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    CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer vs the Rest of the World
    (1975 version)
    Catalog Code: CB0218RB

    For people-watchers everywhere, Brad Darach uncovers the sometimes grotesque, often hilarious secret life of Fischer the Great. Through screaming tantrums, paranoid panics, greedy schemes, orgies of eating, desperate loneliness and magnificent courage he reveals sides of Bobby never seen before.
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    CLEARANCE - Alexander Alekhine
    Catalog Code: CB0381RB

    This book is on the life and times of Alexander Alekhine in hard cover. It also includes selected games during the life of Alekhine as well as strategy and tactical plans to help him get ahead in the game of chess.
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    CLEARANCE - Alexander Alekhine

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    Das Erste Jartausend der Schachlitteratur (850-1880)
    Catalog Code: B0029CA

    Introductory matter in English, French and German. Contains 3362 numbered items, arranged alphabetically by author and title, covering the period from 850 (the earliest Arabic writings) to 1880. Includes very brief bibliographic descriptions.
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    Das Erste Jartausend der Schachlitteratur (850-1880)

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    CLEARANCE - First Match for the Chess Championship of the World
    Steinitz vs Zukertort 1886
    Catalog Code: CB0541RB

    Agreement made this 25th day of December, 1885, by and between William Steinitz of New York and J. H. Zukertort of London, to play a match at chess for the Championship of the World and a stake of $2,000 a side.
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    CLEARANCE - First Match for the Chess Championship of the World

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    The War Of the Chessmen
    Catalog Code: B0003CA

    This is the first publication of a manuscript by del Rio written around 1800 but unpublished until this edition in 1984. The original Italian plus English commentary added by Professor Christopher Becker who has added a long scholarly introduction which traces the early development of chess and explains the place of this work in chess history.
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    The War Of the Chessmen

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    CLEARANCE - British Chess Magazine - 1923-1932 - An Anthology
    Classic Reprint No. 22
    Catalog Code: CB0211RB

    British Chess Magazine is the world's oldest chess journal in continuous publication. First published in January 1881, it has appeared at monthly intervals ever since. It is frequently known in the chess world as BCM.
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    CLEARANCE - British Chess Magazine - 1923-1932 - An Anthology

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    Mikhail Chigorin - The Creative Chess Genius
    Catalog Code: B0032CA

    The present book is a hugely expanded second edition of that published in 1987. Over two hundred extra games have been included, annotated by Chigorin and his contemporaries in addition to more modern grandmasters. The biographical part has been extended with hundreds of pages of material depicting Chigorin's turbulent life.
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    Mikhail Chigorin - The Creative Chess Genius

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    Match Tournament at St Petersburg 1895/6
    Catalog Code: B0031CA

    Black & white photographs of the 4 combatants at the front and b/w Chessboard/Moves throughout. " At the closing banquet of the Hastings (1895) tournament, Chigorin announced that the top prizewinners had been invited to St. Petersburg for a match-tournament to begin in December that year. The top finishers Pillsbury, Chigorin and Lasker, plus fifth-place finisher Steinitz agreed to play; fourth-place finisher Siegbert Tarrasch declined.
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    Match Tournament at St Petersburg 1895/6

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    CLEARANCE - Life Maps
    Of the Great Chess Masters
    Catalog Code: CB0461RB

    These life maps paint a fascinating picture of the players' careers, in time sequence. To illustrate the sort of insights one can obtain from them, let us consider the score between Fischer (1943- ) and Gligoric (1923- ). The totals are 6 wins for Fischer, 6 draws, and 4 wins for Gligoric.
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    CLEARANCE - Life Maps

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    CLEARANCE - Modern Postal Masterpieces
    Catalog Code: CB0295RB

    America's best play other strong opponents from the USA and around the world in top events. For the first time in a book on postal chess photos of these masters as well as some background details bring them to literally life.
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    CLEARANCE - Modern Postal Masterpieces

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    CLEARANCE - Alabama's First Chess Master
    Catalog Code: CB0503RB

    This book is about the first chess master in Alabama, Milan Momic.
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    CLEARANCE - Alabama's First Chess Master

