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    PRE-ORDER - The Creative Power of Bogoljubov - Volume I
    Pawn Play, Sacrifices, Restriction and More
    Catalog Code: B0031ER

    International Master Grigory Bogdanovich has written a two-volume treatise on Bogoljubov’s life and games, covering over four hundred fully annotated games and fragments over both volumes. His analysis of Bogoljubov’s games is split into instructive themes, making his treatise a fantastic textbook for learning a huge range of winning techniques.
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    PRE-ORDER - The Creative Power of Bogoljubov - Volume I

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    PRE-ORDER - Hein Donner - The Biography
    Catalog Code: B0234NIC

    Hein Donner developed from a chess player-writer into a writer-chess player. His provocative writings and his colourful persona made him a national celebrity during the roaring sixties. His book ‘The King’, a fascinating and often hilarious anthology spanning 30 years of chess writing, is a world-wide bestseller and features on many people’s list of favourite chess books.
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    PRE-ORDER - Hein Donner - The Biography

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    PRE-ORDER - Sultan Khan
    Chess Champion of the British Empire
    Catalog Code: B0232NIC

    Daniel King has uncovered a wealth of new facts about Khan, as well as dozens of previously unknown games. For the first time he tells the full story of how Khan, a Muslim outsider, was received in Europe, of his successes in the chess world and his return to obscurity after his departure for India in 1933.
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    PRE-ORDER - Sultan Khan

    $32.95
    Evgeny Vasiukov - Chess Champion of Moscow
    Catalog Code: B0029ER

    In this book his life-long friend and sparring partner, Garry Kasparov’s long-term coach Alexander Nikitin, presents a selection of games illustrating Vasiukov’s career and legacy. Opponents in this games collection include world champions and challengers Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, Tal, Smyslov, Bronstein and Korchnoi, as well as other leading players such as Lev Alburt, Alexander Morozevich, Mark Taimanov, Portisch and Geller, among others. Readers will find the annotations both highly instructive and entertaining, in an informal style.
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    Evgeny Vasiukov - Chess Champion of Moscow

    $14.95
    Sergey Karjakin - Best Games of the Minister of Defence
    Catalog Code: B0028ER

    This best games collection begins with a biographical chapter, discussing the Russian grandmaster’s rise from early childhood to the chess elite. It contains 66 fully annotated games and 9 fragments, illustrating the distinctive feature of Karjakin’s style: a harmonious blend of subtle positional understanding and an acute sense of dynamics.
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    Sergey Karjakin - Best Games of the Minister of Defence

    $24.95
    Soviet Outcast - PAPERBACK
    The Life and Games of Grigory Levenfish
    Catalog Code: B0166QT

    Soviet Outcast comprises Levenfish’s annotations to 79 of his finest games, translated from his Russian autobiography, plus extensive bonus material including several games compiled from other sources, mostly with annotations by Levenfish himself, as well as a 30-page Afterword by GM Jacob Aagaard.
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    Soviet Outcast - PAPERBACK

    $31.95
    Modern Chess Formula
    The Powerful Impact of Engines
    Catalog Code: B0074TH

    This book is dedicated to chess, though I must confess it is not that same chess with which I immediately and eternally fell in love many, many years ago. There were plenty of wonderful moments, and no shortage of horrible disappointments associated with that version of the game in which I certainly considered myself a true professional.
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    Modern Chess Formula

    $38.95
    Emanuel Lasker - Volume 2
    Choices and Chances - Chess and Other Games of the Mind
    Catalog Code: B0004VR

    In this second volume, Mihail Marin and John Donaldson shed new light on some of Lasker's most important encounters in the middle part of his chess career, starting with the famous tenth match game against Carl Schlechter and culminating in his famous victory at New York 1924.
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    Emanuel Lasker - Volume 2

