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    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play
    Beyond the Basics
    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

    Beyond the Basics
    Catalog Code: SWB0148EM

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
    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

    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
    Catalog Code: SWB0272EM

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    SHOPWORN - Play the Dutch
    An Opening Repertoire for Black Based on the Leningrad Variation
    There's no doubt that the Dutch Defence is one of Black's most enterprising answers to 1 d4. Black strives to unbalance the position by creating an asymmetrical pawn structure on the very first move, giving himself every opportunity to fight for the initiative from the outset. It's no surprise that the Dutch particularly appeals to ambitious players who relish a complicated battle.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Dutch

    An Opening Repertoire for Black Based on the Leningrad Variation
    Catalog Code: SWB0311EM

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    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

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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 - Who Dares Win?
    Attacking the Kings on Opposite Sides
    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?

    Attacking the Kings on Opposite Sides
    Catalog Code: SWB0294EM

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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Endings

    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0198EM

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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - French
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    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

    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0190EM

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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
    The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

    Catalog Code: SWB0019EM

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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 - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    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

    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0189EM

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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    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

    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0192EM

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    SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
    Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
    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

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

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    SHOPWORN - Queen's Gambit Accepted
    The Queen's Gambit Accepted is one of the oldest and most dependable ways for Black to meet White's queen's pawn opening. It leads to dynamic positions with free piece play in which the more enterprising player is likely to prevail. When Nigel Short used the QGA in his match with Anatoly Karpov in 1992, the opening became highly fashionable and it currently features prominently in the repertoires of grandmasters Joel Lautier and Matthew Sadler, among many others. This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the Queen's Gambit Accepted available. With an emphasis on currently fashionable lines that readers are likely to encounter in their own games, it provides everything you need to know to play the opening with White or Black. Iakov Neishtadt is an international master at correspondence chess and author of numerous books, including Winning Quickly with White and Winning Quickly with Black.
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    SHOPWORN - Queen's Gambit Accepted

    Catalog Code: SWB0178EM

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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4
    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    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

    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    Catalog Code: SWB0026EM

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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
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    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

    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: SWB0298EM

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    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings
    Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
    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

    Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
    Catalog Code: SWB0159EM

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    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

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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 - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
    The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 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

    The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
    Catalog Code: SWB0036EM

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    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    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

    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0067EM

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    SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4
    Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
    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

    Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
    Catalog Code: SWB0075EM

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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    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

    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    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 - Play the Queen's Indian
    The Queen's Indian is a dynamic and flexible way to meet 1 d4, and it leads to complex and intricate positions rich in ideas both sides. Such is the high regard for the Quee''s Indian that virtually all the world's top players have utilized it at one time or another.

    In this book, Andrew Greet presents a complete repertoire for Black. He reveals his secrets, offers answers against all of White's possibilities, and highlights the principal tactical and positional plans.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Queen's Indian

    Catalog Code: SWB0289EM

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    SHOPWORN - Play the English
    An Active Opening Repertorie for White
    An active opening repertoire for White! The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the English

    An Active Opening Repertorie for White
    Catalog Code: SWB0073EM

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    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies
    Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
    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

    Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
    Catalog Code: SWB0279EM

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    SHOPWORN - Offbeat King's Indian
    Lesser Known Tries to Counter this Most Popular of Defences
    The King's Indian is one of the most exciting and complex defences that black can employ against the queen's pawn opening. The main lines of the King's Indian are very sharp and tactical but they are also incredibly theoretical in nature it can be a full time job simply keeping up with the latest developments and fashion. So it is not surprising that many playing white choose to look elsewhere for something to counter this popular opening. In Offbeat King's Indian distinguished openings expert Krzysztof Panczyk studies unusual and less theoretical systems for white, ones that are tricky and are likely to throw the King's Indian player off his or her stride early on in the game. Variations investigated include lines with an early Bd3, ones with Nge2,l and ones involving a swift Bg5. By studying this new book, white players can arm themselves with a while new weaponry of lines against the King's Indian, while those playing Black can look closely for the recommended antidotes.
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    SHOPWORN - Offbeat King's Indian

    Lesser Known Tries to Counter this Most Popular of Defences
    Catalog Code: SWB0167EM

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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 - 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 - Winning Chess Openings
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0194EM

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    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
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    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

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