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      Advanced Chess Tactics
      A mastery of tactics is essential to a competitive chess player and Lev Psakhis is ideally qualified to show the way. In Advanced Chess Tactics Psakhis showcases many beautiful attacking games to make his points. Psakhis has the ability to explain deep analysis while also offering simple yet wise tips gleaned from his lifetime of experience.
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      Advanced Chess Tactics

      Catalog Code: B0061QT
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      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
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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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      Attacking Manual - VOLUME 2
      British Champion Jacob Aagaard explains the rules of attack (the exploitation of a dynamic advantage) in an accessible and entertaining style. This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Five years in the making, this book will surely not disappoint.
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      Attacking Manual - VOLUME 2

      Catalog Code: B0034QT

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      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
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      Carlsen's Assault on the Throne
      In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship. Carlsens Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsens dramatic journey: from one of eight challengers in the London Candidates tournament, with the near disaster in the final rounds, ending with triumph in Chennai. With behind-the-scenes stories and top-level analysis of the games, Kotronias & Logothetis have written the ultimate book on how Carlsen became the 16th undisputed World Chess Champion. This hardcover edition includes over a hundred colour photographs
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      Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

      Catalog Code: B0091QT
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      Chess Evolution 1 - The Fundamentals
      Chess Evolution 1 concludes Artur Yusupov's award-winning instructional series. Chess Evolution 1 is at the Fundamentals level, which shows chess players the basic ideas they should know as they set off on the road to mastery. Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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      Chess Evolution 1 - The Fundamentals

      Catalog Code: B0056QT
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      Chess Evolution 2 - Beyond the Basics
      The Fundamentals series shows players the basic ideas they should know, then the Beyond the Basics series sets off on the road to mastery. Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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      Chess Evolution 2 - Beyond the Basics

      Catalog Code: B0066QT
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      Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery
      This volume completes Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and now in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination. Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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      Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery

      Catalog Code: B0074QT
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      Chess for Kids and Parents
      It is widely accepted that learning chess has a very positive effect on children. Many parents want to help their children to study chess, but don't know how to do it. This book is the solution. It is a practical handbook that teaches the mysteries of chess with a light touch.
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      Chess for Kids and Parents

      Catalog Code: B0004QT
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      Chess Praxis
      A supplement to the Chess player's handbook, containing all the most important modern improvements in the openings, illustrated by actual games; a revised code of chess laws; and a collection of Mr. Morphy's matches, &c., in England and France.
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      Chess Praxis

      Catalog Code: B0007QT
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      Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION
      Understanding Chess Tactics
      These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself. But Weteschnik was not completely satisfied with the book and decided to restructure and rewrite it completely.
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      Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION

      Understanding Chess Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0062QT
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      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
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      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
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
      In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

      Catalog Code: B0087QT
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation
      PAPERBACK
      If you are human, then this book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think differently and make decisions far more efficiently.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation

      PAPERBACK
      Catalog Code: B0078QT
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Endgame Play
      Jacob Aagaard presents the reader with a few key concepts in the endgame and invites him to test his skills with a lot of examples from recent tournament practice. Where many endgame books are theoretical and emphasize memorization, Endgame Play is based entirely in the real world, where the ability to react precisely in technical positions is a life skill.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Endgame Play

      Catalog Code: B0082QT
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - HARDBACK
      In Positional Play Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making. Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone's intuition and positional decision-making.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - HARDBACK

      Catalog Code: B0072QT
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - PAPERBACK
      In Positional Play Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making. Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone's intuition and positional decision-making.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - PAPERBACK

      Catalog Code: B0079QT
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Strategic Play - PAPERBACK
      In Strategic Play Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis. Building on the two previous books in the Grandmaster Preparation series, this book challenges the reader to explore the complexities of chess, offering clarity and understanding through Aagaard’s straightforward approach.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Strategic Play - PAPERBACK

      Catalog Code: B0080QT
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1
      The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Black invites his opponent to gain space in the centre, with the intention of undermining the enemy position and launching a counterattack. Although the amount of theory has expanded in recent years, the French often leads to positions where positional and strategic understanding prove more relevant than long sequences of computer-generated moves. Grandmaster Repertoire 14 - The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White's major possibilities
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

