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    SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners
    A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
    Catalog Code: SWB0143NIC

    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Training for Post-Beginners

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    SHOPWORN - Black is Back!
    What's White Advantage Anyways?
    Catalog Code: SWB0178NIC

    Many chess players act intimidated and overly cautious when they have the Black pieces. They are so preoccupied with White’s advantage of the first move, that their predominant urge is to defend against possible threats and to safeguard their position. Adorjan shows that White’s advantage is far from obvious and that winning with Black starts with having the right attitude.This book will convince both club players and professionals that there is no reason to be afraid when playing Black.
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    SHOPWORN - Black is Back!

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    SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna
    Know When (And Where!) to Look for Winning Combinations
    Catalog Code: SWB0124NIC

    If only life was as straightforward as a book of chess exercises! If only someone would tap you on the shoulder every time the moment to show your tactical skills has arrived This book will teach you to recognize the signals that tell you that somewhere in the position you are looking at there is a tactical blow just waiting to be found. What you need, and what this book helps you to acquire, is a Chess Tactics Antenna.
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    SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    Regular Price: $28.95

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    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess Tactics
    700 Practical Lessons & Exercises
    Catalog Code: SWB0099NIC

    Instruction + exercises according to the old Soviet Chess School. The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills.
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    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess Tactics

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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players
    Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponent
    Catalog Code: SWB0172NIC

    After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment. 
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    SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess for Club Players

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0196EM

    This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

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    SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal
    Learn from the Legend
    Catalog Code: SWB0120NIC

    Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship.
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    SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

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    SHOPWORN - Tactics Time
    1001 Chess Tactics From The Games of Everyday Chess Players
    Catalog Code: SWB0138NIC

    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! If you want to improve at chess but have limited time and energy available, this is your book! Now you can study positions that are happening in games you yourself might have played!
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    SHOPWORN - Tactics Time

    Regular Price: $16.95

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    SHOPWORN - How to Crush Your Chess Opponents
    An Inspiring Guide for the Modern Attacker
    Catalog Code: SWB0025GB

    Simon Williams, one of Britain's most dynamic and aggressive chess-players, has selected his favourite attacking games from the modern era, and annotated them with an infectious zeal that will inspire and instruct. He takes us inside the decision-making process, explaining how each stage in an attacking concept is formed, and shows how top players spot the signs that indicate it is time to stake everything on an all-out assault. We also get insights into the role of intuition and calculation in both attack and defence
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    SHOPWORN - How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

    Regular Price: $14.95

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    SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
    The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
    Catalog Code: SWB0110NIC

    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
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    SHOPWORN - 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

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    SHOPWORN - Tactics Time 2
    1001 Real Chess Tactics From Real Chess Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0150NIC

    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions.
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    SHOPWORN - Tactics Time 2

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge
    Catalog Code: SWB0428EM

    In this stimulating book for players of all ages, Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combination from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that everyone will enjoy. Whether you are a beginner discovering chess tactics for the first time or a master seeking to brush up on your skills, this book is sure to be a useful addition to your chess armory. 
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov Chess Challenge

    Regular Price: $19.95

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    SHOPWORN - Paul Keres' Best Games - Volume 1
    Closed Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0434EM

    This biography of the three-times Soviet Champion contains a superb selection of 170 annotated games opening 1 d4 and the English/Reti complex.  
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    SHOPWORN - Paul Keres' Best Games - Volume 1

    Regular Price: $27.95

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    SHOPWORN - Fischer - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0417EM

    Bobby Fischer is a legendary chess figure, and many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time. Fischer was a child prodigy who later developed into a phenomenal force. During his peak years he dominated his nearest rivals in a manner that had previously never been seen. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala studies his favorite Fischer games. Lakdawala examines Fischer's renowned skills in attack, defense, counterattack, exploiting imbalances, dynamic elements, accumulating advantages and endgame play.
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    SHOPWORN - Fischer - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    SHOPWORN - Sokolov's Best Games
    Catalog Code: SWB0436EM

    In this book Sokolov demonstrates the deadly effectiveness of his systems against openings such as The Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Gambit, Slav and King's Indian. Contains 50 deeply annotated games with introductions . Brilliant and inventive opening play will both instruct and entertain . Includes many spectacular miniatures of under 30 moves Ivan Sokolov is one of the most outstanding talents to emerge in the 1990's, and many of his victims in this book- Anand, Adams, Topalov, and Lautier – hail from the cream of the younger generation. 
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    SHOPWORN - Sokolov's Best Games

    Regular Price: $25.95

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Secrets - Giants of Innovation
    Learn from Steinitz, Lasker, Botvinnik, Korchoi and Ivanchuk
    Catalog Code: SWB0336EM

    Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess, such as strategy, attack, defence, opening play, endgames, off-board preparation and mental attitude. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players who have excelled in such aspects of the game, greatly influenced their peers and inspired all of us.
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    SHOPWORN - Morphy - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0445EM

    Paul Morphy is a chess legend and without doubt one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His understanding of the game was years ahead of his time and in his era he was easily the best player in the world. In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Morphy's chess style, selects and studies his favourite Morphy games, and demonstrates how we can all improve our chess by learning from Morphy's masterpieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Tal - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0424EM

    Mikhail Tal is a true legend of chess. He was the World Champion and also holds the world record for the longest unbeaten run in competitive chess. Tal is widely regarded to be the greatest attacking player of all time. Nicknamed ‘the magician from Riga’, Tal was a creative genius who made it look as though absolutely anything was possible over the chessboard. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala selects and examines his favourite Tal games, from the beginning to the end of his exceptional career. Lakdawala shows how we can all improve our chess by learning from Tal’s masterpieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning the Won Game
    Lessons from the Albert Brilliancy Prizes
    Catalog Code: SWB0028OB