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    Essays In American Chess History
    Catalog Code: B0030CA

    Essays in American Chess History has been a joy to create. Unlike larger, book length works, the essays here are self-contained, small or at least smaller units, each devoted to a different facet of the game that fascinates, infuriates, and forever will remain mysterious to us all, regardless of the many advancements made in modern technology. The essays may be read individually as well as collectively, and offer the reader glimpses into byways of the past long neglected. They record as well, at least for me, a progression in my thinking about chess, history, and their interrelationship.
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    Essays In American Chess History

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    SHOPWORN - Essays In American Chess History
    Catalog Code: SWB0030CA

    Essays in American Chess History has been a joy to create. Unlike larger, book length works, the essays here are self-contained, small or at least smaller units, each devoted to a different facet of the game that fascinates, infuriates, and forever will remain mysterious to us all, regardless of the many advancements made in modern technology. The essays may be read individually as well as collectively, and offer the reader glimpses into byways of the past long neglected. They record as well, at least for me, a progression in my thinking about chess, history, and their interrelationship.
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    SHOPWORN - Essays In American Chess History

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    Vladimirs Petrovs
    A Chessplayer's Story From Greatness to the Gulags
    Catalog Code: B0034CA

    In this book there is a biographical account of his chess career along with all his 265 games that could be found. Notes, often by Petrovs and other outstanding players, are given to many of his best games. In addition information is given on the status of chess and chess personalities in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
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    Vladimirs Petrovs

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    Capablanca in the United Kingdom - 1911 - 1920
    Capablanca's Chess Career
    Catalog Code: B0002MV

    This is the first of a projected two volume series and describes the four visits made by Capablanca to the UK in 1911, 1913, 1919 and 1920. On each visit Capablanca played simultaneous displays against local enthusiasts. The first two visits were relatively short and exhibitions were confined to London and Birmingham but in 1919, following his triumph at the Hastings Victory Congress, the Cuban went "on tour" and played in 36 displays in English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish cities. In 1920 he played at Bristol and Woolwich as part of a European tour.

    Dr Fiala's research has unearthed 123 of Capablanca's simultaneous games, many never published in book form before, together with descriptions of the events taken from local newspapers of the time. This carefully researched book will be of interest to chess historians.
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    Capablanca in the United Kingdom - 1911 - 1920

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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I
    Revolution in the 1970s
    Catalog Code: B0137EM

    This book is the first in a brand new series that follows on from My Great Predecessors and sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess history. Bobby Fischer's spurt towards the chess summit (1970-1972) marked the approach of a new era affecting all aspects of the game and opening theory in particular.
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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I

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    Rating of Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0011IS

    One of the most extraordinary books ever written about chess and chessplayers, this authoritative study goes well beyond a lucid explanation of how today's chessmasters and tournament players are rated. Twenty years' research and practice produce a wealth of thought-provoking and hitherto unpublished material on the nature and development of high-level talent.
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    Rating of Chess Players

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    Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik
    A Century of Chess Evolution
    Catalog Code: B0049IS

    This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author, Imre Konig, was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.This book was originally published in 1950 as ''Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik''.
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    Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik

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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
    Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
    Catalog Code: E-B0138EM

    This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
    Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
    Catalog Code: B0138EM

    This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted ''without result'' by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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    Golden Treasury of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0053IS

    The Golden Treasury of Chess is one of the most popular and most often reprinted and revised chess books ever created. It is filled with hundreds of the most thrilling, exciting and surprising chess games ever played. It also includes articles about chess history and stories about how these great games came to be played. It has also become one of the most controversial chess books ever written.
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    Golden Treasury of Chess

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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
    Catalog Code: B0272EM

    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
    Catalog Code: E-B0272EM

    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0029IS

    >Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is widely regarded as the strongest chess player ever in history prior to the modern era. He was so much better than any of his contemporaries that it is impossible for us to know how good he really was. The edition of the book that is reprinted here was published in 1871 by C. Sanson. This shows that the original Philidor book was still the standard work on the subject one hundred years after it was first written.
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    Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION

