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Jim Jim said: " As Mustapha mentioned in his review..this is a really well put together chess book by the Russian Chess Trainer Khenkin . I think one of the best of its type. Electronic editions are the only affordable way to read this book as hard copies are listed ...more "

 
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Smerdon's Scandinavian by David Smerdon
"David Smerdon has written an extremely interesting and original book, which deserves to attract a wider readership than the little group of chessplayers who play odd gambit responses to e4. His starting point is one that's of concern to all of us...." Read more of this review »
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"Don Quixote and Wile E Coyote

[A plain in Spain. DON QUIXOTE, WILE E. COYOTE, SANCHO PANZA]

QUIXOTE: And what dost thou here, gentle Coyote? Art thou, like ourselves, on a noble quest, that will be the stuff of legend in years to come?

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Smerdon's Scandinavian by David Smerdon
"This is all about 2...Nf6 and particularly 2...Nf6 with 3...Bg4 and lately I've been playing these lines almost exclusively with this book's help. Fun and dangerous and Smerdon is not afraid to lead you into risky and exciting tactics. Bored with..." Read more of this review »
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