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The core of competitive chess is tournaments and (world champion) matches. The list of famous matches is too long to name them all, but some of them are Fischer - Spassky 1972, Kasparov - Karpov 1984, Tal - Botvinnik 1960, Kasparov - Deep Bleu 1997, and Carlsen - Anand 2013. This chapter contains fascinating duels between great world champions and their contenders, with developments both on and off the board, described in detail. On the topic of tournaments the classic on Zurich 1953 by David Bronstein and New York 1924 by Alexander Alekhine stand out. This chapter further contains books on Olympiads, Candidate-tournaments/matches and almost all world championship matches. Interested in high class match play with a historical touch to it? Tournaments and matches, that's were the chess magic happens.



Chess World Championship 1972 Fischer Vs. Spassky - Larry Evans, Ken Smith
2015 Ishi Press Chess World Championship 1972 Fischer Vs. Spassky-Larry Evans Ken Smith

The match between world champion Boris Spassky and challenger Bobby Fischer is the most epic world championship match in the history of chess. By far. Many books have been written on this match. This book, however, is one of the most precise and complete ones. Move by move the match is analyzed. Background of the match and everything around it is provided by information by those were involved in one way or the other.
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World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953 - David Bronstein
2015 Ishi Press World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953-David Bronstein

The latest edition of this classic tournament book, now with its original title. Don't worry, this new edition hasn't been changed a lot. The profound analyses of Bronstein still are the core. This new edition only made some small adjustments to the translation and diagrams. On top of that Sam Sloan has written an introduction, in which he puts the tournament into the historical context. Sloan is an American publisher, political campaigner, and player of Chinese chess.
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Tal-botvinnik 1960: Match For The World Chess Championship - Mikhail Tal
2016 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Tal-botvinnik 1960: Match For The World Chess Championship-Mikhail Tal

One of the most epic matches in the history of chess world championships. Written by the winner of the match, Mikhail Tal, this is the closest the reader can get inside the mind of a world champion. Tal provides the reader with deep analyses of the games, but also with his thoughts, hesitations, daily practice and more during the match against the seemingly unbeatable Mikhail Botvinnik in Moscow in 1960.
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World Chess Championship: Carlsen V. Karjakin: New York, 2016 - Lev Alburt, Jon Crumiller
2017 Chess Information & Research Institute World Chess Championship: Carlsen V. Karjakin: New York, 2016-Lev Alburt Jon Crumiller

In 2016 Magnus Carlsen had to defend his word championship versus Sergej Karjakin. Many people thought Carlsen would be far too strong for the Russian, but it became a very tight match. Karjakin carried his nickname Minister of Defense with proud and even took the lead. Finally, the match was decided by a rapid-shootout, this being one of the closest affairs to decide the world championship in the history of chess. This book takes a very close look at the games.
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Us Chess Federation Clearance - New York 1927 - Alexander Alekhine
2011 Russell Enterprises Us Chess Federation Clearance - New York 1927-Alexander Alekhine

Finally, this book has been translated into English. One of the great chess books, written by one of the great champions of the game, on one of the strongest tournaments ever held. Alekhine goes beyond elaborate move analyses and offers deep positional insights and psychological observations. He broke new ground by underlining the critical moments in each game, including some valuable positional pointers.
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Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 (dover Chess) - David Bronstein
1979 Dover Publications Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 (dover Chess)-David Bronstein

By far the most famous tournament book out there, of one of the strongest chess tournaments ever. In 1953 fifteen of the strongest players of that time gathered in Zürich, e.g. Smyslov, Petrosian, Euwe, Keres, Geller, Reshevsky, and Bronstein himself. They played many interesting, contesting games in a time the game was rapidly evolving. Some of the games still are considered to be classic chess games. Bronstein annotated almost all the games.
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Carlsen Vs. Caruana: Duel Of Giants - Niclas Huschenbeth
2018 Independently Carlsen Vs. Caruana: Duel Of Giants-Niclas Huschenbeth

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Fischer World Champion: The Acclaimed Classic About The 1972 Fischer-spassky Match - Max Euwe, Jan Timman
2009 New In Chess Fischer World Champion: The Acclaimed Classic About The 1972 Fischer-spassky Match-Max Euwe Jan Timman

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World Chess Championship 2018 - Carlsen Vs Caruana - All 15 Games: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move. (illustrated Chess Games Book 1) - Tom Gibson
2018 Illustrated Chess World Chess Championship 2018 - Carlsen Vs Caruana - All 15 Games: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move. (illustrated Chess Games Book 1)-Tom Gibson

