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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B

      Catalog Code: B0002ECO
      $39.95

      Modern Chess Analysis
      Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
      Chess analysis is nearly as old as the game itself, with many of the pioneering works by the giants of chess history being devoted to the analysis of positions, openings and endings. Personal computers and powerful chess software are having a profound effect on chess analysis and theory - most grandmasters use them extensively. However, this book does far more than explain methods for computer-assisted analysis. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of the human mind, and a greater understanding of many areas of chess while working through the examples that Robin Smith presents.
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      Modern Chess Analysis

      Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
      Catalog Code: B0093GB
      $14.95

      How to Play Dynamic Chess
      Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
      Chess is fundamentally a dynamic game. Each move changes the situation and the possibilities for both sides. No piece is ever identically as valuable as any other, and their scope changes from move to move. The current generation of supergrandmasters plays unrelentingly dynamic chess, but a great deal of chess literature still deals with chess as if it were a predominantly static game. Much traditional chess teaching is based around rules of thumb that might work well 'on average' or in 'typical' situations, but these rules may not equip players for the specific and sometimes exceptional situations that they face in their games.
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      How to Play Dynamic Chess

      Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
      Catalog Code: B0123GB
      $14.95

      Batsford Book of Chess Records
      The book aims to fill a gap in chess literature by listing the record holders in numerous aspects of the game. It is divided into four sections: Games; People; Tournaments, Matches and Events; and Around the Black and White Board, giving the chess play of some amazing chess record moves.
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      Batsford Book of Chess Records

      Catalog Code: B0008BT
      $12.95

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

      How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
      Catalog Code: B0009RM
      $14.95

      Rook vs. 2 Minor Pieces
      Many chess players shy away from positions with material imbalances, because they feel insecure in the face of their unclear nature. Traditional chess teaching does not spend much time on understanding such imbalances, but in this original book Esben Lund discusses one of the most common imbalances, where one player has a rook, and the other two minor pieces.
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      Rook vs. 2 Minor Pieces

      Catalog Code: B0023QT
      $24.95

      Grandmaster Chess Move by Move
      A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
      A collection of John Nunn's best games from 1994 to the present day, annotated in detail in the same style as the best-selling Understanding Chess Move by Move. Throughout, the emphasis is on what the reader can learn from each game, so the book is ideal study material for those seeking to progress to a higher level of chess understanding. There is also entertainment in abundance: Nunn has a direct aggressive style, and many of his opponents in these games are ambitious young grandmasters from the generation inspired by Kasparov's dynamic chess.
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      Grandmaster Chess Move by Move

      A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
      Catalog Code: B0099GB
      $14.95

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

      The Brilliant and Instructive Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Chessplayer
      Catalog Code: B0009CZ
      $14.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
      The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

      Catalog Code: B0003ECO
      $39.95

      SHOPWORN - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
      The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006.
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      SHOPWORN - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

      Catalog Code: SWB0003ECO
      $39.95

      Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION
      Do you want to win more games? Then become a Tiger. 'Chess for Tigers' tells you how to make the most of your playing strength, how to play upon your opponent's weaknesses, how to steer the game into a position which suits you and not your opponent, how to get results against strong opposition and how to avoid silly mistakes.
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      Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0005BT
      $21.95

      My System
      Aron Nimzowitsch was one of the greatest chess players of the 1920s and 1930s, ranked just behind the famous World Champions Alekhine and Capablanca. His reputation as an author is higher still.

      My System is at the top of a very short list of chess classics. Nimzowitsch's ideas have had a profound influence on modern chess thinking. Most chess masters will at some point have studied Nimzowitsch's work, and not to have read My System is by many regarded as a shocking gap in a chess player's education.
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      My System

      Catalog Code: B0009QT
      $29.95

      True Lies in Chess
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      True Lies in Chess

      Catalog Code: B0025QT
      $29.95

      Survival Guide to Competitive Chess
      Improve Your Results Now!
      Are you making the most of your chess talent? Do you always perform to the best of your ability? Do your results match up with your understanding of the game? If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then read on! In The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess, Grandmaster and experienced tournament player John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize your potential and improve your results.
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      Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

