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    Opening Repertoire - 1 e4
    Catalog Code: B0487EM

    In this book, prolific chess author Cyrus Lakdawala recommends a repertoire for White players who like to open 1 e4. If you want to develop your repertoire with 1 e4 then this is the book for you.
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    Fighting Chess with Black
    Two Great Books in One Volume!
    Catalog Code: B0481EM

    Two great books for players who play the Sicilian Defence and King's Indian Defence in one volume. Fighting the anti-King's Indian by Yelena Denbo and Fighting the anti-Sicilians by Richard Palliser.
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    Fighting Chess with Black

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    First Steps - Caro-Kann Defence
    Catalog Code: B0479EM

    The Caro-Kann Defence arises after the moves 1 e4 c6. With this first move Black (as is also the case with the French Defence – 1 e4 e6) plans 2 ... d5, establishing a well-protected central pawn. The Caro-Kann has a reputation as a rock solid defence that minimises the risk of Black being subjected to undue early pressure. First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.
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    First Steps - 1. e4 e5
    Catalog Code: B0480EM

    Starting a chess game with 1 e4 e5 is so common that the resulting complex of opening systems traditionally commands its own sobriquet, “The Open Games”. The central structure with pawns on e4 and e5 often leads to play based around highly classical themes which are the bedrock of successful chess understanding. First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.
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    First Steps - 1. e4 e5

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    Great Games of Chess Legends - VOL. 1
    Games by Topalov, Geller, Bronstein, Alekhine, Morphy, Kasparov, Tal and Stein
    Catalog Code: B0477EM

    Two books from the Chess Secrets series brought together in one volume. Chess Secrets is a series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess: strategy, attack, classical play, opening play, endgames and preparation. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players from chess history who have excelled in a particular field of the game and undeniably influenced those who have followed.
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    Great Games of Chess Legends - VOL. 1

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    First Steps - The Scandinavian
    Catalog Code: B0476EM

    The Scandinavian (also known as the Centre Counter Defence) occurs when Black meets White's 1 e4 with 1 ... d5, immediately countering in the centre. White invariably continues with 2 exd5 when Black can choose between two systems, both of which are covered in this book. Firstly 2 ... Qxd5, which regains the pawn immediately but exposes the black queen early on – a feature that complicates the play for both players. Secondly 2 ... Nf6, which invites White to risk attempting to hold onto the d5-pawn. If White goes down this path then a complex tactical struggle can easily develop.
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    First Steps - The Scandinavian

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    Opening Repertoire - The Modern Samisch
    Combating the King's Indian and Benoni with 6. Bg5!
    Catalog Code: B0467EM

    The Sämisch variation is a powerful method to counter the popular King's Indian Defence. The key move is the advance f2-f3, consolidating White's central space advantage and limiting Black's options for counterplay. In the traditional Sämisch White develops the queen's bishop on e3 but in the modern version, as explored in this book, the move Bg5 is preferred.
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    Opening Repertoire - The Modern Samisch

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    The Hedgehog
    Catalog Code: B0468EM

    An understanding of Hedgehog structures is an essential component in any chessplayer's knowledge. These structures arise when the black c-pawn is exchanged early on for the white d-pawn (as in the Sicilian Defence). White then adopts a formation with pawns on c4 and e4 and Black curls up in a Hedgehog formation with pawns on a6, b6, d6 and e6.
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    The Hedgehog

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    The Queen's Gambit Declined - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0465EM

    The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the central pillars of chess opening theory. Virtually every world champion has played the opening with both the white and black pieces and it is a great favorite at all levels in chess. The reason for its enduring popularity is that it is rich in the classic strategic themes. Either side can end up with an isolated d-pawn, White can pursue a queenside initiative while Black counters on the other wing or White can attempt to build a powerful centre that Black hopes to undermine.
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    The Queen's Gambit Declined - Move by Move

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    First Steps - Fundamental Endings
    Catalog Code: B0466EM

    If you want to make any sort of serious progress at chess it is vital to understand fundamental endgame play. Having an instinctive understanding of which positions are winning, drawing and losing is essential as it enables you to plan your endgame strategies with great confidence, knowing that you are heading for positions that are favourable to you. In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala analyses all the fundamental endgame positions and carefully explains the methods needed to win the favourable ones and draw the unfavourable ones.
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    First Steps - Fundamental Endings

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    The King's Indian Defense - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0464EM

    he King's Indian is a hugely popular opening at all levels of chess. Rather than attempting to secure early equality, Black is fighting for the initiative from the very first moves. White is allowed to build up an early central advantage but Black relies on the middlegame, hoping that the central installations that White has constructed will become unwieldy and vulnerable to a devastating counterattack. In many variations, White pursues material or strategic gains but in return Black has tactical and attacking opportunities. The King's Indian Defence appeals to players who arrive at the board prepared for a fight.
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    The King's Indian Defense - Move by Move

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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. II - Combinational & Calculation
    Catalog Code: B0458EM

