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1001 Ways to Checkmate

Author: Fred Reinfeld
Notation Used: Descriptive

1001 checkmating exercises
Hardcover: 224 pages

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75 Years of Affection for Chess: A Tribute to Harlow B. Daly

Author: Harry Lyman, Stephen Dann
Copyright Date: 1975
Notation Used: Algebraic

A collection of games from New England chess legend Harlow B. Daly.
Paperback: 40 pages

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A Guide to Chess Endings

Author: Max Euwe, David Hooper
Copyright Date: 1976
ISBN: 0-486-23332-4
Notation Used: Descriptive

This clear and thorough coverage of the most important, most frequently encountered endgame situations is one of the finest modern works on chess endings.
Paperback: 248 pages

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A Picture History of Chess

Author: Fred Wolson
Copyright Date: 1981
ISBN: 0-486-23856-3
Notation Used: Not Notated

The 295 illustrations in this Picture History of Chess presents a panorama of the game's most important moments and players.
Paperback: 182 pages

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Art of Attack in Chess

Author: Vladimir Vukovic
Copyright Date: 1993
ISBN: 1-85744-400-0
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

One of the finest chess books ever written, the Art of Attack has been transcribed into algebraic notation for the first time.
Paperback: 352 pages

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Blackmar Diemer Gambit

Author: Eric Shiller
Copyright Date: 1986
ISBN: 0-931462-52-5
Notation Used: Algebraic

This book is for the chess player who likes to attack from the first move. In these pages you will find exciting, tactical chess.
Paperback: 81 pages

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Blunders and How to Avoid Them

Author: Angus Dunnington
Copyright Date: 2004
ISBN: 1-85744-344-6
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Experienced chess player and writer Angus Dunnington takes a look at why the good, the bad and the indifferent all make errors, from small positional misjudgements to simply leaving a queen en prise.
Paperback: 144 pages

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Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games

Author: Mikhail Botvinnik
Copyright Date: 1960
Notation Used: Descriptive

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.
Paperback: 172 pages

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Capablanca's Eighteen Select Chess Games

Author: Fernando Napoles Tapia
Copyright Date: 1998
ISBN: 959-09-0127-1
Notation Used: Algebraic

This volume includes, in chronological order, eighteen games selected among the more than six
hundred recorded ones that Capablanca played in his lifetime. They are not necessarily his best
games--although most of them are--but significant highlights in his career as a professional chess
player.
Paperback: 111 pages

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Capablanca: A Compendium of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations, and Other Rare Archival Materials on the Cuban Chess Genius Jose Raul Capablanca, 1888-1942

Author: Edward Winter
Copyright Date: 1989
ISBN: 0-89950-455-8
Notation Used: Algebraic

Although there is no shortage of books about Capablanca, most authors have concentrated on his
main tournament and match games and have carried out relatively little research into his life. The
present work--less a biography than a compilation of documents and data--aims to repair that
imbalance by presenting a substantial amount of neglected material.
Hardcover: 349 pages

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Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw

Author: Thomas Glavinic
Copyright Date: 1999
ISBN: 1860466761
Notation Used: Algebraic

Carl Haffner is modelled on the Austrian grandmaster Karl Schlechter, and in his brilliant first novel Thomas Glavinic brings to life both the events surrounding the ten-match world championship and the atmosphere of the cafes and chess clubs of Vienna and Berlin in the years before the First World War.
Paperback: 184 pages

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Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge

Author: Yuri Averbakh
Copyright Date: 1966
ISBN: 08-011823-2
Notation Used: Descriptive

As its title implies, this book brings together all the information which the author considers necessary to provide the average chess player with a working knowledge of the endgame.
Hardcover: 135 pages

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Chess Exam and Training Guide: Rate Yourself and Learn How to Improve!

Author: Igor Khmelnitsky
Copyright Date: 2004
ISBN: 0-9754761-2-2
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Would you like to know how good you really are at chess? Whether you are a beginner or a
seasoned master, this book will help you to evaluate your current level, identify your weaknesses
and get training advice.
Paperback: 318 pages

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Chess Made Simple

Author: Milton Hanauer
Copyright Date: 1957
Notation Used: Descriptive

A comprehensive guide for self-study and review.
Paperback: 189 pages

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Chess Master...at any age

Author: Rolf Wetzell
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 0-938650-58-0
Notation Used: Algebraic

Reaching a plateau of chess strength after many years of playing, Rolf Wetzel devised new and revolutionary methods of study.
Paperback: 300 pages

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Chess Openings: Theory and Practice

Author: I. A. Horowitz
Copyright Date: 1964
ISBN: 0-671-20553-6
Notation Used: Descriptive

A definitive study of all the important openings, with 2,660 fully analyzed variations and 439 complete illustrative games.
Paperback: 789 pages

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Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

Author: Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 1-889323-05-5
Notation Used: Algebraic

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player demystifies chessboard planning, giving you the practical, game-winning strategic techniques you could spend years gathering on your own.
Paperback: 335 pages

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Chess Tactics for Advanced Players

Author: Yuri Averbach
Copyright Date: 1986
ISBN: 3-328-00173-5
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Yuri Averbach has developed an entirely novel approach to studying tactics which is expounded in this work.
Paperback: 328 pages

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Chess Tactics for Students

Author: John Bain
Copyright Date: 2002
ISBN: 0-9639614-0-3
Notation Used: Algebraic

Chess Tactics for Students is a one-of-a-kind instructional workbook designed to help beginners acquire the skills of strong intermediate players.
Paperback: 252 pages

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Chess for Fun & Chess For Blood

Author: Edward Lasker
Copyright Date: 1942
Notation Used: Descriptive

Chess as pastime and competition is described in this interesting read.
Hardcover: 224 pages

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Chess for Juniors

Author: Robert Snyder
Copyright Date: 1991
ISBN: 0-8129-1867-3
Notation Used: Algebraic

Robert Snyder, national chess master and noted teacher, introduces this timeless game to the young beginner. Snyder teaches the basic principles and then builds on students' knowledge, giving clear instructions on how to choose and employ opening, middle, and endgame strategies to win.
Paperback: 237 pages

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Chess in a Nutshell

Author: Fred Reinfeld
Copyright Date: 1958
Notation Used: Descriptive

In addition to the primary moves and rules, Chess in a Nutshell includes all the laws of the International Chess Federation pertaining to amateur play--explained and annotated by a chess master.
Hardcover: 143 pages

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Chess: Attacking the King

Author: John Walker
Copyright Date: 1976
ISBN: 1-85260-220
Notation Used: Long Algebraic

First published in 1976 and immediately hailed as the regicide manual for players from 9-90, John Walker's clear, practical guide is a vital extra piece in any player's armoury.
Paperback: 173 pages

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Comprehensive Chess Course Volume 1: Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

Author: Roman Pelts, Lev Alburt
Copyright Date: 1996
ISBN: 1-889323-00-4
Notation Used: Long Algebraic

Comprehensive Chess Course is primarily intended to serve as a manual for those teaching chess in schools and colleges and for parents teaching chess to their children or, for that matter, to
themselves.
Paperback: 124 pages

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Comprehensive Chess Course Volume 2: From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

Author: Roman Pelts, Lev Alburt
Copyright Date: 1996
ISBN: 1-889323-01-2
Notation Used: Long Algebraic

Welcome to Volume 2, the second level, of our Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those
students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume 1.
Paperback: 303 pages

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DVD 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess Easily Explained Volume 3 Advanced Player Rating (1800+)

Author: Andrew Martin
Copyright Date: 2010

Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his simple recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.

