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    A to Z Chess Tactics
    Every Chess Move Explained
    Catalog Code: B0127BT

    An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player. This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all the key terms and jargon used in chess so you can understand them and put them into practice in your own game. From Castling to Zugzwang, from Underpromotion to Zwischenzug.
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    A to Z Chess Tactics

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    365 Chess Master Lessons
    Take One a Day to be a Better Chess Player
    Catalog Code: B0126BT

    In this book, 365 of the most instructive short games of chess are analyzed, step by step, by well-respected author Andrew Soltis. Arranged as daily lessons, this book is perfect for chess players who would like to reach the next level of skill but can’t devote hours and hours each day to study.
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    365 Chess Master Lessons

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    David vs. Goliath Chess
    How To Beat a Stronger Player
    Catalog Code: B0128BT

    In David vs Goliath Chess, renowned chess writer Andrew Soltis takes you through 50 annotated games that show how weaker players have scored stunning upsets by overcoming a superior opponent’s greater knowledge and experience. He gives tips on everything from the best psychological mindset to take on a strong player, to studying your opponents past games, identifying weaknesses and identifying chess strategies he or she won’t expect.
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    David vs. Goliath Chess

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    What it takes to Become a Grandmaster
    Catalog Code: B0125BT

    Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but whatever your abilities, this book will take you to the next level. Written by the ever-popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, This book teaches you how to identify the kinds of moves and techniques that go the extra mile.
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    What it takes to Become a Grandmaster

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    Chess for children activity book
    Catalog Code: B0124BT

    Build up your child’s knowledge of, and interest in, chess through an imaginative, fun series of games and activities. This follow-up to The Batsford Book of Chess for Children features the same two cheeky chess-playing kids, Jess and Jamie, discussing the games in child-friendly language. The exercises include puzzles, crosswords, easy chess ''variants,'' and a guess-the-next-move section.
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    Chess for children activity book

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    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
    Catalog Code: B0122BT

    The bestselling author of Logical Chess Move by Move guides players through 62 masterly strategies for chess success. Each game provides a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described with chess diagrams and Chernev's lively notes. The matches—all by chess greats such as Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, and Petrosian—turn theory into practice and illuminate the game for every player. This revised edition features an updated algebraic format.
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    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

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    New Art of Defense in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0121BT

    Most chess games are not won – they are lost. Many instructional chess books tell you how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favourable. This book offers help when you definitely do not have the advantage. Every chess player needs a sound arsenal of defensive techniques. This book covers them all – counterplay, when to accept sacrifices, how to anticipate short- and long-term threats, and how to minimize losses. It also helps you create a strong underlying psychological framework for defensive technique – it teaches you how to stay cool under fire, how to stonewall and how to exploit your opponent's weaknesses.
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    New Art of Defense in Chess

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    Study Chess with Tal
    Catalog Code: B0117BT

    Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength. This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers. It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.
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    Study Chess with Tal

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    Pawn Structure Chess
    Catalog Code: B0116BT

    Every chess player needs to know how to handle pawns. Pawns form the 'playing fields' of chess games, a semi-permanent structure that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This fully updated version of a timeless chess classic will give you the comprehensive knowledge to mastering pawn structures.
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    Pawn Structure Chess

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    My 60 Memorable Games
    Algebraic Edition
    Catalog Code: B0022BT

    In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
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    My 60 Memorable Games

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    SHOPWORN - Winning the Won Game
    Lessons from the Albert Brilliancy Prizes
    Catalog Code: SWB0028OB

    Every chessplayer who aspires to achieve chess mastery must learn the techniques for winning a won game. It is the perennial problem which confronts players at all levels of play. This book will enable chessplayers to better recognize their positional advantages and the ways in which these can be used in order to bring them closer to victory.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning the Won Game

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    CLEARANCE - Winning the Won Game
    Lessons from the Albert Brilliancy Prizes
    Catalog Code: B0028OB

    Every chessplayer who aspires to achieve chess mastery must learn the techniques for winning a won game. It is the perennial problem which confronts players at all levels of play. This book will enable chessplayers to better recognize their positional advantages and the ways in which these can be used in order to bring them closer to victory.
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    CLEARANCE - Winning the Won Game

