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  1. Liquidation on the Chess Board New & Extended - 3rd Edition by Joel Benjamin (Paperback)

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $26.95

    Former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames. He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to start trading pieces and how to recognize favourable and unfavourable liquidations. The 2015 first edition of this book won the CJA Chess Journalists of America Best Book Award. This New and Extended 3rd edition presents 50 new examples, besides other additions and corrections.

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  2. Small Steps 2 Success by GM Sam Shankland (Hardback)

    Regular Price: $36.00

    Special Price $32.40

    Shankland sheds light on the vital topic of Passed Pawns. Whether connected, lone or protected, he breaks down each topic into a series of crystal-clear guidelines to aid the reader. Hardback. 358 pages.

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  3. Better Thinking Better Chess by GM Joel Benjamin

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    You will learn to choose between two attractive continuations, avoid taking the wrong direction, recognize unlikely moves, know when it is necessary to spend more time, and much more. 221 pages.

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  4. Keep it Simple 1.d4 by IM Christof Sielecki

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    His main concept is for White to play 1. d4, 2. Nf3, 3. g3, 4. Bg2, 5. 0-0 and in most cases 6. c4. Sielecki developed this repertoire while working with students who were looking for something that was easy to understand and easy to learn. 427 pages.

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  5. Side-Stepping Mainline Theory: Cut Down on Opening Study and Get a Middlegame You Are Familiar With

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $22.45

    Side-stepping Mainline Theory will help you to focus on what is really decisive in the vast majority of non-grandmaster games: tactics, positional understanding and endgame technique.

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  6. The Anand Files: The World Championship Story: 2008 - 2012

    Regular Price: $37.00

    Special Price $33.30

    From the Foreword by Viswanathan Anand: “I love this book. The level of detail is fabulous, and as I read it I felt I was reliving the entire five-year period during which these three matches happened... This is the definitive book on those three matches.”

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  7. Clinch it! How to Convert an Advantage into a Win in Chess
    $29.95

    IM Lakdawala teaches how to efficiently exploit a development lead, capitalize on an attack, identify and convert imbalances, accumulate strategic advantages and other tools to increase your conversion rate. 253 pages.

     

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  8. The Full English Opening: Mastering the Fundamentals
    $29.95

    This teaches the fundamentals of 1.c4 and is the first one-volume book that covers all major variations. You will learn specific plans, strategic goals and all there is to know about this powerful and versatile opening. 464 pages.

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  9. Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, 4th Edition.
    $34.95

    A modern classic of endgame study. This is a must book for anyone aspiring to learn and master endgame play. This is the 4th edition of one of the great masterpieces, 464 pages.

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  10. The Modern Defense, by IM Cyrus Lakdawala
    $29.95

    The Modern Defence by IM Cyrus Lakdawala examines all aspects of this highly popular opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis and ideas. 416 pages.

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

    Regular Price: $34.90

    Special Price $24.95

    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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. On the Origin of Good Moves : A Skeptic's Guide to Getting Better at Chess
    $29.95

    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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  16. The King's Gambit
    $29.95

    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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  17. Sultan Khan: Chess Champion of the British Empire
    $32.95

    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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  18. Mental Toughness in Chess
    $19.95

    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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  19. Playing the Grunfeld, A Combative Repertoire
    $32.95

    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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  20. The Sveshnikov
    $27.95

    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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  21. Opening Repertoire: 1 d4 with 2 c4
    $27.95

    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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  22. The Petroff Defence
    $27.95

    The Petroff Defence examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans. The suggested lines for Black are based around the very latest games and analysis.

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  23. Mastering Positional Sacrifices: A Practical Guide to a Vital Skill in Chess
    $24.95

    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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  24. The Best I Saw in Chess: Games, Stories and Instruction from an Alabama Prodigy Who Became U.S. Champion
    $32.95

    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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  25. The Hippopotamus Defence: A Deceptively Dangerous Universal Chess Opening System for Black
    $32.95

    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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  26. Attacking with g2-g4: The Modern Way to Get the Upper Hand in Chess
    $24.95

    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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  27. 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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  28. The Modernized Delayed Benoni
    $34.95

    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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  29. 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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