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  1. CLEARANCE - Zurich 1953

    CLEARANCE - Zurich 1953

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    A great tournament deserves a great book. That's what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament Learn More
  2. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

    $7.95

    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. Learn More
  3. EBOOK - Chess Fundamentals

    EBOOK - Chess Fundamentals

    $9.95

    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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  4. The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

    $9.95

    Sixty-two masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess, featuring games by the greatest chess masters Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, Petrosian among them compiled and annotated by one of chess literature's most brilliant authors. Learn More
  5. 107 Great Chess Battles - 1939-1945

    107 Great Chess Battles - 1939-1945

    $9.95

    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. Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

    Regular Price: $23.95

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    Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics are in chess and how crucial it is to make a thorough study of this aspect of the game. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the third edition of his Chess Tactics for Advanced Players. Learn More
  7. CLEARANCE - Chess Middlegame Combinations

    CLEARANCE - Chess Middlegame Combinations

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    Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess. Learn More
  8. Chess Strategy

    Chess Strategy

    $10.95

    One of the great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, etc. Learn More
  9. The Art of the Middle Game

    The Art of the Middle Game

    $10.95

    Translated by Harry Golombek. Superb guide to neglected area of chess. Two formidable grandmasters cover attacking the king, defense, importance of pawn structure, analysis, much more. Learn More
  10. Lasker's Manual of Chess

    Lasker's Manual of Chess

    $10.95

    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. Learn More
  11. SHOPWORN - Botvinnik - Petrosian

    SHOPWORN - Botvinnik - Petrosian

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    This book marks the end of an era: the mighty Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995) loses his world title fifteen years after he conquered the highest crown for the first time. It is a gripping account of a heroic battle. The ageing Botvinnik desperately tries to bounce back after his Armenian opponent Tigran Petrosian has taken an early lead, but ultimately fails. Learn More
  12. Combinations - The Heart of Chess

    Combinations - The Heart of Chess

    $12.95

    Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams. Learn More
  13. The Immortal Games of Capablanca

    The Immortal Games of Capablanca

    $12.95

    Superbly annotated treasury includes 113 of the Cuban master's greatest games against Marshall, Lasker, Euwe, and many other formidable opponents. Learn More
  14. The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    $12.95

    The first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice, this guide remains an extremely helpful weapon in the arsenal of players at every level. Learn More
  15. Pawn Power in Chess

    Pawn Power in Chess

    $14.95

    Publisher: Dover Author: Hans Kmoch Year of Publication: 1990 Pages: 304 Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)Book Description Profoundly original discussion of pawn play isolates its elements and elaborates on various aspects. Basic relationships of one or two pawns constitute winning strategy. Multitude of examples demonstrate paramount significance of elements of pawn manipulation. 182 diagrams. Index of games. Learn More
  16. SHOPWORN - Zurich 1953

    SHOPWORN - Zurich 1953

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    A great tournament deserves a great book. That's what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament Learn More
  17. Chess Fundamentals

    Chess Fundamentals

    $15.95

    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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  18. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    $17.95

    This book is Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch's companion volume to MY SYSTEM. This classic is one of the best selling and most instructive chess books of all time. Thousands of satisfied customers have used this book to improve their understanding of positional chess play. Learn More
  19. From  the Middlegame into Endgame

    From the Middlegame into Endgame

    $17.95

    Grandmaster Edmar Mednis, a world expert on the endgame, shows how to proceed in the minimum number of moves from the opening to a favorable endgame, essentially bypassing the middlegame. He discusses 11 different openings, including both open and closed systems, in each case explaining the best routes to particular endgame positions. These positions are then analyzed, using master games to illustrate various winning plans. Because of the clear exposition of endgame principles, the student will learn not only about these specific positions, but also about endgame play in general. Learn More
  20. 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

    $19.95

    Ask most chessplayers from the ''baby boomer'' generation how they acquired and sharpened their tactical skills, and chances are a Fred reinfeld tactical collection will be part of their answer. And now, for the first time, 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate is presented in modern Algebraic Notation. Learn More
  21. The Logical Approach to Chess

    The Logical Approach to Chess

    $19.95

    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. Learn More
  22. The Middlegame - BOOK 1

    The Middlegame - BOOK 1

    $19.95

    Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book I of the series covers pawn formations and static features of the game of chess. Thousands of satisfied customers have made this one of the most popular books on chess middlegames. Completely re-edited and translated to algebraic notation in this 1994 edition. Learn More
  23. Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    $19.95

    Publisher: ISHI Press Author: Ludek PachmanYear of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185Notation Type: Descriptive (DN) Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as ''the soul of chess.'' Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork. Learn More
  24. My System - 21st Century Edition

    My System - 21st Century Edition

    $19.95

    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. Learn More
  25. The Middlegame - BOOK 2

    The Middlegame - BOOK 2

    $19.95

    Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book II of the series covers the dynamic features of the game of chess. Learn More
  26. Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937

    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937

    $19.95

    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. Learn More
  27. 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

    $19.95

    Enhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation. Learn More
  28. Tal Botvinnik 1960

    Tal Botvinnik 1960

    $19.95

    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. Learn More
  29. Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

    $19.95

    In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise. Learn More
  30. Chess Middlegame Planning

    Chess Middlegame Planning

    $19.95

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    Every chessplayer hopes to make brilliant moves which will overcome the opponent in a blaze of glory. But such combinations come into being only as a result of proper planning, as demonstrated in Chess Middlegame Planning. The lucid and penetrating analysis of the games in this volume demonstrate the imagination and creativity necessary for proper handling of the central stage of the game. Learn More
  31. The Game Of Chess

    The Game Of Chess

    $19.95

    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. Learn More
  32. Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1

    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1

    $19.95

    The First volume of Ludek Pachman's great trilogy Complete Chess Strategy which first appeared in Czechoslovak and German. Planning the Pieces deals with the long term planning, handling and positioning of the individual chess pieces. Learn More
  33. Logical Chess - Move By Move

    Logical Chess - Move By Move

    $21.95

    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. Learn More
  34. My 60 Memorable Games

    My 60 Memorable Games

    $22.95

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    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! Learn More
  35. Chess Bitch

    Chess Bitch

    $23.95

    Chess Bitch, written by the 2004 U.S. Woman's Chess Champion, is an eye-opening account of how today's young female chess players are successfully knocking down the doors to this traditionally male game, infiltrating the male-owned sporting subculture of international chess, and giving the phrase ''play like a girl'' a whole new meaning. Learn More
  36. How to Win in the Chess Openings

    How to Win in the Chess Openings

    $24.95

    International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and provides just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black, and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines. Learn More

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