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  1. CLEARANCE - The Veresov Attack

    CLEARANCE - The Veresov Attack

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    The Veresov Attack is a vigorous opening system which offers a wealth of interesting strategic and tactical chances for white. It is interesting to note that it sort of resembles a sort of ''Queenside Ruy Lopez''. This often leads to rapid queenside castling with sharpened play. Alternately, white can simply continue to develop his kingside pieces followed by kingside castling. This ''dual castling'' motif of the Veresov can keep black guessing as to white's true intentions. Learn More
  2. CLEARANCE - A Winning White Repertoire

    CLEARANCE - A Winning White Repertoire

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    The main system is the Torre Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 or 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 followed by Bg5. Then you are taught how to meet the Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian, Pirc/Old Indian, Benoni, and Dutch Defenses. This opening is very solid and easy to learn and the non-professional players will find it very handy. However, it is a very powerful opening and has been employed by such chess superstars as Korchnoi, Kasparov, Timman, Petrosian, Bronstein, Yusupov, Keres, Smyslov, and Spassky! Most importantly, this book consists of more than just variations, but 100 deeply annotated complete games as well. Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - Franco-Benoni Defenses

    CLEARANCE - 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
  4. CLEARANCE - Winning with the Benko Gambit

    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Benko Gambit

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    Smith & Hall: ''The Benko Gambit is a rare sort of opening: Black offers a pawn on the third move to snatch the initiative from White. The psychological effect is instantaneous. White, who thought he would control the opening with the initial tempo is immediately faced with vexing decisions. 'Do I take the pawn and try to keep it?'(Accepted); 'Do I take it for a little white but offer to return it later?' (Semi-Accepted); 'Or do I avoid the gambit altogether?' (Declined). 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5!. In any event we show that whichever course white adopts, black will obtain fluid counter-play. If white commits inaccuracies(even relatively slight ones), Black can quickly seize the initiative. By first studying our familiarization section the student new to the Benko will be given a good overview of all the main variations in the Benko Gambit. Next we present a thorough and up-to-date survey of all the major variations to show how Black can steer play into dynamic counter-play-oriented positions, which will provide exciting games and good practical winning chances. Bash 'em with the Benko!'' Learn More
  5. CLEARANCE - Chess Combinations of the World Champions

    CLEARANCE - Chess Combinations of the World Champions

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    You are going to enjoy this book as the author gives entertaining quotes, little known facts, or tips before each chapter. Then you are challenged by the great combinations(that everyone of you should learn from). Only now collected in one book. Steinitz through Kasparov are your teachers. The author writes: ''It is no coincidence that the world chess champions were all extremely gifted in their ability to accurately execute a combination. One of the best ways that a player can efficiently improve is to practice finding combinations. This book contains 363 combinations played by the world champions and will provide the reader with many hours of study. The positions range in difficulty and will be challenges to chess players of all playing strengths.'' Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - The Goring Gambit Accepted and Declined

    CLEARANCE - The Goring Gambit Accepted and Declined

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    The Goring Gambit is one of White's most dynamic choices after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6. With 3.d4! White immediately challenges Black's ''pawn anchor'' on e5 while prying open lines for rapid, aggressive development. After 3..exd4 White can, of course, opt for the Scotch Game with 3.Nxd4 - which is quite sound for White - but we recommend that you choose the gambit with 4.c3, daring Black to grab a pawn with 4..dxc3. If Black accepts, white will get a lead in development and many opportunities for a prolonged initiative. There is a line that modern theory favors black, but we show you how to avoid it. If your opponent is too scared to accept the gambit with 4..dxc3, then there are declining moves with 4..Nf6, 4..d5, and 4..d3. Against all these more sedate lines we will show how to keep Black under pressure. A number of top players have adopted the Goring gambit over time; among them are GM's Tal, Stein, Gufeld, Velimirovic, and Ljubojevic. FM Ken Smith, one of the authors, has been playing middle gambits(Danish, Goring, BDG, & Smith-Morra) all his 47-year chess career. Learn More
  7. CLEARANCE - Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius

