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    Najdorf x Najdorf
    Catalog Code: B0100RE

    Among major chess figures of the 20th century, few stand out more than Miguel Najdorf. In this biography, Najdorf’s daughter Liliana paints an intimate portrait of her larger-than life father. She writes about him, warts and all, showing us her father as a man both greatly talented and deeply flawed, a man at once loving and rage-prone, noble and petty, generous and selfish, jovial but despotic, earthy but vain, exuberant yet deeply sad.
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    Najdorf x Najdorf

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    Vlastimil Hort - Legendary Chess Careers
    Catalog Code: B0018EV

     In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Vlastimil Hort while interviewing him.  This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about. 
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    Vlastimil Hort - Legendary Chess Careers

    $21.95
    Yasser Seirawan - Legendary Chess Careers
    Catalog Code: B0016EV

    In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Yasser Seirawan while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about.
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    Yasser Seirawan - Legendary Chess Careers

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    Mikhail Chigorin
    The Creative Genius
    Catalog Code: B0171NIC

    Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908), the first great Russian chess master, belongs to that select group of exceptionally strong players who did not quite succeed in winning the world championship. He remains universally admired for his creative and courageous style of play. He would always play to win, not only by his famed dashing attacks but also by precise calculation of variations, purposeful maneuvering and exploitation of positional weaknesses, artful defense and refined endgame play. This book is a hugely expanded second edition of a book published in 1987.
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    Mikhail Chigorin

    $49.50
    Jose Raul Capablanca
    A Chess Biography
    Catalog Code: B0016MF

    This is the most complete and thorough biography of José Raúl Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion; his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life.
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    Jose Raul Capablanca

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    Joseph Henry Blackburne
    A Chess Biography
    Catalog Code: B0017MF

    This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the 19th and early 20th centuries presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play.
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    Joseph Henry Blackburne

    $74.95
    Ivan's Chess Journey
    Games and Stories
    Catalog Code: B0003TH

    Ivan Sokolov was one of the most furious attacking and creative player of his time. The author presents an overview of his Life in Chess, full of entertaining unpublished material. He is not shy to share his opinions and promises the reader a personal roller coaster loaded with fun stories an unexpected twists. We are convinced you will enjoy the ride!
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    Ivan's Chess Journey

    $30.95
    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II
    Reflections on My Profession
    Catalog Code: B0077RE

    The Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions.
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    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    $29.95
    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II
    Reflections on My Profession
    Catalog Code: SWB0077RE

    The Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions.
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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120
    by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0120CL

    Jørgen Bent Larsen (1935 – 2010) was a Danish chess GrandMaster and author. Larsen was known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, and he was the first Western player to pose a serious challenge to the Soviet Union's dominance in chess.[1] He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the recent rise of Magus Carlsen.
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    A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120

    $19.95
    Around the Chess World in 80 Years
    Catalog Code: B0272IS

    This is a study of the six greatest chess players in the world during the period 1870 to 1950 including all the games they played against each other, with biographies, annotations and statistics by chess master and mathematics professor Dr. Nathan J. Divinsky.
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    Around the Chess World in 80 Years

    $19.95
    California Chess Journal - Volume 7-10 1993 - 1996
    Catalog Code: B0259IS

    California Chess Journal Vol. 7-10 1993-1996 Edited by Carolyn Withgitt, Peter Yu, Eric Schiller, James Eade Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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    California Chess Journal - Volume 7-10 1993 - 1996

    $29.95
    California Chess Journal - Volume 2-3 1988-1990
    Catalog Code: B0270IS

    After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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    California Chess Journal - Volume 2-3 1988-1990

    $25.95
    Judit Polgar - A Game of Queens
    Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 3
    Catalog Code: B0103QT

    Game of Queens completes the trilogy in which one of the greatest players of our time transforms her personal journey to the top into a roadmap for everyone who ever wanted to better themselves in the game of chess. This volume covers the period from 2001 until the present day. These were the years when Judit was in the Top Ten in the world, and facing the likes of Kasparov, Karpov, Korchnoi and Anand.
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    Judit Polgar - A Game of Queens

    $29.95
    California Chess Journal - Volume 4-6 1990 - 1992
    Catalog Code: B0260IS

    Edited by Peter Yu, Carolyn Withgitt Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004). In the July periodical, the tireless Bill Wall interviewed GM Eugenio Torre, Philippine Champion and the first Asian Grandmaster.
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    California Chess Journal - Volume 4-6 1990 - 1992

    $29.95
    Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18
    Catalog Code: B0261IS

    Chess Voice had the good fortune to publish during the Golden Age of California chess; 1968 to 1985. Romona W. Gordon took over as Editor for the August 1983 issue, just in time to cover the Pasadena 1983 United State Open. Richard Fauber continued to write his historically important column, ''Our Chess Heritage.''
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    Northern California Chess Voice - 1983-1985 Vol. 16-18

    $18.95
    California Chess Journal - Volume 1 1986-1987
    Catalog Code: B0269IS

    After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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    California Chess Journal - Volume 1 1986-1987

    $25.95
    California Chess Journal - Vol. 11-15 - 1996-2001
    Catalog Code: B0264IS

