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Chess for the Gifted and Busy: A Short But Comprehensive Course from Beginner to Expert (Comprehensive Chess Course)
Chess for the Gifted and Busy: A Short But Comprehensive Course from Beginner to Expert (Comprehensive Chess Course)
by Lev Alburt
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Studies tout the many benefits of chess for all ages. Want to learn chess or teach it to your child but are busy with lots of other activities as well? This innovative book is designed for you. You choose the level you want to achieve. Want to go from... (read more)

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The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
by Graham Burgess
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Over 120 of the greatest chess games of all time, selected, analyzed, re-evaluated, and explained by a team of experts and illustrated with over 1,000 diagrams. Study the games to learn: how to attack; defense and counterattack; psychological warfare... (read more)

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Chess for Beginners (Fireside Chess Library)
Chess for Beginners (Fireside Chess Library)
by I A Horowitz
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In this book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and former U.S. Open Champion, applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the tactical... (read more)

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The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
by Josh Waitzkin
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In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top--twice. Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top... (read more)

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Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps (Fireside Chess Library)
Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps (Fireside Chess Library)
by Bruce Pandolfini
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Fireside Chess Library In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase. Of the three traditional phases of chess play... (read more)

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The Two Knights Defence
The Two Knights Defence
by Jan Pinski
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The Two Knights Defence is one of the trickiest tactical openings around. If White initiates complications with either 4 Ng5 or 4 d4, play becomes extremely sharp and gambits and counter gambits abound. Anyone who enters the murky waters of the Two... (read more)

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Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
by Marilyn Yalom
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Everyone knows that the queen is the most powerful piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. In India, Persia, and the Arab lands, where the game was first played, a general, or vizier (chief counselor... (read more)

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Chess Tactics for Kids
Chess Tactics for Kids
by Murray Chandler
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Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken... (read more)

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Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master
Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master
by Jeremy Silman
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A famed writer, speaker, player and international master has created the one and only endgame book chess enthusiasts need as they move up the ladder from beginner to tournament player to possession of the coveted master title.... (read more)

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Positional Chess Sacrifices
Positional Chess Sacrifices
by Mihai Suba
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In chess, sacrificing material is the most dramatic way to try to seize the advantage. Most sacrifices have a forcing aim in mind, but most profound of all are positional sacrifices where the end is impossible to foresee and thus fine judgment... (read more)

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Starting Out
Starting Out
by Joe Gallagher
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The Pirc/Modern.... (read more)

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Progress in Chess #32: Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura: An American Chess Career in the Footsteps of Bobby Fischer
Progress in Chess #32: Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura: An American Chess Career in the Footsteps of Bobby Fischer
by Karsten Muller
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The first book to focus on United States Chess Champion Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura's fascinating journey to the top of world chess is documented in this look at his life and career. Hikaru was not a typical child prodigy, and at his first... (read more)

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Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances (Everyman Chess)
Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances (Everyman Chess)
by Jacob Aagaard
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Learn to identify and exploit tactical chances.... (read more)

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How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertoire
How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertoire
by Steve Giddins
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In this book, the first to focus on these issues, Steve Giddins provides common-sense guidance on one of the perennial problems facing chess-players. He tackles questions such as: whether to play main lines, offbeat openings or 'universal' systems; how... (read more)

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The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess: Improve Your Results Now!
The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess: Improve Your Results Now!
by John Emms
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John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize potential and improve results in competitive play. Drawing upon years of his own experience, Emms tackles the all-important practical aspects of chess playing: studying ones own strengths and weaknesses... (read more)

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Pawn Power in Chess
Pawn Power in Chess
by Hans Kmoch
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Profoundly original discussion of pawn play isolates its elements and elaborates on various aspects. Basic relationships of one or two pawns constitute winning strategy. Multitude of examples demonstrate paramount significance of elements of pawn... (read more)

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Chess Camp #01: Move, Attack, and Capture
Chess Camp #01: Move, Attack, and Capture
by Igor Sukhin
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Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing... (read more)

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San Luis 2005: How Chess Found Its Champion
San Luis 2005: How Chess Found Its Champion
by Igor Nor
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San Luis 2005 is the most celebrated chess tournament of the decade. Bulgarian Grandmaster Veselin Topalov triumphed and proved that he is a worthy successor to World Champions such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.Tournament books used to be a... (read more)

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Play the Sicilian Kan: A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
Play the Sicilian Kan: A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
by Johan Hellsten
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The Kan is an ideal choice against 1 e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. Its relatively theory free, and success is more likely to occur through the understanding of development systems and a deep study of the... (read more)

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Test Your Chess IQ: First Challenge
Test Your Chess IQ: First Challenge
by August Livshitz
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Is the ability to make combinations something you are born with or can it be acquired by practice? Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for... (read more)

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