    Brought together in one volume are two of Jacob Aagaard's great books- Excelling at Combinational Play and Excelling at Chess Calculation.
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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. II - Combinational & Calculation

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    Meeting 1. d4 & 1. e4
    Catalog Code: B0461EM

    Brought together for the first time in one book Meeting 1d4 and 1e4 International Master Jacob Aagaard and Esben Lund provide an all-in-one solution to the popular opening move 1 d4 based upon the Tarrasch Defence. In Meeting 1e4 The reader is provided with a complete repertoire for Black against 1 e4, based on the ever-reliable Sicilian Defence.
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    Meeting 1. d4 & 1. e4

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    Can you be a Positional and Tactical Chess Genius?
    Catalog Code: B0457EM

    Brought together in one volume, two Everyman Chess classics: Can you be a Positional Chess Genius? and Can you be a Tactical Chess Genius? Test your tactical chess skills with a quiz book with a difference! Grandmaster James Plaskett, a player of distinguished tactical ability, has carefully assembled an abundance of chess puzzles to test players of all levels. Test your positional chess expertise with a quiz book with a difference! International Master and experienced chess teacher Angus Dunnington has carefully assembled an abundance of positional chess puzzles to test players of all levels.
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    Can you be a Positional and Tactical Chess Genius?

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    It's Your Move x 3
    3 Chess Classics in One Volume
    Catalog Code: B0460EM

    Brought together for the first time in one volume are Chris Ward's three highly original and instructive "test yourself" books in which he invites readers to solve a selection of carefully chosen puzzles. The positions are aimed at club players who are looking to hone their skills in order to climb further up the ladder.
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    It's Your Move x 3

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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. I - Technical & Positional
    Catalog Code: B0459EM

    Brought together in one volume are two of Jacob Aagaard's great books- Excelling at Technical Chess and Excelling at Positional Chess.
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    Excelling at Chess - Vol. I - Technical & Positional

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    How to Play Against 1. d4 & 1. e4
    Catalog Code: B0462EM

    Brought together for the first time in one volume, How to play against 1 d4 and 1 e4 Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if - like the majority of chess players - you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
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    How to Play Against 1. d4 & 1. e4

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    First Steps - The Modern
    Catalog Code: B0455EM

    The Modern Defense is an important opening that can be played by Black against absolutely any White opening system. It is an ambitious, counterattacking weapon, favored by dynamic players. White is initially allowed to occupy the centre but Black plans to undermine this structure in the middle game with well-timed blows from the pieces and pawns. If Black gets it right then the white centre can be dramatically swept away. However, when it goes wrong, Black can be overrun.
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    First Steps - The Modern

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    The Closed Sicilian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0456EM

    The opponent who answers 1 e4 with an emphatic 1...c5 (The Sicilian Defence) is often looking for a fight. Such players can be highly theoretically prepared and itching to launch into their own pet variations after White has opted for the main lines with an early d2-d4. The Closed Sicilian is an ideal antidote to such aggression. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the strategies and plans is far more important than the simple memorising of variations. White's play is logical and the basic ideas are simple to master. However, do not be fooled into thinking the opening is without venom. The deliberate and slow burning attack that White often builds up has resulted in numerous fine attacking victories.
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    The Closed Sicilian - Move by Move

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    Fire on Board I & II - 2 Book Compilation
    Best Games from 1983-1996 and 1997 to 2004
    Catalog Code: B0471EM

    Grandmaster Alexei Shirov's best selling books, Fire on Board and Fire on Board Volume 2 are now brought together in a single volume.His penchant for wild attacking games has made him a great favourite with the chess public, who see him as natural heir to another Latvian, the former world champion Mikhail Tal.
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    Fire on Board I & II - 2 Book Compilation

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    The Catalan - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0450EM

    The Catalan is a solid opening system in which White combines the Queen’s Gambit with a kingside fianchetto. In recent years it has become an increasingly popular choice at all levels of chess, and elite grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik have developed major new ideas for both White and Black. The Catalan can lead to a wide variety of positions, open or closed, tactical or strategic, that will suit players of all styles. In this book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald invites you to join him in studying the Catalan and its many variations. McDonald shares his experience and knowledge of the Catalan, examines the main plans for both sides and provides answers to the key questions.
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    The Catalan - Move by Move

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    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals
    3 Chess Books - 1 Price
    Catalog Code: B0452EM

    Brought together for the first time in one volume are three books by the titan of chess, José Capablanca. One of the greatest chess prodigies of all time, he evolved the most perfect chess technique seen on a chessboard. A former World champion, and one of the most successful tournament players in the history of the game, Capablanca's uncanny position judgment empowered him to produce games that were masterful pieces of position play, and that culminated often in combinations of startling brilliancy.
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    Capablanca x3 - My Chess Career, A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundamentals

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    Attacking with 1. d4 & 1. e4
    Catalog Code: B0451EM

