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  1. SHOPWORN - Carlsen - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Carlsen - Move by Move

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    Despite his relatively young age, Magnus Carlsen has already secured his place in chess history as a legend of the game. In a short space of time his accomplishments have been extraordinary. In December 2012 he broke Garry Kasparov’s record to become the highest-rated chess player of all time. Learn More
  2. SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

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    Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach.  Learn More
  3. SHOPWORN - Anand - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Anand - Move by Move

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    In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Anand’s chess career to date. He selects and studies his favourite Anand games, and demonstrates clearly how we can all improve our chess by learning from Anand’s play. Learn More
  4. SHOPWORN - Nimzowitsch - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Nimzowitsch - Move by Move

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    Aron Nimzowitsch is one of the most important figures in chess history. He was one of the World's strongest players and contributed enormously to the development of chess both through his games and his writings, which influenced many grandmasters who followed him. In this book, Steve Giddins selects and studies his favourite games by Nimzowitsch and examines Nimzowitsch's skills in the vital areas of attack, defence, strategy and endgame play. He demonstrates how we can all improve by learning from Nimzowitsch's masterpieces. Learn More
  5. SHOPWORN - Chess Progress

    SHOPWORN - Chess Progress

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    Award-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin’s unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces – and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess

    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess

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    Grandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenon Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments. Learn More
  10. SHOPWORN - Petrosian - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Petrosian - Move by Move

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    Tigran Petrosian was a World Chess Champion and a true legend of the game. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" because of his incredible defensive skills that made him a formidable opponent who was virtually impossible to defeat. Petrosian was the master of restraint, prophylaxis and prevention. He could spot and defuse threats well before they were created, suck the life out an opponent's position and then seize a vice-like grip on the game. In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist selects and examines his favourite Petrosian games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Petrosian's masterpieces. Learn More
  11. SHOPWORN - Bent Larsen's Best Games

    SHOPWORN - Bent Larsen's Best Games

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    Bent Larsen (1935-2010) was one of the greatest fighters chess has ever seen. In his rich career the great Dane defeated all World Champions from Botvinnik to Karpov. He was a Candidate for the World Championship four times and became one of the most successful tournament players of his time. His uncompromising style and his unorthodox thinking made him popular with chess players all around the globe. Learn More
  12. SHOPWORN - The King's Indian Attack - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The King's Indian Attack - Move by Move

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    In this book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald examines in depth the many variations of the King's Indian Attack. He outlines White's most promising options and Black's best defences, and provides answers to all the key questions. *Essential guidance and training in the King's Indian Attack *Provides repertoire options for White *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study. Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Fianchetto System

    SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Fianchetto System

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    Grandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White against both the King's Indian and Grünfeld defences. Many players struggle to find suitable lines to challenge these two popular and dynamic openings, or find the masses of theory in the main lines difficult to digest. Lemos solves this perennial problem by advocating a solid system of development based on the fianchetto system, where understanding ideas is more important than move memorization. Learn More
  14. SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

    SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

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    There’s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software. Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations of how to use ChessBase. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. SHOPWORN - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

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    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level. It particularly appeals to bold, ambitious players and leads to positions which are rich in possibilities for both sides. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, Lakdawala provides a repertoire for White, covers the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Trompowsky Attack. Learn More
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners

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    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games? Learn More
  20. 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
  21. SHOPWORN - The Extreme Caro-Kann

    SHOPWORN - The Extreme Caro-Kann

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    The Caro-Kann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its ‘solid’ and ‘drawish’ reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening. Learn More
  22. SHOPWORN - Korchnoi - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Korchnoi - Move by Move

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    Viktor Korchnoi is a chess legend. In a career which has spanned over 60 years, he won countless grandmaster tournaments, was a four-time Soviet Champion, a multi-time World Championship Candidate, and twice fought for the World Championship in famous battles with his adversary Anatoly Karpov. Learn More
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. SHOPWORN - My First Book of Checkmate

    SHOPWORN - My First Book of Checkmate

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    My First Book of Checkmate presents all the basic patterns in clear diagrams, provides simple puzzles to get you started, and then takes you on a fascinating and rewarding journey through the beautiful and brilliant world of checkmate. By the time you finish this book you will be well prepared both to see danger before it strikes, and to deliver the crushing blows that win games.

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  27. 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
  28. SHOPWORN - The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move

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    The Nimzo-Larsen Attack is an ideal opening choice for players keen to avoid mainline theory but still wanting to set their opponents problems from the outset. In the Nimzo-Larsen, White begins 1 b3 and then develops in hypermodern fashion – planning to undermine any central structures Black dares to erect. A key attraction of the Nimzo-Larsen is that White can steer the game into either sharp play or elaborate strategic battles. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in examining the many different variations of the Nimzo-Larsen. Lakdawala studies the typical plans and tactics for both sides, offers repertoire options for White, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Nimzo-Larsen Attack. Learn More
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $33.95

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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
  33. SHOPWORN - How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

    SHOPWORN - How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

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    At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles. Time Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 Learn More
  34. SHOPWORN - The Grand Prix Attack

    SHOPWORN - The Grand Prix Attack

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    The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s deadliest weapons against the Sicilian Defence. It continues to be highly popular with tournament chess players all over the world. While earlier publications mainly focused on tactics, this book the finally gives the GPA the coverage it deserves. Learn More
  35. 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
  36. 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

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