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  1. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9

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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
  2. Beating 1. e4 e5

    Beating 1. e4 e5

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    Grandmaster John Emms presents a repertoire for White after 1 e4 e5, based on the Italian Game and the Bishop's Opening. The lines he recommends are built upon a sound yet aggressive system of development which can be deployed against virtually every Black defence. Learn More
  3. CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 5

    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 5

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    Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. The popular series Tactics in the Chess Opening teaches how to recognize opportunities to attack early in the game. You will also learn how to avoid standard pitfalls in the opening. Learn More
  4. The French - Tarrasch Variation

    The French - Tarrasch Variation

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    This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. CLEARANCE - Four Knights

    CLEARANCE - Four Knights

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    The Four Knights has the distinction of being one of the oldest openings in the history of chess. In a king's pawn opening, both players bring out their knights before contemplating further development. Despite its deceptively peaceful appearance, the Four Knights can lead to wild gambit play as well as calmer positional waters, while adherents include the renowned tactician from Latvia, Alexei Shirov. Learn More
  7. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 11

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 11

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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
  8. The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

    The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

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    Grandmaster Bogdan Lilac provides a complete repertoire with the aggressive Grunfeld Defense, based around complete illustrative games. The Grunfeld has been a favorite of World Champions Fischer and Kasparov, and its young contemporary adherents include Vishwanathan Anand and Peter Leko. Learn More
  9. Understanding the Spanish

    Understanding the Spanish

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    Understanding an opening is more important the knowing a mass of variations. For no opening is this more true than for the Spanish. The most famous of chess openings leads to a deep strategic maneuvering battle. Experienced GM's seem almost clairvoyant when handling the positions. It is not a sixth sense, but a knowledge of the typical maneuvers and themes that enable them to have their pieces where they need them, when they need them. This book provides a complete course in helping the reader to understand those themes. Learn More
  10. CLEARANCE - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

    CLEARANCE - Fighting The Ruy Lopez

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    The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack. Learn More
  11. Sicilian ...e6 and ...d6 Systems

    Sicilian ...e6 and ...d6 Systems

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    The variations of the Sicilian in which Black sets up a pawn centre with ...e6 and ...d6 have been popularized by such fighting players as Kasparov and Andersson. The play can become extremely sharp and many lines have been analyzed to move 20. This comprehensive work provides everything the modern tournament player needs to know about the Scheveningen and only a Grandmaster of the calibre of Kasparov can provide the strategy explanation necessary for an opening of this complexity. Learn More
  12. Beating Unusual Chess Openings

    Beating Unusual Chess Openings

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    Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed up with struggling against all opening moves other than White's main two: 1 e4 and 1 d4. From the respectable (English Opening, Reti and King's Indian Attack) through to the off-beat (Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Bird's Opening) and the totally bizarre (Orangutan, Grob); everything Black needs to know about facing unusual openings is covered within these pages. Learn More
  13. The Fianchetto King's Indian

    The Fianchetto King's Indian

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    This is White's fianchetto against the King's Indian Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3. An ideal choice for those who want to deny King's Indian players their usual attacking plans. White's harmonious scheme of development, envisaging strong pressure against Black's queenside, has appealed to many of the all-time greats - Alekhine, Botvinnik, Karpov, and Kasparov. Learn More
  14. The Sveshnikov Sicilian

    The Sveshnikov Sicilian

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    The Sveshnikov Sicilian is arguably the most dynamic line in the whole of the Sicilian Defence. Black takes on certain structural weaknesses but gains active piece play as compensation, which is very much in keeping with the modern style of play. Black is not content to equalize but from the very startsets out to wrest the advantage from his opponent's hands. Learn More
  15. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 7

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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. CLEARANCE - The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

    CLEARANCE - The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

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    Ever since Nimzowitsch introduced his flexible, dynamic defence to the queen's pawn, debate has raged over White's best reply. Many variations have been in and out of fashion, but one line in particular has proved an enduring weapon - the sound and solid 4 e3 line, known as the Rubinstein Variation. The 4 e3 Nimzo is extraordinarily rich in strategy. All manner of different central pawn-structures can arise, such as the blocked centre characteristic of the Hübner Variation and a variety of IQP positions. Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 14

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 14

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    Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. Learn More
  18. Caro-Kann Advance

