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    Random Shopworn Book!

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    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. Learn More
  2. SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win

    SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win

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    In this book the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the "old chess", and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters. Learn More
  3. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time. Learn More
  4. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships. Learn More
  5. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships. Learn More
  6. SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon

    SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon

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    The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack. Learn More
  7. SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian

    SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian

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    The ultra-sharp pawn sacrifice 6.d5 has caused a revolution in the 4… Ba6 line of the Queen’s Indian Defence in recent years. The ingenious gambit was hotly debated at the highest level by players like Alexey Shirov, for White, and Peter Leko, for Black. At club level it became a dangerous weapon for attackers. Learn More
  8. SHOPWORN - Sabotage the Grunfeld

    SHOPWORN - Sabotage the Grunfeld

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    Grandmaster Larry Kaufman presents a very effective way for White to disrupt the plans and demolish the position of players on the black side of the popular Grünfeld Defence. Learn More
  9. SHOPWORN - Hacking Up The King

    SHOPWORN - Hacking Up The King

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    Is it possible to learn how to attack your opponent’s king from a book? Guidelines and verbal explanations are fine, argues David Eggleston, but there is no substitute for the hard work of carefully analyzing the complex position that’s on the chessboard in front of you. Learn More
  10. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    Forum The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more. Learn More
  11. SHOPWORN - The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move

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    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. Learn More
  12. SHOPWORN - The Tarrasch Defense - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Tarrasch Defense - Move by Move

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    The Tarrasch is an ambitious defense to the Queen's Gambit. Black's concept is a fearless one – he willingly accepts an isolated queen's pawn but in return seizes space in the centre and gains freedom of development for all his pieces. In this book, International Master and Tarrasch expert Sam Collins invites you to join him in examining this popular opening and its many variations. Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

    SHOPWORN - A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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    The Petroff Defence is anything but dull. Although it is a frequent choice of top grandmasters, club players often fear that it leads to passive play. This book will debunk this prejudice and open new vistas. Learn More
  14. SHOPWORN - Finding Chess Jewels

    SHOPWORN - Finding Chess Jewels

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    Grandmaster and renowned chess trainer Michal Krasenkow presents a treasure chest of puzzles designed to stretch the minds of all players. Imagination and calculation are two of the most important qualities of a chess player, and they are qualities which, with purposeful practice, can be developed significantly. As you analyse and solve more and more positions, your brain functions more efficiently, you are able to recognize and master additional tactical methods and patterns, and it becomes increasingly easier to solve similar types of positions. Learn More
  15. SHOPWORN - The Panov-Botvinnik Attack - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Panov-Botvinnik Attack - Move by Move

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    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge. Learn More
  16. SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

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    Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players: Learn More
  17. SHOPWORN - Magnus Force

    SHOPWORN - Magnus Force

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    What is Magnus Carlsen's secret? How did an already world-class player succeed in reaching this unprecedented level where he was regularly beating the world's strongest grandmasters? In this book, International Master Colin Crouch provides answers to these questions. Crouch studies Carlsen's progress in recent years and demonstrates how he learned lessons from previous setbacks, turned weaknesses into strengths, losses into draws, and draws into wins. By doing so Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level, but any aspiring chess player can use similar methods to improve their game. Learn More
  18. SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy

    SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy

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    Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten. In his new work Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook and queen endgames. He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know, but also the key themes and characteristics of successful endgame play, including activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defence, fortresses and technique Learn More
  19. SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

    SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

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    In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples. Learn More
  20. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

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    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time. Learn More
  21. SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Grunfeld

    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Grunfeld

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    In this book, David Vigorito examines the most theoretically important and instructive Grunfeld games, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.

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  22. SHOPWORN - The Scandinavian - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Scandinavian - Move by Move

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    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge. Learn More
  23. SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology

    SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology

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    In chess, more than in any other game, battles are won and lost in the mind. US National Master William Stewart is convinced that a positive attitude is crucial if you want to develop and achieve success as a chess player, and in this book he focuses on the vital subject of chess psychology. Learn More
  24. SHOPWORN - Playing the Trompowsky

    SHOPWORN - Playing the Trompowsky

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    If like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.

     

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  25. SHOPWORN - The World Champions I Knew

    SHOPWORN - The World Champions I Knew

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    The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions. Learn More
  26. SHOPWORN - Vassily Ivanchuk

    SHOPWORN - Vassily Ivanchuk

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    “Chuky, you’re a genius.” Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk. The Ukrainian wizard, immensely popular with pros and amateurs alike, has been a member of the world elite for more than twenty years and is one of the most active players on the international circuit. Learn More
  27. SHOPWORN - Chess Strategy - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Chess Strategy - Move by Move

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    Want to improve at chess? Then you'll need to improve your understanding of chess strategy. You probably knew that already - but how to begin to study such a vast and seemingly complex subject? International Master Adam Hunt is a full-time chess teacher and is thus very familiar with this problem. His solution is to present an accessible and easy-to-read guide for club players and juniors. Hunt studies all the key components of chess strategy, including development, king safety, attack and defence, initiative, pawn play and much more. He examines not only grandmaster games but also those played by students, demonstrates model strategic play, identifies typical mistakes and explains how to avoid them. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess Learn More
  28. SHOPWORN - The Colle - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Colle - Move by Move

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    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Learn More
  29. SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System

    SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System

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    Welcome to the Dark Knight System, a weapon which can be used against virtually every opening White can play! In the Dark Knight System, Black begins with 1...Nc6 and adopts a dark-square strategy. Learn More
  30. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 105 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 105 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    In this issue’s Reviews Glenn Flear checks three opening books that have in common that, instead of detailed computer analysis where things can easily go wrong, they offer solid solutions: "Mayhem in the Morra" by Marc Esserman, "The Powerful Catalan" by Victor Bologan, "The Complete Slav" by Konstantin Sakaev and "1. d4 - The Indian Defenses" by Lars Schandorff.

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  31. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 105 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 105 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    In this issue’s Reviews Glenn Flear checks three opening books that have in common that, instead of detailed computer analysis where things can easily go wrong, they offer solid solutions: "Mayhem in the Morra" by Marc Esserman, "The Powerful Catalan" by Victor Bologan, "The Complete Slav" by Konstantin Sakaev and "1. d4 - The Indian Defenses" by Lars Schandorff.

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  32. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

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    Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover! Learn More
  33. SHOPWORN - Fighting Chess - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Fighting Chess - Move by Move

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    What separates the best chess players from the rest? What gives them the edge over their rivals? Chess legend Vladimir Kramnik believes it's their fighting skills and the ability to continuously find ways to keep a game alive. Colin Crouch agrees, and is fascinated that the world’s strongest players seem almost unbeatable, even when games appear sharp and double-edged. Learn More
  34. SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

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    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Learn More
  35. SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move

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    Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games. Learn More
  36. SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

    SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

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    It’s time to start your chess training! This is the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Complete Chess Workout, Richard Palliser’s highly acclaimed chess puzzle book. Now he presents the reader with 1200 new puzzles, every one checked for accuracy by the latest computer engines.

    All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it’s imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises Learn More

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