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      100 Chess Master Trade Secrets
      From Sacrifices to Endgames
      If you want to become a chess master, there are certain things you need to know. The Masters know them and now you can learn them too. This invaluable book collects all these techniques together in one volume, so you can try them out, tick them off, and progress on your path towards chess mastery.
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      100 Chess Master Trade Secrets

      From Sacrifices to Endgames
      Catalog Code: B0119BT
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      1000 Checkmate Combinations
      This truly outstanding book, first published in Russian in the 1970s and regarded there as a classic, contains everything you need to know bout how to deliver checkmate. It contains a wealth of elegant and sophisticated chess tactics as well as systematic and effective instruction.
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      1000 Checkmate Combinations

      Catalog Code: B0114BT
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      A Contemporary Approach to the Middle Game
      One of the greatest middlegame books ever written. The chapters are: 1)The Foundation of Strategy, 2)The Bases of Chess Tactics, 3)Linking Strategy and Tactics, 4)Style, 5)The Dynamic, 6)The Initiative, 7)Transforming Positional Elements, 8)Harmony, 9)The Infuence of Dynamic Standpoint, and 10)Relating Middlegame to Opening.
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      A Contemporary Approach to the Middle Game

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      A Road to the Expert Title
      A Road to the Expert Title
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      A Road to the Expert Title

      Catalog Code: CB0063CD

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      American Chess Art
      There is no longer any excuse for study enthusiasts familiar with the contemporary scene to remain uninformed, as I admit to have been myself, about the development of composition on the other side of the Atlantic. All is now revealed by the man most competent to do so. Walter Korn, for many years the leading American endgame columnist, traces the evolution of the endgame study. Walter Korn writes with feeling. He shares the suffering and elation of those he writes about. He has been through it all himself and his descriptive writing stems from a deep love of his subject and of the work of his compatriots. A warm hearted book." - an excerpt from a review by C.M. Bent in the British Chess Magazine.
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      American Chess Art

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      AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament
      In 1938, a major controversy existing in the international chess world. Alexander Alekhine had recently regained the title of World Champion by convincingly defeating Max Euwe in a rematch for the title. The question remained as to which grandmaster should have the privilege of challenging Alekhine for the next title match. Various players citing excellent results in recent tournaments made claim to be the next challenger. But who was the second best player in the world?

      In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.

      This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament.
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      AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

      Catalog Code: CB0097CD

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      Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King
      Chess devotees simply can't get enough of Bobby Fischer. Every facet of his personality and his play unfolds in this biographical study. In addition to analyzing his exceptional talent, it captures and puts into perspective his tough youth, anti-social tendencies, fights against the chess authorities, and growing mental illness.
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      Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King

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      Bobby Fischer Rediscovered
      A lively, personal, and wonderfully informative look at Bobby Fischer, his personality and his playing. Although three decades have passed since Fischer won the world chess title from the former Soviet Union, he still remains a source of fascination and admiration for all players.
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      Bobby Fischer Rediscovered

      Catalog Code: B0026BT

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      C.O.O.L. Chess
      The sequel to H.O.T. Chess. Grandmaster Motwani continues to explain his easy-to-use approach to chess thinking, and shows how Creative Original Opening Lines can bring astonishing over-the-board success. The many brilliant games in this book includes victories by Motwani over some of the world's leading players, whom he has outwitted in the early stages of the game.
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      C.O.O.L. Chess

      Catalog Code: B0064BT
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      Calculate Like a Grandmaster
      Learn from the World-Class Attacking Players
      This is a penetrating study of the attacking methods of the most aggressive chess players of the modern era-from 1960s world champion Mikhail Tal to Magnus Carlsen, teenage leader of today's new wave of deadly attackers. The attacking style is a good choice for any chess competitor, but especially for less advanced players, who will relish the fireworks it produces.
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      Calculate Like a Grandmaster

      Learn from the World-Class Attacking Players
      Catalog Code: B0112BT
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      Castling to Win
      The king is the most valuable piece on the chessboard, yet many players - especially at club level - give little thought to where His Majesty should reside. This wide-ranging survey explains the dangers with leaving the King in the center, and the possible drawbacks to castling too early or on the wrong side. Castling can be an attacking move, as shown in many stunning examples. An expected castling is often devastating and can often determine the game on the spot. This practical manual includes entertaining examples of late castling and castling in studies.
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      Castling to Win

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      Challenges in the Endgame
      By working through Robert Brieger's collection of endgames studies, one will discover that there is a Knight figuring predominately in many of his problems: sometimes one sneaks in by underpromotion. The Houston Chess Club members have enjoyed watching Robert Brieger put together this very stimulating group of endgames. We are sure you will enjoy playing through the solutions. But beware the Brieger Knight!
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      Challenges in the Endgame

