GENERAL CHESS OPENINGS

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    Year of Publication
    1994 2013 1994 to 2013
    Author(s)
    1. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
    2. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    3. Eric Schiller (1)
    4. Eric Schiller (1)
    5. Gary Lane (1)
    6. Graham Burgess (2)
    7. H. Golombek (1)
    8. I.A. Horowitz (2)
    9. Imre Konig (1)
    10. Irving Chernev (1)
    11. John Watson (1)
    12. Larry Evans (1)
    13. Max Euwe (1)
    14. Paul Keres (1)
    15. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
    16. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
    17. R.C. Griffith (1)
    18. Raymond Keene (2)
    19. Reuben Fine (2)
    20. Viacheslav Eingorn (1)
    21. Weaver Adams (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (6)
    2. AN - Algebraic (4)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
    4. DN - Descriptive (11)

      Winning with the Hypermodern
      Hypermodern chess strategy was the single most devastating innovation of the 20th century chess thought. Fueled by such towering figures as Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, hypermodern ideas forced their way into prominence and blazed the trail for the dynamic adoption by the Soviet chess school of defences such as the King's Indian and the Grunfeld. With both of these championed by Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player of all time, it is clear that hypermodern openings and defences are still setting the agenda in the 21st century.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      The average club or tournament player has little time for an exhaustive study of opening theory, but does need to obtain a satisfactory middle-game position. This work is intended to provide all he needs to know to reach interesting and sharp positions which offer good prospects for the imaginative player. The authors give one line against each popular variation, with particular care being taken to choose systems which will suit the attacking player's style.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation
      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
      Grandmaster Eingorn is an chess opening trendsetter. Throughout his career, he has introduced many novel concepts in the openings, and some of the systems he has introduced have gone on to become absolute main lines, such as the Rb1 Exchange Grunfeld. Here he explains the methods by which he prepares his openings and works out new systems from scratch, and how readers can do the same.
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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation

      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences
      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Grivas provides a full and detailed repertoire for White against five important openings: the Grunfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and Modern. In each case, he has recommended a line in which he has a wealth of experience, and has played a significant personal role in developing over many years. The recommendations are geared towards posing Black unconventional problems: your opponents will not be able to churn out lengthy memorized variations, but will need to solve problems at the board in positions that are somewhat different in character from those normally reached in these openings.
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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences

      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
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      White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess
      When "White to Play and Win" was first published, it created a great sensation because the author, Weaver W. Adams, claimed to be able to prove that White has a win by force from the very first move, against any defense. Although the author was never able to prove his central thesis, he did prove that these lines were lethal against the average tournament chess player.
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      White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess

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      Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION
      This is probably the most famous chess book ever written and is certainly the most influential chess book ever written.Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (21 September 1815 - 16 September 1840) was a German chess master and chess theoretician from Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
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      Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION

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      Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik
      A Century of Chess Evolution
      This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author, Imre Konig, was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.This book was originally published in 1950 as "Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik".
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      Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik

      A Century of Chess Evolution
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      How to Win in the Chess Openings
      From a Three Time US Open Champion
      International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and provides just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black, and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines.
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      How to Win in the Chess Openings

      From a Three Time US Open Champion
      Catalog Code: B0044IS
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      How to Open a Chess Game
      This is one of the most interesting, most unusual and most instructive chess books ever written. Seven of the World's Strongest Chess Grandmasters were each asked to write down their thoughts about how a serious chess amateur might best approach the problem of, very simply, "opening" a chess game?
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      How to Open a Chess Game

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      Flank Openings
      Traditional chess openings emphasize control of the center. Flank Openings are opening systems first developed by such players as Reti and Nimzowitsch in which the player of the white pieces concedes control of the center to Black, but then seeks to undermine the center and cause it to collapse with attacks from the sides. Grandmaster Raymond Keene explains the concepts and ideas behind these chess opening systems.
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      Flank Openings

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      Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)
      A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
      The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand.
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      Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

      A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
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      The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess
      This is THE book that first introduced a concept that has revolutionized tournament chess for most players. The concept is simply to create a database of chess games, sorted by openings, and then see which opening moves produce the best results. This book concludes that the overall winning percentage for White is 59%.
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      The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess

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      Chess Openings for Kids
      Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
      For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas.
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      Chess Openings for Kids

      Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
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      The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings
      This book presents the indispensable foundations for the understanding of the variations of the chess openings.
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      The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings

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      A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
      This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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      A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
      This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.
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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

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      Chess Archives
      Chess Archives was published monthly by a team of Dutch chess opening analysts, headed by former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe. If a new opening trick or trap were discovered, one could be sure it would appear soon in Chess Archives. Readers of established books like Modern Chess Openings could have an unpleasant surprise when a line the were playing had been refuted by new discoveries. That was unlikely to happen to any reader of Chess Archives because the new issues would always contain the latest stuff.
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      Chess Archives

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      Dreispringerspiel bis Königsgambit - GERMAN EDITION
      Moderne Theorie der Schacheröffnungen
      Three Knights Game, Four Knights, Italian game, Two Knights, Russian Defence, Vienna Game, including the King's Gambit A new opening book by Keres - which for many chess fans the big event! No doubt rightly, for the well-known Soviet chess grandmaster knows not only how to explain the current state of opening theory, but he has enriched himself with important ideas in the theory of many openings. His basic opening works therefore receive the most recognition worldwide.
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      Dreispringerspiel bis Königsgambit - GERMAN EDITION

      Moderne Theorie der Schacheröffnungen
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      Practical Chess Openings
      Practical Chess Openings is a basic openings book covering all the major openings, in alphabetical order. At the beginning of each section is a general description of the opening and its history, including the names of famous players who played it.
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      Practical Chess Openings

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      Winning Chess Traps
      300 Ways to Win In the Opening
      A modernized collection of 300 traps in the chess openings used today. The dead wood of traps in unused openings has been cut away and replaced try new traps in the latest openings. Each trap complete in itself-an introductory explanation, opening moves, diagram of position when trap is sprung, concluding moves to check-mate, or decisive win of material. All classes of players, weak or strong, need the vital information in this book to avoid pitfalls or catch an unwary opponent napping.
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      Winning Chess Traps

      300 Ways to Win In the Opening
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      A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings
      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

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      A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White
      A Flexible Repertoire To Take Your Opponents Out Of Their Comfort Zone
      In this book, highly experienced chess opening writer Graham Burgess presents a repertoire based on 1 d4 and Nf3 with precisely those aims. Black’s possibilities for counterplay - and sharp gambit play - are kept to a minimum. Our aim is to give Black exactly the type of position he doesn’t want. If he is seeking blocked positions with pawn-chains, we’ll keep the game fluid. If he wants complex strategy, we’ll attack him with simple piece-play. Simplifications? No thanks, we’ll keep the pieces on and intensify the battle. Gambits? Hardly, as we simply prevent most of them!
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      A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White

      A Flexible Repertoire To Take Your Opponents Out Of Their Comfort Zone
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