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    Year of Publication
    1988 2012 1988 to 2012
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    1. Batsford Chess (2)
    2. Chess Digest (36)
    3. McFarland Publishing (2)
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    1. FAN - Figurine (2)
    2. AN - Algebraic (38)
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    1. Andrew Soltis (10)

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    1. Winning with 1. e4

      Winning with 1. e4

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      A complete opening system with White playing 1.e4. The author tells you what to play against each possible Black defense. His recommendations are not carved in stone so you can keep what you like and change the ones that do not appeal to you. If you play the "peak-a-boo" opening, you will want to change to the dynamic 1.e4! Start winning games! Learn More
    2. Pillsbury the Extraordinary

      Pillsbury the Extraordinary

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      Soltis's research has found material found no where else! He was a chess meteor brilliantly streaking across the sky in only two years after learning the moves. He came and went quickly, this Harry Nelson Pillsbury. But while he was here, he left something for you - his extraordinary life and games. You will learn from his style that mixed and combined that or Steinitz and Morphy. Between 1896-1902, he may have been the best player in the world, superior even to World Champion Lasker. You are going to be a part of history and beautiful games with this book on Pillsbury the Extraordinary! There's a diagram every 3 moves, like a movie, to help you exercise your powers of visualization. Learn More
    3. Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation

      Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation

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      The title is to make it strong and clear it is written from the White side. You do not have to wade through page after page, suggestion after suggestion, to find the best White continuations. The analysis will show you how to get an advantage with White by getting you through the opening against all Black variations. White plays 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 followed by 3.Ne2, with the flexible option to break through with d4 if desired. Learn More
    4. Petrosian the Powerful

      Petrosian the Powerful

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      Short Description for Petrosian The Powerful - CB0055CD Learn More
    5. White Opening System: Stonewall Attack, Colle System and Torre Attack

      White Opening System: Stonewall Attack, Colle System and Torre Attack

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      GM Soltis states: "Every chessplayer dreams of finding an opening that plays itself. After awhile the novice player learnes this is an impossible dream. There are, however, some universal systems of development that a player can adopt when he has the white pieces." By combining three aggressive, easy to understand openings, the author delivers. Not only does Soltis give you opening analysis and ideas, each chapter has Middlegame strategy. Learn More
    6. Winning with 1. f4

      Winning with 1. f4

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      With the Dutch Defense as Black having a revival at GM level, it is time for a rehabilitation of Bird's Opening 1.f4. The extra move White has makes a big difference. Soltis covers how White should play in: Part 1 :Black Doesn't Fianchetto His King's Bishop. Part 2: Black Plays Modern Systems Including ...g6. Part 3: From's Gambity(a hard gambit to meet - here is how GM's play against it). Part 4: Other Defenses Black May Play. Learn More
    7. Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

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      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2 Learn More
    8. Winning with the Leningrad Dutch 7...Qe8

      Winning with the Leningrad Dutch 7...Qe8

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      No matter what white plays, you are given a black winning answer. Many games of the strong GM Dutch defense expert Malaniuk are given. Also games by leading GM's such as Ivanchuk, Beliavsky, and Bareev are demonstrated. This book shows how to play one of the most dynamic, strategically rich defenses in chess. Learn More
    9. Beating the King's Indian and Benoni Defense with 5. Bd3

      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni Defense with 5. Bd3

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      GM Soltis: "Against the King's Indian Defense and the Benoni Group(all of them: Czech, Modern, etc..)there is a simple, relatively new, yet ambitious setup that can be played effectively against each member of the family...the key element here is the bishop on d3(5.Bd3!)". This book also tells you how to play against the Old Indian and Modern defenses. Learn More
    10. Beating the Caro-Kann

      Beating the Caro-Kann

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      New opening ideas are created frequently, but few have had the meteoric career of Nigel Short's system against the Caro-Kann defense. Virtually unknown before 1988, it has become a regular customer in super tournaments since the 1990's. And yet it is so simple to handle that a Class B player can master most of the strategies in an afternoon. The British GM's system consists of playing the Advance variation of the Caro-Kann with a relatively modest form of development- modest yet it can pack quite a wallop. What short discovered was not just a new move, but a new concept. Despite the presence of the annoying bishop on the excellent b1-h7 diagonal, Black had not equalized, he announced. Short demonstrated that the bishop could, in fact, become a liability that would be attacked in the general expansion of white's pawns on the kingside. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5(as well as 3..c5 and 3..Na6)-new strategy against each one. Learn More
    11. New Sicilian Gambits

