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KASPAROV: HOW HIS PREDECESSORS MISLED HIM ABOUT CHESS
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    Chess champion Garry Kasparov wrote a best-selling series of books called My Great Predecessors, ascribing his victories to lessons learned from the games of earlier champions. Now, in a humorously titled addition to the series, Karolyi and Aplin turn Kasparovs chess wisdom on its head by analyzing 70 games he lost! Behind the good-natured humor is the idea that every strategic or tactical principle has its exceptions, and the win often comes to the player who knows when standard procedure...

    KILLER CHESS TACTICS
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    Item #: 9781580421119 -

      This book teaches you how to learn from the incredible combinations and sacrifices of 14 World Champions, how the champions used these brilliant stratagems to bring opponents to their knees, and how they themselves fell prey to these deadly surprise attacks. Packed with ideas, 200 fully annotated games, 1,000 diagrams, and practical advice. Learn how to use these powerful weapons from the champions themselves. 640 pgs, paperback, 2003

      LEARN FROM BOBBY FISCHERS GREATEST GAMES
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      Item #: 9781580422352 -

        The first book about the great American chess champion Bobby Fischer written for the average player (90% of the chess playing audience), Schiller focuses on the lessons you can learn from his games. Packed with diagrams and easy-to-understand pointers showing what Fischer was thinking and how you can apply these concepts and strategies to your games, this learning tool borrows from the wisdom and beauty of Fischer's greatest games and passes it on to new generations. 224 pgs, paperback, 2009

        MASTER CHECKMATE STRATEGY
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        Item #: 9781580420969 -

          Robertie all the essential mates, including the scholar's mate, mate with two bishops, the corridor mate, the smothered mate, five patterns of diagonal mates, king hunts, and the key strategies needed to set up future mates. 160 pgs, paperback, 2003

          MORE CHESSERCIZES: CHECKMATE!
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          Item #: 9780671701857 -

            This book offers chess players the ultimate challenge: Find the move or sequence of moves that will finish off the imaginary opponent in a checkmate situation. Allows readers to practice traps and winning opening moves without using a chess board. With 300 problems arranged by degree of difficulty, this book is ideal for players of all skill levels and should help develop tactical, analytical and combinative skills. 208 pgs, paperback, 1991

            NEW IDEAS IN CHESS
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            Item #: 9781580422741 -

              Finally, one of the most influential chess books ever is back! Five- time U.S Champion Larry Evans shows you the most important concepts that comprise a winning chess game: Space, Time, Force & Pawn Structure. In a book that has been called the "bible" for novice to intermediate player," this newly revised classic uses actual game examples to illustrate dozens of chess themes. Each is a mini-lesson that illustrate the fundamental concepts of modern chess theory - ones that...

              ONE MOVE CHECKMATES
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              Item #: 9781580421713 -

                This great book for beginning players covers the most basic of all mates the one move mate! Schiller presents different game positions where you must find the move that instantly wins the game. You'll learn how to make the final move with all the pieces knights, bishops, rooks, pawns, queens and even the king. This great training tool is perfect for players new to the game of chess! If you're looking for a fun and easy workbook to challenge yourself and use as a learning tool; the 200...

                PANDOLFINIS CHESS COMPLETE
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                Item #: 9780671701864 -

                  From algebra notation to zugzwang , Pandolfini has created the chess bible for all players. In addition to answers to over 500 questions, he has included his terrific "Pandolfini's Short Chess Course." 256 pgs, paperback, 1992

                  PANDOLFINIS ENDGAME COURSE
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                  Item #: 9780671656881 -

                    Covers 239 specific endgame positions, progressing from elementary endings to some subtle minor piece and pawn situations. Almost every example illustrates a specific principle, which is usually clearly stated. 320 pgs, paperback, 1988

                    PANDOLFINIS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHESS
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                    Item #: 9780743226172 -

                      Pandolfini takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, he puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach. 400 pgs, paperback, 2003

                      PLAY BETTER CHESS TODAY!
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                      Item #: 9781580422871 -

                        Take large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes - and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way for novice players to improve their chess game today. 'Play Better Chess Today' is perfect for players who have learned the basics and are ready to take their game to the next level and start winning games. This skill-building manual has over 100 oversized diagrams that show how to exploit the strengths of each piece, and defend against its...

