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      King in the Opening, The - Mednis
      The King in the Opening provides a valuable test on how to use the King in the opening phase of a chess game. The King must be protected from early attacks through castling or other alternatives, which are simply illustrated. GM Edmar Mednis utilizes 71 practical games as examples to clarify each point of instruction and make them come alive for the reader. Ninety diagrams assist the reader in setting up positions for study.

      This book does not attempt to teach any particular opening. Instead, Mednis presents principles of play which are applicable in every game which the reader might play, regardless of the particular opening variation involved.

      International Grandmaster Edmar Mednis is recognized as an outstanding author of instructional chess books. He is a most reliable source of useful knowledge for improving one's chess game. This book will definitely elevate a players' success at chess.
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      King in the Opening, The - Mednis

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      How to Play the Chess Opening
      With keen appreciation of the amateur's usual limitations, International Grandmaster Eugene Znosko Borovsky explains the importance of rapid development of the pieces, occupation of the center, the relation of the opening to the general plan of the player, and significance of control of the center.
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      How to Play the Chess Opening

      Catalog Code: B0039DV
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      Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1
      202 Openings Designed to Instruct Players of All Levels, Written by America's Leading Chess Writer
      In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase.
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      Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1

      202 Openings Designed to Instruct Players of All Levels, Written by America's Leading Chess Writer
      Catalog Code: B0008SS
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      E.C.O. Busted
      Although E.C.O. is the Bible of modern opening theory, there have been numerous discoveries, both from tournament and postal play, since the latest editions. In these pages you will find hundreds of splendid opening traps, reversals, and pitfalls.
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      E.C.O. Busted

      Catalog Code: B0012HY

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      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2
      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2
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      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

      Catalog Code: CB0094CD

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      More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2
      200 Brand-New Openings for Players of All Levels
      The opening is one of the most important parts of the chess game. Weaken your pawns by mistake, and they're taken. Attack wildly and haphazzardly, and your pieces are picked off. Misuse your queen and she's trapped. Carelessly neglect development and you're mated. You've scarely begun, and the game is over. Fortunately, National Master Bruce Pandolfin's More Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps 2, offers drills and skills to help players of all levels avoid these perils and pitfalls.
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      More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2

      200 Brand-New Openings for Players of All Levels
      Catalog Code: B0009SS
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      Inside Chess Openings
      International Chess Enterprises:"Just as every golfer who wants to lower his score practices chipping and putting above all, the ambitious chess player studies the opening. Covering all openings, this book provides and concise and authoritative summary of the best opening moves. No attempt is made to explain the reason behind the moves, though all variations are evaluated using internationally-accepted language-less symbols, thoroughly explained in the preface. The tournament player who wished to brush up on his favorite opening cannot do better than to take a look at Inside Chess Openings before the game."
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      Inside Chess Openings

      Catalog Code: CB0010XX

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      Winning with the Hypermodern
      Hypermodern chess strategy was the single most devastating innovation of the 20th century chess thought. Fueled by such towering figures as Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, hypermodern ideas forced their way into prominence and blazed the trail for the dynamic adoption by the Soviet chess school of defences such as the King's Indian and the Grunfeld. With both of these championed by Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player of all time, it is clear that hypermodern openings and defences are still setting the agenda in the 21st century.
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      Winning with the Hypermodern

      Catalog Code: B0095BT

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      A Road to the Expert Title
      A Road to the Expert Title
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      A Road to the Expert Title

      Catalog Code: CB0063CD

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      A Road to the Master Title
      A Road to the Master Title
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      A Road to the Master Title

      Catalog Code: CB0092CD

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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      The average club or tournament player has little time for an exhaustive study of opening theory, but does need to obtain a satisfactory middle-game position. This work is intended to provide all he needs to know to reach interesting and sharp positions which offer good prospects for the imaginative player. The authors give one line against each popular variation, with particular care being taken to choose systems which will suit the attacking player's style.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

      Catalog Code: B0113BT

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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      One of the hardest tasks competitive chess players face is the development of an opening repertoire suited to their own style of play. In this book, Grandmaster Gufeld makes the job easier by providing an ideal framework for a practical opening repertoire, specifically tailored for those who relish attacking play.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

      Catalog Code: B0265EM

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      Chess Openings Lexicon
      If you're looking for an easy-to-use guide for identifying, classifying and describing all of the Chess openings and their variations, look no further than this book!!

