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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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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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