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    SHOPWORN - Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3
    1972-1992 - The Invincible
    Catalog Code: SWB0135QT

    This book covers the final two decades of Tal's life and games, from 1972 until his death in 1992. Despite being more than a decade removed from his world title reign, the early 1970s saw Tal rewrite chess history with two record-breaking unbeaten streaks. Other highlights include victory in the Montreal 1979 Tournament of Champions, and winning the World Blitz Championship in 1988.
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    SHOPWORN - Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3

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    SHOPWORN - The Berlin Defense Unraveled
    A Straightforward Guide for Black and White
    Catalog Code: SWB0188NIC

    International Master Luis Bernal has unraveled the Berlin and made it accessible for amateur players. His practical guide is fully up to date, explains typical formations and strategies, and presents new ideas and resources in the old Berlin Wall structures.
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    SHOPWORN - The Berlin Defense Unraveled

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    SHOPWORN - The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement
    Lessons from the World's Best Chess Magazine
    Catalog Code: SWB0187NIC

    'The New in Chess Book of Improvement' is a treasure trove of study material and has chapters on attack and defense, sacrifices, material imbalances, pawn structures, endgames and various positional themes. It includes masterclasses by no fewer than eight World Champions: Tal, Smyslov, Karpov, Kramnik, Anand, Topalov Carlsen and Kasparov. But also chess legends such as Larsen, Kortchnoi, Timman, Ivanchuk, Short, Aronian and Shirov. Together they represent an exciting picture of modern top level chess.
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    SHOPWORN - The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement

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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's King's Indian
    A Modern Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0185NIC

    Grandmaster and acknowledged chess opening expert Victor Bologan presents a complete King's Indian repertoire for Black that is much more than just a lucidly explained and very playable set of responses. With this book under your belt you can go to your next tournament with confidence. You will win many exciting games with Bologan's King's Indian!
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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's King's Indian

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    SHOPWORN - Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals
    3 Chess Books - 1 Price
    Catalog Code: SWB0452EM

    Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard. A former World champion, and one of the most successful tournament players in the history of the game, Capablanca's uncanny position judgment empowered him to produce games that were masterful pieces of position play, and that culminated often in combinations of startling brilliancy.
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    SHOPWORN - Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

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    SHOPWORN - Chess for Hawks
    Improve Your Vision, Sharpen Your Talons, Forget Your Fear
    Catalog Code: SWB0186NIC

    Is your natural instinct at the chessboard for caution and strategy or do you crave adventure and confrontation? This question may be more important than you think because being aware of your personal style (and that of your opponent) is essential in your development as a chess player. Cyrus Lakdawala does something no other chess writer has done before: he makes you reflect deeply about your style of play and its consequences. After reading Chess for Hawks you will be a stronger player because you have mastered an essential but neglected skill: you will know how to obey the position's requirements instead of your natural inclination.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess for Hawks

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    SHOPWORN - The Complete Manual of Positional Chess
    The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Opening and Middlegame
    Catalog Code: SWB0180NIC

    Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess is the latest and most comprehensive product of this Russia striving for perfection. This handbook, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia. Konstantin Sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers. It teaches you not only how to enhance your fundamental knowledge and technical skills, but also how to work on your physical and psychological conditioning.
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    SHOPWORN - The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

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    SHOPWORN - The Zaitsev System
    Fresh Ideas and New Weapons for Black in the Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: SWB0179NIC

    The Zaitsev System is one of the most dynamic setups for Black in the ever popular Ruy Lopez chess opening. When Alexey Kuzmin joined the coaching staff of World Champion Anatoly Karpov in the 1980s he started analysing the Zaitsev System, and later continued his investigations as a second of Alexander Morozevich. For this book he has updated and improved his analysis, and found countless innovations that change the assessments of many lines.
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    SHOPWORN - The Zaitsev System

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    SHOPWORN - Morphy - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0445EM

