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    Year of Publication
    1982 2014 1982 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Woolum (1)
    2. Alexander Delchev (1)
    3. Anatoli Vasser (1)
    4. Andrew Greet (1)
    5. Andrew Soltis (2)
    6. Angus Dunnington (1)
    7. Artur Yusupov (2)
    8. Atanas Kolev (1)
    9. Bobby Fischer (2)
    10. Bogdan Lalic (1)
    11. Boris Avrukh (1)
    12. Branimir Maksimovic (1)
    13. Charles Hertan (2)
    14. Chess Informant (2)
    15. Chess Informants (7)
    16. Colin McNab (1)
    17. Cyrus Lakdawala (9)
    18. Dave Schloss (1)
    19. Dejan Antic (1)
    20. Edward Shektman (1)
    21. Franco Masetti (1)
    22. Fred Wilson (1)
    23. Garry Kasparov (4)
    24. Geza Maroczy (1)
    25. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    26. Irving Chernev (1)
    27. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    28. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    29. Jeff Coakley (2)
    30. Jeremy Silman (2)
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    32. John Emms (1)
    33. John Nunn (1)
    34. John Watson (1)
    35. Jon Speelman (1)
    36. Jorn Erik Nielsen (1)
    37. Judit Polgar (2)
    38. Kiril Georgiev (1)
    39. Konstantin Sakaev (1)
    40. Larry Kaufman (1)
    41. Lars Schandorff (1)
    42. Lev Alburt (1)
    43. Lou Hayes (1)
    44. Ludek Pachman (2)
    45. Marc Esserman (1)
    46. Maxim Blokh (1)
    47. Miguel Najdorf (1)
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    52. Paul Motwani (1)
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    54. Peter Romanovsky (1)
    55. Richard Palliser (1)
    56. Roberto Messa (1)
    57. Ron Henley (1)
    58. Rona E Petrosian (1)
    59. Sam Palatnik (1)
    60. Tigran Petrosian (1)
    61. Tim Just (2)
    62. Todd Bardwick (3)
    63. Vladimir Tukmakov (1)
    64. Walter Browne (1)
    65. Willy Hendriks (1)
    66. Yasser Seirawan (4)
    67. Yuri Averbakh (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (61)
    2. AN - Algebraic (21)
    3. DN - Descriptive (2)
    4. NL - Notationless (5)
    Topics
    1. Game Collections (2)
    2. General Chess Instruction (2)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (1)
    2. Chess Informants (8)
    3. Dangerous Weapons (1)
    4. Move by Move (8)
    5. Starting Out (1)
    6. Winning Chess (4)
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    Host
    1. Bruce Warner (1)
    2. GM Maurice Ashley (1)
    3. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (4)
    4. GM Susan Polgar (2)
    5. Steve Lopez (6)
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    Items 1 to 36 of 123

      Combinative Motifs
      1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400. This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs.
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      Combinative Motifs

      Catalog Code: B0023OB
      Our Price: $22.95

      MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World
      Bobby Fischer Against the World is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run.
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      MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World

      Catalog Code: DVD0004MV
      Our Price: $29.95

      The Caro-Kann - Move by Move
      In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.
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      The Caro-Kann - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0341EM
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 118
      Now in Stock!
      Chess Informant 118 Games – Collection of 202 Annotated games in CI System of Signs (Annotators: Rublevsky, Stocek, Flores Rios, Djukic, Prusikin, Mastrovasilis, Amin, Tiviakov, Zakhartsov, Illescas, Grivas, Banusz, Solak, Browne, Dembo, Stoica....)
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 118

      Now in Stock!
      Catalog Code: B0118INF
      Our Price: $39.95

      The Petroff
      An Expert Repertoire for Black
      In this book the reader will find an opening repertoire for Black against 1. e4, based on the Petroff Defence and designed to be used up to the highest level. For many years this opening has served as the main black weapon for chess giants as Vladimir Kramnik and Boris Gelfand.
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      The Petroff

      An Expert Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: B0073EU
      Our Price: $31.95

      Zurich 1953
      15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship
      A great tournament deserves a great book. That's what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament
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      Zurich 1953

      15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship
      Catalog Code: B0058RE
      Our Price: $29.95

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 115
      Chess Informant 115 Games – traditional section with 200+ annotated games, Morozevich, Movsesian, Volokitin, Shankland, Bartel, Sargissian, Ki. Georgiev, Macieja, Tiviakov, Roiz, Berg, etc. in Informant non-language style (152 pages)
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 115

      Catalog Code: B0115INF
      Our Price: $35.95

      Chess 101
      Everything A New Chess Player Needs to Know
      Learning to play chess involves more than just knowing how to move the pieces. Chess 101 is a chess book for beginners that provides a comprehensive overview of everything a new player needs to know. This includes... Types of boards and pieces, setting up the board, the value of the pieces, how the pieces move, including castling and "en passant", chess notation, the three phases of the game of chess, how to study chess, what a chess rating is and how to get one, chess clock rules, an overview of faster chess games, the mechanics of a tournament, rules and etiquette, and tips to winning chess. Chess 101 also contains over two dozen exhibits, designed to make understanding the game easy!
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      Chess 101

      Everything A New Chess Player Needs to Know
      Catalog Code: B0019OB
      Our Price: $7.95

      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
      This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties

      Catalog Code: DVD0001RM
      Our Price: $19.95

      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3
      Play on the Wings
      In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise.
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      Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

