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    Random Shopworn Book!
    Random Shopworn Books These are books that are shopworn, but we only have one or two of. All of them are great books by lengendary authors, and all can be yours for a signifigantly reduced price! When you buy a random shopworn book, we cannot guranteea specific book selection. Please take this into consideration when purchasing. Books pictured are a sampling of the books available.
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    Random Shopworn Book!

    Catalog Code: SWBRANDOM
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    How Good Is Your Chess?
    Chess enthusiasts can find out where they stand in terms of chess mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players with this instructive and amusing guide. Looking closely at complete games played by the experts inspires players to form new ideas about their overall strategy. Grandmaster Daniel King based "How Good Is Your Chess" on his popular Chess Monthly column.
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    How Good Is Your Chess?

    Catalog Code: B0023DV
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    Chess Psychology
    219 Historic Games from the Masters

    What do we understand by brilliancy in chess? The author delves back into history to examine how this concept has developed, before presenting a dazzling array of brilliant games from the past few decades - the prize-winners as selected by grandmaster panels for each issue of Yugoslav 'Chess Informator' between 1968 and 1998. Apart from providing hours of pleasure, a study of these masterpieces will also surely help to add sparkle to your own play!
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    Chess Psychology

    Catalog Code: B0128EM

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    Chess Software User's Guide
    If you have just picked up this book, the chances are that you are the proud owner of a piece of chess software. Whether this is the latest release of a sophisticated database package or a playing program that came free with a magazine, then this book will help you make the most of it.
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    Chess Software User's Guide

    Catalog Code: B0304EM

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    The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3
    Ever since Nimzowitsch introduced his flexible, dynamic defence to the queen's pawn, debate has raged over White's best reply. Many variations have been in and out of fashion, but one line in particular has proved an enduring weapon - the sound and solid 4 e3 line, known as the Rubinstein Variation. The 4 e3 Nimzo is extraordinarily rich in strategy. All manner of different central pawn-structures can arise, such as the blocked centre characteristic of the Hübner Variation and a variety of IQP positions.
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    The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

    Catalog Code: B0078GB

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    100 Easy Checkmates
    Perfect for beginning players--including children--100 Easy Checkmates offers an accessible, fun guide to winning at chess. Designed to help players learn without frustration or tedious chess notation, 100 Easy Checkmates presents easy one- and two-move checkmates that everyone can understand.
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    100 Easy Checkmates

    Catalog Code: B0002CZ
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    Simple Chess
    Written by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas.
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    Simple Chess

    Catalog Code: B0003DV
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    Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess
    Through a revolutionary testing system, Dr. Kopec is able to quantify their overall chess strength, specific deficiencies and definite abilities, allowing him to pinpoint which aspects need the most work. This book, developed with the US Chess Federation, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec's knowledge and efforts to help chess players understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery.
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    Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess

    Catalog Code: B0009OB
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    202 Checkmates For Children
    Veteran chess teachers and authors, Wilson and Alberston, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 fascinating puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions will thrill kids as they work their way through the concepts while they have fun with chess. This book is perfect for kids!
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    202 Checkmates For Children

    Catalog Code: B0042CZ
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    Your Chess Questions Answered
    This text is aimed at the player who knows the moves but wants to know more. It has been written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players. Embarrassing questions answered before you even ask them! A unique 'agony aunt' approach. Written by an experienced chess teacher who understands the needs of inexperienced players.
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    Your Chess Questions Answered

    Catalog Code: B0055OB
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology
    219 Historic Games from the Masters

    What do we understand by brilliancy in chess? The author delves back into history to examine how this concept has developed, before presenting a dazzling array of brilliant games from the past few decades - the prize-winners as selected by grandmaster panels for each issue of Yugoslav 'Chess Informator' between 1968 and 1998. Apart from providing hours of pleasure, a study of these masterpieces will also surely help to add sparkle to your own play!
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology

    Catalog Code: SWB0128EM
    Our Price: $10.00
    SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide
    If you have just picked up this book, the chances are that you are the proud owner of a piece of chess software. Whether this is the latest release of a sophisticated database package or a playing program that came free with a magazine, then this book will help you make the most of it.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide

    Catalog Code: SWB0304EM
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    200 Brilliant Endgames
    Chernev blends anecdotes with observations on inspiring moves and combinations by well- and lesser-known players, including Troitzky, Réti, Kasparyan, Botvinnik, Kubbel, Rinck, and Grigoriev.
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    200 Brilliant Endgames

    Catalog Code: B0001DV
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    Three Days with Bobby Fischer
    Three Days with Bobby Fischer and Other Chess Essays: How to Meet Champions & Choose Your Openings is a chess book you can sit back comfortably in your armchair and just read. Or, when you feel like getting the pieces out of the box and learning from some great games, tactics and strategies - that's all here as well.
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    Three Days with Bobby Fischer

    Catalog Code: B0014LV

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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings
    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

    Catalog Code: SWB0194EM
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    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess
    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0197EM

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    Everything Chess Basics Book
    If you're looking to learn about the game of chess and win, The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction! Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill.
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    Everything Chess Basics Book

