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    Mitchell's Guide to the Game of Chess
    A Complete Course of Instruction for Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0354IS

    Included are deeply annotated games by Alekhine, Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Euwe, Botvinnik, Fine, Reshevsky. Nimzovitch, Kashdan, Horowitz and Marshall played mostly from 1937 to 1940.
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    Mitchell's Guide to the Game of Chess

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    Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0349IS

    This book has taught two generations of chess players how to play forcefully and intelligently. Thousands of people, absolute novices at the game and skilled players alike, have profited from "Chess Strategy," with such famous Grandmasters as Paul Keres and Reuben Fine acclaiming it as the work which first showed them the way to successful chess.
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    Chess Strategy

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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1a
    Catalog Code: B0008RCH

    The book is a new edition of a bestseller by an experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko. Over 200,000 copies of his books were sold in the Soviet Union in the late 1980's! This book is intended for beginners, both children and adults. The themes are: Mate in one, Mate in two, Win a queen, Win a rook, Win a piece, etc. The book designed for chess players with ELO 900-1200 points. Includes more than 700 tactical problems classified according to themes and difficulty.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1a

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    Chess Openings for Juniors
    Catalog Code: B0011RCH

    The vast majority of opening guides are written for adult readers. This book is also devoted to the theory but it is junior. The structure of the book is simple and attractive: openings are examined using examples from actual games, each of which is presented in the form of a lesson with its own name. Several such lessons form an opening theme, and the examination of each theme concludes with exercises.
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    Chess Openings for Juniors

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    Chess Concepts and Coloring Book for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0136OB

    Learn basic chess concepts and color some of the most popular chess illustrations from the Chess Detective Workbook series. This book contains fifty basic chess lessons designed to assist beginner level chess players.
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    Chess Concepts and Coloring Book for Kids

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    Chess Tactics Workbook for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0206GB

    Chess Tactics Workbook for Kids is the first in a new series of books that help players gain chess skills by tackling hundreds of carefully chosen exercises. The themes are similar to those in Gambit’s best-selling ‘Chess for Kids’ series, but the focus is on getting vital hands-on experience. Many positions build on ones given earlier, showing how advanced ideas are normally made up of simpler ones that we can all grasp.
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    Chess Tactics Workbook for Kids

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    Chess Evolution 2
    Beyond the Basics - Revised Edition
    Catalog Code: B0159QT

    The course is structured in three series with three levels. The Fundamentals level is the easiest one, Beyond the Basics is more challenging, and Mastery is quite difficult, even for stronger players. The various topics – Tactics, Strategy, Positional Play, Endgames, Calculating Variations, and Openings are spread evenly across the nine volumes, giving readers the chance to improve every area as they work through the books.
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    Chess Evolution 2

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    Chess & Checkers - The Way to Mastership
    Catalog Code: B0348IS

    Edward Lasker was an expert and authority on many games, not only chess and checkers but also go, the Oriental game he introduced to the United States. General strategic principles rather than analyses requiring memorizing are stressed throughout the book, so that even a beginner or a player of moderate experience can understand the discussion. This method of teaching is unquestionably the most interesting and effective, because it makes the student think for himself.
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    Chess & Checkers - The Way to Mastership

    $19.95
    Parker's Chess Adventure
    100-Puzzle Chess Tactics Workbook
    Catalog Code: B0133OB

    Parker's Chess Adventure is a story book/workbook that contains 100 one-move tactics puzzles for kids with a playing level around 1000 or less.
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    Parker's Chess Adventure

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    Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners
    The Fundamental Guide to Spotting Key Moves in the Middlegame
    Catalog Code: B0211NIC

    Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners teaches the most important patterns you need to know in order to develop and mobilize your pieces, manoeuvre your pawns into positions of strength, put pressure on your opponent, attack the enemy king, and execute standard sacrifices to get the initiative.
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    Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners

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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: B0010RCH

    The book is intended for the instruction of children by teachers or parents, and is aimed at quite a lengthy teaching period, beginning with the very rudiments of the game. For each of use the present edition has been divided into two volumes, to which significant corrections and additions have been made. The book will be extremely useful, both for independent work, and for study in schools or in clubs.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 2

