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    General Chess Openings

    Year of Publication
    1971 2014 1971 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
    2. Bill Robertie (1)
    3. Boris Alterman (1)
    4. Bruce Albertson (1)
    5. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    6. Byron Jacobs (1)
    7. Chess Informant (1)
    8. Chess Informants (5)
    9. Chris Ward (1)
    10. Christopher Scheerer (3)
    11. Cyrus Lakdawala (2)
    12. Eduard Gufeld (2)
    13. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    14. Eric Schiller (1)
    15. Eric Schiller (2)
    16. Eugene Perelshteyn (2)
    17. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
    18. Gary Lane (1)
    19. Graham Burgess (2)
    20. H. Golombek (1)
    21. I.A. Horowitz (2)
    22. Imre Konig (1)
    23. Irving Chernev (1)
    24. James Schuyler (2)
    25. James Vigus (3)
    26. Jeroen Bosch (11)
    27. Jerry Van Rekon (1)
    28. Johan Hellsten (3)
    29. John Emms (2)
    30. John Watson (2)
    31. Ken Neat (1)
    32. Larry Evans (1)
    33. Larry Kaufman (1)
    34. Leo Jansen (1)
    35. Lev Alburt (2)
    36. Mark Dvoretsky (1)
    37. New in Chess (32)
    38. Nick de Firmian (1)
    39. Nigel Davies (6)
    40. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
    41. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
    42. Peter Tamburro (1)
    43. R.C. Griffith (1)
    44. Raymond Keene (2)
    45. Reuben Fine (1)
    46. Richard Palliser (3)
    47. Roman Dzindzichashvili (2)
    48. Sam Collins (2)
    49. Sid Pickard (1)
    50. Stefan Djuric (4)
    51. Tim Onions (1)
    52. Tony Kosten (3)
    53. Viacheslav Eingorn (1)
    54. Weaver Adams (1)
    55. Yasser Seirawan (2)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (82)
    2. AN - Algebraic (21)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
    4. DN - Descriptive (10)
    Topics
    1. Game Collections (4)
    2. Opening (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Dangerous Weapons (3)
    2. New in Chess Yearbooks (36)
    3. Secrets of Opening Surprises (11)
    4. Winning Chess (2)

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      NIC Yearbook 95 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Alexander Grischuk - Gimme Your Poisoned Pawn, Baby!
      Catalog Code: B0095HYB

      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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      NIC Yearbook 95 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      NIC Yearbook 95 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Alexander Grischuk - Gimme Your Poisoned Pawn, Baby!
      Catalog Code: B0095PYB

      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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      NIC Yearbook 95 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      Catalog Code: B0113BT

      The average club or tournament player has little time for an exhaustive study of opening theory, but does need to obtain a satisfactory middle-game position. This work is intended to provide all he needs to know to reach interesting and sharp positions which offer good prospects for the imaginative player. The authors give one line against each popular variation, with particular care being taken to choose systems which will suit the attacking player's style.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

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      Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)
      A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0142GB

      The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand.
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      Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

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      Discovering Chess Openings
      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      Catalog Code: B0159EM

      There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
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      Discovering Chess Openings

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      King in the Opening, The - Mednis
      Catalog Code: CB0142RB

      The King in the Opening provides a valuable test on how to use the King in the opening phase of a chess game. The King must be protected from early attacks through castling or other alternatives, which are simply illustrated. GM Edmar Mednis utilizes 71 practical games as examples to clarify each point of instruction and make them come alive for the reader. Ninety diagrams assist the reader in setting up positions for study.

      This book does not attempt to teach any particular opening. Instead, Mednis presents principles of play which are applicable in every game which the reader might play, regardless of the particular opening variation involved.

      International Grandmaster Edmar Mednis is recognized as an outstanding author of instructional chess books. He is a most reliable source of useful knowledge for improving one's chess game. This book will definitely elevate a players' success at chess.
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      King in the Opening, The - Mednis

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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences
      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Catalog Code: B0081GB

      Grivas provides a full and detailed repertoire for White against five important openings: the Grunfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and Modern. In each case, he has recommended a line in which he has a wealth of experience, and has played a significant personal role in developing over many years. The recommendations are geared towards posing Black unconventional problems: your opponents will not be able to churn out lengthy memorized variations, but will need to solve problems at the board in positions that are somewhat different in character from those normally reached in these openings.
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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A
      Catalog Code: B0001ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume A, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0006SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0007SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0008SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas."
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8

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      Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1
      202 Openings Designed to Instruct Players of All Levels, Written by America's Leading Chess Writer
      Catalog Code: B0008SS

      In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase.
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      Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1

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      Chess Openings for Black Explained
      A Complete Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0009LV

