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    **PRE-ORDER** The Veresov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0409EM

    The Veresov Opening is characterized by the moves 1 d4, 2 Nc3 and 3 Bg5. It’s a perfect weapon for those who wish to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory and to set their opponents problems from the outset. The Veresov is a flexible opening and White may choose lines that are either positional or tactical in nature. International Master Jimmy Liew has played the Veresov successfully for many years, and in this book he invites you to join him in a study of his favourite opening.
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    Bird's Opening - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: B0410EM

    Bird's Opening, 1 f4, is an ideal choice for freethinking chess players who prefer to rely on their general chess knowledge and intuition rather than having to memorize and keep up to date with mainline opening theory. Bird's Opening is essentially the Dutch Defence with an extra move. In this book, the author examines all the important variations of Bird's Opening, including the sharp From's Gambit. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1 f4.
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    Bird's Opening - Move By Move

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    Grandmaster Repertoire 1A - 1. d4 - The Catalan
    Catalog Code: B0109QT

    When Boris Avrukh released the first volume of his 1.d4 repertoire in 2008, it revolutionized chess opening books. Now Avrukh is back with an expanded, updated and revamped 1.d4 repertoire. Volume 1A deals primarily with the Catalan, which is an Avrukh specialty. This volume covers the position after the opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3, concentrating on the Catalan which arises after 3...d5, while also dealing with the Bogo-Indian with 3...Bb4 dagger, and Benoni systems after 3...c5.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire 1A - 1. d4 - The Catalan

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    NIC Yearbook 114 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Wesley So - New hero of the Ruy Lopez?
    Catalog Code: B0114HYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    NIC Yearbook 114 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    NIC Yearbook 114 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Wesley So - New hero of the Ruy Lopez?
    Catalog Code: B0114PYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    NIC Yearbook 114 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian
    A Guide for White
    Catalog Code: B0154NIC

    The ever popular English Attack has long been considered harmless against the Taimanov Sicilian, until in recent years some remarkable improvements were found for White. Armenian grandmaster Zaven Andriasyan has thoroughly and systematically investigated this unexplored chess opening territory. He explains the plans and counterplans, and unveils the structures behind the various lines. While doing so, Andriasyan presents a wealth of highly interesting new ideas and novelties.
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    The English Attack Against the Taimanov Sicilian

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    A Cunning Chess Opening for Black
    Lure Your Opponent into the Philidor Swamp
    Catalog Code: B0153NIC

    Taking your opponent out of his comfort zone is a good idea to start your game with. Grandmaster Sergey Kasparov pushes this concept one step further: lure your opponent onto the slippery paths of the Philidor Swamp!
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    A Cunning Chess Opening for Black

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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice
    A Definitive Study of All Important Openings
    Catalog Code: B0293IS

    Chess Openings Theory and Practice is a remarkable book, unequaled by any book of that era or since. It is not a mere openings book with long columns of moves followed at the end by punctuation marks such as + -- or =. It presents opening ideas and games, often including the first game where each opening was played, plus the history of the opening, the names of famous players who played this opening and the ideas and plans on which the opening is based. It provides "idea variations".
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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice

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    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0290IS

    Sicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess by Eric Schiller was originally published as three books and is now combined into one. The first book is “Sicilian Modern Richter Rauzer Systems”. Next is “Sicilian Richter-Rauzer With A6”. The third and last is “Classical Richter-Rauzer”.
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    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess

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    The Killer Dutch
    Catalog Code: B0405EM

    In this book, Williams examines the Classical Dutch in great depth. He also presents a complete repertoire for Black with the Dutch Defense, which is based on his own repertoire he has used successfully at grandmaster level for many years. As well as presenting the latest theory and revealing his new ideas in the key lines, Williams highlights the main tactical and strategic ideas for both sides and covers important issues such as move orders.
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    The Killer Dutch

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    Attacking the Caro-Kann
    Catalog Code: B0114EU

    The Advance Variation of the Caro-Kann Defence (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5) attracted for the first time the attention of the chess theoreticians during the World Championship match between Mikhail Tal and Mikhail Botvinnik back in the year 1961. White seems to lose a tempo for the move 3.e5, but closes the centre in this way, providing himself with a considerable space advantage and impeding the harmonious development of Black's kingside.
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    Attacking the Caro-Kann

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    Rossolimo and Friends
    A Complete Repertoire Vs. the Sicilian
    Catalog Code: B0113EU

    Every chess player, who begins his games with the move 1.e2-e4, should be perfectly prepared to encounter the move 1...c7-c5. Why is this opening so dangerous for White? The point is that in all the basic variations of the Sicilian Defence the fight is double-edged and often White risks at least as much as Black does. White is practically deprived of the possibility to simplify the position by numerous exchanges.
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    Rossolimo and Friends

