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    Year of Publication
    1988 2013 1988 to 1988
    Author(s)
    1. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
    2. Betty Roberts (1)
    3. Colin Crouch (1)
    4. Graham Burgess (1)
    5. Jeremy Silman (1)
    6. John Nunn (16)
    7. Josh Waitzkin (1)
    8. Judit Polgar (2)
    9. Larry Evans (6)
    10. Max Euwe (1)
    11. Neil McDonald (1)
    12. Oleg Stetsko (1)
    13. Simon Agdestein (1)
    14. Tibor Karolyi (1)
    15. Vishwanathan Anand (1)
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    1. FAN - Figurine (22)
    2. AN - Algebraic (8)
    3. DN - Descriptive (2)
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      How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World
      The Story and the Games
      At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles. Time Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013
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      How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

      The Story and the Games
      Catalog Code: B0131NIC
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      Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
      This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen's best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
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      Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

      Catalog Code: B0018OE
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      Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36
      Currently the Number #1 Ranked Player of All Time!
      IM David Vigorito & GM Jesse Kraii analysis game by game of one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leki, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radiaboy and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in 2009. Magnus Carlsen is considered to be the top ranking chess player of all time to date.
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      Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36

      Currently the Number #1 Ranked Player of All Time!
      Catalog Code: DVD0036CL
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      Magnus Force
      How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record
      What is Magnus Carlsen's secret? How did an already world-class player succeed in reaching this unprecedented level where he was regularly beating the world's strongest grandmasters? In this book, International Master Colin Crouch provides answers to these questions. Crouch studies Carlsen's progress in recent years and demonstrates how he learned lessons from previous setbacks, turned weaknesses into strengths, losses into draws, and draws into wins. By doing so Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level, but any aspiring chess player can use similar methods to improve their game.
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      Magnus Force

      How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record
      Catalog Code: B0372EM
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      Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess
      Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion
      The subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh Waitzkin has long been the top-ranked player for his age in the United States and a role model for chess-playing kids everywhere. Now, for the first time, Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world.
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      Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess

      Aggressive Strategies and Inside Moves from the U.S. Junior Chess Champion
      Catalog Code: B0005SS
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      An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
      "In this book, we shall provide the student with an unbeatable system for the white pieces after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3. We teach you how to play against the Hungarian Defense, the Philidor Defense, the Latvian Gambit, and the Petroff Defenses. This gets us to the main lines, the Three Knights and Four Knights Game with the Belgrade Gambit included(the 1st time GM Evans ever recommended a gambit!). These 'hold the draw in hand and go for the win' openings have been researched like never before. There is more dynamic play, for those that know them, than ever realized. Here is something to build on if later in your career you want to head for the Giuoco Piano or Ruy Lopez." - Ken Smith.
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      An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

      Catalog Code: CB0099CD

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      Lessons with the Masters
      Lessons with the Masters
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      Lessons with the Masters

      Catalog Code: CB0056CD

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      How to Open a Chess Game
      This is one of the most interesting, most unusual and most instructive chess books ever written. Seven of the World's Strongest Chess Grandmasters were each asked to write down their thoughts about how a serious chess amateur might best approach the problem of, very simply, "opening" a chess game?
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      How to Open a Chess Game

      Catalog Code: B0074IS
      Our Price: $25.95

      Trophy Chess
      An Account of the Lessing Rosenwald Tournament - NY 1954-1955
      Trophy Chess was one of Bobby Fischer's favorite books. He studied it with great care during his sudden appearance right after this tournament and his rapid rise to the top, culminating in his winning his first of eight US Chess Championships in 1957/58. It is nicely laid out and designed and is easy to read. In his famous "My 60 Memorable Games" Fischer later collaborated with Evans, who served as his second during his rise to the world championship and became one of America's best-selling chess authors with over 20 books to his credit.
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      Trophy Chess

