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Here you will find chess books covering detailed chess opening theory, ideas which have been successfully tested by Grandmasters in actual play! From the hypermodern Alekhine's Defense to the classical Queen's Gambit, you can find the chess opening book you need at ChessCentral. Whether you want to learn a gambit chess opening or need a general chess book on opening principles, look no further. These chess opening books will treat you to the most up-to-date game analysis and boost your chess opening knowledge.
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The Morra Gambit – A Dynamic Weapon against the Sicilian Chess Opening
The Morra Gambit – A Dynamic Weapon against the Sicilian Chess Opening
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In this second edition, chess book  the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle."
1.d4 – Beat the Guerrillas
1.d4 – Beat the Guerrillas!
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After 1.d4, probably the most popular chess opening move in the world, Black can choose to employ a wide variety of unorthodox lines. Taken by surprise, White players may stumble into unknown and treacherous territory, where their fully-prepared opponent is waiting in ambush.
The Black Lion Chess Opening
The Black Lion Chess Opening
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This robust, multipurpose chess opening system (in which Black plays d6, Nf6, Nbd7 and e5) looks quiet, like a sleeping lion - hence the name. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.
The Modern Scandinavian Chess Opening
The Modern Scandinavian Chess Opening
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This chess book features complete games with lots of smoothly written verbal explanations, making the material highly accessible for amateur chess players. Co-authors Karsten Müller and Hannes Langrock have added a new theoretical appendix that provides a condensed chess opening repertoire for Black players.
Sicilian Attacks, Chess Opening Book
Sicilian Attacks, Chess Opening Book
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This chess book provides cutting-edge analysis full of original ideas, but also contains useful verbal guidelines to help you to recognize typical Sicilian plans and counter-plans. An abundance of highly instructive games illustrate the various strategic and tactical themes. At the end of each chapter you will find practical conclusions.
Center Counter Defense, Portuguese Variation
Center Counter Defense, Portuguese Variation
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In the Portuguese, Black offers a pawn for rapid development and the chance to exploit weak squares in the enemy camp. The resulting play is sharp and trappy, with plenty of "coffeehouse" flavor for those wishing to mix it up as Black.
Grundlagen des modernen Eroffnungsspiels
Grundlagen des modernen Eroffnungsspiels
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Grandmaster Aleksej Suetin teaches opening play in this well organized single-volume survey. Not a compendium (like E.C.O. or M.C.O.), Suetin instead offers guidelines and advice, grouped around annotated games, and according to the fundamentals of opening play.
Sizilianisch mit d6 und e6 , Band B
Sizilianisch mit d6 und e6, Band B
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This volume is the second in a two-part exhaustive survey of the Sicilian Scheveningen. Whereas volume one covered general plans, here we find the latest opening theory and practice.
Scotch 4...Qh4
Scotch 4...Qh4
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The venerable Scotch Game has enjoyed a great revival in recent years, with many top Grandmasters adding it to their repertoires. World Champion Kasparov's adoption of the opening aroused much interest, and the Scotch Game is regularly seen by his opponents.
Dangerous Weapons: The French
Dangerous Weapons: The French
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In Dangerous Weapons: The French, International Master John Watson takes a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings: the French Defence. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, Watson concentrates on fresh or little-explored variations of the French, selecting a wealth of dangerous options for both White and Black.
Gambiteer II
Gambiteer II
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Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Do you loathe trivial positional chess? Do you feel the need to sacrifice pawns early in the game? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is "yes!" then this is the book for you!
Gambiteer I
Gambiteer I
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Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Do you loathe trivial positional chess? Do you feel the need to sacrifice pawns early in the game? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is "yes!" then this is the book for you!
Discovering Chess Openings
Discovering Chess Openings
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There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorise countless variations
Nimzo-Larsen Attack
Nimzo-Larsen Attack
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Byron Jacobs and Jonathan Tait explain how you can use this dynamic opening to attack your opponent from move one.
The Queen's Gambit Accepted
The Queen's Gambit Accepted
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This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the Queen's Gambit Accepted available. With an emphasis on currently fashionable lines that readers are likely to encounter in their own games, it provides everything you need to know to play the opening with White or Black.
Fearsome Four Pawns Attack Chess Book
Fearsome Four Pawns Attack Chess Book
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The King’s Indian chess opening has long been one of Black’s sharpest defenses to 1.d2-d4. The Fearsome Four Pawns Attack is a book that deals with one of the most aggressive systems against this popular defense.
Back to Basics: Openings in Chess
Back to Basics: Openings in Chess
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Because of the sheer volume of variations, possible transpositions and ever-changing theory, chess openings can be overwhelming – even intimidating. This book is an introduction to understanding and playing chess openings.
Fearsome Four Pawns Attack Chess Book
Fearsome Four Pawns Attack Chess Book and Roman's Labs: Vol 49, Getting the Winning Edge in the Chess Opening Series - Magnificent Instructional Masterpieces in the King's Indian Defense Download
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The King’s Indian chess opening has long been one of Black’s sharpest defenses to 1.d2-d4. The Fearsome Four Pawns Attack is a book that deals with one of the most aggressive systems against this popular defense.