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By John Cox

ISBN-10: 1857443705

ISBN-13: 9781857443707

During this easy-to-read advisor, openings specialist John Cox is going again to fundamentals, learning the fundamental rules of Alekhine's Defence and its quite a few adaptations. through the publication there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings to lead enhancing avid gamers, whereas key thoughts, principles, and strategies for either side are essentially illustrated.

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