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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...
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Play the English An active opening repertoire for White
Play The Grunfeld - Detailed Coverage of this Kasparov Favourite
The Grunfeld is an exciting and dynamic answer to 1 d4, and has become very popular at all levels of chess. A major reason for this is that it has been a long-time favorite of the World's strongest-ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in his numerous World Championship battles. The Grunfeld very much relies on the principles of the hyper modern school of chess: Black allows...
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View Item Item: EM5213
Play The Grunfeld Detailed Coverage of this Kasparov Favourite
Play the Najdorf: Scheveningen Style
The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favorite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk. The soundness of the Najdorf has never been questioned, but some players...
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View Item Item: EM3233
Play the Najdorf Scheveningen Style
Play the Nimzo-Indian
The Nimzo-Indian is one of Black's most universally popular and respectable answers to 1 d4. It could be said that no other opening allows Black to play for a win from such a sound positional basis, while its flexibility gives rise to a multitude of different positions rich in tactical and positional play. The list of Nimzo-Indian admirers runs like a who's who of the chess world: Garry Kasparo...
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Play the Nimzo Indian
Play the Open Games as Black
This book fills a gaping chasm in chess literature. For years, those who wish to take on the black side of the Ruy Lopez have had to muddle their way through against the variety of alternative openings at White's disposal. This book gives a choice of systems for Black; to counter anything White might try in order to avoid the Ruy Lopez - the Scotch, King's Gambit, Italian Game, Four Knights, et...
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View Item Item: GP3272
Play the Open Games as Black
Play the Queen's Indian
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The Queen's Indian is a dynamic and flexible way to meet 1 d4, and it leads to complex and intricate positions rich in ideas both sides. Such is the high regard for the Queen's Indian that virtually all the world's top players have utilized it at one time or another.<br> <br> In this book Andrew Greet presents a complete repertoire for Black. He reveals his secrets, offers answers against all o...
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View Item Item: EM5800
Play the Queen s Indian
Play the Sicilian Kan
The Kan is an ideal choice as an opening weapon against 1 e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. This is because, unlike some variations of the Sicilian, you don't need to memorize loads of opening theory in order to be successful. The Kan is relatively theory free in the traditional sense, and success is more likely to occur through the understanding of d...
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Play the Sicilian Kan
Play thePonziani
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For some unknown reason the Ponziani Opening has been neglected in recent times. Don't be fooled by its apparently harmless reputation: the Ponziani is full of tricks and catches many unsuspecting opponents by surprise. It's also a perfect weapon for those who don't enjoy learning the mountains of theory.<br> <br> In Play the Ponziani, Dave Taylor and Keith Hayward present a comprehensive guide...
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View Item Item: EM6203
Play thePonziani
Queens Indian Defence
The Queens Indian Defence is one of black's toughest and most respectable choices against queens pawn opening's and is a favourite amongst world-class players such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar. From the outset black uses the dynamic principle of controlling the centre with pieces rather than pawns and this can lead to rich complicated chess.
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View Item Item: EM3004
Queens Indian Defence
Secrets of Spectacular Chess - 2nd Edition
In the modern classic Secrets of Spectacular Chess, Jonathan Levitt and David Friedgood shared their appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrate hoe this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve bothe their understanding and practical play.<br> <br> No...
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Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2nd Edition
Solving in Style
In this book, John Nunn, a top-class grandmaster who is also one of the world's finest solvers, explains the methods by which chess problems and studies are solved. The logical and creative methods advocated, while targeted at the solving of composed positions, may also help players find startling tactical solutions in their games. Solving in Style also constitutes an entertaining and insightfu...
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Solving in Style
Starting Out: Alekhine's Defence
Alekhine's Defence is a sharp and controversial opening in which Black attacks from the very first move, provoking White into lunging forward in the centre. White is often able to construct an impressively large central pawn formation, but Black's hope is that this becomes over-stretched and disintegrates in the face of a vicious counterattack. Unsurprisingly, Alekhine's Defence has always been...
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Starting Out Alekhine s Defence
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...
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View Item Item: EM3790
Starting Out Benoni Systems
Starting Out: Closed Sicilian
The Closed Sicilian is an ideal weapon for players who wish for an aggressive way to attack the Sicilian but have neither the time nor the inclination to learn the seemingly endless mountains of opening theory associated with Open Sicilians. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the typical themes is far more important than memorising variations. White's play is logical and the basic strategie...
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Starting Out Closed Sicilian
Starting Out: d-pawn Attacks
Are you looking to attack with 1d4? Then look no further....<br> <br> In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why. They are eas...
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View Item Item: EM5787
Starting Out d pawn Attacks
Starting Out: Defensive Play
How do you react in the line of fire? Are you able to remain calm in a storm? Defending against a threatening attack on your own king is one of the most difficult aspects to master in chess. Yet given the frequency of such offensives, it's certainly worthwhile investing a good amount of time on honing the ability to defend properly. In this valuable and entertaining book, Angus Dunnington arms ...
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View Item Item: EM3684
Starting Out Defensive Play
Starting Out: Modern Benoni
Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Modern Benoni.<br> <br> The Modern Benoni is one of Blacks most ambitious and audacious defences to the queens pawn opening, and it has been used with devastating effect by such legends as Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. From the very start Black creates an exceptional imbalance in the position, one which leads to dynamic pl...
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View Item Item: EM3660
Starting Out Modern Benoni
Starting Out: Open Games
"Open Games" refer to a myriad of openings arising after the ever-popular 1 e4 e5: the Italian Game, the Scotch, The Two Knights Defence, the King's Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Bishop's Opening, the Four Knights, the Petroff and much more besides. In this book, Glenn Flear goes back to basics, introducing the key moves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them at somethi...
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View Item Item: EM6302
Starting Out Open Games
Starting Out: Queen's Gambit Accepted
The Queen's Gambit Accepted (QGA) is Black's simplest way of dealing with one of White's most fashionable openings, the Queen's Gambit. Black grabs the gambit pawn and thus refuses to succumb to the passive positions so typical of the Queen's Gambit Declined. This direct and uncompromising way of playing gives rise to dynamic positions where both sides have excellent chances to play for the win...
Price $23.95
View Item Item: EM4155
Starting Out Queen s Gambit Accepted
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...
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View Item Item: EM4261
Starting Out Queen s Gambit Declined
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