      An Account of the Lessing Rosenwald Tournament - NY 1954-1955
      Catalog Code: B0056IS
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      New Ideas in Chess
      How to use Space, Time, Force and Pawn Structure to Become a Winning Chess Player
      Finally One if the Most Influential Chess Books ever is back! Five- time U.S Champion Larry Evans shows you the most important concepts that comprise a winning chess game: Space, Time, Force & Pawn Structure.In a book that has been called the "bible" for novice to intermediate player," this newly revised classic use actual game examples to illustrate dozens of chess themes.
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      New Ideas in Chess

      How to use Space, Time, Force and Pawn Structure to Become a Winning Chess Player
      Catalog Code: B0051CZ

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      Chess Endgame Quiz
      Can you Find the Best Move?
      This challenging book features two hundred challenges in the multiple choice format that has proved so popular for chess-playing readers. These instructive, elegant and entertaining positions will not only challenge and entertain you, but will also teach you how to improve your endgame while trying to find the best move of the three choices presented.
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      Chess Endgame Quiz

      Can you Find the Best Move?
      Catalog Code: B0035CZ
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      How to Get Better at Chess
      Chess Masters on Their Art
      The material in these pages form one of the most original chess books ever printed. Questions that have been in the mind of all chess players are answered by the greatest legends of the game. Luminaries such as Grandmasters Tal, Larsen and Seirawan present previously unpublished stories, comments and anecdotes that will usrely delight any chess enthusiast.
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      How to Get Better at Chess

      Chess Masters on Their Art
      Catalog Code: B0016OB

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      100 Easy Checkmates
      One and Two Move Checkmates to Test Your Skills!
      Perfect for beginning players--including children--100 Easy Checkmates offers an accessible, fun guide to winning at chess. Designed to help players learn without frustration or tedious chess notation, 100 Easy Checkmates presents easy one- and two-move checkmates that everyone can understand.
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      100 Easy Checkmates

      One and Two Move Checkmates to Test Your Skills!
      Catalog Code: B0002CZ
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      Learn Chess Tactics
      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
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      Learn Chess Tactics

      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0134GB
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      1001 Deadly Checkmates
      Solve the Puzzles and Measure Your Skill!
      For all chess-players, from beginners to world champions, from kids to seniors, delivering checkmate is the greatest thrill the game has to offer. The ability to spot checkmates is a vital skill - and this easy-to-use book shows you how it is done. With the help of Grandmaster John Nunn, you will be ready to shock your next opponent with a deadly checkmate, whether in a school match, a club tournament - or even a championship game!
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      1001 Deadly Checkmates

      Solve the Puzzles and Measure Your Skill!
      Catalog Code: B0139GB
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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames.

      Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0145GB
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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames. Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0163GB
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      Understanding Chess Endgames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Endgame Ideas
      One of the world's foremost chess writers provides everything you need to know about chess endgames!

      Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge, John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames and typical thinking methods, and so equips readers with all the skills needed to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and beyond.
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      Understanding Chess Endgames

      Featuring the 100 Most Important Endgame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0171GB
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      Understanding Chess Middlegames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
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      Understanding Chess Middlegames

      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0178GB
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      101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      A Collection of Sparkling Modern Games to Instruct and Entertain
      One of the world's finest writers on chess presents his selection of brilliant modern games of 25 moves or fewer. Much can be learned from these sparkling miniatures. John Nunn examines how the loser might have avoided disaster, and explains how the winner managed to punch home his advantage so effectively.
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      101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures

      A Collection of Sparkling Modern Games to Instruct and Entertain
      Catalog Code: B0131GB

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      Learn Chess
      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess.
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      Learn Chess

      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Catalog Code: B0130GB

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      John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book
      Test and Improve your Over-the-Board Decision Making
      Most chess puzzle books put you in an artificial situation: you are told a combination exists, what the theme is and what you are required to achieve. This one is different. In a real game, a player may sometimes need to find a combination. On the other hand he may have to reject a tactical idea and simply find a good positional move. His task is to find the right move, whatever it may be.
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      John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

