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

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0004SOS

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      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 9

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0009SOS

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 11
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      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 11

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0011SOS

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable. An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six!
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0013SOS

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      The Four Knights Game
      A New Adventure in an Old Chess Opening
      The Four Knights variation is one of the oldest chess openings, dating back to the 16th century. In recent years it has been injected with numerous fresh ideas and has shaken off the reputation of being a peaceful choice. White has quite a few ways to create tension and play for the attack.
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      The Four Knights Game

      A New Adventure in an Old Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0108NIC

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      The Rossolimo Sicilian
      A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory
      Play real chess instead of trying to memorize endless database lines! That is what the Rossolimo Sicilian offers and why this opening has become so popular with chess players all over the world. If you play 3.Bb5 in the Sicilian, you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in all kinds of Open Sicilians.
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      The Rossolimo Sicilian

      A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory
      Catalog Code: B0103NIC

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      The Black Lion
      The Chess Predator's Choice Against Both 1. e4 and 1. d4
      More than 85% of all chess games start with either 1.e4 or 1.d4. The Black Lion presents a flexible, logical and sensible way for Black to meet both of these moves. This robust, multipurpose opening system looks quiet, like a sleeping lion - hence the name. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.
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      The Black Lion

      The Chess Predator's Choice Against Both 1. e4 and 1. d4
      Catalog Code: b0062NIC

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      The Ragozin Complex
      A Guide for White and Black
      The Ragozin Complex is a flexible and versatile chess opening system that, despite its popularity, rarely has been a subject of serious study in chess literature. A hybrid of the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defence, the Ragozin featured in a famous book by Soviet theoretician Lipnitsky in the 1950s. Bobby Fischer decided to learn Russian to be able to read that work and immediately afterwards started playing the Ragozin.
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      The Ragozin Complex

      A Guide for White and Black
      Catalog Code: B0106NIC

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      Ruy Lopez Revisited
      Offbeat Weapons & Unexplored Resources
      The Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Opening) is one of the oldest and most important chess openings, popular with amateurs as well as professional players. Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov presents bold, but very playable, off-beat weapons for Black, as well as dynamic new ideas and refutations in many main-line variations, for both Black and White. An accessible and inspirational book book by world-famous Ivan Sokolov who, in his rich career, has beaten world champions Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand. Much useful material for aspiring club players, said British Chess Magazine about Sokolov's previous book - 'Winning 132,'.
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      Ruy Lopez Revisited

      Offbeat Weapons & Unexplored Resources
      Catalog Code: B0084NIC

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      Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
      GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.ECO: C22, C41, A15
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      Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23
      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23

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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15
      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15

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      Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70
      GM Jesse Kraai shows you the ins and outs of the Fried Liver Attack for beginners all the way up through how advanced players can use this to their advantage. He then goes on to show you how it was employed in 2 high profile games. Jesse says, “The Fried Liver is not just for beginners!”
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      Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70

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      A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
      The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
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      A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

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      New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56
      GM Jesse Kraai reviews ECO C02 The French, Advance from Blacks Perspective 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 ECO C00 The Basic French Defense but with a new twist. 1 e4 e6, Jesse Shows you a new move that surprised even him and is very playable. Inspired from a discussion with Grandmaster Vinay Bhat of a recent game .ECO C10 The Fort Knox variation of the French 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3ECO: C02, C00, C10
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      New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56

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      A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34
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      A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34

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      My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28
      GM Eugene Perelshteyn earned his third GM norm and the title GM after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, awarded to the top American Player under 25 years old earning $64,000, Eugene also led the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore County to a few Pan American championships from 1998-2002.
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      My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28

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      A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29
      IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
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      A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29

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      Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57
      The Bogo-Indian, named after Efim Bogoliubov is not as popular as the Queen's Indian, but is seen occasionally at all levels. The Bogo-Indian is the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common. The traditional move for White here is 3.Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn centre with 4.e4. However, 3.Nf3 is often played instead as a way of avoiding the Nimzo-Indian Defense (which would follow after 3.Nc3 Bb4). After 3.Nf3, Black usually plays 3...b6 (TheQueen’s Indian Defense ) or 3...d5 (leading to the Queen’s Gambit Declined), but can instead play 3...Bb4+, which is The Bogo-Indian
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      Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57

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      An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18
      IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
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      An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18

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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16
      FM Valeri Lilov of Bulgaria resides in Varna, and works in practical chess and chess pedagogy. In 2000 in Moscow, Russia, he became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 with the record of 6, 5 out of 7.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16

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      Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
      The Maroczy Bind is a pawn formation named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used against the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by white pawns on c4 and e4, with White's d-pawn having been exchanged for Black's c-pawn.GM Jesse Kraai shows how to use middle game strategy to gain advantage for white. Expert handling of the Maroczy Bind is illustrated with an explanation of the theory, a classic game, and an additional instructive game of his own.ECO: B36, B38
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      Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

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      How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25
      Mark was the World Junior Champion in 1976, the US Junior Co-Champion in 1976, and the Louisiana State Champion in 1986, 1987, and 1988. IM Mark Diesen sadly passed away in December of 2008 at his home in Conroe, Texas.
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      How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7
      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8
      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9
      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10
      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11
      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6
      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6

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      Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14
      Dzindzichashvili offers his analysis and insight on openings, covering aggressive play, tricks, traps and sound and unsound practices.
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      Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14

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      Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90
      With International Master Bill Paschall
      Is opening theory out of control? IM Bill Paschall takes us through a series of games where he used sound chess principals but stayed outside conventional opening methods. This confused his opponents and took them outside of their game. See his examples and learn how once you know the rules, you can break them and win!
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      Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90

      With International Master Bill Paschall
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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13
      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13

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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
      In part 2 of the series IM Valeri Lilov examines a sharp repertoire for both black and white. A complete system you can employ in your own games! Valeri's take on theory is both aggressive and based on sound strategic principles. He examines White e 4 and one good line of play for all of Black's possible responses with the Budapest Gambit. Also, how White can respond to the Budapest Gambit and how to respond to deviations on most of the various openings including with the Grand Prix attack.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

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      Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101
      Hosted by IM David Vigorito
      The Caro-Kann is a solid defense against e4. This opening has seen steady growth in popularity in recent years. Employed by such greats such as Kasparov and Karpov. Here David examines some sharp and some simple lines as well as a game where he was beaten in the Caro-Kann.
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      Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101

      Hosted by IM David Vigorito
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      Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103
      Hosted by IM David Vigorito
      In the Catalan opening, White adopts a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Reti Opening. White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettos the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. The Catalan derives its name from Catalonia—a nation inside of Spain. Used by Kramnik three times in the World Chess Championship in 2006, the Catalan has recently gained a good deal of attention by high-level GMs. It was also played four times by Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2010 against Topalov, Vigorito explains that game and others in this DVD.
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      Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103

      Hosted by IM David Vigorito
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      Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106
      Hosted by GMs Kraai, Perelshteyn, and others
      The Dutch Defense was employed regularly in the past by Alekhine, Larsen, Morphy and Najdorf. The high-water mark for the Defense occurred in 1951, when both Mikhail Botvinnik, the world champion, and his challenger, David Bronstein, played it in their World Championship match. Not found as often in modern games, but regularly used successfully by GM Hikura Nakamura.
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      Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106

      Hosted by GMs Kraai, Perelshteyn, and others
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