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    The Livonian Knight
    Selected Games of Alvis Vitolins
    Catalog Code: B0039ER

    Through an analysis of 25 of his most exciting games, this book, first published in Latvia in 2008, tells the reader of Alvis’s chess legacy, which includes many breathtaking Talesque sacrifices. Additional full games and fragments from Vitolins’s career are incorporated in the annotations. Opponents include the authors of this book as well as grandmasters Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Bagirov, Vladimir Tukmakov and other stars of Soviet and post-Soviet chess.
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    Mikhail Tal - The Street-Fighting Years
    Catalog Code: B0038ER

    In Mikhail Tal: The Street-Fighting Years, Tal’s long-term coach and second Alexander Koblenz takes the reader through the first 12 years of Tal’s chess career, from promising junior to world champion in 1960 and encompassing his return world championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik in 1961.
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    Mikhail Tal - The Street-Fighting Years

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    Selected Games
    With a Detailed Biography by Sergei Tkachenko
    Catalog Code: B0037ER

    The first half of this book comprises a detailed biography written by chess historian and world chess composition champion Sergei Tkachenko. Tkachenko tells the incredible story of a man who spent nearly a year as a captive in Germany at the start of WWI after participating in the Mannheim chess events of 1914, endured the hardships of Civil War and NEP Russia, won two Soviet championships and lived through the horrors of the Siege of Leningrad in 1941-42, suffering unspeakable family tragedy as he did so. The second half of this book comprises Romanovsky’s own chess autobiography first published in 1954 in Russian, including 72 of his best games. His instructive annotations have been updated with computer analysis by IM Grigory Bogdanovich, an accomplished historian who published a biography of Bogoljubov in 2020.
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    Selected Games

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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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    Masterpieces and Dramas of the Soviet Championships
    Volume I (1920-1937)
    Catalog Code: B0035ER

    In his three-volume treatise, leading Russian chess historian Sergey Voronkov vividly brings to life the long-forgotten history of the Soviet championships held in 1920-1953. Volume I covers the first 10 championships from 1920-1937, as well as the title match between Botvinnik and Levenfish. The key contestants also include world champion Alekhine and challenger Bogoljubov, lesser-known Soviet champions Romanovsky, Bogatyrchuk, Verlinsky, and Rabinovich, and names that today will be unfamiliar yet were big stars at the time: Riumin, Alatortsev, Makogonov, Rauzer, Ragozin, Chekhover, and many others.
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    Masterpieces and Dramas of the Soviet Championships

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    Magnus Wins With Black
    Catalog Code: B0034ER

    In Magnus Wins With Black Grandmaster Zenon Franco deeply analyses 30 of Magnus Carlsen’s most instructive games where he wins with the black pieces. This book is written in “move by move” style, a good training tool containing exercises and tests. This format is a great platform for studying chess, improving both skills and knowledge, as the reader is continually challenged to find the best moves and the author provides answers to probing questions throughout.
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    Magnus Wins With Black

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    Petrosian Year by Year - Volume I (1942-1962)
    Catalog Code: B0033ER

    The present Volume I takes the reader on a journey from Tigran’s childhood, through the war years, successes in Georgian and Armenian national championships, his emergence as an elite player winning the Soviet championship and Olympic gold, and victory at the famous 1962 Candidates Tournament in Curacao.
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    Petrosian Year by Year - Volume I (1942-1962)

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    Magnus Wins With White
    Catalog Code: B0032ER

    In Magnus Wins With White Grandmaster Zenon Franco deeply analyses 32 of Magnus Carlsen’s most instructive games where he wins with the white pieces. This book is written in “move by move” style, a good training tool containing exercises and tests.
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    Magnus Wins With White

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    The Creative Power of Bogoljubov - Volume I
    Pawn Play, Sacrifices, Restriction and More
    Catalog Code: B0031ER

    International Master Grigory Bogdanovich has written a two-volume treatise on Bogoljubov’s life and games, covering over four hundred fully annotated games and fragments over both volumes. His analysis of Bogoljubov’s games is split into instructive themes, making his treatise a fantastic textbook for learning a huge range of winning techniques.
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    The Creative Power of Bogoljubov - Volume I

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    The Berlin Defence - A Novel
    Catalog Code: B0030ER

    A tale told with dark humour of love and loss, hopes dashed and regained, it is a window into a world of tactics, psychological warfare and the balance of fate and opportunity, while asking fundamental questions about life’s purpose and moral choices.
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    The Berlin Defence - A Novel

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    Evgeny Vasiukov - Chess Champion of Moscow
    Catalog Code: B0029ER