      Improve Your Results Now!
      Catalog Code: B0240EM
      $24.95

      My Daily Exercises
      365 Tactical Tests to Improve Your Chess
      "My Daily Exercises" is a superb collection of 365 exercises designed to help players of all levels recognize patterns, visualize tactics, and identify weak points in their opponent's position.
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      My Daily Exercises

      365 Tactical Tests to Improve Your Chess
      Catalog Code: B0101NIC
      $17.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume E, brings an additional 144 pages of brand new material with games up to 2008.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

      Catalog Code: B0005ECO
      $49.95

      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess
      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
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      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess

      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      Catalog Code: B0012GB
      $14.95

      The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess
      With Introduction and Updates from 2008
      This book was originally published as The Official Blue Book and Encyclopedia of Chess. In reprinting this book, the word "Official" has been deleted because the official rules have since been published by FIDE. However, the rules are substantially the same, just the new rules are more complex and detailed. The author, Kenneth Harkness, was the inventor and developer of the chess rating system that is now used in every country of the world.
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      The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess

      With Introduction and Updates from 2008
      Catalog Code: B0065IS
      $24.95

      Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
      Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrated how this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve both their understanding and practical play.
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      Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2

      Catalog Code: B0096EM
      $24.95

      SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
      Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrated how this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve both their understanding and practical play.
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      SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2

      Catalog Code: SWB0096EM

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Special Price $12.50


      Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
      The Psychology and Tactics of the Title Match
      Reuben Fine was both one of the world's strongest grandmasters of chess and one of the world's leading authorities on psychoanalysis. In this book, he combines the two disciplines. This Fischer-Spassky book is really three books in one.
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      Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship

      The Psychology and Tactics of the Title Match
      Catalog Code: B0031IS
      $25.95

      101 Chess Questions Answered
      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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      101 Chess Questions Answered

      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Catalog Code: B0013GB
      $14.95

      True Combat Chess
      Winning Battles over the Board
      Winning Battles over the Board, International Master and former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor draws upon his wealth of personal experience to offer an instructive and entertaining account of how to improve your understanding of chess and your results.
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      True Combat Chess

      Winning Battles over the Board
      Catalog Code: B0106EM
      $24.95

      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess
      Winning Battles over the Board
      Winning Battles over the Board, International Master and former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor draws upon his wealth of personal experience to offer an instructive and entertaining account of how to improve your understanding of chess and your results.
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      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

      Winning Battles over the Board
      Catalog Code: SWB0106EM

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Special Price $12.50


      How Computers Play Chess
      This book attempts to satisfy two different goals. It presents a comprehensive history of computer chess along with many rare examples of the play of early programs. These examples contain both amazing strokes of brilliance and inexplicable catastrophes; they will give the reader a dear perspective of the pioneer days of computer chess. In contrast, contemporary programs are capable of defeating International Grandmasters; the text contains several recent examples including a remarkable victory over former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The remainder of the book is devoted to an explanation of how the various parts of a chess program are designed and how they function.
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      How Computers Play Chess

      Catalog Code: B0047IS
      $26.95

      Computer Chess Compendium
      The remarkable increase in strength of chess computers over the last ten years has resulted in a flood of books and articles on programming methods and new approaches to analysing positions.All important articles on the subject have now been collected together in one volume together with the best games by chess computers including the World Computer Championships.
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      Computer Chess Compendium

      Catalog Code: B0069IS
      $25.95

      The Bobby Fischer I Knew
      And Other Stories
      The Bobby Fischer I knew and other stories is hailed as an instant classic. This Damon-Runyan like work will be around well into the 21st Century. To inform future generations about such greats as Bobby Fischer and World Champion Garry Kasparov as well as the "Guys and Dolls" of the New York Chess scene during the fabled Golden Era of the 1930s and 1940s. In the introduction, five time U.S. Chess Champion writes that the authors capture "some of the most raucous and colorful figures in 20th century chess" with a "Dickensian precision".
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      The Bobby Fischer I Knew

