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    Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
    Catalog Code: WIN0130CV

    Learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time.
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    Openings for Amateurs
    Catalog Code: B0103EU

    Don’t have the time to study opening theory, or to figure out where you’re going wrong with your games? Are you looking for guidance on how to handle the opening so that you can get a playable middlegame? Openings for Amateurs is written with two kinds of chessplayers in mind: average “club” players who can’t afford to learn variations 30 moves deep; and scholastic players looking to take the next step in their chess development.
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    Back to Basics - Openings
    Catalog Code: B0038RE

    What wins chess games? More than anything else, organized and efficient thinking. But chess thinking is specialized. Even Albert Einstein was a confessed chess duffer. It's not so much how smart you are as how smart your chess-thinking techniques are. The effects of memorizing moves, one of the most widespread attempts to improve, pale beside the results of learning how to think effectively in chess
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    Back to Basics - Openings

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    Gambiteer I
    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: B0084EM

    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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    Gambiteer I

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    Opening Encyclopedia 2015
    Catalog Code: WIN0083CB

    In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The Opening Encyclopaedia 2015 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
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    Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win
    Catalog Code: CB0071CD

    Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win
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    SHOPWORN - Gambiteer I
    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: SWB0084EM

    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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    SHOPWORN - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
    Catalog Code: SWB0081EM

    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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    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0445CB

    Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called "opening theory". Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. But experts help. Ex- FIDE-World Champion Rustam Kasimzhanov is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field of opening preparation. In three World Championship matches he was second of Viswanathan Anand and helped him to successfully defend the title. And with Kasimdzhanov’s help and excellent opening preparation the German team surprisingly became European Team Champion 2011. On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of "theory". From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.
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    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov

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    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening
    Catalog Code: B0001PA

    First published in 2001 and recently reprinted in 2009 this book is one of three designed for young players. The other two are Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middle Game, and Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame.
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    Ten Ways to Succeed in the Opening

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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

    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

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
    Catalog Code: B0003ECO

    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

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    Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0004SHV

    The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length. Instead of five books just one! The best and most up to date information. The creative output of generations of chess masters filtered for the reader's convenience.
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    Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E
    Catalog Code: B0005ECO

    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.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

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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

    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

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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: B0007SOS

    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 7

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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: B0008SOS

    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 8

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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

    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 Openings for Black Explained
    A Complete Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0009LV

    Chess Openings for Black, Explained gives you a complete repertoire of carefully selected, interrelated openings. Three-time U.S. champion and master teacher Lev Alburt, along with his grandmaster co-authors, provides everything you need to know to defend with confidence against each and every one of White's first moves.
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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: B0009SOS

    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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    More Chess Openings - Traps and Zaps - VOLUME 2
    200 Brand-New Openings for Players of All Levels
    Catalog Code: B0009SS

    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

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    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: B0010SOS

    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 11
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: B0011SOS

    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 11

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    E.C.O. Busted
    Catalog Code: B0012HY

    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

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    Chess Openings for White Explained
    Winning with 1. e4 - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: B0013LV

    Legendary World Champion Bobby Fischer describing the opening move 1. e4. Three-time US Champion Champion Lev Alburt, famous for his ability to turn aspiring players into masters, teams up with two-time U.S. Champion Roman Dzindzichashvili and young international star Eugene Perelshteyn to give you a complete repertoire of opening play-as well as a review of all openings and an explanation of the principles of playing this crucial stage of the game.
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    Chess Openings for White Explained

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    Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION
    Completed Revised and Updated
    Catalog Code: B0013RH

    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.
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    Modern Chess Openings - 15TH EDITION

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    Winning Chess Openings
    Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
    Catalog Code: B0024CZ

    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

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    51 Chess Openings for Beginners
    What the Chess Openings Look Like
    Catalog Code: B0027CZ

    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

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    The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess
    Catalog Code: B0030IS

    This is THE book that first introduced a concept that has revolutionized tournament chess for most players. The concept is simply to create a database of chess games, sorted by openings, and then see which opening moves produce the best results. This book concludes that the overall winning percentage for White is 59%.
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    The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess

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    Chess Movies 1
    Quick Tricks
    Catalog Code: B0037RE

    Chess MoviesTM represents a new idea in the Pandolfini Chess Library Series. It offers instructional material with every single move diagrammed and explained. Thus a chessboard and pieces are not needed to follow through. This makes it possible to rely solely on the book itself, as one would with a text on tactics and problems, without having to set up the positions, even though the present volume, Quick Tricks, contains games of ten full moves or more.
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    How to Play the Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0039DV

    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

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    How to Win in the Chess Openings
    From a Three Time US Open Champion
    Catalog Code: B0044IS

    International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and provides just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black, and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines.
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    How to Win in the Chess Openings

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    Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik
    A Century of Chess Evolution
    Catalog Code: B0049IS

    This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author, Imre Konig, was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.This book was originally published in 1950 as "Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik".
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    The Black Lion
    The Chess Predator's Choice Against Both 1. e4 and 1. d4
    Catalog Code: b0062NIC

    More than 85% of all chess games start with either 1.e4 or 1.d4. The Black Lion presents a flexible, logical and sensible way for Black to meet both of these moves. This robust, multipurpose opening system looks quiet, like a sleeping lion - hence the name. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.
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    How to Open a Chess Game
    Catalog Code: B0074IS

    This is one of the most interesting, most unusual and most instructive chess books ever written. Seven of the World's Strongest Chess Grandmasters were each asked to write down their thoughts about how a serious chess amateur might best approach the problem of, very simply, "opening" a chess game?
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    Flank Openings
    Catalog Code: B0078IS

    Traditional chess openings emphasize control of the center. Flank Openings are opening systems first developed by such players as Reti and Nimzowitsch in which the player of the white pieces concedes control of the center to Black, but then seeks to undermine the center and cause it to collapse with attacks from the sides. Grandmaster Raymond Keene explains the concepts and ideas behind these chess opening systems.
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