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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0112CV

    This product features seven volumes of Modern Chess Opening series, covering almost all chess openings. The series provide detailed classification and contain a lot of training material.
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES

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    DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0130CV

    Learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time.
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    DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0108CV

    Modern Chess Opening, vol. 4, Semi-Closed Games course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 266 games/lectures.
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4

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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Open Games (1.e4) - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0106CV

    Modern Chess Opening, vol. 2, Semi-Open Games (1.e4) course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 426 games/lectures.
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Open Games (1.e4) - VOLUME 2

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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0111CV

    The Modern Chess Opening, Vol. 7 course is aimed at teaching the student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies of important Other Openings.
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    DOWNLOAD - Opening Lab
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0081CV

    This is a perfect opening manual. It features a theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the greatest chess players.
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    DOWNLOAD - Opening Lab

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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Closed Games (1. d4 d5) - VOLUME 6
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0110CV

    Modern Chess Opening, vol. 6, Closed Games course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 416 games/lectures.
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Closed Games (1. d4 d5) - VOLUME 6

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    The Sicilian Dragon
    The Classic How-to-Win Guide on One of the Most Exciting and Powerful Chess Openings Played Today
    Catalog Code: B0052CZ

    Play the Exciting Dragon! Inside this book are the secrets of one of the most exciting and powerful openings in all of chess - the Sicilian Dragon! Used by amateurs and champons alike, the dragon features brilliant combinations, no-holds-barred assasults, wild sacrifices, and uncompromising positions. This new edition features bigger diagrams, the latest moves and developements, and 30 new game examples.
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    The Sicilian Dragon

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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners
    What the Chess Openings Look Like
    Catalog Code: B0027CZ

    Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey and the most fun. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing every position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves.
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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners

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    Winning Chess Openings
    Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
    Catalog Code: B0024CZ

    This popular book has taught tens of thousands of beginning players the key concepts of the opening, the most crucial part of every chess game. You'll learn the best opening moves from both Black's and White's perspectives. More than twenty-five essential openings are shown: King's Gambit, Center Game, Scotch Game, Giucco Piano, Vienna Game, Bishop's Opening, Ruy Lopez, French, Caro-Kann, Sicilian, Alekhine, Pirc, Modern, Queen's Gambit, Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Dutch, King's Indian, Benoni, English, Bird's, Reti's, and King's Indian Attack.
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    Winning Chess Openings

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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: WIN0111CV

    The Modern Chess Opening, Vol. 7 course is aimed at teaching the student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies of important Other Openings.
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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7

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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0108CV

    Modern Chess Opening, vol. 4, Semi-Closed Games course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 266 games/lectures.
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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4

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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6) - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0109CV

    Modern Chess Opening, vol. 5, Semi-Closed Games course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 294 games/lectures.
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    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6) - VOLUME 5

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    The Sicilian Flank Game
    Catalog Code: CB0401RB

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    The Sicilian Flank Game

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    CLEARANCE - Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit
    Catalog Code: CB0020CD

    In this Chess Openings for Hustlers Volume II the author looks at both the Accepted 3.exd6 and the Declined 3.Nf3 and 3.Bf4. The idea of this gambit is well worth the effort of the player who wants to learn an aggressive Black defense against 1.d4 where white doesn't control the flow of the game. The book contains 155 games divided into variations with light analysis played by a variety of players ranging from Master to class C. A player index has been provided which lists players grouped by ''Class'' to help the reader evaluate the games.
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    CLEARANCE - Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit

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    CLEARANCE - The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: CB0082CD

    In the past many masters have tried to solve Black's problem of developing the Queen's Bishop after blocking it in by 2..e6(1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6). But there is another school that thinks Black should solve the Bishop problem first, with 2..Bf5. A number of them from the Baltic nations were GM Mikenas and GM Keres. The modern generation is lead by GM's Bagirov, Shirov, and Rausis. We believe books have overlooked 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 or 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 or 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5.
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    CLEARANCE - The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

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    CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits
    Catalog Code: CB0025CD

    GM Soltis: ''If white gets to attack in the Sicilian Defense anyway, why should he offer a pawn or two for the privilege? The answer is that black gets to counterplay in the Sicilian and his counterplay is usually as good as white's. That, in fact, is what makes the Sicilian popular. There are plenty of familiar Sicilian gambits(like the Smith Morra and Wing, which this book doesn't even cover). But in the last few years, a number of new ideas arising out of positional variations, have been discovered and found to pack a wallop for white''. Here are six new white gambits against the Sicilian that the reader will have to attempt to destroy black!
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    CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits

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    CLEARANCE - Queen's Gambit Accepted
    Catalog Code: CB0090CD

    Queen's Gambit Accepted
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    CLEARANCE - Queen's Gambit Accepted

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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack
    Catalog Code: CB0037CD

    Wanted: Opening system needed to combat the most popular defense to 1.e4. Must be sound, flexible, and aggressive. Experience against all Black formations essential. GM's Short and Nunn came forward in the late 1980's and early 1990's to give us one catch-all system. First it was proven successful against one Black setup, and then against another and another. Its successes were registered at the highest levels. Fischer played it against Spassky in the 1992 return match! Still the most popular system against the Najdorf today.
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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

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    CLEARANCE - The Englund Gambit and the Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit Complex
    Catalog Code: CB0095CD

    The Englund Gambit and the Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit Complex
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    CLEARANCE - The Englund Gambit and the Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit Complex

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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Reti Opening
    Catalog Code: CB0052CD

