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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Richter-Rauzer
    Catalog Code: CB0196RB

    The authors present the current state of theory in the Richter-Rauzer, introducing some original ideas of their own, and indicating where further analysis and experiment is likely to prove useful.
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    CLEARANCE - Battles Royal of the Chessboard
    Catalog Code: CB0278RB

    This collection of fifty great chess games contains a wealth of chess entertainment for players of all ages. Discover the great players of chess history in these pages.
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    CLEARANCE - Battles Royal of the Chessboard

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    CLEARANCE - American Chess Art
    Catalog Code: CB0038CD

    There is no longer any excuse for study enthusiasts familiar with the contemporary scene to remain uninformed, as I admit to have been myself, about the development of composition on the other side of the Atlantic. All is now revealed by the man most competent to do so. Walter Korn, for many years the leading American endgame columnist, traces the evolution of the endgame study. Walter Korn writes with feeling. He shares the suffering and elation of those he writes about. He has been through it all himself and his descriptive writing stems from a deep love of his subject and of the work of his compatriots. A warm hearted book.'' - an excerpt from a review by C.M. Bent in the British Chess Magazine.
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    CLEARANCE - American Chess Art

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    CLEARANCE - Making Chess Endings Easy to Study
    Catalog Code: CB0489RB

    The emphatic importance we put on the openings does no good unless there is realized a playable middlegame followed by the most important part of the struggle - a well played endgame.
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    CLEARANCE - Making Chess Endings Easy to Study

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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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    CLEARANCE - Veresov Opening
    Catalog Code: CB0152RB

    It is also often reached by transposition, for example 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 (the most common move order), 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nc3, or 1.Nc3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.Bg5. The opening was named after the German International Master Kurt Richter and later the Soviet master Gavriil Veresov, who played it frequently for over a quarter of a century. Along with the Trompowsky Attack, Colle System, London System, and Torre Attack, the Richter–Veresov Attack is one of the more common branches of the Queen's Pawn Game. The more popular Ruy Lopez opening looks like a Richter–Veresov Attack mirrored on the queenside, but the dynamics of play are quite different.
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    CLEARANCE - Veresov Opening

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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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    CLEARANCE - New Ideas in Old Settings: Q-B3 against the Caro-Kann
    Catalog Code: CB0293RB

    Stated succinctly, pragmatically, and with conscious deference for that much maligned damsel, Truth, the theory and progress have long been congenial synonymous terms.
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    CLEARANCE - New Ideas in Old Settings: Q-B3 against the Caro-Kann

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    CLEARANCE - Americas Chess Heritage
    Catalog Code: CB0386RB

    With fully annotated games and many diagrams, Americas Chess Heritage is an informative chronoly and an indispensable guide for chess enthusiasts and non players alike.
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    CLEARANCE - Americas Chess Heritage

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    CLEARANCE - Karpov-Korchnoi 1978
    The Inside Story of the Match
    Catalog Code: CB0081RB

    After bitter altercations about flags and threatened walkouts, the needle match of the World Chess Championship, between Anatoly Karpov and Victor Korchnoi, began in Baguio City in the Philippines on 18 July 1978.
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    CLEARANCE - Karpov-Korchnoi 1978

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    CLEARANCE - King Fianchetto Defences
    Catalog Code: CB0270RB

    This book provides a thorough and balanced coverage of these defences, against any opening, which involve the fianchetto of the King's bishop by Black.
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    CLEARANCE - King Fianchetto Defences

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    CLEARANCE - Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: CB0388RB

    Alexander Koblents was the trainer of one of the most famous combative players ever, Tal. He is therefore excellently qualified to write a book on this subject. This is not an attempt to define a combination but a practical book from which the reader is expected to examine and eventually create his own combinations.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Combinations

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    CLEARANCE - Chess with the MASTERS
    Catalog Code: CB0226RB

    The chess world is fortunate in having many very strong players active at the present time. In this book the authors have selected ten of these players from outside the ranks of the world champions and have given what amounts to little more than an introduction to the careers and play of these great players.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess with the MASTERS

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    CLEARANCE - Howard Staunton
    the English world chess champion
    Catalog Code: CB0199RB

