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  1. Strategy for Advanced Players

    Strategy for Advanced Players

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    Schiller covers strategic and positional factors as seen in the complex interplay of the middlegame and endgame with 45 lessons. The art of strategic planning is not easily acquired from most teaching materials, yet is one of the most important aspects of practical play. He does an excellent job here teaching strategy skills. This book is mostly recommended for players 1600 rated and up. Learn More
  2. White To Play 1. e4 And Win

    White To Play 1. e4 And Win

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    Schiller delivers with this book with your first move being 1.e4. This book tells you how to: (1) Beat 1..e5 with the Bishop Opening with some transposition into the Scotch Game; (2) Against 1..c5 with the Closed Sicilian like Spassky; (3) Go after the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation, a favorite of Fischer's; (4) Beat the French with three different variations depending on what black does; (5) Play the aggressive "Push" Variation against the Alekhine's Defense; (6)The best line against the Franco-Indian; (7) Against the Modern and Pirc Defenses you will play the Grand Prix Attack; (8)Schiller has some surprises when black plays the Scandinavian Defense(1.e4 d5). Schiller gives a complete and exciting repertoire for all 1.e4 players! Learn More
  3. How to Play the From Gambit

    How to Play the From Gambit

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    In this monograph, Eric Schiller presents a state-of-the-art report an the opening together with explanation aimed at the average player. In addition, he provides many new ideas. Both ancient sources and the latest tournament and correspondence games have been examined, many from obscure sources which have not found their way into the body of published theory. Learn More
  4. Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win

    Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win

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  5. How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit

    How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit

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  6. The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

    The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

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  7. How To Play the Winawer Countergambit

    How To Play the Winawer Countergambit

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    This dynamic gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 e5 is played by top players. Both accepted and declined are covered. Dismissed by theory until quite recently, it has enjoyed a considerable renaissance in the 1990's. This book is a survey of the opening, with the largest collection of complete game from players past and present. Learn More
  8. The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf

    The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf

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  9. How to Play the Torre Attack - Second, Thoroughly Revised Edition

    How to Play the Torre Attack - Second, Thoroughly Revised Edition

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    White plays 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 followed by Bg5. The Torre Attack is a very flexible opening employed by white which involves quick development and fight for control of the e4 square. A standard setup would involve placing the queen's knight on d2, light-squared bishop to d3, king's rook to e1 after a quick castling, and pawn to e3 or e4. However, there is a flexibility that allows for many different setups, depending on the strategic path that the white player wishes to employ and black's setup. This flexible, dynamic system has been employed by virtually every top GM at some point in their career, even at the World Championship match level. Schiller shows why this opening system should be part of every player's repertoire. Learn More
  10. Gambit Opening Repertoire for White

    Gambit Opening Repertoire for White

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    Chess players who enjoy attacking from the very first move are rewarded here with a powerful repertoire of brilliant gambits. Starting off with 1.e4 or 1.d4 and then using sharp weapons such as the Goring gambit (accepted and declined), Halasz Gambit, Alapin Gambit, Ulysses Gambit, Short Attack and more, you'll learn how to put pressure on opponents.

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  11. How to Play the Belgrade Gambit

    How to Play the Belgrade Gambit

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    After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5 the author examines both the accepted and declined. This gambit has been reinvigorated by some new ideas and is fully playable. An excellent edition to your fighting arsenal. Learn More
  12. The Official Rules of Chess

    The Official Rules of Chess

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    Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
    Author: Eric Schiller
    Year of Publication: 2003

    Pages: 128
    Notation Type: None


    Book Description

    This rule book is the essential guide to the professional, scholastic, and Internet rules of chess. Written in plain English for practical use, you'll learn everything you need to know about tournaments, rating systems, etiquette for in-person and online play, and chess notation. Special sections for students and parents answer all the frequently asked questions about competitive play. These are the rules that apply to every tournament form of chess, from scholastic competitions, to world championship play.

    About the Author(s)

    Eric Schiller is a National Master and well-known opening theoretician. He has authored Bozens of monographs and is a Contributing Editor to Chess Life magazine. He holds a Ph. D. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and has translated Works by the present and former World Champions.