    Every chessplayer who aspires to achieve chess mastery must learn the techniques for winning a won game. It is the perennial problem which confronts players at all levels of play. This book will enable chessplayers to better recognize their positional advantages and the ways in which these can be used in order to bring them closer to victory.
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    SHOPWORN - Bent Larsen's Best Games
    Fighting Chess With The Great Dane
    Catalog Code: SWB0144NIC

    Bent Larsen (1935-2010) was one of the greatest fighters chess has ever seen. In his rich career the great Dane defeated all World Champions from Botvinnik to Karpov. He was a Candidate for the World Championship four times and became one of the most successful tournament players of his time. His uncompromising style and his unorthodox thinking made him popular with chess players all around the globe.
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    Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3
    1972-1992 - The Invincible
    Catalog Code: B0135QT

    This book covers the final two decades of Tal's life and games, from 1972 until his death in 1992. Despite being more than a decade removed from his world title reign, the early 1970s saw Tal rewrite chess history with two record-breaking unbeaten streaks. Other highlights include victory in the Montreal 1979 Tournament of Champions, and winning the World Blitz Championship in 1988.
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    SHOPWORN - Liquidation on the Chess Board
    Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Endgame
    Catalog Code: SWB0149NIC

    Pawn 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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    SHOPWORN - The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames
    Catalog Code: SWB0342EM

    Chess players are known to be obsessed by openings. However, world champions have recommended that up-and-coming players should actually begin by studying the endgame first.
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    SHOPWORN - Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION
    A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames
    Catalog Code: SWB0053NIC

    ENDGAME TACTICS is an affordable guide that reduces the psychological burden of endgame instruction by showing that endgames are actually quite enjoyable because of the tactics! There is no substitute for hard work in getting better at chess, but the fact of the matter is that we always work harder at something we love. By enjoying the entertainment of real life endgame tactics, and (at least for the moment) forgetting about theoretical positions that seem distant from everyday practice, the amateur player learns to love the endgame.
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    SHOPWORN - Mastering Chess Middlegames
    Lectures from the All-Russian School of Grandmasters
    Catalog Code: SWB0163NIC

    Panchenko’s classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to this unique training method. The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics: attack, defence, counterplay, realising the advantage, obstructing the plans of your opponent, the battle of the heavy pieces, and much more. In each chapter, Panchenko clearly identifies the various aspects of the topic, formulates easy-to-grasp rules, presents a large number of well-chosen examples and ends with a wealth of practical tests.
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    SHOPWORN - 6th American Chess Congress
    Catalog Code: SWB0005IS

    New York 1889 was the strongest chess tournament ever held up until that time. It was supposed to be for the World Chess Championship, but it has never been recognized as such, primarily because Steinitz, who helped organize the event and who was present as a journalist, refused to play.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III
    Petrosian and Spassky
    Catalog Code: SWB0134EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of the chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. This magnificent compilation of play from the 1960s through to the 1970s forms the basis of the third part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play from this era to a rigorous analysis, the examination being enhanced by the use of the latest chess software.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
    1973-1985
    Catalog Code: SWB0335EM

    The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
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    SHOPWORN - William Steinitz - Chess Champion
    A Biography of a Bohemian Caesar
    Catalog Code: SWB0004MF

    Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz had a rich and elevated career and life, which can now be known as well. From Steinitz's own writings and the fruits of extensive first-time-ever research by the author, a fascinating portrayal emerges of the life and genius of a man widely known as the 'Bohemian Caesar' quite apart from his chess dominance.
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    SHOPWORN - Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923
    Catalog Code: SWB0010IS

    This is the book that every chess master and grandmaster has read and studied, and every aspiring chess master should be reading. The author, a World Chess Champion, clearly explains the most complex and difficult concepts. Grandmaster Reuben Fine wrote that Alekhine's collection of best games was one of the three most beautiful that he knew.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II
    Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov and Tal
    Catalog Code: SWB0133EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.
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    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    A Ready-To-Go Package For Ambitious Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0192NIC

    Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for Black. It consists of a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginners and post-beginners.To show the typical plans and the underlying ideas in the various lines of his repertoire, Moret not only selected games of Grandmasters. He also uses games of young, improving players to highlight the errors they tend to make.
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    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Chess At Any Age
    Catalog Code: SWB0291EM

    In August 2008 Andres D. Hortillosa entered the New England Masters. It was a brave choice for an unrated player to compete in such a tough event, but it proved to be an inspired decision; he exceeded all expectations and was rewarded with a FIDE international rating of 2199. This, however, was no overnight success; it was the result of systematic work. How did he achieve such outstanding improvement? The answer lies in this book.
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    SHOPWORN - Risk and Bluff in Chess
    The Art of Taking Calculated Risks
    Catalog Code: SWB0161NIC

    Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.  When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff. 
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    SHOPWORN - A Primer of Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0431EM

    Former world champion José Capablanca’s introduction to chess, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation, is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages. In systematic fashion, Capablanca lucidly explains the rules and basic principles of this fascinating game, and illustrates these with a wide range of practical examples.    Topics covered include:  - The game, the pieces, their moves and object .  - Improving your game .  - Elementary opening principles ....and much more 
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    Chess Behind Bars
    Catalog Code: B0139QT

    Chess Behind Bars offers a guide to chess in prisons that will instruct and entertain regardless of your situation. It covers almost every aspect of chess imaginable – from the rules to chess history, from puzzles to famous games, and even some tips for improvement. It is a smorgasbord of chess, seen from an unusual angle.
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