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  1. CLEARANCE - French Defense for Black

    CLEARANCE - French Defense for Black

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    Grefe and Silman give many variations and analysis from the Black perspective to show why the French Defense is one of Black's best replies vs. 1.e4. Learn More
  2. CLEARANCE - 1974 Chess Olympiad

    CLEARANCE - 1974 Chess Olympiad

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    The Biennial Chess Olympiad is the official World Team Championship and rivals the individual World Championship as the premier event in the chess calendar. The 1974 Olympiad, which took place at Nice on the French Riviera, had a record entry of 74 national teams. The Soviet Union once again captured the gold medal, the USA, without Fischer, made their best result for eight years to win the bronze medal behind Yugoslavia in second place.This book covers the story of the Olympiad with 130 annotated games, nearly half of them annotated by Grandmasters, complete tables of team performances in both the preliminary and the final groups, tables of every individual result of every player and the results of all past Olympiads. Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defense 4: Gurgenidze

    CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defense 4: Gurgenidze

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    Analysis on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6. This critical line of the Maroczy Bind is examined thoroughly. Learn More
  4. CLEARANCE - Unusual Endings

    CLEARANCE - Unusual Endings

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    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. Learn More
  5. CLEARANCE - Persona Non Grata

    CLEARANCE - Persona Non Grata

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    The GM's side of his 1978 World Championship Match with Karpov. All thirty-two games are here with most being annotated. Included are the ESP battles, scandals, and fights that make it a classic. Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - Ponziani Opening

    CLEARANCE - Ponziani Opening

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    The Ponziani (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3)has been an opening that has been overlooked frequently through the years. However it was played quite frequently throughout the 80's in Master-level and above tournament play. White has many ways to challenge each variant of Black's setup. Harding shows that Black's game is not as easy as many Black theorists would want you to believe. Learn More
  7. CLEARANCE - Philidor Defense - A Re-Appraisal

    CLEARANCE - Philidor Defense - A Re-Appraisal

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    This edition is a good guide to show the players the ideas in one of the most classic, solid openings against the Classic White's King's pawn setup. All the important variations are covered in Harding's classic style. Learn More
  8. CLEARANCE - Modern Art of Attack

    CLEARANCE - Modern Art of Attack

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    'The Art of Attack by Vukovic'' ends with the Alekhine era --- the last example being in 1947. In the 1950's a new generation emerged starting with the daring play of Mikhail Tal. He and his contemporaries are where we begin with this book, taking the reader through the 1980's. The chapters are 1)Attacking the King Which Can't Castle, 2)Attacking the Uncastled King, 3)Attacking the Kingside Castled Positions, 4)St.George Attack, 5)Greek Gift Attack, 6)Defensive Measures, 7)Attacking the Opposite Side, 8)Couterattacking, 9)Great Attacking Players including Tal's Daring Sacrifical Attacks, Fischer's Scientific Style, Karpov's Fiery Attacking Style. A great book for players of all strengths. Learn More
  9. CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. e4

    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. e4

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    A complete opening system with White playing 1.e4. The author tells you what to play against each possible Black defense. His recommendations are not carved in stone so you can keep what you like and change the ones that do not appeal to you. If you play the ''peak-a-boo'' opening, you will want to change to the dynamic 1.e4! Start winning games! Learn More
  10. CLEARANCE - An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

    CLEARANCE - An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

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    'In this book, we shall provide the student with an unbeatable system for the white pieces after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3. We teach you how to play against the Hungarian Defense, the Philidor Defense, the Latvian Gambit, and the Petroff Defenses. This gets us to the main lines, the Three Knights and Four Knights Game with the Belgrade Gambit included(the 1st time GM Evans ever recommended a gambit!). These 'hold the draw in hand and go for the win' openings have been researched like never before. There is more dynamic play, for those that know them, than ever realized. Here is something to build on if later in your career you want to head for the Giuoco Piano or Ruy Lopez.'' - Ken Smith. Learn More
  11. CLEARANCE - Dynamic White Openings

