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    1. Everyman Chess (113)
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    1. SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation

      SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation

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      There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard. Learn More
    2. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

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      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play. Learn More
    3. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

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      Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!

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    4. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

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      The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.

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    5. SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess

      SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess

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      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? Learn More
    6. SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?

      SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?

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      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. Learn More
    7. SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

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      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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    8. SHOPWORN - The Triangle System

      SHOPWORN - The Triangle System

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      Scherbakov has over 20 years of experience studying and playing these opening variations, which have been tried and tested successfully at grandmaster level and are ideally designed for players who want to challenge White in the opening

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    9. SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

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      This new 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.

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    10. SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.

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    11. SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.

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    12. 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
    13. SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian

      SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian

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      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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    14. SHOPWORN - The Modern Defense - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Modern Defense - Move by Move

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      The Modern Defence is an ambitious, counter-attacking choice for Black which can be played against all mainline openings. In typical hypermodern style, Black allows White to occupy the centre and then undermines this centre by attacking it with pawns and pieces. In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the key variations of the Modern Defence. He shares his experience and knowledge, presents a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions. Learn More
    15. SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames

      SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames

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      Chess players are known to be obsessed by openings. However, world champions have recommended that up-and-coming players should actually begin by studying the endgame first.

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    16. SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - 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 practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Learn More
    17. SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move

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      The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play

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    18. SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The English - 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
    19. SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System

      SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System

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      Welcome to the Dark Knight System, a weapon which can be used against virtually every opening White can play! In the Dark Knight System, Black begins with 1...Nc6 and adopts a dark-square strategy. Learn More
    20. SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

      SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

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      It’s time to start your chess training! This is the eagerly awaited follow-up to The Complete Chess Workout, Richard Palliser’s highly acclaimed chess puzzle book. Now he presents the reader with 1200 new puzzles, every one checked for accuracy by the latest computer engines.

      All top chess players agree that to keep your tactical muscles in shape it’s imperative to continue training, and the easiest and most fun way to do this is by performing tactical exercises Learn More
    21. SHOPWORN - The Colle - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Colle - 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. Learn More
    22. SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit

      SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit

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      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. Learn More
    23. SHOPWORN - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

      SHOPWORN - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

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      Matthew Sadler is one of the UK's strongest ever players. He became a grandmaster at 19, won the British Championship twice and, amongst other amazing achievements, made a gold medal winning score of 101/2/13 on board four for England in the 1996 chess Olympiad.

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    24. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern

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      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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    25. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav

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      The very closely linked Slav and Semi-Slav Defences are two of the most popular and combative openings that Black can play against the Queen's Gambit. They have provided the battleground for thousands of exciting encounters between the world's chess elite, including Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexei Shirov and Alexander Morozevich.

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    26. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

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      This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. John Cox revisits the fundamentals of the Sveshnikov, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.

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    27. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

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      In this book Gawain Jones, one of the world' leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack, provides everything you need to know about this opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his own wealth of experience, he introduces the key moves and ideas for both sides, taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.

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    28. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

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      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Ruy Lopez.

      The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand - the list goes on!

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    29. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

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      The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most popular and fundamental chess openings of all time and it has been the battleground for countless world-class encounters throughout the history of chess. Adherents include a long list of World champions, including Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik.

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    30. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Defensive Play

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Defensive Play

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      In this valuable and entertaining book, Angus Dunnington arms the reader with all the necessary skills to be able to cope with vicious assaults on his or her king. Using illustrative games, Dunnington investigates in depth defensive ideas such as blockading, giving up material and the timely launch of counterattacks. Read this book and defend with confidence!

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    31. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

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      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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    32. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

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      In this book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik revisit the basics of the Classical Sicilian, elaborating on the crucial early moves and plans for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.

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    33. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

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      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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    34. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

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      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk. Learn More
    35. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4

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      In 'Starting Out: 1 e4!' Neil McDonald solves this perennial problem by providing the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the popular opening move 1 e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. Reading this book will give you the confidence to play these variations against all strengths of player and provide you with reliable opening armoury for years to come

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    36. SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

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      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.

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