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    American Grandmaster
    Four Decades of Chess Adventures
    In American Grandmaster, Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the 'Fischer boom' era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.
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    American Grandmaster

    Four Decades of Chess Adventures
    Catalog Code: B0228EM

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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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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
    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

    Regular Price: $25.95

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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
    Catalog Code: WIN0368CB

    Regular Price: $52.95

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    Reshevsky on Chess
    Revealing the winning technique for the first time, the United States Chess Champion presents 110 of the best games, instructively analyzed. The book includes an autobiography of Reshevsky's career – from his youth as a chess prodigy to his latest exploits. This is the authoritative work where Samuel Reshevsky explains his remarkable and amazing career. He started his chess career as the greatest child prodigy in chess history, playing nearly master strength chess when he was eight years old. He went on a tour first of Europe and then America, giving simultaneous chess exhibitions against adults and winning almost every game.
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    Reshevsky on Chess

    Catalog Code: B0191IS
    Our Price: $25.95

    Billy Colias - Midwest Master
    Revised in 2013 by Eric Schiller With Additional Games and New Chess Analysis
    Billy Colias was one of the most remarkable players to come out of the Midwest. He overcame many obstacles to become one of the area's top players, and earned the title of FIDE Master before his untimely death in 1993. This book details his life and games, including thrilling victories against both amateur and professional opposition in the Midwest, throughout the United States, and in Europe
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    Billy Colias - Midwest Master

    Revised in 2013 by Eric Schiller With Additional Games and New Chess Analysis
    Catalog Code: B0214IS
    Our Price: $25.95

    Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
    This is the very first book to focus exclusively on Hikaru Nakamura, the greatest American chess player since the legendary Bobby Fischer.
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    Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura

    Catalog Code: B0019OE
    Our Price: $29.95

    Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36
    Currently the Number #1 Ranked Player of All Time!
    IM David Vigorito & GM Jesse Kraii analysis game by game of one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leki, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radiaboy and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in 2009. Magnus Carlsen is considered to be the top ranking chess player of all time to date.
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    Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36

    Currently the Number #1 Ranked Player of All Time!
    Catalog Code: DVD0036CL
    Our Price: $19.95

    The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION
    The Fire Attack" by Mikhail Tal and Iakov Damsky, brings out all the brightest and most beautiful of the great victories of the Soviet Grandmaster of Chess and World champion Mikhail Tal Nehemevicha. His aggressive, unpredictable, graceful, and in some cases even warlike games are always admired and will always be admired by millions of players around the world. He was a true master of the attack on the king. Tal showed that the need for a good attack, unexpected solutions, endless sacrifices, even if not always correct in terms of computer analysis.
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    The Fire Attack - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0211IS
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    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 2 - 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.

    This is the second volume of a two-volume biography of World Chess Champion Alexander Alekhine. This second volume is devoted to the art of the strategic concepts of the First Russian World Champion and his contribution to the theory and practice of chess endings.
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    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 2 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0213IS
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    The Great Chess Masters and Their Games
    The Human Side of Chess
    Is there any quality common in the world's greatest chess masters, any peculiarity which made them contestants upon that particular parti-coloured board and on no other? Is there, in other words, a chess-mind?
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    The Great Chess Masters and Their Games

    The Human Side of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0234IS
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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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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
    1985-1993
    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    1985-1993
    Catalog Code: B0370EM
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
    1985-1993
    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    1985-1993
    Catalog Code: SWB0370EM

    Regular Price: $44.95

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    Magnus Force
    How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record
    What is Magnus Carlsen's secret? How did an already world-class player succeed in reaching this unprecedented level where he was regularly beating the world's strongest grandmasters? In this book, International Master Colin Crouch provides answers to these questions. Crouch studies Carlsen's progress in recent years and demonstrates how he learned lessons from previous setbacks, turned weaknesses into strengths, losses into draws, and draws into wins. By doing so Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level, but any aspiring chess player can use similar methods to improve their game.
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    Magnus Force

    How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record
    Catalog Code: B0372EM
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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
    Our Price: $39.95

    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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    Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion
    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

    Catalog Code: B0015MF
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    Die Weltmeister Des Schachspiels 2 von Botwinnik bis Fischer - GERMAN EDITION
    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

    Catalog Code: B0255IS
    Our Price: $25.95

    The Immortal Games of Capablanca
    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

    Catalog Code: B0251IS
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    Grandmasters of Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: B0252IS
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    A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88
    GM Kraii, GM Perelshteyn, FM Monokroussos, IM Vigorito
    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

    GM Kraii, GM Perelshteyn, FM Monokroussos, IM Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0088CL
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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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    Chess The Hard Way
    "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

    Catalog Code: B0258IS
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