CHESS BIOGRAPHIES

Year of Publication
1986 2014 2003 to 2003
Author(s)
  1. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
  2. Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky (1)
  3. Alexander Kotov (4)
  4. Alexander Raetsky (2)
  5. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2)
  6. Andrew Soltis (3)
  7. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
  8. Bill Hook (1)
  9. Colin Crouch (1)
  10. Craig Pritchett (1)
  11. Dale Brandreth (1)
  12. Daniel A Yanofsky (1)
  13. Danny Kopec (1)
  14. David Edmonds (1)
  15. David Lawson (1)
  16. David Levy (2)
  17. Dr. Danny Kopec (1)
  18. Dr. J. Hannak (1)
  19. Elie Agur (1)
  20. F.M. Malkin (1)
  21. Frank Brady (3)
  22. Frank X. Mur (1)
  23. Fred Reinfeld (2)
  24. Garry Kasparov (11)
  25. Gary Robson (1)
  26. Gedeon Barcza (1)
  27. George Koltanowski (1)
  28. Geza Maroczy (1)
  29. Hans Bohm (1)
  30. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
  31. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
  32. Helgi Olafsson (1)
  33. Isaak Linder (1)
  34. Jeremy Silman (1)
  35. Jimmy Adams (1)
  36. Joe Gallagher (1)
  37. Joel Benjamin (2)
  38. John Donaldson (1)
  39. John Eidinow (1)
  40. John Hilbert (1)
  41. John Nunn (1)
  42. Jorn Erik Nielsen (1)
  43. Judit Polgar (2)
  44. Karsten Muller (1)
  45. Karsten Muller & Raymund Stolze (1)
  46. Kees Jongkind (1)
  47. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (1)
  48. Kurt Landsberger (1)
  49. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  50. Ludek Pachman (1)
  51. M.L. Rantala & Eric Schiller & Alan Watson (1)
  52. Macon Shibut (1)
  53. Mark Dvoretsky (1)
  54. Max Euwe (1)
  55. Maxim Chetverik (2)
  56. Mikhail Tal (1)
  57. Mikhail Tal & Iakov Damsky (1)
  58. Mikhail Yudovich (2)
  59. Neil McDonald (1)
  60. Oleg Stetsko (1)
  61. Pablo Moran (1)
  62. Pal Benko (1)
  63. Paul Keres (1)
  64. Per Skjoldager (1)
  65. Raymond Keene (1)
  66. Renzo Verwer (1)
  67. Richard Keene (1)
  68. Rudolpf Reinhardt (1)
  69. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  70. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  71. Sidney Norman Bernstein (1)
  72. Simon Agdestein (1)
  73. Tibor Karolyi (3)
  74. Tigran Petrosian (2)
  75. Tim Crothers (1)
  76. Vik Vasiliev (1)
  77. Vishwanathan Anand (1)
  78. Vladimir Tukmakov (1)
  79. Walter Browne (2)
  80. Yasser Seirawan (1)
  81. Yuri Averbakh (2)
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Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (47)
  2. AN - Algebraic (26)
  3. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
  4. DN - Descriptive (14)
  5. NL - Notationless (8)
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Topics
  1. Biographical (4)
  2. Game Collections (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. My Great Predecessors (8)
Host
  1. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (1)
  2. GM Garry Kasparov (1)
  3. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
  4. GM Raymond Keene (2)
  5. GM Viktor Kortchnoi (2)
  6. GM Vlastimil Hort (1)
  7. IM David Vigorito (1)
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Items 1 to 36 of 112

    Journal of a Chess Original
    Short Description for Journal of a Chess Original - CB0025RB
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    Journal of a Chess Original

    Catalog Code: CB0025RB
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    ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion
    Exclusive DVD with over 3 hours of commented games and movies by the 12th World Chess Champion in the history of Chess Alexandra Kosteniuk. Every single game she played in Nalchik to win the World Title commented in detail in her own voice.
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    ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion

    Catalog Code: DVD0001AK
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    Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1
    All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. The DVDs feature the players own remarks and has an overall commentary by GM Ray Keene.
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    Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: DVD0003OT
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    Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 2
    All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.
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    Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 2

    Catalog Code: DVD0004OT
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    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

    Catalog Code: WIN0025CB

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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

    Catalog Code: WIN0026CB

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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

    Catalog Code: WIN0032CB

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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

    Catalog Code: WIN0036CB

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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

    Catalog Code: WIN0415CB

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    Notes of a Soviet Master
    Translated by Bernard Cafferty from the original Russian edition of 1929. A small book, but a fascinating account of this prominent revolutionary's early chess career and Soviet chess in the 1920s buttressed by fifty of his games from his entire career including his immortal sacrificial win over Capablanca (then reigning World Champion).
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    Notes of a Soviet Master

