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    The Amateur's Mind
    Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
    Catalog Code: B0003SI

    This book takes the student on a journey through his own mind and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found knowledge and the promise of a significant gain in strength. Most amateurs possess erroneous thinking processes that remain with them throughout their chess lives.
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    The Amateur's Mind

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    How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK
    How to Master Chess Imbalances
    Catalog Code: B0006SI

    In this large workbook, a stand-alone companion to How to Reassess Your Chess, Jeremy Silman provides 131 problems designed to test a player's strengths and weaknesses. These problems cover openings, middlegames (both positional and tactical) and endgames. As a player completes one of these problems, he or she may then turn to Mr. Silman's answer, which is always detailed yet never dry.
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    How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK

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    Chess Workbook for Children
    The Chess Detective's Introduction to the Royal Game
    Catalog Code: B0006OB

    Chess Workbook for Children is a fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children (and adults!) who are new to chess or who are in the beginning stages of learning to play the royal game. Ten basic chess lessons and chess rules are presented in detail.
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    Chess Workbook for Children

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    CLEARANCE - The Chess Combat Simulator
    Test and Improve Your Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games
    Catalog Code: B0026NIC

    The Chess Combat Simulator is an exciting way to enhance your chess playing skills. You are invited to play a 'real' chess game against a Grand master - the difference is that the game has been played before. You can score points for each move, and at the end of each game you can rate your own performance.
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    SHOPWORN - Common Sense in Chess
    Including Seven Additional Annotated Games by Lasker from Hastings 1895
    Catalog Code: SWB0015RE

    In the spring of 1895, reigning world chess champion Emanuel Lasker gave a series of lectures in London. These were geared to the level of the club players, or intermediate level. Later that year Lasker gathered his lecture material together and wrote it up in manuscript form to be published, retaining the informal, conversational tone of the lectures.The result was Common Sense in Chess, long regarded as a classic both during Lasker's lifetime and for generations afterwards.
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    SHOPWORN - Common Sense in Chess

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    Let's Play Chess
    Catalog Code: B0010RE

    In this updated and revised second edition of Pandolfini's acclaimed "Let's Play Chess, you will find the rules, the logic, some of the culture and history, and the basic principles of good chess play. Chess is by far the most popular board game in the world. There are millions of players of all ages and the number keeps growing.
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    Let's Play Chess

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    Elements of Positional Evaluation
    How the Pieces Get Their Power
    Catalog Code: B0039RE

    This ground-breaking book by best-selling chess author Dan Heisman addresses the evaluation and understanding of how static features affect the value of the pieces in a given position. Now in its fourth edition, emphasis is placed on the static evaluation of each piece's value and its role in the overall position rather than the assessment of a specific position, but Heisman's approach can also be applied to help evaluate entire positions by helping to answer the questions who stands better, by how much, and why?
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    Elements of Positional Evaluation

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    How to Reassess Your Chess - 4TH EDITION
    Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances
    Catalog Code: B0007SI

    How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. Now this fourth, and final edition completely rewritten and featuring all new example stakes Silman's groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level.
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    How to Reassess Your Chess - 4TH EDITION

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    LIMITED EDITION - How to Reassess Your Chess 4th Edition - AUTOGRAPHED BY JEREMY SILMAN
    Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances
    Catalog Code: B0008SI

    How to Reassess Your Chess has long been considered a modern classic. Now, this fourth edition - completely rewritten and featuring all new examples - takes Silmans groundbreaking concept of imbalances to a whole new level. Designed for players in the 1400 to 2100 rating range and for teachers looking for a ready-made chess curriculum, the author shares a mind-expanding journey that takes the reader through imbalance-basics, ensures that every detail of all the imbalances are mastered, and leaves the player/lover of chess with something he always wanted but never believed he could achieve: a master-level positional foundation.
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    LIMITED EDITION - How to Reassess Your Chess 4th Edition - AUTOGRAPHED BY JEREMY SILMAN

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    Invisible Chess Moves
    Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins
    Catalog Code: B0105NIC

    Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
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    Invisible Chess Moves

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    CLEARANCE - The Enigma of Chess Intuition
    Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in your Chess?
    Catalog Code: B0112NIC

    With sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess and instructive examples of practical play, this is a thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.
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    CLEARANCE - The Enigma of Chess Intuition

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    SHOPWORN - The Enigma of Chess Intuition
    Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in your Chess?
    Catalog Code: SWB0112NIC

    With sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess and instructive examples of practical play, this is a thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.
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    SHOPWORN - The Enigma of Chess Intuition

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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Preparation
    Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
    Catalog Code: B0115NIC

    With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Preparation

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    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess Preparation
    Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
    Catalog Code: SWB0115NIC

    With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
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    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess Preparation

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    How To Play Chess Like a Champion
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0066RE