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  13. 1 Move Checkmates

    1 Move Checkmates

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    This great book for beginning players covers the most basic of all mates - the one move mate! Schiller presents different game positions where you must find the move that instantly wins the game. You'll learn how to make the final move with all the pieces - knights, bishops, rooks, pawns, queens and even the king. This great training tool is perfect for players new to the game of chess!

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  14. Queen's Gambit Accepted - Smyslov Variation

    Queen's Gambit Accepted - Smyslov Variation

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    The Smyslov Variation was developed by World Chess Champion Vasily Smyslov and used in top level competitions by him and by other World Champions. One advantage is that it can be used frequently. If White plays 1. d4 and Black responds with 1. ...d5, White will almost always play 2. c4. Then after the natural moves 2. ...dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3, Black can play 4. ...g6 which is the Smyslov Variation. The Smyslov Variation is a form of the Queen's Gambit Accepted.

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  15. Spanish Gambits - UPDATED

    Spanish Gambits - UPDATED

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    The Spanish Chess Opening, also known as the Ruy Lopez, named a Spanish clergyman who made it popular, is one of the oldest and most heavily analyzed of openings, with many variations having been analyzed up to move 20. Yet, there are still new things being discovered about it. This book covers early attempts by either side to wrest the initiative from the other by means of an early pawn sacrifice.

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  16. The Sicilian Dragon

    The Sicilian Dragon

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    Play the Exciting Dragon! Inside this book are the secrets of one of the most exciting and powerful openings in all of chess - the Sicilian Dragon! Used by amateurs and champons alike, the dragon features brilliant combinations, no-holds-barred assasults, wild sacrifices, and uncompromising positions. This new edition features bigger diagrams, the latest moves and developements, and 30 new game examples.

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  17. Saving Lost Positions

    Saving Lost Positions

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    It is not always possible to win a game of chess by obtaining an advantage and then logically converting it into a win. In the games of average players the result is often in doubt until the last blunder and the more resourceful player will usually triumph.

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  18. Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

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    The art of strategic planning is not easily acquired from most teaching materials, yet it is one of the most important aspects of practical play. In this book, positional factors have been approached, with examples showing how a certain specific weakness can be exploited by specific means. This book includes complete games where the strategic and positional factors are seen in the complex interplay of the middle game and end game.

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  19. Attack with the Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit

    Attack with the Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit

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    The Boden-Kieseritzky-Morphy Gambit is lightly regarded and is never played by grandmasters, but it has one of the best records for White of any opening played below the master level. It scores a phenomenal 62% in all games in the chess databases. This book examines an opening which can be quite useful for beginners and amateur chess players. The gambit we will examine (1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3!? or 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4!?) has been used by Paul Morphy among other strong players. In my view it is as good a gambit as most others. Learn More
  20. The Ryder Gambit Accepted - UPDATED EDITION

    The Ryder Gambit Accepted - UPDATED EDITION

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    The Ryder Gambit is a fun opening, one which gives rise to spectacular combinational possibilities. Even a player with limited experience can create a magnificent mating attack which can be shown to friends and kibbitzers and even published in local chess magazines. The fans of this opening are true lovers of this royal game and even if their enthusiasm is unjustified by objective analysis, it is nevertheless one of the joys of chess.

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  21. Hunting the Castled King

    Hunting the Castled King

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    This book is a collection of attacks in chess against a castled king position. The author, a FIDE rated chess master and a professional chess coach and teacher, writes: "In the course of my many years of teaching at all levels from elementary school to graduate school. I have often found it useful to use source books containing materials around which I could build lessons."

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  22. The Frankenstein-Dracula Variation in the Vienna Game of Chess

    The Frankenstein-Dracula Variation in the Vienna Game of Chess

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    The Frankenstein–Dracula Variation (1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4!?) of the Vienna Game is a monstrous thicket of complications which still have not been fully explored. The opening leads to fascinating positions which will bring enjoyment both in tournament and correspondence play. Although some theorists have treated the variation as dead and buried, experiments have managed to bring the monster variation back to life for Black, and it can now be considered fully playable.