For the Advanced Player Rated (1800+)

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DVD Chess Training: 1000 Opening Traps

Author: Karsten Mueller, Rainer Knaak
Copyright Date: 2005

If you do not know opening theory in its most intimate details, then you must rely on a sound understanding of chess. But sometimes, that is not enough, because opening traps lurk everywhere, relying on the unwary making "normal" moves - developing a piece, making a capture, setting or parrying a threat. But after that the reply is mainly an unusual and therefore an unexpected one - a sacrifi ce, a piece moves to an unusual square or an expected recapture is omitted in favour of another, better move. In this work, the authors have a twofold aim in view; if you wish, you can master the traps within the area of your own openings. But you can also systematically attempt to extend your opening repertoire in order to set some traps yourself.

All the features at a glance:

suited to advanced players
main database contains 1000 traps from A00-E99
20 introductory texts
classification into traps and opening blunders
database of motifs
training database

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DVD Chess Training: Fritz Technique Trainer

Author: Henrik Schlossner
Copyright Date: 2003

Winning won positions: this vital chess skill can be acquired and improved with the CDs of the Fritz Technique Trainer series.

The tasks on this CD deal exclusively with the creative work of the first official world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz. He was the first to describe the fundamentals a promising attack is based upon. Thus most exercises are about showing how a successful attack is conducted -Schlossner

Each exercise starts with a won position from a Steinitz game which you are to play against Fritz. It is rarely about finding combinations to solve the problem. Usually the win can be achieved in different ways. But there are always a few obstacles to be swept out of the way, and then you will experience the sweet smell of success.

This is what makes chess training fun:

121 winnable game positions

Explanations as to how to go about things

Appropriate examples of how to win

Classified according to difficulty

The author: Henrik Schlossner is the author of the predecessor version bestseller Fritz Technique Trainer.

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DVD Chess Training: King's Indian Attack

Author: Don Maddox
Copyright Date: 2002

KING'S INDIAN ATTACK By Don Maddox
Building an opening repertoire can be a daunting task. So much to learn; so little time. The King's Indian Attack (KIA) offers a remarkable three-pronged solution to this problem: 1) A universal hypermodern repertoire based on NF3/d2-d3/g2-g3/Bg2; 2) A customisable 1 e4 repertoire channelling virtually every black response (except 1...d5) into familiar KIA waters; and 3) A permanent fall back for those times you need to rest your regular repertoire while you fine-tune it, modify it, or repair holes in it. The KIA is versatile and varied enough to serve you for the rest of your career in any one of these three capacities. Don Maddox co-authored the Bluebook Guide to the Winning with the King's Indian Attack, and he has taught and played the KIA extensively. On this CD he discusses the basic principles of the KIA theory - from both the white and black sides. The CD contains more than 20,000 games (740+annotated), a complete KIA tree, and a KIA Training Database. The text introduction are extensive. Includes ChessBase Lite.

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DVD Chess Training: Sicilian Alapin System

Author: Dorian Rogozenko
Copyright Date: 2006

Sicilian Alapin System -- There is little doubt that, with its numerous sub-systems, the Sicilian Defense represents a powerful challenge for anyone who plays 1.e4. Of course, it is particularly tempting to think you can master the defense with a single move 2.c3, otherwise known as the Alapin System. Also, objectively speaking, 2.c3 is in no way inferior to the open systems. However there is also a little downside here as well: you can no longer surprise your opponent with the Alapin System, for there has been an enormous increase in the theory of 2.c3 in recent years. Yet Dorian Rogozenko's CD can help you construct a strong repertoire against the Sicilian. This is a major new work which reflects the latest state of theory and even goes beyond it.

*54 database texts
*500 games annotated by the author
*large database with 75,000 games
*training database reader based on ChessBase 9.0

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DVD Chess Training: Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess

Author: Danny Kopec, Hal Terrie
Copyright Date: 2006

Dr. Danny Kopec earned his Ph. D. in Computer Sience with a concentration in artificial intelligence. He is also an international master who may be the world's greatest exponent of chess knowledge. For more than 25 years Kopec has been testing and evaluating hundreds of chessplayers in the UK, Canada and the US in order to quantify their overall chess strength, their specific deficiencies and definite abilities. Test, Evaluate, and Improve Your Chess: a knowledge-based approach, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec's overall efforts to help chessplayers understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery. National Master Hal Terrie has been working with Kopec to improve upon his testing methodology and to raise the ultimate effectiveness of their knowledge-based approach. Together they have produced a book which will surely advance the science of chess. The second edition of their book has the full support of the USCF as a tried and tested self-evaluation, and as a learning and teaching tool.

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DVD Chess Training: Test Your Chess

Author: Henrik Schlossner
Copyright Date: 2005

by Henrik Schlussner (CD) In the training questions, the new function Multiple Choice also allows questions to be set about the evaluation of positions, or for example what chance is there of an attack on the king. Possible answers are always suggested and the training is done by clicking on what you consider to be the correct solution. But things do not have to be simple? The author has provided 555 game fragments with training questions and divided the material into six chapters: ? Mate (find the first move or perhaps the number of moves till mate) Attack (find the best moves for a decisive attack) Defence (find the best defensive move) Winning material (find the move that will win material) Mistakes (avoid a decisive error) Stress (you must make up your mind within 30 seconds) Positional evaluation (you have to find the right assessment of the position) ? The software is stand-alone, no other software is needed; ChessBase reader is included on on the CD.

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DVD Chess Training: The Pirc Defence

Author: Aleksei Lugovoi
Copyright Date: 2002

There is a huge quantity of games played with the Pirc Defence. However, the number of really important ideas is comparatively small, and the central variations which are called theory are still easily comprehensible. That's why this opening is very wide-spread, particularly among club players.

The centrepiece of our new Training CD is a "small database" with eight database reports and 116 key games, where the author Grandmaster Aleksei Lugovoi has compiled all his knowledge about this opening. The entire material has been checked and revised by Alexander Khalifman, FIDE world champion 1999, so the quality of this database is very high.

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DVD Chess Training: The Vienna Game

Author: Gregory Huber
Copyright Date: 2005

GREGORY HUBER: The Vienna Game C23-C29
Gregory Huber's CD actually covers two openings, including the Bishop's Opening (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4) as well as the Vienna Game (2.Nc3). This is logical, however, since in various lines of the Vienna Bc4 is also played and in the same fashion the Bishop's Opening often involves Nc3. Nor does the author omit further possible transitions - above all to certain variations of the King's Gambit - with the result that the CD offers a complete repertoire for 1.e4 e5. The work consists of a clearly laid out database containing 26 texts and 330 games, 220 of which have been annotated by the author. In addition there is a large database containing more than 27,000 games (a good 300 of which have been annotated), a training database with 124 training questions and a large opening tree constructed from all the games. All the features at a glance: • 26 database texts • clearly laid out database by the author • containing 330 selected games • large database with over 27,000 games • training database • reader based on ChessBase 9.0
The author: This is Canadian FIDE-Master Gregory Huber's début CD for ChessBase.

