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      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 - 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 - 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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $19.95

      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
      $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 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 - Dynamic Reti
      The Reti Opening has been a popular choice at all levels of chess for many years and is a favorite among hypermodern players who like to control the center with pieces. Yet there remains a dearth of published material on this subject ... until now. In The Dynamic Reti, Grandmaster Nigel Davies redresses the balance and advocates a repertoire for White based on this refined opening. Davies outlines the typical ideas and tactics for both White and Black, and studies both the fashionable main lines and the tricky sidelines. If you already play the Reti or are looking for a sophisticated new opening weapon, then this is essential reading.

      * A dynamic repertoire for White
      * Full explanation of the most important thematic ideas
      * Ideal for club and tournament players
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      EBOOK - Dynamic Reti

      Catalog Code: E-B0168EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Scandinavian
      From a theoretical backwater to a fully blown main line opening, the rise of the Scandinavian Defence (1. e4 d5) has been nothing short of meteoric. Over the past fifteen years the Scandinavian has become more and more popular both at club and Grandmaster level. It even managed to obtain an ultimate seal of approval when Vishy Anand employed it in his World Championship match with Garry Kasparov!
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      EBOOK - Scandinavian

      Catalog Code: E-B0172EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Indian
      The Queen's Indian is one of Blacks most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. Is an established favourite amongst world-class grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queen's Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Indian

      Catalog Code: E-B0011EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - The Veresov
      Surprise Your Opponents with the Tricky 2. Nc3!
      The Veresov could be the one for you! It's a surprisingly tricky system that, in the right hands, can be forged into a powerful attacking weapon. White forgoes the normal queen's pawn opening ideas in favor of speedy development of the queenside pieces. One advantage of this underrated line is that players with the black pieces are less likely to be familiar with all the subtleties here than in a more mainstream opening.
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      EBOOK - The Veresov

      Surprise Your Opponents with the Tricky 2. Nc3!
      Catalog Code: E-B0284EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern
      The authors of these books are very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

      Catalog Code: E-B0014EM
      $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 - Taming the Sicilian
      A Repertoire for White Against the Most Popular Black Opening
      The Sicilian Defence is Black's most ambitious and popular defence to 1 e4. Finding a suitable weapon against it has taxed many a grandmaster's brain. Should White dive into the labyrinth of mountainous theory and complications, in which the player who knows the latest theoretical wrinkle is likely to prevail, or should White abstain and instead head for the more tranquil waters of the various Anti-Sicilians on offer? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between!
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      EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian

      A Repertoire for White Against the Most Popular Black Opening
      Catalog Code: E-B0212EM
      $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 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 - Starting Out - The French
      The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

      Catalog Code: E-B0039EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez
      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Ruy Lopez.

      The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand - the list goes on!
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

      Catalog Code: E-B0016EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - English
      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - English

      Catalog Code: E-B0024EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
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      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

      Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
      Catalog Code: E-B0132EM
      $29.95

      EBOOK - Meeting 1. d4
      This book is especially useful for players who have neither the time nor inclination to learn reams of the latest opening theory. Throughout this work, Aagaard & Lund delve into the strategies, ideas and tactics for Black, while also showing the possible traps and pitfalls.
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      EBOOK - Meeting 1. d4

      Catalog Code: E-B0064EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Meeting 1. e4
      Fed up having to defend with Black? Annoyed by all those irritating white systems? Then this is the book for you! Russian international master Alexander Raetsky draws upon his wealth of experience gained playing on the tough international tournament circuit to supply you with an all-in-one solution to your problems. The reader is provided with a complete repertoire for Black against 1 e4, based on the ever-reliable Sicilian Defence.
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      EBOOK - Meeting 1. e4

      Catalog Code: E-B0063EM
      $19.95

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit
      The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most popular and fundamental chess openings of all time and it has been the battleground for countless world-class encounters throughout the history of chess. Adherents include a long list of World champions, including Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik.
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      EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

      Catalog Code: E-B0041EM
      $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 - 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

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