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If you’re not an absolute beginner at chess anymore, maybe it’s time to think about building an opening repertoire. It goes without saying that it’s important to start off the game of chess with confidence in order to increase your chances of winning. Choosing your openings with care can also help you to create middlegame positions with whom you are familiar and suit your style. Knowledge of specific lines, general ideas and motives will increase the feeling of safety behind the board, and you can concentrate more on the things that make the game beautiful, such as calculation and positional choices. One can speak already of a repertoire if one has an answer with black to 1. e4 and 1. d4 and with the white pieces has a steady opening line, variation or system. That being said, a real opening repertoire consists of a bit more, including answers to 1. c4 and 1. Nf3, and not unimportant in this day and age, some flexibility with both colours. If you become active on a club, in tournaments or in another competition (even on the internet), at some point you may appear in the database on the web. Then, it’s advisable not to make it your opponent too easy and be totally predictable. More important, learning opening(systems) and building a repertoire with both colours is great fun, making you a more complete chess player, increasing the knowledge about the game in general. So, if you’re relatively new to the game or already on your way, in this section you will find books and dvd’s on building a repertoire. The authors will give you a tour around the opening lines, provide you with tips and trics and concrete openings that suit your style.



A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire For White - Collins, Sam
2016 Gambit Publications A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire For White-Collins, Sam

The title in this case tells how it is; Sam Collins helps you to build a relatively simple repertoire for white. White plan is a very straightforward one. After playing 1. e4 white aims for isolated queen pawn positions. This can be reached after e.g. the Tarrash French, Panov Caro-Kann and c3-Sicilian. By doing so, the claim is you know what the plans are, after a while you’ll develop some experience in these kind of positions, while for your opponent it may be relatively new territory.
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Keep It Simple: 1.e4: A Solid And Straightforward Chess Opening Repertoire For White - Christof Sielecki
2018 New In Chess Keep It Simple: 1.e4: A Solid And Straightforward Chess Opening Repertoire For White-Christof Sielecki

The 'Keep it Simple' approach offers a complete white repertoire for the amateur player starting with the move 1.e4. Keep things simple has been Sieleckis motto for a long time in chess and particularly in his role as a chess instructor. The main guidelines of the book are: 1) The chosen lines are simple to learn, 2) It must be possible to find your way if you forgot your lines, 3)Choose lines that may not be most critical, but uncomfortable for the opponent.
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Playing 1.d4 D5: A Classical Repertoire - Ntirlis, Nikolaos
2017 Quality Chess Playing 1.d4 D5: A Classical Repertoire-Ntirlis, Nikolaos

Playing d5 may be the most principle way to meet 1.d4 and it's certainly a strong one, as long as you know what you're doing. With Playing 1.d4 d5: A Classical Repertoire writer Ntirlis makes sure you know, by providing a steady repertoire with 1...d5, starting with the Queens Gambit Declined. As usual Ntirlis looks further than just the modern games to improve the suggested lines. He uses both games and the computer to advise on how to prepare for the Catalan, London, Torre, etc.
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A Complete Repertoire For Black Using Solid Systems - Houska, Jovanka, Vigus, James
2018 Everyman Chess A Complete Repertoire For Black Using Solid Systems-Houska, Jovanka Vigus, James

For Caro-Kann players it's not uncommon to have the Slav in their repertoire and the other way around. This book is for those who like to play set-ups with c6, and keeping it solid at first. A Complete Repertoire for Black Using Solid Systems actually are two books for the price of one. It's a combination of two previously separately published books: Play the Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska and Play the Slav by James Vigus, both world leading experts on these openings.
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Chess Openings For Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire - Lev Alburt, Roman Dzindzichashvili, Eugene Perelshteyn
2009 Chess Information & Research Institute Chess Openings For Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire-Lev Alburt Roman Dzindzichashvili Eugene Perelshteyn

Chess Openings for Black, Explained teaches chess players a coherent, all round opening repertoire for the black pieces. The openings presented are not only strong weapons in their own right, but the authors also claim these have the highest winning percentages. The three experts instruct you on the Accelerated Dragon, Maroczy Bind and Anti-Sicilians against 1. e4, as well as the Nimzo-Indian Defense against 1. d4.
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Playing 1.e4 E5: A Classical Repertoire - Ntirlis, Nikolaos
2016 Quality Chess Playing 1.e4 E5: A Classical Repertoire-Ntirlis, Nikolaos

Are you searching for a practical, complete, easy to handle guide for playing to meet 1. e4 with …e5 with black? Playing 1. e4 e5: A Classical Repertoire by Nikolaos Ntirlis is a book that helps you build a complete repertoire with a internal logic to it. Ntirlis not only uses grandmaster games, but many other sources (blitz- and rapid games, computer tournaments, chess24-videos etc) to refine the lines. The main part of the book is on the Breyer System, a good answer to the Spanish.
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Caruana's Ruy Lopez: A White Repertoire For Club Players - Caruana, Fabiano
2021 New In Chess Caruana's Ruy Lopez: A White Repertoire For Club Players-Caruana, Fabiano

