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    Practical Chess Beauty
    Catalog Code: B0153QT

    Solving studies is well established as an effective method of chess improvement. In Practical Chess Beauty one of the world's greatest study composers, Yochanan Afek, shares his finest creations.
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    The Woodpecker Method
    Catalog Code: B0150QT

    This book contains everything you need to carry out your own Woodpecker training. Smith and Tikkanen explain how to get the maximum benefit from the method, before presenting over 1100 puzzles and solutions, all of whicj have been checked and double-checked for accuracy and stability.
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    Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player - Volume 2
    Catalog Code: B0036TH

    In his second volume Ris continues to explore the essential elements of practical play for any club player. Again, the result is that Ris offers a course to help chess students master all facts of the game.
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    Better Thinking, Better Chess
    How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves
    Catalog Code: B0209NIC

    Finding strong moves does not simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater knowledge often makes choosing a move more complex because it increases the number of directions your mind can take. It’s about the way you think. This book teaches how you can improve the structure and effectiveness of your thinking when sitting at the board. How to look for the right things. If you take the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations, as club players often do, you may be losing before you know it.
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    Clinch It!
    How to Convert an Advantage into a Win in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0208NIC

    How good are you at bringing in the full point when you hold a clear advantage or are just plain winning? An honest response to this question is likely to evoke some painful memories. Perhaps the single greatest frustration for club level chess players is that time and again they see wins turn into draws or even losses. Lakdawala teaches how to efficiently exploit a development lead, capitalize on an attack, identify and convert favourable imbalances, accumulate strategic advantages and other tools to increase your conversion rate. His examples are compelling, his explanations are captivating and often funny.
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    Chess Coaching for Kids - The U10-Project
    Surveys, Texts, Examples, and Informations about Chess U8/U10
    Catalog Code: B0035TH

    In the last twenty or so years, the age of education for chess has dropped drastically. There are more and more young chess players who compete in childhood at tournaments of all levels, from regional national and even World Championships. Unfortunately, the current chess literature still provides virtually nothing which could help parents and coaches to prepare and support their children / students for such challenges. To fill this gap, Thomas Luther, Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Coach, and a team of seasoned experts have assembled a collection examples and test assignments to give parents and players a strong understanding of what is to be expected.
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    Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners
    The Fundamental Guide to Spotting Key Moves in the Middlegame
    Catalog Code: B0211NIC

    Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners teaches the most important patterns you need to know in order to develop and mobilize your pieces, manoeuvre your pawns into positions of strength, put pressure on your opponent, attack the enemy king, and execute standard sacrifices to get the initiative.
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    Pawns, Time and Space In Modern Chess
    Catalog Code: B0024SHV

    The core of the book cosists of 49 deeply annotated games played by the elite players. On top of that, there are 127 practical tests, so the material presented as a whole may be extremely useful to a wide audience. Of course, chess trainers and will find many of the games and test positions adequate for their chess lectures.
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    Under the Surface
    Catalog Code: B0149QT

    This book invites you beneath the surface, where you can learn to navigate the depths of chess. Jan Markos shows how a strong player perceives chess, which features of a position he focuses on, and how he thinks at the board.
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    The Learning Spiral - A New Way to Teach and Study Chess
    Catalog Code: B0142EU

    With twenty-five years' experience getting underprivileged kids to achieve beyond all expectations, Cripe now takes his holistic instructional methods to the chess arena. Designed for both chess novices and their coaches, The Learning Spiral sets out the theory, explains how it works, and then applies it with more than 400 positions for the student to solve.
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    The Learning Spiral - A New Way to Teach and Study Chess

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    Together with the Candidates
    Catalog Code: B0031TH

    This book is a presentation of the history of all the Candidates tournaments and matches, spanning from Budapest 1950 to Berlin 2018. It is also a book of tests and solutions, featuring hand selected game fragments from the various Candidates events. The tests vary widely in their degree of complexity. allowing a wide circle of readers to find the tests corresponding to their own chess level here
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    Together with the Candidates

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    The Chess Toolbox
    Practical Techniques Everyone Should Know
    Catalog Code: B0207NIC

    In chess, as in repair or construction jobs in and around the house, you will not get very far without the right equipment. If you want to win more games you simply need the right tools. Unfortunately, most amateur chess players have no toolbox to speak of. International Master and experienced chess trainer Thomas Willemze is the handyman you are looking for. He tells you which are the most urgent problems that need fixing.
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    Multiple Choice Chess - Volume 1 & 2
    Catalog Code: B0490EM