      And Other Stories
      Catalog Code: B0059IS
      $26.95

      Modern Ideas in Chess
      Modern Ideas in Chess is one of the Great Classics of chess literature. Originally published in German in 1923 as Die neuen Ideen im Schachspiel, it created an immediate sensation. This was a period of the emergence of new theories and new ways of thinking about chess.
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      Modern Ideas in Chess

      Catalog Code: B0014IS
      $25.95

      The Psychology of the Chess Player
      This is Dr. Reuben Fine, one of the great chess players of this century (he has played on equal terms with Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others) and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Fine has called upon his own understanding of chess processes and his unrivaled contacts in the chess world in this attempt to analyze both the game of chess itself and its peculiar appeals, particularly to male players as opposed to females, to isolate its inner meaning, and to categorize and understand the special combination of characteristics that make tip a chess champion.
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      The Psychology of the Chess Player

      Catalog Code: B0028IS
      $19.95

      Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION
      >Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is widely regarded as the strongest chess player ever in history prior to the modern era. He was so much better than any of his contemporaries that it is impossible for us to know how good he really was. The edition of the book that is reprinted here was published in 1871 by C. Sanson. This shows that the original Philidor book was still the standard work on the subject one hundred years after it was first written.
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      Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0029IS
      $25.95

      Modern Ideas in Chess
      New 21st Century Edition
      Modern Ideas in Chess is a series of 45 essays dealing with the evolution of game, its leading players, their ideas and contributions to their respective periods. The chronology starts in the Romantic era of Anderssen and Morphy, continues through the Classical School of Steinitz, Tarrasch, Lasker, and runs to the dawn of the Hypermodern Revolution; the 70-year stretch from 1852 to 1922.
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      Modern Ideas in Chess

      New 21st Century Edition
      Catalog Code: B0036RE
      $19.95

      The Chess Gospel According to John*
      As modern day Chess Handbooks go, this must be up there with the best ever. Borrowed from Purdy's Guide to Good Chess and three sections of the Search for Chess Perfection II (included are: "How to advance in Chess," "A System to Reduce Errors," and "A Method of Thinking in Chess") it contains the best tools to start and to advance.

      Many students and teachers of the game consider CJS Purdy to be the greatest explainer of what's important in chess who ever lived.
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      The Chess Gospel According to John*

      Catalog Code: B0040OB
      $24.95

      Elements of Positional Evaluation
      How the Pieces Get Their Power
      This ground-breaking book by best-selling chess author Dan Heisman addresses the evaluation and understanding of how static features affect the value of the pieces in a given position. Now in its fourth edition, emphasis is placed on the static evaluation of each piece's value and its role in the overall position rather than the assessment of a specific position, but Heisman's approach can also be applied to help evaluate entire positions by helping to answer the questions who stands better, by how much, and why?
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      Elements of Positional Evaluation

      How the Pieces Get Their Power
      Catalog Code: B0039RE
      $19.95

      Play Chess Like the Pros
      What separates the greatest chess players from mere mortals? Grandmaster Danny Gormally believes that understanding, preparation and will to win are three crucial factors. In Play Chess Like the Pros he examines these key aspects and attempts to bridge the gap between the best and the rest. He believes that a player's capacity to improve is limitless, and in this age of computer-assisted learning the opportunity to do so is greater than ever before. But are you prepared to stretch yourself, to take yourself out of the comfort zone?
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      Play Chess Like the Pros

      Catalog Code: B0277EM
      $26.95

      SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros
      What separates the greatest chess players from mere mortals? Grandmaster Danny Gormally believes that understanding, preparation and will to win are three crucial factors. In Play Chess Like the Pros he examines these key aspects and attempts to bridge the gap between the best and the rest. He believes that a player's capacity to improve is limitless, and in this age of computer-assisted learning the opportunity to do so is greater than ever before. But are you prepared to stretch yourself, to take yourself out of the comfort zone?
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      SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros

      Catalog Code: SWB0277EM

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Special Price $13.48


      Why we Lose at Chess
      The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum?
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      Why we Lose at Chess

      Catalog Code: B0303EM
      $26.95

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