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Chess for Zebras
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Jonathan Rowson, author of the highly acclaimed Seven Deadly Chess Sins, investigates three questions important to all chess-players:
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The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is th…
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One Hundred Selected Games
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The 100 outstanding games in this volume are Mikhail Botvinnik's own choices as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in 1948. They cover the period from his first big tournament — t…
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Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual: Practical Training for the Ambitious Chessplayer
This book is aimed first of all at helping strong players complete themselves. This ensures that it will overflow with exceptionally complex analyses and exercises, which will be difficult for even th…
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Positional Decision Making in Chess (Grandmaster Repertoire Series)
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Alexander Alekhine's Best Games
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This guide features Alekhine's annotations of his own games. It examines games that span his career from his early encounters with Lasker, Tarrasch and Rubenstein, through his world title battles, to …
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Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess
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For all chess-players, from beginners to world champions, from kids to seniors, delivering checkmate is the greatest thrill the game has to offer. The ability to spot checkmates is a vital skill - and…
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Fundamental Chess Endings
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In a major event in chess publishing, two German endgame experts have produced a masterly one-volume encyclopaedia that covers all major endgames.

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Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur
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These 25 chess games played between master and amateur were chosen, arranged, and annotated to help amateurs improve their games. What better way could the amateur have of learning to exploit the weak…
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Art of Attack in Chess
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One of the finest chess books ever written, the Art of Attack has been transcribed into algebraic notation for the first time. In this revised edition of the great classic, the author expounds both th…
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1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1955.
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New York International Chess Tournament 1924
Few tournaments can boast not only the presence of the past, present and future world champion but also two challengers for the supreme title. New York 1924 was one of this elite group. The old champi…
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Attacking Manuals 1 & 2 comprise the first thorough examination of the nature of dynamics in chess, and the principles explained in this book are relevant to every chess game played. In lively no-nons…
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Art of Chess Analysis
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This version of the book is the first English translation of the second edition (1993) of the first edition (1980). The second edition was never published in english. The 1997 edition contains all of …
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How to Be an Antiracist
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Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America--but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ou…
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The Soviet Chess Primer
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Ilya Maizelis's masterpiece is the definitive introduction to the game of chess. It has inspired generations of Russians to take up the game, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, t…
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Questions of Modern Chess Theory is the lost masterpiece of Soviet chess literature. It was written by a double Ukrainian Champion, and published in the Soviet Union in 1956. Russian experts say it is…
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Chess Strategy in Action
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John Watson fleshes out the theory presented to enormous acclaim in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy and extends it into new areas. He illustrates th…
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Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc2 to his concept of a unified field theory, no one has contributed as much to science in…
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The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
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"The beauty of a game of chess is usually appraised, and with good reason, according to the sacrifices it contains. On principle we incline to rate a sacrificial game more highly than a positional gam…
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For many years, Nimzovich was known as the "Stormy Petrel" of the chess world. Today, his profound theories of positional chess are accepted as a matter of course, and a knowledge of them is essential…
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Discovering Chess Openings: Building a Repertoire from Basic Principles
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Tal-Botvinnik 1960
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In 1960 Mikhail Tal defeated chess champion Mikhail Botvinnik in one of the most celebrated world championship matches of all time. In this volume, Tal sets the stage and explains every one of the 21 …
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The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
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Mikhail Tal, the 'magician from Riga' was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor.
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