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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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    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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    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

    $29.95
    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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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0009CJ

    Learn the main lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, in these 10 lessons that also include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Rook & Pawn endgames are the most common in chess, so knowing these is mandatory for the improving player.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Lessons

    $14.00
    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0006CJ

    Students’ knowledge of the material in the White and Yellow Belts, plus the Q & K vs K Mate technique are tested in the Essentials section. The 22 mini-lessons and 145 puzzles in the Orange Puzzle Pack reinforce Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Puzzles

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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0011CJ

    “Advanced Pawn Play” kicks off this book of 10 lessons that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Other lessons include the Lucena Position, and the King’s Indian Defense.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Lessons

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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0008CJ

    Four full-page endgame lessons reinforce the students’ understanding of important endgame ideas. There are 7 sections with 140 puzzles that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics, PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge Puzzles to push your brain.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Puzzles

    $14.00
    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0001CJ

    An easy-to-understand introduction to the game, 10 lessons including Coach Jay's "five disciplines of chess" - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Comic-style drawings of the chess pieces help kids understand rules and strategies and make the learning fun.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Lessons

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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0013CJ

    Even Masters can learn a thing or two in these 10 lessons that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. This book features both battles (Knights vs. Pawns, Rooks vs. Pawns, Bishops vs. Knights) and the ultimate collaborative effort (B & N Mate). Readers will also get advice on how to build an opening repertoire.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Lessons

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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0010CJ

    The Purple Puzzle Pack encourages students to avoid the temptation to trade for no reason. It also includes Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics, PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge to push your brain. Over 155 puzzles to solve!
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Puzzles

    $14.00
    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0003CJ

    The first steps towards being a real student of the game, with 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Indispensable lessons include learning notation, checkmate with a queen and king, pins & skewers, and Scholar’s Mate (as White & Black).
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Lessons

    $14.00
    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0012CJ

    The 188 puzzles in this book are for the serious chess player! The Essentials section tests the student on the five disciplines of chess and the Challenge section tests the student on the advanced concepts of the Blue Belt level.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Puzzles

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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0005CJ

    Learning from the Masters – Morphy’s famous game, and Capablanca’s endgames, with 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Endgame strategy, pawn structure, and the popular Fried Liver Attack are also inside this book!
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Lessons

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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0002CJ

    17 Mini-lessons throughout the Puzzle Pack offer refreshers to help students solve the over 150 puzzles of gradually-increasing difficulty. There are 7 sections including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge to push your brain.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Puzzles

    $14.00
    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0014CJ

    Besides the 7 sections found in all the other levels with over 150 puzzles to solve, the Black Puzzle Pack has four bonus sections: Famous Compositions, Triple Loyds, “Are You Smarter than a Chess Master?”, and Blindfold Chess.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Puzzles

    $14.00
    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0007CJ

    Learn the best placement and purpose of your pieces in each stage of the game in these 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Readers also learn the main theory and traps in the Queen’s Gambit, plus much more.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Lessons

    $14.00
    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0004CJ

    Students will be confident with their notation after recording their answers for many of the over 140 puzzles and 18 mini-lessons covering Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and a Challenge section to push your brain.
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    Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Puzzles

    $14.00
    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 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

    $24.95
    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

    $24.95
    SHOPWORN - Chess Lessons
    Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes
    Catalog Code: SWB0114RE

    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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    SHOPWORN - Chess Lessons

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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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    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

    $29.95
    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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