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    Modern Sicilian - Properly Played
    Catalog Code: B0014SU

    The Sicilian Defense, which is suitable for players of all levels, has long been the most played opening against 1.e2-e4 and its popularity continues to grow. The reason is that sharp and complicated positions arise, which offer black excellent dynamic counter play.
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    Modern Sicilian - Properly Played

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    Winning with 1.d4!
    Catalog Code: B0012SU

    "Winning with 1.d4!" offers a complete repertoire for d4 players against all plausible responses. The recommendations were selected with the main goal of enabling the reader to leave out vast amounts of opening theory and to concentrate on a comprehensible number of lines that promise some initiative and active play and often even an opening advantage.
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    Winning with 1.d4!

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    Testbook of Attacking the King
    Catalog Code: B0013SU

    The author presents a collection of 120 instructive positions, each of which with mostly three proposed solutions, followed by the detailed discussion of both the correct and the incorrect solutions in the second part. The selected examples stem from tournament practice, with a few exceptions, which are part of theoretical lines. The reader mainly has to look for tactical solutions, although positional-strategic aspects also occur.
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    Testbook of Attacking the King

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    Openings - The King's Indian Defense
    Catalog Code: B0011SU

    What does a chess player need who is familiar with the rules, but often gets into trouble right away in the opening? This question was the starting point for the authors before they began to compile their material. The result is a book that gives explanations to help the reader understand the King's Indian Defense – and instructions to show him how to use it.
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    Openings - The King's Indian Defense

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    Learning from the Mistakes of Others
    Catalog Code: B0009SU

    In order to avoid this overburdening, almost all games in this book have been played by representatives of the target group. Accordingly, readers will feel 'at home', so to speak, because they are familiar with how players of that skill level react in certain critical positions, and how the advantage often shifts from one side to the other due to typical mistakes. And learning from the mistakes of others is more pleasant in the sense that it is painless!
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    Learning from the Mistakes of Others

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    Testbook of Opening Traps
    Catalog Code: B0008SU

    In this book, which is aimed at advanced amateurs and club players of a lower or medium level, the author (FIDE Master Gerd Treppner; 1956 – 2009) has compiled 120 instructive test tasks.
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    Testbook of Opening Traps

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    Openings Semi-Open Games
    Catalog Code: B0007SU

    The ideas and plans behind each line are explained in detail to ensure that the reader understands them properly instead of just playing moves that he has learned by heart. Even the sense and purpose of single moves are ex- plained, if they are not quite obvious.
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    Openings Semi-Open Games

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    The Reti Opening - Properly Played
    Catalog Code: B0001SU

    The 'Reti Opening' 1.Ng1-f3 d7-d5 2.c2-c4 is quiet and solid and usually leads to the middle game without greater tactical complications. Therefore, the arising positions require more positional understanding than tactical skills. The book is primarily intended for amateurs looking to expand their opening repertoire with a solid, yet easy-to-learn opening.
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    The Reti Opening - Properly Played

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    Openings - The Sicilian Defense
    Read - Understand - Play
    Catalog Code: B0006SU

    What does a chess player need who is familiar with the rules, but often gets into trouble right away in the opening? This question has resulted in this book, which gives explanations to help the reader understand the Sicilian Defense and instructions to show him how to use it. And no matter if he is little or even completely unfamiliar with opening theory, this book gives him easy access to this difficult and comprehensive field.
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    Openings - The Sicilian Defense

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    World Chess Championship 2018
    Fabiano Caruana vs. Magnus Carlsen
    Catalog Code: B0010SU

    In this book all the games are analyzed in detail and commented in an entertaining and understandable way. In addition, it also offers a close look at the framework conditions and the events that led to the finale.
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    World Chess Championship 2018

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    Openings - Open Games
    Read - Understand - Play
    Catalog Code: B0005SU

    What does a chess player need who is familiar with the rules, but often gets into trouble right away in the opening? This question was the starting point for the authors before they began to compile their material. The result is a book (the first of a small series) that gives explanations to help the reader understand the openings that arise after the initial moves 1.e4 e5 (e.g. such renowned and important openings as the 'Ruy Lopez', the 'Four Knights Game' or the 'King's Gambit') – and instructions to show him how to use them.
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    Openings - Open Games

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    The King's Indian Attack - Properly Played
    Catalog Code: B0004SU

    Any player who prefers to rely on main lines will be well acquainted with the problem of the sheer masses of opening theory. And as they do not stop growing, there's always the risk that sooner or later they will grow over one's head. Therefore, the wish for a simpler approach is understandable. The wish for an opening that does not necessarily aim for the earliest possible advantage. The wish for general conditions which ensure that the beginning of the game can be carried out without great risks and that the actual combat action begins in the middle game. And, indeed, such an opening does exist - the so-called 'King's Indian Attack'.
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    The King's Indian Attack - Properly Played

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    The French Defense - Properly Played
    Catalog Code: B0003SU

    The French Defense (1.e4 e6) caught the attention of the chess world in the first half of the 19th century, and has developed to be one of the most important and popular openings. The author of this book, the German Grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann, is a world-renowned expert who has tested this opening and enriched its theory over his entire career. 76 selected games (mostly his own) document the considerable success he has achieved with his favorite opening, often against the strongest opponents.
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    The French Defense - Properly Played

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    The London System - Properly Played
    Catalog Code: B0002SU

    When the author’s first book about the London System was published a decade ago, this opening was almost exclusively played among amateurs. Since then, such players as Kramnik, Grischuk, Kamsky and World Champion Carlsen have started using it and achieving significant success! While the London System has stepped out of the shadows, this increase in publicity has had no impact on its overall reliability because its core advantages remain. This book features the latest in London System opening theory and is a must for any player looking to improve their opening play!
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    The London System - Properly Played

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    CLEARANCE - The 1997 Doeberl Cup
    Catalog Code: CB0269RB

    This book is a permanent record of the 1997 Doeberl Cup. It contains over 150 games, many with annotations from Australia's leading players.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: CB0485RB

    In this second book, Michael describes the strategic aspects of chess by reference to games played by young (and some not so young) Australians at home and abroad. It is essential reading for everyone interested in the development of Australian chess.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Strategy

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    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics
    Catalog Code: CB0481RB

    In this book Michael introduces the common form of tactics seen in chess and provides examples by reference to games played by young Australians at home and abroad. It is essential reading for everyone interested in the development of Australian chess.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Tactics

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    CLEARANCE - Veresov Opening
    Catalog Code: CB0152RB

    It is also often reached by transposition, for example 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 (the most common move order), 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nc3, or 1.Nc3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.Bg5. The opening was named after the German International Master Kurt Richter and later the Soviet master Gavriil Veresov, who played it frequently for over a quarter of a century. Along with the Trompowsky Attack, Colle System, London System, and Torre Attack, the Richter–Veresov Attack is one of the more common branches of the Queen's Pawn Game. The more popular Ruy Lopez opening looks like a Richter–Veresov Attack mirrored on the queenside, but the dynamics of play are quite different.
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