      Catalog Code: B0088QT
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      Grandmaster Repertoire 12 - The Modern Benoni
      The Modern Benoni arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It leads to unbalanced structures and exciting play, so it has naturally been a favourite of ambitious attacking players such as Tal, Fischer and, more recently, Topalov, Ivanchuk and Gashimov.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire 12 - The Modern Benoni

      Catalog Code: B0075QT
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      Grandmaster Versus Amateur
      A multinational array of top grandmasters explain the difference in thinking between professional and amateur chess players, and how the amateur can bridge the gap. It usually takes at least a decade of sustained effort for even the most talented player to reach the grandmaster level - this book cannot guarantee to make the reader a chess grandmaster, but it is certainly a healthy nudge in the right direction.
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      Grandmaster Versus Amateur

      Catalog Code: B0054QT

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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
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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
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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
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      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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      Mating the Castled King
      Every chess player loves to win with a devastating attack. But even beginners know the importance of early castling, so the most significant attacking strategies are those against a castled king.
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      Mating the Castled King

      Catalog Code: B0095QT
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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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      Mikhail Tal's Best Games - VOL. 1
      1949 - 1959 - The Magic of Youth
      Mikhail Tal is one of the most celebrated chess players of all time. The eighth World Champion not only won the title at a record young age, but did so using a ferocious, high-risk attacking style. Tal's spectacular games, along with his charming personality and witty sense of humour, endeared him to the chess public like no other player.
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      Mikhail Tal's Best Games - VOL. 1

      1949 - 1959 - The Magic of Youth
      Catalog Code: B0094QT
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      My System
      Aron Nimzowitsch was one of the greatest chess players of the 1920s and 1930s, ranked just behind the famous World Champions Alekhine and Capablanca. His reputation as an author is higher still.

      My System is at the top of a very short list of chess classics. Nimzowitsch's ideas have had a profound influence on modern chess thinking. Most chess masters will at some point have studied Nimzowitsch's work, and not to have read My System is by many regarded as a shocking gap in a chess player's education.
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      My System

      Catalog Code: B0009QT
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      Playing the French
      The French Defence is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many opening lines have been analysed to death by computer, but the French is relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn centre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation.
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      Playing the French

      Catalog Code: B0081QT
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      Pump Up Your Rating
      Unlock Your Chess Potential
      Any man in the street knows how to increase his physical strength, but among most chess players confusion reigns when it comes to improving their playing strength. Axel Smith's training methods have guided his friends, team-mates and pupils to grandmaster norms and titles. Hard work will be required, but Axel Smith knows how you can Pump Up Your Rating. Every area of chess is covered -- opening preparation, through middlegame play, to endgame technique. Smith delves into both the technical and psychological sides of chess, and shows how best to practise and improve.
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      Pump Up Your Rating

      Unlock Your Chess Potential
      Catalog Code: B0089QT
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      Rook vs. 2 Minor Pieces
      Many chess players shy away from positions with material imbalances, because they feel insecure in the face of their unclear nature. Traditional chess teaching does not spend much time on understanding such imbalances, but in this original book Esben Lund discusses one of the most common imbalances, where one player has a rook, and the other two minor pieces.
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      Rook vs. 2 Minor Pieces

      Catalog Code: B0023QT

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      Soviet Chess Strategy
      Soviet Chess Strategy is a collection of Suetin's finest writing. Suetin instructs the reader on all the key aspects of strategic play, including the centre, dynamism, accurate evaluation, attack and defence, and the relationship between strategy and tactics. It is not too late to become a pupil in the Soviet chess school!
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      Soviet Chess Strategy

      Catalog Code: B0038QT

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      Soviet Middlegame Technique
      Many of the classics of Soviet chess literature have struggled to see the light of day, but none more so than Soviet Middlegame Technique by Peter Romanovsky. The original version of this famous guide to the middlegame was published in 1929 when Romanovsky was Soviet Champion. Romanovsky later decided to update and improve his work.
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      Soviet Middlegame Technique

      Catalog Code: B0076QT
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