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    Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations
    SIXTH EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0008SHV

    ECC6 is a completely revised and updated edition of one of the fundamental books about the art of combinational chess. The content represents the work of our Editorial Board of experienced grandmasters and international masters.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

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    1500 Forced Mates
    Catalog Code: B0036ER

    Jakov Geller's new book focuses on a key element of tactics: forced mate. It contains 1500 positions rife with tactical resources; 1380 of them are presented as puzzles. The book is divided into 31 chapters, most of which are dedicated to a single tactical method, which is described in detail. 
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    1500 Forced Mates

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    Marvelous Modern Miniatures
    2020 Games in 20 Moves or Less
    Catalog Code: B0126RE

    Marvelous Modern Miniatures features the largest collection of miniatures chess games played in the last half-century. Over 500 pages of cut and thrust! The surprising depth of the annotations (each one of the 2,020 games has meaningful comments) turns this book into a virtual course on tactics. Looking for traps and pitfalls in your favorite openings? You will probably find them here. Marvelous Modern Miniatures will improve your tactical skills and alertness and sharpen your opening play. As a bonus, the entire collection is immensely enjoyable!
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    Marvelous Modern Miniatures

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    Attacking the Strongpoint - PAPERBACK
    The Philosophy of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0127RE

    Grandmaster Igor Zaitsev ranks as one of the most creative chess minds ever in the history of the royal game. This is his book of secrets and methods, his remarkable life’s work. In his eye-opening title chapter, “Attacking the Strongpoint,” Zaitsev makes explicitly clear a common strategic element never formalized until this book. Often overlooked by amateurs and even GMs, the idea can lead to winning tactics in many games!
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    Attacking the Strongpoint - PAPERBACK

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    Attacking the Strongpoint - SIGNED HARDCOVER
    The Philosophy of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0127RE-SGN

    Grandmaster Igor Zaitsev ranks as one of the most creative chess minds ever in the history of the royal game. This is his book of secrets and methods, his remarkable life’s work. In his eye-opening title chapter, “Attacking the Strongpoint,” Zaitsev makes explicitly clear a common strategic element never formalized until this book. Often overlooked by amateurs and even GMs, the idea can lead to winning tactics in many games!
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    Attacking the Strongpoint - SIGNED HARDCOVER

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    Chess Calculation Training for Kids and Club Players
    Level 1 - Checkmating
    Catalog Code: B0059TH

    The book covers the full thinking process you should have when trying to mate your opponent, or when the situation of your opponent’s king may tempt you to look further in a mating direction. As with all training, there is a warm-up, a tough phase, a break, a relaxing phase, then another tough phase, and respecting the pedagogical order of the book will make sure that you derive the maximum benefit from it, and are 100% ready for Level 2. After you have completed all 276 exercises in the book you won’t let your opponent’s king escape when it shouldn’t. Reading it should pay off quickly in terms of results! And this is exactly what I wish you.
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    Chess Calculation Training for Kids and Club Players

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    The Power of Tactics - Volume 3
    Calculate Like Champions
    Catalog Code: B0063EV

    In this third volume, the authors explain that in chess there are four main tactical elements (check, pin, double attack and unprotected pieces).
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    The Power of Tactics - Volume 3

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    The Power Of Defense and The Art Of Counterattack in 64 pictures
    Catalog Code: B0029SHV

    In this highly instructive tome the authors tried to accomplish several demanding goals. To uncover many of the secrets that remain hidden so very often, to tackle the most difficult area of chess skill – defence, and finally to teach a great number of ambitious chess-players helping them to improve their knowledge in this important area of chess expertise.
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    The Power Of Defense and The Art Of Counterattack in 64 pictures

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    Mastering Positional Sacrifices
    A Practical Guide to a Vital Skill in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0230NIC

    Playing a positional sacrifice will always require courage. Merijn van Delft takes you by the hand and not only teaches the essential technical know-how, he also helps you to recognize the opportunities and when to take the plunge. Mastering Positional Sacrifices is bound to become a modern-day classic.
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    Mastering Positional Sacrifices

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    Daily Chess Training - Chess Tactics - Vol. 3
    Sharpen your tactical ability daily on your way to mastery
    Catalog Code: B0019CH

    In this book, you will be challenged 404 times but unlike most tactics puzzle books you don't know what your objective is. Your one advantage over the players in the respective positions is that you know that there is supposed to be something in there for you to find. Working through the puzzles and then carefully play through the thoroughly annotated solutions will help you to up your tactical radar as well as your calculation skills.
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    Daily Chess Training - Chess Tactics - Vol. 3

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    The Modern Triangle
    Catalog Code: B0151EU