    CLEARANCE - Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius

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    Short Description for Gata Kamsky - Chess Genius - CB0058CD Learn More
  8. CLEARANCE - Winning Against Flank Openings

    CLEARANCE - Winning Against Flank Openings

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    Winning Against Flank Openings Learn More
  9. CLEARANCE - The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

    CLEARANCE - The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

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    The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian Learn More
  10. CLEARANCE - Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

    CLEARANCE - Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

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    Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation Learn More
  11. CLEARANCE - Dynamics of Chess Psychology

    CLEARANCE - Dynamics of Chess Psychology

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    The author helps you follow the road to chess mastership with chapters on 1)Pre-History(600-1821), First steps and examine the different ''Schools''., 2)The Romantic(1821-1859) The Development of Natural Talent(A very important chapter) looking at Bourdonnais, Staunton, Anderrsen, and Morphy, 3)The Classical Era(1859-1927) Chess as Science looking at Paulsen, Steinitz, Tarrasch, Tchigorin, Lasker, Rubinstein, and Capablanca, 4)The Modern Game(1927-1957)Individuality and Character examining Nimzovich, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Boleslavsky, and Bronstein, 5)Contemporary Chess(1957-) The Individual in Struggle with Tal, Petrosian, Korchnoi, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, & Kasparov, Separate chapters on Philosophical Foundations and the Importance of Aesthetics ending with Rating and Training Understanding. This book is an all-time classic. Learn More
  12. CLEARANCE - Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

    CLEARANCE - Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

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    Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4 Learn More
  13. CLEARANCE - Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4

    CLEARANCE - Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4

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    Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4 Learn More
  14. CLEARANCE - The Englund Gambit and the Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit Complex

    CLEARANCE - The Englund Gambit and the Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit Complex

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    The Englund Gambit and the Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit Complex Learn More
  15. CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

    CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

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    Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2 Learn More
  16. CLEARANCE - The Modern Defense

    CLEARANCE - The Modern Defense

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    The Modern Defense Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. d4

    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. d4

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    Winning with 1. d4 Learn More
  18. CLEARANCE - The Trompowsky Attack

    CLEARANCE - 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
  19. CLEARANCE - Rubinstein Complex of the Nimzo-Indian

    CLEARANCE - Rubinstein Complex of the Nimzo-Indian

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    The Nimzo-Indian Defense has been the most enduring and popular contribution to the theory of chess openings by iconoclast and trailblazer Aaron Nimzowitsch. The moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 comprise the jumping-off point for the Nimzo-Indian Defense. Akiba Rubinstein, a classicist only four years older than Nimzowistch, formulated the response 4. e3, which starts the Rubinstein Complex. He often intended to continue Nge2, planning to recapture on e3 with the Knight. Learn More
  20. CLEARANCE - Grand Prix Attack

    CLEARANCE - Grand Prix Attack

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    When faced with the Sicilian Defense, you have to make the choice to either wade through a maze of variations in the main line or diverge early into a relatively lesser known system. The early advance of white's f-pawn fits this objective perfectly. White gains more space in the center and kingside with 2.f4, forming the basis for lasting pressure and often leading to violent attacks against the black kingside. After 1.e4 c5 2.f4, this variation fell out of fashion int he early 90's due to 2..d5. But take heart! Smith and Hall show that this variation still has some venom! Learn More
  21. CLEARANCE - My Love Affair with Tchigorin

    CLEARANCE - My Love Affair with Tchigorin

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    By one of America's best players of the 1930's-40's and a world renown ''Romantic''. His pre-game comments and annotation of all games will delight you. The long introduction tells of how Santasiere is going to share the joys of one of the greatest chess artists of all time with us. He then encourages us to play romantic, fighting chess like Tchigorin, instead of unoriginal chess. This book could certainly be recommended for the Romantic chess player. Learn More
  22. CLEARANCE - The Catalan