    $69.00
    My Chess World
    Catalog Code: B0073TH

    This book is a fully-revised combination of two collections of David Navara’s games and blogposts published in Czech, Můj šachový svět (Prague, 2015) and Můj světový šach (Prague, 2017). The titles, My Chess World and My World Chess, betray the fact that David doesn’t only like to play chess, he also likes to play with words. I have tried to maintain his unique voice and the spirit of his writing in English.
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    My Chess World

    $38.95
    Bobby Fischer - The Final Years
    A Personal Memoir
    Catalog Code: B0141OB

    This extraordinary book describes the last years of the great legend and World Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer. It is written by his close friend and confidant, the Icelandic author Gardar Sverrisson who was instrumental in procuring Fischer asylum in Iceland in 2004. For the remaining years of his life, Fischer resided in Reykjavik. He was in daily contact with Sverrisson who gradually became the only friend he would trust.
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    Bobby Fischer - The Final Years

    $39.95
    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move - Volume 2 - The Assassin (1982-1990)
    Catalog Code: B0025ER

    In Coaching Kasparov, Year by Year and Move by Move Garry Kasparov’s long-term coach, second and mentor Alexander Nikitin tells the story of how he trained Kasparov from a brilliant but raw junior into becoming and then remaining the world champion. Volume II, the present work, covers the period 1982-1990, including the first four world championship matches against Karpov and the candidates matches against Smyslov, Korchnoi and Beliavsky.
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    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move - Volume 2 - The Assassin (1982-1990)

    $22.95
    Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin - A Chess Prodigy's Career in 64 Games
    Catalog Code: B0024ER

    This book, by his friend and coach Grandmaster Jakov Geller, takes a detailed look at Ivan’s life and career in 50 deeply annotated games and 14 fragments. Apart from Jakov, 20 other guest grandmasters annotate games in this book, including super GMs Dubov, Alexander Morozevich, Vladislav Artemiev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Maxim Matlakov, and Evgeny Alekseev. The list of Ivan’s opponents in these games includes Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inkariev, Richard Rapport, and Dmitry Andreikin.
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    Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin - A Chess Prodigy's Career in 64 Games

    $16.95
    My Fifty Years of Chess
    A Magnificent Collection of 140 Brilliant Games
    Catalog Code: B0355IS

    Known for an aggressive style and an ability to get out of trouble that earned him the nickname "the Great Swindler", Marshall recorded both high finishes and disappointing results in elite tournaments. His best result came at Cambridge Springs 1904 where he finished two points ahead of Lasker and David Janowski. This helped him find backing for the Lasker-Marshall World Championship Match in 1907.
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    My Fifty Years of Chess

    $19.95
    My Seven Chess Prodigies
    Catalog Code: B0353IS

    This book is about seven of the greatest American chess players, including World Champion Bobby Fischer. John Collins knew them all when they were boys, before they became masters, and was their tutor, mentor and friend. In this book he tells the fascinating story of their chess development and explains the methods by which he guided them to success.
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    My Seven Chess Prodigies

    $24.95
    Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters
    Catalog Code: B0351IS

    In this book, Lasker provides mini-biographies for many masters who otherwise would not be remembered today. He shows how he learned from them and this enabled him to increase his chess strength.
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    Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters

    $25.95
    Mind Master - Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life
    Catalog Code: B0140OB

    In Mind Master, Vishy looks back on a lifetime of games played, opponents tackled and circumstances overcome, and draws from its depths significant tools that will help every reader navigate life's challenges.
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    Mind Master - Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life

    $24.95
    The Anand Files
    The World Championship Story 2008-2012
    Catalog Code: B0161QT

    The Anand Files offers a detailed insight into the strategies Viswanathan Anand used to win three World Championship matches in a row. It takes the reader behind the scenes to show the inner workings of Team Anand, including pre-game planning and preparing opening novelties, some of which have yet to be used.
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    The Anand Files

    $39.95
    The Anand Files - PAPERBACK
    The World Championship Story 2008-2012
    Catalog Code: B0168QT

