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    Year of Publication
    1982 2014 1982 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Andrew Greet (1)
    2. Bobby Fischer (1)
    3. Byron Jacobs (1)
    4. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    5. Craig Pritchett (1)
    6. Cyrus Lakdawala (8)
    7. Frank Brady (1)
    8. Garry Kasparov (5)
    9. J. N. Walker (1)
    10. Johan Hellsten (1)
    11. John Watson (1)
    12. Matthew Sadler (1)
    13. Nick de Firmian (1)
    14. Richard Palliser (1)
    15. Tim Just (2)
    16. Yasser Seirawan (9)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (18)
    2. AN - Algebraic (17)
    3. NL - Notationless (3)
    Topics
    1. General Chess Instruction (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (1)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (1)
    3. Move by Move (8)
    4. Starting Out (2)
    5. Winning Chess (9)
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      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

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      28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      The Magnetic Chess Demonstration Set is the ultimate way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. Unlike traditional demonstration sets, where the pieces have to be inserted into the board, it uses magnets to safely secure the pieces. No more replacing the demonstration board because of a rip or tear! Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows the chessboard board to be hung up almost anywhere.
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      28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      Catalog Code: DEMOMAG28
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      28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set is the most economical way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. The term 'slotted' refers to the fact that each of the squares has a slot to hold the pieces. Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows it to be hung up almost anywhere.
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      28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      Catalog Code: DEMOSLT28
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      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
      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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      Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

      Catalog Code: B0011RH
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      Botvinnik - Move by Move
      In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Botvinnik games. Lakdawala examines Botvinnik's renowned skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Botvinnik's play.
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      Botvinnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0374EM
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      Capablanca - Move by Move
      Jose Raul Capablanca is a chess legend, world champion and quite simply one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His achievements and seemingly effortless style of play won many admirers, and his legacy includes a treasure of instructive games. Studying Capablanca's play is a must for any aspiring chess player. For Cyrus Lakdawala, it was a key factor in his chess development and improvement, and in this book he revisits many of his favourite Capablanca games.
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      Capablanca - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0353EM
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      Checkmate My First Chess Book
      Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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      Checkmate My First Chess Book

      Catalog Code: B0140EM
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      Checkmate! Tactics
      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      Checkmate! Tactics

      Catalog Code: B0307EM
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      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
      In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
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      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

      Catalog Code: B0339EM
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      Chess For Rookies
      Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
      Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM
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      Chess For Rookies

      Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
      Catalog Code: B0279EM

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      Chess For Tomorrow's Champions
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      Chess For Tomorrow's Champions

      Catalog Code: B0275EM

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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0363EM
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      EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move
      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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      EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: E-B0359EM
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      Endgame - PAPERBACK
      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      ENDGAME is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady's decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent--and confounding descent--of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effect.of fame
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      Endgame - PAPERBACK

      Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
      Catalog Code: B0022RH
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: B0308EM
      Our Price: $44.95

      Kramnik - Move by Move
      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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      Kramnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0359EM
      Our Price: $29.95

      Mastering Endgame Strategy
      Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten. In his new work Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook and queen endgames. He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know, but also the key themes and characteristics of successful endgame play, including activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defence, fortresses and technique
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      Mastering Endgame Strategy

      Catalog Code: B0375EM
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      Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION
      Completed Revised and Updated
      Modern Chess Openings is the best and most trusted tool for serious chess players on the market. First published over a half-century ago, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the book that has been the standard English language reference on chess openings.
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      Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION

      Completed Revised and Updated
      Catalog Code: B0013RH
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      Play the French - 4th EDITION
      The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years!
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      Play the French - 4th EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0354EM
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      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
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      Play Winning Chess
      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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      Play Winning Chess

      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0197EM
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      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics
      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

      Catalog Code: SWB0307EM

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      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

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: SWB0308EM

      Regular Price: $44.95

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      SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move
      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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      SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: SWB0359EM

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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

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      SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy
      Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten. In his new work Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook and queen endgames. He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know, but also the key themes and characteristics of successful endgame play, including activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defence, fortresses and technique
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      SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy

      Catalog Code: SWB0375EM

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      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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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0196EM

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      Starting Out - In Chess
      International Master Byron Jacobs provides newcomers to the chess with a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of the game. In this book he takes the novice player to the standard at which they can enjoy a friendly or competitive game. Learn chess from scratch or brush up on the basics.
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      Starting Out - In Chess

      Catalog Code: B0042EM

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      Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon
      Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
      The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian Defence: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unknowing white players looking for a direct attack similar to the one used against traditional Dragon are shocked by Black's increased options due to the flexible move order.
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      Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon

      Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0030EM
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      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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      Tips for Young Players
      In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
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      Tips for Young Players

      Catalog Code: B0259EM
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      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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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION
      IN STOCK AND SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
      This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.
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      US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION

      IN STOCK AND SHIPS IMMEDIATELY
      Catalog Code: B0023RH
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      Winning Chess Brilliancies
      A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters
      This book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move.
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      Winning Chess Brilliancies

      A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters
      Catalog Code: B0200EM
      Our Price: $26.95

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