    Paul Morphy is a chess legend and without doubt one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His understanding of the game was years ahead of his time and in his era he was easily the best player in the world. In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Morphy's chess style, selects and studies his favourite Morphy games, and demonstrates how we can all improve our chess by learning from Morphy's masterpieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Morphy - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Agile London System
    A Solid but Dynamic Chess Opening Choice for White
    Catalog Code: SWB0174NIC

    it is surprising that so little has been published about this fascinating universal weapon.In The Agile London System, the authors present both historical material and recent top-level examples to provide a comprehensive overview. It explain the typical plans and tactics using illustrative games with clear verbal explanations, and provide lots of tactical and strategic exercises.
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    SHOPWORN - The Agile London System

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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Dragon - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0440EM

    In this book, FIDE Master Carsten Hansen invites you to join him in studying the Sicilian Dragon and its many variations. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Sicilian Dragon.
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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Dragon - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players
    Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponent
    Catalog Code: SWB0172NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players

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    SHOPWORN - First Steps - The French
    Catalog Code: SWB0439EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defense.
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    SHOPWORN - First Steps - The French

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    SHOPWORN - The Big Book of World Chess Championships
    46 Title Fights - From Steinitz to Carlsen
    Catalog Code: SWB0169NIC

    German chess journalist Andre Schulz tells the stories and the history of the World Chess Championship fights in fascinating detail: the historical and social backgrounds, the prize money and the rules, the seconds and other helpers, and the psychological wars on and off the board.
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    SHOPWORN - The Big Book of World Chess Championships

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    SHOPWORN - Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition
    More Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame
    Catalog Code: SWB0170NIC

    In this sequel to his instant classic Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition, a highly original take on practical middlegame instruction, Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with a fresh supply of essential, yet easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge.
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    SHOPWORN - Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

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    SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Ready-To-Go Package For Ambitious Beginners
    Catalog Code: SWB0168NIC

    Every chess player needs to decide which openings he is going to play. But where do you start? Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for White with a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginning players and other amateurs.
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    SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

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    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!
    New Edition of a Modern Classic
    Catalog Code: SWB0167NIC

    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!
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    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 119 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Tougher than tough: Karjakin's Queen
    Catalog Code: SWB0119HYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 119 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - Black is Back!
    What's White Advantage Anyways?
    Catalog Code: SWB0178NIC

    Many chess players act intimidated and overly cautious when they have the Black pieces. They are so preoccupied with White’s advantage of the first move, that their predominant urge is to defend against possible threats and to safeguard their position. Adorjan shows that White’s advantage is far from obvious and that winning with Black starts with having the right attitude.This book will convince both club players and professionals that there is no reason to be afraid when playing Black.
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    SHOPWORN - Black is Back!

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge
    Catalog Code: SWB0428EM

    In this stimulating book for players of all ages, Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combination from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that everyone will enjoy. Whether you are a beginner discovering chess tactics for the first time or a master seeking to brush up on your skills, this book is sure to be a useful addition to your chess armory. 
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 119 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Tougher than tough: Karjakin's Queen's Indian
    Catalog Code: SWB0119PYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 119 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $33.95

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    SHOPWORN - The Pirc - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0425EM

    In this book, Grandmaster Nigel Davies invites you to join him in a study of the Pirc Defense and its many variations. He shares his experience and knowledge with the opening, provides repertoire options for Black, offers answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Pirc Defense.
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    SHOPWORN - The Pirc - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Fianchetto Solution
    A Complete, Solid and Flexible Chess Opening Repertoire for Black & White With the King's Fianchetto
    Catalog Code: SWB0176NIC

    When experienced chess teacher Emmanuel Neiman learned that some of his pupils hesitated to play in competitions for fear of being crushed in the opening, he wanted to help. Neiman knew that amateurs have little time to seriously study opening theory, so he had to come up with a practical, complete, easy-to-learn and solid opening repertoire that would not outdate rapidly.The result is a complete and practical repertoire which will give club players a sound and flexible middlegame position they can feel at home in.
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    SHOPWORN - The Fianchetto Solution

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    SHOPWORN - Alekhine - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0430EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Alekhine - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Paul Keres' Best Games - Volume 1
    Closed Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0434EM

    This biography of the three-times Soviet Champion contains a superb selection of 170 annotated games opening 1 d4 and the English/Reti complex.  
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    SHOPWORN - Paul Keres' Best Games - Volume 1