    Smith & Hall: ''Nowadays the Reti(1.Nf3 d5 2.c4) is a staple opening of many strong GM's in top tournament play. There is a steady stream of theoretical discoveries for both White and Black. In this book we analyze in depth the main lines of play in this opening. Often we give several good choices for white - just in case Black finds a ''new move'' in a main line setting. By thorough study of this book you will be well armed to outmaneuver your opponent with White, in the complex and fascinating pathways of the hypermodern Reti.''
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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Reti Opening

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    CLEARANCE - The Fighting French
    Catalog Code: CB0104CD

    The Fighting French
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    CLEARANCE - The Fighting French

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    CLEARANCE - Winning Against Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: CB0060CD

    Winning Against Flank Openings
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    CLEARANCE - Winning Against Flank Openings

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    CLEARANCE - The Veresov Attack
    Catalog Code: CB0008CD

    The Veresov Attack is a vigorous opening system which offers a wealth of interesting strategic and tactical chances for white. It is interesting to note that it sort of resembles a sort of ''Queenside Ruy Lopez''. This often leads to rapid queenside castling with sharpened play. Alternately, white can simply continue to develop his kingside pieces followed by kingside castling. This ''dual castling'' motif of the Veresov can keep black guessing as to white's true intentions.
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    CLEARANCE - The Veresov Attack

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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Giuoco Piano and the Max Lange Attack
    Catalog Code: CB0070CD

    here are 30 important theoretical revisions in this 2nd edition. Nine chapters cover 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4. Learn both a positional and a dynamic attacking weapon to shatter your opponents' King's pawn defenses.
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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Giuoco Piano and the Max Lange Attack

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    CLEARANCE - Nimzovich Attack: Norfolk Gambits
    Catalog Code: CB0018CD

    This is Volume 1 in the author's new series Chess Openings For Hustlers. ''You will find similar lines of attack and similar combination situations in several different lines. These can be either very useful (if you take the time to learn them) or very treacherous. The one thing the Norfolk Gambit should not do is bore you''-author. ''Be warned: If you are a `bean counter' obsessed with saving pawns for an extended end-game, do not play these gambits! However, if you are willing to commit to an attack which will decimate the 'bean counters' of the chess world, this book is for you''- Phillip A. York.
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    CLEARANCE - Nimzovich Attack: Norfolk Gambits

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    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. e4
    Catalog Code: CB0077CD

    A complete opening system with White playing 1.e4. The author tells you what to play against each possible Black defense. His recommendations are not carved in stone so you can keep what you like and change the ones that do not appeal to you. If you play the ''peak-a-boo'' opening, you will want to change to the dynamic 1.e4! Start winning games!
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    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. e4

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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: CB0023CD

    Smith & Hall: ''The Benko Gambit is a rare sort of opening: Black offers a pawn on the third move to snatch the initiative from White. The psychological effect is instantaneous. White, who thought he would control the opening with the initial tempo is immediately faced with vexing decisions. 'Do I take the pawn and try to keep it?'(Accepted); 'Do I take it for a little white but offer to return it later?' (Semi-Accepted); 'Or do I avoid the gambit altogether?' (Declined). 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5!. In any event we show that whichever course white adopts, black will obtain fluid counter-play. If white commits inaccuracies(even relatively slight ones), Black can quickly seize the initiative. By first studying our familiarization section the student new to the Benko will be given a good overview of all the main variations in the Benko Gambit. Next we present a thorough and up-to-date survey of all the major variations to show how Black can steer play into dynamic counter-play-oriented positions, which will provide exciting games and good practical winning chances. Bash 'em with the Benko!''
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    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Benko Gambit

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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation
    Catalog Code: CB0087CD

    Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation
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    CLEARANCE - The Catalan
    Catalog Code: CB0034CD

    The Catalan Opening is currently in the repertoire of most all of the world's elite players. It has even been played at the World Championship level many times! This is largely because it combines strategic pressure with possibilities for a very sharp, complicated tactical struggle. This is perfect for those who insist on decisive chess. However, there are also some quieter, more solid lines. The Catalan combines the Queen's Gambit pawn duo(d4 and c4) with the hypermodern fianchettoed KB as with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. From g2, the KB strikes through the center squares e4 and d5 and beyond to c6, b7, and a8, applying pressure to Black's Queenside. Another important advantage of the Catalan is that it can be used to side step popular Black defenses such as the Nimzo-Indian and Queen's-Indian. It can also be reached by transpositions from many different move orders. This is very good against strong opposition!
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    CLEARANCE - Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4
    Catalog Code: CB0093CD

    Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4
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    CLEARANCE - Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4

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    CLEARANCE - 2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit
    Catalog Code: CB0050CD

    Part One:1.e4 c5 2.c3 has gained a wide following through the years. White enjoys the central space advantage conferred by a classical pawn center. With rapid piece development, White will get the advantage against anything Black can play. Part Two: 1.e4 c5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 and Black declines with 3..Nf6, or 3..d3, or 3..d5. We show you how one system transposes into another and when it can't. In all cases, White will obtain promising vistas for dynamic play.
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    CLEARANCE - 2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit

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    CLEARANCE - An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3
    Catalog Code: CB0099CD

    'In this book, we shall provide the student with an unbeatable system for the white pieces after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3. We teach you how to play against the Hungarian Defense, the Philidor Defense, the Latvian Gambit, and the Petroff Defenses. This gets us to the main lines, the Three Knights and Four Knights Game with the Belgrade Gambit included(the 1st time GM Evans ever recommended a gambit!). These 'hold the draw in hand and go for the win' openings have been researched like never before. There is more dynamic play, for those that know them, than ever realized. Here is something to build on if later in your career you want to head for the Giuoco Piano or Ruy Lopez.'' - Ken Smith.
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    CLEARANCE - An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

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