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      Chess Structures
      A Grandmaster Guide
      Catalog Code: B0107QT

      An in-depth study of the 28 most common structures in chess practice, it offers a carefully selected model games showing each structure’s main plans and ideas, Strategic patterns to observe and typical pitfalls to avoid and 50 positional exercises with detailed solutions
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I
      Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
      Catalog Code: B0104QT

      In this, the second volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire—1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi tackles the fearsome Sicilian Najdorf, presenting his own world-class repertoire with 6.Bg5. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author unveils a wealth of new ideas against the Poisoned Pawn and other critical variations, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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      Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 2 - Mar del Plata I
      Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
      Catalog Code: B0105QT

      In this, the second volume of the Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias turns his attention to the main line of the famous Mar del Plata variation, which arises after the opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1. This leads to some of the most complicated and theoretically challenging positions in the King’s Indian, but Kotronias provides a world-class repertoire for Black, including a wealth of original ideas and analysis.
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      Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 3 - Mar del Plata II
      Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
      Catalog Code: B0106QT

      In this, the third volume of the Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias presents the second part of his world-class repertoire against the famous Mar del Plata variation, starting from the position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7, with the focus on 9.b4, 9.Nd2 and all other sensible alternatives to 9.Ne1. Once again, Kotronias provides a turbo-charged repertoire for Black, with a plethora of novelties and original analysis.
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      The Soviet Chess Primer
      A Chess Classic
      Catalog Code: B0096QT

      Ilya Maizelis’s masterpiece is the definitive introduction to the game of chess. It has inspired generations of Russians to take up the game, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, the 12th and 13th World Champions. The Soviet Chess Primer is a modern English translation of Maizelis’s witty introduction to the royal game. This new edition of a timeless classic includes an original foreword from the 2nd World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, as well as an introduction from the most celebrated chess trainer of modern times, Mark Dvoretsky.
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      The Modern Tiger
      Catalog Code: B0097QT

      The Modern Tiger offers a complete repertoire against 1.e4, as well as against 1.d4 when White continues with c4 and e4. For added flexibility, both a Modern line and a Pirc line are given against the critical Austrian Attack.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
      Catalog Code: B0098QT

      In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. The French, Caro-Kann & Philidor
      Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
      Catalog Code: B0102QT

      In the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi presents his own world-class repertoire. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author shares a wealth of his innovative analysis to chart a course towards an advantage for White.

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The Sicilian Sveshnikov
      Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
      Catalog Code: B0100QT

      The Sveshnikov is one of the most active and dynamic variations of the Sicilian, and has been used successfully by chess players of all abilities from club level through to world champions. In Grandmaster Repertoire 18 – The Sicilian Sveshnikov, opening connoisseur Vassilios Kotronias places this bold system under the microscope and provides a world-class repertoire for Black.
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      The Secret Life of Bad Bishops
      Catalog Code: B0101QT

      The Bad Bishop is a notorious villain in chess, but often a perfectly respectable bishop is falsely accused. The Secret Life of Bad Bishops takes an in-depth look at the bishop – not just dealing with good and bad bishops but also more nuanced cases where a “double-edged bishop” could turn out to be a game-winning hero or a fatal liability. All phases of chess are covered, from opening to middlegame to endgame. The final two chapters test the reader’s newly enhanced understanding with carefully chosen exercises and instructive solutions.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Endgame Play
      Catalog Code: B0099QT

      Jacob Aagaard presents the reader with a few key concepts in the endgame and invites him to test his skills with a lot of examples from recent tournament practice. Where many endgame books are theoretical and emphasize memorization, Endgame Play is based entirely in the real world, where the ability to react precisely in technical positions is a life skill.
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      Mikhail Tal's Best Games - VOL. 1
      1949 - 1959 - The Magic of Youth
      Catalog Code: B0094QT

      Mikhail Tal is one of the most celebrated chess players of all time. The eighth World Champion not only won the title at a record young age, but did so using a ferocious, high-risk attacking style. Tal's spectacular games, along with his charming personality and witty sense of humour, endeared him to the chess public like no other player.
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      Mating the Castled King
      Catalog Code: B0095QT

      Every chess player loves to win with a devastating attack. But even beginners know the importance of early castling, so the most significant attacking strategies are those against a castled king.
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      Carlsen's Assault on the Throne
      Catalog Code: B0091QT

      In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship. Carlsens Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsens dramatic journey: from one of eight challengers in the London Candidates tournament, with the near disaster in the final rounds, ending with triumph in Chennai. With behind-the-scenes stories and top-level analysis of the games, Kotronias & Logothetis have written the ultimate book on how Carlsen became the 16th undisputed World Chess Champion. This hardcover edition includes over a hundred colour photographs
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      Modernized - The King's Indian Defense
      Catalog Code: B0083OB

      This book is a full repertoire (from Black’s perspective) for the King’s Indian Defense. By using a variety of theoretical games from recent Grandmaster practice (as well as a number of classical examples), Bojkov covers every major line in depth, with due coverage to all sidelines as well. The reader will also become familiarized with many strategic ideas, thematic tactics, and the abundance of imaginative possibilities the King’s Indian Defense is famous for.
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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 French Defence - Vol. 2
      Catalog Code: B0090QT

      The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 15 – The French Defence 2 covers the most critical variation of the Winawer, which occurs after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3† 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4. This volume presents three contrasting ways of meeting White’s aggressive opening system: 7...cxd4 leading to the notorious Winawer Poisoned Pawn; 7...0–0 8.Bd3 f5, a solid yet strategically complex system; and 7...0–0 8.Bd3 Nbc6, which leads to a tense, full-blooded battle.

