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      1001 Deadly Checkmates
      Solve the Puzzles and Measure Your Skill!
      For all chess-players, from beginners to world champions, from kids to seniors, delivering checkmate is the greatest thrill the game has to offer. The ability to spot checkmates is a vital skill - and this easy-to-use book shows you how it is done. With the help of Grandmaster John Nunn, you will be ready to shock your next opponent with a deadly checkmate, whether in a school match, a club tournament - or even a championship game!
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      1001 Deadly Checkmates

      Solve the Puzzles and Measure Your Skill!
      Catalog Code: B0139GB
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      101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      A Collection of Sparkling Modern Games to Instruct and Entertain
      One of the world's finest writers on chess presents his selection of brilliant modern games of 25 moves or fewer. Much can be learned from these sparkling miniatures. John Nunn examines how the loser might have avoided disaster, and explains how the winner managed to punch home his advantage so effectively.
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      101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures

      A Collection of Sparkling Modern Games to Instruct and Entertain
      Catalog Code: B0131GB

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      101 Chess Questions Answered
      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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      101 Chess Questions Answered

      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Catalog Code: B0013GB
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      50 Essential Chess Lessons
      A Modern Look at 50 Immensely Instructive Chess Battles
      Steve Giddins has chosen 50 supremely instructive games - some old, some new, and including many that few readers will have seen before. He has annotated these games in detail from a modern perspective, explaining the useful lessons that can be learned from them, while avoiding the harmful dogma that characterized many older works of this type.
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      50 Essential Chess Lessons

      A Modern Look at 50 Immensely Instructive Chess Battles
      Catalog Code: B0031GB

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      A Course in Chess Tactics
      A Step-by-Step Approach to Mastering Tactics and Combinations
      Few books present a structured approach to tactics, so this book fills a valuable niche in the ambitious player's library. The authors present each major tactical theme in turn, explaining how it works and providing inspiring examples. They then explain how you can spot the idea in your own games and use it to your advantage.
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      A Course in Chess Tactics

      A Step-by-Step Approach to Mastering Tactics and Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0141GB
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      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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      Beat the Grandmasters
      Can you Rise to the Challenge?
      This book pits readers against the grandmasters by placing them in real-game situations where there is a way to defeat a well-known player. Your task is to find the moves which lead to the defeat of some of the strongest players in the world. Quite often one move can change the course of the game, and calculating with precision at the right moment can mean the difference between winning and losing. Even if you have had a lost position for a long time, you may suddenly get the chance to turn things around if your opponent drops his guard for a moment.
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      Beat the Grandmasters

      Can you Rise to the Challenge?
      Catalog Code: B0120GB

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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 College - VOLUME 1 - Strategy
      A Step-By-Step Guide to Chess Excellence

      Publisher: Gambit
      Author: Efstratios Grivas
      Year of Publication: 2006 Pages: 112
      Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


      Book DescriptionChess College is a new series of books to take intermediate players to new levels of chess understanding. New ideas are introduced and immediately illustrated by a number of entertaining and instructive examples, many drawn from the author's own practice. Volume 1: Strategy introduces a variety of topics, including: ""Why do we lose?"", Attack on the King, Two Bishops, Passed Pawn, Exchange Sacrifice, Positional Sacrifice, and Outpost. By drawing extensively upon his own games, Grivas is able to explain exactly what was going on over the board, and avoids the pitfall of providing overly familiar, clich
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      Chess College - VOLUME 1 - Strategy

      A Step-By-Step Guide to Chess Excellence
      Catalog Code: B0173GB
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      Chess for Children
      How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
      With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.
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      Chess for Children

      How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
      Catalog Code: B0157GB
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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 Openings for Kids
      Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
      For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas.
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      Chess Openings for Kids

      Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
      Catalog Code: B0164GB
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      Chess Puzzles for Kids
      100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
      This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
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      Chess Puzzles for Kids

