Starting Out

These books are perfect for enthusiastic chess players who are starting out in the game, and who are seeking to understand the basic principles behind these most important openings. All six books are written in a user-friendly style with an abundance of notes, tips and warnings scattered throughout, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. The authors of these books are all very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner. These books will be especially beneficial to those players who have previously sharpened their chess skills with the earlier books Starting Out in Chess, Tips for Young Players and Improve Your Opening Play.



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Art.-Nr.: LOCOX1D4!, ISBN-10 1857444175, ISBN-13 9781857444179
 
John Cox

1.d4!

English, 192 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2006.
 
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John Cox - 1.d4!
Art.-Nr.: LOMCD1E4!, ISBN-10 1857444167, ISBN-13 9781857444162
 
Neil McDonald

1.e4!

English, 200 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2006.
 
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Neil McDonald - 1.e4!
Art.-Nr.: LOCOXAD, ISBN-10 1857443705, ISBN-13 9781857443707
 
John Cox

Alekhine’s Defense

English, 192 pages, paperback.
 
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John Cox - Alekhine's Defense
Art.-Nr.: LXPLAAP, ISBN-10 1857443675, ISBN-13 9781857443677
 
James Plaskett

Attacking Play

English, 144 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2004.
 
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James Plaskett - Attacking Play
Art.-Nr.: LORAEBS, ISBN-10 1857443799, ISBN-13 9781857443790
 
Alexander Raetzki, Maxim Chetverik

Benoni Systems

English, 239 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2005.
 
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Alexander Raetzki, Maxim Chetverik - Benoni Systems
Art.-Nr.: LXWARCTAC, ISBN-10 1857444183, ISBN-13 9781857444186
 
Chris Ward

Chess Tactics and Checkmates

English, 172 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2006.
 
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Chris Ward - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
Art.-Nr.: LORAECS, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857445374
 
Alexander Raetzki, Maxim Chetverik

Classical Sicilian

English, 176 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2007.
 
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Alexander Raetzki, Maxim Chetverik - Classical Sicilian
Art.-Nr.: LOPALCS, ISBN-10 1857444140, ISBN-13 9781857444148
 
Richard Palliser

Closed Sicilian

English, 208 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2006.
 
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Richard Palliser - Closed Sicilian
Art.-Nr.: LOPALDPA, ISBN-10 185744, ISBN-13 9781857445787
 
Richard Palliser

d-pawn Attacks

English, 272 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2008.
 
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Richard Palliser - d-pawn Attacks
Art.-Nr.: LOPALDTA, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9783942383042
 
Richard Palliser

Der Trompowsky-Angriff

German, 288 pages, hardback, 1st edition 2010.
 
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Richard Palliser - Der Trompowsky-Angriff
Art.-Nr.: LOMCDEGG, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9783942383110
 
Neil McDonald

Englische Geheimnisse

German, 216 pages, hardback, 1st edition 2010, original release: 2003.
 
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Neil McDonald - Englische Geheimnisse
Art.-Nr.: LOEMMKIA, ISBN-10 1857443942, ISBN-13 9781857443943
 
John Emms

King’s Indian Attack

English, 224 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2005.
 
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John Emms - King's Indian Attack
Art.-Nr.: LOGALKGG, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9783942383080
 
Joe Gallagher

Königsindische Geheimnisse

German, 192 pages, hardback, 1st edition 2010, original release: 2002.
 
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Joe Gallagher - Königsindische Geheimnisse
Art.-Nr.: LEEMMMPE, ISBN-10 1857443594, ISBN-13 9781857443592
 
John Emms

Minor Piece Endgames

English, 192 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2004.
 
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John Emms - Minor Piece Endgames
Art.-Nr.: LOVEGMB, ISBN-10 1857443667, ISBN-13 9781857443660
 
E. Vegh

Modern Benoni

English, 176 pages, paperback.
 
