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      New Ideas in the Sveshnikov Sicilian
      The Sicilian Defence features many dramatic variations, but for sheer violence, few can equal the Sveshnikov. Black aims for maximum piece activity at the cost of a shattered pawn structure. Black's aim is to seize the initiative, regardless of the cost. If he is successful, then the pawns will look after themselves. On the other hand, white is looking to use black's weaknesses as spring-boards for a ferocious attack of his own.
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      New Ideas in the Sveshnikov Sicilian

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      King's Indian Defence - Mar Del Plata Variation
      Yugoslav Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric is firmly established as one of the great pioneers of the King's Indian strategy and tactics. The variation he introduced in a tournament at Mar del Plata, Argentina, fifty years ago, is characterised by fierce attacks by the opposing sides - White on the queenside and Black on the castled king - making for exciting games and many dashing Black wins.
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      King's Indian Defence - Mar Del Plata Variation

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      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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      Winning with the Hypermodern

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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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      Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian
      The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents
      The Nimzo-Indian is an extremely popular and reliable defence, upon which most world champions have relied at some point in their careers. Black controls the vital e4-square with his pieces, and retains total flexibility with his central pawns. By playing 4. f3, White challenges Black's idea head-on. Either Black grants White control of e4, or else he must commit his pawn to d5, whereupon White can begin concrete action in the center.
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      Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian

      The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents
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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
      Catalog Code: B0071GB

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      Sicilian - Taimanov
      This modern variation goes 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 a6. It deals with all of the plans that both White and Black can choose. The author gives many suggestions for new lines of exploration, and gives exceptionally clear explanations of the basic strategies of the system. There are a number of illustratives games which show how the Taimanov strategies carry through to the middlegame and which will give you a genuine understanding of the system.
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      Sicilian - Taimanov

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      Beating the Grunfeld
      Since his surprise choice of the Grunfeld Defence in the 1986 World Championship match, Garry Kasparov has regularly adopted the Grunfeld in tournaments and matches around the world. Against Karpov, however, this opening has proved an unfortunate choice and Karpov has won more World Championship games against Kasparov in this opening than in any other.
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      Beating the Grunfeld

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      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0046GB

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      Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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      Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0047GB

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      The Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black
      A Grandmaster Explains a Solid and Dependable Repertoire
      Every chess-player needs a reliable defence against the Queen's Pawn Opening. The fundamental question is whether to go all-out for counterplay, which may involve a great deal of risk, or to adopt a more solid, classical approach, and first carefully neutralize White's initiative. This book shows the potential of the latter approach. By defending the Queen's Gambit Declined, Black puts a firm road-block in the way of White's ambitions.
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      The Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black

      A Grandmaster Explains a Solid and Dependable Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0068GB

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      The Symmetrical English
      Authoritative Coverage of a Massive Opening Complex, Including the Hedgehog and Anti-Benoni
      The Symmetrical systems of the English Opening constitute a large and important area of modern chess opening theory. The strategic variety to be found within this book is staggering: from the sedate Symmetrical Variation to the wild gambit lines of the Anti-Benoni, and almost everything in between! This book provides detailed coverage of the theory of all lines stemming from 1 c4 c5.
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      The Symmetrical English

      Authoritative Coverage of a Massive Opening Complex, Including the Hedgehog and Anti-Benoni
      Catalog Code: B0045GB

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      Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack
      An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
      The Torre Attack is a very attractive system for White as it allows him/her to set the agenda from the outset, preventing many counterattacking systems. It has quick-strike potential if Black is careless or unfamiliar with the subtleties.
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      Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack

      An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
      Catalog Code: B0082GB

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      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian
      4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
      This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian systems.
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      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

      4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
      Catalog Code: B0052GB

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      Chess Explained - The Meran Semi-Slav
      A Dynamic Opening Explained with Words and Examples
      Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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      Chess Explained - The Meran Semi-Slav

      A Dynamic Opening Explained with Words and Examples
      Catalog Code: B0064GB

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      The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3
      Comprehensive Coverage of the Long-Established Main Line of the Nimzo
      Ever since Nimzowitsch introduced his flexible, dynamic defence to the queen's pawn, debate has raged over White's best reply. Many variations have been in and out of fashion, but one line in particular has proved an enduring weapon - the sound and solid 4 e3 line, known as the Rubinstein Variation. The 4 e3 Nimzo is extraordinarily rich in strategy. All manner of different central pawn-structures can arise, such as the blocked centre characteristic of the Hübner Variation and a variety of IQP positions.
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      The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

      Comprehensive Coverage of the Long-Established Main Line of the Nimzo
      Catalog Code: B0078GB

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      Chess Explained - The Queen's Gambit Declined
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Books are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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      Chess Explained - The Queen's Gambit Declined

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0126GB

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      The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player
      A Modern Guide to An Aggressive Chess Opening
      Grandmaster Bogdan Lilac provides a complete repertoire with the aggressive Grunfeld Defense, based around complete illustrative games. The Grunfeld has been a favorite of World Champions Fischer and Kasparov, and its young contemporary adherents include Vishwanathan Anand and Peter Leko.
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      The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

