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    1. SHOPWORN - Moscow Marathon

      SHOPWORN - Moscow Marathon

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      Moscow Marathon is the definitive account of the 1984-1985 World Chess Championship between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.

      Billed as the "match of the century", it became a unique test of endurance and ended in chaos and controversy. The book is aimed at the reader with an interest in chess and combines detailed scrutiny of the games with an eye-witness account of the proceedings in Moscow.

      No other record of the match has this combination of careful research and constant, on-the-spot reporting. Learn More
    2. SHOPWORN - Concise Chess

      SHOPWORN - Concise Chess

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      Beginning with the very basics, this pocket-sized book is a step-by-step guide to learning chess. Learn More
    3. SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French

      SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French

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      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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    4. SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

      SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

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      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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    5. SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!

      SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!

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      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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    6. SHOPWORN - The Caro-Kann - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Caro-Kann - Move by Move

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      In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.

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    7. SHOPWORN -  Checkmate! Tactics

      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

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      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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    8. SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book

      SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book

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      Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate. Learn More
    9. SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

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      In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.

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    10. SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc

      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc

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      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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    11. SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

      SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation

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      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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    12. SHOPWORN - Chess Strategy - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - Chess Strategy - Move by Move

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      Want to improve at chess? Then you'll need to improve your understanding of chess strategy. You probably knew that already - but how to begin to study such a vast and seemingly complex subject? International Master Adam Hunt is a full-time chess teacher and is thus very familiar with this problem. His solution is to present an accessible and easy-to-read guide for club players and juniors. Hunt studies all the key components of chess strategy, including development, king safety, attack and defence, initiative, pawn play and much more. He examines not only grandmaster games but also those played by students, demonstrates model strategic play, identifies typical mistakes and explains how to avoid them. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess Learn More
    13. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

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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
    14. 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
    15. SHOPWORN - Fighting Chess - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - Fighting Chess - Move by Move

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      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. Learn More
    16. 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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    17. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

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      Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time. Learn More
    18. 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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    19. SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy

      SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy

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      Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten. In his new work Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook and queen endgames. He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know, but also the key themes and characteristics of successful endgame play, including activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defence, fortresses and technique Learn More
    20. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

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      The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.

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    21. SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move

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      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games. Learn More
    22. SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Strategy

      SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Strategy

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      Short Description for Mastering Chess Strategy - B0310EM Learn More
    23. SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy

      SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy

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      Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.

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    24. SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

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      Leading chess author Colin Crouch selects and explains over 30 sensational games, all from the new millennium. By studying battles between the world's best players, Crouch examines in detail all the key areas of modern chess Learn More
    25. 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
    26. SHOPWORN - The Nimzo-Indian - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Nimzo-Indian - Move by Move

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      Chess players are offered an ambitious repertoire for White with 1.d4 in two volumes, with this book covering all lines except 1...d5. The repertoire is based on classical lines and inspired by Botvinnik’s approach. Learn More
    27. SHOPWORN - Play the French - 4th EDITION

      SHOPWORN - Play the French - 4th EDITION

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      The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years! Learn More
    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    31. 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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    32. 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
    33. 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
    34. 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
    35. 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
    36. 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

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