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  1. CLEARANCE - Howard Staunton

    CLEARANCE - Howard Staunton

    Howard Staunton, chess champion, writer and Shakesperean scholar was a figure of controversy in nineteenth century chess circles. He is remembered chiefly as the man who avoided playing Morphy and as the author of numerous vitriolic articles. It is on his chess writings that this book concentrates.
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  2. CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer vs the Rest of the World

    CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer vs the Rest of the World

    For people-watchers everywhere, Brad Darach uncovers the sometimes grotesque, often hilarious secret life of Fischer the Great. Through screaming tantrums, paranoid panics, greedy schemes, orgies of eating, desperate loneliness and magnificent courage he reveals sides of Bobby never seen before.
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    $10.00
  3. CLEARANCE - Americas Chess Heritage

    CLEARANCE - Americas Chess Heritage

    With fully annotated games and many diagrams, Americas Chess Heritage is an informative chronoly and an indispensable guide for chess enthusiasts and non players alike.
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  4. CLEARANCE - Viktors Pupols - American Master

    CLEARANCE - Viktors Pupols - American Master

    This thin volume is an enlarged version of a very lengthy two-part article which appeared in the June and July 1982 issue of Northwest Chess that premier sectional monthly out of Seattle, Washington. Viktor's Pupols is a writer's dream. Pleasantly eccentric in virtually everything he does (and as the reader will soon discover, the owner of a chess style more baroque than Walt Disney's Fantasia), the man is an unstanchable torrent of eloquence.
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  5. CLEARANCE - Seirawan - Annotations by V. McCambridge

    CLEARANCE - Seirawan - Annotations by V. McCambridge

    The body of the work is divided into 29 games, which, I have chosen for their intellectual, artistic, or sporting significance. Included within the notes are Seirawan games which add texture to the "story" of the primary games as well as facilitate study for those wishing to emmulate Seirawan's opening play...
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  6. CLEARANCE - Garry Kasparov - Child of Change

    CLEARANCE - Garry Kasparov - Child of Change

    Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion in 1985 at age 22 by defeating then-champion Anatoly Karpov. Child of Change tells the story of of Kasparov, who many consider the greatest chess player of all time.
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  7. CLEARANCE - Pillsbury the Extraordinary

    CLEARANCE - Pillsbury the Extraordinary

    Soltis's research has found material found no where else! He was a chess meteor brilliantly streaking across the sky in only two years after learning the moves. He came and went quickly, this Harry Nelson Pillsbury. But while he was here, he left something for you - his extraordinary life and games. You will learn from his style that mixed and combined that or Steinitz and Morphy. Between 1896-1902, he may have been the best player in the world, superior even to World Champion Lasker. You are going to be a part of history and beautiful games with this book on Pillsbury the Extraordinary! There's a diagram every 3 moves, like a movie, to help you exercise your powers of visualization.
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  8. CLEARANCE - Michael Adams

    CLEARANCE - Michael Adams

    The chess style of teenager Michael Adams is characterized by great natural talent, enthusiasm and perseverance, qualities which have made him one of the most promising players around today.In this wonderfully human chess biology, Bill Adams describes how his son - after winning his first tournament at the age of 8! - Took full advantage of the many chess opportunities available in England to consistently increase his playing strength to become not only the youngest ever British Champion but also the youngest Grandmaster in the world!
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  9. Complete Games of Alekhine vol. 1 1892-1921

    Complete Games of Alekhine vol. 1 1892-1921

    Complete Games of Alekhine Vol, 1 by Jan Kalendovsky. No edition listed, presumed first. Published in 1992 by Moravian Press.
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    $7.95
  10. Short

    Short

    All 41 games from the Candidates matches won against Jon Speelman, Boris Gelfand, Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman are given in full. Eight recent Short games are extensively analysed. Many other games have light notes.
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  11. CLEARANCE - Nigel Short - Quest for the Crown

    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short - Quest for the Crown

    The exciting story of how Nigel Short from Lancashire, after learning chess at the age of six, progressed to play Garry Kasparov in what is possibly the most mentally demanding competitive event - the World Chess Championship. Nigel is the first Western challenger in this Russian dominated game since Bobby Fischer played Spassky in 1972.
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  12. Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

    Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

    Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 through 1936 - the longest stint of anyone in history. A colorful character almost always decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his career coincided with many evolutionary changes in competitive chess.
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  13. The U.S. Chess Hall of Fame

    The U.S. Chess Hall of Fame

    This book recounts the accomplishments, games and adventures of the greatest American chess masters. At the same time, it answers questions posed most often by visitors to the hall of fame museum, in Washington, D.C. What does it mean to be a grandmaster? How does one become the U. S. Chess Champion? What is postal Chess? 

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  14. The Revised Edition of Works of Simkovich

    The Revised Edition of Works of Simkovich

    The story, biography, and many of the chess problems of one of the greatest composes of chess problems, or puzzles, of all time.

