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    The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
    A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0117NIC

    The 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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    The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

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    The Agile London System
    A Solid but Dynamic Chess Opening Choice for White
    Catalog Code: B0174NIC

    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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    The Agile London System

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    The Modern Scandinavian
    Themes, Structures and Plans in an Increasingly Popular Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0098NIC

    The Modern Scandinavian is an updated and expanded translation of ''Modernes Skandinavisch 2'', which appeared in 2006 and also became a bestseller. This second book focuses not on theoretical lines but on the structural ideas after the moves 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5.
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    The Modern Scandinavian

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    Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian
    An Uncompromising Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: B0130NIC

    The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence continues to be extremely popular, both with top grandmasters and club players. And for very good reasons: it is a flexible, ambitious, wonderfully rich and diverse system, offering one of the best ways for Black to play for a win. Both Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov achieved great successes with their beloved Najdorf.
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    Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

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    A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    Tackling 1.e4 with 1...e5
    Catalog Code: B0137NIC

    The Petroff Defence is anything but dull. Although it is a frequent choice of top grandmasters, club players often fear that it leads to passive play. This book will debunk this prejudice and open new vistas.
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    A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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    The Double Queen's Gambit
    A Surprise Weapon for Black
    Catalog Code: B0162NIC

    Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete chess opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4. After replying with 1…d5, the former Russian Chess Champion advises you to take up the Double Queen’s Gambit and play 2…c5! against both 2. c4 and 2. Nf3. In The Double Queen’s Gambit Black’s attitude is as active and ambitious as that of White in the Queen’s Gambit. This ambition may seem premature at first sight, but many strong grandmasters have already successfully played this system.
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    The Double Queen's Gambit

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    The Fianchetto Solution
    A Complete, Solid and Flexible Chess Opening Repertoire for Black & White With the King's Fianchetto
    Catalog Code: B0176NIC

    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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    The Fianchetto Solution

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    1.d4 - Beat the Guerrillas!
    A Powerful Opening Repertoire Against Annoying Black Sidelines
    Catalog Code: B0107NIC

    This manual fills a big gap in chess literature. After 1.d4, probably the most widely played opening move in the world, Black can avoid main line theory by deviating into a whole variety of irritating unorthodox sidelines. White players often stumble into unknown and dangerous territory where their tricky opponent awaits them, fully prepared.
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    1.d4 - Beat the Guerrillas!

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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: B0013SOS

    Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable. An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six!
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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13

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    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Ready-To-Go Package For Ambitious Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0168NIC

    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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    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 106 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Anand Creates an Evergreen in the Meran
    Catalog Code: SWB0106HYB

    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 106 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
    Catalog Code: SWB0111HYB

    The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships.
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Fairytale Chess by Baadur Jobava in the Vienna and the Dragadorf
    Catalog Code: SWB0110HYB

    Forum 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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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    Basic Chess Openings for Kids
    Play Like a Winner from Move One
    Catalog Code: B0158NIC

    In his trademark humorous and kid-friendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes.
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    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

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    SHOPWORN - The Complete c3 Sicilian
    The Alapin Variation by it's Greatest Expert
    Catalog Code: SWB0096NIC

    It is not difficult to understand why the Alapin Sicilian is such a popular opening with amateur and professional chess players all over the world. Against Black’s most dangerous reply to 1.e4 it simply offers everything you need if you are looking for a reliable scheme that does not take much time to learn.
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    SHOPWORN - The Complete c3 Sicilian

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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black
    How to Play for a Win Against the Spanish Opening
    Catalog Code: SWB0164NIC

    The Ruy Lopez remains one of the most popular chess openings, both at club level and among top players. In this book, the companion volume to his acclaimed bestseller Bologan’s Black Weapons in the Open Games, Victor Bologan presents a cutting-edge repertoire for Black based on the favorite lines of Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. Bologan’s Ruy Lopez for Black is more than just a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses against the Spanish Opening. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line. It’s actually two books in one!
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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Alexander Grischuk - Mayhem in the Samisch King's Indian
    Catalog Code: SWB0108PYB

    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 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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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 - 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 - The Dynamic Benko Gambit
    An Attacking Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0121NIC

    The Benko Gambit is a great opening for those who like active play. Black sacrifices a pawn in order to activate his pieces on the queenside, and generally gains enduring pressure.
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    SHOPWORN - The Dynamic Benko Gambit

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    SHOPWORN - The Modern French
    A Complete Guide for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0116NIC

    This is a complete and up-to-date work for players of all levels, and contains brand-new concepts in topical modern lines such as the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Morozevich Variations.
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    SHOPWORN - The Modern French

