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    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0461CB

    The Owens Defence, with 1...b6, is part of a nexus of systems that are both complex and little explored, offering practical players the opportunity to get out of the book early on and pose new and difficult problems. Transpositions into other openings and structures are common, making it an ideal weapon for playing to win as Black against booked up opposition. On this DVD Nigel Davies shows how ...b6 lines can be used to enhance an existing French Defence repertoire (for example with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6!?) and provide answers to 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. He also shows how 1...b6 can be used as a defence against 1.e4, for players who want to play for a win and do not mind taking risks.
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    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies

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    Winning Against the Classical Slav - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0478CB

    This DVD offers White a complete repertoire against the classical Slav, a popular opening, in which Black can choose from a wide range of plans. In the Slav White often has more space but to turn this into an advantage he needs to know the typical strategic and tactical motifs of the opening and has to develop a feeling for the nuances of the position.
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    Winning Against the Classical Slav - Mihail Marin

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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. e4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0292CB

    On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.e4 by White, breaking them down into a number of different categories.
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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. e4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 1

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    Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0208CB

    The newest addition to Alexei Shirov Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The Philidor Defence.
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    Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov

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    Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2 - Viktor Bologan
    Steinitz, Anti-Marshall, Open & Co.
    Catalog Code: WIN0345CB

    Really, among the open games the only opening with which White can really fight for an advantage in the long term is the Ruy Lopez. But in order to make this serious effort, he has buckle down and learn a whole series of sub-variations. That is what the professionals do, including of course Viktor Bologan, who now reveals the secrets of his own grandmaster repertoire. On his second Ruy Lopez DVD Viktor Bologan shows how things continue after 3...a6 4.Ba4. Black has some possible deviations before we reach the main lines which are dealt with in Part 3. These include the solid Steinitz Defence and the Archangelsk Variation which has again been brought up to date. In the Open Ruy Lopez quite different types of positions are reached - and White need to understand these too. And our author prefers to avoid the Marshall Attack - so he suggests the Anti-Marshall beginning with 8.h3. Video running time: 5 hrs 20 min. System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard Return Information for Software & DVDs Computer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, sealed packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
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    Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2 - Viktor Bologan

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    The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert
    Opening
    Catalog Code: WIN0402CB

    This French Defence DVD is a complete attacking opening repertoire for black after 1.e4 e6. GM Nick Pert has played the French defence his whole life and provides all his latest and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD. Nick has spent thousands of hours studying the best French lines, and he explains the pick of the bunch for the cost of a DVD. It almost seems like daylight robbery! In addition to the usual video explanations of the French there are some interactive clips where the viewer is tested on a range of theoretical questions and tactics arising from French Defence games.
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    The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert

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    The Stonewall Dutch - A Fighting Repertoire Against 1. d4 - Erwin L'Ami
    Catalog Code: WIN0506CB

    When opening theory is growing exponentially, it is great to have an opening that is mainly based on ideas: the Dutch Stonewall! Players such as Mikhail Botwinnik and Magnus Carlsen liked this system, in which Black from the very first move fights for the initiative. On this DVD Grandmaster Erwin l’Ami, second of world class player Anish Giri, takes the viewer on a fascinating journey to show him the depth and attractions of this attractive opening. At the end of the journey you will have a new fighting repertoire against 1.d4!
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    The Stonewall Dutch - A Fighting Repertoire Against 1. d4 - Erwin L'Ami

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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0226CB

    Tricks and traps, especially in the opening, are a dangerous reality of competitive chess. On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.d4 by White, breaking them down into a number of different categories.
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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2

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    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0469CB

    The Berlin Wall, also known as the Berlin Defense, is one of the most solid and frequently played openings of the 21st century, and compared to the real Berlin Wall, there’s almost no chance of it falling. The DVD is divided into two parts. In the first section, we look at what happens when White avoids the endgame in the “Anti-Berlin” systems, while the second section deals with the Berlin ending. Add the Berlin Wall into your repertoire and pass the headache of “what to play against it?” to your opponent!
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    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan

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    POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18
    Catalog Code: WIN0375CB

    The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the opening of champions. Kasparov, Anand and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire – with success.
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    POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18

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    FRITZ TRAINER - A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0412CB

    With the Traxler Variation (4.Ng5 Bc5!?) spearheading their repertoire, any player should look forward to fighting for the initiative against the Two Knights with Black. Its slightly dubious reputation shouldn’t put you off from buying this DVD - as the author clearly demonstrates - a great number of spectacular resources for Black are on show, supported by original analysis.
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    FRITZ TRAINER - A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights - Robert Ris

