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    Year of Publication
    1994 2013 1994 to 2013
    Author(s)
    1. Adam Hunt (1)
    2. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
    3. Alexander Cherniaev (2)
    4. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    5. Alexei Shirov (1)
    6. Amatzia Avni (1)
    7. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
    8. Andres D. Hortillosa (1)
    9. Andrew Greet (3)
    10. Angus Dunnington (2)
    11. Boris Gulko (1)
    12. Byron Jacobs (1)
    13. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    14. Christopher Scheerer (1)
    15. Christopher Wisnewski (1)
    16. Colin Crouch (3)
    17. Colin McNab (1)
    18. Craig Pritchett (3)
    19. Cyrus Lakdawala (7)
    20. Danny Gormally (1)
    21. David Friedgood (1)
    22. David Vigorito (1)
    23. Eduard Prokuronov (1)
    24. Garry Kasparov (7)
    25. Gary Lane (1)
    26. Gawain Jones (1)
    27. Gewain Jones (1)
    28. Glenn Flear (3)
    29. Iakov Neishtadt (1)
    30. Jacek Ilczuk (1)
    31. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    32. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    33. James Plaskett (1)
    34. James Schuyler (1)
    35. James Vigus (4)
    36. Joel Benjamin (1)
    37. Joel R. Steed (1)
    38. Johan Hellsten (2)
    39. John Cox (2)
    40. John Cox (2)
    41. John Emms (5)
    42. John Shaw (2)
    43. John Watson (1)
    44. Jonathan Levitt (1)
    45. Jovanka Houska (1)
    46. Ken Neat (1)
    47. Krzysztof Panczyk (1)
    48. Lorin D'Costa (2)
    49. Matthew Sadler (1)
    50. Maxim Chetverik (1)
    51. Michael de la Maza (1)
    52. Milos Pavlovic (1)
    53. Neil McDonald (4)
    54. Nick Conticello (1)
    55. Nicolai V. Pedersen (1)
    56. Nigel Davies (6)
    57. Richard Palliser (9)
    58. Ruslan Scherbakov (1)
    59. Sam Collins (2)
    60. Simon Kay (1)
    61. Simon Williams (2)
    62. Steve Giddins (3)
    63. Tim Crouch (1)
    64. Timothy Taylor (4)
    65. Tony Kosten (1)
    66. William Stewart (1)
    67. Yasser Seirawan (3)
    68. Yelena Dembo (1)
    69. Yury Lapshun (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (51)
    2. AN - Algebraic (14)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (3)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (6)
    3. Move by Move (15)
    4. My Great Predecessors (1)
    5. Starting Out (12)
    6. Winning Chess (4)
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    1. Random Shopworn Book!

      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 - 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
    3. 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
    4. 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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    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!

      SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!

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      In this instructive and entertaining book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.

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    16. SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

      SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

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      Do you instinctively know what to do in every type of chess position or are you often uncertain about how to proceed? Wouldn't it be really useful to know the best chess strategies and to recognise when they should be used? In this book Sam Collins examines key games from both the classical and modern eras. He analyses the major strategic ideas that have stood the test of time and notes their considerable influence on his own games. Learn More
    17. SHOPWORN - The Modern Defense - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Modern Defense - Move by Move

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      The Modern Defence is an ambitious, counter-attacking choice for Black which can be played against all mainline openings. In typical hypermodern style, Black allows White to occupy the centre and then undermines this centre by attacking it with pawns and pieces. In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the key variations of the Modern Defence. He shares his experience and knowledge, presents a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions. Learn More
    18. SHOPWORN - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

      SHOPWORN - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

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      Matthew Sadler is one of the UK's strongest ever players. He became a grandmaster at 19, won the British Championship twice and, amongst other amazing achievements, made a gold medal winning score of 101/2/13 on board four for England in the 1996 chess Olympiad.

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    19. SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The English - 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
    20. SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc

      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc

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      In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, 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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    21. SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move

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      The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play

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    22. SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

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      This new 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.

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    23. SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy

      SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy

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      Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.

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    24. SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.

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    25. SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.

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    26. SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

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      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.

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    27. SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames

      SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames

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      Chess players are known to be obsessed by openings. However, world champions have recommended that up-and-coming players should actually begin by studying the endgame first.

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    28. SHOPWORN - The Triangle System

      SHOPWORN - The Triangle System

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      Scherbakov has over 20 years of experience studying and playing these opening variations, which have been tried and tested successfully at grandmaster level and are ideally designed for players who want to challenge White in the opening

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    29. SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

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      Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas.

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    30. SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move

      SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move

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      This is a new series which 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.

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    31. SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

      SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

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      Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess, such as strategy, attack, defence, opening play, endgames, off-board preparation and mental attitude. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players who have excelled in such aspects of the game, greatly influenced their peers and inspired all of us.

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    32. SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

      SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

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      Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4.

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    33. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

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      The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.

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    34. SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit

      SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit

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      The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.

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    35. SHOPWORN - The Slav - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Slav - Move by Move

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      This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, Move by Move greatly encourages the learning and practicing 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
    36. SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit

      SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit

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      This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular "Queen's Gambit Declined". Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik. Learn More

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