    Brought together for the first time in one volume, International Master Angus Dunnington presents you with an all-new and attacking repertoire based on the move 1d4 while Grandmaster John Emms offers a new arsenal of opening weapons with which to attack your unsuspecting opponents.
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    Attacking with 1. d4 & 1. e4

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    Starting Out - 1. d4 & 1. e4
    A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
    Catalog Code: B0454EM

    In these two books, brought together now for the first time in one volume, John Cox and Neil McDonald solve the perennial problems by providing the reader with strong and trusty repertoires with white pieces based on the popular opening moves of 1d4 and 1e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. These books are written in Everyman Chess's distinctive Starting Out style, with plenty of notes, tips and warnings throughout to help the reader to absorb ideas.
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    Starting Out - 1. d4 & 1. e4

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    Gambiteer I and Gambiteer II
    Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoires for White and Black
    Catalog Code: B0470EM

    In this two volume book, published together for the first time, opening expert Nigel Davies produces a complete repertoire which is certainly not for the fainted-hearted: uncompromising and wild attacking ideas for both colours.
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    Gambiteer I and Gambiteer II

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    Keres - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0453EM

    Estonian grandmaster Paul Keres is one of the greatest players in chess history. Along with Viktor Korchnoi he is one of the best never to have gained the ultimate title of world champion. He was numbered among the very top players in the world for more than three decades. He was an unusually well-rounded chessplayer, writing numerous books and, additionally, also composing problems and endgame studies. Paraguay grandmaster, Zenón Franco has long been a fan of Paul Keres and has now collected together 38 of his finest games, along with numerous extracts from other encounters.
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    Keres - Move by Move

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    Opening Repertoire - ...c6
    Playing The Caro-Kann and Slav as Black
    Catalog Code: B0447EM

    This book provides a rock solid opening repertoire for Black, using systems based on the move ...c6. The backbone of this repertoire is the Caro-Kann versus 1 e4 and the Semi-Slav (via a Slav move order) versus 1 d4.
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    Opening Repertoire - ...c6

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    Reti - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0448EM

    Richard Réti is one of the most fascinating characters in the history of chess. Réti developed theories that were regarded as little less than revolutionary in his era. He asserted that, contrary to classical principles, the centre need not be occupied by pawns. This must have seemed like heresy to the classically-minded grandmasters of his day. This new approach was dubbed “Hypermodern” and led to the development of the Réti Opening (1 Nf3). Réti’s theories have been proved sound and have stood the test of time. Réti scored many fine wins against the great players of his day.
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    Reti - Move by Move

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    First Steps - The Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0446EM

    The Queen’s Gambit is one of the great classical openings. All the world champions and elite players have played this opening – most of them for both sides. In this book the highly experienced coach international master Andrew Martin explains the basic ideas behind all the different variations you can encounter after 1 d4 d5 2 c4.
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    First Steps - The Queen's Gambit

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    Opening Repertoire - The English
    Catalog Code: B0449EM

    In this book, International Master David Cummings presents the reader with a complete English repertoire. The English is, by its nature, highly transpositional. Black can opt for a King's Indian-type set-up, a Queen's Gambit Declined-type set-up or aim for a reversed Sicilian position. David identifies promising methods to meet all Black's main options and efficient methods to deal with awkward sidelines.
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    The Sicilian Sveshnikov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0443EM

    The Sveshnikov is a very important variation of the Sicilian Defence. One of the Sveshnikov's main attractions is that it provides a battleground for one of the key conflicts in chess: structure versus activity. Black sacrifices structure in return for active piece play – a dynamic that regularly leads to sharp and complex positions, rich in strategic and tactical possibilities. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala invites the reader to join him in studying the Sveshnikov Sicilian.
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    The Sicilian Sveshnikov - Move by Move

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    Morphy - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0445EM

    Paul Morphy is a chess legend and without doubt one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His understanding of the game was years ahead of his time and in his era he was easily the best player in the world. In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Morphy's chess style, selects and studies his favourite Morphy games, and demonstrates how we can all improve our chess by learning from Morphy's masterpieces.
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    Morphy - Move by Move

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    First Steps - The Colle and London System
    Catalog Code: B0441EM

    The Colle and London are opening systems for White starting with 1 d4. They are very popular choices at club level. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines both openings in detail and provides a highly practical repertoire for White based on a mix of the Colle and the London.
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    First Steps - The Colle and London System

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    Your Opponent is Overrated
    A Practice Guide to Inducing Errors
    Catalog Code: B0444EM

    Even the very best players recognize the value of discomforting the opponent. This is the key theme of this book. Schuyler covers all phases of the game and discusses other vital subjects such as harassment, material imbalance, time management, surprise moves, unusual ideas, provocative play, manoeuvres and recovering from bad positions
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    Your Opponent is Overrated

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    The Sicilian Dragon - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0440EM

    In this book, FIDE Master Carsten Hansen invites you to join him in studying the Sicilian Dragon and its many variations. 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 the Sicilian Dragon.
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    The Sicilian Dragon - Move by Move

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    First Steps - The French
    Catalog Code: B0439EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defense.
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    First Steps - The French

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