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Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion

Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion

by Issak Linder (1920-2015) and Vladimir Linder

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2010
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264 pages with diagrams, tables, photographs and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Andy Soltis. First edition. The ChessCafe World Chess Champions Series Emanuel Lasker was a great chess fighter, thinker and researcher. He was possessed of gigantic playing strength, retaining the title of World s Number One Chessplayer… Read more about this item
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The Modern Chess Instructor : Parts I & II

The Modern Chess Instructor : Parts I & II

by William Steinitz (1936-1900)

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2017
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9781941270592
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286 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Andy Soltis. First published in 1889. More than 125 years ago, one of the first great chess books appeared. The Modern Chess Instructor, Part I, written by then world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, was released in 1889. It was his magnum opus, setting… Read more about this item
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The Four Knights

The Four Knights

by Jan Pinski (1979- )

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2003
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9781857443110
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192 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. The Four Knights has the distinction of being one of the oldest openings in the history of chess. In a king s pawn opening, both players bring out their knights before contemplating further development. Despite its deceptively peaceful appearance, the Four Knights… Read more about this item
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Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champion

Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champion

by Issak Linder (1920-2015) and Vladimir Linder

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2014
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9781936490929
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200 pages with diagrams, tables, photographs and index. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Andy Soltis. Annotations by Karsten Muller. First edition. The first official world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz was a towering figure in the chess world in the last quarter of the 19th century. For nearly three decades, he never lost… Read more about this item
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The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

by Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (1936-1992)

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1976
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9780890582237
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vi+519+[5 ad] pages with diagrams, photographs, tables and indexes. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Edited by David Levy. First edition. Mikhail Tal, the 'magician from Riga,' was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed… Read more about this item
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Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World Chess Championship

Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World Chess Championship

by Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (1936-1992)

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1970
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188 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated by Hannon Russell. First edition. In 1960 Mikhail Botvinnik was the pillar of "scientific " chess and the ironwilled champion of the world. The young attacking genius Mihail Tal, the "Wizard of Riga," put the magic back into the game by… Read more about this item
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200 Open Games

200 Open Games

by David Ionovich Bronstein (1924-2006)

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1974
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xiv+24 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Translated by Philip J Booth. First American edition. Russian offers a wealth of his finest games, presented in full with numerous illustrative diagrams. Commentary emphasizes ideas behind moves, shows how 1P-K4-P-K4 imposes its patterns… Read more about this item
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Tigran Petrosian His Life and Games

Tigran Petrosian His Life and Games

by Viktor L Vasiliev

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1974
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9780713428186
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247 pages with frontispiece, diagrams, plates, tables and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Annotations by Alexei S Suetin and Tigran Petrosian. Translated by Michael Basman. First edition. A high quality book on Petroisan`s games with some interesting pictures one of them… Read more about this item
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The Closed Sicilian : Move by Move

The Closed Sicilian : Move by Move

by Carsten Hansen (1971- )

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2017
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9781781943984
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464 pages with diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. The opponent who answers 1 e4 with an emphatic 1...c5 (The Sicilian Defence) is often looking for a fight. Such players can be highly theoretically prepared and itching to launch into their own pet variations after White has opted for… Read more about this item
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A Matter of Endgame Technique

A Matter of Endgame Technique

by Jacob Aagaard (1973- )

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2022
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9781784831622
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896 pages with diagrams, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial boards. The most hated cliché in chess is: And the rest is a matter of technique. In A Matter of Endgame Technique Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard deals with one of the few things chessplayers hate even more – losing a winning position.… Read more about this item
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Caro-Kann, Panov Attack

Caro-Kann, Panov Attack

by Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (1951- ) and Mikhail Podgaets

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2006
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9788479026974
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276 pages with diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial rappers. Translated by Jimmy Adams. First edition. The great Anatoly Karpov, considered the best positional player in chess history, has been a major force in the chess world through the greater part of three decades. Now he shares his profound opening knowledge in an… Read more about this item
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Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

by Harold James Plaskett (1960- )

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2000
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144 pages with diagrams, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. A new look at the sharp and dangerous Grand Prix Attack, which is one of White's most aggressive ways of countering the Sicilian Defence. It leads to very complicated play right from the opening moves and contains plenty of pitfalls… Read more about this item
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Russians versus Fischer

Russians versus Fischer

by Dmitry Plisetsky (1952- ) and Sergey Voronkov

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2005
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9781857443806
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402 pages with photographs, diagrams, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 14") bound in original publisher's black cloth with silver lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. This magnificent volume contains the extraordinary story of the prolonged battle between Bobby Fischer, the lone American genius who is perhaps the most famous chess player of all time,… Read more about this item
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Emanuel Lasker: The Life of a Chess Master, with an Analysis of More Than 100 of His Greatest Games

Emanuel Lasker: The Life of a Chess Master, with an Analysis of More Than 100 of His Greatest Games

by J Hannak

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1959
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320 pages with diagrams and tables. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with red label in gilt lettering to spine over red boards in original pictorial jacket. Foreword by Albert Einstein. Translated by Heinrich Fraenkel. First American edition. first published in 1952, in German. Many critics point to Lasker as one of… Read more about this item
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William Steinitz: Selected Games

William Steinitz: Selected Games

by Charles Devide (c1858-?)

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1974
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9780486230252
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xvi+109+[19 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams, tables and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Expanded with a preface by David Hooper. First published in 1901. William Steinitz (1836-1900) has been called the father of modern chess. He developed many objective principles of chess play, putting chess strategy, for the first time,… Read more about this item
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Blackburne's Chess Games

Blackburne's Chess Games

by Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841-1924) and P. Anderson Graham

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1979
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9780486238579
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xvi+331+[15 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams, tables and index. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Introduction by David Hooper. First edition. Joseph Henry Blackburne was a British chess player. Nicknamed "The Black Death", he dominated the British scene during the latter part of the 19th century. Blackburne learned the game at the… Read more about this item
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The Game of Chess

The Game of Chess

by Siegbert Tarrasch (1862-1934)

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1976
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9782811113926
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x+ 422 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated and arranged with additional matter by G E Smith and T G Bone. While there are many chess instruction books available, few have achieved the lofty stature of the present volume. Fewer still have been written by a legendary International Grandmaster whose… Read more about this item
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Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine

by Alexander Alexandrovich Kotov (1913-1981)

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1975
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vi+218 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition. Alexander Aleksandrovich Alekhine (1892-1946) was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth World Chess Champion, a title he held for two reigns. By the age of 22, Alekhine was already among the strongest chess players in… Read more about this item
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Nuremberg 1896: International Chess Tournament
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Nuremberg 1896: International Chess Tournament

by John C Owen (editor) annotated by Siegbert Tarrasch

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1999
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9780939433544
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x+403+[1 ad] pages with photographs, diagrams, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. Translated by John Owen. first American edition. The tournament at Nürnberg 1896 included Thirty-nine players who wanted to participate in the master competition, nineteen were allowed in Nuremberg. When Amos Burn withdrew, the… Read more about this item
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St Petersburg 1914 International Chess Tournament
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St Petersburg 1914 International Chess Tournament

by Siegbert Tarrasch (1862-1934)

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1993
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9780939433179
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v+267+[2 ad] pages with photographs, diagrams, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. First American edition. The St. Petersburg 1914 chess tournament was one of the most famous chess tournaments of the early twentieth century. It included almost all the leading players of the time, and… Read more about this item
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