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Opening Repertoire: 1d4 With 2 C4 - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2019 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire: 1d4 With 2 C4-Lakdawala, Cyrus

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1.d4: Dynamic Systems (grandmaster Repertoire) - Avrukh, Boris
2019 Quality Chess 1.d4: Dynamic Systems (grandmaster Repertoire)-Avrukh, Boris

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A Complete Guide To Defending Against 1 D4 (everyman Chess) - Ward, Chris, Emms, John
2019 Everyman Chess A Complete Guide To Defending Against 1 D4 (everyman Chess)-Ward, Chris Emms, John

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21st Century Center Game (21st Century Chess Openings Book 5) - Gordon, Ray Charles
2019 21st Century Center Game (21st Century Chess Openings Book 5)-Gordon, Ray Charles

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Opening Repertoire: 1 D4 With 2 C4 (everyman Chess) - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2019 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire: 1 D4 With 2 C4 (everyman Chess)-Lakdawala, Cyrus

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A Complete Guide To Flank Openings (everyman Chess) - Mcdonald, Neil
2019 Everyman Chess A Complete Guide To Flank Openings (everyman Chess)-Mcdonald, Neil

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Counterattacking Systems Versus 1 E4 And 1 D4 - Pedersen, Nicolai, Lalić, Peter
2019 Everyman Chess Counterattacking Systems Versus 1 E4 And 1 D4-Pedersen, Nicolai Lalić, Peter

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The Hippo System: A Universal Opening System For White And Black - Mongredien Edition - Gifford, Gary K, Briffoz, Eric
2019 Independently The Hippo System: A Universal Opening System For White And Black - Mongredien Edition-Gifford, Gary K Briffoz, Eric

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A Complete Repertoire Based On 1 B3 And 1 B6 - Bauer, Christian, Jacobs, Byron, Tait, Jonathan
2019 Everyman Chess A Complete Repertoire Based On 1 B3 And 1 B6-Bauer, Christian Jacobs, Byron Tait, Jonathan

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How To Win With King's Indian Attack - Kleider, Hans
2019 Independently How To Win With King's Indian Attack-Kleider, Hans

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A Complete Repertoire For Black For Strategically Minded Players - Dembo, Yelena, Hellsten, Johann
2019 Everyman Chess A Complete Repertoire For Black For Strategically Minded Players-Dembo, Yelena Hellsten, Johann

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Aggressive, Counterattacking Systems Based On ... G6 - Gallagher, Joe, Martin, Andrew
2018 Everyman Chess Aggressive, Counterattacking Systems Based On ... G6-Gallagher, Joe Martin, Andrew

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Chess Training Repertoire 3: Third Edition - 150 Openings For White And Black (chess Opening Repertoire) - Sawyer, Tim
2018 Independently Chess Training Repertoire 3: Third Edition - 150 Openings For White And Black (chess Opening Repertoire)-Sawyer, Tim

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Opening Repertoire: 1e4 - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2018 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire: 1e4-Lakdawala, Cyrus

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Indian Defences 1.d4 Nf6: Chess Opening Games - Second Edition - Sawyer, Tim
2018 Independently Indian Defences 1.d4 Nf6: Chess Opening Games - Second Edition-Sawyer, Tim

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Fighting Chess With Black - Dembo, Yelena, Palliser, Richard
2018 Everyman Chess Fighting Chess With Black-Dembo, Yelena Palliser, Richard

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Sabotaging The Sicilian, French & Caro-kann With 2.b3 - Konikowski, Jerzy, Soszynski, Marek
2018 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Sabotaging The Sicilian, French & Caro-kann With 2.b3-Konikowski, Jerzy Soszynski, Marek

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The Hippo System: A Universal Chess Opening For White & Black - Briffoz, Eric
2018 Independent The Hippo System: A Universal Chess Opening For White & Black-Briffoz, Eric

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E3 Poison: A 21st Century Opening Repertoire - Smith, Axel
2017 Quality Chess E3 Poison: A 21st Century Opening Repertoire-Smith, Axel

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How To Play Against 1d4 And 1e4 - Palliser, Richard, Mcdonald, Neil
2017 Everyman Chess How To Play Against 1d4 And 1e4-Palliser, Richard Mcdonald, Neil

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Play The Hippo Attack And Defense: A Universal Chess Opening For White And Black - Briffoz, Eric
2017 Independent Play The Hippo Attack And Defense: A Universal Chess Opening For White And Black-Briffoz, Eric

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Starting Out: 1d4 & 1e4 (everyman Chess) - Cox, John, Mcdonald, Neil
2017 Everyman Chess Starting Out: 1d4 & 1e4 (everyman Chess)-Cox, John Mcdonald, Neil

