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    How to Beat Bobby Fischer
    Catalog Code: B0365IS

    Divided into four parts of Fischer's chess life – youthful champion, Hope and Disappointment, Semi-retirement, and Artistry at the highest level – the text and diagrams analyze each game from both a chess and a psychological point of view. A special feature - “the losing moment”, beyond which there was no salvation – caps each analysis.
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    How to Beat Bobby Fischer

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    Chess Endings - Essential Knowledge
    Catalog Code: B0367IS

    As the title implies, this book brings together all the information, which the author considers necessary to provide the average chessplayer with a working knowledge of the endgame. It is concerned with the basic points, particularly those which are the most often encountered in practice. The first chapter describes the elementary mates and can be understood by the beginner.
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    Chess Endings - Essential Knowledge

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    International Championship Chess
    A Complete Record of FIDE Events
    Catalog Code: B0364IS

    International Championship Chess is an unrivaled work of relevance for every serious chess player. It records all the major international chess events held under the auspices of FIDE ( the World Chess Federation) – the most important of which are the Men's World Championship and the Olympiads (World Team Championships) – from their inception Kazic was to the present day.
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    International Championship Chess

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    Creative Chess
    Catalog Code: B0363IS

    This book shows not only how you can create opportunities to win, but, having the right positions it shows how to bring about the win. This gives you training in the finer points of chess play and opens your eyes to a side of chess you may never have suspected.
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    Creative Chess

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    1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0361IS

    This book has been published several different times under several different names. The question is: Are these composed problems or are these a collection of positions from actual games? "In my opinion these are composed problems. I can not find any of these positions that arose in an actual game." - Sam Sloan. So in solving these you should ask the questions you would ask in a composed problem. Why are the pieces of the losing side in such an awkward position? I actually had a dream about this, thinking about this question. See if you can create a game in which these positions actually arise? You will find you cannot do it
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    1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

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    How to Beat Bobby Fischer
    Translated into Russian
    Catalog Code: B0360IS

    Bobby Fischer won more than three hundred other games against top opponents. After winning 22 games in a row, it was thought Fischer could not be beaten. But he proves he can be beaten! Here he explains why Fischer lost every game he lost.
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    How to Beat Bobby Fischer

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    Groningen 1946 - International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0359IS

    Groningen 1946 was the first major chess tournament after the conclusion of World War II. It was a 20 player round robin. Most of the strongest players of the world were present. Many of the games were exciting and are well annotated by Euwe. They demonstrate that even the strongest grandmasters can make obvious blunders.
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    Groningen 1946 - International Chess Tournament

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    From My Chess Games 1920-1937
    Translated and With Introductory Notes by Fred Reinfeld
    Catalog Code: B0358IS

    This is a collection of the most instructive games played by Dr. Max Euwe against some of the strongest players in the world, with annotations by the American Fred Reinfeld.
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    From My Chess Games 1920-1937

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    My Fifty Years of Chess
    A Magnificent Collection of 140 Brilliant Games
    Catalog Code: B0355IS

    Known for an aggressive style and an ability to get out of trouble that earned him the nickname "the Great Swindler", Marshall recorded both high finishes and disappointing results in elite tournaments. His best result came at Cambridge Springs 1904 where he finished two points ahead of Lasker and David Janowski. This helped him find backing for the Lasker-Marshall World Championship Match in 1907.
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    My Fifty Years of Chess

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    Mitchell's Guide to the Game of Chess
    A Complete Course of Instruction for Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0354IS

    Included are deeply annotated games by Alekhine, Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Euwe, Botvinnik, Fine, Reshevsky. Nimzovitch, Kashdan, Horowitz and Marshall played mostly from 1937 to 1940.
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    Mitchell's Guide to the Game of Chess

    $12.95
    My Seven Chess Prodigies
    Catalog Code: B0353IS

    This book is about seven of the greatest American chess players, including World Champion Bobby Fischer. John Collins knew them all when they were boys, before they became masters, and was their tutor, mentor and friend. In this book he tells the fascinating story of their chess development and explains the methods by which he guided them to success.
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    My Seven Chess Prodigies

