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Playing the Stonewall Dutch by Nikola Sedlak (Paperback)
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Playing the Stonewall Dutch by Nikola Sedlak (Paperback)A bold repertoire against 1.d4The Dutch Defence is one of Black’s most combative responses to 1.d4, and the Stonewall is the boldest version of this opening. Black immediately seizes space in the centre and clamps down on the e4-square, laying the foundations for

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Power Play 27: The King's Gambit by Daniel King (PC-DVD)
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Power Play 27: The King’s Gambit by Daniel King (PC-DVD)Glorious sacrifices, unexpected tactics and checkmating attacks. The King’s Gambit is one of the oldest and most romantic openings in the game of chess. White sacrifices a pawn to build a strong centre and to open lines for an immediate attack

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The Benoni is Back in Business by Rustam Kasimdzhanov (PC-DVD)
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The Benoni is Back in Business by Rustam Kasimdzhanov (PC-DVD)The Benoni is characterised by the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 and is a popular opening weapon amongst club players. On top level it’s a rarer guest but with this DVD Rustam Kasimdzhanov, opening expert and second and coach

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Playing the Grunfeld by Alexey Kovalchuk
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Playing the Grunfeld by Alexey KovalchukA Combative RepertoireThe Grünfeld Defence is well known to be one of Black’s best and most challenging responses to 1.d4, and has long been a favourite choice of elite players including Kasparov, Svidler, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave and many more. As with many openings, however, it can

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Opening Repertoire: The Queen's Gambit by Damian Lemos
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Opening Repertoire: The Queen’s Gambit by Damian LemosGrandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White in the Queen’s Gambit, one of the most famous chess openings. The Queen’s Gambit enjoys a long and illustrious past. It has been played by virtually all the strongest grandmasters in the history of chess,

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First Steps: The King’s Indian Defence by Andrew Martin
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First Steps: The King’s Indian Defence by Andrew MartinThe King’s Indian Defence is one of the great classical counter-attacking openings. The most aggressive world champions (including Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov) have all scored brilliant knockout victories with this opening. In this book the highly experienced coach international

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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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