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10 MOST COMMON CHESS MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
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Item #: 9781580420426 -

    More than 200 typical errors committed by the world's greatest players challenge you to test your skills by choosing between two movesthe right one or the one actually played. From neglecting development and king safety, misjudging threats, and premature attacks to impulsiveness, snatching pawns, and basic inattention, this is a complete course in exactly what not to do. 256 pgs, paperback, 2002

    200 CAPTURE MATES
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    Item #: 9781580422154 -

      Veteran chess teachers and authors Wilson and Albertson present 200 puzzles that are instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions allow player to work their way through the concepts while they have fun with chess. 144 pgs, paperback, 2007

      202 CHECKMATES FOR CHILDREN
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      Item #: 9781580421416 -

        Wilson and Albertson, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions are designed to keep kids interested and entertained as they work their way through the concepts. 176 pgs, paperback, 2004

        303 MORE TRICKY CHESS PUZZLES
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        Item #: 9781580421829 -

          A carefully selected entertaining and instructive collection of tactical chess puzzles. Like its prequel, this is a good workbook for adults or children who want to sharpen their budding chess expertise. 192 pgs, paperback, 2006

          303 TRICKY CHESS PUZZLES
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          Item #: 9781580421447 -

            A carefully selected entertaining and instructive collection of tactical chess puzzles. The authors have collected or created 303 additional game situations, to go with the original 303 typical situations featured in the original edition. Finding the right answer will bring about a forced checkmate or a winning material superiority. Divided into three chapters, each filled with 101 large, clear diagrams, this book runs the gamut of necessary tactical knowledge. A good workbook for adults or...

            51 CHESS OPENINGS FOR BEGINNERS
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            Item #: 9781580422123 -

              Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves. 176 pgs, paperback, 2007

              606 PUZZLES FOR CHESS NUTS
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              Item #: 9781402760228 -

                For the true chess nut, the 64 squares of the chessboard represent a world of imaginative possibilities where a bright idea can make the difference between victory and defeat. Each puzzle re-creates that world, putting the reader into a realistic game position with the tantalizing challenge of finding that elusive winning idea. By taking on the challenge of these problems, you will gain mastery of the many tactics of chess: the pin, the fork, the skewer, simplification, removing the guard, and...

                7 STEPS TO BETTER CHESS
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                Item #: 9781580422406 -

                  Chess is a game of mistakes; if you can cut down on them, your game will get much stronger. Eric Schiller, a legendary teacher of bright young stars and champions, shows you, in seven lessons that cover every aspect of the game, how to rethink the moves you make and become a winning player. Includes 55 key game situations packed with diagrams and insightful callouts. This unique approach shows the mistakes Schiller has made in his own games at each stage of chess development to illustrate the...

                  ABCS OF CHESS
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                  Item #: 9780671619824 -

                    Chapters include: Fundamentals, The opening, Tactics, Position Play, Minor Pieces, Rooks, The Queen, The King, Planning and Analysis. 208 pgs, paperback, 1986

                    ATTACKING CHESS: AGGRESSIVE STRATEGIES AND INSIDE MOVES
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                    Item #: 9780684802503 -

                      Presents 19 different offensive strategies, progressing from the most elementary, including forks, pins, skewers, and double threats, to the more advanced and sophisticated moves used by the world's best players. 240 pgs, paperback, 1995

                      BASIC ENDGAME STRATEGIES: KINGS PAWNS & MINOR PIECES
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                      Item #: 9780940685819 -

                        With this essential guide, players learn the principles of preparing for the winning endgame: how to utilize the king as a weapon and trap the opponent's king, how to create passed pawns, how to clear the way for advancing pawns, how to defend against opponent pawn majorities, and how to recognize and utilize the typical tactical combinations that appear in endgames. 144 pgs, paperback, 1998

                        BASIC ENDGAME STRATEGY: QUEENS & ROOKS
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                        Item #: 9780940685895 -

                          A guide to endgame strategy that shows the basic checkmating principles and combinations needed to finish off opponents. Players learn how to translate middlegame advantages into victories, how to use the king as a weapon, clear the way for rook mates and recognize tactical combinations. 144 pgs, paperback, 1998

                          BASICS OF WINNING CHESS
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                          Item #: 9781580420525 -

