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    PRE-ORDER - Playing the Stonewall Dutch - PAPERBACK
    A Bold Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0171QT

    Many players believe the Stonewall to be a substandard opening, naively assuming that the e5-outpost and bad light-squared bishop must give White the advantage. GM Nikola Sedlak disagrees, and in Playing the Stonewall Dutch he shares the insights that have helped him to rack up a healthy plus score from Black’s side. In addition to providing a complete repertoire in the main lines of the Stonewall, this book also offers useful guidance on dealing with Anti-Dutch variations and various move-order subtleties.
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    PRE-ORDER - Think Like A Machine - HARDCOVER
    Catalog Code: B0172QT

    In positions taken almost exclusively from modern tournament play, the authors present jaw-dropping continuations which humans struggle to find, not due to lower human computing power, due to conceptual and perceptual limitations. In this book these “crazy” moves are analysed and categorized. If you want to expand your chess imagination, understanding and intuition, Think Like a Machine is the book is for you.
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    PRE-ORDER - Playing the Petroff - PAPERBACK
    A Bulletproof Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0170QT

    Playing the Petroff offers an ideal solution for practical players. GM Swapnil Dhopade presents a compact yet bulletproof repertoire for Black, drawing on the games of leading Petroff specialists such as Gelfand, Caruana and Kramnik. This book also provides guidance on how to deal with 1.e4 e5 games where White avoids 2.Nf3, with particular focus on ‘Anti-Petroff ’ lines such as 2.Bc4.
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    Playing the Grunfeld - PAPERBACK
    A Combative Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0169QT

    The Grünfeld Defence is well known to be one of Black’s best and most challenging responses to 1.d4, and has long been a favourite choice of elite players including Kasparov, Svidler, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave and many more. As with many openings, however, it can be difficult to navigate the ever-expanding jungle of games and theory.
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    Playing the Grunfeld - PAPERBACK

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    Soviet Outcast - PAPERBACK
    The Life and Games of Grigory Levenfish
    Catalog Code: B0166QT

    Soviet Outcast comprises Levenfish’s annotations to 79 of his finest games, translated from his Russian autobiography, plus extensive bonus material including several games compiled from other sources, mostly with annotations by Levenfish himself, as well as a 30-page Afterword by GM Jacob Aagaard.
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    Soviet Outcast - PAPERBACK

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    Advanced Chess Tactics
    2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: B0164QT

    This new edition benefits from various analytical tweaks, plus an entirely new chapter dedicated to attacking in the French Defence, an opening which the author knows better than almost anyone, having played it for most of his career. Readers are sure to find this an invaluable addition to the original chapters, which remain usefully categorized by opening or common pawn structure.
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    Advanced Chess Tactics

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    Playing the Najdorf - A Practical Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0163QT

    The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black’s best and most combative responses to 1.e4. The Najdorf was championed by Fischer and Kasparov during their respective periods of dominance over the world chess scene, and has been used extensively by many other World Champions and elite GMs, including Anand, Gelfand, Topalov and Vachier-Lagrave to name but a few.
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    Playing the Najdorf - A Practical Repertoire

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    The Anand Files
    The World Championship Story 2008-2012
    Catalog Code: B0161QT

    The Anand Files offers a detailed insight into the strategies Viswanathan Anand used to win three World Championship matches in a row. It takes the reader behind the scenes to show the inner workings of Team Anand, including pre-game planning and preparing opening novelties, some of which have yet to be used.
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    The Anand Files

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    Small Steps 2 Success - PAPERBACK
    Mastering Passed Pawn Play
    Catalog Code: B0167QT

    Pawn play is a fundamental aspect of chess strategy, yet often neglected in chess literature. In this, his second book on pawn play, Super-GM Sam Shankland sheds light on the vital topic of Passed Pawns.
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    Small Steps 2 Success
    Mastering Passed Pawn Play
    Catalog Code: B0160QT

    Pawn play is a fundamental aspect of chess strategy, yet often neglected in chess literature. In this, his second book on pawn play, Super-GM Sam Shankland sheds light on the vital topic of Passed Pawns.
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    The Anand Files - PAPERBACK
    The World Championship Story 2008-2012
    Catalog Code: B0168QT

    The Anand Files offers a detailed insight into the strategies Viswanathan Anand used to win three World Championship matches in a row. It takes the reader behind the scenes to show the inner workings of Team Anand, including pre-game planning and preparing opening novelties, some of which have yet to be used.
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    Opening Simulator - King's Indian Defence
    Catalog Code: B0158QT

