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Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin Catalog Code: WIN0451CBIn chess, like in real life, one frequently faces temptations: to grab a pawn, to occupy an open file, to start a kingside attack and so on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with all these ideas, but before undertaking such concrete actions, one should be sure the position is ripe for it. The second DVD deals with the middlegame positions where static factors play a determining part, permanently taking into account the inseparable dynamic and tactical elements. The videos are interactive, featuring training questions in the critical moments. You can further sharpen your skills with the included database, which contains games covering themes that correspond to the ideas presented on the DVD.
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MASTER CLASS - Jose Raul Capablanca - VOL. 4 Catalog Code: WIN0450CBHe was a child prodigy and he is surrounded by legends. In his best times he was considered to be unbeatable and by many he was reckoned to be the greatest chess talent of all time: Jose Raul Capablanca, born 1888 in Havana. At the age of 13 he became Cuban champion; in 1909 he sensationally defeated Marshall by 8:1 and was thus catapulted into the world elite. It was only after some time, since only sparse amounts of information made it across the pond, that in 1911 Capablanca achieved well-deserved recognition by leaving the elite of world chess trailing in his wake in San Sebastian. It would however take another 10 years before the Cuban defeated the reigning world champion Emanuel Lasker in their match and wore the crown himself.
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Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris Catalog Code: WIN0453CBIf you like an exciting battle you should play 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav. This natural developing move is the most principled and sharpest option against Black’s sound setup. With interactive exercises this DVD shows you typical tactical patterns in this line, and with these examples from classical and recent games by leading experts of this opening you learn how to play 5.Bg5 with success.
Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert RisOur Price: $39.95
The Modern Two Knights - Erwin L'Ami Catalog Code: WIN0454CBThe Two Knights Defence is one of the oldest opening lines in chess history. The sharp positions, arising after the moves 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5, have intrigued players for many decades! World Champions like Wilhelm Steinitz and Bobby Fischer shaped the opening. This DVD is aimed at players of both sides, giving an objective overview of all relevant theoretical lines. The DVD also includes a database with model games and an interactive section with memory markers and tactics where the viewer can test his newly acquired knowledge.
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A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan Catalog Code: WIN0455CBThe Queen’s Indian Defense is one of the most solid and rich openings against 1.d4. Together with the Nimzo-Indian and the Catalan it forms the so called “Classical Setup”, which any player should know. The Queen’s Indian is a favorite of both top players and amateurs. Victor Bologan has enjoyed the advantages of the Queen’s Indian defense for many years in open and in top tournament. He says: “The soul of the opening, the most important piece, is course the bishop on b7. Please remember this and keep it active.” Every chess enthusiast, from beginner to high level player, can profit from this DVD. Enrich your chess vocabulary, be open to new ideas: Play the Queen’s Indian!
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The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro Ramirez Catalog Code: WIN0452CBThe Ragozin Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4) is at the forefront of chess theory. The Ragozin is being played by every top grandmaster in the world - it is time you also add it to your repertoire to get interesting and dynamic positions against 1. d4! The DVD is based around a solid system of play for Black. It favors positions that are strategically complex while trying to minimize any claim that White might have at an opening advantage.
The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro RamirezOur Price: $39.95
Opening Encyclopedia 2015 Catalog Code: WIN0083CBIn chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The Opening Encyclopaedia 2015 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
Opening Encyclopedia 2015Our Price: $129.95
IMPERFECT The Marshall Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Blood Rosewood & Boxwood Catalog Code: IMPPCS-023The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Marshall Series Chess set. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.0" King with a 1.85" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces and a beautiful finish.
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World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953 Catalog Code: B0285ISWhenever any grandmaster of chess is asked the question “Which chess book helped you the most” or “To what book do you most attribute your success”, the answer is almost always the same. All or almost all grandmasters say there is one book that stands above all others in leading to success over the board. The name of that book is: International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Zurich 1953 by David Bronstein, which is reprinted here under the more commonly used title of World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953.
