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    Chess Tournaments

    Year of Publication
    1975 2014 1975 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Alan S. Russell (1)
    2. Alexander Alekhine (1)
    3. Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky (1)
    4. Anatoly Karpov (1)
    5. Andrew Soltis (1)
    6. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
    7. Bent Larsen (1)
    8. Bernard Cafferty (1)
    9. Bob Sherwood (1)
    10. Brad Darrach (1)
    11. Dale Brandreth (4)
    12. Dannis Waterman (1)
    13. David Bronstein (1)
    14. Fred Reinfeld (1)
    15. Garry Kasparov (9)
    16. Geza Maroczy (1)
    17. Isaac Kashdan (2)
    18. Ivo Nei (1)
    19. James Minchin (1)
    20. Jimmy Adams (1)
    21. John Grefe (1)
    22. John Hilbert (2)
    23. John Owen (1)
    24. Larry Evans (1)
    25. Mad Euwe (1)
    26. Mark Taimanov (1)
    27. Miguel Najdorf (1)
    28. Mikhail Botvinnik (3)
    29. Mikhail Tal (1)
    30. Peter Lahde (1)
    31. Raymond Keene (1)
    32. Reuben Fine (1)
    33. Richard Roberts (1)
    34. Robert Byrne (1)
    35. Robert E. Burger (1)
    36. Robert Sherwood (3)
    37. Sahovski (1)
    38. Siegbert Tarrasch (2)
    39. Svetozar Gligoric (1)
    40. Tony GIllam (1)
    41. William Roland Hartston (1)
    42. William Steinitz (1)
    43. William Winter (1)
    44. William Winter & R. G. Wade (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (14)
    2. LFAN - Long Figurine (1)
    3. AN - Algebraic (24)
    4. DN - Descriptive (15)
    5. NL - Notationless (1)
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: SWB0138EM

      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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      London International Chess Tournament 1883
      Catalog Code: B0170IS

      The London International tournament of 1883 was the strongest tournament ever held in the world up until that time. It was considered to be a tournament for the World Chess Championship. It featured the strongest players in the world of that time. Steinitz, Zukertort , Blackburne, Chigorin, Mackenzie, Mason, Winawar and possibly English would be considered grandmasters on the modern standard. Rosenthal, Bird and even Noa would be international masters.
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      London International Chess Tournament 1883

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      50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - 4 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 24
      Catalog Code: DVD0024CL

      GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
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      50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - 4 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 24

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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: E-B0308EM

      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: E-B0272EM

      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: E-B0138EM

      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: SWB0272EM

      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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      Zurich 1953
      15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0058RE

      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
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      Zurich 1953

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      San Antonio 1972
      Church's Fried Chicken First International Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: B0073IS

      San Antonio 1972 was either the strongest chess tournament ever played in the history of the United States or, if not the very strongest, then second only to New York 1924. What makes this book especially great is not merely was it a great tournament with great players, but that the players annotated some of their own games. In this day and age, there are millions of games in the chess databases, but annotated games are increasingly hard to find.
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      San Antonio 1972

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      The Greatest Tournaments 2001-2009
      Catalog Code: B0003SHV

      The tournaments are presented in chronological order. Along with a crosstable of the event, each tournament is represented by the best game of the tournament winner, the best game played at the tournament, and the game with the most important theoretical novelty. There is also a selection of game fragments, the most beautiful combinations and endings.
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      The Greatest Tournaments 2001-2009

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      1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz
      Catalog Code: B0212IS

      The 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament in Portoroz was one of the most important and strongest tournaments in chess history, and is still regularly discussed in chess circles today. This is the tournament where the 15-year-old Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title and first became a contender for the World Chess Championship. It is also the tournament where Mikhail Tal finally got his first chance to compete in a grandmaster tournament outside of the Soviet Union, and started one of the longest non-losing streaks in chess history on his march to the World Chess Championship.
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      1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

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      The World Chess Championship - 1951
      Botvinnik v. Bronstein
      Catalog Code: B0222IS