                            Nine informational chapters and 22 diagrams show beginning players how to play and win at chess in one quick and easy reading. Youll learn the moves of the pieces, the rules and principles of play, the standard openings, as well as chess notation. Also introduces the basic concepts and strategies of middle and endgame play. 64 pgs, paperback, 2002

                            BEGINNING CHESS PLAY
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                            Item #: 9781580420440 -

                              For beginning and novice players, this step-by-step approach uses more than 100 actual chess diagrams. Covers the basic principles of opening, middle and end game strategies, development and pawn structure, different ways to checkmate opponents, and the important openings and defenses. Also shows you how to join a chess club, use a chess clock, get rated, enter tournaments, and use notation to both record your own games and play back others. Two completely annotated games show you how...

                              BEGINNING CHESS: OVER 300 ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS
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                              Item #: 9780671795016 -

                                Over 300 problems, tailored to beginning players, encompass everything a player needs to learn, from the basic rules and vocabulary to the moves of various chessmen to sophisticated strategies. 300 line drawings. 272 pgs, paperback, 1993

                                BIG BOOK OF CHESS
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                                Item #: 9781580421331 -

                                  From the elementary rules to sophisticated strategies, youll learn how to attack and defend, set devious traps, win material, and checkmate the opponent. Schiller shows you how to plan moves in advance, anticipate opponents moves, and get the most out of your pieces. The many ways of beginning each game are discussed, and what to do when you have gained the advantage. When its time to finish off the enemy, he discusses the ways to end the game. More advanced techniques are also presented. An...

                                  BOBBY FISCHERS OUTRAGEOUS CHESS MOVES
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                                  Item #: 9780671606091 -

                                    This easy-to-use interactive presentation, offering one move per page, each with an order-of-difficulty rating. Individual diagrams capture each position just before Fischer made his decisive move, as well as helpful descriptive hints and information on setting. Opponent and move number appear at the top of each page 144 pgs, paperback, 1985

                                    CHESS ENDGAME QUIZ
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                                    Item #: 9781580420747 -

                                      This challenging book features 200 challenges in the multiple choice format that has proved so popular with readers. These instructive, elegant and entertaining positions not only challenge and entertain you, but teach you how to improve your endgame while trying to find the best move of the three choices presented. The problems are divided into various sections such as king and pawn endings, minor piece endings, queen endings, and rook and pawn endings, so that players can concentrate on...

                                      CHESS OPENING TRAP OF THE DAY
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                                      Item #: 781580422178 -

                                        Bruce Pandolfini uses his unique "crime and punishment" approach to provide all the previously missing explanation, instruction, practical analyses, and much, much more. The book consists of 202 short "openers" typical of average players, arranged according to the classical opening variations and by level of difficulty.

                                        CHESS TRAPS: PITFALLS AND SWINDLES
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                                        Item #: 9780671210410 -

                                          This is a rich storehouse of Chess crimes. Sometimes the villain is thwarted, though more often he gets away with his nefarious deeds. But, in either event, the tales and their telling are instructive and entertaining. 256 pgs, paperback, 1971

                                          CHESSERCIZES: WINNING TECHNIQUES FOR PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS
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                                          Item #: 9780671701840 -

                                            Contains 100 instructive contemporary tactics, all selected from outstanding tournament and match games played in 1989 by masters and grandmasters. 208 pgs, paperback, 1991

                                            COMPLETE BOOK OF BEGINNING CHESS
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                                            Item #: 9781580421089 -

                                              In just ten easy lessons, beginning and novice players learn everything they need to know to play and win at chess. From setting up a chess board and moving the pieces to basic concepts and winning strategies, even how to get rated and play on the internet, this is a great book for players looking to learn and improve their game. This book is jam-packed with numerous examples, hundreds of easy-to-read diagrams, and clear explanations to make learning both easy and fun. Chapters cover basic...

