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    CLEARANCE - Instant Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0124RB

    The authors explain in a logical and easily way the basic rules of chess, how the pieces move and some of the more fundamental ideas of chess strategy. A special feature of the book is the inclusion of numerous illustrations and clear diagrams to emphasize and supplement the various points made in the text.
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    CLEARANCE - Instant Chess

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    CLEARANCE - Man vs. Machine
    Kasparov versus Deep Blue
    Catalog Code: CB0277RB

    This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.
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    CLEARANCE - Man vs. Machine

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    CLEARANCE - Man v Machine - Kasparov v IBM's Deep Blue
    Catalog Code: CB0234RB

    This book relates the history of a 200-year-old quest. A quest which culminated in the grand chess match between World Champion Garry Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue.
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    CLEARANCE - Man v Machine - Kasparov v IBM's Deep Blue

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    CLEARANCE - How To Win At Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0115RB

    A superb refresher course and the ideal follow-up to Ray Keene's best-selling Chess for Absolute Beginners.
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    CLEARANCE - How To Win At Chess

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    CLEARANCE - The Times Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0044RB

    Serves as a refresher course for chess beginners who want to improve their game. Six self-rating tests are included to check that the basic concepts have been grasped.
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    CLEARANCE - The Times Winning Chess

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    CLEARANCE - The Young Pretenders
    Who Will be the Next World Chess Champion?
    Catalog Code: CB0099RB

    Never before in chess history have there been so many young players with genuine world championship potential. Name such as Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Vissily Ivanchuk, Alexei Shirov, Judit Polar, Nigel Short, Michael Adams and america’s own Gata Kamsky - all world beaters, but only one will mount the chess Olympus.
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    CLEARANCE - The Young Pretenders

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    CLEARANCE - Contenders for the Crown
    Who Will Be the Next World Chess Champion?
    Catalog Code: CB0079RB

    Contains the career details of many key players of chess, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. The book includes profiles of Vladimir Kramnik, Gata Kamsky, Judit Polgar, Michael Adams, Alexei Shirov, Viswanathan Anand and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    CLEARANCE - Contenders for the Crown

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    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short's Best Games
    Catalog Code: CB0432RB

    Profiles Britain's top chess master, Nigel Short, and analyzes twelve of his most outstanding games
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    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short's Best Games

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    CLEARANCE - Kasparov V Short: The First Challenge
    Catalog Code: CB0413RB

    This book is the official account of that match. The layout, with a diagram for every move, enables the reader to follow the games without a chess set. Each game is illuminated by penetrating notes from Raymond Keene, chess columnist of The Times and Spectator, who commentated on the games for Channel 4 television.
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    CLEARANCE - Kasparov V Short: The First Challenge

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    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short - World Chess Challenger
    Catalog Code: CB0076RB

    This book charts Nigel Short's astonishing ascent to the chess peaks, through an exciting selection of the most important games in his career. Each game is brought vividly to life by absorbing annotations that provide a valuable insight into the character and playing style of one of the greatest players in the world today. It includes brilliant wins against Kasparov, Karpov, Timman, and other greats of contemporary chess.
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    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short - World Chess Challenger

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    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short World Chess Challenger
    Catalog Code: CB0090RB

    This book charts Nigel Short's astonishing ascent to the chess peaks through an absorbing selection of the most important games in his career. Each game is brought vividly to life by clear annotations which provide a valuable insight into the character and playing style of one of the greatest players in the world today.
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    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short World Chess Challenger

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    CLEARANCE - The Twelve Best Games of Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0455RB

    Here, in this book, is Grandmaster Raymond Keene's personal selection: twelve games, played by the giants of chess, each of them representing a peak in chess-playing genius. From the slashing attacks of Paul Morphy to the classic beauty of Jose Capablanca; from the python-like constriction of Aron Nimzowitsch to the dynamic aggression of Gary Kasparov: all styles of chess are present, as are the great names of chess, including Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine, Spassky and Fischer.
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    CLEARANCE - The Twelve Best Games of Chess

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    CLEARANCE - How To Beat Garry Kasparov
    Catalog Code: CB0259RB

    Intended for chess players, from novices to experts, this text analyzes the games lost by World Chess Champion, Gary Kasparov, and makes some interesting discoveries.
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    CLEARANCE - How To Beat Garry Kasparov

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    CLEARANCE - Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament - London 1982
    Catalog Code: CB0286RB

    This book entails the chess tournament held by Phillips & Drew Kings and Knights Chess Tournaments in London in 1982.
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    CLEARANCE - Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament - London 1982

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    CLEARANCE - Dynamic Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: CB0195RB

    Understanding opening ideas is far m ore important than memorizing long variations, especially for the player who has little time or inclination for the study of opening theory. In this book the author has selected a number of sound but aggressive systems which he himself has used in Grandmaster play. By using annotated games to explain the strategic features of each variation, he also gives the reader a feel for the middle game positions which arise.
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    CLEARANCE - Dynamic Chess Openings

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    CLEARANCE - English Chess Explosion - From Miles to Short
    Catalog Code: CB0340RB

    In February 1976 England obtained her long-awaited first Grandmaster Tony Miles. Since then the combination of careful training, weekend tournaments and sponsorship has brought England to the brink of challenging the Soviet Union for the chess supremacy of the world. The record of success over the last five years has been both consistent and remarkable.
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    CLEARANCE - English Chess Explosion - From Miles to Short

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    CLEARANCE - 1 b4 Sokolsky Opening
    1. e4 c5
    Catalog Code: CB0538RB

    The opening has never been popular at the top level, though a number of prominent players have employed it on occasion (for example, Richard Réti against Abraham Speijer in Scheveningen 1923 and Boris Spassky against Vasily Smyslov in the 1960 Moscow–Leningrad match). Soviet player Alexei Pavlovich Sokolsky (1908–1969) wrote a monograph on this opening in 1963, Debyut 1 b2–b4.
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    CLEARANCE - 1 b4 Sokolsky Opening

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