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  1. Alexander Beliavsky - Legendary Chess Careers - Part 2

    Alexander Beliavsky - Legendary Chess Careers - Part 2

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Alexander Beliavsky while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More
  2. Alexander Beliavsky - Legendary Chess Careers - Part 1

    Alexander Beliavsky - Legendary Chess Careers - Part 1

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Alexander Beliavsky while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More
  3. Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

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    Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard. A former World champion, and one of the most successful tournament players in the history of the game, Capablanca's uncanny position judgment empowered him to produce games that were masterful pieces of position play, and that culminated often in combinations of startling brilliancy. Learn More
  4. MASTER CLASS - Magnus Carlsen - VOL. 8

    MASTER CLASS - Magnus Carlsen - VOL. 8

    $33.95
    On this DVD, experts including Mihail Marin, Karsten Müller, Oliver Reeh and Niclas Huschenbeth examine the games of the 16th World Champion. Let them show you how Carlsen tailored his openings to be able to outplay his opponents strategically in the middlegame or to obtain an enduring advantage into the endgame, and bear witness to how the Norwegian always managed to find a way to pose his opponents serious problems, even in apparently level endings. Learn More
  5. Max Euwe - Fifth World Chess Champion

    Max Euwe - Fifth World Chess Champion

    $24.95
    The fifth book of the World Chess Champions series focuses on the life and career of the Dutchman Max Euwe. This soft-spoken professor of mathematics rocked the chess world in 1935 when he defeated the seemingly irresistible force, Alexander Alekhine, to become world champion. Many chessplayers thought this was an upset of the first magnitude. Hardly. Euwe was at his prime and the best in the world at the time. Learn More
  6. Najdorf x Najdorf

    Najdorf x Najdorf

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    Among major chess figures of the 20th century, few stand out more than Miguel Najdorf. In this biography, Najdorf’s daughter Liliana paints an intimate portrait of her larger-than life father. She writes about him, warts and all, showing us her father as a man both greatly talented and deeply flawed, a man at once loving and rage-prone, noble and petty, generous and selfish, jovial but despotic, earthy but vain, exuberant yet deeply sad. Learn More
  7. Die Grossmeister Des Schach - GERMAN EDITION

    Die Grossmeister Des Schach - GERMAN EDITION

    $25.95
    Die Grossmeister des Schach Wie sie spielten, wer sie waren, und königliche Spiel zu höchster Vollendung brachten Von Genies, Geistesheroen und Sonderlingen berichtet diese Geistes- und Kultur- geschichte des Schach Learn More
  8. The Queen of Katwe

    The Queen of Katwe

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    Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Learn More
  9. Vlastimil Hort - Legendary Chess Careers

    Vlastimil Hort - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95

     In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Vlastimil Hort while interviewing him.

     This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. 

    Learn More
  10. Jan Timman - Legendary Chess Careers

    Jan Timman - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Jan Timman while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More
  11. Yasser Seirawan - Legendary Chess Careers

    Yasser Seirawan - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Yasser Seirawan while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More
  12. Lajos Portisch - Legendary Chess Careers

    Lajos Portisch - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95
    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Lajos Portisch while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. Learn More
  13. Mikhail Chigorin

    Mikhail Chigorin

    $49.50
    Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908), the first great Russian chess master, belongs to that select group of exceptionally strong players who did not quite succeed in winning the world championship. He remains universally admired for his creative and courageous style of play. He would always play to win, not only by his famed dashing attacks but also by precise calculation of variations, purposeful maneuvering and exploitation of positional weaknesses, artful defense and refined endgame play. This book is a hugely expanded second edition of a book published in 1987. Learn More
  14. SHOPWORN - Mikhail Chigorin

    SHOPWORN - Mikhail Chigorin

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    Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908), the first great Russian chess master, belongs to that select group of exceptionally strong players who did not quite succeed in winning the world championship. He remains universally admired for his creative and courageous style of play. He would always play to win, not only by his famed dashing attacks but also by precise calculation of variations, purposeful maneuvering and exploitation of positional weaknesses, artful defense and refined endgame play. This book is a hugely expanded second edition of a book published in 1987. Learn More
  15. Jose Raul Capablanca

    Jose Raul Capablanca

    $54.95
    This is the most complete and thorough biography of José Raúl Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion; his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life. Learn More
  16. Joseph Henry Blackburne

    Joseph Henry Blackburne

    $74.95
    This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the 19th and early 20th centuries presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play. Learn More
  17. Ivan's Chess Journey

    Ivan's Chess Journey

    $30.95
    Ivan Sokolov was one of the most furious attacking and creative player of his time. The author presents an overview of his Life in Chess, full of entertaining unpublished material. He is not shy to share his opinions and promises the reader a personal roller coaster loaded with fun stories an unexpected twists. We are convinced you will enjoy the ride! Learn More
  18. For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    $29.95
    The Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. Learn More
  19. A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120

