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  1. 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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    Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!

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    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games? Learn More
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    We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played. 

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    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!

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    Grandmaster Mihai Suba, a former Romanian champion and Senior World Chess Champion, has updated his groundbreaking work and extended it with even more entertaining and witty lessons. The result is a thought-provoking and yet practical guide on chess strategy! Learn More
  6. Chess Training for Candidate Masters

    Chess Training for Candidate Masters

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    Kalinin helps players seeking the master title by showing how concrete knowledge leads to improved decisions at the board. A master must understand the importance of aesthetics, knows how to curb the influence of the computer, accepts that the classical heritage is essential in his development, learns the importance of human interaction in reaching analytical mastery and grasps how to spot and fight his weaknesses. Learn More
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    The Art of Defence - Sergei Tiviakov

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    Defending bad or worse positions is very important in the royal game, probably forming one of the most essential aspects of chess strategy altogether. And it is an art one can learn! The purpose of this DVD is to explain the viewer all main methods of defence: exchanging pieces, creating a fortress, eliminating dangerous enemy pieces, escaping the danger zone with the king, improving the position of the pieces. Special attention is paid to counterattack and prophylactic play. Learn More
  8. The Chess Player's Mating Guide - Weakened Kingside - Robert Ris - Vol. 2

    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - Weakened Kingside - Robert Ris - Vol. 2

    $33.95
    In the second volume of the Chess Player's Mating Guide, the host pays particular attention to the castled king and in particular on ways of exploiting the weakened kingside. Several well-known themes, pawn formations and other attacking weapons are covered in 8 chapters with the goal to challenge the viewer determining and exploiting the weaknesses. IM Robert Ris has made an interesting selection of famous games as well as games from his own practice to demonstrate the typical ideas exploiting the weaknesses in the pawn formation in front of the castled king. The selected material is a good warm-up for the exercises which are presented at the end to test your knowledge on this topic. By then you at least will have the confidence to claim you have become a dangerous attacking player as Tal, Alekhine, Fischer or any of your other favorites. Watch, learn & enjoy! Learn More
  9. CLEARANCE - Creative Chess

    CLEARANCE - Creative Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

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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. Learn More
  10. SHOPWORN - Forcing Chess Moves

    SHOPWORN - Forcing Chess Moves

    Regular Price: $28.95

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    This rich book on chess tactics proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural. Learn More
  11. SHOPWORN - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

    SHOPWORN - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

    Regular Price: $17.95

    Special Price $8.98

    With refreshing simplicity, Coffeehouse Chess Tactics shows how to turn bad, even seemingly hopeless positions to our advantage. How to distinguish the essential from the trivial. How to adapt according to the situation on the board. Each game sparkles with some unusual tactical or defensive motif. Along with the games the author describes in eloquent but brutal language the beautiful, sometimes terrible, world of chess "where sport, art and science merge. Learn More
  12. SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players

    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment. 

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  13. Combinative Motifs

    Combinative Motifs

    $29.95

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    1,205 best tactical positions, grouped according to their topics. Intended for chess players with ELO 1600-2400. This chess exercise book is written by an experienced coach, International Grandmaster of ICCF. It contains more than 1400 exercises that are arranged very precisely after various combinational motifs. Learn More
  14. Chess - 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games - PAPERBACK

    Chess - 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games - PAPERBACK

    $26.95
    Chess analyzes more than 5,000 unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 600 miniature games, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations. Learn More
  15. 100 Chess Studies - Lessons in the Endgame

    100 Chess Studies - Lessons in the Endgame

    $14.95
    This collection of studies by the remarkable Russian chess composer Alexey Seleznev (1888-1967) will not only wrap you in the amazing world of beautiful and memorable ideas, developed here to perfection. It is also an indispensable chess study aid - Seleznev's problems are closely integrated into practical play and most of them are self-contained lessons. The accuracy of of these compositions is backed up by modern computer analysis. Learn More
  16. 50 Poison Pieces

    50 Poison Pieces

    $17.95
    Lauren Goodkind wrote 50 Poison Pieces, a fun puzzle book to help her students and any novice chess player to avoid capturing unprotected pieces that look safe to capture, which are actually poison! In each of the 50 unique puzzles that Lauren created, you are asked to figure out why capturing an unprotected piece is a mistake, or in other words, the poison piece Learn More
  17. Thinkers Publishing Chess Puzzle Book 2016

    Thinkers Publishing Chess Puzzle Book 2016

    $29.95
    International Masters Souleidis and Sebastian started for Thinkers Publishing (TP) a yearly new series of exercise books. They selected for their first volume an exceptional amount of great tactical themes and puzzles. The authors have only one message for the devoted chess player: focus and exercise! Learn More
  18. SHOPWORN - How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

    SHOPWORN - How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

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    At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles. Time Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 Learn More
  19. Die Grossmeister Des Schach - GERMAN EDITION

    Die Grossmeister Des Schach - GERMAN EDITION

    $25.95
    Die Grossmeister des Schach Wie sie spielten, wer sie waren, und königliche Spiel zu höchster Vollendung brachten Von Genies, Geistesheroen und Sonderlingen berichtet diese Geistes- und Kultur- geschichte des Schach Learn More
  20. The Art of Bisguier

    The Art of Bisguier

    $29.95
    Arthur Bisguier is a living legend in American chess, having met and defeated some of the greatest players in the world. This is a collection of his best games - annotated by Bisguier himself - from 1961 through 2003. Each game is introduced with an anecdote and brief comment about Art's opponent and combined with many archival photos, makes this one of the great chess game collections ever. Learn More
  21. The Queen of Katwe

