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

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 - Bronstein, David, Hochberg, Burt, Freedman, Oscar D
2015 Ishi Press World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953-Bronstein, David Hochberg, Burt Freedman, Oscar D

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 - Tal, Mikhail, Müller, Karsten
2016 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Tal-botvinnik 1960: Match For The World Chess Championship-Tal, Mikhail Müller, Karsten

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 - Alburt, Lev, Crumiller, Jon
2017 Chess Information & Research Institute World Chess Championship: Carlsen V. Karjakin-Alburt, Lev Crumiller, Jon

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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New York 1927, 21st Century Edition - Alekhine, Alexander
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. New York 1927, 21st Century Edition-Alekhine, Alexander

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) - Bronstein, David
1979 Dover Publications Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 (dover Chess)-Bronstein, David

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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The Leningrad Master Tournament 1934: With Participation Of Max Euwe And Hans Kmoch (botvinnik's Method Of Preparing For Competition) - Romanovsky, Peter, Botvinnik, Mikhail, Kan, Ilya
2021 Independently The Leningrad Master Tournament 1934: With Participation Of Max Euwe And Hans Kmoch (botvinnik's Method Of Preparing For Competition)-Romanovsky, Peter Botvinnik, Mikhail Kan, Ilya

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The Gijon International Chess Tournaments, 1944-1965: A History With Biographies And 213 Games - Méndez Castedo, Pedro, Méndez Castedo, Luis, Foreword By Eugene Salomon
2019 McFarland The Gijon International Chess Tournaments, 1944-1965: A History With Biographies And 213 Games-Méndez Castedo, Pedro Méndez Castedo, Luis Foreword By Eugene Salomon

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World Chessmasters In Battle Royal: The First World Championship Tourney - Horowitz, I. A., Kmoch, Hans, Sloan, Sam
2019 Ishi Press World Chessmasters In Battle Royal: The First World Championship Tourney-Horowitz, I. A. Kmoch, Hans Sloan, Sam

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The World Chess Championship 1948 - Golombek, Harry, Sloan, Sam
2019 Ishi Press The World Chess Championship 1948-Golombek, Harry Sloan, Sam

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Think And Play Like Grandmaster: 3rd Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 17-23 - Popolitov, Vladlen
2019 Think And Play Like Grandmaster: 3rd Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 17-23-Popolitov, Vladlen

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Think And Play Like Grandmaster: 4th Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 24-30 - Popolitov, Vladlen
2019 Think And Play Like Grandmaster: 4th Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 24-30-Popolitov, Vladlen

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Think And Play Like Grandmaster: Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 9 - 16 - Popolitov, Vladlen
2019 Think And Play Like Grandmaster: Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 9 - 16-Popolitov, Vladlen

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Think And Play Like Grandmaster: Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 1-8 - Popolitov, Vladlen
2019 Think And Play Like Grandmaster: Workbook To Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953, Rounds 1-8-Popolitov, Vladlen

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The Longest Game: The Five Kasparovkarpov Matches For The World Chess Championship - Timman, Jan
2019 New In Chess The Longest Game: The Five Kasparovkarpov Matches For The World Chess Championship-Timman, Jan

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The Grand International Masters’ Chess Tournament At St. Petersburg 1914: The Whole Of The Games, With Notes, Both Original & Compiled From Various Sources - Mckay, David
2019 Westphalia Press The Grand International Masters’ Chess Tournament At St. Petersburg 1914: The Whole Of The Games, With Notes, Both Original & Compiled From Various Sources-Mckay, David

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Carlsen V Caruana: Fide World Chess Championship London 2018 - Keene, Raymond, Jacobs, Byron, Short, Nigel
2019 Everyman Chess Carlsen V Caruana: Fide World Chess Championship London 2018-Keene, Raymond Jacobs, Byron Short, Nigel

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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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World Chess Championship Petrosian Vs Spassky 1966 - Tal, Mikhail, Sloan, Sam
2018 Ishi Press World Chess Championship Petrosian Vs Spassky 1966-Tal, Mikhail Sloan, Sam

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World Chess Championship 2018: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move. (2018 Championship Book 1) - Gibson, Tom
2018 Illustrated Chess World Chess Championship 2018: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move. (2018 Championship Book 1)-Gibson, Tom

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

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

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

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Us Championship Chess With The Games Of The 1973 Tournament: A History Of The Highest American Chess Title, With The 1973 Matches Annotated - Lombardy, William, Daniels, David, Sloan, Sam
2018 Ishi Press Us Championship Chess With The Games Of The 1973 Tournament: A History Of The Highest American Chess Title, With The 1973 Matches Annotated-Lombardy, William Daniels, David Sloan, Sam

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Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990 - Jayakumar, Shashi, Urcan, Olimpiu G
2017 WSPC Singapore Chess: A History, 1945-1990-Jayakumar, Shashi Urcan, Olimpiu G

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Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends And Human Creativity Begins - Kasparov, Garry, Greengard, Mig, Brown, Bob
2017 PublicAffairs Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends And Human Creativity Begins-Kasparov, Garry Greengard, Mig Brown, Bob

