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  • SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit
    Dazzle Your Opponents! Catalog Code: SWB0188EM
    Are 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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  • ZMart Pro Digital Chess Clock Catalog Code: CLKDZMPRO
    Made in the USA, the Zmart Pro Digital Chess Clock was designed from the ground up to offer that all chess players both demand and need. It is very easy to use - You can learn all of the features of the clock within a few minutes. II is great for anyone - fun for kids, classes, and clubs. With a sturdy metal case, low profile design, extremely large display and touch-sensor technology, it’s one of the finest chess clocks ever produced.
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  • SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Caro-Kann Catalog Code: SWB0407EM
    The Caro-Kann Defence remains a very popular option for Black at all levels of chess. It has always enjoyed a solid reputation, but if anything its popularity has increased in recent years with the realization that the Caro-Kann can also be employed with the intention of reaching sharp dynamic positions, rich in possibilities for both sides and with a guarantee of genuine counterplay for Black. In this book, the author presents the reader with a complete Caro-Kann repertoire, which is based primarily on her own repertoire she has used with success over many years at international level.
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    SHOPWORN - Opening Repertoire - The Caro-Kann

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  • SHOPWORN - The Killer Dutch Catalog Code: SWB0405EM
    In 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 - The Killer Sicilian
    Fighting 1.e4 with the Kalashnikov Catalog Code: SWB0398EM
    In 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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    SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian

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  • SHOPWORN - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire Catalog Code: SWB0320EM
    Former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala presents a range of vicious weapons for White in a repertoire which is perfect for those who have little time for study, but enjoy taking opponents out of their comfort zones and causing them problems from the very beginning.
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    SHOPWORN - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

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  • SHOPWORN - A Guide to Chess Improvement
    The Best of Novice Nook Catalog Code: SWB0315EM
    A 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 - A Guide to Chess Improvement

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  • SHOPWORN - How to play against 1. d4 Catalog Code: SWB0314EM
    Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
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    SHOPWORN - How to play against 1. d4

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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 - Starting Out - Open Games

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  • SHOPWORN - Trompowsky Catalog Code: SWB0258EM
    From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
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  • SHOPWORN - Dutch Leningrad Catalog Code: SWB0235EM
    The 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 - Improve Your Endgame Play Catalog Code: SWB0216EM
    In this ideal book for players wishing to improve their endgame play, grandmaster Glenn Flear explains the fundamental principles which must be mastered. Taking examples from his own games and those of other players, he shows how drawn positions can be converted into victories and lost positions saved at the last moment.
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    SHOPWORN - Improve Your Endgame Play

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  • 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: SWB0200EM
    This 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 - Winning Chess Brilliancies

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  • SHOPWORN - Nimzo Larsen Attack Catalog Code: SWB0169EM
    The 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 - Nimzo Larsen Attack

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  • SHOPWORN - Archangel and New Archangel Catalog Code: SWB0153EM
    Two 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 - Archangel and New Archangel

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  • SHOPWORN - The Liberated Bishop Defence
    A Surprising and Complete Black Repertoire Against 1. d4 Catalog Code: SWB0151NIC
    In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem; liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move! Play 2...Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4.
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    SHOPWORN - The Liberated Bishop Defence

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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 - 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 - Liquidation on the Chess Board

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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 - 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 - Accelerated Dragons Catalog Code: SWB0145EM
    Many 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 - Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935
    Annotated Games & Essays Catalog Code: SWB0136NIC
    Every 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 - Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935

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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 - NIC Yearbook 112 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Radjabov Tops Carlsen in Epic King's Indian Fight Catalog Code: SWB0112PYB
    New 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 - NIC Yearbook 112 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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  • SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 112 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Radjabov Tops Carlsen in Epic King's Indian Fight Catalog Code: SWB0112HYB
    New 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 - NIC Yearbook 112 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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  • SHOPWORN - Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION
    Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess Catalog Code: SWB0111NIC
    Move First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
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    SHOPWORN - Move First, Think Later - 3rd 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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  • 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 - NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Alexander Grischuk - Mayhem in the Samisch King's Indian Catalog Code: SWB0108HYB
    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 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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  • SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 103 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Hou Yifan Triumphs in Sicilian Showdown with Judit Polgar Catalog Code: SWB0103HYB

    Publisher: New In Chess
    Author: New In Chess
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 248
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book DescriptionThe Chess Player's Guide to Opening News Forum
    Readers from all over the world join in discussions on previous Surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search for the truth together. With contributions by Viktor Moskalenko, Igor Stohl, Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Nenad Sulava, Ufuk Tuncer, and many others. Benjamin's Opening Takes
    In his Opening Takes, Joel Benjamin shows how you can fight against over-prepared opponents, looking at Magnus Carlsen's practical approach in the London Classic and Tata Steel tournaments. Kuzmin's Harvest
    In his new series, insider Alexey Kuzmin collects the most important recent novelties for Yearbook readers. This time the novelties are from the European Championship in Plovdiv. Book Previews and Reviews
    In this section we present a sneak preview from The Modern French by Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic. Our reviewer Glenn Flear notices a growing influence of subtitles in books like Ivan Sokolov's The Strategic Nimzo-Indian, Larry Kaufman's The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White, Alexander Delchev's The Modern Reti and Ruslan Scherbakov's the triangle system. Of course the insides of these books are even more important, and Flear is an expert in pointing out the highlights!
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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 103 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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  • SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 99 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Amber Winner Levon Aronian - Fireworks in the QGD Catalog Code: SWB0099HYB
    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 99 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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  • SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 98 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Anish Giri - Killer in the Grunfeld with Both Colours Catalog Code: SWB0098HYB
    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 - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics
    An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess Catalog Code: SWB0097NIC
    With 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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    SHOPWORN - CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

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  • SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy
    Expanded and Updated Catalog Code: SWB0095NIC
    In the battle of chess ideas, the publication in 1991 of Dynamic Chess Strategy was a defining moment. Before Mihai Suba's exceptional book, chess writers had neglected one of the most important factors of a chess position: its dynamic potential. Suba demonstrated that the traditional concept of improving the position was often static and irrelevant, and that classical strategy, if applied dogmatically, can prevent you from finding the right plan and its subsequent moves.
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    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy

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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

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  • SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Middlegames
    An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures Catalog Code: SWB0072NIC
    Study of this important book, with dozens of highly instructive and clearly explained games from the greats of chess, will enhance your middlegame skills and will let you understand why pawns are considered to be 'the souls of chess'.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Middlegames

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