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    PRE-ORDER - The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry
    COMING JULY 2019
    Catalog Code: B0122RE

    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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    PRE-ORDER - The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry

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    Attacking the Chess King Workbook
    Patterns and Strategies for Successful Attacks
    Catalog Code: B0132OB

    Attacking the Chess King Workbook presents hundreds of attacking patterns from significant master and grandmaster games. Become a successful attacker and win more games with this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
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    Attacking the Chess King Workbook

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    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook
    Winning the Battles Between the Pieces
    Catalog Code: B0131OB

    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook presents hundreds of tactical patterns and combinations from significant master and grandmaster games in this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
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    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook

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    The King's Indian According to Tigran Petrosian
    Catalog Code: B0121RE

    The author’s objective was, first of all, to reveal the richness of Petrosian’s chess world and to follow the strategic development of the King’s Indian Defense through the prism of Petrosian’s creative work. He does this with the presentation of almost 300 deeply annotated, complete games.
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    The King's Indian According to Tigran Petrosian

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    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

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    The Modern English - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: B0146EU

    This volume completes the coverage of the Modern English with a repertoire against 1...c5, 1...Nf6, and 1...e6. It is based on active fight for the centre by e3 and d4. It is written from White's point of view, but it should also serve Black players since the authors often discuss several alternatives to the main lines.
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    The Modern English - Vol. 2

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    Play the Alekhine Defence
    Catalog Code: B0145EU

    In the Alekhine Defence, contrary to the classical methods of playing in the opening, Black does not fight for the centre with his pawns, but begins to exert immediate pressure against White's centre. Black's knight on f6 attacks the pawn on e4, and if it advances, then Black's d-pawn joins into the attack against it.
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    Play the Alekhine Defence

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    Attack and Counterattack in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0119RE

    Fred Reinfeld's timeless Attack and Counterattack in Chess starts with the basic premise that White plays to build on the natural initiative that is inherent in having the first move, while Black pplays to sap White's divine right to this initiative, only to take it over the moment it is possible
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    Attack and Counterattack in Chess

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    Understanding Minor Piece Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0118RE

    This book is the second volume in the authors' acclaimed Understanding Endgames series. It follows a dual philosophy, like their previous work, Understanding Rook Endgames. It deals with seven-piece minor-piece endings in some detail.
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    Understanding Minor Piece Endgames

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    Play the Queen's Indian Defence
    Catalog Code: B0144EU

    The Queen's Indian Defence has the reputation of a very reliable system for Black. Although his chances of obtaining sharp double-edged positions are restricted, good knowledge of piece set-ups and different plans should offer Black chances of seizing the initiative even in calm variations.
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    Play the Queen's Indian Defence

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    Man Vs. Machine
    Challenging Human Supremacy in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0117RE

    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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    Man Vs. Machine

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    Sicilian Defense - The Chelyabinsk Variation
    Its Past, Present and Future
    Catalog Code: B0116RE

    Extraordinary analytical depth, cross-checked by strong engines, is complemented by historical and biographical perspectives to make this a truly unique opening manual. Regardless of what name you give it, Sicilian Defense: The Chelyabinsk Variation will provide you with a powerful weapon against 1.e4.
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    Sicilian Defense - The Chelyabinsk Variation

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    The Modern English 1. c4 e5 - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0143EU

    This book aims to arm White players adequately against Black's most dangerous answer to 1.c4 - 1...e5. It is written from White's standpoint, but it should also serve Black players since the authors often discuss several alternatives to the main lines. The focus is on the modern variations 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 and 4.d3.
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    The Modern English 1. c4 e5 - Vol. 1

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    Play the Trompowsky Attack
    Catalog Code: B0141EU

    The Trompowsky brings on the board fresh, creative and complex positions. The author bases his recommendations on his own tournament practice, with stern tests at a grandmaster level. The book is aimed at a wide range of players.
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    Play the Trompowsky Attack

