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  1. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10

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    Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.

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  2. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 11

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 11

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    Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.

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  3. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

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    The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.

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  4. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

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    In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians. Learn More
  5. SHOPWORN - The Black Lion

    SHOPWORN - The Black Lion

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    More than 85% of all chess games start with either 1.e4 or 1.d4. The Black Lion presents a flexible, logical and sensible way for Black to meet both of these moves. This robust, multipurpose opening system looks quiet, like a sleeping lion - hence the name. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.

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  6. SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3

    SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3

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    This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.

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  7. King's Gambit

    King's Gambit

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    The present book by Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence play, gives a systematic analysis of the King's Gambit using more than 300 annotated games, classic and modern, providing the reader with a sound knowledge of all the standard variations, together with their typical strategic and tactical ideas.

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  8. SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess At Any Age

    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess At Any Age

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    In August 2008 Andres D. Hortillosa entered the New England Masters. It was a brave choice for an unrated player to compete in such a tough event, but it proved to be an inspired decision; he exceeded all expectations and was rewarded with a FIDE international rating of 2199. This, however, was no overnight success; it was the result of systematic work. How did he achieve such outstanding improvement? The answer lies in this book. Learn More
  9. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

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    Do you need a well-deserved break from your normal chess openings? Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the numerous choices available? Look no further for the answer! In "Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern", prominent opening specialists take a revolutionary look at two popular and closely related openings.

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  10. SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

    SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

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    Winning Battles over the Board, International Master and former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor draws upon his wealth of personal experience to offer an instructive and entertaining account of how to improve your understanding of chess and your results.

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  11. SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

    SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

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    It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.

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  12. SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

    SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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    The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.

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  13. SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian

    SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian

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    The Queen's Indian is a dynamic and flexible way to meet 1 d4, and it leads to complex and intricate positions rich in ideas both sides. Such is the high regard for the Quee''s Indian that virtually all the world's top players have utilized it at one time or another.

    In this book, Andrew Greet presents a complete repertoire for Black. He reveals his secrets, offers answers against all of White's possibilities, and highlights the principal tactical and positional plans. Learn More
  14. The Improving Chess Thinker - 2ND EDITION

    The Improving Chess Thinker - 2ND EDITION

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    The Improving Chess Thinker provides representative thought processes from all classes of chess players, highlights the differences between these levels, and provides insight to help players raise their thinking process to the next level.

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  15. SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers

    SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers

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    Short Description for Chess Secrets : Great Attackers - B0269EM Learn More
  16. SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

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    Leading chess author Colin Crouch selects and explains over 30 sensational games, all from the new millennium. By studying battles between the world's best players, Crouch examines in detail all the key areas of modern chess Learn More
  17. NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  18. NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  19. NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Our Price: $39.95
    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. Learn More
  20. John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

    John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

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    Most chess puzzle books put you in an artificial situation: you are told a combination exists, what the theme is and what you are required to achieve. This one is different. In a real game, a player may sometimes need to find a combination. On the other hand he may have to reject a tactical idea and simply find a good positional move. His task is to find the right move, whatever it may be. Learn More
  21. Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces

    Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces

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    Igor Stohl has selected 62 outstanding games from recent years and analysed them in painstaking depth. Here he presents his findings to chess enthusiasts, who will find the games entertaining and the annotations both instructive and illuminating. Stohl is an outstanding theoretical expert, so the opening phase of each game reads like a lesson in the key strategic aspects of the opening chosen, with a critical survey of modern trends. The middlegame is dissected and the critical decisions subjected to keen scrutiny - we are invited inside Stohl's laboratory to join him in the quest for the truth. The endgame phase, if reached, is handled with similar erudition, with insights into the grandmaster's approach to questions of technique. Learn More
  22. Win With The Stonewall Dutch

