Her Best – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection – Etta James

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Her Best – The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Etta James

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 25, 1997

© A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Howlin’ Wolf: His Best – Chess 50th Anniversary Collection – Howlin’ Wolf

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Howlin’ Wolf: His Best – Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Howlin’ Wolf

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: April 8, 1997

© A Geffen Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Chess Strategy – Edward Lasker

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Chess Strategy

Edward Lasker

Genre: Games

Publish Date: December 31, 1914

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


This book presents more advanced chess principles, and it's a little hefty for a beginner (or a 7 year old, as I was the first time I borrowed my Dad's chess books), but for a more experienced player looking to improve their game, it's a pretty good resource.

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Chess Part 1: Pawn – Krishan Jhunjhnuwala

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Chess Part 1: Pawn

Krishan Jhunjhnuwala

Genre: Games

Publish Date: October 25, 2013

Publisher: Krishan Jhunjhnuwala

Seller: krishan jhunjhnuwala


Learn to play chess interactively and win the fun way for absolute beginners. Written by a World FIDE Chess Master, it combines the best of multi-touch technology with expert chess knowledge to create a unique chess learning experience. Don’t struggle reading lengthy explanations. Learn fundamental concepts in chess by engaging with hands-on interactives. These interactives aptly named, “Show Me”, “You Try”, and “Let’s Play” allow you to learn, practice, and play against the computer.  After using this system, you’ll have a strong understanding of essential chess concepts. How to use these interactives are shown in the next three sections. This book is suitable for ages over 9 years old. Kids younger than nine should have some supervision in order to get the most out of this interactive book.  Playing chess allows kids to develop creative thinking. The rules of chess are pretty easy to learn. Kids as young as four can learn to play chess.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an interactive is worth a thousand pictures. Don’t waste time trying to visualize chess concepts in your head. Simply engage with this system and master chess.  At the end of part, test your knowledge with review questions.  There are twelve parts to this series and should be followed in sequence. Part 1 – Pawn 1. Introduction Introducing Chess The Chessboard and Starting Position Chess Notation How to Write Chess Moves 2. Pawn Pawn Movement Pawn Capture The En Passant Rule Pawn Promotion Pawn Capturing Strategies Part 2 – Rook a. Rook Movement and Capture Part 3 – Bishop a. Bishop Movement and Capture Part 4 – Queen a. Queen Movement and Capture Part 5 – Knight a. Knight Movement and Capture Part 6 – King King Movement and Capture Checks Checkmate Part 7 – Pieces 1. Value of Pieces Pieces Pieces – Attacking Pieces – Defending Pieces – Exchanging Let’s Play with Different Pieces Part 8 – Castling Kingside, Queenside, Rules Part 9 – Draw 1. How to Draw Repetition of Position by Perpetual Checks By Stalemate Other Ways to Draw Part 10 – Tactics a. Basic Tactics Forks Pins Skewers Part 11 – Strategy Checkmate Strategies Opening Middle Game End Game Part 12 – Play Practical Rules Let’s Play against Computer Good luck on learning chess. Who knows you or your kid could be the next grandmaster!

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2-D Chess Players Take on a 3-D Chess Master (Part of my Trump Persuasion Series)

Republicans have narrowed down their strategy options for destroying Trump. They started by creating a list of all the possible strategies that anyone could imagine. Then they eliminated all of options that were certain to work. In the next phase they eliminated all of the options that might work. What was left is four options that absolutely will not work. And that’s what they are going with. The people who compiled this list of strategies are the folks who want to run the country.

If you have been reading my series on Trump and his linguistic kill shots, you will see no persuasion skill whatsoever in the Republican plans for “reframing” Trump. 

On a related point, you probably saw some news yesterday about Mark Cuban saying he could beat any of the presidential candidates if he were to run for president. That’s how you test the public’s reaction to a Trump/Cuban ticket. Cuban can’t say he would make a great vice president. It is smarter to say he would make a great president. Let the voters decide that Cuban needs 4-8 years of seasoning before he is ready. That way the public can own the “decision” he is putting in their heads.

If the media and the polls react favorably to Cuban’s statements about running for president, it opens the door for him to be on Trump’s ticket later. So this is just a test balloon. And that is the normal way these things are done. The VP (or potential VP in this case) is the trial-balloon person. That is a basic game plan in politics. I’m not sure the public knows that.

And one assumes Cuban and Trump and talking, via Cuban’s confidential app, Dust.