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    Logical Chess - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: B0079BT

    Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
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    Logical Chess - Move By Move

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    Kasparov vs. Deeper Blue
    Catalog Code: CB0070RB

    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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    Kasparov vs. Deeper Blue

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    CLEARANCE - The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5
    The Definitive Guide to Fischer and Kasparov's Favorite Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0012BT

    The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) is the most important, popular, and talked about opening in chess. Its name is synonymous with such luminaries as Tal, Fischer, and Kasparov.
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    CLEARANCE - The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5

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    CLEARANCE - Jon Speelman's Best Games
    Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of a Two-Time Candidate for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0073BT

    Improve your chess by studying the games of a two-time candidate for the World Championship and three-time British champion. Jon Speelman annotates the best of his games in this collection, and includes games and stories from his World Championship campaigns, Chess Olympiads, and top-level grandmaster tournaments, including the World Cup.
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    CLEARANCE - Jon Speelman's Best Games

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    CLEARANCE - Richard Reti's Best Games
    Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the All-Time Deepest Thinker
    Catalog Code: B0047BT

    The most instructive games by one of the most original chess players of all time!A new edition of Golombek's in-depth look at the chess of one of the most influential chess theoreticians of the twentieth century. As part of the algebraic classics series, it has been converted to modern notation by Grandmaster John Nunn, who has added analytical footnotes.
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    CLEARANCE - Richard Reti's Best Games

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    CLEARANCE - The New Classical King's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0067BT

    This book focuses on the King's Indian variations that have undergone the most dramatic change in the 1990's: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0. The system with ..Na6 receives full coverage, together with the traditional main lines of 7..Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 followed by Ne1 or Nd2.
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    CLEARANCE - The New Classical King's Indian

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    CLEARANCE - Castling to Win
    Catalog Code: B0105BT

    The king is the most valuable piece on the chessboard, yet many players - especially at club level - give little thought to where His Majesty should reside. This wide-ranging survey explains the dangers with leaving the King in the center, and the possible drawbacks to castling too early or on the wrong side. Castling can be an attacking move, as shown in many stunning examples. An expected castling is often devastating and can often determine the game on the spot. This practical manual includes entertaining examples of late castling and castling in studies.
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    CLEARANCE - Castling to Win

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    SHOPWORN - Genius in Chess
    Discover and Develop Your Chess Talent
    Catalog Code: SWB0074BT

    The author addresses the nature of chess genius and the reader can take talent tests and answer challenging quiz questions on all aspects of practical decision making. Sections of the book are: ''Intelligence, Creativity and Genius,'' ''Characteristics of Chess Genius,'' ''Inside the Chess Mind,'' ''IQ and Chess Strength,'' ''Inherent Unpredictability,'' ''Talent Tests,'' and ''Developing Your Talent.''
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    SHOPWORN - Genius in Chess

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    CLEARANCE - C.O.O.L. Chess
    Catalog Code: B0064BT

    The sequel to H.O.T. Chess. Grandmaster Motwani continues to explain his easy-to-use approach to chess thinking, and shows how Creative Original Opening Lines can bring astonishing over-the-board success. The many brilliant games in this book includes victories by Motwani over some of the world's leading players, whom he has outwitted in the early stages of the game.
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    CLEARANCE - C.O.O.L. Chess

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    CLEARANCE - Genius in Chess
    Discover and Develop Your Chess Talent
    Catalog Code: B0074BT

    The author addresses the nature of chess genius and the reader can take talent tests and answer challenging quiz questions on all aspects of practical decision making. Sections of the book are: ''Intelligence, Creativity and Genius,'' ''Characteristics of Chess Genius,'' ''Inside the Chess Mind,'' ''IQ and Chess Strength,'' ''Inherent Unpredictability,'' ''Talent Tests,'' and ''Developing Your Talent.''
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    CLEARANCE - Genius in Chess

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    CLEARANCE - Beating the King's Indian and Benoni
    Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
    Catalog Code: B0051BT

