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  1. Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

    Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

    Side-stepping Mainline Theory will help you to focus on what is really decisive in the vast majority of non-grandmaster games: tactics, positional understanding and endgame technique.
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    $25.95
  2. Monster Your Middlegame Planning - Volume 2

    Monster Your Middlegame Planning - Volume 2

    The second volume of the book follows the unique concept of the first one. The reader needs to solve practical exercises throughout the entire book in various important middlegame strategical topics in a testing format. According to the collected points after the solutions, he will also be able evaluate his current knowledge.
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    $27.95
  3. The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry

    The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry

    In his ground-breaking series, The Power of the Pieces, Belorussian grandmaster Sergey Kasparov examines the strengths, weaknesses and overall characteristics of each piece on the chessboard. This second volume in the series is about the knight. Its role in the opening, middlegame and endgame is discussed in detail, amply supported by almost 140 complete games from tournament praxis.
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    $24.95
  4. Monster Your Middlegame Planning  - Volume 1

    Monster Your Middlegame Planning - Volume 1

    With this book I have sought to provide a training guide that will be helpful mostly to players in the 1500–2200 range corresponding to a lower club level up to those with aspirations for a FIDE title. Of course, the book may well also be useful for players weaker than 1500, or for those stronger than 2200, but this is a decision these players should make for themselves!
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    $27.95
  5. Mastering the Opening and Middlegame

    Mastering the Opening and Middlegame

    These books are ideal for keen club players who want to improve and are seeking to better their understanding of these key stages of a chess game: the opening, when the battle lines are drawn and the middlegame when the armies commence hand to hand combat.
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    $25.95
  6. Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame

    Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame

    The middlegame is arguably the most complicated aspect of chess. Through carefully selected examples from real games, Alexey wants to make you more familiar with various aspects of the middlegame. He believes that through careful reading and study of his book, any player regardless of level will significantly improve their skills.
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    $32.50
  7. SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess x3

    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess x3

    These three titles, brought together for the first time in one volume, explain the important ideas behind every major opening, provide an understanding of the middlegame to the aspiring player and tips to all players wishing to improve their endgame play.
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  8. Improve Your Chess x3

    Improve Your Chess x3

    These three titles, brought together for the first time in one volume, explain the important ideas behind every major opening, provide an understanding of the middlegame to the aspiring player and tips to all players wishing to improve their endgame play.
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    $29.95
  9. Chess Middlegame Strategies - Vol. 2

    Chess Middlegame Strategies - Vol. 2

    After his outstanding book from 2008, 'Winning Chess Middlegames', Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov takes us a step further into his dungeon of middlegame skills. In his well known style, Sokolov focuses on the different aspects of the complex middlegame.

    As usual Ivan breaks new ground and provides us with a variety of instructive examples. Many were extracted from the very recent top level tournament practice. In this, his second volume of the Chess Middlegame Strategies series, Ivan explores middlegame strategies and ideas related to prospective opening set-ups
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    $32.95
  10. Winning Chess Middlegames

    Winning Chess Middlegames

    Ever wondered why grandmasters take only seconds to see what's really going on in a chess position? It's all about structures, as Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book. ‘Winning Chess Middlegames' addresses the often ignored but extremely important topic of pawn structures, divided into four main types: doubled pawns, isolated pawns, hanging pawns and pawn majorities
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  11. Grivas Method - Middlegame Strategies

    Grivas Method - Middlegame Strategies

    GM Arkadij Naiditsch: The work of Efstratios Grivas is, as usual, very well organized, with logical explanations accompanying the practical examples he has chosen. There are, of course, almost unlimited options in the middlegame but I am very sure that after examining the current book’s examples, you will most definitely improve - gaining not only a deeper understanding, but also many news ideas for your own middlegame play.
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    $27.50
  12. The Center

    The Center

    There is a blank spot in the huge world of chess literature: systematically presented middle- game. Therefore authors, both long-term chess trainers, decided to fi ll this vacuum. With a series of books about the middle-game, we would like to present different topics of chess tactics and strategy in a slightly different way. Books, which will be published in the coming years as part of the series, are planned to cover all frequently discussed themes, as well as many others topics — those about which chess players and also trainers usually do not think as deeply as they should in order to achieve better results.
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  13. Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 1

    Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 1

    Roman Edouard launches a brand new series of exercise books. In his first volume, he focuses on middlegames. Romain has carefully selected 496 positions, which arose in real games in the recent past. To obtain the best possible training result out of each position, he has separated the exercises into 11 different categories, covering both tactics and strategy, attack and defence. This book is a fantastic training tool for any chessplayer to improve his level of chess thinking.
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  14. Chess Middlegame Strategies - Vol. 1

    Chess Middlegame Strategies - Vol. 1

    After his outstanding book from 2008, 'Winning Chess Middlegames', Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov takes us a step further into his dungeon of middlegame skills. In his well known style, Sokolov focuses on the different aspects of the complex middlegame. As usual, Ivan breaks new ground and provides us with a variety of instructive examples. Many were extracted from the very recent top level tournament practice. Volume 2 will be published later in 2017.
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    $27.95
  15. Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    In this sequel to his instant classic Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition, a highly original take on practical middlegame instruction, Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with a fresh supply of essential, yet easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge.
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    $24.95
  16. Mastering Chess Middlegames