    In this book his life-long friend and sparring partner, Garry Kasparov’s long-term coach Alexander Nikitin, presents a selection of games illustrating Vasiukov’s career and legacy. Opponents in this games collection include world champions and challengers Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, Tal, Smyslov, Bronstein and Korchnoi, as well as other leading players such as Lev Alburt, Alexander Morozevich, Mark Taimanov, Portisch and Geller, among others. Readers will find the annotations both highly instructive and entertaining, in an informal style.
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    Evgeny Vasiukov - Chess Champion of Moscow

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    101 Endgame Crimes and Punishments
    Catalog Code: B0026ER

    In this book, aimed at strong tournament players (1900-2300 Elo or fast improving juniors) the author introduces a wider approach to developing endgame tactics skills that a formidable chess player needs.
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    101 Endgame Crimes and Punishments

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    Sergey Karjakin - Best Games of the Minister of Defence
    Catalog Code: B0028ER

    This best games collection begins with a biographical chapter, discussing the Russian grandmaster’s rise from early childhood to the chess elite. It contains 66 fully annotated games and 9 fragments, illustrating the distinctive feature of Karjakin’s style: a harmonious blend of subtle positional understanding and an acute sense of dynamics.
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    Sergey Karjakin - Best Games of the Minister of Defence

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    111 Middlegame Crimes and Punishments
    Catalog Code: B0027ER

    In this book, aimed at strong tournament players (1900-2300 Elo or fast improving juniors) the authors introduce a wider approach to developing middlegame tactical and positional skills that a formidable chess player needs.
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    111 Middlegame Crimes and Punishments

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    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move - Volume 2 - The Assassin (1982-1990)
    Catalog Code: B0025ER

    In Coaching Kasparov, Year by Year and Move by Move Garry Kasparov’s long-term coach, second and mentor Alexander Nikitin tells the story of how he trained Kasparov from a brilliant but raw junior into becoming and then remaining the world champion. Volume II, the present work, covers the period 1982-1990, including the first four world championship matches against Karpov and the candidates matches against Smyslov, Korchnoi and Beliavsky.
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    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move - Volume 2 - The Assassin (1982-1990)

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    Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin - A Chess Prodigy's Career in 64 Games
    Catalog Code: B0024ER

    This book, by his friend and coach Grandmaster Jakov Geller, takes a detailed look at Ivan’s life and career in 50 deeply annotated games and 14 fragments. Apart from Jakov, 20 other guest grandmasters annotate games in this book, including super GMs Dubov, Alexander Morozevich, Vladislav Artemiev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Maxim Matlakov, and Evgeny Alekseev. The list of Ivan’s opponents in these games includes Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inkariev, Richard Rapport, and Dmitry Andreikin.
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    Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin - A Chess Prodigy's Career in 64 Games

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    The Complete Bogo-Indian Defense
    Catalog Code: B0023ER

    International Master Maxim Chetverik’s book covers the Bogo-Indian Defense which is normally arrived at after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+. This book additionally covers Catalan-Bogo hybrids, in particular, the Bogo response to the Catalan Opening with 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Bb4+. Maxim is a big expert in this opening, having played it in 76 official games as of the publication date, and one of his full games as well as several fragments from his play are included in this volume.
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    The Complete Bogo-Indian Defense

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    Yakov Vilner - First Ukrainian Chess Champion and First USSR Chess Composition Champion
    A World Champion's Favorite Composers
    Catalog Code: B0022ER

    In this historical work illustrated with rare archival photos from the period, Sergei Tkachenko tells the story of a man who, despite suffering constantly from the respiratory illness that would eventually end his life at the age of just 31, was a leading chess organizer and journalist in Ukraine as well as a player and composer, against a background of major social and political upheaval that significantly impacted the chess world. It was Vilner who, in 1919 as a member of the Revolutionary Tribunal in Odessa, managed to save Alexander Alekhine from the firing squad, which Tkachenko wrote about in his book Alekhine's Odessa Secrets: Chess, War and Revolution.
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    Yakov Vilner - First Ukrainian Chess Champion and First USSR Chess Composition Champion

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    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move
    Volume I: The Whizz-Kid (1973-1981)
    Catalog Code: B0021ER

    In Coaching Kasparov, Year by Year and Move by Move Garry Kasparov’s long-term coach, second and mentor Alexander Nikitin tells the story of how he trained Kasparov from a brilliant but raw junior into becoming and then remaining the world champion. Volume I, the present work, covers the period 1973-1981, until Kasparov reached the age of 18.
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    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move

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    Bishop and Knight Save the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    Catalog Code: B0020ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just a bishop and knight in the finale, yet manages to win or draw. This book provides a diverse set of tactical skills that any newbie will find useful. This book also allows experienced chess players to analyze the positions directly from the diagrams.
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    Bishop and Knight Save the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    Checkmate! The Love Story of Mikhail Tal and Sally Landau
    Catalog Code: B0019ER

