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By J.Shahade/A.Sharma   
May 12, 2008
Check out the 25+ books that will serve as daily prizes for Fantasy Chess 2008.  Even if you don't win the grand prizes (Monroi PCMs, a signed board by all the participants, etc.), you have nine chances to win the daily prize, the book of your choice from the list below. if your team improves more than any other team on a given round. If you win a book prize, you will be e-mailed at the end of the tournament so that you can select your title; early winners will get their first choice for titles. 

This is your last chance to enter a fantasy team! Registration closes at 3:30 EST tomorrow when round 1 of the The Frank Berry U.S. Championship (May 13-21) kicks off.  Be sure to login to monroi.com tomorrow to watch the games live each round.

Book Prize List

Play The Grunfeld by Yelena Dembo
Beating Unusual Chess Openings by Richard Palliser
Beating The Fianchetto Defences by Efstratios Grivas
Understanding the King's Indian by Mikhail Golubev
Secrets of Pawn Endings by Karsten Muller and Frank Lamprecht
Play the Ruy Lopez by Andrew Greet
Starting Out: The Sicilian Schveningen by Craig Pritchett
Chess Explained: The French by Viacheslav Eingorn and Valentin Bogdanov
Starting Out: The Closed Sicilian by Richard Palliser
Secrets of Opening Surprises,  Volume 7 by Jeroen Bosch
Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld by Timothy Taylor
Starting Out: The Sicilian Najdorf by Richard Palliser
The French Advance by Sam Collins
The Taimanov Sicilian by James Rizzitano
Chess Explained: The Classical Sicilian by Alex Yermolinsky
Chess Explained: The Modern Benoni by Zenon Franco
White Repertoire for Tournament Players: French Advance Volume I by Evegny Sveshnikov
White Repertoire for Tournament Players: French Advance Volume II by Evgeny Sveshnikov
50 Ways to Win at Chess by Steve Giddins
The Fabulous Budapest Gambit by Viktor Moskalenko
Starting Out: Classical Sicilian by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik
Play The English by Craig Pritchett
Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport by Jennifer Shahade
The Samisch King's Indian Uncovered by Alexander Cherniaev and Eduard Prokuronov
The Queen's Gambit Declined by James Rizzitano
Dangerous Weapons: 1.e4 e5 by John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet
Dangerous Weapons: The Queen's Gambit by Richard Palliser, Glenn Flear and Chris Ward
The Pirc in Black and White by James Vigus


  In the event of a tie for a daily prize, the tiebreaks will be:

1. Whose fantasy team has the higher overall score in the competition will win the daily prize
2. The team with the lower average rating will win the daily prize
3. If #1 and #2 still leaves a tie, CLO will award up to three book prizes. In the case of a larger tie, the overall competition tiebreaks that you guessed when selecting your team (1. Guessing your overall team score 2. number of moves for the longest game of the tournament) will determine the two book winners.


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