    Caro-Kann Advance

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    The Advance variation of the Caro-Kann (1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5) is a highly aggressive method of countering one of Black's most solid defenses. White immediately seizes ground in the center and lays the basis of a middlegame attack. Over the past few years Alexei Shirov, Nigel Short, Veselin Topalov and Gata Kamsky have made major contribution to update the theory of this variation and their example has inspired thousands of club and tournament players to adopt it into their own repertoires. In this book, International Master Byron Jacobs explains the strategy and tactics of this highly fashionable variation. Through the use of model games for both sides, the author provides a thorough grounding in the key ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently start to use the Advance Caro-Kann in their own games. Learn More
  19. CLEARANCE - A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

    CLEARANCE - A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

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    This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian systems. Learn More
  20. Play The Ponziani

    Play The Ponziani

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    The Ponziani Opening enjoys a long history, but for some unknown reason it has been neglected in recent times. Don't be fooled by its apparently harmless reputation: the Ponziani is full of tricks and catches many unsuspecting opponents by surprise. It's also a perfect weapon for those who don't fancy learning the masses of theory associated with more high-profile openings like the Ruy Lopez. Learn More
  21. CLEARANCE - Sicilian Attacks

    CLEARANCE - Sicilian Attacks

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    Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations. Learn More
  22. CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 6

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    This book covers all the tactical themes and typical traps in the main lines of the English, the Dutch and the Reti, as well as a couple of interesting gambits. They are explained in more than 200 carefully selected and annotated short games. Learn More
  23. CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3

    CLEARANCE - Tactics in the Chess Opening - VOLUME 3

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    For casual players and club players. Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. Learn More
  24. The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

    The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

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    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. Learn More
  25. The New Classical King's Indian

    The New Classical King's Indian

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    This book focuses on the King's Indian variations that have undergone the most dramatic change in the 1990's: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0. The system with ..Na6 receives full coverage, together with the traditional main lines of 7..Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 followed by Ne1 or Nd2. Learn More
  26. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 8

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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
  27. Italian Game and Evan's Gambit

    Italian Game and Evan's Gambit

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    The Italian Game (sometimes referred to as the Giuoco Piano) is one of the oldest openings around, and also one of the first lines a player learns when he or she is introduced to chess. It leads to play that is easy to understand: both sides develop their pieces logically and begin attacks on the opposing kings. The Italian Game gives both White and Black the opportunity to play either aggressively and in gambit fashion, or in a restrained and positional manner. One of White's most exciting and attacking options is the legendary Evans Gambit, which has been brought back into the limelight in this modern era by such uncompromising players as World Champion Garry Kasparov, Alexander Morozevich,and England's Nigel Short. Learn More
  28. CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10

    CLEARANCE - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10

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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
  29. CLEARANCE - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

    CLEARANCE - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

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    In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why. Learn More
  30. Dynamic Chess Openings

    Dynamic Chess Openings

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    Understanding opening ideas is far m ore important than memorizing long variations, especially for the player who has little time or inclination for the study of opening theory. In this book the author has selected a number of sound but aggressive systems which he himself has used in Grandmaster play. By using annotated games to explain the strategic features of each variation, he also gives the reader a feel for the middle game positions which arise. Learn More
  31. CLEARANCE - Steamrolling the Sicilian

    CLEARANCE - Steamrolling the Sicilian

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    Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players: Learn More
  32. SHOPWORN - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9

    SHOPWORN - Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9

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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
  33. CLEARANCE - Pocket Opening Instructor

    CLEARANCE - Pocket Opening Instructor

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    is an interactive tutorial for Pocket PC for intermediate players. This is a perfect opening manual. Learn More
  34. 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
  35. CLEARANCE - Ruy Lopez Revisited

    CLEARANCE - Ruy Lopez Revisited

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    The Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Opening) is one of the oldest and most important chess openings, popular with amateurs as well as professional players. Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov presents bold, but very playable, off-beat weapons for Black, as well as dynamic new ideas and refutations in many main-line variations, for both Black and White. An accessible and inspirational book book by world-famous Ivan Sokolov who, in his rich career, has beaten world champions Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand. Much useful material for aspiring club players, said British Chess Magazine about Sokolov's previous book - 'Winning 132,'. Learn More
  36. SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - The Killer Sicilian

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    In this book, opening expert Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation. The Kalashnikov is an ideal choice for those looking to take up the Sicilian. Learn More

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