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    Year of Publication
    1992 2014 1992 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Kotov (4)
    2. Alexander Raetsky (3)
    3. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
    4. Colin Crouch (1)
    5. Daniel A Yanofsky (1)
    6. David Levy (2)
    7. Elie Agur (1)
    8. F.M. Malkin (1)
    9. Fred Reinfeld (1)
    10. Garry Kasparov (13)
    11. Gedeon Barcza (1)
    12. George Koltanowski (1)
    13. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
    14. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
    15. Joe Gallagher (1)
    16. Joel Benjamin (2)
    17. Ludek Pachman (1)
    18. M.L. Rantala & Eric Schiller & Alan Watson (1)
    19. Max Euwe (1)
    20. Maxim Chetverik (3)
    21. Mikhail Tal (1)
    22. Mikhail Tal & Iakov Damsky (1)
    23. Mikhail Yudovich (2)
    24. Raymond Keene (1)
    25. Richard Keene (1)
    26. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    27. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
    28. Sidney Norman Bernstein (1)
    29. Tigran Petrosian (2)
    30. Vik Vasiliev (1)
    31. Yasser Seirawan (1)
    32. Yuri Averbakh (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (19)
    2. AN - Algebraic (12)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
    4. DN - Descriptive (11)
    5. NL - Notationless (1)
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    Topics
    1. Biographical (2)
    Popular Book Series
    1. My Great Predecessors (8)
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      Bobby Fischer His Approach
      The return in 1992 of American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer against his old rival Boris Spassky has reawakened interest in the games of one of the most determined World Champions of all time. To Fischer, chess is a highly competitive sport which requires not only meticulous opening preparation, a high state of tactical alertness and perfect technique, but also a constant striving for the initiative, immense will to win and even calculated risk-taking.
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      Bobby Fischer His Approach

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      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
      Mikhail Tal, the "Magician from Riga", was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed throughout with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in typically objective fashion he relates both the ups and downs of his encounters.
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      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

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      Magic of Mikhail Tal
      In this book Grandmaster Joe Gallagher takes a fresh look at Tal's games and career, focusing on the previously neglected period from 1975 to 1992 during which he played some of his most accomplished chess. Despite periodic bouts of ill-health Tal occupied a place in the world's top ten for most of this period, winning many top-class events and securing dozens of wonderful victories, many of which are annotated in detail here.
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      Magic of Mikhail Tal

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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II
      Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov and Tal
      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II

      Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov and Tal
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      Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack
      What separated Alexander Alekhine from the rest of his contemporaries? Why did he dominate the chess world for so long? The main reason was undoubtedly his brilliant attacking style of play. Alekhine had a combinative gift and thrilled the chess public and influenced every great chess player since. Garry Kasparov once said I fell in love with the rich complexity of his ideas at the chessboard. Alekhine's attacks came suddenly, like destructive thunderstorms that erupted from a clear sky.
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      Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack

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      Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius
      Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.
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      Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

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      EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius
      Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.
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      EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III
      Petrosian and Spassky
      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of the chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.

      This magnificent compilation of play from the 1960s through to the 1970s forms the basis of the third part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play from this era to a rigorous analysis, the examination being enhanced by the use of the latest chess software.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III

      Petrosian and Spassky
      Catalog Code: B0134EM
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
      Fischer
      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      Fischer
      Catalog Code: B0135EM
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
      Fischer
      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      Fischer
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V
      Korchoi and Karpov
      This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues the "post-Fischer" period in the 1970's and early 1980's. This period was dominated by Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi. Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade.
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      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V

      Korchoi and Karpov
      Catalog Code: B0136EM
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V
      Korchoi and Karpov
      This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues the "post-Fischer" period in the 1970's and early 1980's. This period was dominated by Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi. Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V

      Korchoi and Karpov
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      American Grandmaster
      Four Decades of Chess Adventures
      In American Grandmaster, Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the 'Fischer boom' era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.
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      American Grandmaster

      Four Decades of Chess Adventures
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      SHOPWORN - American Grandmaster
      Four Decades of Chess Adventures
      In American Grandmaster, Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the 'Fischer boom' era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.
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      SHOPWORN - American Grandmaster

      Four Decades of Chess Adventures
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      Korchnoi's Chess Games
      Korchnoi's Chess Games comprises almost 1700 games played up to the beginning of 1978 and is the most comprehensive and systematic collection of this great player's games ever to be published. The editors have included every available tournament and match game played by Korchnoi since 1945, and there are a number of miscellaneous games from blitz tournaments and simultaneous exhibitions.
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      Korchnoi's Chess Games

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      Howard Staunton - 1810-74
      Howard Staunton, chess champion, writer and Shakespearean scholar was a figure of controversy in nineteenth century chess circles: He is remembered chiefly as the man who avoided playing Morphy and as the author of numerous vitriolic articles. It is on his chess writings that this book concentrates.
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      Howard Staunton - 1810-74

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      Combat
      My 50 Years at the Chess Board
      Sidney Bernstein, born in the Bronx, learned chess from his father at age 7, and played in his first tournament at 15. Since then, he has gone on to play in such prestigious events as the U.S. Championship, the U.S. Open Championship, the World Open, the Marshall and Manhattan Club Championships. This book is his chess biography. It contains 142 of his annotated games against the leading chess players of America and the story behind each game.
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      Combat

