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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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    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

    Catalog Code: B0043BT

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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

    Catalog Code: B0105BT

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    Chess Choice Challenge 3
    By popular demand, a third Chess Choice Challenge and another bumper bundle of tricky and varied chess positions on which to test your analytical ability. Multiple-choice questions direct your attention to different facets of each position, while you are also invited to 'take your pick' from a range of suggested continuations. Having wracked your brains to come to the correct conclusions, you can then compare your findings with those of Grandmaster Chris Ward whose deep and imaginative analytical solutions, spiced with his customary good humour, will help to increase your appreciation of the art of chess analysis - and also your playing strength!
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    Chess Choice Challenge 3

    Catalog Code: B0100BT

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Judit Polgar
    The Princess of Chess
    The chess world acknowledges that Judit Polgar is unique. She is the only woman able to compete on equal terms with the world's best grandmasters. In this book, Tibor Karolyi analyzes in-depth a large selection of Judit's exciting games, featuring wins against the leading contemporary chess players, including Garry Kasparov.
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    Judit Polgar

    The Princess of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0038BT

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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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    Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998
    Garry Kasparov has dominated the world of competitive chess for longer than any world champion. The period 1993-1998 represents one of the richest phases in his career. With the announcement of his retirement, it is only appropriate that the games should now be appreciated in the greatest depth possible.
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    Kasparov's Fighting Chess 1993-1998

    Catalog Code: B0013BT

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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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    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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    Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection
    Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
    Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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    Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection

    Inspiration and Instruction for Chess Players of All Levels
    Catalog Code: B0037BT
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    Paul Keres - The Road to the Top
    Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.
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    Paul Keres - The Road to the Top

    Catalog Code: B0036BT
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    Pawn Structure Chess
    Every chess player needs to know how to handle pawns. Pawns form the 'playing fields' of chess games, a semi-permanent structure that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This fully updated version of a timeless chess classic will give you the comprehensive knowledge to mastering pawn structures.
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    Pawn Structure Chess

    Catalog Code: B0116BT
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    Richard Reti's Best Games
    Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the All-Time Deepest Thinker
    The most instructive games by one of the most original chess players of all time!

    A new edition of Golombek's in-depth look at the chess of one of the most influential chess theoreticians of the twentieth century. As part of the algebraic classics series, it has been converted to modern notation by Grandmaster John Nunn, who has added analytical footnotes.
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    Richard Reti's Best Games

    Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the All-Time Deepest Thinker
    Catalog Code: B0047BT
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    Study Chess with Tal
    Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength.

    This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers.

    It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.

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    Study Chess with Tal

    Catalog Code: B0117BT
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    Studying Chess Made Easy
    It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull.
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    Studying Chess Made Easy

    Catalog Code: B0110BT
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    Test your Chess with Daniel King
    Assess your chess strength with this test-yourself guide. In this instructive and entertaining book, based on the author's Chess Monthly column, Grandmaster Daniel King invites you to sit alongside the leading players in the world and predict their moves.
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    Test your Chess with Daniel King

    Catalog Code: B0004BT

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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
    Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
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    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    Catalog Code: B0120BT
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    The Development of Chess Style
    An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
    An algebraic expanded revision of Euwe's 1968 edition examining the contributions of great players throughout history. Nunn brings you up-to-date over the last 30 years with the eras of Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov. They assess the contributions of each great players in the way chess is played and approached.
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    The Development of Chess Style

    An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0072BT
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    What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
    Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
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    What It Takes to Become a Chess Master

    Catalog Code: B0115BT
    Our Price: $19.95

    Winning Chess
    How to Perfect Your Attacking Play
    Chess is 99% tactics, and this lively self-instructor, tailor-made for improving players, will teach you how to anticipate the possibility of a chess combination, identify the appropriate tactical device, calculate up to 3-4 moves ahead and visualize the final decisive blow. Reading this classic work by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld, who each spent a lifetime writing about chess, will increase your tactical skills and lead you along the path to winning chess.
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    Winning Chess

    How to Perfect Your Attacking Play
    Catalog Code: B0118BT
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