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    Winning Chess Strategies
    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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    Winning Chess Strategies

    Catalog Code: B0195EM
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    Winning Chess Tactics
    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

    Catalog Code: B0196EM
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    Play the London System
    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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    Play the London System

    Catalog Code: B0306EM
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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
    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

    Catalog Code: B0308EM
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    1... d6 - Move By Move
    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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    1... d6 - Move By Move

    Catalog Code: B0338EM
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    Chess Life and Review - 4 DISK DVD COLLECTION
    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

    Catalog Code: CLONDVD
    Our Price: $39.95
    CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1
    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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    CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: DVD0001AN
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    MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx
    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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    MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx

    Catalog Code: DVD0001MV
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
    This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties

    Catalog Code: DVD0001RM
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
    This DVD features the lessons 6-10 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening. Lesson 6: Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions; Lesson 7: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 8: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2; Lesson 9: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 10: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Roman covers the following openings on this DVD: Caro-Kann, Accelerated Dragon, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English, Advanced French, Scotch Gambit, Gruenfeld, King's Indian Saemisch, King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Najdorf Sicilian and much more!
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening

    Catalog Code: DVD0002RM
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    MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World
    Bobby Fischer Against the World is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run.
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    MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World

    Catalog Code: DVD0004MV
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    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0014SP
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    Speed Chess
    Four of the hottest players in the United States battle for supremacy in a fast paced and exciting competition. Legendary attacking player Larry Christiansen, strategic genius Joel Benjamin, daring tactician Alexander Shabalov, and the young phenomenon Hikaru Nakamura test their will, speed and determination in a deadly race against the clock.
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    Speed Chess

    Catalog Code: DVD0021OT
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    Chess Tactics - Level 1
    As a beginner, you can't afford to miss mate in one or two moves if you want to improve. This course addresses that problem. The huge number of exercises presented makes it an excellent tool, even for stronger players.
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    Chess Tactics - Level 1

    Catalog Code: WIN0002AK
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    Chess Tactics - Level 2
    For club players. The program includes 224 theoretical tactical weapons and 291 practical exercises, which are classified by tactical methods and motifs. In each theme exercises are given in order of rising difficulty to help in the learning process.
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    Chess Tactics - Level 2

    Catalog Code: WIN0003AK
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    Chess Tactics - Level 3
    Chess Tactics Level 3 is designed for players with a USCF rating of 1600 to 2100. It is a fundamental training program on chess tactics.
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    Chess Tactics - Level 3

    Catalog Code: WIN0004AK
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    Chess Openings - What You Need To Know
    For club and intermediate players. Presents the current state of chess openings theory in each major chess opening and the main ideas and plans to follow in each of them.
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    Chess Openings - What You Need To Know

    Catalog Code: WIN0005AK
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    Chess Strategy - Become a Grandmaster
    For intermediate and advanced players. Based on the most common and important pawn structures such as center pawn formations, isolated pawn, hanging pawns (and more), strategical methods will be presented for both camps, and will increase your understanding of those positions dramatically. When studying each theme step by step, you can master all the strategical methods and improve your play.
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    Chess Strategy - Become a Grandmaster

    Catalog Code: WIN0006AK
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    Chess Endgames - Fundamental Knowledge
    For club, intermediate and advanced players. This course is composed by GM Panchenko. Its aim is to teach the students the intricacies of the endgame through a theoretic section, which includes over 700 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods.
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    Chess Endgames - Fundamental Knowledge

    Catalog Code: WIN0007AK
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    Win Like Karpov!
    Win Like Karpov! begins with extensive Biography and Openings sections. There are four Karpov Early Games and six Karpov Classics.
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    Win Like Karpov!