    It seems unfair that Black gets all the attacking chances in the normal lines of the King's Indian. Readers can now take a tip from the World's leading expert of sharp systems and shock their opponent with the Four Pawn Attack! Black has countless ways to go wrong, while White is risking little if well-prepared. Vaisser's hitherto unpublished analysis will give readers the edge they need to send Black's King to the guillotine.
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    CLEARANCE - Beating the King's Indian and Benoni

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    CLEARANCE - The Fianchetto King's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0063BT

    This is White's fianchetto against the King's Indian Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3. An ideal choice for those who want to deny King's Indian players their usual attacking plans. White's harmonious scheme of development, envisaging strong pressure against Black's queenside, has appealed to many of the all-time greats - Alekhine, Botvinnik, Karpov, and Kasparov.
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    CLEARANCE - The Fianchetto King's Indian

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    CLEARANCE - Understanding the Spanish
    Catalog Code: B0070BT

    Understanding an opening is more important the knowing a mass of variations. For no opening is this more true than for the Spanish. The most famous of chess openings leads to a deep strategic maneuvering battle. Experienced GM's seem almost clairvoyant when handling the positions. It is not a sixth sense, but a knowledge of the typical maneuvers and themes that enable them to have their pieces where they need them, when they need them. This book provides a complete course in helping the reader to understand those themes.
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    CLEARANCE - Understanding the Spanish

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    CLEARANCE - The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0066BT

    A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
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    CLEARANCE - The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

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    How To Win At Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0115RB

    A superb refresher course and the ideal follow-up to Ray Keene's best-selling Chess for Absolute Beginners.
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    How To Win At Chess

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    Vishy Anand
    Chess Super-Talent
    Catalog Code: CB0125RB

    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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    CLEARANCE - The Times Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: CB0044RB

    Serves as a refresher course for chess beginners who want to improve their game. Six self-rating tests are included to check that the basic concepts have been grasped.
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    Piece Power
    Think Like a Chess Master
    Catalog Code: CB0321RB

    How do pieces work together? How do they combine to attack weak points, or to crash through the opponent's defences? This book addresses these fundamental questions providing valuable guidance to the player seeking to use their pieces to better effect. By studying Peter Wells' carefully selected material, the reader will develop an understanding of which pieces are effective in certain situations, and which are better exchanged - or sacrificed.
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    Piece Power

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    Contenders for the Crown
    Who Will Be the Next World Chess Champion?
    Catalog Code: CB0079RB

    Contains the career details of many key players of chess, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. The book includes profiles of Vladimir Kramnik, Gata Kamsky, Judit Polgar, Michael Adams, Alexei Shirov, Viswanathan Anand and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    CLEARANCE - New Ideas In The Queens Gambit Accepted
    Catalog Code: CB0174RB

    By accepting the gambit pawn, Black refuses to be put into the strategic bear hug so common in the Queen's Gambit declined. Black clears up the central tension without further ado, and will stake at White's centre at the first opportunity.
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    CLEARANCE - New Ideas In The Queens Gambit Accepted

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    Nigel Short's Best Games
    Catalog Code: CB0432RB

    Profiles Britain's top chess master, Nigel Short, and analyzes twelve of his most outstanding games
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    Nigel Short's Best Games

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    New Ideas in the Pirc Defence
    Catalog Code: CB0183RB


    Leading modern exponents include World Championship candidates finalist Jan Timman, American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan and Britain's Jon Speelman. Here John Nunn, himself, an expert on the Pirc Defence, presents his selection of the most theoretically important recent games.
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    New Ideas in the Pirc Defence

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    Chess for Absolute Beginners
    Catalog Code: CB0425RB

    Takes the reader from the basic moves to a thorough mastery of the essential principles of the game.
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    CLEARANCE - Nigel Short World Chess Challenger
    Catalog Code: CB0090RB

    This book charts Nigel Short's astonishing ascent to the chess peaks through an absorbing selection of the most important games in his career. Each game is brought vividly to life by clear annotations which provide a valuable insight into the character and playing style of one of the greatest players in the world today.
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