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    Items 1 to 36 of 153

      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      One of the hardest tasks competitive chess players face is the development of an opening repertoire suited to their own style of play. In this book, Grandmaster Gufeld makes the job easier by providing an ideal framework for a practical opening repertoire, specifically tailored for those who relish attacking play.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

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      Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld
      Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and other annoying systems? The King's Indian and the Grunfeld are two of Black's most popular answers to 1 d4; unsurprising given that they were long-time favourites of chess legends Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. Brimming with complexity and dynamism, these two openings often leave those playing White scratching their heads wondering how to squeeze even the slightest of advantages out of the opening and, just as crucially, how to avoid becoming swamped in a morass of complicated theory.
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      Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld

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      Gambiteer I
      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
      Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Do you loathe trivial positional chess? Do you feel the need to sacrifice pawns early in the game? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes!', then this is the book for you!
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      Gambiteer I

      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: B0084EM

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      Gambiteer II
      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      A Hard-hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black based on the Schliemann Gambit and Albin Counter-Gambit. Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes' then this is the book for you!
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      Gambiteer II

      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: B0085EM

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      Discovering Chess Openings
      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
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      Discovering Chess Openings

      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      Catalog Code: B0159EM

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      Trompowsky
      From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
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      Trompowsky

      Catalog Code: B0258EM

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      Fighting the Anti-King's Indian
      How to Handle White's Tricky Ways of Avoiding the Main Lines
      The truth is you will reach your favorite opening in barely half the games you play against 1. d4, and that's why this book is a godsend to those players fed up with blindly searching for the right way to play against these annoying White systems designed to avoid the main lines: the Trompowsky; the London System; the Torre Attack; the Barry Attack; the Colle System; the Veresov; the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit - the list goes on and on!
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      Fighting the Anti-King's Indian

      How to Handle White's Tricky Ways of Avoiding the Main Lines
      Catalog Code: B0158EM

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      Dangerous Weapons - The King's Indian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available? Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!
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      Dangerous Weapons - The King's Indian

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0266EM

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      Starting Out - The Modern
      The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall.
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      Starting Out - The Modern

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      Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Fed up with constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to play something new and inspiring, but cannot decide between the numerous options available? Don't despair - help is at hand!

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Queen's Gambit, opening experts Richard Palliser, Glenn Flear and Chris Ward team up to investigate one of the most popular openings in chess history, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on little-explored and fun-to-play variations of the Queen's Gambit, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0188EM

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      Starting Out - 1. d4
      A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
      A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player, Building and maintaining an opening repertoire can be a demanding task! For a start, there are an enormous number of different lines to choose from. There's a strong temptation amongst beginners and improving players to opt solely for tricky lines in order to snare unsuspecting opponents, but this approach has only short-term value. As you improve and your opponents become stronger, very often these crafty lines don't stand up to close scrutiny, and suddenly you're back to square one with no suitable opening weapons.
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      Starting Out - 1. d4

      A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
      Catalog Code: B0044EM

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      Tango!
      A Dynamic Answer to 1. e4
      Tired of constantly defending passive positions with the black pieces against 1. d4? Looking for something new and exciting to unleash at the chessboard? This book provides an answer to these perennial questions. International Master and renowned openings theoretician Richard Palliser presents a complete repertoire for Black against queen's pawn openings based on the dynamic and very much underrated Black Knights Tango. Using illustrative games, Palliser gives a thorough grounding on the key tactics and strategies behind this ambitious opening, while also highlighting the various tricks and traps that both sides have to watch out for. Studying in depth both the main lines and White's more offbeat tries for an advantage, Palliser gives the readers the required knowledge and confidence to immediately try the Tango in their own games.
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      Tango!

