CHESS BIOGRAPHIES

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    Year of Publication
    1986 2014 1986 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
    2. Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky (1)
    3. Bill Hook (1)
    4. Geza Maroczy (1)
    5. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    6. Jimmy Adams (1)
    7. John Hilbert (1)
    8. Karsten Muller & Raymund Stolze (1)
    9. Oleg Stetsko (1)
    10. Renzo Verwer (1)
    11. Rudolpf Reinhardt (1)
    12. Simon Agdestein (1)
    13. Walter Browne (1)
    14. Yuri Averbakh (1)
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    1. FAN - Figurine (8)
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    1. Biographical (1)

      Notes of a Soviet Master
      Translated by Bernard Cafferty from the original Russian edition of 1929. A small book, but a fascinating account of this prominent revolutionary's early chess career and Soviet chess in the 1920s buttressed by fifty of his games from his entire career including his immortal sacrificial win over Capablanca (then reigning World Champion).
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      Notes of a Soviet Master

      Catalog Code: B0014CA

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      Shady Side
      The Life And Crimes of Norman Tweed Whitaker
      A chronicle of America's most notorious chess master based on many of his own papers. Includes a detailed story of his life, his loves, his cons, and his many chess experiences in a 60+-year career. along with 570 of his games (some with full notes). Much US chess history and some excellent photos are a notable part of the book. NOTE: This book won the Chess Cafe 'Book of the Year' award for 2000.
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      Shady Side

      The Life And Crimes of Norman Tweed Whitaker
      Catalog Code: B0013CA
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      Hooked on Chess
      A Memoir
      The story of Bill Hook's life with his many passions: chess, painting, traveling, photography and blackjack. Bill Hook won a gold medal at the Chess Olympiad and his friends include street hustlers and world champions. He played with the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Harold Schonberg, Marcel Duchamp and Miguel Najdorf. After Bill Hook had beaten him four times in a row, a very young Bobby Fischer started crying. Now Hook lives and plays on the Virgin Islands. An admirable and colorful life. The autobiography of a gambler, painter and chess player.
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      Hooked on Chess

      A Memoir
      Catalog Code: B0008NIC

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      Bobby Fischer for Beginners
      The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
      Bobby Fischer's lone fight against the Soviet chess powerhouse made him a global hero, also for people who did not play chess at all. The Russians trembled before him, the Americans and the rest of the world cheered him on. Fischer's chess prowess and his will to win were unparalleled. But so were his eccentric behaviour and his paranoia. After he won the world title, Bobby Fischer vanished and the former prodigy became a mystery. The memories of his successwere clouded by his anti-American and anti-Semite rants.
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      Bobby Fischer for Beginners

      The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
      Catalog Code: B0090NIC

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      Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
      The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
      A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
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      Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes

      The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
      Catalog Code: B0119NIC

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      The Stress of Chess
      ...and its Infinite Finesse
      In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.
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      The Stress of Chess

      ...and its Infinite Finesse
      Catalog Code: B0113NIC
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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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      Paul Morphy
      Translated by Robert Sherwood from the 1909 edition published in Germany. Maroczy was the strongest player who ever annotated all of Morphy's games and thus to non-German language readers, it should be of special interest, especially since the standards for analytical notes were far higher even in 1909 than were accepted when these games were played.
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      Paul Morphy

      Catalog Code: B0023CA
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      Bobby Fischer Comes Home
      The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
      Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
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      Bobby Fischer Comes Home

      The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
      Catalog Code: B0109NIC
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      Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
      This is the very first book to focus exclusively on Hikaru Nakamura, the greatest American chess player since the legendary Bobby Fischer.
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      Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura

      Catalog Code: B0019OE
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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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      Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935
      Annotated Games & Essays
      Every chess player who is serious about improving his game, should study the lessons of Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935). 'My System' (published in 1925) and 'Chess Praxis' (1928) had tremendous impact and made Nimzowitsch one of the most influential chess thinkers of the 20th century. His books continue to be printed, sold and read to this day. Reinhardt’s collection starts where Nimzowitsch’s second volume Chess Praxis ends. It offers a unique view of the chess world of the late 1920s and 1930s, its top tournaments and the state of theory.
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      Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935

      Annotated Games & Essays
      Catalog Code: B0136NIC
      Our Price: $39.95

      Johannes Zukertort
      Artist of the Chessboard
      In this monumental book, originally published in 1989 in a limited edition and highly sought after by chess collectors, Jimmy Adams brings Zukertort’s masterpieces to the notice of today’s chess world and secures his rightful place in history as an important link between the old combinational and the modern positional school.
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      Johannes Zukertort

      Artist of the Chessboard
      Catalog Code: B0145NIC
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