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    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0298CB

    In the present DVD, Valeri Lilov devotes 24 lectures to various unorthodox openings - some more popular with super GMs like Alexander Morozevich and others less known - yet all aiming at one and the same goal: to strengthen your opening repertoire and provide you with more weapons for the opening stage.
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    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov

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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - In the Flank Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0313CB

    On this DVD Davies presents thematic tricks and traps that can arise in Flank Openings such as the English Opening, Reti System, Larsen’s Opening (1.b3) and Bird's Opening (1.f4), breaking them down into different categories.
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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - In the Flank Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 3

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    Torre Attack - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0105CB

    Torre Attack, with 1.d4 followed by 2.Nf3 and 3.Bg5, is a solid and easy to learn opening system with hidden dynamic potential.
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    Torre Attack - Nigel Davies

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    The Veresov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0409EM

    The Veresov Opening is characterized by the moves 1 d4, 2 Nc3 and 3 Bg5. It’s a perfect weapon for those who wish to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory and to set their opponents problems from the outset. The Veresov is a flexible opening and White may choose lines that are either positional or tactical in nature. International Master Jimmy Liew has played the Veresov successfully for many years, and in this book he invites you to join him in a study of his favourite opening.
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    The Veresov - Move by Move

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    The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0389EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level. It particularly appeals to bold, ambitious players and leads to positions which are rich in possibilities for both sides. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, Lakdawala provides a repertoire for White, covers the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Trompowsky Attack.
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    The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

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    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0117CB

    hirty years ago the Trompowsky opening was almost totally unknown. It took a few spectacular games by Rafael Vaganian to bring 2.Bg5 into the limelight, and after that, the die was cast.
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    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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    The Tactical Grob
    Catalog Code: B0020IS

    The Tactical Grob This book is on the chess opening known as Grob's Attack. This chess opening starts with 1. g2-g4 or, in Descriptive Notation, 1. P-KN4. Once thought of as a joke, the Grob Opening is a very dangerous opening to both the white and black sides in chess.
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    The Tactical Grob

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    The Sniper
    Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
    Catalog Code: B0328EM

    The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.
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    The Sniper

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    The Ryder Gambit Accepted - UPDATED EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0085IS

    The Ryder Gambit is a fun opening, one which gives rise to spectacular combinational possibilities. Even a player with limited experience can create a magnificent mating attack which can be shown to friends and kibbitzers and even published in local chess magazines. The fans of this opening are true lovers of this royal game and even if their enthusiasm is unjustified by objective analysis, it is nevertheless one of the joys of chess.
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    The Ryder Gambit Accepted - UPDATED EDITION

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    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0338CB

    On th­is DV­D Dav­ie­s arm­­s th­e­ v­ie­we­r with­ insigh­ts into h­ow to h­andle­ th­ings and de­m­­onstrate­s h­ow h­e­ th­ink­s Wh­ite­ sh­ou­ld m­­e­e­t B­lack­’s m­­ain de­fe­nce­s.
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    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies

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    The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0371EM

    The Nimzo-Larsen Attack is an ideal opening choice for players keen to avoid mainline theory but still wanting to set their opponents problems from the outset. In the Nimzo-Larsen, White begins 1 b3 and then develops in hypermodern fashion – planning to undermine any central structures Black dares to erect. A key attraction of the Nimzo-Larsen is that White can steer the game into either sharp play or elaborate strategic battles. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in examining the many different variations of the Nimzo-Larsen. Lakdawala studies the typical plans and tactics for both sides, offers repertoire options for White, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Nimzo-Larsen Attack.
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    The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move

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    The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0066BT

    A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
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    The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

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    The Blackmar Diemer Gambit
    A Modern Guide to a Fascinating Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0321EM

    The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is a dangerous attacking opening which has amassed a cult following amongst club players, a loyal band of supporters like no other in chess. White sacrifices a pawn in return for a strong initiative which tests Black's defensive capabilities to the limit. Some experts have questioned its objective soundness, but there's no doubting its success and popularity over the board, where pressure and a ticking clock often means it's impossible to find the right defence.
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    The Blackmar Diemer Gambit

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    The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121
    by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0121CL

    GM Jesse Kraai gets us over the tired notion that everything worth playing has already been played. In this series Jesse reviews how to use 1 b6… against various openings including Reti Nf3 b6, English Defense 1.d4 e6 3.c4 b6, Kings Pawn 1.e4, English 1.c4 and the Birds 1.f4.
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    The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121

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    Starting Out - The Trompowsky
    Catalog Code: B0296EM

    The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right.
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    Starting Out - The Trompowsky

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    Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0298EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    Starting Out - Benoni Systems

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    Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23
    Catalog Code: DVD0023CL

    Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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    Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23

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    SHOPWORN - The Veresov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0409EM

    The Veresov Opening is characterized by the moves 1 d4, 2 Nc3 and 3 Bg5. It’s a perfect weapon for those who wish to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory and to set their opponents problems from the outset. The Veresov is a flexible opening and White may choose lines that are either positional or tactical in nature. International Master Jimmy Liew has played the Veresov successfully for many years, and in this book he invites you to join him in a study of his favourite opening.
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    SHOPWORN - The Veresov - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0389EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level. It particularly appeals to bold, ambitious players and leads to positions which are rich in possibilities for both sides. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, Lakdawala provides a repertoire for White, covers the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Trompowsky Attack.
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    SHOPWORN - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0371EM

