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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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    Learn Chess Fast
    A Short-Cut Guide to the Royal Game Lavishly Illustrated
    Catalog Code: B0094IS

    IN THIS remarkable book, a great master and a great teacher have collaborated to produce what is probably the clearest and simplest guide to the game ever written. Containing more than 300 diagrams, Learn Chess Fast!
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    Learn Chess Fast

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    Chess the Easy Way
    Catalog Code: B0012IS

    More chess coaches in America recommend this book for their students than any other book. Written by one of the World's Strongest Grandmasters who was top contender for the World Chess Championship, ''Chess the Easy Way'' takes the player from the beginning moves of chess, rapidly advancing to the Expert Level.
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    Chess Made Simple
    Catalog Code: B0004IS

    This is a book about the most fascinating game in the world. It is both a manual for beginners and a refresher course for experienced players. Clear and methodical explanations begin with the various chess pieces and proceed to subtle, advanced plays.
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    First Book of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0109IS

    This book holds the distinction and is famous for being the first chess book Bobby Fischer ever read. As Bobby himself tells the story, when he was 6 years old, one day his sister Joan brought home a plastic chess set she had bought in the market and they learned how to play by reading the instructions on the box. Later, when Bobby had developed an interest in the game, Joan brought home a book appropriately entitled ''First Book of Chess''. It was then a new book, just out.
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    An Invitation to Chess
    A Picture Guide to the Royal Game
    Catalog Code: B0025IS

    An Invitation to Chess is perhaps the most successful chess book ever written, with sales of over 100,000. It is a basic beginners book, starting with the moves of the pieces and rapidly advancing to more complex problems and examples.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
    Catalog Code: B0122IS

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

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    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    Learn to Think the Way Bobby Does
    Catalog Code: B0007IS

    Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
    Catalog Code: B0121IS

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

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    Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning
    Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the Master of Positional Play
    Catalog Code: B0052IS

    For more than a quarter of a century until his death in 1935, Aron Nimzowitsch was recognised as one of the world's leading players. The leading Grandmaster of the Hypermodern school, his games were full of new ideas and plans, which were accompanied by landmarks in chess literature such as My System and Chess Praxis. Challenging old theories, his books are regarded as being the best teaching manuals and have strongly withstood the test of time.
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    Fundamentos Del Ajedrez - SPANISH EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0018IS

    Tratado de los principios basicos del juego-ciencia, expuestos con notable precision y claridad, y desarrollados y aplicados en una serie de partidas comentadas por el propio campeon.Fundamentos del Ajedrez se publico por primera vez hace trece anos. Desde entonces han aparecidos numerosos articulos bajo el titulo, por lo general, de ''teoria hipermoderna del ajedrez''.
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    Saving Lost Positions
    Catalog Code: B0087IS

    It is not always possible to win a game of chess by obtaining an advantage and then logically converting it into a win. In the games of average players the result is often in doubt until the last blunder and the more resourceful player will usually triumph.
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    Saving Lost Positions

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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

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    Staunton's Chess-Player's Handbook
    Catalog Code: B0076IS

    The name ''Staunton'' has become so closely associated with chess that the words have become virtually synonymous. All modern tournament chess games are required to be played with Staunton chess pieces. The First International Chess Tournament, London 1851, was organized by Staunton. The leading distributor of chess books and equipment in the USA has taken the name ''House of Staunton''.
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    Staunton's Chess-Player's Handbook

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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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    Grandmaster Performance
    Catalog Code: B0162IS

    This book is a collection of deeply analyzed and instructive grandmaster games by Polugaevsky.
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    Grandmaster Performance

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    Chess Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0017IS

    This is the masterpiece by World Chess Champion Jose Raul Capablanca who is regarded as the strongest chess player who ever lived, prior to the arrival of Bobby Fischer.World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik regarded Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals as the best chess book ever written.
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    Secrets of a Grandpatzer
    How to Beat Most People and Computers at Chess
    Catalog Code: B0082IS

    Secrets of a Grandpatzer is the outstanding work by world renowned psychiatrist Kenneth Mark Colby. Mr Colby began this project by trying to help himself become a better player and to raise his United States Chess Federation rating.
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    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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    Masters of the Chessboard
    Catalog Code: B0009IS

    Widely regarded as the best chess book ever written, ''Masters of the Chessboard'', discusses the playing styles of each of the leading grandmasters of history up until that time. Richard Reti was one of the strongest and certainly was the most original player of all time. He defeated, at least once, almost every leading player of his era.
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    Learn to Attack with Rudolph Spielmann
    Catalog Code: B0196IS

    This books is designed to teach the aspiring chessplayer how to build an attack from the opening. It is based on the games of Rudolph Spielmann, one of the greatest attacking players of all time. All of the games belong to the category of the Open Game, characterized by the initial moves 1.e4 e5. One hundred games have been selected to illustrate not only how to carry out in attack, but how to build an attack from the opening.
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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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    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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    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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    Point Count Chess
    An Accurate Guide to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: B0124IS

    This book, via the Point Count, shows the reader how to evaluate these differences and exploit them. What is more, the reader also acquires a working knowledge of more than a score of plans, their mechanisms and physical contours, and the influence they exert in actual play.
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    Chess by Yourself
    Catalog Code: B0227IS

    HAVE you ever wanted to play chess with the masters? Reinfeld shows you how. Now you can play against some of the world's greatest masters, in the privacy of your study with no annoying “kibitzers” around, and with no time limit to harry you!
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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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    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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    Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models
    Catalog Code: B0088IS

    This is the groundbreaking cult classic by the Legendary Grandmaster Bent Larsen and the noted openings theoretician Steffen Zeuthen. Zoom 001 stands for Zero Hour for Operative Opening Models. The principal idea behind Zoom 001 is the creation of ''pattern knowledge'' of typical middle game/endgame structures—one of a grandmaster's essential qualities—cultivated through the use of the Grunfeld and Catalan openings.
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    Zoom 001 - Zero Hour for Operative Chess Opening Models

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    Chess for Amateurs
    How to Improve Your Game
    Catalog Code: B0223IS

    The present book is an endeavor to help the aspiring amateur by giving him the sort of games that are played by himself and his circle of intimates
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    Chess for Amateurs

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    Chess Mastery
    By Question and Answer
    Catalog Code: B0292IS

    The master chess teacher Fred Reinfeld takes 16 great and instructivre master games This book is different from most others in that here Fred Reinfeld adopts a variety of the Socratic method. Instead of annotating the games by telling what each player did right or wrong, he asks you to answer the questions that arose in each game. After almost every move past the opening, Reinfeld asks you the reader the reasons for the move and often he asks you to provide the best response to the move.
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    Chess Mastery

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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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    SHOPWORN - How To Play Chess Like a Champion
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0066RE

    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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    Lessons From My Games
    A Passion For Chess
    Catalog Code: B0172IS

    This rich book distills the experience gained during one of the most brilliant chess careers of our time - a career that has been distinguished equally in chess play and in chess analysis. Lessons from My Games combines the best of Reuben Fine the famous grandmaster, who has been a top contender in many of the century's greatest tournaments, with the best of Reuben Fine the writer, whose matchless books have been landmarks in chess history.
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    The Development of Chess Style
    Catalog Code: B0235IS

    This is essentially a book on chess history, showing how different styles of chess play became popular and flourished and then faded in popularity, such as for example the Hyper-Modern Style of play that became ''All the Rage'' in the 1920s and 1930s.
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    The Development of Chess Style

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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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