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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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Winning with 1.d4! by Jerzy Konikowski & Uwe Bekemann
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Winning with 1.d4! by Jerzy Konikowski & Uwe Bekemann“Winning with 1.d4!” offers a complete repertoire for d4 players against all plausible responses. The recommendations were selected with the main goal of enabling the reader to leave out vast amounts of opening theory and to concentrate on a comprehensible number of lines

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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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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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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: Dynamic Systems by Boris Avrukh
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Grandmaster Repertoire 1.d4: Dynamic Systems 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.” Avrukh’s newly revamped 1.d4 series has raised

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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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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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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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