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Popular Book Series
  1. Comprehensive Chess Course (7)

    A Fresh Look at Chess
    40 Instructive Games, Played and Annotated by Players Like You!
    For this book, Lev has selected 40 of his best columns, arranged them by themes, cut some material — and added much more, all to make A Fresh Look at Chess both truly instructional and fun to read.
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    A Fresh Look at Chess

    40 Instructive Games, Played and Annotated by Players Like You!
    Catalog Code: B0019LV

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    Building Up Your Chess
    Building Up Your Chess makes use of colorful graphs and a new, more logical method of expressing the evaluation of a chess position to teach the critical skill of assessing how you stand. Lev Alburt's unique experience as both a top-level champion and a world-renowned teacher allow him to explain in a clear, logical way how to master chess.
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    Building Up Your Chess

    Catalog Code: B0012LV

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    Chess for the Gifted & Busy
    A Short but Comprehensive Course - From Beginner to Expert
    This right-to-the-point book by one of the game's foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast!
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    Chess for the Gifted & Busy

    A Short but Comprehensive Course - From Beginner to Expert
    Catalog Code: B0018LV
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    Chess Middlegame Combinations
    Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess.
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    Chess Middlegame Combinations

    Catalog Code: B0005AC
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    Chess Middlegame Planning
    Every chessplayer hopes to make brilliant moves which will overcome the opponent in a blaze of glory. But such combinations come into being only as a result of proper planning, as demonstrated in Chess Middlegame Planning. The lucid and penetrating analysis of the games in this volume demonstrate the imagination and creativity necessary for proper handling of the central stage of the game.
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    Chess Middlegame Planning

    Catalog Code: B0004AC
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    Chess Rules of Thumb
    Backed up with diagrams and illustrations to help you remember key principles, a glossary of essential chess terms and a rundown on all major openings, Chess Rules of Thumb will improve your chess play. And it's great fun to read!
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    Chess Rules of Thumb

    Catalog Code: B0008LV
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    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 5
    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Gary Kasparov as revealing "the once-secret Russian method of chess training," this new edition has material on the 2006 Absolute World Championship match between Kramnick and Topalov.
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    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: B0005LV
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    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 3
    The third book in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. The first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former U.S.S.R. This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere.
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    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: B0003LV
    Our Price: $19.95

    Chess Training Pocket Book
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 6
    This newly revised volume in the successful Comprehensive Chess Course sharpens and tightens your game through examination and study of the 300 most important chess game positions. The most important and instructive positions over the last 100 years arranged as challenges, with illuminating explanations and solutions.
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    Chess Training Pocket Book

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 6
    Catalog Code: B0006LV
    Our Price: $17.95

    Chess Training Pocket Book II
    320 Key Positions for Players of All Levels
    This book sharpens your game through examining 320 of the most important chess positions taken from games over the last 120 years. Organized by difficulty to aid players in preparing for their own competitive games, the book features instructive explanations, solutions, and tips conveniently displayed on facing pages.
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    Chess Training Pocket Book II

    320 Key Positions for Players of All Levels
    Catalog Code: B0015LV
    Our Price: $18.95

    Comprehensive Chess Course - The Complete Collection
    Includes All 7 Books
    In Comprehensive Chess Course, GM Lev Alburt, a highly successful chess coach, offers for the first time the once-secret Russian method of chess training. It is the complete, easy-to-use program for teaching and self-study where Soviet Union and European chess styles are concerned. It features carefully planned repetition and sequences. that will allow the reader to quickly grasp and retain the skills that are critical to being successful in Chess. With GM Alburt's instruction, you will be able to learn chess the correct way and realize your full Chess potential.
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    Comprehensive Chess Course - The Complete Collection

    Includes All 7 Books
    Catalog Code: B00CPLV
    Our Price: $124.95

    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
    This is the Second Volume in the Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. Students in this category have mastered the basics and are now ready to not just play Chess, but to play WINNING CHESS!
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    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0002LV
    Our Price: $28.95

    Grandmaster at Work
    Soviet Grandmaster Alexander Kotov (1913-1981) was both a top ranking player and a world-famous author. Champion of his country, winner of international tournaments, and even a contender for the world chess championship, he is best known to players in the west as the author of the best-selling Think Like a Grandmaster and the sequel Play Like a Grandmaster.
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    Grandmaster at Work

