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Year of Publication
1999 2014 1999 to 2014
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  1. Aaron Summerscale (1)
  2. Alexander Raetsky (1)
  3. Alexander Yermolinsky (1)
  4. Carsten Hansen (2)
  5. David Vigorito (1)
  6. Efstratios Grivas (2)
  7. Graham Burgess (3)
  8. Ivar Bern (1)
  9. James Rizzitano (2)
  10. John Watson (6)
  11. Lasha Janjgava (1)
  12. Manuel Perez Carballo (1)
  13. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
  14. Mikhail Golubev (1)
  15. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
  16. Peter Tamburro (1)
  17. Phil Adams (1)
  18. Reinaldo Vera (2)
  19. Sam Collins (1)
  20. Sergey Shipov (1)
  21. Simen Agdestein (1)
  22. Steffen Pedersen (1)
  23. Sverre Johnsen (2)
  24. Sverre Johnson (1)
  25. Valentin Bogdanov (1)
  26. Valeri Beim (1)
  27. Valery Aveskulov (1)
  28. Viacheslav Eingorn (2)
  29. Vlatko Kovacevic (1)
  30. Yuri Yakovich (1)
  31. Zenon Franco (1)
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Popular Book Series
  1. Chess Explained (7)

    Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian
    The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents
    The Nimzo-Indian is an extremely popular and reliable defence, upon which most world champions have relied at some point in their careers. Black controls the vital e4-square with his pieces, and retains total flexibility with his central pawns. By playing 4. f3, White challenges Black's idea head-on. Either Black grants White control of e4, or else he must commit his pawn to d5, whereupon White can begin concrete action in the center.
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    Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian

    The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents
    Catalog Code: B0035GB

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    Creative Chess Opening Preparation
    How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
    Grandmaster Eingorn is an chess opening trendsetter. Throughout his career, he has introduced many novel concepts in the openings, and some of the systems he has introduced have gone on to become absolute main lines, such as the Rb1 Exchange Grunfeld. Here he explains the methods by which he prepares his openings and works out new systems from scratch, and how readers can do the same.
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    Creative Chess Opening Preparation

    How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
    Catalog Code: B0071GB

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    Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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    Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov

    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0046GB

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    Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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    Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian

    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0047GB

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    Chess Explained - The c3 Sicilian
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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    Chess Explained - The c3 Sicilian

    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0063GB

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    The Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black
    A Grandmaster Explains a Solid and Dependable Repertoire
    Every chess-player needs a reliable defence against the Queen's Pawn Opening. The fundamental question is whether to go all-out for counterplay, which may involve a great deal of risk, or to adopt a more solid, classical approach, and first carefully neutralize White's initiative. This book shows the potential of the latter approach. By defending the Queen's Gambit Declined, Black puts a firm road-block in the way of White's ambitions.
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    The Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black

    A Grandmaster Explains a Solid and Dependable Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0068GB

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    Understanding the Leningrad Dutch
    An Experienced Chess Trainer's Guide to a Dynamic Opening System
    For many years, the Leningrad Dutch was viewed with some suspicion in view of the slight positional weaknesses created in Black's position. However, in the 1980s, dynamic new approaches were introduced by such players as Sergei Dolmatov, Evgeny Bareev, Mikhail Gurevich and especially Vladimir Malaniuk that changed the way people thought about the Leningrad Dutch. These players showed how an active approach could compensate for these defects, and offer Black excellent winning chances.
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    Understanding the Leningrad Dutch

    An Experienced Chess Trainer's Guide to a Dynamic Opening System
    Catalog Code: B0083GB

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    The Symmetrical English
    Authoritative Coverage of a Massive Opening Complex, Including the Hedgehog and Anti-Benoni
    The Symmetrical systems of the English Opening constitute a large and important area of modern chess opening theory. The strategic variety to be found within this book is staggering: from the sedate Symmetrical Variation to the wild gambit lines of the Anti-Benoni, and almost everything in between! This book provides detailed coverage of the theory of all lines stemming from 1 c4 c5.
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    The Symmetrical English

    Authoritative Coverage of a Massive Opening Complex, Including the Hedgehog and Anti-Benoni
    Catalog Code: B0045GB

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    Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack
    An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
    The Torre Attack is a very attractive system for White as it allows him/her to set the agenda from the outset, preventing many counterattacking systems. It has quick-strike potential if Black is careless or unfamiliar with the subtleties.
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    Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack

    An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
    Catalog Code: B0082GB

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    A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian
    4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
    This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian systems.
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    A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

    4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
    Catalog Code: B0052GB

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    Chess Explained - The Meran Semi-Slav
    A Dynamic Opening Explained with Words and Examples
    Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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    Chess Explained - The Meran Semi-Slav

