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  1. Test Your Chess Fantasy

    Test Your Chess Fantasy

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    An intriguing book with 120 diagrammed positions each with a multiple choice question attached. The questions are all along the lines of a) White is Winning b) It's even c) Black is winning: which is correct? The tests become gradually more difficult as the book progresses; the author provides a scoring system and solutions are included at the end. Learn More
  2. The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

    The Chess Traveller's Quizbook

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    Trains and boats and planes are all part of a day in the life of globe-trotting Grandmaster Julian Hodgson, as is his constant surveillance of the chessboard in search of some lethal tactical strike. 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
  3. 5,000 Mate Studies

    5,000 Mate Studies

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    A new interactive training course that includes over 5,000 of the best mate studies ever! These mates are classified by the number of moves that it takes to achieve mate, by the number of pieces on the board and also by authors.

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  4. Chess Studies 2.0

    Chess Studies 2.0

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    With Chess Studies 2.0 you'll learn endgame technique with the use of breathtaking artistic endgame compositions, especially chosen for their instructive value.

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  5. Check and Mate

    Check and Mate

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    Ten lessons on attacking the enemy king, each with a text introduction, then a game in which you have to find the right moves, with points for doing so in a set amount of time. Excellent training for beginners up to club level.

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  6. Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

    Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

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    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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  7. Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

    Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

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

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

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    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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  9. CT-ART 4.0 Mating Combinations

    CT-ART 4.0 Mating Combinations

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

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  10. 1000x Checkmate

    1000x Checkmate

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    The first part of the CD consists of a small database explaining all possible mate motifs in 15 themes. The main database contains 1000 mating tasks in 1, 2 or 3 moves, all stemming from actual games

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  11. DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmates - VOLUME I

    Our Price: $15.95

    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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  12. DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

    DOWNLOAD - Elementary Checkmate - VOLUME II

    Our Price: $15.95

    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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  13. 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

    Our Price: $15.95

    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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  14. DOWNLOAD - CT-ART 4.0 Mating Combinations

    DOWNLOAD - CT-ART 4.0 Mating Combinations

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

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  15. Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

    Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers

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    This book, with 155 problems and full solutions, has been designed to interest any chess enthusiast, whatever his knowledge of chess composition may be. Loyd, White, Klett, Shinkman, Havel, Wurzburg, Kohtz, Kochelhorn and Heathcote are all represented, as are some lesser-known but equally brilliant composers. Several interesting themes explored.

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  16. 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

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    The man who wrote, "Tactics is 99 per cent of chess," might well have added ? "and 99 per cent of the fun, too!"

    Brilliant sacrifices and combinations, either calculated in advance or played on the spur of the moment, give us thrills that cannot be equaled by any other aspect of the game. And, by a very fortunate coincidence, these brilliant strokes are just what we need to become first-rate players.

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  17. Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

    Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves

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    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.

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  18. 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

    1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

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    n this encyclopedia of brilliant attacking themes, the famous chess master, Fred Reinfeld, takes 1001 different combinations and sacrifices, diagrams them, and demonstrates how each can lead you to victory. Mr. Reinfeld shows exactly how these sacrifices work, and how the proper combination built around the sacrifice leads to sure success with an aggressive game.

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  19. Chessercizes

    Chessercizes

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    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.

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  20. More Chessercizes - Checkmate

    More Chessercizes - Checkmate

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    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.

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  21. Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

    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
  22. Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge

    Test Your Chess IQ - Master Challenge

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    Is the ability to make combinations something you are born with or can it be acquired by practice? 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. Learn More
  23. Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge

    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
  24. The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time

    The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time

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    Very occasionally, a chess move is played that astonishes the whole world. It may be a move of astounding complexity, unearthly beauty, deep paradox...or all three. The move is discussed and analyzed around the world as chess-players attempt to fathom both why the move works, and how on earth anyone thought of it in the first place. In this book, John Emms has selected, from hundreds of candidates, the 200 most amazing chess moves of all time.

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  25. The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

    The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

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    This book provides a wealth of puzzle positions to test just about every facet of your tactical skills. The puzzles in this book have been selected by analysing games new and old in search of original puzzle positions. It is very unlikely that even seasoned solvers will recognise many of these positions. Emms, by allying his skills with those of powerful computers, has also made every effort to ensure that the solutions are sound, and that there are no unmentioned alternative solutions.

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  26. Its Your Move

    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
  27. EBOOK - Its Your Move

    EBOOK - 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
  28. 303 Tricky Checkmates

    303 Tricky Checkmates

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    Both a fascinating challenge and great training tool, these two, three and four move checkmates are great for beginning, intermediate and expert players. Mates are in order of difficulty, from simple to very complex positions.

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  29. Chess Endgame Quiz

    Chess Endgame Quiz

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    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.

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  30. Its Your Move

    Its Your Move

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    In this highly original and instructive test yourself book Chris Ward invites readers to solve a selection of carefully chosen puzzles. In this, the second book in the 'It's Your Move' series, the positions are aimed at improving players, specifically the low level club players who are looking to hone their skills in order to climb further up the chess ladder.The reader is given a choice of five plausible plans for each position and has to decide which is the most likely to succeed. Learn More
  31. EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers

    EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers

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    In this highly original and instructive test yourself book Chris Ward invites readers to solve a selection of carefully chosen puzzles. In this, the second book in the 'It's Your Move' series, the positions are aimed at improving players, specifically the low level club players who are looking to hone their skills in order to climb further up the chess ladder.The reader is given a choice of five plausible plans for each position and has to decide which is the most likely to succeed. Learn More
  32. 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.

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  33. How Good Is Your Chess?

    How Good Is Your Chess?

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    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.

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  34. Chess Cafe Puzzle Book

    Chess Cafe Puzzle Book

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    This book offers every type of tactical motif imaginable, from the more common back rank mates, pins, skewers, forks and the like up to and including some of the most beautiful and rare combinations. This is a tactical book that will prove exceptionally useful for a wide range of players, intermediate through master strength and even beyond.

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  35. Chess Mazes

    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.

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  36. Chess Choice Challenge 3

    Chess Choice Challenge 3

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    By popular demand, a third Chess Choice Challenge and another bumper bundle of tricky and varied chess positions on which to test your analytical ability. Multiple-choice questions direct your attention to different facets of each position, while you are also invited to 'take your pick' from a range of suggested continuations. Having wracked your brains to come to the correct conclusions, you can then compare your findings with those of Grandmaster Chris Ward whose deep and imaginative analytical solutions, spiced with his customary good humour, will help to increase your appreciation of the art of chess analysis - and also your playing strength! Learn More

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