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This scholarly essay in intellectual progress over the chess board shows how the pessimists who thought chess played out - destined to become victim to the death of a thousand draws - were refuted by the dynamic risky games of Alexander Alekhine, whose legacy lived on in the games of ...
Dynamic Chess: How Alekhine and the Russians Revitalised Chess Thought
This scholarly essay in intellectual progress over the chess board shows how the pessimists who thought chess played out - destined to become victim to the death of a thousand draws - were refuted by the dynamic risky games of Alexander Alekhine, whose legacy lived on in the games of Soviet and Russian champions such as Mikhail Tal. With computers taking an ever increasing role in modern chess and challenging the modern champions Kasparov and Kramnik, the author's thoughts on the inexhaustible creative potential of chess assume even greater significance.
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26.240000 USD

Dynamic Chess: How Alekhine and the Russians Revitalised Chess Thought

by R N Coles
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London 1932 is one of the lesser known books from the pen of the prolific Russian genius, Alekhine. In 1932 Alekhine was still revelling in the blinding nimbus of invincibility which had surrounded him ever since his match victory against Capablanca in 1927. The new champion duly won the London ...
Sixty-Six Master Games Played in the London International Chess Tournament, 1932: Alekhine Triumphs in the Capital of the British Empire
London 1932 is one of the lesser known books from the pen of the prolific Russian genius, Alekhine. In 1932 Alekhine was still revelling in the blinding nimbus of invincibility which had surrounded him ever since his match victory against Capablanca in 1927. The new champion duly won the London tournament and furnished some equally fine notes to explain his victory, which Hardinge Simpole are proud and privileged to revive here.
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23.090000 USD

Sixty-Six Master Games Played in the London International Chess Tournament, 1932: Alekhine Triumphs in the Capital of the British Empire

by Alexander Alekhine
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First published in 1924. The great London tournament of 1922 saw the newly crowned champion of the world - Capablanca - as well as many of his closest rivals, Alekhine, Bogolyubov, Rubinstein and Vidmar, assemble in the capital of the British Empire for the most powerful demonstration of chess prowess ...
Chess Masterpieces
First published in 1924. The great London tournament of 1922 saw the newly crowned champion of the world - Capablanca - as well as many of his closest rivals, Alekhine, Bogolyubov, Rubinstein and Vidmar, assemble in the capital of the British Empire for the most powerful demonstration of chess prowess there since 1899. Chess journalist WH Watts seized his opportunity to solicit their opinions as to their favourite wins and appropriate comments. The outcome is this book. Games by the colossi present in London, augmented by the ingenious generation of the hypermodern school Tartakover and Reti, were fleshed out with other master pieces by the former world champion Dr Lasker as well as numerous exploits by other leading masters of the day, as well as those such as Schlechter who had sadly passed away during the recently concluded first world war.
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17.800000 USD

Chess Masterpieces

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An authoritative series: John Watson's systematic coverage of all variations of the English Opening. U.S. International Master John Watson's classic work on the English Opening is still the only comprehensive treatment of this dependable opening, one which has always had a large following among the world's best players. Some of ...
English: 1...N-KB3 Systems
An authoritative series: John Watson's systematic coverage of all variations of the English Opening. U.S. International Master John Watson's classic work on the English Opening is still the only comprehensive treatment of this dependable opening, one which has always had a large following among the world's best players. Some of the finest games of modern chess, both positional and tactical, have begun with 1 P-QB4. By virtue of its extraordinary flexibility, the English can lead to unique and original positions at an early stage of the game. Volume 2 deals with all variations after 1 P-QB4 N-KB3 in which Black refrains from playing ...P-K4 or ...P-QB4 early on. In most books on the English, authors have ignored or only briefly discussed lines related to the Grunfeld and King's Indian Defences; but here Watson sets out this material at great length. Popular systems involving the move ...P-K3 are deeply researched and analysed, including the 'Queen's English', 'Nimzo-English', and Mikenas-Flohr Attack. Understanding the ideas behind these variations is essential for club and tournament players who wish to play the English or have to meet it with Black. Watson's aim throughout has been to provide a practical balance of theory, discussion and examples. With encyclopaedic coverage and many original suggestions, this series gives the reader the ability to understand the complexities of the English Opening and to play it with confidence. International Master John Watson is widely known as a player, author, and chess trainer. His books have won numerous awards including Book-of-the-Year awards for Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy and Chess Strategy in Action .
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23.090000 USD

