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  • Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening: Volume 5

    Author: Carsten Hansen

    $4.99
    Publisher: Independent | Release Date: January 2018 | Contents: 213 pages

    This book is a collection of games played by the best players in the world in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of brilliant chess tactics, an accumulation of mistakes or blunders. The chess opening variations in this volume are all the variations of the Sicilian Defense such as 1) Alapin Variation 2 c3​, ​ ​​2) The Grand Prix Attack, ​3) The Closed Sicilians​,​ 4) The Rossolimo ​5) Moscow Attack (2…d6 3 Bb5+) ​,​ ​6) O’Kelly (2…a6), Ultra-Fianchetto (2…g6) and Nimzowitch (2…Nf6) ​ and others​

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  • 1.d4 King’s Indian & Grünfeld

    Author: Boris Avrukh

    $19.99
    Publisher: Quality Chess | Release Date: January 10, 2018 | Contents: 336 pages

    Volume 2A provides a world-class repertoire against the Grünfeld and King’s Indian, two of Black’s most popular and dynamic defences.

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  • The Najdorf in Black and White

    Author: Bryan Smith

    $14.99
    Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: January 10, 2018 | Contents: 162 pages

    Despite the Najdorf’s great popularity and reputation as a theoretical labyrinth, Bryan Smith believes it is possible to play it “by the light of nature,” with experience providing a guide. The play is concrete and sharp, but original positions can be obtained fairly early. The twenty-nine annotated games in this book were carefully selected for their instructional value, their theoretical relevance, and – most of all – their esthetic appeal. Designed both for players of the Najdorf and for those facing it, The Najdorf in Black and White is a collection of creative and unique battles that you can use to learn the ins and outs of this opening.

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  • Winning with the Modern London System: Part 2

    Author: Nikola Sedlak

    $16.99
    Publisher: Chess Evolution | Release Date: December 2017 | Contents: 216 pages

    The second volume contains some improvements on the first book, but the main focus is on the …g6 and …e6 setups

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  • Dismantling the Sicilian

    Author: Jesus De La Villa & Max Illingworth

    $19.99
    Publisher: New in Chess | Release Date: November 2017 | Contents: 336 pages

    It has been difficult for White to obtain any advantage in Sicilian sidelines, and this book therefore presents a complete repertoire for White in the most widely played main lines: the Open Sicilians with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3. All of Black’s possible answers are covered.‘Dismantling the Sicilian’ is clearly organized, and each variation is presented with its history, its main ideas, its typical tactics and strategies, and with instructive games.

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  • The Art of the Tarrasch Defence: Strategies, Techniques and Surprising Ideas

    Author: Alexey Bezgodov

    $19.99
    Publisher: New in Chess | Release Date: November 2017 | Contents: 320 pages

    The Tarrasch Defence is one of the most ambitious ways to play against 1.d4. Black immediately fights for the centre, gets a lot of space and develops his pieces without many problems. Former Russian Champion Alexey Bezgodov has more than 30 years of experience with the Tarrasch and is one of the world’s greatest experts. The Art of the Tarrasch Defence is a deeply researched journey into the positional structures, the key moments in the fight for the initiative, the players and the variations.

  • Play 1…d6 Against Everything

    Author: Erik Zude & Jörg Hickl

    $16.99
    Publisher: New in Chess | Release Date: September 2017 | Contents: 224 pages

    Renowned German chess trainers Erik Zude and Jörg Hickl have created an ideal club player’s repertoire for Black. This compact manual presents a set of lines that is conveniently limited in scope, yet varied, solid and complete. The core repertoire is based on lines that the authors have successfully played at (grand)master level for decades: the Antoshin variation of the Philidor Defence against 1.e4 and the Old-Indian Defence against 1.d4. There is only a limited number of plans, ideas and structures that you need to learn, and very few forcing variations.​

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  • The Complete Ragozin

    Author: Matthieu Cornette

    $16.99
    Publisher: Chess Evolution | Release Date: May 2017 | Contents: 304 pages

    GM Matthieu Cornette shares his insights about one of the most popular openings nowadays – The Ragozin defense.

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  • My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

    Author: Vincent Moret

    $13.99
    Publisher: New in Chess | Release Date: August 2017 | Contents: 272 pages

    Vincent Moret now provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for Black. It consists of a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginners and post-beginners.

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