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    The Complete Foxy Openings on DVD - VOLUMES 1-187 PLUS KASPAROV AND KARPOV! - 9 DVDs
    Catalog Code: DVDFOXY187

    Tackle the latest theory with Foxy Openings. The Pioneering series that started it all. Now you can invite a top player into your living room and prepare to play one of his favorite openings. If you want to get consistently good positions in the opening without having to memorize mountains of theory (as even grandmasters do!) then Foxy Openings is definitely the series for you. In these videos experts reveal their own analysis and suggest new ideas for you to exploit, they also recommend and explain their favorite plans.
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    The Complete Foxy Openings on DVD - VOLUMES 1-187 PLUS KASPAROV AND KARPOV! - 9 DVDs

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    The Full English Opening
    Mastering the Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0205NIC

    'The Full English Opening' is the first one-volume book that covers all variations of the English Opening (1. c4). Carsten Hansen dedicates special attention to the transition into the early middlegame. You will learn how to define specific plans, lay out a strategic goal, and find positional and tactical targets. Supported by examples and exercises, you will be able to enjoy the greatest asset of the English Opening: its versatility.
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    The Full English Opening

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    E-DVD Practical English: Complete System for White IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0015TCW

    In this 6-hour course, IM Valeri Lilov uses his innovative approach based on understanding a very specific “beat sequences” and key plans to minimize preparation time. This is a much more effective way of learning than the traditional methods.
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    E-DVD Practical English: Complete System for White IM Valeri Lilov

    $89.00
    The Hedgehog
    Catalog Code: B0468EM

    An understanding of Hedgehog structures is an essential component in any chessplayer's knowledge. These structures arise when the black c-pawn is exchanged early on for the white d-pawn (as in the Sicilian Defence). White then adopts a formation with pawns on c4 and e4 and Black curls up in a Hedgehog formation with pawns on a6, b6, d6 and e6.
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    The Hedgehog

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    The Sniper - Winning with ...g6, ...Bg7 and ...c5! - Charlie Storey
    Catalog Code: WIN0526CB

    The Sniper – officially created in 2010 - has now been tested with success against top grandmasters and computer programs and still manages to ensure new and creative opening situations full of imbalance - and hence winning prospects for Black. It is a universal opening framework which can be played against all main first white moves - 1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4, 1.f4 and 1.Nf3.Start your Sniper training as your first or secondary repertoire – and remember you can also play it as White!
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    The Sniper - Winning with ...g6, ...Bg7 and ...c5! - Charlie Storey

    $33.95
    Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening - Volume 3: Flank Openings
    Winning Quickly with Chess Series
    Catalog Code: B0003CH

    Everybody wants to win fast, preferably straight out of the chess opening. This book is a collection of games played by top players i which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result if blunders, an accumulation of mistakes or brilliant chess tactics. 

    Through the study, if the games in this volume, you will improve your opening play, opening repertoire, strategies and tactical ability.
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    Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening - Volume 3: Flank Openings

    $12.95
    The Hedgehog vs the English / Reti
    Catalog Code: B0130EU

    This book offers to meet the new challenges to Black by building an English Hedgehog formation. The authors not only recommend a contemporary move order after the ditch has been set, but they also explain how to reach this goal with various move orders for White. The book is all the more convincing as it is based on the successful practical experience of one of the authors.
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    The Hedgehog vs the English / Reti

    $31.95
    A Practical Black Repertoire with Nf6, g6, d6 - English, Pirc, Reti and Other Defences - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0129EU

    In this book, GM Alexei Kornev presents a practical black repertoire with Nf6, g6 and d6 - The English, Reti and Other Defences
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    A Practical Black Repertoire with Nf6, g6, d6 - English, Pirc, Reti and Other Defences - Vol. 1

    $31.95
    Opening Repertoire - The English
    Catalog Code: B0449EM

    In this book, International Master David Cummings presents the reader with a complete English repertoire. The English is, by its nature, highly transpositional. Black can opt for a King's Indian-type set-up, a Queen's Gambit Declined-type set-up or aim for a reversed Sicilian position. David identifies promising methods to meet all Black's main options and efficient methods to deal with awkward sidelines.
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    Opening Repertoire - The English

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    Attacking the English and Reti
    Catalog Code: B0120EU

    This book offers an active Black repertoire against The English Opening 1.c4, the Reti 1.Nf3, and their siblings that arise after 1.g3. The authors advocate for seizing space in the centre with ...c6 and d5, followed up by ...e4 or ...d4. They pay special attention on the ideas behind the moves, leaving the detailed coverage for the "Step by Step" sections.
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    Attacking the English and Reti

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    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0463CB

    This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1

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    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0464CB

    This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2

    $33.95
    ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa
    A Complete Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: WIN0439CB

    It is easy to understand why the English Opening is very popular at all levels, from club player up to Grandmaster level. The variations are less forcing and superior chess skill is required to outwit your opponents in the middlegame. In the English, white plays 1.c4 and fianchettos the white kings bishop to g2. Like all good chess openings, this fights for control of the centre and posts the ‘English Bishop’ on the long diagonal g2-a8. Many people view the opening as rather dull, but this is a misnomer - in fact, there are many sharp pawn sacrifices and attacking lines which have been found in recent times which give the opening some bite. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that - the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence! Includes all of black's main responses to the English Opening 1.c4:
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    ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa

    $30.95
    Two Knights Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 77
    Catalog Code: DVD0077CL

