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Arkell's Endings by Grandmaster Keith Arkell
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Arkell’s Endings by Grandmaster Keith Arkell With chess booming online and time controls becoming ever faster, mastery of the endgame has never been so important. A few positions can be memorised; most rely on feel. How would you go about converting an extra pawn in a rook endgame and would

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Playing the Stonewall Dutch by Nikola Sedlak (Paperback)
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Playing the Stonewall Dutch by Nikola Sedlak (Paperback)A bold repertoire against 1.d4The Dutch Defence is one of Black’s most combative responses to 1.d4, and the Stonewall is the boldest version of this opening. Black immediately seizes space in the centre and clamps down on the e4-square, laying the foundations for

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Mind Master - Viswanathan Anand
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Mind Master – Viswanathan AnandWinning Lessons from a Champion’s LifeFew people know better than Viswanathan Anand how to tackle the gravest obstacles and overcome the toughest odds. From the time he learnt to move pieces on a chess board as a six-year-old, Vishy – as Anand is fondly known –

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Coaching Kasparov Volume 1: The Whizz Kid (1973-1981) by Alexander Nikitin
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Coaching Kasparov Volume 1: The Whizz Kid (1973-1981) by Alexander NikitinYear by Year and Move by MoveIn Coaching Kasparov, Year by Year and Move by Move Garry Kasparov’s long-term coach, second and mentor Alexander Nikitin tells the story of how he trained Kasparov from a brilliant but raw junior into

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Grandmaster Repertoire: The Sicilian Taimanov by Antonios Pavlidis
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The Sicilian Taimanov by Antonios PavlidisGrandmaster RepertoireThe Sicilian Taimanov arises after the opening moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6, and is an ideal weapon for Black in the modern era. It is theoretically sound, and strikes a perfect balance between solidity and dynamic counterattacking potential, which makes

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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: Dynamic Systems by Boris Avrukh
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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: Dynamic Systems by Boris Avrukh When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire books in 2008 and 2010, they caused a sensation. GM Michael Adams remarked that “The high-quality Grandmaster Repertoire series has taken this format to a completely different level.” Avrukh’s newly revamped 1.d4 series has raised

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CHESS Magazine - April 2019: Gold & Silver
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Gold & Silver: Luke McShane helps England to a Silver medal and picks up Gold on board 2 All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine and more! Regular features include: How Good is Your Chess? by GM Daniel King, Saunders on Chess, Find the Winning Moves, Never Mind the Grandmasters…, Studies, Home & Overseas

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My Magic Years with Topalov by Romain Edouard
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My Magic Years with Topalov by Romain Edouard In this new book, Romain examines the latest aspect of his chess career – being the second of a world-class player. He worked with Veselin Topalov from 2010 until 2014, notably helping him win the 2012-2013 Grand Prix series and become a

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Game Changer by Matthew Sadler & Natasha Regan AlphaZero’s Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI
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Game Changer by Matthew Sadler & Natasha Regan AlphaZero’s Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI  It took AlphaZero only a few hours of self-learning to become the chess player that shocked the world. The artificial intelligence system, created by DeepMind, had been fed nothing but the rules of

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World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs. Magnus Carlsen by Jerzy Konikowski & Uwe Bekemann
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World Chess Championship 2018: Fabiano Caruana vs. Magnus Carlsen by Jerzy Konikowski & Uwe Bekemann The duel for the crown of the world’s best player has been the absolute highlight of international chess since the beginning of tournament chess. In November the world champion was determined in London in a

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