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DVD Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

CD The Third Edition of a Modern Classic! When you are serious about improving your endgame skills, it is time for Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual. Perhaps the best known and most respected instructor of world class chessplayers, Mark Dvoretsky has produced a comprehensive work on the endgame that will reward players of all strengths. For those ready to immerse themselves in endgame theory, there may be no better manual available today. But, even if you do not play at master level, the book has been designed to help your endgame too. Basic theories and "must-know" concepts are highlighted in blue. You may skip the more complex analysis, focus on the text in blue, and still improve your endgame technique.

When it appeared in 2003, the first edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual was immediately recognized by novice and master alike as one of the best books ever published on the endgame. The second edition was revised and enlarged to over 400 pages - covering all the most important concepts required for endgame mastery.

"I am sure that those who study this work carefully will not only play the endgame better, but overall, their play will improve. One of the secrets of the Russian chess school is now before you, dear reader!" - From the Foreword to the First Edition by Grandmaster Artur Yusupov

"Going through this book will certainly improve your endgame knowledge, but just as important, it will also greatly improve your ability to calculate variations... What really impresses me is the deep level of analysis in the book... All I can say is: This is a great book. I hope it will bring you as much pleasure as it has me." - From the Preface to the First Edition by International Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard

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DVD Everyman Chess: Play the Queen's Gambit

Author: Chris Ward
Copyright Date: 2006

CD The Queen's Gambit is one of the most important openings in chess. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all the strongest Grandmasters: Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov, Vishy Anand -- the list goes on and on! From the very beginning White develops actively, takes the initiative and strives to dominate the center. Most agree that the Queen's Gambit is White's best chance for an opening advantage after 1 d4 d5. Despite its many advantages, some prospective Queen's Gambit players are put out by the possibility of having to learn a labyrinth of different variations. In Play the Queen's Gambit, Chris Ward solves this problem by presenting the reader with a concise and workable repertoire, offering a solution against each of Black's possible defenses, whether it's a critical major variation or a tricky sideline. Ward examines the tactical and strategic motifs for both players and arms the reader with enough information and self-assurance to begin playing the Queen's Gambit in his or her own games.

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DVD Foxy Openings: 75. The London System 1.d4 1.Bf4

Author: Andrew Martin

On this DVD I.M. Andrew Martin will teach you a Queenside attack for White against all of blacks replies. The London System is a solid and very difficult opening for black to beat. This opening has been played with great success on the highest level including a game by Garry Kasparov. This is an easy to learn opening and recommended for all levels.
121 minutes

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DVD Improve Your Chess DVD Series: Middlegame Planning

Author: Patrick Wolff

In this DVD devoted to the middlegame, twice US Chess Champion GM Patrick Wolff (1992 & 1995) demonstrates how to best formulate plans and how to evaluate chess positions. Wolff deals with a variety of topics that have an influence on the objective evaluation of a position, including: Pawn Structures; Material versus Initiative; The imbalance in positions with bishop versus knight; Decisions regarding trading down into an endgame, and; Decisions based on short-term planning versus long-term planning.
178 minutes

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DVD Learn the Endgame the Easy Way: Essential Endgames for the Intermediate to Advanced Player

Author: Susan Polgar
Copyright Date: 2006

In Susan Polgar's Vol 10: Learn the Endgame the Easy Way -- Essential Endgames for the Intermediate to Advanced Players, Susan will bring you to the next level on your way to mastering the Endgame.

This is a great follow up DVD to Volumes 8 and 9 (Essential Basic Endgames Part 1 and 2). Susan will teach you how to play and win the more difficult Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, and Queen Endgames. By using frequently occurring Endgame examples, Susan will have you prepared to handle even the most challenging Endgames that can arise.

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DVD Modern Chess Openings: King's Indian Defence

Author: Convekta Ltd.
Copyright Date: 2004

CD A unique program that allows to master standard methods of playing these popular openings. Chess material is provided by the prominent coach and grandmaster Alexander Kalinin . Studying the program will help you better understand and implement methods of play.

This program includes:

Instructive material that focuses on the typical playing methods in various lines of this popular opening: as many as 157 examples included
More than 600 commented grandmasters' games
More than 50 tasks for you to solve
All the opening positions thoroughly calculated by the Shredder 7.04 playing program
The program Chess Assistant Light capable of analyzing while playing against the built-in Crafty engine as well as editing variations, searching for games in the database

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DVD Modern Chess Openings: Sicilian Defence

Author: Convekta Ltd.
Copyright Date: 2004

CD Modern Chess Openings. Sicilian Defence.
Chess material is supplied by the prominent coach GM Alexander Kalinin. The program includes theoretical material focusing on the typical playing methods in various lines of these popular openings. More than 680 commented instructive examples from the grandmasters' games, more than 50 tasks for solution. Theoretical material on the opening game database of 50,000 games with 10,000 more games to be later available for download. All the opening positions thoroughly calculated by the Shredder 7.04 playing program. The program Chess Assistant Light that allows analyzing with while playing against the built-in chess program Crafty as well as editing variations, searching for games in the database. Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

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DVD Starting Out: The King's Indian

Author: Joe Gallagher

CD At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while important strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

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DVD Theory and Practice of Chess Endings

Author: Convekta Ltd.
Copyright Date: 2002

CD Endgame course composed by GM Alexander Panchenko. It's aim is to teach a student the intricacies of the endgame through a theoretical section, which includes over 700 games/lectures, each of them illustrating theoretical and practical endgame methods. Many of the included themes discussed for the very first time.
Special training section with 300 exercises for a user to solve
Giving refutations of wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help one find the correct answer
180 positions, especially chosen by their instructive value, to be played and trained against the built-in chess playing program Crafty
Multiple user profiles possible, with independent ratings and statistics for each
Several printing options available
English and Spanish languages supported
DVD-like box
No additional software required.

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DVD Winning Chess the Easy Way: The Basic Principles of Chess

Author: Susan Polgar
Copyright Date: 2005

Susan will take you through 8 easy to follow lessons with highly instructive games covering the basic principles of chess This will help your understanding of chess and guaranteed to improve your chess game Susan will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes and give your chess game a fundamental foundation So sit back and let one of the Worlds best player train you.
2 hours 19 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer endgame Endgames for Experts

Author: Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Copyright Date: 2008

If you want to play successful chess you must pay great attention to the endgame. Because it is only if you handle the endgame correctly that you can turn an advantageous position into a full point or save half a point from an inferior position. On this DVD, Rustam Kasimdzhanov analyses the type of practical endgames which tournament players encounter on a daily basis. We are talking here about endgames which are still full of life, endgames which in the final analysis must be played out over the board. Using selected games of his own, he shows the importance of understanding positional factors such as an advantage in space, piece activity, pawn weaknesses, strong and weak squares, pawn majorities, passed pawns, etc. He explains what has to be known in order to make the correct strategic decisions and to find the correct plan in such endings. Studying the examples in this 3.5 hour long video course will certainly pay off for you in your own games. Kasimdzhanov's outstanding and easily understandable explanations will certainly help you to substantially improve your own performance in the endgame.
3 hours 30 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer endgames Chess Endgames 1 Basic Knowledge For Beginners

Author: Karsten Mueller
Copyright Date: 2006

Basic Knowledge for Beginners - Fritz Trainer on DVD Endgame theory constitutes the foundation of chess. You realize this in striking clarity once you obtain a won endgame but in the end have to be content with a draw because of a lack of necessary know-how. Such accidents can only be prevented by building up a solid endgame technique. This is Karsten Mueller's first DVD and the grandmaster and endgame expert from Hamburg here lays the foundation for acquiring such technique.

