- A Universal Weapon 1.D4 D6
Play the SlavThe Slav has a well-deserved reputation as one of Black's strongest answers to 1 d4, and it's no coincidence that it has been used by almost all the World Champions in chess history. Put simply, the Slav is a classy opening, one which combines reliability with the promise of dynamic counterplay. In this book, James Vigus presents a comprehensive and trustworthy repertoire for Black.
Play the SlavCatalog Code: B0072EM
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Sam Loyd: His Story and Best ProblemsSam loyd is widely considered to be the finest chess composer that ever lived, often authorizing problems with witty themes that would challenge even the strongest of players. What isn't so well known is that he was also one of the best chess players in the U.S.,despite having a playing style that was highly flawed. Like his problems, Sam would often try to create fantastic combinations over the board during his games, rather than simplifying and going for the win.
This book, edited by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, presents 58 of Sam Loyd's problems for your consideration. In addition to the puzzles, the author extensively discusses the man behind the puzzles.
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The Powerful Catalan
A Complete Repertoire For WhiteIn this book top Grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White. He covers all of Black’s options as well as possible transpositions to other openings.
The Powerful CatalanA Complete Repertoire For WhiteCatalog Code: B0122NIC
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SHOPWORN - The Nimzo-Indian - Move by MoveChess players are offered an ambitious repertoire for White with 1.d4 in two volumes, with this book covering all lines except 1...d5. The repertoire is based on classical lines and inspired by Botvinnik’s approach.
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EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-Indian
A Selection of Aggressive Anti-Nimzo Lines including 4. a3, 4. f3 and 4. Bg5The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of Black's most reliable ways of meeting the queen's pawn opening. It's popular at all levels of chess and a constant source of anxiety for White players. How can White find a worthwhile line against this incredibly firm defence? How can White set his Nimzo opponent difficult tasks from the outset? Perhaps it's time to look somewhere different from the well-trodden main lines.
EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-IndianA Selection of Aggressive Anti-Nimzo Lines including 4. a3, 4. f3 and 4. Bg5Catalog Code: E-B0130EM
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The Colle System Koltanowski Variation: 5. c31.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nf3 c5 5.c3 and other moves where Black does not play c5. There aren't as many strategic plans and positional themes as in the Queen's Gambit; but there are still quite a lot - and that's enough for 95 percent of serious players. Against an amateur opponent, the Colle is a deadly weapon, a quick killer. Edgar Colle and his fellow Belgian native, GM George Koltanowski, registered a string of sparkling victories, many of them in less than thirty moves, with this system. He even had the great Alekhine on the ropes with it.
The Colle System Koltanowski Variation: 5. c3Catalog Code: CB0079CD
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Domination in 2,545 Endgame StudiesGhenrikh M. Kasparyan (1910-1995) is considered to have been without doubt the greatest composer and analyst of chess endgame studies ever. He was so great that when a great new chess star named Kasparyan appeared on the scene, the Soviet authorities decided to change the name of the second Kasparyan to Kasparov to avoid confusion. In this book, his master work, Kasparyan first classifies endgame studies into the analytic as opposed to artistic. Analytic studies are those likely to arise in an actual game.
Domination in 2,545 Endgame StudiesCatalog Code: B0050IS
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Winning at Chess the Adventurous WayIt was the chess legend Philidor who wrote: "The pawns are the soul of chess", and yet it is these modest infantrymen who are always the first to die for the cause. Pawn sacrifices are incredibly common in chess games, and yet for some unknown reason they have been rather neglected in chess literature... until now.
Pawn SacrificeWinning at Chess the Adventurous WayCatalog Code: B0256EM
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SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Opening IdeasWhat are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
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Small Encyclopedia of Chess OpeningThe Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length. Instead of five books just one! The best and most up to date information. The creative output of generations of chess masters filtered for the reader's convenience.
Small Encyclopedia of Chess OpeningCatalog Code: B0004SHV
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