    Opening Simulator is a new and innovative approach to studying the opening, based on the Deliberate Practice concept. Rather than presenting moves and variations, the authors offer a 'read, solve and play' approach which is designed to replicate a real game more closely than other opening books. First, a thorough Introduction discusses the main variations, pawn structures and themes. Then, after working through the 400 carefully chosen exercises, the reader will benefit from enhanced tactical and problem-solving ability.
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    The Sicilian Taimanov
    Catalog Code: B0157QT

    The Sicilian Taimanov arises after the opening moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6, and is an ideal weapon for Black in the modern era. It is theoretically sound, and strikes a perfect balance between solidity and dynamic counterattacking potential, which makes it a popular choice among club players and top grandmasters alike.
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    The Sicilian Taimanov

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    Chess Evolution 2
    Beyond the Basics - Revised Edition
    Catalog Code: B0159QT

    The course is structured in three series with three levels. The Fundamentals level is the easiest one, Beyond the Basics is more challenging, and Mastery is quite difficult, even for stronger players. The various topics – Tactics, Strategy, Positional Play, Endgames, Calculating Variations, and Openings are spread evenly across the nine volumes, giving readers the chance to improve every area as they work through the books.
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    The Nemesis - Paperback Edition
    Geller's Greatest Games
    Catalog Code: B0165QT

    Geller never became World Champion but he won everything else – two Soviet titles, seven Olympiad team gold medals and three Olympiad golds for individual performance are just a few of his accomplishments. Geller crowned his long career by becoming World Senior Champion in 1992. Geller was also noted for his ability to share his wisdom – he coached World Champions Boris Spassky and Anatoly Karpov. In The Nemesis, Geller annotates over 130 of his greatest games with wit and insight.
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    The Nemesis - Paperback Edition

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    The Science of Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0155QT

    In The Science of Strategy, Alexander Kotov takes a methodical approach to this mysterious subject, breaking it down into clear themes. He starts with the crucial role of the pawn in chess, before systematically discussing a series of key strategic elements to complete the overall picture.
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    Grandmaster Opening Preparation
    Catalog Code: B0156QT

    Grandmaster Opening Preparation addresses such questions as how to balance computer preparation with human considerations, along with a wealth of practical advice on how to go about building the opening repertoire which is right for you.
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    Grandmaster Opening Preparation

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    Grandmaster Repertoire 2B - 1. d4 Dynamic Systems
    Catalog Code: B0154QT

    Volume 2B completes the series by providing cutting-edge antidotes to tricky defenses such as the Dutch, various Benoni set-ups, Benko and Budapest Gambits, and anything else not covered in volumes 1A, 1B & 2A. With innumerable updates and improvements to the author's previous work, this book is essential reading for any ambitious 1.d4 player.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire 2B - 1. d4 Dynamic Systems

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    The Queen's Indian Defence
    Catalog Code: B0151QT

    In this companion volume to the author's highly-regarded The Nimzo-Indian Defence, the starting point is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6. The main focus is on 3.Nf3 b6 while Roiz also covers 3.g3 (Catalan) and miscellaneous options.
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    The Queen's Indian Defence

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    Practical Chess Beauty
    Catalog Code: B0153QT

    Solving studies is well established as an effective method of chess improvement. In Practical Chess Beauty one of the world's greatest study composers, Yochanan Afek, shares his finest creations.
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    Practical Chess Beauty

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    Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius
    Catalog Code: B0152QT

    This book tells the remarkable story of Kramnik's top-level clashes, while providing an exciting view behind the scenes of the chess world. Added to this are Kramnik's own comments on some of his most memorable games, as well as numerous color photographs.
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    Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius

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    The Woodpecker Method
    Catalog Code: B0150QT

    This book contains everything you need to carry out your own Woodpecker training. Smith and Tikkanen explain how to get the maximum benefit from the method, before presenting over 1100 puzzles and solutions, all of whicj have been checked and double-checked for accuracy and stability.
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    The Woodpecker Method

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    PAPERBACK - Small Steps to Giant Improvement
    Master Pawn Play in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0148QT

    Double Olympiad gold medalist Sam Shankland has gone the other way – breaking down the principles of Pawn Play to basic, easily understandable guidelines every chess player should know.
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    Under the Surface
    Catalog Code: B0149QT

    This book invites you beneath the surface, where you can learn to navigate the depths of chess. Jan Markos shows how a strong player perceives chess, which features of a position he focuses on, and how he thinks at the board.
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    Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian Main Lines
    Catalog Code: B0146QT

