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Make that winning move with the help of a chess book. Train your children in chess. Solve chess puzzles in the comfort of your armchair. Here’s a selection of the best chess books available.

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    Alekhine – 107 Great Chess Battles 1939-1945 Chess Book (BK2002)

    One of the games greatest players annotates scores of fascinating games involving Capablanca, Bogoljubov, Kashdan, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Keres and others, including many of Alekhine's own amazing games. Includes candid views on fellow masters and rivals. Edited and ...

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    Chernev – 200 Brilliant Endgames Chess Book (BK2003)

    Chernev blends observations and anecdotes on superb moves and combinations by well known and lesser known players, including Troitzky, Réti, Kasparyan, Botvinnik, Kubbel, Rinck, and Grigoriev. Examples are introduced with a cue and include the composers name, the date of its ...

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    Bronstein – 200 Open Games Chess Book (BK2004)

    The Russian grandmaster offers a wealth of his best games, presented in full with numerous illustrations. The book has a lively, frequently amusing commentary and emphasizes the ideas behind moves, shows how 1P-K4-P-K4 imposes its patterns on subsequent game. 207 ...

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    Wilson and Alberston – 202 Surprising Checkmates Chess Book (BK2005)

    An instructive manual, written by two experienced teachers of chess concentrates on one and two move checkmates that encourage players to keep alert to new possibilities. Includes instructive maneuvers that feature queen sacrifices, smothered checkmates, quiet moves, ...

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    Botvinnik – 100 Selected Games Chess Book (BK2001)

    Learn chess from Botvinnik, a World Champion. 100 games selected and annotated by Botvinnik himself as the best games he played leading to becoming World Champion in 1948. Includes contests against Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others. Botvinnik ...

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    Euwe – A Guide To Chess Endings Chess Book (BK2007)

    This book offers crystal clear, thorough coverage of the most important and frequently encountered endgame situations. There are over 330 examples which are analyzed with diagrams, including 30 examples of Queen endings, and 100 examples each of pawn endings, minor piece ...

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    Keres and Kotov – Art of The Middlegame Chess Book (BK2010)

    A very good quality guide to neglected area of chess. Two formidable grandmasters cover attacking the king, defense, importance of pawn structure, chess analysis, and much more. Authoritative introduction by Harry Golombek. Belongs in the personal library of every serious ...

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    Harding – Better Chess for Average Players Chess Book (BK2011)

    Clear, straightforward guide by noted expert coaches readers through fundamentals of chess attack and positional play, as well as viewpoints on approach to the endgame. Crucial processes of assessing positions and choosing moves are examined in depth; also, how to cope with ...

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    Brady – Bobby Fischer – Profile of a Prodigy Chess Book (BK2012)

    Fischer by Frank Brady. The most famous biographical work on the American world champion. Bobby Fischers career in chess, from his beginning as a child prodigy through his winning the world title is described in the first half of the book. The second half contains 90 ...

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    Nimzowitsch – Carlsbad 1929 Chess Book (BK2013)

    In this captivating account of his triumph at the 1929 Carlsbad Tournament, Nimzovich offers an absorbing retrospective of his win over some of the best of his contemporaries: Capablanca, Spielmann, Bogolyubov, Tartakower, Sämisch, and others. A straightforward taught ...

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    Lasker – Chess For Fun and Chess For Blood Chess Book (BK2014)

    The book is about chess as art and chess as recreation. Checkmating combinations, endgame play, strategic principles, and more. It has full details and analysis of its authors famous game with Emanuel Lasker. It has over 90 diagrams and other illustrations. A very enjoyable ...

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    Euwe – Chess Master v Chess Amateur Chess Book (BK2015)

    This book has 25 chess games chosen, arranged, and annotated to help beginners learn how to avoid a number of typical weak strategic and tactical moves. Selected, with commentary, by World Chess Champion Max Euwe and by Walter Meiden, an amateur player, the games point out ...

