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  1. CLEARANCE - Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

    CLEARANCE - Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

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    Sam loyd is widely considered to be the finest chess composer that ever lived, often authorizing problems with witty themes that would challenge even the strongest of players. What isn't so well known is that he was also one of the best chess players in the U.S.,despite having a playing style that was highly flawed. Like his problems, Sam would often try to create fantastic combinations over the board during his games, rather than simplifying and going for the win. This book, edited by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, presents 58 of Sam Loyd's problems for your consideration. In addition to the puzzles, the author extensively discusses the man behind the puzzles. Learn More
  2. Advanced Puzzles

    Advanced Puzzles

    This book contains 50 advanced chess puzzles for experienced players. There are dozens of each of the following puzzles: Mate in 3, Mate in 4, Mate in 5 and an additional 14 puzzles that will challenge you to find the best move to win material and create winning positions Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - Chess Mazes

    CLEARANCE - Chess Mazes

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    The planning and visualization skills that come from working on Chess Mazes are valuable and instructive. If you are one who often loses games by hanging pieces or missing mates, then this is the book for you. There are many good books which present chess combinations and explain tactical motifs with the goal of training your tactical ability. Learn More
  4. Beginner Puzzles

    Beginner Puzzles

    This condensed, 55-page puzzle book contains 50 Mate in One chess puzzles for new players. They start out fairly easy and gradually increase in difficulty. Learn More
  5. SHOPWORN - Finding Chess Jewels

    SHOPWORN - Finding Chess Jewels

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    Grandmaster and renowned chess trainer Michal Krasenkow presents a treasure chest of puzzles designed to stretch the minds of all players. Imagination and calculation are two of the most important qualities of a chess player, and they are qualities which, with purposeful practice, can be developed significantly. As you analyse and solve more and more positions, your brain functions more efficiently, you are able to recognize and master additional tactical methods and patterns, and it becomes increasingly easier to solve similar types of positions. Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - How Good Is Your Chess?

    CLEARANCE - How Good Is Your Chess?

    Chess enthusiasts can find out where they stand in terms of chess mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players with this instructive and amusing guide. Looking closely at complete games played by the experts inspires players to form new ideas about their overall strategy. Grandmaster Daniel King based ''How Good Is Your Chess'' on his popular Chess Monthly column. Learn More
  7. Chess Puzzle Learning Levels Volume 1

    Chess Puzzle Learning Levels Volume 1

    All chess players from beginners to Experts will appreciate this text, with an assortment of 82 entertaining puzzles of varying difficulty. Inside, find such original material as the finish to David Letterman's phone game with Garry Kasparov and a joint study of this author with GM Pal Benko, the inventor of the Benko Gambit. Originally published in the University of New Mexico's newspaper publication, The Daily Lobo, this compilation of chess columns has the unique status of writing to a general audience while keeping the content fresh, challenging, and enjoyable. Learn More
  8. SHOPWORN - Chess Mazes 2

    SHOPWORN - Chess Mazes 2

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    When the first volume of Chess Mazes was released, it was an immediate hit with both chess instructors and students. It was a completely new kind of chess puzzle to help develop your chessplaying visualization skills. In Chess Mazes 2, author Bruce Alberston has created another 216 fascinating chess mazes. Learn More
  9. 100 Easy Checkmates

    100 Easy Checkmates


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    Perfect for beginning players--including children--100 Easy Checkmates offers an accessible, fun guide to winning at chess. Designed to help players learn without frustration or tedious chess notation, 100 Easy Checkmates presents easy one- and two-move checkmates that everyone can understand. Learn More
  10. 202 Checkmates For Children

    202 Checkmates For Children

    Veteran chess teachers and authors, Wilson and Alberston, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 fascinating puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions will thrill kids as they work their way through the concepts while they have fun with chess. This book is perfect for kids! Learn More
  11. Imagination in Chess

    Imagination in Chess

    This is a collection of problems and puzzles selected by Charles Dealtry Locock, a British Amateur Chess Champion, which he found to be the most valuable in teaching his students how to attack. These are problems which have a practical application. The author used them to teach attacking chess to hundreds of students. The theme of this book is how to use your imagination to develop a winning attack. Learn More
  12. 1 Move Checkmates

    1 Move Checkmates

    This great book for beginning players covers the most basic of all mates - the one move mate! Schiller presents different game positions where you must find the move that instantly wins the game. You'll learn how to make the final move with all the pieces - knights, bishops, rooks, pawns, queens and even the king. This great training tool is perfect for players new to the game of chess! Learn More
  13. 212 Surprising Checkmates

    212 Surprising Checkmates

    With this instructive manual, players can learn to concentrate on one-, two- and three-move checkmates, focusing on their opponents' last moves and keeping alert to new possibilities, rather than getting blinded by previous calculations. Written by two experienced chess teachers, this volumes first 100 exercises concern checkmates in one move, while the remaining exercises represent game-like positions for checkmates in two and three moves. Learn More
  14. The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    Now, in Chess Travellers Quiz Book, Hodgson reverses roles and, setting the brainteasers himself, challenges readers to find the winning combination in 200 test-yourself positions, all taken from practical play. These are arranged chapter by chapter, in order of increasing difficulty, anticipating that by the time you reach your final destination you will be a keener, sharper, more imaginative player. Learn More
  15. SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

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    Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games. Solving these positions will not only provide many hours of pleasure but will also enable you to test - and improve! - your chess IQ. Learn More
  16. SHOPWORN - Its Your Move

    SHOPWORN - Its Your Move

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    This book provides the reader with a selection of puzzles to solve. However, unlike other books of the White to play and mate in three' variety, it simulates real game scenarios, offering readers a choice of tempting alternatives and requiring them to pick the best Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - 2 Move Chess Problems

    CLEARANCE - 2 Move Chess Problems

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    Arguably the finest book on the craft of composing two-move chess problems! It is comprised of multiple sections - Glossary of 120+ terms circumscribing the conditions and parameters of the discipline, the introductory ''General Remarks'', Twelve Problemists, and The Problem Scene. Learn More
  18. SHOPWORN - Pearls of Azerbaijan

    SHOPWORN - Pearls of Azerbaijan

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    In this book you will find the brightest and most sparkling selection of tactical masterpieces from Azerbaijani chess players.

