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    PRE-ORDER - US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SEVENTH EDITION
    COMING SOON
    Catalog Code: B0001USCF

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the US Chess Federation, the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed as a reference for all chess players—but especially tournament chess players—and tournament directors.
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    PRE-ORDER - US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SEVENTH EDITION

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    Paul Felix Schmidt
    A Winning Formula
    Catalog Code: B0002VR

    The book includes many photographs of Schmidt, his family and chess contemporaries (The photographs in the German language section are different from those in the English language section), as well as twelve of his best games with annotations in both English and German.
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    Paul Felix Schmidt

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    The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again
    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

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    A Pawn's Journey - Signed by Author Elliott Neff
    Transforming Lives One Move At A Time
    Catalog Code: B0130OB

    In this moving tale based on true stories, you will learn how the game of chess can develop a strategic mind-set and produces the rare ability to graciously handle set-backs.
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    A Pawn's Journey - Signed by Author Elliott Neff

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    Caxton's Game and Playe of the Chesse, 1474
    Game and Playe of the Chesse, 1474
    Catalog Code: B0328IS

    Published in 1474, this is the first book on chess ever published and one of the first books ever published anywhere in Europe on any subject.
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    Caxton's Game and Playe of the Chesse, 1474

    $24.95
    The Kaplan-Sheinwold System of Winning Bridge
    By Two of the Greatest Champions of our Time
    Catalog Code: B0322IS

    The Kaplan-Sheinwold Bidding System is the most popular bidding system among modern tournament players. It is easy to learn. All you have to do is read this book. You will know everything you need to know to play at and even win bridge tournaments.
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    The Kaplan-Sheinwold System of Winning Bridge

    $19.95
    A Shortcut to Winning Bridge
    With My 100 Most Interesting Bridge Hands
    Catalog Code: B0323IS

    This book, from one of the world's leading tournament bridge players and champions, highlights and summarizes the various bidding systems and the most widely used conventions. It gives deft insight into the strategy and psychology of playing Winning Bridge.
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    A Shortcut to Winning Bridge

    $18.95
    British Chess
    Britain In Pictures
    Catalog Code: B0320IS

    British Chess is a picture book containing information almost available nowhere else. It has the first chess man, the first chess board, the first chess picture, the first chess diagram.
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    British Chess

    $9.95
    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids
    99 Chess Puzzles - With Colorable Images
    Catalog Code: B0127OB

    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids is a workbook containing 99, one-move tactics puzzles covering hanging pieces, forks and pins for kids with a playing level of 1000 or less. Each chapter contains 33 different puzzles with the answers found on the following page in picture form. Also, to be more realistic, the puzzles are approximately a 50/50 mix of "white to play" and "black to play".
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    Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids

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    The Thinkers
    Catalog Code: B0142QT

    The Thinkers is a visual tribute to the game of chess, showcasing the emotions, exertions and desires of the players, and conveying the mental intensity only chess can command. Included are some of the most iconic portraits of today's stars, as well as emotive shots of ordinary players from all over the world, with photos taken over the last five years in venues such as Mombasa, London, Chennai, Las Vegas, Baku and Sao Paulo.
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    The Thinkers

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    Chess Handbook - Book for Arbiters
    Catalog Code: B0022SHV

    Imagine that, no matter how good your coach is, he may have never dragged your attention to explaining some simple cases that could arise in a tournament game. Or worse, say you are a chess professional, but failed to study the latest changes on the laws of chess and namely this brought you to a situation where you simply lost your prize money due to the mentioned fact. So, a natural question would be: Who this book is intended for? First and foremost - the chess arbiters, as it is stated on the book cover. Bojovic and Suhartovic, experienced International Arbiters and FIDE lecturers, have tried to handle the matter in such a way that even the beginners may master it, and that at the same time it would be useful to any chess arbiter as well. Since the jobs of arbiters and organizers are inextricably linked, it is considered that also the organizers shall find useful information in it. In addition, it will be useful to all chess players, primarily to professionals.
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    Chess Handbook - Book for Arbiters

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    The Queen's Gambit - a Chess Novel
    Catalog Code: B0309IS

    There has never been a top ranked woman chess player. But suppose if an American girl were born with abilities in chess that matched the greatest players. What would happen to her in a highly competitive field dominated by men? Starting from this premise, the author Walter Tevis, who some years ago interested a generation of Americans in straight pool with the book “The Hustler”, has produced a riveting novel that makes chess more exciting than one could have imagined.
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    The Queen's Gambit - a Chess Novel