      Test and Improve your Over-the-Board Decision Making
      Catalog Code: B0111GB
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      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5
      The Definitive Guide to Fischer and Kasparov's Favorite Chess Opening
      The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) is the most important, popular, and talked about opening in chess. Its name is synonymous with such luminaries as Tal, Fischer, and Kasparov.
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      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5

      The Definitive Guide to Fischer and Kasparov's Favorite Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0012BT
      Our Price: $26.95

      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess
      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
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      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess

      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      Catalog Code: B0012GB
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      Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection
      Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
      Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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      Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection

      Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
      Catalog Code: B0037BT
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      The New Classical King's Indian
      This book focuses on the King's Indian variations that have undergone the most dramatic change in the 1990's: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0. The system with ..Na6 receives full coverage, together with the traditional main lines of 7..Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 followed by Ne1 or Nd2.
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      The New Classical King's Indian

      Catalog Code: B0067BT
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      The Development of Chess Style
      An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
      An algebraic expanded revision of Euwe's 1968 edition examining the contributions of great players throughout history. Nunn brings you up-to-date over the last 30 years with the eras of Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov. They assess the contributions of each great players in the way chess is played and approached.
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      The Development of Chess Style

      An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0072BT
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      Grandmaster Chess Move by Move
      A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
      A collection of John Nunn's best games from 1994 to the present day, annotated in detail in the same style as the best-selling Understanding Chess Move by Move. Throughout, the emphasis is on what the reader can learn from each game, so the book is ideal study material for those seeking to progress to a higher level of chess understanding. There is also entertainment in abundance: Nunn has a direct aggressive style, and many of his opponents in these games are ambitious young grandmasters from the generation inspired by Kasparov's dynamic chess.
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      Grandmaster Chess Move by Move

      A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
      Catalog Code: B0099GB
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      Understanding Chess Move by Move
      A Top-Class Grandmaster Explains Step-By-Step How Chess Games are Won

      Publisher: Gambit
      Author: John Nunn
      Year of Publication: 2008 Pages: 240
      Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


      Book Description John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action. Virtually every move is explained using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary. Each game contains many lessons, but to guide the reader through the most important ideas in each phase of the game, the thirty games are grouped thematically into those highlighting opening, middlegame and endgame themes. About the Author(s) John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world, with two of his books receiving the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.
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      Understanding Chess Move by Move

      A Top-Class Grandmaster Explains Step-By-Step How Chess Games are Won
      Catalog Code: B0086GB
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      Vishy Anand - World Chess Champion
      Life and Games
      This new expanded edition of the award-winning Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess (New Edition) features 30 extra games from the period of Anand's greatest successes.
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      Vishy Anand - World Chess Champion

      Life and Games
      Catalog Code: B0179GB
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      Judit Polgar
      The Princess of Chess
      The chess world acknowledges that Judit Polgar is unique. She is the only woman able to compete on equal terms with the world's best grandmasters. In this book, Tibor Karolyi analyzes in-depth a large selection of Judit's exciting games, featuring wins against the leading contemporary chess players, including Garry Kasparov.
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      Judit Polgar

      The Princess of Chess
      Catalog Code: B0038BT

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      Judit Polgar - How I Beat Fischer's Record
      Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 1
      In this very personal book Judit Polgar describes her early moments of success and the chess ideas she needed to master in order to achieve them.
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      Judit Polgar - How I Beat Fischer's Record

      Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 1
      Catalog Code: B0069QT
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      Judit Polgar - From GM to Top 10
      Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 2
      From GM to Top Ten continues the unique project where one of the greatest players of our time transforms her personal journey to the top into a roadmap for everyone who wanted to better themselves in the game of chess. In this volume, Judit tells the story of her rise from teenage grandmaster to Top Ten superstar.Judit Polgar has been ranked 1st on the Women's rating list from 1989 to this present day. In 2005, she became the only women in chess history to participate in the World Championship final. The previous volume, How I Beat Fischer's Record, won the 2013 ECF Book of the Year Prize.
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      Judit Polgar - From GM to Top 10

      Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 2
      Catalog Code: B0092QT
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