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    1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Everyman Chess
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    Year of Publication
    1994 2013 1994 to 2013
    Author(s)
    1. Andrew Greet (1)
    2. Byron Jacobs (1)
    3. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    4. Craig Pritchett (1)
    5. Cyrus Lakdawala (8)
    6. Garry Kasparov (5)
    7. Graham Burgess (1)
    8. J. N. Walker (1)
    9. Johan Hellsten (1)
    10. John Nunn (3)
    11. John Watson (2)
    12. Matthew Sadler (1)
    13. Murray Chandler (4)
    14. Richard Palliser (1)
    15. Steve Giddins (1)
    16. Yasser Seirawan (9)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (26)
    2. AN - Algebraic (16)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (1)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (1)
    3. Move by Move (8)
    4. Starting Out (2)
    5. Winning Chess (9)
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      1... d6 - Move By Move
      This is a new series which 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 practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      1... d6 - Move By Move

      Catalog Code: B0338EM
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      101 Chess Questions Answered
      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
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      101 Chess Questions Answered

      Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
      Catalog Code: B0013GB
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      28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      The Magnetic Chess Demonstration Set is the ultimate way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. Unlike traditional demonstration sets, where the pieces have to be inserted into the board, it uses magnets to safely secure the pieces. No more replacing the demonstration board because of a rip or tear! Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows the chessboard board to be hung up almost anywhere.
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      28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      Catalog Code: DEMOMAG28
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      28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      The Slotted Style Chess Demonstration Set is the most economical way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. The term 'slotted' refers to the fact that each of the squares has a slot to hold the pieces. Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows it to be hung up almost anywhere.
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      28" Slotted-Style Vinyl Demo Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      Catalog Code: DEMOSLT28
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      Botvinnik - Move by Move
      In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Botvinnik games. Lakdawala examines Botvinnik's renowned skills in the key areas of attack and defence, initiative, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. He demonstrates clearly how we can all improve by learning from Botvinnik's play.
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      Botvinnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0374EM
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      Capablanca - Move by Move
      Jose Raul Capablanca is a chess legend, world champion and quite simply one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His achievements and seemingly effortless style of play won many admirers, and his legacy includes a treasure of instructive games. Studying Capablanca's play is a must for any aspiring chess player. For Cyrus Lakdawala, it was a key factor in his chess development and improvement, and in this book he revisits many of his favourite Capablanca games.
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      Capablanca - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0353EM
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      Checkmate My First Chess Book
      Learn to play the great game of chess with none other than Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as your teacher. Discover all the various pieces - the king, the queen, the knights, the bishops and the pawns. Find out how the pieces move, the values of the chessmen, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, how to employ special moves such as castling, how to write the moves down and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
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      Checkmate My First Chess Book

      Catalog Code: B0140EM
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      Checkmate! Tactics
      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      Checkmate! Tactics

      Catalog Code: B0307EM
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      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
      In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
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      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

      Catalog Code: B0339EM
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      Chess for Children
      How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
      With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.
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      Chess for Children

      How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
      Catalog Code: B0157GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      Chess For Rookies
      Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
      Short Description for Chess For Rookies - B0279EM
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      Chess For Rookies

      Learn To Play, Win and Enjoy!
      Catalog Code: B0279EM

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      Chess For Tomorrow's Champions
      Short Description for Chess For Tomorrows Champions - B0275EM
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      Chess For Tomorrow's Champions

      Catalog Code: B0275EM

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      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

      Chess Puzzles for Kids
      100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
      This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
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      Chess Puzzles for Kids

      100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
      Catalog Code: B0183GB
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      Chess Tactics for Kids
      50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
      Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters.
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      Chess Tactics for Kids

      50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0170GB
      Our Price: $16.95

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, 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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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0363EM
      Our Price: $19.95

      EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move
      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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      EBOOK - Kramnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: E-B0359EM
      Our Price: $24.95

      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: B0308EM
      Our Price: $44.95

      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      This is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
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      How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

      Including the 50 Deadly Checkmates
      Catalog Code: B0056GB
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      Kramnik - Move by Move
      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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      Kramnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0359EM
      Our Price: $29.95

      Learn Chess
      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point illustrated by clear examples. By the end of the book, the reader will be fully ready to take on opponents across the board, or on the Internet, and start winning. Dr John Nunn has built up a world-wide reputation for the outstanding clarity of his writings on a wide range of chess topics. This is his first book to tackle the fundamentals of chess.
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      Learn Chess

      A Gold Medal Winner Explains How to Play and Win at Chess
      Catalog Code: B0130GB

      Regular Price: $12.95

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      Learn Chess Tactics
      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
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      Learn Chess Tactics

      Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0134GB
      Our Price: $19.95

      Mastering Endgame Strategy
      Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten. In his new work Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook and queen endgames. He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know, but also the key themes and characteristics of successful endgame play, including activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defence, fortresses and technique
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      Mastering Endgame Strategy

      Catalog Code: B0375EM
      Our Price: $34.95

      Play the French - 4th EDITION
      The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years!
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      Play the French - 4th EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0354EM
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      Play the London System
      It's no secret why the London System is such a popular opening, especially at club level. White's development plan is very easy to learn, and it can be employed against virtually any defence. What's more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely another good reason to play it!
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      Play the London System

      Catalog Code: B0306EM
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      Play Winning Chess
      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
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      Play Winning Chess

      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0197EM
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      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics
      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics

      Catalog Code: SWB0307EM

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      SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move
      This is a new series which 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 practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move

      Catalog Code: SWB0338EM

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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Between 1984 and 1990 Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested five long matches for the World Championship. This fourth volume of the series 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' concentrates on all the games played between the two from 1988 to the present day and features their fifth World Championship match played in New York and Lyon 1990.
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      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME IV

      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1988-2009
      Catalog Code: SWB0308EM

      Regular Price: $44.95

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      SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move
      Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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      SHOPWORN - Kramnik - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: SWB0359EM

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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess
      A Complete Course
      Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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      SHOPWORN - Learn Chess

      A Complete Course
      Catalog Code: SWB0098EM

      Regular Price: $19.95

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      SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy
      Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten. In his new work Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook and queen endgames. He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know, but also the key themes and characteristics of successful endgame play, including activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defence, fortresses and technique
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      SHOPWORN - Mastering Endgame Strategy

      Catalog Code: SWB0375EM

      Regular Price: $34.95

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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies
      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

      Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0195EM

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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics
      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

      Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0196EM

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      Starting Out - In Chess
      International Master Byron Jacobs provides newcomers to the chess with a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of the game. In this book he takes the novice player to the standard at which they can enjoy a friendly or competitive game. Learn chess from scratch or brush up on the basics.
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      Starting Out - In Chess

      Catalog Code: B0042EM

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      Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon
      Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
      The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian Defence: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unknowing white players looking for a direct attack similar to the one used against traditional Dragon are shocked by Black's increased options due to the flexible move order.
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      Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon

      Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0030EM
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