Manufacturer of the World's Finest Chess Products 

  • The Outlet: Imperfect Chess Items from The House of Staunton!
  • New Products at The House of Staunton! Chess Pieces, Chessboards, Books, DVDs, & More!
  • The House of Staunton Clearance Items
X

    Shopworn Chess Books

    Discounted Items
    1. Show Me The Sales Items! (26)
    Price
    $0 $27 $0 to $27
    Year of Publication
    1985 2015 1985 to 2015
    Manufacturer
    1. Everyman Chess (117)
    2. New in Chess (41)
    Popular Collections
    1. Chess Developments (4)
    Topics
    1. Opening (5)
    2. Game Collections (4)
    3. Endgames (2)
    4. General Chess Instruction (2)
    5. Biographical (2)
    6. Tactics (1)
    7. Chess Puzzles (1)
    8. Strategy (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Popular Book Series
    1. Move by Move (24)
    2. Starting Out (14)
    3. New in Chess Yearbooks (10)
    4. Dangerous Weapons (7)
    5. Chess Developments (5)
    6. Winning Chess (3)
    Show Less Show More
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (97)
    2. AN - Algebraic (19)
    3. NL - Notationless (2)
    Hardcover?
    1. Yes (6)
    Author(s)
    1. Adam Hunt (1)
    2. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    3. Alexey Bezgodov (1)
    4. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
    5. Andrew Greet (3)
    6. Andrey Obodchuk (1)
    7. Angus Dunnington (2)
    8. Branimir Maksimovic (1)
    9. Bryan Paulsen (1)
    10. Byron Jacobs (2)
    11. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    12. Charles Hertan (1)
    13. Christopher Wisnewski (1)
    14. Colin Crouch (4)
    15. Craig Pritchett (4)
    16. Cyrus Lakdawala (10)
    17. Daniel Naroditsky (1)
    18. Danny Gormally (1)
    19. David Vigorito (1)
    20. Dejan Antic (1)
    21. Erik Czerwin (1)
    22. Evgeny Sveshnikov (1)
    23. Franco Masetti (1)
    24. Garry Kasparov (7)
    25. Gawain Jones (1)
    26. Genna Sosonko (1)
    27. Ger Van Perlo (1)
    28. Gewain Jones (1)
    29. Glenn Flear (4)
    30. Guido Kern (1)
    31. Imre Hera (1)
    32. Ivan Sokolov (3)
    33. J. H. Donner (1)
    34. Jacek Ilczuk (1)
    35. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    36. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    37. James Schuyler (1)
    38. James Vigus (3)
    39. Jesus de la Villa (1)
    40. Joe Gallagher (1)
    41. Joel Benjamin (2)
    42. Johan Hellsten (2)
    43. John Cox (2)
    44. John Cox (2)
    45. John Emms (10)
    46. John Shaw (1)
    47. John Watson (2)
    48. Junior Tay (1)
    49. Jurgen Kaufeld (1)
    50. Krzysztof Panczyk (1)
    51. Larry Kaufman (2)
    52. Lorin D'Costa (2)
    53. Matthew Sadler (2)
    54. Maxim Chetverik (1)
    55. Mikhail Krasenkov (1)
    56. Milos Pavlovic (1)
    57. Neil McDonald (5)
    58. New in Chess (7)
    59. Nick Conticello (1)
    60. Nigel Davies (5)
    61. Nikolay Kalinichenko (1)
    62. Noam A. Manella (1)
    63. Or Cohen (1)
    64. Peter Wells (1)
    65. Richard Palliser (9)
    66. Roberto Messa (1)
    67. Ruslan Scherbakov (1)
    68. Sergey Kasparov (1)
    69. Simon Agdestein (1)
    70. Simon Williams (2)
    71. Stefan Djuric (2)
    72. Steve Giddins (4)
    73. Thomas Engqvist (1)
    74. Tim Crouch (1)
    75. Timothy Taylor (2)
    76. Tony Kosten (1)
    77. Ufuk Tuncer (1)
    78. Valeri Beim (1)
    79. Viktor Moskalenko (1)
    80. Vladimir Barsky (1)
    81. Vladimir Tukmakov (1)
    82. William Stewart (1)
    83. Yaroslav Srokovski (1)
    84. Yasser Seirawan (3)
    85. Yelena Dembo (1)
    86. Yuri Averbakh (1)
    87. Yuri Yakovich (1)
    88. Yury Lapshun (1)
    89. Zenon Franco (1)
    Show Less Show More

    Items 37 to 72 of 160 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction
      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0188EM

      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Fed up with constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to play something new and inspiring, but cannot decide between the numerous options available? Don't despair - help is at hand!

