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      **SHOPWORN** - Chess Informant - ISSUE 121
      Midnight Sun Edition
      Catalog Code: SWB0121INF

      Just as chess fans all over the world were excited by the goings-on at the recent Chess Olympics, so were the staff at Chess Informant excited at the prospect of preparing for readers a Midnight Sun edition, primarily devoted to reporting on this same gigantic sporting event. Our authors, exclusively Olympiad participants, sent us bright games, brilliant ideas and breathtaking insights from this wonderful eleven round competition.
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      Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
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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 - 1... d6 - Move By Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0338EM

      This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      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 - American Grandmaster
      Four Decades of Chess Adventures
      Catalog Code: SWB0228EM

      In American Grandmaster, Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the 'Fischer boom' era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.
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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 - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4
      Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other Tricky Lines
      Catalog Code: SWB0337EM

      Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4.
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      SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!
      A Modern Look at Chess Strategy
      Catalog Code: SWB0358EM

      In this instructive and entertaining book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Grunfeld
      Catalog Code: SWB0377EM

      In this book, David Vigorito examines the most theoretically important and instructive Grunfeld games, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni
      Catalog Code: SWB0340EM

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

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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc
      Catalog Code: SWB0349EM

      In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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      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 Psychology
      Catalog Code: SWB0128EM

      219 Historic Games from the Masters

      What do we understand by brilliancy in chess? The author delves back into history to examine how this concept has developed, before presenting a dazzling array of brilliant games from the past few decades - the prize-winners as selected by grandmaster panels for each issue of Yugoslav 'Chess Informator' between 1968 and 1998. Apart from providing hours of pleasure, a study of these masterpieces will also surely help to add sparkle to your own play!
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology
      The Will to Win
      Catalog Code: SWB0367EM

      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.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation
      Learn from Steinitz, Lasker, Botvinnik, Korchoi and Ivanchuk
      Catalog Code: SWB0336EM

      Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess, such as strategy, attack, defence, opening play, endgames, off-board preparation and mental attitude. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players who have excelled in such aspects of the game, greatly influenced their peers and inspired all of us.
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      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 - The Giants of Strategy
      Learn from Kramnik, Karpov, Petrosian, Capablanca and Nimzowitsch
      Catalog Code: SWB0268EM

      The chess world has been blessed by a number of wonderful strategists, innovators of the game with their instructive play and profound teachings. In Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy, Neil McDonald chooses his selection of the most prominent strategists in chess history and highlights the major contributions they made. He examines their differing approaches and styles, and from Nimzowitsch to Kramnik, how they followed in each other's footsteps. A careful study of this book will help you to understand and improve in one of the most crucial elements of the game.

      Chess Secrets is a brand new series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess study: strategy, attacking play, opening play and gambits, classical play, endgames and preparation. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players from chess history who have excelled in a particular field of the game and who have genuinely influenced their descendants.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide
      Catalog Code: SWB0304EM

      If you have just picked up this book, the chances are that you are the proud owner of a piece of chess software. Whether this is the latest release of a sophisticated database package or a playing program that came free with a magazine, then this book will help you make the most of it.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide

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      SHOPWORN - Concise Chess
      The Compact Guide for Beginners
      Catalog Code: SWB0099EM

      Beginning with the very basics, this pocket-sized book is a step-by-step guide to learning chess.
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      SHOPWORN - Concise Chess

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      SHOPWORN - Creative Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0078EM

      Most chess books aim to guide and instruct by offering principles, rules, schemes and theories. Creative Chess, on the other hand, has a quite different and original approach. It firmly maintains that every chessplayer, whether amateur or master, is capable of creating something new in chess. After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, and flexibility, are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking.
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      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.
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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 - Dangerous Weapons - French
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0190EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, 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!
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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - French

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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 - Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0192EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian, John Emms and Richard Palliser team up to investigate by far the most popular and widely-played chess opening, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations of the open Sicilian, selecting a wealth of ideas and options for both colours. Many of the carefully chosen weapons are innovative, visually shocking, incredibly tricky, or have been unfairly discarded; they are guaranteed to throw even your most experienced opponent off balance. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you assured and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian

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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0363EM

      Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

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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 - Discovering Chess Openings
      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      Catalog Code: SWB0159EM

      There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
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      SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

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      SHOPWORN - Fianchetto Grunfeld
      Catalog Code: SWB0176EM

      By choosing the Fianchetto System against the Grunfeld, White aims to stifle Black's normal piece play. White avoids presenting Black with a target and instead looks to probe Black's sensitive queenside. White's strategy has been used to good effect by Karpov and Kasparov, reason enough to adopt it in one's own games. This new title offers the first complete coverage of this important chess opening and is ideal for King's Indian players looking for a way to meet the Fianchetto. It also includes up-to-the-minute theory from two top-class theoreticians. Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin is a well-known Ukrainian writer and player, and arguably the worlds' leading expert on the Fianchetto Grunfeld. Alexander Belyavsky is also a Ukrainian grandmaster, who became World Junior Champion in 1973 and won the USSR Championship on many occasions. He has competed regularly and successfully in countless super-grandmaster events.
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      SHOPWORN - Fighting Chess - Move by Move
      Learn from the World's Best Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0361EM

      What separates the best chess players from the rest? What gives them the edge over their rivals? Chess legend Vladimir Kramnik believes it's their fighting skills and the ability to continuously find ways to keep a game alive. Colin Crouch agrees, and is fascinated that the world’s strongest players seem almost unbeatable, even when games appear sharp and double-edged.
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      SHOPWORN - Fighting Chess - Move by Move

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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 - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
      Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
      Catalog Code: SWB0157EM

      The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
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      SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

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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 - Fire on Board 2 - Shirov's Best Games
      Catalog Code: SWB0220EM

      Alexei Shirov has dazzled and inspired a generation of chess fans with his unique brand of attacking chess. The Grandmaster, originally from Riga, Latvia, is widely regarded as one of the most aggressive and inventive chess players of the modern era, an argument backed up by his wealth of amazing games, rich in tactical fireworks and extraordinary moves. Fire on Board begins where the best-selling first edition left off in 1996. Shirov traces his progress at the top of the chess world since that year and presents a delightful collection of his favourite games, all explained in great detail to the reader.
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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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