English: 1...N-KB3 Systems

by John Watson
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Richard Reti (1889-1929) was both a master player and a superb endgame composer. He was also a prominent member of the hyper-modern school and author of two of the greatest chess books ever written, Masters of the Chessboard and Modern Ideas in Chess. His games, which greatly influenced chess strat ...
Reti's Best Games of Chess
Richard Reti (1889-1929) was both a master player and a superb endgame composer. He was also a prominent member of the hyper-modern school and author of two of the greatest chess books ever written, Masters of the Chessboard and Modern Ideas in Chess. His games, which greatly influenced chess strat egy, are known for their many innovations, beautifully developed combinations, and important advances in opening play and strategy. There are 70 games in this book, selected from all stages of Reti's career. Early games show the budding of Reti's almost phenomenal positional skills and his rise to status of great master with first prize wins at Kaschau and the international tournament of Gothenburg, 1920. There are many games from the tournaments of 1922, during the development of the Reti and the English openings including Reti-Rubinstein 1923, Reti-Becker 1923, Reti - Bogolyubov 1924, and his stunning defeat of Capablanca in 1924. The games from 1925 to his premature death in 1929 show his further development and number among them many which made the chess world sit up and take notice. Fifteen of Reti's most interesting composed endgames are also included. There is a short memoir and expert annotation by Harry Golombek. For this edition Raymond Keene has written a new Introduction.
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25.190000 USD

Reti's Best Games of Chess

by Harry Golombek, Richard Reti
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From being little more than toys, in the late 1970's, chess computers have risen to challenge the mightiest grandmasters on the planet. Kasparov himself narrowly succumbed to Deep Blue in 1997, but since then the champions such as Kramnik and Kasparov himself have held their own against the best silicon ...
Chess Terminators - the Rise of the Machines from Deep Blue to Hydra
From being little more than toys, in the late 1970's, chess computers have risen to challenge the mightiest grandmasters on the planet. Kasparov himself narrowly succumbed to Deep Blue in 1997, but since then the champions such as Kramnik and Kasparov himself have held their own against the best silicon monsters. Then, in mid-2005, Grandmaster Michael Adams, a world title contender, was swept away by the all-devouring Hydra in a match which may well mark the advent of machine supremacy in the ultimate thinking game. Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.
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18.850000 USD

Chess Terminators - the Rise of the Machines from Deep Blue to Hydra

by Raymond D. Keene
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A lifetime's playing experience has gone into the writing of this textbook, which covers the three major phases of the game, with special emphasis on the endgame where the vital points are often brought home. But there is more, such as a list of key reasons why errors are made ...
Junior Chess Training: Improve Your Chess
A lifetime's playing experience has gone into the writing of this textbook, which covers the three major phases of the game, with special emphasis on the endgame where the vital points are often brought home. But there is more, such as a list of key reasons why errors are made and a discussion of that grandmaster difference. This comprehensive coaching manual can be used specifically as a teaching aid for juniors, or enjoyed as chess literature by anyone.
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41.950000 USD