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The Reykjavik II Series Library Chess Set and Tiroir Combination
Enjoy Savings of 15% Off MSRP When Purchased as a Combination Catalog Code: TRNRYKCOMBOAn exact reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced, the Chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS).
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The Classic Series Library Chess Set and Tiroir Combination
Enjoy Savings of 20% Off MSRP When Purchased as a Combination Catalog Code: LIBCLASSCOMBOThe House of Staunton is proud to offer the Classic Series Chess set. It features a 3.5" King with a 1.5" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods.
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The Collector Series Library Chess Set and Board Combination
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The Calvert Faux Ivory Chess Set and Board Combination
Enjoy Savings of 25% Off MSRP When Purchased as a Combination Catalog Code: CALVCOMBOThis beautifully rich combination of chessmen and display case is a wonderful complement to any collection. The chessmen are faux ivory, so close to the original it would be difficult to determine the old from the new.
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Vasily Ivanchuk introduces the Budapest gambit on top level Catalog Code: SWB0107HYBNew In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 106 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Anand Creates an Evergreen in the Meran Catalog Code: SWB0106HYBNew In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 105 - PAPERBACK EDITION
Vladimir Kramnik is More Equal Than Others in the Scotch Catalog Code: SWB0105PYBIn this issue’s Reviews Glenn Flear checks three opening books that have in common that, instead of detailed computer analysis where things can easily go wrong, they offer solid solutions: "Mayhem in the Morra" by Marc Esserman, "The Powerful Catalan" by Victor Bologan, "The Complete Slav" by Konstantin Sakaev and "1. d4 - The Indian Defenses" by Lars Schandorff.
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 103 - PAPERBACK EDITION
Hou Yifan Triumphs in Sicilian Showdown with Judit Polgar Catalog Code: SWB0103PYB
Publisher: New In Chess
Author: New In Chess
Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 248
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)
Book DescriptionThe Chess Player's Guide to Opening News Forum
Readers from all over the world join in discussions on previous Surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search for the truth together. With contributions by Viktor Moskalenko, Igor Stohl, Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Nenad Sulava, Ufuk Tuncer, and many others. Benjamin's Opening Takes
In his Opening Takes, Joel Benjamin shows how you can fight against over-prepared opponents, looking at Magnus Carlsen's practical approach in the London Classic and Tata Steel tournaments. Kuzmin's Harvest
In his new series, insider Alexey Kuzmin collects the most important recent novelties for Yearbook readers. This time the novelties are from the European Championship in Plovdiv. Book Previews and Reviews
In this section we present a sneak preview from The Modern French by Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic. Our reviewer Glenn Flear notices a growing influence of subtitles in books like Ivan Sokolov's The Strategic Nimzo-Indian, Larry Kaufman's The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White, Alexander Delchev's The Modern Reti and Ruslan Scherbakov's the triangle system. Of course the insides of these books are even more important, and Flear is an expert in pointing out the highlights!
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SHOPWORN - Playing the Trompowsky
An Attacking Repertoire Catalog Code: SWB0086QTIf like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.
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SHOPWORN - Playing the French Catalog Code: SWB0081QTThe French Defence is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many opening lines have been analysed to death by computer, but the French is relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn centre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation.
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SHOPWORN - The Chess Combat Simulator
Test and Improve Your Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games Catalog Code: SWB0026NICThe Chess Combat Simulator is an exciting way to enhance your chess playing skills. You are invited to play a 'real' chess game against a Grand master - the difference is that the game has been played before. You can score points for each move, and at the end of each game you can rate your own performance.
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SHOPWORN - The King
Chess Pieces Catalog Code: SWB0014NICJ.H.Donner (1927 - 1988) was a Dutch Grandmaster and one of the greatest writers about chess of all time. He was a chess reporter and a chess columnist, as well as an annotator of the game. Above all he was a witty and unpredictable commentator of everything and everybody, both inside and outside the chess world. THE KING spans a writing career of more than thirty years during which Donner slowly developed from chess player-writer into writer-chess player.