    The Anand Files offers a detailed insight into the strategies Viswanathan Anand used to win three World Championship matches in a row. It takes the reader behind the scenes to show the inner workings of Team Anand, including pre-game planning and preparing opening novelties, some of which have yet to be used.
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    The Anand Files - PAPERBACK

    $32.95
    Yakov Vilner - First Ukrainian Chess Champion and First USSR Chess Composition Champion
    A World Champion's Favorite Composers
    Catalog Code: B0022ER

    In this historical work illustrated with rare archival photos from the period, Sergei Tkachenko tells the story of a man who, despite suffering constantly from the respiratory illness that would eventually end his life at the age of just 31, was a leading chess organizer and journalist in Ukraine as well as a player and composer, against a background of major social and political upheaval that significantly impacted the chess world. It was Vilner who, in 1919 as a member of the Revolutionary Tribunal in Odessa, managed to save Alexander Alekhine from the firing squad, which Tkachenko wrote about in his book Alekhine's Odessa Secrets: Chess, War and Revolution.
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    Yakov Vilner - First Ukrainian Chess Champion and First USSR Chess Composition Champion

    $21.95
    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move
    Volume I: The Whizz-Kid (1973-1981)
    Catalog Code: B0021ER

    In Coaching Kasparov, Year by Year and Move by Move Garry Kasparov’s long-term coach, second and mentor Alexander Nikitin tells the story of how he trained Kasparov from a brilliant but raw junior into becoming and then remaining the world champion. Volume I, the present work, covers the period 1973-1981, until Kasparov reached the age of 18.
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    Coaching Kasparov - Year by Year and Move by Move

    $21.95
    The Nemesis - Paperback Edition
    Geller's Greatest Games
    Catalog Code: B0165QT

    Geller never became World Champion but he won everything else – two Soviet titles, seven Olympiad team gold medals and three Olympiad golds for individual performance are just a few of his accomplishments. Geller crowned his long career by becoming World Senior Champion in 1992. Geller was also noted for his ability to share his wisdom – he coached World Champions Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov. In The Nemesis, Geller annotates over 130 of his greatest games with wit and insight.
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    The Nemesis - Paperback Edition

    $31.95
    The Chess Gamer - Volume 2 - Return (2004-2013)
    Catalog Code: B0054TH

    This second volume contains Gata Kamsky's most memorable games of chess. This particular volume covers the period after his return to the game. Volume one covered the period before his early retirement and volume 3 contained his most recent games.
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    The Chess Gamer - Volume 2 - Return (2004-2013)

    $38.95
    Devoted to Chess - The Creative Heritage of Yuri Razuvaev
    Catalog Code: B0219NIC

    In this book dozens of chess players and contemporaries share anecdotes and insights into chess that Razuvaev gave them. Devoted to Chess also presents Razuvaev’s best games, accessibly analysed by himself and others. His finest articles and speeches on a wide variety of subjects conclude the book. “Studying the creative heritage of Yuri Razuvaev will bring you great benefits”, writes Vladimir Kramnik in his foreword.
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    Devoted to Chess - The Creative Heritage of Yuri Razuvaev

    $32.95
    Emanuel Lasker - A Reader
    Catalog Code: B0120RE

    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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    Emanuel Lasker - A Reader

    $34.95
    Checkmate! The Love Story of Mikhail Tal and Sally Landau
    Catalog Code: B0019ER

    Sally Landau, born in 1938, Vitebsk, Soviet Union, was Mikhail Tal’s first wife, a highly talented actress and singer. Sally and Misha were married from 1959 to 1970 in a period that encompassed Tal’s two world championship matches with Botvinnik as well as many of his greatest tournament performances.
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    Checkmate! The Love Story of Mikhail Tal and Sally Landau