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    SHOPWORN - Sokolov's Best Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0436EM

    In this book Sokolov demonstrates the deadly effectiveness of his systems against openings such as The Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Gambit, Slav and King's Indian. Contains 50 deeply annotated games with introductions . Brilliant and inventive opening play will both instruct and entertain . Includes many spectacular miniatures of under 30 moves Ivan Sokolov is one of the most outstanding talents to emerge in the 1990's, and many of his victims in this book- Anand, Adams, Topalov, and Lautier – hail from the cream of the younger generation. 
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    SHOPWORN - Sokolov's Best Games

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    SHOPWORN - A Primer of Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0431EM

    Former world champion José Capablanca’s introduction to chess, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation, is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages. In systematic fashion, Capablanca lucidly explains the rules and basic principles of this fascinating game, and illustrates these with a wide range of practical examples.    Topics covered include:  - The game, the pieces, their moves and object .  - Improving your game .  - Elementary opening principles ....and much more 
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    SHOPWORN - A Primer of Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Tal - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0424EM

    Mikhail Tal is a true legend of chess. He was the World Champion and also holds the world record for the longest unbeaten run in competitive chess. Tal is widely regarded to be the greatest attacking player of all time. Nicknamed ‘the magician from Riga’, Tal was a creative genius who made it look as though absolutely anything was possible over the chessboard. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala selects and examines his favourite Tal games, from the beginning to the end of his exceptional career. Lakdawala shows how we can all improve our chess by learning from Tal’s masterpieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Tal - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0426EM

    Anyone who plays the Sicilian Defence as Black must be prepared to meet a whole host of options for White known as the Anti-Sicilians. These includes popular choices such as the c3-Sicilian, the Grand Prix Attack, the Closed Sicilian, the King’s Indian Attack and all Bb5 lines, as well as numerous gambits and tricky sidelines which can be very difficult to meet for the unwary player. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Anti-Sicilian lines and provides repertoire options for Black against all of them.
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    SHOPWORN - Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Power of Pawns
    Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners
    Catalog Code: SWB0166NIC

    Post-beginners should know the basic essentials of chess structures and that is what this modern training manual focuses on. Experienced chess teacher Grandmaster Jörg Hickl helps you to recognize the important characteristics of pawn structures, learn how you can and should develop your pieces, identify how you can improve your position and develop a plan of action. This book provides common sense guidance and Jörg Hickl uses practical examples to explain typical structures, strategies and plans. His tips and exercises are both highly enjoyable and to the point.
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    SHOPWORN - The Power of Pawns

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    SHOPWORN - Mikhail Chigorin
    The Creative Genius
    Catalog Code: SWB0171NIC

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - Mikhail Chigorin

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 118 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    The g7-Bishop in the Najdorf is a Monster in MVL's Hands
    Catalog Code: SWB0118HYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 118 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 118 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    The g7-Bishop in the Najdorf is a Monster in MVL's Hands
    Catalog Code: SWB0118PYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 118 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $33.95

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    SHOPWORN - Rubinstein - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0423EM

    Rubinstein was an exceptionally talented player whose legacy includes many truly brilliant games. He helped to develop several chess openings and is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest endgame players of all time. In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco selects and examines his favorite Rubinstein games, and demonstrates how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Rubinstein's masterpieces
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    SHOPWORN - Rubinstein - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
    Sharp, Surprising and Forcing Lines for Black and White
    Catalog Code: SWB0165NIC

    In blitz, even more than in ‘classical chess’, it is important to make the right decisions quickly and almost instinctively. That is why world-famous opening expert Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son, International Master Vladimir Sveshnikov, have created a chess opening repertoire for club players that is forcing, both narrow and deep, and aggressive.
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    SHOPWORN - A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid

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    SHOPWORN - The Queen's Indian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0421EM

    In this book, International Master and chess coach Lorin D’Costa invites you to join him in studying the Queen’s Indian. He highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, constructs a practical repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions. *Essential guidance and training with the Queen’s Indian *Includes repertoire options for Black *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
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