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<bgsound src="sanfran.mid" loop=infinite>  Winning Chess Strategies
Winning Chess Strategies

by Yasser Seirawan. If you love chess but hate the idea of memorizing highly detailed sequences, this book is for you! Gain the advantage over your opponent with easy-to-remember strategies from one of the USA's top chess players! Drawing on his countless hours of tournament play and teaching experience, International Grand Master Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. You'll learn to play more forcefully and intelligently in any situation. And using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, youÕll enter each game with the confidence and energy you need to win every time! For reading from start to finish without a chessboard. Information-packed resource you'll turn to again and again. Excellent. A must-have if you want to improve dramatically. Microsoft Press, 1994. ISBN 1-55615-663-4. 257 pages.

 Best Lessons of A Chess Coach
Best Lessons of a Chess Coach

by Sunil Weeramantry and Ed Eusebi. The book welcomes you to the heart of the master. Sunil Weeramantry is a strong player, but most important, heŐs a gifted teacher-one of the most successful the U.S. has ever had... His inexorable logic should clear away misconceptions and start chess players looking at the game from a fresh perspective. This series of lessons brings the fundamentals of strategy and tactics to life and shows players at all levels how to think like a master. Excellent. Another must-have. David McKay Company, 1993. 322 pages. ISBN 0-8129-2265-4. P272.

 101tips to improve your chess
101 Tips to Improve Your Chess

by Tony Kosten. The author does not simply say don't arrange your pawns like this, or in this position, try to exchange your bishop. He explains instead the logic behind the ideas which are second nature to a top-class player, but have rarely before been properly explained. Now these concepts can be grasped by anyone. A full page and three diagrams are devoted to each tip. This book can be read without a chess set. Excellent. Another must-have. B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1996. ISBN 0-7134-7899-3. 112 pages.

 Guide to Advanced Chess
The Usborne Guide to Advanced Chess

by David Norwood. This book is a simple, practical introduction to advanced chess skills. With easy to follow instruction from International Grandmaster, David Norwood, it explains winning techniques for each stage of the game, including sections on tactics, the art of sacrifice and successful planning. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs and colorful move-by-move diagrams. Young beginners and intermediate players will love it. Usborne Publishing Ltd., 1990. 64 pages. ISBN 0-7460-0617-9. P200.

 The Big Book of Busts
The Big Book of Busts

by John Watson and Eric Schiller. In this book, noted theoreticians International Master John Watson and National Master Eric Schiller have combined forces to provide a thorough examination of some 70 annoying openings, presenting refutations, clever lines which are outside the normal paths, and methods of avoiding the opponentŐs preferred positions. After studying this book, you can greet these openings with confidence and emerge from the opening with a fully satisfactory position. In fact, the authors present so many novel solutions that it is your opponent who gets caught by surprise! A good reference material for selecting your opening repertoire. Hypermodern Press, 1995.293 pages. ISBN 1-886040-13-3. P510.

 Logical Chess Move by Move
Logical Chess Move by Move

by Irving Chernev. In this book we find out from the master the purpose of every single move he makes in the course of a game. We follow the ideas, the methods, the very thoughts of a master as he outlines them in simple detail. We learn the inner workings in his mind, and thus acquire the knowledge-yes, the instinct-for recognizing good moves and rejecting inferior ones. You will familiarize yourself with the opening moves painlessly-not by rote but by seeing their effect in the progress of a game. Each game in this book will be an exciting adventure in chess in which courage, wit, imagination, and ingenuity reap their just reward. It is by appreciating and absorbing what they teach so pleasurably that we can best learn to play logical chess, move by move. Simon & Schuster, 1957. 249 pages. ISBN 0-671-21135-8.

 Weapons of Chess
Weapons of Chess

by Bruce Pandolfini. Written for beginning and intermediate players, this book is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies. The book takes a player through dozens of common strategic dilemmas, such as doubled pawn, bishop vs. knights and hanging pawn pair. Diagrams illustrate the terms, first showing the basic position and then strategically moving to more complicated versions of it. Players will learn how to formulate plans once they have reached a middlegame, enabling them to make wiser strategic decisions after the first few moves of the game. Usable without a chess board. Simon & Schuster, 1989. 287 pages. ISBN 0-671-65972-3. P350.25

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