Junior Chess Training: Improve Your Chess

by Julian Simpole
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In 1981 - World Champion now for 6 years - Anatoly Karpov had reached the height of his powers. He was a master of sharp modern opening systems, thought swiftly and acted decisively. His play was virtually error free. Facing this juggernaut the veteran Viktor Korchnoi pulled out the final ...
Karpov - Korchnoi 1981
In 1981 - World Champion now for 6 years - Anatoly Karpov had reached the height of his powers. He was a master of sharp modern opening systems, thought swiftly and acted decisively. His play was virtually error free. Facing this juggernaut the veteran Viktor Korchnoi pulled out the final stops for his ultimate chess challenge to become champion. In vain. Karpov brushed aside his efforts to secure one of the easiest victories ever achieved at chess summit level. As in 1978 Korchnoi produced his orange robed Ananda Marga gurus to help him chant for victory - but in the sober atmosphere of the Italo-german mountains-rather than the exotic and heady surroundings of the far eastern Philippines-the antics of Korchnoi's suppporters had little effect. Karpov emerged as a seemingly unbeatable colossus. Now guaranteed a reign of at least 9 years Karpov had already exceeded the championship performance of Capablanca and was threatening to surpass the exploits of such mighty champions as Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine and Botvinnik.
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24.140000 USD

Karpov - Korchnoi 1981

by Raymond Keene
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Tartakower was a grandmaster and writer of wit and erudition whose annotations are perennially fresh and provocative. As a player he achieved a string of important first prizes such as London 1927 and Liege 1930 which brought him within a whisker of a world championship challenge against Alekhine. Tartakower's refusal ...
My Best Games of Chess, 1931-1954
Tartakower was a grandmaster and writer of wit and erudition whose annotations are perennially fresh and provocative. As a player he achieved a string of important first prizes such as London 1927 and Liege 1930 which brought him within a whisker of a world championship challenge against Alekhine. Tartakower's refusal to accept any kind of dogma or restraint on thinking makes him an ideal role model for the iconoclastic chess players of the 21st century who take no generalised assertion on trust until it has been thoroughly analysed and tested.
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26.240000 USD

My Best Games of Chess, 1931-1954

by S G Tartakower
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The Nimzo-Indian Defence is one of Black's most dynamic ways of countering 1 d4. From the outset of the game Black seeks to create pawn weaknesses in his opponent's position to be exploited in the middlegame. Usually this involves renouncing the bishop pair, typically leading to positions in which both ...
Winning with the Nimzo-Indian
The Nimzo-Indian Defence is one of Black's most dynamic ways of countering 1 d4. From the outset of the game Black seeks to create pawn weaknesses in his opponent's position to be exploited in the middlegame. Usually this involves renouncing the bishop pair, typically leading to positions in which both sides have clear strategic objectives, where the outcome is decided by the skills of the two players in executing these plans.
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25.190000 USD

Winning with the Nimzo-Indian

by Raymond Keene
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Compiled by three grandmasters and two international masters this scholarly treatise explains in depth the thinking behind a defence that has been a favourite of champions such as Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian and Karpov. Even Kasparov has been known to use the Caro Kann on occasion, for example in one case ...
Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense
Compiled by three grandmasters and two international masters this scholarly treatise explains in depth the thinking behind a defence that has been a favourite of champions such as Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian and Karpov. Even Kasparov has been known to use the Caro Kann on occasion, for example in one case to defeat Mikhail Tal.
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24.140000 USD

Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense

by Edmar Mednis, Andy Soltis, Raymond Keene
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Tarrasch was the dominant force in European chess in the early 1890s and his ability to win top level tournaments continued via his huge triumph at Vienna 1898 on to the World Tournament Championship of Ostend 1907. Tarrasch was rightly regarded as the teacher of generations of European and world ...
Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess: Praeceptor Germaniae - the Greatest Chess Masterpieces of Dr Siegbert Tarrasch
Tarrasch was the dominant force in European chess in the early 1890s and his ability to win top level tournaments continued via his huge triumph at Vienna 1898 on to the World Tournament Championship of Ostend 1907. Tarrasch was rightly regarded as the teacher of generations of European and world Masters, hence his title Praeceptor Germaniae - the Professor from Germany.
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31.490000 USD

Tarrasch's Best Games of Chess: Praeceptor Germaniae - the Greatest Chess Masterpieces of Dr Siegbert Tarrasch

