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    Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0073QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire 13 – The Open Spanish provides a complete repertoire for Black after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6, based on the Open Variation which occurs after 5.0–0 Nxe4. Black’s system is built on the principles of fast and active development, and fighting for the initiative whenever the opportunity arises.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish

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    Grandmaster Repertoire 11 - Beating 1.d4 Sidelines
    Catalog Code: B0071QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire 11 – Beating 1.d4 Sidelines provides a sound and active repertoire against virtually every non-standard opening line at White’s disposal after both 1.d4 d5 and 1.d4 Nf6.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire 11 - Beating 1.d4 Sidelines

    $34.95
    The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 5 - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: B0044QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
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    The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 5 - VOLUME 3

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    Smerdon's Scandinavian
    Catalog Code: B0416EM

    Grandmaster David Smerdon plays the Scandinavian, but not in the typically solid style of this popular opening. He gives the Scandinavian a welcome twist by using it as an all-out attacking weapon! The repertoire he presents in this book is an enhanced version of the one he has successfully employed at grandmaster level over many years.
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    Smerdon's Scandinavian

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. The French, Caro-Kann & Philidor
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0102QT

    In the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi presents his own world-class repertoire. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author shares a wealth of his innovative analysis to chart a course towards an advantage for White.Volume One covers the French, Caro-Kann and Philidor.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. The French, Caro-Kann & Philidor

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    The Tarrasch Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 10
    Catalog Code: B0064QT

    The Tarrasch Defense arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3._c3 c5 and leads to wildly complex and dynamic play. With deep analysis and countless novelties, Ntirlis and Aagaard have revived the coolest classical chess opening for use by grandmasters and amateurs in the 21st century.
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    The Tarrasch Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 10

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav
    Catalog Code: B0093QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire 17 – The Classical Slav provides a sound and active repertoire based on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4. White’s early deviations from move 3 onwards are also covered. GM Boris Avrukh has had the Slav in his repertoire throughout his career and has never lost a serious game with it. Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav

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    The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0042QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
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    The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2

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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1
    Fianchetto Systems
    Catalog Code: B0085QT

    The King's Indian, one of Black's most dynamic chess openings, is covered in impressive detail by grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias. As well as giving specific information on the opening moves, practical advice is provided on typical middlegame themes, both positional and tactical. In Volume One of this series the author provides Black with full coverage on how to meet the widely popular g3-system.
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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating Minor Openings
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0128QT

    Beating Minor Openings offers a world-class repertoire for Black against every sensible first move apart from 1.d4 and 1.e4. GM Victor Mikhalevski advocates an ambitious approach for Black, with the aim of occupying the centre and fighting for an advantage, rather than mere equality, wherever possible.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating Minor Openings

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    Playing 1.e4 - Caro-Kann, 1.. E5 & Minor Lines
    A Grandmaster Guide
    Catalog Code: B0123QT

    Developing a punchy repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity. In this two-volume work, GM John Shaw supplies an ambitious and dynamic arsenal of ideas for White. The repertoire is built around main lines, with many innovative suggestions that will cause no end of trouble to your opponents.
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    Playing 1.e4 - Caro-Kann, 1.. E5 & Minor Lines

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    The Semi-Slav
    Catalog Code: B0115QT

    Lars Schandorff’s two volumes on 1.d4 were celebrated by reviewers and grandmasters. GM Simen Agdestein said: “I have recently been reading Lars Schandorff’s Playing 1.d4 books, thinking that it cannot possibly get more instructive than this.” Meanwhile, GM Boris Avrukh’s verdictwas simple: “Lars, I want to play your book.” Now Schandorff switches sides and offers a top-class Semi-Slav repertoire against 1.d4. TheSemi-Slav strikes the perfect balance of ambition and soundness, which has made it popular at every level up to and including the world championship. Black needs to know his stuff, but Schandorff is the ideal guide to make the learning process a pleasure.
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    The Semi-Slav

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    The Petroff - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0411EM

