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    A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings
    Catalog Code: B0224IS

    This book is exactly what is claims to be: A handy reference guide to the basic chess openings, yet small enough to be carried around in the pocket.
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    A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings

    $12.95
    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0285EM

    Perhaps it's time for a change and 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 the Dutch Defense, one of Black's most ambitious answers to 1. d4. In doing so they take the road less traveled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch

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    SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: SWB0333EM

    The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit

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    SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian
    A Repertoire for Black against 1 d4
    Catalog Code: SWB0332EM

    The Old Indian Defence is considered to be a sound way for Black to meet 1 d4. Some might argue that it is steady rather than spectacular, but is this reputation totally deserved? Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev strongly disagrees, and in this book he introduces ambitious and aggressive ways for Black to play in the main lines. He constructs an improved version of a repertoire he has himself utilized with great success against grandmaster opposition. Using illustrative games, he studies the fundamental tactical and positional ideas for both sides, and also covers what to do if White avoids the Old Indian.
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    SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian

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    SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian
    Play For a Win with 5. f3!
    Catalog Code: SWB0135NIC

    Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players:
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    SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

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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 - 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 - Play the Sicilian Kan
    A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0074EM

    A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black! The Kan is an ideal choice as an opening weapon against 1. e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. This is because, unlike some variations of the Sicilian, you don't need to memorize loads of opening theory in order to be successful.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Sicilian Kan

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    SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4
    Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other Tricky Lines
    Catalog Code: SWB0337EM

    Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4.
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    SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0345EM

    This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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    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 - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni
    Catalog Code: SWB0340EM

    Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

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    SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: SWB0363EM

    Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, 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 - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

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    SHOPWORN - The Veresov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0409EM

    The Veresov Opening is characterized by the moves 1 d4, 2 Nc3 and 3 Bg5. It’s a perfect weapon for those who wish to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory and to set their opponents problems from the outset. The Veresov is a flexible opening and White may choose lines that are either positional or tactical in nature. International Master Jimmy Liew has played the Veresov successfully for many years, and in this book he invites you to join him in a study of his favourite opening.
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    SHOPWORN - The Veresov - Move by Move

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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 - The Hypermodern Game of Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0080RE

    The Hypermodern Game of Chess is the first English-language version of Savielly Tartakower’s magnificent chess masterpiece - Die Hypermoderne Schachpartie. A massive tome, the first edition was published in German in 1924 and became an instant best-seller. This is the 21st Century Edition of this must-have chess book, and includes several hundred diagrams and reformatting of the text to meet the expectations of the modern chess player.
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    SHOPWORN - The Hypermodern Game of Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 4
    1. c4 / 1. Nf3 / Other First Moves
    Catalog Code: SWB0089NIC

    Chess 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 - Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 4

    Regular Price: $28.95

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    SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0351EM

    This new 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.
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    SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $28.95

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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 - The Benko Gambit - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0382EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - The Benko Gambit - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $28.95

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    The Sicilian Dragon
    The Classic How-to-Win Guide on One of the Most Exciting and Powerful Chess Openings Played Today
    Catalog Code: B0052CZ

    Play the Exciting Dragon! Inside this book are the secrets of one of the most exciting and powerful openings in all of chess - the Sicilian Dragon! Used by amateurs and champons alike, the dragon features brilliant combinations, no-holds-barred assasults, wild sacrifices, and uncompromising positions. This new edition features bigger diagrams, the latest moves and developements, and 30 new game examples.
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    The Sicilian Dragon

    $14.95
    The Frankenstein-Dracula Variation in the Vienna Game of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0099IS

    The Frankenstein–Dracula Variation (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4!?) of the Vienna Game is a monstrous thicket of complications which still have not been fully explored. The opening leads to fascinating positions which will bring enjoyment both in tournament and correspondence play. Although some theorists have treated the variation as dead and buried, experiments have managed to bring the monster variation back to life for Black, and it can now be considered fully playable.
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    The Frankenstein-Dracula Variation in the Vienna Game of Chess

    $14.95
    Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6
    Updated in 2011 with New Games and Analysis
    Catalog Code: B0100IS

    The popularity of the French Defense has surged to the point where it rivals the Sicilian and the Spanish in the chess international tournament arenas. Always known for its solid character, the French offers Black excellent winning chances in the main lines of the Winawer and in many side variations.
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    Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6

    $14.95
    How to Play the From Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0107IS

