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Chess Strategy Software

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  1. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (9)
  2. GM Daniel King (10)
  3. GM Dejan Bojkov (2)
  4. GM Karsten Muller (1)
  5. GM Maurice Ashley (1)
  6. GM Mihail Marin (2)
  7. GM Nick Pert (2)
  8. GM Nigel Davies (1)
  9. GM Peter Wells (1)
  10. GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (1)
  11. IM Andrew Martin (4)
  12. IM Robert Ris (1)
  13. WFM Sabrina Chevannes (1)
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    Winning Structures - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0251CB

    Great players always had and still have more than just broad theoretical knowledge. Every of them has some favorite methods, which simply help to score more points. The greatest even have favorite pawn structures!
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    Winning Structures - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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    Typical Mistakes by 1800-2000 Players - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0477CB

    GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: “After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly higher level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1800 and 2100. This DVD offers slightly more complex material than the previous DVD, and will hopefully provide an insight into what I believe are the main errors which stop players of this level to be more successful."
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    Typical Mistakes by 1800-2000 Players - Nicholas Pert

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    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0459CB

    As the National Head Coach for the English Chess Federation I train many improving players, and see some typical mistakes that repeat themselves. In this DVD I have taken a large collection of games played by players, predominantly in the rating range 1600-1900, and I have looked for typical mistakes. Each theme has several examples to demonstrate typical mistakes, and there are various test throughout the DVD so that the viewer can try and find the best move in certain positions. This should be a great tool for players to use in order to improve their middlegame and endgame play. It will hopefully also highlight any areas that you need to work on in order to improve quickly. Enjoy the DVD!
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    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert

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    Total Chess Training III
    Catalog Code: WIN0026CV

    This is the third compilation of popular training programs on 5 CDs, that covers some aspects of chess: Tactics, Combinations, Strategy and Middlegame.
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    Total Chess Training III

    $99.95
    Total Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: WIN0136CV

    This DVD collection of a compilation of 3 of Convekta's Best Selling Strategy Programs - Chess Strategy 3.0, Chess Guide for Club Players and Chess Guide for Intermediate Players.
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    Total Chess Strategy

    $59.95
    The True Value of Pieces - Dejan Bojkov
    Strategy
    Catalog Code: WIN0399CB

    Queen against two rooks or three minor pieces, as well as a rook plus pawn vs two minor pieces - these are typical constellations where the material is unbalanced. In our first steps in chess we are taught about the nominal value of the pieces. The queen is equal to nine pawns; a rook to five, a minor piece is worth three pawns. This is a common sense solution aimed at teaching the beginner a system of values so that he or she does not trade a more valuable piece for a less good one. Later however, situations occur in games in which one side can trade two minor pieces (six pawns) for a rook and a pawn (also six pawns). Theoretically speaking, this should result in an equal position, but in reality one of the two sides will profit from the exchange.
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    The True Value of Pieces - Dejan Bojkov

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    The Secret to Chess - Maurice Ashley
    Catalog Code: WIN0290CB

    On this Fritz-Trainer DVD, Maurice Ashley reveals a simple idea that will forever change the way that you see chess. He shares the secret he discovered on his path to the grandmaster title, a secret that every player must understand in order to reach the highest level.
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    The Secret to Chess - Maurice Ashley

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0483CB

    In this first volume of the new Mating Guide series, the emphasis will be on how to exploit a vulnerably placed king in the centre. With 10 chapters, 20 illustrative games and key themes including a lead in development, preventing castling, the open e-file and different kinds of sacrifices, this DVD will show you everything you need to know to master mid-board showdowns. The level of the content means it is relevant to both beginners as well as master level players - as both elementary examples (also from my own practice) as well as classical attacking games by elite grandmasters are analysed in detail.
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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris

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    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin
    Technique is Everything
    Catalog Code: WIN0458CB

