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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation
      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
      Grandmaster Eingorn is an chess opening trendsetter. Throughout his career, he has introduced many novel concepts in the openings, and some of the systems he has introduced have gone on to become absolute main lines, such as the Rb1 Exchange Grunfeld. Here he explains the methods by which he prepares his openings and works out new systems from scratch, and how readers can do the same.
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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation

      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0071GB

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      Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian
      The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents
      The Nimzo-Indian is an extremely popular and reliable defence, upon which most world champions have relied at some point in their careers. Black controls the vital e4-square with his pieces, and retains total flexibility with his central pawns. By playing 4. f3, White challenges Black's idea head-on. Either Black grants White control of e4, or else he must commit his pawn to d5, whereupon White can begin concrete action in the center.
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      Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian

      The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents
      Catalog Code: B0035GB

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      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0046GB

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      Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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      Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0047GB

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      Chess Explained - The c3 Sicilian
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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      Chess Explained - The c3 Sicilian

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0063GB

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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 12
      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 12

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0012SOS

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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 Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black
      A Grandmaster Explains a Solid and Dependable Repertoire
      Every chess-player needs a reliable defence against the Queen's Pawn Opening. The fundamental question is whether to go all-out for counterplay, which may involve a great deal of risk, or to adopt a more solid, classical approach, and first carefully neutralize White's initiative. This book shows the potential of the latter approach. By defending the Queen's Gambit Declined, Black puts a firm road-block in the way of White's ambitions.
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      The Queen's Gambit and Catalan for Black

      A Grandmaster Explains a Solid and Dependable Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0068GB

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      Understanding the Leningrad Dutch
      An Experienced Chess Trainer's Guide to a Dynamic Opening System
      For many years, the Leningrad Dutch was viewed with some suspicion in view of the slight positional weaknesses created in Black's position. However, in the 1980s, dynamic new approaches were introduced by such players as Sergei Dolmatov, Evgeny Bareev, Mikhail Gurevich and especially Vladimir Malaniuk that changed the way people thought about the Leningrad Dutch. These players showed how an active approach could compensate for these defects, and offer Black excellent winning chances.
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      Understanding the Leningrad Dutch

      An Experienced Chess Trainer's Guide to a Dynamic Opening System
      Catalog Code: B0083GB

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      The Symmetrical English
      Authoritative Coverage of a Massive Opening Complex, Including the Hedgehog and Anti-Benoni
      The Symmetrical systems of the English Opening constitute a large and important area of modern chess opening theory. The strategic variety to be found within this book is staggering: from the sedate Symmetrical Variation to the wild gambit lines of the Anti-Benoni, and almost everything in between! This book provides detailed coverage of the theory of all lines stemming from 1 c4 c5.
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      The Symmetrical English

      Authoritative Coverage of a Massive Opening Complex, Including the Hedgehog and Anti-Benoni
      Catalog Code: B0045GB

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      Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack
      An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
      The Torre Attack is a very attractive system for White as it allows him/her to set the agenda from the outset, preventing many counterattacking systems. It has quick-strike potential if Black is careless or unfamiliar with the subtleties.
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      Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack

      An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
      Catalog Code: B0082GB

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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 Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3
      Comprehensive Coverage of the Long-Established Main Line of the Nimzo
      Ever since Nimzowitsch introduced his flexible, dynamic defence to the queen's pawn, debate has raged over White's best reply. Many variations have been in and out of fashion, but one line in particular has proved an enduring weapon - the sound and solid 4 e3 line, known as the Rubinstein Variation. The 4 e3 Nimzo is extraordinarily rich in strategy. All manner of different central pawn-structures can arise, such as the blocked centre characteristic of the Hübner Variation and a variety of IQP positions.
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      The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

      Comprehensive Coverage of the Long-Established Main Line of the Nimzo
      Catalog Code: B0078GB

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      Chess Explained - The Nimzo-Indian
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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      Chess Explained - The Nimzo-Indian

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0092GB

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      Chess Explained - The Meran Semi-Slav
      A Dynamic Opening Explained with Words and Examples
      Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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      Chess Explained - The Meran Semi-Slav

