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    General Chess Openings

    Year of Publication
    1971 2014 1971 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Andrew Soltis (1)
    2. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
    3. Bill Robertie (1)
    4. Boris Alterman (1)
    5. Bruce Albertson (1)
    6. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    7. Chess Informant (1)
    8. Chess Informants (5)
    9. Christopher Scheerer (2)
    10. Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
    11. Eduard Gufeld (1)
    12. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    13. Eric Schiller (2)
    14. Eric Schiller (2)
    15. Eugene Perelshteyn (2)
    16. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
    17. Gary Lane (1)
    18. Graham Burgess (2)
    19. H. Golombek (1)
    20. I.A. Horowitz (2)
    21. Imre Konig (1)
    22. Irving Chernev (1)
    23. James Schuyler (2)
    24. James Vigus (2)
    25. Jeroen Bosch (12)
    26. Jerry Van Rekon (1)
    27. Johan Hellsten (2)
    28. John Emms (2)
    29. John Watson (5)
    30. Ken Neat (1)
    31. Larry Evans (1)
    32. Leo Jansen (1)
    33. Lev Alburt (2)
    34. Mark Dvoretsky (1)
    35. New in Chess (32)
    36. Nick de Firmian (1)
    37. Nigel Davies (4)
    38. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
    39. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
    40. Peter Tamburro (1)
    41. R.C. Griffith (1)
    42. Raymond Keene (2)
    43. Reuben Fine (2)
    44. Richard Palliser (2)
    45. Roman Dzindzichashvili (2)
    46. Sam Collins (2)
    47. Sid Pickard (1)
    48. Stefan Djuric (4)
    49. Tim Onions (1)
    50. Tony Kosten (2)
    51. Viacheslav Eingorn (1)
    52. Weaver Adams (1)
    53. Yasser Seirawan (2)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (86)
    2. AN - Algebraic (22)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
    4. DN - Descriptive (11)
    Topics
    1. Game Collections (4)
    2. Opening (4)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Dangerous Weapons (3)
    2. New in Chess Yearbooks (36)
    3. Secrets of Opening Surprises (12)
    4. Winning Chess (2)
    Host
    1. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
    2. GM Alexei Shirov (1)
    3. GM Damien Lemos (1)
    4. GM Daniel King (1)
    5. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
    6. GM Nigel Davies (5)
    7. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (32)
    8. GM Susan Polgar (2)
    9. GM Timur Gareev (1)
    10. GM Victor Mikhalevski (1)
    11. IM Andrew Martin (8)
    12. IM Bill Paschall (1)
    13. IM Danny Kopec (2)
    14. IM Sam Collins (1)
    15. IM Valeri Lilov (3)
    16. NM Dana Mackenzie (7)
    17. Steve Lopez (2)
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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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      Black to Play Classical Defenses and Win

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      Chess Openings Lexicon
      Catalog Code: CB0017CD

      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

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      A Road to the Expert Title
      Catalog Code: CB0063CD

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

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      A Road to the Master Title
      Catalog Code: CB0092CD

      A Road to the Master Title
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      Inside Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: CB0010XX

      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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      Opening Ideas and Analysis - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: CB0094CD

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

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      Winning with the Hypermodern
      Catalog Code: B0095BT

      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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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      Catalog Code: B0113BT

      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

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      Gambit Opening Repertoire for White
      Essential Opening Moves
      Catalog Code: B0040CZ

      Chess players who enjoy attacking from the very first move are rewarded here with a powerful repertoire of brilliant gambits. Starting off with 1.e4 or 1.d4 and then using sharp weapons such as the Goring gambit (accepted and declined), Halasz Gambit, Alapin Gambit, Ulysses Gambit, Short Attack and more, you'll learn how to put pressure on opponents.
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      Gambit Opening Repertoire for White

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      Creative Chess Opening Preparation
      How to Seize the Initiative and Pose Novel Problems for the Opponent
      Catalog Code: B0071GB

      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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      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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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      Catalog Code: B0265EM

      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

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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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      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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      King in the Opening, The - Mednis
      Catalog Code: CB0142RB

      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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      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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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 4
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0004SOS

      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

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      Transpo Tricks in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0007BT

      In chess, a transposition is a known position reached by a different move order than usual - a less obvious way of getting to somewhere you want to go, leading to confusion for your opponent. Every chess player has a number of them in his arsenal, and they are used most often in openings.
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      Transpo Tricks in Chess

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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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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9

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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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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 12
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0012SOS

      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 12

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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0013SOS

      Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable. An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six!
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      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 13

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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 II
      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: B0085EM

      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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      Discovering Chess Openings
      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      Catalog Code: B0159EM

      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

      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 - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0187EM

      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available. Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!

      In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at Flank Openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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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 - Gambiteer I

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      SHOPWORN - Gambiteer II
      A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: SWB0085EM

      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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      SHOPWORN - Gambiteer II

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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

      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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      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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      A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings
      Catalog Code: B0224IS

      This book is exactly what is claims to be: A handy reference guide to the basic chess openings, yet small enough to be carried around in the pocket.
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      A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings

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      Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0081EM

      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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      Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas

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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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      Gambit Busters
      Take it, Keep it and Win!
      Catalog Code: B0318EM

      In this book, Sam Collins tackles this subject head on. He explores in depth the basic gambit approaches, the typical mistakes made at all levels, the world-class defensive and counterattacking techniques displayed by the great players, and how you can learn from them. In addition, he covers some key theory of many popular gambits in modern chess. Be bold, be brave and grab those pawns!
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      SHOPWORN - The Dark Knight System
      A Repertoire with 1...Nc6
      Catalog Code: SWB0364EM

      Welcome to the Dark Knight System, a weapon which can be used against virtually every opening White can play! In the Dark Knight System, Black begins with 1...Nc6 and adopts a dark-square strategy.
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