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    Self-Taught Chess for Beginners and Intermediates
    Catalog Code: B0338IS

    This book is perhaps unique in that it was written by a professional educator who also plays chess, rather than by a professional chess player who also wrote. Dr. Milton Finkelstein was Director of the New York City Department of Education who wrote several other books in the education field.
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    World Championship - Petrosian vs. Spassky 1966
    Catalog Code: B0337IS

    The 1966 World Championship Match was one of the hardest fought and most exciting matches of this series. It was played under the traditional rules of a 24 game match, time limit was 40 moves in 21/2 hours, and if a 12-12 tie the champion would retain his title.
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    World Championship - Petrosian vs. Spassky 1966

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    Pawn Endings
    Catalog Code: B0342IS

    The present work already established in its Russian edition is by far the most complete work on pawn endgames ever published. Containing no less than 911 examples, it will prove invaluable both to the student of chess and to the practical player.
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    Basic Chess Endings
    Catalog Code: B0335IS

    The most important endgames to study and learn are King and Pawn Endgames and Rook and Pawn Endgames. Knowing rook and pawn endgames is like having money in a savings account, as they come up all the time. Be sure to take time and learn all the rook and pawn against rook endgames.
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    Basic Chess Endings

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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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    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0331IS

    “Tactics,” said a famous chessmaster, “is 99% of chess.” It follows that the most effective way to increase your playing strength is to master the tactical aspect of chess. There is no surer or easier or more enjoyable way to acquire this vital chess skill than by studying Rudolf Spielmann's authoritative work on “the art of sacrifice in chess.”
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    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

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    A Primer of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0332IS

    A Primer of Chess teaches you how to find the good moves. When it is your turn to move, your objective as a chess player should be to find a good move. If every move you play in the game is a good move, you will win, usually because your opponent will throw himself on the sword.
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    A Primer of Chess

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    C.J.S. Purdy International Master World Correspondence Chess Champion
    His Life, His Games, and His Writings
    Catalog Code: B0327IS

    C.J.S. Purdy, Australia's greatest chess player and the first World Correspondence Chess Champion, was widely acclaimed as one of the world's greatest chess writers and teachers. In this book the editors present not only an absorbing account of Pudy's life and a collections of 50 of his best games, but also a sample of over 30 of his instructional articles. These articles, written in Purdy's inimitable style, cover all phases of the game and make this book a must for all serious chess students.
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    C.J.S. Purdy International Master World Correspondence Chess Champion

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    Napier's Amenities and Background of Chess-Play
    Unit One
    Catalog Code: B0326IS

    William Ewart Napier, renowned for his pithy remarks that are legendary in chess literature circles, had published three units (collections) of chess games between 1934-1935. This book, the first of those units, contains one hundred of the most unbelievable, but real chess games ever played. Each game is proceeded by a comment about the game or the players written by Napier.
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    Paul Morphy and the Golden Age of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0325IS

    Everybody knows (or ought to know) of the meteoric career of Paul Morphy, who vanquished the mighty paladins of chess and became the first uncrowned champion of the world. And everyone enjoys (or ought to enjoy) the games, the men and the scene when Morphy reigned supreme.
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    Paul Morphy and the Golden Age of Chess

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    U.S.Championship Chess
    A History of the Highest American Chess Title, With the 1973 Matches Annotated
    Catalog Code: B0321IS

    US Championship Chess is unique in the presentation, combining history with history-in-the-making for a new and pleasurable experience in chess study. Part I is a history of the U. S. Chess championship by David Daniels; Part II consists of the complete games of the 1973 tournament, annotated by William Lombardy.
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    Checkmate!
    The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them
    Catalog Code: B0329IS

    The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them. This is a complete book on different checkmate strategies.
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    Modern Chess Opening Traps
    Catalog Code: B0324IS

    This is a collection of opening traps by Grandmaster William Lombardy. The traps are great and cover every opening system. They need to be studied.
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    Chess Panorama
    An Invitation Into the Hallowed Halls of the Chess Masters
    Catalog Code: B0316IS

