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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice
    A Definitive Study of All Important Openings
    Catalog Code: B0293IS

    Chess Openings Theory and Practice is a remarkable book, unequaled by any book of that era or since. It is not a mere openings book with long columns of moves followed at the end by punctuation marks such as + -- or =. It presents opening ideas and games, often including the first game where each opening was played, plus the history of the opening, the names of famous players who played this opening and the ideas and plans on which the opening is based. It provides ''idea variations''.
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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice

    $39.95
    Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0034IS

    This is probably the most famous chess book ever written and is certainly the most influential chess book ever written.Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (21 September 1815 - 16 September 1840) was a German chess master and chess theoretician from Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
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    Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION

    $39.95
    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

    $39.95
    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 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

    $34.95
    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

    $34.95
    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
    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

    $34.95
    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

    $34.95
    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

    $34.95
    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

    $34.95
    Panov Attack in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0127IS

    This opening is played on both sides by the world's strongest chess grandmasters.
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    Panov Attack in Chess

    $32.95
    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

    $32.50
    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

    $31.95
    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 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
    Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0426EM

    Anyone who plays the Sicilian Defence as Black must be prepared to meet a whole host of options for White known as the Anti-Sicilians. These includes popular choices such as the c3-Sicilian, the Grand Prix Attack, the Closed Sicilian, the King’s Indian Attack and all Bb5 lines, as well as numerous gambits and tricky sidelines which can be very difficult to meet for the unwary player. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Anti-Sicilian lines and provides repertoire options for Black against all of them.
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    Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move

    $29.95
    The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: B0030IS

    This is THE book that first introduced a concept that has revolutionized tournament chess for most players. The concept is simply to create a database of chess games, sorted by openings, and then see which opening moves produce the best results. This book concludes that the overall winning percentage for White is 59%.
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    The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess

    $29.95
    Key Concepts of Gambit Play
    Catalog Code: B0132QT

    Key Concepts of Gambit Play is an inspirational guide for those seeking to sharpen their game and fight for the win. By covering 14 gambits from a wide range of openings, this book offers ideas and insights into the nature of modern gambit play. The book is comprehensively updated by Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard, without ruining any of the charm of the original.
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    Key Concepts of Gambit Play

    $29.95
    Chess Developments - The Grunfeld
    Catalog Code: B0377EM

    In this book, David Vigorito examines the most theoretically important and instructive Grunfeld games, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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    Chess Developments - The Grunfeld

    $29.95
    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
    Mastering Opening Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0344EM

    Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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    Mastering Opening Strategy

    $29.95
    Starting Out - 1. d4 & 1. e4
    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    Catalog Code: B0454EM

    In these two books, brought together now for the first time in one volume, John Cox and Neil McDonald solve the perennial problems by providing the reader with strong and trusty repertoires with white pieces based on the popular opening moves of 1d4 and 1e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. These books are written in Everyman Chess's distinctive Starting Out style, with plenty of notes, tips and warnings throughout to help the reader to absorb ideas.
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    Starting Out - 1. d4 & 1. e4

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    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
    Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0088QT

    The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Black invites his opponent to gain space in the centre, with the intention of undermining the enemy position and launching a counterattack. Although the amount of theory has expanded in recent years, the French often leads to positions where positional and strategic understanding prove more relevant than long sequences of computer-generated moves. Grandmaster Repertoire 14 - The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White's major possibilities
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

    $29.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0104QT

    In this, the second volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire—1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi tackles the fearsome Sicilian Najdorf, presenting his own world-class repertoire with 6.Bg5. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author unveils a wealth of new ideas against the Poisoned Pawn and other critical variations, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I

    $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
    Nimzo and Bogo Indian
    Catalog Code: B0414EM

    International Master Christof Sielecki presents a repertoire for Black based on the Nimzo-Indian and Bogo-Indian defenses. The Nimzo-Indian has always enjoyed a reputation as a dynamic, reliable defense against 1 d4 and continues to be as popular as ever at all levels. When White avoids the Nimzo-Indian with 3 Nf3 or 3 g3, however, Black needs to find another solution. Sielecki solves this perennial problem by also offering a repertoire with the Bogo-Indian Defense.
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    Nimzo and Bogo Indian

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian II
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main lines!
    Catalog Code: B0117QT

    The third volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series tackles many challenging Sicilian lines – the Dragons, Rauzer, Sveshnikov and Kalashnikov. Building on a foundation of critical main lines, Negi reveals an arsenal of new ideas, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian II

    $29.95
    The Sicilian Sveshnikov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0443EM

    The Sveshnikov is a very important variation of the Sicilian Defence. One of the Sveshnikov's main attractions is that it provides a battleground for one of the key conflicts in chess: structure versus activity. Black sacrifices structure in return for active piece play – a dynamic that regularly leads to sharp and complex positions, rich in strategic and tactical possibilities. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites the reader to join him in studying the Sveshnikov Sicilian.
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    The Sicilian Sveshnikov - Move by Move

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    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

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    The Caro-Kann - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0341EM

    In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.
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    The Caro-Kann - Move by Move

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    Chess Archives
    Catalog Code: B0194IS

    Chess Archives was published monthly by a team of Dutch chess opening analysts, headed by former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe. If a new opening trick or trap were discovered, one could be sure it would appear soon in Chess Archives. Readers of established books like Modern Chess Openings could have an unpleasant surprise when a line the were playing had been refuted by new discoveries. That was unlikely to happen to any reader of Chess Archives because the new issues would always contain the latest stuff.
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    Chess Archives

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    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
    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

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Dragon - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0111QT

    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.Bc4 and 9.g4 variations of the Yugoslav Attack.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Dragon - Vol. 1

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