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Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 4: Kasparov V Karpov 1988-2009 - Garry Kasparov
2010 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 4: Kasparov V Karpov 1988-2009-Garry Kasparov

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New York 1924, 21st Century Edition - Alexander Alekhine
2009 Russell Enterprises, Inc. New York 1924, 21st Century Edition-Alexander Alekhine

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Together With The Candidates: Budapest 1950 To Berlin 2018 - Kuzmin Alexey
2019 Thinkers Publishing Together With The Candidates: Budapest 1950 To Berlin 2018-Kuzmin Alexey

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The Soviet Championships (everyman Chess Classics) - Bernard Lafferty, Mark Taimanov
2016 Everyman Chess The Soviet Championships (everyman Chess Classics)-Bernard Lafferty Mark Taimanov

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San Luis 2005 - Alik Gershon, Igor Nor
2007 Quality Chess UK LLP San Luis 2005-Alik Gershon Igor Nor

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Trophy Chess - Larry Evans
2010 Ishi Press Trophy Chess-Larry Evans

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Carlsen V Caruana: Fide World Chess Championship London 2018 - Raymond Keene, Byron Jacobs
2018 Everyman Chess Carlsen V Caruana: Fide World Chess Championship London 2018-Raymond Keene Byron Jacobs

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Botvinnik-smyslov - Mikhail Botvinnik
2009 New In Chess,Csi Botvinnik-smyslov-Mikhail Botvinnik

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Groningen International Chess Tournament, 1946 -
2007 Hardinge Groningen International Chess Tournament, 1946-

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Botvinnik - Bronstein Moscow 1951: Match For The World Chess Championship (progress In Chess) - Mikhail Botvinnik
2004 Olms Botvinnik - Bronstein Moscow 1951: Match For The World Chess Championship (progress In Chess)-Mikhail Botvinnik

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Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 3: Kasparov V Karpov 1986-1987 - Garry Kasparov
2009 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 3: Kasparov V Karpov 1986-1987-Garry Kasparov

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Reggio Emilia 2007/2008 - Mihail Marin, Yuri Garrett
2009 Quality Chess Reggio Emilia 2007/2008-Mihail Marin Yuri Garrett

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Carlsen Vs. Caruana: Duel Of Giants - Niclas Huschenbeth
2018 Independently Carlsen Vs. Caruana: Duel Of Giants-Niclas Huschenbeth

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Second Piatigorsky Cup International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held In Santa Monica, California August 1966 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Isaac Kashdan
2009 Ishi Press Second Piatigorsky Cup International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held In Santa Monica, California August 1966-Gregor Piatigorsky Isaac Kashdan

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Carlsen Vs Caruana - World Chess Championship 2018 Game One: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move. (illustrated Chess Games Book 2) - Tom Gibson
2018 Illustrated Chess Carlsen Vs Caruana - World Chess Championship 2018 Game One: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move. (illustrated Chess Games Book 2)-Tom Gibson

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Bobby Fischer Vs. The Rest Of The World: Updated In 2009, With A New Foreword And Scores Of All 25 Games Between Fischer And Spassky, With Diagrams And Some Chess Analysis By Sam Sloan - Brad Darrach
2009 Ishi Press Bobby Fischer Vs. The Rest Of The World: Updated In 2009, With A New Foreword And Scores Of All 25 Games Between Fischer And Spassky, With Diagrams And Some Chess Analysis By Sam Sloan-Brad Darrach

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The Big Book Of World Chess Championships: 46 Title Fights - From Steinitz To Carlsen - Andre Schulz
2016 New In Chess The Big Book Of World Chess Championships: 46 Title Fights - From Steinitz To Carlsen-Andre Schulz

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- Garry Kasparov
2008 Everyman Chess -Garry Kasparov

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Nottingham 1936: 21st Century Editions (russell) - Alexander Alekhine
2009 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Nottingham 1936: 21st Century Editions (russell)-Alexander Alekhine

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Us Chess Federation Clearance - The Hague-moscow 1948 - Max Euwe
2013 Russell Enterprises Us Chess Federation Clearance - The Hague-moscow 1948-Max Euwe

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London 1922, 21st Century Edition - First Last
2015 Russell Enterprises, Inc. London 1922, 21st Century Edition-First Last

