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The Bombastic Bird's by Lawrence Trent (PC-DVD) An energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4
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The Bombastic Bird’s by Lawrence Trent (PC-DVD) An energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4 TOver the years I have often heard Bird’s players (1.f4) labelled chess mavericks, “chancers”, too lazy to learn “proper” opening systems. Well, I am happy to say those days are well and truly over. Welcome to

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The Modern English Volume 1: 1.c4 e5 by Kiril Georgiev and Semko Semkov
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The Modern English Volume 1: 1.c4 e5 by Kiril Georgiev and Semko Semkov This book aims to arm White players adequately against Black’s most dangerous answer to 1.c4 – 1…e5. It is written from White’s standpoint, but it should also serve Black players since the authors often discuss several alternatives

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Winning with the King’s Indian Attack by Victor Bologan (PC-DVD)
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Winning with the King’s Indian Attack by Victor Bologan (PC-DVD) Expert Knowledge I have always loved the King’s Indian. My trainers, Ion Solonar and Vyacheslav Chebanenco, taught me to play it with Black, and also showed me how play the King’s Indian set-up with an extra tempo. An important extra

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The Full English Opening by Carsten Hansen
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The Full English Opening by Carsten Hansen Mastering the Fundamentals The first one-volume book that covers all variations of The English Opening (1.c4), a popular choice at both club and master level, because it is a chess opening that suits all styles. Elite players as diverse as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano

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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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Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Openings Volume 1 to 9 (all 9 books)
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Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Openings Volume 1 to 9 (all 9 books) Winning in 15 Moves or less: Chess Tactics, Brilliances & Blunders in the Chess Opening by Carsten Hansen WIN FAST! Everybody wants to win fast, preferably straight out of the chess opening.This is book is a

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The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit by Lawrence Trent (PC-DVD)
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The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit by Lawrence Trent (PC-DVD) 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 destabilise White’s position, had a renaissance in

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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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