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Gambiteer - Davies, Nigel
2017 Everyman Chess Gambiteer-Davies, Nigel

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Opening Repertoire - ...c6 - Lakdawala, Cyrus, Kiewra, Keaton
2017 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire - ...c6-Lakdawala, Cyrus Kiewra, Keaton

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The Fianchetto Solution: A Complete, Solid And Flexible Chess Opening Repertoire For Black & White - With The King's Fianchetto (new In Chess) - Neiman, Emmanuel, Shoker, Samy
2016 New In Chess,Csi The Fianchetto Solution: A Complete, Solid And Flexible Chess Opening Repertoire For Black & White - With The King's Fianchetto (new In Chess)-Neiman, Emmanuel Shoker, Samy

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My Private Repertoire: Building A Powerful Queen Pawn Opening For White (chess Openings) - Pm, Karthik
2016 Independently My Private Repertoire: Building A Powerful Queen Pawn Opening For White (chess Openings)-Pm, Karthik

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Playing 1.e4: Caro-kann, 1...e5 & Minor Lines (grandmaster Guide) - Shaw, John
2016 Quality Chess Playing 1.e4: Caro-kann, 1...e5 & Minor Lines (grandmaster Guide)-Shaw, John

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A Chess Opening Repertoire For Blitz & Rapid: Sharp, Surprising And Forcing Lines For Black And White - Sveshnikov, Evgeny, Sveshnikov, Vladimir
2016 New In Chess A Chess Opening Repertoire For Blitz & Rapid: Sharp, Surprising And Forcing Lines For Black And White-Sveshnikov, Evgeny Sveshnikov, Vladimir

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Opening Repertoire: The Open Games With Black (everyman Chess) - Lokander, Martin
2016 Everyman Chess Opening Repertoire: The Open Games With Black (everyman Chess)-Lokander, Martin

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The Liberated Bishop Defence: A Surprising And Complete Black Repertoire Against 1.d4 - Bezgodov, Alexey
2015 New In Chess,Csi The Liberated Bishop Defence: A Surprising And Complete Black Repertoire Against 1.d4-Bezgodov, Alexey

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Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.e4 Vs The French, Caro-kann And Philidor - Negi, Parimarjan
2014 Quality Chess Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.e4 Vs The French, Caro-kann And Philidor-Negi, Parimarjan

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The King's Indian Attack - Move By Move - Mcdonald, Neil
2014 Everyman Chess The King's Indian Attack - Move By Move-Mcdonald, Neil

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A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire For Black: Tackling 1.e4 With ..1.e5 - Cohen, Or
2014 New In Chess,Csi A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire For Black: Tackling 1.e4 With ..1.e5-Cohen, Or

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A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire For White - Burgess, Graham
2013 Gambit Publications A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire For White-Burgess, Graham

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Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White (volume 3) - Hilton, Jonathan, Ippolito, Dean
2013 Mongoose Press Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White (volume 3)-Hilton, Jonathan Ippolito, Dean

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Playing 1.d4: The Indian Defences (grandmaster Guide) - Schandorff, Lars
2012 Quality Chess Playing 1.d4: The Indian Defences (grandmaster Guide)-Schandorff, Lars

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A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire For White - Watson, John
2012 Gambit Publications A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire For White-Watson, John

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Fight The King's Indian, Gr Nfeld, And Dutch Defenses With Zuka, A Stand-alone, Cohesive Chess Opening System (includes The Dangerfield Attack) - Rudel, David I.
2012 Thinker Press Fight The King's Indian, Gr Nfeld, And Dutch Defenses With Zuka, A Stand-alone, Cohesive Chess Opening System (includes The Dangerfield Attack)-Rudel, David I.

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Fly The Pterodactyl: A Chess Works Publication - Schiller, Eric
2012 Ishi Press Fly The Pterodactyl: A Chess Works Publication-Schiller, Eric

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1.d4 - Beat The Guerrillas: A Powerful Repertoire Against Annoying Black Sidelines - Bronznik, Valeri
2011 New In Chess 1.d4 - Beat The Guerrillas: A Powerful Repertoire Against Annoying Black Sidelines-Bronznik, Valeri

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No Passion For Chess Fashion: Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire - Raetsky, Alexander, Chetverik, Maxim
2011 Mongoose Press No Passion For Chess Fashion: Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire-Raetsky, Alexander Chetverik, Maxim

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Alterman Gambit Guide: Black Gambits 1 (the Alterman Gambit Guide) - Alterman, Boris
2011 Quality Chess Alterman Gambit Guide: Black Gambits 1 (the Alterman Gambit Guide)-Alterman, Boris

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A Ferocious Opening Repertoire (everyman Chess) - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2011 Everyman Chess A Ferocious Opening Repertoire (everyman Chess)-Lakdawala, Cyrus

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