The first part of his training series can be started without any endgame knowledge only knowledge of the rules of chess is assumed. Nevertheless, for a lot of club players this course will be a welcome brush-up as a glance at the contents confirms: The topics range from elementary endings such as mating with the queen, with rook and with two bishops and mating with bishop and knight. The DVD also teaches the fundamentals of pawn endings, knight vs. pawns endings, bishop vs. knight endings, queen vs. pawns endings plus knight and bishop endings, including endings with bishops of the same and of opposite colors. Those who have always felt that studying the endgame from textbooks is to uninspiring and too arduous will enjoy this DVD and certainly profit from it.

5 hours 30 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer endgames Chess Endgames 2 Rook Endgames

Author: Karsten , Mueller
Copyright Date: 2006

Endgame theory forms the basis for chess. This becomes painfully clear as soon as a player has reached a clearly won endgame, yet must finally content himself with a draw because he lacks the necessary know-how to finish the game off successfully. Does this sound familiar Then avoid such accidents and make endgames your strength by building up a solid endgame technique. With this second volume of his endgame training series, grandmaster and endgame expert GM Dr Karsten Mueller from Hamburg continues to lay the solid foundations for the last phase of the game. In the first CD in this series, which dealt with basic endgames from giving mate with the queen to the basics of pawn endgames, the second CD in the series is devoted exclusively to rook endgames: rook versus pawn, rook and pawn versus rook, rook and rook pawn versus rook, rook and two connected pawns versus rook. Those who have always found studying endgames with chess textbooks too dry and tedious will enjoy this DVD with its comfortable training system and benefit enormously in brilliant endgames at the actual board.
5 hours

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DVD fritztrainer endgames Chess Endgames 3 Major Piece Endgames

Author: Karsten Mueller
Copyright Date: 2006

The third part of the endgame series deals with queen endings, rook against minor pieces, queen against rook and queen against two rooks. Queen endings are not nearly as mysterious as they may first appear. Knowing a few rules of thumb and principles will make things very much easier for you. In the case of rook versus knight or bishop, you should not only know how to draw a pawnless endgame, but also when a fortress can be set up and when not. Something similar is the case for queen against rook, except of course that when there are no pawns the queen wins against the rook. In the duel against two rooks, further aspects come into play such as the coordination of the rooks. Those who have always found studying endgames with chess textbooks too dry and tedious will enjoy this DVD with its comfortable training system and benefit enormously in brilliant endgames at the actual board.
7 hours

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DVD fritztrainer endgames Chess Endgames 4 Strategical Endgames

Author: Karsten Mueller
Copyright Date: 2007

In the fourth volume of the endgame series a lot of themes with more material are included, such as rook and minor piece versus rook (and minor piece), rook versus two minor pieces, double rook endings, queen and knight versus queen and bishop, the bishop pair and other endgame principles. Typical topics are: the so-called Fischer endgame rook and bishop versus rook and knight, and ending which occurs quite frequently in practical play and is very often favorable for the rook and bishop tandem; with opposite colored bishops, the presence of one rook for each side greatly increases the winning chances of the attacker compared to the pure opposite colored bishop endgame (see the first DVD in this series); when is the queen + knight combination stronger than the queen + bishop; which drawing methods exist in the pawn-less endgames, viz., rook and bishop versus rook, an endgame which is quite often won over the board. Those who have always found studying endgames with chess textbooks too dry and tedious will enjoy this DVD with its comfortable training system and benefit enormously in brilliant endgames at the actual board.
6 hours

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DVD fritztrainer middlegame Attacking Chess Volume 1

Author: Jacob Aagaard
Copyright Date: 2004

Attacking chess - not only an important subject, but also a very important one. Jacob Aagaard has chosen a very beautiful example for his introduction, which illustrates important factors required for a successful. This is followed on this CD by 10 more files in Chess Media Format; these constitute an entertaining and instructive introduction to the art of conducting an attack. In total there are more than three hours of top class video training on this DVD.
3 hours 13 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer middlegame Attacking Chess Volume 2

Author: Jacob Aagaard
Copyright Date: 2004

Attacking chess - not only an important subject, but also a very important one. Jacob Aagaard has chosen a very beautiful example for his introduction, which illustrates important factors required for a successful. This is followed on this CD by 10 more files in Chess Media Format; these constitute an entertaining and instructive introduction to the art of conducting an attack. In total there are more than three hours of top class video training on the CD.
3 hours 13 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer middlegame Basic Positional Ideas

Author: Jacob Aagaard
Copyright Date: 2004

Positional chess in the basic on which success is founded. Of course material can be won and also points achieved by tactical measures, but first you have to bring the relevant positions up on your board. Jacob Aagaard teaches in six lectures important principles of positional play. Weak squares, good and bad pieces, prophylaxis and pawn weaknesses are concepts which should belong in the toolbox of every chess player. The lectures are followed by 50 exercises, in which you can always look for the solution yourself. In total, there are more than four hours of high class video training on this DVD.
4 hours+

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DVD fritztrainer opening 1...d6 Universal

Author: Nigel , Davies
Copyright Date: 2007

1...d6 can be used as a universal defence against every White opening, offering Black the kind of dynamic play that is absent from more traditional defences. If White eschews the chance to occupy the center with e2-e4 and d2-d4 it is often Black who gains space early on, and this can be used as the basis for a powerful attack on the kingside.On this DVD Davies presents everything you need to know to convert the Pirc Defence into a universal system of counterattack, offering winning chances against every White opening under the sun.
5 hours

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DVD fritztrainer opening A Modern Way to Play The King's Indian

Author: Dejan Bojkov
Copyright Date: 2011

The Zurich Interzonal of 1953 and the marvellous annotations of David Bronstein changed our understanding of the KID. From a second-class opening, it became one of the most aggressive and dangerous setups for the second player.
Back in those days players tended to develop their queen's knight to d7. Later a more central approach came into fashion and the knight found a good square on c6.
Current practice though, has revealed that there is one more good square for that piece - the a6 one. From this new outpost the knight is heading for the centre without obstructing its own bishop.
Bulgarian GM Dejan Bojkov is one of the true supporters of such a development. In this DVD you will find a repertoire based on flexible development whenever possible, and an explanation of some strategic nuances of the KID.
The author shares with you a lot of novelties that he had prepared throughout his study of the lines.

