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    DOWNLOAD - How to Win Miniatures at Chess
    The best way to improve your chess game is to train yourself on your computer in solving problems from practical games.
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    DOWNLOAD - How to Win Miniatures at Chess

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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Guide for Club Players
    This is a course for club level chess players based on a textbook by distinguished Russian chess trainer Victor Golenishchev.
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Guide for Club Players

    Catalog Code: E-WIN0126CV
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Guide for Intermediate Players
    This is a course for intermediate players. It is based on a textbook by a distinguished Russian chess trainer Victor Golenishchev.
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Guide for Intermediate Players

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    Total Chess
    Total Chess is your complete guide to Chess. It covers everything: rules, strategies, tactics and checkmates. Everything in Chess comes in threes. Three simple strategies are presented for the opening, midgame, endgame, etc.
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    Total Chess

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    Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION
    Do you want to win more games? Then become a Tiger. 'Chess for Tigers' tells you how to make the most of your playing strength, how to play upon your opponent's weaknesses, how to steer the game into a position which suits you and not your opponent, how to get results against strong opposition and how to avoid silly mistakes.
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    Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION

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    Rethinking the Chess Pieces
    Professionals know that during the course of a game, the value of chess pieces change. And they use this knowledge to decide which pieces to exchange--and when. International grandmaster Andrew Soltis, the author of Bobby Fischer Rediscovered, helps pass this important information on to novices so they can benefit, too.
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    Rethinking the Chess Pieces

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    How to Choose a Chess Move
    There are more than 30 moves you can choose from a typical chess position, yet Masters regularly manage to select the best moves and they do it faster, more confidently and with less calculation than other players. This is because Masters have shortcuts that enable them to think more efficiently. This instructive and practical guide explains these techniques, including: Using specific cues to identify good moves - Streamlining analysis of the consequences of moves - Using both objective and highly subjective criteria to find the right move from any position.
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    How to Choose a Chess Move

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    Logical Chess - Move By Move
    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.
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    Logical Chess - Move By Move

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    Pocket Chess Basics
    This chess program is designed especially for novice players who have already learned the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. Students will study essential concepts such as development, the center, fundamentals in chess tactics, basic endgame rules and much more!
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    Pocket Chess Basics

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    EBOOK - Lessons with a Grandmaster
    Club players are unaware of the subtleties that exist in grandmaster chess. Grandmasters can analyse chess at a depth that is unfathomable to amateurs. Moreover, they have extensive knowledge of chess history and opening theory, as well extraordinary endgame technique and tactical vision. However, having reached such a high level can make it difficult to understand what is lacking in the mind of the amateur.
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    EBOOK - Lessons with a Grandmaster

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    EBOOK - Lessons with a Grandmaster II
    This book is the much anticipated follow-up to the highly acclaimed and award-nominated Lessons with a Grandmaster.
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    EBOOK - Lessons with a Grandmaster II

    Catalog Code: E-B0356EM
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    EBOOK - Fighting Chess - Move by Move
    What separates the best chess players from the rest? What gives them the edge over their rivals? Chess legend Vladimir Kramnik believes it's their fighting skills and the ability to continuously find ways to keep a game alive. Colin Crouch agrees, and is fascinated that the world’s strongest players seem almost unbeatable, even when games appear sharp and double-edged.
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    EBOOK - Fighting Chess - Move by Move

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    How to Use Computers to Improve Your Chess
    Computers have permeated almost every facet of modern chess, yet few players know how to gain the maximum benefit from working with them. Computers function as playing partners, opening study tools, endgame 'oracles', tactics trainers, sources of information on opponents and searchable game databases. Kongsted provides practical advice on how to use computers in all these ways and more. He also takes a look at the history of the chess computer, and how its 'thinking' methods have developed since the early days.
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    How to Use Computers to Improve Your Chess

    Catalog Code: B0061GB
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    Studying Chess Made Easy
    It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull.
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    Studying Chess Made Easy

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    Understanding Chess Move by Move

