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    1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Gambit Publishing
    2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Mongoose Press
    Year of Publication
    1998 2012 1998 to 2012
    Author(s)
    1. Graham Burgess (1)
    2. Igor Sukhin (8)
    3. Jennifer Shahade (1)
    4. John Nunn (3)
    5. John Watson (1)
    6. Murray Chandler (4)
    7. 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

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 1
      Move, Attack and Capture
      is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 1

      Move, Attack and Capture
      Catalog Code: B0056EU
      Our Price: $11.95

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 2
      Simple Checkmates
      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 2

      Simple Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0057EU
      Our Price: $11.95

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 3
      Checkmates with Many Pieces
      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chess players, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 3

      Checkmates with Many Pieces
      Catalog Code: B0058EU
      Our Price: $11.95

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 4
      Elementary Endgames
      In this fourth volume, Elementary Endgames, the student will: 1) learn how to deliver fundamental checkmates such as a king and a rook against a lone king; 2) discover how to avoid stalemating the opposing king, and how to induce stalemate when threatened with checkmate; and 3) develop not only an understanding of concepts such as passed pawns and king opposition, but also a sense of confidence in the final phase of the game.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

      Elementary Endgames
      Catalog Code: B0076EU
      Our Price: $11.95

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 5
      Two-Move Checkmates
      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

      Two-Move Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0077EU
      Our Price: $11.95

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 6
      Tactics in Attack and Defense
      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

      Tactics in Attack and Defense
      Catalog Code: B0085EU
      Our Price: $11.95

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 7
      Opening Tactics
      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

      Opening Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0086EU
      Our Price: $11.95

      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 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

      Gary's Adventures in Chess Country
      The book's story begins when Gary, a young boy, finds himself at home with his babysitter one boring afternoon. His day picks up when a young girl named Cassie comes to take him away to Chess Country, a world where everything is related to the royal game. Along the way, Gary meets many of the residents of Chess Country, including Riddles -- who provides Gary and the reader with numerous chess puzzles -- and Zug, another young boy who will become Gary's chess rival.
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      Gary's Adventures in Chess Country

      Catalog Code: B0003EU
      Our Price: $23.95

      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

      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

      Special Price: $5.18


      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

      Play Like a Girl
      Tactics by 9Queens
      Play Like A Girl!, the first book of its kind, is a collection of tactical positions from the world's best women chessplayers. Profiled players range from Hungary's Judit Polgar, the best woman chessplayer in history, to Abby Marshall, the teenager who became the first American girl to win the Denker High School Tournament of Champions.
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      Play Like a Girl

      Tactics by 9Queens
      Catalog Code: B0064EU
      Our Price: $14.95

      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

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