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The wait is over. Finally it’s here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson’s Play the French  – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years! Watson’s highly acclaimed work presents a repertoire for Black in the French Defence against all of White’s recognized options. Just as in previous editions, Watson often arms the reader with not just one but sometimes two – or even three... more...

No matter how unconventional, irrational or even crazy an opening is, sooner or later every chess player will have to face it. When that happens, you can count on a well-prepared opponent who is more than happy to roll out his pet line. John Watson and Eric Schiller provide club-players with solutions to a huge selection of these rarely-played or tricky chess openings. They concentrate upon ideas and strategy, with enough analysis to satisfy the needs... more...

For many chess-players, opening study is sheer hard work. It is difficult to know what is important and what is not, and when specific knowledge is vital, or when a more general understanding is sufficient. Tragically often, once the opening is over, a player won't know what plan to follow, or even understand why his pieces are on the squares on which they sit. John Watson seeks to help chess-players achieve a more holistic and... more...

Such has been the acclaim for John Watson's ground-breaking works on modern chess strategy and his insightful opening books, that it is only natural that he now presents a strategic opening repertoire. It is the chess-player's holy grail: a flexible repertoire that gives opponents real problems but doesn't require masses of memorization or continual study of ever-changing grandmaster theory. While this book can't quite promise all... more...

VOTED 2003 BOOK OF THE YEAR BY READERS OF CHESSCAFE John Watson fleshes out the theory presented to enormous acclaim in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy and extends it into new areas. He illustrates the modern practice of chess with many examples from imaginative players such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Ivanchuk and tempestuous innovators such as Shirov and Morozevich. In Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, Watson broke new ground... more...


For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas. Beginners will... more...

A text for the GCSE syllabus, which attempts to provide a comprehensive coverage. Intended for classroom and individual use, it includes guidance on exam preparation and offers some specimen answers and examples from A-level for comparison.



This book gives you all you need to know in order to install and configure OCS for use, but it is much more than a to-do list. It covers the architecture of the server processes and the applications, giving you the theoretical knowledge necessary to take OCS beyond the basics. If you are new to the Oracle database, the Oracle Components for Java (OC4J) environment, HTTP web servers, or LDAP internet directories, don’t worry - all will... more...