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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Modern
      Catalog Code: E-B0002EM

      The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0188EM

      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Fed up with constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to play something new and inspiring, but cannot decide between the numerous options available? Don't despair - help is at hand!

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Queen's Gambit, opening experts Richard Palliser, Glenn Flear and Chris Ward team up to investigate one of the most popular openings in chess history, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on little-explored and fun-to-play variations of the Queen's Gambit, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours. 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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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
      Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

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      EBOOK - Play the London System
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Play the London System

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      EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0264EM

      One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
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      EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Reti
      Catalog Code: E-B0295EM

      The Reti is a popular opening at all levels of chess. The great advantage it possesses over other openings is that it's a thematic system which can be adopted against many different defences, and because of this it's a firm favourite amongst those who prefer the understanding of ideas over dry memorization of moves.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Reti

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      EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style
      A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Most Dynamic of Openings
      Catalog Code: E-B0245EM

      The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.
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      EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style

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      EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-Indian
      A Selection of Aggressive Anti-Nimzo Lines including 4. a3, 4. f3 and 4. Bg5
      Catalog Code: E-B0130EM

      The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of Black's most reliable ways of meeting the queen's pawn opening. It's popular at all levels of chess and a constant source of anxiety for White players. How can White find a worthwhile line against this incredibly firm defence? How can White set his Nimzo opponent difficult tasks from the outset? Perhaps it's time to look somewhere different from the well-trodden main lines.
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      EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-Indian

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      The Tactical Grob
      Catalog Code: B0020IS

      The Tactical Grob This book is on the chess opening known as Grob's Attack. This chess opening starts with 1. g2-g4 or, in Descriptive Notation, 1. P-KN4. Once thought of as a joke, the Grob Opening is a very dangerous opening to both the white and black sides in chess.
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      The Tactical Grob

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      EBOOK - Play the Dutch
      An Opening Repertoire for Black Based on the Leningrad Variation
      Catalog Code: E-B0311EM

      There's no doubt that the Dutch Defence is one of Black's most enterprising answers to 1 d4. Black strives to unbalance the position by creating an asymmetrical pawn structure on the very first move, giving himself every opportunity to fight for the initiative from the outset. It's no surprise that the Dutch particularly appeals to ambitious players who relish a complicated battle.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
      Catalog Code: E-B0020EM

      The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

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      EBOOK - Attacking with 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0061EM

      Fed up with having to learn so much theory? Struggling to keep up with all the latest developments? Then this book will be the answer to all your problems. Grandmaster John Emms offers a new arsenal of opening weapons with which to attack your unsuspecting opponents. Starting with the move 1 e4, the reader is armed with systems against all possible black defenses.
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      EBOOK - Attacking with 1. e4

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      White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess
      Catalog Code: B0022IS

      When "White to Play and Win" was first published, it created a great sensation because the author, Weaver W. Adams, claimed to be able to prove that White has a win by force from the very first move, against any defense. Although the author was never able to prove his central thesis, he did prove that these lines were lethal against the average tournament chess player.
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      White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess

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      EBOOK - Slay the Spanish
      Weapons Against the Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: E-B0323EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, with a repertoire based on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines, and it's easy to see its appeal. The Modern Steinitz can lead to razor-sharp positions, such as in the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, and Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner.
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      EBOOK - Slay the Spanish

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      EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian
      Detailed Coverage of a Thoroughly Modern System
      Catalog Code: E-B0079EM

      The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian. The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters.
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      EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Beating 1. e4 e5
      A Repertoire for White in the Open Games
      Catalog Code: E-B0313EM

      Grandmaster John Emms presents a repertoire for White after 1 e4 e5, based on the Italian Game and the Bishop's Opening. The lines he recommends are built upon a sound yet aggressive system of development which can be deployed against virtually every Black defence.
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      EBOOK - Beating 1. e4 e5

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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0137IS

      This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.
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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko

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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0363EM

      Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. 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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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

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      How to Play the King's Indian Defence
      Catalog Code: B0039IS

