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    Irregular Openings

    Year of Publication
    1989 2014 1989 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Raetsky (4)
    2. Andrew Soltis (2)
    3. Angus Dunnington (1)
    4. Carsten Hansen (1)
    5. Charlie Storey (2)
    6. Christopher Scheerer (1)
    7. Christopher Wisnewski (3)
    8. Claude Bloodgood (1)
    9. Cyrus Lakdawala (3)
    10. Eric Schiller (6)
    11. Eric Schiller (6)
    12. Henry Grob (1)
    13. Ilya Odeskky (1)
    14. John Clayton (1)
    15. John Donaldson (1)
    16. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
    17. Maxim Chetverik (3)
    18. Nick Conticello (3)
    19. Nicolai V. Pedersen (3)
    20. Nigel Davies (2)
    21. Richard Palliser (4)
    22. Richard Pert (1)
    23. Ron Henley (2)
    24. Yury Lapshun (3)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (17)
    2. AN - Algebraic (23)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
    4. DN - Descriptive (1)
    Topics
    1. Opening (2)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Move by Move (2)
    2. Starting Out (5)
    Host
    1. IM Cyrus Lakdawala (1)

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      A Black Defensive System with 1... d6
      Catalog Code: CB0005CD

      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.
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      A Black Defensive System with 1... d6

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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0027RE

      In 1998 a slim volume by IM John Donaldson explored the crafting of a sophisticated but easily assimilated group of interrelated opening strategies intending to establish small but lasting advantages. The result, A Strategic Opening Repertoire was an instant success. Now this second edition, revised by Danish FM Carsten Hansen with the assistance of John Donaldson, is greatly expanded - twice the size, with many more games and detailed explanations.
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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire

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      Beating the Pirc/Modern with the Fianchetto Variation
      Catalog Code: CB0074CD

      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!
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      Beating the Pirc/Modern with the Fianchetto Variation

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      Beating Unusual Chess Openings
      Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
      Catalog Code: B0155EM

      Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed up with struggling against all opening moves other than White's main two: 1 e4 and 1 d4. From the respectable (English Opening, Reti and King's Indian Attack) through to the off-beat (Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Bird's Opening) and the totally bizarre (Orangutan, Grob); everything Black needs to know about facing unusual openings is covered within these pages.
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      Beating Unusual Chess Openings

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      Bird-Larsen Attack
      Catalog Code: CB0048CD

      Bird-Larsen Attack
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      Bird-Larsen Attack

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      Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit
      Catalog Code: CB0020CD

      In this Chess Openings for Hustlers Volume II the author looks at both the Accepted 3.exd6 and the Declined 3.Nf3 and 3.Bf4. The idea of this gambit is well worth the effort of the player who wants to learn an aggressive Black defense against 1.d4 where white doesn't control the flow of the game. The book contains 155 games divided into variations with light analysis played by a variety of players ranging from Master to class C. A player index has been provided which lists players grouped by "Class" to help the reader evaluate the games.
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      Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit

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      Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation
      Catalog Code: B0142IS

      The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is rarely seen at the chess master level but is popular and successful among amateur players. It was played by Grandmaster Efim Bogoljubow who played two matches for the World Chess Championship and who said "When I am white I win because I am white. When I am black I win because I am Bogoljubov.
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      Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Bogoljubow Variation

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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 1
      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0059OB

      This instructional book was created to reveal the secrets of the SNIPER, which is a universal system that Black can play against virtually any white formation.
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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 1

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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 2
      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0079OB

      Crushing White: The SNIPER! is the second of a Black comprehensive repertoire two volume set by International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley. This instructional book was created to reveal the secrets of the SNIPER, which is a universal system that Black can play against virtually any white formation. Black has won many beautiful games by employing various secret Sniper weapons. In the 456 pages, thematic tactics and strategy are explained with the use of 1143 diagrams.
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      Crushing White - The SNIPER! - VOLUME 2

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      Dynamic Black Defense
      Catalog Code: CB0106CD

      Dynamic Black Defense
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      Dynamic Black Defense

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      Dynamic White Openings
      Catalog Code: CB0016CD

      It's time to change your White opening or at least have a second one to diversify your opening system. No longer are the openings in the book called "Irregular" because GM's and IM's are playing them. Covered are the dynamic 1.b4!, the aggressive Grob's Attack 1.g4!, the surprisingly excellent Queen's Knight Attack 1.Nc3!, slow stuff 1.e3 and 1.d3 and 1.a3, & the disreputable 1.h4 & other white first moves.
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      Dynamic White Openings

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      EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings
      Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
      Catalog Code: E-B0155EM

      Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed up with struggling against all opening moves other than White's main two: 1 e4 and 1 d4. From the respectable (English Opening, Reti and King's Indian Attack) through to the off-beat (Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Bird's Opening) and the totally bizarre (Orangutan, Grob); everything Black needs to know about facing unusual openings is covered within these pages.
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      EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings

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      EBOOK - Play 1. b4
      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: E-B0075EM

      Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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      EBOOK - Play 1. b4

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      EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0067EM

      Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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      EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6

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      EBOOK - Play the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-B0333EM

      The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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      EBOOK - Play the Benko Gambit

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
      Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: E-B0298EM

      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky
      Catalog Code: E-B0296EM

      The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky

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      EBOOK - The Sniper
      Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
      Catalog Code: E-B0328EM

      The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.
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      EBOOK - The Sniper

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      EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0389EM

      In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level.
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      EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - Trompowsky
      Catalog Code: E-B0258EM

      From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
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      EBOOK - Trompowsky

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      Fly the Pterodactyl
      Catalog Code: B0131IS

      FIDE master Eric Schiller presents the opening in all its glory with detailed opening analysis and over. The complete illustrative games in this book you will find all you need to know to take up it as black and confront your opponents from the very earliest stages of the game.
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      Fly the Pterodactyl

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      Grob's Angriff - GERMAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0023IS

      This is Henry Grob's groundbreaking work written in German on the move 1. g2-g4. The Grob opening is a very dangerous opening to both the white and black sides in chess.
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      Grob's Angriff - GERMAN EDITION

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      How to Play the From Gambit
      Catalog Code: B0107IS

      Henry Bird's 1.f4 has become the choice of many players who wish to avoid the voluminous theory surrounding 1.e4, 1.d4 and even 1.c4. If Black plays passively then he is likely to find himself in an inferior line, especially if he allows a reversed Dutch defense. But there is an exciting alternative to the main lines - the From Gambit! With l...e5 Black makes it clear that he is willing to fight. The lines which arise often involve forced piece sacrifices for both sides, and knowledge of the middlegame ideas is critical.
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      How to Play the From Gambit

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      Janowski - Indian Defence
      1d4 Nf6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 Bf5
      Catalog Code: B0165IS

      The Janowski-Indian (1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 Bf5) has enjoyed the patronage of such strong chess players as Mikhail Tal, Jan Timman, Bent Larsen, Larry Christiansen, John Fedorowicz and Kamran Shirazi.
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      Janowski - Indian Defence

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      Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
      Catalog Code: B0152IS

      This is a book for chess players who love to play for checkmate from the very first move.
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      Mission - Checkmate! with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

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      Nimzovich Attack: Norfolk Gambits
      Catalog Code: CB0018CD

      This is Volume 1 in the author's new series Chess Openings For Hustlers. "You will find similar lines of attack and similar combination situations in several different lines. These can be either very useful (if you take the time to learn them) or very treacherous. The one thing the Norfolk Gambit should not do is bore you"-author. "Be warned: If you are a `bean counter' obsessed with saving pawns for an extended end-game, do not play these gambits! However, if you are willing to commit to an attack which will decimate the 'bean counters' of the chess world, this book is for you"- Phillip A. York.
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      Nimzovich Attack: Norfolk Gambits

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      No Passion For Chess Fashion
      Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0072EU

      Professional grandmasters study the latest wrinkles of their favorite openings. They have time to think about innovations in the Sicilian Najdorf, the Marshall Attack, or the Semi-Slav. It's part of their job. But club players can rarely afford such luxury, and an excellent way for them to beat their busy schedules is to play good, solid opening lines that happen to be out of style.
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      No Passion For Chess Fashion

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      Play 1. b4
      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: B0075EM

      Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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      Play 1. b4

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      Play 1... Nc6
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: B0067EM

      Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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      Play 1... Nc6

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      Play 1.b3
      The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - A Friend for Life
      Catalog Code: B0001NIC

      The popularity of the Nimzo-Larsen Attack is largely based on its surprise value, but in fact 1.b3 is one of White's more logical first moves, since by immediately developing his queen's bishop, White aims at undermining the black centre.
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      Play 1.b3

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      Play the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: B0333EM

      The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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      Play the Benko Gambit

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      Playing the Trompowsky
      An Attacking Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0086QT

      If like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.  
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      Playing the Trompowsky

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      SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4
      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: SWB0075EM

      Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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      SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4

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      SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6
      A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
      Catalog Code: SWB0067EM

      Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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      SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6

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      SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0333EM

      The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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      SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit

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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
      Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0298EM

      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

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