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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 - 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 Powerful Catalan
    A Complete Repertoire For White
    Catalog Code: SWB0122NIC

    In this book top Grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White. He covers all of Black’s options as well as possible transpositions to other openings.
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    SHOPWORN - The Powerful Catalan

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    SHOPWORN - Diamond Dutch
    Strategic Leads & Powerful Weapons
    Catalog Code: SWB0139NIC

    The widely-played Dutch Defence is a sharp choice. Black does not try to preserve a positional balance, but chooses to fight it out. No author is more qualified to explore new ideas in the Dutch than Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play. The Diamond Dutch is not a repertoire book. Moskalenko himself plays this chess opening with both colours and covers the entire spectrum for White as well as Black:
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    SHOPWORN - Diamond Dutch

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    SHOPWORN - The Even More Flexible French
    Strategic Ideas & Powerful Weapons
    Catalog Code: SWB0157NIC

    The Even More Flexible French has largely the same structure as its predecessor, but the content is fully up-to-date on the latest theory. Moskalenko has found hundreds of improvements, alternatives, new ideas and fresh weapons that will delight and surprise the reader. The book contains a more or less complete French repertoire for Black. Yet Moskalenko also presents quite a few weapons and opportunities for White. The Ukrainian Grandmaster’s analysis is, as before, high-level, his touch has remained light and fresh.
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    SHOPWORN - The Even More Flexible French

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    SHOPWORN - The Perfect Pirc-Modern
    Strategic ideas and Powerful Weapons
    Catalog Code: SWB0125NIC

    In The Perfect Pirc-Modern, Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned propagator of dynamic play who has championed the Pirc-Modern for many years, presents and explains:
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    SHOPWORN - The Perfect Pirc-Modern

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    SHOPWORN - The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1
    A Complete Guide to the Rubinstein Variation
    Catalog Code: SWB0114NIC

    The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of the most important chess openings, both at club level and with top players. In recent years it has undergone a number of significant changes and it's high time for a thorough look at the current state of affairs. Top grandmaster Ivan Sokolov is the perfect authority to do so.
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    SHOPWORN - The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1

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    SHOPWORN - The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
    A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
    Catalog Code: SWB0117NIC

    The 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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    SHOPWORN - The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White

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    SHOPWORN - The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6
    A Complete Guide for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0148NIC

    The 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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    SHOPWORN - The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6

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    SHOPWORN - The Extreme Caro-Kann
    Attacking Black with 3.f3
    Catalog Code: SWB0140NIC

    The Caro-Kann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its ‘solid’ and ‘drawish’ reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening.
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    SHOPWORN - The Extreme Caro-Kann

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    SHOPWORN - Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians
    A Complete Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0152NIC

    The Sicilian Defence is Black’s most popular reply to 1.e4. Most Black players hope for an Open Sicilian, seeking unbalanced positions and opportunities to play for a win. No wonder that in roughly one-third of the games White does not play 2.Nf3 and chooses one of numerous ‘Anti-Sicilian’ lines. Ranging from primitive and aggressive to respected but tedious, these Anti-Sicilians have one thing in common: they all cross Black's plans and steer for territories where it is easy to get ambushed. Evgeny Sveshnikov offers help. The world-famous Sicilian expert tackles these annoying lines one by one. With great ingenuity he presents a watertight repertoire that consists of practical and effective opening ideas.
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    SHOPWORN - Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians

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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: SWB0147NIC

    If 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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    SHOPWORN - Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games

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    SHOPWORN - A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    Tackling 1.e4 with 1...e5
    Catalog Code: SWB0137NIC

    The Petroff Defence is anything but dull. Although it is a frequent choice of top grandmasters, club players often fear that it leads to passive play. This book will debunk this prejudice and open new vistas.
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    SHOPWORN - A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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    SHOPWORN - A Cunning Chess Opening for Black
    Lure Your Opponent into the Philidor Swamp
    Catalog Code: SWB0153NIC

    Taking your opponent out of his comfort zone is a good idea to start your game with. Grandmaster Sergey Kasparov pushes this concept one step further: lure your opponent onto the slippery paths of the Philidor Swamp!
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    SHOPWORN - A Cunning Chess Opening for Black

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    SHOPWORN - The Double Queen's Gambit
    A Surprise Weapon for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0162NIC

    Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete chess opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4. After replying with 1…d5, the former Russian Chess Champion advises you to take up the Double Queen’s Gambit and play 2…c5! against both 2. c4 and 2. Nf3. In The Double Queen’s Gambit Black’s attitude is as active and ambitious as that of White in the Queen’s Gambit. This ambition may seem premature at first sight, but many strong grandmasters have already successfully played this system.
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    SHOPWORN - The Double Queen's Gambit

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