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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 - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: E-B0262EM

      The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
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      EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

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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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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Scandinavian
      Catalog Code: E-B0283EM

      In recent years the Scandinavian has been catapulted into the limelight, and it has now firmly established itself as an opening to be reckoned with. Why has it become popular? Because it's easy to play!
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Scandinavian

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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 - 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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      Accelerated Dragons
      Catalog Code: B0145EM

      Many players are attracted to the Dragon Sicilian, but are put off by the fierce mating attacks that White can launch. In the Accelerated Dragon, Black aims for an improved version, saving a move with his queen's pawn. If White tries to ignore the difference, Black's instant detonation of the centre will come as an unwelcome cold shower! The authors show that White's main reply, the Maroczy Bind, is not so fearsome as was once thought Black has many ways to break out, while quite often it is possible to manoeuvre around White's 'binding pawns' and show that they imprison White's pieces as much as they do Black's.
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      Accelerated Dragons

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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 - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian
      A Repertoire for White Against the Most Popular Black Opening
      Catalog Code: E-B0212EM

      The Sicilian Defence is Black's most ambitious and popular defence to 1 e4. Finding a suitable weapon against it has taxed many a grandmaster's brain. Should White dive into the labyrinth of mountainous theory and complications, in which the player who knows the latest theoretical wrinkle is likely to prevail, or should White abstain and instead head for the more tranquil waters of the various Anti-Sicilians on offer? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between!
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      EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian

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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 - Meeting 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0063EM

      Fed up having to defend with Black? Annoyed by all those irritating white systems? Then this is the book for you! Russian international master Alexander Raetsky draws upon his wealth of experience gained playing on the tough international tournament circuit to supply you with an all-in-one solution to your problems. The reader is provided with a complete repertoire for Black against 1 e4, based on the ever-reliable Sicilian Defence.
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      EBOOK - Meeting 1. e4

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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 - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0267EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0192EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian, John Emms and Richard Palliser team up to investigate by far the most popular and widely-played chess opening, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations of the open Sicilian, selecting a wealth of ideas and options for both colours. Many of the carefully chosen weapons are innovative, visually shocking, incredibly tricky, or have been unfairly discarded; they are guaranteed to throw even your most experienced opponent off balance. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you assured and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
      Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
      Catalog Code: E-B0157EM

      The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
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      EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

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      EBOOK - The New Sicilian Dragon
      Catalog Code: E-B0271EM

      Grandmaster and well-known Sicilian Dragon expert Simon Williams takes a totally fresh look at this famous opening. Concentrating on his favorite Dragadorf Variation, Williams constructs a cutting-edge repertoire for Black, one which is perfect for the modern Dragon player who wishes to cause his opponents maximum problems in the opening.
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      EBOOK - The New Sicilian Dragon

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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 - Play the Sicilian Kan
      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0074EM

      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black! The Kan is an ideal choice as an opening weapon against 1. e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. This is because, unlike some variations of the Sicilian, you don't need to memorize loads of opening theory in order to be successful.
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      EBOOK - Play the Sicilian Kan

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0017EM

      In this book, c3 Sicilian expert John Emms goes back to basics: he explains in depth the reasoning behind the critical early moves - something that is often neglected - and uses instructive games to demonstrate key plans for both White and Black.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0018EM

      In this book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik revisit the basics of the Classical Sicilian, elaborating on the crucial early moves and plans for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Closed Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0015EM

      The Closed Sicilian is an ideal weapon for players who wish for an aggressive way to attack the Sicilian but have neither the time nor the inclination to learn the seemingly endless mountains of opening theory associated with Open Sicilians. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the typical themes is far more important than memorising variations.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Closed Sicilian

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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 - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov
      Catalog Code: E-B0025EM

      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. John Cox revisits the fundamentals of the Sveshnikov, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: E-B0022EM

      In this book Gawain Jones, one of the world' leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack, provides everything you need to know about this opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his own wealth of experience, he introduces the key moves and ideas for both sides, taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
      Catalog Code: E-B0019EM

      The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon

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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 - Play the Accelerated Dragon
      Catalog Code: E-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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      EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0002SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas."
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0003SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0004SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0005SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0006SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0007SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7

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