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SHOPWORN - The Chebanenko Slav
A Popular Chess Opening Explained by a Top Player Catalog Code: SWB0041NICChebanenko's move 4... a6 in the Slav Defence has grown into one of the main systems for Black. It is an extremely flexible and almost universal weapon against the Queen's Gambit. The Chebanenko Slav is very popular among top players. Club and internet players like it because it offers Black solidity as well as active counterplay in all lines. The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan gives full coverage of all the variations starting with 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 and the ultra-modern ideas behind this system.
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SHOPWORN - The Fabulous Budapest Gambit
Much More Than Just a Sharp Weapon Catalog Code: SWB0040NICThe Fabulous Budapest Gambit does not shower you with long computer-generated variations, but provides crystal-clear insights into the wide spectrum of this opening, explaining the plans for both White and Black.
Moskalenko's lively style will infect you and encourage you to start playing this opening which is a great weapon at any level, from club player to grandmaster.
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SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 2
1. d4 d5 / 1. d4 Various / Queen's Gambits Catalog Code: SWB0024NICThis 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 1
The Complete 1. e4 Catalog Code: SWB0023NICThis 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 - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 14
No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS! Catalog Code: SWB0014SOSSecrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas.
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SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Minor Piece Endgames Catalog Code: SWB0008EMIn this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and renowned endgame expert John Emms concentrates on the absolute fundamentals of minor piece endings and slowly but surely arms the reader with the essential knowledge and confidence to move onto slightly trickier positions.
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Chronos GX Digital Game Clock - BUTTON Catalog Code: CLKCGX-PSHThe choice of serious chess players, the Chronos line of digital chess clocks are renowned for their unmatched durability and reliability. Manufactured in the United States, each close is housed in a strong metal case and will withstand years of use. The Chronos GX is the newest addition to the Chronos family and features 4 preset blitz times, 8 preset tournament controls and supports both delay and increment modes, making it ideal for tournament players. Requires three AA batteries, which are included.
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Chronos GX Digital Game Clock - TOUCH Catalog Code: CLKCGX-TCHThe choice of serious chess players, the Chronos line of digital chess clocks are renowned for their unmatched durability and reliability. Manufactured in the United States, each close is housed in a strong metal case and will withstand years of use. The Chronos GX is the newest addition to the Chronos family and features 4 preset blitz times, 8 preset tournament controls and supports both delay and increment modes, making it ideal for tournament players. Requires three AA batteries, which are included.
Chronos GX Digital Game Clock - TOUCHOur Price: $109.95
Chess Life Magazine - July 2015 Issue
A New Golden Age for American Chess Catalog Code: CL0715The July 2015 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on 'A New Golden Age for American Chess', focusing on how the United States is quickly becoming a global chess super power. Other stories include a celebration of the 2015 Spring National tournaments and the 2015 World Team Championship.
Chess Life Magazine - July 2015 IssueOur Price: $3.95
IMPERFECT The Capablanca Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Red and Pearl Lacquered Catalog Code: VLTPCS-004The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Capablanca Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 4.0" King with a 1.875" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish.
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NIC Yearbook 6 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0006HYBDescription Coming Soon
NIC Yearbook 6 - HARDCOVER EDITIONOur Price: $39.95
NIC Yearbook 4 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0004HYBDescription Coming Soon
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NIC Yearbook 3 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0003HYBDescription Coming Soon
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IMPERFECT - Soft - Mouse Pad Style - Tournament Chess Board - 2.25" Squares Catalog Code: BlemishedMOUSEOur Soft Mouse Pad Style Tournament Chessboards are standard tournament size (20" x 20") with 2.25" individual squares and rounded corners. Unlike other mouse pad chessboards available on the Internet, our mouse pad style chessboards are COMPLETELY ODORLESS - No strong chemical smell! Guaranteed to lie flat, no more turned up edges! Fits rolled up in our Deluxe Chess Bag.
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IMPERFECT Standard Mahogany Fitted Coffer Catalog Code: IMP-BOX-068The Standard Fitted Coffer in splendid Mahogany provides the highest level of protection for your chessmen. Unlike traditional chess boxes, where the chess pieces are stacked on top of each other while not in use, the Fitted Coffer provides each of the chess pieces their own individual storage compartment. It features brass quadrant hinges, a removable top tray and a lock and key with tassel.
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IMPERFECT The Exeter Series Artisan Chess Pieces - 4.4" King - Blood Rosewood & Natural Boxwood Catalog Code: IMPPCS-084The Exeter Artisan Series Chessmen. These Chessmen feature a 4.4" King with a 2.0" Diameter base and are very heavily weighted.
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SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Combinations Catalog Code: SWB0199EMCombinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
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SHOPWORN - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0389EMIn this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level. It particularly appeals to bold, ambitious players and leads to positions which are rich in possibilities for both sides. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, Lakdawala provides a repertoire for White, covers 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 Trompowsky Attack.
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SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess Catalog Code: SWB0387EMGrandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenon Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments.