    $19.95
    Let's Play Checkers
    Catalog Code: B0310IS

    This is regarded as one of the best books for the average player ever written. This modern textbook pays particular attention to the many problems confronting the average player. Besides an extensive game collection that shows the best restrictive lines for Black and White (thus reducing study to a minimum) it includes a new method for studying the Mid-Game.
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    Let's Play Checkers

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    Just Law
    Common-sense answers to frequently asked questions on chess rules, regulations, and policy from players, tournament directors, and organizers
    Catalog Code: B0099OB

    Get the Just Law scoop on the most popular chess tournament questions from players, tournament directors and organizers. In the book’s Q&A format, Tim Just guides you through a wide range of tournament topics, including details about notation, draws, byes, clocks, prizes, prize funds, ratings, making claims, playing sites, time controls, pairings, tournament management, tournament creation, scholastic chess mysteries, and even more.
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    Just Law

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    Yearbook of Chess Wisdom
    Catalog Code: B0009EV

    In this book the author addresses 366 (one for each day of the year) intriguing chess topics which could be of interest to any chess fan, regardless of the playing level. For example: 
    IQ and chess skills Talent vs. hard work How many games to play per year? Are women underrated or overrated as compared to men? Rating inflation in chess What does your chess tell about your personality? Playing computers: dos and don’ts Developing your chess memory and visualization How does one prepare for an upcoming tournament? Is 1.e4 really “best by test”?
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    Yearbook of Chess Wisdom

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    Fischer, Kasparov and the Others
    The Best of CHESSDON and Much More
    Catalog Code: B0300IS

    Memoirs of Chess Official, organizer and members of the FIDE Executive Board who participated in many controversial chess events including the matches by Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov for the World Chess Championships. The insider story of these important chess events.
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    Fischer, Kasparov and the Others

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    Chess in the Eighties
    Catalog Code: B0299IS

    David Bronstein was a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest players in the world. In this sharp and provocative essay, the authors explain their concern regarding the increasingly sport oriented nature of chess, in which the result is all-important, to the detriment of chess as an art form and as an element of culture.
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    Chess in the Eighties

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    How to Be a Winner at Checkers
    Basic Rules and Tested Techniques for Winning Play
    Catalog Code: B0312IS

    The checkers tactics that add up to a winning game - from that shrewd opening to the last triumphant jump - are all revealed in this book by Fred Reinfeld. Mr. Reinfeld shows how the unexpected complexity of checkers makes possible subtle strategies that you can turn to your advantage. With his usual clarity, Mr. Reinfeld demonstrates winning tactical play at each stage of the game.
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    How to Be a Winner at Checkers

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    My Opponent is Eating a Doughnut
    Tall Tales, Legends, Gossip, and Rumors From the World of Tournament Chess
    Catalog Code: B0098OB

    Bobby Fischer is not alone in creating antics away from the chess board. His understudies, the royal game’s masters, players, fans, coaches, parents, tournament officials, and hangers-on, have created their own “tales from the wild side” escapades. This book chronicles those tales. Over the board chess experience takes a back seat to these anecdotes of human interest, human follies and quirky behavior. Lean back and enjoy this peek at human conduct on the sidelines of the chess universe
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    My Opponent is Eating a Doughnut

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    CLEARANCE - Finding Bobby Fischer
    A Classic Collection, Finally Available Again
    Catalog Code: B0159NIC

    Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam’s gripping encounter with the legendary American recluse, a journalist’s dream come true, is the worthy apotheosis of this unique collection of interviews which were first published in New In Chess between 1986 and 1992.
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    CLEARANCE - Finding Bobby Fischer

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    SHOPWORN - Finding Bobby Fischer
    A Classic Collection, Finally Available Again
    Catalog Code: SWB0159NIC

    Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam’s gripping encounter with the legendary American recluse, a journalist’s dream come true, is the worthy apotheosis of this unique collection of interviews which were first published in New In Chess between 1986 and 1992.
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    SHOPWORN - Finding Bobby Fischer

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    The Chess Players
    A Novel of New Orleans and Paris
    Catalog Code: B0278IS

    The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player in the history of the game. Paul Charles Morphy was born on June 22, 1837 in New Orleans Louisiana. His father was Alonzo Morphy. His mother was Louise Thérèse Felicite Thelcide Le Carpentier. He learned the moves of chess simply by watching his uncle and father play. Nobody taught him the rules. By age 9 he was regarded as the best player in New Orleans. By age 21 he was regarded as the best chess player in the world.
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    The Chess Players

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    The Study of Games
    Catalog Code: B0275IS

