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    Items 1 to 36 of 290

      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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      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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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2
      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 2

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0002SOS
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3
      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 3

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0003SOS
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5
      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.
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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
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6
      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 6

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0006SOS
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7
      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 7

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0007SOS
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8
      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 8

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0008SOS
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10
      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 10

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0010SOS
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      Sicilian Attacks
      Powerful Charges & Topical Tactics
      Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations.
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      Sicilian Attacks

      Powerful Charges & Topical Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0093NIC
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      First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin
      First Steps in Positional Play attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess.
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      First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin

      Catalog Code: WIN0328CB

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      The Wonderful Winawer
      Strategic Ideas & Surprise Weapons for Dynamic Chess Players
      The widely-played Winawer Variation has been called 'the jewel in the crown of the French Defence'. It is easy to see why. This is an opening for players who love a real fight. Black immediately attacks White's centre and the resulting positional dynamics offer chances to both sides.
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      The Wonderful Winawer

      Strategic Ideas & Surprise Weapons for Dynamic Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0094NIC
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      Winning in 20 Moves
      This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
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      Winning in 20 Moves

      Catalog Code: WIN0199CB

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      1. nc3 van geet
      This CD represents both a basic van Geet openings manual and an up-to-date theoretical database, designed to serve both average and advanced players.
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      1. nc3 van geet

      Catalog Code: WIN0168CB

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      The Fabulous Budapest Gambit
      Much More Than Just a Sharp Weapon
      The Fabulous Budapest Gambit does not shower you with long computer-generated variations, but provides crystal-clear insights into the wide spectrum of this opening, explaining the plans for both White and Black.

      Moskalenko's lively style will infect you and encourage you to start playing this opening which is a great weapon at any level, from club player to grandmaster.
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      The Fabulous Budapest Gambit

      Much More Than Just a Sharp Weapon
      Catalog Code: B0040NIC
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      French Defense
      The Solid Rubinstein Variation
      This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal." From International Master John Watson's Foreword
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      French Defense

      The Solid Rubinstein Variation
      Catalog Code: B0076RE
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      Sabotage the Grunfeld
      A Cutting-edge Repertoire for White based on 3.f3
      Grandmaster Larry Kaufman presents a very effective way for White to disrupt the plans and demolish the position of players on the black side of the popular Grünfeld Defence.
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      Sabotage the Grunfeld

      A Cutting-edge Repertoire for White based on 3.f3
      Catalog Code: B0142NIC
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      How to Play Nimzo
      The Nimzo-Indian can well be called the opening of the world champions.
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      How to Play Nimzo

      Catalog Code: WIN0163CB

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      Queen's Gambit Orthodox
      The Orthodox Queens Gambit is one of the most solid openings which you can play against 1.d4
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      Queen's Gambit Orthodox

      Catalog Code: WIN0195CB

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      A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian
      Hit the Nimzowitsch Variation with 6. d5!
      The ultra-sharp pawn sacrifice 6.d5 has caused a revolution in the 4… Ba6 line of the Queen’s Indian Defence in recent years. The ingenious gambit was hotly debated at the highest level by players like Alexey Shirov, for White, and Peter Leko, for Black. At club level it became a dangerous weapon for attackers.
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      A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian

      Hit the Nimzowitsch Variation with 6. d5!
      Catalog Code: B0141NIC
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      1.d4 - Beat the Guerrillas!
      A Powerful Opening Repertoire Against Annoying Black Sidelines
      This manual fills a big gap in chess literature. After 1.d4, probably the most widely played opening move in the world, Black can avoid main line theory by deviating into a whole variety of irritating unorthodox sidelines. White players often stumble into unknown and dangerous territory where their tricky opponent awaits them, fully prepared.
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      1.d4 - Beat the Guerrillas!

      A Powerful Opening Repertoire Against Annoying Black Sidelines
      Catalog Code: B0107NIC
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      Bogo-Indian
      The Bogo-Indian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+) stands out for two reasons: the concept behind the opening is simple and therefore easy to learn; and the Bogo-Indian has the reputation of being a reliable drawing weapon (statistically backed up by a high number of draws with it).
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      Bogo-Indian

      Catalog Code: WIN0179CB

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      The 3... Qd8 Scandinavian - Simple and Strong
      The world's oldest opening variation, 3...Qd8 in the Scandinavian Defense, has resurfaced in the last decade to give players at all levels a winning edge. Whether you prefer a sharp tactical game or slower positional maneuvering, the 3...Qd8 Scandinavian provides a genuine alternative for club players and grandmasters seeking to play for a win from the outset.
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      The 3... Qd8 Scandinavian - Simple and Strong

      Catalog Code: B0069RE
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      The Modern Morra Gambit
      A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian
      In this completely revised second edition, the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle. Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them.
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      The Modern Morra Gambit

      A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0054RE
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      Sicilian Dragon 1
      When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenko‘s CD Dragon 1.
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      Sicilian Dragon 1

      Catalog Code: WIN0151CB

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      Play 1.b3
      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - A Friend for Life
      The popularity of the Nimzo-Larsen Attack is largely based on its surprise value, but in fact 1.b3 is one of White's more logical first moves, since by immediately developing his queen's bishop, White aims at undermining the black centre.
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      Play 1.b3

      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - A Friend for Life
      Catalog Code: B0001NIC
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      A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      Tackling 1.e4 with 1...e5
      The Petroff Defence is anything but dull. Although it is a frequent choice of top grandmasters, club players often fear that it leads to passive play. This book will debunk this prejudice and open new vistas.
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      A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

      Tackling 1.e4 with 1...e5
      Catalog Code: B0137NIC
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      Steamrolling the Sicilian
      Play For a Win with 5. f3!
      Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players:
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      Steamrolling the Sicilian

      Play For a Win with 5. f3!
      Catalog Code: B0135NIC
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      The Extreme Caro-Kann
      Attacking Black with 3.f3
      The Caro-Kann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its ‘solid’ and ‘drawish’ reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening.
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      The Extreme Caro-Kann

      Attacking Black with 3.f3
      Catalog Code: B0140NIC
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      NIC Yearbook 80 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Levon Aronian Leads the Dance in the King's Indian Gligoric
      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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      NIC Yearbook 80 - PAPERBACK EDITION

      Levon Aronian Leads the Dance in the King's Indian Gligoric
      Catalog Code: B0080PYB
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      NIC Yearbook 81 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Takes the Four Knights for a Rough Ride
      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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      NIC Yearbook 81 - PAPERBACK EDITION

      Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Takes the Four Knights for a Rough Ride
      Catalog Code: B0081PYB
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