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The opening is where it all begins and can set the tone for the rest of the game. There are dozens of openings with hundreds of variations. These books will teach you all of the opening strategies for both white and black along with how to best respond to your opponent's many possible reactions. Establishing a strong opening position and recognizing your opponent's counter strategy is must-have-knowledge for the club and tournament player.
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Nimzo-Indian Rubinstein, The
The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of Black's most popular and respected defences to queen's pawn openings and finding an antidote for White has proved to be a difficult task for even the strongest players in the world. One of the most straightforward replies is the Rubinstein Variation (4 e3), in which White ignores Black's 'threats' and instead simply gets on with the process of dev...
Price $19.95
View Item Item: EM2793
Nimzo Indian Rubinstein The
Play the English: An active opening repertoire for White
The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics. In Play the English, Craig Pritchett provides an active rep...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM5459
Play the English An active opening repertoire for White
Starting Out: Benoni Systems
This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defences as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favourite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalo...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM3790
Starting Out Benoni Systems
Starting Out: Queen's Gambit Declined
The Queen's Gambit Declined is an opening of great historical importance and Black's fundamental answer to 1 d4. From the very first move Black obtains a firm foothold in the centre, something that White finds extremely hard to undermine. Indeed, Black often bases his entire strategy around this control. The soundness of the Queen's Gambit Declined has never been in question, and its supporters...
Price $23.95
View Item Item: EM4261
Starting Out Queen s Gambit Declined
Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf
In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening. The early moves and ideas are introduced and care is taken to explain the reasoning behind them - something that is often neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM3929
Starting Out Sicilian Najdorf
Starting Out: The Colle
The Colle is a solid, reliable system of development based on the popular opening move 1 d4. One of its major advantages is that although the system is very easy to learn and play, it leads to exciting middlegame positions where White often launches a violent attack against Black's king. The Colle is a particular favorite amongst club players, but is also seen at grandmaster level; perhaps its ...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM5275
Starting Out The Colle
Starting Out: The Scotch Game
The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but more recently it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World number one Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White. He utilised the opening in World Championship matches and other elite events, with very successful results. As a ...
Price $23.95
View Item Item: EM3875
Starting Out The Scotch Game
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