    CLEARANCE - Dynamic White Openings

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    It's time to change your White opening or at least have a second one to diversify your opening system. No longer are the openings in the book called ''Irregular'' because GM's and IM's are playing them. Covered are the dynamic 1.b4!, the aggressive Grob's Attack 1.g4!, the surprisingly excellent Queen's Knight Attack 1.Nc3!, slow stuff 1.e3 and 1.d3 and 1.a3, & the disreputable 1.h4 & other white first moves. Learn More
  12. CLEARANCE - Lessons with the Masters

    CLEARANCE - Lessons with the Masters

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    Lessons with the Masters Learn More
  13. CLEARANCE - Dynamic Black Defense

    CLEARANCE - Dynamic Black Defense

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    Dynamic Black Defense Learn More
  14. CLEARANCE - Pillsbury the Extraordinary

    CLEARANCE - Pillsbury the Extraordinary

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    Soltis's research has found material found no where else! He was a chess meteor brilliantly streaking across the sky in only two years after learning the moves. He came and went quickly, this Harry Nelson Pillsbury. But while he was here, he left something for you - his extraordinary life and games. You will learn from his style that mixed and combined that or Steinitz and Morphy. Between 1896-1902, he may have been the best player in the world, superior even to World Champion Lasker. You are going to be a part of history and beautiful games with this book on Pillsbury the Extraordinary! There's a diagram every 3 moves, like a movie, to help you exercise your powers of visualization. Learn More
  15. CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation

    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation

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    The title is to make it strong and clear it is written from the White side. You do not have to wade through page after page, suggestion after suggestion, to find the best White continuations. The analysis will show you how to get an advantage with White by getting you through the opening against all Black variations. White plays 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 followed by 3.Ne2, with the flexible option to break through with d4 if desired. Learn More
  16. CLEARANCE - Petrosian the Powerful

    CLEARANCE - Petrosian the Powerful

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    Short Description for Petrosian The Powerful - CB0055CD Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - Chess Life Magazine - January 1990 Issue

    CLEARANCE - Chess Life Magazine - January 1990 Issue

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    The January 1990 Issue of Chess Life Magazine, which features an in-depth write-up on the 1990 Candidates SemiFinals for the right to face World Champion Garry Kasparov. The featured matches were Anatoly Karpov vs. Artur Yusupov and Jan Timman vs. Jon Speelman. Karpov and Timman won, giving them the right to face each other to determine who would face Kasparov for the title. Learn More
  18. CLEARANCE - Chess Life Magazine - April 1990 Issue

    CLEARANCE - Chess Life Magazine - April 1990 Issue

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    The April 1990 Issue of Chess Life Magazine contains the special yearbook issue for 1990. Inside, there is a ''Golden Guide to Chess'', which looks at the players, organizers, officers, and journalists who make up the American chess scene. There is also a look at the first 1000 years of chess. Learn More
  19. CLEARANCE - How to Win Quickly at Chess

    CLEARANCE - How to Win Quickly at Chess

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    The book places a heavy emphasis on opening theory, basic strategic & tactical themes. These themes occur in a variety of openings and they often are the determining factor in short, decisive games. By examining in detail over 70 short games, many involving some of the world's top GM's, the author offers valuable instruction which will enable players to broaden their understanding of the critical themes that occur in short, decisive games. Learn More
  20. CLEARANCE - Take My Rooks

    CLEARANCE - Take My Rooks

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    'Over the years IM Minev has collected the most beautiful examples of the classic double-Rook sacrifice. Some of them worked and some of them didn't(or shouldn't), but all are entertaining and instructive. GM Seirawan has teamed up with Minev to painstakingly annotate each of the 136 games featuring these gems. A must for the combination player.'' Learn More
  21. CLEARANCE - Five Crowns