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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 2 - Mar del Plata I
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0105QT

    In this, the second volume of the Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias turns his attention to the main line of the famous Mar del Plata variation, which arises after the opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1. This leads to some of the most complicated and theoretically challenging positions in the King’s Indian, but Kotronias provides a world-class repertoire for Black, including a wealth of original ideas and analysis.
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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 2 - Mar del Plata I

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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 3 - Mar del Plata II
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0106QT

    In this, the third volume of the Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias presents the second part of his world-class repertoire against the famous Mar del Plata variation, starting from the position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7, with the focus on 9.b4, 9.Nd2 and all other sensible alternatives to 9.Ne1. Once again, Kotronias provides a turbo-charged repertoire for Black, with a plethora of novelties and original analysis.
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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 3 - Mar del Plata II

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0104QT

    In this, the second volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire—1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi tackles the fearsome Sicilian Najdorf, presenting his own world-class repertoire with 6.Bg5. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author unveils a wealth of new ideas against the Poisoned Pawn and other critical variations, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I

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    Opening Repertoire - The Caro-Kann
    Catalog Code: B0407EM

    The Caro-Kann Defence remains a very popular option for Black at all levels of chess. It has always enjoyed a solid reputation, but if anything its popularity has increased in recent years with the realization that the Caro-Kann can also be employed with the intention of reaching sharp dynamic positions, rich in possibilities for both sides and with a guarantee of genuine counterplay for Black. In this book, the author presents the reader with a complete Caro-Kann repertoire, which is based primarily on her own repertoire she has used with success over many years at international level.
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    Opening Repertoire - The Caro-Kann

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    1... b6 - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0408EM

    1...b6 is a dynamic defense which allows Black to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory, where White players are unable to relax and rely on their ‘opening book’ knowledge. A major attraction of 1...b6 is that it can be employed against all of White’s mainline openings, including 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 Nf3 and 1 c4. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations after 1...b6. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1...b6.
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    1... b6 - Move by Move

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    A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player
    Chess University
    Catalog Code: B0111EU

    Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence player and author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of positional style, or for use when the competitive situation demands a solid approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White and the Classical Sicilian and King's Indian Defence as Black.
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    A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

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    An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player
    Chess University
    Catalog Code: B0112EU

    Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence player and author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of attacking style, or for use when the competitive situation demands an aggressive approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White and the Sicilian Dragon and Leningrad Dutch as Black. Suggestions are also offered against all the opponent's main alternatives.
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    An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

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    The Art of the King's Indian - New Edition
    Forward by Garry Kasparov
    Catalog Code: B0110EU

    This book is a comprehensive 2014 update of the classic manual on the King’s Indian Defence by Eduard Gufeld. The King's Indian is one of the most exciting ways for Black to play against 1.d4. It has been a regular feature in the games of great attackers like Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, all of whom have used it to create the type of unbalanced positions which every aggressive player likes.
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    The Art of the King's Indian - New Edition

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 3
    Catalog Code: B0108QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire 16 – The French Defence 3 concludes this ambitious three-volume series by offering a comprehensive repertoire against the Advance, Tarrasch, and other alternatives to 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 3

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    Modernized - The Open Sicilian
    Catalog Code: B0086OB

    IM Zhanibek Amanov of Kazakhstan and FM Kostya Kavutskiy of Los Angeles present a repertoire vs. the Sicilian Defense, one of the most complex and powerful defenses available to Black, and the choice of many top players.
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    Modernized - The Open Sicilian

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    The Liberated Bishop Defence
    A Surprising and Complete Black Repertoire Against 1. d4
    Catalog Code: B0151NIC

    In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem; liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move! Play 2...Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4.
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    The Liberated Bishop Defence

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    NIC Yearbook 113 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Fabiano Caruana Squeezes a Win Out of a Stone in the Petroff
    Catalog Code: B0113PYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    NIC Yearbook 113 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    NIC Yearbook 113 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Fabiano Caruana Squeezes a Win Out of a Stone in the Petroff
    Catalog Code: B0113HYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    NIC Yearbook 113 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    The Modern Vienna Game
    Catalog Code: B0109EU

    The Vienna set-up aims for very aggressive play, which often includes sacrifices. But White prefers to be on the safe side, without burning all the bridges and to try to justify his actions from the point of view of positional play as well. At first, he deploys his minor pieces to active positions, then he advances the thematic move f4, castles (usually on the kingside) and begins an attack only after all this. Despite the fact that the move 2.Nc3 has been played for more than a hundred years, there has not been defined a clear-cut scheme for playing this set-up.
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    The Modern Vienna Game

