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    1. SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

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      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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    2. SHOPWORN - Closed Sicilian

      SHOPWORN - Closed Sicilian

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      The Closed variation (1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3) has always been regarded as an interesting and dynamic way to meet the aggressive Sicilian Defense. At the highest level, former World Champions Boris Spassky and Vassily Smyslov have employed it on a regular basis, while Vassily Ivanchuk has also used it as a surprise weapon. The Closed Sicilian is ideally suited to club and tournament players, as it does not require the memorising of reams of complicated variations; an understanding of typical themes being more important than theoretical knowledge. Learn More
    3. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

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      In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians. Learn More
    4. SHOPWORN - Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes

      SHOPWORN - Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes

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      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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    5. SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3

      SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3

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      This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.

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    6. SHOPWORN - The Complete c3 Sicilian

      SHOPWORN - The Complete c3 Sicilian

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      It is not difficult to understand why the Alapin Sicilian is such a popular opening with amateur and professional chess players all over the world. Against Black’s most dangerous reply to 1.e4 it simply offers everything you need if you are looking for a reliable scheme that does not take much time to learn. Learn More
    7. SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian

      SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian

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      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. Learn More
    8. SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game

      SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game

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      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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    9. SHOPWORN - Modern Defence

      SHOPWORN - Modern Defence

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      The Modern Defence leads to sharp and dynamic positions from the very first few moves. Black concedes space in the center with a view to launching a counterattack based on his powerful bishop fianchetto. As leading grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov, Mikhail Gurevich and Jon Speelman himself have shown on numerous occasions, when it works, the Modern Defence is truly a spectacular weapon. This book will show you how to put it to use in your own games. Learn More
    10. SHOPWORN - Open Ruy Lopez

      SHOPWORN - Open Ruy Lopez

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      The Open Ruy Lopez (also known as the Open Spanish) has always been a popular choice at both club level and at grandmaster level, where it has withstood the test of time after decades of close scrutiny. It offers both sides the opportunity for a sharp clash of forces in which the better prepared player will often come out on top. It is therefore no surprise that fighting players such as Victor Korchnoi and Jan Timman have always used the Open Ruy Lopez as an important weapon in their armory. Learn More
    11. SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win

      SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win

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      In this book the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the "old chess", and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters. Learn More
    12. SHOPWORN - Semi-Slav

      SHOPWORN - Semi-Slav

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      The Semi-Slav Defense (1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 c6) has been one of Black's most reliable defenses to the queen's pawn since the 1920s, having withstood decades of scrutiny at the highest level. Nowadays it is very popular at grandmaster level (it is used regularly by such imaginative players as Shirov and Kramnik) as well as with club and tournament players. Learn More
    13. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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      Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.

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    14. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The King's Indian

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The King's Indian

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      The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations.

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    15. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Accepted

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Accepted

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      In Starting Out: Queen's Gambit Accepted Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik take a fresh look at this famous opening. The early moves and ideas are introduced and care is taken to explain the reasoning behind them, something that is often neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the QGA and of opening play in general.

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    16. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Indian

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Indian

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      The Queen's Indian is one of Blacks most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. Is an established favourite amongst world-class grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queen's Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades.

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    17. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Grunfeld

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Grunfeld

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      The Grunfeld is an energetic and popular defense to queen's pawn openings and is a favorite of the world number one Garry Kasparov. From the start of the game Black allows White to build an apparently strong centre but then attacks it with all his forces. Play can become extremely sharp and theoretical and this opening very much appeals to dynamic players. Learn More
    18. SHOPWORN - Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

      SHOPWORN - Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

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      Are you making the most of your chess talent? Do you always perform to the best of your ability? Do your results match up with your understanding of the game? If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then read on! In The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess, Grandmaster and experienced tournament player John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize your potential and improve your results.

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    19. SHOPWORN - Two Knights Defence

      SHOPWORN - Two Knights Defence

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      In this book, openings theoretician Jan Pinski guides the reader through both the well-trodden paths of the main lines plus the less fashionable side variations of this most complex opening. Using illustrative games, Pinski studies the key ideas and tactics for both Black and White.

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    20. SHOPWORN - The Tarrasch Defense - Move by Move

      SHOPWORN - The Tarrasch Defense - Move by Move

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      The Tarrasch is an ambitious defense to the Queen's Gambit. Black's concept is a fearless one – he willingly accepts an isolated queen's pawn but in return seizes space in the centre and gains freedom of development for all his pieces. In this book, International Master and Tarrasch expert Sam Collins invites you to join him in examining this popular opening and its many variations. Learn More
    21. SHOPWORN - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

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      The authors of these books are very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner.

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    22. SHOPWORN - Mastering Positional Chess

      SHOPWORN - Mastering Positional Chess

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      Mastering Positional Chess is a serious, but entertaining chess instruction book. Daniel started writing it when he realized that his lack of positional understanding was causing him to lose many games. Learn More
    23. SHOPWORN - Modern Chess Preparation

      SHOPWORN - Modern Chess Preparation

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      With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.

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    24. 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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    25. SHOPWORN - Play 1.b3

      SHOPWORN - Play 1.b3

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      The popularity of the Nimzo-Larsen Attack is largely based on its surprise value, but in fact 1.b3 is one of White's more logical first moves, since by immediately developing his queen's bishop, White aims at undermining the black centre.

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    26. SHOPWORN - The Ragozin Complex

      SHOPWORN - The Ragozin Complex

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      The Ragozin Complex is a flexible and versatile chess opening system that, despite its popularity, rarely has been a subject of serious study in chess literature. A hybrid of the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defence, the Ragozin featured in a famous book by Soviet theoretician Lipnitsky in the 1950s. Bobby Fischer decided to learn Russian to be able to read that work and immediately afterwards started playing the Ragozin.

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    27. SHOPWORN - Revolutionize Your Chess

      SHOPWORN - Revolutionize Your Chess

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      Former Ukrainian Champion Moskalenko, who coached Vasily Ivanchuk to stardom, presents a fundamentally new approach of getting better at chess. Covering all aspects of the game, Moskalenko develops new and easy-to-apply rules-of-thumb for amateur players who want to improve. With many examples, tests and exercises, this is the ultimate modern chess skills improvement manual. Easy to read and understand; even weaker players will benefit from Moskalenko's breakdown of the material, wrote Carsten Hansen at about Moskalenko's previous book 'The Flexible French'. Learn More
    28. 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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    29. SHOPWORN - Sabotage the Grunfeld

      SHOPWORN - Sabotage the Grunfeld

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      Grandmaster Larry Kaufman presents a very effective way for White to disrupt the plans and demolish the position of players on the black side of the popular Grünfeld Defence. Learn More
    30. SHOPWORN - Sicilian Attacks

      SHOPWORN - Sicilian Attacks

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      Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations.

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    31. SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

      SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

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      Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players: Learn More
    32. 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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    33. SHOPWORN - The Stress of Chess

      SHOPWORN - The Stress of Chess

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      In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • SHOPWORN - Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

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    The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence continues to be extremely popular, both with top grandmasters and club players. And for very good reasons: it is a flexible, ambitious, wonderfully rich and diverse system, offering one of the best ways for Black to play for a win. Both Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov achieved great successes with their beloved Najdorf. Learn More
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