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    The Bishop
    Danger on the Diagonal
    Catalog Code: B0115RE

    In his new, 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 first volume in the series is about the bishop. Its role in the opening, middlegame and endgame is discussed in detail, amply supported by over 140 examples from tournament praxis.
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    The Bishop

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    French Defense - Second Edition
    The Solid Rubinstein Variation
    Catalog Code: B0076RE

    This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal.'' From International Master John Watson's Foreword to the first edition.
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    French Defense - Second Edition

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    Chess Lessons
    Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes
    Catalog Code: B0114RE

    In this, his penultimate work, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard. “While working on the games that I have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations.
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    Chess Lessons

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    Play 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6!
    Catalog Code: B0139EU

    A Black repertoire based on the Queens Gambit Declined. All the opening variations for Black have been chosen according to the latest fashion in the games of the top-class grandmasters.
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    Play 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6!

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    Bc4 Against the Open Games
    Catalog Code: B0140EU

    This book offers a White repertoire against the Open Games. The reader will find the deep investigation of the modern treatment of the Italian Games - as Carlsen, Anand, Vachier Lagrave, and Kramnik play it. It also covers the Bishop's Opening, the Hungarian Defence and other minor lines.
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    Bc4 Against the Open Games

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    Sabotaging the Sicilian, French & Caro-Kann with 2. b3
    Catalog Code: B0113RE

    The Queenside Fianchetto Factor. In the first full book to examine 2.b3 against the Sicilian, French and Caro-Kann, mainlines, interesting sidelines and current theory are reviewed. In addition, what actually happens in modern practice is surveyed. With 2.b3, you will have one more arrow in your theoretical quiver to battle Black. And, like it or not, Black will be compelled to do deal with the queenside fianchetto factor.
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    Sabotaging the Sicilian, French & Caro-Kann with 2. b3

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    Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - VOLUME 1
    Uncrowned King
    Catalog Code: B0112RE

    Akiva Rubinstein occupies a unique position in chess history. One of the greatest artists ever to sit down at a chessboard, Rubinstein was also the strongest player never to get a shot at the title of World Champion.
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    Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - VOLUME 1

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    SHOPWORN - The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
    Intuition, Imagination & Precision
    Catalog Code: SWB0111RE

    Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging.
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    SHOPWORN - The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2

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    The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
    Intuition, Imagination & Precision
    Catalog Code: B0111RE

    Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging.
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    The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2

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    Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez: Main Lines
    Chess Miniatures
    Catalog Code: B0011CH

    The Ruy Lopez Main Lines, arise (with a few exceptions for move order and such) after 1 e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0. Some of the lines are incredibly theoretical, but rather than burden you with a ton of theory in lines you will have limited chance of using in your own games, the emphasis in this book is on the lines that are more likely to occur in your games.
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    Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez: Main Lines

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    A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 - Caro-Kann and Other Defences - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: B0136EU

    A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 Volume 2 deals in depth with the Caro-Kann Defence 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 and various deviations for White as 1.e4 c6 2.d3; 2.Nc3; 2.c4.
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    A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 - Caro-Kann and Other Defences - Vol. 2

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    Miniatures in the Queen's Indian: 4.g3
    Chess Miniatures
    Catalog Code: B0010CH

    The Fianchetto Variation of the Queen's Indian Defense, which arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3, has been one of White's main weapons against the Queen's Indian since the opening's invention, but thanks to its constant attention of top players it has been thoroughly developed including main fascinating & sharp sidelines.
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    Miniatures in the Queen's Indian: 4.g3

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    The Chameleon Variation
    Confronting the Sicilian on Your Own terms
    Catalog Code: B0110RE

    The Sicilian jungle is vast. Unless you have a massive amount of time on your hands, it is an exhausting task to keep a sharp opening repertoire together against Black's numerous possibilities. It does not mean that it is impossible, nor does it mean that you shouldn't do it. But for the average player with an average amount of time available for chess studies, it is important to pick the right battles. This is where our weapon, the Chameleon Sicilian, comes in handy.
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    The Chameleon Variation

