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  • Winning Chess Openings by Yasser Seirawan
    Winning Chess Openings (English, Paperback) Yasser Seirawan

    Winning Chess Openings will help readers develop a solid understanding of opening principles that can be applied to every game they play--without having to memorize a dizzying array of tedious and lengthy opening lines.

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  • My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
    My 60 Memorable Games (English, Paperback) Bobby Fischer

    One of the most important chess books ever written, reissued in celebration of a chess genius, Bobby Fischer. The American takes the reader through 60 of his games, describing his thoughts, the intricacies behind his and his opponent's strategies, the tactical justification of moves and the psychological battle in each one.

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  • Build Up Your Chess 1 by Artur Yusupov
    Build Up Your Chess 1 (English, Paperback) Artur Yusupov

    Artur Yusupov's complete course of chess training stretches to nine volumes, guiding the reader towards a higher chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. To make sure that this new knowledge sticks, it is then tested by a selection of puzzles....

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  • Play the London System by Cyrus Lakdawala
    Play the London System (English, Paperback) Cyrus Lakdawala

    Cyrus Lakdawala presents a reliable repertoire for White with this popular opening. He reveals all his ideas and explains the typical plans and tactics for both sides.

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  • Winning Chess Strategies by Yasser Seirawan
    Winning Chess Strategies (English, Paperback) Yasser Seirawan

    A complete overview of proven chess principles that teaches readers how to deploy their pieces using the right moves at the right time to build small advantages into effective, long-range strategies.

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  • How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
    How to Reassess Your Chess (English, Paperback) Jeremy Silman $26.97 $29.95
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  • Chess by Laszlo Polgar
    Chess (English, Paperback) Laszlo Polgar

    The most complete collection of chess problems every published, including 5,334 instructional situations, presented by the world's leading chess teacher.

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  • Logical Chess : Move By Move by Irving Chernev
    Logical Chess : Move By Move (English, Paperback) Irving Chernev

    Having learnt the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move.

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  • A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White by Graham Burgess
    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White (English, Paperback) Graham Burgess

    A good opening repertoire need not require an enormous amount of study to be highly effective. A cunning choice of lines and move-orders can steer the game to positions that we like and deny the opponent his preferred strategies. In this book, highly experienced chess opening writer Graham Burgess presents a repertoire based on 1 d4 and Nf3 with precisely those aims. Black's possibilities for counterplay - and sharp gambit play - are kept to a minimum. Our aim is to give Black exactly the type of position he doesn't want. If he is seeking blocked positions with pawn-chains, we'll keep the game fluid. If he wants complex strategy, we'll attack him with simple piece-play. Simplifications? No thanks, we'll keep the pieces on and intensify the battle. Gambits? Hardly, as we simply prevent most of them! The main cornerstones of the repertoire are carefully chosen Queen's Gambit lines, the Torre Attack (vs ...e6), and a variety of fianchetto options against the King's Indian and related set-ups. White's position is kept highly flexible, with many possible transpositions to a wide variety of systems that the reader can use to extend and vary the repertoire. The book features a wealth of new ideas and original analysis. FIDE Master Graham Burgess is Gambit's Editorial Director, and one of the founders of the company. He holds the world record for marathon blitz chess playing, and lives in Minnesota. This is his 23rd chess book.

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  • 300 Most Important Chess Positions by Thomas Engqvist
    300 Most Important Chess Positions (English, Paperback) Thomas Engqvist

    An International Master's guide to the essential positions and strategies in chess.

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  • Opening Repertoire: The English by David Cummings
    Opening Repertoire: The English (English, Paperback) David Cummings

    International Master David Cummings presents the reader with a complete English repertoire.

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  • Smerdon's Scandinavian by David Smerdon
    Smerdon's Scandinavian (English, Paperback) David Smerdon

    Grandmaster David Smerdon gives the Scandinavian a welcome twist by using it as an all-out attacking weapon. The repertoire he presents is one he has successfully employed at grandmaster level over many years, and the backbone is provided by the razor-sharp Portuguese and Icelandic gambits.

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  • The Grass Arena by John Healy
    The Grass Arena (Paperback) John Healy

    John Healy, the son of poor Irish immigrants in London, grows up hardened by violence and soon finds himself overwhelmed by alcoholism. He ends up in the grass arena: the parks and streets of the inner city, where beggars, thieves, prostitutes and killers fight for survival and each day brings the question of where to find the next drink.

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  • The Queen's Indian: Move by Move by Lorin D'Costa
    The Queen's Indian: Move by Move (English, Paperback) Lorin D'Costa

    International Master and chess coach Lorin D'Costa examines the popular Queen's Indian Defence. He highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, constructs a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions.

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  • How to Beat Your Dad at Chess by Murray Chandler
    How to Beat Your Dad at Chess (English, Hardback) Murray Chandler

    Describes how expert chess players recognize and use distinctive patterns of moves, and offers a collection of fifty combinations of moves that lead to checkmates

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  • Understanding Chess Move by Move by John Nunn
    Understanding Chess Move by Move (English, Paperback) John Nunn

    John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action....

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  • Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
    Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy (English, Paperback) Neil McDonald

    A selection of some of the most prominent strategists in chess history and highlights the major contributions they made. This book examines their differing approaches and styles, and from Nimzowitsch to Kramnik, how they followed in each other's footsteps. It helps you to understand and improve in one of the most crucial elements of the game.

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  • Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part III: 1993-2005 by Garry Kasparov
    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part III: 1993-2005 (English, Hardback) Garry Kasparov

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time.

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  • Italian Game and Evans Gambit by Jan Pinski
    Italian Game and Evans Gambit (English, Paperback) Jan Pinski

    Investigates the different strategies and tactics in the Italian Game and Evans Gambit. Using model games for both White and Black, this book provides coverage of both the main lines and offbeat variations, and seeks to arm the reader with enough knowledge to play the Italian Game and Evans Gambit with confidence.

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  • The Batsford Book of Chess for Children by Sabrina Chevannes
    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children (English, Hardback) Sabrina Chevannes

    An illustrated chess tutor for children aged 7 and above.

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