    The Petroff Defense is a solid and reliable way to meet 1 e4. It has a strong reputation and has been employed regularly by many grandmasters, most notably former world champions Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik. By choosing counterattack instead of defense as early as the second move, Black immediately avoids many favorite weapons for White, including the Ruy Lopez, Italian Game, Scotch Game and a number of daunting gambits.
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    The Petroff - Move by Move

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    1... b6 - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0408EM

    1...b6 is a dynamic defense which allows Black to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory, where White players are unable to relax and rely on their ‘opening book’ knowledge. A major attraction of 1...b6 is that it can be employed against all of White’s mainline openings, including 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 Nf3 and 1 c4. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations after 1...b6. Using illustrative games, he explains 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 1...b6.
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    1... b6 - Move by Move

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    The King's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0084QT

    There was a golden era when The King’s Gambit was the favourite opening of every attacking player. In the glory days of Paul Morphy it was considered almost cowardly to play anything else. Legends such as Spassky and Bronstein kept the flame burning in the 20th century, but its popularity faded as players became distrustful of White’s ultra-aggressive approach. Nevertheless there are honourable exceptions whose games prove that this ancient weapon can still draw blood – Short, Nakamura and Zvjaginsev are world-class players who have used the King’s Gambit successfully. In this groundbreaking work, GM John Shaw shows that the ultimate Romantic chess opening remains relevant and dangerous even in the computer era. GM John Shaw has been Scottish Champion three times. This is his most ambitious book to date, and was many years in the making.
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    The King's Gambit

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    Opening Repertoire - The Open Games with Black
    Catalog Code: B0442EM

    Anyone that is primed to face the Ruy Lopez must also be prepared to face a number of White alternatives. This collection of variations make up the Open Games and include not only popular choices such as the Italian Game, Scotch Game, Bishop's Opening, King's Gambit, Vienna Game and Four Knights, but also many tricky sidelines and some wild and wacky gambits. Many of these might not be theoretically strong but can be both daunting and dangerous for the uninformed player. In this book, FIDE Master Martin Lokander tackles all these lines head on and presents a practical repertoire for Black in the Open Games.
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    Opening Repertoire - The Open Games with Black

    $29.95
    The Old Indian
    Catalog Code: B0413EM

    In this book, Old Indian expert Junior Tay invites you to join him in studying the opening and its many variations. Using illustrative games, Tay highlights the tactical and positional ideas for both sides, provides repertoire options for Black and offers answers all the key questions. This book will tell you everything you need to know about playing the Old Indian Defense.
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    The Old Indian

    $29.95
    Mayhem in the Morra
    1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
    Catalog Code: B0065QT

    Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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    Mayhem in the Morra

    $29.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire 1B - 1. d4 - The Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0126QT

    When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire in 2008, it revolutionized chess opening books. Now Avrukh is back with an expanded, updated and revamped 1.d4 repertoire. Volume 1B supplies a top-class repertoire for White with the Queen's Gambit, covering defences such as the Slav, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Chigorin, Tarrasch and various others.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire 1B - 1. d4 - The Queen's Gambit

    $29.95
    The King's Indian Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0394EM

    In this book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald examines in depth the many variations of the King's Indian Attack. He outlines White's most promising options and Black's best defences, and provides answers to all the key questions. *Essential guidance and training in the King's Indian Attack *Provides repertoire options for White *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study.
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    The King's Indian Attack - Move by Move

    $29.95
    Playing 1. d4 - The Indian Defences
    A Grandmaster's Guide
    Catalog Code: B0070QT

    Chess players are offered an ambitious repertoire for White with 1.d4 in two volumes, with this book covering all lines except 1...d5. The repertoire is based on classical lines and inspired by Botvinnik’s approach.
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    Playing 1. d4 - The Indian Defences

    $29.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating the Anti-Sicilians
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0118QT

    The Sicilian Defence is the most combative way to meet 1.e4, but Black’s hopes of reaching his favourite Dragon, Najdorf or Sveshnikov are often quashed at an early stage. In Grandmaster Repertoire 6A – Beating the Anti-Sicilians, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias provides full coverage against White’s many attempts to steer the game away from Open Sicilian territory.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating the Anti-Sicilians

