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  1. Beating the English Opening

    Beating the English Opening

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  2. Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit

    Lasker's Defense to the Queen's Gambit

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  3. Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win

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  4. Play the Dutch Defense against 1. c4 and 1. Nf3

    Play the Dutch Defense against 1. c4 and 1. Nf3

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    The authors combine their talent to create an excellent work which supplements works on the Leningrad Dutch and fills in the gaps for players wishing to make the fighting modern Dutch their standard defense. Not only does it give coverage to the neglected English-Dutch(against 1.c4) and Reti-Dutch(against 1.Nf3) formations, but it also contains a comprehensive treatment of Black's best lines against the Lisitsin Gambit(1.Nf3 f5 2.e4) and other irregular White openings as well. All lines of the 1..e5 English Opening where Black plays 1..f5 in the first five moves are covered by transposition, Although the writers concentrate on how to play these lines as Black, White's best moves are shown, making this book a must for White. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

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    In 1938, a major controversy existing in the international chess world. Alexander Alekhine had recently regained the title of World Champion by convincingly defeating Max Euwe in a rematch for the title. The question remained as to which grandmaster should have the privilege of challenging Alekhine for the next title match. Various players citing excellent results in recent tournaments made claim to be the next challenger. But who was the second best player in the world?

    In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.

    This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament. Learn More
  9. The Fighting French

    The Fighting French

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  10. How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit

    How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit

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  11. Winning with the Pirc

    Winning with the Pirc

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    The Pirc Defense is back in favor 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 followed by 3..g6. The problem of Black's counterplay has been solved. You must be ready to play Black's thrust in the center with the popular ..e5. Then there are other plans depending on what White does. Against some setups Black must counter with ..c5, then at other times play ..c6 followed by ..b5. We give you that analysis so you can set back and hope someone plays 1.e4 against you. Learn More
  12. The Lisitsin Gambit

    The Lisitsin Gambit

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    The Lisitsin Gambit is a bold, even savage attack against the Dutch. It in no way refutes the Dutch, but it places black on a tight rope, a rope the unwary may easily slip off to their doom on. Further the gambit is much easier to learn than the rest of the lines white may play against the Dutch." - US National Master Stephen Gordon. The Lisitsin Gambit, as well illustrated here, is a very good choice for the attacking player! Learn More
  13. 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
  14. Beating the Alekhine Defense with the Exchange Variation

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  15. The Veresov Attack

    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
  16. A Winning White Repertoire

    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
  17. 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
  18. Winning with the Benko Gambit

    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
  19. Chess Combinations of the World Champions

    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
  20. The Goring Gambit Accepted and Declined

    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
  21. The Games of Jose Raul Capablanca

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  22. Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius

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  23. Winning Against Flank Openings

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  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. The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

    The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

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  26. Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

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  27. Dynamics of Chess Psychology

    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
  28. Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

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

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  30. The Englund Gambit and the Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit Complex

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  31. Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

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  32. The Modern Defense

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  33. Winning with 1. d4

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  34. 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
  35. Rubinstein Complex of the Nimzo-Indian

    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
  36. Grand Prix Attack

    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

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