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ChessCentral carries printed chess books of only the highest quality, aiming to offer chess titles that will stand the test of time - and those that already have! These chess books are in the traditional print format, and cover the whole of chess - biographies, chess openings, tournaments, all about chess strategy and tactics, etc. There's nothing like the feel of a solid chess book in your hands, and every title in our online chess shop will help you get more from your chess games!
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Bobby Fischer: The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer: The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion
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Bobby Fischer: The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion. Every game of this great player is annotated and analyzed in this amazing volume! Nearly 1,000 are presented with Grandmaster commentary!
Studies for Practical Players: Improving Calculation and Resourcefulness in the Endgame
Studies for Practical Players: Improving Calculation and Resourcefulness in the Endgame
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Studies for Practical Players: Improving Calculation and Resourcefulness in the Endgame. The endgame training in this book, developed by noted and best-selling chess author Mark Dvoretsky, is directed at developing resourcefulness, imagination, and the readiness to sacrifice material in pursuit of victory!
Lasker’s Manual of Chess Book
Lasker’s Manual of Chess Book
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Lasker’s Manual of Chess is one of the greatest chess books ever written. The fact that it was first published almost 85 years ago has diminished neither its relevance nor significance in today’s modern chess world.
How to Think in Chess Book
How to Think in Chess Book
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How to Think in Chess teaches you practical ways of thinking to win. You'll see how to assess your thought processes during play and how to reorganize them in practice. You'll get exercises to increase your thinking skills.
Chess Words of Wisdom Book
Chess Words of Wisdom Book
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Chess Words of Wisdom quotes, paraphrases and summarizes the teachings of hundreds of experts, masters, IMs, GMs and eve a few scientists, scholars and generals. Essentially, all of the wisdom from thes important sources is in this one book! Chess Words of Wisdom is a digest of hundreds of years of chess knowledge from the greatest chess minds in history.
The Morra Gambit – A Dynamic Weapon against the Sicilian Chess Opening
The Morra Gambit – A Dynamic Weapon against the Sicilian Chess Opening
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In this second edition, chess book  the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle."
Steeplechase Chess Tactics
Steeplechase
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This fifth installment of The Tactician's Handbook turns to pawn combinations. Extreme pawn combinations! The Steeplechase is a foot-race through obstacles, and here Charushin treats us to the spectacle of a lowly pawn surmounting barriers and overcoming pieces, headlong in its tactical dash for the finish line.
The Soviet Championships
The Soviet Championships
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The famous Soviet Championships, run annually from 1920 to 1991, were truly extraordinary events. Every top Soviet Grandmaster, including Botvinnik, Tal, Kasparov, Spassky, Petrosian, and Karpov, participated regularly, and the best games have gone down in history. This fine, hardcover book gives a complete record of the results of the Championships (by Bernard Cafferty), while the superb selection of annotated games has been specially provided by the famous Russian Grandmaster Mark Taimanov.
1.d4 – Beat the Guerrillas
1.d4 – Beat the Guerrillas!
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After 1.d4, probably the most popular chess opening move in the world, Black can choose to employ a wide variety of unorthodox lines. Taken by surprise, White players may stumble into unknown and treacherous territory, where their fully-prepared opponent is waiting in ambush.
Power Chess for Kids
Power Chess for Kids
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Experienced chess trainer Charles Hertan will show you how to become a very dangerous chess player! You will learn how to weed out silly chess moves and just consider a few important moves. You will learn how to start seeing great chess moves you never thought possible!
The Black Lion Chess Opening
The Black Lion Chess Opening
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This robust, multipurpose chess opening system (in which Black plays d6, Nf6, Nbd7 and e5) looks quiet, like a sleeping lion - hence the name. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.
The Modern Scandinavian Chess Opening
The Modern Scandinavian Chess Opening
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This chess book features complete games with lots of smoothly written verbal explanations, making the material highly accessible for amateur chess players. Co-authors Karsten Müller and Hannes Langrock have added a new theoretical appendix that provides a condensed chess opening repertoire for Black players.
Sicilian Attacks, Chess Opening Book
Sicilian Attacks, Chess Opening Book
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This chess book provides cutting-edge analysis full of original ideas, but also contains useful verbal guidelines to help you to recognize typical Sicilian plans and counter-plans. An abundance of highly instructive games illustrate the various strategic and tactical themes. At the end of each chapter you will find practical conclusions.
Bobby Fischer - Complete Games
Bobby Fischer - Complete Games
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A first hand look at the games of the man recognized as the greatest chess player of all times. Bobby Fischer's genius raised the entire world's consciousness of chess and paved the way for multi-million dollar prize funds.
Chess Praxis: The Praxis of My System
Chess Praxis
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Chess Praxis is the fullest exposition of Nimzowitsch's new analysis and theories, and it is beyond question one of the dozen most important books ever written on chess.
Winning Chess Tactics for Juniors
Winning Chess Tactics for Juniors
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In our modern era in which many chess opening and middlegame positions are guided by sophisticated stratagems, the iron fist of tactical blows is still inevitably the final arbiter of the result.
Basic Chess
Basic Chess
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Chess is the world's most popular board game--and now anyone can play, with this straightforward, jargon-free introduction. Written especially for beginners, it's the most comprehensive manual available and includes everything from explanations of each piece to orchestrating endgames.
Chess School 1a
Chess School 1a
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his book is intended for young chess players who are taking their very first steps in chess. Chess is a battle of minds in which the player who wins is the one who is more clever, more knowledgeable and more clever.
Alekhine's Block
Alekhine's Block
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World chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) refined the art of Kingside attack into its purest form. Often Alekhine's onslaught was accompanied by the spectacular placement of a piece directly in front of the enemy King's castled position, exposed to immediate capture.
Center Counter Defense, Portuguese Variation
Center Counter Defense, Portuguese Variation
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In the Portuguese, Black offers a pawn for rapid development and the chance to exploit weak squares in the enemy camp. The resulting play is sharp and trappy, with plenty of "coffeehouse" flavor for those wishing to mix it up as Black.