      The 1951 match for the World Chess Championship was exceptionally hard fought. Each player won 5 games and the remaining 14 games were drawn. The match ended in a 12-12 tie and, under the rules, the champion, Botvinnik, retained his title. A new appendix has been added to the end of this book with all the games converted to Algebraic notation and the concluded diagram for each game.
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      The World Chess Championship - 1951

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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0248IS

      This is the Second in a series of four books by World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The first three books cover his chess career. This, the last volume covers his essays on a variety of topics of interest to him. The four volumes are: Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1923-1941  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1942-1956  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1957-1970  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986
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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1942 - 1956 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0247IS

      This is the first in a series of four books by World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The first three books cover his chess career. This, the last volume covers his essays on a variety of topics of interest to him. The four volumes are: Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1923-1941  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1942-1956  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work 1957-1970  Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles, Memoirs 1928-1986
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      Mikhail Botvinnik Analytical and Critical Work Articles - 1923-1941 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: SWB0308EM

      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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      The Hague-Moscow 1948
      Match/Tournament for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0068RE

      On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament
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      The Hague-Moscow 1948

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      San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: B0024CA

      Alekhine's super performance with 14 out of 15 against the world's best lacking only Capablanca and Em. Lasker. Excellent notes by Robert Sherwood, Alekhine, Maroczy, Nimzowitsch, Bogoljubow, Yates, Vidmar, etc. As Euwe later wrote about Alekhine's games at San Remo in Meet the Masters: "His wins in this tournament exhibited, one and all, the art of chess at its most perfect yet." Hardback book with all games annotated and with many diagrams. Part of the Great Tournament series.
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      San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament

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      Fischer Spassky
      Report On the Chess Match of the Century
      Catalog Code: B0240IS

      AT LAST- after cancellations, protests, demands, disappearances, apologies, reporter limitations, referee uncertaincies, chessboard glares, unsuitable chairs and disputes about lighting, noise, and player and audience distance were resolved-at last Bobby Fischer was in Iceland and ready to play. Jully 11, 1972, the Green Day, had arrived at last...
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      Fischer Spassky

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      Both Sides of the Chessboard
      An Analysis of the Fischer / Spassky Chess Match
      Catalog Code: B0241IS

      An analysis of the 1972 World Championship Chess Match from both sides of the chessboard - a Russian and an American analysis.
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      Both Sides of the Chessboard

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      Botvinnik - Petrosian
      The 1963 World Chess Championship Match
      Catalog Code: B0126NIC

      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.
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      Botvinnik - Petrosian

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      Persona Non Grata
      Catalog Code: CB0002XX

      The GM's side of his 1978 World Championship Match with Karpov. All thirty-two games are here with most being annotated. Included are the ESP battles, scandals, and fights that make it a classic.
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      Persona Non Grata

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      Five Crowns
      Catalog Code: CB0012XX

      Five is the number of World Championship matches that Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested from 1984 to 1990.

      Yasser Seirawan deeply analyzes each of the 24 games of the 1990 World Chess Championship . played in New York and Lyon. France. He answers all of the big questions, who was belligerent, who blew it and why.

      The final section gives all 158 tournament games played by Kasparov and Karpov, arguably the two best chess players who have ever lived. The games appear by opening, a far more useful arrangement for the chess student than the ordinary chronological presentation.
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      Five Crowns

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      1974 Chess Olympiad
      Catalog Code: CB0014XX

      The Biennial Chess Olympiad is the official World Team Championship and rivals the individual World Championship as the premier event in the chess calendar. The 1974 Olympiad, which took place at Nice on the French Riviera, had a record entry of 74 national teams. The Soviet Union once again captured the gold medal, the USA, without Fischer, made their best result for eight years to win the bronze medal behind Yugoslavia in second place.

      This book covers the story of the Olympiad with 130 annotated games, nearly half of them annotated by Grandmasters, complete tables of team performances in both the preliminary and the final groups, tables of every individual result of every player and the results of all past Olympiads.
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      1974 Chess Olympiad

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      Moscow Marathon
      Catalog Code: CB0019XX

      Moscow Marathon is the definitive account of the 1984-1985 World Chess Championship between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.

      Billed as the "match of the century", it became a unique test of endurance and ended in chaos and controversy. The book is aimed at the reader with an interest in chess and combines detailed scrutiny of the games with an eye-witness account of the proceedings in Moscow.

