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  1. The Best of the Best - The Next Chapter - 1001 - 1100

    The Best of the Best - The Next Chapter - 1001 - 1100

    $15.95
    The book you are holding aims to sustain the tradition, by collecting the hundred best games of volumes 101 - 110, ten of each volume, spanning a period of four years (2007-2011). These games have been methodically selected and strictly evaluated by such esteemed GMs as A. Beliavsky, L. Christiansen, M. Gurevich, M. Marin, A. Mikhalchishin, Z. Ribli, J. Speelman, former women's World Champion Xie Jun and the President of Chess Informant, A. Matanovic. Learn More
  2. A Universal Weapon 1.D4 D6

    A Universal Weapon 1.D4 D6

    $29.95
    This book consists of eleven chapters devoted to different variations of the all-purpose defence for Black 1.d4 d6. Each chapter comprises a ''Quick Repertoire'' section, followed by a thorough theoretical and practical study in the section ''Step by Step'' and finally a ''Complete Games'' section. To be able to include this system in your opening repertoire, it should be sufficient for you to read the introduction and play through the complete games, which should not take too much of your time. Learn More
  3. 5 Weeks to Winning Bridge

    5 Weeks to Winning Bridge

    $29.95
    This book describes the Standard American bidding system. Although still the most widely known system, there have been a proliferation of bidding systems. The reader should be prepared to play under other systems. Learn More
  4. Judgement and Planning in Chess

    Judgement and Planning in Chess

    $25.95
    This is a basic book that teaches strategic planning in chess. Written by a former Chess Champion of the world, this book has as its basis an entirely novel idea which will help players over a real difficulty. Learn More
  5. The Blackmar Diemer Gambit

    The Blackmar Diemer Gambit

    $27.95
    The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is a dangerous attacking opening which has amassed a cult following amongst club players, a loyal band of supporters like no other in chess. White sacrifices a pawn in return for a strong initiative which tests Black's defensive capabilities to the limit. Some experts have questioned its objective soundness, but there's no doubting its success and popularity over the board, where pressure and a ticking clock often means it's impossible to find the right defence. Learn More
  6. The Art of Positional Play in Chess

    The Art of Positional Play in Chess

    $25.95
    Samuel Reshevsky is the ideal person to write a book on positional play because that was exactly the way he played: positionally. Reshevsky preferred to crush his opponents slowly, like a python, rather than to win with a blaze of tactics. Learn More
  7. SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

    SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

    Regular Price: $27.95

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    Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess, such as strategy, attack, defence, opening play, endgames, off-board preparation and mental attitude. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players who have excelled in such aspects of the game, greatly influenced their peers and inspired all of us.

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  8. The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - VOLUME 1

    The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - VOLUME 1

    $29.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire is a series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. 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. Learn More
  9. Queen's Gambit Accepted - Smyslov Variation

    Queen's Gambit Accepted - Smyslov Variation

    $15.95
    The Smyslov Variation was developed by World Chess Champion Vasily Smyslov and used in top level competitions by him and by other World Champions. One advantage is that it can be used frequently. If White plays 1. d4 and Black responds with 1. ...d5, White will almost always play 2. c4. Then after the natural moves 2. ...dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3, Black can play 4. ...g6 which is the Smyslov Variation. The Smyslov Variation is a form of the Queen's Gambit Accepted. Learn More
  10. Improve Your Chess Tactics

    Improve Your Chess Tactics

    $19.95
    Instruction + exercises according to the old Soviet Chess School. The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills. Learn More
  11. The Big Player

    The Big Player

    $25.95
    This is a reprint of the famous book, ''The Big Player'', mentioned on the History Channel and news reports showing how a team of blackjack players made millions of dollars at the expense of Las Vegas Casinos. Learn More
  12. EBOOK - The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

    EBOOK - The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

    $19.95

    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. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.

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  13. SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess Tactics

    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess Tactics

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    Instruction + exercises according to the old Soviet Chess School. The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills.

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  14. The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2

    The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2

    $29.95
    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. Learn More
  15. Attack with the Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit

    Attack with the Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit

    $15.95
    The Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit is lightly regarded and is never played by grandmasters, but it has one of the best records for White of any opening played below the master level. It scores a phenomenal 62% in all games in the chess databases. This book examines an opening which can be quite useful for beginners and amateur chess players. The gambit we will examine (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3!? or 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4!?) has been used by Paul Morphy among other strong players. In my view it is as good a gambit as most others. Learn More
  16. Power Chess for Kids

    Power Chess for Kids

    $16.95
    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. Learn More
  17. EBOOK - The Sniper

    EBOOK - The Sniper

    $19.95

    The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.

