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  1. PRE-ORDER - Dynamic Play In The World Champions’ Masterpieces

    PRE-ORDER - Dynamic Play In The World Champions’ Masterpieces

    In this book I collected 40 games of the World Champions which should depict their usage of the dynamic play in the most accessible manner. You will be able to examine how they treated all the dynamic aspects of chess throughout their careers, and how much their ideas contributed to development and evolution of chess technique.
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    $32.95
  2. TV Chess

    TV Chess

    The book consists of games, chess positions, anecdotes and interesting stories about chess and chess players. Many of the games and problems cannot be found from any other source.
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    $19.95
  3. Emanuel Lasker - A Reader

    Emanuel Lasker - A Reader

    In this book you get a unique look at Lasker himself – both intellectually and emotionally – through a wide-ranging sampling of his works, with an emphasis on chess but also including much on other topics.
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    $34.95
  4. Game Changer

    Game Changer

    Game Changer offers intriguing insights into the opportunities and horizons of Artificial Intelligence. Not just in solving games, but in providing solutions for a wide variety of challenges in society
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    $24.95
  5. Man Vs. Machine

    Man Vs. Machine

    The man versus machine battle in chess is a landmark in the history of technology. There are numerous books that document the technical aspects of this epic story. The human side is not often told. Few chess players are inclined to write about their man-machine encounters, other than annotating the games played. This book brings the two sides together. It tells the stories of many of the key scientists and chess players that participated in a 50-year research project to advance the understanding of computing technology. "
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    $34.95
  6. British Chess

    British Chess

    British Chess is a picture book containing information almost available nowhere else. It has the first chess man, the first chess board, the first chess picture, the first chess diagram.
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    $9.95
  7. Chess in the Eighties

    Chess in the Eighties

    David Bronstein was a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest players in the world. In this sharp and provocative essay, the authors explain their concern regarding the increasingly sport oriented nature of chess, in which the result is all-important, to the detriment of chess as an art form and as an element of culture.
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    $14.95
  8. A Short History of Chess

    A Short History of Chess

    Among the papers left by the late H. J. R. Murray was the typeset of A Short History of Chess which he wrote in 1917. This was not an abridgment of the standard work he had published some years earlier but a new and original brief history of the game from its beginnings until 1866. It has been brought up to date by Mr. B. Goulding Brown and Mr. Harry Golombek, covering the periods from 1866 to almost the present including the modern World Championships.
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    $18.95
  9. World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953

    World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953

    Whenever any grandmaster of chess is asked the question “Which chess book helped you the most” or “To what book do you most attribute your success”, the answer is almost always the same. All or almost all grandmasters say there is one book that stands above all others in leading to success over the board. The name of that book is: International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Zurich 1953 by David Bronstein, which is reprinted here under the more commonly used title of World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953.
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    $29.95
  10. The Personality of Chess

    The Personality of Chess

    Once the game of kings, chess now intrigues, fascinates, and experates millions of enthusiasts from all walks of life. What is it in the nature of this unique game that has appealed to so many people for so many centuries? What does this game mean for those who play in, and why does it interest even those who do not? Here are the answers in brilliant book that explains chess as a social, psychological, historical and dramatic phenomenon. Filled with unexpected humor and written in a language anyone can understand, The Personality of chess offers a vast amount of little known facts about the game, some in refutation of popular misconceptions, others boldly treading unexplored areas.
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    $25.95
  11. The Great Chess Masters and Their Games

    The Great Chess Masters and Their Games

    Is there any quality common in the world's greatest chess masters, any peculiarity which made them contestants upon that particular parti-coloured board and on no other? Is there, in other words, a chess-mind?
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    $25.95
  12. Writings in Chess History

    Writings in Chess History

    The book consists of forty chapters, originally individual essays or reviews written over the past several years by the prominent American chess historian, John S. Hilbert, collected now for the first time. Over 500 chess games are presented, including those by Capablanca, Sellman, Marshall, Buckle, Steinitz, Zukertort and many more, annotated from different historical chess sources, chess magazines, chess columns, chess archives, etc., most long forgotten by lovers of the game.
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    $44.95
  13. A History of Chess

    A History of Chess

    In this book, the author, legendary Russian grandmaster Yuri Averbakh, presents a well-researched and documented theory about the origins, development and spread of this immensely popular game. In addition, over three dozen splendid color plates - presented on coated stock making the images suitable for framing - supplement his historical analysis.
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  14. Chess Competitions 1824-1970

    Chess Competitions 1824-1970

    Annotated International Bibliography of chess books, chess bulletins and chess programs. This bibliography aims to provide, for the first time and comprehensively, and extensive record of publications on chess competitions held the world over from 1824, the year in which the correspondence match between the Edinburg and London Chess Clubs began, up until 1970.
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    $54.95
  15. The Delights of Chess