    In this, the last of three volumes on 1.e4, GM John Shaw completes his state-of-the-art chess opening repertoire for White by tackling the biggest challenge of all: the main lines of the Sicilian Defense. Just like the other two books in the series, this book is based upon a foundation of tried and tested main lines, boosted by a number of innovative suggestions that will cause no end of trouble to your opponents.
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    Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian Main Lines

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    Playing 1.e4 - French Defence and Sicilian Sidelines
    Catalog Code: B0147QT

    Developing an effective chess opening repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity. In this, the second of three volumes, GM John Shaw turns the analytical spotlight on the French Defense, advocating his own favorite weapon for White, the Tarrasch Variation.
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    Playing 1.e4 - French Defence and Sicilian Sidelines

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    Grandmaster Preparation - Thinking Inside the Box - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0144QT

    In "Thinking Inside the Box", Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board? Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. d4 - King's Indian and Grunfeld - 2A
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0143QT

    When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire books in 2008 and 2010, they caused a sensation. Volume 2A is the third out of four brand new volumes in which Avrukh revamps, expands and generally improves upon his previous work in every way possible. This chess book provides a world-class repertoire against the Grünfeld and King's Indian, two of Black's most popular and dynamic defenses.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. d4 - King's Indian and Grunfeld - 2A

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Pirc Defense
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0141QT

    The Pirc chess opening is more of a counterattack than a defense: Black allows his opponent to occupy the center and provokes a confrontation, trusting in the power of the g7-bishop and the dynamic potential in his position. It is the perfect weapon for players who seek a complex strategic fight with the black pieces.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Pirc Defense

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    Sharp Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0140QT

    Endgames often give rise to the most difficult and pivotal moments of a chess game. In Sharp Endgames, International Master Esben Lund tackles this crucial topic in a unique and innovative way, focusing on the 16 Parameters involved in this type of decision-making. It contains more than a hundred carefully chosen exercises, with solutions linked to the 16 Parameters.
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    Playing 1. d4 d5 - A Classic Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0136QT

    In Playing 1.d4 d5 – A Classical Repertoire, Nikolaos Ntirlis provides a top-class repertoire for Black after 1.d4 d5 with the Queen's Gambit Declined. This is truly the Rolls Royce of chess openings, having been played with both colors by most World Champions and world-class players for more than a century. As a lover of chess history, Ntirlis has distilled the best ideas from the games of legendary players such as Rubinstein, Capablanca and Alekhine, and updated them using the latest analytical tools that modern technology has to offer.
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    Playing 1. d4 d5 - A Classic Repertoire

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    Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3
    1972-1992 - The Invincible
    Catalog Code: B0135QT

    This book covers the final two decades of Tal's life and games, from 1972 until his death in 1992. Despite being more than a decade removed from his world title reign, the early 1970s saw Tal rewrite chess history with two record-breaking unbeaten streaks. Other highlights include victory in the Montreal 1979 Tournament of Champions, and winning the World Blitz Championship in 1988.
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    Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3

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    e3 Poison
    A 21st Century Opening Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0137QT

    When Axel Smith was chasing his final chess Grandmaster norm, he decided he needed a change in his White opening repertoire. Instead of his usual approach of memorizing many concrete moves to try to force an advantage, he would focus on pawn structures and typical plans. The result was a repertoire based on a set-up with the moves d4, Nf3, c4 and e3. It helped Axel Smith to the GM title, and led to the creation of e3 Poison.
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    e3 Poison

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    Chess Behind Bars
    Catalog Code: B0139QT

    Chess Behind Bars offers a guide to chess in prisons that will instruct and entertain regardless of your situation. It covers almost every aspect of chess imaginable – from the rules to chess history, from puzzles to famous games, and even some tips for improvement. It is a smorgasbord of chess, seen from an unusual angle.
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    Dynamic Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0138QT

    In Dynamic Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand continues his investigation into decision-making at the top level, discussing some of his best games as well as his worst slips, giving the reader a unique insight into the mind of a world-class grandmaster.
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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 5
    Samisch and the Rest
    Catalog Code: B0134QT

    In this, the fifth and final volume of the epic Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, Grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias completes his masterpiece by tackling all major variations after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 which were not covered in the previous volumes. Starting with 3.f3 and working through numerous set-ups including the Smyslov, Sokolov and Seirawan Systems, followed by the Four Pawns Attack and culminating in the mighty Sämisch System, Kotronias has produced perhaps the finest book of his career.
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    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 5

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