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    1. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    2. Carsten Hansen (1)
    3. Charlie Storey (1)
    4. Christopher Scheerer (1)
    5. Christopher Wisnewski (1)
    6. Claude Bloodgood (1)
    7. Cyrus Lakdawala (2)
    8. Eric Schiller (6)
    9. Eric Schiller (6)
    10. Henry Grob (1)
    11. Ilya Odeskky (1)
    12. John Clayton (1)
    13. John Donaldson (1)
    14. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
    15. Nick Conticello (1)
    16. Nicolai V. Pedersen (2)
    17. Richard Palliser (2)
    18. Richard Pert (1)
    19. Ron Henley (2)
    20. Valery Aveskulov (1)
    21. Yury Lapshun (1)
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    2. AN - Algebraic (8)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
    4. DN - Descriptive (1)
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    2. Starting Out (1)
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    1. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
    2. GM Jesse Kraai (2)
    3. GM Ron Henley (1)
    4. GM Ronen Har-Zvi (1)
    5. IM Bill Paschall (1)
    6. IM Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
    7. IM Valeri Lilov (1)
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      Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      The Evans Gambit is one of the most dangerous chess openings ever invented as white recklessly sacrifices a pawn on move 4 to obtain a lasting initiative with an enduring lead in development. The Evans Gambit arises via the move order 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4!? – as white sacrifices this pawn to distract black’s minor pieces and open lines for instant attacking prospects as black’s king will have a difficult time getting out of the center.
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      Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

      Catalog Code: DVD0012EP
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      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move
      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack is an ideal opening choice for players keen to avoid mainline theory but still wanting to set their opponents problems from the outset. In the Nimzo-Larsen, White begins 1 b3 and then develops in hypermodern fashion – planning to undermine any central structures Black dares to erect. A key attraction of the Nimzo-Larsen is that White can steer the game into either sharp play or elaborate strategic battles. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in examining the many different variations of the Nimzo-Larsen. Lakdawala studies the typical plans and tactics for both sides, offers repertoire options for White, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Nimzo-Larsen Attack.
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      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0371EM
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      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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      Play 1... Nc6

      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: B0067EM
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      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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      Beating Unusual Chess Openings

      Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
      Catalog Code: B0155EM
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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire
      In 1998 a slim volume by IM John Donaldson explored the crafting of a sophisticated but easily assimilated group of interrelated opening strategies intending to establish small but lasting advantages. The result, A Strategic Opening Repertoire was an instant success. Now this second edition, revised by Danish FM Carsten Hansen with the assistance of John Donaldson, is greatly expanded - twice the size, with many more games and detailed explanations.
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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire

      Catalog Code: B0027RE
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      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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      Play 1. b4

      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: B0075EM
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      Play 1.b3
      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - A Friend for Life
      The popularity of the Nimzo-Larsen Attack is largely based on its surprise value, but in fact 1.b3 is one of White's more logical first moves, since by immediately developing his queen's bishop, White aims at undermining the black centre.
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      Play 1.b3

      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - A Friend for Life
      Catalog Code: B0001NIC
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      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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      Starting Out - The Trompowsky

      Catalog Code: B0296EM
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      Grob's Angriff - GERMAN EDITION
      This is Henry Grob's groundbreaking work written in German on the move 1. g2-g4. The Grob opening is a very dangerous opening to both the white and black sides in chess.
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      Grob's Angriff - GERMAN EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0023IS
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      The Tactical Grob
      The Tactical Grob This book is on the chess opening known as Grob's Attack. This chess opening starts with 1. g2-g4 or, in Descriptive Notation, 1. P-KN4. Once thought of as a joke, the Grob Opening is a very dangerous opening to both the white and black sides in chess.
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      The Tactical Grob

      Catalog Code: B0020IS
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      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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      The Sniper

      Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
      Catalog Code: B0328EM
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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!
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      The Blackmar Diemer Gambit
      A Modern Guide to a Fascinating Chess Opening
      The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is a dangerous attacking opening which has amassed a cult following amongst club players, a loyal band of supporters like no other in chess. White sacrifices a pawn in return for a strong initiative which tests Black's defensive capabilities to the limit. Some experts have questioned its objective soundness, but there's no doubting its success and popularity over the board, where pressure and a ticking clock often means it's impossible to find the right defence.
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      The Blackmar Diemer Gambit

      A Modern Guide to a Fascinating Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0321EM
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      The Ryder Gambit Accepted - UPDATED EDITION
      The Ryder Gambit is a fun opening, one which gives rise to spectacular combinational possibilities. Even a player with limited experience can create a magnificent mating attack which can be shown to friends and kibbitzers and even published in local chess magazines. The fans of this opening are true lovers of this royal game and even if their enthusiasm is unjustified by objective analysis, it is nevertheless one of the joys of chess.
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      The Ryder Gambit Accepted - UPDATED EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0085IS
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      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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      Play the Benko Gambit

