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    SHOPWORN - 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0073RE

    Ask most chessplayers from the "baby boomer" generation how they acquired and sharpened their tactical skills, and chances are a Fred reinfeld tactical collection will be part of their answer. And now, for the first time, 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate is presented in modern Algebraic Notation.
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    SHOPWORN - 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Informant - ISSUE 32
    Catalog Code: SWB0032INF

    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 (including electronic editions of most print publications).
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Informant - ISSUE 32

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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov
    Catalog Code: SWB0001CP

    Indeed, Bobby Fischer turned to the Taimanov in the decisive game of his famous match with Boris Spassky. In this book Grandmaster James Plaskett explains the strategy and tactics of this popular variation. Through the use of model games for both sides, the author provides a thorough grounding in the key ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently start to use the Sicilian Taimanov in their own games.
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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov

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    SHOPWORN - Back to Basics - Strategy
    Catalog Code: SWB0001WD

    This book has been written for the great majority of chessplayers rated below master strength. Clear, concise explanations and examples, discussions of strategic objectives and of the formation of strategic plans are all designed to aid the aspiring chessplayer to better understand and implement chess strategy.
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    SHOPWORN - Back to Basics - Strategy

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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book
    Catalog Code: SWB0140EM

    Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate My First Chess Book

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    SHOPWORN - A Legend on the Road
    Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simul Tour
    Catalog Code: SWB0035RE

    A Legend on the Road deals with Bobby before he had become a household name. A complete unknown he wasn't, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit - including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair - but U.S. chess players bad never had a real opportunity to see him in action without traveling thousands of miles.
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    SHOPWORN - A Legend on the Road

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
    Fischer
    Catalog Code: SWB0135EM

    This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

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    SHOPWORN - The Chess Combat Simulator
    Test and Improve Your Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0026NIC

    The Chess Combat Simulator is an exciting way to enhance your chess playing skills. You are invited to play a 'real' chess game against a Grand master - the difference is that the game has been played before. You can score points for each move, and at the end of each game you can rate your own performance.
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    SHOPWORN - The Chess Combat Simulator

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 1
    The Complete 1. e4
    Catalog Code: SWB0023NIC

    This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 1

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    SHOPWORN - Common Sense in Chess
    Including Seven Additional Annotated Games by Lasker from Hastings 1895
    Catalog Code: SWB0015RE

    In the spring of 1895, reigning world chess champion Emanuel Lasker gave a series of lectures in London. These were geared to the level of the club players, or intermediate level. Later that year Lasker gathered his lecture material together and wrote it up in manuscript form to be published, retaining the informal, conversational tone of the lectures.The result was Common Sense in Chess, long regarded as a classic both during Lasker's lifetime and for generations afterwards.
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    SHOPWORN - Common Sense in Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6
    Gambits and Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: SWB0006TITO

    This book covers all the tactical themes and typical traps in the main lines of the English, the Dutch and the Reti, as well as a couple of interesting gambits. They are explained in more than 200 carefully selected and annotated short games.
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    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

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    SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
    Catalog Code: SWB0096EM

    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

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    SHOPWORN - Let's Play Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0010RE

    In this updated and revised second edition of Pandolfini's acclaimed "Let's Play Chess, you will find the rules, the logic, some of the culture and history, and the basic principles of good chess play. Chess is by far the most popular board game in the world. There are millions of players of all ages and the number keeps growing.
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    SHOPWORN - Let's Play Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0187EM

    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

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 2
    1. d4 d5 / 1. d4 Various / Queen's Gambits
    Catalog Code: SWB0024NIC

    This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, and is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 2

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    SHOPWORN - Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Teacher's Manual - BOOK 1
    Catalog Code: SWB0047RE

    The most thorough and complete curriculum for teaching chess!Few materials exist to help the classroom teacher who has never played chess or knows only some chess. This manual was designed to address this deficiency. It is written in a manner that allows the teacher to see how to present the material in his or her classroom. This manual will lead a group of beginning students from the rudiments of chess rules to the ability of playing a full game in a competent manner.
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    SHOPWORN - Teaching Chess - Step By Step - Teacher's Manual - BOOK 1

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    SHOPWORN - Chess For Rookies
    Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
    Catalog Code: SWB0279EM

    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

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    SHOPWORN - Jose Raul Capablanca - Third World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: SWB0040RE

    The name of Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942), the third world champion, is indelibly inscribed in the annals of chess history. Capablanca's technique, intuition, remarkably quick calculation, and sense for elegant combinations made him the paragon of grandmasters during his lifetime. At the peak of his career Capablanca was almost invincible; each of his losses was regarded as a sensation. His books, articles, and lucid annotations became instant classics.
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    SHOPWORN - Jose Raul Capablanca - Third World Chess Champion

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    SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0287EM

    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

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    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move
    A Step-By-Step Guide to Brilliant Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0286EM

    Leading chess author Colin Crouch selects and explains over 30 sensational games, all from the new millennium. By studying battles between the world's best players, Crouch examines in detail all the key areas of modern chess
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    SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess - Quickly
    Catalog Code: SWB0312EM