    Catalog Code: B0008AC
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    Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses
    The Hastings Christmas Congress is the longest traditional of international chess tournaments in which the world's leading players competed. During the pre-war period of 1932-1939, the Annual Hastings tournament was the strongest event on the chess calendar, pitting Britains finest players against a galaxy of chess stars from across the globe.
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    Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses

    Catalog Code: B0010AC

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    Just The Facts
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 7
    Nothing more clearly separates chess master from chess wannabe than winning endgame play. For most chess players, victory is the real finish line. And the endgame is the last lap of the race. This revised, updated edition of Just the Facts! brings English readers the once strictly guarded and time-tested Soviet training methods, the key to the 50-year Russian dominance of the chess world. Winning Chess Endgames can take you from beginner to master.
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    Just The Facts

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: B0007LV
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    Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983
    This much-await clash between two giants of the chess world attracted vast interest among all chess players.

    Garry Kasparov, the 20-year old Grandmaster from Baku, is already the second highest ranked player in the world and has won several top tournaments including the Soviet Championship. 52 year old Victor Korchnoi was a Grandmaster before Kasparov was even born and already had played two matches for the world title.
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    Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983

    Catalog Code: B0012AC

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    King and Pawn Endings
    Now for the first time, the average player can sit down with a strong teacher and study king and pawn endings effectively and completely. GM Fishbein has selected the basic positions essential to any player's chess education, arranged them in a logical ascending order of difficulty and explained them move-by-move in clear language. To make sure that every lesson finds its mark, he has classified every example according to the basic idea or theme it illustrates.
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    King and Pawn Endings

    Catalog Code: B0003AC
    Our Price: $19.95

    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 1
    This is the first book in Lev Alburt's famous Comprehensive Chess Course. Learn everything from the basics of piece movement up to the value of the chess pieces, strategies, tactics, and opening principles. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player. This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike.
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    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: B0001LV
    Our Price: $16.95

    Platonov's Chess Academy
    Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings

    Publisher: CIRC
    Author: Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 176
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book Description Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game. About the Author(s) International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.Grandmaster Sam Palatnik's students reached the list of 100 best players in the world. He lives and teaches in Bethesda, Maryland.
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    Platonov's Chess Academy

    Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings
    Catalog Code: B0020LV

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    Positional Ideas In Chess
    "The foundation upon which any position is built is the board itself, that apparently simple space of sixty-four squares arranged in alternate light and dark colors..." That is how John Love introduces the sparkling world of positional play in chess.
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    Positional Ideas In Chess

    Catalog Code: B0011AC
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    Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2
    Beyond the Basics
    Quite simply, the quickest way to learn chess the right way. Great is the disappointment to the library patron who browses for a chess instructional and finds only picked-over bones from the pre-Fischer, pre-Kasparov eras. These books by a U.S. champion and a chess magazine editor offer something more. A range of abilities, from novice to entrants in a local tournament, can learn tactics and strategies that improve their play.
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    Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2

    Beyond the Basics
    Catalog Code: B0011LV

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    The Best of Chessbase - VOLUME 1
    The Best of ChessBase, Volume One contains the most interesting, timely and instructive material from volumes 21-27 of ChessBase Magazine. Now the best and most current material from the world's leading chess information Software is available in convenient printed form!
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    The Best of Chessbase - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0009AC

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    The Chess Terrorist's Handbook
    The Chess Terrorist's Handbook is a collection of deeply annotated chess games drawn from Leonid Shamkovich's forty years of tournament combat against such players as David Bronstein, Mikhail Tal and Boris Spassky.
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    The Chess Terrorist's Handbook

    Catalog Code: B0007AC
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    The Games of Alekhine - PAPERBACK
    World Chess Champion - 1927-1935 & 1937-1946
    The Games of Alekhine is the first collection of all available chess games played by Alexander Alekhine, World Chess Champion from 1927-1935 and 1937-1946.
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    The Games of Alekhine - PAPERBACK

    World Chess Champion - 1927-1935 & 1937-1946
    Catalog Code: B0006AC
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    The King in Jeopardy
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 4
    This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, presents and analyzes the attack and defense of the king, with hundreds of game illustrations, dozens of problems and exercises, and instructive explanations and solutions. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player.
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    The King in Jeopardy

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: B0004LV
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