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  18. Sacking the Citadel

    Sacking the Citadel

    $19.95
    Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea! Learn More
  19. Adventures of a Chess Master

    Adventures of a Chess Master

    $25.95
    This is the autobiography of George Koltanowski, the greatest showman and promoter that chess has ever known. Koltanowski will be best remembered as an exhibitor, writer, promoter and showman. Possessed with an incredibly powerful memory, Koltanowski would often give exhibitions, playing several games blindfold simultaneously. Learn More
  20. CLEARANCE - The Modern Scandinavian

    CLEARANCE - The Modern Scandinavian

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    The Modern Scandinavian is an updated and expanded translation of ''Modernes Skandinavisch 2'', which appeared in 2006 and also became a bestseller. This second book focuses not on theoretical lines but on the structural ideas after the moves 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5. Learn More
  21. The Road to Chess Mastery

    The Road to Chess Mastery

    $25.95
    Through an introduction that explains how the ordinary chess player can improve in the various phases of the game of chess, and in enlightening commentaries far more extensive than space permits in an ordinary annotated game, former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe shows how a chess player should think, by indicating the moves for all but the most obvious moves of each game. By applying what he learns in this work the reader may, indeed, find himself traveling the road to chess mastery. Learn More
  22. The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

    The Ruy Lopez - Move by Move

    $27.95
    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. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. Learn More
  23. EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

    $19.95

    Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.

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  24. SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game

    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game

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    The Four Knights variation is one of the oldest chess openings, dating back to the 16th century. In recent years it has been injected with numerous fresh ideas and has shaken off the reputation of being a peaceful choice. White has quite a few ways to create tension and play for the attack.

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  25. Mastering the Sicilian Defense

    Mastering the Sicilian Defense

    $16.95
    Quite simply put –the Sicilian Defense is the most popular and most complex of opening systems in chess. It has been the favorite of top players throughout modern times. There are a number of systems and variations to choose from such as the Scheveningen, Dragon, Najdorf, Boleslavsky, Kan, etc. There are also a number of sharp, complex, theoretical systems and that is why it is aptly named “The Sicilian Jungle. Learn More
  26. Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models

    Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models

    $25.95
    This is the groundbreaking cult classic by the Legendary Grandmaster Bent Larsen and the noted openings theoretician Steffen Zeuthen. Zoom 001 stands for Zero Hour for Operative Opening Models. The principal idea behind Zoom 001 is the creation of ''pattern knowledge'' of typical middle game/endgame structures—one of a grandmaster's essential qualities—cultivated through the use of the Grunfeld and Catalan openings. Learn More
  27. CLEARANCE - The Rossolimo Sicilian

    CLEARANCE - The Rossolimo Sicilian

    Regular Price: $24.95

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    Play real chess instead of trying to memorize endless database lines! That is what the Rossolimo Sicilian offers and why this opening has become so popular with chess players all over the world. If you play 3.Bb5 in the Sicilian, you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in all kinds of Open Sicilians. Learn More
  28. EBOOK - The New Old Indian

    EBOOK - The New Old Indian

    $19.95

    The Old Indian Defence is considered to be a sound way for Black to meet 1 d4. Some might argue that it is steady rather than spectacular, but is this reputation totally deserved? Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev strongly disagrees, and in this book he introduces ambitious and aggressive ways for Black to play in the main lines. He constructs an improved version of a repertoire he has himself utilized with great success against grandmaster opposition. Using illustrative games, he studies the fundamental tactical and positional ideas for both sides, and also covers what to do if White avoids the Old Indian.

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  29. SHOPWORN - The Joys of Chess

    SHOPWORN - The Joys of Chess

    Regular Price: $34.95

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    The Joys of Chess is an unforgettable intellectual expedition to the remotest corners of the Royal Game. En route, intriguing thought experiments, strange insights and hilarious jokes will offer vistas you have never seen before. The beauty, the struggle, the culture, the fun, the art and the heroism of chess – you will find them all in this sparkling book that will give you many hours of intense joy. Learn More
  30. Pasadena 1932 International Chess Tournament

    Pasadena 1932 International Chess Tournament

    $41.95
    Long in the making. Part of The Great Tournaments Series. An Alekhine victory, albeit a shaky one, ahead of Kashdan, Dake/ Reshevsky/ Steiner, Borochow, Bernstein/ Factor/ Fine/ Reinfeld, Araiza, Fink. All 54 of the known games out of the 66 played are given with notes. Good photos, especially of Alekhine. Learn More
  31. Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    $11.95
    In this fourth volume, Elementary Endgames, the student will: 1) learn how to deliver fundamental checkmates such as a king and a rook against a lone king; 2) discover how to avoid stalemating the opposing king, and how to induce stalemate when threatened with checkmate; and 3) develop not only an understanding of concepts such as passed pawns and king opposition, but also a sense of confidence in the final phase of the game. Learn More
  32. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    $29.95
    This is a reprint of the 1891 edition of ''Chess Praxis'' by Howard Staunton. This book contains so much valuable infomation about chess and chess players that it has never gone out, and never will go, out of style. This book is especially noteworthy because of the sections of the games by Morphy. Learn More
  33. Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    $25.95
    This is a book in Descriptive Chess Notation of great importance not only because of the question it addresses, but because of who asks and then answers that question. Dr. Max Euwe, who was world chess champion from 1935 to 1937, compares and contrasts Bobby Fischer with the three greatest players before him, world champions Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine. Learn More
  34. Declining the Queen's Gambit

    Declining the Queen's Gambit

    $26.95
    This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular ''Queen's Gambit Declined''. Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik. Learn More
  35. EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

    EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

    $19.95

    Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4.

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  36. SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

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    Special Price $13.98

    Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas.

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