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    PRE-ORDER - Training Program for Chess Players - 1st Category (ELO 1600-2000)
    Catalog Code: B0033RCH

    Like other titles in the Training Program for Chess Players series, this volume is both an excellent textbook for independent study and a powerful teaching aid for chess coaches. In the view of many experts, no better work of this kind has ever been written.
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    PRE-ORDER - Training Program for Chess Players - 1st Category (ELO 1600-2000)

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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

    $19.95
    600 Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0003RCH

    The book is intended for general education and sports schools, universities, chess teams of non-school institutions, as well as for self-education.
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    600 Combinations

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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

    $9.95
    Chess Openings for Juniors
    Catalog Code: B0011RCH

    The vast majority of opening guides are written for adult readers. This book is also devoted to the theory but it is junior. The structure of the book is simple and attractive: openings are examined using examples from actual games, each of which is presented in the form of a lesson with its own name. Several such lessons form an opening theme, and the examination of each theme concludes with exercises.
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    Chess Openings for Juniors

    $29.95
    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

    $39.95
    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

    $9.95
    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0007RCH

    The book is intended for the instruction of children by teachers or parents, and is aimed at quite a lengthy teaching period, beginning with the very rudiments of the game. For each of use the present edition has been divided into two volumes, to which significant corrections and additions have been made. The book will be extremely useful, both for independent work, and for study in schools or in clubs.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1

    $26.95
    Learn To Play the Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0022RCH

    The book is aimed at strong players, but it will also be of interest to a wide range of chess enthusiasts whilst teaching the Queen's Gambit.
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    Learn To Play the Queen's Gambit

    $29.95
    Training Program for Chess Players - 2nd Category (ELO 1400-1800)
    Catalog Code: B0005RCH

    Supervised by Editor-in-Chief and former Karpov, this new edition of Golenishchev's classic work is updated to include important games from the recent high-level chess competitions, reflecting modern approaches to the game.
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    Training Program for Chess Players - 2nd Category (ELO 1400-1800)

    $24.95
    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: B0010RCH

    The book is intended for the instruction of children by teachers or parents, and is aimed at quite a lengthy teaching period, beginning with the very rudiments of the game. For each of use the present edition has been divided into two volumes, to which significant corrections and additions have been made. The book will be extremely useful, both for independent work, and for study in schools or in clubs.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 2

    $26.95
    Vishy Anand - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0017RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Vishy Anand 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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    Vishy Anand - Great Chess Combinations

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    Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. III
    Catalog Code: B0027RCH

    The examples taken from this book have been used when studying by pupils at special junior clubs, many of whom have become prize–winners in Russian, European and World Championships for boys and girls, in both individual and team events. 750 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 2000 – 2400.
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    Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. III

    $22.95
    Vladimir Kramnik - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0015RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Vladimir Kramnik 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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    Vladimir Kramnik - Great Chess Combinations

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    Alexander Alekhine - Complete Games Collection - Vol. 1 - 1905-1920
    Catalog Code: B0001RCH

    The fourth world champion Alexander Alekhine went down in history not only as a winner of many tournaments and matches and the creator of hundreds of masterpieces of chess creativity. He is also rightfully considered one of the most prominent analysts of all time. Alekhine's comments are distinguished by depth and objectivity, a clear statement of the prisoners in the position of ideas. In this edition, for the first time, ALL parties of Alekhine with author's notes are collected. Many of them now can be found only in old magazines, some have not been published before. The editorial notes take into account the achievements of modern computer analysis.
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    Alexander Alekhine - Complete Games Collection - Vol. 1 - 1905-1920

    $24.95
    Alekhine Defense - A Complete Guide
    Catalog Code: B0004RCH

    This edition, consisting of 16 parts and 87 chapters, examines, among others, the lines of protection, the practice of which is dated exclusively to the twenty-first century. Thanks to modern technology and in-depth analysis, estimates of many previously known variants have also been changed. The book is written in a living literary language and will be useful as chess players with a high Elo ratio, and for fans. Increased format
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    Alekhine Defense - A Complete Guide

    $34.95
    Hastings 1895 Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0029RCH

    This book includes Schallopp’s commentary. Of course, many of E.Schallopp’s evaluations, especially as pertains to the opening, have been disproved by modern theory. Nevertheless, the Russian Chess House left most of his commentary untouched, viewing it as a tribute to the epoch and believing it has great value in terms of chess history.
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    Hastings 1895 Chess Tournament

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    Mikhail Tal - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0014RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Mikhail Tal 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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    Mikhail Tal - Great Chess Combinations

    $14.95
    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1b
    Catalog Code: B0009RCH

    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: Win a piece, Draw, etc. The book designed for chess players with ELO 1200-1500 points. Includes more than 600 tactical problems classified according to themes and difficulty.
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    The Manual of Chess Combinations - Vol. 1b

    $14.95
    Veselin Topalov - Selected Games of the Ex-World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0032RCH

    This book is devoted to the games of a great chess player who has done much to set the agenda for the development of modern chess - Bulgarian Grandmaster, FIDE 2005 World Chess Champion Veselin Topalov.
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    Veselin Topalov - Selected Games of the Ex-World Chess Champion

    $29.95
    Boris Spassky - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0012RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Boris Spassky 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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    Boris Spassky - Great Chess Combinations

    $14.95
    Your First Move
    Chess for Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0105OB

    "Your First Move" is a chess book for beginners by the well-known Chess master and honoured USSR trainer A.P. Sokolsky. Alexey Pavlovich Sakolsky was a research and theoretician, one of the few players on the earth to have an opening named after him. For many years, he was the trainer and second of the illustrious grandmaster Isaak Boleslavsky and also a teacher, working with young players. This book is the author's last work, a distinctive summary of his research and teaching experience. The book is aimed at the mass reader.
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    Your First Move