    Mastering Chess Middlegames

    Panchenko’s classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to this unique training method. The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics: attack, defence, counterplay, realising the advantage, obstructing the plans of your opponent, the battle of the heavy pieces, and much more. In each chapter, Panchenko clearly identifies the various aspects of the topic, formulates easy-to-grasp rules, presents a large number of well-chosen examples and ends with a wealth of practical tests.
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  17. SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Middlegames

    SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Middlegames

    Panchenko’s classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to this unique training method. The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics: attack, defence, counterplay, realising the advantage, obstructing the plans of your opponent, the battle of the heavy pieces, and much more. In each chapter, Panchenko clearly identifies the various aspects of the topic, formulates easy-to-grasp rules, presents a large number of well-chosen examples and ends with a wealth of practical tests.
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  18. Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    In this book IM Arthur van de Oudeweetering supplies building blocks for your chess knowledge. In short chapters he presents lots of well-defined subjects, easy to remember because of their specific elements. After working with this book you will experience something wonderful: your mind and memory will be triggered much easier and more frequently. An increasing number of positions, pawn structures and piece placements will automatically activate your chess knowledge. As a result, you will simply find the right move more often and more quickly!
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    $26.95
  19. The Middle Game in Chess

    The Middle Game in Chess

    The Middle Game in Chess by Reuben Fine completes the trilogy between Practical Chess Openings and Basic Chess Endings, both by Fine, so that the three major aspects of chess are discussed. The Middle Game, it has been said, is the heart of chess. Here is the field of battle on which victory or defeat is decided. In this book the world's leading authority turns his talents to the Middle Game.
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    $29.95
  20. Techniques of Positional Play

    Techniques of Positional Play

    Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner.
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  21. Soviet Middlegame Technique

    Soviet Middlegame Technique

    Many of the classics of Soviet chess literature have struggled to see the light of day, but none more so than Soviet Middlegame Technique by Peter Romanovsky. The original version of this famous guide to the middlegame was published in 1929 when Romanovsky was Soviet Champion. Romanovsky later decided to update and improve his work.
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  22. The Middle Game in Chess - Book I

    The Middle Game in Chess - Book I

    This comprehensive study of middle-game theory is a classic unlikely to be superseded. It is a valuable addition to the library of every serious student of chess.
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    $25.95
  23. Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3

    In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise.
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    $19.95
  24. Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    Publisher: ISHI Press Author: Ludek PachmanYear of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185Notation Type: Descriptive (DN) Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as ''the soul of chess.'' Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork.
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  25. A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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  26. Understanding Chess Middlegames

    Understanding Chess Middlegames

    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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  27. CLEARANCE - The King in the Middlegame

    CLEARANCE - The King in the Middlegame

    Grandmaster Mednis has provided a multitude of game examples, clearly illustrating key concepts. There are 129 diagrams to assist the reader. This book will certainly serve as a guide to improving your game. Mednis has a well deserved reputation as a reliable teacher, and this book will only enhance that reputation.
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    $10.00
  28. The Middlegame - BOOK 1

    The Middlegame - BOOK 1

    Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book I of the series covers pawn formations and static features of the game of chess. Thousands of satisfied customers have made this one of the most popular books on chess middlegames. Completely re-edited and translated to algebraic notation in this 1994 edition.
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  29. From  the Middlegame into Endgame

    From the Middlegame into Endgame

    Grandmaster Edmar Mednis, a world expert on the endgame, shows how to proceed in the minimum number of moves from the opening to a favorable endgame, essentially bypassing the middlegame. He discusses 11 different openings, including both open and closed systems, in each case explaining the best routes to particular endgame positions. These positions are then analyzed, using master games to illustrate various winning plans. Because of the clear exposition of endgame principles, the student will learn not only about these specific positions, but also about endgame play in general.
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  30. The Middlegame - BOOK 2

    The Middlegame - BOOK 2

    Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book II of the series examines the initiative, the different types of attack on the king, the art of defense, maneuver and liquidation, and the common failings over the chessboard to which even great players are occasionally subject.
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  31. CLEARANCE - Chess Middlegame Combinations

    CLEARANCE - Chess Middlegame Combinations

    Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess.
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  32. The Art of the Middle Game

    The Art of the Middle Game

    Translated by Harry Golombek. Superb guide to neglected area of chess. Two formidable grandmasters cover attacking the king, defense, importance of pawn structure, analysis, much more.
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    $10.95
  33. CLEARANCE - The Chess Player's Handbook

    CLEARANCE - The Chess Player's Handbook

    An authoritative guide to the game, this fascimile of the original edition is a fruitful source of ideas for the chess player of today.
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  34. CLEARANCE - Combinations in the Middle Game

    CLEARANCE - Combinations in the Middle Game

    The author, trainer to ex-World Champion Boris Spassky, gives his own idea of what a chess combination is and illustrates the text with dozens of fascinating examples.
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  35. CLEARANCE - How to Play the Middle Game in Chess

    CLEARANCE - How to Play the Middle Game in Chess

    One of the few books that tutors experienced club and tournament players on how to master the middlegame.
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    $10.00

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