    Publisher: Gambit
    Author: John Nunn
    Year of Publication: 2008 Pages: 240
    Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


    Book Description John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action. Virtually every move is explained using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary. Each game contains many lessons, but to guide the reader through the most important ideas in each phase of the game, the thirty games are grouped thematically into those highlighting opening, middlegame and endgame themes. About the Author(s) John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world, with two of his books receiving the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.
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    Understanding Chess Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0086GB
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    100 Chess Master Trade Secrets
    If you want to become a chess master, there are certain things you need to know. The Masters know them and now you can learn them too. This invaluable book collects all these techniques together in one volume, so you can try them out, tick them off, and progress on your path towards chess mastery.
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    100 Chess Master Trade Secrets

    Catalog Code: B0119BT
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    Gary's Adventures in Chess Country
    The book's story begins when Gary, a young boy, finds himself at home with his babysitter one boring afternoon. His day picks up when a young girl named Cassie comes to take him away to Chess Country, a world where everything is related to the royal game. Along the way, Gary meets many of the residents of Chess Country, including Riddles -- who provides Gary and the reader with numerous chess puzzles -- and Zug, another young boy who will become Gary's chess rival.
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    Gary's Adventures in Chess Country

    Catalog Code: B0003EU
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    Invisible Chess Moves
    Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
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    Invisible Chess Moves

    Catalog Code: B0105NIC
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    Excelling at Chess
    Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. Jacob Aagaard identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest. He includes chapters on when to calculate, how to evaluate positions, how to study theory, how to study the endgame and when to force the position.
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    Excelling at Chess

    Catalog Code: B0117EM
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    How to Beat Younger Players - Nigel Davies
    Chess is turning into a young mans game. Time limits are faster, sessions last longer and computer databases and playing engines seem to dominate opening preparation. Add the fact that older players often have jobs and families that take most of their time and its no surprise they suffer painful defeats at the hands of spotty youths.
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    How to Beat Younger Players - Nigel Davies

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    First Steps in Chess Technique - Andrew Martin

    The acquisition of excellent technique seems elusive to the average player, but on this new ChessBase DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin shows how to take first steps in the right direction. Hard work, the study of master games and plenty of over the board practice will form the basis of a routine and if you are thinking correctly at the board, the battle is half won. The other half is actually all down to playing good moves and winning more games! This DVD will help you to think in the right way and thus improve your technique. Through targeted guidance and inspiration, a student may get stronger - quicker than they ever could have imagined. This is what the 'First Steps' series is all about. Video running time: 3 hrs 35 min. System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

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    First Steps in Chess Technique - Andrew Martin

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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1

    This DVD is for anyone who knows the rules of chess but would like to be able to improve their game with some specific tactics and strategies. It builds on the basic principles of chess that should have already been learnt. However, there is also an introductory chapter for those that may have gaps in this part of their foundation. The main part of the DVD is split into four chapters: Opening – The general principles of the opening are discussed here. No specific opening repertoire is suggested but a guide of how to tackle any opening and come through the first stage of the game in a better position. Middlegame – Some basic tactical devices are introduced such as the pin, fork, skewer and discovered attack. These devices are used throughout the levels of chess and even top grandmaster games are won from a basic device as these. Ending – The basic checkmating technique of the most common endings that occur in novice games are instructed here. These techniques are essential to master before continuing with more complex checkmates. Test – The DVD finishes with a test chapter which consists of 20 exercises based on the information discussed throughout the DVD. Each exercise allows time for you to pause and calculate the answer before the answer is discussed. This DVD is a must for anyone who wants to improve their game, whether they are a junior or an adult. It can be for those who have just learnt the moves or for those who have played for some time but want to consolidate their knowledge. Video running time: 4 hours 15 min. System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1

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    Move First, Think Later
    Move First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
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    Move First, Think Later

    Catalog Code: B0111NIC
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    Study Chess with Tal
    Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength.

    This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers.

    It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.

