
      Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
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      Logical Chess - Move By Move

      Catalog Code: B0079BT
      $21.95

      Chess Psychology
      219 Historic Games from the Masters

      What do we understand by brilliancy in chess? The author delves back into history to examine how this concept has developed, before presenting a dazzling array of brilliant games from the past few decades - the prize-winners as selected by grandmaster panels for each issue of Yugoslav 'Chess Informator' between 1968 and 1998. Apart from providing hours of pleasure, a study of these masterpieces will also surely help to add sparkle to your own play!
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      Chess Psychology

      Catalog Code: B0128EM
      $19.95

      SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology
      219 Historic Games from the Masters

      What do we understand by brilliancy in chess? The author delves back into history to examine how this concept has developed, before presenting a dazzling array of brilliant games from the past few decades - the prize-winners as selected by grandmaster panels for each issue of Yugoslav 'Chess Informator' between 1968 and 1998. Apart from providing hours of pleasure, a study of these masterpieces will also surely help to add sparkle to your own play!
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology

      Catalog Code: SWB0128EM

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price $10.00


      Chess Software User's Guide
      If you have just picked up this book, the chances are that you are the proud owner of a piece of chess software. Whether this is the latest release of a sophisticated database package or a playing program that came free with a magazine, then this book will help you make the most of it.
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      Chess Software User's Guide

      Catalog Code: B0304EM
      $19.95

      SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide
      If you have just picked up this book, the chances are that you are the proud owner of a piece of chess software. Whether this is the latest release of a sophisticated database package or a playing program that came free with a magazine, then this book will help you make the most of it.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide

      Catalog Code: SWB0304EM

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price $9.98


      Chess Exam And Training Guide - Rate Yourself
      Rate Yourself and Learn How to Improve!
      Would you like to know how good you really are at chess? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned master, this book will help you to evaluate your current level, identify your weaknesses and get training advice.
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      Chess Exam And Training Guide - Rate Yourself

      Rate Yourself and Learn How to Improve!
      Catalog Code: B0001IK
      $24.95

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