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. Judit Polgar (2)
    5. Renzo Verwer (1)
    6. Rudolpf Reinhardt (1)
    7. Simon Agdestein (1)
    8. Tibor Karolyi (2)
    9. Walter Browne (1)
    10. Yuri Averbakh (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (10)
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    Topics
    1. Biographical (1)

      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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      Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2
      The Prime Years
      Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Károlyi explains Karpov’s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’s unrivalled grasp of strategy. In this second volume, Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his young rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy.
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      Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2

      The Prime Years
      Catalog Code: B0047QT
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      Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1
      The Making of a Champion
      Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Karolyi explains Karpov’'s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’'s unrivaled grasp of strategy. Karolyi has selected Karpov’'s most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1961-1985 as the Russian star proved he was a worthy successor to Bobby Fischer.
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      Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1

      The Making of a Champion
      Catalog Code: B0059QT
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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