CHESS BIOGRAPHIES

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    Year of Publication
    2007 2014 2007 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Bill Hook (1)
    2. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    3. Jimmy Adams (1)
    4. Renzo Verwer (1)
    5. Rudolpf Reinhardt (1)
    6. Simon Agdestein (1)
    7. Walter Browne (1)
    8. Yuri Averbakh (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (6)
    2. NL - Notationless (2)
    Topics
    1. Biographical (1)
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    1. GM Garry Kasparov (1)
    2. GM Viktor Kortchnoi (2)
    3. GM Vlastimil Hort (1)

      My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 1
      Viktor Kortchnoi is doubtlessly one of the most electrifying personalities of the chess world. Still playing successful and attractive chess, the 73-year-old former double world championship finalist is also famous for his candid language.
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      My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 1

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      My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 2
      Viktor Kortchnoi Volume 2 features about four hours of Kortchnoi live. The great chess legend portraits the second part of his eventful career, presenting among other things his games against Kasparov (1986), Spassky (1989) and Short (1990) in his typical gripping style.
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      My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 2

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      Alekhine
      World Champion Alexander Alekhine dominated the chess scene from 1927 until his death in the year of 1946. Historical picture documents and more than 2000 Alekhine games make the great master come back to life.
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      Alekhine

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      Facing the World Champions - Vlastimil Hort
      During his career, Vlastimil Hort, who himself belongs to the same generation as Bobby Fischer, met no less than eight world champions over the board.
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      Facing the World Champions - Vlastimil Hort

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      MASTER CLASS - Mihail Tal - VOL. 2
      No World Champion has enchanted the chess world as much as Mihail Tal did. His reign as World Champion was short but in his time Tal’s star burned with unknown intensity. With his combinations and his intuitive sacrifices the young Tal ran over his opponents, and thrilled the chess world with his risky uncompromising attacking play, which inspired many players to emulate him.
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      MASTER CLASS - Mihail Tal - VOL. 2

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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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      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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      Mr. Kasparov - How I Became World Champion - Volume 1
      1973-1985
      On this DVD Garry Kasparov deals with the first phase. He recounts how he made it to the top in the years 1973 to 1985 and shows the key games which helped him become the world’s best player.
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      Mr. Kasparov - How I Became World Champion - Volume 1

      1973-1985
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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
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      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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