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  1. Remove This Item Year of Publication: 2008 - 2004
  2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Gambit Publishing
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1971 2014 2004 to 2008
Author(s)
  1. Aaron Summerscale (1)
  2. David Vigorito (1)
  3. Graham Burgess (2)
  4. Ivar Bern (1)
  5. John Watson (4)
  6. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
  7. Reinaldo Vera (1)
  8. Simen Agdestein (1)
  9. Steve Giddins (1)
  10. Sverre Johnsen (1)
  11. Sverre Johnson (1)
  12. Valentin Bogdanov (2)
  13. Valery Aveskulov (1)
  14. Viacheslav Eingorn (2)
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Popular Book Series
  1. Chess Explained (3)

    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

    Regular Price: $23.95

    Special Price: $11.98


    Chess Explained - The French
    Two Experts Explain the Workings of a Profound Opening Complex
    The French Defence is one of the most important chess openings. It's qualities are such that it appeals to a wide range of chess temperaments: it is solid yet uncompromising, and with a variety of chaotic variations to appeal to the most bloodthirsty of players, but also offering more tranquil lines to those seeking a quieter existence. While it is hard for White to avoid at least some imbalance in the position, he also has a wide choice. In some of the most critical lines, he accepts major structural weaknesses in return for piece-play and dynamic chances, while he can also seek to establish a modest space advantage without such heavy positional commitments.
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    Chess Explained - The French

    Two Experts Explain the Workings of a Profound Opening Complex
    Catalog Code: B0122GB

    Regular Price: $23.95

    Special Price: $11.98


    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

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price: $12.48


    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

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price: $14.98


    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

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price: $14.98


    Chess Openings for Kids
    Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
    For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas.
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    Chess Openings for Kids

    Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
    Catalog Code: B0164GB
    Our Price: $16.95

    A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire
    An Easy-to-Learn Repertoire for the Chessboard Assassin
    Bored with the same old openings? Worried about having to learn too much theory? Then this book will come as a godsend. Aaron Summerscale presents a set of exceptionally dangerous opening weapons for White. Each recommended line is based on a solid positional foundation, yet also promises long-term (and short-term!) attacking chances.
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    A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire

    An Easy-to-Learn Repertoire for the Chessboard Assassin
    Catalog Code: B0159GB
    Our Price: $19.75

    Attack with Black
    A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
    Aveskulov examines all of White's options and move-orders after 1 d4 Nf6, and shows an aggressive reply to each of them.
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    Attack with Black

    A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
    Catalog Code: B0182GB
    Our Price: $22.95

    Understanding The Marshall Attack
    A Layman's Guide to the Supergrandmasters' Favourite Gambit
    The Marshall Attack is a chess opening like no other. Rather than subjecting himself to the 'Spanish torture' so typical in the Ruy Lopez, Black simply gives away a centre pawn. But in return, he gets long-term attacking chances and activity that can persist well into the endgame.
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    Understanding The Marshall Attack

    A Layman's Guide to the Supergrandmasters' Favourite Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0160GB
    Our Price: $23.95

    A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    The French Connection - Winning Ways with 1. e4 e6 and 1. d4 e6
    In this book, Grandmaster Eingorn shows that it is possible both to play solidly, and to take White out of his comfort zone. He recommends ideas and move-orders that are a little off the beaten track, but which he has very carefully worked out over many years of his own practice.
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    A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

    The French Connection - Winning Ways with 1. e4 e6 and 1. d4 e6
    Catalog Code: B0180GB
    Our Price: $23.95

    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Complete Plan of Attack with 1. d4 and 2. c4
    Such has been the acclaim for John Watson's ground-breaking works on modern chess strategy and his insightful opening books, that it is only natural that he now presents a strategic opening repertoire.
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    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    A Complete Plan of Attack with 1. d4 and 2. c4
    Catalog Code: B0181GB
    Our Price: $26.95

    Win With The Stonewall Dutch
    Rock Solid or Flexible - Your Choice!
    The Stonewall Dutch is a traditional favourite amongst club players, as it offers Black ready-made attacking plans on the kingside. As Grandmaster Bent Larsen has noted, the Dutch also has the tendency to 'bring out the coward' in opponents, giving it an added practical sting. However, up until the late 1980s, the Stonewall wasn't fully trusted at grandmaster level, despite its earlier use by Alekhine and Botvinnik. Black's attacking plans were too one-sided, and White's methods too well worked out.
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    Win With The Stonewall Dutch

    Rock Solid or Flexible - Your Choice!
    Catalog Code: B0137GB
    Our Price: $29.95

    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)
    A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
    The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand.
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    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

    A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0142GB
    Our Price: $29.95

    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Flexible Repertoire To Take Your Opponents Out Of Their Comfort Zone
    In this book, highly experienced chess opening writer Graham Burgess presents a repertoire based on 1 d4 and Nf3 with precisely those aims. Black’s possibilities for counterplay - and sharp gambit play - are kept to a minimum. Our aim is to give Black exactly the type of position he doesn’t want. If he is seeking blocked positions with pawn-chains, we’ll keep the game fluid. If he wants complex strategy, we’ll attack him with simple piece-play. Simplifications? No thanks, we’ll keep the pieces on and intensify the battle. Gambits? Hardly, as we simply prevent most of them!
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    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    A Flexible Repertoire To Take Your Opponents Out Of Their Comfort Zone
    Catalog Code: B0184GB
    Our Price: $29.95

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