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Experts agree that regularly solving tactical exercises is a vital component of chess training. However, it's also widely acknowledged that there is one major drawback to traditional chess puzzles - students know for sure that there is a genuine tactic in the position waiting to be found, whereas during a ...
A Complete Guide to Practical Play
Experts agree that regularly solving tactical exercises is a vital component of chess training. However, it's also widely acknowledged that there is one major drawback to traditional chess puzzles - students know for sure that there is a genuine tactic in the position waiting to be found, whereas during a real game there is no such guarantee! In this workbook, Volker Schleputz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to practise chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and - most crucially - even the definite existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analysing carefully selected games, from beginner through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, searching for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. ------ Are you making the most of your chess talent? Do you always perform to the best of your ability? Do your results match up with your understanding of the game? If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then read on!In The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess, Grandmaster and experienced tournament player John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize your potential and improve your results. Drawing upon his own over-the-board experiences, Emms tackles the all-important aspects of practical play: concentration and behaviour at the chessboard; playing for a win or a draw; winning good positions and saving difficult ones; handling time trouble; avoiding silly mistakes; understanding your strengths and weaknesses; building an opening repertoire; using chess computers and software; preparing for opponents; understanding and utilizing the finer points of the rules; and much more besides. Read this book and play every game with the confidence that you really can give it your best shot.
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31.450000 USD

A Complete Guide to Practical Play

by Volker Schleputz, John Emms
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Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, Starting Out: The Nimzo Indian by Chris Ward and Starting Out: The Queen's Indian by John Emms, brought together in one volume. The Nimzo-Indian is one of the soundest and most popular defences against 1 d4, offering Black the chance to unbalance ...
A Complete Guide to Defending Against 1 d4
Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, Starting Out: The Nimzo Indian by Chris Ward and Starting Out: The Queen's Indian by John Emms, brought together in one volume. The Nimzo-Indian is one of the soundest and most popular defences against 1 d4, offering Black the chance to unbalance the game early on and play for a win without undue risk. Advocates include virtually all of the world's top players, including Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Chris Ward revisits the basic principles behind the Nimzo-Indian and its many variations. Throughout this easy-to-read guide the reader is helped along by a wealth of notes, tips and warnings from the author, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. This book is ideal for the improving player. The Queens Indian is one of Black's most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. It is an established favourite amongst world-class Grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queens Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades. Rather than classically occupying the central squares with pawns, Black adopts a hypermodern approach and endeavours to control this key area with pieces. This procedure leads to rich and varied positions that will appeal to players who like complex play. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and Queens Indian expert John Emms goes back to basics, studying the essential principles of the Queens Indian and its numerous variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips and warnings to guide the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.
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30.70 USD

A Complete Guide to Defending Against 1 d4

by John Emms, Chris Ward
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Shows crucial game situations from more than a hundred matches, reveals the winning move, and provides brief profiles on top chess players of all time. Try and Match wits with the Champions in suspensful, one move problems that capture an average of 10 games per player in the moment just ...
One-Move Chess From The Champions
Shows crucial game situations from more than a hundred matches, reveals the winning move, and provides brief profiles on top chess players of all time. Try and Match wits with the Champions in suspensful, one move problems that capture an average of 10 games per player in the moment just before victory - forcing play. Bruce Pandolfini is a National Chess Master and Columnist for Chess Life Magazine.
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34.11 USD

One-Move Chess From The Champions

by Bruce Pandolfini
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The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With his first two ...
A Complete Guide to Systems Where Black Meets 1 E4 by Supporting a Pawn on D5
The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With his first two moves Black obtains a substantial foothold in the centre, and a structure that is incredibly difficult to break down. In this user-friendly book, International Master Byron Jacobs revisits the basic principles behind the French Defence and all of its variations. Throughout the reader is helped along by a wealth of notes, tips, warnings and exercises. This book is ideal for the improving player. The Caro-Kann Defence has a well-deserved and established reputation as an incredibly solid and, at the same time, dynamic defence to 1 e4. The Caro-Kann appeals to all types of players, but is especially useful to black players who prefer a sound platform on which to build and who are resourceful in both defence and counter-attack. Star players who enjoy using the Caro-Kann include Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and the legendary Anatoly Karpov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the Caro-Kann, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there is 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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28.300000 USD