    The Delights of Chess

    The book is filled with amusing anecdotes involving famous players, including Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Reshevsky and Lombardy.
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    $25.95
  16. The Soviet Chess School

    The Soviet Chess School

    The Soviet Chess School has biographies and lots of games and pictures of players such as Kasparov, Karpov and Spassky whereas these players are not mentioned in the 32-years earlier work The Soviet School of Chess.
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  17. The Soviet School of Chess

    The Soviet School of Chess

    This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players.
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    $15.95
  18. Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION

    Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION

    >Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is widely regarded as the strongest chess player ever in history prior to the modern era. He was so much better than any of his contemporaries that it is impossible for us to know how good he really was. The edition of the book that is reprinted here was published in 1871 by C. Sanson. This shows that the original Philidor book was still the standard work on the subject one hundred years after it was first written.
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  19. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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  20. Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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    $44.95
  21. Golden Treasury of Chess

    Golden Treasury of Chess

    The Golden Treasury of Chess is one of the most popular and most often reprinted and revised chess books ever created. It is filled with hundreds of the most thrilling, exciting and surprising chess games ever played. It also includes articles about chess history and stories about how these great games came to be played. It has also become one of the most controversial chess books ever written.
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    $25.95
  22. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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  23. Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

    This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted ''without result'' by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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    $44.95
  24. Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik

    Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik

    This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author, Imre Konig, was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.This book was originally published in 1950 as ''Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik''.
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    $18.95
  25. Rating of Chess Players

    Rating of Chess Players

    One of the most extraordinary books ever written about chess and chessplayers, this authoritative study goes well beyond a lucid explanation of how today's chessmasters and tournament players are rated. Twenty years' research and practice produce a wealth of thought-provoking and hitherto unpublished material on the nature and development of high-level talent.
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  26. Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I

    Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I

    This book is the first in a brand new series that follows on from My Great Predecessors and sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess history. Bobby Fischer's spurt towards the chess summit (1970-1972) marked the approach of a new era affecting all aspects of the game and opening theory in particular.
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  27. Capablanca in the United Kingdom - 1911 - 1920

    Capablanca in the United Kingdom - 1911 - 1920

    This is the first of a projected two volume series and describes the four visits made by Capablanca to the UK in 1911, 1913, 1919 and 1920. On each visit Capablanca played simultaneous displays against local enthusiasts. The first two visits were relatively short and exhibitions were confined to London and Birmingham but in 1919, following his triumph at the Hastings Victory Congress, the Cuban went "on tour" and played in 36 displays in English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish cities. In 1920 he played at Bristol and Woolwich as part of a European tour.

    Dr Fiala's research has unearthed 123 of Capablanca's simultaneous games, many never published in book form before, together with descriptions of the events taken from local newspapers of the time. This carefully researched book will be of interest to chess historians.
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    $39.95
  28. 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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  29. CLEARANCE - Lasker and His Contemporaries - No. 5

    CLEARANCE - Lasker and His Contemporaries - No. 5

    It has been fourteen years since the fourth number of this series. With this, the fifth number, that series is continued. Our lead article in this issue traces Lasker's first steps in the New World, at least for the first two months of his stay while in the United States. More could be done, even for his brief period during October and November 1892, especially concerning Lasker's brief excursion to Montreal near the end of November. Laskers first game in the United States include his 24-game series of eight three-game matches at the Manhattan Chess Club.
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  30. CLEARANCE - Modern Postal Masterpieces

    CLEARANCE - Modern Postal Masterpieces

    America's best play other strong opponents from the USA and around the world in top events. For the first time in a book on postal chess photos of these masters as well as some background details bring them to literally life.
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  31. 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
  32. CLEARANCE - British Chess Magazine - 1923-1932 - An Anthology

    CLEARANCE - British Chess Magazine - 1923-1932 - An Anthology

    British Chess Magazine is the world's oldest chess journal in continuous publication. First published in January 1881, it has appeared at monthly intervals ever since. It is frequently known in the chess world as BCM.
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    $10.00
  33. Chess Kaleidoscope

    Chess Kaleidoscope

    The book is in three parts, the first of which tells of matches for the WorldChampionship, of decisive games, of combinations, problems and studies on the chess board, and of the unusual properties of the board and pieces. Part two deals with a currently fashionable topic, ‘The Computer at the Chess Board’, and in the third part of WorldChampion Annotates fifteen of the best games, many of which are from recent events and may be unfamiliar to the Western readers. 

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. CLEARANCE - International Championship Chess

    CLEARANCE - International Championship Chess

    A complete documentation of all these events and much much more (273 selected games and positions from all FIDE competitions and details about related fields such as correspondence chess and chess competitions) is found in International Championship Chess. Moreover lists of grandmasters, masters, presidents, vice presidents, etc.
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