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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
      Our Price: $44.95

      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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      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
      Our Price: $19.95

      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
      Our Price: $39.95

      Endgame - HARDCOVER
      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      ENDGAME is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady's decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent--and confounding descent--of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effects of fame
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      Endgame - HARDCOVER

      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      Catalog Code: B0020RH

      Regular Price: $25.95

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      Adventures of a Chess Master
      This is the autobiography of George Koltanowski, the greatest showman and promoter that chess has ever known. Koltanowski will be best remembered as an exhibitor, writer, promoter and showman. Possessed with an incredibly powerful memory, Koltanowski would often give exhibitions, playing several games blindfold simultaneously.
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      Adventures of a Chess Master

      Catalog Code: B0081IS
      Our Price: $25.95

      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
      Our Price: $29.95

      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 Soviet School of Chess
      This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players.
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      The Soviet School of Chess

      Catalog Code: B0090IS
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      The Soviet Chess School
      The Soviet Chess School has biographies and lots of games and pictures of players such as Kasparov, Karpov and Spassky whereas these players are not mentioned in the 32-years earlier work The Soviet School of Chess.
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      The Soviet Chess School

      Catalog Code: B0132IS
      Our Price: $25.95

      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
      Our Price: $44.95

      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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      The President's Crown of Thorns
      Autobiography of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation ("FIDE") from 1995 to the Present. This is an amazing book because it describes the break-up of the Soviet Union and provides an autobiography of how a man realizing the huge changes in the process of taking place in Russian society was able to become a millionaire.
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      The President's Crown of Thorns

      Catalog Code: B0101IS
      Our Price: $25.95

      Bobby Fischer
      Profile of a Prodigy
      This book is virtually three books in one--a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match in 1972.
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      Bobby Fischer

      Profile of a Prodigy
      Catalog Code: B0032DV

      Regular Price: $19.95

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      Meet the Masters
      The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
      Meet the Masters contains the biographies of the eight strongest players in the world at that time. It includes their histories, photographs, games and an analysis and critique of their playing styles. Each of these eight players had been invited to the historic tournament at AVRO 1938, regarded as the strongest chess tournament ever held prior to modern times. The eight players generally regarded as the strongest in the world were: World Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, future champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben Fine, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.
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      Meet the Masters

      The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
      Catalog Code: B0112IS
      Our Price: $25.95

      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
      Our Price: $34.95

      Endgame - PAPERBACK
      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      ENDGAME is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady's decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent--and confounding descent--of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effect.of fame
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      Endgame - PAPERBACK

      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      Catalog Code: B0022RH
      Our Price: $15.95

      Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
      This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen's best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
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      Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

      Catalog Code: B0018OE
      Our Price: $29.95

      Profession - Chessplayer
      Grandmaster at Work
      You are now invited to join the author in a very personal autobiographical journey, as he traces his development from one of many gifted chessplaying children to a powerful international grandmaster, a member of the world's chess elite.
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      Profession - Chessplayer

      Grandmaster at Work
      Catalog Code: B0057RE
      Our Price: $24.95

      Vishy Anand - World Chess Champion
      Life and Games
      This new expanded edition of the award-winning Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess (New Edition) features 30 extra games from the period of Anand's greatest successes.
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      Vishy Anand - World Chess Champion

      Life and Games
      Catalog Code: B0179GB
      Our Price: $29.95

      Paul Morphy
      Translated by Robert Sherwood from the 1909 edition published in Germany. Maroczy was the strongest player who ever annotated all of Morphy's games and thus to non-German language readers, it should be of special interest, especially since the standards for analytical notes were far higher even in 1909 than were accepted when these games were played.
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      Paul Morphy

      Catalog Code: B0023CA
      Our Price: $49.95

      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
      Our Price: $19.95

      Checkmate in Prague
      The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
      Ludek Pachman's account of his political struggles is interspersed with numerous chess anecdotes about many of the masters he faced in tournament play, such as Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, Botvinnik, and Tal
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      Checkmate in Prague

      The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
      Catalog Code: B0138IS
      Our Price: $29.95

      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
      Our Price: $49.95

      Petrosian's Legacy
      This book was originally published in Russian as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian Chess Lectures. The publisher was Soviet Radio. Every chess enthusiast should have this important work in his chess library.
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      Petrosian's Legacy

      Catalog Code: B0150IS
      Our Price: $19.95

      Emanuel Lasker - The Life of a Chess Master
      The legendary master comes vividly to life as Dr. Hannak details his childhood, education, decision to become a professional player, great exploits in matches against Marshall, Capablanca, Tarrasch, Schlechter and other players, his happy marriage, flight from Nazi Germany and much more.
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      Emanuel Lasker - The Life of a Chess Master

      Catalog Code: B0046DV
      Our Price: $14.95

      The Immortal Games of Capablanca
      Superbly annotated treasury includes 113 of the Cuban master's greatest games against Marshall, Lasker, Euwe, and many other formidable opponents.
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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca

      Catalog Code: B0050DV
      Our Price: $12.95

      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION
      Alekhine has long earned a reputation not only a brilliant experience, but also the best chess writer and theoretician of the first half of 20th century. Alekhine's Games, which are shining examples of chess creativity, are provided with detailed notes.
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      Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0154IS
      Our Price: $25.95

      Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION
      A brief autobiographical sketch of one of the strongest chess players of the last century, who introduced theoretical innovative ideas in chess.
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      Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0157IS
      Our Price: $9.95

      Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION
      The book offers a sketch of the life and work of a talented writer and Soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov. Chess games with commentary selected and grouped by topics (debut, a combination tactical strikes, defense, etc.) so that the book was not only an outstanding monograph on the players, but also a kind of textbook on the management of chess.
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      Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0155IS
      Our Price: $25.95

      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
      Our Price: $29.95

      The Queen of Katwe
      A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster
      The Queen of Katwe is an intimate and heartrending portrait of human life on the poor fringes of the twenty-first century.
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      The Queen of Katwe

      A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster
      Catalog Code: B0069OB

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