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    Lasker – Chess Strategy Chess Book (BK2017)

    A book covering one of a half-dozen great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, and other great chess champions.

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    Kopec – Chess World Title Contenders Chess Book (BK2019)

    A book covering thoroughly annotated selection of the finest games played by the best young grandmasters of the 1980s. Presented by two chess international masters and former chess champions, players at every level of the game will find inspiration and practical techniques. ...

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    Howard – Classic Chess Problems Chess Book (BK2020)

    This chess book has over 150 problems and full solutions. It has been designed to interest any chess enthusiast - whatever his knowledge of chess composition and strategy. Loyd, White, Klett, Shinkman, Havel, Wurzburg, Kohtz, Kochelhorn, and Heathcote are all represented, as ...

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    Chernev – Combinations – The Heart Of Chess (BK2021)

    This book covers explanations for the famous and less famous combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein. We also cover the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres, and Alekhine, the deadly attacks of Marshall, the unfathomable plays of Lasker, and ...

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    Harding – Counter Gambits Chess Book (BK2023)

    The author - Harding - shows how to win chess games with Black by proposing a method of calculated aggression, covering such topics as dynamic counterplay, counter-gambits in open games, Black sacrifices in half-open games, counters to Queen's Gambit, and Indian ...

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    Amatzia Avni – Danger In Chess (BK2024)

    Shows how to develop an early warning system in the game, based on three main sources: outside (the opponent); inside (the player's own thought process); and the stimulus itself (the board position). Our author shows how to identify hazards, plus how detecting these signals ...

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    R N Coles – Epic Battles of the Chessboard (BK2025)

    Enjoy and learn from 50 of the greatest games ever played in this book. It features a roster of chess immortals: Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, and many more. All are involved in titanic struggles that bring out their most courageous, resourceful ...

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    Larry Evans – 100 Easy Checkmates (BK2026)

    GM Larry Evans gives a detailed, diagrammed, step-by-step explanation of five basic checkmates. Each one is discussed without using any chess notation, so anyone at any level can understand each move in these simple checkmates. You'll be able to learn all five quickly and ...

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    Fred Wilson, Bruce Alberston – 200 Capture Mates (BK2027)

    Good for beginners and players who want to advance their chess skills, this great learning tool and fun book challenges you to solve the puzzles and find checkmate in 200 unique situations. You'll be using capture mates - a chess term for taking an opponents piece and ...

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    Fred Wilson, Bruce Alberston – 202 Checkmates for Children (BK2028)

    Endless fun for kids who love chess! Here are 202 fun and challenging puzzles for your budding chess superstar! Packed with 100 one-move checkmates and 102 two-move mates, 202 Checkmates for Children will provide your child with hours of entertainment and valuable ...

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    Fred Wilson, Bruce Alberston – 303 Tricky Chess Puzzles (BK2029)

    Fun, challenging, and instructive, these fascinating chess positions will take your game to the next level. Learn how to use common tactical conecpts and often overlooked ones - such as survival, trapping, and promotion - to get the wining edge in your next game!These ...

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    Andras Meszaros – 1000 Endgame Studies (BK2030)

    Combining beauty and practicality, the Endgame Study is one of the unique and subtle wonders of the Royal Game. This lovely hardback contains 1000 selected studies covering all manor of material combinations from such eminent composers as Kubbel, Reti, Kasparyan and ...

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    Barnes – about Chess Problems (BK2031)

    An autobiographical book about chess problems

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    Karsten Müller – Chess Cafe Puzzle Book – Volume 1 (BK2033)

    German Grandmaster Karsten Mueller combines clear discussions of tactical themes with over 600 well-chosen positions to test, challenge and teach. Although the classic combinations are not ignored, the great emphasis is on positions from modern tournament practice of the ...