      A Dynamic Opening Explained with Words and Examples
      Catalog Code: B0064GB

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      Chess Explained - The Queen's Gambit Declined
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Books are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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      Chess Explained - The Queen's Gambit Declined

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0126GB

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      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian
      4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
      This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian systems.
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      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

      4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
      Catalog Code: B0052GB

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      Chess Explained - The Grunfeld
      A Guide to a Dynamic Counterattacking Opening
      Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The Grunfeld Defense is one of the most aggressive openings at Black's disposal.
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      Chess Explained - The Grunfeld

      A Guide to a Dynamic Counterattacking Opening
      Catalog Code: B0049GB

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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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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 4
      1. c4 / 1. Nf3 / Other First Moves
      Chess Opening Essentials is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavor of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings as well as the differences. In addition, it also points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended.
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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 4

      1. c4 / 1. Nf3 / Other First Moves
      Catalog Code: B0089NIC

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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences
      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Grivas provides a full and detailed repertoire for White against five important openings: the Grunfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and Modern. In each case, he has recommended a line in which he has a wealth of experience, and has played a significant personal role in developing over many years. The recommendations are geared towards posing Black unconventional problems: your opponents will not be able to churn out lengthy memorized variations, but will need to solve problems at the board in positions that are somewhat different in character from those normally reached in these openings.
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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences

      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Catalog Code: B0081GB
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      The French - Tarrasch Variation
      Comprehensive Coverage of an Important Modern Chess Opening
      This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation.
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      The French - Tarrasch Variation

      Comprehensive Coverage of an Important Modern Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0028GB
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      The Sicilian Sozin
      A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
      This book presents in detail the theory of the Sozin in all its forms, including the razor-sharp Velimirovic Attack.
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      The Sicilian Sozin

      A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
      Catalog Code: B0042GB
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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 1
      The Complete 1. e4
      This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.
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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 1

      The Complete 1. e4
      Catalog Code: B0023NIC

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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 3
      Flank Openings, Practical Play and General Topics
      In this highly-acclaimed and popular series, John Watson helps chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. He explains not only the ideas and strategies behind specific openings, but also the interconnections of chess openings taken as a whole. By presenting the common threads that underlie opening play, Watson provides a permanent basis for playing openings of any type.
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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 3

      Flank Openings, Practical Play and General Topics
      Catalog Code: B0055GB

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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 1
      Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
      For many chess-players, opening study is sheer hard work. It is difficult to know what is important and what is not, and when specific knowledge is vital, or when a more general understanding is sufficient. Tragically often, once the opening is over, a player won't know what plan to follow, or even understand why his pieces are on the squares on which they sit. John Watson seeks to help chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings.
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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 1

      Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0075GB

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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 2
      Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
      For most chess-players, opening study is sheer hard work. It is hard to know what is important and what is not, and when specific knowledge is vital, or when a more general understanding is sufficient. Tragically often, once the opening is over, a player won't know what plan to follow, or even understand why his pieces are on the squares on which they sit. John Watson seeks to help chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. In his previous books on chess strategy, he explained vital concepts that had previously been the domain only of top-class players.
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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 2

      Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0076GB

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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 4
      Gambits - Preparation - Fianchettoes - Symmetry
      In this highly-acclaimed and popular series, John Watson helps chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. He explains not only the ideas and strategies behind specific openings, but also the interconnections of chess openings taken as a whole. By presenting the common threads that underlie opening play, Watson provides a permanent basis for playing openings of any type.
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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 4

      Gambits - Preparation - Fianchettoes - Symmetry
      Catalog Code: B0162GB

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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 2
      1. d4 d5 / 1. d4 Various / Queen's Gambits
      This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, and is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.
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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 2

      1. d4 d5 / 1. d4 Various / Queen's Gambits
      Catalog Code: B0024NIC

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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3
      The Complete Indian Defenses
      This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.
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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 3

      The Complete Indian Defenses
      Catalog Code: B0025NIC

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