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Grandmaster Repertoire: The Sicilian Taimanov by Antonios Pavlidis
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The Sicilian Taimanov by Antonios PavlidisGrandmaster RepertoireThe 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

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Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf by John Doknjas & Joshua Doknjas
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Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf by John Doknjas & Joshua Doknjas The Najdorf Sicilian is one of Black’s most respected and popular responses to 1 e4. It was favoured by those two titans of the game, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and in the modern game it features in the

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Playing 1.e4: French Defence and Sicilian Sidelines by John Shaw
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Playing 1.e4: French Defence and Sicilian Sidelines by John Shaw Developing an effective 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 Defence, advocating his own

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Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian Main Lines by John Shaw
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Playing 1.e4 – Sicilian Main Lines by John Shaw In this, the last of three volumes on 1.e4, GM John Shaw completes his state-of-the-art White repertoire by tackling the biggest challenge of all: the main lines of the Sicilian Defence. Just like the other two books in the series, this

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Playing 1.e4 e5: A Classical Repertoire by Nikolaos Ntirlis
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Playing 1.e4 e5: A Classical Repertoire by Nikolaos Ntirlis Paperback or Hardback, 384 pages Every chess player needs a high-quality answer to 1.e4, and there is nothing more reliable than 1…e5. Black stakes a claim in the centre and prepares to deploy his pieces on good squares. The challenge nowadays

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