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  1. SHOPWORN - Zurich 1953

    SHOPWORN - Zurich 1953

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    A great tournament deserves a great book. That's what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament Learn More
  2. 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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  3. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2

    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids - VOLUME 2

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    Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids Volume 2 is a fun and instructive workbook for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, it combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles. Slightly more advanced than Volume 1, its aim is to further develop a student's tactical skills. Learn More
  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 - Winning Chess Manouevres

    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Manouevres

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    Sarkhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players. He shows how masters generate ideas from the games of other masters: positional sacrifices, amazing counterplay concepts, unorthodox exchanges, winning with h2-h4, overcoming a blockade, the advantages of double pawns, the e5 pawn wedge, the uses of the queen-bishop battery, and much more. Learn More
  6. SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz

    SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz

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    The World Chess Champion Series 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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  7. 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
  8. SHOPWORN - Vassily Ivanchuk

    SHOPWORN - Vassily Ivanchuk

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    “Chuky, you’re a genius.” Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk. The Ukrainian wizard, immensely popular with pros and amateurs alike, has been a member of the world elite for more than twenty years and is one of the most active players on the international circuit. Learn More
  9. SHOPWORN - Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION

    SHOPWORN - Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION

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    ENDGAME TACTICS is an affordable guide that reduces the psychological burden of endgame instruction by showing that endgames are actually quite enjoyable because of the tactics! There is no substitute for hard work in getting better at chess, but the fact of the matter is that we always work harder at something we love. By enjoying the entertainment of real life endgame tactics, and (at least for the moment) forgetting about theoretical positions that seem distant from everyday practice, the amateur player learns to love the endgame.

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  10. SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

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    If only life was as straightforward as a book of chess exercises! If only someone would tap you on the shoulder every time the moment to show your tactical skills has arrived This book will teach you to recognize the signals that tell you that somewhere in the position you are looking at there is a tactical blow just waiting to be found. What you need, and what this book helps you to acquire, is a Chess Tactics Antenna. Learn More
  11. 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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  12. SHOPWORN - Tips for Young Players

    SHOPWORN - Tips for Young Players

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    In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.

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  13. SHOPWORN - The Veresov - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Veresov - Move by Move

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    The Veresov Opening is characterized by the moves 1 d4, 2 Nc3 and 3 Bg5. It’s a perfect weapon for those who wish to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory and to set their opponents problems from the outset. The Veresov is a flexible opening and White may choose lines that are either positional or tactical in nature. International Master Jimmy Liew has played the Veresov successfully for many years, and in this book he invites you to join him in a study of his favourite opening. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. SHOPWORN - The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1

    SHOPWORN - The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1

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    The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of the most important chess openings, both at club level and with top players. In recent years it has undergone a number of significant changes and it's high time for a thorough look at the current state of affairs. Top grandmaster Ivan Sokolov is the perfect authority to do so.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. SHOPWORN - The Rossolimo Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - The Rossolimo Sicilian

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    Play real chess instead of trying to memorize endless database lines! That is what the Rossolimo Sicilian offers and why this opening has become so popular with chess players all over the world. If you play 3.Bb5 in the Sicilian, you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in all kinds of Open Sicilians.

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  21. SHOPWORN - The Petroff

    SHOPWORN - The Petroff

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    The Petroff Defense is a solid and reliable way to meet 1 e4. It has a strong reputation and has been employed regularly by many grandmasters, most notably former world champions Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik. By choosing counterattack instead of defense as early as the second move, Black immediately avoids many favorite weapons for White, including the Ruy Lopez, Italian Game, Scotch Game and a number of daunting gambits. Learn More
  22. 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
  23. 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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  24. SHOPWORN - The Modern Scandinavian

    SHOPWORN - The Modern Scandinavian

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    The Modern Scandinavian is an updated and expanded translation of "Modernes Skandinavisch 2", which appeared in 2006 and also became a bestseller. This second book focuses not on theoretical lines but on the structural ideas after the moves 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5.

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  25. SHOPWORN - The Modern French

    SHOPWORN - The Modern French

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    This is a complete and up-to-date work for players of all levels, and contains brand-new concepts in topical modern lines such as the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Morozevich Variations.

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  26. 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
  27. SHOPWORN - The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6

    SHOPWORN - The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6

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    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. Learn More
  28. SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

    SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

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    Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship.

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  29. SHOPWORN - The Liberated Bishop Defence

    SHOPWORN - The Liberated Bishop Defence

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    In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem; liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move! Play 2...Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4. Learn More
  30. SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian

    SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian

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    The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5, 2. Nf3 e6, 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4…Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning chess opening system. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don’t run excessive risks. That is why The Lazy Man’s Sicilian is ideal for club players who don’t have much time to study opening theory (or are not too fond of hard work anyway). Learn More
  31. 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
  32. SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian

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    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. Learn More
  33. SHOPWORN - The Killer Dutch

    SHOPWORN - The Killer Dutch

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    In this book, Williams examines the Classical Dutch in great depth. He also presents a complete repertoire for Black with the Dutch Defense, which is based on his own repertoire he has used successfully at grandmaster level for many years. As well as presenting the latest theory and revealing his new ideas in the key lines, Williams highlights the main tactical and strategic ideas for both sides and covers important issues such as move orders. Learn More
  34. SHOPWORN - The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

    SHOPWORN - The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

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    The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.

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  35. SHOPWORN - The Hypermodern Game of Chess

    SHOPWORN - The Hypermodern Game of Chess

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    The Hypermodern Game of Chess is the first English-language version of Savielly Tartakower’s magnificent chess masterpiece - Die Hypermoderne Schachpartie. A massive tome, the first edition was published in German in 1924 and became an instant best-seller. This is the 21st Century Edition of this must-have chess book, and includes several hundred diagrams and reformatting of the text to meet the expectations of the modern chess player. Learn More
  36. 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

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