    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

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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate for Children
    Mastering the Most Important Skill in Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0091NIC

    Beginners of all ages will win more games after studying this easy-to-follow book. This isn't another random collection of puzzles, but a systematic course that teaches you how to checkmate your opponent. Experienced chess coach Kevin Stark explains elementary mating patterns in all the important positions and provides many tests to see if you have really mastered the technique.
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    SHOPWORN - Checkmate for Children

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Words of Wisdom
    The Principles, Methods and Essential Knowledge of Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0041OB

    This is 534-page one-of-a-kind chess book belongs in every serious chess player's library. It contains all of the useful, practical, information from over 400 chess books (plus many other sources). It is jam-packed with principles, tips, techniques, tricks, rules-of-thumb, general advice, and chess pearls of wisdom from the Masters.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Words of Wisdom

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 95 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Alexander Grischuk - Gimme Your Poisoned Pawn, Baby!
    Catalog Code: SWB0095PYB

    New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 95 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Movies 1
    Quick Tricks
    Catalog Code: SWB0037RE

    Chess MoviesTM represents a new idea in the Pandolfini Chess Library Series. It offers instructional material with every single move diagrammed and explained. Thus a chessboard and pieces are not needed to follow through. This makes it possible to rely solely on the book itself, as one would with a text on tactics and problems, without having to set up the positions, even though the present volume, Quick Tricks, contains games of ten full moves or more.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Movies 1

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    SHOPWORN - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics
    An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0097NIC

    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.
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    SHOPWORN - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

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    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy
    Expanded and Updated
    Catalog Code: SWB0095NIC

    In the battle of chess ideas, the publication in 1991 of Dynamic Chess Strategy was a defining moment. Before Mihai Suba's exceptional book, chess writers had neglected one of the most important factors of a chess position: its dynamic potential. Suba demonstrated that the traditional concept of improving the position was often static and irrelevant, and that classical strategy, if applied dogmatically, can prevent you from finding the right plan and its subsequent moves.
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    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy

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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann
    Dazzle Your Opponents
    Catalog Code: SWB0007SB

    Are you tired of playing the same old openings again and again? Perhaps it's time for a change: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three opening specialists get together to take a revolutionary look at the Caro-Kann. In doing so they take the road less travelled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann

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    SHOPWORN - Vienna 1922
    Catalog Code: SWB0033RE

    The First - and Sadly the Last - Book by Larry Evans, Vienna 1922 is remembered as one of the first great tournaments after World War I. All the stars of the day (Alekhine, Bogoljubow, Grunfeld, Maroczy, Reti, Spielmann, Tarrasch and Tartakover) played except Capablanca and Lasker, but it was Akiba Rubinstein who was to turn in an outstanding success scoring an undefeated 11 1/2 from 14 to finish a point and half ahead of second place Tartakover and two and a half points ahead of Alekhine.
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    SHOPWORN - New York 1927
    Catalog Code: SWB0050RE

    Alekhine's Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine's account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering some brilliant analysis, but he melds it with an exceptional agenda, an anti-Capablanca agenda.
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    SHOPWORN - New York 1927

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    SHOPWORN - Sicilian Attacks
    Powerful Charges & Topical Tactics
    Catalog Code: SWB0093NIC

    Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations.
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    SHOPWORN - Sicilian Attacks

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Movies 2
    The Means and Ends
    Catalog Code: SWB0046RE

    'Chess Movies'' represents a new idea in the Pandolfini Chess Library series. It offers instructional material with every single move diagrammed and explained. Thus a chessboard and pieces are not needed to follow through. This makes it possible to rely solely on the book itself, as one would with a text on tactics and problems, without having to set up the positions. It's almost as if one is sitting in a movie theater, watching the film roll by, with the narrative carried along by subtitles.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Movies 2

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    SHOPWORN - The Rossolimo Sicilian
    A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory
    Catalog Code: SWB0103NIC

    Play real chess instead of trying to memorize endless database lines! That is what the Rossolimo Sicilian offers and why this opening has become so popular with chess players all over the world. If you play 3.Bb5 in the Sicilian, you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in all kinds of Open Sicilians.
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    SHOPWORN - The Rossolimo Sicilian

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    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game
    A New Adventure in an Old Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: SWB0108NIC

    The Four Knights variation is one of the oldest chess openings, dating back to the 16th century. In recent years it has been injected with numerous fresh ideas and has shaken off the reputation of being a peaceful choice. White has quite a few ways to create tension and play for the attack.
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    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights Game

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    SHOPWORN - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 14
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: SWB0014SOS

    Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas.
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    SHOPWORN - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 14

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    SHOPWORN - The Enigma of Chess Intuition
    Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in your Chess?
    Catalog Code: SWB0112NIC

    With sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess and instructive examples of practical play, this is a thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.
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    SHOPWORN - The Enigma of Chess Intuition

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