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    Creative Chess
    Catalog Code: B0363IS

    This book shows not only how you can create opportunities to win, but, having the right positions it shows how to bring about the win. This gives you training in the finer points of chess play and opens your eyes to a side of chess you may never have suspected.

    Creative Chess

    1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0361IS

    This book has been published several different times under several different names. The question is: Are these composed problems or are these a collection of positions from actual games? "In my opinion these are composed problems. I can not find any of these positions that arose in an actual game." - Sam Sloan. So in solving these you should ask the questions you would ask in a composed problem. Why are the pieces of the losing side in such an awkward position? I actually had a dream about this, thinking about this question. See if you can create a game in which these positions actually arise? You will find you cannot do it

    1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

    The Kaplan-Sheinwold System of Winning Bridge
    By Two of the Greatest Champions of our Time
    Catalog Code: B0322IS

    The Kaplan-Sheinwold Bidding System is the most popular bidding system among modern tournament players. It is easy to learn. All you have to do is read this book. You will know everything you need to know to play at and even win bridge tournaments.

    The Kaplan-Sheinwold System of Winning Bridge

    The Unknown Alekhine - 1905-1914
    Catalog Code: B0314IS

    Fred Reinfeld found that there were many great games by Alekhine that were not included in his My Games Book. Fred set about collecting and going though these games. He found 102 interesting and exciting games not found in the other volumes. So he called it “The Unknown Alekhine”. These games are all thoroughly annotated in Descriptive Notation.

    The Unknown Alekhine - 1905-1914

    How to Be a Winner at Checkers
    Basic Rules and Tested Techniques for Winning Play
    Catalog Code: B0312IS

    The checkers tactics that add up to a winning game - from that shrewd opening to the last triumphant jump - are all revealed in this book by Fred Reinfeld. Mr. Reinfeld shows how the unexpected complexity of checkers makes possible subtle strategies that you can turn to your advantage. With his usual clarity, Mr. Reinfeld demonstrates winning tactical play at each stage of the game.

    How to Be a Winner at Checkers

    Chess Mastery
    By Question and Answer
    Catalog Code: B0292IS

    The master chess teacher Fred Reinfeld takes 16 great and instructivre master games This book is different from most others in that here Fred Reinfeld adopts a variety of the Socratic method. Instead of annotating the games by telling what each player did right or wrong, he asks you to answer the questions that arose in each game. After almost every move past the opening, Reinfeld asks you the reader the reasons for the move and often he asks you to provide the best response to the move.

    Chess Mastery

    British Chess Masters
    Past and Present
    Catalog Code: B0271IS

    A sparkling little anthology of great games by British Masters from 1821 to 1946, with full annotations. The games, most of them from international chess, have been selected to give a birds eye view, to provide a pleasing diversity of contents, style and opening. This is a collection of biographies and games by British chess players during the period 1821 to 1946. Many of these games show British players defeating world champions, such as the win by Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander against Mikhail Botvinnik in 1946. It shows wins by British players against Morphy, Anderssen, Pillsbury, Winawer, Euwe, Tchigorin, Fine, Maroczy, Tartakover, Bogolyubov and others. All games are in descriptive notation and annotated by Fred Reinfeld.

    British Chess Masters

    Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18
    Catalog Code: B0261IS

    Chess Voice had the good fortune to publish during the Golden Age of California chess; 1968 to 1985. Romona W. Gordon took over as Editor for the August 1983 issue, just in time to cover the Pasadena 1983 United State Open. Richard Fauber continued to write his historically important column, ''Our Chess Heritage.''

    Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18

    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0254IS

    World Champions of Chess, Volume 1 - containing biographies and games of Morphy, Anderssen, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine

    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 1 von Morphy bis Aljechin - GERMAN EDITION

    The Immortal Games of Capablanca
    Catalog Code: B0251IS

    This is the biography of Jose R. Capablanca, famous grandmaster of Chess, with 113 of his greatest games. The fame of the great Cuban Master Chess champion of the world from 1921 to 1927, is ample assurance that this superbly annotated collection of his choicest masterpieces is destined to take its place at once amongst the classics of Chess literature. The book contains many games which have hitherto not been available in book form. The qualities of simplicity and artistry for which Capablanca was famous for in his lifetime will be appreciated by every reader, whether he studies the games for the sheer pleasure of it, of for the purpose of increasing his playing strength.
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    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0255IS

    World Champions of Chess, Volume 2 - containing biographies and games of Botvinnik , Smyslov , Tal , Petrosian , Spassky and Fischere

    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION

    The Great Chess Masters and Their Games
    The Human Side of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0234IS

    Is there any quality common in the world's greatest chess masters, any peculiarity which made them contestants upon that particular parti-coloured board and on no other? Is there, in other words, a chess-mind?

    The Great Chess Masters and Their Games

    Chess by Yourself
    Catalog Code: B0227IS

    HAVE you ever wanted to play chess with the masters? Reinfeld shows you how. Now you can play against some of the world's greatest masters, in the privacy of your study with no annoying “kibitzers” around, and with no time limit to harry you!

    Chess by Yourself

    Chess for Amateurs
    How to Improve Your Game
    Catalog Code: B0223IS

    The present book is an endeavor to help the aspiring amateur by giving him the sort of games that are played by himself and his circle of intimates

    Chess for Amateurs

    Chess Quiz
    Catalog Code: B0228IS

    Chess Quiz is a collection of 15 chess quizzes each with 20 puzzles in them, for a total of 300 in all. The reader grades himself. If he gets 18 of the 20 right he is master strength. If he gets 16 right he is club player strength. If he gets 14 right he is amateur strength. If he gets only 10 right he is average strength

    Chess Quiz

    Keres' Best Games of Chess
    77 Games By The Brilliant Young Estonian Master
    Catalog Code: B0206IS

    UNIVERSALLY acclaimed as the most brilliant master since the days of Paul Morphy. Keres has delighted the chess world with his dynamic combinative play and slashing surprise moves. In this exciting collection of his finest games, his claim to world championship honors is documented by notable victories against such chess immortals as Alekhine, Capablanca, Eliskases, Euwe, Fine, Flohr, Najdorf, Reshevsky, Smyslov, Spielmann and Stahlberg.

    Keres' Best Games of Chess

    Botvinnik the Invincible
    Wizards of the Chessboard
    Catalog Code: B0177IS

    Botvinnik the Invincible was written in 1946, two years before Botvinnik won the World Chess Championship. The fact that it accurately predicts the ultimate victory by Botvinnink is itself significant.

    Botvinnik the Invincible

    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914
    Catalog Code: B0176IS

    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914 has become a rare book, almost impossible to obtain. I bought the book used for this reprint from a collector of rare books in Denmark.

    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914

    First Book of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0109IS

    This book holds the distinction and is famous for being the first chess book Bobby Fischer ever read. As Bobby himself tells the story, when he was 6 years old, one day his sister Joan brought home a plastic chess set she had bought in the market and they learned how to play by reading the instructions on the box. Later, when Bobby had developed an interest in the game, Joan brought home a book appropriately entitled ''First Book of Chess''. It was then a new book, just out.

    First Book of Chess

    Learn Chess Fast
    A Short-Cut Guide to the Royal Game Lavishly Illustrated
    Catalog Code: B0094IS

    IN THIS remarkable book, a great master and a great teacher have collaborated to produce what is probably the clearest and simplest guide to the game ever written. Containing more than 300 diagrams, Learn Chess Fast!

    Learn Chess Fast


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