    The Nimzo-Larsen Attack is an ideal opening choice for players keen to avoid mainline theory but still wanting to set their opponents problems from the outset. In the Nimzo-Larsen, White begins 1 b3 and then develops in hypermodern fashion – planning to undermine any central structures Black dares to erect. A key attraction of the Nimzo-Larsen is that White can steer the game into either sharp play or elaborate strategic battles. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in examining the many different variations of the Nimzo-Larsen. Lakdawala studies the typical plans and tactics for both sides, offers repertoire options for White, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Nimzo-Larsen Attack.
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    SHOPWORN - The Nimzo-Larsen Attack - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: SWB0298EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

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    SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: SWB0333EM

    The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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    SHOPWORN - Play the Benko Gambit

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    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: SWB0067EM

    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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    SHOPWORN - Play 1... Nc6

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    SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4
    Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
    Catalog Code: SWB0075EM

    Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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    SHOPWORN - Play 1. b4

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    SHOPWORN - Opening Originals
    Strong Sidelines for Club Cats
    Catalog Code: SWB0079RE

    “Daniel Lowinger offers his readers a select menu of opening ideas from which you can pick and choose. Whether you are looking for new ideas to add to your repertoire in 1.e4, 1.d4 or 1.c4 openings; for White or for Black; sharp or quiet lines – this book has something for you!
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    SHOPWORN - Opening Originals

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    SHOPWORN - Bird's Opening - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0410EM

    Bird's Opening, 1 f4, is an ideal choice for freethinking chess players who prefer to rely on their general chess knowledge and intuition rather than having to memorize and keep up to date with mainline opening theory. Bird's Opening is essentially the Dutch Defence with an extra move. In this book, the author examines all the important variations of Bird's Opening, including the sharp From's Gambit. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1 f4.
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    SHOPWORN - Bird's Opening - Move By Move

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    SHOPWORN - 1... b6 - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0408EM

    1...b6 is a dynamic defense which allows Black to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory, where White players are unable to relax and rely on their ‘opening book’ knowledge. A major attraction of 1...b6 is that it can be employed against all of White’s mainline openings, including 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 Nf3 and 1 c4. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations after 1...b6. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1...b6.
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    SHOPWORN - 1... b6 - Move by Move

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 77 - Beating 1.d4 White Avoids Playing against the Dzindzi Indian Defense - PART 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0077RM

    This companion dvd to Dzindzi Indian Defense Roman and Rybka examines the consequences of White's attempts to avoid the sequence 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3! Transpositions to Benoni-like structures (the Dzindzi-Benoni!) Roman uses favorable lines & variations of the Kings Indian/Greenfield which your opponent could be down a tempo or miss play the opening and get an inferior position.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 77 - Beating 1.d4 White Avoids Playing against the Dzindzi Indian Defense - PART 2

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 76 - Beating 1.d4 with the Aggressive & Revised Dzindzi Indian Defense - PART 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0076RM

    Roman with the help of Rybka has revitalize a forgotten opening which he has made famous by winning countless games. The opening first appeared on Romans Forum series vol.32 which is still a good reference. Roman has made significant improves for this complete 2 part Opening Repetorire.This Opening is easy to learn and understand and is a great surprise weapon that your opponent will have trouble meeting.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 76 - Beating 1.d4 with the Aggressive & Revised Dzindzi Indian Defense - PART 1

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor
    Catalog Code: DVD0044RM

    On this instructional DVD Roman will teach you how to get an advantage in the opening against passive, and unsound openings by not trying to refute these inferior openings quickly but to play active, logical chess. Roman will show you by following the basic principles of chess you will be able to take advantage of your opponents anti-positional play giving you the winning edge.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 32 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0032RM

    GM Dzindzichashvili explains the stategic and tactical nuances of an original Black defensive system beginning with 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+!? 5.bxc3 f5 developed from the grandmaster's own tournament practice.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 32 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 2

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 28 - The Easy Way to Learn the King's Indian Attack
    Catalog Code: DVD0028RM

    On this DVD, Roman will teach you an easy and flexible opening for White. You will learn how to achieve a clear middlegame plan while avoiding complex variations and simplifications. White can either start with e4 or Nf3 followed by d3, g3, Bg2 and 0-0. Black cannot prevent you from playing your easy-to-learn setup. Roman will also cover and analyze 5 highly instructional games.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 28 - The Easy Way to Learn the King's Indian Attack

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 13 - Maximize Your Opening Success with Black for the Ambitious Tournament Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0013RM

    Roman recommends his own solid but ambitious lines to confront some of White's most solid and unsound openings. These lines will allow you get the most out of the opening and achieve a higher success rate.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 13 - Maximize Your Opening Success with Black for the Ambitious Tournament Player

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    POWER PLAY - Hedgehog - Daniel King - VOLUME 12
    Catalog Code: WIN0257CB

    The Hedgehog is not just an opening, it is a system. A system that can be used against 1.c4, against 1.e4 and also 1.d4
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    POWER PLAY - Hedgehog - Daniel King - VOLUME 12

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    Playing the Trompowsky
    An Attacking Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0086QT

    If like most chess players you have a limited amount of time that you can spend studying, but you still want to push for an advantage with White, then the Trompowsky is a great choice.  
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    Playing the Trompowsky

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    Play the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0333EM

    The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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    Play the Benko Gambit

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