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  1. CLEARANCE - The Catalan

    CLEARANCE - The Catalan

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    The Catalan Opening is currently in the repertoire of most all of the world's elite players. It has even been played at the World Championship level many times! This is largely because it combines strategic pressure with possibilities for a very sharp, complicated tactical struggle. This is perfect for those who insist on decisive chess. However, there are also some quieter, more solid lines. The Catalan combines the Queen's Gambit pawn duo(d4 and c4) with the hypermodern fianchettoed KB as with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. From g2, the KB strikes through the center squares e4 and d5 and beyond to c6, b7, and a8, applying pressure to Black's Queenside. Another important advantage of the Catalan is that it can be used to side step popular Black defenses such as the Nimzo-Indian and Queen's-Indian. It can also be reached by transpositions from many different move orders. This is very good against strong opposition! Learn More
  2. CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. d4

    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. d4

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  3. CLEARANCE - An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

    CLEARANCE - An Unbeatable White Repertoire after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3

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    'In this book, we shall provide the student with an unbeatable system for the white pieces after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3. We teach you how to play against the Hungarian Defense, the Philidor Defense, the Latvian Gambit, and the Petroff Defenses. This gets us to the main lines, the Three Knights and Four Knights Game with the Belgrade Gambit included(the 1st time GM Evans ever recommended a gambit!). These 'hold the draw in hand and go for the win' openings have been researched like never before. There is more dynamic play, for those that know them, than ever realized. Here is something to build on if later in your career you want to head for the Giuoco Piano or Ruy Lopez.'' - Ken Smith. Learn More
  4. CLEARANCE - Henning Schara Gambit

    CLEARANCE - Henning Schara Gambit

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  5. CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

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    Wanted: Opening system needed to combat the most popular defense to 1.e4. Must be sound, flexible, and aggressive. Experience against all Black formations essential. GM's Short and Nunn came forward in the late 1980's and early 1990's to give us one catch-all system. First it was proven successful against one Black setup, and then against another and another. Its successes were registered at the highest levels. Fischer played it against Spassky in the 1992 return match! Still the most popular system against the Najdorf today. Learn More
  6. CLEARANCE - Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

    CLEARANCE - Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

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  7. CLEARANCE - The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

    CLEARANCE - The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

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  8. CLEARANCE - Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4

    CLEARANCE - Play the Nimzo-Bogo Indians - Winning Against 1. d4

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  9. CLEARANCE - The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

    CLEARANCE - The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

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    In the past many masters have tried to solve Black's problem of developing the Queen's Bishop after blocking it in by 2..e6(1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6). But there is another school that thinks Black should solve the Bishop problem first, with 2..Bf5. A number of them from the Baltic nations were GM Mikenas and GM Keres. The modern generation is lead by GM's Bagirov, Shirov, and Rausis. We believe books have overlooked 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 or 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 or 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5. Learn More
  10. CLEARANCE - French Defense for Black

    CLEARANCE - French Defense for Black

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    Grefe and Silman give many variations and analysis from the Black perspective to show why the French Defense is one of Black's best replies vs. 1.e4. Learn More
  11. CLEARANCE - Dynamic White Openings

    CLEARANCE - Dynamic White Openings

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    It's time to change your White opening or at least have a second one to diversify your opening system. No longer are the openings in the book called ''Irregular'' because GM's and IM's are playing them. Covered are the dynamic 1.b4!, the aggressive Grob's Attack 1.g4!, the surprisingly excellent Queen's Knight Attack 1.Nc3!, slow stuff 1.e3 and 1.d3 and 1.a3, & the disreputable 1.h4 & other white first moves. Learn More
  12. CLEARANCE - King's Indian Defense: Yugoslav Variation 6 ...c5

    CLEARANCE - King's Indian Defense: Yugoslav Variation 6 ...c5

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    There is no reason that the variation 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 c5 fell out of fashion. Soltis proves this by giving you excellent analysis and strategy in this variation. He brings back a 1950's variation to surprise your opponents. This system has a bit of a Benoni feel to it by attacking white's center with 6..c5 instead of 6..e5. This should be called the Gligoric system since it was the veteran GM Svetozar Gligoric who first demonstrated Black's resources most successfully. This system is a dangerous surprise weapon in the King's Indian that can be employed at all levels. Learn More
  13. CLEARANCE - The Goring Gambit Accepted and Declined