    Here are the colorful personalities, the scandals and the great blunders of the champions that make up the chess panorama. Light in tone sometimes humorous and always entertaining these stories illustrated with game diagrams offer a marvelous introduction to the world of chess.
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    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.
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    The Unknown Alekhine - 1905-1914

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    Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings
    Catalog Code: B0313IS

    Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings is a book of witty remarks about unusual chess positions and strange games by famous old chess masters. Here is a delightful addition to the chess library, a collection of witty and lively articles on all aspects of the game. Bruce Hayden is a chess writer of repute, a skilled player and as a commentator he possesses in addition to considerable learning a quick sense of the strange and curious.
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    Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings

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    The Modern Openings in Theory and Practice
    Catalog Code: B0307IS

    This major work of the famous Russian chess openings theorist Alexei Sokolsky is distinguished by its original approach to the subject. Whereas other standard books deal with openings mainly in the form of lines and variations, Sokolsky's is a distinctive and analytical treatment. The effect of the openings on the game as it proceeds is explained and developed.
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    Thought and Choice in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0304IS

    What does a chessmaster think when he prepares his next move? How are his thoughts organized? Which methods and strategies does he use by solving his problem of choice? To answer these questions, the author did an experimental study in 1938, to which famous chessmasters participated (Alekhine, Max Euwe and Flohr). This book is still useful for everybody who studies cognition and artificial intelligence.
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    Thought and Choice in Chess

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    The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov
    Catalog Code: B0305IS

    Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the history of the development of the chess combination as an art form. In 86 complete games in descriptive starting from the 15th century, Keene provides examples of combinations played by Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi.
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    The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov

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    Last Lectures
    The Chess Legacy of Jose Raul Capablanca
    Catalog Code: B0303IS

    Last Lectures is, as the name suggests, a series of lectures given over the radio by former World Chess Champion José Raúl Capablanca just a few months before he died. While he was preparing these lectures, he dictated them to his wife, Olga Capablanca, who typed them. As a result, we have them today. Perhaps more than any other player in the history of chess, Jose Raoul Capablanca was noted for his ability to cut through the complexities of modern chess theory and find the winning line in grandmaster tournament play.
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    Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess
    Chosen and Annotated by Golembek
    Catalog Code: B0298IS

    In this volume Harry Golombek, the distinguished chess correspondent of the times and one of Great Britain's leading players, has bought together Capablanca's Hundred Best Games. These will provide the expert as well as the beginner with a new insight into the master's extraordinary grasp of the game's fundamental strategic principles, the brilliance of his tactical development. Golombek's clearly written notes highlight the games most crucial phases and provide the reader with many interesting clues as to possible variations.
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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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    Reshevsky Teaches Chess
    Catalog Code: B0295IS

    This is one of the few chess books by Samuel Reshevsky, the greatest child prodigy of chess the world has ever known. This book starts as a basic beginners book, teaching how to move the pieces. It advances to important and instructive endgame positions which every chess player needs to study and learn. Then it concludes with illustrative games annotated by Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky.
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    Imagination in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0294IS

    This is a collection of problems and puzzles selected by Charles Dealtry Locock, a British Amateur Chess Champion, which he found to be the most valuable in teaching his students how to attack. These are problems which have a practical application. The author used them to teach attacking chess to hundreds of students. The theme of this book is how to use your imagination to develop a winning attack.
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    Imagination in Chess

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    Chessboard Magic
    A Collection of 160 Brilliant Chess Endings
    Catalog Code: B0291IS

    To the chessplayer, composed endings are an inexhaustible source of entertainment-and this book contains 160 of the most beautiful, most brilliant endings ever composed. These compositions are remarkable enough to justify the title of the volume - Cbessboard Magic! The positions are not arranged by theme, or composers, or alphabetically. The arrangement is haphazard - and purposely so, for your enjoyment.
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    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.
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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice
    A Definitive Study of All Important Openings
    Catalog Code: B0293IS