5 hours

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DVD fritztrainer opening A World Champion's Guide to the King's Indian

Author: Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Copyright Date: 2006

This disk is a perfect tool for players looking for a complicated battle against 1.d4. The author suggests the King's Indian Defence and shows with a number of examples how realistic Black's chances are in this opening to get a complex structure with the most serious attacking potential. Apart from theoretical information, the disk also contains structural insights and an array of ideas which will enable you to include this opening into your repertoire - immediately and with tangible success!
3 hours 25 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer opening King's Indian Attack

Author: Nigel Davies
Copyright Date: 2008

The English Opening with 1.c4 is one of the most subtle yet combative means of starting a chess game which has found favor with many of the great players in history. White takes space on the Queenside whilst keeping his options open about where he should place his pieces. This gives White the kind of flexibility that is missing from regular 1.d4 openings and puts the onus on planning and ideas rather than a knowledge of variations. On this DVD Davies tells you everything you need to know to start playing the English in tournament games, showing how White should react to Blacks different set-ups using 40 illustrative games. The main focus is on lines with 2.g3, making it easier for White to get aboard this Rolls Royce of chess openings.
8 hours

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DVD fritztrainer opening London System

Author: Nigel Davies
Copyright Date: 2008

By playing the London System, with 1.d4 followed by 2.Nf3 and 3.Bf4, White can avoid a theoretical discussion and instead use natural ability plus a knowledge of plans. The weight of the struggle tends to shift towards the middlegame, but White can also pull off devastatingly quick wins should Black be unaware of the dangers. Against some of the most natural moves you can imagine, White often whips up devastating attacks as can be seen in the games of David Bronstein, Gata Kamsky, Vlatko Kovacevic and Pavel Blatny.
On this DVD, Davies explains how White should play against Blacks various different set-ups using twenty-one illustrative games. He also discusses how the typical pawn structures influence play later in the game, so the viewer will always know what he should be trying to do.
4 hours+

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DVD fritztrainer opening The ABC of the Caro Kann

Author: Andrew Martin
Copyright Date: 2006

Mentioned by Polerio as early as 1590, it was Horatious Caro of Berlin and Markus Kann of Vienna who introduced 1...c6 into competitive play all the way back in the second half of the nineteenth century. At that time, swashbuckling attacking play usually connected with gambits was very popular and so it was hardly surprising that this defence was regarded as dry and boring. After Steinitz, when defensive principles began to be more fully appreciated, we saw an upsurge of interest in defences such as the Caro-Kann and it was no less a fi gure than Jose-Raul Capablanca who would use our defence as one of the main weapons in his armoury. It suited his outstanding positional style very well. Later adherents included, Flohr, Nimzowitsch, Tartakower, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Petrosian, Karpov, Leko and Kramnik. Here we see a definite trend among fierce competitors of a similar inclination. Solidity above all, but solidity with promise!
4 hours 13 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer opening The ABC of the King's Indian

Author: Andrew Martin
Copyright Date: 2004

In this original and entertaining DVD, International Master Andrew Martin takes you on a guided tour of this fascinating and creative opening. Through the use of complete games, both classic and modern and some repertoire suggestions, Martin paints a comprehensive picture of the current state of play and looks towards the future. This DVD will inspire all players and demonstrate that the King's Indian is very much alive on the modern master scene.
3 hours 53 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer opening The Colle System

Author: Nigel Davies
Copyright Date: 2008

The Colle System, with 1.d4 followed by 2.Nf3 and 3.e3 is an unpretentious set-up for White but one which contains considerable venom. Whites pieces can suddenly be unleashed to create devastating attacks, as can be seen in the games of Artur Yusupov, Evgeny Bareev, Vlatko Kovacevic and others. The Colle also has many practical advantages in that it doesn't require much theoretical knowledge and can throw people on their own resources. For all these reasons it is an excellent choice for players at club level and beyond. On this DVD Davies explains the various plans and ideas at Whites disposal. Whilst his main recommendation is to play 3.e3 after 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 and 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6, he also shows how it can be made into a viable system against the Kings Indian, Benoni and Dutch Defences.

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DVD fritztrainer opening The English Opening

Author: Nigel Davies
Copyright Date: 2008

The English Opening with 1.c4 is one of the most subtle yet combative means of starting a chess game which has found favour with many of the great players in history. White takes space on the Queenside whilst keeping his options open about where he should place his pieces. This gives White the kind of flexibility that is missing from regular 1.d4 openings and puts the onus on planning and ideas rather than a knowledge of variations.
8 hours

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DVD fritztrainer powerplay1 Mating Patterns

Author: Daniel King
Copyright Date: 2006

You think you have seen enough checkmating combinations? It is staggering how many checkmates are missed (by both sides) in games by the top players, let alone by us mortals. Recognizing the early outlines of mating patterns is a vital skill, not just for an attacker, but for a defender too: surviving wave after wave of threats can be discouraging for your opponent. Very often we see these checkmates when they are put before our eyes: on a puzzle page in a chess magazine, for example. But then we must ask ourselves, why do these kind of mating combinations occur time and again in games - at all levels? In an actual game, when we are distracted by other factors - positional, strategic, tactical and psychological, not to mention our old friend time pressure - it is all too easy to miss these mating combinations. No one stands behind us whispering "Stop! It is mate in 3" (unless you are cheating and someone has flicked on Fritz.) Moreover, these critical moments often occur late in the game - generally near the time control. Therefore it is vital that we are able to recognize these patterns - quickly! There is no excuse: now is the time to revise and rehearse those mating patterns.

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DVD fritztrainer powerplay2 Attacking The King

Author: Daniel King
Copyright Date: 2006

Checkmate ends the game - that's an undeniable fact. Yet one sometimes gains the impression that players who gleefully and unashamedly play for the attack are treated as a joke by their colleagues. Launching a successful attack is a skillful business that often demands great creativity. And like most themes in chess, this is a skill that can be honed and polished. In this second DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King looks at attacking play and asks: what makes for a successful attack? At the end of the DVD you can test your attacking and defensive skills by examining a series of specially selected test positions.

The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer.

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DVD fritztrainer powerplay3 Pawn Storm

Author: Daniel King
Copyright Date: 2006

Launching a successful attack is a skilful business that often demands great creativity.
And like most themes in chess, this is a skill that can be honed and polished.
In this 3rd DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King examines more
devilish methods of attacking the castled king - this time by means of a pawn
storm. But which is the right pawn to use? And when is the right moment to launch a pawn
in the direction of your opponent's king? At the end of the DVD you can test your attacking and defensive skills by examining a series of specially selected test positions.
The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also
provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer.
5 hours 50 mininutes

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DVD fritztrainer powerplay5 Pawns

Author: Daniel King
Copyright Date: 2007

You might be a brilliant tactician or a fearsome attacker, but you won't always be able to apply these skills when you play. If a game takes on a quieter nature, it is crucial that you develop an understanding of pawn structures, pawn play and pawn weaknesses. In this fifth Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses strong and weak pawn structures, isolated pawns and pawn islands, how to create pawn weaknesses, how to cramp a pawn structure, the power of centre pawns...and much more. Remember, weak pawns can decide the game. At the end of the DVD you can test your understanding of pawn play and pawn structures by examining a series of specially selected test positions. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer. Francois André Danican Philidor: „THE PAWNS ARE THE SOUL OF CHESS."
6 hours+

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DVD fritztrainer powerplay6 Pawns, Pieces & Plans

Author: Daniel King
Copyright Date: 2008

If you want to be a well-rounded chess player, it is vital that you have a good understanding of positional play. In this 6th Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses three classic questions:

the Isolated Queen's Pawn
central passed pawns
when to exchange pawns (and when not to exchange pawns)

In each case, the slightest difference in the placement of pieces can make a massive difference to the assessment of the position. At the end of the lectures, you can test your understanding of these themes by examining a series of specially selected test positions. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer. Video running time: 5 hours.