    Howard Staunton (1810 - 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. He promoted a chess set of clearly distinguishable pieces of standardised shape that is still the style which must be used for competitions. He was the principal organizer of the first international chess tournament in 1851. From 1840 onwards he became a leading chess commentator, and won matches against top players of the 1840s. However, the achievement of Staunton have been neglected or even ignored by his own countrymen and this book seeks to rectify that.
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    CLEARANCE - Howard Staunton

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    CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defence
    Lines with P-KB4
    Catalog Code: CB0550RB

    There are two Sicilian lines where White plays an early P-KB4; 1 P-K4 P-QB4 2 P-KB4 which is probably inferior to the system popularised by the Dutch player Vinken - 1 P-K4 P-QB4 2 N-QB3 and 3 P-KB4. This latter system occupies most of this book. The author demonstrates the Vinken System to be a viable alternative for White in which the first player strives for a King-side attack which can so easily come off.
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    CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defence

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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 - Sicilian Defense 4: Gurgenidze
    Catalog Code: CB0018XX

    Analysis on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6. This critical line of the Maroczy Bind is examined thoroughly.
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    CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defense 4: Gurgenidze

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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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    CLEARANCE - International Championship Chess
    A Complete Record of FIDE Events
    Catalog Code: CB0384RB

    A complete documentation of all these events and much much more (273 selected games and positions from all FIDE competitions and details about related fields such as correspondence chess and chess competitions) is found in International Championship Chess. Moreover lists of grandmasters, masters, presidents, vice presidents, etc.
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    CLEARANCE - International Championship Chess

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    CLEARANCE - Queen's Indian Defense
    Catalog Code: CB0342RB

    The main variation of the Queen's Indian arises after 1 P-Q4, N-KB3, 2 P-QB4, P-K3, 3 N-KN3, P-QN3. Since White does not threaten to play P-K4 immediately, Black is able to undertake the development of the queen side. The fianchetto of the Queen Bishop is an effort to establish control over his Q4 and K5 squares. The model games for this type of development were played by Nimzovich against Gregory and Bernstein in the period of 1913-1914.
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    CLEARANCE - Queen's Indian Defense

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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 - An Introduction to Chess - Volume 1
    Catalog Code: CB0473RB

    Designed for the absolute beginner, this volume deals with the rudiments of the game. It is written in the simplest terms and clarifies all the points which a novice is likely to find obscure. The main purpose is to give the foundations for chess knowledge and chess skills: the rules of the game and some brief hints and tips on how to defeat one's opponent.
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    CLEARANCE - An Introduction to Chess - Volume 1

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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Flank Game
    Catalog Code: CB0401RB

    This book gives you an insight into the theory of the Najdorf Variation together with new ideas and variations that are to be found in it.
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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Flank Game

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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: CB0132RB

    This new edition has been thoroughly updated. The Dragon remains very popular and there was so much new material to be included that the book has expanded by a quarter.
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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Dragon

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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 - 100 Partija-kraljeva Gambita (King's Gambit) (100 partija (100 Chess Games Series)
    Catalog Code: CB0504RB

    This book entails 100 games in the King's Gambit. This book is printed in Croatian/Serbian language.
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    CLEARANCE - 100 Partija-kraljeva Gambita (King's Gambit) (100 partija (100 Chess Games Series)

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    CLEARANCE - Chess: Revised Edition
    Catalog Code: CB0030RB

    The reader is assumed to be without any knowledge of the game, and this book teaches him how to play, and how to play well.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess: Revised Edition

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    CLEARANCE - Further Steps in Chess (Chess Handbooks)
    Catalog Code: CB0317RB

    This volume assumes that the reader has some knowledge of chess, and deals with the basic elements of the game, such as development, the centre, handling of the pawns and pieces, and the simpler endgames. The text is illustrated by complete games taken from recent events.
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    CLEARANCE - Further Steps in Chess (Chess Handbooks)

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    CLEARANCE - Tackle Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0350RB

    Chess is a game with an ever-growing appeal to the public and this book by an experienced practical player collaborating with a highly skilled chess teacher is ideal for those who wish to learn the rudiments of sound strategy and tactics.
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    CLEARANCE - Tackle Chess

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