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    Winning with the English Opening
    Essentially, Soltis advocates a 1 c4, 2 g3 sequence against virtually any set-up by Black. The rare exception is the response 2?d5 after either 1?e6 or 1?c6, when 3 b3 is recommended, although even here, the King?s Bishop does end up fianchettoed, but just a few moves later.The book maintains the same basic coverage as the second edition. It is divided into four sections: I ? c4 e5; II ? c4 c5; III ? c4 Nf6; and IV - c4, others. There are two basic systems presented in the book: The set-up credited to Botvinnik, with the KB fianchettoed, the QN on c3, pawns on c4, d3 and e4, and the KN on e2; and a variation of this, with the pawn on e3, with the d?pawn retaining the option of going to either d3 or d4, depending on circumstances.
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    Winning with the English Opening

    Catalog Code: CB0076CD
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    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids
    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids is a fun and comprehensive chess course written for children 7 to 13 years old. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's a perfect guide for learning the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too.
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    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids

    Catalog Code: B0024OB
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    Winning Chess Strategies
    Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
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    Winning Chess Strategies

    Catalog Code: B0195EM
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    Winning Chess Middlegames
    Study of this important book, with dozens of highly instructive and clearly explained games from the greats of chess, will enhance your middlegame skills and will let you understand why pawns are considered to be 'the souls of chess'.
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    Winning Chess Middlegames

    Catalog Code: B0072NIC
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    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids
    This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting.
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    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

    Catalog Code: B0025OB
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    Weapons of Chess
    With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.
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    Weapons of Chess

    Catalog Code: B0004SS
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    Unusual Endings
    No board and men are necessary to enjoy this booklet. Enough diagrams are provided for you to follow each position to its completion.Chess with unusual positions is an altogether different world. There will be those who will want to solve them form the first diagram ? others will wait and start with the second diagram. But we are not going to challenge you to solve anything! This is where creative imagination is the order of the day ? where routine is scorned for the sheer love of artistry.
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    Unusual Endings

    Catalog Code: CB0069CD
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    The Ultimate Chess Strategy Book - VOLUME 1
    The opening is reaching its end, and we must make a pivotal decision: what shall our middlegame strategy be? Do we seek an active plan to profit from our strengths and highlight the opponent's weaknesses? Or do we adopt prophylaxis, attending to our own position's shortcomings and hindering the opponent's plans? Alternatively, are there any ready-made plans that we know from other games that can be tailored to fit our position? The authors present 90 'multi-choice' tests where the reader faces this task. In detailed solutions, they explain the best solution, and why other possibilities are less convincing.
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    The Ultimate Chess Strategy Book - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: B0051GB
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    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
    Sixty-two masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess, featuring games by the greatest chess masters Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, Petrosian among them compiled and annotated by one of chess literature's most brilliant authors.
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    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

    Catalog Code: B0037DV
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    The Logical Approach to Chess
    This has long been one of the standard books on basic chess strategy. It takes the player from the middle game of chess and shows how to take it to a favorable conclusion.
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    The Logical Approach to Chess

    Catalog Code: B0105IS
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    The Development of Chess Style
    An algebraic expanded revision of Euwe's 1968 edition examining the contributions of great players throughout history. Nunn brings you up-to-date over the last 30 years with the eras of Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov. They assess the contributions of each great players in the way chess is played and approached.
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    The Development of Chess Style

    Catalog Code: B0072BT
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    The Art of Positional Play in Chess
    Samuel Reshevsky is the ideal person to write a book on positional play because that was exactly the way he played: positionally. Reshevsky preferred to crush his opponents slowly, like a python, rather than to win with a blaze of tactics.
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    The Art of Positional Play in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0110IS
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    The Art of Defence in Chess
    Most players prefer to attack, resulting in defensive technique being the weakest part of their game. There are a number of methods of playing against an attacker, which include passive defense, simplification, blockade, stalemate, or a trap. Alternatively a player can defend actively or launch a counterattack.
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    The Art of Defence in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0164IS
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    The Art of Attacking Chess
    All chess-players love to play a smooth attacking game, flowing from start to finish, and sprinkled with spectacular ideas and sacrifices. However, few can do so regularly, and for most players, their collection of brilliancies missed far outweighs their creative successes. Innate talent plays an important role, but many of the skills needed for attacking chess can be learned by study and practice. Here, one of the world's most experienced annotators has selected 33 superb examples, and explained them in a way that strips away the mystery.
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    The Art of Attacking Chess