    The Queen of Katwe

    $15.95
    Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Learn More
  22. Chess Informant - ISSUE 72

    Chess Informant - ISSUE 72

    $35.95
    Chess Informant (Sahovski Informator) is a publishing company based in Belgrade, that periodically produces the book of the same name, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software. Learn More
  23. SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz

    SHOPWORN - Wilhelm Steinitz

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $12.48

    The first official world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz was a towering figure in the chess world in the last quarter of the 19th century. For nearly three decades, he never lost a serious match. His opening innovations have resonated for more than a century. For example, for those who do not wish to meet the Ruy Lopez with 3...a6, the Steinitz Defense, 3...d6, may still be one of the best ways to meet the “Spanish Torture.”

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  24. Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151

    Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151

    $19.95
    Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess Grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the- board play. Miles was very influential in modern chess. His creativity in the openings was legendary his creativity in general was legendary. On this DVD, IM Paschall explores 5 of Tony Mile's most amazing games with Hypermodern lines. Learn More
  25. Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153

    Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153

    $19.95
    Paul Keres was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess author. Keres was among the world’s top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. during which he narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. on this DVD, FM Monokrooussos has chosen one of Keres' stellar games from each decade of his career. Learn More
  26. SHOPWORN - Mikhail Chigorin

    SHOPWORN - Mikhail Chigorin

    Regular Price: $49.50

    Special Price $24.75

    Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908), the first great Russian chess master, belongs to that select group of exceptionally strong players who did not quite succeed in winning the world championship. He remains universally admired for his creative and courageous style of play. He would always play to win, not only by his famed dashing attacks but also by precise calculation of variations, purposeful maneuvering and exploitation of positional weaknesses, artful defense and refined endgame play. This book is a hugely expanded second edition of a book published in 1987. Learn More
  27. The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162

    The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162

    $15.95
    International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen shows you the “unknown side of Garry Kasparov” through his early games against others who also went on to become well known grandmasters. Learn More
  28. Grandmaster Insides

    Grandmaster Insides

    $35.95
    Grandmaster Insides takes you into the inner world of Max Dlugy, as he recounts and analyzes what a young player has to go through to become a champion and what areas of development are important for self-improvement. Learn More
  29. SHOPWORN - Alekhine - Move by Move

    SHOPWORN - Alekhine - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Special Price $13.98

    In this book, FIDE Master Steve Giddins invites you to join him in a study of his favorite Alekhine games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by examining Alekhine's masterpieces.

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  30. Reti - Move by Move

    Reti - Move by Move

    $29.95
    Richard Réti is one of the most fascinating characters in the history of chess. Réti developed theories that were regarded as little less than revolutionary in his era. He asserted that, contrary to classical principles, the centre need not be occupied by pawns. This must have seemed like heresy to the classically-minded grandmasters of his day. This new approach was dubbed “Hypermodern” and led to the development of the Réti Opening (1 Nf3). Réti’s theories have been proved sound and have stood the test of time. Réti scored many fine wins against the great players of his day. Learn More
  31. Chess Informant - Issue 131

    Chess Informant - Issue 131

    $39.95

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    Chess Informant 131 will contain hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. Expected are analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc. Learn More
  32. Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings

    Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings

    $19.95
    Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings is a book of witty remarks about unusual chess positions and strange games by famous old chess masters. Here is a delightful addition to the chess library, a collection of witty and lively articles on all aspects of the game. Bruce Hayden is a chess writer of repute, a skilled player and as a commentator he possesses in addition to considerable learning a quick sense of the strange and curious. Learn More
  33. The Modern Chess Instructor

    The Modern Chess Instructor

    $24.95
    More than 125 years ago, one of the first great chess books appeared. The Modern Chess Instructor, Part I, written by then world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, was released in 1889. It was his magnum opus, setting forth for the first time the principles of modern chess. It is no exaggeration to say that Steinitz’s writings have influenced every great player. This 21st century edition has converted the archaic English descriptive notation to algebraic and reformatted the text so that it conforms to the expectations of the 21st century chessplayer. The Modern Chess Instructor’s rare second part, published in 1895, has also been added. The result is a genuine treasure trove of original ideas coupled with exposition of the foundation of modern chess theory. Every chessplayer will find The Modern Chess Instructor enjoyable and instructive, a journey back to the theoretical roots of modern chess. Learn More
  34. Chess Informant  - ISSUE 131 on CD

    Chess Informant - ISSUE 131 on CD

    $14.95
    Chess Informant 131 will contain hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. Expected are analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc. Learn More
  35. Maxim Dlugy Autographed Copy of Grandmaster Insides

    Maxim Dlugy Autographed Copy of Grandmaster Insides

    $35.95
    Grandmaster Insides takes you into the inner world of Max Dlugy, as he recounts and analyzes what a young player has to go through to become a champion and what areas of development are important for self-improvement. Learn More
  36. Keres - Move by Move

    Keres - Move by Move

    $29.95
    Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres is one of the greatest players in chess history. Along with Viktor Korchnoi he is one of the best never to have gained the ultimate title of world champion. He was numbered among the very top players in the world for more than three decades. He was an unusually well-rounded chessplayer, writing numerous books and, additionally, also composing problems and endgame studies. Paraguay grandmaster, Zenón Franco has long been a fan of Paul Keres and has now collected together 38 of his finest games, along with numerous extracts from other encounters. Learn More

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