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SHOPWORN - Mayhem in the Morra
1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted! Catalog Code: SWB0065QTEsserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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SHOPWORN - Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935
Annotated Games & Essays Catalog Code: SWB0136NICEvery chess player who is serious about improving his game, should study the lessons of Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935). 'My System' (published in 1925) and 'Chess Praxis' (1928) had tremendous impact and made Nimzowitsch one of the most influential chess thinkers of the 20th century. His books continue to be printed, sold and read to this day. Reinhardt’s collection starts where Nimzowitsch’s second volume Chess Praxis ends. It offers a unique view of the chess world of the late 1920s and 1930s, its top tournaments and the state of theory.
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SHOPWORN - Nimzo Larsen Attack Catalog Code: SWB0169EMThe Nimzo-Larsen Attack (1. b3) enables White to take his opponent out of his stride from the very first move. By avoiding the theoretical landmines of openings such as the Sicilian and King's Indian Defences, White is able to steer the game towards a pure battle of chess skill, rather than a test of memory. Furthermore, as the games of exponents such as Grandmaster Julian Hodgson have shown, the Nimzo-Larsen Attack often provokes an overreaction by Black, causing him to overextend his position and thereby leave himself open to an early knockout blow.This guide explains the basic elements, strategies and tactics for both sides. It provides everything you need to start playing the Nimzo-Larsen Attack straightaway and is an ideal battle manual for competitive players.
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SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov Catalog Code: SWB0025EMThis 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 - Simple Chess
Mastering the Basic Principles Catalog Code: SWB0047EMIt's been said many times before that chess is an easy game to learn, but a difficult one to master. The game is full of difficult questions such as, What do you do when your opponent is skilful enough to prevent both checkmate and material loss? However, once the principal strategic ideas are recognized, then everything becomes much clearer and the game becomes much simpler. In this book Grandmaster and experienced chess writer John Emms provides the reader with the fundamental knowledge required to enter every game with confidence.
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SHOPWORN - Accelerated Dragons Catalog Code: SWB0145EMMany players are attracted to the Dragon Sicilian, but are put off by the fierce mating attacks that White can launch. In the Accelerated Dragon, Black aims for an improved version, saving a move with his queen's pawn. If White tries to ignore the difference, Black's instant detonation of the centre will come as an unwelcome cold shower! The authors show that White's main reply, the Maroczy Bind, is not so fearsome as was once thought Black has many ways to break out, while quite often it is possible to manoeuvre around White's 'binding pawns' and show that they imprison White's pieces as much as they do Black's.
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SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian
Fighting 1.e4 with the Kalashnikov Catalog Code: SWB0398EMIn this book, opening expert Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation. The Kalashnikov is an ideal choice for those looking to take up the Sicilian.
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NIC Yearbook 34 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0034HYBNew 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 - Liquidation on the Chess Board
Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Endgame Catalog Code: SWB0149NICPawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still contained any number of pieces. Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws. In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames.
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IMPERFECT Folding Wooden Magnetic Travel Chess Set - 10" Catalog Code: IMP-TRV-026A beautiful handcrafted Folding Magnetic Travel Chess Set from The House of Staunton! It is crafted from Golden Rosewood & Maple and is the Strongest Magnetic Travel Set on the Market - You can turn the board upside down and the pieces will not move! When unfolded, It features foam inserts to safely store the chessmen when not in use. 10" x 10" (Open) / 10" x 5" (Closed) - 2.125" King Height - 1.0" Squares
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SHOPWORN - Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION
Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess Catalog Code: SWB0111NICMove First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
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SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games
How To Play For A Win if White Avoids The Ruy Lopez Catalog Code: SWB0147NICIf you are ready to play the Ruy Lopez with Black, you also need to be prepared if White avoids the Ruy. In this book Victor Bologan covers all relevant lines with a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses. But Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games is not just another chess opening repertoire book. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line: a common sense approach and an aggressive weapon. It’s actually two books in one
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NIC Yearbook 32 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0032HYBNew 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 - The Killer Dutch Catalog Code: SWB0405EMIn this book, Williams examines the Classical Dutch in great depth. He also presents a complete repertoire for Black with the Dutch Defense, which is based on his own repertoire he has used successfully at grandmaster level for many years. As well as presenting the latest theory and revealing his new ideas in the key lines, Williams highlights the main tactical and strategic ideas for both sides and covers important issues such as move orders.
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Alexander Grischuk - Mayhem in the Samisch King's Indian Catalog Code: SWB0108HYBNew 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 - The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6
A Complete Guide for Black Catalog Code: SWB0148NICThe Modern Bogo covers all the possibilities for White after 1.d4 e6... except for 2.e4, after which you should play the French! Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic have created a complete chess opening repertoire for Black players. You will find that this opening not only gives you good chances to equalize as Black, but also many opportunities to play for a win.