Bill Maher is cranking up the outragism on the left to try and derail Trump. Maher’s association with the Huffington Post eliminates any shred of credibility he once had, but he still gets a lot of attention. Apparently the racism argument against Trump is largely based on one poorly-formed sentence he uttered that one time. Some observers interpreted the sentence to mean Trump was saying Mexicans are (mostly?) rapists. People who are not in cognitive dissonance figured it was just his usual exaggerated style of speaking.

Personally, I would start worrying about Trump’s racism if his tens-of-millions of opponents can find somewhere in his vast history of public comments at least one more vague sentence that sort of somewhat bothers someone when seen out of context. It must be there. Keep looking, Bill! You got the Huffington Post on your side! Together you will rule the irrelevant issues!


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Chess Basics for Amateurs: Vol.1 – Prabhanjan Panigrahi

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Chess Basics for Amateurs: Vol.1

Prabhanjan Panigrahi

Genre: Games

Publish Date: June 13, 2015

Publisher: Prabhanjan Panigrahi

Seller: Smashwords


This book on the mind game of Chess explains every basic term, rule and concept of chess in an easy-to-understand language. The explanations are supported with pictures wherever necessary to further comprehend the chess terminologies, rules or concepts. Every amateur chess player will find this book highly informative and will definitely help in improving his/her fundamentals. The book is also helpful in sharpening the chess playing skills of beginners.

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best, 1956 to 1964 – Muddy Waters

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best, 1956 to 1964

Muddy Waters

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: May 20, 1997

© ℗ 2003 Geffen Records

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best – Sonny Boy Williamson II

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best

Sonny Boy Williamson II

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: May 20, 1997

© ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Buddy’s Blues – Buddy Guy

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Buddy’s Blues

Buddy Guy

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: April 8, 1997

© ℗ 1997 Geffen Records

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best – Little Walter

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best

Little Walter

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: June 17, 1997

© ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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The Best of Chess Records – Various Artists

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The Best of Chess Records

Various Artists

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: December 2, 2008

© ℗ 2008 Geffen Records

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The Blue Book of Chess – Various Authors

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The Blue Book of Chess

Various Authors

Genre: Games

Publish Date: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


The following work is designed for those who are learning the noble game of Chess. Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner.

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Chess In Concert – Hugh Wooldridge

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Chess In Concert

Hugh Wooldridge

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 15.99

Release Date: June 16, 2009

© © 2009 Heartaches Limited under exclusive license to Reprise Records.

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The Rules of Chess – Bruce Pandolfini

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The Rules of Chess

Bruce Pandolfini

Genre: Games

Publish Date: September 28, 2010

Publisher: Russell Enterprises, Inc.

Seller: Russell Enterprises, Inc.


Chess is one of the most challenging – and enjoyable – games that has ever been played. It has a history that goes back over a thousand years, and there is some evidence that perhaps it is even older than that. The Rules of Chess is a free book, in electronic format, that will teach young and old how to play the “Royal Game.”  Written by one of the great instructors of the modern era, Bruce Pandolfini, it is in fact a small excerpt from his extremely popular book Let’s Play Chess (2nd edition). After the material is presented, there is a section listing and describing the chess books published by Russell Enterprises, Inc. which are also available in electronic format. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy The Rules of Chess by Bruce Pandolfini…

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Her Best – Etta James

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Her Best

Etta James

Genre: R&B/Soul

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: March 25, 1997

© ℗ 1997 Geffen Records

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Chess Strategy – Edward Lasker

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Chess Strategy

Edward Lasker

Genre: Games

Publish Date: May 5, 2015

Publisher: One Imagination Publishing Group, LLC

Seller: One Imagination Publishing Group, LLC


Any Chess Player who will take the trouble to study CHESS STRATEGY will spend many a pleasurable hour. Incidentally new vistas will be opened to him, and his playing strength increased to a surprising degree. Download Today!

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best – Bo Diddley

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best

Bo Diddley

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 6.99

Release Date: December 31, 1975

© ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Chess Strategy – Edward Lasker

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Chess Strategy

Edward Lasker

Genre: Games

Publish Date: January 1, 1915

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


This book presents more advanced chess principles, and it's a little hefty for a beginner (or a 7 year old, as I was the first time I borrowed my Dad's chess books), but for a more experienced player looking to improve their game, it's a pretty good resource.

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best – Howlin’ Wolf

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best

Howlin’ Wolf

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 11.99

Release Date: April 8, 1997

© ℗ 1997 Geffen Records

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best, 1947 to 1955 – Muddy Waters

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The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: His Best, 1947 to 1955

Muddy Waters

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 8.99

Release Date: March 25, 1997

© ℗ 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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