      100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
      Catalog Code: B0183GB
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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 Kids
      50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
      Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters.
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      Chess Tactics for Kids

      50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0170GB
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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
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      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
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      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
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      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

      Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess
      How to Use Your Pawns to Fight for the Initiative and Central Control
      This book tackles fundamental questions such as: 'How should pawns be used to fight for the centre?' and 'How does the central pawn formation affect planning for both sides?' These issues are central to understanding chess. Marovic discusses central pawn-structures and their impact on play both in the centre and on the wings.
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      Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess

      How to Use Your Pawns to Fight for the Initiative and Central Control
      Catalog Code: B0066GB
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      Essential Chess Sacrifices
      A Guide to the Sacrifices that are most Fundamental to Understanding Chess
      >Sacrifices are an essential part of chess. Those who never consider sacrificing will miss countless opportunities and find that promising positions repeatedly slip away. Players who do not appreciate their opponents' sacrificial possibilities will be unable to see danger signs, and find themselves on the wrong end of too many king-hunts. Rather than merely cataloguing the various possibilities and providing examples, LeMoir discusses the possible follow-ups to the sacrifices, the defensive options against them, and the positional factors that might suggest whether the sacrifice will be sound or unsound.
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      Essential Chess Sacrifices

      A Guide to the Sacrifices that are most Fundamental to Understanding Chess
      Catalog Code: B0053GB
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      Foundations of Chess Strategy
      Applying Business Methods to Chess Preparation and Training
      Chess is a game where profound strategic thinking must be allied with clever short-term tactics. Most previous works on strategy focus on specific aspects of chess strategy, but Lars Bo Hansen's aims here are different. He creates a framework in which the various elements can be systematically included and organized - a framework that will help chess-players to think about chess strategy during practical play.
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      Foundations of Chess Strategy

      Applying Business Methods to Chess Preparation and Training
      Catalog Code: B0058GB

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      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
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      Fundamental Chess Endings
      A New Endgame Encyclopedia for the 21st Century
      In a major event in chess publishing, two German endgame experts have produced a masterly one-volume encyclopaedia that covers all major endgames. This is the first truly modern one-volume endgame encyclopaedia. It makes full use of endgame tablebases and analytical engines that access these tablebases; where previous authors could only make educated guesses, Muller and Lamprecht have often been able to state the definitive truth, or get much closer to it.
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      Fundamental Chess Endings

      A New Endgame Encyclopedia for the 21st Century
      Catalog Code: B0109GB
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      Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games - VOLUME 1
      Garry Kasparov has dominated the chess world for more than twenty years. His dynamism and preparation have set an example that is followed by most ambitious players. Igor Stohl has selected 74 of Kasparov's best and most instructive games from 1973 to 1993, and annotated them in detail. The emphasis is on explaining the thoughts behind Kasparov's decisions, and the principles and concepts embodied by his moves. Stohl provides a wealth of fresh insights into these landmark games, together with many new analytical points. This makes the book outstanding study material for all chess enthusiasts.
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      Garry Kasparov's Greatest Chess Games - VOLUME 1

      Catalog Code: B0069GB
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      Grandmaster Chess Move by Move
      A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
      A collection of John Nunn's best games from 1994 to the present day, annotated in detail in the same style as the best-selling Understanding Chess Move by Move. Throughout, the emphasis is on what the reader can learn from each game, so the book is ideal study material for those seeking to progress to a higher level of chess understanding. There is also entertainment in abundance: Nunn has a direct aggressive style, and many of his opponents in these games are ambitious young grandmasters from the generation inspired by Kasparov's dynamic chess.
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      Grandmaster Chess Move by Move

      A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
      Catalog Code: B0099GB
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      Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack
      A Step-By-Step Guide to Turning Defence into Victory
      Superb defensive technique is a hallmark of all great chess-players. With a few deft counterstrokes, they not only deflect what looked like an overwhelming offensive, but also expose the darker side of their opponent's build-up. Is this sheer black magic, or are these skills that ordinary players can develop?
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      Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack

