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    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

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    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. 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
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    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
    Winning Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0199EM

    Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
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    Winning Chess Combinations

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    Play Winning Chess
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0197EM

    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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    Play Winning Chess

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    Winning Chess Strategies
    Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0195EM

    Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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    Winning Chess Strategies

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    Winning Chess Brilliancies
    A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters
    Catalog Code: B0200EM

    This book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move.
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    Winning Chess Brilliancies

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    Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0198EM

    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
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    Winning Chess Endings

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    Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0196EM

    This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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    Winning Chess Tactics

    $28.95
    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0002LV

    This is the Second Volume in the Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. Students in this category have mastered the basics and are now ready to not just play Chess, but to play WINNING CHESS!
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    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

    $28.95
    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
    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
    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
    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

    $24.95
    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

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    Silman's Complete Endgame Course
    A Revolutionary Book on Chess Endgames, Designed to Ensure that Players Understand Everything They Need to Know at their Rating Levels, and Prepare them to Advance to the Next Level
    Catalog Code: B0001SI

    For more than 100 years, the world's leading chess players and teachers have told their students to study the endgame. Now, for the first time, a revolutionary, richly instructive endgame book has been designed for players of all levels. Silman's Complete Endgame Course, by famed writer and player Jeremy Silman, is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.
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    Silman's Complete Endgame Course

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    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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    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
    MOVIE - Magnus
    From Child Prodigy to Chess Genius
    Catalog Code: DVD0011MV

    Through access to and use of an extensive amount of archival footage and home movies, filmmaker Benjamin Ree follows Magnus Carlsen's meteoric rise to the top in this unique coming-of-age story. The film invites audiences to experience the fascinating world of competitive chess as they peek into the mind of a modern genius.
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    MOVIE - Magnus

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    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

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    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

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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

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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SEVENTH EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0001USCF

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the US Chess Federation, the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed as a reference for all chess players—but especially tournament chess players—and tournament directors.
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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SEVENTH EDITION

    $21.99
    125 Chess Opening Surprises
    An Arsenal of Red-Hot Opening Ideas to Shock and Confuse Your Opponents
    Catalog Code: B0200GB

    These 125 opening surprises land like bombshells in the apparent calm of standard openings and disorientate your opponents as they grapple with original problems. This book is a treasure-trove of unusual ideas at an early stage of the opening, each with a firm logical foundation, yet running against the grain of conventional play.
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    125 Chess Opening Surprises

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    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
    Logical Chess - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: B0079BT

    Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
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    Logical Chess - Move By Move

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    Teaching Chess in the 21st Century
    Strategies and Connections to a Standards-Based World
    Catalog Code: B0005OB

    A beginner chess book for teachers, chess club sponsors, or parents with young children. An elementary school teacher can use this book as a textbook to incorporate chess into their standards-based math program incorporating National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards. Also included are exemplars and rubrics and teacher tips about how to handle situations that frequently occur while students are playing chess. Tried and true tested analogies that children will relate to are incorporated so that young children can learn chess in an effective and fun way.
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    Teaching Chess in the 21st Century

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    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0002PC

    Designed for all levels of players... from advanced novice to master! You will improve your game after a single viewing. I guarantee it! - Yasser Seirawan, IGM & former US Champ "Simply the very best instructional chess product available on today's market." Dave Williams, VGOgamer.com Editor
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    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2

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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1
    Must-Know Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0085RE

    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. In Book 1, the focus is on one-move checkmate exercises. In each of the first five chapters, a specific piece delivers the checkmate.
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    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 1

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    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
    Catalog Code: DVD0014SP

    Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

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