      Catalog Code: CB0012CD

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      Chess Combinations of the World Champions
      You are going to enjoy this book as the author gives entertaining quotes, little known facts, or tips before each chapter. Then you are challenged by the great combinations(that everyone of you should learn from). Only now collected in one book. Steinitz through Kasparov are your teachers. The author writes: "It is no coincidence that the world chess champions were all extremely gifted in their ability to accurately execute a combination. One of the best ways that a player can efficiently improve is to practice finding combinations. This book contains 363 combinations played by the world champions and will provide the reader with many hours of study. The positions range in difficulty and will be challenges to chess players of all playing strengths."
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      Chess Combinations of the World Champions

      Catalog Code: CB0027CD

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      Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION
      Do you want to win more games? Then become a Tiger. 'Chess for Tigers' tells you how to make the most of your playing strength, how to play upon your opponent's weaknesses, how to steer the game into a position which suits you and not your opponent, how to get results against strong opposition and how to avoid silly mistakes.
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      Chess for Tigers - 1ST EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0005BT

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      Chess In Action
      From First Attack to Checkmate
      This is not your typical beginner's chess book! Written by longtime children's book author Paul Mantell, and International Master of Chess Dean Ippolito, Chess in Action effectively captures the excitement of the battle: the thrill of staying one step ahead of your opponent, of launching a surprise attack, of drawing your adversary into a trap.
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      Chess In Action

      From First Attack to Checkmate
      Catalog Code: B0107BT
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      Chess Tactics For Advanced Players
      Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics are in chess and how crucial it is to make a thorough study of this aspect of the game. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the third edition of his Chess Tactics for Advanced Players.
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      Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

      Catalog Code: B0001OB
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      Chess Under the Microscope
      Magnify Your Chess Strength
      In this major work, Paul Motwani, the author of the critically acclaimed H.O.T. Chess and C.O.O.L. Chess, looks in-deph at key aspects of chess. His witty style will not only amuse but will instruct the reader by providing memorable insights into chess secrets.
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      Chess Under the Microscope

      Magnify Your Chess Strength
      Catalog Code: B0039BT
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      Chess Wizardry
      This is a new edition of a classic work and will introduce a new generation of readers to the wonders of chess problems. The readers will find many of the best chess problems ever composed, chosen and investigated by John Rice, an International Master. The readers will find stories behind famous ideas.
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      Chess Wizardry

      Catalog Code: B0069BT
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      Chess: Improving and Staying Sharp
      This book emphasizes topics that strong players need to study in order to improve and stay sharp. Contents: Lesson 1:Attack and Counterattack, Lesson 2:Tactical Exercises I, Lesson 3:Art of Strategy, Lesson 4: Tactical Exercises II, Lesson 5:Art of the Endgame, Lesson 6:Tactical Exercises III, Epilogue: Odds and Ends.
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      Chess: Improving and Staying Sharp

      Catalog Code: CB0032CD

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      Combinations in the Middlegame
      As I also remarked in my review, the Soviet concept of a beginner is clearly wider than ours, and to make the book even wider in its scope and appeal I have added some supplementary material. I must confess that I have had some misgivings about the correct rendering of certain technical terms, but in the absence of an internationally accepted terminology each translator must take his own line on such matters. Also in translating certain extracts quoted from authors whose books are available in English I have followed the Russian text in those rare cases where it differs slightly from the English version. I trust that this book will give real pleasure to its readers and help those players who wish to learn to play combinations.
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      Combinations in the Middlegame

      Catalog Code: CB0065CD

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      Endgame Play
      Win with your extra material! The experts usually win with an extra pawn, but many players discover from experience how easy it is to go wrong, even in the simplest of endgames. Chris Ward explains in easy steps how to handle typical endgame situations.
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      Endgame Play

      Catalog Code: B0046BT
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      Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2
      Smith: "Have you studied Volume 1 by Silman? If you have not, you are wasting your time and my time. You must have the basics he covers. Basics are everything. Basics are to build on. The difference between strong endgame players and weak ones is not rating strength, but rather a lack of basic knowledge, and maybe even a lack of will and perseverance. This 2nd and final volume will take you to endgame Master strength. Take your board and men and set up each of the 275 positions and work through every move. I explain each White and each Black move so you know what is happening from each side of the board. As White with the advantage you must learn how to win a won position, and as Black with a bad position, you must learn to put up a fight - such a fight to give you a chance to draw or even win. I teach you this endgame technique in 298 pages."
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      Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2

      Catalog Code: CB0067CD

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      Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players
      This book deals with how to develop endgame technique in essential, but practical endings for advanced players (Class B and above). The eleven chapters are:

      (1) A Review of Basic Endgames,
      (2) Knight Endings-Part One,
      (3) Knight Endings-Part Two,
      (4) Bishop vs Knight,
      (5) Bishops of Opposite Color,
      (6) Rook Endings,
      (7) Double Rook Endings,
      (8) Rook & Bishop vs Rook & Bishop,
      (9) Queen and Rook vs Queen and Rook,
      (10) Queen Endings, and
      (11) Queen and Bishop vs Queen and Knight.