A Complete Guide to Systems Where Black Meets 1 E4 by Supporting a Pawn on D5

by Joel Gallagher, Byron Jacobs
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These days the move 1 d4 is often used as the precursor to quieter opening choices such as the London System, the Colle System or the Trompovsky. In this book the highly experienced chess author and coach Cyrus Lakdawala goes back to basics, outlining an aggressive repertoire for White based ...
Opening Repertoire: 1 d4 with 2 c4
These days the move 1 d4 is often used as the precursor to quieter opening choices such as the London System, the Colle System or the Trompovsky. In this book the highly experienced chess author and coach Cyrus Lakdawala goes back to basics, outlining an aggressive repertoire for White based on 1 d4, following up with the traditional 2 c4. The emphasis of the repertoire is to gain space as quickly as possible and set Black the task of finding quick counterplay or face the risk of being overrun. Lakdawala recommends lines with f2-f3 against the Nimzo-Indian, the Petrosian System against the King's Indian and the Flick Knife (f4 with Bb5+) against the Benoni. With thorough explanations on pawn structures and piece placement, this book provides insight to both strong masters and less experienced players alike. The format is ideal for the chessplayer keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions - a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. * Presents a powerful, aggressive repertoire starting at move one. * Thorough explanations of typical pawn structures and piece manoeuvres. * Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study.
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34.11 USD

Opening Repertoire: 1 d4 with 2 c4

by Cyrus Lakdawala
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Fred Reinfeld-his name is known to almost every chess player in the United States. But his accomplishments? These are not so well known. Reinfeld was one of the strongest players of his time, ranking just below Reuben Fine and Sammy Reshevsky (against whom he had a plus score). He was ...
Fred Reinfeld: A Chess Biography
Fred Reinfeld-his name is known to almost every chess player in the United States. But his accomplishments? These are not so well known. Reinfeld was one of the strongest players of his time, ranking just below Reuben Fine and Sammy Reshevsky (against whom he had a plus score). He was an accomplished author of some of the best chess books of the thirties and forties. Fred Reinfeld was a respected numismatist, still recognized as a pioneer in the field sixty years later. He was an editor or major contributor to almost every major chess magazine of the thirties through the forties-Chess Review, Chess Correspondent, and Chess Life. This book is the first book on this remarkable man whose works have contributed more to chess than any other author. Many of Reinfeld's comments, ideas, and thoughts are quoted in their original context. Known his own time for the strength of his annotations, many are preserved here for the modern reader. Reinfeld lives!]
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86.94 USD

Fred Reinfeld: A Chess Biography

by Alex Dunne
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This is by a large degree the most comprehensive accounting of the games of this brilliant chess player. Presented are 2,543 of Alekhine's games, in an exhaustive catalog that is the result of many years of digging-an effort unparalleled in the history of chess game collections. Many of the games ...
Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, with 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed
This is by a large degree the most comprehensive accounting of the games of this brilliant chess player. Presented are 2,543 of Alekhine's games, in an exhaustive catalog that is the result of many years of digging-an effort unparalleled in the history of chess game collections. Many of the games are annotated by Alekhine and 1,868 diagrams appear overall. The book includes games from his earliest correspondence tournaments in 1902 through his final match with Francisco Lupi at Estoril, Portugal, in January 1946.
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62.950000 USD

Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, with 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed

by Robert G.P. Verhoeven, Leonard M. Skinner
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Many players are serious about their chess but become stuck at a certain playing strength. It's rarely a lack of talent or practice or opening knowledge that holds them back. Usually they get left behind because they don't know how to make best use of the time they have available ...
Coach Yourself
Many players are serious about their chess but become stuck at a certain playing strength. It's rarely a lack of talent or practice or opening knowledge that holds them back. Usually they get left behind because they don't know how to make best use of the time they have available to study chess. ----- This book addresses this problem and is your self-improvement plan. It shows you how to work on your own games to root out mistakes. It will sharpen your calculation of variations. You will be challenged to find the best middlegame strategy. Endgame technique is also covered in detail. All topics are discussed with numerous examples and puzzles from the games of modern players such as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Viswanathan Anand. If you want your chess to leap forward it's time to Coach Yourself! ----- * A complete self-improvement programme. --- *All aspects of the game included. ---* Utilizes a structured approach, making the most of your study time.
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29.350000 USD

