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      Silman's Complete Endgame Course
      A Revolutionary Book on Chess Endgames, Designed to Ensure that Players Understand Everything They Need to Know at their Rating Levels, and Prepare them to Advance to the Next Level
      Catalog Code: B0001SI

      For more than 100 years, the world's leading chess players and teachers have told their students to study the endgame. Now, for the first time, a revolutionary, richly instructive endgame book has been designed for players of all levels. Silman's Complete Endgame Course, by famed writer and player Jeremy Silman, is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.
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      Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors
      84 One- Two- and Three-Move Combinations for the Developing Chessplayer
      Catalog Code: B0003HY

      In our modern era in which many chess opening and middlegame positions are guided by sophisticated stratagems, the iron fist of tactical blows is still inevitably the final arbiter of the result.
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      Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors

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      Chess Middlegame Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0005AC

      Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess.
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      Teaching Chess in the 21st Century
      Strategies and Connections to a Standards-Based World
      Catalog Code: B0005OB

      A beginner chess book for teachers, chess club sponsors, or parents with young children. An elementary school teacher can use this book as a textbook to incorporate chess into their standards-based math program incorporating National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards. Also included are exemplars and rubrics and teacher tips about how to handle situations that frequently occur while students are playing chess. Tried and true tested analogies that children will relate to are incorporated so that young children can learn chess in an effective and fun way.
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      How to Reassess Your Chess - 4TH EDITION
      Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances
      Catalog Code: B0007SI

      How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. Now this fourth, and final edition completely rewritten and featuring all new example stakes Silman's groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level.
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      How to Reassess Your Chess - 4TH EDITION

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      101 Questions On How To Play Chess
      Catalog Code: B0010DV

      What is the object of the game of Chess? What is chess notation? How does the King move and Capture? These and a host of other Chess questions are answered simply and clearly in this indepensible guide for beginning players.
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      Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION
      Completed Revised and Updated
      Catalog Code: B0013RH

      Modern Chess Openings is the best and most trusted tool for serious chess players on the market. First published over a half-century ago, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the book that has been the standard English language reference on chess openings.
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      Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION

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      Chess 101
      Everything A New Chess Player Needs to Know
      Catalog Code: B0019OB

      Learning to play chess involves more than just knowing how to move the pieces. Chess 101 is a chess book for beginners that provides a comprehensive overview of everything a new player needs to know. This includes... Types of boards and pieces, setting up the board, the value of the pieces, how the pieces move, including castling and "en passant", chess notation, the three phases of the game of chess, how to study chess, what a chess rating is and how to get one, chess clock rules, an overview of faster chess games, the mechanics of a tournament, rules and etiquette, and tips to winning chess. Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to make understanding the game easy!
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      My 60 Memorable Games
      Algebraic Edition
      Catalog Code: B0022BT

      In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
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      My 60 Memorable Games

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      Combinative Motifs
      Catalog Code: B0023OB

      1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400. This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs.
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      Winning Chess Strategy for Kids
      Catalog Code: B0024OB

      Winning Chess Strategy for Kids is a fun and comprehensive chess course written for children 7 to 13 years old. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's a perfect guide for learning the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too.
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      Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon
      Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0030EM

      The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian Defence: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unknowing white players looking for a direct attack similar to the one used against traditional Dragon are shocked by Black's increased options due to the flexible move order.
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      Paul Keres - The Road to the Top
      Catalog Code: B0036BT

      Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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      Paul Keres - The Road to the Top

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      Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection
      Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
      Catalog Code: B0037BT

      Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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      The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player
      A Modern Guide to An Aggressive Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0049BT

      Grandmaster Bogdan Lilac provides a complete repertoire with the aggressive Grunfeld Defense, based around complete illustrative games. The Grunfeld has been a favorite of World Champions Fischer and Kasparov, and its young contemporary adherents include Vishwanathan Anand and Peter Leko.
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      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni
      Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
      Catalog Code: B0051BT

      It seems unfair that Black gets all the attacking chances in the normal lines of the King's Indian. Readers can now take a tip from the World's leading expert of sharp systems and shock their opponent with the Four Pawn Attack! Black has countless ways to go wrong, while White is risking little if well-prepared. Vaisser's hitherto unpublished analysis will give readers the edge they need to send Black's King to the guillotine.
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      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni

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      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0056GB

      This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
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      The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0060QT