    This is a comprehensive study of all games, board games, card games, strategy games, children's games and sporting games such as baseball. What is the history of games? Why do people play games? The authors, Elliott Morton Avedon and Brian Sutton-Smith are recognized authorities on the study of games. Elliott Morton Avedon is the author of “Therapeutic Recreation Service: An Applied Behavioural Approach”. Brian Sutton-Smith is focused on children's games, adult games, children's play, children's drama, films and narratives, as well as children's gender issues and sibling position. Brian Sutton-Smith is the author of some 50 books and some 350 scholarly articles on games.
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    The Study of Games

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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION
    IN STOCK AND SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
    Catalog Code: B0023RH

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.
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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION

    $19.95
    Lisa - A Chess Novel
    Catalog Code: B0077OB

    The chess pieces knew how they moved. They knew what they wanted too. It wasn’t like school, where kids pretended they were masters of the teachers’ game. The adults didn’t know anything anyway. The real world was a big push to nothing. But Lisa escaped from all that. She found Igor Ivanov. He taught her how to play.
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    Lisa - A Chess Novel

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    Curious Chess Facts
    A Collection of 206 Amazing, Amusing, Interesting, and Fantastic Facts about the Game of Chess, its moves and its players
    Catalog Code: B0236IS

    Curious Chess Facts is Irving Chernev's first book. Published in 1937, it is his famous collection of chess anecdotes. The facts in this book are so famous that they have become part of chess lore, repeated thousands of times, published in countless books and magazine articles by many different authors, such that it is almost forgotten that this book is the original published source.
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    Curious Chess Facts

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    Fried Liver & Burning Pants
    Curious, But True Chess Stories & The Lessons We Learn From Them
    Catalog Code: B0071OB

    Coach Jay Stallings takes coaches and players alike through some of the strangest and weirdest (yet true!) stories in Chess. From how Ossip Bernstein had to save his own life with a game of chess to Bobby Fischer's amazing winning streak to Harry Nelson Pillsbury's ability to play Chess, Checkers and cards at the same time, there is something in here for everyone, complete with Coach Stalling's insights on what you can learn from these stories to improve your own game!
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    Fried Liver & Burning Pants

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    A History of Chess
    From Chaturanga to the Present Day
    Catalog Code: B0062RE

    In this book, the author, legendary Russian grandmaster Yuri Averbakh, presents a well-researched and documented theory about the origins, development and spread of this immensely popular game. In addition, over three dozen splendid color plates - presented on coated stock making the images suitable for framing - supplement his historical analysis.
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    A History of Chess

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    Chess Competitions 1824-1970
    An Annotated International Bibliography of Books, Bulletins and Programs
    Catalog Code: B0018MV

    Annotated International Bibliography of chess books, chess bulletins and chess programs. This bibliography aims to provide, for the first time and comprehensively, and extensive record of publications on chess competitions held the world over from 1824, the year in which the correspondence match between the Edinburg and London Chess Clubs began, up until 1970.
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    Chess Competitions 1824-1970

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    Mathematical Go Endgames
    Nightmares for the Professional Go Player
    Catalog Code: B0156IS

    In this unique book, the authors, both only amateur Go players themselves, develop the mathematical techniques for solving late-stage endgame problems that can stump top-ranking professionals.
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    Mathematical Go Endgames

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    Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards
    Catalog Code: B0151IS

    This is a reprint of a book published in 1883 and 1884. There have been at least a dozen editions of this book but we believe that the 1883 edition was the first edition.
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    Dick's Games of Patience or Solitaire with Cards

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    Backgammon Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0149IS

    Undoubtedly the best book written on this subject. The author sweeps away the generalities and gives fifty concrete examples of how to play difficult casts.
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    Backgammon Tactics

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    Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965
    Catalog Code: B0141IS

    This book reprints 35 issues of Virginia chess publications from 1946 to 1965 plus one issue of the Carolina Gambit from 1960. Most notable is the Virginia Chess News Roundup, published quarterly from 1954 to 1959, edited by Leonard Morgan.
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    Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965

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    Checkmate in Prague
    The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
    Catalog Code: B0138IS

    Ludek Pachman's account of his political struggles is interspersed with numerous chess anecdotes about many of the masters he faced in tournament play, such as Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, Botvinnik, and Tal
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    Checkmate in Prague

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    Struggle
    Catalog Code: B0126IS

    Lasker's book delves deeply into all phases of life and struggles. He attempts to create a general theory of all competitive activities, including chess, business and war.
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    Struggle

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    Wergin on Skat and Sheepshead
    Catalog Code: B0123IS

    Skat and Sheepshead are card games popular in Germany but not as well known in the United States. They are trick-taking games, bearing some similarities to bridge. Bridge players sometimes play these games as a pass-time.
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    Wergin on Skat and Sheepshead

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