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    100 Chess Studies - Lessons in the Endgame
    Edited and With a Forward by Oleg Pervakov, World Chess Composing Champion
    Catalog Code: B0104OB

    This collection of studies by the remarkable Russian chess composer Alexey Seleznev (1888-1967) will not only wrap you in the amazing world of beautiful and memorable ideas, developed here to perfection. It is also an indispensable chess study aid - Seleznev's problems are closely integrated into practical play and most of them are self-contained lessons. The accuracy of of these compositions is backed up by modern computer analysis.
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    100 Chess Studies - Lessons in the Endgame

    $14.95
    Isolani Strategy - Strengths and Weaknesses of the Isolated Queen's Pawn
    Catalog Code: B0002RCH

    In the present book, on the basis of numerous practical examples, the author explain the methods of attack and defense in positions with an isolated d-pawn, from just after the opening to deep into the endgame. Grandmaster Alexander Beliavsky is best known as a four-times winner of the USSR Championship, grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin was a member of Karpov’s training team during his epic matches with Kasparov, and national master Oleg Stetsko is a highly experienced trainer and writer.
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    Isolani Strategy - Strengths and Weaknesses of the Isolated Queen's Pawn

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    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1
    The Veresov, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Levitsky Variation and Other Set-Ups
    Catalog Code: B0123EU

    The first volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening gives a detailed high quality analysis of the Veresov Opening, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the Levitsky Variation and other set-ups.
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    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1

    $31.95
    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2
    The London Variation
    Catalog Code: B0124EU

    The second volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening is devoted to the London Variation and openings named in honor of Zukertort, Torre, Colle and others.
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    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2

    $31.95
    Winning at Blitz
    A Fun Guide to Blitz Chess
    Catalog Code: B0122EU

    One of the strongest blitz players in the world, Genrikh articulated his philosophy on chess with one clever phrase: 'there's no need for you to play - well just make sure your opponent plays poorly!' His book will teach you how to act when your clock is ticking, catch your opponents off guard, put them in serious time trouble, and make them blunder.
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    Winning at Blitz

    $15.95
    The Art of the King's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0031RCH

    Eduard Gufeld: "The main of the King’s Indian Defence (or more precisely, the King’s Indian Attack!) if a battle against Wight’s pawn center with pieces, which must have the timely support of pawn counter. The King’s Indian Defence is an asymmetric opening! Black’s strategy is based on disrupting the opponent’s plans, and at the same time at an early stage of the opening Black tries to implement his own plan of counterplay."
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    The Art of the King's Indian

    $24.95
    Robert Fischer - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0016RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Robert Fischer 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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    Robert Fischer - Great Chess Combinations

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    Brilliant Chess Studies
    Catalog Code: B0026RCH

    Written by Anatoly Kuznetsov, one of the most well-known erudities in the field of chess studies, holding master title both in practical play and in composition. The book presents the most outstanding artistic endgames from many centuries of chess history. The nicest creations of chess composers of various styles and time periods. 150 masterpieces represented with the big diagrams and separated solutions. A new system of chess symbols introduced in the book takes into account specific features of endgame composition. Both beginners and grandmasters will find here a lot of bright, beautiful and instructive ideas.
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    Brilliant Chess Studies

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    Garry Kasparov - Great Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0013RCH

    This book is a collection of the best combinations played by Garry Kasparov 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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    Garry Kasparov - Great Chess Combinations

    $14.95
    Chess Combinations - World Champions - Vol. 2 - Spassky-Anand
    Catalog Code: B0021RCH

    This book is a collection of practically all the combinations and instructive tactical operations from the games of the 6 world champions from Boris Spassky to Vishvanatan Anand.
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    Chess Combinations - World Champions - Vol. 2 - Spassky-Anand

    $22.95
    Chess Combinations - World Champions - Vol. 1 - Steinitz-Petrosian
    Catalog Code: B0020RCH

    This book is a collection of practically all the combinations and instructive tactical operations from the games of the 9 world champions from Wilhelm Steinitz to Tigran Petrosian.
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    Chess Combinations - World Champions - Vol. 1 - Steinitz-Petrosian

    $22.95
    Emanuel Lasker - 2 Volumes
    Catalog Code: B0030RCH

    This book contains all of Lasker's match and tournament games from this periods with annotations by various Russian masters. The notes are in languageless, chess symbol notation. It features tournament crosstables and diagrams throughout as well as indexes of opponents, openings and events.
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    Emanuel Lasker - 2 Volumes

    $54.95
    The Manual of Chess Endings - Vol. 4
    Catalog Code: B0006RCH

    What is new about the present book is that it only examines an exact position. Such positions form the skeleton of all works on the endgame already published, but no one of these authors is able to resist the temptation to proceed further, from the simple to the complicated. So they deal with problematic positions, where what is required of a player is not only exact knowledge, but also stamina, fighting, spirit, will–to–win and so on. Thus you have here a collection of the 600 most standard (exact) endgame positions.
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    The Manual of Chess Endings - Vol. 4

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    Masterpieces of Chess Composition - 6 Books
    Catalog Code: B0025RCH

    Contains 100 masterpieces of chess composition in each book, a distinctive feature of which is a beautiful, bright, but not very difficult decision. Therefore, all works, among other things, excellent educational examples. They are recommended to be solved directly from the diagrams, without placing the pieces on the board. Solutions - at the end of the book!
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    Masterpieces of Chess Composition - 6 Books

    $24.95

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