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  • The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev
    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played (English, Paperback) Irving Chernev

    One of the game's most admired and respected writers guides you through 62 masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess. Each game provides a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution. An instructive guide for players of all levels.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amateur to Im by Jonathan Hawkins
    Amateur to Im (English, Paperback) Jonathan Hawkins

    How did Jonathan Hawkins manage to go from being an average tournament competitor to a player on the brink of clinching the Grandmaster title? ...

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

    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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  • 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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  • How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
    How to Reassess Your Chess (English, Paperback) Jeremy Silman $28.19 $29.95
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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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  • 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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  • Art of Attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic
    Art of Attack in Chess (English, Paperback) Vladimir Vukovic

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

    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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  • 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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  • Applying Logic in Chess by Erik Kislik
    Applying Logic in Chess (English, Paperback) Erik Kislik

    One of the world's top chess trainers offers practical advice on an enormous range of topics, including computer use, preparation and psychology. Erik Kislik is originally from California and lives in Budapest, Hungary. He has worked with many leading grandmasters, including assisting World Champion Magnus Carlsen with his opening preparation.

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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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  • The Priciples of Political Economy by David Ricardo
    The Priciples of Political Economy (English, Paperback) David Ricardo

    This landmark treatise formulated the principles behind the market economy. Its foundation of the tenets of diminishing returns and economic rent led to the doctrines of distribution theory and international trade theory.

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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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