                        PLAY CHESS TONIGHT
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                        Item #: 616043917030 -

                          A beginner's guide to chess fundamentals with excellent diagrams. 64 pgs, paperback, 1976

                          PORTABLE CHESS COACH
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                          Item #: 1575 -

                            Shipman presents a fun but thorough primer to chess. Packed with diagrams and valuable instruction, this is the ideal book for beginners who want a clear and concise introduction that will keep them interested and entertained. 173 Pgs. 2006

                            PRINCIPLES OF THE NEW CHESS
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                            Item #: 9780671607197 -

                              Provides simple and effective planning and analysis techniques that will help you to use the principles to your best advantage. Includes 144 diagrams and the new standard algebraic notation. 148 pgs, paperback, 1986

                              STANDARD CHESS OPENINGS
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                              Item #: 9781580420488 -

                                The new definitive standard on opening play, this comprehensive guide covers every important chess opening and variation ever played and currently in vogue - more than 3,000 opening strategies. Differing from books that rely exclusively on bare notation, Schiller features substantial discussion and analysis on each opening so that you understand them clearly. More than 250 annotated games (including a game representative of each major opening), and 1,000 diagrams make this the standard...

                                START PLAYING CHESS TODAY!
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                                Item #: 9781580422864 -

                                  Takes large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes- and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way to play chess today. In fact, right now! Perfect for players new to the game, you'll learn the basics of chess and how each piece moves, its relative value and how it can be used to checkmate opponents! You'll also learn the basic concepts of attacking and defending, plus the mates and attacks to keep in your arsenal.

                                  SURVIVE AND BEAT ANNOYING CHESS OPENINGS
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                                  Item #: 9781580420730 -

                                    The chess doctors handbook to the very popular traps and pitfalls faced by beginning and intermediate chess players. Opening traps are the single most annoying stratagem, that is, for unprepared players. Shows you how to handle these traps as both Black and White and to set the same traps yourself. Provides practical remedies from both the White and Black perspectives to the annoying variations that opponents often choose instead of the well-known main lines. For key openings, the authors...

                                    TEST YOUR CHESS I.Q.
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                                    Item #: 9781580420273 -

                                      Grandmaster and Hall of Fame chess legend Larry Evans draws upon his vast experience as 5-time USA champion, author of 25 books, and Bobby Fischers second, to present a fun and challenging new approach for chess players. Readers test their skills against 100 fascinating positions from actual games and must choose the best move from among three choices. Each correct answer earns the reader 25 points; no points are given for incorrect choices. At the end of the series, players can calculate...

                                      THE OFFICIAL RULES OF CHESS
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                                      Item #: 9781580420921 -

                                        This rule book is the essential guide to the professional, scholastic, and internet rules of chess. Written in plain English for practical use, you’ll learn everything you need to know about tournaments, rating systems, etiquette for in-person and online play, and chess notation. Special sections for students and parents answer all the frequently asked questions about competitive play. These are the rules that apply to every tournament form of chess, from scholastic competitions to world...

                                        THE SICILIAN DRAGON
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                                          New and Revised. The mighty Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defense is one of the most exciting openings in chess. Everything from the opening piece formation to the endgame, including key strategic and tactical ideas, is covered in conceptual detail. Instead of memorizing a jungle of variations, you learn the important ideas behind the opening, and how to adapt them at the chessboard. Special sections on the heroes of the Dragon show how the greatest players handle the opening. 240 Pgs. 2011 ...

                                          THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS
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                                          Item #: 9781580422376 -

                                            If you think that chess and marbles are the only games free from politics, you can scratch that idea. Fascinating, intriguing and controversial, the dean of American chess tells the never-before told machinations and stories of world championship chess and what really goes on behind the scenes of the game at its highest level. These 101 entertaining dispatches from the front deal with the crazy world of chess ranging from politics, Fischermania to just plain gossip and fun. This new edition...