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original ''Basics of Winning Chess'', Andrew Martin is back with version 2.0 of his best-selling DVD. Chess has changed dramatically over the last decade and standards seem higher than ever. We must attempt to keep up! It is often said that the strongest players operate like machines. Once they get a winning position, they win it. Version 2.0 draws extensively from modern chess practice. Virtually all the games are instructive and of high quality. Nearly all are from recent times and many have notes, which you may use for extra study. It gives you a roadmap for improvement. The DVD will be particularly useful for players within the rating band 1200-2200. It is a tour of the modern game.”
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    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

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    Test Your Chess Training
    Catalog Code: WIN0073CB

    In the training questions, the new function Multiple Choice also allows questions to be set about the evaluation of positions, or for example what chance is there of an attack on the king.
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    Test Your Chess Training

    Regular Price: $33.95

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    Test Evaluate
    Catalog Code: WIN0074CB

    Test, Evaluate, and Improve Your Chess: A Knowledge-based Approach, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec’s overall efforts to help chessplayers understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery.
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    Test Evaluate

    Regular Price: $35.95

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    Strategy University 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0362CB

    Using ideas and games of great masters from the past, the Ukrainian trainer deals with various themes.
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    Strategy University 5

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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Technique of Realising the Win - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0326CB

    The DVD shows and explains instructive mistakes made when trying to make extra material or a positional advantage count and in addition it demonstrates the correct techniques as employed in classic games.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Technique of Realising the Win - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 4

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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Central Approach - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0294CB

    This DVD with the help of classical games played by Botvinnik, Fischer, Rubinstein, Steinitz, Tal amongst others the author explains the role of the centre and on the power of pawns and pieces in the centre.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Central Approach - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 1

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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Prevention and Preparation - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0296CB

    This difficult, but extremely important subject is explained on the DVD with the help of many examples, including classics but also modern games.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Prevention and Preparation - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 2

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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Adrian Mikhalchishin - Positional Pawn Sacrifice - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0281CB

    There were famous masters of positional pawn sacrifices - Bronstein, Kasparov and Romanishin.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Adrian Mikhalchishin - Positional Pawn Sacrifice - VOLUME 3

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    Strategy and Tactics - Peter Wells
    Catalog Code: WIN0040CB

    This CD by Peter Wells addresses advanced players. It contains an introduction and five lectures which deal with purely practical subjects: the calculation of variations and how errors arise.
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    Strategy and Tactics - Peter Wells

    Regular Price: $32.95

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    Strategy - Step by Step - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0065CB

    Making the right strategic decisions is one of the most difficult tasks at the chessboard. But how can we enhance our strategic understanding and methodical play?
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    Strategy - Step by Step - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    Secrets of English School
    Catalog Code: WIN0075CB

    Only a few top chess players know how to share their grandmasterly thinking with others. Without any doubt, English grandmaster Daniel King is one of them
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    Secrets of English School

    Regular Price: $33.95

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    Right Decisions - Chess Training
    Catalog Code: WIN0186CB

    Make the Right Decision and Improve your chess game.
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    Right Decisions - Chess Training

    Regular Price: $32.95

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    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0451CB

    In chess, like in real life, one frequently faces temptations: to grab a pawn, to occupy an open file, to start a kingside attack and so on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with all these ideas, but before undertaking such concrete actions, one should be sure the position is ripe for it. The second DVD deals with the middlegame positions where static factors play a determining part, permanently taking into account the inseparable dynamic and tactical elements. The videos are interactive, featuring training questions in the critical moments. You can further sharpen your skills with the included database, which contains games covering themes that correspond to the ideas presented on the DVD.
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    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin

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    Power Strategy 1 - From the Opening to the Middlegame - Mihail Marin -
    Catalog Code: WIN0413CB

    In chess, like in real life, one frequently faces temptations: to grab a pawn, to occupy an open file, to start a kingside attack and so on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with all these ideas, but before undertaking such concrete actions, one should be sure the position is ripe for it.
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    Power Strategy 1 - From the Opening to the Middlegame - Mihail Marin -

