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    Starting Out - Sicilian Schveningen
    Catalog Code: B0021EM

    The Scheveningen is an uncompromising and flexible variation of Black's most popular defence to 1 e4, the Sicilian. It's a firm favourite of the world's greatest ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in crucial games, including his world championship matches against Anatoly Karpov and Vishy Anand.
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    Play the Accelerated Dragon
    Catalog Code: B0385EM

    The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack.
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    Play the London System
    Catalog Code: B0306EM

    It's no secret why the London System is such a popular opening, especially at club level. White's development plan is very easy to learn, and it can be employed against virtually any defence. What's more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely another good reason to play it!
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    Chess Developments - Semi-Slav 5 Bg5
    Catalog Code: B0379EM

    Chess Developments provides state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.
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    Winning Chess Traps
    300 Ways to Win In the Opening
    Catalog Code: B0210IS

    A modernized collection of 300 traps in the chess openings used today. The dead wood of traps in unused openings has been cut away and replaced try new traps in the latest openings. Each trap complete in itself-an introductory explanation, opening moves, diagram of position when trap is sprung, concluding moves to check-mate, or decisive win of material. All classes of players, weak or strong, need the vital information in this book to avoid pitfalls or catch an unwary opponent napping.
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    Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: 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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    Dreispringerspiel bis Königsgambit - GERMAN EDITION
    Moderne Theorie der Schacheröffnungen
    Catalog Code: B0190IS

    Three Knights Game, Four Knights, Italian game, Two Knights, Russian Defence, Vienna Game, including the King's Gambit A new opening book by Keres - which for many chess fans the big event! No doubt rightly, for the well-known Soviet chess grandmaster knows not only how to explain the current state of opening theory, but he has enriched himself with important ideas in the theory of many openings. His basic opening works therefore receive the most recognition worldwide.
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    Dreispringerspiel bis Königsgambit - GERMAN EDITION

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    How to Open a Chess Game
    Catalog Code: B0074IS

    This is one of the most interesting, most unusual and most instructive chess books ever written. Seven of the World's Strongest Chess Grandmasters were each asked to write down their thoughts about how a serious chess amateur might best approach the problem of, very simply, ''opening'' a chess game?
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    How to Play the Torre Attack
    Catalog Code: B0140IS

    This new edition is greatly expanded by over 100 games with commentary.
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    Meeting 1. d4 & 1. e4
    Catalog Code: B0461EM

    Brought together for the first time in one book Meeting 1d4 and 1e4 International Master Jacob Aagaard and Esben Lund provide an all-in-one solution to the popular opening move 1 d4 based upon the Tarrasch Defence. In Meeting 1e4 The reader is provided with a complete repertoire for Black against 1 e4, based on the ever-reliable Sicilian Defence.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
    Catalog Code: B0121IS

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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    Theory of Chess Openings - Open Games - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0202IS

    Paul Keres. The theory of chess openings. In two books. Open debuts. Tallinn Estonian state. ed. 1949, 1952. 288 p. Before applying the novelty in the opening, make sure you did not write about it. Keres, half a century ago! In depth study, this work has no equal. Materials offered in the book are systematic sampling, and of course, a critical treatment of the vast material that the theory and practice of chess found mostly in the last half century, and which, taken together, form what is generally accepted to call ''opening theory.'' 48).
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    Practical Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0205IS

    Practical Chess Openings is a basic openings book covering all the major openings, in alphabetical order. At the beginning of each section is a general description of the opening and its history, including the names of famous players who played it.
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    Sacrifices in the Sicilian
    Catalog Code: B0070IS

    The Sicilian Defense is the most exciting of all chess openings and the most popular at all levels of play. The attacking and tactical possibilities of the Sicilian are numerous. There are many sacrificial ideas that occur time and again in the Sicilian, and it is the task of this book to clarify and analyze them
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    Play the Tarrasch
    2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: B0239IS

    The Tarrasch Defence to the Queen's Gambit, which arises after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Ne3 c5, is one ofthe most flexible systems at Black's disposa. He can choose the aggressive attacking play of the Von Henning-Schara Gambit, sharp positional play of the isolated pawn positions in teh Classical Tarrasch, or take a chance on the risky Swedish variation.
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    Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: B0078IS