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      Judit Polgar - From GM to Top 10
      Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 2
      Catalog Code: B0092QT

      From GM to Top Ten continues the unique project where one of the greatest players of our time transforms her personal journey to the top into a roadmap for everyone who wanted to better themselves in the game of chess. In this volume, Judit tells the story of her rise from teenage grandmaster to Top Ten superstar.Judit Polgar has been ranked 1st on the Women's rating list from 1989 to this present day. In 2005, she became the only women in chess history to participate in the World Championship final. The previous volume, How I Beat Fischer's Record, won the 2013 ECF Book of the Year Prize.
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      Playing the French
      Catalog Code: B0081QT

      The French Defence is one of the most solid and strategically rich responses to 1.e4. Many opening lines have been analysed to death by computer, but the French is relatively resistant to this growing trend, as the characteristic blocked pawn centre leads to situations where a player with superior understanding can overcome an opponent whose expertise lies in computer-assisted preparation.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1
      Catalog Code: B0088QT

      The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Black invites his opponent to gain space in the centre, with the intention of undermining the enemy position and launching a counterattack. Although the amount of theory has expanded in recent years, the French often leads to positions where positional and strategic understanding prove more relevant than long sequences of computer-generated moves. Grandmaster Repertoire 14 - The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White's major possibilities
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      Pump Up Your Rating
      Unlock Your Chess Potential
      Catalog Code: B0089QT

      Any man in the street knows how to increase his physical strength, but among most chess players confusion reigns when it comes to improving their playing strength. Axel Smith's training methods have guided his friends, team-mates and pupils to grandmaster norms and titles. Hard work will be required, but Axel Smith knows how you can Pump Up Your Rating. Every area of chess is covered -- opening preparation, through middlegame play, to endgame technique. Smith delves into both the technical and psychological sides of chess, and shows how best to practise and improve.
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      The King's Gambit
      Catalog Code: B0084QT

      There was a golden era when The King’s Gambit was the favourite opening of every attacking player. In the glory days of Paul Morphy it was considered almost cowardly to play anything else. Legends such as Spassky and Bronstein kept the flame burning in the 20th century, but its popularity faded as players became distrustful of White’s ultra-aggressive approach. Nevertheless there are honourable exceptions whose games prove that this ancient weapon can still draw blood – Short, Nakamura and Zvjaginsev are world-class players who have used the King’s Gambit successfully. In this groundbreaking work, GM John Shaw shows that the ultimate Romantic chess opening remains relevant and dangerous even in the computer era. GM John Shaw has been Scottish Champion three times. This is his most ambitious book to date, and was many years in the making.
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      Playing the Trompowsky
      An Attacking Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0086QT

      If like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.  
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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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      Grandmaster Repertoire 12 - The Modern Benoni
      Catalog Code: B0075QT

      The Modern Benoni arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6. It leads to unbalanced structures and exciting play, so it has naturally been a favourite of ambitious attacking players such as Tal, Fischer and, more recently, Topalov, Ivanchuk and Gashimov.
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      Soviet Middlegame Technique
      Catalog Code: B0076QT

      Many of the classics of Soviet chess literature have struggled to see the light of day, but none more so than Soviet Middlegame Technique by Peter Romanovsky. The original version of this famous guide to the middlegame was published in 1929 when Romanovsky was Soviet Champion. Romanovsky later decided to update and improve his work.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Strategic Play - PAPERBACK
      Catalog Code: B0080QT

      In Strategic Play Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis. Building on the two previous books in the Grandmaster Preparation series, this book challenges the reader to explore the complexities of chess, offering clarity and understanding through Aagaard’s straightforward approach.
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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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      Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery
      Catalog Code: B0074QT

      This volume completes Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and now in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination. Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire 11 - Beating 1.d4 Sidelines
      Catalog Code: B0071QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire 11 – Beating 1.d4 Sidelines provides a sound and active repertoire against virtually every non-standard opening line at White’s disposal after both 1.d4 d5 and 1.d4 Nf6.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - PAPERBACK
      Catalog Code: B0079QT

      In Positional Play Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making. Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone's intuition and positional decision-making.
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      Playing 1. d4 - The Indian Defences
      A Grandmaster's Guide
      Catalog Code: B0070QT

      Chess players are offered an ambitious repertoire for White with 1.d4 in two volumes, with this book covering all lines except 1...d5. The repertoire is based on classical lines and inspired by Botvinnik’s approach.
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      Judit Polgar - How I Beat Fischer's Record
      Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 1
      Catalog Code: B0069QT

      In this very personal book Judit Polgar describes her early moments of success and the chess ideas she needed to master in order to achieve them.
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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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      Chess Evolution 2 - Beyond the Basics
      Catalog Code: B0066QT

      The Fundamentals series shows players the basic ideas they should know, then the Beyond the Basics series sets off on the road to mastery. Yusupov guides the reader towards a higher level of chess understanding using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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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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