      No other record of the match has this combination of careful research and constant, on-the-spot reporting.
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      Moscow Marathon

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      San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament
      Catalog Code: CB0069RB

      Organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations' charter in San Francisco in 1945, the tournament combined playing strength and diversity in an unprecedented fashion.

      The roaster of stars spanned generations, crossed political and economic boundaries, and included the women's World Champion, Xie Jun of China, and history's strongest African American chess player, Grandmaster Maurice Ashley of New York. Whether young or old, man or woman, communist or capitalist, there was someone for everyone.

      These chmapions from the former Soviet Union, China, England, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the United States vied for supremacy for two grueling weeks. They produced some of the finest fighting chess ever witnessed in this country, and their analysis of the games fill these pages. It was only fitting that such a competitive event was ultimately won by the greatest fighter of them all, Viktor Korchnoi.
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      San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament

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      AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: CB0097CD

      In 1938, a major controversy existing in the international chess world. Alexander Alekhine had recently regained the title of World Champion by convincingly defeating Max Euwe in a rematch for the title. The question remained as to which grandmaster should have the privilege of challenging Alekhine for the next title match. Various players citing excellent results in recent tournaments made claim to be the next challenger. But who was the second best player in the world?

      In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.

      This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament.
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      AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

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      Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue
      Catalog Code: CB0277RB

      In May 1997, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, came to New York to face his most unusual and challenging opponent yet. Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by a team of IBM Scientists in a project started ten years earlier, was capable of calculating 200 million chess positions per second and was incapable of tiring, losing heart or making an oversight. Six games would be played for over $1 million in prize money.

      This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.

      Man versus Machine: kasparov vs. Deep Blue is the definitive on-the-scene report that every chess enthusiast must read.

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      Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue

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      The World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: CB0391RB

      A classic book showing all the games that had been played in World Championship matches between 1948 and 1972. Part I of the book details in biographical-style some information going on during each individual match. Part II gives the lightly-annotated games that occurred during the matches/tournaments that determined the World Championship
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      The World Chess Championship

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      All World Championships
      Catalog Code: WIN0034CB

      Since the year 1886, there have been world championships in chess. The world champion was nearly always determined in a duel. Whoever wanted to climb the throne, he had to defeat the reigning king.
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      All World Championships

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      Greatest Tournaments
      Catalog Code: WIN0035CB

      There are names of towns and cities, which have special resonance for chess players. Towns like Hastings, Wijk aan Zee, Karlsbad, Tilburg or Bugojno may well be small, but they just happen to be the names of great chess tournaments. Of course these major tournaments also took place in the great cities of the world.
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      Greatest Tournaments

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      Fischer vs. Spassky
      The Chess Match of the Century
      Catalog Code: B0168IS

      The World Chess Championship Match 1972 The chess match of the century has finally taken place and chess masters throughout the world have already agreed that some of the games are among the greatest that have ever been played.
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      Fischer vs. Spassky

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      Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World
      Catalog Code: B0006IS

      In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be.
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      Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: B0308EM

      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: B0272EM

      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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      Soviet Championship
      Catalog Code: B0141EM

      Starting in 1920 and running through to the early 1990s, when the political break-up of the USSR meant the end of the competition, the prestigious Soviet Championships were truly representative events with all of the top Soviet players participating. Because of the enormous State support for the game in the old USSR, these Championships were usually gladiatorial, all-play-all contests lasting weeks, and the Grandmasters represented the elite of World Chess. Alekhine, Botvinnik, Keres, Bronstein, Tal, Petrosian, Korchnoi, Geller, Stein, Spassky, Karpov, and Kasparov were all winners at least once, and the tournaments have gone down in legend for the quality and creative inspiration of the gam
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      Soviet Championship

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      St. Petersburg 1914
      International Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: B0012CA

      Dr. Tarrasch and augmented by notes of many other famous players such as Alekhine, Lasker, Marco, Bernstein, Reinfeld. An extremely good tournament book for one of the greatest chess tournaments all time. Lasker just beat out Capablanca, followed by Alekhine, Tarrasch, Marshall and other greats of the day.
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      St. Petersburg 1914

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