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    SHOPWORN - Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
    The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
    Catalog Code: SWB0119NIC

    A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
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    SHOPWORN - Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes

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    SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian
    Hit the Nimzowitsch Variation with 6. d5!
    Catalog Code: SWB0141NIC

    The ultra-sharp pawn sacrifice 6.d5 has caused a revolution in the 4… Ba6 line of the Queen’s Indian Defence in recent years. The ingenious gambit was hotly debated at the highest level by players like Alexey Shirov, for White, and Peter Leko, for Black. At club level it became a dangerous weapon for attackers.
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    SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian

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    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game
    A New Adventure in an Old Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: SWB0108NIC

    The Four Knights variation is one of the oldest chess openings, dating back to the 16th century. In recent years it has been injected with numerous fresh ideas and has shaken off the reputation of being a peaceful choice. White has quite a few ways to create tension and play for the attack.
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    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 103 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Hou Yifan Triumphs in Sicilian Showdown with Judit Polgar
    Catalog Code: SWB0103PYB


    Publisher: New In Chess
    Author: New In Chess
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 248
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book DescriptionThe 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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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 103 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 98 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Anish Giri - Killer in the Grunfeld with Both Colours
    Catalog Code: SWB0098HYB

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 98 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 99 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Amber Winner Levon Aronian - Fireworks in the QGD
    Catalog Code: SWB0099HYB

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 99 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
    A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
    Catalog Code: SWB0117NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

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    SHOPWORN - Larsen - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0399EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Larsen - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Ruy Lopez Revisited
    Offbeat Weapons & Unexplored Resources
    Catalog Code: SWB0084NIC

    The Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Opening) is one of the oldest and most important chess openings, popular with amateurs as well as professional players. Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov presents bold, but very playable, off-beat weapons for Black, as well as dynamic new ideas and refutations in many main-line variations, for both Black and White. An accessible and inspirational book book by world-famous Ivan Sokolov who, in his rich career, has beaten world champions Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand. Much useful material for aspiring club players, said British Chess Magazine about Sokolov's previous book - 'Winning 132,'.
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    SHOPWORN - Ruy Lopez Revisited

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5
    Catalog Code: SWB0400EM

    The Sicilian Najdorf is undoubtedly one of the most popular chess openings. It was played with great success by world champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and today it remains a favourite defense at all levels from grandmaster to beginner. 6 Bg5 is widely acknowledged as a critical test of the Sicilian Najdorf. In this book, International Master Kevin Goh Wei Ming examines the most theoretically important and instructive games in recent years, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Whether playing White or Black, this book provides you with essential knowledge of an important opening.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 113 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Fabiano Caruana Squeezes a Win Out of a Stone in the Petroff
    Catalog Code: SWB0113HYB

    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!
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 113 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 109 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Magnus plays kick and rush in the Trompowsky
    Catalog Code: SWB0109PYB

    Forum The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 109 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - French Winawer Poisoned Pawn
    A Dynamic Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: SWB0244IS

    The French Defense is all the rage these days, and there are plenty of books examining the opening from Black's point of view. This book is a reaction from the other side.
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    SHOPWORN - French Winawer Poisoned Pawn

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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 - 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 - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

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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 - Checkmate! Tactics

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: SWB0339EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

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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 Developments - The Pirc

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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 - Giants of Innovation

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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 - The English - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0348EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move

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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 - The Four Knights - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0350EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames
    Catalog Code: SWB0342EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames

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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy
    Catalog Code: SWB0375EM

    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
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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
    1973-1985
    Catalog Code: SWB0335EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

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    SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0359EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy
    Catalog Code: SWB0344EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy

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    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move
    A Step-By-Step Guide to Brilliant Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0286EM

    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
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    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Modern Defense - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0369EM

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - The Modern Defense - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Play the French - 4th EDITION
    Catalog Code: SWB0354EM

    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!
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    SHOPWORN - Play the French - 4th EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0346EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!
    Catalog Code: SWB0347EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav
    Catalog Code: SWB0004EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav

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    SHOPWORN - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler
    Catalog Code: SWB0357EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

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    SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II
    Another 1200 Puzzles to Train Your Brain
    Catalog Code: SWB0360EM

    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
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    SHOPWORN - The Complete Chess Workout II

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