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    2002 2014 2002 to 2014
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    1. John Emms (1)
    2. Jovanka Houska (1)
    3. Neil McDonald (1)
    4. Richard Palliser (1)
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    1. Opening (2)
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    1. Chess Developments (3)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (13)
    3. Move by Move (10)
    4. Starting Out (32)
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    2. IM Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
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    Items 1 to 36 of 123

      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
      What 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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      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas

      Catalog Code: E-B0081EM
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      EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire
      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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      EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

      Catalog Code: E-B0320EM
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available. Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!

      In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at Flank Openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0187EM
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      EBOOK - Gambiteer I
      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
      Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Do you loathe trivial positional chess? Do you feel the need to sacrifice pawns early in the game? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes!', then this is the book for you!
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      EBOOK - Gambiteer I

      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: E-B0084EM
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      EBOOK - Gambiteer II
      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      A Hard-hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black based on the Schliemann Gambit and Albin Counter-Gambit. Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes' then this is the book for you!
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      EBOOK - Gambiteer II

      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0085EM
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      EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play
      Grandmaster Chris Ward explains the important ideas behind every major opening, unravelling among others the secrets of the Sicilian, the mysteries of the Modern and the fundamentals of the French. He emphasizes the need to understand the key elements of each opening rather than simply memorize a series of complicated variations which leave you stranded if the opponent varies from the expected route.
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      EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play

      Catalog Code: E-B0214EM
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      EBOOK - Mastering the Opening
      The opening phase of the game throws up difficult questions for those keen to study and improve their chess. In Mastering the Opening, international master Byron Jacobs outlines the key plans and strategies in all major openings and helps the reader to decide upon an opening repertoire. This guide deals with every major opening, has numerous thematic games that illustrate important principles and a revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas.
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      EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

      Catalog Code: E-B0143EM
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      EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
      Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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      EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6

      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0067EM
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky
      The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky

      Catalog Code: E-B0296EM
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      EBOOK - Play the Benko Gambit
      The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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      EBOOK - Play the Benko Gambit

      Catalog Code: E-B0333EM
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
      Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

      Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-B0298EM
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      EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings
      Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
      Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed up with struggling against all opening moves other than White's main two: 1 e4 and 1 d4. From the respectable (English Opening, Reti and King's Indian Attack) through to the off-beat (Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Bird's Opening) and the totally bizarre (Orangutan, Grob); everything Black needs to know about facing unusual openings is covered within these pages.
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      EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings

      Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
      Catalog Code: E-B0155EM
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      EBOOK - Play 1. b4
      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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      EBOOK - Play 1. b4

      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: E-B0075EM
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      EBOOK - Trompowsky
      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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      EBOOK - Trompowsky

      Catalog Code: E-B0258EM
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      EBOOK - The Sniper
      Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
      The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.
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      EBOOK - The Sniper

      Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
      Catalog Code: E-B0328EM
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      EBOOK - Alekhine Alert
      A Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4
      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor takes a contemporary look at one of Black's most ambitious counters to 1 e4, the Alekhine Defence. This is a sharp opening in which Black attacks from the very beginning, luring White's central pawns forward in the expectation of destroying them later on.
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      EBOOK - Alekhine Alert

      A Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0301EM
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In this book, four renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Benoni, the Benko and all their associated variations. Instead of traveling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors. 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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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0193EM
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      EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit
      The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
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      EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit

      Catalog Code: E-B0281EM
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann
      Dazzle Your Opponents
      Are you tired of playing the same old openings again and again? Perhaps it's time for a change: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three opening specialists get together to take a revolutionary look at the Caro-Kann. In doing so they take the road less travelled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann

      Dazzle Your Opponents
      Catalog Code: E-B0309EM
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      EBOOK - Play the Caro-Kann
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
      In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a concise and trustworthy repertoire within the Caro-Kann, providing a solution against all of White's main options, and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. Houska examines the important tactical and strategic plans for both sides, arming the reader with enough information to begin playing the Caro-Kann with confidence in their own games.
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      EBOOK - Play the Caro-Kann

      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0071EM
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      E-BOOK - Starting Out - Caro-Kann
      In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the Caro-Kann, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there is an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while important strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.
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      E-BOOK - Starting Out - Caro-Kann