    California Chess Journal Vol. 11-15 1996-2001 Edited by Allan Fifield, Frisco del Rosario Photographs by Richard R. Shorman After Chess Voice magazine (1968-1985) ceased publication and left a void in Northern California chess, Hans Poschmann stepped up to create and edit the California Chess Journal (1986-2004).
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    California Chess Journal - Vol. 11-15 - 1996-2001

    $29.95
    Northern California Chess Voice - 1982-1983 Vol. 14-16
    Catalog Code: B0262IS

    By 1985, the Fischer Generation was aging...and finding it harder to compete in local tournaments with the Post-Fischer Generation. Chess Voice went into chess history with the generation that had created it.
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    Northern California Chess Voice - 1982-1983 Vol. 14-16

    $19.95
    Northern California Chess Voice - 1976-1979 Vol. 9-11
    Catalog Code: B0263IS

    The Spring of 1975 saw the rebirth of Chess Voice with the new Editor, John Larkins, at the helm.
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    Northern California Chess Voice - 1976-1979 Vol. 9-11

    $25.95
    Central California Chess Voice - 1971-1976
    Catalog Code: B0265IS

    In March of 1970, chess happenings on the world stage intruded into Northern California. Bobby Fischer emerged from his semi-retirement to play second board in the USSR vs Rest of the World match against former World Champion, Tigran Petrosian.
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    Central California Chess Voice - 1971-1976

    $25.95
    Northern California Chess Voice - 1979-1982 Vol. 12-14
    Catalog Code: B0267IS

    One of the best chess articles ever written about chess appeared in the June-September 1979 issue: ''How the Whales Got Unlucky at Masson'', again by the poet chess master Dennis Fritzinger. This was John Larkins last issue as Editor. Chess Voice was again voted the ''Best State or Regional Publication of 1979.''
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    Northern California Chess Voice - 1979-1982 Vol. 12-14

    $25.95
    Scaccic / Chess Voice No. 1-21 - 1968-1971
    Catalog Code: B0266IS

    Chess Voice had the good fortune to publish during the Golden Age of California chess; 1968 to 1985. The chess landscape in the mid to late 1960's was dominated by chess clubs and chess club leagues; tournaments, not played within a club, were intermittent.
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    Scaccic / Chess Voice No. 1-21 - 1968-1971

    $25.95
    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK
    Profession: Chess Coach
    Catalog Code: B0074RE

    Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach. 
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    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK
    Profession: Chess Coach
    Catalog Code: SWB0074RE

    Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach. 
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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $11.98

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3
    1993-2005
    Catalog Code: B0392EM

    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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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    $44.95
    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3
    1993-2005
    Catalog Code: SWB0392EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Special Price $14.38

    Chess The Hard Way
    Catalog Code: B0258IS

    'Chess the Hard Way'' is the autobiography of Daniel Abraham Yanofsky, who was not only Canada's first chess grandmaster buit was Canada's only grandmaster until the modern era. His career is remarkable. He was from a remote Indian town in Central Canada where there were no chess masters. Almost invariably, strong chess players only develop in places where there are strong players.
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    Chess The Hard Way

    $25.95
    Johannes Zukertort
    Artist of the Chessboard
    Catalog Code: B0145NIC

    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

    $39.95
    A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88
    GM Kraii, GM Perelshteyn, FM Monokroussos, IM Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0088CL

    Vasily Smyslov was a Soviet and Russian grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He redefined chess post WW2. He was a candidate for the World Chess on eight occasions. Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals. He is known for his fantastic endgames, very dynamic sense over the board and intuitive sense of harmony. Modern champions that follow his style are Carlsen and Kramnik. Here the masters of ChessLecture review his brilliance and style in a series of stunning games.
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    A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88

    $19.95
    The Immortal Games of Capablanca
    Catalog Code: B0251IS

    This is the biography of Jose R. Capablanca, famous grandmaster of Chess, with 113 of his greatest games. The fame of the great Cuban Master Chess champion of the world from 1921 to 1927, is ample assurance that this superbly annotated collection of his choicest masterpieces is destined to take its place at once amongst the classics of Chess literature. The book contains many games which have hitherto not been available in book form. The qualities of simplicity and artistry for which Capablanca was famous for in his lifetime will be appreciated by every reader, whether he studies the games for the sheer pleasure of it, of for the purpose of increasing his playing strength.
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    The Immortal Games of Capablanca

    $19.95
    Grandmasters of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0252IS

    In Grandmasters of Chess, Harold Schonberg chronicles the life and times of some of the greatest Grandmasters of all time, from Philidor to Capablanca and Alekhine to everyone in between.
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    Grandmasters of Chess

    $25.95
    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0255IS

    World Champions of Chess, Volume 2 - containing biographies and games of Botvinnik , Smyslov , Tal , Petrosian , Spassky and Fischere
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    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION

    $25.95
    Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0015MF

    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

    $49.95
    Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935
    Annotated Games & Essays
    Catalog Code: B0136NIC

    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

    $39.95
    Judit Polgar - From GM to Top 10
    Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 2
    Catalog Code: B0092QT

    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

    $39.95

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