    CLEARANCE - The Catalan

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    The Catalan Opening is currently in the repertoire of most all of the world's elite players. It has even been played at the World Championship level many times! This is largely because it combines strategic pressure with possibilities for a very sharp, complicated tactical struggle. This is perfect for those who insist on decisive chess. However, there are also some quieter, more solid lines. The Catalan combines the Queen's Gambit pawn duo(d4 and c4) with the hypermodern fianchettoed KB as with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. From g2, the KB strikes through the center squares e4 and d5 and beyond to c6, b7, and a8, applying pressure to Black's Queenside. Another important advantage of the Catalan is that it can be used to side step popular Black defenses such as the Nimzo-Indian and Queen's-Indian. It can also be reached by transpositions from many different move orders. This is very good against strong opposition! Learn More
  23. CLEARANCE - How To Play the Winawer Countergambit

    CLEARANCE - 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
  24. CLEARANCE - American Chess Art

    CLEARANCE - American Chess Art

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    There is no longer any excuse for study enthusiasts familiar with the contemporary scene to remain uninformed, as I admit to have been myself, about the development of composition on the other side of the Atlantic. All is now revealed by the man most competent to do so. Walter Korn, for many years the leading American endgame columnist, traces the evolution of the endgame study. Walter Korn writes with feeling. He shares the suffering and elation of those he writes about. He has been through it all himself and his descriptive writing stems from a deep love of his subject and of the work of his compatriots. A warm hearted book.'' - an excerpt from a review by C.M. Bent in the British Chess Magazine. Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players

    CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players

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    This book deals with how to develop endgame technique in essential, but practical endings for advanced players (Class B and above). The eleven chapters are: (1) A Review of Basic Endgames, (2) Knight Endings-Part One, (3) Knight Endings-Part Two, (4) Bishop vs Knight, (5) Bishops of Opposite Color, (6) Rook Endings, (7) Double Rook Endings, (8) Rook & Bishop vs Rook & Bishop, (9) Queen and Rook vs Queen and Rook, (10) Queen Endings, and (11) Queen and Bishop vs Queen and Knight. This book will provide the advanced player with practical advice on how to play positions and is an invaluable guide to the properties of the individual pieces and how they combine together There is no other endgame book for the stronger player like this one - it is a classic. Learn More
  26. CLEARANCE - The Evans Gambit Revolution

    CLEARANCE - The Evans Gambit Revolution

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    Grandmaster are beating Grandmasters whether they accept or decline 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4. Kasparov was one that lead the way. The text may force a re-evaluation of most Evans Gambit analysis. The author's improvements were sent by the author to Kasparov's agent in London. This is the first modern treatment of the Evans which reflects to a high degree the overwhelming body of games won by White. This book gives good analysis and advice on a very strong and dynamic weapon to use against 1..e5 players. Learn More
  27. CLEARANCE - The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf

    CLEARANCE - The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf

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    The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf Learn More
  28. CLEARANCE - A Road to the Expert Title

    CLEARANCE - A Road to the Expert Title

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    A Road to the Expert Title Learn More
  29. CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Scheveningen for Black

    CLEARANCE - 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
  30. CLEARANCE - Queen's Gambit Accepted

    CLEARANCE - Queen's Gambit Accepted

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    Queen's Gambit Accepted Learn More
  31. CLEARANCE - The Tchigorin Defense

    CLEARANCE - The Tchigorin Defense

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    The Tchigorin Defense Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - A Road to the Master Title

    CLEARANCE - A Road to the Master Title

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    A Road to the Master Title Learn More
  33. CLEARANCE - Henning Schara Gambit

    CLEARANCE - Henning Schara Gambit

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    Henning Schara Gambit Learn More
  34. CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Lessons

    CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Lessons

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    This book developed out of the author working with chess teams. The five lessons taught are: 1)Sharpening of tactical ability, 2)The important principles of the opening, 3)An opening repertoire is needed. The most popular choice among many is the English Opening for White, 4)Basic principles of pawn endings, 5)Strategy is probably one of the more difficult concepts of chess to master. This is the ability to take advantage of structural weaknesses and an intuitive feel. Going through these lessons will help make the reader a more successful tournament Learn More
  35. CLEARANCE - The Noteboom Variation

    CLEARANCE - The Noteboom Variation

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    The Noteboom Variation Learn More
  36. CLEARANCE - Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

    CLEARANCE - 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

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