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E. Vegh - Modern Benoni
Art.-Nr.: LOWARNIGG, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9783942383127
 
Chris Ward

Nimzo-Indische Geheimnisse

German, 204 pages, hardback, 1st edition 2010, original release: 2002.
 
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Chris Ward - Nimzo-Indische Geheimnisse
Art.-Nr.: LEFLEPE, ISBN-10 1857443624, ISBN-13 9781857443622
 
Glenn Flear

Pawn endgames

English, 192 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2004.
 
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Glenn Flear - Pawn endgames
Art.-Nr.: LOMCDQGDSO, ISBN-10 1857444264, ISBN-13 9781857444261
 
Neil McDonald

Queen’s Gambit Declined

English, 192 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2006.
 
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Neil McDonald - Queen's Gambit Declined
Art.-Nr.: LOJONSGPA, ISBN-10 185744, ISBN-13 9781857445473
 
Gawain Jones

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

English, 174 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2008.
 
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Gawain Jones - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
Art.-Nr.: LOPALSN, ISBN-10 1857443926, ISBN-13 9781857443929
 
Richard Palliser

Sicilian Najdorf

English, 240 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2006.
 
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Richard Palliser - Sicilian Najdorf
Art.-Nr.: LOPRISS, ISBN-10 1857444132, ISBN-13 9781857444131
 
Craig Pritchett

Sicilian Scheveningen

English, 192 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2006.
 
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Craig Pritchett - Sicilian Scheveningen
Art.-Nr.: LOCOXSS, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857444315
 
John Cox

Sicilian Sveshnikov

English, 272 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2007.
 
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John Cox - Sicilian Sveshnikov
Art.-Nr.: LOEMMSGG, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9783942383103
 
John Emms

Sizilianische Geheimnisse

German, 202 pages, hardback, 1st edition 2010, original release: 2002.
 
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John Emms - Sizilianische Geheimnisse
Art.-Nr.: LOFLESASS, ISBN-10 1857443934, ISBN-13 9781857443936
 
Glenn Flear

Slav and Semi-Slav

English, 256 pages, paperback, 2005.
 
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Glenn Flear - Slav and Semi-Slav
Art.-Nr.: LOCOX1D41E4, ISBN-13 978-1781943946
 
John Cox, Neil McDonald

starting out: 1d4! & 1e4!

English, 439 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2017.
 
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John Cox, Neil McDonald - starting out: 1d4! & 1e4!
Art.-Nr.: LOFLEOG, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857446302
 
Glenn Flear

Starting Out: Open Games

English, 318 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2010.
 
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Glenn Flear - Starting Out: Open Games
Art.-Nr.: LOEMMTC3SIC, ISBN-10 185744, ISBN-13 9781857445701
 
John Emms

starting out: the c3 Sicilian

English, 207 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2008.
 
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John Emms - starting out: the c3 Sicilian
Art.-Nr.: LOGRETAD, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857445305
 
Andrew Greet

The Accelerated Dragon

Fundamental coverage of a dynamic Sicilian

English, 320 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2008.
 
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Andrew Greet - The Accelerated Dragon
Art.-Nr.: LOGALTCK, ISBN-10 1857443039, ISBN-13 9781857443035
 
Joe Gallagher

The Caro-Kann

English, 192 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2002.
 
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Joe Gallagher - The Caro-Kann
Art.-Nr.: LOPALTC, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857445275
 
Richard Palliser

The Colle

English, 192 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2007.
 
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Richard Palliser - The Colle
Art.-Nr.: LOMCDDD, ISBN-10 1857443772, ISBN-13 9781857443776
 
Neil McDonald

The Dutch Defence

English, 173 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2005.
 
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Neil McDonald - The Dutch Defence
Art.-Nr.: LOMCDTE, ISBN-10 1857443225, ISBN-13 9781857443226
 
Neil McDonald

The English

English, 191 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2003.
 