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Inspiration and controversy alike still surround the 1948 match tournament. Why for example was the Polish grandmaster Miguel Najdorf not invited when US Grandmaster Reuben Fine dropped out?
The World Chess Championship 1948: How Botvinnik Became World Champion
Inspiration and controversy alike still surround the 1948 match tournament. Why for example was the Polish grandmaster Miguel Najdorf not invited when US Grandmaster Reuben Fine dropped out?
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27.290000 USD

The World Chess Championship 1948: How Botvinnik Became World Champion

by H Golombek
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Few tournaments can boast not only the presence of the past, present and future world champion but also two challengers for the supreme title. New York 1924 was one of this elite group. The old champion Lasker -now in his late fifties - engaged in the most ferocious race for ...
New York International Chess Tournament 1924
Few tournaments can boast not only the presence of the past, present and future world champion but also two challengers for the supreme title. New York 1924 was one of this elite group. The old champion Lasker -now in his late fifties - engaged in the most ferocious race for first prize with his victorious opponent from the previous championship match - Capablanca. Although Capablanca won one of their individual games Lasker soared into the lead and never let go. The old maestro thus produced one of the most devastating tournament performances of all time - finishing way ahead of Capablanca himself and the future champion Alekhine.
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27.290000 USD

New York International Chess Tournament 1924

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Before television took a hold BBC Radio produced a superb series of programmes on chess. The experts enlisted for this venture constituted a veritable Who?s Who of British and World chess of the time: Abrahams, Alexander, Barden, Broadbent, Bruce, Clarke, Euwe, Fraenkel, Golombek, Haygarth, Kottnauer, Pritchard, Rhoden, Sunnucks, Wade .
Chess Treasury of the Air
Before television took a hold BBC Radio produced a superb series of programmes on chess. The experts enlisted for this venture constituted a veritable Who?s Who of British and World chess of the time: Abrahams, Alexander, Barden, Broadbent, Bruce, Clarke, Euwe, Fraenkel, Golombek, Haygarth, Kottnauer, Pritchard, Rhoden, Sunnucks, Wade .
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23.050000 USD

Chess Treasury of the Air

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First restrain, then blockade, finally destroy! was the war cry of the celebrated 1920s writer and World Chess Championship aspirant Aron Nimzowitsch. Subsequently eclipsed by his classic My System, this pioneering work (The Blockade) has now been rescued and published, with a new translation, for the very first time in ...
The Blockade: Die Blockade
First restrain, then blockade, finally destroy! was the war cry of the celebrated 1920s writer and World Chess Championship aspirant Aron Nimzowitsch. Subsequently eclipsed by his classic My System, this pioneering work (The Blockade) has now been rescued and published, with a new translation, for the very first time in dual-language format (English and German). The Editor, Philip Hughes, webmaster of the Uncrowned Kings website, has delved into chess history and provided extensive appendices in order to bring the reader a better picture of chess in the 1920s and particularly 1923-4. The chess philosophy developed by Aron Nimzowitsch, the Father of Modern Chess and the godfather of Hyper-modernism, clearly instructs the chess student on many important aspects of the game. The teachings of The Blockade reflect on the chessboard the military thinking of the day, trench warfare and strangulation, as exemplified in the recently concluded First World War. Nimzowitsch's insights remain relevant today and should be regarded as essential reading for the improving player. The introduction to this new edition of The Blockade is written by Grandmaster Ray Keene, author of a celebrated biography of Nimzowitsch and chess correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator and the International Herald Tribune.
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24.140000 USD

