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Year of Publication
2003 2014 2003 to 2014
Author(s)
  1. Johan Hellsten (1)
  2. John Emms (1)
  3. Jovanka Houska (1)
  4. Richard Palliser (1)
  5. Thomas Engqvist (1)
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  1. FAN - Figurine (7)
  2. AN - Algebraic (1)
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  1. Biographical (1)
  2. Opening (1)
  3. Strategy (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Chess Developments (3)
  2. Dangerous Weapons (12)
  3. Move by Move (11)
  4. My Great Predecessors (2)
  5. Starting Out (35)
  6. Winning Chess (3)
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Dutch Defence
    The Dutch Defence is an ambitious and underrated counter to the queen's pawn opening. With his very first move Black creates an asymmetrical pawn structure, thus unbalancing the position from a very early stage and allowing both White and Black players to fight for the initiative. Black also has many options within the Dutch Defence, from the ultra-solid Stonewall formation through to the fluid Classical System and the dynamic Leningrad Variation.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Dutch Defence

    Catalog Code: E-B0006EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - King's Indian Attack
    The King's Indian Attack was a firm favourite of the legendary Bobby Fischer, and more recently it has been utilised with great success by world-class Grandmasters such as Alexander Morozevich. The renowned chess coach Mark Dvoretsky regards the King's Indian Attack as a perfect weapon on which to base an opening repertoire.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - King's Indian Attack

    Catalog Code: E-B0003EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Modern Benoni
    The Modern Benoni is one of Blacks most ambitious and audacious defences to the queens pawn opening, and it has been used with devastating effect by such legends as Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. From the very start Black creates an exceptional imbalance in the position, one which leads to dynamic play and gives Black real chances to seize the initiative.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Modern Benoni

    Catalog Code: E-B0013EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Rook Endgames
    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and well-known endgames expert Chris Ward begins with the absolute fundamentals of rook endgames. He gradually arms the reader with the indispensable knowledge and confidence needed to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Ward highlights the correct plans as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Rook Endgames

    Catalog Code: E-B0009EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav
    The very closely linked Slav and Semi-Slav Defences are two of the most popular and combative openings that Black can play against the Queen's Gambit. They have provided the battleground for thousands of exciting encounters between the world's chess elite, including Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexei Shirov and Alexander Morozevich.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav

    Catalog Code: E-B0004EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Scotch Game
    The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World Champion Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Scotch Game

    Catalog Code: E-B0037EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
    In Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon Andrew Martin studies this famous opening in a simplistic way, introducing the crucial initial moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them, something that has sometimes been neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Sicilian Dragon and of opening play in general.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon

    Catalog Code: E-B0040EM
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    EBOOK - Tango!
    A Dynamic Answer to 1. e4
    Tired of constantly defending passive positions with the black pieces against 1. d4? Looking for something new and exciting to unleash at the chessboard? This book provides an answer to these perennial questions. International Master and renowned openings theoretician Richard Palliser presents a complete repertoire for Black against queen's pawn openings based on the dynamic and very much underrated Black Knights Tango. Using illustrative games, Palliser gives a thorough grounding on the key tactics and strategies behind this ambitious opening, while also highlighting the various tricks and traps that both sides have to watch out for. Studying in depth both the main lines and White's more offbeat tries for an advantage, Palliser gives the readers the required knowledge and confidence to immediately try the Tango in their own games.
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    EBOOK - Tango!

    A Dynamic Answer to 1. e4
    Catalog Code: E-B0161EM
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    EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian
    Detailed Coverage of a Thoroughly Modern System
    The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian. The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters.
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    EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian

    Detailed Coverage of a Thoroughly Modern System
    Catalog Code: E-B0079EM
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    EBOOK - Trompowsky
    From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
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    EBOOK - Trompowsky

    Catalog Code: E-B0258EM
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    EBOOK - Winning Chess Strategies
    Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
    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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    EBOOK - Winning Chess Strategies

    Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: E-B0195EM
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    EBOOK - Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
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    EBOOK - Winning Chess Tactics

    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: E-B0196EM
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    EBOOK - Italian Game and Evan's Gambit
    The Italian Game (sometimes referred to as the Giuoco Piano) is one of the oldest openings around, and also one of the first lines a player learns when he or she is introduced to chess. It leads to play that is easy to understand: both sides develop their pieces logically and begin attacks on the opposing kings. The Italian Game gives both White and Black the opportunity to play either aggressively and in gambit fashion, or in a restrained and positional manner. One of White's most exciting and attacking options is the legendary Evans Gambit, which has been brought back into the limelight in this modern era by such uncompromising players as World Champion Garry Kasparov, Alexander Morozevich,and England's Nigel Short.
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    EBOOK - Italian Game and Evan's Gambit

    Catalog Code: E-B0232EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-B0298EM
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    EBOOK - Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld
    Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and other annoying systems? The King's Indian and the Grunfeld are two of Black's most popular answers to 1 d4; unsurprising given that they were long-time favourites of chess legends Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. Brimming with complexity and dynamism, these two openings often leave those playing White scratching their heads wondering how to squeeze even the slightest of advantages out of the opening and, just as crucially, how to avoid becoming swamped in a morass of complicated theory.
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    EBOOK - Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld

    Catalog Code: E-B0156EM
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Nimzo-Indian
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    In this book, John Emms, Chris Ward and Richard Palliser team up to examine one of the most popular and respected openings at all levels of chess: the Nimzo-Indian. Instead of pursuing the well-trodden paths, they choose an original approach, concentrating on fresh or little-explored variations of the Nimzo, and selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Nimzo-Indian

