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    The English - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0348EM

    This 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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    The English - Move by Move

    $27.95
    SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!
    Catalog Code: SWB0347EM

    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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    SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

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    SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System
    A Repertoire with 1...Nc6
    Catalog Code: SWB0364EM

    Welcome to the Dark Knight System, a weapon which can be used against virtually every opening White can play! In the Dark Knight System, Black begins with 1...Nc6 and adopts a dark-square strategy.
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    SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System

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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0194EM

    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc
    Catalog Code: SWB0349EM

    In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc

    $26.95
    Play the Caro-Kann
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
    Catalog Code: B0071EM

    In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a concise and trustworthy repertoire within the Caro-Kann, providing a solution against all of White's main options, and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. Houska examines the important tactical and strategic plans for both sides, arming the reader with enough information to begin playing the Caro-Kann with confidence in their own games.
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    Play the Caro-Kann

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    Starting Out - The Reti
    Catalog Code: B0295EM

    The Reti is a popular opening at all levels of chess. The great advantage it possesses over other openings is that it's a thematic system which can be adopted against many different defences, and because of this it's a firm favourite amongst those who prefer the understanding of ideas over dry memorization of moves.
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    Starting Out - The Reti

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    Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon
    Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
    Catalog Code: B0030EM

    The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian Defence: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unknowing white players looking for a direct attack similar to the one used against traditional Dragon are shocked by Black's increased options due to the flexible move order.
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    Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon

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    Play the Grunfeld
    Detailed Coverage of this Kasparov Favourite
    Catalog Code: B0077EM

    The Grunfeld is an exciting and dynamic answer to 1. d4, and has become very popular at all levels of chess. A major reason for this is that it has been a long-time favorite of the World's strongest-ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in his numerous World Championship battles. The Grunfeld very much relies on the principles of the hyper-modern school of chess: Black allows White to erect an impressive-looking center on the assumption that in the long run it could prove to be more of a liability than an asset.
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    Play the Grunfeld

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    SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Fianchetto System
    Weapons for White Against the King's Indian and Grunfeld
    Catalog Code: SWB0388EM

    Grandmaster 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 - Opening Repertoire - The Fianchetto System

    $26.95
    Starting Out - Sicilian Schveningen
    Catalog Code: B0021EM

    The Scheveningen is an uncompromising and flexible variation of Black's most popular defence to 1 e4, the Sicilian. It's a firm favourite of the world's greatest ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in crucial games, including his world championship matches against Anatoly Karpov and Vishy Anand.
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    Starting Out - Sicilian Schveningen

    $26.95
    Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: B0067EM

    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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    Play 1... Nc6

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    SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon
    Catalog Code: SWB0385EM

    The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon

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    SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: SWB0262EM

    The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
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    SHOPWORN - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

    $25.95
    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0189EM

    In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, renowned opening experts John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet take a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analysed paths, the authors concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

    $25.95
    SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
    Catalog Code: SWB0081EM

    What are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
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    SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas

    $25.95
    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
    The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
    Catalog Code: SWB0036EM

    In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Scotch Game
    Catalog Code: B0037EM

    The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World Champion Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White.
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    Starting Out - Scotch Game

    $24.95
    EBOOK - The Caro-Kann - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0341EM

    In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.
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    EBOOK - The Caro-Kann - Move by Move

    $24.95
    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

    $24.95
    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy
    Catalog Code: E-B0344EM

    Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy

    $24.95
    Starting Out - The King's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0038EM

    The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations.
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    Starting Out - The King's Indian

    $24.95
    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian
    Catalog Code: SWB0017EM

    In this book, c3 Sicilian expert John Emms goes back to basics: he explains in depth the reasoning behind the critical early moves - something that is often neglected - and uses instructive games to demonstrate key plans for both White and Black.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

    $24.95
    SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Openings
    Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
    Catalog Code: SWB0155EM

    Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed up with struggling against all opening moves other than White's main two: 1 e4 and 1 d4. From the respectable (English Opening, Reti and King's Indian Attack) through to the off-beat (Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Bird's Opening) and the totally bizarre (Orangutan, Grob); everything Black needs to know about facing unusual openings is covered within these pages.
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    SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Openings

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    Starting Out - The French
    Catalog Code: B0039EM

    The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.
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    Starting Out - The French

    $24.95
    EBOOK - 1... d6 - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0338EM

    This is a new series which 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 practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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    EBOOK - 1... d6 - Move By Move

    $24.95
    SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
    Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
    Catalog Code: SWB0157EM

    The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
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    SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

    $24.95
    Play the Queen's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0289EM

    The Queen's Indian is a dynamic and flexible way to meet 1 d4, and it leads to complex and intricate positions rich in ideas both sides. Such is the high regard for the Quee''s Indian that virtually all the world's top players have utilized it at one time or another.In this book, Andrew Greet presents a complete repertoire for Black. He reveals his secrets, offers answers against all of White's possibilities, and highlights the principal tactical and positional plans.
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    Play the Queen's Indian

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    EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION
    Catalog Code: E-B0354EM

    The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years!
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    EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0298EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    Starting Out - Benoni Systems

    $24.95
    Play the Nimzo-Indian
    Catalog Code: B0069EM

    The Nimzo-Indian is one of Black's most universally popular and respectable answers to 1 d4. It could be said that no other opening allows Black to play for a win from such a sound positional basis, while its flexibility gives rise to a multitude of different positions rich in tactical and positional play.
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    Play the Nimzo-Indian

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    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings
    Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
    Catalog Code: SWB0159EM

    There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
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    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

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    EBOOK - Pirc in Black and White
    Detailed Coverage of an Enterprising Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: E-B0055EM

    In this book James Vigus provides an up-to-date appraisal of the Pirc and its many variations. Using illustrative games, he examines the traditional main lines, the fashionable alternatives and the tricky sidelines, while outlining the typical tactical and positional ideas for both White and Black. A study of this book will allow the reader to begin playing the Pirc with confidence in his or her own games.
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    EBOOK - Pirc in Black and White

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: B0040EM

    In Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon Andrew Martin studies this famous opening in a simplistic way, introducing the crucial initial moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them, something that has sometimes been neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Sicilian Dragon and of opening play in general.
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    Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon

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    Starting Out - Caro-Kann
    Catalog Code: B0043EM

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the Caro-Kann, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there is an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while important strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.
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    Starting Out - Caro-Kann

    $24.95
    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0067EM

    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6

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