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    Emanuel Lasker - 2 Volumes
    Catalog Code: B0030RCH

    This book contains all of Lasker's match and tournament games from this periods with annotations by various Russian masters. The notes are in languageless, chess symbol notation. It features tournament crosstables and diagrams throughout as well as indexes of opponents, openings and events.
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    Emanuel Lasker - 2 Volumes

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    The Soviet School of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0090IS

    This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players.
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    The Soviet School of Chess

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    The Soviet Chess School
    Catalog Code: B0132IS

    The Soviet Chess School has biographies and lots of games and pictures of players such as Kasparov, Karpov and Spassky whereas these players are not mentioned in the 32-years earlier work The Soviet School of Chess.
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    The Soviet Chess School

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    The Delights of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0148IS

    The book is filled with amusing anecdotes involving famous players, including Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Reshevsky and Lombardy.
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    The Delights of Chess

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    Chess Competitions 1824-1970
    An Annotated International Bibliography of Books, Bulletins and Programs
    Catalog Code: B0018MV

    Annotated International Bibliography of chess books, chess bulletins and chess programs. This bibliography aims to provide, for the first time and comprehensively, and extensive record of publications on chess competitions held the world over from 1824, the year in which the correspondence match between the Edinburg and London Chess Clubs began, up until 1970.
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    Chess Competitions 1824-1970

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    A History of Chess
    From Chaturanga to the Present Day
    Catalog Code: B0062RE

    In this book, the author, legendary Russian grandmaster Yuri Averbakh, presents a well-researched and documented theory about the origins, development and spread of this immensely popular game. In addition, over three dozen splendid color plates - presented on coated stock making the images suitable for framing - supplement his historical analysis.
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    A History of Chess

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    Writings in Chess History
    Catalog Code: B0022MV

    The book consists of forty chapters, originally individual essays or reviews written over the past several years by the prominent American chess historian, John S. Hilbert, collected now for the first time. Over 500 chess games are presented, including those by Capablanca, Sellman, Marshall, Buckle, Steinitz, Zukertort and many more, annotated from different historical chess sources, chess magazines, chess columns, chess archives, etc., most long forgotten by lovers of the game.
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    Writings in Chess History

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    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?
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    The Great Chess Masters and Their Games

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    The Personality of Chess
    Inside the Spirit and Body of the World's Greatest Game
    Catalog Code: B0283IS

    Once the game of kings, chess now intrigues, fascinates, and experates millions of enthusiasts from all walks of life. What is it in the nature of this unique game that has appealed to so many people for so many centuries? What does this game mean for those who play in, and why does it interest even those who do not? Here are the answers in brilliant book that explains chess as a social, psychological, historical and dramatic phenomenon. Filled with unexpected humor and written in a language anyone can understand, The Personality of chess offers a vast amount of little known facts about the game, some in refutation of popular misconceptions, others boldly treading unexplored areas.
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    The Personality of Chess

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    World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953
    Catalog Code: B0285IS

    Whenever any grandmaster of chess is asked the question “Which chess book helped you the most” or “To what book do you most attribute your success”, the answer is almost always the same. All or almost all grandmasters say there is one book that stands above all others in leading to success over the board. The name of that book is: International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Zurich 1953 by David Bronstein, which is reprinted here under the more commonly used title of World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953.
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    World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953

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    A Short History of Chess
    With Chapters by B. Goulding Brown and H. Golombek
    Catalog Code: B0297IS

    Among the papers left by the late H. J. R. Murray was the typeset of A Short History of Chess which he wrote in 1917. This was not an abridgment of the standard work he had published some years earlier but a new and original brief history of the game from its beginnings until 1866. It has been brought up to date by Mr. B. Goulding Brown and Mr. Harry Golombek, covering the periods from 1866 to almost the present including the modern World Championships.
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    A Short History of Chess

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    Chess in the Eighties
    Catalog Code: B0299IS

    David Bronstein was a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest players in the world. In this sharp and provocative essay, the authors explain their concern regarding the increasingly sport oriented nature of chess, in which the result is all-important, to the detriment of chess as an art form and as an element of culture.
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    Chess in the Eighties

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