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    A Classical Guide to the French Defence - Yannick Pelletier
    Catalog Code: WIN0537CB

    The French Defence is the sharpest opening setup against 1.e4. With his first two moves, e6 and d5, Black tries to provoke the advance e4-e5. This closes the centre and gives Black the opportunity to get active play on both wings. 

    GM Yannick Pelletier is a specialist of this opening, and believes that the most efficient way to understand its ideas, plans, and typical structures is to study classical lines. He offers you a repertoire that is based on well-established lines that have been tried and tested for decades and that have proven their validity.
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    The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4
    Catalog Code: WIN0538CB

    After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! leads to the so-called “Accelerated Dragon Defense” of the Sicilian, which is characterised by the idea to achieve the thematic central break d7-d5 in one move (in contrast to the “Dragon Variation”, in which Black plays d7-d6). On this DVD the Russian grandmaster and top women player Nadezhda Kosintseva reveals the secrets of her favourite opening. Kosintseva has played the Accelerated Dragon for many years and achieved a lot of success with it. You too can accelerate your opening – with this complete repertoire for Black against 1.e4!
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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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    The Rise of the Italian Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 179
    Catalog Code: DVD0179CL

    Recommended for Intermediate Players Presented by International Master Bill Paschall for ChessLecture.com. The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: 1.e4 e5, 2. NF3 Nc6, 3. Bc4 Part of the large family of Open Games or Double King's Pawn Games the Italian game is one of the oldest recorded chess openings.

    Here Bill shows us examples of how it is rising again in popularity and used effectively in modern grandmaster games. Content: 1 hours and 44 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. ECO: C50, C55 Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 5 out of 5.
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    DOWNLOAD - Strike Like the World Champions - Oliver Reeh
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0530CB

    IM Oliver Reeh leads you step-by-step through 88 of the most brilliant game conclusions of the world champions — in interactive Fritztrainer format, enabling you to enter the winning moves yourself. If you are stuck, a little hint will give you all the help you need to find the solution. From powerful mating attacks to dynamic middlegame solutions, to tactical finesses with only a few pieces — apart from pleasure, solving all these top combinations will definitely give you a huge boost in your own chess practice!
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    DOWNLOAD - My Secret Weapon - 1. b3 - Wesley So
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0529CB

    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack with 1.b3 (or 1.Nf3 followed by 2.b3) is a system, rather neglected by theorists, which nevertheless can be a forceful weapon in the hands of an ambitious white player. In a total of nine video clips, So talks to IM Oliver Reeh, explaining his view of White’s strategy after the four main replies bv Black: 1...e5, 1...d5 (2.Nf3!), 1...c5 and 1...Nf6.
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    DOWNLOAD - The Popular Italian - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0531CB

    When we are kids we are mostly taught to play 1.e4, and the first mate we see is the one with Bc4, Qh5 and Qxf7++. It looks like chess theory is turning back to its roots when the move 3.Bc4 was much more popular than 3.Bb5. Nowadays all top tournaments are full of Italian games, and it proves much more difficult for Black to achieve equality there than in some Marshall or Berlin variation of the Ruy Lopez. In the Italian, the focus of the battle is transposed from the opening to the middle game which requires from both sides good knowledge of typical plans and ideas - and thus a totally new concept of opening preparation which is exactly what you find on the DVD! In the actual DVD Bologan covered all answers by Black against 3.Bc4, especially 3...Bc5, presenting all relevant possibilities for White. It is full of positional ideas and plans, and it it will definitely raise your chess understanding to the highest standards.
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    DOWNLOAD - The Popular Italian - Victor Bologan

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    DOWNLOAD - The Surprising Sicilian! - Shock the Opposition with an early ...Qb6 - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0533CB

