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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

      Regular Price: $17.95

      Special Price: $7.18


      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
      Our Price: $44.95

      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

      Blindfold Chess
      History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
      During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess - the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces - has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record is 45 simultaneous blindfold games.
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      Blindfold Chess

      History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
      Catalog Code: B0005MF
      Our Price: $39.95

      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

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Special Price: $11.98


      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
      Our Price: $19.95

      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
      Our Price: $19.95

      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
      Our Price: $24.95

      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

      Chess World Championships - 2 Volume Set
      All the Games - All With Diagrams - 1834-2004
      If you're looking for the ULTIMATE COLLECTION of World Championship Games, Look no further than this two-book collection from McFarland Publishing.
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      Chess World Championships - 2 Volume Set

      All the Games - All With Diagrams - 1834-2004
      Catalog Code: B0006MF
      Our Price: $49.95

      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

      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
      Our Price: $34.95

      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

      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
      Our Price: $26.95

      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

      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
      Our Price: $49.95

      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

      Regular Price: $16.95

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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

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $7.98


      The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation
      1976-2010
      This is a collection of 311 games, most of them annotated, from the United States Chess Federation's Premiere invitational tournament-the Absolute Correspondence Championship. Features include statistical results of participants from 1976 through 2010,statistical results of many opening variations as played through the Absolutes, yearly crosstables, biographical details of all winners and information on all participants, and indexes of players, opening variations and ECO codes.
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      The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation

      1976-2010
      Catalog Code: B0014MF
      Our Price: $44.95

      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
      Our Price: $19.95

      The Literature of Chess
      Through the fortunate chance of having developed a notation to record actual games, chess has become very much a literary game. This has resulted in a veritable flood of books, with more being written about chess than any other sport. Hence, for the average chess player who would like to improve, the choice among such a vast number of books can be bewildering. The author has undertaken to review those books written by the great writers of the game and to select recommendations.
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      The Literature of Chess

      Catalog Code: B0008MF

      Regular Price: $32.95

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      The Turk, Chess Automaton
      This work contains a detailed discussion of the literature surrounding the Turk along with an analysis of its hidden operation. The complete collection of published games played by the Turk, many, again, unknown for 200 years, is also included.
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      The Turk, Chess Automaton

      Catalog Code: B0010MF
      Our Price: $44.95

      US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION
      1845-2011
      This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through 2011. Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis.
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      US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

      1845-2011
      Catalog Code: B0009MF
      Our Price: $39.95

      William Steinitz - Chess Champion
      A Biography of a Bohemian Caesar
      Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz had a rich and elevated career and life, which can now be known as well. From Steinitz's own writings and the fruits of extensive first-time-ever research by the author, a fascinating portrayal emerges of the life and genius of a man widely known as the 'Bohemian Caesar' quite apart from his chess dominance.
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      William Steinitz - Chess Champion

      A Biography of a Bohemian Caesar
      Catalog Code: B0004MF
      Our Price: $44.95

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