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    POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0162CB

    This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening play so that you can begin the game off the right foot.
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    POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4

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    POWER PLAY - Squeeze - Daniel King - VOLUME 13
    Catalog Code: WIN0271CB

    Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject.
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    POWER PLAY - Squeeze - Daniel King - VOLUME 13

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    POWER PLAY - Pawns Pieces and Plans - Daniel King - VOLUME 6
    Catalog Code: WIN0069CB

    In this fifth Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses strong and weak pawn structures, isolated pawns and pawn islands, how to create pawn weaknesses, how to cramp a pawn structure, the power of center pawns and much more.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawns Pieces and Plans - Daniel King - VOLUME 6

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    POWER PLAY - Pawns - Daniel King - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0096CB

    You might be a brilliant tactician or a fearsome attacker, but you won’t always be able to apply these skills when you play.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawns - Daniel King - VOLUME 5

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    POWER PLAY - Pawn Storm - Daniel King - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0068CB

    n this 3rd DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King examines more devilish methods of attacking the castled king - this time by means of a pawn storm.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawn Storm - Daniel King - VOLUME 3

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    POWER PLAY - Mating Patterns - Daniel King - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0046CB

    You think you have seen enough checkmating combinations? I find it staggering how many checkmates are missed (by both sides) in games by the top players, let alone by us mortals. Recognizing the early outlines of mating patterns is a vital skill, not just for an attacker, but for a defender too.
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    POWER PLAY - Mating Patterns - Daniel King - VOLUME 1

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    POWER PLAY - Major Pieces vs. Minor Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 9
    Catalog Code: WIN0072CB

    In this 9th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King discusses the theme of Major Pieces v. Minor Pieces.
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    POWER PLAY - Major Pieces vs. Minor Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 9

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    POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: WIN0070CB

    In this 7th Power Play DVD, Daniel King helps you to recognize when a piece is poorly placed and what to do about it. Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject.
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    POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7

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    POWER PLAY - Calculation - Daniel King - VOLUME 10
    Catalog Code: WIN0212CB

    10th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King will help you to assess how good you are at calculating, and gives you tips as to how you might sharpen your thought processes at the chessboard.
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    POWER PLAY - Calculation - Daniel King - VOLUME 10

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    POWER PLAY - Attacking the King - Daniel King - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0067CB

    In this second DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King looks at attacking play and asks: what makes for a successful attack?
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    POWER PLAY - Attacking the King - Daniel King - VOLUME 2

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    Power of Planning - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0235CB

    Planning is the most difficult part of the game of chess. It is everywhere - we use it from the opening to the ending.
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    Power of Planning - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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    Power of Exchange - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0237CB

    The correct technique of exchanging is the most important ability of Grandmasters!
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    Power of Exchange - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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    How to Beat Younger Players - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0060CB

    Chess is turning into a young mans game. Time limits are faster, sessions last longer and computer databases and playing engines seem to dominate opening preparation. Add the fact that older players often have jobs and families that take most of their time and its no surprise they suffer painful defeats at the hands of spotty youths.
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    How to Beat Younger Players - Nigel Davies

    Regular Price: $26.95

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    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0436CB

    Understanding how to use pawns and how to handle different pawn structures are important topics for young or improving players to consider. On this new ChessBase DVD, IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin investigates the notion that ‘pawns are the soul of chess’ and tries to explain exactly what this means. The effective use of pawns in the opening leads to the correct development of the pieces and a good game springs naturally from there. The pawn structure must be considered throughout the game and this is something that Martin also touches upon. The viewer will be treated to a tour of excellent games, both old and new, many from the period 2012-2014, which highlight key ideas about the correct use of pawns and from which one cannot fail to improve one’s technique. Thus this DVD is ideal for players below 1800 or indeed ambitious players of any level.
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    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin

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