    $29.95
    King's Indian Warfare
    Catalog Code: B0127QT

    King’s Indian Warfare is a practical guide to the most dynamic and ambitious defense against 1.d4. Learn to play the King’s Indian like a world-class attacker from a life-long expert. Smirin explains the main themes in the King's Indian and annotates his best games with the opening, carefully explaining the basis for his many successes.
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    King's Indian Warfare

    $29.95
    The Classical French - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0397EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying the French Defence, Classical Variation, which is a popular choice among chess players of all levels. Lakdawala examines in detail the important and commonly played lines, including the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Burn Variations. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, he explains 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 Classical French.
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    The Classical French - Move by Move

    $29.95
    The Nimzo-Indian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0355EM

    Chess players are offered an ambitious repertoire for White with 1.d4 in two volumes, with this book covering all lines except 1...d5. The repertoire is based on classical lines and inspired by Botvinnik’s approach.
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    The Nimzo-Indian - Move by Move

    $29.95
    The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0060QT

    The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - The Grünfeld Defence offers a repertoire for Black against 1.d4. Avrukh's two previous Grandmaster Repertoire books for White received universal rave reviews and have been hugely influential on chess players all over the world, including at the very highest level.
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    The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2

    $29.95
    The Modern Tiger
    Catalog Code: B0097QT

    The Modern Tiger offers a complete repertoire against 1.e4, as well as against 1.d4 when White continues with c4 and e4. For added flexibility, both a Modern line and a Pirc line are given against the critical Austrian Attack.
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    The Modern Tiger

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    The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0389EM

    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

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Sicilian Sveshnikov
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0100QT

    The Sveshnikov is one of the most active and dynamic variations of the Sicilian, and has been used successfully by chess players of all abilities from club level through to world champions. In Grandmaster Repertoire 18 – The Sicilian Sveshnikov, opening connoisseur Vassilios Kotronias places this bold system under the microscope and provides a world-class repertoire for Black.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Sicilian Sveshnikov

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    The Dragon 2
    Catalog Code: B0112QT

    In this two-volume work, the world's strongest Dragon specialist guides you through the Black repertoire he has played successfully against world-class opposition. This volume deals with the 9.0-0-0 variation of the Yugoslav Attack, along with the Classical and White's various other tries.
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    The Dragon 2

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian III
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main lines!
    Catalog Code: B0125QT

    The fourth volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series provides a top-class repertoire against the Taimanov, Kan and Scheveningen systems, plus all the other Sicilian lines that were not covered in the previous volumes. Negi takes the established main lines and injects them with his own innovative ideas, making the repertoire a nightmare for Sicilian players and an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian III

    $29.95
    The Scandinavian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0368EM

    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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    The Scandinavian - Move by Move

    $29.95
    Opening Repertoire - The Caro-Kann
    Catalog Code: B0407EM

    The Caro-Kann Defence remains a very popular option for Black at all levels of chess. It has always enjoyed a solid reputation, but if anything its popularity has increased in recent years with the realization that the Caro-Kann can also be employed with the intention of reaching sharp dynamic positions, rich in possibilities for both sides and with a guarantee of genuine counterplay for Black. In this book, the author presents the reader with a complete Caro-Kann repertoire, which is based primarily on her own repertoire she has used with success over many years at international level.
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    Opening Repertoire - The Caro-Kann

    $29.95
    1... d6 - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: B0338EM

    This is a new series which 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 practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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    1... d6 - Move By Move

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    The Colle - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0366EM

    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.
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    The Colle - Move by Move

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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 2 - Mar del Plata I
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0105QT

    In this, the second volume of the Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias turns his attention to the main line of the famous Mar del Plata variation, which arises after the opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1. This leads to some of the most complicated and theoretically challenging positions in the King’s Indian, but Kotronias provides a world-class repertoire for Black, including a wealth of original ideas and analysis.
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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 2 - Mar del Plata I

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