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I am cleaning my house and below are some of the quality chess stuff I have to offer. I only have one of each of the packages listed. First come - first get. If you pay and the package is gone - your money will be promptly refunded. Insured shipping in US. International orders - I suggest to contact me before paying for the shipping / insurance options and cost. If you order any of the packages - you can purchase my Chess Exam (2004) book for $19.95 and/or my Chess Exam 2 (2007) for $18.95 and free shipping. The pictures should reasonably accurately match the text. The text description is what you are really paying for, but you might get more, certainly not less. Any problems - we will resolve!

Finally, I cataloged about 95% of the chess books that I'd like to get out of my house, so ... I can buy and store new chess books! Check out this list and let me know what you need. I'll give you a fair price, especially when you combine it with the order of Chess Exams or other new products I offer. Click here (PDF)

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I have a few copies of my book "Chess Exam and Training Guide" (2004) with some minor/medium damages (almost exclusively to the cover)   You can save 50% off on them - $10 each  + $5.95 shipping in US or + $26.95 for Non-US. Only 3 available. US Shipping is Free on Orders over $50
 

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I have a few copies of my new book "Chess Exam and Training Guide Tactics" (2007) with some minor/medium damages (almost exclusively to the cover)  You can save 50% off on them - $8 each  + $5.95 shipping in US. Only 4 available. US Shipping is refunded on orders over $50
 

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I have a few copies of my book "Chess Exam Matches You vs. Bobby Fischer" (2009) with some minor/medium damages (almost exclusively to the cover)   You can save 50% off on them - $6.00 each  + $5.95 shipping in US. Only 3 available. US Shipping is refunded on orders over $50

 

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New in Chess magazines - extremely hard to find older issues. Condition used, some may have my notes, some examples were used in my books. 

1991 (5) - 3,4,5,7,8; 1992 (8) - 1-8;  1993 (8) - 1-8;  1995 (5) - 4-8;  1996 (8) - 1-8;  1997 (3) - 4,6,7;  1998 (1) - 1;  2000 (2) - 3, 8; 2001 (8) - 1-8; 2002 (7) - 1-7; 2004 (5) - 2-5, 7; 2008 (5) - 2, 3, 5-7.

65 issues - approx. $650 msrp value. Some issues can't be found anywhere. Some add'l collectable value (if you care about my notes) $349 + $15 insured shipping (US).

Individual issues can be purchased, please inquire.

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ChessBase Magazines lot - rare footage on CD - #62-65 (1998, CD); more recent on DVD - #110 February 2006 (DVD); #119-121 (2007, DVD + paper magazines).

Total 8 DVD. - $64 with shipping and insurance in US

 

Could be broken in 2 lots - 1998 and 2006-2007.

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Collector's special - rare tournament collection 6 books. Condition used - very good $40 + $5 insured shipping (US).

Interzonal Palma and Stockholm feature Fischer.

Karpov, Petrosian, Spassky and others... Stories, photos etc... Purchase multiple lots and large % of shipping will be refunded via PayPal (please e-mail request)

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Collector's special - rare Capablanca collection 3 books. Condition like new to used - very good $24 + $5 insured shipping (US).

Capablanca's 100 best games of chess by Holombek 1st paperback ed. 1978, no obvious defects

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Rare Bobby Fischer - 11 older rare books + 1 brand new DVD (with Dzindzi). Nice find for Fischer collector. condition varies from new to gently used. Some books may have markings. Order soon and you will get New in Chess magazine 2008/02 (gently used) - collector edition devoted to Fischer.  $95 + $15 insured shipping (US).   Several books were sold. DVD and some still available.

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Rare Bobby Fischer - Piatigorsky Cup 1 and 2. Nice find for Fischer collector. Condition used - good $70 + $10 insured shipping (US).

Buy both Fischer lots and save - $15 will be refunded to your PayPal account.

 

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Huge lot with popular modern repertoire books - inclduing Alburt's fantactic 2-volumes for (White and Black), rare Neshtadt books with traps, Emms, Aagard, Soltis, some rare etc... Total value nearly $250. Condition - many like new, a couple were used - good. 50% off -  $124 + $25 insured shipping (US).