    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: E-B0191EM
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    In Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian, John Emms and Richard Palliser team up to investigate by far the most popular and widely-played chess opening, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations of the open Sicilian, selecting a wealth of ideas and options for both colours. Many of the carefully chosen weapons are innovative, visually shocking, incredibly tricky, or have been unfairly discarded; they are guaranteed to throw even your most experienced opponent off balance. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you assured and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian

    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: E-B0192EM
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    EBOOK - Play the Nimzo-Indian
    The Nimzo-Indian is one of Black's most universally popular and respectable answers to 1 d4. It could be said that no other opening allows Black to play for a win from such a sound positional basis, while its flexibility gives rise to a multitude of different positions rich in tactical and positional play.
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    EBOOK - Play the Nimzo-Indian

    Catalog Code: E-B0069EM
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    EBOOK - Play the Queen's Gambit
    Few would disagree that the Queen's Gambit is one of the most important openings in chess. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all the strongest Grandmasters: Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Anatoly Karpov, Vishy Anand - the list goes on and on! From the very beginning White develops actively, takes the initiative and strives to dominate the center. Most agree that the Queen's Gambit is White's best chance for an opening advantage after 1. d4 d5.
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    EBOOK - Play the Queen's Gambit

    Catalog Code: E-B0076EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - 1. d4
    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player, Building and maintaining an opening repertoire can be a demanding task! For a start, there are an enormous number of different lines to choose from. There's a strong temptation amongst beginners and improving players to opt solely for tricky lines in order to snare unsuspecting opponents, but this approach has only short-term value. As you improve and your opponents become stronger, very often these crafty lines don't stand up to close scrutiny, and suddenly you're back to square one with no suitable opening weapons.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - 1. d4

    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    Catalog Code: E-B0044EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - 1. e4
    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    In 'Starting Out: 1 e4!' Neil McDonald solves this perennial problem by providing the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the popular opening move 1 e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. Reading this book will give you the confidence to play these variations against all strengths of player and provide you with reliable opening armoury for years to come
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - 1. e4

    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    Catalog Code: E-B0026EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
    Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

    Catalog Code: E-B0001EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Closed Sicilian
    The Closed Sicilian is an ideal weapon for players who wish for an aggressive way to attack the Sicilian but have neither the time nor the inclination to learn the seemingly endless mountains of opening theory associated with Open Sicilians. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the typical themes is far more important than memorising variations.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Closed Sicilian

    Catalog Code: E-B0015EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Accepted
    In Starting Out: Queen's Gambit Accepted Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik take a fresh look at this famous opening. The early moves and ideas are introduced and care is taken to explain the reasoning behind them, something that is often neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the QGA and of opening play in general.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Accepted

    Catalog Code: E-B0028EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Declined
    This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. Neil McDonald goes back to the basics of the Queen's Gambit Declined, introducing the keymoves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that is often neglected or taken for granted in other texts.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Declined

    Catalog Code: E-B0027EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
    The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

    Catalog Code: E-B0020EM
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    EBOOK - French Advance
    The Advance Variation is a popular and direct way of meeting the ultra-solid French Defence. Very early on in the game White opts to fix the pawn structure and establishes a genuine space advantage, upon which he later hopes to mount a serious attack. This method of playing against the French Defence has become a firm favourite amongst uncompromising Grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov, England's Nigel Short and the rising star in Russia, Alexander Grischuk.In this book, opening expert Sam Collins explains the strategies and tactics of this dynamic opening, studying both the main lines as well as the more offbeat variations. Through the use of model games for both White and Black, he provides a thorough grounding in the key plans and ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently begin to use the French Advance in their own games.
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    EBOOK - French Advance

    Catalog Code: E-B0162EM
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    EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations
    Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
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    EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations

    Catalog Code: E-B0199EM
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    EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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    EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6

    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: E-B0067EM
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon
    Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
    The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian Defence: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unknowing white players looking for a direct attack similar to the one used against traditional Dragon are shocked by Black's increased options due to the flexible move order.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon

    Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
    Catalog Code: E-B0030EM
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    EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings
    Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
    Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed up with struggling against all opening moves other than White's main two: 1 e4 and 1 d4. From the respectable (English Opening, Reti and King's Indian Attack) through to the off-beat (Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Bird's Opening) and the totally bizarre (Orangutan, Grob); everything Black needs to know about facing unusual openings is covered within these pages.
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    EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings

    Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
    Catalog Code: E-B0155EM
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - French
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - French

    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: E-B0190EM
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    EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
    Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
    The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
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    EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

    Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
    Catalog Code: E-B0157EM
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    EBOOK - Gambiteer I
    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Do you loathe trivial positional chess? Do you feel the need to sacrifice pawns early in the game? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes!', then this is the book for you!
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    EBOOK - Gambiteer I

    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: E-B0084EM
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    EBOOK - Gambiteer II
    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    A Hard-hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black based on the Schliemann Gambit and Albin Counter-Gambit. Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes' then this is the book for you!
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    EBOOK - Gambiteer II

    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: E-B0085EM
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    EBOOK - Play the Caro-Kann
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
    In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a concise and trustworthy repertoire within the Caro-Kann, providing a solution against all of White's main options, and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. Houska examines the important tactical and strategic plans for both sides, arming the reader with enough information to begin playing the Caro-Kann with confidence in their own games.
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    EBOOK - Play the Caro-Kann

    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire Against 1. e4
    Catalog Code: E-B0071EM
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