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      EBOOK - Play the London System
      It's no secret why the London System is such a popular opening, especially at club level. White's development plan is very easy to learn, and it can be employed against virtually any defence. What's more, depending on mood, style or opponent, White can choose either to attack directly or to instigate a more positional strategy. Many players admit they hate facing the London System, which is surely another good reason to play it!
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      EBOOK - Play the London System

      Catalog Code: E-B0306EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Beating 1. e4 e5
      A Repertoire for White in the Open Games
      Grandmaster John Emms presents a repertoire for White after 1 e4 e5, based on the Italian Game and the Bishop's Opening. The lines he recommends are built upon a sound yet aggressive system of development which can be deployed against virtually every Black defence.
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      EBOOK - Beating 1. e4 e5

      A Repertoire for White in the Open Games
      Catalog Code: E-B0313EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - How to win at Chess - Quickly
      Mistakes are often made in the early part of the game - at all levels of chess - but a key skill is to recognize these critical moments as they happen and to exploit them with maximum efficiency. This is a skill which Grandmaster Simon Williams addresses in this book. Using instructive and entertaining games in which one side wins quickly, he examines all the typical mistakes chess players make in the opening and early middlegame, how you should look to exploit them, and how to avoid falling into similar traps yourself.
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      EBOOK - How to win at Chess - Quickly

      Catalog Code: E-B0312EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess
      The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum?
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      EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess

      Catalog Code: E-B0303EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Alekhine Alert
      A Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4
      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor takes a contemporary look at one of Black's most ambitious counters to 1 e4, the Alekhine Defence. This is a sharp opening in which Black attacks from the very beginning, luring White's central pawns forward in the expectation of destroying them later on.
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      EBOOK - Alekhine Alert

      A Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0301EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Open Games
      'Open Games' refer to a myriad of openings arising after the ever-popular 1 e4 e5: the Italian Game, the Scotch, The Two Knights Defence, the King's Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Bishop's Opening, the Four Knights, the Petroff and much more besides.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Open Games

      Catalog Code: E-B0276EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Reti
      The Reti is a popular opening at all levels of chess. The great advantage it possesses over other openings is that it's a thematic system which can be adopted against many different defences, and because of this it's a firm favourite amongst those who prefer the understanding of ideas over dry memorization of moves.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Reti

      Catalog Code: E-B0295EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Who Dares Wins!
      Attacking the Kings on Opposite Sides
      Both players are gunning for each other's kings. Whose attack will break through first? This is a typical scenario in chess games. In such tense battles where one slip can be fatal, often it's a case of 'who dares wins'. But it's not enough to throw your pieces up the board and hope for the best. To succeed you need to acquire sophisticated attacking and defensive skills. The good news is that they can easily be learned, remembered and put into practice.
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      EBOOK - Who Dares Wins!

      Attacking the Kings on Opposite Sides
      Catalog Code: E-B0294EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Rules of Winning Chess
      Some players seem to be naturally gifted at chess. Almost effortlessly they seem to know what to do in every position. They recognize the best squares for their pieces; they know whether to seize the initiative with a bold attack or play quietly; whether to trade pieces or avoid exchanges; how to exploit opponents' weaknesses while minimizing the effect of their own - they make it look all too easy!
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      EBOOK - Rules of Winning Chess

      Catalog Code: E-B0287EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Perhaps it's time for a change and here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Dutch Defense, one of Black's most ambitious answers to 1. d4. In doing so they take the road less traveled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0285EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Scandinavian
      In recent years the Scandinavian has been catapulted into the limelight, and it has now firmly established itself as an opening to be reckoned with. Why has it become popular? Because it's easy to play!
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Scandinavian

      Catalog Code: E-B0283EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit
      The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
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      EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit

      Catalog Code: E-B0281EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: E-B0272EM
      $29.95

      EBOOK - Chess Secrets - The Giants of Power Play
      Learn from Topalov, Geller, Bronstein, Alekhine and Morphy
      Short Description for Chess Secrets : The Giants of Power Play - B0288EM
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      EBOOK - Chess Secrets - The Giants of Power Play

      Learn from Topalov, Geller, Bronstein, Alekhine and Morphy
      Catalog Code: E-B0288EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - The New Sicilian Dragon
      Grandmaster and well-known Sicilian Dragon expert Simon Williams takes a totally fresh look at this famous opening. Concentrating on his favorite Dragadorf Variation, Williams constructs a cutting-edge repertoire for Black, one which is perfect for the modern Dragon player who wishes to cause his opponents maximum problems in the opening.
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      EBOOK - The New Sicilian Dragon