You can purchase individual books from the lot at 30% off. Shipping $5 per order. Contact me.

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Like new - 6 rare books. Condition like new  to excellent

Bled - like new - $85 ($90 - $100+ on Amazon)

Petrosian - great - $35 ($40+ on Amazon)

Fine on Petrosian - Fischer match 1971,  very unique book, like new - $65 ($85 - $100+ on Amazon)

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$5 shipping

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Collector's special - 2 rare Kotov's books. Condition used - very good $19 + $5 insured shipping (US).

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Collector's special - 2 rare opening books. Condition used - very good $14 + $5 insured shipping (US).

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Collector's special - rare Alekhine collection 3 books. Condition like new to used - very good $24 + $5 insured shipping (US).

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American Chess Journal - 3 issues 

Premier Issue (1992, Fischer), 2nd issue (1993), 3rd issue (1995)

Great condition! $59

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Dvoretsky's collection - 2  1 older books: 

Training for the Tournament Player (1993, Batsford $23); Secrets of Chess Tactics (1992, Batsford, $23) SOLD

Collectors special - All like New - no visible defects. $44 $24 (1 book) insured s/h Save $4 off (shipping) if combined with another order.

 

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French Language / Collectors special - My Chess Exam translated/published by Olibris (2006; 27e) autographed and personalized (none exists to date!) - $35. S/H included in US. Non-US - contact me ($15 no insurance and $22 insured. 2 available)

 

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French Language / Collectors special - My Chess Exam translated/published by Olibris (2006; 27e) autographed and personalized (none exists to date!). 

+, RARE French edition - Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual (French federation; 2004; 30e) - $69. S/H included in US. Non-US - contact me ($22 no insurance and $29 insured. 1 available)

 

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  (NEW) Chess Informant #88-99 (set of 12)

Intended Audience – Players 1600 - 2600. All recent games (2003/2007 annotated by World Elite Grandmasters - Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand etc...) Excellent book - for opening preparation. (Also, included with each - CDs)

Individual copies - range $10-$29 - contact me with #s you need

Approx. $360 + $29 shipping. Your price - $200 + $19 insured shipping (US); or + $49 shipping non-US (insurance extra).

  

 

  

 

Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - beautiful hard-cover books with dust-jacket. Great for a chess student as well as a collector. 

Pawn Endgames (© 1982!) 1610 positions          $59 SOLD

Bishop / Knight Endgames (© 1993) 2017 positions $49 

Hurry, only 1 of each! Insured shipping in US is included.

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Hardcover Chess Scorebook - This is a very nice keepsake scorebook, holding 100 games. Nice touch. Shelve it next to your other chess books! Each game has space for 80 moves. Has one diagram per game. Dimensions: 8 1/8" x 5 1/4" x 5/8" 

Colors available - Blue and Dark green, please specify, or you will get Blue.

List $11.95+$3.95 s/h - sale $9.95-free s/h (if any 2+ products  purchased)

 

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Encyclopedia of Middlegame IV (Unopened) This course was composed by GM Kalinin. It is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 560 games/lectures, each of them illustrating typical plans and methods in the following openings: Two Knights' defense, Ruy Lopez (Schliemann and 5...b5 variations), Sicilian defense (Richter attack), French defense (3. e5 and 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 variations), Caro-Kann defense (3.e5 var.), English defense, King's Indian defense (Classical, Saemisch, Fianchetto and Averbakh variations), Nimzo-Indian defense, Slav defense (4...dc var.), Old Indian defense, etc. A special training section includes more than 530 exercises for a user to solve, giving refutations of the wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help you find the correct answer. There are also training 380 positions to be played against the embedded chess playing program Crafty. Multiple user profiles are featured with independent ratings and statistics for each. Printing options are also available.

English and Spanish. System requirements:  IBM-compatible PC, 32 Mb RAM, hard disk 50Mb, Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP/Vista, CD-ROM drive. No additional software required.

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Modern Chess Openings. Slav Defence (Unopened) This unique program allows one to master the standard methods of playing in this popular opening. The chess material is provided by the prominent coach and grandmaster Alexander Kalinin. This program includes theoretic material that focuses on typical methods of play in various lines of this popular opening (150 instructive examples), more than 500 commented grandmasters' games, over 200 additional tasks for solving and much more. After having studied this program you should be able to better understand and implement methods of play in your favorite opening.

  • Languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Italian
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM-compatible PC, 64 Mb RAM, Hard Disk 200 Mb, of free disk space, Windows 2000/NT/ME/XP/2003/Vista, CD-ROM drive. No additional software is required.

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Three DVD Set: MasterChess 6000 + Nalimov Table Base + The Ultimate Game Collection 7
Software databases - only $24.95 free shipping in US details here 

 

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Training package - 3 books 

A. Soltis - Grandmaster Secrets: Openings

Edmar Mednis The King in the Middlegame

Anthony J. Gillam Attacking the King in the Center

See details from publisher by clicking on each book.

See my comments and also cost if purchased individually here 

List $44 + shipping - you pay $26 (US) or $38 (Non-US - insurance extra)

 

 

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Book Package 1: French: - 5 books

Kosten / The French Advance / ISBN 1-901259-10-2 / $20 / like new

Psakhis / The Complete French / ISBN 0-8050-2641-x / $22 / like new

Watson / Play the French / ISBN 0-08-026929-x / $20 / very good - small crease on the back

Soltis / Beating the French with Advance variation / 0-87568-223-5 / $15 / like new

Short / The French Defense / 0948443138/ $15 / Like new

 

Approx.  $92 + shipping. Your price - $39 + $5 insured shipping (US); or + $25 shipping non-US (insurance extra).

 

 

My book "Chess Exam and Training Guide" - autographed for only $19.95 and free shipping. Must be combined with any of the above orders. Save $9-$15! 

  

 

 

 

Extra!! All orders will get FREE chess cartoon calendar ($7.95 value) and my Memo on Opening preparation ($4.95) and a chess training sample in ChessBase.

 

New packages will be posted in the future.

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Learn more about some of the books I have - all of the below information is from the publisher.

Anthony J. Gillam Attacking the King in the Center

Your opponent's King is more vulnerable to attack while it remains in the center of the board, hence the early castling to remove the King to a safer position. But conditions during the early moves often precludes castling, and proper early development of one's pieces can provide the strength to take advantage of the weaker King position. Here are 141 games illustrating attacks against such a King, with numerous diagrams to assist in following the attacking moves. The notes clearly explain the flow of the attack for the developing player. The author emphasizes the message to enjoy yourself! A quick attack against the opponent's King is a source of constant enjoyment, and here are the ways to accomplish this.

 

On the chessboard, an open line, a file or a diagonal, means an opportunity to attack. If a king stands on, or close to, that line then the opportunity is greater because the attack will be stronger.

Every game begins with the kings in the centre where they are most likely to be exposed to attack by the opening of files and diagonals. The first few moves of every game decide whether the king will be able to castle into relative safety or stand, and perhaps die, in the centre of the board.

Yet during those first few moves, the players have many other things to consider apart from the safety of their kings. They must establish a position in the critical central part of the board and they must bring into play as many of their forces as possible, in preparation for the future, whether that be attack or defense, or both. The games and positions in this book are arranged according to the direction from which the king is attacked. In this way, types of attack can most easily be seen. In the notes to the examples, you will find the most important aspect constantly referred to - the development of the pieces.

This is the real theme of the openings in chess. You cannot attack or defend without having your forces in play, so the opening is a competition in which you should seek to achieve more, or better, development. That is the real message of this book.

The other message is - enjoy yourself! The surprise attacks, the cavalier way in which pieces can be thrown away, the impossible positions you can put an opponent into and the way you can chase him down, are all part of playing the game, once you have established a superior position.

Tony Gillam, Nottingham, England

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GM Edmar Mednis - The King in the Middlegame

The middle game has tended to be the most difficult subject for authors to define for the chess student. Yet, for this reason the chess player needing to improve his or her game needs the greatest assistance, not in trying to memorize some set of "rules" which have more exceptions than uses, but in understanding and developing confidence in recognizing strategic themes which win games. This is the first book to approach the Middlegame from how to use the King as a useful and powerful tool, rather than simply putting it in as safe a place as possible and forgetting about it. Grandmaster Mednis has provided a multitude of game examples, clearly illustrating key concepts. There are 129 diagrams to assist the reader. This book will certainly serve as a guide to improving your game. Mednis has a well deserved reputation as a reliable teacher, and this book will only enhance that reputation.