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Fischer Vs. Spassky World Chess Championship Match 1972 - Svetozar Gligoric
2012 Ishi Press Fischer Vs. Spassky World Chess Championship Match 1972-Svetozar Gligoric

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Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 - David Bronstein
2013 www.snowballpublishing.com Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953-David Bronstein

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Both Sides Of The Chessboard: An Analysis Of The Fischer/spassky Chess Match - Robert Byrne, Iivo Nei
2013 Ishi Press Both Sides Of The Chessboard: An Analysis Of The Fischer/spassky Chess Match-Robert Byrne Iivo Nei

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Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929 (dover Chess) - Aron Nimzovich
2004 Dover Publications Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929 (dover Chess)-Aron Nimzovich

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Kasparov Versus Deep Blue: Computer Chess Comes Of Age - Monty Newborn
2011 Springer Kasparov Versus Deep Blue: Computer Chess Comes Of Age-Monty Newborn

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Sixty-six Master Games Played In The London International Chess Tournament, 1932 (hardinge Simpole Chess Classics) - Alexander Alekhine
2003 Hardinge Sixty-six Master Games Played In The London International Chess Tournament, 1932 (hardinge Simpole Chess Classics)-Alexander Alekhine

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Karpov - Korchnoi 1981 - Raymond Keene
2004 Hardinge Karpov - Korchnoi 1981-Raymond Keene

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Vienna 1922 - Larry Evans
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Vienna 1922-Larry Evans

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Winning Chess Tournaments: Methods And Materials Training Guide - Robert Snyder
2007 iUniverse, Inc. Winning Chess Tournaments: Methods And Materials Training Guide-Robert Snyder

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Kasparov And Deep Blue: The Historic Chess Match Between Man And Machine - Bruce Pandolfini
1997 Touchstone Kasparov And Deep Blue: The Historic Chess Match Between Man And Machine-Bruce Pandolfini

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Chess World Championships: All The Games, All With Diagrams 1834-2004. Two Volume Set - James H. Gelo
2006 McFarland & Company Chess World Championships: All The Games, All With Diagrams 1834-2004. Two Volume Set-James H. Gelo

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De La Bourdonnais Versus Mcdonnell, 1834: The Eighty-five Games Of Their Six Chess Matches, With Excerpts From Additional Games Against Other Opponents - Cary Utterberg
2012 McFarland De La Bourdonnais Versus Mcdonnell, 1834: The Eighty-five Games Of Their Six Chess Matches, With Excerpts From Additional Games Against Other Opponents-Cary Utterberg

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4th Candidates' Tournament, 1959 Bled-zagreb-belgrade September 7th - October 29th - Harry Golombek
2009 Hardinge 4th Candidates' Tournament, 1959  Bled-zagreb-belgrade  September 7th - October 29th-Harry Golombek

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Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends And Human Creativity Begins - Garry Kasparov
2017 PublicAffairs Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends And Human Creativity Begins-Garry Kasparov

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Petrosian V Spassky: The World Championships 1966 And 1969 - Harry Golombek, Peter Clarke
2004 Hardinge Petrosian V Spassky: The World Championships 1966 And 1969-Harry Golombek Peter Clarke

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Chess Results, 1964-1967: A Comprehensive Record With 1,204 Tournament Crosstables And 158 Match Scores, With Sources - Gino Di Felice
2013 McFarland & Company Chess Results, 1964-1967: A Comprehensive Record With 1,204 Tournament Crosstables And 158 Match Scores, With Sources-Gino Di Felice

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Elista Diaries: Karpov-kamsky, Karpov-anand, Anand Mexico City 2007 World Chess Championship Matches - Anatoly Karpov
2007 Ishi Press Elista Diaries: Karpov-kamsky, Karpov-anand, Anand Mexico City 2007 World Chess Championship Matches-Anatoly Karpov

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Pawns In A Greater Game: The Buenos Aires Chess Olympiad, August - September 1939 - Justin Corfield
2015 Corfield and Company Pawns In A Greater Game: The Buenos Aires Chess Olympiad, August - September 1939-Justin Corfield

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World Chess Championship Candidates' Tournament - Budapest 1950 - E. G. R. Cordingley
2006 Hardinge World Chess Championship Candidates' Tournament - Budapest 1950-E. G. R. Cordingley

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World Championship Candidates' Tournament - Holland 1956 -
2003 Hardinge World Championship Candidates' Tournament - Holland 1956-

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