    $19.95
    Music and Chess
    Apollo Meets Caissa
    Catalog Code: B0109RE

    The thesis of this extraordinarily researched book is that chess is art in itself. It can create art and is strongly related to mathematics and music. As becomes clear, this relationship has already been introduced by some legendary players such as Mikhail Tal and Vladimir Kramnik.
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    Music and Chess

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    Miniatures in the Sicilian Najdorf
    Chess Miniatures
    Catalog Code: B0009CH

    The Najdorf Sicilian, which arises after 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 has been and continues to be a tremendously popular opening at all levels. It is sharp, unbalanced, with many theory-laden lines - and fun. The main lines after 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 are steeped in theory, making them tricky to play, especially for players with limited time to study.
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    Miniatures in the Sicilian Najdorf

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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5
    Finding Winning Moves
    Catalog Code: B0108RE

    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. It introduces the most important checkmate and material-winning tactics, as well as defensive techniques to the new chess player. Book 5 focuses on learning how to find the right continuation in critical positions of a chess game. In the first four books of this series, the reader was introduced to all the most important, basic elements of chess tactics to win material or to checkmate.
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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5
    Finding Winning Moves
    Catalog Code: SWB0108RE

    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. It introduces the most important checkmate and material-winning tactics, as well as defensive techniques to the new chess player. Book 5 focuses on learning how to find the right continuation in critical positions of a chess game. In the first four books of this series, the reader was introduced to all the most important, basic elements of chess tactics to win material or to checkmate.
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    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 5

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    Fighting the London System
    Catalog Code: B0133EU

    This book presents a black repertoire against the opening hit of the year - the London System, which arises after 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4. The author also covers various move orders with 2. Nf3 or 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bb4 c5. Kiril Georgiev analyses several different set-ups for Black so the book would be of help to White players, too!
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    Fighting the London System

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    A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 - Slav and Other Defences - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0134EU

    In Volume 1 Kornev's choice of arms against 1.d4 d5 2.c4 is one of the most popular openings in modern chess practice - the Slav Defence. Besides, he considers in detail how to meet opening set-ups where after 1.d4 d5 White refrains from an early c2-c4: 2.Bg5, as well as 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 and 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3. Another topic is the ever growing in popularity The London System (2.Bf4 and 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4)
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    A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 - Slav and Other Defences - Vol. 1

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    SHOPWORN - Doubled Pawns
    A Practical Guide
    Catalog Code: SWB0107RE

    There isn’t a chessplayer who hasn’t struggled with doubled pawns. Are they strong because they oversee and surveil important squares or reinforce defensive ramparts? Are they weak, prone to being collected by our opponent in the endgame – or sooner? In the first work devoted exclusively to this topic, the author examines the various pawn structures in which doubled pawns appear.
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    SHOPWORN - Doubled Pawns

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    Doubled Pawns
    A Practical Guide
    Catalog Code: B0107RE

    There isn’t a chessplayer who hasn’t struggled with doubled pawns. Are they strong because they oversee and surveil important squares or reinforce defensive ramparts? Are they weak, prone to being collected by our opponent in the endgame – or sooner? In the first work devoted exclusively to this topic, the author examines the various pawn structures in which doubled pawns appear.
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    Doubled Pawns

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    SHOPWORN - The Scotch Gambit
    An Energetic and Aggressive System for White
    Catalog Code: SWB0106RE

    Seize the Initiative Right from the Start! Are you bored with slow maneuvering in systems such as the the Italian game with d2-d3 and the anti-Berlin? Do you enjoy confrontation in the center and sharp, tactical play? Alex Fishbein shows how the Scotch Gambit can give you exciting yet sound positions where you aim at the enemy king.
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    SHOPWORN - The Scotch Gambit

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