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1994 2013 1994 to 2013
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  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 (6)
  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 (52)
  2. AN - Algebraic (14)
Popular Book Series
  1. Chess Developments (3)
  2. Dangerous Weapons (6)
  3. Move by Move (16)
  4. My Great Predecessors (1)
  5. Starting Out (12)
  6. Winning Chess (4)
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    SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: SWB0330EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian
    A Repertoire for Black against 1 d4
    Catalog Code: SWB0332EM

    The Old Indian Defence is considered to be a sound way for Black to meet 1 d4. Some might argue that it is steady rather than spectacular, but is this reputation totally deserved? Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev strongly disagrees, and in this book he introduces ambitious and aggressive ways for Black to play in the main lines. He constructs an improved version of a repertoire he has himself utilized with great success against grandmaster opposition. Using illustrative games, he studies the fundamental tactical and positional ideas for both sides, and also covers what to do if White avoids the Old Indian.
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    SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian

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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French
    A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0325EM

    This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.
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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French

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    SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence
    An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: SWB0327EM

    The Sicilian Defence is by far the most popular chess opening. If you play 1 e4 as White, on average you are likely to meet the Sicilian in virtually every other game! You need to be prepared to face the Sicilian at all times, and a ready-to-use repertoire against it is an indispensable weapon. In this book, Gawain Jones confronts the challenge of meeting the Sicilian head on. He has constructed a comprehensive Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, which is based on lines that are successfully employed at grandmaster level.
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    SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence

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    SHOPWORN - Lessons with a Grandmaster
    Enhance Your Chess Strategy and Psychology with Boris Gulko
    Catalog Code: SWB0326EM

    Club players are unaware of the subtleties that exist in grandmaster chess. Grandmasters can analyse chess at a depth that is unfathomable to amateurs. Moreover, they have extensive knowledge of chess history and opening theory, as well extraordinary endgame technique and tactical vision. However, having reached such a high level can make it difficult to understand what is lacking in the mind of the amateur.
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    SHOPWORN - Lessons with a Grandmaster

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    SHOPWORN - Prepare to Attack
    Catalog Code: SWB0317EM

    There's no escaping the fact: if you want to win chess games, you have to attack at some point. Many players are happy solving combinations in winning positions, when the hard work is already done, but the key to a successful attack undoubtedly comes much earlier. No-one can attack effectively if they haven't prepared properly, and yet planning in chess can be a difficult technique to master, even for experienced players.
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    SHOPWORN - Prepare to Attack

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    SHOPWORN - Gambit Busters
    Take it, Keep it and Win!
    Catalog Code: SWB0318EM

    In this book, Sam Collins tackles this subject head on. He explores in depth the basic gambit approaches, the typical mistakes made at all levels, the world-class defensive and counterattacking techniques displayed by the great players, and how you can learn from them. In addition, he covers some key theory of many popular gambits in modern chess. Be bold, be brave and grab those pawns!
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    SHOPWORN - Gambit Busters

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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: SWB0310EM

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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Strategy

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
    Catalog Code: SWB0308EM

    Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess - Quickly

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    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?
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    SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess

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    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?
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    SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?

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    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
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    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess At Any Age
    Catalog Code: SWB0291EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess At Any Age

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    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!
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    SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess

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    SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit
    Catalog Code: SWB0281EM

    The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
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    SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0263EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers
    Learn from Kasparov, Tal and Stein
    Catalog Code: SWB0269EM

    Short Description for Chess Secrets : Great Attackers - B0269EM
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - How to Beat the French Defence

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

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    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!
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    SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-King's Indian

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern

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    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Slav

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    SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
    Catalog Code: SWB0081EM

    What are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
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