    Bronstein once suggested that the term ''defense'' does not fit this strategy, and suggested the name ''Chigorin Counterattack'' as this line is adopted as Black by many aggressive players including Chigorin and Keres. Here Dana takes you through the strategy and how it plays out in real games.
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    Two Knights Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 77

    $19.95
    The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73
    Catalog Code: DVD0073CL

    David is a renowned expert and author on the English opening. The English is a popular choice among beginners and club players. This series takes it to the next levelRecommended for Intermediate – Advanced Players
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    The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73

    $49.95
    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
    Catalog Code: DVD0065CL

    The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
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    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

    $15.95
    The English Hedgehog Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik
    Catalog Code: WIN0390CB

    This DVD by Lubomir Ftacnik deals with the Hedgehog structure and its phenomenal potential for generating active counterplay with Black. The appeal of elastic piece development around a dynamic pawn structure has helped to spread this concept to many other openings. The author has consciously limited his survey to the English Hedgehog with an emphasis on the challenges Black faces following the centralisation of White’s queen after 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 Be7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4. While Black will have to survive various challenges to his position, as the aggressor enjoys a slight advantage in development and has great freedom of movement for his pieces, once the defender manages to fend off direct aggression, his prospects are usually quite promising.
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    The English Hedgehog Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik

    $30.95
    EBOOK - The English - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0348EM

    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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    EBOOK - The English - Move by Move

    $19.95
    The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0042QT

    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 4 - VOLUME 2

    $34.95
    The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 5 - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: B0044QT

    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. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
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    The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 5 - VOLUME 3

    $34.95
    EBOOK - Play the English
    An Active Opening Repertorie for White
    Catalog Code: E-B0073EM

    An active opening repertoire for White! The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics.
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    EBOOK - Play the English

    $19.95
    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6
    Gambits and Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: SWB0006TITO

    This book covers all the tactical themes and typical traps in the main lines of the English, the Dutch and the Reti, as well as a couple of interesting gambits. They are explained in more than 200 carefully selected and annotated short games.
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    SHOPWORN - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6
    Gambits and Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: B0006TITO

    This book covers all the tactical themes and typical traps in the main lines of the English, the Dutch and the Reti, as well as a couple of interesting gambits. They are explained in more than 200 carefully selected and annotated short games.
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    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

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    CLEARANCE - Chess Explained - The English Opening
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0094GB

    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. 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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    CLEARANCE - Chess Explained - The English Opening

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - English
    Catalog Code: E-B0024EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - English

    $19.95
    CLEARANCE - 500 English Miniatures
    Catalog Code: CB0094RB

    These collections have proven to be valuable to players who wish to see typical mistakes and how they are punished. But many readers simply find these games very entertaining. Quick victories have always been popular for light reading - the thrust of a quick mating attack or win has a certain attraction. Bill Wall adds light notes to illustrate better lines, or the continuation when an early resignation leaves it not too obvious how material will be lost or mate will follow.
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    CLEARANCE - 500 English Miniatures

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    CLEARANCE - Beating the English Opening
    Catalog Code: CB0062CD

    Beating the English Opening
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    CLEARANCE - Beating the English Opening

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    English Opening - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0088CB

    The English Opening with 1.c4 is one of the most subtle yet combative means of starting a chess game which has found favor with many of the great players in history.
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    English Opening - Nigel Davies

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 92 - The English Opening for the Average Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0092FX

    The English Opening 1. c4 is ideal for the average player. White keeps many options open, yet in all lines retains a rock-solid and potentially very dynamic position.In this introduction to the English, International Master Andrew Martin takes you instructively and comprehensively through eleven recent English games, many featuring world-class Grandmasters, teaching you how the opening works as he goes along.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 92 - The English Opening for the Average Player

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 92 - The English Opening for the Average Player
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0092FX

    The English Opening 1. c4 is ideal for the average player. White keeps many options open, yet in all lines retains a rock-solid and potentially very dynamic position.

    In this introduction to the English, International Master Andrew Martin takes you instructively and comprehensively through eleven recent English games, many featuring world-class Grandmasters, teaching you how the opening works as he goes along.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 92 - The English Opening for the Average Player

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
    Catalog Code: DVD0016RM

    GM Roman will teach you the unique way he plays White's most solid and easy to learn repertoire. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black's responses.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way

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    English 1.c4 c5 for Black - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0358CB

    On this DVD Bologan recommends 1...c5 with very strict prescriptions on what to do on different white move orders. This discipline will help Black to have more clear ideas and plans against the white ''playing mood''.
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    English 1.c4 c5 for Black - Victor Bologan

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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0016RM

    GM Roman will teach you the unique way he plays White's most solid and easy to learn repertoire. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black's responses.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 93 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the English Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0093RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the English Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of the most typical mistakes that are made in the English Opening, by players of all skill levels.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 93 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the English Player

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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 93 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the English Player
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0093RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the English Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of the most typical mistakes that are made in the English Opening, by players of all skill levels.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 93 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the English Player

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 69 - Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious Systems for Black Against 1. c4
    Catalog Code: DVD0069RM

    On this DVD, Roman will give you an easy-to-learn, complete setup for Black to play against the English. This New system is great because it gives Black an easy clear plan of attack which will be faster than your opponent's, who will unknowingly be following theory. Romans original Anti-English ideas and concepts were verified by Rybka and are only available on this DVD.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 69 - Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious Systems for Black Against 1. c4

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