                                            UNORTHODOX CHESS OPENINGS
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                                              This guide to all the major unorthodox openings used by chess players, contains more than 1, 500 contentious, unconventional, arrogant, and outright strange opening strategies. Youll meet such openings as the Orangutang, Halloween Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation, Double Duck, and even the Drunken King. These openings are an exotic way to spice up a game and a great weapon to spring on unsuspecting and unprepared opponents. More than 100 annotated games and 750 diagrams showing essential...

                                              WEAPONS OF CHESS
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                                              Item #: 9780671659721 -

                                                Yao, a former derivatives trader, shows how to think through various situations you encounter at the poker table. Four sections include how to identify and attack different player personalities; the basics of expected value; how to count outs, non-outs, and unknown cards; how to figure pot odds quickly and accurately; and the value of different table positions. Covers when and against whom to raise for free cards; when and how to bluff; the value of semi-bluffing; and when to use deceptive...

                                                WHIZ KIDS TEACH CHESS
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                                                Item #: 9781580420075 -

                                                  Subtitled "Winning Chess for Young Players". Today's most promising young chess players present a fascinating look at learning chess - complete with a step-by-step primer on basic chess play, large diagrams and easy-to-understand explanations targeted toward novices under age sixteen. 143 Pgs. 1999. Eric Schiller.

                                                  WINNING CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                  Item #: 9781580420518 -

                                                    A chess player's opening sets the tone for the entire game, creating the advantages or disadvantages that lead to victory or defeat. In this step-by-step guide, former U.S. speed chess champion Bill Robertie reveals more than 25 openings that will help beginning and intermediate players seize the early advantage.144 pages, paperbound, 2002.

                                                    WINNING CHESS TACTICS
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                                                    Item #: 9781580420754 -

                                                      Newly formatted and updated, the 14 chapters illustrate the explanations and thinking behind every tactical concept. Learn to use pins, single and double forks, double attacks, skewers, discovered and double checks, multiple threats and other crushing tactics to gain an immediate edge. Each concept is fully explained in easy-to-understand language with diagrams, examples and game situations so you understand the thinking and game plan behind every moves. A valuable guide for beginning and...

                                                      WORLD CHAMPION COMBINATIONS
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                                                      Item #: 9780940685772 -

                                                        Written by the world's most prolific chess-writing team, this book shows how the greatest players in the history of chess have displayed their tactical prowess at the chessboard. Readers will see how the most brilliant minds of all time employ all of the weapons in the grandmaster arsenal to reduce their opponents to rubble, 200 diagrams. 264 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                        WORLD CHAMPION OPENINGS
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                                                        Item #: 9781580422536 -

                                                          The long-awaited revision is updated to include the latest world champions. Concentrates on a much simpler presentation, more targeted to the average chess player. Divided into key opening groups where readers learn how the world champions would play them. Reading much like an encyclopedia of the must-know openings crucial to every chess players knowledge, this powerful tool shows the insights, concepts and secrets used by the greatest players of all time. Covers 100 variations of crucial...

                                                          WORLD CHAMPION TACTICS
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                                                          Item #: 9781580420051 -

                                                            One of the worlds best pros teaches how to play no-limit holdem. Features tips for every situation with video suggestions from Cloutier. Tips are geared to your position relative to the dealer button, your chip stack, and how many players are in the hand. You can set an option to estimate the probability that you will win the hand; see your current hand rank and the probability of improvement after flop; show your pot odds and number of outs. Over 2,000 avatars, each with its own artificial...

                                                            303 TRICKY CHECKMATES
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                                                              A collection of 303 two-, three- and four-move checkmates for all levels of chess players. Mates are presented in order of difficulty, from simple to very complex, and challenges are provided from both the black's and the white's point of view so players learn to see both sides of the board. 192 Pgs. 2002