    CLEARANCE - The Goring Gambit Accepted and Declined

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    The Goring Gambit is one of White's most dynamic choices after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6. With 3.d4! White immediately challenges Black's ''pawn anchor'' on e5 while prying open lines for rapid, aggressive development. After 3..exd4 White can, of course, opt for the Scotch Game with 3.Nxd4 - which is quite sound for White - but we recommend that you choose the gambit with 4.c3, daring Black to grab a pawn with 4..dxc3. If Black accepts, white will get a lead in development and many opportunities for a prolonged initiative. There is a line that modern theory favors black, but we show you how to avoid it. If your opponent is too scared to accept the gambit with 4..dxc3, then there are declining moves with 4..Nf6, 4..d5, and 4..d3. Against all these more sedate lines we will show how to keep Black under pressure. A number of top players have adopted the Goring gambit over time; among them are GM's Tal, Stein, Gufeld, Velimirovic, and Ljubojevic. FM Ken Smith, one of the authors, has been playing middle gambits(Danish, Goring, BDG, & Smith-Morra) all his 47-year chess career. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. CLEARANCE - Winning Against Flank Openings

    CLEARANCE - Winning Against Flank Openings

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  16. CLEARANCE - The Veresov Attack

    CLEARANCE - The Veresov Attack

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    The Veresov Attack is a vigorous opening system which offers a wealth of interesting strategic and tactical chances for white. It is interesting to note that it sort of resembles a sort of ''Queenside Ruy Lopez''. This often leads to rapid queenside castling with sharpened play. Alternately, white can simply continue to develop his kingside pieces followed by kingside castling. This ''dual castling'' motif of the Veresov can keep black guessing as to white's true intentions. Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. e4

    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. e4

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    A complete opening system with White playing 1.e4. The author tells you what to play against each possible Black defense. His recommendations are not carved in stone so you can keep what you like and change the ones that do not appeal to you. If you play the ''peak-a-boo'' opening, you will want to change to the dynamic 1.e4! Start winning games! Learn More
  18. CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits

    CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits

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    GM Soltis: ''If white gets to attack in the Sicilian Defense anyway, why should he offer a pawn or two for the privilege? The answer is that black gets to counterplay in the Sicilian and his counterplay is usually as good as white's. That, in fact, is what makes the Sicilian popular. There are plenty of familiar Sicilian gambits(like the Smith Morra and Wing, which this book doesn't even cover). But in the last few years, a number of new ideas arising out of positional variations, have been discovered and found to pack a wallop for white''. Here are six new white gambits against the Sicilian that the reader will have to attempt to destroy black! Learn More
  19. CLEARANCE - The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf

    CLEARANCE - The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf

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  20. CLEARANCE - The Noteboom Variation

    CLEARANCE - The Noteboom Variation

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    The Noteboom Variation Learn More
  21. CLEARANCE - How to Play Against the Staunton Gambit

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  22. CLEARANCE - Inside Chess Opening Novelties: KID Bayonet Attack

    CLEARANCE - Inside Chess Opening Novelties: KID Bayonet Attack

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    White attacks the Queenside with 9.b4 in the Classical Variation of the King's Indian Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7. The Introduction explains what is happening, then each of ten chapters has a short comment on theory. There is a total of 200 games with the main ones having notes. Learn More
  23. CLEARANCE - Four Gambits to Beat the French

    CLEARANCE - Four Gambits to Beat the French

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  24. CLEARANCE - Winning with the Reti Opening

    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Reti Opening

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    Smith & Hall: ''Nowadays the Reti(1.Nf3 d5 2.c4) is a staple opening of many strong GM's in top tournament play. There is a steady stream of theoretical discoveries for both White and Black. In this book we analyze in depth the main lines of play in this opening. Often we give several good choices for white - just in case Black finds a ''new move'' in a main line setting. By thorough study of this book you will be well armed to outmaneuver your opponent with White, in the complex and fascinating pathways of the hypermodern Reti.'' Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - The Trompowsky Attack