    In the modern game, a player has to be ready to play almost any opening variation at short notice. The plan is to interrupt the preparation of the opponent at every turn. A knowledge of dynamic and slightly unusual lines could well score many,many points for the resourceful player. The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6! is surprisingly little-played, yet gives Black excellent chances and on this new ChessBase DVD, Andrew Martin explains how the system works. For the Master, we have a surprise weapon which players of the calibre of Svidler, Judit Polgar and Kveinys have used to defeat tough opposition. For the club player, where preparation is sketchy, we have a line which asks questions of the opponent right at the beginning of the game and creates immediate pressure on White to find good moves. That is the way to win! Perhaps the Kveinys variation will become more popular in the future. It does not deserve to be a comparatively rare sideline.
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    DOWNLOAD - The Surprising Sicilian! - Shock the Opposition with an early ...Qb6 - Andrew Martin

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    DOWNLOAD - A lifetime repertoire: play the Nimzo Indian! - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0534CB

    This DVD provides everything you need to know to be able to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4. Nearly every World Championship and top tournament features the Nimzo-Indian. It is a well trusted “life – time“ choice for players all around the globe. The former FIDE World Champion, Grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov, gives you both the concrete variations, with many novelties to catch your opponent by surprise, and the positional nuances to enhance your understanding of the opening and of the game in general.
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    New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2018/3
    It's Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen!
    Catalog Code: NIC1803

    New in Chess is the magazine of choice for serious Chess players. If it is happening in Chess, you'll read about it in New in Chess Magazine. It features on the spot tournament reports, in-depth interviews with top players, comprehensive analysis.
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    DOWNLOAD - The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0538CB

    After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! leads to the so-called “Accelerated Dragon Defense” of the Sicilian, which is characterised by the idea to achieve the thematic central break d7-d5 in one move (in contrast to the “Dragon Variation”, in which Black plays d7-d6). On this DVD the Russian grandmaster and top women player Nadezhda Kosintseva reveals the secrets of her favourite opening. Kosintseva has played the Accelerated Dragon for many years and achieved a lot of success with it. You too can accelerate your opening – with this complete repertoire for Black against 1.e4!
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    Chess Informant - ISSUE 135 on CD
    Catalog Code: INFONCD-135

    The periodical that pros use with pleasure is at the same time a must have publication for all serious chess students! Chess Informant 135 contains hundreds of games annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. Expected are analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes, etc.
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    DOWNLOAD - The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit - Lawrence Trent
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0535CB

    The Albin Counter-Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5!?) has been a favourite of Grandmasters and amateur players alike since it was popularised by Adolf Albin in the 1890s. This hyper-aggressive system, which immediately sets out to destabilize White’s position, had a renaissance in the mid-2000s when none other than GM Alexander Morozevich revitalised the opening with a number of fresh ideas and excellent results. While it has since gone "out of fashion", IM Lawrence Trent discussed a number of extremely dangerous Theoretical Novelties which will truly put the Albin Counter-Gambit back on the map.
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    DOWNLOAD - A Classical Guide to the French Defence - Yannick Pelletier
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0537CB

    The French Defence is the sharpest opening setup against 1.e4. With his first two moves, e6 and d5, Black tries to provoke the advance e4-e5. This closes the centre and gives Black the opportunity to get active play on both wings.

    GM Yannick Pelletier is a specialist of this opening, and believes that the most efficient way to understand its ideas, plans, and typical structures is to study classical lines. He offers you a repertoire that is based on well-established lines that have been tried and tested for decades and that have proven their validity.
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    DOWNLOAD - POWER PLAY - Checkmate Challenge - Essential Knowledge - Daniel King - VOLUME 26
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0536CB

    Checkmate. That’s the aim of the game. There are numerous ways to checkmate the enemy king, but there are common patterns that recur over and over again, and having these at our mental fingertips is essential for when we want to finish the game. On this DVD 100 puzzles are presented, divided into 10 groups of 10 positions. Naturally, Level 1 is the easiest, and the puzzles increase in difficulty right through to Level 10. From beginner to brain-buster.
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    DOWNLOAD - Calculation Training - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0532CB

