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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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      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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      NIC Yearbook 106 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Anand Creates an Evergreen in the Meran
      Catalog Code: B0106HYB

      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 106 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      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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      NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      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 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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      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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      NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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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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      NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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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 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 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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      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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      1000 TN!! The Best Theoretical Novelties
      Catalog Code: B0006SHV

      Our new book 1000 TN!! collects the best of the best 1,000 theoretical novelties from Chess Informants 11 to 110 and provides an adventurous journey through the development of chess openings during the last forty years. Moreover, in every theoretical line, we add the latest word on the state of theory.
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      1000 TN!! The Best Theoretical Novelties

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      Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0034IS

      This is probably the most famous chess book ever written and is certainly the most influential chess book ever written.Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (21 September 1815 - 16 September 1840) was a German chess master and chess theoretician from Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
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      Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION

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      Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish
      Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
      Catalog Code: B0073QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire 13 – The Open Spanish provides a complete repertoire for Black after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6, based on the Open Variation which occurs after 5.0–0 Nxe4. Black’s system is built on the principles of fast and active development, and fighting for the initiative whenever the opportunity arises.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish

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      NIC Yearbook 90 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Leinier Dominguez - Perfect Preparation to Crush Aronian in the Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: B0090HYB

      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 90 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      NIC Yearbook 91 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Fabio Caruana Keeps Black Searching in the Marshall
      Catalog Code: B0091HYB

      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 91 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      Poikovsky Winner Alexander Motylev - One Step Beyond in the Anti-Moscow Slav
      Catalog Code: B0092HYB

      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 92 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      NIC Yearbook 93 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Short Shrift to the Caro-Kann
      Catalog Code: B0093HYB

      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. A must-have publication for serious chess students.
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      NIC Yearbook 93 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      Magnus Carlsen's Midas Touch in the Scotch
      Catalog Code: B0094HYB

      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 94 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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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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      The Modern Anti-Sicilian. 1.e4 c5 2.a3
      Catalog Code: B0099EU

      This hefty book offers the results of S.Soloviov's ten-year-long investigation of a nearly virgin territory of chess theory - 1.e4 c5 2.a3. This is a more flexible version of the Sicilian Gambit with 2.b4 as the play often takes original courses.
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      The Modern Anti-Sicilian. 1.e4 c5 2.a3

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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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      Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Takes the Four Knights for a Rough Ride
      Catalog Code: B0081HYB

      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 81 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      Teimour Radjabov, the New Champion of the King's Indian
      Catalog Code: B0082HYB

      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 82 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      Sergey Karjakin Adds a New Dimension to the Sveshnikov Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0083HYB

      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 83 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      Showman Vladislav Tkachiev Prepares a Punchy Panov
      Catalog Code: B0084HYB

      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 84 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      A Knight in Shining Armor - Anand's Anti-Moscow Slav Holds Firm
      Catalog Code: B0085HYB

      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 85 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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      The Complete c3 Sicilian
      The Alapin Variation by it's Greatest Expert
      Catalog Code: B0096NIC

      It is not difficult to understand why the Alapin Sicilian is such a popular opening with amateur and professional chess players all over the world. Against Black’s most dangerous reply to 1.e4 it simply offers everything you need if you are looking for a reliable scheme that does not take much time to learn.
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      The Complete c3 Sicilian

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      Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1
      Fianchetto Systems
      Catalog Code: B0085QT

      The King's Indian, one of Black's most dynamic chess openings, is covered in impressive detail by grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias. As well as giving specific information on the opening moves, practical advice is provided on typical middlegame themes, both positional and tactical. In Volume One of this series the author provides Black with full coverage on how to meet the widely popular g3-system.
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      Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav
      Catalog Code: B0093QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire 17 – The Classical Slav provides a sound and active repertoire based on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4. White’s early deviations from move 3 onwards are also covered. GM Boris Avrukh has had the Slav in his repertoire throughout his career and has never lost a serious game with it. Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav

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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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      Pirc Alert - 2ND EDITION
      A Complete Repertoire Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: B0016LV

      Does a fine job at being thematic while offering enough analysis to satisfy anyone - Andy Soltis, Chess Grandmaster and legendary Chess Author. Win more games and enjoy chess more as you play and understand it better! Packed with surprise-weapons, Pirc Alert! gives you everything you need to know to defend against White's most popular way of starting the game. Alburt and Chernin explain both the winning ideas as well as the moves of the Pirc Defense, a dynamic system used by the world's chess elite.
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      Pirc Alert - 2ND EDITION

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      1. d4 - Grandmaster Repertoire 2 - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0033QT

      "Grandmaster Repertoire" is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
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      1. d4 - Grandmaster Repertoire 2 - VOLUME 2

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      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6
      Catalog Code: B0039QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
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      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6

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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0042QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2

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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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