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The first in a proposed series of three books about the Scotch Game. Many books have been written about this chess opening but most just cover old analysis and reproduce games from a database. This book is distinguished by its high-quality and original analysis, making it a 'must buy' item for club and tournament players. A former second of Viktor Korchnoi, the author is also known as an... read more
$29.95
A complete defense provides Black with a first move that can be played against anything.
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The accelerated dragon is the perfect weapon for the competitive chess player. This text provides an objective and detailed analysis of all variations for white and black which should enable the reader to gain a true understanding of this defence while enjoying the scope of original thought.
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World chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) refined the art of Kingside attack into its purest form. Often Alekhine's onslaught was accompanied by the spectacular placement of a piece directly in front of the enemy King's castled position, exposed to immediate capture. This specialized tactic is called Alekhine's Block, designed to jam interior lines around the defending King or break up... read more
$52.50
This book equips the reader with everything he needs to know to play Black in a game of chess. Two experienced Finnish players have described an exciting repertoire based on the move 1...d6 in reply to whatever White’s first move happens to be. Black’s strategy is hypermodern and dynamic: White is encouraged to seize space, while Black develops his pieces rapidly and actively, waiting for the... read more
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This is the first book ever devoted to these two dynamic variations of the Ruy Lopez, the most famous and traditional of all chess openings. This book will be invaluable to players of White and Black alike.
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King's Indian chess players revel in do-or-die tactics, but not every opponent wants to cooperate. Some want to bore the pants off you with the Exchange Variation, or the London System. Others go for your throat with the Four Pawns Attack, while some simply confuse you with the Trompowsky. Take heart, for GM Gallagher has provided you with all you need to know. This book provides a complete... read more
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Since his surprise choice of the Grünfeld Defense in the 1986 World Championship match, Gary Kasparov has regularly adopted the Grünfeld in tournaments and matches around the world. Against Karpov, however, this opening has proved an unfortunate choice and Karpov has won more World Championship Games against Kasparov in this opening than in any other. Highlights of this book include: Original... read more
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A detailed repertoire for the Queen's Pawn player, this book provides an aggressive system against the Indian defences. It includes Burgess describing dangerous lines against the King's Indian, and Pedersen showing how to attack the Dutch defence, drawing from his experience in the black side.
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GM Soltis: ''Against the King's Indian Defense and the Benoni Group(all of them: Czech, Modern, etc..)there is a simple, relatively new, yet ambitious setup that can be played effectively against each member of the family...the key element here is the bishop on d3(5.Bd3!)''. This book also tells you how to play against the Old Indian and Modern defenses.
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With this repertoire chess book, White players will have an arsenal of attacking maneuvers to defeat the Petroff-one of the most popular defenses against 1.e4 and the choice of champions. Here are dozens of new ideas and theoretical innovations that the authors have carefully developed in the past two years, a solid treatment of all lines and sidelines, and a wealth of notable and fully annotated... read more
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One of the most solid and consistently successful systems available against 1..d6 and 1..g6 is the subtle Fianchetto. If you play 1.e4, you will want to know how to beat the Pirc/Modern. If you play either of these 2 defenses, you will want to know what will be played against you. The White setup is pawns at e4, d4, and g3, White Knights at c3 and e2, and Bishops at g2 and usually e3 - then... read more
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Wanted: Opening system needed to combat the most popular defense to 1.e4. Must be sound, flexible, and aggressive. Experience against all Black formations essential. GM's Short and Nunn came forward in the late 1980's and early 1990's to give us one catch-all system. First it was proven successful against one Black setup, and then against another and another. Its successes were registered at the... read more
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There are not too many feelings more satisfying in chess than winning very quickly by cleverly snaring an opponent in an opening trap. Conversely, all chess players, even budding World Champions, have experienced the utter humiliation of losing in exactly the same manner! In this entertaining and instructive book, Grandmaster James Plaskett presents a wealth of illustrative games that contain... read more
$15.95
Clearly written guide covers all openings: the Benko Gambit, Bird's Opening, Centre Game, Dutch Defence, Four Knights Game, King's Gambit, others. Techniques are designed to help moderate players whose games are confined to club play or by correspondence, and aid good players who want to improve in tournament or club events.   ...
Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps
$22.00
In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase. Of the three traditional phases of chess play -- the opening, the middle-game and the endgame -- the opening is the phase average players confront most often. Unfortunately, though, many openings are not completed... read more
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More Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps 2
$25.00
The opening is one of the most important parts of the chess game.  Weaken your pawns by mistake, and they're taken.  Attack wildly and haphazardly, and your pieces are picked off. Misuse your queen, and it's trapped. Carelessly neglect development, and you're mated. You've scarcely begun, and the game is over. Fortunately, National Master Bruce Pandolfini's More Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps 2... read more