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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Decoy
    The art of deflection
    Catalog Code: B0010DG

    “Decoy" has 177 tasks dealing with the deflection motif. You can deflect a piece that is defending the king or you may deflect a piece to win material. The piece being deflected will become overloaded, with too many tasks to deal with. Other topics of the workbook are devoted to leading the opponent’s king or his important piece to a position they would prefer to avoid, and where they become vulnerable to another tactical blow.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin
    Tie your opponent up in knots
    Catalog Code: B0008DG

    “Pin” includes 181 tasks that present this important tactical tool. There are loads of nice and instructive examples, the majority of them quite challenging, as practical chess is. You will get to learn and practice absolute and relative pins, as well as cross-pinning and unpinning motifs.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 2 Moves
    An attack on the King is the best thing
    Catalog Code: B0006DG

    “Mate in 2 Moves” has many nice tasks were you will checkmate in 2 moves. There are 177 exercises sorted by topics and key role pieces. Great training for up and coming players as it is considered highly beneficial to practice tactics as much as possible. The faster you can get through it the better.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Combinations
    Think the most, your opponent will be toast
    Catalog Code: B0011DG

    Combinations in chess are about playing a series of surprising moves with a bigger goal in mind. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to combinations, but most typical ones are grouped into main categories in the workbook “Combinations”. You will get to learn and practice blocking, bank-rank mate, clearance, removing the defender and interference.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Ambush
    Strike back with a discovered attack
    Catalog Code: B0009DG

    “Ambush” is a workbook devoted to training discovered attacks. You will find pretty varied and elegant examples of this effective tactical tool, including the double check. The chapter “Loading the Cannon” is a nice addition to the material, showing the positions in which the discovered attack is being prepared. The topic “Windmill” is also an extra and a natural delicatessen of this workbook. Some of the tasks are quite challenging.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Fork
    Time to saddle your horse
    Catalog Code: B0007DG

    Fork has 181 tasks where white or black wins with the help of double attack, and in most cases a combination of 2 or 3 moves. You often win in chess by threatening more than your opponent can protect, and it applies both to material and checkmate.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Studies
    Show me some skill to finish the kill
    Catalog Code: B0012DG

    To solve endgame studies is a challenging task, something for grandmasters and other very strong players. But this is a rewarding work to try yourself at, before checking the answers, which develops the players visual abilities. Luckily, some of the studies are presented not from the starting position, but after some moves in the “Studies” workbook, so the chances go up.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move
    Sing when you catch the King
    Catalog Code: B0005DG

    Mate in 1 Move has 182 varied tasks and can be beneficial for both beginners to learn the mating patterns and for a bit more experienced players to train the immediate recognition of these patterns.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move

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    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook
    Winning the Battles Between the Pieces
    Catalog Code: B0131OB

    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook presents hundreds of tactical patterns and combinations from significant master and grandmaster games in this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
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    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook

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    Daily Chess Training: Chess Tactics - Volume 1
    Sharpen Your Tactical Ability Daily on Your Way to Mastery
    Catalog Code: B0016CH

    An essential part of improving at chess is tactics. Tactics occur at every level of chess but once the players become stronger the elements involved in spotting the puzzles tend to become more complex and deeper, whereas, among weaker players, elementary skewers, forks, and deadly pins are more frequent visitors. In this volume, you will find 404 tactical puzzles at all levels of difficulty, from mundane to industrial strength. Each puzzle features an indication of the level of difficulty, as well as a hint for those who need it
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    Daily Chess Training: Chess Tactics - Volume 1

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    Attack and Counterattack in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0119RE

    Fred Reinfeld's timeless Attack and Counterattack in Chess starts with the basic premise that White plays to build on the natural initiative that is inherent in having the first move, while Black pplays to sap White's divine right to this initiative, only to take it over the moment it is possible
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    Attack and Counterattack in Chess

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    The Tactics Bible
    Catalog Code: B0037TH

    As will be shown, they occur in the games of Grandmasters and even World Champions, past and present! They belong to everybody’s games, even beginners’! Each mate’s theoretical pattern is presented as a diagram, with constructed examples and actual games.
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    The Tactics Bible

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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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    Intermediate Tactics
    300 Chess Puzzles, Forks, Pins, Skewers, and More
    Catalog Code: B0129OB

    The Intermediate Chess Tactics workbook is split into six chapters of 50 puzzles each. Each chapter covers a specific tactic and the final chapter is a final exam where you're not told which tactic applies, only that the correct answer will involve one of the tactics learned in a previous chapter.
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    Intermediate Tactics

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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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    Strike Like Judit!
    The Winning Tactics of Chess Legend Judit Polgar
    Catalog Code: B0202NIC

    Award-winning author Charles Hertan has revisited the gold mine of Judit Polgar’s games and selected her best and most instructive tactics. They are arranged by theme and presented with helpful explanations and lots of practical advice. You will be inspired by her clever traps, stunning sacrifices and cunning endgame tricks. You will learn from her tactical vision, calculating skills and counter-intuitive ideas. Strike Like Judit is a riveting guide that will help you win more games as you will find killer moves more easily and more quickly.

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    Strike Like Judit!