    Win With The Stonewall Dutch

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    The Stonewall Dutch is a traditional favourite amongst club players, as it offers Black ready-made attacking plans on the kingside. As Grandmaster Bent Larsen has noted, the Dutch also has the tendency to 'bring out the coward' in opponents, giving it an added practical sting. However, up until the late 1980s, the Stonewall wasn't fully trusted at grandmaster level, despite its earlier use by Alekhine and Botvinnik. Black's attacking plans were too one-sided, and White's methods too well worked out. Learn More
  23. The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

    The Most Valuable Skills in Chess

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    This book makes his ideas and material available to all: teachers and students alike. He has been called the Tiger Woods of chess. In 1999, Maurice Ashley became the first African-American to qualify for the elite Grandmaster title, an achievement that was widely reported in the international media, including Time magazine, USA Today, New York Times, Sports Illustrated and The Times (London). Learn More
  24. Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

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    The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand. Learn More
  25. Understanding Chess Endgames

    Understanding Chess Endgames

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    One of the world's foremost chess writers provides everything you need to know about chess endgames!

    Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge, John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames and typical thinking methods, and so equips readers with all the skills needed to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and beyond. Learn More
  26. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level. Learn More
  27. SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

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    Chess for Rookies is a fun-to-read, leisurely, yet well-paced guide. Assuming no prior knowledge of the game, Craig Pritchett takes the beginner on a journey through the crucial basics. Mixing instruction and good humour, this book is an ideal way to learn how to play and win at chess. Learn More
  28. Teaching Chess - Step By Step - The Complete Collection

    Teaching Chess - Step By Step - The Complete Collection

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    Few materials exist to help the classroom teacher who has never played chess or knows only some chess. This manual was designed to address this deficiency. It is written in a manner that allows the teacher to see how to present the material in his or her classroom. This manual will lead a group of beginning students from the rudiments of chess rules to the ability of playing a full game in a competent manner.

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  29. Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

    Chess Tactics For Advanced Players

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    Any chess enthusiast knows how important tactics are in chess and how crucial it is to make a thorough study of this aspect of the game. But up to now opinion has been divided on the best way of studying tactics. The well-known Soviet international grandmaster and chess author Averbakh has developed an entirely novel approach, which is expounded in the third edition of his Chess Tactics for Advanced Players.

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  30. Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening

    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening

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    First published in 2001 and recently reprinted in 2009 this book is one of three designed for young players. The other two are Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middle Game, and Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame.

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  31. The Complete Games of Bobby Fischer

    The Complete Games of Bobby Fischer

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    As a massive work of reference to Fischer's chess science and technique, and as a tribute to the delights of Fischer's aesthetic prowess, this book can hardly be excelled. Meticulously documented, indexed and copiously illustrated. New Statesman Bobby Fischer became the youngest U.S. champion at the age of fourteen and later went on to defeat Boris Spassky in a titanic match for the world championship at Reykjavik in 1972, becoming the highest rated player of all time.

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  32. Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middlegame

    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middlegame

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    This book tells you about the heart of Chess - the middlegame - in a format designed for young players. It uses a large clear type and is illustrated throughout with many chess diagrams and cartoons.

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  33. Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame

    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame

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    This easy to read and understand book tells young players how to play the Endgame better. It is written in a format designed specifically for young players and is illustrated throughout with many great diagrams and cartoons to keep interest high.

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  34. New York 1924

    New York 1924

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    One of the most remarkable and famous chess tournaments ever took place in New York City in March and April 1924. It had a narrative that is still striking today: Three world champions, undisputed world champions mind you, fulfilling their destiny. The stunning performance of the 55-year-old former world champion Emanuel Lasker. The seemingly invincible reigning world champion Jose Capablanca suffering his first loss in eight years. And all 110 tournament games deeply annotated by future world champion Alexander Alekhine.

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  35. 6th American Chess Congress

    6th American Chess Congress

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    New York 1889 was the strongest chess tournament ever held up until that time. It was supposed to be for the World Chess Championship, but it has never been recognized as such, primarily because Steinitz, who helped organize the event and who was present as a journalist, refused to play.

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  36. Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

    Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

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    In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be.

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