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      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Fed up with constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to play something new and inspiring, but cannot decide between the numerous options available? Don't despair - help is at hand!

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Queen's Gambit, opening experts Richard Palliser, Glenn Flear and Chris Ward team up to investigate one of the most popular openings in chess history, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on little-explored and fun-to-play variations of the Queen's Gambit, 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 - Queen's Gambit

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0188EM
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Dealing with d4 Deviations
      Fighting the Trompowsky, Torre, Blackmar-Diemer, Stonewall, Colle and Other Problem Openings
      This book fills an enormous void in chess literature. There are a countless number of players who are very happy to defend the black side of the Queen's Gambit or play the Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Bogo-Indian or Benoni. However, more often than not they have been forced to muddle their way through a whole variety of annoying sidelines White has at his or her disposal, including the dreaded Trompowsky, the tricky Blackmar-Diemer Gambit and the tiresome Colle Variation.
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      EBOOK - Dealing with d4 Deviations

      Fighting the Trompowsky, Torre, Blackmar-Diemer, Stonewall, Colle and Other Problem Openings
      Catalog Code: E-B0241EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess
      Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. Jacob Aagaard identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest. He includes chapters on when to calculate, how to evaluate positions, how to study theory, how to study the endgame and when to force the position.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess

      Catalog Code: E-B0117EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation
      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation

      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      Catalog Code: E-B0119EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Excelling at Combinational Play
      Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances
      Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances by Jacob Aagaard, 239pp. (Everyman 2004) Being able to solve puzzles and combinations is one of the principal components of a successful chess player. But how can one improve on such an important skill? How can one acquire combinational vision? The answer lies within the pages of this book! Experienced chess writer Jacob Aagaard explains how tactical intuition and ability develops and uses pattern recognition to improve the reader's tactical ammunition. Is also no secret that the continued practice of puzzles and combinations helps to sharpen the chess brain, and here there is a wealth of exercises and problems to solve accompanied by the full solutions and explanations.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Combinational Play

      Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances
      Catalog Code: E-B0120EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess
      Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess

      Catalog Code: E-B0118EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess
      Learn to Identify and Exploit Small Advantages
      The implication from the author is that the task of converting a typically winning position into a full point or converting a drawing position into half-a-point is relatively straightforward. However, as all of us practical players realise, it's not always a simple as this, and many hard-earned points are wasted through 'a lack of technique'. In this valuable book, Jacob Aagaard aims to solve this perennial problem. He arms the reader with several endgame weapons that every strong technical player has in his toolbox.
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      EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess

      Learn to Identify and Exploit Small Advantages
      Catalog Code: E-B0121EM
      $19.95

      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 - 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
      $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 - 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
      $19.95

      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
      $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 - How to play against 1. d4
      Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
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      EBOOK - How to play against 1. d4

      Catalog Code: E-B0314EM
      $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 - Improve Your Opening Play
      Grandmaster Chris Ward explains the important ideas behind every major opening, unravelling among others the secrets of the Sicilian, the mysteries of the Modern and the fundamentals of the French. He emphasizes the need to understand the key elements of each opening rather than simply memorize a series of complicated variations which leave you stranded if the opponent varies from the expected route.
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      EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play

      Catalog Code: E-B0214EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Its Your Move
      This book provides the reader with a selection of puzzles to solve. However, unlike other books of the White to play and mate in three' variety, it simulates real game scenarios, offering readers a choice of tempting alternatives and requiring them to pick the best
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      EBOOK - Its Your Move

      Catalog Code: E-B0093EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers
      In this highly original and instructive test yourself book Chris Ward invites readers to solve a selection of carefully chosen puzzles. In this, the second book in the 'It's Your Move' series, the positions are aimed at improving players, specifically the low level club players who are looking to hone their skills in order to climb further up the chess ladder.The reader is given a choice of five plausible plans for each position and has to decide which is the most likely to succeed.
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      EBOOK - Its Your Move Improvers