    Catalog Code: B0066OB
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings I - Pawn Endings
    At the beginning of the 1980s, the Chess Informant publishing house started one of the greatest publishing ventures in chess history. In 1982 the first volume of Encyclopedia of Chess endgames was published (Pawn endgames).
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings I - Pawn Endings

    Catalog Code: B0009ECO
    Our Price: $31.95
    Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery

    Publisher: McFarland
    Author: Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 458
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description One of the greatest chess legends of all time, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), is best known for founding the Hypermodernism school of chess, which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters. This first full-scale biography of Nimzowitsch chronicles his early life in Denmark, his family and education, and his fascination with the game that would become the focus of his life. Also included are explorations of his tournament games and records, his dispute with influential chess teacher Siegbert Tarrasch, and his role in the development of Hypermodern Chess. With detailed accounts of nearly 450 games and the only narrative of Nimzowitsch from 1914 to 1924, a period formerly cloaked in mystery, this volume offers the most thorough profile available of one of chess's greatest innovators.
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    Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery

    Catalog Code: B0013MF
    Our Price: $49.95
    Platonov's Chess Academy

    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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    Platonov's Chess Academy

    Catalog Code: B0020LV
    Our Price: $16.95
    Paul Morphy
    Translated by Robert Sherwood from the 1909 edition published in Germany. Maroczy was the strongest player who ever annotated all of Morphy's games and thus to non-German language readers, it should be of special interest, especially since the standards for analytical notes were far higher even in 1909 than were accepted when these games were played.
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    Paul Morphy

    Catalog Code: B0023CA
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    Zurich 1953
    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

    Catalog Code: B0058RE
    Our Price: $29.95
    Formation Attack Strategies
    The book also contains discussions about many attack philosophies, attack strategy and planning, identification and exploitation of weaknesses, and so much more.
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    Formation Attack Strategies

    Catalog Code: B0063OB
    Our Price: $39.95
    Mayhem in the Morra
    Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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    Mayhem in the Morra

    Catalog Code: B0065QT
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    Chess Evolution 2 - Beyond the Basics
    The Fundamentals series shows players the basic ideas they should know, then the Beyond the Basics series sets off on the road to mastery. Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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    Chess Evolution 2 - Beyond the Basics

    Catalog Code: B0066QT
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    The Modern Reti

    Publisher: Chess Stars
    Author: Alexander Delchev
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 212
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book Description Many players find that facing the ultra-solid Slav is like banging your head against a brick wall. This book, from an experienced author and strong grandmaster provides a solution. Based around the moves: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4, Delchev provides original analysis, his own as well as computer generated, and up to date game references from 2011. The repertoire covers both 2...c6 and 2...e6 as well as the independent tries 2...dc and 2...d4. The book is divided into 8 sections, each of which is subdivided into a main ideas section, a step-by step theory section and finally some complete illustrative games. There is one section on each of 2...dc and 2...d4, before 4 chapters on the various Slav and Semi-Slav structures and 2 on an anti-Queen's Gambit Declined approach. In short this provides: A tried and tested repertoire against some of the most common and most solid black lines, presented by an established GM author An emphasis on understanding the themes and key ideas rather than a maze of complex variations Up to date game references and analysis that will stand the test of time About the Author(s) Alexander Delchev is European Grand Prix winner in 2004. He has played for Bulgaria in 6 Olympiads. His best rating so far was 2669. Delchev is the author of the bestsellers The Safest Scilian and The Safest Grunfeld.
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    The Modern Reti

    Catalog Code: B0081EU
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    Bobby Fischer Comes Home
    Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
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    Bobby Fischer Comes Home

    Catalog Code: B0109NIC
    Our Price: $19.95
    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
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    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    Catalog Code: B0110NIC
    Our Price: $17.95
    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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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 113
    Garry's Choice
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 113

    Catalog Code: B0113INF
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    The Stress of Chess
    In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.
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    The Stress of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0113NIC
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 114
    2nd exclusive column by Garry Kasparov! The 13th World champion dissects top games of modern chess/ in English, 8 pages.
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 114

    Catalog Code: B0114INF
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    What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
    Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
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    What It Takes to Become a Chess Master

    Catalog Code: B0115BT
    Our Price: $19.95

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