    A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120

    $19.95
    Jørgen Bent Larsen (1935 – 2010) was a Danish chess GrandMaster and author. Larsen was known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, and he was the first Western player to pose a serious challenge to the Soviet Union's dominance in chess.[1] He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the recent rise of Magus Carlsen. Learn More
  20. Around the Chess World in 80 Years

    Around the Chess World in 80 Years

    $19.95
    This is a study of the six greatest chess players in the world during the period 1870 to 1950 including all the games they played against each other, with biographies, annotations and statistics by chess master and mathematics professor Dr. Nathan J. Divinsky. Learn More
  21. California Chess Journal - Volume 7-10 1993 - 1996

    California Chess Journal - Volume 7-10 1993 - 1996

    $29.95
    California Chess Journal Vol. 7-10 1993-1996 Edited by Carolyn Withgitt, Peter Yu, Eric Schiller, James Eade Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004). Learn More
  22. California Chess Journal - Volume 2-3 1988-1990

    California Chess Journal - Volume 2-3 1988-1990

    $25.95
    After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004). Learn More
  23. Judit Polgar - A Game of Queens

    Judit Polgar - A Game of Queens

    $29.95
    Game of Queens completes the trilogy in which one of the greatest players of our time transforms her personal journey to the top into a roadmap for everyone who ever wanted to better themselves in the game of chess. This volume covers the period from 2001 until the present day. These were the years when Judit was in the Top Ten in the world, and facing the likes of Kasparov, Karpov, Korchnoi and Anand. Learn More
  24. California Chess Journal - Volume 4-6 1990 - 1992

    California Chess Journal - Volume 4-6 1990 - 1992

    $29.95
    Edited by Peter Yu, Carolyn Withgitt Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004). In the July periodical, the tireless Bill Wall interviewed GM Eugenio Torre, Philippine Champion and the first Asian Grandmaster. Learn More
  25. California Chess Journal - Volume 1 1986-1987

    California Chess Journal - Volume 1 1986-1987

    $25.95
    After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004). Learn More
  26. Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18

    Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18

    $18.95
    Chess Voice had the good fortune to publish during the Golden Age of California chess; 1968 to 1985. Romona W. Gordon took over as Editor for the August 1983 issue, just in time to cover the Pasadena 1983 United State Open. Richard Fauber continued to write his historically important column, ''Our Chess Heritage.'' Learn More
  27. California Chess Journal - Vol. 11-15 - 1996-2001

    California Chess Journal - Vol. 11-15 - 1996-2001

    $29.95
    California Chess Journal Vol. 11-15 1996-2001 Edited by Allan Fifield, Frisco del Rosario Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004). Learn More
  28. Northern California Chess Voice - 1982-1983 Vol. 14-16

    Northern California Chess Voice - 1982-1983 Vol. 14-16

    $19.95
    By 1985, the Fischer Generation was aging...and finding it harder to compete in local tournaments with the Post-Fischer Generation. Chess Voice went into chess history with the generation that had created it. Learn More
  29. Northern California Chess Voice - 1979-1982 Vol. 12-14

    Northern California Chess Voice - 1979-1982 Vol. 12-14

    $25.95
    One of the best chess articles ever written about chess appeared in the June-September 1979 issue: ''How the Whales Got Unlucky at Masson'', again by the poet chess master Dennis Fritzinger. This was John Larkins last issue as Editor. Chess Voice was again voted the ''Best State or Regional Publication of 1979.'' Learn More
  30. Northern California Chess Voice - 1976-1979 Vol. 9-11

    Northern California Chess Voice - 1976-1979 Vol. 9-11

    $25.95
    The Spring of 1975 saw the rebirth of Chess Voice with the new Editor, John Larkins, at the helm. Learn More
  31. Central California Chess Voice - 1971-1976

    Central California Chess Voice - 1971-1976

    $25.95
    In March of 1970, chess happenings on the world stage intruded into Northern California. Bobby Fischer emerged from his semi-retirement to play second board in the USSR vs Rest of the World match against former World Champion, Tigran Petrosian. Learn More
  32. Scaccic / Chess Voice No. 1-21 - 1968-1971

    Scaccic / Chess Voice No. 1-21 - 1968-1971

    $25.95
    Chess Voice had the good fortune to publish during the Golden Age of California chess; 1968 to 1985. The chess landscape in the mid to late 1960's was dominated by chess clubs and chess club leagues; tournaments, not played within a club, were intermittent. Learn More
  33. SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $7.79

    Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach.  Learn More
  34. For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach.  Learn More
  35. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Special Price $11.69

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time. Learn More
  36. Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    $44.95
    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time. Learn More

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