    CLEARANCE - Five Crowns

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    Five is the number of World Championship matches that Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested from 1984 to 1990.Yasser Seirawan deeply analyzes each of the 24 games of the 1990 World Chess Championship . played in New York and Lyon. France. He answers all of the big questions, who was belligerent, who blew it and why.The final section gives all 158 tournament games played by Kasparov and Karpov, arguably the two best chess players who have ever lived. The games appear by opening, a far more useful arrangement for the chess student than the ordinary chronological presentation. Learn More
  22. CLEARANCE - White To Play 1. e4 And Win

    CLEARANCE - White To Play 1. e4 And Win

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    Schiller delivers with this book with your first move being 1.e4. This book tells you how to: (1) Beat 1..e5 with the Bishop Opening with some transposition into the Scotch Game; (2) Against 1..c5 with the Closed Sicilian like Spassky; (3) Go after the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation, a favorite of Fischer's; (4) Beat the French with three different variations depending on what black does; (5) Play the aggressive ''Push'' Variation against the Alekhine's Defense; (6)The best line against the Franco-Indian; (7) Against the Modern and Pirc Defenses you will play the Grand Prix Attack; (8)Schiller has some surprises when black plays the Scandinavian Defense(1.e4 d5). Schiller gives a complete and exciting repertoire for all 1.e4 players! Learn More
  23. CLEARANCE - Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit

    CLEARANCE - Blackburne-Hartlaub Gambit

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    In this Chess Openings for Hustlers Volume II the author looks at both the Accepted 3.exd6 and the Declined 3.Nf3 and 3.Bf4. The idea of this gambit is well worth the effort of the player who wants to learn an aggressive Black defense against 1.d4 where white doesn't control the flow of the game. The book contains 155 games divided into variations with light analysis played by a variety of players ranging from Master to class C. A player index has been provided which lists players grouped by ''Class'' to help the reader evaluate the games. Learn More
  24. CLEARANCE - 2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit

    CLEARANCE - 2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit

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    Part One:1.e4 c5 2.c3 has gained a wide following through the years. White enjoys the central space advantage conferred by a classical pawn center. With rapid piece development, White will get the advantage against anything Black can play. Part Two: 1.e4 c5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 and Black declines with 3..Nf6, or 3..d3, or 3..d5. We show you how one system transposes into another and when it can't. In all cases, White will obtain promising vistas for dynamic play. Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. f4

    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. f4

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    With the Dutch Defense as Black having a revival at GM level, it is time for a rehabilitation of Bird's Opening 1.f4. The extra move White has makes a big difference. Soltis covers how White should play in: Part 1 :Black Doesn't Fianchetto His King's Bishop. Part 2: Black Plays Modern Systems Including ...g6. Part 3: From's Gambity(a hard gambit to meet - here is how GM's play against it). Part 4: Other Defenses Black May Play. Learn More
  26. CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2

    CLEARANCE - Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2

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    Smith: ''Have you studied Volume 1 by Silman? If you have not, you are wasting your time and my time. You must have the basics he covers. Basics are everything. Basics are to build on. The difference between strong endgame players and weak ones is not rating strength, but rather a lack of basic knowledge, and maybe even a lack of will and perseverance. This 2nd and final volume will take you to endgame Master strength. Take your board and men and set up each of the 275 positions and work through every move. I explain each White and each Black move so you know what is happening from each side of the board. As White with the advantage you must learn how to win a won position, and as Black with a bad position, you must learn to put up a fight - such a fight to give you a chance to draw or even win. I teach you this endgame technique in 298 pages.'' Learn More
  27. CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

    CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play

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    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. Learn More
  28. CLEARANCE - Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

    CLEARANCE - Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

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    Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2 Learn More
  29. CLEARANCE - Winning with the Leningrad Dutch 7...Qe8