    $22.45
    My Magic Years of Topalov
    Catalog Code: B0040TH

    In this book, Grandmaster Edouard examines the latest aspect of his chess career - being the second of a world-class player. He worked with Veselin Topalov form 2010 until 2014, notably helping him with the 2012-2013 Grand Prix series to become a world champion candidate. Romain tells you everything about his 'magic' experience in this book.
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    My Magic Years of Topalov

    $34.95
    Paul Felix Schmidt
    A Winning Formula
    Catalog Code: B0002VR

    The book includes many photographs of Schmidt, his family and chess contemporaries (The photographs in the German language section are different from those in the English language section), as well as twelve of his best games with annotations in both English and German.
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    Paul Felix Schmidt

    $44.95
    Emanuel Lasker - Volume 1
    Struggles and Victories
    Catalog Code: B0001VR

    One of the most important publications of German publisher Exzelsior-Verlag was the monumental Lasker monograph, published in 2009, which quickly sold out. Now a new, three-part Lasker biography has been published in English.. The first volume, titled Struggles and Victories, deals with the childhood and school days of Emanuel Lasker and his family history.
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    Emanuel Lasker - Volume 1

    $64.95
    Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius
    Catalog Code: B0152QT

    This book tells the remarkable story of Kramnik's top-level clashes, while providing an exciting view behind the scenes of the chess world. Added to this are Kramnik's own comments on some of his most memorable games, as well as numerous color photographs.
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    Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius

    $29.95
    Learn from Michal Krasenkow
    Catalog Code: B0039TH

    'Learn from Michal Krasenkow' is a splendid walk through the games and life of the author. Michal presents his games in the most instructive way and presents the reader a deeper look of his own thinking. We are convinced you will find many fascinating aspects improving your own play along the way.
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    Learn from Michal Krasenkow

    $38.95
    Magnus The Magnificent - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0105EP

    In this 2.5 hour course, GM Ron Henley delves deep to uncover the secrets of Magnus’ success, revealing a ton of powerful tips and techniques in the process.
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    Magnus The Magnificent - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    Magnus Miniatures - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0106EP

    In Magnus’ Miniatures, American GM Ron W. Henley – the former second of Anatoly Karpov – analyzes 64 instructive miniatures from the reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
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    Magnus Miniatures - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS

    Regular Price: $59.95

    Special Price $49.95

    Fabulous Fabiano Caruana - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0104EP

    But what do we really know about Fabiano Caruana? In this course, GM Ron W. Henley retraces Caruana’s career, extracting powerful lessons from his best games and combinations, revealing how he went from amateur to World Championship challenger in just a few years.
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    Fabulous Fabiano Caruana - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS

    Regular Price: $34.95

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    Smyslov on the Couch
    Catalog Code: B0014ER

    In his third full-length memoir about one of the world’s greatest ever chess players Genna Sosonko portrays a warm picture of the seventh world champion Vasily Smyslov, with whom he spent considerable time over the board, during tournaments and while meeting at each other’s homes.
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    Smyslov on the Couch

    $19.95
    C.J.S. Purdy International Master World Correspondence Chess Champion
    His Life, His Games, and His Writings
    Catalog Code: B0327IS

    C.J.S. Purdy, Australia's greatest chess player and the first World Correspondence Chess Champion, was widely acclaimed as one of the world's greatest chess writers and teachers. In this book the editors present not only an absorbing account of Pudy's life and a collections of 50 of his best games, but also a sample of over 30 of his instructional articles. These articles, written in Purdy's inimitable style, cover all phases of the game and make this book a must for all serious chess students.
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    C.J.S. Purdy International Master World Correspondence Chess Champion

    $25.95
    Evil-Doer - Half a Century with Viktor Korchnoi
    Catalog Code: B0008ER

    This book, like Sosonko’s previous masterpiece The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein, contains no games but focuses on Korchnoi’s life, from his early childhood to his final years. Further, it includes many previously unpublished photos from the private collections of Sosonko and the Korchnoi family.
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    Evil-Doer - Half a Century with Viktor Korchnoi

    $29.95

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