    Catalog Code: B0024GB
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    Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2
    Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2
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    Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play - VOLUME 2

    Catalog Code: CB0105CD
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    Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play
    This book challenges you right in the opening to come up with ideas by answering the tests. Then you are tested in the strategy of the middlegame, which in some cases evolves into the final stage - the endgame. You can take the tests and be evaluated on how well you do from Class C to and including Master. Or you can just enjoy and learn from the deep, deep annotations. Either way you win because they are among the most extraordinary games played from 1955-1992.
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    Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

    Catalog Code: CB0084CD
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    Technique in Chess
    A superb guide to the general concepts of chess technique and the methods for using technique to plan ahead. Early initiative and control of the center, translating an advantage into the middle game, techniques of endgame play are all systematically analyzed. 200 examples and problems from actual play increase "technique consciousness.
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    Technique in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0022DV
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    Strategy for Advanced Players
    Schiller covers strategic and positional factors as seen in the complex interplay of the middlegame and endgame with 45 lessons. The art of strategic planning is not easily acquired from most teaching materials, yet is one of the most important aspects of practical play. He does an excellent job here teaching strategy skills. This book is mostly recommended for players 1600 rated and up.
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    Strategy for Advanced Players

    Catalog Code: CB0007CD
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    Strategy & Tactics in Chess
    In this book, the great Dutch World Champion, Dr. Max Euwe, discusses both strategy and tactics in chess, having special emphasis on the latter, to which about two-thirds of the book is dedicated. Tactics have been, comparatively speaking, neglected in chess literature, and it is therefore, interesting to find that five out of eight chapters of this book are devoted to combinations which are analyzed and classified.
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    Strategy & Tactics in Chess

    Catalog Code: B0207IS
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    Strategic Play
    This third volume in Mark Dvoretsky's School of Chess Excellence series is devoted to questions of strategy aimed at improving the reader's positional understanding.
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    Strategic Play

    Catalog Code: B0003OE
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    Starting Out - Defensive Play
    In this valuable and entertaining book, Angus Dunnington arms the reader with all the necessary skills to be able to cope with vicious assaults on his or her king. Using illustrative games, Dunnington investigates in depth defensive ideas such as blockading, giving up material and the timely launch of counterattacks. Read this book and defend with confidence!
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    Starting Out - Defensive Play

    Catalog Code: B0010EM
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    Starting Out - Attacking Play
    Attacking the opponent's king is one of the most exhilarating aspects of chess, but also one of the most difficult to master. Everyone loves a good old-fashioned king hunt, especially when it leads to checkmate, but often the pressure is very much on the aggressor-one false move and the attack can often fizzle out into less than nothing, leaving the attacker with an empty shell of a position.
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    Starting Out - Attacking Play

    Catalog Code: B0005EM
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    Soviet Chess Strategy
    Soviet Chess Strategy is a collection of Suetin's finest writing. Suetin instructs the reader on all the key aspects of strategic play, including the centre, dynamism, accurate evaluation, attack and defence, and the relationship between strategy and tactics. It is not too late to become a pupil in the Soviet chess school!
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    Soviet Chess Strategy

    Catalog Code: B0038QT
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    Simple Chess
    Written by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas.
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    Simple Chess

    Catalog Code: B0003DV
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    Simple Attacking Plans
    Novice players and amateurs of intermediate strength will benefit from the explanations of ideas and tips for practical play, all presented in an easy, conversational style. More experienced competitors will appreciate this book as a game collection featuring masterpieces of enterprising play – some of them never before published.
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    Simple Attacking Plans