    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Leningrad Dutch 7...Qe8

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    No matter what white plays, you are given a black winning answer. Many games of the strong GM Dutch defense expert Malaniuk are given. Also games by leading GM's such as Ivanchuk, Beliavsky, and Bareev are demonstrated. This book shows how to play one of the most dynamic, strategically rich defenses in chess. Learn More
  30. CLEARANCE - Alekhine in Europe and Asia

    CLEARANCE - Alekhine in Europe and Asia

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    Short Description for Alekhine in Europe and Asia - B0060BT Learn More
  31. CLEARANCE - Inside Chess Openings - PAPERBACK

    CLEARANCE - Inside Chess Openings - PAPERBACK

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    International Chess Enterprises:''Just as every golfer who wants to lower his score practices chipping and putting above all, the ambitious chess player studies the opening. Covering all openings, this book provides and concise and authoritative summary of the best opening moves. No attempt is made to explain the reason behind the moves, though all variations are evaluated using internationally-accepted language-less symbols, thoroughly explained in the preface. The tournament player who wished to brush up on his favorite opening cannot do better than to take a look at Inside Chess Openings before the game.'' Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - Beating the King's Indian and Benoni Defense with 5. Bd3

    CLEARANCE - Beating the King's Indian and Benoni Defense with 5. Bd3

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    GM Soltis: ''Against the King's Indian Defense and the Benoni Group(all of them: Czech, Modern, etc..)there is a simple, relatively new, yet ambitious setup that can be played effectively against each member of the family...the key element here is the bishop on d3(5.Bd3!)''. This book also tells you how to play against the Old Indian and Modern defenses. Learn More
  33. CLEARANCE - Beating the Caro-Kann

    CLEARANCE - Beating the Caro-Kann

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    New opening ideas are created frequently, but few have had the meteoric career of Nigel Short's system against the Caro-Kann defense. Virtually unknown before 1988, it has become a regular customer in super tournaments since the 1990's. And yet it is so simple to handle that a Class B player can master most of the strategies in an afternoon. The British GM's system consists of playing the Advance variation of the Caro-Kann with a relatively modest form of development- modest yet it can pack quite a wallop. What short discovered was not just a new move, but a new concept. Despite the presence of the annoying bishop on the excellent b1-h7 diagonal, Black had not equalized, he announced. Short demonstrated that the bishop could, in fact, become a liability that would be attacked in the general expansion of white's pawns on the kingside. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5(as well as 3..c5 and 3..Na6)-new strategy against each one. Learn More
  34. CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits

    CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits

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    GM Soltis: ''If white gets to attack in the Sicilian Defense anyway, why should he offer a pawn or two for the privilege? The answer is that black gets to counterplay in the Sicilian and his counterplay is usually as good as white's. That, in fact, is what makes the Sicilian popular. There are plenty of familiar Sicilian gambits(like the Smith Morra and Wing, which this book doesn't even cover). But in the last few years, a number of new ideas arising out of positional variations, have been discovered and found to pack a wallop for white''. Here are six new white gambits against the Sicilian that the reader will have to attempt to destroy black! Learn More
  35. CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

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    Wanted: Opening system needed to combat the most popular defense to 1.e4. Must be sound, flexible, and aggressive. Experience against all Black formations essential. GM's Short and Nunn came forward in the late 1980's and early 1990's to give us one catch-all system. First it was proven successful against one Black setup, and then against another and another. Its successes were registered at the highest levels. Fischer played it against Spassky in the 1992 return match! Still the most popular system against the Najdorf today. Learn More
  36. CLEARANCE - Winning with the Reti Opening

    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Reti Opening

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    Smith & Hall: ''Nowadays the Reti(1.Nf3 d5 2.c4) is a staple opening of many strong GM's in top tournament play. There is a steady stream of theoretical discoveries for both White and Black. In this book we analyze in depth the main lines of play in this opening. Often we give several good choices for white - just in case Black finds a ''new move'' in a main line setting. By thorough study of this book you will be well armed to outmaneuver your opponent with White, in the complex and fascinating pathways of the hypermodern Reti.'' Learn More

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