      New Sicilian Gambits

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      GM Soltis: "If white gets to attack in the Sicilian Defense anyway, why should he offer a pawn or two for the privilege? The answer is that black gets to counterplay in the Sicilian and his counterplay is usually as good as white's. That, in fact, is what makes the Sicilian popular. There are plenty of familiar Sicilian gambits(like the Smith Morra and Wing, which this book doesn't even cover). But in the last few years, a number of new ideas arising out of positional variations, have been discovered and found to pack a wallop for white". Here are six new white gambits against the Sicilian that the reader will have to attempt to destroy black! Learn More
    12. Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

      Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

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      Wanted: Opening system needed to combat the most popular defense to 1.e4. Must be sound, flexible, and aggressive. Experience against all Black formations essential. GM's Short and Nunn came forward in the late 1980's and early 1990's to give us one catch-all system. First it was proven successful against one Black setup, and then against another and another. Its successes were registered at the highest levels. Fischer played it against Spassky in the 1992 return match! Still the most popular system against the Najdorf today. Learn More
    13. Bird-Larsen Attack

      Bird-Larsen Attack

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      Bird-Larsen Attack Learn More
    14. Beating the English Opening

      Beating the English Opening

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      Beating the English Opening Learn More
    15. Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit

      Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit

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      Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit Learn More
    16. Beating the Pirc/Modern with the Fianchetto Variation

      Beating the Pirc/Modern with the Fianchetto Variation

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      One of the most solid and consistently successful systems available against 1..d6 and 1..g6 is the subtle Fianchetto. If you play 1.e4, you will want to know how to beat the Pirc/Modern. If you play either of these 2 defenses, you will want to know what will be played against you. The White setup is pawns at e4, d4, and g3, White Knights at c3 and e2, and Bishops at g2 and usually e3 - then attack, attack! Learn More
    17. Winning with the King's Gambit - Decline - VOLUME II

      Winning with the King's Gambit - Decline - VOLUME II

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      When you play 1.e4 e5 2.f4, you hope your opponent plays 2..exf4 where you can blow him off the board. But there is quite a bit to know about the King's Gambit Declined if Black does not play the Accepted Variation. This Volume 2 covers all Declined variations from the Classical Defense, Counterattacking 2..Nf6, Falkbeer, and all others. With the two volumes, you can play the Romantic King's Gambit, an opening for adventurers. Learn More
    18. The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

      The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

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      In the past many masters have tried to solve Black's problem of developing the Queen's Bishop after blocking it in by 2..e6(1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6). But there is another school that thinks Black should solve the Bishop problem first, with 2..Bf5. A number of them from the Baltic nations were GM Mikenas and GM Keres. The modern generation is lead by GM's Bagirov, Shirov, and Rausis. We believe books have overlooked 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 or 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 or 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5. Learn More
    19. The Fighting French

      The Fighting French

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      The Fighting French Learn More
    20. Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

      Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

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      Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 through 1936 - the longest stint of anyone in history. A colorful character almost always decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his career coincided with many evolutionary changes in competitive chess.

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    21. A Black Defensive System with 1... d6

      A Black Defensive System with 1... d6

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      Grandmaster Soltis blends this defensive 1..d6 move into a coherent defensive system answering whatever white throws at black. This move frequently transposes into the sharp, attacking, ultra-dynamic King's Indian Defense when played against 1.d4. Against 1.e4, the Pirc(or sometimes also the Modern Defense) arises, bringing a very flexible setup which can vary wild, attacking chess to solid, positional maneuvering. 1..d6 is a flexible way to combat any white first move. Learn More
    22. Beating the Alekhine Defense with the Exchange Variation

      Beating the Alekhine Defense with the Exchange Variation

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      Beating the Alekhine Defense with the Exchange Variation Learn More
    23. Franco-Benoni Defenses

      Franco-Benoni Defenses

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      No matter what White plays, Black plays 1..e6 making believe he is going into a French defense. White is fooled for whatever he does, Black plays toward a Benoni 2..c5. Learn More
    24. Winning with the English Defense

      Winning with the English Defense

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      Answers 1.e4 and all other openings. This is a very flexible system that allows White to build up a large center if so inclined. Black's aim is to attack White's center with all his forces, bringing about sharp, hypermodern play on the board. Learn More
    25. Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

      Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

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      Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation Learn More
    26. Winning with 1. d4