      Catalog Code: E-B0043EM
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      EBOOK - Play the Catalan
      The Catalan is a sophisticated and wide-ranging opening system which is popular at all levels of chess. In recent years it has been catapulted into the limelight by Vladimir Kramnik, who has revitalized it with many new ideas and has utilized it with great success against the world's strongest players - on occasion making it look like a forced win for White!
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      EBOOK - Play the Catalan

      Catalog Code: E-B0270EM
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Perhaps it's time for a change and here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Dutch Defense, one of Black's most ambitious answers to 1. d4. In doing so they take the road less traveled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0285EM
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      EBOOK - Play the Dutch
      An Opening Repertoire for Black Based on the Leningrad Variation
      There's no doubt that the Dutch Defence is one of Black's most enterprising answers to 1 d4. Black strives to unbalance the position by creating an asymmetrical pawn structure on the very first move, giving himself every opportunity to fight for the initiative from the outset. It's no surprise that the Dutch particularly appeals to ambitious players who relish a complicated battle.
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      EBOOK - Play the Dutch

      An Opening Repertoire for Black Based on the Leningrad Variation
      Catalog Code: E-B0311EM
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Dutch Defence
      The Dutch Defence is an ambitious and underrated counter to the queen's pawn opening. With his very first move Black creates an asymmetrical pawn structure, thus unbalancing the position from a very early stage and allowing both White and Black players to fight for the initiative. Black also has many options within the Dutch Defence, from the ultra-solid Stonewall formation through to the fluid Classical System and the dynamic Leningrad Variation.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Dutch Defence

      Catalog Code: E-B0006EM
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      EBOOK - The English - Move by Move
      This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
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      EBOOK - The English - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: E-B0348EM
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      EBOOK - Play the English
      An Active Opening Repertorie for White
      An active opening repertoire for White! The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics.
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      EBOOK - Play the English

      An Active Opening Repertorie for White
      Catalog Code: E-B0073EM
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - English
      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - English

      Catalog Code: E-B0024EM
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      EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French
      A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
      This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.
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      EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French

      A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0325EM
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - French
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, 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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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - French

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0190EM
      Our Price: $19.95

      EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4
      It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.
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      EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

      Catalog Code: E-B0174EM
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The French
      The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

      Catalog Code: E-B0039EM
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      EBOOK - French Advance
      The Advance Variation is a popular and direct way of meeting the ultra-solid French Defence. Very early on in the game White opts to fix the pawn structure and establishes a genuine space advantage, upon which he later hopes to mount a serious attack. This method of playing against the French Defence has become a firm favourite amongst uncompromising Grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov, England's Nigel Short and the rising star in Russia, Alexander Grischuk.In this book, opening expert Sam Collins explains the strategies and tactics of this dynamic opening, studying both the main lines as well as the more offbeat variations. Through the use of model games for both White and Black, he provides a thorough grounding in the key plans and ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently begin to use the French Advance in their own games.
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      EBOOK - French Advance

      Catalog Code: E-B0162EM
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      EBOOK - Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld
      Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and other annoying systems? The King's Indian and the Grunfeld are two of Black's most popular answers to 1 d4; unsurprising given that they were long-time favourites of chess legends Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. Brimming with complexity and dynamism, these two openings often leave those playing White scratching their heads wondering how to squeeze even the slightest of advantages out of the opening and, just as crucially, how to avoid becoming swamped in a morass of complicated theory.
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      EBOOK - Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld

      Catalog Code: E-B0156EM
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      EBOOK - Play the Grunfeld
      Detailed Coverage of this Kasparov Favourite
      The Grunfeld is an exciting and dynamic answer to 1. d4, and has become very popular at all levels of chess. A major reason for this is that it has been a long-time favorite of the World's strongest-ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in his numerous World Championship battles. The Grunfeld very much relies on the principles of the hyper-modern school of chess: Black allows White to erect an impressive-looking center on the assumption that in the long run it could prove to be more of a liability than an asset.
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      EBOOK - Play the Grunfeld

      Detailed Coverage of this Kasparov Favourite
      Catalog Code: E-B0077EM
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      EBOOK - Opening Repertoire - Fianchetto System
      Weapons for White Against the King's Indian and Grunfeld
      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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      EBOOK - Opening Repertoire - Fianchetto System

      Weapons for White Against the King's Indian and Grunfeld
      Catalog Code: E-B0388EM
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