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    PRE-ORDER - Side-Stepping Mainline Theory
    Cut Down on Opening Study and Get a Middlegame You Are Familiar With
    Catalog Code: B0223NIC

    Side-stepping Mainline Theory will help you to focus on what is really decisive in the vast majority of non-grandmaster games: tactics, positional understanding and endgame technique.
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    PRE-ORDER - Side-Stepping Mainline Theory

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    Forcing Chess Moves - New and Extended 4th Edition
    The Key to Better Calculation
    Catalog Code: B0221NIC

    Forcing Chess Moves proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural.
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    Forcing Chess Moves - New and Extended 4th Edition

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    A Complete Guide to Practical Play
    Catalog Code: B0513EM

    In this workbook, Volker Schlepütz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to practise chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and - most crucially - even the definite existence of an actual tactic in a given position.
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    A Complete Guide to Practical Play

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    1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players - The Tactics Workbook that Also Explains All Key Concepts
    Catalog Code: B0220NIC

    1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players is not a collection of freewheeling puzzles. It serves as a course text book, because only the most didactically productive exercises are featured. Every chapter starts with easy examples, but no worries: the level of difficulty will steadily increase.
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    1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players - The Tactics Workbook that Also Explains All Key Concepts

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Fork
    Time to saddle your horse
    Catalog Code: B0007DG

    Fork has 181 tasks where white or black wins with the help of double attack, and in most cases a combination of 2 or 3 moves. You often win in chess by threatening more than your opponent can protect, and it applies both to material and checkmate.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Fork

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Studies
    Show me some skill to finish the kill
    Catalog Code: B0012DG

    To solve endgame studies is a challenging task, something for grandmasters and other very strong players. But this is a rewarding work to try yourself at, before checking the answers, which develops the players visual abilities. Luckily, some of the studies are presented not from the starting position, but after some moves in the “Studies” workbook, so the chances go up.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Studies

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move
    Sing when you catch the King
    Catalog Code: B0005DG

    Mate in 1 Move has 182 varied tasks and can be beneficial for both beginners to learn the mating patterns and for a bit more experienced players to train the immediate recognition of these patterns.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 1 Move

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Decoy
    The art of deflection
    Catalog Code: B0010DG

    “Decoy" has 177 tasks dealing with the deflection motif. You can deflect a piece that is defending the king or you may deflect a piece to win material. The piece being deflected will become overloaded, with too many tasks to deal with. Other topics of the workbook are devoted to leading the opponent’s king or his important piece to a position they would prefer to avoid, and where they become vulnerable to another tactical blow.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Decoy

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin
    Tie your opponent up in knots
    Catalog Code: B0008DG

    “Pin” includes 181 tasks that present this important tactical tool. There are loads of nice and instructive examples, the majority of them quite challenging, as practical chess is. You will get to learn and practice absolute and relative pins, as well as cross-pinning and unpinning motifs.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Pin

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 2 Moves
    An attack on the King is the best thing
    Catalog Code: B0006DG

    “Mate in 2 Moves” has many nice tasks were you will checkmate in 2 moves. There are 177 exercises sorted by topics and key role pieces. Great training for up and coming players as it is considered highly beneficial to practice tactics as much as possible. The faster you can get through it the better.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Mate in 2 Moves

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Combinations
    Think the most, your opponent will be toast
    Catalog Code: B0011DG

    Combinations in chess are about playing a series of surprising moves with a bigger goal in mind. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to combinations, but most typical ones are grouped into main categories in the workbook “Combinations”. You will get to learn and practice blocking, bank-rank mate, clearance, removing the defender and interference.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Combinations

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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Ambush
    Strike back with a discovered attack
    Catalog Code: B0009DG

    “Ambush” is a workbook devoted to training discovered attacks. You will find pretty varied and elegant examples of this effective tactical tool, including the double check. The chapter “Loading the Cannon” is a nice addition to the material, showing the positions in which the discovered attack is being prepared. The topic “Windmill” is also an extra and a natural delicatessen of this workbook. Some of the tasks are quite challenging.
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    Tactics - Tricks of the Tribes - Ambush

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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 Benko Gambit - IM Robert Ris - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Volume 9
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-9