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    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0470CB

    Before the endgame, God created the middlegame, but you will never reach the middlegame if you misplay the opening! ‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels. It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games by learning from the typical mistakes of others.
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    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin

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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0102CB

    The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.
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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Catalan - Daniel King - VOLUME 24
    Catalog Code: WIN0490CB

    The Catalan is a reliable opening for White, but there are ways for Black to shake White out of his complacency while still maintaining a sound and solid position himself. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black against the Catalan, based around maintaining the rock of a pawn on d5.
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    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Catalan - Daniel King - VOLUME 24

    $33.95
    King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0420CB

    Some of the most interesting lines in the King’s Gambit starting with 3 Nf3, especially concentrating ‘on the refutation of the King’s Gambit (Fisher)’ 3...g5. I have given the reader a full repertoire, that they can play with 3 Nf3, so all lines are covered. We also briefly look at the crazy 3 Be2 3 d4 and 3 Nc3.
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    King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2

    $33.95
    A Gambit Guide through the Open Game - Erwin L'Ami - Volume 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0488CB

    In Volume 2 of his Gambit Guide Dutch Grandmaster Erwin l’Ami brings back the romantic days of chess when pawns were routinely sacrificed in huge numbers! It features such enterprising gambits such as the Marshall Gambit, the Scotch Gambit, the Jänisch Gambit, and the Evans Gambit.
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    A Gambit Guide through the Open Game - Erwin L'Ami - Volume 2

    $33.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0300CB

    Orthodox Variation is an opening choice for Black which will never be refuted. It perhaps has an unjust reputation of being solid and passive, but this all-new ChessBase DVD will challenge that perception
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0437CB

    On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format, which prompts users to solve a range of training questions by inputting moves, the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself with a training course aimed at delivering a structured, intensive and systematic approach to learning the key positions in the Benoni as well as knowledge of a number of the defence’s tactical finesses.
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    Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0130CB

    On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian, a personal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure.
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    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov

    $33.95
    Leningrad Dutch - Mihail Marin
    Opening
    Catalog Code: WIN0401CB

    This DVD is intended in the first line to offer strategical guidance for Black on the Leningrad Dutch, based on the examination of the most typical structures. For objectivity’s sake I have examined both sides of the medal, putting the main strategic dangers aside with the typical plans. I have included all my earlier database articles published in Chessbase Magazine, a database with all the games to which I have referred in the videos as well as a small database with essential games that one should know.
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    Leningrad Dutch - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    A Modern Way to Play the King's Indian - Dejan Bojkov
    Catalog Code: WIN0276CB

    In this DVD you will find a repertoire based on flexible development whenever possible, and an explanation of some strategic nuances of the KID.
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    A Modern Way to Play the King's Indian - Dejan Bojkov

    $33.95
    A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0411CB

    Back in the 1950s, it was Botvinnik who popularised the Exchange Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. The setup, which involves putting the knight on e2 in combination with castling kingside, was revolutionary at that time. Until then, White had either placed his knight on f3 with the idea of s tarting a minority attack on the queenside, or on e2, where it was normally associated with the intention of castling queenside and preparing a pawn storm against the Black King. K asparov, Botvinnik’s pupil, would soon follow in his mentor’s footsteps, bringing yet further refinements to this flexible system.
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    A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris

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    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0463CB

    This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1

    $33.95
    No Fear of 1.d4! - Nimzo Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0333CB

    This DVD is a good investment if you are serious about the Nimzo-Indian and can follow the theoretical lines in this depth. A lower-rated player should consult a book that covers the basic ideas of the opening before proceeding.
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    No Fear of 1.d4! - Nimzo Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 2

    $33.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - A Complete Repertoire for Black Based upon the Lasker Variation - IM Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0479CB

    The Queen’s Gambit Declined (“QGD”) has arguably been the most important opening in World Championship matches and elite tournaments for over a century. On this DVD, Sam Collins presents a repertoire for Black based on the rock-solid Lasker variation, reinvigorated with new ideas by former World Champion Vishy Anand and forming the cornerstone of many strong GM repertoires today.
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - A Complete Repertoire for Black Based upon the Lasker Variation - IM Sam Collins

    $33.95
    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Flank Openings - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0378CB

    In the fifth volume of our openings tutorials we will be dealing with the Flank Openings. We make a start with the English Opening 1.c4. If Black replies in traditional fashion with 1...e5, this is a Reversed Sicilian. We have devoted four videos to the various systems, Lars Schandorff will take you through the Reversed Dragon, the English Four Knights, the Botvinnik System and alternatives.
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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Flank Openings - VOLUME 5