      My 50 Years at the Chess Board
      Catalog Code: B0045IS
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      Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games
      Tigran Petrosian (1929-1984) was World Chess Champion from 1963 to 1969 and was one of the strongest players in the world throughout his lengthy career. Petrosian was a Candidate for the World Championship on eight occasions (1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1980).
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      Tigran Petrosian - His Life and Games

      Catalog Code: B0027IS
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      Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning
      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the Master of Positional Play
      For more than a quarter of a century until his death in 1935, Aron Nimzowitsch was recognised as one of the world's leading players. The leading Grandmaster of the Hypermodern school, his games were full of new ideas and plans, which were accompanied by landmarks in chess literature such as My System and Chess Praxis. Challenging old theories, his books are regarded as being the best teaching manuals and have strongly withstood the test of time.
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      Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning

      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the Master of Positional Play
      Catalog Code: B0052IS
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      Howard Staunton - The English World Chess Champion
      Howard Staunton (1810 - 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. He promoted a chess set of clearly distinguishable pieces of standardised shape that is still the style which must be used for competitions. He was the principal organizer of the first international chess tournament in 1851. From 1840 onwards he became a leading chess commentator, and won matches against top players of the 1840s. However, the achievement of Staunton have been neglected or even ignored by his own countrymen and this book seeks to rectify that.
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      Howard Staunton - The English World Chess Champion

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      Chess Duels
      My Games with the World Champions
      Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess including: Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Botvinnik and Max Euwe. Having been involved in frequent battles against world champions over a 25-year period, Seirawan is in an ideal position to reveal how it really feels to be facing the legends of the game. He describes and analyses, in depth, his most memorable encounters - both famous victories and painful defeats, against the best chessplayers of the last 50 years.
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      Chess Duels

      My Games with the World Champions
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      Adventures of a Chess Master
      This is the autobiography of George Koltanowski, the greatest showman and promoter that chess has ever known. Koltanowski will be best remembered as an exhibitor, writer, promoter and showman. Possessed with an incredibly powerful memory, Koltanowski would often give exhibitions, playing several games blindfold simultaneously.
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      Adventures of a Chess Master

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      The Soviet School of Chess
      This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players.
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      The Soviet School of Chess

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      The Soviet Chess School
      The Soviet Chess School has biographies and lots of games and pictures of players such as Kasparov, Karpov and Spassky whereas these players are not mentioned in the 32-years earlier work The Soviet School of Chess.
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      The Soviet Chess School

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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
      1973-1985
      The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

      1973-1985
      Catalog Code: B0335EM
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
      1973-1985
      The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

      1973-1985
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      Meet the Masters
      The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
      Meet the Masters contains the biographies of the eight strongest players in the world at that time. It includes their histories, photographs, games and an analysis and critique of their playing styles. Each of these eight players had been invited to the historic tournament at AVRO 1938, regarded as the strongest chess tournament ever held prior to modern times. The eight players generally regarded as the strongest in the world were: World Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, future champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben Fine, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.
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      Meet the Masters

      The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
      Catalog Code: B0112IS
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      Checkmate in Prague
      The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
      Ludek Pachman's account of his political struggles is interspersed with numerous chess anecdotes about many of the masters he faced in tournament play, such as Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, Botvinnik, and Tal
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      Checkmate in Prague

      The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
      Catalog Code: B0138IS
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      Petrosian's Legacy
      This book was originally published in Russian as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian Chess Lectures. The publisher was Soviet Radio. Every chess enthusiast should have this important work in his chess library.
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      Petrosian's Legacy

      Catalog Code: B0150IS
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      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Alekhine has long earned a reputation not only a brilliant experience, but also the best chess writer and theoretician of the first half of 20th century. Alekhine's Games, which are shining examples of chess creativity, are provided with detailed notes.
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      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0154IS
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      Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION
      A brief autobiographical sketch of one of the strongest chess players of the last century, who introduced theoretical innovative ideas in chess.
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      Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0157IS
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      Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION
      The book offers a sketch of the life and work of a talented writer and Soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov. Chess games with commentary selected and grouped by topics (debut, a combination tactical strikes, defense, etc.) so that the book was not only an outstanding monograph on the players, but also a kind of textbook on the management of chess.
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      Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION

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      Reshevsky on Chess
      Revealing the winning technique for the first time, the United States Chess Champion presents 110 of the best games, instructively analyzed. The book includes an autobiography of Reshevsky's career – from his youth as a chess prodigy to his latest exploits. This is the authoritative work where Samuel Reshevsky explains his remarkable and amazing career. He started his chess career as the greatest child prodigy in chess history, playing nearly master strength chess when he was eight years old. He went on a tour first of Europe and then America, giving simultaneous chess exhibitions against adults and winning almost every game.
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      Reshevsky on Chess

      Catalog Code: B0191IS
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      Billy Colias - Midwest Master
      Revised in 2013 by Eric Schiller With Additional Games and New Chess Analysis
      Billy Colias was one of the most remarkable players to come out of the Midwest. He overcame many obstacles to become one of the area's top players, and earned the title of FIDE Master before his untimely death in 1993. This book details his life and games, including thrilling victories against both amateur and professional opposition in the Midwest, throughout the United States, and in Europe
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      Billy Colias - Midwest Master

      Revised in 2013 by Eric Schiller With Additional Games and New Chess Analysis
      Catalog Code: B0214IS
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