    This DVD provides everything you need to know to be able to play one of the most classical openings with Black, the Nimzo-Indian, arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4. Nearly every World Championship and top tournament features the Nimzo-Indian. It is a well trusted “life – time“ choice for players all around the globe. The former FIDE World Champion, Grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov, gives you both the concrete variations, with many novelties to catch your opponent by surprise, and the positional nuances to enhance your understanding of the opening and of the game in general.
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    Play The Semi-Tarrasch! - Part 2
    Catalog Code: B0047EV

    Play the Semi-Tarrasch! - Part 2 is an up-to- date release about one of the most popular openings nowadays. On the recent Candidates tournament in Berlin, this was the most frequently played opening and the analysis of the author includes all those games as well. Tibor Károlyi is an expert of this opening, he teaches it to many of his pupils and now he shares his in-depth view about this opening. Together with the first part, the book gives the reader a full Semi-Tarrasch repertoire with black.
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    Chess Lessons
    Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes
    Catalog Code: B0114RE

    In this, his penultimate work, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard. “While working on the games that I have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations.
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    The New York 1924 Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.2" King
    Catalog Code: MENWNY1924

    "Created to commemorate the New York 1924 Tournament, they combine the form, design and exquisite craftsmanship of the finest Staunton Chessmen produced during that time period." The House of Staunton is proud to offer the New York 1924 Series Luxury Chess set. This full-tournament sized Chess set features. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.2" King with a 1.8" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with gold embossed English Leather base pads under the Kings, luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces.
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    Chess King 2018 - STANDARD Edition
    with Houdini 2 for Chess King and GIgaKing 2018 Database Containing over 6 Million Games
    Catalog Code: WIN0028AK

    Chess King Standard is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Standard emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database. It is also a convenient tool for analyzing and studying one's opponent before facing them at a tournament.
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    The House of Staunton, Inc. Vinyl Tournament Chess Board - 2.25" Squares
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    The House of Staunton Vinyl Tournament Chessboard - 2.25" measures 20" x 20". Feature 2.25" squares, squared corners, Algebraic Notation on all sides, and are made of the durable vinyl for long life. These boards roll up and unroll easily for storage, resist tears, spills and the most demanding abuse. Great for use with either the Standard Chess Bag or Deluxe Chess Bag.

    Exceeds all US Chess Federation and FIDE requirements for Official Tournament Use!
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    Chess King 2018 - DIAMOND Edition
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    Catalog Code: WIN0029AK

    Chess King Diamond is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Diamond emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database.
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    Chess King 2018 - DIAMOND Pro Edition
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    Chess King Diamond Pro is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Diamond Pro emphasizes simplicity of use in training players. However, it is more than just a traditional training program as it includes an extremely strong chess engine and a huge professional database.
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    *DOWNLOAD* - Komodo Chess 12
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0428CB

    The new version, Komodo Chess 12, is even stronger than its predecessor. The improved multiprocessor engine can utilize up to 64 cores for calculating variations, weighing in at about 30 Elo points more compared to its predecessor Komodo 11.
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    Applying Logic in Chess
    A top trainer demystifies modern chess thought
    Catalog Code: B0202GB