                                              COMPLETE DEFENCE TO KING PAWN OPENINGS
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                                              Item #: 9781580421096 -

                                                Covers Black's opening systems against virtually every chess opening, including most flank games, based on the powerful Tarrasch Defense. This defensive system will prepare chess players to sway the direction of Closed Games in their favor. 288 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                                COMPLETE DEFENSE TO QUEEN PAWN OPENINGS
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                                                Item #: 9780940685802 -

                                                  Covers Black's opening systems against virtually every chess opening, including most flank games, based on the exciting and powerful Tarrasch Defense. This defensive system prepares you to sway the direction of Closed Games in your favor. 288 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                  DEVELOPMENT OF A CHESS MASTER
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                                                  Item #: 9781580420501 -

                                                    Improve your play by cutting down on tactical and strategic mistakes. Using examples from his own games, Schiller illustrates the types of errors typically found at each stage of chess development, from early scholastic games to professional encounters with Grandmasters. Schiller shows how errors can be overcome, and how professional players can fall prey to the same problems as amateurs. Learn from the author's mistakes so you won't suffer the terrible fate that awaits most chess blunders....

                                                    EASY ENDGAME STRATEGIES
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                                                    Item #: 9781580421102 -

                                                      288 pages, paperbound, 2003.

                                                      ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHESS WISDOM
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                                                      Item #: 9781580420884 -

                                                        From opening, middlegame, and endgame strategy, to psychological warfare and tournament tactics, you are taken through the thinking behind each essential concept. Examples, discussions, and diagrams show the full impact on the games direction. Tons of diagrams, examples, sidebars, and sample games illustrate the concepts. Called one of the ten best chess books ever written, an absolute must for lovers of chess. 432 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                                        FIRST CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                        Item #: 9781580421522 -

                                                          This great beginning book shows players how to confidently start out a chess game with solid near-foolproof openings. Easy-to-read and targeted to novice and new chess player, the oversized format is filled with large diagrams, clear explanations, and ideas and concepts that are easy for new players. 160 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                                          GAMBIT CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                          Item #: 9781580420570 -

                                                            Gambits, where one side sacrifices material for an advance in development, are the most exciting and popular openings in chess!  This book contains every important gambit opening and variation ever played - more than two thousand opening strategies in all!  Each gambit is covered in detail with a diagram showing the standard position representative of the gambit, the move orders taken to get there, and an explanation in plain language of the thinking behind the moves. More than one...

                                                            GAMBIT OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR BLACK
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                                                            Item #: 9780940685796 -

                                                              In most chess games, white has the privilege of attacking first, but there are ways for black to turn the tables right from the start. In this exciting repertoire of gambits, Black immediately seizes the initiative from White and begins powerful attacks. 176 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                              GAMBIT OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR WHITE
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                                                              Item #: 9780940685789 -

                                                                Chess players who enjoy attacking from the very first move are rewarded here with a powerful repertoire of brilliant gambits that sacrifice an early pawn in return for rapid development and greater control over the center. 192 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                                HOW GOOD IS YOUR CHESS?
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                                                                Item #: 9781580421263 -

                                                                  Chess enthusiasts can find out where they stand in terms of chess mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players with this instructive and amusing guide. Looking closely at complete games played by the experts inspires players to form new ideas about their overall strategy. Grandmaster Daniel King based this book on his popular Chess Monthly column. His easy-to-follow, test-yourself format asks readers to predict their opponent's moves. Provides opportunities for improvement by...

                                                                  HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHESS
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                                                                  Item #: 9780020288909 -

                                                                    This book is designed specifically for the average player to help tighten their game so that they can take genuine pride and pleasure in it. The authors give pointers on what objects to pursue and how to meet specific kinds of attack. Their method is to take several games and play them out and then clarify the reasons for victory or defeat. Special attention is paid to openings, including Sicilian Defense, Queen's Gambit Declined and Bird's Opening, and to strategy, especially the...

                                                                    HOW TO WIN IN THE CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                                    Item #: 9780671624262 -

                                                                      International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and gives just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines. 192...

                                                                      HYPERMODERN OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR WHITE
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                                                                      Item #: 9781580420150 -

                                                                        One of the world's foremost chess experts shows White how to substitute an entirely unconventional approach for the classical principals of opening play. 288 Pgs. 1999

                                                                        KASPAROVS WINNING CHESS TACTICS
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                                                                        Item #: 9780671619855 -

                                                                          Russian grandmaster Gary Kasparov is the youngest world champion ever. He is renowned for his aggressive play and superior tactics, which the author, a U.S. national chess master, analyzes in this book of recapped pivotal positions. Pandolfini opens with a brief biographical sketch on Kasparov and then proceeds to discuss how Kasparov responded or might have responded to 150 or so actual and hypothetical situations. Each example is prefaced with the name of the players, where and when the game...