    Catalog Code: B0094EU
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    SHOPWORN - Creative Chess
    Most chess books aim to guide and instruct by offering principles, rules, schemes and theories. Creative Chess, on the other hand, has a quite different and original approach. It firmly maintains that every chessplayer, whether amateur or master, is capable of creating something new in chess. After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, and flexibility, are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking.
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    SHOPWORN - Creative Chess

    Catalog Code: SWB0078EM
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    Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2
    Quite simply, the quickest way to learn chess the right way. Great is the disappointment to the library patron who browses for a chess instructional and finds only picked-over bones from the pre-Fischer, pre-Kasparov eras. These books by a U.S. champion and a chess magazine editor offer something more. A range of abilities, from novice to entrants in a local tournament, can learn tactics and strategies that improve their play.
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    Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters - VOLUME 2

    Catalog Code: B0011LV
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    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy
    It is now seventy years since Nimzowitsch wrote his monumental work My System. While it remains a fundamental work on chess strategy, the way chess positions are handled has changed greatly since Nimzowitsch's time - both refinements to existing ideas, and completely new concepts.
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    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

    Catalog Code: B0104GB
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    Secrets of Attacking Chess
    In his previous work, Secrets of Chess Defence, Mihail Marin examined the task facing the defender. Now he considers the other side of the coin. In this wide-ranging treatise, he discusses many topics including: the balance between attack and defence; the premises for starting a successful attack; advantage in development; intuitive sacrifices; typical scenarios. The book features many practical examples from top-level play.
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    Secrets of Attacking Chess

    Catalog Code: B0113GB
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    Saving Lost Positions
    It is not always possible to win a game of chess by obtaining an advantage and then logically converting it into a win. In the games of average players the result is often in doubt until the last blunder and the more resourceful player will usually triumph.
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    Saving Lost Positions

    Catalog Code: B0087IS
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    Prepare to Attack
    There's no escaping the fact: if you want to win chess games, you have to attack at some point. Many players are happy solving combinations in winning positions, when the hard work is already done, but the key to a successful attack undoubtedly comes much earlier. No-one can attack effectively if they haven't prepared properly, and yet planning in chess can be a difficult technique to master, even for experienced players.
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    Prepare to Attack

    Catalog Code: B0317EM
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    Positional Ideas In Chess
    "The foundation upon which any position is built is the board itself, that apparently simple space of sixty-four squares arranged in alternate light and dark colors..." That is how John Love introduces the sparkling world of positional play in chess.
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    Positional Ideas In Chess

    Catalog Code: B0011AC
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    Positional Chess Handbook
    This complete guide, written by a grandmaster, can assist all players at every level in developing a more powerful strategic game. Spanning more than a century of chess, it presents examples on such themes as key squares, bad bishops, and pawn structures in ascending difficulty, with ample cross-references.
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    Positional Chess Handbook

    Catalog Code: B0040DV
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    Pawn Structure Chess
    Every chess player needs to know how to handle pawns. Pawns form the 'playing fields' of chess games, a semi-permanent structure that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This fully updated version of a timeless chess classic will give you the comprehensive knowledge to mastering pawn structures.
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    Pawn Structure Chess

    Catalog Code: B0116BT
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    Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy
    Modern Chess Strategy by the well-known Czech Grandmaster and theorist Ludek Pachman, is widely recognized on the continent of Europe as the standard work on the middle-game.
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    Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy

    Catalog Code: B0233IS
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    Modern Chess Strategy
    Modern classic offers thorough, systematic analysis of the use of the queen, active king, exchanges, seven different uses of pawns, minority attack, dynamic elements, much more. Analyses of 129 great games featuring Capablanca, Alekhine, Lasker, Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Bronstein, Smyslov, Spassky, other masters. Indexes of games and openings. 298 diagrams.
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    Modern Chess Strategy

    Catalog Code: B0013DV
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