    Is chess a logical game? What constitutes an advantage in chess? How can we set problems and create psychologically difficult situations for the opponent? These are big questions, and Erik Kislik tackles them and others head-on in this thought-provoking, thoroughly modern, and original work.
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    Komodo 12 and CHESSBASE MEGA 14 Bundle
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    Includes both Komodo 12 and ChessBase 14 Mega! In computer chess there is no getting past Komodo: Komodo is a triple TCEC Champion. Last year Komodo won the computer rapid chess world championship with an incredible score of 96%! ChessBase 14 is even better now – a lot of functions are easier to use but most important: there are fantastic new possibilities to help you analyse and search for relevant games.
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    Includes both Komodo 12 and ChessBase 14! Thanks to a host of extensive improvements and fine tweaking, the latest version of Komodo has again gained over 60 Elo points on its predecessor. The changes cover several areas: the evaluation function has been significantly sharpened, particularly with respect to king safety and endgame positions, and the search algorithm has been improved and optimized to run on multiple processors. Komodo 12 is also better at managing its time, and just generally calculates faster. ChessBase 14 is even better now – a lot of functions are easier to use but most important: there are fantastic new possibilities to help you analyse and search for relevant games.
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    Komodo Chess 12 with Powerbook 2018
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    Komodo 12 and CHESSBASE 14 Premium Bundle
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    Includes both Komodo 12 and ChessBase 14 Premium! Thanks to a host of extensive improvements and fine tweaking, the latest version of Komodo has again gained over 60 Elo points on its predecessor. The changes cover several areas: the evaluation function has been significantly sharpened, particularly with respect to king safety and endgame positions, and the search algorithm has been improved and optimized to run on multiple processors. Komodo 12 is also better at managing its time, and just generally calculates faster. ChessBase 14 is even better now – a lot of functions are easier to use but most important: there are fantastic new possibilities to help you analyse and search for relevant games.
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    CLEARANCE - Tactimania
    Find the Winning Combination
    Catalog Code: B0048QT

    Tacticmania is a puzzle book with a difference. Grandmaster Glenn Flear makes sure the puzzles are unfamiliar to the reader by selecting them only from games played by himself or his wife Christine. The puzzles start at a moderate level then get steadily more difficult. The reader will be challenged by the puzzles and entertained by the manga-style illustrations that feature throughout.
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    CLEARANCE - Play the Scandinavian
    Catalog Code: B0043QT

    After one move of the Scandinavian opening, 1. e4 d5, Black decides where the battle will be fought - a significant gain for any competitive player. Grandmaster Christian Bauer is one of the world's leading experts on the Scandinavian and in this book he reveals the secrets of his over-the-board success. Bauer focuses particularly on 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5, the established main line of the Scandinavian.
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    CLEARANCE - San Luis 2005
    Catalog Code: B0028QT

    San Luis 2005 is the most celebrated chess tournament of the decade. Bulgarian Grandmaster Veselin Topalov triumphed and proved that he is a worthy successor to World Champions such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this ambitious work, Gershon and Nor analyze all the games from the tournament, but there is no danger of the reader drowning in masses of variations, as the authors clearly explain the ideas behind the moves.
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    CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Versus Amateur
    Catalog Code: B0054QT

    A multinational array of top grandmasters explain the difference in thinking between professional and amateur chess players, and how the amateur can bridge the gap. It usually takes at least a decade of sustained effort for even the most talented player to reach the grandmaster level - this book cannot guarantee to make the reader a chess grandmaster, but it is certainly a healthy nudge in the right direction.
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    CLEARANCE - Positional Chess Sacrifices
    Catalog Code: B0057QT

    In chess, sacrificing material is the most dramatic way to try to seize the advantage. Most sacrifices have a forcing aim in mind, but most profound of all are positional sacrifices where the end is impossible to foresee and thus fine judgment and understanding are required. Such sacrifices are usually a mystery to average players, but acclaimed author and chess grandmaster Mihai Suba explains the secrets of this technique in his characteristically bold and humorous style.
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    CLEARANCE - Sapele and Maple Standard Traditional Chess Board
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    Crafted in Spain, the House of Staunton Standard Traditional Sapele / Maple wooden Chessboard features Sapele (dark) and Maple (light) squares with a Sapele frame. This veneered Chessboard is 0.5" thick and has a satin finish.
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    CLEARANCE - Reggio Emilia 2007-2008
    Catalog Code: B0018QT

    This book celebrates fifty years of the famous Italian tournament. All the games are analysed, many of them by the players themselves: those sharing their wisdom include award-winning author Mihail Marin, rising star Ni Hua, tournament winner Zoltan Almasi and the legendary Viktor Korchnoi.
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