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  1. How to Play the Chess Openings

    How to Play the Chess Openings

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    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. Learn More
  2. Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1

    Chess Opening - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 1

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    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. Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

    CLEARANCE - Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2

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  4. More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2

    More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2

    $17.95

    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. Learn More
  5. CLEARANCE - Inside Chess Openings - PAPERBACK

    CLEARANCE - Inside Chess Openings - PAPERBACK

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    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.'' Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - A Road to the Expert Title

    CLEARANCE - A Road to the Expert Title

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  7. CLEARANCE - A Road to the Master Title

    CLEARANCE - A Road to the Master Title

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  8. CLEARANCE - Chess Openings Lexicon

    CLEARANCE - Chess Openings Lexicon

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    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. Learn More
  9. EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play

    EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play

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    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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  10. EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

    EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

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    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. Learn More
  11. Winning Chess Openings

    Winning Chess Openings

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    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. Learn More
  12. Winning Chess Openings

    Winning Chess Openings

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    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. Learn More
  13. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

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    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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  14. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2

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    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.'' Learn More
  15. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 3

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    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. Learn More
  16. Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

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    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. Learn More
  17. Beating the Fianchetto Defences

    Beating the Fianchetto Defences

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    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. Learn More
  18. Discovering Chess Openings

    Discovering Chess Openings

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    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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  19. SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

    SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

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    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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  20. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5

    $21.95

    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. Learn More
  21. CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 80 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 80 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $32.95

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    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. Learn More
  22. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 6

    $21.95

    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. Learn More
  23. 51 Chess Openings for Beginners

    51 Chess Openings for Beginners

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    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. Learn More
  24. White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess

    White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess

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    When ''White to Play and Win'' was first published, it created a great sensation because the author, Weaver W. Adams, claimed to be able to prove that White has a win by force from the very first move, against any defense. Although the author was never able to prove his central thesis, he did prove that these lines were lethal against the average tournament chess player. Learn More
  25. EBOOK - Gambiteer I

    EBOOK - Gambiteer I

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    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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  26. EBOOK - Gambiteer II

    EBOOK - Gambiteer II

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    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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  27. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7

    Regular Price: $21.95

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    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. Learn More
  28. CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 81 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 81 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $8.00

    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. Learn More
  29. CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 83 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 83 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $8.00

    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. Learn More
  30. CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 84 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 84 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $10.00

    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. Learn More
  31. Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

    $49.95

    The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume E, brings an additional 144 pages of brand new material with games up to 2008. Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $5.00

    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.'' Learn More
  33. CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 85 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 85 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $10.00

    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. Learn More
  34. CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 85 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    CLEARANCE - NIC Yearbook 85 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $8.00

    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. Learn More
  35. Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION

    Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION

    $29.95

    Modern Chess Openings is the best and most trusted tool for serious chess players on the market. First published over a half-century ago, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the book that has been the standard English language reference on chess openings. Learn More
  36. Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION

    Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION

    $39.95

    This is probably the most famous chess book ever written and is certainly the most influential chess book ever written.Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (21 September 1815 - 16 September 1840) was a German chess master and chess theoretician from Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Learn More

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