    Reinfeld's Masterpiece How to Play Chess like a Champion is Fred Reinfeld's sequel to his How to be a Winner at Chess and an absolute gem. In it the reader will find an exquisite blending of classic games, stories, insights, and instruction as only Reinfeld can put together. Rarely has an author succeeded so well as here, combining instruction, entertainment, and pure enjoyment. This new 21st-century edition is presented in modern algebraic notation in a double-column format, with many more diagrams. Throughout, the writing of Reinfeld, the master wordsmith and instructor, has been left intact. How to Play Chess like a Champion is among the very best introductory chess books ever produced, bar none, capturing the essence of good chess in a most readable, enjoyable, easy-to-grasp format.
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    How To Play Chess Like a Champion

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    Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual - 2ND EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0008RE

    The Second Edition of Another Dvoretsky Classic! It is very important for the practical player to train his or her ability, understand when to rely on intuition, rules of thumb and more general positional considerations, when to try to solve problems by calculating variations to the end and how to manage time to avoid time pressure. With these goals in mind, the second edition of Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual delivers excellent, high quality training materials and many exercises.
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    Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual - 2ND EDITION

    $34.95
    Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION
    Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess
    Catalog Code: B0111NIC

    Move First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
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    Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION

    $23.95
    Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition
    Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame
    Catalog Code: B0146NIC

    In this book IM Arthur van de Oudeweetering supplies building blocks for your chess knowledge. In short chapters he presents lots of well-defined subjects, easy to remember because of their specific elements. After working with this book you will experience something wonderful: your mind and memory will be triggered much easier and more frequently. An increasing number of positions, pawn structures and piece placements will automatically activate your chess knowledge. As a result, you will simply find the right move more often and more quickly!
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    Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    $26.95
    Recognizing Your Opponent's Resorces
    Developing Preventive Thinking
    Catalog Code: B0093RE

     This book consists of four chapters, all associated with the ability to think not only for yourself, but also for your opponent, to put yourself in his place. In this book, renowned author and chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky supplies the reader with high-quality material for independent training. 
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    Recognizing Your Opponent's Resorces

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    Risk and Bluff in Chess
    The Art of Taking Calculated Risks
    Catalog Code: B0161NIC

    Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.  When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff. 
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    Risk and Bluff in Chess

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    Reaching the Top?!
    A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess
    Catalog Code: B0078RE

    In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win.
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    Reaching the Top?!

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    SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!
    A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0078RE

    In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win.
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    SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!

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    A World Champion's Guide to Chess
    Step-by-Step Instructions for Winning Chess the Polgar Way
    Catalog Code: B0081RE

    The best-selling A World Champion’s Guide to Chess is available again!! Winning Chess the Polgar Way! In A World Champion’s Guide to Chess, Women’s World Champion Susan Polgar’s exclusive training methods will have you playing winning chess! Topics include Chess Essentials, Tactics, Strategy, Pattern Recognition, Endgames, Chess Etiquette, Advice for Parents & Coaches and much more!
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    A World Champion's Guide to Chess

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    The Exchange Sacrifice
    A Practical Guide
    Catalog Code: B0082RE

    This book has the ability to add an important, practical dimension to your game – the positional exchange sacrifice. Whether you are evaluating the possibility of sacrificing the exchange, or perhaps preparing to defend against it, Sergey Kasparov’s ground-breaking work will help you sort things out. It is a practical guide which makes the exchange sacrifice more, well, scrutable!
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    The Exchange Sacrifice

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    The Complete Chess Course
    21st Century Edition - From Beginning to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: B0083RE

    The Complete Chess Course is filled with advice on how to play better chess, regardless of how strong or weak a player you may be. It begins with the most fundamental ideas, reviewing the basic moves of the pieces and pawns, and continues with fantastic examples from the very best players. We are taken through a full course of chess strategy and tactics; he introduces us to the nine bad moves and how to refute them as well as how to avoid making them. We learn how to handle the white pieces and how to fight back with the black pieces.
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    The Complete Chess Course

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    The Power of Pawns
    Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners
    Catalog Code: B0166NIC

    Post-beginners should know the basic essentials of chess structures and that is what this modern training manual focuses on. Experienced chess teacher Grandmaster Jörg Hickl helps you to recognize the important characteristics of pawn structures, learn how you can and should develop your pieces, identify how you can improve your position and develop a plan of action. This book provides common sense guidance and Jörg Hickl uses practical examples to explain typical structures, strategies and plans. His tips and exercises are both highly enjoyable and to the point.
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    The Power of Pawns

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    Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition
    More Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame
    Catalog Code: B0170NIC

    In this sequel to his instant classic Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition, a highly original take on practical middlegame instruction, Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with a fresh supply of essential, yet easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge.
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    Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    $24.95
    Why You Lose at Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0096RE

    Why You Lose at Chess is vintage Reinfeld. He pulls no punches, showing the reader why he or she loses chess games. This is quite a remarkable feat when you think about it, because he never saw any of the games the vast majority of his readers played. 
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    Why You Lose at Chess

    $14.95

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