    Sally Landau, born in 1938, Vitebsk, Soviet Union, was Mikhail Tal’s first wife, a highly talented actress and singer. Sally and Misha were married from 1959 to 1970 in a period that encompassed Tal’s two world championship matches with Botvinnik as well as many of his greatest tournament performances.
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    Checkmate! The Love Story of Mikhail Tal and Sally Landau

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    Strategic Plans - 75 Modern Battles
    Catalog Code: B0018ER

    Russian International Master Maxim Chetverik has written a strategy textbook containing 75 deeply annotated positional games that show players how to devise plans to handle a number of key strategic themes, such as when to open up the game, how to activate the pawn chain, how to carry out positional sacrifices and many others.
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    Strategic Plans - 75 Modern Battles

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    The Chelyabinsk Meteorite
    Selected Games of Igor Kurnosov
    Catalog Code: B0017ER

    This book contains fifty illustrative games and a career overview of Chelyabinsk grandmaster Igor Kurnosov, who was tragically hit and killed by a car in 2013 at the age of just 28. At his last tournament prior to his death, Igor attained a super-grandmaster tournament performance rating in excess of 2700.
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    The Chelyabinsk Meteorite

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    Oleg Pervakov's Industrial Strength Endgame Studies
    A World Champion's Favorite Composers
    Catalog Code: B0016ER

    In this book, Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 of Oleg Pervakov’s best studies. The selection is quite varied – from elegant short studies with six moves to romantic grotesques with many pieces on board and over 30 moves to the solution.
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    Oleg Pervakov's Industrial Strength Endgame Studies

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    Smyslov on the Couch
    Catalog Code: B0014ER

    In his third full-length memoir about one of the world’s greatest ever chess players Genna Sosonko portrays a warm picture of the seventh world champion Vasily Smyslov, with whom he spent considerable time over the board, during tournaments and while meeting at each other’s homes.
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    Smyslov on the Couch

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    The Queen's Indian Defense Main Line 4.g3 System
    Catalog Code: B0015ER

    International Master Maxim Chetverik has written an in-depth study of one of the most popular choices by white in the Queen’s Indian Defense – the main line with 4.g3, where white fianchettoes his bishop. This line is often seen at top-level chess.
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    The Queen's Indian Defense Main Line 4.g3 System

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    Tigran Gorgiev - Maestro of Practical Studies
    Catalog Code: B0013ER

    Tigran Gorgiev (1910-1976) was one of the Soviet Union’s best endgame study composers. In his lifetime he produced around 400 studies and wrote three books and 101 articles with chess compositions. The vast majority of his endgame studies are of a practical nature, meaning that the positions presented could have arisen in over-the-board play. This makes them particularly useful to study for practical players as well as study fans.
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    Tigran Gorgiev - Maestro of Practical Studies

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    Nikolai Rezvov - from Child Burglar to Grandmaster
    A World Champion's Favorite Composers
    Catalog Code: B0012ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 studies and problems by Odessite chess master Nikolai Vasilevich Rezvov (1921–2013), which will help you to appreciate the splendor and depth of the royal game.
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    Nikolai Rezvov - from Child Burglar to Grandmaster

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    Mikhail Zinarâ's Difficult Pawn Endings
    100 Original Pawn Studies
    Catalog Code: B0011ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 pawn endings composed by the leading Ukrainian problemist Mikhail Zinar.
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    Mikhail Zinarâ's Difficult Pawn Endings

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    Evil-Doer - Half a Century with Viktor Korchnoi
    Catalog Code: B0008ER

    This book, like Sosonko’s previous masterpiece The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein, contains no games but focuses on Korchnoi’s life, from his early childhood to his final years. Further, it includes many previously unpublished photos from the private collections of Sosonko and the Korchnoi family.
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    Evil-Doer - Half a Century with Viktor Korchnoi

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    The King Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just The King in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0010ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one king in the finale, yet manages to draw.
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    The King Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    The Queen Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies with Just The Queen in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0009ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one queen in the finale, yet manages to win or draw.
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    The Queen Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    Alekhine's Odessa Secrets - Chess, War and Revolution
    With a Foreword by Boris Gelfand
    Catalog Code: B0003ER

    Sergei Tkachenko has written a fascinating account of Alexander Alekhine’s time spent in Odessa during World War I, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, as well as of the impact of Odessa on his later life.
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    Alekhine's Odessa Secrets - Chess, War and Revolution

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    One Rook Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just One Rook in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0007ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one rook in the finale, yet manages to win or draw
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    One Rook Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    One Bishop Saves the Day - A World Champion' s Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just One Bishop in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0006ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one bishop in the finale.
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    One Bishop Saves the Day - A World Champion' s Favorite Studies

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    One Knight Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just One Knight in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0005ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one knight in the finale, yet manages to win or draw.
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    One Knight Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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