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    SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian
    Play For a Win with 5. f3!
    Catalog Code: SWB0135NIC

    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:
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    SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

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    SHOPWORN - My First Book of Checkmate
    Catalog Code: SWB0091RE

    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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    SHOPWORN - My First Book of Checkmate

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    SHOPWORN - Finding Chess Jewels
    Improve your Imagination and Calculation
    Catalog Code: SWB0380EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Finding Chess Jewels

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    SHOPWORN - A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    Tackling 1.e4 with 1...e5
    Catalog Code: SWB0137NIC

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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    SHOPWORN - The Art of Checkmate
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0071RE

    In the early 1950's, two former French champions authored a book that clearly - and quite comprehensively - explained the basic mating patterns in Chess. The Art of Checkmate by Georges Renaud and Victor Kahn was destined to be hailed as one of the most instructive Chess books ever written.
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    SHOPWORN - The Art of Checkmate

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    SHOPWORN - Looking For Trouble
    Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0021RE

    Identify and Deal with Threats! This book helps you to recognize threats by providing over 300 problems in which you focus on identifying and meeting threats in the opening, middlegame and endgame. The author’s clear explanations are presented in a manner that should greatly benefit players of all levels.
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    SHOPWORN - Looking For Trouble

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    SHOPWORN - The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0381EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Korchnoi - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0384EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Korchnoi - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Benko Gambit - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0382EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The Benko Gambit - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations
    21st-Century Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0072RE

    Enhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation.
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    SHOPWORN - 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices & Combinations

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Fairytale Chess by Baadur Jobava in the Vienna and the Dragadorf
    Catalog Code: SWB0110HYB

    Forum The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Jan Werle, Jose Vilela, Luis Rodi and many more. Also, the winner of the Novelty of the Year 2013 contest is made known.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners
    A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
    Catalog Code: SWB0143NIC

    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?
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners

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    SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian
    Hit the Nimzowitsch Variation with 6. d5!
    Catalog Code: SWB0141NIC

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

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    SHOPWORN - Sabotage the Grunfeld
    A Cutting-edge Repertoire for White based on 3.f3
    Catalog Code: SWB0142NIC

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Sabotage the Grunfeld

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    SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon
    Catalog Code: SWB0385EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon

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    SHOPWORN - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0389EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete
    Chess in the Digital Age
    Catalog Code: SWB0075RE

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

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    SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Fianchetto System
    Weapons for White Against the King's Indian and Grunfeld
    Catalog Code: SWB0388EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Fianchetto System

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    SHOPWORN - The King's Indian Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0394EM

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

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    SHOPWORN - Petrosian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0386EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Petrosian - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0387EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz
    The World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: SWB0094RE

    The first official world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz was a towering figure in the chess world in the last quarter of the 19th century. For nearly three decades, he never lost a serious match. His opening innovations have resonated for more than a century. For example, for those who do not wish to meet the Ruy Lopez with 3...a6, the Steinitz Defense, 3...d6, may still be one of the best ways to meet the “Spanish Torture.”
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    SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3
    1993-2005
    Catalog Code: SWB0392EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
    Catalog Code: SWB0111PYB

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
    Catalog Code: SWB0111HYB

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win
    Catalog Code: SWB0393EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Progress
    From Beginner to Winner
    Catalog Code: SWB0391EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Progress

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    SHOPWORN - Nimzowitsch - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0402EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Nimzowitsch - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Carlsen - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0395EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Carlsen - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK
    Profession: Chess Coach
    Catalog Code: SWB0074RE

    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. 
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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

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    SHOPWORN - French Defense
    The Solid Rubinstein Variation
    Catalog Code: SWB0076RE

    This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal.'' From International Master John Watson's Foreword
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    SHOPWORN - French Defense

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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games
    How To Play For A Win if White Avoids The Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: SWB0147NIC

    If you are ready to play the Ruy Lopez with Black, you also need to be prepared if White avoids the Ruy. In this book Victor Bologan covers all relevant lines with a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses. But Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games is not just another chess opening repertoire book. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line: a common sense approach and an aggressive weapon. It’s actually two books in one
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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games

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    SHOPWORN - The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6
    A Complete Guide for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0148NIC

    The Modern Bogo covers all the possibilities for White after 1.d4 e6... except for 2.e4, after which you should play the French! Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic have created a complete chess opening repertoire for Black players. You will find that this opening not only gives you good chances to equalize as Black, but also many opportunities to play for a win.
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    SHOPWORN - The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6

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    SHOPWORN - Draw!
    The Art of the Half-Point in Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0087RE

    We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played. 
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    SHOPWORN - Draw!

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5
    Catalog Code: SWB0400EM

    The Sicilian Najdorf is undoubtedly one of the most popular chess openings. It was played with great success by world champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and today it remains a favourite defense at all levels from grandmaster to beginner. 6 Bg5 is widely acknowledged as a critical test of the Sicilian Najdorf. In this book, International Master Kevin Goh Wei Ming examines the most theoretically important and instructive games in recent years, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Whether playing White or Black, this book provides you with essential knowledge of an important opening.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5

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    SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian
    Fighting 1.e4 with the Kalashnikov
    Catalog Code: SWB0398EM

    In this book, opening expert Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation. The Kalashnikov is an ideal choice for those looking to take up the Sicilian.
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    SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian

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