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    SHOPWORN - Concise Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0099EM
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    SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess
    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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    SHOPWORN - Art of Attack in Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0109EM

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    SHOPWORN - Analyse Your Chess
    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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    SHOPWORN - Analyse Your Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0322EM

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0336EM

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    SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0342EM

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

    Catalog Code: SWB0308EM

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    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess
    '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
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    SHOPWORN - Play Winning Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0197EM

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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0041EM

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    SHOPWORN - Catastrophe in the Opening
    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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    SHOPWORN - Catastrophe in the Opening

    Catalog Code: SWB0104EM
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    SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Who Dares Win?

    Catalog Code: SWB0294EM
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko
    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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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko

    Catalog Code: SWB0193EM

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    SHOPWORN - Gambit Busters
    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!
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    SHOPWORN - Gambit Busters

    Catalog Code: SWB0318EM
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    SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess
    Short Description for 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess - B0305EM
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    SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0305EM
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4
    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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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4

    Catalog Code: SWB0026EM
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    SHOPWORN - Creative Chess
    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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    SHOPWORN - Creative Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0078EM
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    SHOPWORN - Grunfeld Defence
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0257EM
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov
    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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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

    Catalog Code: SWB0025EM
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

    Catalog Code: SWB0298EM
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Psychology
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0128EM
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    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings
    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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    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

    Catalog Code: SWB0159EM
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    SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0106EM
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    SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess
    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?
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    SHOPWORN - Why We Lose at Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0303EM
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    SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0287EM
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    SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4
    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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    SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

    Catalog Code: SWB0174EM
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    SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0262EM
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    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play
    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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    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play

    Catalog Code: SWB0148EM
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Software User's Guide

    Catalog Code: SWB0304EM
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    SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0312EM
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

    Catalog Code: SWB0189EM
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
    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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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

    Catalog Code: SWB0036EM
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    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6
    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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    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6

    Catalog Code: SWB0067EM
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0272EM
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    SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4
    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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    SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4

    Catalog Code: SWB0075EM
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

    Catalog Code: SWB0187EM
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian
    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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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

    Catalog Code: SWB0017EM
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    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies
    Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM
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    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies

    Catalog Code: SWB0279EM
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