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Just the Facts! Winning Endgame Knowledge in One Volume

Athough accurate opening play is satisfying and the middle game can be exciting, for most chess players victory is the aim. This book boils down the essential wisdom of the endgame, and gives the player ideas and the ability to recognise when to play them.

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Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Garry Kasparov as revealing "the once-secret Russian method of chess training". this uses only materials and techniques that worked well in the former USSR. It contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen tactical recognition and vi...

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The King in Jeopardy: The Best Techniques for Attack and Defense

Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, presents and analyzes the attack and defense of the king, with hundreds of game illustrations, dozens of problems and exercises, and instructive explanations and solutions. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player.  

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Comprehensive Chess Course

A complete, easy-to-use program for teaching and self-study of chess, in this series of books co-written by Roman Pelts and Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time U.S. Chess Champion. Amateur chess players have a new weapon in the battle to improve their game. Based on the famous, formerly secret "From Beginner to Master" course of study developed over decades in the Soviet Union, the Comprehensive Chess Course provides stud...

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The Alekhine for the Tournament Player

Alekhine's Defence is one of the most provocative openings at the black's disposal, ideal for tournament players looking for exciting games. All the important variations are covered in this book which uses a variety of illustrative games to demonstrate the key concepts.

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Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters: Beyond the Basics, Volume 2

Increase your skill and understanding of chess with the tactics that have produced unparalleled Russian grandmasters. Russia's dominance in modern chess was founded on a uniquely successful program of chess instruction. Now this program has been streamlined and adapted for American readers in a pair of books that will help readers develop, step by step, from total novicehood to an enjoyable and competitive recreational level. Volume ...

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Chess Openings for White Explained

Thrice US Champion and former European Champion, Lev Alburt, famous for his ability to turn aspiring players into masters, teams up with twice US Champion Roman Dzindzichashvili and young international star Eugene Perelshteyn to give a complete repertoire of opening play-as well as a review of all openings and an explanation of the principles of playing this crucial stage of the game. Although these books concentrate on the first 20 ...

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Pirc Alert!: A Complete Defense Against 1.e4

Win more games and enjoy chess more as you play and understand it better! Packed with surprise-weapons, Pirc Alert! gives you everything you need to know to defend against White's most popular way of starting the game. Alburt and Chernin explain both the winning ideas as well as the moves of the Pirc Defense, a dynamic system used by the world's chess elite. The perfect companion to Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course, this book make...

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Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters

Increase your skill and understanding of chess with the tactics that have produced unparalleled Russian grandmasters. Russia's dominance in modern chess was founded on a uniquely successful program of chess instruction. Now this program has been streamlined and adapted for American readers in a pair of books that will help readers develop, step by step, from total novicehood to an enjoyable and competitive recreational level. Volume ...