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    The Modern Tiger
    Catalog Code: B0097QT

    The Modern Tiger offers a complete repertoire against 1.e4, as well as against 1.d4 when White continues with c4 and e4. For added flexibility, both a Modern line and a Pirc line are given against the critical Austrian Attack.
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    The Modern Tiger

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    Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians
    A Complete Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: B0152NIC

    The Sicilian Defence is Black’s most popular reply to 1.e4. Most Black players hope for an Open Sicilian, seeking unbalanced positions and opportunities to play for a win. No wonder that in roughly one-third of the games White does not play 2.Nf3 and chooses one of numerous ‘Anti-Sicilian’ lines. Ranging from primitive and aggressive to respected but tedious, these Anti-Sicilians have one thing in common: they all cross Black's plans and steer for territories where it is easy to get ambushed. Evgeny Sveshnikov offers help. The world-famous Sicilian expert tackles these annoying lines one by one. With great ingenuity he presents a watertight repertoire that consists of practical and effective opening ideas.
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    Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians

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    The Killer Sicilian
    Fighting 1.e4 with the Kalashnikov
    Catalog Code: B0398EM

    In this book, opening expert Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation. The Kalashnikov is an ideal choice for those looking to take up the Sicilian.
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    The Killer Sicilian

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    The Czech Benoni in ACTION
    Catalog Code: B0108EU

    Had enough of the same old queen’s pawn openings? Afraid of losing just because you forgot White’s latest move 23 novelty in the main lines? In The Czech Benoni in Action, two practitioners of this little-known but sound counterattacking system join forces to show how you can pose novel problems for opponents of all strengths, leaving them to fend for themselves as early as move 3.
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    The Czech Benoni in ACTION

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    Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5
    Catalog Code: B0400EM

    The Sicilian Najdorf is undoubtedly one of the most popular chess openings. It was played with great success by world champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and today it remains a favourite defense at all levels from grandmaster to beginner. 6 Bg5 is widely acknowledged as a critical test of the Sicilian Najdorf. In this book, International Master Kevin Goh Wei Ming examines the most theoretically important and instructive games in recent years, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Whether playing White or Black, this book provides you with essential knowledge of an important opening.
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    Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5

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    NIC Yearbook 112 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Radjabov Tops Carlsen in Epic King's Indian Fight
    Catalog Code: B0112HYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    NIC Yearbook 112 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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    NIC Yearbook 112 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Radjabov Tops Carlsen in Epic King's Indian Fight
    Catalog Code: B0112PYB

    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
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    NIC Yearbook 112 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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    The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6
    A Complete Guide for Black
    Catalog Code: B0148NIC

    The Modern Bogo covers all the possibilities for White after 1.d4 e6... except for 2.e4, after which you should play the French! Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic have created a complete chess opening repertoire for Black players. You will find that this opening not only gives you good chances to equalize as Black, but also many opportunities to play for a win.
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    The Modern Bogo 1. d4 e6

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    Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games
    How To Play For A Win if White Avoids The Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: B0147NIC

    If you are ready to play the Ruy Lopez with Black, you also need to be prepared if White avoids the Ruy. In this book Victor Bologan covers all relevant lines with a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses. But Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games is not just another chess opening repertoire book. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line: a common sense approach and an aggressive weapon. It’s actually two books in one
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    Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games

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    The Classical French - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0397EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in studying the French Defence, Classical Variation, which is a popular choice among chess players of all levels. Lakdawala examines in detail the important and commonly played lines, including the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Burn Variations. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Classical French.
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    The Classical French - Move by Move

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Chess Opening Books

The first phase of a chess game is known as the Chess Opening. It is during this phase of the chess game that the initial moves are made. Similarly, those moves are commonly referred to in the chess world as the “Chess Opening”. While there are literally billions of possible positions after the first 4 moves have been made in a game of chess (288 billion to be exact), only a small number of these chess openings have been studied by chess professionals and chess computers and deemed to be sound for practical play.

To help differentiate one chess opening from another, each chess opening is given a unique name to identify it. While it is common for a chess opening to be named after the player/s that introduced them to popular play, including the Benko Gambit (after Grandmaster Pal Benko), the Sicilian Najdorf (named after Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf) and the Philidor Defense (named after Francois-Andre Danican Philidor), this is not always the case Some chess openings are named after the locations and/or cultures in which they originated, including the London System, the French Defense, the Sicilian Defense, The English Opening and the Vienna Game. While others are named after the pieces that are moved during that opening, including the Queen’s Pawn Gambit and the King’s Indian Defense.

There are 6 basic objectives during the chess opening. They are Piece Development, Control of the Center of the Board, King Safety, Prevention of Pawn Weakness, Piece Coordination and to Create positions in which the player is more comfortable than the opponent.

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