      Play on the Wings
      Catalog Code: B0147IS
      Our Price: $19.95

      Houdini 4 Chess Playing Software Program - STANDARD EDITION
      IN STOCK - SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
      Houdini 4 is supplied with the latest Deep Fritz 14 chess interface and thus puts at your disposal all the training and analysis functions of the world's premium chess program.
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      Houdini 4 Chess Playing Software Program - STANDARD EDITION

      IN STOCK - SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
      Catalog Code: WIN0364CB-PRE
      Our Price: $99.95

      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
      A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
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      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

      Catalog Code: B0066BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Platonov's Chess Academy
      Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings

      Publisher: CIRC
      Author: Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik
      Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 176
      Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


      Book Description Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game. About the Author(s) International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.Grandmaster Sam Palatnik's students reached the list of 100 best players in the world. He lives and teaches in Bethesda, Maryland.
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      Platonov's Chess Academy

      Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings
      Catalog Code: B0020LV

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      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Endgames
      Volume 3: Endgames. When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. 22 chapters, 45 minutes + bonus material.
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      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Endgames

      Catalog Code: DVD0012AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - FIFTH EDITION
      The U.S. Chess Federation Official Rules of Chess is the only official rulebook for chess. Serious players at every level as well as chess club teachers, directors, and tournament sponsors should have it on hand during every match. This new edition features the latest rules, including guidelines for the popular game of speed chess, an updated quick rating system, and the latest conventions of governing tournaments.
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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - FIFTH EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0012RH

      Regular Price: $19.95

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      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
      A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.
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      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

      A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0117NIC
      Our Price: $29.95

      Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
      More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
      For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player.
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      Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

      More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
      Catalog Code: B0132NIC
      Our Price: $16.95

      The Fianchetto King's Indian
      This is White's fianchetto against the King's Indian Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3. An ideal choice for those who want to deny King's Indian players their usual attacking plans. White's harmonious scheme of development, envisaging strong pressure against Black's queenside, has appealed to many of the all-time greats - Alekhine, Botvinnik, Karpov, and Kasparov.
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      The Fianchetto King's Indian

      Catalog Code: B0063BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings I - Pawn Endings
      At the beginning of the 1980s, the Chess Informant publishing house started one of the greatest publishing ventures in chess history. In 1982 the first volume of Encyclopedia of Chess endgames was published (Pawn endgames).
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings I - Pawn Endings

      Catalog Code: B0009ECO
      Our Price: $31.95

      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles
      Volume 1: Chess opening Principles. Demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of openings variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. You'll learn all about fast development, centralization, mobility, and defense, all of which will help you get a good position which will lead directly into a playable middle game. 20 chapters, 90 minutes.
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      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles

      Catalog Code: DVD0010AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      101 Questions On How To Play Chess
      What is the object of the game of Chess? What is chess notation? How does the King move and Capture? These and a host of other Chess questions are answered simply and clearly in this indepensible guide for beginning players.
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      101 Questions On How To Play Chess

      Catalog Code: B0010DV
      Our Price: $2.95

      1... d6 - Move By Move
      This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      1... d6 - Move By Move

      Catalog Code: B0338EM
      Our Price: $29.95

      Modern Chess Preparation
      Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
      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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      Modern Chess Preparation

      Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
      Catalog Code: B0115NIC
      Our Price: $26.95

      DOWNLOAD - CT-ART 5.0
      Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for intermediate players.
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      DOWNLOAD - CT-ART 5.0

      Catalog Code: E-WIN0068CV
      Our Price: $19.95

      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
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      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0056GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      CT-ART 5.0
      Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for intermediate players.
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      CT-ART 5.0

      Catalog Code: WIN0068CV
      Our Price: $32.95

      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5
      Volume 2: Semi-Open Games 1. e4 others. French, Caro-Cann, Pirc, Scandinaviam Alekhine, Sicilian defense (Dragon, Sveshnikov, Najdorf, Closed, Alapin, Smit-Morra), etc. 28 chapters, 140 minutes.
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      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5

      Catalog Code: DVD0014AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies
      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0195EM

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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

      Play the London System
      It's no secret why the London System is such a popular opening, especially at club level. White's development plan is very easy to learn, and it can be employed against virtually any defence. What's more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely another good reason to play it!
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      Play the London System

      Catalog Code: B0306EM
      Our Price: $26.95

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 114
      2nd exclusive column by Garry Kasparov! The 13th World champion dissects top games of modern chess/ in English, 8 pages.
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      Chess Informant - ISSUE 114

      Catalog Code: B0114INF
      Our Price: $35.95

      E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
      Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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      E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

      Catalog Code: E-DVD0014SP
      Our Price: $19.95

      The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player
      A Modern Guide to An Aggressive Chess Opening
      Grandmaster Bogdan Lilac provides a complete repertoire with the aggressive Grunfeld Defense, based around complete illustrative games. The Grunfeld has been a favorite of World Champions Fischer and Kasparov, and its young contemporary adherents include Vishwanathan Anand and Peter Leko.
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      The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

      A Modern Guide to An Aggressive Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0049BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Chess Strategy - Become a Grandmaster
      For intermediate and advanced players. Based on the most common and important pawn structures such as center pawn formations, isolated pawn, hanging pawns (and more), strategical methods will be presented for both camps, and will increase your understanding of those positions dramatically. When studying each theme step by step, you can master all the strategical methods and improve your play.
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      Chess Strategy - Become a Grandmaster

      Catalog Code: WIN0006AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Houdini 4 Aquarium Pro
      Houdini 4 PRO Aquarium is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world’s strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 4 PRO.
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      Houdini 4 Aquarium Pro

      Catalog Code: WIN0123CV
      Our Price: $99.95

      SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move
      This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move

      Catalog Code: SWB0338EM

      Regular Price: $29.95

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