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101 Classical Chess Games
A Single Loss!

On October 21, 2019, Magnus Carlsen broke Ding Liren’s record of 100 games for the longest unbeaten streak in classical chess by drawing Levon Aronian in the Grand Swiss Chess Tournament.

The first World Record! Magnus Carlsen now has remained unbeaten for 101 straight classical chess games.

Carlsen’s last loss in classical chess was to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the Biel tournament on July 31, 2018!

The second World Record! Carlsen’s current streak is also the longest unbeaten streak by a reigning World Chess Champion and includes a stretch of 12 undefeated games against Fabiano Caruana at the 2018 World Chess Championship.

Ding Liren

Ding Liren portrait

Ding Liren held the previous record of 100 unbeaten games. He went undefeated between August 9, 2017, when he lost one game in a match with Anish Giri–until November 11, 2018, when he lost to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Round 7 of the Shenzhen Masters tournament.

Ding Liren’s run of 100 classical chess games without a loss included his undefeated performance at the 2018 Candidates Tournament.

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Beginner’s Book – Chess Rules For Students

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Chess Rules For Students is a workbook for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child’s new interest.

Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use. All major rules of chess are covered, and algebraic notation worksheets are included. Each page is in easy-to-use worksheet format.

A student-friendly Answer Key makes self-correction fun!


Beginners & Intermediate Book – Checkmate! Ideas For Students

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Checkmate! Ideas For Students is a workbook for beginning and intermediate students. Checkmate! covers the tactics used in checkmate attacks with clear explanations, diagrams and arrows to pinpoint the key features.

Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmates by the tactics used to force the checkmate–like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance and Attacking Flight Squares–rather than only the checkmate pattern itself.

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Intermediate & Advanced Book – Chess Tactics For Students

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Chess Tactics For Students contains 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format.

Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period. This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction.

The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.

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Chess Rules For Students Workbook
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Checkmate! Ideas For Students
An instructional workbook containing tactics in worksheet format used to checkmate--like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance, and Attacking Flight Squares!
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Chess Tactics For Students
An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format.

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