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    King in the Opening, The - Mednis
    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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    How to Play the Chess Opening
    With keen appreciation of the amateur's usual limitations, International Grandmaster Eugene Znosko Borovsky explains the importance of rapid development of the pieces, occupation of the center, the relation of the opening to the general plan of the player, and significance of control of the center.
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    How to Play the Chess Opening

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    Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1
    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

    Catalog Code: B0008SS
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    Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2
    Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2
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    Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

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    E.C.O. Busted
    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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    Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win
    Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win
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    Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win

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    More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2
    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

    Catalog Code: B0009SS
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    Inside Chess Openings
    International Chess Enterprises:"Just as every golfer who wants to lower his score practices chipping and putting above all, the ambitious chess player studies the opening. Covering all openings, this book provides and concise and authoritative summary of the best opening moves. No attempt is made to explain the reason behind the moves, though all variations are evaluated using internationally-accepted language-less symbols, thoroughly explained in the preface. The tournament player who wished to brush up on his favorite opening cannot do better than to take a look at Inside Chess Openings before the game."
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    Inside Chess Openings

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    Winning with the Hypermodern
    Hypermodern chess strategy was the single most devastating innovation of the 20th century chess thought. Fueled by such towering figures as Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, hypermodern ideas forced their way into prominence and blazed the trail for the dynamic adoption by the Soviet chess school of defences such as the King's Indian and the Grunfeld. With both of these championed by Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player of all time, it is clear that hypermodern openings and defences are still setting the agenda in the 21st century.
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    Winning with the Hypermodern

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    A Road to the Master Title
    A Road to the Master Title
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    A Road to the Master Title

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    A Road to the Expert Title
    A Road to the Expert Title
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    A Road to the Expert Title

    Catalog Code: CB0063CD
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    Chess Openings Lexicon
    If you're looking for an easy-to-use guide for identifying, classifying and describing all of the Chess openings and their variations, look no further than this book!!

    When it comes to the chess openings, most chess players are completely confused by the endless number of openings and their variations.
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    Chess Openings Lexicon

    Catalog Code: CB0017CD
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
    One of the hardest tasks competitive chess players face is the development of an opening repertoire suited to their own style of play. In this book, Grandmaster Gufeld makes the job easier by providing an ideal framework for a practical opening repertoire, specifically tailored for those who relish attacking play.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
    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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    Gambit Opening Repertoire for White
    Chess players who enjoy attacking from the very first move are rewarded here with a powerful repertoire of brilliant gambits. Starting off with 1.e4 or 1.d4 and then using sharp weapons such as the Goring gambit (accepted and declined), Halasz Gambit, Alapin Gambit, Ulysses Gambit, Short Attack and more, you'll learn how to put pressure on opponents.
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    Gambit Opening Repertoire for White

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    101 Chess Opening Traps
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    101 Chess Opening Traps

    Catalog Code: B0127GB
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    EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play
    Grandmaster Chris Ward explains the important ideas behind every major opening, unravelling among others the secrets of the Sicilian, the mysteries of the Modern and the fundamentals of the French. He emphasizes the need to understand the key elements of each opening rather than simply memorize a series of complicated variations which leave you stranded if the opponent varies from the expected route.
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    EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play

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    EBOOK - Mastering the Opening
    The opening phase of the game throws up difficult questions for those keen to study and improve their chess. In Mastering the Opening, international master Byron Jacobs outlines the key plans and strategies in all major openings and helps the reader to decide upon an opening repertoire. This guide deals with every major opening, has numerous thematic games that illustrate important principles and a revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas.
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    EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

    Catalog Code: E-B0143EM
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    Gambit Chess Openings
    Gambits, where one side sacrifices material for an advance in development, are the most exciting and popular openings in chess! This book contains every important gambit opening and variation ever played - more than two thousand opening strategies in all!
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    Gambit Chess Openings

    Catalog Code: B0023CZ
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    Winning Chess Openings
    This popular book has taught tens of thousands of beginning players the key concepts of the opening, the most crucial part of every chess game. You'll learn the best opening moves from both Black's and White's perspectives. More than twenty-five essential openings are shown: King's Gambit, Center Game, Scotch Game, Giucco Piano, Vienna Game, Bishop's Opening, Ruy Lopez, French, Caro-Kann, Sicilian, Alekhine, Pirc, Modern, Queen's Gambit, Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Dutch, King's Indian, Benoni, English, Bird's, Reti's, and King's Indian Attack.
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    Winning Chess Openings

    Catalog Code: B0024CZ
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    Winning Chess Openings
    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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    Winning Chess Openings

    Catalog Code: B0194EM
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings
    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

    Catalog Code: SWB0194EM
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    Opening Developments
    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

    Catalog Code: B0004OE
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
    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

    Catalog Code: B0002ECO
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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2
    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

    Catalog Code: B0002SOS
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D
    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

    Catalog Code: B0004ECO
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    First Chess Openings
    This great beginning book shows players how to confidently start out a chess game with solid near-foolproof openings. Easy-to-read and targeted to novice and new chess player, the oversized format is filled with large diagrams, clear explanations, and ideas and concepts that are easy for new players.
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    First Chess Openings

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    SHOPWORN - Catastrophe in the Opening
    There are not too many feelings more satisfying in chess than winning very quickly by cleverly snaring an opponent in an opening trap. Conversely, all chess players, even budding World Champions, have experienced the utter humiliation of losing in exactly the same manner! In this entertaining and instructive book, Grandmaster James Plaskett presents a wealth of illustrative games that contain disasters in the crucial opening phase of the game, where for one reason or another the battle is concluded prematurely.
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    SHOPWORN - Catastrophe in the Opening

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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3
    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

    Catalog Code: B0003SOS
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
    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

    Catalog Code: B0003ECO
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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 1
    For many chess-players, opening study is sheer hard work. It is difficult 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.
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    Mastering the Chess Openings - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0075GB
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    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings
    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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    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

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    Creative Chess Opening Preparation
    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

    Catalog Code: B0071GB
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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4
    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

    Catalog Code: B0004SOS
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    Discovering Chess Openings
    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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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A
    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

    Catalog Code: B0001ECO
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