      Catalog Code: B0333EM
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      SHOPWORN - 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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      SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit

      Catalog Code: SWB0333EM

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      No Passion For Chess Fashion
      Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire
      Professional grandmasters study the latest wrinkles of their favorite openings. They have time to think about innovations in the Sicilian Najdorf, the Marshall Attack, or the Semi-Slav. It's part of their job. But club players can rarely afford such luxury, and an excellent way for them to beat their busy schedules is to play good, solid opening lines that happen to be out of style.
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      No Passion For Chess Fashion

      Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0072EU
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      How to Play the From Gambit
      Henry Bird's 1.f4 has become the choice of many players who wish to avoid the voluminous theory surrounding 1.e4, 1.d4 and even 1.c4. If Black plays passively then he is likely to find himself in an inferior line, especially if he allows a reversed Dutch defense. But there is an exciting alternative to the main lines - the From Gambit! With l...e5 Black makes it clear that he is willing to fight. The lines which arise often involve forced piece sacrifices for both sides, and knowledge of the middlegame ideas is critical.
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      How to Play the From Gambit

      Catalog Code: B0107IS
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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 1
      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      This instructional book was created to reveal the secrets of the SNIPER, which is a universal system that Black can play against virtually any white formation.
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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 1

      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0059OB
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      Fly the Pterodactyl
      FIDE master Eric Schiller presents the opening in all its glory with detailed opening analysis and over. The complete illustrative games in this book you will find all you need to know to take up it as black and confront your opponents from the very earliest stages of the game.
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      Fly the Pterodactyl

      Catalog Code: B0131IS
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      Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation
      The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is rarely seen at the chess master level but is popular and successful among amateur players. It was played by Grandmaster Efim Bogoljubow who played two matches for the World Chess Championship and who said "When I am white I win because I am white. When I am black I win because I am Bogoljubov.
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      Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation

      Catalog Code: B0142IS
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      Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
      This is a book for chess players who love to play for checkmate from the very first move.
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      Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

      Catalog Code: B0152IS
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      Attack with Black
      A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
      Aveskulov examines all of White's options and move-orders after 1 d4 Nf6, and shows an aggressive reply to each of them.
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      Attack with Black

      A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
      Catalog Code: B0182GB
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      Janowski - Indian Defence
      1d4 Nf6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 Bf5
      The Janowski-Indian (1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 Bf5) has enjoyed the patronage of such strong chess players as Mikhail Tal, Jan Timman, Bent Larsen, Larry Christiansen, John Fedorowicz and Kamran Shirazi.
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      Janowski - Indian Defence

      1d4 Nf6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 Bf5
      Catalog Code: B0165IS
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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23
      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23

      Catalog Code: DVD0023CL
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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13
      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13

      Catalog Code: DVD0013CL
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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15
      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15

      Catalog Code: DVD0015CL
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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Flank Openings - VOLUME 5
      In the fifth volume of our openings tutorials we will be dealing with the Flank Openings. We make a start with the English Opening 1.c4. If Black replies in traditional fashion with 1...e5, this is a Reversed Sicilian. We have devoted four videos to the various systems, Lars Schandorff will take you through the Reversed Dragon, the English Four Knights, the Botvinnik System and alternatives.
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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Flank Openings - VOLUME 5

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      Playing the Trompowsky
      An Attacking Repertoire
      If like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.  
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      Playing the Trompowsky

      An Attacking Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0086QT
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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 2
      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      Crushing White: The SNIPER! is the second of a Black comprehensive repertoire two volume set by International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley. This instructional book was created to reveal the secrets of the SNIPER, which is a universal system that Black can play against virtually any white formation. Black has won many beautiful games by employing various secret Sniper weapons. In the 456 pages, thematic tactics and strategy are explained with the use of 1143 diagrams.
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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 2

      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0079OB
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      Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70
      GM Jesse Kraai shows you the ins and outs of the Fried Liver Attack for beginners all the way up through how advanced players can use this to their advantage. He then goes on to show you how it was employed in 2 high profile games. Jesse says, “The Fried Liver is not just for beginners!”
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      Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70

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      FOXY OPENINGS - Volume 160 - The SNIPER - VOL. 6
      On this DVD GM Ron W. Henley continues his popular Universal System for The Aggressive Black Player. 1.e4 g6 Bg7 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.c3 Covering lines against the often difficult to meet c3 Sicilian,Grand Prix Attack, Closed Sicilian and Scholar's mate.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - Volume 160 - The SNIPER - VOL. 6

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      The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
      In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level. It particularly appeals to bold, ambitious players and leads to positions which are rich in possibilities for both sides. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, Lakdawala provides a repertoire for White, covers 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 Trompowsky Attack.
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      The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0389EM
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      EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
      In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level.
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      EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: E-B0389EM
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