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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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      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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      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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      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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      SHOPWORN - Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians
      A Complete Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: SWB0152NIC

      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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      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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      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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      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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      NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
      Catalog Code: B0111PYB

      The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships.
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      Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
      Catalog Code: B0111HYB

      The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships.
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      Sabotage the Grunfeld
      A Cutting-edge Repertoire for White based on 3.f3
      Catalog Code: B0142NIC

      Grandmaster Larry Kaufman presents a very effective way for White to disrupt the plans and demolish the position of players on the black side of the popular Grünfeld Defence.
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      Sabotage the Grunfeld

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      A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian
      Hit the Nimzowitsch Variation with 6. d5!
      Catalog Code: B0141NIC

      The ultra-sharp pawn sacrifice 6.d5 has caused a revolution in the 4… Ba6 line of the Queen’s Indian Defence in recent years. The ingenious gambit was hotly debated at the highest level by players like Alexey Shirov, for White, and Peter Leko, for Black. At club level it became a dangerous weapon for attackers.
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      SHOPWORN - A Cutting-Edge Gambit against the Queen’s Indian
      Hit the Nimzowitsch Variation with 6. d5!
      Catalog Code: SWB0141NIC

      The ultra-sharp pawn sacrifice 6.d5 has caused a revolution in the 4… Ba6 line of the Queen’s Indian Defence in recent years. The ingenious gambit was hotly debated at the highest level by players like Alexey Shirov, for White, and Peter Leko, for Black. At club level it became a dangerous weapon for attackers.
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      NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Fairytale Chess by Baadur Jobava in the Vienna and the Dragadorf
      Catalog Code: B0110HYB

      Forum The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Jan Werle, Jose Vilela, Luis Rodi and many more. Also, the winner of the Novelty of the Year 2013 contest is made known.
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      Fairytale Chess by Baadur Jobava in the Vienna and the Dragadorf
      Catalog Code: B0110PYB

      Forum The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Jan Werle, Jose Vilela, Luis Rodi and many more. Also, the winner of the Novelty of the Year 2013 contest is made known.
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      NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Magnus plays kick and rush in the Trompowsky
      Catalog Code: B0109HYB

      Forum The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more.
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      NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      Magnus plays kick and rush in the Trompowsky
      Catalog Code: B0109PYB

      Forum The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more.
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      NIC Yearbook 109 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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      The Extreme Caro-Kann
      Attacking Black with 3.f3
      Catalog Code: B0140NIC

      The Caro-Kann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its ‘solid’ and ‘drawish’ reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening.
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      SHOPWORN - The Extreme Caro-Kann
      Attacking Black with 3.f3
      Catalog Code: SWB0140NIC

      The Caro-Kann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its ‘solid’ and ‘drawish’ reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening.
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      Diamond Dutch
      Strategic Leads & Powerful Weapons
      Catalog Code: B0139NIC

      The widely-played Dutch Defence is a sharp choice. Black does not try to preserve a positional balance, but chooses to fight it out. No author is more qualified to explore new ideas in the Dutch than Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play. The Diamond Dutch is not a repertoire book. Moskalenko himself plays this chess opening with both colours and covers the entire spectrum for White as well as Black:
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      Diamond Dutch

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      A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      Tackling 1.e4 with 1...e5
      Catalog Code: B0137NIC

      The Petroff Defence is anything but dull. Although it is a frequent choice of top grandmasters, club players often fear that it leads to passive play. This book will debunk this prejudice and open new vistas.
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      A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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      Steamrolling the Sicilian
      Play For a Win with 5. f3!
      Catalog Code: B0135NIC

      Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players:
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      Steamrolling the Sicilian

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      NIC Yearbook 108 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Alexander Grischuk - Mayhem in the Samisch King's Indian
      Catalog Code: B0108PYB

      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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      Alexander Grischuk - Mayhem in the Samisch King's Indian
      Catalog Code: B0108HYB

      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 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Vasily Ivanchuk introduces the Budapest gambit on top level
      Catalog Code: B0107HYB

      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 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      The Perfect Pirc-Modern
      Strategic ideas and Powerful Weapons
      Catalog Code: B0125NIC

      In The Perfect Pirc-Modern, Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned propagator of dynamic play who has championed the Pirc-Modern for many years, presents and explains:
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      The Dynamic Benko Gambit
      An Attacking Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: B0121NIC

      The Benko Gambit is a great opening for those who like active play. Black sacrifices a pawn in order to activate his pieces on the queenside, and generally gains enduring pressure.
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      The Powerful Catalan
      A Complete Repertoire For White
      Catalog Code: B0122NIC

      In this book top Grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White. He covers all of Black’s options as well as possible transpositions to other openings.
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      SHOPWORN - The Dynamic Benko Gambit
      An Attacking Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: SWB0121NIC

      The Benko Gambit is a great opening for those who like active play. Black sacrifices a pawn in order to activate his pieces on the queenside, and generally gains enduring pressure.
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      The Modern French
      A Complete Guide for Black
      Catalog Code: B0116NIC

      This is a complete and up-to-date work for players of all levels, and contains brand-new concepts in topical modern lines such as the Steinitz, McCutcheon and Morozevich Variations.
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      The Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1
      A Complete Guide to the Rubinstein Variation
      Catalog Code: B0114NIC

      The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of the most important chess openings, both at club level and with top players. In recent years it has undergone a number of significant changes and it's high time for a thorough look at the current state of affairs. Top grandmaster Ivan Sokolov is the perfect authority to do so.
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      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black & White
      A Complete, Sound and User-Friendly Chess Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0117NIC

      The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.
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      NIC Yearbook 100 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Garry Kasparov's Anniversary Survey - The Final World on the Zaitsev Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: B0100PYB

      A brand-new 248 page regular edition of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News with, FREE of charge, 56 pages with a wide range of high-voltage Anniversary extras:
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      1.d4 - Beat the Guerrillas!
      A Powerful Opening Repertoire Against Annoying Black Sidelines
      Catalog Code: B0107NIC

      This manual fills a big gap in chess literature. After 1.d4, probably the most widely played opening move in the world, Black can avoid main line theory by deviating into a whole variety of irritating unorthodox sidelines. White players often stumble into unknown and dangerous territory where their tricky opponent awaits them, fully prepared.
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      The Four Knights Game
      A New Adventure in an Old Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0108NIC

      The Four Knights variation is one of the oldest chess openings, dating back to the 16th century. In recent years it has been injected with numerous fresh ideas and has shaken off the reputation of being a peaceful choice. White has quite a few ways to create tension and play for the attack.
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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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