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    Year of Publication
    1989 2014 1989 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Raetsky (3)
    2. Andrew Soltis (2)
    3. Colin Crouch (1)
    4. Dale Brandreth (1)
    5. Elie Agur (1)
    6. Frank X. Mur (1)
    7. Garry Kasparov (13)
    8. Joel Benjamin (2)
    9. Jorn Erik Nielsen (1)
    10. Kurt Landsberger (1)
    11. Maxim Chetverik (3)
    12. Mikhail Tal (1)
    13. Pablo Moran (1)
    14. Per Skjoldager (1)
    15. Yasser Seirawan (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (18)
    2. AN - Algebraic (7)
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    1. Biographical (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. My Great Predecessors (8)

      Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius
      The tragic last years of world chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946); 45 of his match and tournament games in Spain and Portugal from 1943 to 1946 and 100 other exhibition games from this period and from previous Iberian visits. Most of these 145 games have never been published in an English-language source.
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      Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius

      Catalog Code: B0001MF
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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

      Catalog Code: B0230EM

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      Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion
      A Biography with 220 Games
      Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 through 1936 - the longest stint of anyone in history. A colorful character almost always decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his career coincided with many evolutionary changes in competitive chess.
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      Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

      A Biography with 220 Games
      Catalog Code: B0002MF
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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

      Catalog Code: B0236EM
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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
      Catalog Code: B0132EM
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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
      Catalog Code: E-B0132EM
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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
      Catalog Code: B0133EM
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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

      Catalog Code: B0222EM
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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

      Catalog Code: B0224EM
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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

      Catalog Code: E-B0224EM
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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
      Catalog Code: E-B0135EM
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      William Steinitz - Chess Champion
      A Biography of a Bohemian Caesar
      Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz had a rich and elevated career and life, which can now be known as well. From Steinitz's own writings and the fruits of extensive first-time-ever research by the author, a fascinating portrayal emerges of the life and genius of a man widely known as the 'Bohemian Caesar' quite apart from his chess dominance.
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      William Steinitz - Chess Champion

      A Biography of a Bohemian Caesar
      Catalog Code: B0004MF
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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
      Catalog Code: SWB0136EM

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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
      Catalog Code: B0228EM

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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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      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
      Catalog Code: B0302EM
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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
      Catalog Code: SWB0335EM

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      Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery
      1886-1924

      Publisher: McFarland
      Author: Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen
      Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 458
      Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


      Book Description One of the greatest chess legends of all time, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), is best known for founding the Hypermodernism school of chess, which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters. This first full-scale biography of Nimzowitsch chronicles his early life in Denmark, his family and education, and his fascination with the game that would become the focus of his life. Also included are explorations of his tournament games and records, his dispute with influential chess teacher Siegbert Tarrasch, and his role in the development of Hypermodern Chess. With detailed accounts of nearly 450 games and the only narrative of Nimzowitsch from 1914 to 1924, a period formerly cloaked in mystery, this volume offers the most thorough profile available of one of chess's greatest innovators.
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      Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery

      1886-1924
      Catalog Code: B0013MF
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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
      1985-1993
      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

      1985-1993
      Catalog Code: B0370EM
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
      1985-1993
      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

      1985-1993
      Catalog Code: SWB0370EM

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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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      Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion
      The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with Soviet leaders, including Josef Stalin, his bitter rivalries, and his doomed effort to create the perfect chess-playing computer program. The book has more than 85 games, 127 diagrams, twelve photographs, a chronology of his life and career, a bibliography, an index of openings, an index of opponents, and a general index.
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      Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion

      Catalog Code: B0015MF
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      **PRE-ORDER** Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3
      1993-2005
      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time.
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      **PRE-ORDER** Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

      1993-2005
      Catalog Code: B0392EM
      Our Price: $44.95

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