    The Benko Gambit is a sound, refreshing alternative for all Black players who are tired to play the absolute main lines like the Slav Defense or the Grunfeld Defense against 1.d4. It’s a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities.
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    The Benko Gambit - IM Robert Ris - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

    $59.95
    The French Defense - GM Mihail Marin - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Volume 8
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-8

    The French Defense is one of the most trusted openings in chess, popular at all levels from beginners to strong grandmasters.
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    The French Defense - GM Mihail Marin - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

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    The King Hunt pt.2 – Mato Jelic
    Catalog Code: DVD-KINGHUNT-2

    Want to win more games with exciting onslaughts and create works of art you’re proud to show to others? Learn the art of attacking the king in chess with The King Hunt (Part 2) with Mato Jelic!
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    The King Hunt pt.2 – Mato Jelic

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    Daily Chess Training: Chess Tactics - Volume 1
    Sharpen Your Tactical Ability Daily on Your Way to Mastery
    Catalog Code: B0016CH

    An essential part of improving at chess is tactics. Tactics occur at every level of chess but once the players become stronger the elements involved in spotting the puzzles tend to become more complex and deeper, whereas, among weaker players, elementary skewers, forks, and deadly pins are more frequent visitors. In this volume, you will find 404 tactical puzzles at all levels of difficulty, from mundane to industrial strength. Each puzzle features an indication of the level of difficulty, as well as a hint for those who need it
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    Daily Chess Training: Chess Tactics - Volume 1

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    Grandmaster Secrets - Practical Play - GM Alex Lenderman
    Catalog Code: DVD0001CLS

    To help you learn how GMs work during the tournaments and apply their knowledge we did something quite extraordinary. We’ve set up a 20-game Blitz Match at Columbia University between the former Youth World Blitz Champion GM Maxim Dlugy and GM Alexandr Lenderman.
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    Grandmaster Secrets - Practical Play - GM Alex Lenderman

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    Grandmaster Decision Making - GM Alex Lenderman
    Catalog Code: DVD0002CLS

    In the first part of this video course, top American Grandmaster Alex Lenderman teaches you not to assume that your opponent’s move is a mistake, until absolutely sure. GM Lenderman provides many illustrative examples demonstrating this important concept.
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    Grandmaster Decision Making - GM Alex Lenderman

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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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    The Trompowsky Attack - IM Levy Rozman - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Volume 7
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-7

    IM Levy Rozman’s course on the essential patterns in the Trompowsky Attack gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical and strategic patterns for both sides.The Trompowsky Attack is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities.
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    The Trompowsky Attack - IM Levy Rozman - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

    $59.95
    The Sicilian Najdorf - GM Niclas Huschenbeth - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Volume 6
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-6

    Most people learn an opening by becoming familiar with its typical positional ideas and trying to remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough, especially in an opening as sharp as the notorious Sicilian Najdorf. Here, tactical bloodbaths are commonplace and the player who knows where the weak points are, and how to exploit them, wins.
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    The Sicilian Najdorf - GM Niclas Huschenbeth - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

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    The Chigorin Defence - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0499EM

    The Chigorin is a perfect counterattacking weapon and will appeal to players who like to throw opponents onto their own resources at an early stage. Jimmy Liew identifies and analyses the precise moments when specific theoretical knowledge is required and also discussed plans and strategies in the quieter variations.
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    The Chigorin Defence - Move by Move

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    The Tactics Bible
    Catalog Code: B0037TH

    As will be shown, they occur in the games of Grandmasters and even World Champions, past and present! They belong to everybody’s games, even beginners’! Each mate’s theoretical pattern is presented as a diagram, with constructed examples and actual games.
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    The Tactics Bible

    $36.95
    The Complete Roman's Lab on DVD - VOLUMES 1-117 - 5 DVDs
    Catalog Code: DVDROMAN117

    Roman’s training courses cover the entire spectrum of modern chess theory – from openings to tactical play, strategic mastery, endgames and much more. You get every single lesson Roman used to coach pupils like Gata Kamsky to 2700 Elo!
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    The Complete Roman's Lab on DVD - VOLUMES 1-117 - 5 DVDs