    Catalog Code: B0014CA

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    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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    Pillsbury the Extraordinary
    Soltis's research has found material found no where else! He was a chess meteor brilliantly streaking across the sky in only two years after learning the moves. He came and went quickly, this Harry Nelson Pillsbury. But while he was here, he left something for you - his extraordinary life and games. You will learn from his style that mixed and combined that or Steinitz and Morphy. Between 1896-1902, he may have been the best player in the world, superior even to World Champion Lasker. You are going to be a part of history and beautiful games with this book on Pillsbury the Extraordinary! There's a diagram every 3 moves, like a movie, to help you exercise your powers of visualization.
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    Pillsbury the Extraordinary

    Catalog Code: CB0033CD

    Regular Price: $9.95

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    Petrosian the Powerful
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    Petrosian the Powerful

    Catalog Code: CB0055CD

    Regular Price: $12.95

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    Bobby Fischer His Approach
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    Bobby Fischer His Approach

    Catalog Code: B0230EM

    Regular Price: $23.95

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    Alekhine in Europe and Asia
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    Alekhine in Europe and Asia

    Catalog Code: CB0006XX

    Regular Price: $16.95

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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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    Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius
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    Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius

    Catalog Code: CB0058CD

    Regular Price: $9.95

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    Paul Keres - The Road to the Top
    Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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    Paul Keres - The Road to the Top

    Catalog Code: B0036BT
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    Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection
    Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
    Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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    Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection

    Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
    Catalog Code: B0037BT
    Our Price: $19.95

    Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
    Short Description for The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal - B0236EM
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    Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

    Catalog Code: B0236EM
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    Shady Side
    The Life And Crimes of Norman Tweed Whitaker
    A chronicle of America's most notorious chess master based on many of his own papers. Includes a detailed story of his life, his loves, his cons, and his many chess experiences in a 60+-year career. along with 570 of his games (some with full notes). Much US chess history and some excellent photos are a notable part of the book. NOTE: This book won the Chess Cafe 'Book of the Year' award for 2000.
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    Shady Side

    The Life And Crimes of Norman Tweed Whitaker
    Catalog Code: B0013CA
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    How I Became a Grandmaster at Age 14
    The book "How I became Grandmaster at age 14" includes an instructional part that will help anyone go from complete novice to a knowledgeable beginner in just ninteen lessons. This part will be very helpful for parents who wish to opem the magical wolrd of chess to their children.
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    How I Became a Grandmaster at Age 14

    Catalog Code: B0029OB

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    Magic of Mikhail Tal
    Short Description for The Magic of Mikhail Tal - B0225EM
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    Magic of Mikhail Tal

    Catalog Code: B0225EM

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    Chess World Title Contenders and their Styles
    A rich selection of games by some of the finest young grandmasters of the 1980s. Each chapter introduces a player, outlining his career, personality, and playing style. Then follows a thoroughly annotated selection of his finest and most characteristic games. By studying these games, presented by two international masters and former champions, players at every level will find inspiration and practical techniques.
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    Chess World Title Contenders and their Styles

    Catalog Code: B0027DV
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    Bobby Fischer Rediscovered
    A lively, personal, and wonderfully informative look at Bobby Fischer, his personality and his playing. Although three decades have passed since Fischer won the world chess title from the former Soviet Union, he still remains a source of fascination and admiration for all players.
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    Bobby Fischer Rediscovered

    Catalog Code: B0026BT

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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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    Pal Benko
    My Life, Games and Compositions
    Grandmaster Pal Benko is a chess legend: A challenger for the World Championship, an innovator of many modern opening systems, a problem composer par excellence, and a father figure to his close friend Bobby Fischer, Benko has played and defeated most of the top players of the last fifty years. This biography is a celebration of a great man's creative legacy.
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    Pal Benko

    My Life, Games and Compositions
    Catalog Code: B0005SI
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    Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory
    This book, about the best chess player of the nineteenth century, analyzes Paul Morphy's games and positions in depth to reveal the essence of his style. The first collection in English of all 413 of Morphy's known games, the volume discusses other players of the period (Adolph Anderssen and Wilhelm Steinitz), Morphy's rare blunders and omissions, as well as selected endgames and openings.
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    Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

    Catalog Code: B0030DV
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    Judit Polgar
    The Princess of Chess
    The chess world acknowledges that Judit Polgar is unique. She is the only woman able to compete on equal terms with the world's best grandmasters. In this book, Tibor Karolyi analyzes in-depth a large selection of Judit's exciting games, featuring wins against the leading contemporary chess players, including Garry Kasparov.
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    Judit Polgar

    The Princess of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0038BT

    Regular Price: $22.95

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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
    Our Price: $18.95

    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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    REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War
    How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
    In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown, played against the backdrop of superpower politics, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film.
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    REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War

    How a Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
    Catalog Code: B0009RM

    Regular Price: $14.95

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