      The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - The Grünfeld Defence offers a repertoire for Black against 1.d4. Avrukh's two previous Grandmaster Repertoire books for White received universal rave reviews and have been hugely influential on chess players all over the world, including at the very highest level.
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      The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2

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      The Fianchetto King's Indian
      Catalog Code: B0063BT

      This is White's fianchetto against the King's Indian Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3. An ideal choice for those who want to deny King's Indian players their usual attacking plans. White's harmonious scheme of development, envisaging strong pressure against Black's queenside, has appealed to many of the all-time greats - Alekhine, Botvinnik, Karpov, and Kasparov.
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      The Fianchetto King's Indian

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      C.O.O.L. Chess
      Catalog Code: B0064BT

      The sequel to H.O.T. Chess. Grandmaster Motwani continues to explain his easy-to-use approach to chess thinking, and shows how Creative Original Opening Lines can bring astonishing over-the-board success. The many brilliant games in this book includes victories by Motwani over some of the world's leading players, whom he has outwitted in the early stages of the game.
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      C.O.O.L. Chess

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      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: B0066BT

      A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
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      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

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      Jon Speelman's Best Games
      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of a Two-Time Candidate for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0073BT

      Improve your chess by studying the games of a two-time candidate for the World Championship and three-time British champion. Jon Speelman annotates the best of his games in this collection, and includes games and stories from his World Championship campaigns, Chess Olympiads, and top-level grandmaster tournaments, including the World Cup.
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      The Petroff
      An Expert Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: B0073EU

      In this book the reader will find an opening repertoire for Black against 1. e4, based on the Petroff Defence and designed to be used up to the highest level. For many years this opening has served as the main black weapon for chess giants as Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand.
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      The Petroff

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      Logical Chess - Move By Move
      Catalog Code: B0079BT

      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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      Power Chess for Kids
      Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
      Catalog Code: B0104NIC

      A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so.
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      Studying Chess Made Easy
      Catalog Code: B0110BT

      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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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 112
      Catalog Code: B0112INF

      Chess Informant 112 brings in the main section a thoroughly refined selection of 315 annotated games and 315 accompanying game fragments from May - August 2011. Featuring games are from following tournaments, Kazan (World Championship Candidates), La Habana, Lublin, Danzhou, Leon (rapid), Medias, Paks, New Delhi, Biel, Dortmund, Rostov on Don (Women's Grand Prix), Russia (ch), France (ch), Khanty-Mansiysk (World Cup), etc.
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 112

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      Checkmate My First Chess Book
      Catalog Code: B0140EM

      Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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      Checkmate My First Chess Book

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      Understanding Chess Middlegames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0178GB

      Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
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      Understanding Chess Middlegames

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      Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0196EM

      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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      Winning Chess Tactics

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      Play the London System
      Catalog Code: B0306EM

      It's no secret why the London System is such a popular opening, especially at club level. White's development plan is very easy to learn, and it can be employed against virtually any defence. What's more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely another good reason to play it!
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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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      1... d6 - Move By Move
      Catalog Code: B0338EM

      This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      Chess Life and Review - 4 DISK DVD COLLECTION
      Catalog Code: CLONDVD

      A must have item for any serious chess historian or chess collector!

      This 4 DVD Collection contains digital reproductions of every issue of...

      Chess Life Magazine 1946-1969
      Chess Review 1933-1969
      Chess Life & Review 1969-1975

      This massive collection, over 500 issues of the legendary publications of the US Chess Federation, has been painstaking digitized in high-resolution and every issue is complete - every article, picture and advertisement are shown exactly as they appeared when it was originally published.
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      Chess Life and Review - 4 DISK DVD COLLECTION

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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0001AN

      Chess for Anyone is designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level. There are many videos that present chess material at the expert and master level but very few that address the all-important beginning and intermediate phases of the game where most of the chess playing population lies. It was the aim of the producers to make the learning process of this part of the game both easy to understand and fun.
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      MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx
      Catalog Code: DVD0001MV

      Middle-aged and recently unemployed, Richard Mason (Ted Danson) decides to return to his first love: teaching. He finds a job as an inner-city schoolteacher teaching fourth grade. Richard discovers a way to reach out to his skeptical students through the game of chess. Against all odds, he inspires his students to become champions, not only at chess, but in life! Ted Danson gives a compelling performance in this heroic, heartwarming story based on true events co-starring Keke Palmer and Malcolm David Kelley.
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