The Blockade: Die Blockade

by Aron Nimzowitsch
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London 1922 was the greatest tournament held in the capital of the British Empire since Emanuel Lasker won an historic double-rounder there in 1899. Now the old world of Edwardian niceties had been swept away by four years of carnage on European battlefields, while in the chess world a freshly ...
International Chess Congress, London 1922
London 1922 was the greatest tournament held in the capital of the British Empire since Emanuel Lasker won an historic double-rounder there in 1899. Now the old world of Edwardian niceties had been swept away by four years of carnage on European battlefields, while in the chess world a freshly crowned king reigned -- the New World heir to Morphy and, according to Reti, the chief representative of machine age efficiency in chess -- the invincible world champion, Jose Capablanca. Facing him were the massed legions of European chess excellence -- Alekhine, Vidmar, Bogoljubow, Rubinstein, Tartakower and Reti himself. As it was, the champion easily outstripped his continental and British rivals, while simultaneously reporting the tournament for the Times of London. This book faithfully records Capablanca's victory while reproducing all of his notes from The Times, together with comments from the original tournament book but with all the supporting diagrams that Watts and Maroczy would have wished to include. Their notes are reinforced by a wealth of other authoritative sources such as Alekhine, Sir George Thomas and the regular Times chess correspondent, Tinsley. The book also recounts the fairest move ever made , when Vidmar resigned to Capablanca in the latter's absence, as well as detailing the London rules , elaborated over champagne at the Savoy Hotel, which governed world championship play until FIDE took over the title in 1948. The editor is Dr. David Regis, a noted website author, who has also published a number of chess books.
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30.440000 USD

International Chess Congress, London 1922

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Taking critical openings as his standpoint - the Ruy Lopez - Queen?s Gambit - English Opening and King?s Gambit - Konig shows how chess technique advanced and became more sophisticated from the days of Morphy to the time of Botwinnik. Painstaking research,a joy to read and also a valuable instructional ...
Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik
Taking critical openings as his standpoint - the Ruy Lopez - Queen?s Gambit - English Opening and King?s Gambit - Konig shows how chess technique advanced and became more sophisticated from the days of Morphy to the time of Botwinnik. Painstaking research,a joy to read and also a valuable instructional manual for those who wish to improve, broaden and hone their strategic skills.
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26.240000 USD

Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik

by Imre Konig
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The 1978 world chess championship in the Philippines was the most riotous of modern times. Pitting the soviet defector Korchnoi against the golden boy of the soviet establishment - Karpov - the players were not just content to hammer each other over the chess board; they also enlisted such weird ...
Karpov - Korchnoi 1978
The 1978 world chess championship in the Philippines was the most riotous of modern times. Pitting the soviet defector Korchnoi against the golden boy of the soviet establishment - Karpov - the players were not just content to hammer each other over the chess board; they also enlisted such weird assistants as the parapsychologist Dr Vladimir Zukhar and orange-robed gurus from the Ananda Marga sect. The dramatis personae were completed by President Marcos, his shoe-collecting First Lady Imelda and a gaggle of shady characters from the KGB. Grandmaster Ray Keene was Korchnoi's chief second during this wild chess extravaganza and this book tells the inside story of one of the most exotic chess competitions ever staged.
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24.140000 USD

Karpov - Korchnoi 1978

by Raymond Keene
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Reshevsky shot to fame as a child prodigy able to take on and defeat hordes of adult players at one and the same time. This book covers his early career up to the mid 1940's when Reshevsky was established as one of the leading contenders for the world chess crown. ...
Reshevsky's Best Games: Beating the Champions: Vol 1
Reshevsky shot to fame as a child prodigy able to take on and defeat hordes of adult players at one and the same time. This book covers his early career up to the mid 1940's when Reshevsky was established as one of the leading contenders for the world chess crown. His later games are published as Reshevsky's Best Games - Volume 2 Originally published as Reshevsky on Chess.
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27.290000 USD

Reshevsky's Best Games: Beating the Champions: Vol 1

by Samuel Reshevsky
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Having just defeated Botvinnik for the World Crown the new champion Tigran Petrosian travelled to Hollywood to compete in this glamorous top level competition organised and financed by millionaire cellist and chess devotee Gregor Piatigorsky. This event resulted in some superb chess by the world's best, while the notes by ...
First Piatigorsky Cup: The Chess Elite in Hollywood
Having just defeated Botvinnik for the World Crown the new champion Tigran Petrosian travelled to Hollywood to compete in this glamorous top level competition organised and financed by millionaire cellist and chess devotee Gregor Piatigorsky. This event resulted in some superb chess by the world's best, while the notes by the players themselves, including Petrosian and Keres, grant unique insights into the workings of the best chess minds. This is one of the great tournament books of all time.
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26.240000 USD

