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  1. 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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  2. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 104 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 104 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    In this issue’s Reviews Glenn Flear checks three opening books that have in common that, instead of detailed computer analysis where things can easily go wrong, they offer solid solutions: "The Berlin Defence" by Igor Lysyj & Roman Ovetchkin, "Slay the Sicilian" by Tim Taylor, and "The Modern French" by Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic.

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  3. SHOPWORN - The Joys of Chess

    SHOPWORN - The Joys of Chess

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    The Joys of Chess is an unforgettable intellectual expedition to the remotest corners of the Royal Game. En route, intriguing thought experiments, strange insights and hilarious jokes will offer vistas you have never seen before. The beauty, the struggle, the culture, the fun, the art and the heroism of chess – you will find them all in this sparkling book that will give you many hours of intense joy. Learn More
  4. SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

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    This book covers all the tactical themes and typical traps in the main lines of the English, the Dutch and the Reti, as well as a couple of interesting gambits. They are explained in more than 200 carefully selected and annotated short games. Learn More
  5. SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz

    SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz

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    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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  6. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 117 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 117 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks! Learn More
  7. SHOPWORN - Concise Chess

    SHOPWORN - Concise Chess

    Regular Price: $12.95

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    Beginning with the very basics, this pocket-sized book is a step-by-step guide to learning chess. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. SHOPWORN - Play the English

    SHOPWORN - Play the English

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    An active opening repertoire for White! The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics.

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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games

    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games

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    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 Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian

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    The ever popular English Attack has long been considered harmless against the Taimanov Sicilian, until in recent years some remarkable improvements were found for White. Armenian grandmaster Zaven Andriasyan has thoroughly and systematically investigated this unexplored chess opening territory. He explains the plans and counterplans, and unveils the structures behind the various lines. While doing so, Andriasyan presents a wealth of highly interesting new ideas and novelties. Learn More
  14. SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

    SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

    Regular Price: $34.95

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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 - Smerdon's Scandinavian

    SHOPWORN - Smerdon's Scandinavian

    Regular Price: $34.95

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    Grandmaster David Smerdon plays the Scandinavian, but not in the typically solid style of this popular opening. He gives the Scandinavian a welcome twist by using it as an all-out attacking weapon! The repertoire he presents in this book is an enhanced version of the one he has successfully employed at grandmaster level over many years. Learn More
  16. SHOPWORN - Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Exercises - BOOK 2

    SHOPWORN - Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Exercises - BOOK 2

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    This book is designed to be a companion of Book 1, Teaching Chess Step by Step Teacher's Manual. It contains a series of exercises designed to reinforce the knowledge that children gain from the teacher's presentations in the classroom. The exercises were designed for K-12 beginners and require a minimum of explanation. The solution may be written in chess notation or drawn on the board. 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 - Chess Psychology

    SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology

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    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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  19. SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move

    SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    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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  20. SHOPWORN - Grandmaster Chess Strategy

    SHOPWORN - Grandmaster Chess Strategy

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    One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top. This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings.

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  21. 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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  22. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $33.95

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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
  23. SHOPWORN - Larsen - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Larsen - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala studies his favourite Larsen games and examines Larsen's skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. Learn More
  24. SHOPWORN - The Queen's Indian - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The Queen's Indian - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $27.95

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    In this book, International Master and chess coach Lorin D’Costa invites you to join him in studying the Queen’s Indian. He highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, constructs a practical repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions. *Essential guidance and training with the Queen’s Indian *Includes repertoire options for Black *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study Learn More
  25. SHOPWORN - The Exchange Sacrifice

    SHOPWORN - The Exchange Sacrifice

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    This book has the ability to add an important, practical dimension to your game – the positional exchange sacrifice. Whether you are evaluating the possibility of sacrificing the exchange, or perhaps preparing to defend against it, Sergey Kasparov’s ground-breaking work will help you sort things out. It is a practical guide which makes the exchange sacrifice more, well, scrutable! Learn More
  26. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 97 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 97 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $32.95

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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
  27. SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $27.95

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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
  28. SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    Regular Price: $21.95

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    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. Learn More
  29. SHOPWORN - Carlsen - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Carlsen - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $29.95

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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
  30. SHOPWORN - Techniques of Positional Play

    SHOPWORN - Techniques of Positional Play

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner. Learn More
  31. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 103 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 103 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    Publisher: New In Chess
    Author: New In Chess
    Year of Publication: 2012

    Pages: 248
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book Description

    The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News

    Forum
    Readers from all over the world join in discussions on previous Surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search for the truth together. With contributions by Viktor Moskalenko, Igor Stohl, Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Nenad Sulava, Ufuk Tuncer, and many others.

    Benjamin's Opening Takes
    In his Opening Takes, Joel Benjamin shows how you can fight against over-prepared opponents, looking at Magnus Carlsen's practical approach in the London Classic and Tata Steel tournaments.

    Kuzmin's Harvest
    In his new series, insider Alexey Kuzmin collects the most important recent novelties for Yearbook readers. This time the novelties are from the European Championship in Plovdiv.

    Book Previews and Reviews
    In this section we present a sneak preview from The Modern French by Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic. Our reviewer Glenn Flear notices a growing influence of subtitles in books like Ivan Sokolov's The Strategic Nimzo-Indian, Larry Kaufman's The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White, Alexander Delchev's The Modern Reti and Ruslan Scherbakov's the triangle system. Of course the insides of these books are even more important, and Flear is an expert in pointing out the highlights!

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  32. SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 113 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 113 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $33.95

    Special Price $16.98

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks! Learn More
  33. SHOPWORN - Stein - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Stein - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $34.95

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    Leonid Stein was a three-time Soviet Chess Champion and one of the World's strongest players during his career, which was tragically cut short at its peak by his premature death in 1973. In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist invites readers to join him in a study of his favorite Stein games, and shows how we can all improve by learning from Stein's masterpieces. Learn More
  34. SHOPWORN - Let's Play Chess

    SHOPWORN - Let's Play Chess

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    In this updated and revised second edition of Pandolfini's acclaimed "Let's Play Chess, you will find the rules, the logic, some of the culture and history, and the basic principles of good chess play. Chess is by far the most popular board game in the world. There are millions of players of all ages and the number keeps growing.

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  35. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

    Regular Price: $27.95

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    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! Learn More
  36. 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

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