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NIC Yearbook 30 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0030HYBNew 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 - Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit
Dazzle Your Opponents! Catalog Code: SWB0188EMAre you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Fed up with constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to play something new and inspiring, but cannot decide between the numerous options available? Don't despair - help is at hand!
In Dangerous Weapons: The Queen's Gambit, opening experts Richard Palliser, Glenn Flear and Chris Ward team up to investigate one of the most popular openings in chess history, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on little-explored and fun-to-play variations of the Queen's Gambit, 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 - NIC Yearbook 99 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Amber Winner Levon Aronian - Fireworks in the QGD Catalog Code: SWB0099HYBNew 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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NIC Yearbook 28 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0028HYB
NIC Yearbook 28 - HARDCOVER EDITIONOur Price: $39.95
SHOPWORN - A Guide to Chess Improvement
The Best of Novice Nook Catalog Code: SWB0315EMA Guide to Chess Improvement features the very best of Dan Heisman's multi-award winning chess column Novice Nook, which has run for the past ten years at a popular website. This book is full of valuable instruction, insight and practical advice on a wide range of key subjects: general improvement, thought processes, planning and strategy, tactics, endgame play, technique, time management and much more.
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SHOPWORN - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics
An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess Catalog Code: SWB0097NICWith 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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NIC Yearbook 23 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0023HYB
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SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Open Games Catalog Code: SWB0276EM'Open Games' refer to a myriad of openings arising after the ever-popular 1 e4 e5: the Italian Game, the Scotch, The Two Knights Defence, the King's Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Bishop's Opening, the Four Knights, the Petroff and much more besides.
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SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 4
1. c4 / 1. Nf3 / Other First Moves Catalog Code: SWB0089NICChess Opening Essentials is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavor of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings as well as the differences. In addition, it also points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended.
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 112 - PAPERBACK EDITION
Radjabov Tops Carlsen in Epic King's Indian Fight Catalog Code: SWB0112PYB
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NIC Yearbook 12 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0012HYB
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SHOPWORN - Dutch Leningrad Catalog Code: SWB0235EMThe Dutch Leningrad (1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6) is one of Black's most dynamic responses to the queen's pawn opening. From the first move, Black stakes a strong claim on the kingside, laying the groundwork for a potential attack on the white king. The Leningrad variation is a popular choice at club and tournament level as well as amongst grandmasters; it is a regular feature in the repertoires of Vassily Ivanchuk, Veselin Topalov and Mikhail Gurevich.
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SHOPWORN - Play the Ruy Lopez
A Complete Repertoire in a Famous Opening Catalog Code: SWB0066EMThe Ruy Lopez is an incredibly popular opening at all levels of chess; this is perhaps unsurprising given that it's recognized by most experts as White's greatest chance of obtaining a lasting advantage after the moves 1. e4 e5. Also known as the Spanish Opening, the Lopez is steeped in rich tradition, having provided the battleground for countless clashes between World Champions of past and present: Kasparov, Fischer, Karpov, Topalov, Kramnik, Anand - the list is endless!
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Fairytale Chess by Baadur Jobava in the Vienna and the Dragadorf Catalog Code: SWB0110HYBForum The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Jan Werle, Jose Vilela, Luis Rodi and many more. Also, the winner of the Novelty of the Year 2013 contest is made known.
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NIC Yearbook 7 - HARDCOVER EDITION Catalog Code: B0007HYB
NIC Yearbook 7 - HARDCOVER EDITIONOur Price: $39.95
SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Brilliancies
A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters Catalog Code: SWB0200EMThis book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move.
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SHOPWORN - Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2
The Prime Years Catalog Code: SWB0047QTAnatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Károlyi explains Karpovs genius with a particular focus on Karpovs unrivalled grasp of strategy. In this second volume, Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his young rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy.
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SHOPWORN - Archangel and New Archangel Catalog Code: SWB0153EMTwo experts provide a thorough guide to two exciting variations of the Ruy Lopez, the most famous and traditional of all chess openings. Both the Archangel and the closely-related New Archangel (also known as the Moller Variation) see Black boldly challenging White for the initiative. Both lines lead to sharp play, in which both sides have winning chances, This book, the first on these systems, will be invaluable to players of both White and Black. The first book devoted to these dynamic opening variations. Up-to-the-minute coverage of one of Alexei Shirov's favorite defences. Written by a long-time expert in the Archangel, and a keen practitioner of the New Archangel.
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SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. d4
A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player Catalog Code: SWB0044EMA Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player, Building and maintaining an opening repertoire can be a demanding task! For a start, there are an enormous number of different lines to choose from. There's a strong temptation amongst beginners and improving players to opt solely for tricky lines in order to snare unsuspecting opponents, but this approach has only short-term value. As you improve and your opponents become stronger, very often these crafty lines don't stand up to close scrutiny, and suddenly you're back to square one with no suitable opening weapons.
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SHOPWORN - The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire Catalog Code: SWB0117NICThe Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.
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