First Piatigorsky Cup: The Chess Elite in Hollywood

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No book has exerted a greater impact on chess thought over the past 80 years. Variations may come and go, but Nimzowitsch was a seeker after eternal truths and the precepts outlined in this strategic manual have withstood the ravages of time. Breakthroughs in understanding often follow breakthroughs in verbal ...
My System: The Chess Player's Strategic Battle
No book has exerted a greater impact on chess thought over the past 80 years. Variations may come and go, but Nimzowitsch was a seeker after eternal truths and the precepts outlined in this strategic manual have withstood the ravages of time. Breakthroughs in understanding often follow breakthroughs in verbal formulation - Nimzowitsch's skill at translating chess board operations into words was one of the secrets both of his personal success and of the longevity of his system.
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28.300000 USD

My System: The Chess Player's Strategic Battle

by Aron Nimzowitsch
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The great London tournament of 1922 saw the newly crowned champion of the world - Capablanca - as well as many of his closest rivals, Alekhine, Bogolyubov, Rubinstein and Vidmar, assemble in the capital of the British Empire for the most powerful demonstration of chess prowess there since 1899. This ...
Chess Pie
The great London tournament of 1922 saw the newly crowned champion of the world - Capablanca - as well as many of his closest rivals, Alekhine, Bogolyubov, Rubinstein and Vidmar, assemble in the capital of the British Empire for the most powerful demonstration of chess prowess there since 1899. This book provides the setting and the atmosphere for the Tournament. Biographies of Players with Specimen Games, Past and Present British Champions, a Problem Section, and a selection of lighter articles are completed by Sketches, Drawings, Autographs, Portraits, and a number of advertisements for chess accessories and other products and services.
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19.900000 USD

Chess Pie

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An ideal book for any chess player with a strategic frame of mind who wishes to carve out an openings repertoire based on 1d4! The author gives a number of illustrative games in all key lines which show how White can maintain control against any Black defence. If you want ...
Two Opening Repertoires for White: Keeping Control with the White Pieces: Vol 1
An ideal book for any chess player with a strategic frame of mind who wishes to carve out an openings repertoire based on 1d4! The author gives a number of illustrative games in all key lines which show how White can maintain control against any Black defence. If you want to stay in charge in the opening without taking risks this is the book for you!
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24.140000 USD

Two Opening Repertoires for White: Keeping Control with the White Pieces: Vol 1

by Raymond Keene
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After Alekhine's death as incumbent world chess champion in 1946, the chess world entered a period of interregnum where no grandmaster could legitimately claim the title as his own. The first great post-war tournament was that at Groningen in Holland. This witnessed a mighty race between the former champion Dr ...
Groningen International Chess Tournament, 1946
After Alekhine's death as incumbent world chess champion in 1946, the chess world entered a period of interregnum where no grandmaster could legitimately claim the title as his own. The first great post-war tournament was that at Groningen in Holland. This witnessed a mighty race between the former champion Dr Max Euwe and the chief Soviet protagonist Mikhail Botvinnik. Had Euwe won he would doubtless have been proclaimed world champion anew - so for Botvinnik it was vital to win in order to keep his prospects of a challenge alive. This book, reproduced from the original contemporary notes, recounts in detail that thrilling struggle. It contains a multitude of masterpieces by a generation of grandmasters and masters finally eager and able to take up the chess pieces once again after the World War had frustrated their energies and blighted their opportunities to compete on the international stage.
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26.240000 USD

