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    2018 Chess Life Annual Book
    Catalog Code: ANN2018

    The Chess Life Annual is a beautiful, hardcover book that features all twelve issues of Chess Life magazine from the specified year. Each annual features a rich, black leather cover and has the USCF Logo and production year embossed in Gold on its spine.
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    2018 Chess Life Annual Book

    $59.95
    2017 Chess Life Annual Book
    Catalog Code: ANN2017

    The Chess Life Annual is a beautiful, hardcover book that features all twelve issues of Chess Life magazine from the specified year. Each annual features a rich, black leather cover and has the USCF Logo and production year embossed in Gold on its spine.
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    2017 Chess Life Annual Book

    $59.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 137
    The Quest for the Golden Fleece
    Catalog Code: B0137INF

    Chess Informant 137 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 137

    $39.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 138
    Catalog Code: B0138INF

    Chess Informant 138 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 138

    $39.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 139
    Everlasting
    Catalog Code: B0139INF

    Chess Informant 139 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 139

    $39.95
    Chess Informant - Issue 140
    Generations
    Catalog Code: B0140INF

    Chess Informant 140 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
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    Chess Informant - Issue 140

    $39.95
    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0024OB

    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids is a fun and comprehensive chess course written for children 7 to 13 years old. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's a perfect guide for learning the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too.
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    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids

    $35.95
    Let Me Ask You, Do You Know...?
    Catalog Code: B0023SHV

    One of the rare books that transcends the time in which it was written and continues to teach and entertain on the Endgame. Now, for for the first time this hidden jewel of chess literature is being presented to the worldwide chess audience in all its excellence. The structure of the book was a revolutionary one at the time of its first release, and influenced the production of many instructive chess volumes.
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    Let Me Ask You, Do You Know...?

    $34.95
    The Hyper Accelerated Dragon - EXTENDED SECOND EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0012TH

    In this book, IM Raja Panjwani presents the Hyper Accelerated Dragon. He demonstrates from the second move a dynamic way to fight 1. e4. He covers all of White's main variations and sidelines and even the most critical 'Maroczy bind' gets a new treatment. Raja's book is recommended for all players that are eager to enter the critical lines in this exciting Sicilian.
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    The Hyper Accelerated Dragon - EXTENDED SECOND EDITION

    $34.95
    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0025OB

    This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting.
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    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

    $31.95
    Better Thinking, Better Chess
    How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves
    Catalog Code: B0209NIC

    Finding strong moves does not simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater knowledge often makes choosing a move more complex because it increases the number of directions your mind can take. It’s about the way you think. This book teaches how you can improve the structure and effectiveness of your thinking when sitting at the board. How to look for the right things. If you take the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations, as club players often do, you may be losing before you know it.
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    Better Thinking, Better Chess

    $29.95
    Dynamic Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0138QT

    In Dynamic Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand continues his investigation into decision-making at the top level, discussing some of his best games as well as his worst slips, giving the reader a unique insight into the mind of a world-class grandmaster.
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    Dynamic Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 6
    Fabiano's Fabulous Rollercoaster
    Catalog Code: ACM0006

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 6

    $29.95
    Clinch It!
    How to Convert an Advantage into a Win in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0208NIC

    How good are you at bringing in the full point when you hold a clear advantage or are just plain winning? An honest response to this question is likely to evoke some painful memories. Perhaps the single greatest frustration for club level chess players is that time and again they see wins turn into draws or even losses. Lakdawala teaches how to efficiently exploit a development lead, capitalize on an attack, identify and convert favourable imbalances, accumulate strategic advantages and other tools to increase your conversion rate. His examples are compelling, his explanations are captivating and often funny.
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    Clinch It!

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 4
    Catalog Code: ACM0004

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 4

    $29.95
    Chess Strategy for Club Players - 3rd Improved and Extended Edition
    The Road to Positional Advantage
    Catalog Code: B0182NIC

    Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended, and now what? With this new edition of his award winning book, International Master Herman Grooten presents to amateur players a complete and structured course on how to recognize key characteristics in all types of positions and how to make use of those characteristics to choose the right plan.
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    Chess Strategy for Club Players - 3rd Improved and Extended Edition

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 8
    Nakamura vs Nascar
    Catalog Code: ACM0008

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 8

    $29.95
    The Full English Opening
    Mastering the Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0205NIC

