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      EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Pirc
      Catalog Code: E-B0349EM

      In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Pirc
      Catalog Code: SWB0349EM

      In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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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 Modern French

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      A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White
      A Complete Plan of Attack with 1. d4 and 2. c4
      Catalog Code: B0181GB

      Such has been the acclaim for John Watson's ground-breaking works on modern chess strategy and his insightful opening books, that it is only natural that he now presents a strategic opening repertoire.
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      A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White

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      Modern Stonewall Dutch
      Catalog Code: B0144IS


      Publisher: ISHI Press
      Author: Eric Schiller
      Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 160
      Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


      Book Description At the time of the first edition, this opening was just becoming popular in Grandmaster chess. It soon became a hot item and for this edition we had over 20,000 games in our database. Champions of the defense include Grandmasters Agdestein, Dolmatov, Gleizerov (more than 100 games!), Glek, Karlsson, Moskalenko, Nikolic, Ulibin, and Vaisser. The theory is now pretty well established. I recommend that you start by studying the Overview below and looking at the games cited in the next paragraphs. I have concentrated on the lines most frequently seen in high level games. The opening is so absurdly transpositional that there is no way to organize it exhaustively. The most important thing is to note where the pieces usually land. About the Author(s) Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess adviser for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their "Chess Tour" where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some "band vs. audience" partial games as part of their stage performance. Schiller was an arbiter at several notable games and championships including the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. While Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov opted not to participate in the event, they had both endorsed Schiller for this sensitive role during the planning stages. As of April 2009, Schiller has a FIDE rating of 2166. He is also an International Arbiter and International Trainer. Schiller's expertise and publications in the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation made him a sought-after expert when Gary Kasparov used that opening at the second game at the World Chess Championship 1990.
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      Modern Stonewall Dutch

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      Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit - 3RD EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0143IS

      In many conversations with chess players, it can be noted that there is a reluctance to answer 1. e4 with 1. . . . e5 based on an irrational fear of some deviations from the standard Spanish or Italian play.
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      Who's Afraid of the King's Gambit - 3RD EDITION

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      The Four Knights - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0350EM

      The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play
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      The Four Knights - Move by Move

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      The Torre Attack - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0351EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      The Torre Attack - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0351EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - The Four Knights - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0350EM

      The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play
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      SHOPWORN - The Four Knights - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0350EM

      The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play
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      SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0351EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      SHOPWORN - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

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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 Strategic Nimzo-Indian - VOLUME 1

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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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      Mayhem in the Morra
      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
      Catalog Code: B0065QT

      Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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      Mayhem in the Morra

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      How to Play the Torre Attack
      Catalog Code: B0140IS

      This new edition is greatly expanded by over 100 games with commentary.
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      How to Play the Torre Attack

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      Mastering Opening Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0344EM

      Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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      Mastering Opening Strategy

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      The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0346EM

      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0346EM

      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy
      Catalog Code: E-B0344EM

      Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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      EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy

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      SHOPWORN - Mastering Opening Strategy
      Catalog Code: SWB0344EM

      Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0346EM

      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0137IS

      This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.
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      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

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      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      How to Play the the Dilworth Attack
      Catalog Code: B0135IS

      In this, the first ever monograph devoted to the line, noted author Eric Schiller explains all of the critical ideas in the opening and endgame, and provides many examples of each from tournament play.
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      How to Play the the Dilworth Attack

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      Slay the Sicilian!
      Catalog Code: B0347EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      Slay the Sicilian!

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      EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!
      Catalog Code: E-B0347EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!

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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!
      Catalog Code: SWB0347EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

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      Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations
      Catalog Code: B0134IS

      This little book is designed to give you all you need to pray the white side of the Russian Variations. It includes only those lines which are best for White.
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      Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations

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      A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      The French Connection - Winning Ways with 1. e4 e6 and 1. d4 e6
      Catalog Code: B0180GB

      In this book, Grandmaster Eingorn shows that it is possible both to play solidly, and to take White out of his comfort zone. He recommends ideas and move-orders that are a little off the beaten track, but which he has very carefully worked out over many years of his own practice.
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      A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 7
      Opening Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0086EU

      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

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      Winning Pawn Play in the Indian Defenses
      Catalog Code: B0088EU

      In Winning Pawn Play in the Indian Defenses, Henrique Marinho provides the guideposts that you need to make your way through the forest of strategies and variations in these popular modern openings.
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      Winning Pawn Play in the Indian Defenses

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      Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation
      Catalog Code: B0133IS

      In addition to the standard lines, this book contains a number of interesting suggestions that have never been implemented. This book has been updated with a supplement containing the latest games and grandmaster analysis in 2012.
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      Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation

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      Playing 1.d4 - The Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: B0067QT

      This book offers White an easy to remember aggressive repertoire, based on occupying the centre and then expanding. Schandorff presents the ideas and information in an accessible and entertaining style.
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      Playing 1.d4 - The Queen's Gambit

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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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