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    Karsten Müller – Chess Cafe Puzzle Book – Volume 2 (BK2034)

    As most chess instructors and players know, it is much more difficult to teach and learn strategic concepts than tactics. In this program, German grandmaster Dr. Karsten Mueller will help you develop your strategic chessplaying skills.Topics include: Good and Bad Bishops; ...

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    Ward – Chess Choice Challenge 2 (BK2035)

    A new, completely revised, edition of the classic chess quiz book. This entertaining quiz book will help players improve their chess whether they are occasional social players or club enthusiasts. The innovative multiple-choice format sets it apart from other chess quiz ...

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    Khmelnitsky – Chess Exam and Training Guide – Tactics (BK2036)

    In the sequel to 2004's popular 'Chess Exam and Training Guide' the focus is exclusively on tactics. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned master, this book will help you to evaluate your current level, identify your weaknesses, and get training advice.You will ...

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    Igor Khmelnitsky – Chess Exam – Matches against Chess Legends You vs. Bobby Fischer (BK2037)

    Best-selling and award-winning author Igor Khmelnitsky gathers examples from Bobby Fischer's games that are educational, and entertaining, and can be studied without a board. In each of the examples you will take a seat of Fischer's opponent and be asked to come up with an ...

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    Bruce Alberston – Chess Mazes 2 (BK2038)

    When the first volume of Chess Mazes was released, it was an immediate hit with both chess instructors and students. It was a completely new kind of chess puzzle to help develop your chessplaying visualization skills. In Chess Mazes 2, author Bruce Alberston has created ...

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    Paata Gaprindashvili – Critical Moments in Chess (BK2042)

    A unique exploration of those pivotal moments in which chess games are won or lost if you know how to spot them.Packed with invaluable tips and tricks on identifying critical moments, illustrated with examples from 280 chess games.Fascinating new book from the author of ...

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    Kasparov – Garry Kasparovs Chess Puzzle Book (BK2044)

    Garry Kasparov's Chess Puzzle Book - Kasparov

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    Howard – How To Solve Chess Problems (BK2045)

    58 two-move problems, 46 three-movers, and eight four-movers composed during the last 30 years and illustrative of the best work of 27 outstanding American problem composers. The author has included practical suggestions for solving each problem, an explanation of common ...

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    Ward – Its Your Move! Tough Puzzles (BK2047)

    Feeling up to a challenge? In this highly original and instructive self-test book, Grandmaster Chris Ward presents a selection of carefully chosen puzzles to solve. Hot on the heels of his very successful It's Your Move and Improvers It's Your Move, comes It's Your Move: ...

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    Nunn – John Nunns Chess Puzzle Book (BK2048)

    Most chess puzzle books put you in an artificial situation: you are told a combination exists, what the theme is and what you are required to achieve. This one is different. In a real game, a player may sometimes need to find a combination. On the other hand he may have to ...

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    Jon Speelman – Chess Puzzle Book (BK2049)

    Jon Speelman is one of the most successful British chess-players of all time, and is renowned for the creativity of his play and his remarkable calculating ability. He is also an extremely experienced writer and chess coach. His personal selection of chess puzzles will ...

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    Anatoly Kuznetsov – Brilliant Chess Studies (BK2032)

    This book offers 450 endgame studies covering a span of 160 years from 1837 to 1997. The author, Anatoly Kuznetsov (1932-2000), was a well-known composer in his own right, and a number of his studies are also included.The endgame study in Russia has followed two schools of ...

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    Renaud – Art of Checkmate Chess Book (BK2008)

    A comprehensive classification of 23 checkmating scenarios, including Legals pseudo-sacrifice, the double check, smothered mate and Grecos mate, the Corridor mate, and many others. Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating ...

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    Charles Hertan – Forcing Chess Moves (BK2043)

    Why is it that the human brain so often refuses to consider winning chess tactics?Every chess fan marvels at the wonderful combinations with which famous masters win games. How do they find those fantastic moves? Do they have a special vision? And why do computers outwit ...

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