Groningen International Chess Tournament, 1946

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All too often chess openings books consist of reams of variations and sub-variations and bracketed sub-sub-variations, with no apparent explanation for why a move is chosen or why one path deserves precedence over another. Golombek fought tenaciously against this denigration of his art, for he considered chess an art form. ...
Modern Opening Chess Strategy
All too often chess openings books consist of reams of variations and sub-variations and bracketed sub-sub-variations, with no apparent explanation for why a move is chosen or why one path deserves precedence over another. Golombek fought tenaciously against this denigration of his art, for he considered chess an art form. The Grandmaster Emeritus always sought to explain the ideas behind the moves and give the strategic justification for any course of action. For this reason alone Golombek's chief openings manual, reprinted here, will outlive the ephemera which largely characterise rival efforts to explain the entire gamut of openings available to the ambitious player. Armed with Golombek you will understand what you are doing -not just become a performing monkey which apes the movements of the masters!
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28.340000 USD

Modern Opening Chess Strategy

by Harry Golombek
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Ray Keene has been writing the chess column every week in the venerable Spectator magazine since 1977. Since then not a week has gone by without a chess article appearing in the paper. This makes Ray the longest serving continuous contributor to The Spectator. After a slight delay - of ...
The Spectator Book of Chess: An Anthology 2001-2004
Ray Keene has been writing the chess column every week in the venerable Spectator magazine since 1977. Since then not a week has gone by without a chess article appearing in the paper. This makes Ray the longest serving continuous contributor to The Spectator. After a slight delay - of 27 years - the first book to anthologise the best of the Spectator columns has at last appeared. Top results, games by masters, grandmasters and champions, all furnished with detailed comments, combined with a series of chess brain teasers, complete a veritable chess education. With his outspoken views on the World Championship, the World Chess Federation and Man v Machine matches, the author also turns this book into a state of the art commentary on one of the most exciting yet turbulent phases of the development of world chess.
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18.850000 USD

The Spectator Book of Chess: An Anthology 2001-2004

by Raymond Keene
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If anything, the Second Piatigorsky Cup excelled the First in tension and excellence of play. Once again the competing grandmasters - including Fischer, Larsen, Petrosian and Spassky - contributed their comments to create a superlative tournament book. The race for first prize between Spassky and Fischer, the temporary eclipse of ...
Second Piatigorsky Cup: Spassky's Greatest Tournament Triumph
If anything, the Second Piatigorsky Cup excelled the First in tension and excellence of play. Once again the competing grandmasters - including Fischer, Larsen, Petrosian and Spassky - contributed their comments to create a superlative tournament book. The race for first prize between Spassky and Fischer, the temporary eclipse of the reigning world champion Petrosian, and the classic clash of arms between Spassky and Fischer themselves, combined to elevate this to one of the supreme chess experiences of all time.
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27.290000 USD

Second Piatigorsky Cup: Spassky's Greatest Tournament Triumph

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The King's Indian is noted as a dynamic counter-attacking defence par excellence. This book describes the key strategies for both sides in the main lines such as the Fianchetto variation, the Petrosian system, the Samisch/ Four Pawns attack and Averbakh. Analysis is backed up with verbal explanation making this book ...
The Complete King's Indian: The Favourite Defence of Kasparov, Tal and Fischer
The King's Indian is noted as a dynamic counter-attacking defence par excellence. This book describes the key strategies for both sides in the main lines such as the Fianchetto variation, the Petrosian system, the Samisch/ Four Pawns attack and Averbakh. Analysis is backed up with verbal explanation making this book an ideal introduction for those wishing to take up or face the King's Indian in competitive situations.
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27.290000 USD

The Complete King's Indian: The Favourite Defence of Kasparov, Tal and Fischer

by Byron Jacobs, Raymond Keene
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During the 1930s, it appeared that the USA, not the USSR, would inevitably become the dominant force in the chess world. During that time the USA team won four consecutive gold medals in the Chess Olympiads. Moreover, the USA could boast two world beaters in the form of Sammy Reshevsky ...
Rueben Fine's Best Games
During the 1930s, it appeared that the USA, not the USSR, would inevitably become the dominant force in the chess world. During that time the USA team won four consecutive gold medals in the Chess Olympiads. Moreover, the USA could boast two world beaters in the form of Sammy Reshevsky and Reuben Fine, whose best games appear in this book.
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Rueben Fine's Best Games

by Reuben Fine
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