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  • The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games by Graham Burgess
    The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games (English, Paperback) Graham Burgess, John Nunn

    Improve your chess by studying the greatest games of all time, from Adolf Anderssen's 'Immortal Game' to Anand versus Kramnik 2008

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  • The Sicilian by John Emms
    The Sicilian (English, Paperback) John Emms

    This is an updated and largely expanded edition of the highly acclaimed Starting Out: The Sicilian. John Emms goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Sicilian and its many variations.

    $20.04 $25.95
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  • The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook by Volker Schleputz
    The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook (English, Paperback) Volker Schleputz, John Emms

    Volker Schleputz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to study chess tactics. The reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities in games. This training method resembles the real board situation far more realistically than traditional chess puzzles.

    $20.17 $27.95
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  • The Starting Out: The Scotch Game by John Emms
    The Starting Out: The Scotch Game (English, Paperback) John Emms

    Going back to the basics, this book studies the essential principles of the Scotch Opening and its numerous variations. Throughout this book there are an abundance of notes, tips and warnings to guide the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are illustrated.

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  • Discovering Chess Openings by John Emms
    Discovering Chess Openings (English, Paperback) John Emms

    In Discovering Chess Openings John Emms argues that studying openings doesn't have to be hard work at all -- indeed, it can be great fun! The key to successful opening play is the understanding of the basic principles, and here the reader is guided through the most crucial themes: swift development, central control, and king safety.

    $18.81 $24.95
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  • Beating 1 E4 E5 by John Emms
    Beating 1 E4 E5 (English, Paperback) John Emms

    Presents a repertoire for White after 1 e4 e5, based on the Italian Game and the Bishop's Opening. This book provides what you need to know about playing the Italian Game and the Bishop's Opening. It covers both the main variations and the tricky sidelines, and highlights crucial move-order subtleties.

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  • The Sicilian Taimanov: Move by Move by John Emms
    The Sicilian Taimanov: Move by Move (English, Paperback) John Emms

    Grandmaster John Emms examines his favourite Sicilian variation, the Taimanov. He shares his experience and knowledge from over 15 years playing the opening at grandmaster level, and offers answers to the all the key questions.

    $22.79 $29.95
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  • The Nimzo-Indian: Move by Move by John Emms
    The Nimzo-Indian: Move by Move (English, Paperback) John Emms

    Grandmaster John Emms revisits the Nimzo-Indian, his favourite opening for over 30 years. He shares his experience and knowledge, and continually challenges the reader to answer probing questions, thereby encouraging the learning and practising of vital opening skills.

    $23.52 $29.95
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  • The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book by John Emms
    The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book (English, Paperback) John Emms

    This book provides a wealth of puzzle positions to test just about every facet of your tactical skills. The puzzles in this book have been selected by analysing games new and old in search of original puzzle positions. It is very unlikely that even seasoned solvers will recognise many of these positions. Emms, by allying his skills with those of powerful computers, has also made every effort to ensure that the solutions are sound, and that there are no unmentioned alternative solutions. The book begins with 100 relatively easy positions suitable for novices, and ends with 100 extremely tough puzzles, which provide a mind-bending challenge even for top-class players. There are 1001 puzzles in all.

    $21.91 $26.95
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  • Starting Out: the Queen's Indian by John Emms
    Starting Out: the Queen's Indian (English, Paperback) John Emms

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and Queen's Indian expert John Emms goes back to basics, studying the essential principles of the Queen's Indian and its numerous variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings to guide improving players, while key strategies, ideas, and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

    $19.29 $24.95
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  • Essential Endgames by Glenn Flear
    Essential Endgames (English, Paperback) Glenn Flear, Chris Ward

    Three classic titles from the Everyman Chess Starting Out Series in one volume. ----- Starting Out: Pawn Endgames by Glenn Flear --- Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames by John Emms --- Starting Out: Rook Endgames by Chris Ward

    $25.28 $29.95
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  • Sicilian Kan by John Emms
    Sicilian Kan (English, Paperback) John Emms

    Grandmaster and leading openings expert John Emms takes an in-depth view of the Sicilian Kan, one of the most flexible opening variations available to Black players. Using illustrative games, Emms guides the reader through the positional and tactical intricacies of this modern opening.

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  • King's Indian Attack by John Emms
    King's Indian Attack (English, Paperback) John Emms

    The King's Indian Attack was a favourite of the legendary Bobby Fischer. This guide goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the King's Indian Attack and its numerous lines. It has abundance of notes, tips and warnings to help the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

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  • First Steps: 1 e4 e5 by John Emms
    First Steps: 1 e4 e5 (English, Paperback) John Emms

    First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed.

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  • Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames by John Emms
    Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames (English, Paperback) John Emms

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and renowned endgames expert John Emms concentrates on the absolute fundamentals of minor piece endings and slowly but surely arms readers with the essential knowledge and confidence to move onto slightly trickier positions. As is normal with the Starting Out series, there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings throughout the book to help improving players.

    $19.43 $25.95
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  • Dangerous Weapons: The Caro-Kann by John Emms
    Dangerous Weapons: The Caro-Kann (English, Paperback) John Emms, Richard Palliser

    Well-known opening experts take a revolutionary look at the Caro-Kann Defence and select a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both White and Black.

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  • Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5 by John Emms
    Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5 (English, Paperback) John Emms, Glenn Flear

    Takes a look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. This book concentrates on little-explored variations, selecting 'dangerous' options for both colours. It is suitable for ambitious and adventurous players.

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  • The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess by John Emms
    The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess (English, Paperback) John Emms

    In The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess Grandmaster John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximise your potential and improve your results in competitive play.

    $19.15 $24.95
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  • Play the Najdorf by John Emms
    Play the Najdorf (English, Paperback) John Emms

    In this book Grandmaster and opening expert John Emms produces a comprehensive but workable black repertoire against all of White's possible options in the Najdorf. The Najdorf is one of the most sharp, dynamic, and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favorite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov.

    $20.70 $23.95
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  • Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez by John Emms
    Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez (English, Paperback) John Emms, Tony Kosten

    Well-known opening experts take a innovative look at the Ruy Lopez and select a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both White and Black.

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