    'The Full English Opening' is the first one-volume book that covers all variations of the English Opening (1. c4). Carsten Hansen dedicates special attention to the transition into the early middlegame. You will learn how to define specific plans, lay out a strategic goal, and find positional and tactical targets. Supported by examples and exercises, you will be able to enjoy the greatest asset of the English Opening: its versatility.
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    The Full English Opening

    $29.95
    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0119QT

    Positional Decision Making in Chess offers a rare look into the mind of a top grandmaster. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfand focuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation of pawn structures and the transformation of advantages. Based on examples from his own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how he thinks during the game.
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    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 7
    Sam Shankland is Captain America
    Catalog Code: ACM0007

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 7

    $29.95
    The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess
    The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0196NIC

    In 2014 the Russian Chess Federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia. One of the first actions that were taken was commissioning legendary Byelorussian chess coach Mikhail Shereshevsky to recapitulate and condense his famous training methods. In doing so, Shereshevsky has created a totally reworked compendium of his acclaimed classics Endgames Strategy and The Soviet Chess Conveyor, with many new examples and exercises. Furthermore, he has added a new and highly effective approach on how to calculate variations. Club players all over the world who wish to improve their game have now access to Shereshevsky’s famous training programme in one volume.
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    The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess

    $29.95
    Combinative Motifs
    Catalog Code: B0103OB

    1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400. This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs.
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    Combinative Motifs

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 5
    Catalog Code: ACM0005

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 5

    $29.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 9
    Brothers in Arms
    Catalog Code: ACM0009

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 9

    $29.95
    My System & Chess Praxis
    His Landmark Classics in One Edition
    Catalog Code: B0175NIC

    Nimzowitsch will always be remembered as the founder of the Hypermodern movement and the author of the undisputed classics My System and Chess Praxis. In his first book, he expounded his theories of prophylaxis, blockades and much more, while providing ground-breaking insights in pawn-structures. In the sequel Nimzowitsch demonstrated how he had successfully tested his theories in his games.
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    My System & Chess Praxis

    $29.95
    Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 1
    Middlegames
    Catalog Code: B0011TH

    Roman Edouard launches a brand new series of exercise books. In his first volume, he focuses on middlegames. Romain has carefully selected 496 positions, which arose in real games in the recent past. To obtain the best possible training result out of each position, he has separated the exercises into 11 different categories, covering both tactics and strategy, attack and defence. This book is a fantastic training tool for any chessplayer to improve his level of chess thinking.
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    Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 1

    $27.95
    Chess - 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games - PAPERBACK
    Introduction by Bruce Pandolfini
    Catalog Code: B0106OB

    Chess analyzes more than 5,000 unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 600 miniature games, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations.
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    Chess - 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games - PAPERBACK

    $26.95
    Caruana - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0494EM

    The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
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    Caruana - Move by Move

    $26.95
    100 Endgames You Must Know
    Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player
    Catalog Code: B0009NIC

    Most players tend to neglect the endgame, many even dodge the endgame by taking extreme risks in the middlegame, simply because they feel uncertain about the final phase. But time limits have shortened, and the endgame has to be played fast. A solid basic knowledge is vital. There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few endgames one must know. Here the 100 endgames are presented that:show up most frequently in practice are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts useful in more difficult positions. 100 Endgames You Must Know is a practical tool to improve your knowledge of endgames most likely to arise in an actual game.
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    100 Endgames You Must Know

    $24.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 10
    How to Become a Grandmaster
    Catalog Code: ACM0010

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 10

    $24.95
    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 12
    Bobby Fischer - Legend Lives On
    Catalog Code: ACM0012

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 6 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 12

    $24.95
    Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen
    His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained
    Catalog Code: B0204NIC

    Magnus Carlsen’s brilliant endgame play has been one of the key reasons for his success. With his fine technique, great inventiveness an iron determination Magnus has won countless endgame positions in which almost everyone else would have settled for a draw. He also has saved endgames that seemed impossible to hold. Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen will help you to appreciate Magnus’ endgame magic and shows you how to become a better endgame player yourself. A highly instructive, inspiring and entertaining book.
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    Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen

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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 11
    Lady with a Torch
    Catalog Code: ACM0011

    American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 6 times per year.
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    AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 11

    $24.95
    The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry
    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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    The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry

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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

    $22.95
    Chess Training for Post-Beginners
    A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
    Catalog Code: B0143NIC

    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
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    Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    $21.95

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