      Winning with 1. d4

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      Winning with 1. d4 Learn More
    27. The Trompowsky Attack

      The Trompowsky Attack

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      One of the most dynamic and attacking of all chess openings, the search for new ideas in the Trompowsky has gone beyond the rare and bizarre into the realm of the unorthodox and even bizarre. Somewhere in between lies a widely misunderstood and often mishandled device known as the Trompowsky Attack. Still a relatively young and evolving opening, this really took off in the 1980's and early 90's. This dynamic, attacking system has become a staple in the repertoires of many GM's. Of particular note, England's Julian Hodgson is often credited as the leading innovator of new, fresh Trompowsky ideas Learn More
    28. The Sicilian Scheveningen for Black

      The Sicilian Scheveningen for Black

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      The world's leading players take the Black side and seem to be unbeatable! With this analysis you can have access to Black's system introduced by Spassky and used prominently by Kasparov and many of the world's elite. Learn More
    29. The Tchigorin Defense

      The Tchigorin Defense

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      The Tchigorin Defense Learn More
    30. The Noteboom Variation

      The Noteboom Variation

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      The Noteboom Variation Learn More
    31. Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

      Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

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      Sam loyd is widely considered to be the finest chess composer that ever lived, often authorizing problems with witty themes that would challenge even the strongest of players. What isn't so well known is that he was also one of the best chess players in the U.S.,despite having a playing style that was highly flawed. Like his problems, Sam would often try to create fantastic combinations over the board during his games, rather than simplifying and going for the win.

      This book, edited by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, presents 58 of Sam Loyd's problems for your consideration. In addition to the puzzles, the author extensively discusses the man behind the puzzles. Learn More
    32. Winning with the Giuoco Piano and the Max Lange Attack

      Winning with the Giuoco Piano and the Max Lange Attack

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      here are 30 important theoretical revisions in this 2nd edition. Nine chapters cover 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4. Learn both a positional and a dynamic attacking weapon to shatter your opponents' King's pawn defenses. Learn More
    33. King's Indian Defense: Yugoslav Variation 6 ...c5

      King's Indian Defense: Yugoslav Variation 6 ...c5

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      There is no reason that the variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 c5 fell out of fashion. Soltis proves this by giving you excellent analysis and strategy in this variation. He brings back a 1950's variation to surprise your opponents. This system has a bit of a Benoni feel to it by attacking white's center with 6..c5 instead of 6..e5. This should be called the Gligoric system since it was the veteran GM Svetozar Gligoric who first demonstrated Black's resources most successfully. This system is a dangerous surprise weapon in the King's Indian that can be employed at all levels. Learn More
    34. Winning with 1. c4

      Winning with 1. c4

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    35. Winning with the English Opening

      Winning with the English Opening

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      Essentially, Soltis advocates a 1 c4, 2 g3 sequence against virtually any set-up by Black. The rare exception is the response 2?d5 after either 1?e6 or 1?c6, when 3 b3 is recommended, although even here, the King?s Bishop does end up fianchettoed, but just a few moves later.

      The book maintains the same basic coverage as the second edition. It is divided into four sections: I ? c4 e5; II ? c4 c5; III ? c4 Nf6; and IV - c4, others. There are two basic systems presented in the book: The set-up credited to Botvinnik, with the KB fianchettoed, the QN on c3, pawns on c4, d3 and e4, and the KN on e2; and a variation of this, with the pawn on e3, with the d?pawn retaining the option of going to either d3 or d4, depending on circumstances. Learn More

    36. Colle System: Zukertort Variation 5. b3

      Colle System: Zukertort Variation 5. b3

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      The variation is named after Johannes Hermann Zukertort, the first player to deminstrate the wonderful attacking potential of the white bishops lined up on the b1-h7 and b2-g7 diagonals. As we will see, there are many move orders by Black in the Colle-Zukertort, but white usually gets by with a single sequence: 1.d4, 2.e3, 3.Bd3, and 4.Nf3 - although in this book we will see a lot of other orders. The center is usually closed or semi-open in the Colle-Zukertort and this enables white to perform some elaborate maneuvers and execute long-range plans denied him when the center is open. Positional play is supreme. The chapters are: 1)Zukertort 5.b3 vs. Koltanowski 5.c3, 2)How White Wins, 3)How White Loses, 4)Common Strategic Mistakes, 5)Main Line Zukertort Vatiation 5.b3 Analysis. Learn More

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