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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0007RCH

    The book is intended for the instruction of children by teachers or parents, and is aimed at quite a lengthy teaching period, beginning with the very rudiments of the game. For each of use the present edition has been divided into two volumes, to which significant corrections and additions have been made. The book will be extremely useful, both for independent work, and for study in schools or in clubs.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1

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    Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. III
    Catalog Code: B0027RCH

    The examples taken from this book have been used when studying by pupils at special junior clubs, many of whom have become prize–winners in Russian, European and World Championships for boys and girls, in both individual and team events. 750 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 2000 – 2400.
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    Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. III

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    Lasker's How to Play Chess
    An Elementary Text Book for Beginners, Which Teaches Chess By A New, Easy and Comprehensive Technique
    Catalog Code: B0330IS

    German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher, Emanuel Lasker, PhD (1868–1941), who was World Chess Champion from 1894 to 1921, reveals his secrets in this classic how-to chess primer. In his prime the author was one of the most dominant champions. He is still generally regarded today as one of the greatest chess players ever.
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    Lasker's How to Play Chess

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    What's the Next Move?
    A Book of Chess Tactics for Children and Other Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0318IS

    Over eighty problems in chess are presented in large, open diagrams, one to a page, appropriate for children who are being taught chess by readers of Chess and Children, or for any child who knows the rules and has some familiarity with the game.
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    What's the Next Move?

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    A Chess Course - From Beginner to Winner
    Starting Out In Chess, Rapid Chess Improvement, Tips for Young Players
    Catalog Code: B0474EM

    Three brilliant books from Everyman Chess in One volume and an essential guide to to the new chess player: Starting Out in Chess by Byron Jacobs, Rapid Chess Improvement by Michael de la Maza and Tips for Young Players by Matthew Sadler
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    A Chess Course - From Beginner to Winner

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    Everyone's Second Chess Book
    Catalog Code: B0138EU

    You've just read a chess beginners' manual and learned the rules of the game, some simple tactics, maybe a few opening moves. What's next for the ambitious player? Everyone's Second Chess Book, of course! Acclaimed chess teacher Dan Heisman equips the not-quite-novice with the practical tools and knowledge needed to get started in competitive play, using examples from inexperienced players to provide a wealth of common-sense advice, topping it off with a collection of illustrative games and practice puzzles.
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    Everyone's Second Chess Book

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    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids
    99 Chess Puzzles - With Colorable Images
    Catalog Code: B0127OB

    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids is a workbook containing 99, one-move tactics puzzles covering hanging pieces, forks and pins for kids with a playing level of 1000 or less. Each chapter contains 33 different puzzles with the answers found on the following page in picture form. Also, to be more realistic, the puzzles are approximately a 50/50 mix of "white to play" and "black to play".
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    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids

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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1b
    Catalog Code: B0009RCH

    The book is a new edition of a bestseller by an experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko. Over 200,000 copies of his books were sold in the Soviet Union in the late 1980's! This book is intended for beginners, both children and adults. The themes are: Win a piece, Draw, etc. The book designed for chess players with ELO 1200-1500 points. Includes more than 600 tactical problems classified according to themes and difficulty.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1b

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    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    A Ready-To-Go Package For Ambitious Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0192NIC

    Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for Black. It consists of a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginners and post-beginners.To show the typical plans and the underlying ideas in the various lines of his repertoire, Moret not only selected games of Grandmasters. He also uses games of young, improving players to highlight the errors they tend to make.
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    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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    Great Moves
    Learning Chess Through History
    Catalog Code: B0135EU

    What’s the best way to learn chess? Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History blends the intricacies of chess play with the game’s compelling and colorful history, putting real people at the 64 squares.
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    Great Moves

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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5
    Finding Winning Moves
    Catalog Code: SWB0108RE

    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. It introduces the most important checkmate and material-winning tactics, as well as defensive techniques to the new chess player. Book 5 focuses on learning how to find the right continuation in critical positions of a chess game. In the first four books of this series, the reader was introduced to all the most important, basic elements of chess tactics to win material or to checkmate.
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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5
    Finding Winning Moves
    Catalog Code: B0108RE

