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  • Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic
    Art of Attack in Chess (English, Paperback)

    One of the finest chess books ever written Vukovic expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. A study of this masterpiece will add new power and brilliance to any player's game.

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  • Game Changer by Matthew Sadler
    Game Changer (English, Paperback)

    AlphaZero, the self-learning artificial intelligence system created by DeepMind, had been fed nothing but the rules of the Royal Game when it beat the world's strongest chess engine. The games that were published created a sensation: how was it possible to play in such a brilliant and risky style and not lose a single game against an opponent of superhuman strength? Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan investigated more than two thousand previously unpublished games by AlphaZero. They also had unparalleled access to its developers and were offered a unique look ?under the bonnet'. Sadler and Regan reveal AlphaZero's thinking process and tell the story of its creation. Game Changer also presents a collection of lucidly explained chess games of astonishing quality. Both professionals and club players will improve their game by studying AlphaZero's stunning discoveries in every field that matters: opening preparation, piece mobility, initiative, attacking techniques, long-term sacrifices and much more. Game Changer offers intriguing insights into the opportunities and horizons of Artificial Intelligence. With a foreword by former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and an introduction by DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis.

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  • Play the French by John Watson
    Play the French (English, Paperback)

    4th edition of John Watson's Play the French - the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years!

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

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

    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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  • The Ruy Lopez: Move by Move by Neil McDonald
    The Ruy Lopez: Move by Move (English, Paperback)

    Grandmaster Neil McDonald examines one of the most important openings of all, the Ruy Lopez. He shares his experience and knowledge, and continually challenges the reader to answer probing questions, thereby encouraging the learning and practising of vital opening skills.

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

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

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  • How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
    How to Reassess Your Chess (English, Paperback) $27.75 $29.95
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  • Winning Chess Openings by Yasser Seirawan
    Winning Chess Openings (English, Paperback)

    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)

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

    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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  • Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska
    Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann (English, Paperback)

    A comprehensive update on her popular 2007 book Play the Caro-Kann and focuses on key new developments since then.

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

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

    This is a chess book for everyone, from eight to eighty, beginner to master. In a clear, easy-to-follow format it explains how the best way to beat a stronger opponent (be it a friend, clubmate - or Dad!) is by cleverly forcing checkmate. Delightful and instructive positions from real games are used to show the 50 Deadly Checkmates that chess masters use to win their games....

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  • Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres
    Practical Chess Endings (English, Paperback)

    An updated edition of a classic endgame instructor - with over 500 diagrams - for all chess players, from one of the world's greatest grandmasters. Paul Keres deals with the basic types of position into which all other endgames will eventually be resolved.

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

    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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  • Test Your Chess IQ x 3 by August Livshitz
    Test Your Chess IQ x 3 (English, Paperback)

    These three books are now published in one volume, carefully graduated in order of difficulty.

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  • Chess for Children by Murray Chandler
    Chess for Children (English, Hardback)

    With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Chess is recognized in many...

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

    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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  • Learn Chess Tactics by John Nunn
    Learn Chess Tactics (English, Paperback)

    This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.

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