      This follow-up to the successful chess book How to Play the Sicilian Defence, by the same authors, explains the basic principles of the King's Indian without involving the reader in reams of analysis. Many useful rules and guidelines are given, enabling the reader to understand the ideas behind the opening and the standard types of position which arise.
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      How to Play the King's Indian Defence

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      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
      Catalog Code: E-B0081EM

      What are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
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      EBOOK - Dealing with d4 Deviations
      Fighting the Trompowsky, Torre, Blackmar-Diemer, Stonewall, Colle and Other Problem Openings
      Catalog Code: E-B0241EM

      This book fills an enormous void in chess literature. There are a countless number of players who are very happy to defend the black side of the Queen's Gambit or play the Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Bogo-Indian or Benoni. However, more often than not they have been forced to muddle their way through a whole variety of annoying sidelines White has at his or her disposal, including the dreaded Trompowsky, the tricky Blackmar-Diemer Gambit and the tiresome Colle Variation.
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      EBOOK - Dealing with d4 Deviations

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      EBOOK - Scandinavian
      Catalog Code: E-B0172EM

      From a theoretical backwater to a fully blown main line opening, the rise of the Scandinavian Defence (1. e4 d5) has been nothing short of meteoric. Over the past fifteen years the Scandinavian has become more and more popular both at club and Grandmaster level. It even managed to obtain an ultimate seal of approval when Vishy Anand employed it in his World Championship match with Garry Kasparov!
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      EBOOK - Scandinavian

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      EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!
      Catalog Code: E-B0347EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!

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      EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play
      Catalog Code: E-B0214EM

      Grandmaster Chris Ward explains the important ideas behind every major opening, unravelling among others the secrets of the Sicilian, the mysteries of the Modern and the fundamentals of the French. He emphasizes the need to understand the key elements of each opening rather than simply memorize a series of complicated variations which leave you stranded if the opponent varies from the expected route.
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      EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-B0041EM

      The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most popular and fundamental chess openings of all time and it has been the battleground for countless world-class encounters throughout the history of chess. Adherents include a long list of World champions, including Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky
      Catalog Code: E-B0296EM

      The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky

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      EBOOK - Tango!
      A Dynamic Answer to 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0161EM

      Tired of constantly defending passive positions with the black pieces against 1. d4? Looking for something new and exciting to unleash at the chessboard? This book provides an answer to these perennial questions. International Master and renowned openings theoretician Richard Palliser presents a complete repertoire for Black against queen's pawn openings based on the dynamic and very much underrated Black Knights Tango. Using illustrative games, Palliser gives a thorough grounding on the key tactics and strategies behind this ambitious opening, while also highlighting the various tricks and traps that both sides have to watch out for. Studying in depth both the main lines and White's more offbeat tries for an advantage, Palliser gives the readers the required knowledge and confidence to immediately try the Tango in their own games.
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      EBOOK - Tango!

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      EBOOK - Play the Caro-Kann
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0071EM

      In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a concise and trustworthy repertoire within the Caro-Kann, providing a solution against all of White's main options, and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. Houska examines the important tactical and strategic plans for both sides, arming the reader with enough information to begin playing the Caro-Kann with confidence in their own games.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Scotch Game
      Catalog Code: E-B0037EM

      The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World Champion Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Scotch Game

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The French
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon
      Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0030EM

      The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian Defence: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unknowing white players looking for a direct attack similar to the one used against traditional Dragon are shocked by Black's increased options due to the flexible move order.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - King's Indian Attack
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Starting Out - King's Indian Attack

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Declined
      Catalog Code: E-B0027EM

      This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. Neil McDonald goes back to the basics of the Queen's Gambit Declined, introducing the keymoves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that is often neglected or taken for granted in other texts.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Declined

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      EBOOK - Trompowsky
      Catalog Code: E-B0258EM

      From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
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      EBOOK - Trompowsky

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      EBOOK - Play the Catalan
      Catalog Code: E-B0270EM

      The Catalan is a sophisticated and wide-ranging opening system which is popular at all levels of chess. In recent years it has been catapulted into the limelight by Vladimir Kramnik, who has revitalized it with many new ideas and has utilized it with great success against the world's strongest players - on occasion making it look like a forced win for White!
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