      Catalog Code: E-B0247EM
      $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 - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation
      4. Nf3 as Popularized by Garry Kasparov
      The Nimzo-Indian Defence is certainly one of Black's most respectable ways of meeting 1 d4; it's popular at all levels of chess and white players have been banging their heads against brick walls in trying to find an advantageous line. What can White do to throw his opponent off balance at an early stage? The answer is contained in this book!
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      EBOOK - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation

      4. Nf3 as Popularized by Garry Kasparov
      Catalog Code: E-B0249EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play 1. e4 e5
      A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Open Games
      Play 1 e4 e5! Nigel Davies provides a complete answer to this perennial problem by offering a concise and practical repertoire for the Black player, whilst crucially including a dependable defence to the Ruy Lopez - White's most popular attacking try in the Open Games. Davies is the perfect choice for this subject, having been battle-hardened by years of international competition in these openings.
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      EBOOK - Play 1. e4 e5

      A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Open Games
      Catalog Code: E-B0068EM
      $19.95

      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
      $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 - Play the Dutch
      An Opening Repertoire for Black Based on the Leningrad Variation
      There's no doubt that the Dutch Defence is one of Black's most enterprising answers to 1 d4. Black strives to unbalance the position by creating an asymmetrical pawn structure on the very first move, giving himself every opportunity to fight for the initiative from the outset. It's no surprise that the Dutch particularly appeals to ambitious players who relish a complicated battle.
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      EBOOK - Play the Dutch

      An Opening Repertoire for Black Based on the Leningrad Variation
      Catalog Code: E-B0311EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play the Grunfeld
      Detailed Coverage of this Kasparov Favourite
      The Grunfeld is an exciting and dynamic answer to 1. d4, and has become very popular at all levels of chess. A major reason for this is that it has been a long-time favorite of the World's strongest-ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in his numerous World Championship battles. The Grunfeld very much relies on the principles of the hyper-modern school of chess: Black allows White to erect an impressive-looking center on the assumption that in the long run it could prove to be more of a liability than an asset.
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      EBOOK - Play the Grunfeld

      Detailed Coverage of this Kasparov Favourite
      Catalog Code: E-B0077EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style
      A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Most Dynamic of Openings
      The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.
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      EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style

      A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Most Dynamic of Openings
      Catalog Code: E-B0245EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play the Slav
      The Slav has a well-deserved reputation as one of Black's strongest answers to 1 d4, and it's no coincidence that it has been used by almost all the World Champions in chess history. Put simply, the Slav is a classy opening, one which combines reliability with the promise of dynamic counterplay. In this book, James Vigus presents a comprehensive and trustworthy repertoire for Black.
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      EBOOK - Play the Slav

      Catalog Code: E-B0072EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Mastering the Opening
      The opening phase of the game throws up difficult questions for those keen to study and improve their chess. In Mastering the Opening, international master Byron Jacobs outlines the key plans and strategies in all major openings and helps the reader to decide upon an opening repertoire. This guide deals with every major opening, has numerous thematic games that illustrate important principles and a revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas.
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      EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

      Catalog Code: E-B0143EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-Indian
      A Selection of Aggressive Anti-Nimzo Lines including 4. a3, 4. f3 and 4. Bg5
      The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of Black's most reliable ways of meeting the queen's pawn opening. It's popular at all levels of chess and a constant source of anxiety for White players. How can White find a worthwhile line against this incredibly firm defence? How can White set his Nimzo opponent difficult tasks from the outset? Perhaps it's time to look somewhere different from the well-trodden main lines.
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      EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-Indian

      A Selection of Aggressive Anti-Nimzo Lines including 4. a3, 4. f3 and 4. Bg5
      Catalog Code: E-B0130EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play 1. b4
      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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      EBOOK - Play 1. b4

      Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
      Catalog Code: E-B0075EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Play the English
      An Active Opening Repertorie for White
      An active opening repertoire for White! The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics.
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      EBOOK - Play the English

      An Active Opening Repertorie for White
      Catalog Code: E-B0073EM
      $19.95

      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
      $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 - 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
      $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

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