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    1. Remove This Item Year of Publication: 1998 - 1983
    2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Dover Chess
    3. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Silman James Press
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    1. Alexander Alekhine (2)
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      107 Great Chess Battles - 1939-1945
      One of the game's greatest players annotates scores of fascinating games involving such masters as Capablanca, Bogoljubov, Kashdan, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Keres and others, including many of Alekhine's own games. Includes delightfully candid views on fellow masters and rivals for the world title. Edited and translated by E. G. Winter. Preface. Index.
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      107 Great Chess Battles - 1939-1945

      Catalog Code: B0012DV
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      Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937
      Two Volumes Bound as One
      This unequaled collection reproduces Alekhine's 220 best games, his own personal acounts of the dazzling victories that made him a legend. Spanning almost thirty years of tournament play, it includes historic matches against Capablanca, Euwe and Bogoljubov, and chronicles his briliant ascent to world mastery, his surprising defeat in 1935, and his dramatic return two years later - the first deposed champion to regain his crown.
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      Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937

      Two Volumes Bound as One
      Catalog Code: B0045DV
      Our Price: $19.95

      Bobby Fischer
      Profile of a Prodigy
      This book is virtually three books in one--a complete biography, an analysis of 90 representative games that trace Fischer's rise to chess supremacy, and a complete history of the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match in 1972.
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      Bobby Fischer

      Profile of a Prodigy
      Catalog Code: B0032DV

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      Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929
      In this account of his victory at the 1929 Carlsbad Tournament, Nimzovich offers a captivating retrospective of his triumph over some of the best of his contemporaries: Capablanca, Spielmann, Bogolyubov, Tartakower, Samisch, and others. A tart analysis of Carlsbad's 30 best games.
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      Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929

      Catalog Code: B0031DV
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      Chess Bitch
      Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Game
      Chess Bitch, written by the 2004 U.S. Woman's Chess Champion, is an eye-opening account of how today's young female chess players are successfully knocking down the doors to this traditionally male game, infiltrating the male-owned sporting subculture of international chess, and giving the phrase "play like a girl" a whole new meaning.
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      Chess Bitch

      Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Game
      Catalog Code: B0004SI
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      Chess World Title Contenders and their Styles
      A rich selection of games by some of the finest young grandmasters of the 1980s. Each chapter introduces a player, outlining his career, personality, and playing style. Then follows a thoroughly annotated selection of his finest and most characteristic games. By studying these games, presented by two international masters and former champions, players at every level will find inspiration and practical techniques.
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      Chess World Title Contenders and their Styles

      Catalog Code: B0027DV
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      Complete Book of Chess Strategy
      Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z
      An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength.
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      Complete Book of Chess Strategy

      Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z
      Catalog Code: B0002SI
      Our Price: $18.95

      Counter-Gambits
      Black to Play and Win

      Publisher: Dover
      Author: T. D. Harding
      Year of Publication: 2001 Pages: 208
      Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


      Book Description As noted British chess author T. D. Harding explains in the preface to Counter Gambits: Black to Play and Win, the aim of this book is to show you how to win games with Black. The method? Calculated aggression, right from move one! To offset the distinct advantage White is thought to have because it moves first, Black can engage in dynamic counterplay to avoid those openings that give White the opportunity of early exchanges. Following a brief explanation of symbols, this excellent guide covers such topics as dynamic counterplay, counter-gambits in open games, Black sacrifices in the half-open games, counters to the Queen's Gambit, Indian counter-gambits, and an index to openings and variations. Seventy-seven games, including ten new to this edition, are fully annotated, while more are found in the theoretical notes, with commentary. Among the counter-gambits used in the quest for dynamic counterplay are the Budapest, Blumenfeld, Falkbeer, and Latvian — all illustrated in great detail. A new update "Update 2001," written especially for this edition, examines developments in the field since this book was first published in the 1970s. Players at all skill levels — beginner to advanced — are sure to benefit from this expert analysis of gambits and counter-gambits.
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      Counter-Gambits

      Black to Play and Win
      Catalog Code: B0047DV

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      Danger in Chess
      How to Avoid Making Blunders
      This volume, from a series for which chess champion Garry Kasparov serves as chief advisor, offers players at every level guidance on how to develop an early warning system.
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      Danger in Chess

      How to Avoid Making Blunders
      Catalog Code: B0002DV
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      Emanuel Lasker - The Life of a Chess Master
      The legendary master comes vividly to life as Dr. Hannak details his childhood, education, decision to become a professional player, great exploits in matches against Marshall, Capablanca, Tarrasch, Schlechter and other players, his happy marriage, flight from Nazi Germany and much more.
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      Emanuel Lasker - The Life of a Chess Master

      Catalog Code: B0046DV
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      How Good Is Your Chess?
      Chess enthusiasts can find out where they stand in terms of chess mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players with this instructive and amusing guide. Looking closely at complete games played by the experts inspires players to form new ideas about their overall strategy. Grandmaster Daniel King based "How Good Is Your Chess" on his popular Chess Monthly column.
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      How Good Is Your Chess?

