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    Hypermodern Strategy
    Hypermodern Strategy
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    Hypermodern Strategy

    Catalog Code: CB0100CD
    $4.95

    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

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $4.98


    SHOPWORN - Rapid Chess Improvement
    The two-part article, "400 Points in 400 Days" by Michael de la Maza was not only wildly popular when it appeared in the Skittles Room at early last year, but its popularity also continued unabated even when it was retired to the Archives. Now the dozen and a half or so pages that made up "400 Points" has been transformed into a full-blown 126-page book published by Everyman Chess: "Rapid Chess Improvement: A Study Plan for Adult Players".
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    SHOPWORN - Rapid Chess Improvement

    Catalog Code: SWB0144EM

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $4.98


    Dynamics of Chess Psychology
    The author helps you follow the road to chess mastership with chapters on 1)Pre-History(600-1821), First steps and examine the different "Schools"., 2)The Romantic(1821-1859) The Development of Natural Talent(A very important chapter) looking at Bourdonnais, Staunton, Anderrsen, and Morphy, 3)The Classical Era(1859-1927) Chess as Science looking at Paulsen, Steinitz, Tarrasch, Tchigorin, Lasker, Rubinstein, and Capablanca, 4)The Modern Game(1927-1957)Individuality and Character examining Nimzovich, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Boleslavsky, and Bronstein, 5)Contemporary Chess(1957-) The Individual in Struggle with Tal, Petrosian, Korchnoi, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, & Kasparov, Separate chapters on Philosophical Foundations and the Importance of Aesthetics ending with Rating and Training Understanding. This book is an all-time classic.
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    Dynamics of Chess Psychology

    Catalog Code: CB0088CD
    $5.95

    SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
    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

    Catalog Code: SWB0096EM

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $6.23


    SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess - Quickly
    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 - Quickly

    Catalog Code: SWB0312EM

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $6.73


    My Love Affair with Tchigorin
    By one of America's best players of the 1930's-40's and a world renown "Romantic". His pre-game comments and annotation of all games will delight you. The long introduction tells of how Santasiere is going to share the joys of one of the greatest chess artists of all time with us. He then encourages us to play romantic, fighting chess like Tchigorin, instead of unoriginal chess. This book could certainly be recommended for the Romantic chess player.
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    My Love Affair with Tchigorin

    Catalog Code: CB0031CD
    $7.95

    Lessons with the Masters
    Lessons with the Masters
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    Lessons with the Masters

    Catalog Code: CB0056CD
    $7.95

    SHOPWORN - Tips for Young Players
    In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
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    SHOPWORN - Tips for Young Players

    Catalog Code: SWB0259EM

    Regular Price: $15.95

    Special Price $8.00


    Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess
    A Knowledge Based Approach
    Through a revolutionary testing system, Dr. Kopec is able to quantify their overall chess strength, specific deficiencies and definite abilities, allowing him to pinpoint which aspects need the most work. This book, developed with the US Chess Federation, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec's knowledge and efforts to help chess players understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery.
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    Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess

    A Knowledge Based Approach
    Catalog Code: B0009OB
    $9.95

    Chess Under the Microscope
    Magnify Your Chess Strength
    In this major work, Paul Motwani, the author of the critically acclaimed H.O.T. Chess and C.O.O.L. Chess, looks in-deph at key aspects of chess. His witty style will not only amuse but will instruct the reader by providing memorable insights into chess secrets.
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    Chess Under the Microscope

    Magnify Your Chess Strength
    Catalog Code: B0039BT
    $9.95

    The Art of the Checkmate
    Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating positional maneuvers leading to these mates. Review quizzes test progress.
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    The Art of the Checkmate

    Catalog Code: B0052DV
    $9.95

    EBOOK - Chess Fundamentals
    This is a reprint of the original "Chess Fundamentals" by Capablanca, as first published in 1921 and only a preface added by Capablanca in 1934. The reader here can feel confident that this reprint contains the exact, complete words of Capablanca. Unlike other reprints, not one word has been changed or omitted.
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    EBOOK - Chess Fundamentals

    Catalog Code: E-B0046EM
    $9.95

    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

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $10.00


    SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
    A Complete Course
    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 - Learn Chess

    A Complete Course
    Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $10.00


    Lasker's Manual of Chess
    Lasker's Manual of Chess is one of the greatest chess books ever written. The fact that it was first published over 80 years ago has diminished neither its relevance nor significance in today's modern chess world. Lasker was both a wonderful fighter and a deep thinker; his book is the quintessence of the exceptionally successful experiences he had over many long years, and his thoughts about them.
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    Lasker's Manual of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0016DV
    $10.95

    SHOPWORN - True Combat Chess
    Winning Battles over the Board
    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

    Winning Battles over the Board
    Catalog Code: SWB0106EM

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $12.50


    SHOPWORN - Survival Guide to Competitive Chess
    Improve Your Results Now!
    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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    SHOPWORN - Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

    Improve Your Results Now!
    Catalog Code: SWB0240EM

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $12.50


    Batsford Book of Chess Records
    The book aims to fill a gap in chess literature by listing the record holders in numerous aspects of the game. It is divided into four sections: Games; People; Tournaments, Matches and Events; and Around the Black and White Board, giving the chess play of some amazing chess record moves.
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    Batsford Book of Chess Records

    Catalog Code: B0008BT
    $12.95

    SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros
    What separates the greatest chess players from mere mortals? Grandmaster Danny Gormally believes that understanding, preparation and will to win are three crucial factors. In Play Chess Like the Pros he examines these key aspects and attempts to bridge the gap between the best and the rest. He believes that a player's capacity to improve is limitless, and in this age of computer-assisted learning the opportunity to do so is greater than ever before. But are you prepared to stretch yourself, to take yourself out of the comfort zone?
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    SHOPWORN - Play Chess Like the Pros