    Together in one volume for the first time are Graeme Buckley's Multiple Choice Chess and Multiple Choice Chess Volume Two. Are you realising your chess potential? Multiple Choice Chess International Master Graeme Buckley helps you to find out. Through a series of instructive games where you must work out the next move and the tactics and strategies surrounding it, you can assess your own chess strength.
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    Multiple Choice Chess - Volume 1 & 2

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    The Bishop
    Danger on the Diagonal
    Catalog Code: B0115RE

    In his new, ground-breaking series, The Power of the Pieces, Belorussian grandmaster Sergey Kasparov examines the strengths, weaknesses and overall characteristics of each piece on the chessboard. This first volume in the series is about the bishop. Its role in the opening, middlegame and endgame is discussed in detail, amply supported by over 140 examples from tournament praxis.
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    Super Chess Kids
    Win Like the World's Young Champions!
    Catalog Code: B0199NIC

    Super Chess Kids tells you all you need to know about recognizing and exploiting weaknesses in your opponent’s position. You will learn how to evaluate your position, develop a plan, and calculate moves of attack and defence. You will also see typical errors that even the best young players tend to make.
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    Applying Logic in Chess
    A top trainer demystifies modern chess thought
    Catalog Code: B0202GB

    Is chess a logical game? What constitutes an advantage in chess? How can we set problems and create psychologically difficult situations for the opponent? These are big questions, and Erik Kislik tackles them and others head-on in this thought-provoking, thoroughly modern, and original work.
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    Chess Lessons
    Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes
    Catalog Code: B0114RE

    In this, his penultimate work, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard. “While working on the games that I have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations.
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    Candidate Moves
    Catalog Code: B0025TH

    Christian tackles one of the most important issues in chess: how to select candidate moves. He illustrates and discusses many different themes such as entering relatively uncharted territory, replying on your acquired knowledge, using intuition and how to play prophylactically. He uses examples from his own games, the result is a uniquely useful book that will help you to raise the level of your general play.
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    The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess
    The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0196NIC

    In 2014 the Russian Chess Federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia. One of the first actions that were taken was commissioning legendary Byelorussian chess coach Mikhail Shereshevsky to recapitulate and condense his famous training methods. In doing so, Shereshevsky has created a totally reworked compendium of his acclaimed classics Endgames Strategy and The Soviet Chess Conveyor, with many new examples and exercises. Furthermore, he has added a new and highly effective approach on how to calculate variations. Club players all over the world who wish to improve their game have now access to Shereshevsky’s famous training programme in one volume.
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    The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess

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    Grandmaster Preparation - Thinking Inside the Box - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0144QT

    In "Thinking Inside the Box", Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board? Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.
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    A Chess Course - From Beginner to Winner
    Starting Out In Chess, Rapid Chess Improvement, Tips for Young Players
    Catalog Code: B0474EM

    Three brilliant books from Everyman Chess in One volume and an essential guide to to the new chess player: Starting Out in Chess by Byron Jacobs, Rapid Chess Improvement by Michael de la Maza and Tips for Young Players by Matthew Sadler
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    A Chess Course - From Beginner to Winner

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    Everyone's Second Chess Book
    Catalog Code: B0138EU

    You've just read a chess beginners' manual and learned the rules of the game, some simple tactics, maybe a few opening moves. What's next for the ambitious player? Everyone's Second Chess Book, of course! Acclaimed chess teacher Dan Heisman equips the not-quite-novice with the practical tools and knowledge needed to get started in competitive play, using examples from inexperienced players to provide a wealth of common-sense advice, topping it off with a collection of illustrative games and practice puzzles.
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    Everyone's Second Chess Book

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    Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0022TH

    In this first volume of "Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player", attention is given to three essential elements of practical play. These three aspects aren't closely related to each other, but together form the key to improvement for any ambitious chess player.
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    A Compehensive Chess Assessment and Learning Tool
    For Chess Coaches and Players To Improve Their Chess
    Catalog Code: B0122OB

    This is a comprehensive tool for a chess player or a chess coach to evaluate their chess knowledge. You can improve your chess game if you become aware of what you need to study.
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    A Compehensive Chess Assessment and Learning Tool

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    Chess Behind Bars
    Catalog Code: B0139QT

    Chess Behind Bars offers a guide to chess in prisons that will instruct and entertain regardless of your situation. It covers almost every aspect of chess imaginable – from the rules to chess history, from puzzles to famous games, and even some tips for improvement. It is a smorgasbord of chess, seen from an unusual angle.
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    Dynamic Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0138QT