    Henry Bird's 1.f4 has become the choice of many players who wish to avoid the voluminous theory surrounding 1.e4, 1.d4 and even 1.c4. If Black plays passively then he is likely to find himself in an inferior line, especially if he allows a reversed Dutch defense. But there is an exciting alternative to the main lines - the From Gambit! With l...e5 Black makes it clear that he is willing to fight. The lines which arise often involve forced piece sacrifices for both sides, and knowledge of the middlegame ideas is critical.
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    How to Play the From Gambit

    $14.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation
    Catalog Code: B0133IS

    In addition to the standard lines, this book contains a number of interesting suggestions that have never been implemented. This book has been updated with a supplement containing the latest games and grandmaster analysis in 2012.
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation

    $14.95
    Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations
    Catalog Code: B0134IS

    This little book is designed to give you all you need to pray the white side of the Russian Variations. It includes only those lines which are best for White.
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    Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations

    $14.95
    How to Play the the Dilworth Attack
    Catalog Code: B0135IS

    In this, the first ever monograph devoted to the line, noted author Eric Schiller explains all of the critical ideas in the opening and endgame, and provides many examples of each from tournament play.
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    How to Play the the Dilworth Attack

    $14.95
    Modern Stonewall Dutch
    Catalog Code: B0144IS

    Publisher: ISHI Press Author: Eric SchillerYear of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 160Notation Type: Algebraic (AN) Book Description At the time of the first edition, this opening was just becoming popular in Grandmaster chess. It soon became a hot item and for this edition we had over 20,000 games in our database. Champions of the defense include Grandmasters Agdestein, Dolmatov, Gleizerov (more than 100 games!), Glek, Karlsson, Moskalenko, Nikolic, Ulibin, and Vaisser. The theory is now pretty well established. I recommend that you start by studying the Overview below and looking at the games cited in the next paragraphs. I have concentrated on the lines most frequently seen in high level games. The opening is so absurdly transpositional that there is no way to organize it exhaustively. The most important thing is to note where the pieces usually land. About the Author(s) Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess adviser for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their ''Chess Tour'' where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some ''band vs. audience'' partial games as part of their stage performance. Schiller was an arbiter at several notable games and championships including the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. While Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov opted not to participate in the event, they had both endorsed Schiller for this sensitive role during the planning stages. As of April 2009, Schiller has a FIDE rating of 2166. He is also an International Arbiter and International Trainer. Schiller's expertise and publications in the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation made him a sought-after expert when Gary Kasparov used that opening at the second game at the World Chess Championship 1990.
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    Modern Stonewall Dutch

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    Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0152IS

    This is a book for chess players who love to play for checkmate from the very first move.
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    Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

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    Catalan - 3RD EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0215IS

    Catalan, revised with recent games and new chess opening analysis by computer programs including Houdini. Since this book first came out the Catalan has been played with great success by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and other grandmasters. This has necessitated this great expansion with new games and the latest chess computer
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    Catalan - 3RD EDITION

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    Spanish Inquisition - Zaitsev Variation
    Catalog Code: B0216IS

    The Zaitsev variation of the Closed Spanish is a favorite line of many of the world's best chess players, including many World Champions. Until now, however, there has not been a compilation of the theory of the line, together with the relevant lines of the Breyer and Smyslov Variations into which play often transposes. This book is intended for experienced chess players rated 1700 and above. It contains. heavy-duty theory with many ideas simply credited to the appropriate sources and a good deal of unannotated games. The Zaitsev variation leads to rich positional and tactical play which requires deep understanding of chess.
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    Spanish Inquisition - Zaitsev Variation

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    Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack
    Catalog Code: B0226IS

    The f4 Sicilian has become popular and feared because it avoids the frightening amount of knowledge required to play Open Sicilians. It is often not treated with the respect it deserves. The strategic aims are quite simple to understand: CHECKMATE. The first edition was written when the Grand Prix Attack was just becoming noticed by strong chess players. Now there are over 20,000 examples in the databases. Nevertheless, the opening remains based more on the ideas explained by authors Hodgson and Day than on “theory”.
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    Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

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    SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence
    An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: SWB0327EM

    The Sicilian Defence is by far the most popular chess opening. If you play 1 e4 as White, on average you are likely to meet the Sicilian in virtually every other game! You need to be prepared to face the Sicilian at all times, and a ready-to-use repertoire against it is an indispensable weapon. In this book, Gawain Jones confronts the challenge of meeting the Sicilian head on. He has constructed a comprehensive Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, which is based on lines that are successfully employed at grandmaster level.
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    SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence

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    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0350EM

    The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play
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    SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy
    Catalog Code: SWB0344EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy

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