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    Study Chess with Tal

    Catalog Code: B0117BT
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    Chess Exam And Training Guide - Rate Yourself
    Would you like to know how good you really are at chess? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned master, this book will help you to evaluate your current level, identify your weaknesses and get training advice.
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    Chess Exam And Training Guide - Rate Yourself

    Catalog Code: B0001IK
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    Understanding Pawn Play in Chess
    Chess owes its extraordinary depth to pawns. These humble pieces can take on many roles in the chess struggle. They can be blockers, battering-rams, self-sacrificing heroes, and can even be promoted to the ranks of royalty. On the other hand, if mishandled, they can be weak and provide targets for enemy attack.
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    Understanding Pawn Play in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0002GB
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    How To Think In Chess
    How to Think in Chess is the rare book that explains in clear terms the techniques chess masters use to find their moves. The authors, an international chess champion and a trained professional thinker, are uniquely qualified on the subject. They offer you both academic research and personal experience. How to Think in Chess teaches you practical ways of thinking to win.
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    How To Think In Chess

    Catalog Code: B0014RE
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    Secrets of Practical Chess
    What is the best way to improve your chess results? Memorizing an opening encyclopedia, learning endgame theory, solving puzzle positions ... there must be an easier way. How about making the most of your existing talent? In a new and enlarged edition of a highly popular work, John Nunn helps you to do precisely that.
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    Secrets of Practical Chess

    Catalog Code: B0017GB
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    Rook vs. 2 Minor Pieces
    Many chess players shy away from positions with material imbalances, because they feel insecure in the face of their unclear nature. Traditional chess teaching does not spend much time on understanding such imbalances, but in this original book Esben Lund discusses one of the most common imbalances, where one player has a rook, and the other two minor pieces.
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    Rook vs. 2 Minor Pieces

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    50 Essential Chess Lessons
    Steve Giddins has chosen 50 supremely instructive games - some old, some new, and including many that few readers will have seen before. He has annotated these games in detail from a modern perspective, explaining the useful lessons that can be learned from them, while avoiding the harmful dogma that characterized many older works of this type.
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    50 Essential Chess Lessons

    Catalog Code: B0031GB
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    Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
    Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrated how this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve both their understanding and practical play.
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    Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2

    Catalog Code: B0096EM
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    Prelude to Armageddon - VOLUME 1
    Ray Keenes's chess DVDs are renowned for their excellent archival footage. Prelude to Armageddon: Volumes includes coverage of the critical games as well as sensational archival footage of leading Grandmasters and champions, many of whom are no longer with us.
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    Prelude to Armageddon - VOLUME 1

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    Prelude to Armageddon - VOLUME 2
    Ray Keenes's chess DVDs are renowned for their excellent archival footage. Prelude to Armageddon: Volumes includes coverage of the critical games as well as sensational archival footage of leading Grandmasters and champions, many of whom are no longer with us.

    Before their titanic struggle began in late 1984 which resulted in no fewer than five world championship duels over almost seven years, Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov both participated in key events in London
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    Prelude to Armageddon - VOLUME 2

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    Duels of the Mind - VOLUME 1
    Each game is not only a masterpiece in itself, but pioneers new chess thinking and strategy. Together the games form a fascinating history of the World Chess Championship and feature a wealth of rare interviews and archival footage.
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    Duels of the Mind - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: DVD0005OT
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    Duels of the Mind - VOLUME 2
    Each game is not only a masterpiece in itself, but pioneers new chess thinking and strategy. Together the games form a fascinating history of the World Chess Championship and feature a wealth of rare interviews and archival footage.
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    Duels of the Mind - VOLUME 2

    Catalog Code: DVD0006OT
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    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 6 - Secrets on How to Think like a Grandmaster
    On disk 1, Susan shares with you three of her best and highly instructional games on how a grandmaster thinks, reasons and approaches each move. This DVD will help you to take these easy to follow ideals and principles and apply them to your own games.

    On disk 2, the Polgar sisters Susan, Sofia and Judit, along with their parents give their first public appearance in over 10 years.
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    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 6 - Secrets on How to Think like a Grandmaster

    Catalog Code: DVD0006SP
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