      Catalog Code: E-B0271EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play the Catalan
      The Catalan is a sophisticated and wide-ranging opening system which is popular at all levels of chess. In recent years it has been catapulted into the limelight by Vladimir Kramnik, who has revitalized it with many new ideas and has utilized it with great success against the world's strongest players - on occasion making it look like a forced win for White!
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      EBOOK - Play the Catalan

      Catalog Code: E-B0270EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
      One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
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      EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

      Catalog Code: E-B0264EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Do you need a well-deserved break from your normal chess openings? Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the numerous choices available? Look no further for the answer! In "Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern", prominent opening specialists take a revolutionary look at two popular and closely related openings.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0263EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez
      The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
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      EBOOK - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

      Catalog Code: E-B0262EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0267EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
      The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

      Catalog Code: E-B0019EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers
      Learn from Kasparov, Tal and Stein
      The chess world has witnessed a great number of wonderfully gifted attacking players, geniuses who have dazzled the chess public with their brilliant masterpieces. Everyone has their own favourites, and in Chess Secrets: Great Attackers, Colin Crouch chooses three of his own: Garry Kasparov, Mikhail Tal and Leonid Stein. World Champions Kasparov and Tal need no introduction, while Stein was a highly creative and intuitive player with the ability to destroy the world's best players with his vicious attacks.
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      EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Great Attackers

      Learn from Kasparov, Tal and Stein
      Catalog Code: E-B0269EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play the Queen's Indian
      The Queen's Indian is a dynamic and flexible way to meet 1 d4, and it leads to complex and intricate positions rich in ideas both sides. Such is the high regard for the Quee''s Indian that virtually all the world's top players have utilized it at one time or another.

      In this book, Andrew Greet presents a complete repertoire for Black. He reveals his secrets, offers answers against all of White's possibilities, and highlights the principal tactical and positional plans.
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      EBOOK - Play the Queen's Indian

      Catalog Code: E-B0289EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Heroes of Classical Chess
      Learn from Carlsen, Anand, Fischer, Smyslov and Rubinstein
      Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess, such as strategy, attack, defence, opening play, endgames, off-board preparation and mental attitude. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players who have excelled in such aspects of the game, greatly influenced their peers and inspired all of us.
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      EBOOK - Chess Secrets - Heroes of Classical Chess

      Learn from Carlsen, Anand, Fischer, Smyslov and Rubinstein
      Catalog Code: E-B0293EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4
      It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.
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      EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

      Catalog Code: E-B0174EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky
      The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky

      Catalog Code: E-B0296EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps
      There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there's nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones. In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back through chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and traps.
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      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

      Catalog Code: E-B0082EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available. Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!

      In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at Flank Openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0187EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play the Sicilian Kan
      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black! The Kan is an ideal choice as an opening weapon against 1. e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. This is because, unlike some variations of the Sicilian, you don't need to memorize loads of opening theory in order to be successful.
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      EBOOK - Play the Sicilian Kan

      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0074EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian
      In this book, c3 Sicilian expert John Emms goes back to basics: he explains in depth the reasoning behind the critical early moves - something that is often neglected - and uses instructive games to demonstrate key plans for both White and Black.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - c3 Sicilian

      Catalog Code: E-B0017EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      Catalog Code: E-B0036EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II

      Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
      Catalog Code: E-B0138EM
      $29.95

      EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-King's Indian
      How to Handle White's Tricky Ways of Avoiding the Main Lines
      The truth is you will reach your favorite opening in barely half the games you play against 1. d4, and that's why this book is a godsend to those players fed up with blindly searching for the right way to play against these annoying White systems designed to avoid the main lines: the Trompowsky; the London System; the Torre Attack; the Barry Attack; the Colle System; the Veresov; the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit - the list goes on and on!
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      EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-King's Indian

      How to Handle White's Tricky Ways of Avoiding the Main Lines
      Catalog Code: E-B0158EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Benoni and Benko
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In this book, four renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Benoni, the Benko and all their associated variations. Instead of traveling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors. 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 - Benoni and Benko

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0193EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Modern
      The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Modern

      Catalog Code: E-B0002EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
      What are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
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      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas

      Catalog Code: E-B0081EM
      $19.95

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