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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION
      IN STOCK AND SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
      Catalog Code: B0023RH

      This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.
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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION

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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 120
      Maracana Edition
      Catalog Code: B0120INF

      GM Alexander Morozevich, winner of Poikovsky 2014 super-tournament, one of the most original and daring players on the planet, launches his Midnight in Moscow column in which he takes chess to its outer limits with examples of extreme opening play. Surrealism in chess – that’s what Alex is painting on the 64 squares of the chessboard. But this is not just pure fantasy. You will discover that you really can unleash a novelty as early as the 3rd move – even in today’s gladiatorial world of competitive chess!
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 119
      Viking Edition
      Catalog Code: B0119INF

      Chess Informant 119 Viking is largely dedicated to the newly crowned world champion, Magnus Carlsen. He’s the emerging global brand and the new face of our beloved game. We offer exclusive Carlsen photos inside Chess Informant 119, but for the cover we preferred the symbolism of a sailing drakkar boat. This newest installment of the Informant is all about red and blue that one can connect with the Norwegian flag, perhaps as additional evidence that Vikings are back in fashion.
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 119

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      Chess Tactics For Advanced Players
      Catalog Code: B0001OB

      Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics are in chess and how crucial it is to make a thorough study of this aspect of the game. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the third edition of his Chess Tactics for Advanced Players.
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      Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

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      Chess Workbook for Children
      The Chess Detective's Introduction to the Royal Game
      Catalog Code: B0006OB

      Chess Workbook for Children is a fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children (and adults!) who are new to chess or who are in the beginning stages of learning to play the royal game. Ten basic chess lessons and chess rules are presented in detail.
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      Chess Strategy Workbook
      A Blueplrint for Developing the Best Plan
      Catalog Code: B0042OB

      A large-format, fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children and adults ranging from those with a basic chess foundation up to the above-average tournament player. Chess Strategy Workbook teaches you to be observant and take your time to discover the clues in chess positions, introducing many of the strategies used by chess masters in a way that is fun and easy to understand.
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      Chess Strategy Workbook

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      Capablanca - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0353EM

      Jose Raul Capablanca is a chess legend, world champion and quite simply one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His achievements and seemingly effortless style of play won many admirers, and his legacy includes a treasure of instructive games. Studying Capablanca's play is a must for any aspiring chess player. For Cyrus Lakdawala, it was a key factor in his chess development and improvement, and in this book he revisits many of his favourite Capablanca games.
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      Capablanca - Move by Move

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      The Sharpest Sicilian 2012
      Catalog Code: B0045EU

      Five years after the first edition, the book was completely rewritten and redesigned. While remaining true to the original structure, this new edition underwent major changes.
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      The Sharpest Sicilian 2012

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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies
      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0195EM

      Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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      Chess Tactics Workbook
      Learn to Command Your Chess Army!
      Catalog Code: B0008OB

      What makes this book different from the many other tactics books on the market is that it was written by a classroom teacher for other teachers. All the pages are formatted with a heading and perforated for easy use.
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      Chess Tactics Workbook

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      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
      Catalog Code: B0011RH

      Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - FIFTH EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0012RH

      The U.S. Chess Federation Official Rules of Chess is the only official rulebook for chess. Serious players at every level as well as chess club teachers, directors, and tournament sponsors should have it on hand during every match. This new edition features the latest rules, including guidelines for the popular game of speed chess, an updated quick rating system, and the latest conventions of governing tournaments.
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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - FIFTH EDITION

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      Winning Chess Exercises for Kids
      Catalog Code: B0025OB

      This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting.
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      Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

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      Winning Chess Strategies
      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0195EM

      Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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      LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
      Catalog Code: DVD0014SP

      Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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      LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

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      Platonov's Chess Academy
      Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings
      Catalog Code: B0020LV


      Publisher: CIRC
      Author: Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik
      Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 176
      Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


      Book Description Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game. About the Author(s) International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.Grandmaster Sam Palatnik's students reached the list of 100 best players in the world. He lives and teaches in Bethesda, Maryland.
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0196EM

      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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      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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      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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      Teaching Chess in the 21st Century

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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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      101 Questions On How To Play Chess

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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 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 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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