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DVD fritztrainer powerplay7 Improve Your Pieces

Author: Daniel King
Copyright Date: 2008

Why is manoeuvring important, and in what circumstances should we consider manoeuvring rather than another course of action? In this 7th Power Play DVD, Daniel King helps you to recognise when a piece is poorly placed and what to do about it. Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer.
4 hours 20 Minutes

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DVD fritztrainer strategy Strategy Step By Step

Author: Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Copyright Date: 2008

Learning how to make the right strategic decisions is a vital part of the game but one that it is hard to develop for the amateur player. Tactical skills and the art of calculation can be improved by regular practice, standard endgame position can be memorized. But how can one enhance strategic understanding and methodical play? In the video course "Strategy - Step by Step", Rustam has carefully selected games from his own practice which were dominated by positional and strategic themes. The author illustrates these with extensive explanation that will clarify in your mind how grandmasters make decisions.
He shows how the game plan is determined at an early stage and then, ideally, pursued in the middlegame. While doing this Kasimdzhanov not only explains with fascinating simplicity what makes particular moves so strong, but also why other continuations are insufficient. At the end of this entertaining course you will be familiar with many positional elements such as; open lines, strong and weak squares, pawn chains, isolated pawns, space advantages, pawn majorities, hanging pawns etc and you will be ready to use this knowledge in your own games.
3 hours 54 minutes

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DVD fritztrainer strategy The Secret to Chess: How Grandmasters Find Amazing Moves

Author: Maurice Ashley
Copyright Date: 2010

How Grandmasters Find Amazing Moves - Most chess fans believe that knowledge of the opening, middlegame and endgame is what separates Grandmasters from everyone else. While all of these are important, the truth is much more profound: Top players all have a deep insight into how to think about chess in ways that most players have never heard of.

On this DVD, Maurice Ashley reveals a simple idea that will forever change the way that you see chess. He shares the secret he discovered on his path to the Grandmaster title, a secret that every player must understand in order to reach the highest level. Introducing his new term "Drawback Chess", he shows that chess is often not about looking for a winning move, but more about searching to find the flaws hidden deep inside your opponent's moves. With instructive examples and engaging practice positions, all explained with a clarity that anyone can understand, Maurice opens the door to a grandmaster's thinking process that will put you on the path to real chess improvement.
4 hours

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Dynamic Chess: The Modern Style of Agressive Play

Author: R.N. Coles
Copyright Date: 1966
ISBN: 486-21676-4
Notation Used: Descriptive

This book relates, in clear, simple language, the development of chess strategy from its beginnings in the period of Morphy, Steinitz, and Tarrasch, when the classic style prevailed, through its midgame stage when the Hypermoderns advanced their new ideas, to the present stage of Russian chess supremacy.
Paperback: 195 pages

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Easy Guide to the Reti Opening

Author: Angus Dunnington
Copyright Date: 1998
ISBN: 1-85744-518-X
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

The Reti Opening is one of the most subtle ways for White to open a chess game. At very little risk to himself, White prepares to chip away at Black's position.
Paperback: 128 pages

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Emanuel Lasker: Games 1889-1903

Author: Sergei Soloviov
Copyright Date: 1998
ISBN: 9548782073
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Lasker's tournament and match games during the period 1889-1903.
Paperback: 335 pages

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Emanuel Lasker: Games 1904-1940

Author: Sergei Soloviov
Copyright Date: 1998
ISBN: 954-8782-10-3
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Lasker's tournament and match games during the period 1904-1940.
Paperback: 303 pages

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Everyone's 2nd Chessbook

Author: Dan Heisman
Copyright Date: 2005
ISBN: 1-888710-26-8
Notation Used: Algebraic

Are you tired of making the same old errors in chess? Do you want to know more about Board Vision? Are you somewhat impatient? Dan has solutions!
Paperback: 124 pages

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Fischer Spassky: Report on the Chess Match of the Century

Author: Richard Roberts, Harold Schonberg, Al Horowitz and Samuel Reshevsky
Copyright Date: 1972
Notation Used: Descriptive

Reports and games from the Fischer-Spassky World Championship Match
Paperback: 218 pages

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Grandmaster Secrets: Endings

Author: Andrew Soltis
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 0-938650-66-1
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Soltis elaborates on such secrets as the "mismatch", "elbowing", odds, Capablanca's and Botvinnik's "rules", the "Rule of Five", and other comments to make you the best player you can be.
Paperback: 214 pages

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Grandmasters of Chess

Author: Harold Schonberg
Copyright Date: 1973
ISBN: 0-397-01004-4
Notation Used: Descriptive

A history of great players from Francois Andre Danican Philidor to Bobby Fisher.
Hardcover: 317 pages

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Guide to Good Chess

Author: C.J.S. Purdy
Copyright Date: 1996
ISBN: 0-938650-77-7
Notation Used: Algebraic

Purdy fills you in on the details, explains the whys, and makes it easier for you to improve to be a very good player without vasts amounts of memorization.
Paperback: 143 pages

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Henry's Chess Book: Chess Play from A to Z

Author: Jacques Henri Philippe
Copyright Date: 2009
Notation Used: Algebraic

A chess amateur's handbook of fundamental chess concepts clarified by hundreds of helpful examples from rated play.
Paperback: 193 pages

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How to Beat Bobby Fischer

Author: Edmar Mednis
Copyright Date: 1974
Notation Used: Descriptive

Bobby Fischer's 61 losing games in championship play annotated by Edmar Mednis
Paperback: 246 pages

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How to Reassess Your Chess

Author: Jeremy Silman
Copyright Date: 1993
ISBN: 1-890085-00-6
Notation Used: Algebraic

How to Reassess Your Chess offers the chess student a step-by-step course that is designed to create a marked improvement in anyone's game.
Paperback: 402 pages

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Improve Your Chess Now

Author: Jonathan Tisdall
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 1-85744-156-7
Notation Used: Algebraic

In an important and strikingly original self-improvement manual, Jonathan Tosdall draws upon many years of experience as both player and trainer to explain a new approach to chess thinking.
Paperback: 221 pages

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Jose Raul Capablanca: Games 1901-1926

Author: Sergei Soloviev
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 954-8782-05-7
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

All Capablanca's tournament and match games (more than 640), annotated by famous
Garndmasters and Masters are collected in volumes, this being the first.
Paperback: 287 pages

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Just the Facts!: Winning Endgame Knowledge in One Volume

Author: Lev Alburt, Nikolay Krogius
Copyright Date: 2000
ISBN: 1889323063
Notation Used: Algebraic

Just the Facts! boils down all the essential endgame wisdom into one volume you can use to win games for the rest of your life.
Paperback: 408 pages

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Kasparov's Winning Chess Tactics

Author: Bruce Pandolfini
Copyright Date: 1986
ISBN: 0-671-61985-3
Notation Used: Algebraic

This tactical chess bible traces the world champion's development from school days to world-class competition, analyzing both the actual moves and traps and dead-ends he or his opponent sidestepped in more than 140 carefully selected tournament positions.
Paperback: 200 pages

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Marshall's Best Games of Chess

Author: Frank Marshall
Copyright Date: 1942
Notation Used: Descriptive

In this book, Frank J. Marshall, United States Chess Champion for 27 years, tells the story of his career and presents a magnificent collection of 140 of his best games.
Paperback: 242 pages

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Master Checkmate Strategy

Author: Bill Robertie
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 0-940685-66-3
Notation Used: Long Algebraic

The powerful secrets of forcing opponents to bow before your crushing attacks and brilliant sacrifices are revealed in this no-nonsense book on checkmating opponents.
Paperback: 152 pages

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Masters of the Chessboard

Author: Richard Reti
Copyright Date: 1932
Notation Used: Descriptive

Reti's classic book reviews the play of chess masters from Adolf Anserssen to Carlos Torre.
Hardcover: 435 pages

