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    Year of Publication
    2005 2014 2005 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Boris Avrukh (6)
    2. Carsten Hansen (1)
    3. Daniel Lowinger (1)
    4. Dejan Bojkov (1)
    5. Edward Dearing (1)
    6. Emanuel Berg (2)
    7. Hannes Langrock (2)
    8. Jacob Aagaard (2)
    9. Jacob Aagaard (2)
    10. John Donaldson (1)
    11. John Shaw (2)
    12. Lars Schandorff (3)
    13. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
    14. Marc Esserman (1)
    15. Marian Petrov (1)
    16. Mihail Marin (4)
    17. Nikolaos Ntirlis (1)
    18. Richard Pert (1)
    19. Vassilios Kotronias (1)
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    1. Opening (1)
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    1. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (3)
    2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (4)
    3. GM Alexei Shirov (18)
    4. GM Daniel King (5)
    5. GM Dejan Bojkov (4)
    6. GM Garry Kasparov (4)
    7. GM Jacob Aagaard (2)
    8. GM Jan Gustafsson (2)
    9. GM Leonid Kritz (1)
    10. GM Loek Van Wely (2)
    11. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (6)
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    13. GM Mihail Marin (3)
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    17. GM Nigel Davies (25)
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    20. GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (7)
    21. GM Sergei Tiviakov (8)
    22. GM Simon Williams (2)
    23. GM Victor Bologan (17)
    24. IM Andrew Martin (28)
    25. IM Ari Ziegler (2)
    26. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
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    28. IM Lorin D'Costa (2)
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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

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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

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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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      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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      Challenging the Grunfeld
      The young Scottish IM delivers a profound yet entertaining survey of the statistically most dangerous line against the Grunfeld Defence: the Modern Exchange Variation with 8.Rb1. Dearing has achieved the very difficult balance between analytical depth and general explanation which is seldom achieved even by seasoned writers.
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      Challenging the Grunfeld

      Catalog Code: B0011QT
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      Modernized - The King's Indian Defense
      This book is a full repertoire (from Black’s perspective) for the King’s Indian Defense. By using a variety of theoretical games from recent Grandmaster practice (as well as a number of classical examples), Bojkov covers every major line in depth, with due coverage to all sidelines as well. The reader will also become familiarized with many strategic ideas, thematic tactics, and the abundance of imaginative possibilities the King’s Indian Defense is famous for.
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      Modernized - The King's Indian Defense

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire
      In 1998 a slim volume by IM John Donaldson explored the crafting of a sophisticated but easily assimilated group of interrelated opening strategies intending to establish small but lasting advantages. The result, A Strategic Opening Repertoire was an instant success. Now this second edition, revised by Danish FM Carsten Hansen with the assistance of John Donaldson, is greatly expanded - twice the size, with many more games and detailed explanations.
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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire

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      Playing the Trompowsky
      An Attacking Repertoire
      If like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.  
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      Playing the Trompowsky

      An Attacking Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0086QT
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      The Caro-Kann - Grandmaster Repertoire 7
      In chess, the Caro-Kann opening is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1.e4. It is a regular favorite of elite players, who know that computer-aided preparation now threatens the sharpest lines of the Sicilian or Ruy Lopez (at the very least with a forced draw).

      The Caro-Kann is less susceptible to such forcing lines - Black sets out to equalize in the opening, and win the game later. Grandmaster Lars Schandorff reveals a bulletproof chess opening repertoire and lucidly explains how Black should play the middle and endgame
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      The Caro-Kann - Grandmaster Repertoire 7

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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 3 - VOLUME 1
      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 3 - VOLUME 1

      Catalog Code: B0020QT
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1
      The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Black invites his opponent to gain space in the centre, with the intention of undermining the enemy position and launching a counterattack. Although the amount of theory has expanded in recent years, the French often leads to positions where positional and strategic understanding prove more relevant than long sequences of computer-generated moves. Grandmaster Repertoire 14 - The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White's major possibilities
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1

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      Playing the French
      The French Defence is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many opening lines have been analysed to death by computer, but the French is relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn centre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation.
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      Playing the French

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2
      The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 15 – The French Defence 2 covers the most critical variation of the Winawer, which occurs after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3† 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4. This volume presents three contrasting ways of meeting White’s aggressive opening system: 7...cxd4 leading to the notorious Winawer Poisoned Pawn; 7...0–0 8.Bd3 f5, a solid yet strategically complex system; and 7...0–0 8.Bd3 Nbc6, which leads to a tense, full-blooded battle.