    Catalog Code: B0002OB
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    Decision Making at the Chessboard
    Chess is a game of decisions. As well as deciding about which move to play and which plan to adopt, players must also make practical decisions about how to use their clock time and whether to use intuition rather than trying to calculate every line to a finish.
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    Decision Making at the Chessboard

    Catalog Code: B0118GB
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    Chess Target Practice
    No matter where your opponent lands his piece on the board, Chess Target Practice will teach you how to successfully attack his position. By analyzing each and every square, Bruce Pandolfini helps players learn the appropriate tactics to zero in on the target and move in for the kill. Because different positions necessitate different attack plans, this one-of-a-kind strategy book offers tactics for each of the squares on the board.
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    Chess Target Practice

    Catalog Code: B0003SS
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    Chess Tactics for Kids
    Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters.
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    Chess Tactics for Kids

    Catalog Code: B0170GB
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    Pandolfini's Chess Complete
    The perfect addition to any personal chess library, Pandolfini's Chess Complete is a comprehensive, accessible reference. National Master Bruce Pandolfini has covered every aspect of the game, from chessboard and pieces to history and strategy, and has responded to virtually any possible question or situation that could arise. From algebra notation to "zugzwang," Pandolfini has created the chess bible for players of all levels.
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    Pandolfini's Chess Complete

    Catalog Code: B0011SS
    Our Price: $17.95
    Chess Rules of Thumb
    Backed up with diagrams and illustrations to help you remember key principles, a glossary of essential chess terms and a rundown on all major openings, Chess Rules of Thumb will improve your chess play. And it's great fun to read!
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    Chess Rules of Thumb

    Catalog Code: B0008LV
    Our Price: $19.95
    Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2
    Quite simply, the quickest way to learn chess the right way. Great is the disappointment to the library patron who browses for a chess instructional and finds only picked-over bones from the pre-Fischer, pre-Kasparov eras. These books by a U.S. champion and a chess magazine editor offer something more. A range of abilities, from novice to entrants in a local tournament, can learn tactics and strategies that improve their play.
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    Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2

    Catalog Code: B0011LV
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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - FIFTH EDITION
    The U.S. Chess Federation Official Rules of Chess is the only official rulebook for chess. Serious players at every level as well as chess club teachers, directors, and tournament sponsors should have it on hand during every match. This new edition features the latest rules, including guidelines for the popular game of speed chess, an updated quick rating system, and the latest conventions of governing tournaments.
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    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - FIFTH EDITION

    Catalog Code: B0012RH
    Our Price: $19.95
    Complete Book of Beginning Chess
    In just ten easy lessons, beginning and novice players learn everything they need to know to play and win at chess. From setting up a chess board and moving the pieces to basic concepts and winning strategies, and even how to get rated and play on the internet, this is a great book for players looking to learn and improve their game.
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    Complete Book of Beginning Chess

    Catalog Code: B0013CZ
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    EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian
    The Sicilian Defence is Black's most ambitious and popular defence to 1 e4. Finding a suitable weapon against it has taxed many a grandmaster's brain. Should White dive into the labyrinth of mountainous theory and complications, in which the player who knows the latest theoretical wrinkle is likely to prevail, or should White abstain and instead head for the more tranquil waters of the various Anti-Sicilians on offer? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between!
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    EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian

    Catalog Code: E-B0212EM
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    EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess
    Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study.
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    EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess

    Catalog Code: E-B0118EM
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    EBOOK - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation
    The Nimzo-Indian Defence is certainly one of Black's most respectable ways of meeting 1 d4; it's popular at all levels of chess and white players have been banging their heads against brick walls in trying to find an advantageous line. What can White do to throw his opponent off balance at an early stage? The answer is contained in this book!
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    EBOOK - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation

    Catalog Code: E-B0249EM
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    EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style
    The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.
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    EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style

    Catalog Code: E-B0245EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The French
    The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

    Catalog Code: E-B0039EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez
    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Ruy Lopez.

    The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand - the list goes on!
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

    Catalog Code: E-B0016EM
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    EBOOK - The Veresov
    The Veresov could be the one for you! It's a surprisingly tricky system that, in the right hands, can be forged into a powerful attacking weapon. White forgoes the normal queen's pawn opening ideas in favor of speedy development of the queenside pieces. One advantage of this underrated line is that players with the black pieces are less likely to be familiar with all the subtleties here than in a more mainstream opening.
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    EBOOK - The Veresov

    Catalog Code: E-B0284EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - English
    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - English

    Catalog Code: E-B0024EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern
    The authors of these books are very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

    Catalog Code: E-B0014EM
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    Logical Chess - Move By Move
    Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
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    Logical Chess - Move By Move

    Catalog Code: B0079BT
    Our Price: $21.95
    How to Use Computers to Improve Your Chess
    Computers have permeated almost every facet of modern chess, yet few players know how to gain the maximum benefit from working with them. Computers function as playing partners, opening study tools, endgame 'oracles', tactics trainers, sources of information on opponents and searchable game databases. Kongsted provides practical advice on how to use computers in all these ways and more. He also takes a look at the history of the chess computer, and how its 'thinking' methods have developed since the early days.
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    How to Use Computers to Improve Your Chess

    Catalog Code: B0061GB
    Our Price: $22.95

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