    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. It introduces the most important checkmate and material-winning tactics, as well as defensive techniques to the new chess player. Book 5 focuses on learning how to find the right continuation in critical positions of a chess game. In the first four books of this series, the reader was introduced to all the most important, basic elements of chess tactics to win material or to checkmate.
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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 2 - The Rules
    Catalog Code: B0003DG

    Workbook 2 “The Rules” covers lessons 9-16 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence.
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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 2 - The Rules

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Fork
    Time to saddle your horse
    Catalog Code: B0007DG

    Fork has 181 tasks where white or black wins with the help of double attack, and in most cases a combination of 2 or 3 moves. You often win in chess by threatening more than your opponent can protect, and it applies both to material and checkmate.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Fork

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Studies
    Show me some skill to finish the kill
    Catalog Code: B0012DG

    To solve endgame studies is a challenging task, something for grandmasters and other very strong players. But this is a rewarding work to try yourself at, before checking the answers, which develops the players visual abilities. Luckily, some of the studies are presented not from the starting position, but after some moves in the “Studies” workbook, so the chances go up.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Studies

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move
    Sing when you catch the King
    Catalog Code: B0005DG

    Mate in 1 Move has 182 varied tasks and can be beneficial for both beginners to learn the mating patterns and for a bit more experienced players to train the immediate recognition of these patterns.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Decoy
    The art of deflection
    Catalog Code: B0010DG

    “Decoy" has 177 tasks dealing with the deflection motif. You can deflect a piece that is defending the king or you may deflect a piece to win material. The piece being deflected will become overloaded, with too many tasks to deal with. Other topics of the workbook are devoted to leading the opponent’s king or his important piece to a position they would prefer to avoid, and where they become vulnerable to another tactical blow.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Decoy

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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 3 - The Battle
    Catalog Code: B0004DG

    Workbook 3 “The Battle” covers lessons 17-28 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence.
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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 3 - The Battle

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin
    Tie your opponent up in knots
    Catalog Code: B0008DG

    “Pin” includes 181 tasks that present this important tactical tool. There are loads of nice and instructive examples, the majority of them quite challenging, as practical chess is. You will get to learn and practice absolute and relative pins, as well as cross-pinning and unpinning motifs.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin

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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 1 - The Chess Pieces
    Catalog Code: B0002DG

    Workbook 1 “The Chess Pieces” covers lessons 1-8 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence.
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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 1 - The Chess Pieces

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 2 Moves
    An attack on the King is the best thing
    Catalog Code: B0006DG

    “Mate in 2 Moves” has many nice tasks were you will checkmate in 2 moves. There are 177 exercises sorted by topics and key role pieces. Great training for up and coming players as it is considered highly beneficial to practice tactics as much as possible. The faster you can get through it the better.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 2 Moves

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Combinations
    Think the most, your opponent will be toast
    Catalog Code: B0011DG

    Combinations in chess are about playing a series of surprising moves with a bigger goal in mind. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to combinations, but most typical ones are grouped into main categories in the workbook “Combinations”. You will get to learn and practice blocking, bank-rank mate, clearance, removing the defender and interference.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Combinations

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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play
    Catalog Code: B0001DG

    With this book of little adventures, children will learn to play chess and be effortlessly engaged throughout thanks to the gripping mix of exciting characters and logical challenges.
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    Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Ambush
    Strike back with a discovered attack
    Catalog Code: B0009DG

    “Ambush” is a workbook devoted to training discovered attacks. You will find pretty varied and elegant examples of this effective tactical tool, including the double check. The chapter “Loading the Cannon” is a nice addition to the material, showing the positions in which the discovered attack is being prepared. The topic “Windmill” is also an extra and a natural delicatessen of this workbook. Some of the tasks are quite challenging.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Ambush

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    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals
    3 Chess Books - 1 Price
    Catalog Code: B0452EM

    Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard. A former World champion, and one of the most successful tournament players in the history of the game, Capablanca's uncanny position judgment empowered him to produce games that were masterful pieces of position play, and that culminated often in combinations of startling brilliancy.
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    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

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