      Chess Openings for Black, Explained gives you a complete repertoire of carefully selected, interrelated openings. Three-time U.S. champion and master teacher Lev Alburt, along with his grandmaster co-authors, provides everything you need to know to defend with confidence against each and every one of White's first moves.
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      Chess Openings for Black Explained

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0009SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9

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      More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2
      200 Brand-New Openings for Players of All Levels
      Catalog Code: B0009SS

      The opening is one of the most important parts of the chess game. Weaken your pawns by mistake, and they're taken. Attack wildly and haphazzardly, and your pieces are picked off. Misuse your queen and she's trapped. Carelessly neglect development and you're mated. You've scarely begun, and the game is over. Fortunately, National Master Bruce Pandolfin's More Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps 2, offers drills and skills to help players of all levels avoid these perils and pitfalls.
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      More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0010SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0005SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E
      Catalog Code: B0005ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume E, brings an additional 144 pages of brand new material with games up to 2008.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0004SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4

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      Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening
      Catalog Code: B0001PA

      First published in 2001 and recently reprinted in 2009 this book is one of three designed for young players. The other two are Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middle Game, and Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame.
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      Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
      Catalog Code: B0002ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0002SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas."
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
      Catalog Code: B0003ECO

      The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0003SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D
      Catalog Code: B0004ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume D, brings an additional 56 pages of brand new material on 1. d4 d5 & 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 followed by 3...d5: Queen's Gambit (Slav, QG Accepted, Orthodox, Tarrasch, Tartakower, etc.), Gruenfeld, Queen's Pawn, etc.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D

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      Opening Developments
      School of Chess Excellence - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: B0004OE

      The fourth in Mark Dvoretsky's School of Chess Excellence series, this book analyzes opening problems that players may face in any game. As always, there are numerous examples to help illustrate the best choices to make for chess success.
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      Opening Developments

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      Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0004SHV

      The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length. Instead of five books just one! The best and most up to date information. The creative output of generations of chess masters filtered for the reader's convenience.
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      Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 11
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0011SOS

      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 11

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      E.C.O. Busted
      Catalog Code: B0012HY

      Although E.C.O. is the Bible of modern opening theory, there have been numerous discoveries, both from tournament and postal play, since the latest editions. In these pages you will find hundreds of splendid opening traps, reversals, and pitfalls.
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      E.C.O. Busted

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      Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik
      A Century of Chess Evolution
      Catalog Code: B0049IS

      This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author, Imre Konig, was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.This book was originally published in 1950 as "Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik".
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      Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik

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      The Black Lion
      The Chess Predator's Choice Against Both 1. e4 and 1. d4
      Catalog Code: b0062NIC

      More than 85% of all chess games start with either 1.e4 or 1.d4. The Black Lion presents a flexible, logical and sensible way for Black to meet both of these moves. This robust, multipurpose opening system looks quiet, like a sleeping lion - hence the name. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.
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      The Black Lion

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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation
      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0071GB

      Grandmaster Eingorn is an chess opening trendsetter. Throughout his career, he has introduced many novel concepts in the openings, and some of the systems he has introduced have gone on to become absolute main lines, such as the Rb1 Exchange Grunfeld. Here he explains the methods by which he prepares his openings and works out new systems from scratch, and how readers can do the same.
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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation

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      How to Open a Chess Game
      Catalog Code: B0074IS

      This is one of the most interesting, most unusual and most instructive chess books ever written. Seven of the World's Strongest Chess Grandmasters were each asked to write down their thoughts about how a serious chess amateur might best approach the problem of, very simply, "opening" a chess game?
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      How to Open a Chess Game

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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 2
      Unlock the Mysteries of the Modern Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0076GB

      For most chess-players, opening study is sheer hard work. It is hard to know what is important and what is not, and when specific knowledge is vital, or when a more general understanding is sufficient. Tragically often, once the opening is over, a player won't know what plan to follow, or even understand why his pieces are on the squares on which they sit. John Watson seeks to help chess-players achieve a more holistic and insightful view of the openings. In his previous books on chess strategy, he explained vital concepts that had previously been the domain only of top-class players.
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      Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 2

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      Flank Openings
      Catalog Code: B0078IS

      Traditional chess openings emphasize control of the center. Flank Openings are opening systems first developed by such players as Reti and Nimzowitsch in which the player of the white pieces concedes control of the center to Black, but then seeks to undermine the center and cause it to collapse with attacks from the sides. Grandmaster Raymond Keene explains the concepts and ideas behind these chess opening systems.
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      Flank Openings

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      NIC Yearbook 80 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Levon Aronian Leads the Dance in the King's Indian Gligoric
      Catalog Code: B0080HYB

      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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      NIC Yearbook 80 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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