Coach Yourself

by Neil McDonald
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Louis Paulsen (1833-1891) was one of the 19th century's strongest chess players and a world record holder in blindfold chess. He maintained an unbeaten record in matches, created several opening systems and was an originator of the positional approach to the game. This extensive biography-the first in English-explores Paulsen's life ...
Louis Paulsen: A Chess Biography with 670 Games
Louis Paulsen (1833-1891) was one of the 19th century's strongest chess players and a world record holder in blindfold chess. He maintained an unbeaten record in matches, created several opening systems and was an originator of the positional approach to the game. This extensive biography-the first in English-explores Paulsen's life and career and includes 669 of his games, presented here with both contemporary and modern comments.
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78.750000 USD

Louis Paulsen: A Chess Biography with 670 Games

by Hans Renette
Hardback
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This book's method is to feature brief games, illustrating the same mating patterns, one after another, interspersed with thumbnail sketches of the chess masters who are playing the games.The explanations are broken down into small chunks, with lots of examples for each. As an aside, most games include a short ...
The Art of the Checkmate
This book's method is to feature brief games, illustrating the same mating patterns, one after another, interspersed with thumbnail sketches of the chess masters who are playing the games.The explanations are broken down into small chunks, with lots of examples for each. As an aside, most games include a short biography of the players involved, which I personally enjoy as I find it adds a sense of reality and helps bring the games to life.
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39.23 USD

The Art of the Checkmate

by Gerorges Renauld
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A Grandmaster shares secrets from 40 years of tournament play, outlining hard-won lessons that enable players to win games by giving up pieces.The first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice, this guide remains an extremely helpful weapon in the arsenal of players at every level.
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
A Grandmaster shares secrets from 40 years of tournament play, outlining hard-won lessons that enable players to win games by giving up pieces.The first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice, this guide remains an extremely helpful weapon in the arsenal of players at every level.
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42.64 USD

The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

by Rudolf Spielmann
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Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, play 1...b6! a dynamic and hypermodern opening system for Black by Christian Bauer and Nimzo Larsen Attack by Byron Jacobs and Jonathan Tait, brought together in one volume. ----- Fed up with getting difficult positions with the black pieces? Tired of always ...
A Complete Repertoire based on 1 b3 and 1 b6
Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, play 1...b6! a dynamic and hypermodern opening system for Black by Christian Bauer and Nimzo Larsen Attack by Byron Jacobs and Jonathan Tait, brought together in one volume. ----- Fed up with getting difficult positions with the black pieces? Tired of always having to keep up with all the latest developments. Take a break from the mountains of opening theory and play 1...b6! With the move, preparing a bishop fianchetto, Black immediately directs the game into relatively uncharted territory, one where White players are not able to sit back and rely on their 'opening book' knowledge. ----- The real beauty of 1...b6 is that it can be played against virtually every single first move by White, so it is a perfect choice for Black players with neither the time nor inclination to memorise a multitude of different defences. Despite being relatively unexplored, 1...b6 has been the weapon of some dynamic and uncompromising world-class players, including Britain's first Grandmaster, the late Tony Miles. ----- In this revolutionary book, Christian Bauer reveals for the first time the secrets of how to play 1...b6 with success. He takes an in-depth look at both the main lines and White's more offbeat tries, creating a comprehensive repertoire for the Black player and highlighting the tactical and positional ideas for both players. ----- In Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Byron Jacobs and Jonathan Tait explain how you can use this dynamic opening to attack your opponent from move one. The Nimzo-Larsen Attack has been unfairly neglected in recent times, and this book aims to redress the balance.
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34.11 USD

A Complete Repertoire based on 1 b3 and 1 b6

by Jonathan Tait, Byron Jacobs, Christian Bauer
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100 Games Scorebook: Chess Games Scorebook 100 Pages 60 Moves Notebook Sheets Pad To Record Your Moves During A Chess Game
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6.290000 USD

100 Games Scorebook: Chess Games Scorebook 100 Pages 60 Moves Notebook Sheets Pad To Record Your Moves During A Chess Game

by Notebook Nation
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Chess Games Scorebook: 100 Games 90 Moves: Scorebook Sheets Pad for Record Your Moves During a Chess Games
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7.230000 USD

