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  1. Chess Informants (6)

    **PRE-ORDER** Chess Informant - ISSUE 121
    Midnight Sun Edition
    Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff at Chess Informant excited at the prospect of preparing for readers a Midnight Sun edition, primarily devoted to reporting on this same gigantic sporting event. Our authors, exclusively Olympiad participants, sent us bright games, brilliant ideas and breathtaking insights from this wonderful eleven round competition.
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    **PRE-ORDER** Chess Informant - ISSUE 121

    Midnight Sun Edition
    Catalog Code: B0121INF
    Our Price: $39.95

    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 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 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 Informant - ISSUE 116
    Chess Informant 116 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 116

    Catalog Code: B0116INF
    Our Price: $35.95

    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

    Chess Informant - ISSUE 119
    Viking Edition
    Chess Informant 119 Viking is largely dedicated to the newly crowned world champion, Magnus Carlsen. He’s the emerging global brand and the new face of our beloved game. We offer exclusive Carlsen photos inside Chess Informant 119, but for the cover we preferred the symbolism of a sailing drakkar boat. This newest installment of the Informant is all about red and blue that one can connect with the Norwegian flag, perhaps as additional evidence that Vikings are back in fashion.
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 119

    Viking Edition
    Catalog Code: B0119INF
    Our Price: $39.95

    Chess Informant - ISSUE 120
    Maracana Edition
    GM Alexander Morozevich, winner of Poikovsky 2014 super-tournament, one of the most original and daring players on the planet, launches his Midnight in Moscow column in which he takes chess to its outer limits with examples of extreme opening play. Surrealism in chess – that’s what Alex is painting on the 64 squares of the chessboard. But this is not just pure fantasy. You will discover that you really can unleash a novelty as early as the 3rd move – even in today’s gladiatorial world of competitive chess!
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 120

    Maracana Edition
    Catalog Code: B0120INF
    Our Price: $39.95

    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

    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

    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: $6.48


    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

    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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