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Neil McDonald - The English
Art.-Nr.: LOJACTF, ISBN-10 1857442296, ISBN-13 9781857442298
 
Byron Jacobs

The French

starting out:

English, 176 pages, paperback.
 
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Byron Jacobs - The French
Art.-Nr.: LOAAGTGD, ISBN-10 1857443500, ISBN-13 9781857443509
 
Jacob Aagard

The Grünfeld Defence

English, 176 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2004.
 
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Jacob Aagard - The Grünfeld Defence
Art.-Nr.: LOGALTKI, ISBN-10 1857442342, ISBN-13 9781857442342
 
Joe Gallagher

The King’s Indian

English, 176 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2002.
 
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Joe Gallagher - The King's Indian
Art.-Nr.: LODAVTM, ISBN-10 185744, ISBN-13 9781857445664
 
Nigel Davies

The Modern

English, 189 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2008.
 
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Nigel Davies - The Modern
Art.-Nr.: LOWARTNI, ISBN-10 1857442547, ISBN-13 9781857442540
 
Chris Ward

The Nimzo-Indian

English, 176 pages, paperback, 2002.
 
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Chris Ward - The Nimzo-Indian
Art.-Nr.: LOGALTPM, ISBN-10 1857443365, ISBN-13 9781857443363
 
Joe Gallagher

The Pirc / Modern

English, 192 pages, paperback, 2003.
 
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Joe Gallagher - The Pirc / Modern
Art.-Nr.: LOSHATQG, ISBN-10 1857443047, ISBN-13 9781857443042
 
John Shaw

The Queen’s Gambit

English, 144 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2002.
 
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John Shaw - The Queen's Gambit
Art.-Nr.: LOEMMTQI, ISBN-10 1857443632, ISBN-13 9781857443639
 
John Emms

The Queen’s Indian

English, 176 pages, paperback, Reprint, 2006.
 
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John Emms - The Queen's Indian
Art.-Nr.: RLOEMMTQI
 
John Emms

The Queen’s Indian / reduziert

Mängelexemplar; Transport-/Lagerschaden

English, 176 pages, paperback, Reprint, 2006.
 
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John Emms - The Queen's Indian / reduziert
Art.-Nr.: LOMCDTR, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857446227
 
Neil McDonald

The Reti

English, 206 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2010.
 
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Neil McDonald - The Reti
Art.-Nr.: LOSHATRL, ISBN-10 1857443217, ISBN-13 9781857443219
 
John Shaw

The Ruy Lopez

English, 144 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2003.
 
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John Shaw - The Ruy Lopez
Art.-Nr.: RLOSHATRL
 
John Shaw

The Ruy Lopez / reduziert

Mängelexemplar; Transport-/Lagerschaden

English, 144 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2003.
 
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John Shaw - The Ruy Lopez / reduziert
Art.-Nr.: LOHOUTS, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857445824
 
Jovanka Houska

The Scandinavian

English, 320 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2009.
 
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Jovanka Houska - The Scandinavian
Art.-Nr.: LOEMMTSG, ISBN-10 185744387X, ISBN-13 9781857443875
 
John Emms

The Scotch Game

English, 224 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2005.
 
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John Emms - The Scotch Game
Art.-Nr.: LOEMMTSIC2ND, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857445886
 
John Emms

The Sicilian - 2nd edition

English, 303 pages, paperback, 2nd revised and extended edition 2009.
 
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John Emms - The Sicilian - 2nd edition
Art.-Nr.: LOMARTSD, ISBN-10 1857443985, ISBN-13 9781857443981
 
Andrew Martin

The Sicilian Dragon

English, paperback, 1st edition 2005.
 
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Andrew Martin - The Sicilian Dragon
Art.-Nr.: LOPALTTA, ISBN-10 , ISBN-13 9781857445626
 
Richard Palliser

The Trompowsky Attack

English, 269 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2009.
 
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Richard Palliser - The Trompowsky Attack
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