Chess Games Scorebook: 100 Games 90 Moves: Scorebook Sheets Pad for Record Your Moves During a Chess Games

by Paper Kate Publishing
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Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.: Journal Motivational Notebook with Quote by Ralph Charell, for School Student Office College; 110 Lined Pages
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6.290000 USD

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.: Journal Motivational Notebook with Quote by Ralph Charell, for School Student Office College; 110 Lined Pages

by Score Your Goal
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100 Games Scorebook: Chess Games Scorebook 100 Pages 60 Moves Notebook Sheets Pad To Record Your Moves During A Chess Game
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6.290000 USD

100 Games Scorebook: Chess Games Scorebook 100 Pages 60 Moves Notebook Sheets Pad To Record Your Moves During A Chess Game

by Notebook Nation
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Game On: Funny Game On Chess Piece Queen Sillouette Notebook - with Graphic Humor Doodle Diary Book Gift For Geek Smart Gamers and Players Who Love Chess Pieces and Checker Board Games Tournaments
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8.390000 USD

Game On: Funny Game On Chess Piece Queen Sillouette Notebook - with Graphic Humor Doodle Diary Book Gift For Geek Smart Gamers and Players Who Love Chess Pieces and Checker Board Games Tournaments

by Game on Game on
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Chess Players Score Book: Chess Players Log Scorebook Notebook
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7.290000 USD

Chess Players Score Book: Chess Players Log Scorebook Notebook

by Cyberhutt West Books
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Move With A Purpose Chess Score Book: Chess Players Log Scorebook Notebook
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7.290000 USD

Move With A Purpose Chess Score Book: Chess Players Log Scorebook Notebook

by Cyberhutt West Books
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World Chessmasters in Battle Royal: The First World Championship Tourney
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20.950000 USD

World Chessmasters in Battle Royal: The First World Championship Tourney

by Hans Kmoch, I a Horowitz
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Bishop and Knight Save the Day: A World Champion's Favorite Studies
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12.590000 USD

Bishop and Knight Save the Day: A World Champion's Favorite Studies

by Sergei Tkachenko
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Your Move Chess notation notebook: Use chess notation to complete your score sheet
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7.880000 USD

Your Move Chess notation notebook: Use chess notation to complete your score sheet

by Hobbie Trackers
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Chess Score Notebook: Chess Notation Book 90 Moves per Game & Diagram Space to Write Chess Openings, Location, Tournament, Date, Rankings Perfect Gift for Chess Lovers
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7.340000 USD

Chess Score Notebook: Chess Notation Book 90 Moves per Game & Diagram Space to Write Chess Openings, Location, Tournament, Date, Rankings Perfect Gift for Chess Lovers

by Rage Cuadernos de DePorte
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I Was Meant To Take Over The World But Then I Discovered Chess: Chess Scoring Notebook
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6.290000 USD

I Was Meant To Take Over The World But Then I Discovered Chess: Chess Scoring Notebook

by J M Skinner
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Chess Players Design: Diary Weekly Spreads January to December
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13.640000 USD

Chess Players Design: Diary Weekly Spreads January to December

by Shayley Stationery Books
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Chess Notebook: Chess Score Book 90 Moves per Game & Diagram Space to Write Chess Openings, Location, Tournament, Date, Rankings Perfect Gift for Chess Lovers
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7.340000 USD

Chess Notebook: Chess Score Book 90 Moves per Game & Diagram Space to Write Chess Openings, Location, Tournament, Date, Rankings Perfect Gift for Chess Lovers

by Rage Cuadernos de DePorte
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Chess Scorebook: Score Book Knights Chess Players Log Scorebook Notebook
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7.290000 USD

Chess Scorebook: Score Book Knights Chess Players Log Scorebook Notebook

by Cyberhutt West Books
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There Is Always Time For A Game Of Chess: Blank Lined Notebook
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6.290000 USD

There Is Always Time For A Game Of Chess: Blank Lined Notebook

by Mark On Dark
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Chess Score Sheets: Log Book Record For Chess Score Games Notebook Journal
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7.340000 USD

Chess Score Sheets: Log Book Record For Chess Score Games Notebook Journal

by Chess Log Publishing
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