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Modern Chess Openings 14th Edition

Author: Nick de Firmian
Copyright Date: 1999
ISBN: 0-8129-3084-3
Notation Used: Algebraic

MCO has been the best and most trusted tool in learning the chess openings since it was first published over a half-century ago.
Paperback: 734 pages

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Modern Ideas in the Chess Openings

Author: I.A. Horowitz
Copyright Date: 1953
Notation Used: Descriptive

This book covers twelve of the most important modern openings. It shows you how to strike the first blow and proceed to victory from then on.
Paperback: 167 pages

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Multiple Choice Chess

Author: Graeme Buckley
Copyright Date: 2001
ISBN: 1-85744-248-2
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Are you realising your chess potential? In this book international master Graeme Buckley helps you to find out. Through a series of instructive games where you must work out the next move and the tactics and strategies surrounding it, you can assess your own chess strength.
Paperback: 160 pages

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My Best Games of Chess 1908-1923

Author: Alexander Alekhine
Copyright Date: 1927
Notation Used: Descriptive

Alekhine's tournament and match games during the period 1908-1923.
Hardcover: 267 pages

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My Best Games of Chess 1924-1937

Author: Alexander Alekhine
Copyright Date: 1939
Notation Used: Descriptive

Alekhine's tournament and match games during the period 1924-1937.
Hardcover: 285 pages

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My System

Author: Aron Nimzovich
Copyright Date: 1930
Notation Used: Descriptive

My System describes a theory of chess; it also describes the character and genius of its author. It is a very readable book, for Nimzovich's methods sparkle with humor, pungent originality and witty explanations.
Paperback: 372 pages

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New Ideas in the Alekhine Defence

Author: Graham Burgess
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 0-7134-7833-0
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

This book, by one of the world's leading authorities on the Alekhine, surveys how this ever-evolving opening is being treated in the 1990's.
Paperback: 128 pages

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Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

Author: Macon Shibut
Copyright Date: 1993
ISBN: 0-939433-16-8
Notation Used: Algebraic

A detailed study of the life and games of Paul Morphy
Hardcover: 341 pages

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Play Like a Grandmaster

Author: Alexander Kotov
Copyright Date: 1978
ISBN: 0-7134-1807-9
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Alexander Kotov's trilogy, of which this is the second volume, marks a landmark in chess literature. For the first time, a leading player managed to tackle the important elements of chess mastery in a methodical way which all chess players could understand, spiced with insight and colorful observation.
Paperback: 221 pages

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Play the Queen's Gambit

Author: D. Marovic
Copyright Date: 1991
ISBN: 1-85744-016-1
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Commentaries to over 150 classic games, each carefully selected for instructional value, will give
insight and confidence to all those who play the Queen's Gambit with Black or White.
Paperback: 370 pages

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Queen of the King's Game

Author: Susan Polgar, Jacob Shutzman
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 0-9657059-7-8
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Queen of the King's Game is not only about chess. It is the story of a young girl who fought a war against powerful enemies.
Paperback: 352 pages

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Richard Reti's Best Games

Author: Harry Golombek
Copyright Date: 1997
ISBN: 1-879479-68-0
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

A new edition of Golombek's in-depth look at the chess of one of the most influential chess theoriticians of the twentieth century.
Paperback: 205 pages

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Searching for Bobby Fischer

Author: Fred Waitzkin
Copyright Date: 1988
ISBN: 0-394-54455-2
Notation Used: Not Notated

This is the story of three years in the lives of father and son, from the moment when Josh Waitzkin first sits at a board at the age of six until he wins the National Primary Championship three years later.
Hardcover: 226 pages

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Silman's Complete Endgame Course

Author: Jeremy Silman
Copyright Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-1-890085-10-0
Notation Used: Algebraic

A revolutionary book on chess endgames, designed to ensure that players understand everything they need to know at their rating levels, and prepare them to advance to the next.
Paperback: 530 pages

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The Art and Science of Chess: A Step-By-Step Approach

Author: Robert Robinson, Raymond Edwards
Copyright Date: 1973
ISBN: 06-013578-6
Notation Used: Albebraic and Descriptive

This book is meant for the reader who knows nothing about chess, or who, having an elementary knowledge of the moves, wishes to learn something of the principles behind the game.
Hardcover: 137 pages

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The Art of Chess

Author: James Mason, Fred Reinfeld, Sidney Bernstein
Copyright Date: 1947
Notation Used: Descriptive

Revised and updated by Fred Reinfeld and Sidney Bernstein, this book will explain and make easy for you more than 90 different openings, ranging from the classical Ruy Lopez up to the work of Alekhine, Reti, Nimzovich and others.
Paperback: 373 pages

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The Art of the Checkmate

Author: Georges Renaud, Victor Kahn
Copyright Date: 1953
ISBN: 0-486-20106-6
Notation Used: Descriptive

This book by two former national chess champions of France provides a rational classification of
mating situations and shows how each possible type of mate has emerged with its variants in actual
play.
Paperback: 208 pages

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The Art of the Middle Game

Author: Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov
Copyright Date: 1964
ISBN: 0-486-26154-9
Notation Used: Algebraic

In this excellent study, two great grandmasters combine their talents in a masterly analysis of attack and defense in the middle game.
Paperback: 238 pages

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The Catalan System Open Variation with 5. N-KB3 (Catalan Gambit)

Author: Bob Ciaffone
Copyright Date: 1983
Notation Used: Descriptive

This book examines various lines in the Catalan Gambit.
Paperback: 63 pages

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The Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession and the World's Oldest Game

Author: J. C. Hallman
Copyright Date: 2003
ISBN: 0312272936
Notation Used: Algebraic

The Chess Artist is both an intellectual journey and first-rate travel writing dedicated to the love of chess and all of its related oddities.
Hardcover: 333 pages

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The Chess Kid's Book of Checkmate

Author: David MacEnulty
Copyright Date: 2004
ISBN: 0-8129-3594-2
Notation Used: Algebraic

Checkmate is the ultimate goal in chess. To get to checkmate, you need to know basic checkmate patterns.
Paperback: 191 pages

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The Chess Kid's Book of the King and Pawn Endgame

Author: David MacEnulty
Copyright Date: 2003
ISBN: 0-8129-3510-1
Notation Used: Algebraic

The chess endgame begins when the Kings come out to play. The outcome of a game can come down to who knows more about Kings and Pawns--you, or your opponent.
Paperback: 118 pages

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The Chess Tactics Workbook

Author: Al Woolum
Copyright Date: 2000
Notation Used: Algebraic

Materials in this book have been arranged to teach chess tactics in a progressive fashion. An emphasis is placed on the concept of mate and the ability to search for good moves.
Paperback: 133 pages

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The Dragon Variation

Author: Anthony Glyn
Copyright Date: 1969
ISBN: 671204882
Notation Used: Not Notated

In this highly original and dramatic novel, the reader doesn't need to know a bishop from a pawn to be held from first to last by this story.
Hardcover: 319 pages

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The Encyclopedia of Chess

Author: Anne Sunnucks
Copyright Date: 1970
Notation Used: Descriptive

This treasure-trove of fact and lore about chess should become the one basic reference work that all serious chess players will want to have.
Paperback: 587 pages

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The Fireside Book of Chess

Author: Irving Chervev, Free Reinfeld
Copyright Date: 1949
Notation Used: Descriptive

