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      EBOOK - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation
      4. Nf3 as Popularized by Garry Kasparov
      Catalog Code: E-B0249EM

      The Nimzo-Indian Defence is certainly one of Black's most respectable ways of meeting 1 d4; it's popular at all levels of chess and white players have been banging their heads against brick walls in trying to find an advantageous line. What can White do to throw his opponent off balance at an early stage? The answer is contained in this book!
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      EBOOK - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation

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      EBOOK - Mastering the Opening
      Catalog Code: E-B0143EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - English
      Catalog Code: E-B0024EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0017EM

      In this book, c3 Sicilian expert John Emms goes back to basics: he explains in depth the reasoning behind the critical early moves - something that is often neglected - and uses instructive games to demonstrate key plans for both White and Black.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4
      Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other Tricky Lines
      Catalog Code: E-B0337EM

      Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4.
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      EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0193EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: E-B0016EM

      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Ruy Lopez.

      The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand - the list goes on!
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: E-B0022EM

      In this book Gawain Jones, one of the world' leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack, provides everything you need to know about this opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his own wealth of experience, he introduces the key moves and ideas for both sides, taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - 1. e4
      A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
      Catalog Code: E-B0026EM

      In 'Starting Out: 1 e4!' Neil McDonald solves this perennial problem by providing the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the popular opening move 1 e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. Reading this book will give you the confidence to play these variations against all strengths of player and provide you with reliable opening armoury for years to come
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - 1. e4

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      EBOOK - Attacking with 1. d4
      Catalog Code: E-B0062EM

      Tired of playing the same old openings? Worried about having to learn too much theory? Then this book is what you're looking for! International Master Angus Dunnington presents you with a new attacking opening repertoire based on the move 1. d4.
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      EBOOK - Attacking with 1. d4

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      EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French
      A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0325EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      Catalog Code: E-B0036EM

      In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

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      E-BOOK - Starting Out - Caro-Kann
      Catalog Code: E-B0043EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Play the Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-B0076EM

      Few would disagree that the Queen's Gambit is one of the most important openings in chess. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all the strongest Grandmasters: Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov, Vishy Anand - the list goes on and on! From the very beginning White develops actively, takes the initiative and strives to dominate the center. Most agree that the Queen's Gambit is White's best chance for an opening advantage after 1. d4 d5.
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      EBOOK - Play the Queen's Gambit

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      EBOOK - Play the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-B0333EM

      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

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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - The Sniper
      Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
      Catalog Code: E-B0328EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Reti
      Catalog Code: E-B0295EM

      The Reti is a popular opening at all levels of chess. The great advantage it possesses over other openings is that it's a thematic system which can be adopted against many different defences, and because of this it's a firm favourite amongst those who prefer the understanding of ideas over dry memorization of moves.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Reti

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Dutch Defence
      Catalog Code: E-B0006EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0264EM

      One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
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      EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Gambiteer II
      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0085EM

      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

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      EBOOK - The English - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0348EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Opening Repertoire - Fianchetto System
      Weapons for White Against the King's Indian and Grunfeld
      Catalog Code: E-B0388EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style
      A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Most Dynamic of Openings
      Catalog Code: E-B0245EM

      The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.
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      EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Nimzo-Indian
      Catalog Code: E-B0023EM

      The Nimzo-Indian is one of the soundest and most popular defences against 1 d4, offering Black the chance to unbalance the game early on and play for a win without undue risk. Advocates include virtually all of the world's top players, including Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Chris Ward revisits the basic principles behind the Nimzo-Indian and its many variations.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Nimzo-Indian

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      EBOOK - Slay the Spanish
      Weapons Against the Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: E-B0323EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, with a repertoire based on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines, and it's easy to see its appeal. The Modern Steinitz can lead to razor-sharp positions, such as in the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, and Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner.
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      EBOOK - Slay the Spanish

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      Accelerated Dragons
      Catalog Code: B0145EM

      Many players are attracted to the Dragon Sicilian, but are put off by the fierce mating attacks that White can launch. In the Accelerated Dragon, Black aims for an improved version, saving a move with his queen's pawn. If White tries to ignore the difference, Black's instant detonation of the centre will come as an unwelcome cold shower! The authors show that White's main reply, the Maroczy Bind, is not so fearsome as was once thought Black has many ways to break out, while quite often it is possible to manoeuvre around White's 'binding pawns' and show that they imprison White's pieces as much as they do Black's.
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      Accelerated Dragons

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
      Catalog Code: E-B0020EM

      The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0189EM

      Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory?

      Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the embarrassment of choices available?

      Look no further for the answer! In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, renowned opening experts John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet take a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analysed paths, the authors concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

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      EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-B0281EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian
      Detailed Coverage of a Thoroughly Modern System
      Catalog Code: E-B0079EM

      The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian. The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters.
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      EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian

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      EBOOK - How to play against 1. d4
      Catalog Code: E-B0314EM

      Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
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      EBOOK - How to play against 1. d4

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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann
      Dazzle Your Opponents
      Catalog Code: E-B0309EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The French
      Catalog Code: E-B0039EM

      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

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      EBOOK - Queen's Gambit Declined
      Catalog Code: E-B0102EM

      In this book, Grandmaster Sadler explains the ideas behind the Queen's Gambit Declined, one of Black's most dependable replies to the queen's pawn. He discusses all of the major variations in popular practice, explaining the key plans and ideas and highlighting important recent developments. Written by Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, one of the world's top young players, this book offers a full explanation of both the latest theory and important thematic ideas and covers the ever-popular Queen's Gambit Declined.
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      EBOOK - Queen's Gambit Declined

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      EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0067EM

      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

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