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    Secret Weapons of Champions - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0039CB

    Modern middlegame theory does not exist in written form. That is why players and trainers have to go back to the old recommendation by Nimzowitsch – to study typical positional methods. But who is better placed to teach us about their own powerful weapons than the great champions of the past?
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    Secret Weapons of Champions - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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    ABC of the Chess Openings - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0126CB

    In the all new ‘ABC of Chess Openings‘ International Master Andrew Martin explores the diverse possibilities available to everyone in the opening phase of the game.
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    ABC of the Chess Openings - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0129CB

    If you want to win with Black, you must decide which is the best strategy to achieve your aim.
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    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov

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    POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0162CB

    This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening play so that you can begin the game off the right foot.
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    POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4

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    Winning in 20 Moves
    Catalog Code: WIN0199CB

    This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
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    Winning in 20 Moves

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    A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0238CB

    On this DVD Nigel Davies addresses this issue by demonstrating a simple and easy to learn opening system designed for the busy person.
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    A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies

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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0320CB

    In this video, experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the King's Indian, Nimzo Indian, Queen's Indian, and Bogo Indian.
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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4

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    First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0328CB

    First Steps in Positional Play attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess.
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    First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin

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    Opening Repertoire for the Positional Player - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0351CB

    Do you like positional chess? Have you ever dreamed of playing the most stable openings that leave your tactical opponent with nothing but a cramped position? In this DVD, FM Valeri Lilov will present you with a complete opening repertoire for both White and Black, consisting of various solid opening systems leading to stable and flexible positions and providing many opportunities for intricate manoeuvring and creative planning! Some of these great openings include certain lines in the English Opening and the Queen's Gambit, as well as whole opening systems like the Torre Attack for White. On the other hand, the Classical Variation and the Bronstein-Larsen Variation in the Caro-Kann are two of the many great lines FM Lilov has selected for Black. Let one of the best coaches on the internet guide you through the maze of positional chess where none of your tactical opponents' tricks will work! Learn how to take advantage of your positional style of play with the help of the Tiger. Video running time: 4 hours System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard Return Information for Software & DVDs Computer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, sealed packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
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    Opening Repertoire for the Positional Player - Valeri Lilov

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    Dynamic Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0088BT

    Understanding opening ideas is far m ore important than memorizing long variations, especially for the player who has little time or inclination for the study of opening theory. In this book the author has selected a number of sound but aggressive systems which he himself has used in Grandmaster play. By using annotated games to explain the strategic features of each variation, he also gives the reader a feel for the middle game positions which arise.
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    Dynamic Chess Openings

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    White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess
    Catalog Code: B0022IS

    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
    Catalog Code: B0034IS

    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
    Catalog Code: B0049IS

    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

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    How to Win in the Chess Openings
    From a Three Time US Open Champion
    Catalog Code: B0044IS

    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

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    How to Open a Chess Game
    Catalog Code: B0074IS

    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
    Catalog Code: B0078IS

    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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    The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: B0030IS

    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

    $29.95
    The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0120IS

    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
    Catalog Code: B0121IS

    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

    $25.95
    Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0137IS

    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

    $19.95
    Chess Archives
    Catalog Code: B0194IS

    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
    Catalog Code: B0190IS

    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

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    Practical Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0205IS

    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
    Catalog Code: B0210IS

    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

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    Flank Attacks - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0376CB

    The flank attack is one of those sneaky ways of surrounding your opponent's forces and getting to your target fast! So, do we really need to master flank attacks to use them or protect ourselves from them effectively? The answer is a resounding ''Yes!''
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    Flank Attacks - Valeri Lilov

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    A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings
    Catalog Code: B0224IS

    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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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Philidor Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0384CB

    The information explosion has led to a massive increase in opening theory. But how often do you win a game with a prepared line? What gives strong players the edge over their opponents is not some blockbuster novelty, but a deep understanding of the pawn structures to which their openings lead – an understanding that lasts into the middlegame and endgame, and is transferable between different openings with similar structures.
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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Philidor Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 5

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    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0445CB

    Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called ''opening theory''. Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. But experts help. Ex- FIDE-World Champion Rustam Kasimzhanov is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field of opening preparation. In three World Championship matches he was second of Viswanathan Anand and helped him to successfully defend the title. And with Kasimdzhanov’s help and excellent opening preparation the German team surprisingly became European Team Champion 2011. On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of ''theory''. From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.
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    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov

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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice
    A Definitive Study of All Important Openings
    Catalog Code: B0293IS

    Chess Openings Theory and Practice is a remarkable book, unequaled by any book of that era or since. It is not a mere openings book with long columns of moves followed at the end by punctuation marks such as + -- or =. It presents opening ideas and games, often including the first game where each opening was played, plus the history of the opening, the names of famous players who played this opening and the ideas and plans on which the opening is based. It provides ''idea variations''.
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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice

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    Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0460CB

    Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called ''opening theory''. Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of theory. From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.
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    Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - Volume 165 - Opening Ideas and Techniques for Young and Improving Players - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0165FX

    A two volume chess course by IM Andrew Martin. On these DVDs, FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin will teach you what you need to know and what to do for success in the opening. Volume Two expands on the proper approach to chess opening play, and gives you four secret opening weapons that you can use to demolish your opponents. These very good attacking systems will help you to develop the right attitude when playing chess openings.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - Volume 165 - Opening Ideas and Techniques for Young and Improving Players - Vol. 2

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    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0470CB

    Before the endgame, God created the middlegame, but you will never reach the middlegame if you misplay the opening! ‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels. It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games by learning from the typical mistakes of others.
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    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin

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    Opening Encyclopedia 2016
    Catalog Code: WIN0083CB

    In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The Opening Encyclopaedia 2016 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
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    Opening Encyclopedia 2016

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