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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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      NIC Yearbook 113 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      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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      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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      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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      NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK 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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      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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      NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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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 110 - PAPERBACK EDITION

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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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