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    1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Batsford Chess
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    Year of Publication
    1996 2012 1996 to 2012
    Author(s)
    1. Anatoli Vasser (1)
    2. Andrew Soltis (2)
    3. Angus Dunnington (1)
    4. Bobby Fischer (1)
    5. Bogdan Lalic (1)
    6. Colin McNab (1)
    7. Graham Burgess (1)
    8. Irving Chernev (1)
    9. John Nunn (3)
    10. John Watson (1)
    11. Jon Speelman (1)
    12. Murray Chandler (4)
    13. Neil McDonald (1)
    14. Paata Gaprindashvili (1)
    15. Paul Keres (1)
    16. Paul Motwani (1)
    17. Simon Webb (1)
    18. Steve Giddins (1)
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      101 Chess Questions Answered
      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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      101 Chess Questions Answered

      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Catalog Code: B0013GB
      Our Price: $14.95

      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni
      Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
      It seems unfair that Black gets all the attacking chances in the normal lines of the King's Indian. Readers can now take a tip from the World's leading expert of sharp systems and shock their opponent with the Four Pawn Attack! Black has countless ways to go wrong, while White is risking little if well-prepared. Vaisser's hitherto unpublished analysis will give readers the edge they need to send Black's King to the guillotine.
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      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni

      Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
      Catalog Code: B0051BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      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
      Our Price: $3.95

      Chess for Children
      How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
      With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.
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      Chess for Children

      How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
      Catalog Code: B0157GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      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

      Regular Price: $21.95

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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
      Our Price: $22.95

      Chess Openings for Kids
      Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
      For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas.
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      Chess Openings for Kids

      Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
      Catalog Code: B0164GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      Chess Puzzles for Kids
      100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
      This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
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      Chess Puzzles for Kids

      100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
      Catalog Code: B0183GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      Chess Tactics for Kids
      50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
      Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters.
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      Chess Tactics for Kids

      50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0170GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      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

      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
      Our Price: $9.95

      Learn Chess
      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess.
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      Learn Chess

      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Catalog Code: B0130GB

      Regular Price: $12.95

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      Learn Chess Tactics
      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
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      Learn Chess Tactics

      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0134GB
      Our Price: $19.95

      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
      Our Price: $21.95

      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
      Our Price: $22.95

      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
      Our Price: $19.95

      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
      Our Price: $19.95

      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
      Our Price: $22.95

      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

      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

      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

      Understanding Chess Middlegames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
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      Understanding Chess Middlegames

      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0178GB
      Our Price: $24.95

      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

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