      A Step-By-Step Guide to Turning Defence into Victory
      Catalog Code: B0136GB

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      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess
      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
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      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess

      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      Catalog Code: B0012GB
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      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
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      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0056GB
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      How to Calculate Chess Tactics
      A Revealing Look at the Nuts and Bolts of Chess Thought
      Thinking methods are at the heart of the chess struggle, yet most players devote little conscious effort to improving their calculating ability. Much of the previous literature on the subject has presented idealized models that have limited relevance to the hurly-burly of practical chess, or else provide little more than ad hoc suggestions. Here, experienced trainer Valeri Beim strikes a balance by explaining how to use intuition and logic together to solve tactical problems in a methodical way. He also offers advice on when it is best to calculate 'like a machine', and when it is better to rely on intuitive assessment.
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      How to Calculate Chess Tactics

      A Revealing Look at the Nuts and Bolts of Chess Thought
      Catalog Code: B0080GB
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      How to Crush Your Chess Opponents
      An Inspiring Guide for the Modern Attacker
      Simon Williams, one of Britain's most dynamic and aggressive chess-players, has selected his favourite attacking games from the modern era, and annotated them with an infectious zeal that will inspire and instruct. He takes us inside the decision-making process, explaining how each stage in an attacking concept is formed, and shows how top players spot the signs that indicate it is time to stake everything on an all-out assault. We also get insights into the role of intuition and calculation in both attack and defence
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      How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

      An Inspiring Guide for the Modern Attacker
      Catalog Code: B0025GB
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      How to Play Dynamic Chess
      Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
      Chess is fundamentally a dynamic game. Each move changes the situation and the possibilities for both sides. No piece is ever identically as valuable as any other, and their scope changes from move to move. The current generation of supergrandmasters plays unrelentingly dynamic chess, but a great deal of chess literature still deals with chess as if it were a predominantly static game. Much traditional chess teaching is based around rules of thumb that might work well 'on average' or in 'typical' situations, but these rules may not equip players for the specific and sometimes exceptional situations that they face in their games.
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      How to Play Dynamic Chess

      Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
      Catalog Code: B0123GB
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      Improve Your Attacking Chess
      250 Puzzle Positions to Train Your King-Hunting Skills
      Checkmating the enemy king is the ultimate goal in chess. In this book Simon Williams helps readers to practice and improve their skills in this vital area of practical chess. A mating attack typically involves a build-up of forces, followed by an opening of lines, often involving a sacrifice
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      Improve Your Attacking Chess

      250 Puzzle Positions to Train Your King-Hunting Skills
      Catalog Code: B0030GB
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      Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces
      A New Edition of a Winner of the USCF Award for Best Book
      Igor Stohl has selected 62 outstanding games from recent years and analysed them in painstaking depth. Here he presents his findings to chess enthusiasts, who will find the games entertaining and the annotations both instructive and illuminating. Stohl is an outstanding theoretical expert, so the opening phase of each game reads like a lesson in the key strategic aspects of the opening chosen, with a critical survey of modern trends. The middlegame is dissected and the critical decisions subjected to keen scrutiny - we are invited inside Stohl's laboratory to join him in the quest for the truth. The endgame phase, if reached, is handled with similar erudition, with insights into the grandmaster's approach to questions of technique.
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      Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces

      A New Edition of a Winner of the USCF Award for Best Book
      Catalog Code: B0116GB
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      John Nunn's Chess Course
      A Complete Chess Education Based on the Games of World Champion Lasker
      Grandmaster John Nunn provides a complete chess education, covering decision-making methods and psychological factors in addition to the most important strategic and tactical methods.
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      John Nunn's Chess Course

      A Complete Chess Education Based on the Games of World Champion Lasker
      Catalog Code: B0186GB
      Our Price: $24.95

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