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    SHOPWORN - Chess Tactics for Students
    20th Anniversary Edition
    Catalog Code: SWB0120OB

    An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format. Chess Tactics For Students has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period. A versatile design makes this book ideal for independent seat work and homework as well as for chess club and classroom instruction. The worksheet format enables self correction with minimal dependence on direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Tactics for Students

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    SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Ready-To-Go Package For Ambitious Beginners
    Catalog Code: SWB0168NIC

    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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    SHOPWORN - My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

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    SHOPWORN - Alekhine - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0430EM

    In this book, FIDE Master Steve Giddins invites you to join him in a study of his favorite Alekhine games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by examining Alekhine's masterpieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Alekhine - Move by Move

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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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    SHOPWORN - A Primer of Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0426EM

    Anyone who plays the Sicilian Defence as Black must be prepared to meet a whole host of options for White known as the Anti-Sicilians. These includes popular choices such as the c3-Sicilian, the Grand Prix Attack, the Closed Sicilian, the King’s Indian Attack and all Bb5 lines, as well as numerous gambits and tricky sidelines which can be very difficult to meet for the unwary player. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Anti-Sicilian lines and provides repertoire options for Black against all of them.
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    SHOPWORN - Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move

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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 - Stein - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0420EM

    Leonid Stein was a three-time Soviet Chess Champion and one of the World's strongest players during his career, which was tragically cut short at its peak by his premature death in 1973. In this book, International Master Thomas Engqvist invites readers to join him in a study of his favorite Stein games, and shows how we can all improve by learning from Stein's masterpieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Stein - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 117 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Jobava: '1.b3 was like a breath of fresh air'
    Catalog Code: SWB0117PYB

    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 117 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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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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    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 - NIC Yearbook 116 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Wei Yi, the Sicilian Slayer
    Catalog Code: SWB0116PYB

    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 116 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 116 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Wei Yi, the Sicilian Slayer
    Catalog Code: SWB0116HYB

    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 116 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!
    A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0078RE

    In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win.
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    SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!

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    SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian
    Attack and Surprise White with the Basman-Sale Variation
    Catalog Code: SWB0160NIC

    The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5, 2. Nf3 e6, 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4…Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning chess opening system. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don’t run excessive risks. That is why The Lazy Man’s Sicilian is ideal for club players who don’t have much time to study opening theory (or are not too fond of hard work anyway).
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    SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian

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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 - Risk and Bluff in Chess

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    SHOPWORN - Opening Originals
    Strong Sidelines for Club Cats
    Catalog Code: SWB0079RE

    “Daniel Lowinger offers his readers a select menu of opening ideas from which you can pick and choose. Whether you are looking for new ideas to add to your repertoire in 1.e4, 1.d4 or 1.c4 openings; for White or for Black; sharp or quiet lines – this book has something for you!
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    SHOPWORN - Opening Originals

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    SHOPWORN - Finding Bobby Fischer
    A Classic Collection, Finally Available Again
    Catalog Code: SWB0159NIC

    Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam’s gripping encounter with the legendary American recluse, a journalist’s dream come true, is the worthy apotheosis of this unique collection of interviews which were first published in New In Chess between 1986 and 1992.
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    SHOPWORN - Finding Bobby Fischer

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    SHOPWORN - Taming Wild Chess Opening
    How To Deal With The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Over The Chess Board
    Catalog Code: SWB0155NIC

    John Watson and Eric Schiller provide club-players with solutions to a huge selection of these rarely-played or tricky chess openings. They concentrate upon ideas and strategy, with enough analysis to satisfy the needs of practical play.
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    SHOPWORN - Taming Wild Chess Opening

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    SHOPWORN - The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian
    A Guide for White
    Catalog Code: SWB0154NIC

    The ever popular English Attack has long been considered harmless against the Taimanov Sicilian, until in recent years some remarkable improvements were found for White. Armenian grandmaster Zaven Andriasyan has thoroughly and systematically investigated this unexplored chess opening territory. He explains the plans and counterplans, and unveils the structures behind the various lines. While doing so, Andriasyan presents a wealth of highly interesting new ideas and novelties.
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    SHOPWORN - The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian

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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 - Ivanchuk - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0406EM

    Vassily Ivanchuk has been one of the World's leading chess players for over two decades. He announced his arrival as a 21-year-old when he defeated Garry Kasparov on the way to winning the Linares Super-Grandmaster event. In a distinguished career he has won countless elite tournaments and was a FIDE World Championship finalist.
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    SHOPWORN - Ivanchuk - Move by Move

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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 - 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 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 - Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5
    Catalog Code: SWB0400EM

    The Sicilian Najdorf is undoubtedly one of the most popular chess openings. It was played with great success by world champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and today it remains a favourite defense at all levels from grandmaster to beginner. 6 Bg5 is widely acknowledged as a critical test of the Sicilian Najdorf. In this book, International Master Kevin Goh Wei Ming examines the most theoretically important and instructive games in recent years, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Whether playing White or Black, this book provides you with essential knowledge of an important opening.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5

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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 - Draw!
    The Art of the Half-Point in Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0087RE

    We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played. 
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    SHOPWORN - Draw!

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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 Classical French - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0397EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying the French Defence, Classical Variation, which is a popular choice among chess players of all levels. Lakdawala examines in detail the important and commonly played lines, including the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Burn Variations. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Classical French.
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    SHOPWORN - The Classical French - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK
    Profession: Chess Coach
    Catalog Code: SWB0074RE

    Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach. 
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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume 1 - PAPERBACK

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    SHOPWORN - Chess Progress
    From Beginner to Winner
    Catalog Code: SWB0391EM

    Award-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin’s unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces – and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat.
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    SHOPWORN - Chess Progress

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    SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
    Catalog Code: SWB0111PYB

    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 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win
    Catalog Code: SWB0393EM

    In this book the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the "old chess", and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters.
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    SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win

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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

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    SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete
    Chess in the Digital Age
    Catalog Code: SWB0075RE

    There’s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software. Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations of how to use ChessBase.
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    SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete

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    SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian
    Hit the Nimzowitsch Variation with 6. d5!
    Catalog Code: SWB0141NIC

    The ultra-sharp pawn sacrifice 6.d5 has caused a revolution in the 4… Ba6 line of the Queen’s Indian Defence in recent years. The ingenious gambit was hotly debated at the highest level by players like Alexey Shirov, for White, and Peter Leko, for Black. At club level it became a dangerous weapon for attackers.
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    SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian

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