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Queen's Gambit, opening experts Richard Palliser, Glenn Flear and Chris Ward team up to investigate one of the most popular openings in chess history, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on little-explored and fun-to-play variations of the Queen's Gambit, 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!
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Forcing Chess Moves
      The Key to Better Calculation
      Catalog Code: SWB0085NIC

      This rich book on chess tactics proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Forcing Chess Moves

      Regular Price: $28.95

      Our Price: $14.48

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0189EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, renowned opening experts John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet take a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analysed paths, the authors concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

      Regular Price: $25.95

      Our Price: $13.00

      SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4
      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: SWB0075EM

      Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - 100 Endgames You Must Know
      Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player
      Catalog Code: SWB0009NIC

      Most players tend to neglect the endgame, many even dodge the endgame by taking extreme risks in the middlegame, simply because they feel uncertain about the final phase. But time limits have shortened, and the endgame has to be played fast. A solid basic knowledge is vital. There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few endgames one must know. Here the 100 endgames are presented that:show up most frequently in practice are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts useful in more difficult positions.
      img

      SHOPWORN - 100 Endgames You Must Know

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Play the Slav
      Catalog Code: SWB0072EM

      The Slav has a well-deserved reputation as one of Black's strongest answers to 1 d4, and it's no coincidence that it has been used by almost all the World Champions in chess history. Put simply, the Slav is a classy opening, one which combines reliability with the promise of dynamic counterplay. In this book, James Vigus presents a comprehensive and trustworthy repertoire for Black.
      Out of Stock
      img

      SHOPWORN - Play the Slav

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $6.23

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0193EM

      In this book, four renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Benoni, the Benko and all their associated variations. Instead of traveling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko

      Regular Price: $25.95

      Our Price: $12.98

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern
      Catalog Code: SWB0002EM

      The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.48

      SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-King's Indian
      How to Handle White's Tricky Ways of Avoiding the Main Lines
      Catalog Code: SWB0158EM

      The truth is you will reach your favorite opening in barely half the games you play against 1. d4, and that's why this book is a godsend to those players fed up with blindly searching for the right way to play against these annoying White systems designed to avoid the main lines: the Trompowsky; the London System; the Torre Attack; the Barry Attack; the Colle System; the Veresov; the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit - the list goes on and on!
      img

      SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-King's Indian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $1.00

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: SWB0138EM

      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

      Regular Price: $44.95

      Our Price: $22.48

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      Catalog Code: SWB0036EM

      In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian
      Catalog Code: SWB0017EM

      In this book, c3 Sicilian expert John Emms goes back to basics: he explains in depth the reasoning behind the critical early moves - something that is often neglected - and uses instructive games to demonstrate key plans for both White and Black.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - How to Beat the French Defence
      The Essential Guide to the Tarrasch
      Catalog Code: SWB0239EM

      In How to Beat the French Defence, Andreas Tzermiadianos meets this difficult challenge head on. He advocates his favorite weapon against the French - the Tarrasch Variation. Drawing upon his wealth of playing experience and study of this line, Tzermiadianos reveals an abundance of opening ideas and novelties, and provides the reader with a complete repertoire which is aimed at posing Black serious problems. Read this book and you will be able to fight the French Defence with renewed confidence and vitality.
      img

      SHOPWORN - How to Beat the French Defence

      Regular Price: $25.95

      Our Price: $6.48

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0187EM

      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available. Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!

      In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at Flank Openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: SWB0174EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess
      Winning Battles over the Board
      Catalog Code: SWB0106EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Heroes of Classical Chess
      Learn from Carlsen, Anand, Fischer, Smyslov and Rubinstein
      Catalog Code: SWB0293EM

      Short Description for Chess Secrets : Heroes of Classical Chess - B0293EM
      img

      SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Heroes of Classical Chess

      Our Price: $26.95
      SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian
      Catalog Code: SWB0289EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3
      The Complete Indian Defenses
      Catalog Code: SWB0025NIC

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3

      Regular Price: $32.95

      Our Price: $16.48

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0267EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: SWB0262EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

      Regular Price: $25.95

      Our Price: $13.00

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: SWB0272EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

      Regular Price: $44.95

      Our Price: $16.85

      SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies
      Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
      Catalog Code: SWB0279EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

      Regular Price: $21.95

      Our Price: $11.00

      SHOPWORN - Revolutionize Your Chess
      A Brand New System to Become a Better Player!
      Catalog Code: SWB0083NIC