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  15. CLEARANCE - Chess Emperors - Vishwanatan Anand

    CLEARANCE - Chess Emperors - Vishwanatan Anand

    Each book contains a biography of the chess player, his 30 games with commentary as well as 100 ones with no commentary in the period from 1991-1995.
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  16. CLEARANCE - Chess Emperors - Gata Kamsky

    CLEARANCE - Chess Emperors - Gata Kamsky

    Each book contains a biography of the chess player, his 30 games with commentary as well as 100 ones with no commentary in the period from 1991-1995.
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  17. CLEARANCE - Meet the Masters - Forbes

    CLEARANCE - Meet the Masters - Forbes

    Here are first-hand impressions of some of the greatest players of our time: Kasparov, Fischer, Short, Anand, and Adams, complete with diagrammed glimpses of their talents.
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  18. CLEARANCE - Vishy Anand

    CLEARANCE - Vishy Anand

    A British Grandmaster who has known Anand since junior championship days, Norwood analyzes the methods of one renowned for his lightning quick, bloodthirsty chess. Examining the strengths and weaknesses of his style, the reader is presented with the portrait of a determined, creative player.
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  19. CLEARANCE - Wolff! : The Chess Career of Patrick Wolff

    CLEARANCE - Wolff! : The Chess Career of Patrick Wolff

    This book provides a remarkably candid look at Patrick's chess, from his days in U.S. Junior competitions to his victoey in the U.S. Championship. At the same time, he gives you a glimpse of what it's like to be a chessplayer in America. A 'must read' for young players. A 'must read' for anyone who cares about what American chess is really about.
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  20. CLEARANCE - American Chess Journal

    CLEARANCE - American Chess Journal

    The Polgar Sisters, the New Oxford Companion to Chess, and other books reviewed.
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  21. Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

    Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

    Mikhail Tal, the ''Magician from Riga'', was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed throughout with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in typically objective fashion he relates both the ups and downs of his encounters.
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  22. CLEARANCE - Kasparov vs. Deeper Blue

    CLEARANCE - Kasparov vs. Deeper Blue

    The match was billed as the final showdown between humanity and the computer. The IBM programmers were confident that the computer was finally too powerful, too fast and too accurate for the best exponent of the Royal Game. Has Deep Blue finally developed an understanding of strategy?

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  23. CLEARANCE - Australian Chess at the Top

    CLEARANCE - Australian Chess at the Top

    Cathy Chua represented Australia twice in Chess Olympiads (1976 and 1978) before quitting competitive Chess in favor of Bridge at which she also represented Australia in two Olympics. Apart from many articles on Bridge and Chess which have appeared in Australia and internationally (sometimes in translation) she has also written two books: The History of Australian Bridge 1930-1990 and Maud Jean France: A Feminist Response to the Novels
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  24. CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Profiles - Joel Benjamin

    CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Profiles - Joel Benjamin

    This sampling of Benjamin's games will give the reader a good idea of the style and technique he has used to win titles. A tremendous counter-puncher, Benjamin's attacks often explode from seemingly blockaded positions. His pieces seem to be retreating only to turn and bravely attack the foe. Indeed, his middlegame style is distinctly individual, relying on strong endgame play to take advantage when his late middlegame attacks do not.
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  25. The Chess Biography of Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 - Volume 1

    The Chess Biography of Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 - Volume 1

    The detailed account of the chess career of the prominent world-known artist Marcel Duchamp in the period 1887-1925. This volume covers his stays and chess playing in Argentine (1919), USA (1920-1922), Belgium (1923) and France (1924-1925).
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  26. Young Marshall

    Young Marshall

    Very little is known of Frank Marshall's early career since most biographies skip quickly over this period onto the great tournaments of his later years. For this book chess historian John Hilbert has researched many forgotten newspapers and journals to produce the first accurate account of this part of Marshall's life. Even Marshall, in his autobiography "My 50 Years of Chess", often failed to remember his own past correctly!
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  27. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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  28. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.

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  29. Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

    Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

    This book, about the best chess player of the nineteenth century, analyzes Paul Morphy's games and positions in depth to reveal the essence of his style. The first collection in English of all 413 of Morphy's known games, the volume discusses other players of the period (Adolph Anderssen and Wilhelm Steinitz), Morphy's rare blunders and omissions, as well as selected endgames and openings.
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  30. EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

    EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

    Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.

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  31. Pal Benko

    Pal Benko

    Grandmaster Pal Benko is a chess legend: A challenger for the World Championship, an innovator of many modern opening systems, a problem composer par excellence, and a father figure to his close friend Bobby Fischer, Benko has played and defeated most of the top players of the last fifty years. This biography is a celebration of a great man's creative legacy.
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  32. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II

    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.
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  33. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III

    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of the chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. This magnificent compilation of play from the 1960s through to the 1970s forms the basis of the third part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play from this era to a rigorous analysis, the examination being enhanced by the use of the latest chess software.
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  34. The Chess Biography of Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 - Volume 2

    The Chess Biography of Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968 - Volume 2

    The detailed account of the chess career of the prominent world-known artist Marcel Duchamp, which covers the period 1926-1930. It contents 370 games, including 55 Duchamp's games.
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  35. Chess Fathering a Nation

    Chess Fathering a Nation

    Chess Biography of two Romanian chess players, Adof Albin and Georg Marco, who were prominent chess players of 19th and 20th century.
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  36. SHOPWORN - A Legend on the Road

    SHOPWORN - A Legend on the Road

    A Legend on the Road deals with Bobby before he had become a household name. A complete unknown he wasn't, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit - including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair - but U.S. chess players bad never had a real opportunity to see him in action without traveling thousands of miles.
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