    The 557 puzzles have been carefully selected and designated into 3 categories: easy, medium and difficult, in order to attract not only the professional player but also to share the joy with all chess lovers.

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  19. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    This book contains a collection of the most brilliant, ingenious and outrageous moves ever played by Bobby Fischer, the American who is generally acknowledged to be the greatest chess player of all time.These 101 moves - every one a move that either forced checkmate, gained material or lead to an overwhelmingly superior position - have been selected from among all of Fischer's recorded games, most of which were were played under tournament or match conditions. Learn More
  20. SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess

    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess

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    Grandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenon Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments. Learn More
  21. 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles
  22. Chess Endgame Quiz

    Chess Endgame Quiz

    This challenging book features two hundred challenges in the multiple choice format that has proved so popular for chess-playing readers. These instructive, elegant and entertaining positions will not only challenge and entertain you, but will also teach you how to improve your endgame while trying to find the best move of the three choices presented. Learn More
  23. 100 Chess Studies - Lessons in the Endgame

    100 Chess Studies - Lessons in the Endgame

    This collection of studies by the remarkable Russian chess composer Alexey Seleznev (1888-1967) will not only wrap you in the amazing world of beautiful and memorable ideas, developed here to perfection. It is also an indispensable chess study aid - Seleznev's problems are closely integrated into practical play and most of them are self-contained lessons. The accuracy of of these compositions is backed up by modern computer analysis. Learn More
  24. Chessercizes


    National Master Bruce Pandolfini has created a unique and challenging Chess exercise book for players of all levels. Faced with actual positions from recent tournaments and match play, readers are asked to make the winning move for some of the world's best players, including World Champions Kasparov and Karpov. Learn More
  25. SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

    SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

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    It’s time to start your chess training! This is the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Complete Chess Workout, Richard Palliser’s highly acclaimed chess puzzle book. Now he presents the reader with 1200 new puzzles, every one checked for accuracy by the latest computer engines.

    All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it’s imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises Learn More
  26. DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II


    This training course contains 77,000 mate in one exercises taken from practical games with many pieces on the board. An excellent follow-up to CD Elementary Checkmates I.

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  27. More Chessercizes - Checkmate

    More Chessercizes - Checkmate

    This book offers chess players the ultimate challenge - to find the move or sequence of moves that will finish off the imaginary opponent in a checkmate situation, allowing readers to practice traps and winning opening moves without using a chess board. Learn More
  28. DOWNLOAD - Attack on the King - VOLUME II - Mating in 3 or 4 Moves

    DOWNLOAD - Attack on the King - VOLUME II - Mating in 3 or 4 Moves


    This course includes more than 2500 exercises for mating in 3 or 4 moves. You will have to use your imagination and precise calculation in order to find a correct way of attacking the king.

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  29. DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I


    If you're a beginner, you simply can't afford to miss a mate in one if you want to improve your chess. This comprehensive course, developed by the chess experts at Convekta, addresses this problem.

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  30. DOWNLOAD - CT-ART 4.0 Mating Combinations

    DOWNLOAD - CT-ART 4.0 Mating Combinations


    The course is prepared by the famous coach Victor Khenkin and includes 1,200 instructive examples on 14 themes.

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  31. The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles

    The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles

    There is something here for everyone. The puzzles in the first two chapters are based on a clear-cut tactic or checkmate, such as those explained in Gambit's best-sellers How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids. The endgame challenges highlight tactics and principles in action. In practice it is vital to defend resiliently and seek counterattacking chances – there is an innovative chapter on these rarely-covered themes as well as puzzles where the reader must decide how to punch home an attack. Learn More
  32. Chess Puzzles for Kids

    Chess Puzzles for Kids

    This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard. Learn More
  33. The Chess Endgame Study

    The Chess Endgame Study

    This is the complete introduction to the endgame study. Roycroft writes the history of endgame study with its international roster of great theorists and composers; he directs an encyclopedic discourse to all varieties of chess lovers — casual solvers, composers and connoisseurs, analysts and judges; and he offers over 400 endgame studies dating from ninth-century Arabia to the present. Learn More
  34. Chess Training Pocket Book

    Chess Training Pocket Book

    This newly revised volume in the successful Comprehensive Chess Course sharpens and tightens your game through examination and study of the 300 most important chess game positions. The most important and instructive positions over the last 100 years arranged as challenges, with illuminating explanations and solutions. Learn More
  35. Chess Puzzles for Students

    Chess Puzzles for Students

    This is a quiz based on very hard puzzles taken from master games, not from composed problems. Because of the difficulty and complexity of the puzzles, you score points just for getting the first move right. You do not have to see all the way to the end. At the end of the quizzes, you are rated based on how many you got right. Learn More
  36. Chess Training Pocket Book II

    Chess Training Pocket Book II


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    This book sharpens your game through examining 320 of the most important chess positions taken from games over the last 120 years. Organized by difficulty to aid players in preparing for their own competitive games, the book features instructive explanations, solutions, and tips conveniently displayed on facing pages. Learn More

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