Stories, articles, games and anecdotes
Paperback: 400 pages

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The Game of Chess

Author: Siegbert Tarrasch
Copyright Date: 1935
ISBN: 0-486-25447-X
Notation Used: Descriptive

An immediate success upon its first publication, The Game of Chess has become one of the game's enduring classics, considered by some critics the finest book ever written on the game.
Paperback: 423 pages

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The Immortal Games of Capablanca

Author: Fred Reinfeld
Copyright Date: 1942
Notation Used: Descriptive

A biography of Jose R. Capablance with 113 of his greatest games.
Hardcover: 239 pages

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The Logical Approach to Chess

Author: Max Euwe, M. Blaine, J.F.S. Rumble
Copyright Date: 1958
ISBN: 0-486-24353-2
Notation Used: Descriptive Notation

Amateurs and even field-tested chess warriors should be prepared to clarify their vision of the game through this book; veteran campaigners would do well to brush up their tactics and strategy via this logical approach to chess.
Paperback 217 pages

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The Luneburg Variation: A Novel

Author: Paolo Maurensig
Copyright Date: 1993
ISBN: 0-374-19435-1
Notation Used: Not Notated

At the opening of this gripping book--"the best debut novel of the year," critics called it when it
appeared in Italy in 1995--a cadaver is discovered, the body of an impeccable businessman from
Munich, in a elaborate garden where topiary shrubs delineate a hidden chessboard behind the
hedges.
Hardcover: 140 pages

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The Middle Game Book 1 Static Features

Author: Max Euwe, H. Kramer
Copyright Date: 1964
Notation Used: Descriptive

Volume one of Euwe's classic middle game book.
Hardcover: 291 pages

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The Middle Game Book 2 Dynamic and Subjective Features

Author: Max Euwe, H. Kramer
Copyright Date: 1965
Notation Used: Descriptive

Volume two of Euwe's classic middle game book.
Hardcover: 346

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The Peguin Book of Chess Positions

Author: C.H.O'D Alexander
Copyright Date: 1973
Notation Used: Descriptive

Hugh Alexander, distinguished master and writer on chess, here provides an entertaining opportunity for chess players of all strengths to test and improve their skill.
Paperback: 171 pages

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The Polgar Sisters: Training of Genius?

Author: Cathy Forbes
Copyright Date: 1992
ISBN: 0-8050-2426-3
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

This is the story of Susan, Sofia, and Judith Polgar, three Hungarian sisters who have taken the world by storm.
Paperback: 177 pages

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The Psychology of Chess

Author: W.R. Hartson, P.C. Watson
Copyright Date: 1984
ISBN: 0-87196-226-8
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

The Psychology of Chess explores the popularity of chess and offers engaging, readable discussions of topics often neglected in other books on chess.
Hardcover: 138 pages

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The Queen's Gambit

Author: Walter Tevis
Copyright Date: 1983
ISBN: 0394528018
Notation Used: Not Notated

Orphaned at eight, Beth Harmon is sent to the Methuen Home. One day she is sent to the basement to clean the blackboard erasers, and she sees the janitor sitting over a checkerboard, moving strange little pieces on it.
Hardcover: 243 pages

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The Road to Chess Improvement: A US Champion provides solutions to real-life chess problems

Author: Alex Yermolinsky
Copyright Date: 1999
ISBN: 1901983242
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

In this book the author passes on many of the insights he has gained over the years. He steers the reader away from "quick-fix" approaches, and focuses on the critical areas of chess understanding and over-the-board decision-making.
Paperback: 224 pages

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The Scandinavian

Author: John Emms
Copyright Date: 1999
ISBN: 1-901259-02-1
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

In this book for club and tournament players Grandmaster John Emms explains the strategy and tactics of this dynamic and fashionable opening.
Paperback: 144 pages

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The Seven Deadly Chess Sins

Author: Jonathan Rowson
Copyright Date: 2000
ISBN: 1-901983-36-6
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Scotland's youngest grandmaster discusses the most common causes of disaster in chess.
Paperback: 208 pages

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The Trompowsky

Author: Joe Gallagher
Copyright Date: 1998
ISBN: 1-901259-09-9
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

In this book Grandmaster Joe Gallagher explains the strategy and tactics of this exciting opening.
Paperback: 144 pages

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The Winning Way

Author: Bruce Pandolfini
Copyright Date: 1998
ISBN: 0684839490
Notation Used: Algebraic

In The Winning Way, Bruce Pandolfini, America's foremost chess teacher and author, reveals the pivotal moves that allow you to gain the winning advantage quickly and decisively.
Paperback: 188 pages

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What's the Best Move?

Author: Larry Evans
Copyright Date: 1973
Notation Used: Descriptive

This book teaches the ideas behind chess openings as painlessly and lucidly as only a top player can.
Paperback 186 pages

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White Opening System Combining Stonewall Attack, Colle System, Torre Attack

Author: Andrew Soltis
Copyright Date: 1992
ISBN: 0-87568-205-7
Notation Used: Algebraic

A detailed study of three related opening systems
Paperback: 131 pages

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Winning Chess

Author: Irving Chernev, Fred Reinfeld
Copyright Date: 1948
ISBN: 671-21114-5
Notation Used: Descriptive

Winning Chess not only tells you, but graphically and forcefully shows you, how to recognize the elements of winning tactical combinations and how to apply them to actual game positions.
Paperback: 231 pages

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Winning Chess Endings

Author: Yasser Seirawan
Copyright Date: 2003
ISBN: 1857443489
Notation Used: Algebraic

Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. Winning Chess Endings is a great
one--a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan.
Paperback: 239 pages

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Winning Chess Openings

Author: Yasser Seirawan
Copyright Date: 2003
ISBN: 1857443947
Notation Used: Algebraic

The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. Winning Chess Openings shows you how to do both.
Paperback: 257 pages

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Winning Chess Openings

Author: Fred Reinfeld
Copyright Date: 1961
Notation Used: Descriptive

Each opening has a characteristic pattern which can be learned through studying the ten lessons in this book.
Paperback: 265 pages

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Winning Chess Strategies

Author: Yasser Seirawan, Jeremy Silman
Copyright Date: 2003
ISBN: 1-85744-332-2
Notation Used: Algebraic

Gain the advantage over your opponent with easy-to-remember strategies from one of the world's top chess players.
Paperback: 257 pages

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Winning Chess Tactics Illustrated

Author: I.A. Horowitz
Copyright Date: 1963
Notation Used: Descriptive

This is a practical chess book for all players from beginner to expert. This book contains over 300 actual game situations in diagram form to test the player's chess proficiency.
Paperback: 100 pages

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Winning with the Philidor

Author: Tony Kosten
Copyright Date: 1992
ISBN: 0-8050-2428-X
Notation Used: Figurine Algebraic

Philidor's Defense is an unusual and dynamic opening for players of all standards of play. Black surprises his opponent as early as the second move.
Paperback: 144 pages

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Zurich Internation Chess Tournament 1953

Author: David Bronstein
Copyright Date: 1979
ISBN: 0-486-23800-8
Notation Used: Long Algebraic

Advanced players will want this book for the games alone. Beginning and intermediate players, concerned more immediately with instruction, will find David Bronstein's annotations not only preceptive and thorough, but also a veritable textbook on how to play the middlegame.
Paperback: 349 pages

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