    CLEARANCE - The Trompowsky Attack

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    One of the most dynamic and attacking of all chess openings, the search for new ideas in the Trompowsky has gone beyond the rare and bizarre into the realm of the unorthodox and even bizarre. Somewhere in between lies a widely misunderstood and often mishandled device known as the Trompowsky Attack. Still a relatively young and evolving opening, this really took off in the 1980's and early 90's. This dynamic, attacking system has become a staple in the repertoires of many GM's. Of particular note, England's Julian Hodgson is often credited as the leading innovator of new, fresh Trompowsky ideas Learn More
  26. CLEARANCE - Winning with the Giuoco Piano and the Max Lange Attack

    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Giuoco Piano and the Max Lange Attack

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    here are 30 important theoretical revisions in this 2nd edition. Nine chapters cover 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4. Learn both a positional and a dynamic attacking weapon to shatter your opponents' King's pawn defenses. Learn More
  27. CLEARANCE - A Road to the Master Title

    CLEARANCE - A Road to the Master Title

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    A Road to the Master Title Learn More
  28. CLEARANCE - Dynamic Black Defense

    CLEARANCE - Dynamic Black Defense

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    Dynamic Black Defense Learn More
  29. CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defense in the Last Decade

    CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defense in the Last Decade

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    The book consists of 250 novelties culled from the decade spanning 1986-1995 from Sicilian tournament practice. The novelties will help the reader's analytical skill and tournament preparation. The games are vastly entertaining and instructive miniatures. It will be a useful tool for building an opening repertoire and sharpening the readers' tactics. The games were chosen for their sparkling quality and emphasis on tactics as well as their theoretical importance and constitute a manual of typical tactics in the Sicilian. Dr. Minev, an internationally known opening theoretician, also shows the reader how to do the original work necessary to build a successful modern opening repertoire. A must for those who love sharp tactical chess. Learn More
  30. CLEARANCE - Philidor Defense - A Re-Appraisal

    CLEARANCE - Philidor Defense - A Re-Appraisal

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    This edition is a good guide to show the players the ideas in one of the most classic, solid openings against the Classic White's King's pawn setup. All the important variations are covered in Harding's classic style. Learn More
  31. CLEARANCE - Winning with the Benko Gambit

    CLEARANCE - Winning with the Benko Gambit

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    Smith & Hall: ''The Benko Gambit is a rare sort of opening: Black offers a pawn on the third move to snatch the initiative from White. The psychological effect is instantaneous. White, who thought he would control the opening with the initial tempo is immediately faced with vexing decisions. 'Do I take the pawn and try to keep it?'(Accepted); 'Do I take it for a little white but offer to return it later?' (Semi-Accepted); 'Or do I avoid the gambit altogether?' (Declined). 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5!. In any event we show that whichever course white adopts, black will obtain fluid counter-play. If white commits inaccuracies(even relatively slight ones), Black can quickly seize the initiative. By first studying our familiarization section the student new to the Benko will be given a good overview of all the main variations in the Benko Gambit. Next we present a thorough and up-to-date survey of all the major variations to show how Black can steer play into dynamic counter-play-oriented positions, which will provide exciting games and good practical winning chances. Bash 'em with the Benko!'' Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation

    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation

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    The title is to make it strong and clear it is written from the White side. You do not have to wade through page after page, suggestion after suggestion, to find the best White continuations. The analysis will show you how to get an advantage with White by getting you through the opening against all Black variations. White plays 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 followed by 3.Ne2, with the flexible option to break through with d4 if desired. Learn More
  33. CLEARANCE - Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian

    CLEARANCE - Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian

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    The Nimzo-Indian is an extremely popular and reliable defence, upon which most world champions have relied at some point in their careers. Black controls the vital e4-square with his pieces, and retains total flexibility with his central pawns. By playing 4. f3, White challenges Black's idea head-on. Either Black grants White control of e4, or else he must commit his pawn to d5, whereupon White can begin concrete action in the center. Learn More
  34. CLEARANCE - Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

    CLEARANCE - Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

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    Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4 Learn More
  35. CLEARANCE - The Lisitsin Gambit

    CLEARANCE - The Lisitsin Gambit

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    The Lisitsin Gambit is a bold, even savage attack against the Dutch. It in no way refutes the Dutch, but it places black on a tight rope, a rope the unwary may easily slip off to their doom on. Further the gambit is much easier to learn than the rest of the lines white may play against the Dutch.'' - US National Master Stephen Gordon. The Lisitsin Gambit, as well illustrated here, is a very good choice for the attacking player! Learn More
  36. CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. c4

    CLEARANCE - Winning with 1. c4

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