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    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0331IS

    “Tactics,” said a famous chessmaster, “is 99% of chess.” It follows that the most effective way to increase your playing strength is to master the tactical aspect of chess. There is no surer or easier or more enjoyable way to acquire this vital chess skill than by studying Rudolf Spielmann's authoritative work on “the art of sacrifice in chess.”
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    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

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    The Scotch Opening - IM Irina Bulmaga - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Volume 5
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-5


    If you want to master any chess opening, you need to know the typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is really not enough. You also need to know the common tactical ideas, the kingside attacks, and positional breakthroughs. In this 80/20 Tactics course, IM Irina Bulmaga equips you with expert knowledge of the key tactical and strategic ideas in the Scotch Opening – the fantastically powerful weapon Garry Kasparov turned to in his World Championship matches against Karpov and Short.
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    The Scotch Opening - IM Irina Bulmaga - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

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    The London System - IM Eric Rosen - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Volume 4
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-4

    If you want to really know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough.If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough. Each opening has its own unique tactical patterns. Patterns you need to know to succeed. IM Eric Rosen’s course on the essential tactics in the London System gives you a complete understanding of the typical patterns for both sides in the London System.
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    The London System - IM Eric Rosen - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

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    Checkmate!
    The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them
    Catalog Code: B0329IS

    The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them. This is a complete book on different checkmate strategies.
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    Checkmate!

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    Intermediate Tactics
    300 Chess Puzzles, Forks, Pins, Skewers, and More
    Catalog Code: B0129OB

    The Intermediate Chess Tactics workbook is split into six chapters of 50 puzzles each. Each chapter covers a specific tactic and the final chapter is a final exam where you're not told which tactic applies, only that the correct answer will involve one of the tactics learned in a previous chapter.
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    Intermediate Tactics

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    The King's Indian Defense - GM Bryan Smith - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-3

    GM Bryan Smith will provide you with a high level understanding of the King's Indian Defense without having to memorize theory.
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    The King's Indian Defense - GM Bryan Smith - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

    Regular Price: $109.00

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    The Grunfeld - GM Sam Shankland - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-2

    GM Sam Shankland will provide you with a high level understanding of the Grunfeld without having to memorize theory.
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    The Grunfeld - GM Sam Shankland - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

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    Strike Like Judit!
    The Winning Tactics of Chess Legend Judit Polgar
    Catalog Code: B0202NIC

    Award-winning author Charles Hertan has revisited the gold mine of Judit Polgar’s games and selected her best and most instructive tactics. They are arranged by theme and presented with helpful explanations and lots of practical advice. You will be inspired by her clever traps, stunning sacrifices and cunning endgame tricks. You will learn from her tactical vision, calculating skills and counter-intuitive ideas. Strike Like Judit is a riveting guide that will help you win more games as you will find killer moves more easily and more quickly.

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    Strike Like Judit!

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    Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 3
    Legendary Games
    Catalog Code: B0028TH

    In this, the third volume of the Chess Calculation Training series, the author turns his attention to 'legendary games', so you can improve both your tactical skills and your chess culture. In this book, Romain presents not only many games played by legendary players such as Alekhine, Karpov, Kasparov and Fischer, but also many forgotten or unknown examples that will help you improve your calculation and knowledge of all areas of the game
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    Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 3

    $33.50
    The Sicilian Dragon - IM Valeri Lilov - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
    Catalog Code: DVD-TACTICS-1

    IM Valeri Lilov’s course on the essential tactics in the Sicilian Dragon gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical patterns for both sides. The Sicilian Dragon is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities.
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    The Sicilian Dragon - IM Valeri Lilov - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

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    E-DVD The Art of Checkmate with IM Renier Castellanos
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0023TCW

    IM Renier Castellanos will teach you everything you need to know about checkmating your opponent’s king from typical positions including fianchetto, opposite side castling, same side castling, attacking an uncastled king, attacking a king in the center and much more. It took IM Castellanos years to structure those things. Previously, he was only sharing his secrets with a select few of his students (many of which became very strong players themselves). Now, these groundbreaking ideas are available to you!
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    E-DVD The Art of Checkmate with IM Renier Castellanos

    $35.00

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