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  1. 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
  2. SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess

    SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess

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    One of the finest chess books ever written, now revised in algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. It has been updated by legendary author GM John Nunn. Still one of the great classics ever written on tactics.

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  3. SHOPWORN - Analyse Your Chess

    SHOPWORN - Analyse Your Chess

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    Leading chess author Colin Crouch believes that the key to sustained chess improvement lies in the critical analysis and assessment of your own games. Each and every game you play provides a significant learning opportunity, and this opportunity should never be squandered.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

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    Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990. Learn More
  7. SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess

    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess

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    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan Learn More
  8. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

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    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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  9. SHOPWORN - Catastrophe in the Opening

    SHOPWORN - Catastrophe in the Opening

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    There are not too many feelings more satisfying in chess than winning very quickly by cleverly snaring an opponent in an opening trap. Conversely, all chess players, even budding World Champions, have experienced the utter humiliation of losing in exactly the same manner! In this entertaining and instructive book, Grandmaster James Plaskett presents a wealth of illustrative games that contain disasters in the crucial opening phase of the game, where for one reason or another the battle is concluded prematurely.

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  10. SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?

    SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?

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    Both players are gunning for each other's kings. Whose attack will break through first? This is a typical scenario in chess games. In such tense battles where one slip can be fatal, often it's a case of 'who dares wins'. But it's not enough to throw your pieces up the board and hope for the best. To succeed you need to acquire sophisticated attacking and defensive skills. The good news is that they can easily be learned, remembered and put into practice. Learn More
  11. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko

    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko

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    In this book, four renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Benoni, the Benko and all their associated variations. Instead of traveling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors. 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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  12. SHOPWORN - Gambit Busters

    SHOPWORN - Gambit Busters

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    In this book, Sam Collins tackles this subject head on. He explores in depth the basic gambit approaches, the typical mistakes made at all levels, the world-class defensive and counterattacking techniques displayed by the great players, and how you can learn from them. In addition, he covers some key theory of many popular gambits in modern chess. Be bold, be brave and grab those pawns! Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess

    SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess

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    Short Description for 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess - B0305EM Learn More
  14. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4

    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4

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    In 'Starting Out: 1 e4!' Neil McDonald solves this perennial problem by providing the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the popular opening move 1 e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. Reading this book will give you the confidence to play these variations against all strengths of player and provide you with reliable opening armoury for years to come

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  15. SHOPWORN - Creative Chess

    SHOPWORN - Creative Chess

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    Most chess books aim to guide and instruct by offering principles, rules, schemes and theories. Creative Chess, on the other hand, has a quite different and original approach. It firmly maintains that every chessplayer, whether amateur or master, is capable of creating something new in chess. After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, and flexibility, are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking.

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  16. SHOPWORN - Grunfeld Defence

    SHOPWORN - Grunfeld Defence

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    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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  17. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

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    This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. John Cox revisits the fundamentals of the Sveshnikov, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.

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  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

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    There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?

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  21. SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

    SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess

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    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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  22. SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess

    SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess

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    The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum? Learn More
  23. SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess

    SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess

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    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! Learn More
  24. SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

    SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

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    It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.

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  25. SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

    SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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    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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  26. SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play

    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play

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    The Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter!

    Welcome to a new type of endgame book. A book that includes...
    The most common endgames you will ever encounter.
    Examinations of material balances you will reach in almost half of your games.
    Over 500 pages of grandmaster advice and analysis, assisted by the latest computer software.

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  27. SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide

    SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide

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    If you have just picked up this book, the chances are that you are the proud owner of a piece of chess software. Whether this is the latest release of a sophisticated database package or a playing program that came free with a magazine, then this book will help you make the most of it. Learn More
  28. SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess

    SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess

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    Mistakes are often made in the early part of the game - at all levels of chess - but a key skill is to recognize these critical moments as they happen and to exploit them with maximum efficiency. This is a skill which Grandmaster Simon Williams addresses in this book. Using instructive and entertaining games in which one side wins quickly, he examines all the typical mistakes chess players make in the opening and early middlegame, how you should look to exploit them, and how to avoid falling into similar traps yourself. Learn More
  29. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

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    Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory?

    Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the embarrassment of choices available?

    Look no further for the answer! In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, renowned opening experts John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet take a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analysed paths, the authors concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours. Learn More
  30. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

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    In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.

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  31. SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6

    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6

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    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.

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  32. SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    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. Learn More
  33. SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4

    SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4

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    Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.

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  34. SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

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    Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available. Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!

    In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at Flank Openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors. Learn More
  35. SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

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    In this book, c3 Sicilian expert John Emms goes back to basics: he explains in depth the reasoning behind the critical early moves - something that is often neglected - and uses instructive games to demonstrate key plans for both White and Black.

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  36. SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

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    Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM Learn More

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