      A Dynamic Answer to 1. e4
      Catalog Code: B0161EM

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      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
      One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
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      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0264EM

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      Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians.
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      Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0267EM

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      Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
      What are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
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      Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas

      Catalog Code: B0081EM

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      The Classical King's Indian Uncovered
      Most experts agree that the Classical Variation is the critical test of the King's Indian. Pulling no punches, White questions Black's entire strategy and seeks nothing less than a direct refutation; it could be said that the reputation of the King's Indian rests entirely on the assessments of this hotly debated subject.
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      The Classical King's Indian Uncovered

      Catalog Code: B0282EM

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      Fighting The Ruy Lopez
      The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
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      Fighting The Ruy Lopez

      Catalog Code: B0262EM

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      Gambit Busters
      Take it, Keep it and Win!
      In this book, Sam Collins tackles this subject head on. He explores in depth the basic gambit approaches, the typical mistakes made at all levels, the world-class defensive and counterattacking techniques displayed by the great players, and how you can learn from them. In addition, he covers some key theory of many popular gambits in modern chess. Be bold, be brave and grab those pawns!
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      Gambit Busters

      Take it, Keep it and Win!
      Catalog Code: B0318EM

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      Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory?

      Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the embarrassment of choices available?

      Look no further for the answer! In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, renowned opening experts John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet take a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analysed paths, the authors concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
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      Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0189EM

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      How to play against 1. d4
      Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
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      How to play against 1. d4

      Catalog Code: B0314EM

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      Dangerous Weapons - Nimzo-Indian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In this book, John Emms, Chris Ward and Richard Palliser team up to examine one of the most popular and respected openings at all levels of chess: the Nimzo-Indian. Instead of pursuing the well-trodden paths, they choose an original approach, concentrating on fresh or little-explored variations of the Nimzo, and selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      Dangerous Weapons - Nimzo-Indian

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0191EM

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      Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.
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      Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0036EM

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      Slay the Spanish
      Weapons Against the Ruy Lopez
      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, with a repertoire based on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines, and it's easy to see its appeal. The Modern Steinitz can lead to razor-sharp positions, such as in the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, and Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner.
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      Slay the Spanish

      Weapons Against the Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: B0323EM

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      SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit
      The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
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      SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit

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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern
      The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall.
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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern

      Catalog Code: SWB0002EM

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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Do you need a well-deserved break from your normal chess openings? Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the numerous choices available? Look no further for the answer! In "Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern", prominent opening specialists take a revolutionary look at two popular and closely related openings.
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      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0263EM

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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
      In this book Gawain Jones, one of the world' leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack, provides everything you need to know about this opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his own wealth of experience, he introduces the key moves and ideas for both sides, taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.
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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

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      SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit
      The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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      SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit

      Catalog Code: SWB0333EM

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      SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System
      A Repertoire with 1...Nc6
      Welcome to the Dark Knight System, a weapon which can be used against virtually every opening White can play! In the Dark Knight System, Black begins with 1...Nc6 and adopts a dark-square strategy.
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      SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System

      A Repertoire with 1...Nc6
      Catalog Code: SWB0364EM

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      SHOPWORN - Play the Caro-Kann
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
      In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a concise and trustworthy repertoire within the Caro-Kann, providing a solution against all of White's main options, and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. Houska examines the important tactical and strategic plans for both sides, arming the reader with enough information to begin playing the Caro-Kann with confidence in their own games.
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      SHOPWORN - Play the Caro-Kann

      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: SWB0071EM

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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc
      In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc

      Catalog Code: SWB0349EM

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      SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit
      This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular "Queen's Gambit Declined". Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik.
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      SHOPWORN - Declining the Queen's Gambit

      Catalog Code: SWB0330EM

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      SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian
      A Repertoire for Black against 1 d4
      The Old Indian Defence is considered to be a sound way for Black to meet 1 d4. Some might argue that it is steady rather than spectacular, but is this reputation totally deserved? Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev strongly disagrees, and in this book he introduces ambitious and aggressive ways for Black to play in the main lines. He constructs an improved version of a repertoire he has himself utilized with great success against grandmaster opposition. Using illustrative games, he studies the fundamental tactical and positional ideas for both sides, and also covers what to do if White avoids the Old Indian.
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      SHOPWORN - The New Old Indian

      A Repertoire for Black against 1 d4
      Catalog Code: SWB0332EM

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      SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4
      Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other Tricky Lines
      Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4.
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      SHOPWORN - Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

      Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other Tricky Lines
      Catalog Code: SWB0337EM

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      SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move
      This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
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      SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: SWB0348EM

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      SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French
      A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
      This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.
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      SHOPWORN - Attacking Chess - The French

      A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: SWB0325EM

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