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  23. Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6

    Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6

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    The popularity of the French Defense has surged to the point where it rivals the Sicilian and the Spanish in the chess international tournament arenas. Always known for its solid character, the French offers Black excellent winning chances in the main lines of the Winawer and in many side variations.

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  24. How to Play the From Gambit

    How to Play the From Gambit

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    Henry Bird's 1.f4 has become the choice of many players who wish to avoid the voluminous theory surrounding 1.e4, 1.d4 and even 1.c4. If Black plays passively then he is likely to find himself in an inferior line, especially if he allows a reversed Dutch defense. But there is an exciting alternative to the main lines - the From Gambit! With l...e5 Black makes it clear that he is willing to fight. The lines which arise often involve forced piece sacrifices for both sides, and knowledge of the middlegame ideas is critical.

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  25. Panov Attack in Chess

    Panov Attack in Chess

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    This opening is played on both sides by the world's strongest chess grandmasters.

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  26. How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess

    How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess

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    This edition is updated in April 2012 and provides complete analysis and the most recent games in this important line.

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  27. First Chess Tactics

    First Chess Tactics

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    This book is aimed at beginners who know the rules and nothing more. This is how chess players start. They must learn the simple tactics. This is the only workbook at this level. Completing the puzzles in this book will lead to improved results immediately!

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  28. Fly the Pterodactyl

    Fly the Pterodactyl

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    FIDE master Eric Schiller presents the opening in all its glory with detailed opening analysis and over. The complete illustrative games in this book you will find all you need to know to take up it as black and confront your opponents from the very earliest stages of the game.

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  29. Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation

    Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation

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    In addition to the standard lines, this book contains a number of interesting suggestions that have never been implemented. This book has been updated with a supplement containing the latest games and grandmaster analysis in 2012.

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  30. Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations

    Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations

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    This little book is designed to give you all you need to pray the white side of the Russian Variations. It includes only those lines which are best for White.

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  31. How to Play the the Dilworth Attack

    How to Play the the Dilworth Attack

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    In this, the first ever monograph devoted to the line, noted author Eric Schiller explains all of the critical ideas in the opening and endgame, and provides many examples of each from tournament play.

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  32. Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

    Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

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    This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.

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  33. How to Play the Torre Attack

    How to Play the Torre Attack

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    This new edition is greatly expanded by over 100 games with commentary.

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  34. Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation

    Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation

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    The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is rarely seen at the chess master level but is popular and successful among amateur players. It was played by Grandmaster Efim Bogoljubow who played two matches for the World Chess Championship and who said "When I am white I win because I am white. When I am black I win because I am Bogoljubov.

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  35. Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit - 3RD EDITION

    Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit - 3RD EDITION

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    In many conversations with chess players, it can be noted that there is a reluctance to answer 1. e4 with 1. . . . e5 based on an irrational fear of some deviations from the standard Spanish or Italian play.

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  36. Modern Stonewall Dutch

    Modern Stonewall Dutch

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    Publisher: ISHI Press
    Author: Eric Schiller
    Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint)

    Pages: 160
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description

    At the time of the first edition, this opening was just becoming popular in Grandmaster chess. It soon became a hot item and for this edition we had over 20,000 games in our database. Champions of the defense include Grandmasters Agdestein, Dolmatov, Gleizerov (more than 100 games!), Glek, Karlsson, Moskalenko, Nikolic, Ulibin, and Vaisser. The theory is now pretty well established.

    I recommend that you start by studying the Overview below and looking at the games cited in the next paragraphs. I have concentrated on the lines most frequently seen in high level games. The opening is so absurdly transpositional that there is no way to organize it exhaustively. The most important thing is to note where the pieces usually land.

    About the Author(s)

    Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess adviser for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their "Chess Tour" where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some "band vs. audience" partial games as part of their stage performance. Schiller was an arbiter at several notable games and championships including the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. While Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov opted not to participate in the event, they had both endorsed Schiller for this sensitive role during the planning stages. As of April 2009, Schiller has a FIDE rating of 2166. He is also an International Arbiter and International Trainer. Schiller's expertise and publications in the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation made him a sought-after expert when Gary Kasparov used that opening at the second game at the World Chess Championship 1990.

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