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    Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters
    Catalog Code: B0351IS

    In this book, Lasker provides mini-biographies for many masters who otherwise would not be remembered today. He shows how he learned from them and this enabled him to increase his chess strength.
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    Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters

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    Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0349IS

    This book has taught two generations of chess players how to play forcefully and intelligently. Thousands of people, absolute novices at the game and skilled players alike, have profited from "Chess Strategy," with such famous Grandmasters as Paul Keres and Reuben Fine acclaiming it as the work which first showed them the way to successful chess.
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    Chess Strategy

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    Modern Chess Openings
    Sixth Edition
    Catalog Code: B0352IS

    Modern Chess Openings was first published in 1911. It has been updated approximately every five years since and "the many recent master tournaments have rendered necessary an up-to-date book on the Openings". The book is intended to be a guide for match and tournament players.
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    Modern Chess Openings

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    Chess & Checkers - The Way to Mastership
    Catalog Code: B0348IS

    Edward Lasker was an expert and authority on many games, not only chess and checkers but also go, the Oriental game he introduced to the United States. General strategic principles rather than analyses requiring memorizing are stressed throughout the book, so that even a beginner or a player of moderate experience can understand the discussion. This method of teaching is unquestionably the most interesting and effective, because it makes the student think for himself.
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    Chess & Checkers - The Way to Mastership

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    Chess for Fun & Chess for Blood
    Catalog Code: B0347IS

    This book by the well-known author of Modern Chess Strategy makes a unique contribution to chess literature. Added to the purely technical contents are a number of features which make the book interesting even for those readers who do not actually play the game but are merely attracted to its sporting background. This book is written for all experience levels so that the player can use general strategic principles to assist the player in thinking for themselves versus relying on others' analysis's.
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    Chess for Fun & Chess for Blood

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    TV Chess
    Catalog Code: B0346IS

    The book consists of games, chess positions, anecdotes and interesting stories about chess and chess players. Many of the games and problems cannot be found from any other source.
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    TV Chess

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    200 Open Games
    Catalog Code: B0345IS

    200 Open Games centers around the popular 1. P-K4 P-K4 opening (Bobby Fischer, for one, consistently chooses the king's pawn opening). "The author's idea," writes Bronstein, "is to show that quite a large number of similar games are in fact different in the way they have been created in the minds of the players. And although they are different, all these games, with their identical first move, still retain for a considerable time traces of one and the same inherited pattern. ..."
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    200 Open Games

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    World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0343IS

    The World Chess Championship was organized by FIDE in 1948 after all the leading contenders or claimants for the world title died during or immediately after World War II. The Hague and Moscow saw the first tournament to decide the World Chess Championship. Botvinnik, Keres and Smyslov of the USSR, Euwe of Holland, Reshevsky of the USA, the great masters of the day, played lively, imaginative and highly distinctive games in this historical event. Harry Golombek, personally acquainted with all of the contestants and an opponent of most of them, studied the tournament games closely. He gives all the games with thorough and complete annotations, biographies of the players and a discussion of the theoretical values of the openings used.
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    World Chess Championship

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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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    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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    Self-Taught Chess for Beginners and Intermediates

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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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    Pawn Endings

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    Modern Chess Strategy
    With an Appendix on Go, the Oriental Strategic Game
    Catalog Code: B0336IS

    Modern Chess Strategy is a book about the strategies in modern chess by author Edward Lasker with introductions by Richard Bozukich and Sam Sloan. It also includes a special appendix on the game of Go - A Japanese variation of chess which will keep you as addicted to it as the game of chess.
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    Modern Chess Strategy

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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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    Lasker's How to Play Chess

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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

    $25.95
    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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    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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    Napier's Amenities and Background of Chess-Play

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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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    U.S.Championship Chess

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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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    Checkmate!

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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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    Modern Chess Opening Traps

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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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    Chess Panorama

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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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