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    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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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 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 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...

                                                          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

                                                            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...

                                                                  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...