      Former Ukrainian Champion Moskalenko, who coached Vasily Ivanchuk to stardom, presents a fundamentally new approach of getting better at chess. Covering all aspects of the game, Moskalenko develops new and easy-to-apply rules-of-thumb for amateur players who want to improve. With many examples, tests and exercises, this is the ultimate modern chess skills improvement manual. Easy to read and understand; even weaker players will benefit from Moskalenko's breakdown of the material, wrote Carsten Hansen at about Moskalenko's previous book 'The Flexible French'.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Revolutionize Your Chess

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Our Price: $15.00

      SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0287EM

      Some players seem to be naturally gifted at chess. Almost effortlessly they seem to know what to do in every position. They recognize the best squares for their pieces; they know whether to seize the initiative with a bold attack or play quietly; whether to trade pieces or avoid exchanges; how to exploit opponents' weaknesses while minimizing the effect of their own - they make it look all too easy!
      img

      SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.50

      SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move
      A Step-By-Step Guide to Brilliant Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0286EM

      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
      img

      SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Our Price: $14.98

      SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?
      Attacking the Kings on Opposite Sides
      Catalog Code: SWB0294EM

      Both players are gunning for each other's kings. Whose attack will break through first? This is a typical scenario in chess games. In such tense battles where one slip can be fatal, often it's a case of 'who dares wins'. But it's not enough to throw your pieces up the board and hope for the best. To succeed you need to acquire sophisticated attacking and defensive skills. The good news is that they can easily be learned, remembered and put into practice.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.48

      SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros
      Catalog Code: SWB0277EM

      What separates the greatest chess players from mere mortals? Grandmaster Danny Gormally believes that understanding, preparation and will to win are three crucial factors. In Play Chess Like the Pros he examines these key aspects and attempts to bridge the gap between the best and the rest. He believes that a player's capacity to improve is limitless, and in this age of computer-assisted learning the opportunity to do so is greater than ever before. But are you prepared to stretch yourself, to take yourself out of the comfort zone?
      img

      SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.48

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Open Games
      Catalog Code: SWB0276EM

      'Open Games' refer to a myriad of openings arising after the ever-popular 1 e4 e5: the Italian Game, the Scotch, The Two Knights Defence, the King's Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Bishop's Opening, the Four Knights, the Petroff and much more besides.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Open Games

      Regular Price: $27.95

      Our Price: $14.00

      SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0303EM

      The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum?
      img

      SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.50

      SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess - Quickly
      Catalog Code: SWB0312EM

      Mistakes are often made in the early part of the game - at all levels of chess - but a key skill is to recognize these critical moments as they happen and to exploit them with maximum efficiency. This is a skill which Grandmaster Simon Williams addresses in this book. Using instructive and entertaining games in which one side wins quickly, he examines all the typical mistakes chess players make in the opening and early middlegame, how you should look to exploit them, and how to avoid falling into similar traps yourself.
      img

      SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess - Quickly

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $6.73

      SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 4
      1. c4 / 1. Nf3 / Other First Moves
      Catalog Code: SWB0089NIC

      Chess Opening Essentials is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavor of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings as well as the differences. In addition, it also points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended.
      Out of Stock
      img

      SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 4

      Regular Price: $28.95

      Our Price: $14.50

      SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0305EM

      How can you improve at chess? This is the eternal question asked by players of all levels. Which part of the game should you focus on? How often should you play? Should you change your opening repertoire? What's the best way to learn from your defeats? So many questions ... and yet direct answers are hard to find. It's no wonder aspiring players are left bewildered and in need of direction.In this book grandmaster Nigel Davies provides that direction. He examines the methods used by a number of players who were looking to improve their game, and how they went about achieving their goal.
      img

      SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $13.50

      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics
      Catalog Code: SWB0307EM

      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

      Regular Price: $16.95

      Our Price: $8.48

      SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Strategy
      Catalog Code: SWB0310EM

      Short Description for Mastering Chess Strategy - B0310EM
      img

      SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Strategy

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Our Price: $14.98

      SHOPWORN - The Complete c3 Sicilian
      The Alapin Variation by it's Greatest Expert
      Catalog Code: SWB0096NIC

      It is not difficult to understand why the Alapin Sicilian is such a popular opening with amateur and professional chess players all over the world. Against Black’s most dangerous reply to 1.e4 it simply offers everything you need if you are looking for a reliable scheme that does not take much time to learn.
      img

      SHOPWORN - The Complete c3 Sicilian

      Regular Price: $35.95

      Our Price: $17.98

    Items 37 to 72 of 160 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction

    What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

    lb