    In Dynamic Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand continues his investigation into decision-making at the top level, discussing some of his best games as well as his worst slips, giving the reader a unique insight into the mind of a world-class grandmaster.
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    Dynamic Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

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    Great Moves
    Learning Chess Through History
    Catalog Code: B0135EU

    What’s the best way to learn chess? Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History blends the intricacies of chess play with the game’s compelling and colorful history, putting real people at the 64 squares.
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    365 Chess Master Lessons
    Take One a Day to be a Better Chess Player
    Catalog Code: B0126BT

    In this book, 365 of the most instructive short games of chess are analyzed, step by step, by well-respected author Andrew Soltis. Arranged as daily lessons, this book is perfect for chess players who would like to reach the next level of skill but can’t devote hours and hours each day to study.
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    365 Chess Master Lessons

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    The Complete Manual of Positional Chess - Volume 2
    The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Middlegame Structures and Dynamics
    Catalog Code: B0190NIC

    Konstantin Sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers. In this book, you are again handed basic and advanced tools to improve in a wide array of areas: assessing and handling pawn structures, employing positional and tactical means to improve your position, identifying weak spots, mastering attacking dynamics and more.
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    The Complete Manual of Positional Chess - Volume 2

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    The King is a Powerful Piece!
    Catalog Code: B0131EU

    Cowering in the middlegame, towering in the endgame: chess theory teaches that the king needs protection from enemy pieces until the ending, when finally it can come out from hiding to decisive effect. But what if the king can take care of itself, and even march out to battle with its army? FIDE Master and coach Tigran Gyozalyan fills a gap in the chess literature with the first systematic exploration of the king's role and capabilities in the opening and the middlegame.
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    The King is a Powerful Piece!

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    The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement
    Lessons from the World's Best Chess Magazine
    Catalog Code: B0187NIC

    'The New in Chess Book of Improvement' is a treasure trove of study material and has chapters on attack and defense, sacrifices, material imbalances, pawn structures, endgames and various positional themes. It includes masterclasses by no fewer than eight World Champions: Tal, Smyslov, Karpov, Kramnik, Anand, Topalov Carlsen and Kasparov. But also chess legends such as Larsen, Kortchnoi, Timman, Ivanchuk, Short, Aronian and Shirov. Together they represent an exciting picture of modern top level chess.
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    The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement

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    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals
    3 Chess Books - 1 Price
    Catalog Code: B0452EM

    Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard. A former World champion, and one of the most successful tournament players in the history of the game, Capablanca's uncanny position judgment empowered him to produce games that were masterful pieces of position play, and that culminated often in combinations of startling brilliancy.
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    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

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    Chess for Hawks
    Improve Your Vision, Sharpen Your Talons, Forget Your Fear
    Catalog Code: B0186NIC

    Is your natural instinct at the chessboard for caution and strategy or do you crave adventure and confrontation? This question may be more important than you think because being aware of your personal style (and that of your opponent) is essential in your development as a chess player. Cyrus Lakdawala does something no other chess writer has done before: he makes you reflect deeply about your style of play and its consequences. After reading Chess for Hawks you will be a stronger player because you have mastered an essential but neglected skill: you will know how to obey the position's requirements instead of your natural inclination.
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    Training with Moska
    Practical Chess Exercises: Tactics - Strategy - Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0183NIC

    Training with Moska is a based on the best instructive material Moskalenko collected while working with amateurs for three decades. The book covers a wide variety of aspects of the game and the more than 450 instructive positions are accessible for players of a wide range of strengths. If you have an ELO rating between 1400 and 2100, this book will help you make a big step forward.
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    The Complete Manual of Positional Chess
    The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Opening and Middlegame
    Catalog Code: B0180NIC

    Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess is the latest and most comprehensive product of this Russia striving for perfection. This handbook, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia. Konstantin Sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers. It teaches you not only how to enhance your fundamental knowledge and technical skills, but also how to work on your physical and psychological conditioning.
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    The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

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    Luther's Chess Reformation
    Catalog Code: B0131QT

    Becoming a Grandmaster is the dream of every young chess talent. Thomas Luther achieved this goal despite the added challenge of being born with a disability. Using the experiences and insights gained from his remarkable career, Luther offers an insider's view into the world of grandmaster chess. Readers will enjoy his chatty style, while also benefiting from invaluable advice about what it takes to achieve one's chess goals.
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    Luther's Chess Reformation

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