    Chess Openings Theory and Practice is a remarkable book, unequaled by any book of that era or since. It is not a mere openings book with long columns of moves followed at the end by punctuation marks such as + -- or =. It presents opening ideas and games, often including the first game where each opening was played, plus the history of the opening, the names of famous players who played this opening and the ideas and plans on which the opening is based. It provides ''idea variations''.
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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice

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    Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez
    Celebrado En La Habana Del 15 De Febrero Al 6 De Marco De 1913
    Catalog Code: B0289IS

    José Raúl Capablanca fue un ajedrecista cubano, campeón mundial de ajedrez de 1921 a 1927. En 1913 jugó en La Habana y terminó segundo detrás de Frank Marshall, habiendo perdido una de las partidas contra el norteamericano después de tener una posición ventajosa. Reuben Fine afirmó que Capablanca había exigido al alcalde el desalojar a todos los espectadores para que no lo vieran en el mal estado de ánimo mientras perdía.
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    Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez

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    Averbakh Chess Endings - Rook Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0287IS

    THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN In this fundamental work, which includes more than 800 items, investigates various types of rook endings. Depending on the number and location involved in the fight pawns material of the book includes both the elementary teaching positions and sophisticated graduation studies.
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    Averbakh Chess Endings - Rook Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION

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    Averbakh Chess Endings - Queen Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0288IS

    THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN This book is the third in a series of five books on Chess endings. This fundamental work explores different kinds of endings involving queens. Depending on the number and location involved in the fight pawns, material of the book includes both the elementary teaching positions and sophisticated graduation studies.
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    Averbakh Chess Endings - Queen Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION

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    Averbakh Chess Endings - Bishop Endings and Knight Endings - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0286IS

    This is Comprehensive Chess Endings is a five volume master work by one of the world's leading authorities on the Chess Endgames, Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh. This is the original published in Russian. This English version is a direct translation from the Russian except that the order of the volumes has been changed. In the Russian original this is volume 2. However, in the English Translation it is volume 1.
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    Averbakh Chess Endings - Bishop Endings and Knight Endings - RUSSIAN EDITION

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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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    International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0284IS

    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. What is it that makes this book so much better than the others? Is it the deep analysis, the explanation of the ideas or is it the personality of the author himself in his exuberant explanations of how the struggle creates art.
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    International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION

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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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    Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION
    With Introductions to the Games by International Grandmaster Larry Evans
    Catalog Code: B0282IS

    This is the infamous translation into Russian of the famous work by Bobby Fischer “My 60 Memorable Games”. This translation is famous because it was denounced vehemently by Bobby Fischer in his radio broadcasts because this translation was not authorized by him. However, he even more vehemently objected to the revision by the English publisher Batsford, as he had not given them permission to reprint his work even though they had a contractual right to reprint his work by virtue of an agreement they had with the original publisher, Simon and Schuster. To make matters much worse, the Batsford edition translated all the moves from Descriptive Notation as in P-K4 into Algebraic Notation as in e4. Batsford hired English Grandmaster Nunn to go through the book and correct any mistakes in Fischer's analysis. Unfortunately, in the course of “correcting” Fischer's “mistakes”, the English grandmaster made mistakes of his own, because one “correction” required an illegal move, as the piece was pinned, as otherwise the king would have been in check. So, in reality the correction was wrong and the original note by Fischer was correct.
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    The Teenage Chess Book
    Catalog Code: B0281IS

    This book is a lively result of a chess authority's attempts to help his teenage son improve his play. In writing this book, the author kept in mind the player who has little or no previous knowledge of chess. His aim has been to provide a useful practical technique for handling the game. In addition to basic information about the board, the chess men and notation, Dr. Fine in a special chapter on chess moves introduces the reader to some of the delights or more complex play. The last chapter is devoted to describing a study scheme which is bound to lead to steady improvement on one's play.
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    The Teenage Chess Book

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