    This book presents the Triangle set-up, which arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3/Nf3 c6. This move order avoids many unpleasant systems for White, notably the Catalan, the Exchange Slav and the Botvinnik Variation. It leads to sharp strategically unbalanced play and brings Black excellent practical results.
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    The Modern Triangle

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    Daily Chess Training - Chess Tactics For Improvers - Vol. 1
    Improve your tactical radar to step up your game
    Catalog Code: B0018CH

    Working through the puzzles and then carefully play through the thoroughly annotated solutions will help you to up your tactical radar as well as your calculation skills. So if you are up for the challenge, here is the opportunity to prepare for the next leap forward.
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    Daily Chess Training - Chess Tactics For Improvers - Vol. 1

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    Thinkers' Chess Academy with Grandmaster Thomas Luther - Volume 1
    First Steps in Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0066TH

    This book is written for chess friends who are beginners or hobby players without much experience and who want to improve to lower club level. If you are already somewhat stronger you may not like the idea of learning from scratch. But sometimes going a step back in order to take two steps forwards is a good idea.
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    Thinkers' Chess Academy with Grandmaster Thomas Luther - Volume 1

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    Advanced Chess Tactics
    2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: B0164QT

    This new edition benefits from various analytical tweaks, plus an entirely new chapter dedicated to attacking in the French Defence, an opening which the author knows better than almost anyone, having played it for most of his career. Readers are sure to find this an invaluable addition to the original chapters, which remain usefully categorized by opening or common pawn structure.
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    Advanced Chess Tactics

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    Squeezing 1.e4 e5 - A Solid Strategic Approach
    Catalog Code: B0150EU

    The previous book of Khalifman and Soloviov, The Modern Scotch, discussed how to counter 1.e4 e5 in the most direct, aggressive and sometimes even risky fashion. Their new work explores a radically different approach. It presents a White repertoire based on the Four Knights Game, and in particular, the main line – the traditional system with 4.Bb5.
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    Squeezing 1.e4 e5 - A Solid Strategic Approach

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    Together with Mamedyarov
    Catalog Code: B0064TH

    This book is dedicated to all young chess players aspiring to improve but I also hope that it will be interesting for admirers of the Azeri “number one” chess player’s creativity and his fans. Further we hope this book will be useful for coaches in their work.
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    Together with Mamedyarov

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    Chess Calculation Training for Kids and Club Players
    Level One - Checkmating
    Catalog Code: B0063TH

    You should go through the book chapter by chapter. The complexity of the examples increases throughout the book, and you shouldn’t skip a category if you consider it too easy. The book covers the full thinking process you should have when trying to mate your opponent, or when the situation of your opponent’s king may tempt you to look further in a mating direction.
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    Chess Calculation Training for Kids and Club Players

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    How and When to Break the Rules in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0522EM

    Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, Play Unconventional Chess and Win by Noam A. Manellla and Zeev Zohar and Break the Rules! A Modern Look at Chess Strategy by Neil McDonald, brought together in one volume.
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    How and When to Break the Rules in Chess

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    Attacking with g2-g4
    The Modern Way to Get the Upper Hand in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0226NIC

    With lots of instructive examples, Kryakvin explains the ins and outs of the attack on the g-file: the typical ways to gain tempo and keep the momentum, and the manoeuvres that will maximize your opponent’s problems. After working with this book you will be fully equipped to use this modern battering ram to define the battlefield. You will have fun and win games!
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    Attacking with g2-g4

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    The Power of Tactics - Volume 2
    Become A Tactical Wizard
    Catalog Code: B0061EV

    Become a Tactical Wizard is the second book in the series The Power of Tactics. In this second volume, the authors continue to develop their ideas from the first book — Tactics According to Smyslov — where they explain that in chess there are four main tactical elements (check, pin, double attack and unprotected pieces).
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    The Power of Tactics - Volume 2

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    Fundamental Chess Strategy in 100 Games
    Catalog Code: B0061TH

    This book is highly recommended for club players, advanced players and masters, although even higher rated players may also find it useful. There is no doubt that lower rated players will learn a lot about thinking processes and decision making, while some logical principles can be put to use by more advanced players too.
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    Fundamental Chess Strategy in 100 Games

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    500 Combinations To Train Yourself
    Catalog Code: B0139OB

    Alain Benlolo - trainer of the French Chess Federation - offers a large choice of combinations for the greater part extracted from games played in competitions by leading grand-masters.
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    500 Combinations To Train Yourself

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    Understanding Before Moving Volume 3 - Sicilian Structures - Part 1
    Catalog Code: B0056TH

    This book, the third in its series, provides an overview of the positions and corresponding plans arising from the Sicilian Structures and in this first part the Najdorf & Scheveningen. The method is based on the column Understanding Before Moving in the chess magazine of the Royal Dutch Chess Federation; readers who follow it may hope to significantly increase their skill.
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    Understanding Before Moving Volume 3 - Sicilian Structures - Part 1