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SHOPWORN - Soft Pawn: The Uncensored Sequel to How to Cheat at Chess Catalog Code: SWB0011OBDo you dare arrive at the chessboard without having studied the bluffers guide to the game? Could you behave correctly without Bill Hartstons homely hints about chess-playing etiquette? Are you sure you have the right birth sign even to be allowed to finger a chess piece? All good clean(ish) fun, Soft Pawn can cure anyones addiction to hardcore chess theory, and in the process introduce you to a cast of cowboys, detectives, Russian spies and even a handsome frog.
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SHOPWORN - 100 Endgames You Must Know
Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player Catalog Code: SWB0009NICMost players tend to neglect the endgame, many even dodge the endgame by taking extreme risks in the middlegame, simply because they feel uncertain about the final phase. But time limits have shortened, and the endgame has to be played fast. A solid basic knowledge is vital. There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few endgames one must know. Here the 100 endgames are presented that:show up most frequently in practice are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts useful in more difficult positions.
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Luxe Premium Chess Box - Macassar Ebony Catalog Code: BOXPREM-EB-LThe Luxe Premium Box has been designed by the experts at the House of Staunton to perfectly hold your favorite chessmen.
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Luxe Premium Chess Box - Brazilian Rosewood Catalog Code: BOXPREM-BZR-LThe Luxe Premium Box has been designed by the experts at the House of Staunton to perfectly hold your favorite chessmen.
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The Pro-Line Chess Set, Box, & Board Combination
Enjoy Savings of 25% Off MSRP When Purchased as a Combination Catalog Code: PROCOMBOThe House of Staunton is proud to offer the Pro-Line Series Chess set. It features a 4.0" King with a 1.875" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.
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SHOPWORN - Encyclopedia of Chess Endings I - Pawn Endings Catalog Code: SWB0009ECOAt the beginning of the 1980s, the Chess Informant publishing house started one of the greatest publishing ventures in chess history. In 1982 the first volume of Encyclopedia of Chess endgames was published (Pawn endgames). Another 4 volumes swiftly follows, in total containing over 9.000 endgame examples! This is the most comprehensive reference work on the endgame and, of course, it's no coincidence that EVERY new book on the endgame refers to it. The contributors of the first edition were: (editorial board) GM Aleksandar Matanovic and a large number of eminent contributors: multiple WCC and expert in the endgame Botvinnik Mikail, expert in the endgame Averbakh Yuri, Huebner Robert, Hort Vlastimil, Miles Anthony, Minev Nikola, Parma Bruno, Uhlmann Wolfgang and Unzicker Wolfgang. These names alone are sufficient to assess the true value of this book. The second edition is not only reprinted but has been considerably revised: about 300 examples have been added from modern practice. Also, some examples that contained errors or omissions have been corrected. Because of its simplicity and systematic approach the book is useful for advanced players and for those who want to become familiar with the basics of endgames. It's especially interesting for coaches. The examples are given in Chess Informant's system and can be easily found. All the examples are annotated according to Chess Informant's system. In the future we expect the second edition of Rook endgames to be published, so that readers will be able to get all 5 volumes of this famous work.
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Modern Chess Preparation
Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age Catalog Code: B0115NICWith powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
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The Enigma of Chess Intuition
Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in your Chess? Catalog Code: B0112NICWith sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess and instructive examples of practical play, this is a thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.
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The Reykjavik II Series Chess Set, Box, & Board Combination
Enjoy Savings of 24% Off MSRP When Purchased as a Combination Catalog Code: FS2375COMBO"An exact reproduction of one of the most historically important Chess sets ever produced, the Chess set used in the legendary 1972 World Chess Championship, featuring Robert J. (Bobby) Fischer (USA) and Boris Spassky (RUS)."
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CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics
An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess Catalog Code: B0097NICWith refreshing simplicity, Coffeehouse Chess Tactics shows how to turn bad, even seemingly hopeless positions to our advantage. How to distinguish the essential from the trivial. How to adapt according to the situation on the board. Each game sparkles with some unusual tactical or defensive motif. Along with the games the author describes in eloquent but brutal language the beautiful, sometimes terrible, world of chess "where sport, art and science merge.
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