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    CLEARANCE - The World Chess Championship
    Great Encounters in Contemporary Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0500RB

    The moment of death has the power to stress in a single move the achievement or the futility of a life. 

    The death of Alekhine contains a paradox. If he had sought happiness, he found something different; if he had wanted fame, his name will live as long as chess is played.
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    CLEARANCE - The World Chess Championship

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    CLEARANCE - San Antonio 1972 - 1st International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: CB0351RB

    This book includes all 120 games, numerous diagrams, photos, crosstables, indices, etc., plus a fascinating behind the scenes essay by Tournament Coordinator George Koltanowski, and a warm personal look at the players just being themselves by Sherry Rittenhouse.
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    CLEARANCE - San Antonio 1972 - 1st International Chess Tournament

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    CLEARANCE - Wijk aan Zee Grandmaster Chess tournament 1975
    Catalog Code: CB0385RB

    With this in mind we commissioned Lubosh Kavalek to write a tournament book for us on one of the very strongest events in 1975, the Grandmaster tournament held in the little Dutch town of Wijk aan Zee. What Kavalek has written will undoubtedly be one of the greatest tournament books of all time. He has not only contributed penetrating analysis to many of the most interesting games played in Wijk aan Zee, he has also written something about every game, giving the reader an insight to the international tournament arena and helping him to understand what makes a chess master tick.
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    CLEARANCE - Wijk aan Zee Grandmaster Chess tournament 1975

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    CLEARANCE - New York International Chess Tournament - 1984
    Catalog Code: CB0288RB

    Not since the great chess tournament of 1924 has New York City been privileged to host a chess event such as this. Players from more than twenty countries came together to participate in the strongest chess tournament held in Manhattan in sixty years. The result was 278 games of superb fighting chess.
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    CLEARANCE - New York International Chess Tournament - 1984

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    Tal Botvinnik 1960
    Catalog Code: B0001RE

    One of the greatest books ever written about a world championship match. Take a trip with the Magician from Riga as he invites you to share his thoughts and feelings as he does battle for the world title.
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    Tal Botvinnik 1960

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    CLEARANCE - New York 1924
    Catalog Code: B0003RE

    One of the most remarkable and famous chess tournaments ever took place in New York City in March and April 1924. It had a narrative that is still striking today: Three world champions, undisputed world champions mind you, fulfilling their destiny. The stunning performance of the 55-year-old former world champion Emanuel Lasker. The seemingly invincible reigning world champion Jose Capablanca suffering his first loss in eight years. And all 110 tournament games deeply annotated by future world champion Alexander Alekhine.
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    CLEARANCE - New York 1924

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    CLEARANCE - The Hague-Moscow 1948
    Match/Tournament for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0068RE

    On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament
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    CLEARANCE - The Hague-Moscow 1948

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    The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again - HARDCOVER
    Catalog Code: B0021SS

    The first week of November 2016, hundreds descended on the city’s South Street Seaport to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin—what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In this book, he captures one of the world’s greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.
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    The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again - HARDCOVER

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    The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0022SS

    Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In The Grandmaster, he aims to do for Magnus Carlsen what Norman Mailer did for Muhammed Ali in The Fight, John McPhee did for Arthur Ashe in Levels of the Game, and David Foster Wallace did for Roger Federer in his famous New York Times Magazine profile. Butler captures one of the world’s greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.
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