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2

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      The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - VOLUME 1
      Grandmaster Repertoire is a series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - The Grünfeld Defence offers a repertoire for Black against 1.d4.
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      The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - VOLUME 1

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      The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2
      The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire 8 - The Grünfeld Defence offers a repertoire for Black against 1.d4. Avrukh's two previous Grandmaster Repertoire books for White received universal rave reviews and have been hugely influential on chess players all over the world, including at the very highest level.
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      The Grunfeld Defence - Grandmaster Repertoire 9 - VOLUME 2

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      The King's Gambit
      There was a golden era when The King’s Gambit was the favourite opening of every attacking player. In the glory days of Paul Morphy it was considered almost cowardly to play anything else. Legends such as Spassky and Bronstein kept the flame burning in the 20th century, but its popularity faded as players became distrustful of White’s ultra-aggressive approach. Nevertheless there are honourable exceptions whose games prove that this ancient weapon can still draw blood – Short, Nakamura and Zvjaginsev are world-class players who have used the King’s Gambit successfully. In this groundbreaking work, GM John Shaw shows that the ultimate Romantic chess opening remains relevant and dangerous even in the computer era. GM John Shaw has been Scottish Champion three times. This is his most ambitious book to date, and was many years in the making.
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      The King's Gambit

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      Beating The Open Games
      In this book Marin reveals his own opening repertoire, which he prepared for high-level international competition. But besides giving concrete answers to any worries players might have about facing the Open Games, Marin uses his renowned writing skills to lucidly convey the main strategic ideas.
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      Beating The Open Games

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      Grandmaster Repertoire 12 - The Modern Benoni
      The Modern Benoni arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It leads to unbalanced structures and exciting play, so it has naturally been a favourite of ambitious attacking players such as Tal, Fischer and, more recently, Topalov, Ivanchuk and Gashimov.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire 12 - The Modern Benoni

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      Nimzo-Indian Defense: The Easy Way - Jacob Aagaard
      On this DVD Danish IM Jacob Aagaard introduces you to the secrets of the Nimzoindian Defence.
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      Nimzo-Indian Defense: The Easy Way - Jacob Aagaard

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      Playing 1.d4 - The Queen's Gambit
      This book offers White an easy to remember aggressive repertoire, based on occupying the centre and then expanding. Schandorff presents the ideas and information in an accessible and entertaining style.
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      Playing 1.d4 - The Queen's Gambit

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      Playing 1. d4 - The Indian Defences
      A Grandmaster's Guide
      Chess players are offered an ambitious repertoire for White with 1.d4 in two volumes, with this book covering all lines except 1...d5. The repertoire is based on classical lines and inspired by Botvinnik’s approach.
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      Playing 1. d4 - The Indian Defences

      A Grandmaster's Guide
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      1. d4 - Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - VOLUME 1
      "Grandmaster Repertoire" is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
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      1. d4 - Grandmaster Repertoire 1 - VOLUME 1

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      Paulsen System
      The CD offers to the player of the black pieces an almost complete repertoire against 1.e4, but is also well suited to the player with White, since the author also offers the latter his recommendations.
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      Paulsen System

      Catalog Code: WIN0172CB

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      Mayhem in the Morra
      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
      Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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      Mayhem in the Morra

      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
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      Chigorin Defense
      On master level, the Chigorin Defence has been played relatively seldom, and probably that's one of the reasons why it has been analysed less intensively than other openings.
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      Chigorin Defense

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      Colle System
      The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening.
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      Colle System

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      Opening Repertoire for Black
      The CD is suitable for club players and contains the ChessBase Reader based on ChessBase 9.
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      Opening Repertoire for Black

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      Trompowsky Attack
      The Trompowsky attack, which arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 has matured into a full-blooded opening. On this CD a repertoire from White´s point of view is given.
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      Trompowsky Attack

      Catalog Code: WIN0170CB

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      Bird's Opening
      It is no pleasure to play with Black against the Bird-Opening (1.f4) – one is vaguely familiar with some bad disasters, but less familiar with ways to avoid them.
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      Bird's Opening

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      Caro-Kann Panov
      The Caro-Kann opening (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5) is said, possibly unfairly, to be a bit on the tame side.
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      Caro-Kann Panov

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