    Catalog Code: SWB0277EM

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $13.48


    SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess
    How can you improve at chess? This is the eternal question asked by players of all levels. Which part of the game should you focus on? How often should you play? Should you change your opening repertoire? What's the best way to learn from your defeats? So many questions ... and yet direct answers are hard to find. It's no wonder aspiring players are left bewildered and in need of direction.In this book grandmaster Nigel Davies provides that direction. He examines the methods used by a number of players who were looking to improve their game, and how they went about achieving their goal.
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    SHOPWORN - 10 Great Ways To Get Better At Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0305EM

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $13.50


    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

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $13.50


    A Parent's Guide to Chess
    So your child has discovered Chess. You've probably heard the good news from teachers and other parents: kids who play Chess do better in school and learn self-reliance and analytical skills. It's great that your kid is interested in an activity that offers such lifelong benefits and provides so many chances to learn real life lessons - and it is so much fun!
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    A Parent's Guide to Chess

    Catalog Code: B0007OB
    $14.95

    Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games
    The Brilliant and Instructive Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Chessplayer
    Before his recent retirement, Garry Kasparov held the number one position in chess for nearly twenty years. He is considered the greatest player of all time. Now, beginning and intermediate players, ninety percent of the chess playing audience, can benefit from his wisdom.
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    Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games

    The Brilliant and Instructive Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Chessplayer
    Catalog Code: B0009CZ
    $14.95

    Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess
    A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
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    Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess

    A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
    Catalog Code: B0012GB
    $14.95

    101 Chess Questions Answered
    Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
    Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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    101 Chess Questions Answered

    Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
    Catalog Code: B0013GB
    $14.95

    Modern Chess Analysis
    Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
    Chess analysis is nearly as old as the game itself, with many of the pioneering works by the giants of chess history being devoted to the analysis of positions, openings and endings. Personal computers and powerful chess software are having a profound effect on chess analysis and theory - most grandmasters use them extensively. However, this book does far more than explain methods for computer-assisted analysis. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of the human mind, and a greater understanding of many areas of chess while working through the examples that Robin Smith presents.
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    Modern Chess Analysis

    Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
    Catalog Code: B0093GB
    $14.95

    Learn Chess
    A Complete Course
    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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    Learn Chess

    A Complete Course
    Catalog Code: B0098EM
    $14.95

    The System
    A World Champion's Approach to Chess
    Hans Berliner is one of the most successful correspondence chess players of all time, and was utterly dominant in the 5th World Championship. Here, for the first time, he explains the set of principles - The System - that he used to guide him to the right moves. Readers will be astonished by the simplicity and power of Berliner's methods as he takes several major openings and subjects them to System principles, and finds radically new approaches to them.
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    The System

    A World Champion's Approach to Chess
    Catalog Code: B0098GB
    $14.95

    Grandmaster Chess Move by Move
    A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
    A collection of John Nunn's best games from 1994 to the present day, annotated in detail in the same style as the best-selling Understanding Chess Move by Move. Throughout, the emphasis is on what the reader can learn from each game, so the book is ideal study material for those seeking to progress to a higher level of chess understanding. There is also entertainment in abundance: Nunn has a direct aggressive style, and many of his opponents in these games are ambitious young grandmasters from the generation inspired by Kasparov's dynamic chess.
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    Grandmaster Chess Move by Move

    A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
    Catalog Code: B0099GB
    $14.95

    How to be Lucky in Chess
    A Practical Guide to Encouraging Your Opponents to Self-Destruct!
    Some players seem to have an inexhaustible supply of chessboard luck. No matter what trouble they find themselves in, they somehow manage to escape. Among world champions, Lasker, Tal and Kasparov are famed for peering into the abyss but somehow making sure it is their opponents who fall.
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    How to be Lucky in Chess

    A Practical Guide to Encouraging Your Opponents to Self-Destruct!
    Catalog Code: B0103GB
    $14.95

    How to Play Dynamic Chess
    Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
    Chess is fundamentally a dynamic game. Each move changes the situation and the possibilities for both sides. No piece is ever identically as valuable as any other, and their scope changes from move to move. The current generation of supergrandmasters plays unrelentingly dynamic chess, but a great deal of chess literature still deals with chess as if it were a predominantly static game. Much traditional chess teaching is based around rules of thumb that might work well 'on average' or in 'typical' situations, but these rules may not equip players for the specific and sometimes exceptional situations that they face in their games.
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    How to Play Dynamic Chess

    Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
    Catalog Code: B0123GB
    $14.95

    SHOPWORN - The World Champions I Knew
    The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
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    SHOPWORN - The World Champions I Knew

    Catalog Code: SWB0128NIC

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $15.00


    Tips for Young Players
    In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
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    Tips for Young Players

    Catalog Code: B0259EM
    $15.95

    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 1
    This is the first book in Lev Alburt's famous Comprehensive Chess Course. Learn everything from the basics of piece movement up to the value of the chess pieces, strategies, tactics, and opening principles. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player. This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike.
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    Learn Chess in 12 Lessons

    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: B0001LV
    $16.95

    How to Get Better at Chess
    Chess Masters on Their Art
    The material in these pages form one of the most original chess books ever printed. Questions that have been in the mind of all chess players are answered by the greatest legends of the game. Luminaries such as Grandmasters Tal, Larsen and Seirawan present previously unpublished stories, comments and anecdotes that will usrely delight any chess enthusiast.
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    How to Get Better at Chess

    Chess Masters on Their Art
    Catalog Code: B0016OB
    $17.95

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