      A Modern Guide to An Aggressive Chess Opening
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      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni
      Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
      It seems unfair that Black gets all the attacking chances in the normal lines of the King's Indian. Readers can now take a tip from the World's leading expert of sharp systems and shock their opponent with the Four Pawn Attack! Black has countless ways to go wrong, while White is risking little if well-prepared. Vaisser's hitherto unpublished analysis will give readers the edge they need to send Black's King to the guillotine.
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      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni

      Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
      Catalog Code: B0051BT
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      The Fianchetto King's Indian
      This is White's fianchetto against the King's Indian Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3. An ideal choice for those who want to deny King's Indian players their usual attacking plans. White's harmonious scheme of development, envisaging strong pressure against Black's queenside, has appealed to many of the all-time greats - Alekhine, Botvinnik, Karpov, and Kasparov.
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      The Fianchetto King's Indian

      Catalog Code: B0063BT
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      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
      A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
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      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

      Catalog Code: B0066BT
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      The New Classical King's Indian
      This book focuses on the King's Indian variations that have undergone the most dramatic change in the 1990's: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0. The system with ..Na6 receives full coverage, together with the traditional main lines of 7..Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 followed by Ne1 or Nd2.
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      The New Classical King's Indian

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      Understanding the Spanish
      Understanding an opening is more important the knowing a mass of variations. For no opening is this more true than for the Spanish. The most famous of chess openings leads to a deep strategic maneuvering battle. Experienced GM's seem almost clairvoyant when handling the positions. It is not a sixth sense, but a knowledge of the typical maneuvers and themes that enable them to have their pieces where they need them, when they need them. This book provides a complete course in helping the reader to understand those themes.
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      Understanding the Spanish

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      Symmetrical English 1... c5
      The English Opening is currently enjoying an increase in popularity and was featured regularly in the last World Championship match. 1..c5 is Black's most solid reply and theory has developed rapidly over the modern times. This is the first comprehensive coverage of the symmetrical variation in Algebraic notation and contains all significant developments since the author's earlier work "English .. P-QB4".
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      Symmetrical English 1... c5

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      Chess Explained - The Grunfeld
      A Guide to a Dynamic Counterattacking Opening
      Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The Grunfeld Defense is one of the most aggressive openings at Black's disposal.
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      Chess Explained - The Grunfeld

      A Guide to a Dynamic Counterattacking Opening
      Catalog Code: B0049GB

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      The French - Tarrasch Variation
      Comprehensive Coverage of an Important Modern Chess Opening
      This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation.
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      The French - Tarrasch Variation

      Comprehensive Coverage of an Important Modern Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0028GB
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      The Sicilian Sozin
      A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
      This book presents in detail the theory of the Sozin in all its forms, including the razor-sharp Velimirovic Attack.
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      The Sicilian Sozin

      A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
      Catalog Code: B0042GB
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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
      Catalog Code: B0081GB
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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
      Catalog Code: B0164GB
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      A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire
      An Easy-to-Learn Repertoire for the Chessboard Assassin
      Bored with the same old openings? Worried about having to learn too much theory? Then this book will come as a godsend. Aaron Summerscale presents a set of exceptionally dangerous opening weapons for White. Each recommended line is based on a solid positional foundation, yet also promises long-term (and short-term!) attacking chances.
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      A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire

      An Easy-to-Learn Repertoire for the Chessboard Assassin
      Catalog Code: B0159GB
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      Sicilian - Paulsen
      The Paulsen System of the Sicilian challenges one of the common perceptions of the Sicilian Defense: That there is no safe way to play the Sicilian. The Paulsen System is generally regarded as one of the most solid, safe ways to play the Sicilian against 1.e4, while also giving plenty of opportunities for counter-attack. This flexible system can allow Black to arrange his pieces in several different ways. Taimanov shows us how to handle each variation that White can throw at you, and gives many fragments of important games.
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      Sicilian - Paulsen

      Catalog Code: B0082BT
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      Scotch Game Explained
      Used to brilliant effect by Garry Kasparov and numerous imitators, the Scotch Game is one of the most popular openings among today's club players. The Scotch Game Explained, unlike most openings books, offers a back-to-basics approach tailored to novices and intermediate player
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      Scotch Game Explained

      Catalog Code: B0030BT
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      Sicilian Bb5 Revealed
      The Sicilian Bb5 is the most popular and successful Anti-Sicilian variation. Vassily Ivanchuk used it to score a stunning win against Gary Kasparov at Linares in 1991. This book provides full coverage of both 2...d6 3. Bb5+ and 2...Nc6 3.Bb5. It shows you how to implement in your own games the ideas that have worked so successfully at the highest level.
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      Sicilian Bb5 Revealed

      Catalog Code: B0031BT
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      The Sveshnikov Sicilian
      The Sveshnikov Sicilian is arguably the most dynamic line in the whole of the Sicilian Defence. Black takes on certain structural weaknesses but gains active piece play as compensation, which is very much in keeping with the modern style of play. Black is not content to equalize but from the very startsets out to wrest the advantage from his opponent's hands.
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      The Sveshnikov Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0042BT
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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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      Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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      Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0091GB
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