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The Modernized Caro-Kann by Daniel Fernandez
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The Modernized Caro-Kann by Daniel Fernandez A Complete Repertoire against 1.e4 The Caro-Kann Defence, long renow- ned for being a solid and reliable defence against 1.e4, is undergoing a renaissance at the moment. In addition to being a mainstay in the repertoires of a recent World Champion (Viswanathan Anand) and

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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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CHESS Magazine - May 2018
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CHESS Magazine – May 2018 Caruana Conquers: Fabiano wins Candidates and will face off against Carlsen for the World championship in November Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: 60 Seconds

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Small Steps to Giant Improvement by Sam Shankland (Hardcover) Master Pawn Play in Chess
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Small Steps to Giant Improvement by Sam Shankland (Hardcover) Master Pawn Play in Chess In chess you cannot take your move back, but you can always return a misplaced piece to its former square at the cost of some time. Pawns on the other hand can never move backwards, making

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How Ulf Beats Black by Cyrus Lakdawala Ulf Andersson's Bulletproof Strategic Repertoire for White
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How Ulf Beats Black by Cyrus Lakdawala Ulf Andersson’s Bulletproof Strategic Repertoire for White In his prime, in the 1970-s and 80-s, legendary Swedish chess grandmaster Ulf Andersson was a Top 10 player with a distinct, immediately recognizable style. He almost never lost a game and kept scoring wins from

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My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian by Wesley So (PC-DVD)
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My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian by Wesley So (PC-DVD) Learn from one of the best players in the world! The Italian Game is considered a sound but quiet opening without early trades, giving rise to rich positions where plans are more important than forced variations — in short,

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My Secret Weapon: 1.b3 by Wesley So (PC-DVD)
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My Secret Weapon: 1.b3 by Wesley So (PC-DVD) Learn from one of the best players in the world! 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.

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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: King’s Indian & Grunfeld by Boris Avrukh
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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: King’s Indian & Grunfeld by Boris Avrukh When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire books in 2008 and 2010, they caused a sensation. GM Michael Adams remarked that “The high-quality Grandmaster Repertoire series has taken this format to a completely different level.” Volume 2A is the third

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American Chess Magazine Issue 5: Man of Steel Magnus Carlsen
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American Chess Magazine Issue 5 Man of Steel Resilient and undisputed world champion Magnus is still the most powerful player in the world It’s all in the 156 pages of American Chess Magazine 05. The American Chess Magazine 05 brings you 156 colorful pages, packed with amazing chess material, ranging

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