    Traditional chess openings emphasize control of the center. Flank Openings are opening systems first developed by such players as Reti and Nimzowitsch in which the player of the white pieces concedes control of the center to Black, but then seeks to undermine the center and cause it to collapse with attacks from the sides. Grandmaster Raymond Keene explains the concepts and ideas behind these chess opening systems.
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    The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0120IS

    This book presents the indispensable foundations for the understanding of the variations of the chess openings.
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    How To Play the Sicilian Defense
    Catalog Code: B0038IS

    This book explains the ideas behind the Sicilian Defense and gives the reader many useful rules of thumb as a guide to playing all the standard types of positions that arise in the Sicilian. Any player who reads and understands the ideas explained in this book will be assured of scoring many more points in Sicilian Defense games.
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    Starting Out - The King's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0038EM

    The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations.
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    Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern
    Catalog Code: B0014EM

    The authors of these books are very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner.
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    Starting Out - Alekhine Defence
    Catalog Code: B0012EM

    Alekhine's Defence is a sharp and controversial opening in which Black attacks from the very first move, provoking White into lunging forward in the centre. White is often able to construct an impressively large central pawn formation, but Black's hope is that this becomes over-stretched and disintegrates in the face of a vicious counterattack. Unsurprisingly, Alekhine's Defence has always been a favourite amongst uncompromising players such as Fischer and Alekhine himself, while more recently it's been utilised by the likes of Ivanchuk and Short.
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    Starting Out - Alekhine Defence

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    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0290IS

    Sicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess by Eric Schiller was originally published as three books and is now combined into one. The first book is “Sicilian Modern Richter Rauzer Systems”. Next is “Sicilian Richter-Rauzer With A6”. The third and last is “Classical Richter-Rauzer”.
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    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess

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    Birds Opening
    Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White
    Catalog Code: B0278EM

    Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as the notorious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines.
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    First Steps - The Colle and London System
    Catalog Code: B0441EM

    The Colle and London are opening systems for White starting with 1 d4. They are very popular choices at club level. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines both openings in detail and provides a highly practical repertoire for White based on a mix of the Colle and the London.
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    Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: B0040EM

    In Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon Andrew Martin studies this famous opening in a simplistic way, introducing the crucial initial moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them, something that has sometimes been neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Sicilian Dragon and of opening play in general.
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    Starting Out - Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: 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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    Play the Nimzo-Indian
    Catalog Code: B0069EM

    The Nimzo-Indian is one of Black's most universally popular and respectable answers to 1 d4. It could be said that no other opening allows Black to play for a win from such a sound positional basis, while its flexibility gives rise to a multitude of different positions rich in tactical and positional play.
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    Starting Out - Dutch Defence
    Catalog Code: 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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    First Steps - The Modern
    Catalog Code: B0455EM

    The Modern Defense is an important opening that can be played by Black against absolutely any White opening system. It is an ambitious, counterattacking weapon, favored by dynamic players. White is initially allowed to occupy the centre but Black plans to undermine this structure in the middle game with well-timed blows from the pieces and pawns. If Black gets it right then the white centre can be dramatically swept away. However, when it goes wrong, Black can be overrun.
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    How to Win in the Chess Openings
    From a Three Time US Open Champion
    Catalog Code: B0044IS

    International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and provides just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black, and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines.
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    First Steps - The Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0446EM

    The Queen’s Gambit is one of the great classical openings. All the world champions and elite players have played this opening – most of them for both sides. In this book the highly experienced coach international master Andrew Martin explains the basic ideas behind all the different variations you can encounter after 1 d4 d5 2 c4.
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    Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0298EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    Starting Out - King's Indian Attack
    Catalog Code: B0003EM

    The King's Indian Attack was a firm favourite of the legendary Bobby Fischer, and more recently it has been utilised with great success by world-class Grandmasters such as Alexander Morozevich. The renowned chess coach Mark Dvoretsky regards the King's Indian Attack as a perfect weapon on which to base an opening repertoire.
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    Sokolski Debut 1. b2-b4 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0311IS

    THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN The Sokolsky chess opening is characterized by the move 1. b2-b4. It is an unorthodox opening, designed to get the opponent out of the book. It is also called the Polish Opening and the Orang Utan. It has not been and cannot be refuted. It has even been played by Black at the world championship level, as Spassky played 1. d4 b5 against Petrosian.
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    Starting Out - 1. e4
    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    Catalog Code: 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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    Starting Out - The French
    Catalog Code: 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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