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    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

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    Strategic Plans - 75 Modern Battles
    Catalog Code: B0018ER

    Russian International Master Maxim Chetverik has written a strategy textbook containing 75 deeply annotated positional games that show players how to devise plans to handle a number of key strategic themes, such as when to open up the game, how to activate the pawn chain, how to carry out positional sacrifices and many others.
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    Strategic Plans - 75 Modern Battles

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    The Chelyabinsk Meteorite
    Selected Games of Igor Kurnosov
    Catalog Code: B0017ER

    This book contains fifty illustrative games and a career overview of Chelyabinsk grandmaster Igor Kurnosov, who was tragically hit and killed by a car in 2013 at the age of just 28. At his last tournament prior to his death, Igor attained a super-grandmaster tournament performance rating in excess of 2700.
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    The Chelyabinsk Meteorite

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    Oleg Pervakov's Industrial Strength Endgame Studies
    A World Champion's Favorite Composers
    Catalog Code: B0016ER

    In this book, Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 of Oleg Pervakov’s best studies. The selection is quite varied – from elegant short studies with six moves to romantic grotesques with many pieces on board and over 30 moves to the solution.
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    Oleg Pervakov's Industrial Strength Endgame Studies

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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

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    The Queen's Indian Defense Main Line 4.g3 System
    Catalog Code: B0015ER

    International Master Maxim Chetverik has written an in-depth study of one of the most popular choices by white in the Queen’s Indian Defense – the main line with 4.g3, where white fianchettoes his bishop. This line is often seen at top-level chess.
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    The Queen's Indian Defense Main Line 4.g3 System

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    Tigran Gorgiev - Maestro of Practical Studies
    Catalog Code: B0013ER

    Tigran Gorgiev (1910-1976) was one of the Soviet Union’s best endgame study composers. In his lifetime he produced around 400 studies and wrote three books and 101 articles with chess compositions. The vast majority of his endgame studies are of a practical nature, meaning that the positions presented could have arisen in over-the-board play. This makes them particularly useful to study for practical players as well as study fans.
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    Tigran Gorgiev - Maestro of Practical Studies

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    Nikolai Rezvov - from Child Burglar to Grandmaster
    A World Champion's Favorite Composers
    Catalog Code: B0012ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 studies and problems by Odessite chess master Nikolai Vasilevich Rezvov (1921–2013), which will help you to appreciate the splendor and depth of the royal game.
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    Nikolai Rezvov - from Child Burglar to Grandmaster

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    Mikhail Zinar’s Difficult Pawn Endings
    100 Original Pawn Studies
    Catalog Code: B0011ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has selected 100 pawn endings composed by the leading Ukrainian problemist Mikhail Zinar.
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    Mikhail Zinar’s Difficult Pawn Endings

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    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

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    The King Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just The King in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0010ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one king in the finale, yet manages to draw.
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    The King Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    The Queen Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies with Just The Queen in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0009ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one queen in the finale, yet manages to win or draw.
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    The Queen Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    Alekhine's Odessa Secrets - Chess, War and Revolution
    With a Foreword by Boris Gelfand
    Catalog Code: B0003ER

    Sergei Tkachenko has written a fascinating account of Alexander Alekhine’s time spent in Odessa during World War I, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, as well as of the impact of Odessa on his later life.
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    Alekhine's Odessa Secrets - Chess, War and Revolution

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    One Rook Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just One Rook in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0007ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one rook in the finale, yet manages to win or draw
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    One Rook Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    One Bishop Saves the Day - A World Champion' s Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just One Bishop in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0006ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one bishop in the finale.
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    One Bishop Saves the Day - A World Champion' s Favorite Studies

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    One Knight Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies With Just One Knight in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0005ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one knight in the finale, yet manages to win or draw.
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    One Knight Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    One Pawn Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies
    100 Studies with Just One Pawn in the Finale
    Catalog Code: B0004ER

    Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one pawn in the finale, yet manages to win or draw.
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    One Pawn Saves the Day - A World Champion's Favorite Studies

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    Team Tal - An Inside Story
    Forward by Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: B0001ER

    First published in Russian in 2016 and written by Valentin Kirillov – Mikhail Tal’s close friend, sparring partner, team member and second – this book of memoirs describes key events from Tal’s life, portrays his mentors and opponents, and reveals previously unknown facts and funny stories about the Magician of Riga.
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    Team Tal - An Inside Story

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    The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein
    With a Foreword by Garry Kasparov
    Catalog Code: B0002ER

    First published in Russian in 2014 and written by Genna Sosonko – widely recognized as the number one writer on the history of Soviet chess – this is a truly unique book about the life and destiny of the great chess player David Bronstein (1924-2006).
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    The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein

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