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    Year of Publication
    1994 2013 1994 to 2013
    Author(s)
    1. Adam Hunt (1)
    2. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
    3. Alexander Cherniaev (2)
    4. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    5. Alexei Shirov (1)
    6. Amatzia Avni (1)
    7. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
    8. Andres D. Hortillosa (1)
    9. Andrew Greet (3)
    10. Angus Dunnington (2)
    11. Boris Gulko (1)
    12. Byron Jacobs (1)
    13. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    14. Christopher Scheerer (1)
    15. Christopher Wisnewski (1)
    16. Colin Crouch (3)
    17. Colin McNab (1)
    18. Craig Pritchett (3)
    19. Cyrus Lakdawala (7)
    20. Danny Gormally (1)
    21. David Friedgood (1)
    22. David Vigorito (1)
    23. Eduard Prokuronov (1)
    24. Garry Kasparov (7)
    25. Gary Lane (1)
    26. Gawain Jones (1)
    27. Gewain Jones (1)
    28. Glenn Flear (3)
    29. Iakov Neishtadt (1)
    30. Jacek Ilczuk (1)
    31. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    32. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    33. James Plaskett (1)
    34. James Schuyler (1)
    35. James Vigus (4)
    36. Joel Benjamin (1)
    37. Joel R. Steed (1)
    38. Johan Hellsten (2)
    39. John Cox (2)
    40. John Cox (2)
    41. John Emms (5)
    42. John Shaw (2)
    43. John Watson (1)
    44. Jonathan Levitt (1)
    45. Jovanka Houska (1)
    46. Ken Neat (1)
    47. Krzysztof Panczyk (1)
    48. Lorin D'Costa (2)
    49. Matthew Sadler (1)
    50. Maxim Chetverik (1)
    51. Michael de la Maza (1)
    52. Milos Pavlovic (1)
    53. Neil McDonald (4)
    54. Nick Conticello (1)
    55. Nicolai V. Pedersen (1)
    56. Nigel Davies (6)
    57. Richard Palliser (9)
    58. Ruslan Scherbakov (1)
    59. Sam Collins (2)
    60. Simon Kay (1)
    61. Simon Williams (2)
    62. Steve Giddins (3)
    63. Tim Crouch (1)
    64. Timothy Taylor (4)
    65. Tony Kosten (1)
    66. William Stewart (1)
    67. Yasser Seirawan (3)
    68. Yelena Dembo (1)
    69. Yury Lapshun (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (51)
    2. AN - Algebraic (14)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (3)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (6)
    3. Move by Move (15)
    4. My Great Predecessors (1)
    5. Starting Out (12)
    6. Winning Chess (4)
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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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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 - The Torre Attack - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0351EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: SWB0262EM

      The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
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      SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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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 - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
      Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
      Catalog Code: SWB0157EM

      The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
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      SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni
      Catalog Code: SWB0340EM

      Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

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      SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!
      A Modern Look at Chess Strategy
      Catalog Code: SWB0358EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Break the Rules!

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      SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0362EM

      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.
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      SHOPWORN - The French Winawer - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess
      Catalog Code: SWB0287EM

      Some players seem to be naturally gifted at chess. Almost effortlessly they seem to know what to do in every position. They recognize the best squares for their pieces; they know whether to seize the initiative with a bold attack or play quietly; whether to trade pieces or avoid exchanges; how to exploit opponents' weaknesses while minimizing the effect of their own - they make it look all too easy!
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      SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess

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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 - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0192EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian, John Emms and Richard Palliser team up to investigate by far the most popular and widely-played chess opening, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations of the open Sicilian, selecting a wealth of ideas and options for both colours. Many of the carefully chosen weapons are innovative, visually shocking, incredibly tricky, or have been unfairly discarded; they are guaranteed to throw even your most experienced opponent off balance. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you assured and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian

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      SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
      Catalog Code: SWB0096EM

      Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrated how this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve both their understanding and practical play.
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      SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2

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      SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Strategies
      Catalog Code: SWB0376EM

      Do you instinctively know what to do in every type of chess position or are you often uncertain about how to proceed? Wouldn't it be really useful to know the best chess strategies and to recognise when they should be used? In this book Sam Collins examines key games from both the classical and modern eras. He analyses the major strategic ideas that have stood the test of time and notes their considerable influence on his own games.
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      SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

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      SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French
      A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: SWB0325EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French

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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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      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess
      Winning Battles over the Board
      Catalog Code: SWB0106EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

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      SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence
      An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: SWB0327EM

      The Sicilian Defence is by far the most popular chess opening. If you play 1 e4 as White, on average you are likely to meet the Sicilian in virtually every other game! You need to be prepared to face the Sicilian at all times, and a ready-to-use repertoire against it is an indispensable weapon. In this book, Gawain Jones confronts the challenge of meeting the Sicilian head on. He has constructed a comprehensive Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, which is based on lines that are successfully employed at grandmaster level.
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      SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence

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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 - The Budapest Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0281EM

      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.
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      SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit

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      SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies
      Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
      Catalog Code: SWB0279EM

      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.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

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      SHOPWORN - American Grandmaster
      Four Decades of Chess Adventures
      Catalog Code: SWB0228EM

      In American Grandmaster, Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the 'Fischer boom' era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.
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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 - Chess Psychology
      Catalog Code: SWB0128EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V
      Korchoi and Karpov
      Catalog Code: SWB0136EM

      This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues the "post-Fischer" period in the 1970's and early 1980's. This period was dominated by Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi. Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME V

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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 - The New Old Indian
      A Repertoire for Black against 1 d4
      Catalog Code: SWB0332EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian

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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian
      Catalog Code: SWB0018EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0041EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - French
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0190EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, 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 - French

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      SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation
      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      Catalog Code: SWB0119EM

      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.
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      SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation

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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 - Declining the Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0330EM

      This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular "Queen's Gambit Declined". Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik.
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      SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: SWB0272EM

      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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      SHOPWORN - The Slav - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0331EM

      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, Move by Move greatly encourages the learning and practicing 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 Slav - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - Grunfeld Defence
      Catalog Code: SWB0257EM

      The Grunfeld Defence is a dynamic and popular weapon for Black against queen's pawn openings. Former World Champion Bobby Fischer and current world number one Garry Kasparov head a long list of grandmasters that have utilized this opening with continued success.
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      SHOPWORN - Grunfeld Defence

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