 

005 Preface

009 Chapter 1: The Contained King

019 Chapter 2: King Moves to Prepare for Action

055 Chapter 3: King Moves to Mark Time

060 Chapter 4: To Be or Not to Be Afraid

069 Chapter 5: King Moves to Prevent Threats

077 Chapter 6: Performing Various Defensive Tasks

100 Chapter 7: Active in Defense

107 Chapter 8: The King in the Open

130 Chapter 9: The King on a Forced Flight

138 Chapter 10: The Aggressive King

159 Chapter 11: Erroneous King Activity

166 Chapter 12: Voluntary King Repositioning

174 Chapter 13: Correct/Incorrect King Moves

 

 

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Andrew Soltis - Grandmaster Secrets: Openings

 

Nothing Like It In Chess Opening Literature!

If you want to score a lot of points when playing chess against good opponents you'll have to know how to play the opening well any books have been written to convey this concept and, with few exceptions, using them has often been unsatisfying and sheer drudgery often with old examples and writing lacking any great inspiration, direction, or usefulness.

 

Welcome to Grandmaster Secrets: Openings by NY Grandmaster and well-known chess author, Andrew Soltis. The "safe" not only contains the pearls of chess rewards (money, trophies, and chess antiquities), but also the pearls of wisdom, subjects seldom or never touched upon in those venerable tomes of chess "education."

 

Using a Socratic teacher-student approach in the characters of GM Noah Tall, and Pat Sayre, the topic of this aspect of chess centers around the subjects of materialism, give and take, myths, difficulties, picking and choosing, rules, decisions, de-booking, and many more - dealt with from a veteran chess grandmaster's perspective.

 

An illustrative way is used so that everyone can grasp the concepts quickly; to improve in a shorter amount of time. Charts, graphics, and modern games in algebraic notation will add to your enjoyment and a faster learning of the preliminary phase of chess. Volume 1 was Grandmaster Secrets: Endgames.

 

The opening phase is the easiest part of the game to play-if all you want to do is get to the Middlegame.

It's easy because it's the one part of a game in which you can rely on someone else's ideas, if not their exact moves.

 

Secondly, it's the one phase that you can learn and immediately apply what you've studied.

If you spend a weekend on the rudiments of the French Defense, for example, you can put them to work the next time someone opens 1. e4.

 

In contrast, if you study the minority attack, or a tactic such as smothered mate, it may take dozens of games before you can use what you've learned. (And the endgame is worse: I was already an International Master before I won a Bishops-of-opposite-color ending.) But while the opening is easy to play-if all you want to do is start the Middlegame-it's very hard to play well.

And that's not surprising when you look at the literature these days. I wonder how any amateur can make sense of the endless analysis, dumbed-down generalizations and just plain bad writing of opening books. Chess players love to learn-but they hate being taught, especially if it's done that way.

This book is based on the premise that there is another way-that good

 

007 1 White To Play And Lose

015 2 Opening - Think

037 3 Book

057 4 Picking And Choosing

081 5 Overruled

103 6 Decisions

127 7 De-Booked

145 8 Give And Take

165 9 Materialism

185 10 Getting Late

211 11 Taking Stock

229 12 The Chess Club

234 Index

239 Games

 

 

FOR MINOLTA - Sigma Lens Zoom AF 1:2.8-3.5 f=75-200mm Multicoated LE Made in Japan with

·        Sigma Cap,

·        67mm Hood,

· Promaster Spectrum 7 1A 67mm Japan Filter,

Cosmetically – very good / good used condition, minor wear.

 

Functionality – used with my Minolta camera (NOT Included), as I was pressing shutter, SIGMA lenses was auto adjusting the focus nicely. Nothing else was tested. I don’t have the film, so not tested.

 

$95 including shipping via Priority Mail with Tracking, Insurance and Signature confirmation

 

Please examine the high resolution pictures closely for condition.  Feel free to email me with any questions. I don’t see any obvious defects others than those I have highlighted, but there could be some I missed.  Ask me if you need additional photos. SOLD as IS. No Returns.