      Catalog Code: B0023DV
      Our Price: $7.95

      How Karpov Wins - 2nd Edition
      100 games analyzed simply and clearly, showing exactly how Karpov won. Over 300 chess diagrams.
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      How Karpov Wins - 2nd Edition

      Catalog Code: B0049DV
      Our Price: $21.95

      How to Play Chess Endings
      Emphasis throughout the book is on understanding principles, rather than memorizing moves, with the result that the reader will be able to apply Znosko-Borovsky's techniques to almost any situation that may arise.
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      How to Play Chess Endings

      Catalog Code: B0044DV
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      How to Reassess Your Chess - 4TH EDITION
      Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances
      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

      Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances
      Catalog Code: B0007SI
      Our Price: $29.95

      How to Reassess Your Chess - WORKBOOK
      How to Master Chess Imbalances
      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

      How to Master Chess Imbalances
      Catalog Code: B0006SI
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      LIMITED EDITION - How to Reassess Your Chess 4th Edition - AUTOGRAPHED BY JEREMY SILMAN
      Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances
      For a limited time purchase the special autographed, collector's edition of Jeremy Silman's How to Reassess Your Chess, 4th Edition, in hardcover version and get the author's commemorative t-shirt free! This offer is limited to the first 100 customers!
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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
      Our Price: $49.95

      Pal Benko
      My Life, Games and Compositions
      Grandmaster Pal Benko is a chess legend: A challenger for the World Championship, an innovator of many modern opening systems, a problem composer par excellence, and a father figure to his close friend Bobby Fischer, Benko has played and defeated most of the top players of the last fifty years. This biography is a celebration of a great man's creative legacy.
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      Pal Benko

      My Life, Games and Compositions
      Catalog Code: B0005SI
      Our Price: $44.95

      Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory
      This book, about the best chess player of the nineteenth century, analyzes Paul Morphy's games and positions in depth to reveal the essence of his style. The first collection in English of all 413 of Morphy's known games, the volume discusses other players of the period (Adolph Anderssen and Wilhelm Steinitz), Morphy's rare blunders and omissions, as well as selected endgames and openings.
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      Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

      Catalog Code: B0030DV
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      Positional Chess Handbook
      495 Instructive Positions from Grandmaster Games
      This complete guide, written by a grandmaster, can assist all players at every level in developing a more powerful strategic game. Spanning more than a century of chess, it presents examples on such themes as key squares, bad bishops, and pawn structures in ascending difficulty, with ample cross-references.
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      Positional Chess Handbook

      495 Instructive Positions from Grandmaster Games
      Catalog Code: B0040DV
      Our Price: $11.95

      Silman's Complete Endgame Course
      A Revolutionary Book on Chess Endgames, Designed to Ensure that Players Understand Everything They Need to Know at their Rating Levels, and Prepare them to Advance to the Next Level
      For more than 100 years, the world's leading chess players and teachers have told their students to study the endgame. Now, for the first time, a revolutionary, richly instructive endgame book has been designed for players of all levels. Silman's Complete Endgame Course, by famed writer and player Jeremy Silman, is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.
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      Silman's Complete Endgame Course

      A Revolutionary Book on Chess Endgames, Designed to Ensure that Players Understand Everything They Need to Know at their Rating Levels, and Prepare them to Advance to the Next Level
      Catalog Code: B0001SI
      Our Price: $24.95

      Simple Chess
      New Algebraic Edition
      Written by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas.
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      Simple Chess

      New Algebraic Edition
      Catalog Code: B0003DV
      Our Price: $9.95

      The Amateur's Mind
      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      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

      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      Catalog Code: B0003SI
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      The Art of Chess Combination
      Detailed explanation of principles, varieties, techniques and ideas behind them, illustrated with many examples from great players. 200 diagrams.
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      The Art of Chess Combination

      Catalog Code: B0017DV
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      The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
      The first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice, this guide remains an extremely helpful weapon in the arsenal of players at every level.
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      The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

      Catalog Code: B0041DV
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      The Game Of Chess
      Finally, the author deals with openings and offers enlightening comments on many historically important variations. Over 340 diagrams and 12 complete games.
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      The Game Of Chess

      Catalog Code: B0053DV
      Our Price: $16.95

      The Immortal Games of Capablanca
      Superbly annotated treasury includes 113 of the Cuban master's greatest games against Marshall, Lasker, Euwe, and many other formidable opponents.
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      The Immortal Games of Capablanca

      Catalog Code: B0050DV
      Our Price: $12.95

      Why You Lose at Chess
      This newly updated chess classic shows players how to learn from their losses by recognizing the warning signals in time and by analyzing what went wrong in losing games. Expert analysis covers each stage of the game and examines why players lose from good positions as well as difficult ones.
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      Why You Lose at Chess

      Catalog Code: B0015DV

      Regular Price: $7.95

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      Win at Chess
      New Algebraic Edition
      The 300 practical chess problems included here, taken from actual tournament play, contain scores of traps, sacrifices, mates, winning combinations, and subtle exchanges that will help sharpen players' eyes and test their skills against the masters.
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      Win at Chess

      New Algebraic Edition
      Catalog Code: B0051DV
      Our Price: $6.95

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