    A Dynamic Opening Explained with Words and Examples
    Catalog Code: B0064GB

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    The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3
    Comprehensive Coverage of the Long-Established Main Line of the Nimzo
    Ever since Nimzowitsch introduced his flexible, dynamic defence to the queen's pawn, debate has raged over White's best reply. Many variations have been in and out of fashion, but one line in particular has proved an enduring weapon - the sound and solid 4 e3 line, known as the Rubinstein Variation. The 4 e3 Nimzo is extraordinarily rich in strategy. All manner of different central pawn-structures can arise, such as the blocked centre characteristic of the Hübner Variation and a variety of IQP positions.
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    The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

    Comprehensive Coverage of the Long-Established Main Line of the Nimzo
    Catalog Code: B0078GB

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    Chess Explained - The Nimzo-Indian
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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    Chess Explained - The Nimzo-Indian

    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0092GB

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    Chess Explained - The Queen's Gambit Declined
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Books are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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    Chess Explained - The Queen's Gambit Declined

    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0126GB

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    Chess Explained - The Grunfeld
    A Guide to a Dynamic Counterattacking Opening
    Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The Grunfeld Defense is one of the most aggressive openings at Black's disposal.
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    Chess Explained - The Grunfeld

    A Guide to a Dynamic Counterattacking Opening
    Catalog Code: B0049GB

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    The French - Tarrasch Variation
    Comprehensive Coverage of an Important Modern Chess Opening
    This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation.
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    The French - Tarrasch Variation

    Comprehensive Coverage of an Important Modern Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0028GB
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    The Sicilian Sozin
    A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
    This book presents in detail the theory of the Sozin in all its forms, including the razor-sharp Velimirovic Attack.
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    The Sicilian Sozin

    A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
    Catalog Code: B0042GB
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    Beating the Fianchetto Defences
    A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
    Grivas provides a full and detailed repertoire for White against five important openings: the Grunfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and Modern. In each case, he has recommended a line in which he has a wealth of experience, and has played a significant personal role in developing over many years. The recommendations are geared towards posing Black unconventional problems: your opponents will not be able to churn out lengthy memorized variations, but will need to solve problems at the board in positions that are somewhat different in character from those normally reached in these openings.
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    Beating the Fianchetto Defences

    A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
    Catalog Code: B0081GB
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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 3
    Flank Openings, Practical Play and General Topics
    In this highly-acclaimed and popular series, John Watson helps chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. He explains not only the ideas and strategies behind specific openings, but also the interconnections of chess openings taken as a whole. By presenting the common threads that underlie opening play, Watson provides a permanent basis for playing openings of any type.
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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 3

    Flank Openings, Practical Play and General Topics
    Catalog Code: B0055GB

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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 1
    Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
    For many chess-players, opening study is sheer hard work. It is difficult to know what is important and what is not, and when specific knowledge is vital, or when a more general understanding is sufficient. Tragically often, once the opening is over, a player won't know what plan to follow, or even understand why his pieces are on the squares on which they sit. John Watson seeks to help chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings.
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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 1

    Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0075GB

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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 2
    Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
    For most chess-players, opening study is sheer hard work. It is hard to know what is important and what is not, and when specific knowledge is vital, or when a more general understanding is sufficient. Tragically often, once the opening is over, a player won't know what plan to follow, or even understand why his pieces are on the squares on which they sit. John Watson seeks to help chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. In his previous books on chess strategy, he explained vital concepts that had previously been the domain only of top-class players.
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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 2

    Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0076GB

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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 4
    Gambits - Preparation - Fianchettoes - Symmetry
    In this highly-acclaimed and popular series, John Watson helps chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. He explains not only the ideas and strategies behind specific openings, but also the interconnections of chess openings taken as a whole. By presenting the common threads that underlie opening play, Watson provides a permanent basis for playing openings of any type.
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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 4

    Gambits - Preparation - Fianchettoes - Symmetry
    Catalog Code: B0162GB

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    The Complete Hedgehog - VOLUME 1
    The Hedgehog is a thoroughly modern defense where flexibility and understanding trump rote memorization. Using deeply annotated critical games from international practice, GM Sergey Shipov traces the Hedgehog's development - from its origins as a way to avoid well-trodden paths to its current status as a respected weapon in Black's armory.
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    The Complete Hedgehog - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0042EU

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    Chess Openings for Kids
    Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
    For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas.
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    Chess Openings for Kids

    Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
    Catalog Code: B0164GB
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    A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire
    An Easy-to-Learn Repertoire for the Chessboard Assassin
    Bored with the same old openings? Worried about having to learn too much theory? Then this book will come as a godsend. Aaron Summerscale presents a set of exceptionally dangerous opening weapons for White. Each recommended line is based on a solid positional foundation, yet also promises long-term (and short-term!) attacking chances.
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    A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire

    An Easy-to-Learn Repertoire for the Chessboard Assassin
    Catalog Code: B0159GB
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    Attack with Black
    A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
    Aveskulov examines all of White's options and move-orders after 1 d4 Nf6, and shows an aggressive reply to each of them.
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    Attack with Black

    A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
    Catalog Code: B0182GB
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    Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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    Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni

    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0091GB
    Our Price: $23.95

    Understanding The Marshall Attack
    A Layman's Guide to the Supergrandmasters' Favourite Gambit
    The Marshall Attack is a chess opening like no other. Rather than subjecting himself to the 'Spanish torture' so typical in the Ruy Lopez, Black simply gives away a centre pawn. But in return, he gets long-term attacking chances and activity that can persist well into the endgame.
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    Understanding The Marshall Attack

    A Layman's Guide to the Supergrandmasters' Favourite Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0160GB
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    A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    The French Connection - Winning Ways with 1. e4 e6 and 1. d4 e6
    In this book, Grandmaster Eingorn shows that it is possible both to play solidly, and to take White out of his comfort zone. He recommends ideas and move-orders that are a little off the beaten track, but which he has very carefully worked out over many years of his own practice.
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    A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

    The French Connection - Winning Ways with 1. e4 e6 and 1. d4 e6
    Catalog Code: B0180GB
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    No Passion For Chess Fashion
    Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire
    Professional grandmasters study the latest wrinkles of their favorite openings. They have time to think about innovations in the Sicilian Najdorf, the Marshall Attack, or the Semi-Slav. It's part of their job. But club players can rarely afford such luxury, and an excellent way for them to beat their busy schedules is to play good, solid opening lines that happen to be out of style.
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    No Passion For Chess Fashion

    Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0072EU
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    Openings for Amateurs
    Don’t have the time to study opening theory, or to figure out where you’re going wrong with your games? Are you looking for guidance on how to handle the opening so that you can get a playable middlegame? Openings for Amateurs is written with two kinds of chessplayers in mind: average “club” players who can’t afford to learn variations 30 moves deep; and scholastic players looking to take the next step in their chess development.
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    Openings for Amateurs

    Catalog Code: B0103EU
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    Win with the London System
    Dynamic New Approaches to Make Your Opponents Crumble!
    The London System is a perennial favorite of club players, as it is a very sound and solid system with a real practical sting. The authors of this new book seek to maximize this sting in two principal ways.
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    Win with the London System

    Dynamic New Approaches to Make Your Opponents Crumble!
    Catalog Code: B0014GB
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    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Complete Plan of Attack with 1. d4 and 2. c4
    Such has been the acclaim for John Watson's ground-breaking works on modern chess strategy and his insightful opening books, that it is only natural that he now presents a strategic opening repertoire.
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    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    A Complete Plan of Attack with 1. d4 and 2. c4
    Catalog Code: B0181GB
    Our Price: $26.95

    Win With The Stonewall Dutch
    Rock Solid or Flexible - Your Choice!
    The Stonewall Dutch is a traditional favourite amongst club players, as it offers Black ready-made attacking plans on the kingside. As Grandmaster Bent Larsen has noted, the Dutch also has the tendency to 'bring out the coward' in opponents, giving it an added practical sting. However, up until the late 1980s, the Stonewall wasn't fully trusted at grandmaster level, despite its earlier use by Alekhine and Botvinnik. Black's attacking plans were too one-sided, and White's methods too well worked out.
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    Win With The Stonewall Dutch

    Rock Solid or Flexible - Your Choice!
    Catalog Code: B0137GB
    Our Price: $29.95

    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)
    A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
    The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand.
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    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

    A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0142GB
    Our Price: $29.95

    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Flexible Repertoire To Take Your Opponents Out Of Their Comfort Zone
    In this book, highly experienced chess opening writer Graham Burgess presents a repertoire based on 1 d4 and Nf3 with precisely those aims. Black’s possibilities for counterplay - and sharp gambit play - are kept to a minimum. Our aim is to give Black exactly the type of position he doesn’t want. If he is seeking blocked positions with pawn-chains, we’ll keep the game fluid. If he wants complex strategy, we’ll attack him with simple piece-play. Simplifications? No thanks, we’ll keep the pieces on and intensify the battle. Gambits? Hardly, as we simply prevent most of them!
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    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    A Flexible Repertoire To Take Your Opponents Out Of Their Comfort Zone
    Catalog Code: B0184GB
    Our Price: $29.95

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