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The International Chess Congress, St. Petersburg, 1909 (classic Reprint) - Lasker, Emanuel
2017 Forgotten Books The International Chess Congress, St. Petersburg, 1909 (classic Reprint)-Lasker, Emanuel

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Bilbao 2016: Ninth Grand Slam Masters Final, All Games (chess Tournaments) - Science, Chess, Chess Combinations, The Art Of
2017 Independently Bilbao 2016: Ninth Grand Slam Masters Final, All Games (chess Tournaments)-Science, Chess Chess Combinations, The Art Of

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Wijk Aan Zee 2017 All Games: 79th Tata Steel Gpa (chess Tournaments) - Science, Chess, Chess Combinations, The Art Of
2017 Independently Wijk Aan Zee 2017 All Games: 79th Tata Steel Gpa (chess Tournaments)-Science, Chess Chess Combinations, The Art Of

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The United States Junior Open Chess Championship, 1946-2016 - Dunne, Alex
2016 McFarland & Company The United States Junior Open Chess Championship, 1946-2016-Dunne, Alex

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The Big Book Of World Chess Championships - Schulz, Andre
2016 New In Chess The Big Book Of World Chess Championships-Schulz, Andre

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The Soviet Championships - Lafferty, Bernard, Taimanov, Mark
2016 Everyman Chess The Soviet Championships-Lafferty, Bernard Taimanov, Mark

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The Chess Tournament: A Collection Of The Games Played At This Celebrated Assemblage, Illustrated By Copious Diagrams, And Notes, Critical And Explanatory - Staunton, Howard
2016 Palala Press The Chess Tournament: A Collection Of The Games Played At This Celebrated Assemblage, Illustrated By Copious Diagrams, And Notes, Critical And Explanatory-Staunton, Howard

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Best Otb Checkmates Of July - Dec., 2015: 405 Mate In 2s, 3s & 4s From Today's Highest Rated Chess Players - Harvey, Bill
2016 Independent Best Otb Checkmates Of July - Dec., 2015: 405 Mate In 2s, 3s & 4s From Today's Highest Rated Chess Players-Harvey, Bill

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Der Schachwettkampf Lasker-tarrasch: Um Die Weltmeisterschaft 1908 (german Edition) - Tarrasch, Siegbert
2015 Fachbuchverlag-Dresden Der Schachwettkampf Lasker-tarrasch: Um Die Weltmeisterschaft 1908 (german Edition)-Tarrasch, Siegbert

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

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

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Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 2014 Re-match For The World Chess Championshi - Keene, Raymond, Karlovich, Anastasiya, Sloan, Sam
2014 Ishi Press Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand 2014 Re-match For The World Chess Championshi-Keene, Raymond Karlovich, Anastasiya Sloan, Sam

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California Chess Journal Vol. 4-6 1990-1992 - Yu, Peter, Withgitt, Carolyn, Shorman, Richard R
2014 Ishi Press California Chess Journal Vol. 4-6 1990-1992-Yu, Peter Withgitt, Carolyn Shorman, Richard R

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Shamkir 2014 (turning Points) - Bleau, John
2014 Independent Shamkir 2014 (turning Points)-Bleau, John

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London 1851: The First International Chess Tournament (turning Points) - Bleau, John
2014 Independent London 1851: The First International Chess Tournament (turning Points)-Bleau, John

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Chess Results, 1978-1980: A Comprehensive Record With 855 Tournament Crosstables And 90 Match Scores, With Sources - Di Felice, Gino
2014 McFarland Chess Results, 1978-1980: A Comprehensive Record With 855 Tournament Crosstables And 90 Match Scores, With Sources-Di Felice, Gino

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Chess Results, 1975-1977: A Comprehensive Record With 872 Tournament Crosstables And 147 Match Scores, With Sources - Di Felice, Gino
2014 McFarland Chess Results, 1975-1977: A Comprehensive Record With 872 Tournament Crosstables And 147 Match Scores, With Sources-Di Felice, Gino

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Chess Results, 1971-1974: A Comprehensive Record With 966 Tournament Crosstables And 148 Match Scores, With Sources - Di Felice, Gino
2014 McFarland Chess Results, 1971-1974: A Comprehensive Record With 966 Tournament Crosstables And 148 Match Scores, With Sources-Di Felice, Gino

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Carlsen - Anand Match For The World Chess Championship - Keene, Raymond, Karlovich, Anastasiya
2013 Ishi Press Carlsen - Anand Match For The World Chess Championship-Keene, Raymond Karlovich, Anastasiya

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The Hague-moscow 1948: Match/tournament For The World Chess Championship - Euwe, Max, Ree, Hans
2013 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Hague-moscow 1948: Match/tournament For The World Chess Championship-Euwe, Max Ree, Hans

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

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

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Chess Results, 1961-1963: A Comprehensive Record With 938 Tournament Crosstables And 108 Match Scores, With Sources - Di Felice, Gino
2013 McFarland & Company Chess Results, 1961-1963: A Comprehensive Record With 938 Tournament Crosstables And 108 Match Scores, With Sources-Di Felice, Gino

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