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    Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 3
    Legendary Games
    Catalog Code: B0028TH

    In this, the third volume of the Chess Calculation Training series, the author turns his attention to 'legendary games', so you can improve both your tactical skills and your chess culture. In this book, Romain presents not only many games played by legendary players such as Alekhine, Karpov, Kasparov and Fischer, but also many forgotten or unknown examples that will help you improve your calculation and knowledge of all areas of the game
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    Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 3

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    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 Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
    Intuition, Imagination & Precision
    Catalog Code: B0111RE

    Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging.
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    The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2

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    SHOPWORN - The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
    Intuition, Imagination & Precision
    Catalog Code: SWB0111RE

    Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging.
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    SHOPWORN - The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2

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    Fundamental Chess Tactics
    A Comprehensive Guide to Tactical ideas - Learn How to Win Material and Storm the Enemy Position!
    Catalog Code: B0199GB

    This book provides a systematic course in chess tactics and hundreds of exercises to sharpen and measure your skills. With Antonio Gude’s assistance, you will understand how the pieces work, so you can carry out your strategic plans and launch devastating attacks. And even in those games where things go wrong, you will always be ready to pounce when given the chance.
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    Fundamental Chess Tactics

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    A to Z Chess Tactics
    Every Chess Move Explained
    Catalog Code: B0127BT

    An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player. This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all the key terms and jargon used in chess so you can understand them and put them into practice in your own game. From Castling to Zugzwang, from Underpromotion to Zwischenzug.
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    A to Z Chess Tactics

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    Can you be a Positional and Tactical Chess Genius?
    Catalog Code: B0457EM

    Brought together in one volume, two Everyman Chess classics: Can you be a Positional Chess Genius? and Can you be a Tactical Chess Genius? Test your tactical chess skills with a quiz book with a difference! Grandmaster James Plaskett, a player of distinguished tactical ability, has carefully assembled an abundance of chess puzzles to test players of all levels. Test your positional chess expertise with a quiz book with a difference! International Master and experienced chess teacher Angus Dunnington has carefully assembled an abundance of positional chess puzzles to test players of all levels.
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    Can you be a Positional and Tactical Chess Genius?

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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. I - Technical & Positional
    Catalog Code: B0459EM

    Brought together in one volume are two of Jacob Aagaard's great books- Excelling at Technical Chess and Excelling at Positional Chess.
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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. I - Technical & Positional

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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. II - Combinational & Calculation
    Catalog Code: B0458EM

    Brought together in one volume are two of Jacob Aagaard's great books- Excelling at Combinational Play and Excelling at Chess Calculation.
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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. II - Combinational & Calculation

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    The Tactician's Handbook
    Catalog Code: B0101RE

    In the late 1990s, five books, each dedicated to a unique tactical theme, and each with approximately 100 pages, were published by the late Russian correspondence master Victor Charushin. All seven titles were then combined into one comprehensive volume - The Tactician's Handbook. To create this book, German grandmaster Karsten Müller has carefully reviewed and then selected the material he thought most enlightening. Then instructive exercises were added. All the analysis has been checked by the silicon monster, while Charushin’s notes and comments were revised where necessary.
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    The Tactician's Handbook

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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players
    Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponent
    Catalog Code: SWB0172NIC

    After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment. 
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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players

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    Attacking Chess for Club Players
    Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponent
    Catalog Code: B0172NIC

    After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment. 
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    Attacking Chess for Club Players

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    Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015
    Carlsen Vs. Anand 25. Nh3!!
    Catalog Code: B0017EV

    Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse 50 positional masterpieces from the years of 2012-2015. The readers will see many deep ideas, subtle maneouvres, unexpected regrouping of the pieces and of course a positionally justified masterpiece often finishes with a nice combination. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level.
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    Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

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    Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015
    Carlsen vs. Li Chao 24. d5!!
    Catalog Code: B0013EV

    Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse the 50 best fighting games from the years of 2012-2015. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin: "Nowadays, many players rely on "computer" evaluations much more than their own "human" understanding. Is this fatal to the rise of a chess player?!
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    Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015

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    Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015
    Aronian vs. Anand - 16... Nde5!!
    Catalog Code: B0012EV

    Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse the 50 best attacking games from the years of 2012-2015. The readers will not only see the brilliant sacrifices and mating combinations at the end of the games, but also how it was all built up from the beginning. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level.
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    Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015

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    The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov
    Catalog Code: B0305IS

    Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the history of the development of the chess combination as an art form. In 86 complete games in descriptive starting from the 15th century, Keene provides examples of combinations played by Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi.
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    The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov

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    Big Book of Chess Combinations
    A Chessworks Publication
    Catalog Code: B0301IS

    This book provides one thousand combinations from chess tournament play. It is not the typical book with positions and their solutions. Rather, it tests the actual players against the computer. Sometimes the computer finds the correct solution but not always. The reader needs to study the positions and determine for himself whether the move selected by the computer is correct or not.
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    Big Book of Chess Combinations

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    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2
    Test Yourself!
    Catalog Code: B0002TH

    In this book, the second of the series, the author continues shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes.
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    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2

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    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0086RE

    Müller has virtually doubled the size of the original work by adding eleven new chapters, including: Destroying the King’s Shelter; Sacrifices on f6; Sacrifices on e6; The Magic of Mikhail Tal; Shirov’s Sacrifices; and The Fine Art of Defense. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing. 
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    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

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    SHOPWORN - The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0086RE

    Müller has virtually doubled the size of the original work by adding eleven new chapters, including: Destroying the King’s Shelter; Sacrifices on f6; Sacrifices on e6; The Magic of Mikhail Tal; Shirov’s Sacrifices; and The Fine Art of Defense. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing. 
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