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    Planning - Move by Move
    First the Idea and Then the Move!
    Catalog Code: B0518EM

    In this book, grandmaster and experienced author Zenón Franco explains planning in detail. He organizes material in terms of: typical structures, advantage in space, maneuvering play, simplification and, finally attack and defence. Using games played by elite players he explains how plans are formed and carried out in these different scenarios.
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    Planning - Move by Move

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    Daily Chess Training - Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: B0017CH

    In the present book, you will be challenged 404 times but unlike most tactics puzzle books you don't know what your objective is: do I need to find a mate, find an opportunity skewer or pin a piece, use a tactical turn to gain a positional advantage and how far do I need to calculate?These questions are you are faced with when you play your own games and therefore this book tries to replicate this position.
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    Daily Chess Training - Chess Tactics - Vol. 2

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    Jose Raul Capablanca - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0018RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Jose Raul Capablanca in chronological order. Each exercise features a number of points - 1 to 4 - given for solving it, depending on the exercises's difficulty. This allows trainers and teachers to use this book both for self training and in lessons for their students.
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    Jose Raul Capablanca - Great Chess Combinations

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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1a
    Catalog Code: B0008RCH

    The book is a new edition of a bestseller by an experienced coach Sergey Ivashchenko. Over 200,000 copies of his books were sold in the Soviet Union in the late 1980's! This book is intended for beginners, both children and adults. The themes are: Mate in one, Mate in two, Win a queen, Win a rook, Win a piece, etc. The book designed for chess players with ELO 900-1200 points. Includes more than 700 tactical problems classified according to themes and difficulty.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1a

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    Alexander Alekhine - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0019RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Alexander Alekhine in chronological order. Each exercise features a number of points - 1 to 4 - given for solving it, depending on the exercises's difficulty. This allows trainers and teachers to use this book both for self training and in lessons for their students.
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    Alexander Alekhine - Great Chess Combinations

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    2000 Chess Exercises - 4 Books
    Catalog Code: B0024RCH

    These are the best chess books for children in our country today!
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    2000 Chess Exercises - 4 Books

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    Chess Middlegame Strategies - Volume 3
    Strategy Meets Dynamics
    Catalog Code: B0052TH

    The book contains 43 annotated games divided among seven chapters. Within these pages you will find strategic plans related to typical pawn structures arising from the Geller/Tolush Gambit or the Anti-Moscow Gambit. By taking the time to study those chapters you should come away with a deeper understanding of the subtle nuances in pawn structures and the dynamics that arise. In addition, you will learn different strategic/dynamic ideas and this will strengthen your practical play in such positions.
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    Chess Middlegame Strategies - Volume 3

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    Chess Tactics Workbook for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0206GB

    Chess Tactics Workbook for Kids is the first in a new series of books that help players gain chess skills by tackling hundreds of carefully chosen exercises. The themes are similar to those in Gambit’s best-selling ‘Chess for Kids’ series, but the focus is on getting vital hands-on experience. Many positions build on ones given earlier, showing how advanced ideas are normally made up of simpler ones that we can all grasp.
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    Chess Tactics Workbook for Kids

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    A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire - New Edition
    A Turbocharged Modern Update of a Popular Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0204GB

    For here is a repertoire of opening lines based on 1 e4 that are slightly off the beaten track, but full of practical sting and cunning traps for unwary opponents. All are based on rapid, healthy development, central control and play against the enemy king.
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    A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire - New Edition

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    Chess Logic in Practice
    How to Find Logical Solutions to Over-the-Board Problems
    Catalog Code: B0205GB

    Throughout, the discussion is illustrated by a mass of examples from both recent elite chess and the play of Kislik and his students, showing how his themes cut across all levels of chess. After the book’s two main sections – Thinking Concepts and Positional Concepts – comes a section of exercises, again with a strikingly original theme: our task is simply to assess each position.
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    Chess Logic in Practice

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    Side-Stepping Mainline Theory
    Cut Down on Opening Study and Get a Middlegame You Are Familiar With
    Catalog Code: B0223NIC

    Side-stepping Mainline Theory will help you to focus on what is really decisive in the vast majority of non-grandmaster games: tactics, positional understanding and endgame technique.
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    Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

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    Liquidation on the Chess Board - New and Extended Edition
    Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Endgame
    Catalog Code: B0222NIC

    In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames. He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to start trading pieces and how to recognize favorable and unfavorable liquidations.
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    Liquidation on the Chess Board - New and Extended Edition

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    Forcing Chess Moves - New and Extended 4th Edition
    The Key to Better Calculation
    Catalog Code: B0221NIC

    Forcing Chess Moves proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural.
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    Forcing Chess Moves - New and Extended 4th Edition

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