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SHOPWORN - Petrosian - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0386EMTigran Petrosian was a World Chess Champion and a true legend of the game. He was nicknamed "Iron Tigran" because of his incredible defensive skills that made him a formidable opponent who was virtually impossible to defeat. Petrosian was the master of restraint, prophylaxis and prevention. He could spot and defuse threats well before they were created, suck the life out an opponent's position and then seize a vice-like grip on the game. In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist selects and examines his favourite Petrosian games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Petrosian's masterpieces.
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SHOPWORN - Petroff Defence Catalog Code: SWB0105EMThe Petroff Defence is considered as one of Black's most reliable methods of meeting the king's pawn opening. By counterattacking as early as move two, Black avoid the hazards of having to face lines such as the Scotch Opening, the Italian Game and the "Spanish torture" of the Ruy Lopez. An early breach of a central file together with active piece play for both sides characterises the Petroff as a typical king's pawn opening.
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SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Fianchetto System
Weapons for White Against the King's Indian and Grunfeld Catalog Code: SWB0388EMGrandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White against both the King's Indian and Grünfeld defences. Many players struggle to find suitable lines to challenge these two popular and dynamic openings, or find the masses of theory in the main lines difficult to digest. Lemos solves this perennial problem by advocating a solid system of development based on the fianchetto system, where understanding ideas is more important than move memorization.
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SHOPWORN - Nimzowitsch - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0402EMAron Nimzowitsch is one of the most important figures in chess history. He was one of the World's strongest players and contributed enormously to the development of chess both through his games and his writings, which influenced many grandmasters who followed him. In this book, Steve Giddins selects and studies his favourite games by Nimzowitsch and examines Nimzowitsch's skills in the vital areas of attack, defence, strategy and endgame play. He demonstrates how we can all improve by learning from Nimzowitsch's masterpieces.
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SHOPWORN - Symmetrical English Catalog Code: SWB0205EMThe Symmetrical Variation is one of Black's most popular and reliable methods of meeting the English Opening, which in itself has become one of the most prominent openings.It is a highly flexible system that can lead to a wide variety of middlegame positions. The early d5 systems can be highly tactical, while the Hedgehog variations rely on a solid strategic understanding. This book contains full details of all the latest theory, provides a thorough investigation of important concepts and variations and is written by a prominent openings expert.
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SHOPWORN - Magic of Mikhail Tal Catalog Code: SWB0225EMIn this book Grandmaster Joe Gallagher takes a fresh look at Tal's games and career, focusing on the previously neglected period from 1975 to 1992 during which he played some of his most accomplished chess. Despite periodic bouts of ill-health Tal occupied a place in the world's top ten for most of this period, winning many top-class events and securing dozens of wonderful victories, many of which are annotated in detail here.
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SHOPWORN - Korchnoi - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0384EMViktor Korchnoi is a chess legend. In a career which has spanned over 60 years, he won countless grandmaster tournaments, was a four-time Soviet Champion, a multi-time World Championship Candidate, and twice fought for the World Championship in famous battles with his adversary Anatoly Karpov.
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SHOPWORN - The King's Indian Attack - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0394EMIn this book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald examines in depth the many variations of the King's Indian Attack. He outlines White's most promising options and Black's best defences, and provides answers to all the key questions. *Essential guidance and training in the King's Indian Attack *Provides repertoire options for White *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study.
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SHOPWORN - Endgame Strategy Catalog Code: SWB0248EM219 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.
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SHOPWORN - Chess Progress
From Beginner to Winner Catalog Code: SWB0391EMAward-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin’s unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces – and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat.
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SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - Semi-Slav 5 Bg5 Catalog Code: SWB0379EMChess Developments provides state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.
SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - Semi-Slav 5 Bg5Our Price: $26.95
SHOPWORN - Carlsen - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0395EMDespite his relatively young age, Magnus Carlsen has already secured his place in chess history as a legend of the game. In a short space of time his accomplishments have been extraordinary. In December 2012 he broke Garry Kasparov’s record to become the highest-rated chess player of all time.
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SHOPWORN - The Benko Gambit - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0382EMThis series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
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SHOPWORN - Anand - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0396EMIn this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Anand’s chess career to date. He selects and studies his favourite Anand games, and demonstrates clearly how we can all improve our chess by learning from Anand’s play.
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SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Great Chess Romantics
Learn from Anderssen, Chigorin, Reti, Larsen and Morozevich Catalog Code: SWB0373EMIn Great Chess Romantics, Craig Pritchett selects five players, whose chess artistry expresses a deeply personal commitment to the discovery and revelation of great new truths and beauty on the chessboard. Anderssen defined romanticism’s inherently dramatic and correct combinational core. Chigorin championed this essence in splendid opposition to an emerging new classical consensus. Réti revealed the extraordinary power of new flank openings. Larsen confounded the overly sober, scientific Soviet “school” at innumerable turns. In the computer age, Morozevich constantly discovers new depths to chess, while simply oozing exquisite strokes in his best games
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SHOPWORN - Play the London System Catalog Code: SWB0306EMIt's no secret why the London System is such a popular opening, especially at club level. White's development plan is very easy to learn, and it can be employed against virtually any defence. What's more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely another good reason to play it!
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SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit Catalog Code: SWB0281EMThe Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
SHOPWORN - The Budapest GambitOur Price: $24.95