      This book will provide the advanced player with practical advice on how to play positions and is an invaluable guide to the properties of the individual pieces and how they combine together

      There is no other endgame book for the stronger player like this one - it is a classic.
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      Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players

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      Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov
      The legendary Anatoly Karpov has won over 250 Grandmaster tournaments, many more than any other player in chess history. His games are characterized by the gradual and patient pushing of an opponent back to the wall, before finally finishing him off with a deadly blow.
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      Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov

      Catalog Code: B0109BT
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      Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius
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      Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius

      Catalog Code: CB0058CD

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      H.O.T. Chess
      Secrets from Scotland to Unlock Your Highly Original Thinking
      The H.O.T. stands for Highly Original Thinking. The author's ideas extend beyond the situation on the board. He maximizes your strengths and exploits your opponent's weaknesses.
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      H.O.T. Chess

      Secrets from Scotland to Unlock Your Highly Original Thinking
      Catalog Code: B0071BT
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      Hypermodern Strategy
      Hypermodern Strategy
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      Hypermodern Strategy

      Catalog Code: CB0100CD

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      Jon Speelman's Best Games
      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of a Two-Time Candidate for the World Chess Championship
      Improve your chess by studying the games of a two-time candidate for the World Championship and three-time British champion. Jon Speelman annotates the best of his games in this collection, and includes games and stories from his World Championship campaigns, Chess Olympiads, and top-level grandmaster tournaments, including the World Cup.
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      Jon Speelman's Best Games

      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of a Two-Time Candidate for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0073BT
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      Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess
      Over the past few years the great chess player Garry Kasparov has written five best-selling books praising the contributions to chess made by the previous world champions. The series is called ''My Great Predecessors''. As a reaction to this wonderful series of books, leading chess writer Tibor Karolyi has written this imaginary sixth volume.
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      Kasparov - How his Predecessors Misled Him About Chess

      Catalog Code: B0021BT

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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess - 1999-2005
      Garry Kasparov has dominated the world of competitive chess for longer than any world champion. The period 1999-2005 represents one of the most fascinating and controversial phases of his career, including repeated and frustrated attempts to reunify the world championship. Following his retirement, this must-have guide is a celebration of the final years of one of the greatest players of our time.
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      Kasparov's Fighting Chess - 1999-2005

      Catalog Code: B0014BT

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      Lessons with the Masters
      Lessons with the Masters
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      Lessons with the Masters

      Catalog Code: CB0056CD

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      Logical Chess - Move By Move
      Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
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      Logical Chess - Move By Move

      Catalog Code: B0079BT
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      Masterpieces of Attack: GM Marcel Sisniega Campbell
      This book focuses on one of the strongest Mexican players ever. Manuel Sisniega, respected and feared for his daring attacking chess, won many beautiful games in his active 20 year tournament career. Never afraid to play sharp gambit systems against strong opposition, he won many masterpieces through direct assault on the enemy king. Velasco annotates most of his best games, and shows that Sisniega is a player for attacking players to emulate.
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      Masterpieces of Attack: GM Marcel Sisniega Campbell

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      Modern Art of Attack
      "The Art of Attack by Vukovic" ends with the Alekhine era --- the last example being in 1947. In the 1950's a new generation emerged starting with the daring play of Mikhail Tal. He and his contemporaries are where we begin with this book, taking the reader through the 1980's. The chapters are 1)Attacking the King Which Can't Castle, 2)Attacking the Uncastled King, 3)Attacking the Kingside Castled Positions, 4)St.George Attack, 5)Greek Gift Attack, 6)Defensive Measures, 7)Attacking the Opposite Side, 8)Couterattacking, 9)Great Attacking Players including Tal's Daring Sacrifical Attacks, Fischer's Scientific Style, Karpov's Fiery Attacking Style. A great book for players of all strengths.
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      Modern Art of Attack

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      Modern Chess Lessons
      This book developed out of the author working with chess teams. The five lessons taught are: 1)Sharpening of tactical ability, 2)The important principles of the opening, 3)An opening repertoire is needed. The most popular choice among many is the English Opening for White, 4)Basic principles of pawn endings, 5)Strategy is probably one of the more difficult concepts of chess to master. This is the ability to take advantage of structural weaknesses and an intuitive feel. Going through these lessons will help make the reader a more successful tournament
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      Modern Chess Lessons

      Catalog Code: CB0101CD

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      My 60 Memorable Games
      Algebraic Edition
      In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
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      My 60 Memorable Games

      Algebraic Edition
      Catalog Code: B0022BT
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