      When it comes to the chess openings, most chess players are completely confused by the endless number of openings and their variations.
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      Chess Openings Lexicon

      Catalog Code: CB0017CD

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      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
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      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
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      Winning Chess Openings
      Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
      This popular book has taught tens of thousands of beginning players the key concepts of the opening, the most crucial part of every chess game. You'll learn the best opening moves from both Black's and White's perspectives. More than twenty-five essential openings are shown: King's Gambit, Center Game, Scotch Game, Giucco Piano, Vienna Game, Bishop's Opening, Ruy Lopez, French, Caro-Kann, Sicilian, Alekhine, Pirc, Modern, Queen's Gambit, Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Dutch, King's Indian, Benoni, English, Bird's, Reti's, and King's Indian Attack.
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      Winning Chess Openings

      Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
      Catalog Code: B0024CZ
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      Opening Developments
      School of Chess Excellence - VOLUME 4
      The fourth in Mark Dvoretsky's School of Chess Excellence series, this book analyzes opening problems that players may face in any game. As always, there are numerous examples to help illustrate the best choices to make for chess success.
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      Opening Developments

      School of Chess Excellence - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: B0004OE
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      Winning Chess Openings
      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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      Winning Chess Openings

      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0194EM
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings
      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

      An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess Openings from one of the World's Top Chess Players
      Catalog Code: SWB0194EM

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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B

      Catalog Code: B0002ECO
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas."
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0002SOS
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume D, brings an additional 56 pages of brand new material on 1. d4 d5 & 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 followed by 3...d5: Queen's Gambit (Slav, QG Accepted, Orthodox, Tarrasch, Tartakower, etc.), Gruenfeld, Queen's Pawn, etc.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D

      Catalog Code: B0004ECO
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0003SOS
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume A, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A

      Catalog Code: B0001ECO
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
      The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

      Catalog Code: B0003ECO
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0004SOS

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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation
      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
      Grandmaster Eingorn is an chess opening trendsetter. Throughout his career, he has introduced many novel concepts in the openings, and some of the systems he has introduced have gone on to become absolute main lines, such as the Rb1 Exchange Grunfeld. Here he explains the methods by which he prepares his openings and works out new systems from scratch, and how readers can do the same.
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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation

      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0071GB

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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences
      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Grivas provides a full and detailed repertoire for White against five important openings: the Grunfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and Modern. In each case, he has recommended a line in which he has a wealth of experience, and has played a significant personal role in developing over many years. The recommendations are geared towards posing Black unconventional problems: your opponents will not be able to churn out lengthy memorized variations, but will need to solve problems at the board in positions that are somewhat different in character from those normally reached in these openings.
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      Beating the Fianchetto Defences

      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Catalog Code: B0081GB
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      Discovering Chess Openings
      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
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      Discovering Chess Openings

      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      Catalog Code: B0159EM

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      SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings
      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
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      SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      Catalog Code: SWB0159EM

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0005SOS
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      NIC Yearbook 80 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Levon Aronian Leads the Dance in the King's Indian Gligoric
      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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      NIC Yearbook 80 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Levon Aronian Leads the Dance in the King's Indian Gligoric
      Catalog Code: B0080HYB
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      NIC Yearbook 80 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Levon Aronian Leads the Dance in the King's Indian Gligoric
      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
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      NIC Yearbook 80 - PAPERBACK EDITION

      Levon Aronian Leads the Dance in the King's Indian Gligoric
      Catalog Code: B0080PYB
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0006SOS
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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 1
      The Complete 1. e4
      This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning.
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      Chess Opening Essentials - VOLUME 1

      The Complete 1. e4
      Catalog Code: B0023NIC

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      51 Chess Openings for Beginners
      What the Chess Openings Look Like
      Chess openings are the most important part of every novice's journey and the most fun. The most common and important openings are presented in an easy-to-use format with large, frequent diagrams showing every position along with clear explanations of the goals, objectives, and concepts behind the moves.
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      51 Chess Openings for Beginners

      What the Chess Openings Look Like
      Catalog Code: B0027CZ
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