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    The Chebanenko - Still Improved - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0359CB

    After 4 years since my book on the Chebanenko Slav we can definitely say this opening is even more popular and everybody links the name of Chebanenko to the line with 4... a6 in the Slav.
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    The Chebanenko - Still Improved - Victor Bologan

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    Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz
    Catalog Code: WIN0357CB

    This DVD is dedicated to one of the most solid openings in modern chess theory - the Petroff Defence. The opening owes its popularity to such players as Anand, Kramnik, and Gelfand, who frequently employ it against opponents of all levels.
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    Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz

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    A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0455CB

    The Queen’s Indian Defense is one of the most solid and rich openings against 1.d4. Together with the Nimzo-Indian and the Catalan it forms the so called “Classical Setup”, which any player should know. The Queen’s Indian is a favorite of both top players and amateurs. Victor Bologan has enjoyed the advantages of the Queen’s Indian defense for many years in open and in top tournament. He says: “The soul of the opening, the most important piece, is course the bishop on b7. Please remember this and keep it active.” Every chess enthusiast, from beginner to high level player, can profit from this DVD. Enrich your chess vocabulary, be open to new ideas: Play the Queen’s Indian!
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    A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan

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    Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0341CB

    Ever since the Kasparov-Kramnik World Championship Match held in London in 2000, players with the white pieces have been trying to crack the formidable Berlin Wall in the Ruy Lopez. There may also have been some successes for White of course, but time and again Black has convincingly demonstrated how to equalize or even how to construct an impregnable fortress. The situation from White's point of view has become precarious
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    Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov

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    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev
    Catalog Code: WIN0494CB

    Grandmaster and "Blindfold King" Timur Gareyev is known for his creative attacking chess. On his new DVD he recommends to play the Trompowsky! (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) The Trompowsky is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.
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    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev

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    1.e4 e5 - An Active Repertoire for Black - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0352CB

    For young and developing players a very important piece of advice is to study open positions and to understand the value of coordination of the pieces plus the role of the centre. These goals can be achieved just by answering 1.e4 with 1...e5. Some players claim that these positions are not sharp and interesting enough, and they believe that different Sicilians should be one’s choice, but that is not completely correct. The idea of this DVD is to show that 1.e4 e5 can be extremely entertaining and that Black can obtain interesting counterplay in every opening. There are two lines proposed in the Spanish systems plus the most active alternatives against other white choices. Video running time: 6 h 48 min. Video sample System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
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    1.e4 e5 - An Active Repertoire for Black - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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    Ruy Lopez - Attack with the Schliemann - Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0457CB

    The Schliemann (or Jaenisch) Gambit, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5, languished in semi-obscurity before top GM Teimour Radjabov revolutionised the opening with new ideas, defending his analysis with excellent results in Linares and elsewhere against the world’s best players. Black plays actively and aggressively from move 3, frequently sacrificing a pawn for open lines, kingside activity and the bishop pair. In this DVD Sam Collins provides a complete and detailed repertoire for Black. Numerous novelties and improvements are suggested, with the conclusion that White has no clear route to an opening advantage. Refresh your repertoire and avoid the Spanish Torture with 3…f5!
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    Ruy Lopez - Attack with the Schliemann - Sam Collins

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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0316CB

    In the third volume of the Open Sicilian we will deal with Black's second move 2....e6 which he usually adopts when striving for a complex game full of subtleties in order to outplay White, especially when his opponent is lower rated.
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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

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    The Classical French - Main Line - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0473CB

    This DVD looks at one of the most important lines of the French Defence. After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3, the author takes a detailed look at a daring line with 7... cxd4 8. Nd4 Qb6, as well as the quieter plans with 7...cxd4 8. Nd4 Bc5, and the main line with 7... a6 and b5. Thorough analysis of the trendy lines, and lots of new ideas for both White and Black make this DVD a must-have for any French player!
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    The Classical French - Main Line - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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    The Giuoco Piano - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy
    Opening
    Catalog Code: WIN0396CB

    The Giuoco Piano (Italian for “quiet game”) is the oldest recorded chess opening, appearing as one of 12 chess openings detailed in the Göttingen manuscript over five hundred years ago. It is popular with juniors and chess novices, as the basic ideas of this opening are simple to understand: rapid development, control of the centre, and an attack on the vulnerable f7-square.
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    The Giuoco Piano - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy

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