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303 MORE TRICKY CHESS PUZZLES
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    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

    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...

      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...

          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.

              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...

                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...

                          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

                            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

                                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...

                                  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

                                        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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                                                  Item #: 2138 -

                                                    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 ...

                                                    UNORTHODOX CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                    Item #: 9781580420723 -

                                                      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...

                                                      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...