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  1. Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI

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    The story behind the self-learning artificial intelligence system with its stunning chess skills. It took AlphaZero only a few hours of self-learning to become the chess player that shocked the world Sample Pages Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI. BONUS ONE-MONTH OF ICC MEMBERSHIP (value $9.95) Learn More
  2. The Complete Chess Swindler: How to Save Points from Lost Positions
    $24.95

    Swindling is not about luck. It's a skill that can be trained. Master the art of provoking errors and you will be able to turn the tables and escape with a draw – or sometimes even steal the full point!

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  3. Your Chess Battle Plan
    $28.95

    Your Chess Battle Plan focuses on how Magnus Carlsen and other great masters decide on the best strategy in a position and then find the right ways to implement it.

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  4. The Ruy Lopez
    $28.95

    The Ruy Lopez is a modern examination of this perennial favourite. Joshua Doknjas has put together a repertoire for White based firmly around contemporary trends in the Lopez. He examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. 

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  5. On the Origin of Good Moves : A Skeptic's Guide to Getting Better at Chess
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    In The Origin of Good Moves Hendriks undertakes a groundbreaking investigative journey into the history of chess. He explains what actually happened, creates fresh perspectives, finds new heroes, and reveals the real driving force behind improvement in chess: evolution. This thought-provoking book is full of beautiful and instructive ‘new’ material from the old days. With plenty of exercises, the reader is invited to put themselves in the shoes of the old masters. Never before has the study of the history of chess been so entertaining and rewarding.

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  6. The King's Gambit
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    In this groundbreaking work, GM John Shaw shows that the ultimate Romantic chess opening remains relevant and dangerous even in the computer era.

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  7. Sultan Khan: Chess Champion of the British Empire
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    Hardly anyone paid attention when Sultan Khan arrived in London on April 26, 1929. He came from a village in the Punjab and spoke little English. He had learned the rules of Western chess only three years earlier, yet within a few months he created a sensation by becoming the British Empire champion.

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  8. Mental Toughness in Chess
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    Just like technical chess skills, mental toughness can be trained. There are simple steps you can take that will help you to better realize your potential. Professional mental coach and chess player Werner Schweitzer shows you how to develop and improve this critical aspect of the game.

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  9. Playing the Grunfeld, A Combative Repertoire
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    Playing the Grünfeld offers an ideal solution for practical players. Alexey Kovalchuk is a young Russian talent with expert knowledge of the Grünfeld, and in this book he shares his best ideas to form a complete, coherent and combative repertoire for Black. In addition to theoretical soundness, efforts have been made to avoid variations leading to early forced draws, as well as those in which Black allows his king to be attacked at an early stage. 

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  10. The Sveshnikov
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    The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian Defence provides a battleground for one of the key conflicts in chess: structure versus activity. Black voluntarily accepts a weak pawn formation but in return obtains easy development and excellent piece activity. This is a line that finds favour with aggressive, attacking players who are confident in their tactical ability.

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  11. Opening Repertoire: 1 d4 with 2 c4
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    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. 

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  12. Mastering Positional Sacrifices: A Practical Guide to a Vital Skill in Chess
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    Van Delft has created a unique thematic structure for all types of positional sacrifices. He shows the early historical examples, explains which long-term goals are typical for each fundamental theme and presents lots of instructive modern examples. 

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  13. The Best I Saw in Chess: Games, Stories and Instruction from an Alabama Prodigy Who Became U.S. Champion
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    In this wide-ranging, elegantly written, and highly personal memoir, Stuart Rachels passes on his knowledge of chess. Included are his duels against legends such as Kasparov, Anand, Spassky, Ivanchuk, Gelfand and Miles, but the heart of the book is the explanation of chess ideas interwoven with his captivating stories.

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  14. The Hippopotamus Defence: A Deceptively Dangerous Universal Chess Opening System for Black
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    The Hippopotamus Defence is just what a club player needs. It’s a straightforward and clear-cut chess opening that avoids the ever growing body of mainline theory. It’s universal: Black can use the Hippo against virtually all of White’s choices (1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4, 1.f4, the Colle, London, Trompowsky, Réti and others). It’s not very well known and will surprise many opponents.

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  15. Attacking with g2-g4: The Modern Way to Get the Upper Hand in Chess
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    Grandmaster Dmitry Kryakvin owes a substantial part of his successes as a chess player to the g2-g4 attack. In this book he shows how it can be used to defeat Black in a number of important Closed and Semi-Closed Defences and Flank Openings: the Dutch, the Queen’s Gambit, the Nimzo-Indian, the King’s Indian, the Slav and several variations of the English Opening.

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  16. The Modernized Scotch Game: A Complete Repertoire for White and Black
    $34.95

    The turning point for the fortunes of the Scotch was the world title match between Kasparov and Karpov in 1990, the first time that the opening had been tested at such an elite level. Unsurprisingly, Kasparov’s decision to employ this old opening meant that its appearances in tournaments soared.  The popularity of the Scotch generated by this match remains today.

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  17. The Modernized Delayed Benoni
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    The aim in this book is to show that the Delayed Benoni is equally as attractive as its cousin, the Modern Benoni. 

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  18. The Modernized Dutch
    $38.95

    Finding the right opening against 1.d4 has always been a difficult task. Keeping the balance between a solid position and having decent winning chances is very difficult. When you play 1…f5, your opponent understands that you are not afraid and are out to win the game.

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