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The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening.
The Pirc Defence is a highly flexible and double-edged opening with which Black can avoid premature simplification and go for the full point.
The Catalan is an opening in which Black may well be able to obtain easy equality, but in which he frequently draws the short straw in the ensuing positional battle.
His first CD is intended first of all for players who already have some experience with the Dragon.
Dragon for Experts
The Philidor Denfence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 combines a number of advantages. The black player has a choice of various types of positions - he can play with or without capturing on d4.
The Queens Gambit Accepted is one of the classical openings against 1.d4 and has been (is) part of the repertoire of all World Champions.
Queen's Gambit Accepted
The Caro-Kann opening (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5) is said, possibly unfairly, to be a bit on the tame side.
The Nimzo-Indian is not only one of the most solid openings against 1.d4, but it also suits the player with Black who is aiming from the start for the full point.
This training CD is designed to hone your skills in attack.
Mating Against 0-0
The Modern Benoni is a fighting defence that will suit players aiming for active play rather than patient defence.
The Sicilian Sveshnikov variation is a increasingly popular line in the Sicilian Defense.
This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
Winning in 20 Moves
Johannes Sondermann, author of the biographic part of the CD, has made an objective portrait of the world champion's character.
The first part of the CD consists of a small database explaining all possible mate motifs in 15 themes. The main database contains 1000 mating tasks in 1, 2 or 3 moves, all stemming from actual games
How should systematic chess coaching be structured so that students are able to use their freshly acquired knowledge in their own games? Author Stefan Becker came to an astonishingly simple answer. The solution to every chess problem lies on the board.
Ask the Pieces - Stefan Becker & Karsten Muller
Modern middlegame theory does not exist in written form. That is why players and trainers have to go back to the old recommendation by Nimzowitsch – to study typical positional methods. But who is better placed to teach us about their own powerful weapons than the great champions of the past?
Secret Weapons of Champions - Adrian Mikhalchishin
All major erroneous decisions are made at these moments when there are multiple possible choices. Mikhalchishin describes different critical moments in detail and explains how to react correctly.
Decision Making in Chess - Adrian Mikhalchishin
In this modern update Andrew Martin considers nine, new, interesting and important games, most involving strong grandmasters, which demonstrate that this is one of Black’s best defences to 1.d4.
ABC of the Modern Slav - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
The ABC of the Caro Kann describes a repertoire for Black which will stand the test of time and the main ideas and themes of the opening are explained in Andrew Martin‘s usual friendly, accessable style.
ABC of the Caro-Kann - Andrew Martin
With ''The Queen's Indian – The easy way'', IM Jacob Aagaard presents a new DVD which, together with his previously published work on the Nimzo-Indian Defence, forms an almost complete black repertoire against 1.d4 and 2.c4
Queen's Indian Defense: The Easy Way - Jacob Aagaard
The Evans Gambit is ideal as a weapon for all players who wish to learn the art of attack or simply want to improve their results!
ABC of the Evan's Gambit - Andrew Martin
The Accelerated Dragon is much more than just a dynamic yet solid means of countering 1.e4
Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies
Torre Attack, with 1.d4 followed by 2.Nf3 and 3.Bg5, is a solid and easy to learn opening system with hidden dynamic potential.
Torre Attack - Nigel Davies
Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon.
Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov
The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defence is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white centre mainly with pieces.
Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov
1...d6 can be used as a universal defense against every White opening.
1...d6 Universal - Nigel Davies
The Scotch Game by Nigel Davies is a lively alternative to the Ruy Lopez which has found favor amongst many leading Grandmasters.
Scotch Game - Nigel Davies
The French defence is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively.
French Defense - Ari Ziegler
The Czech Benoni has never quite made it to the top of the charts as a reply to 1 d4.
ABC of the Czech Benoni - Andrew Martin
On this Chessbase DVD, International Master Andrew Martin will teach you all the nuts and bolts of this fascinating opening, showing you when to duck and when to punch with Black and tackles some of the most critical move-orders of the day.
ABC of the Modern Benoni - Andrew Martin
Amongst the many advantages of the Tarrasch is the fact that it can be used against the English and Reti Openings.
Tarrasch Defense - Nigel Davies
Players wishing to play the Dutch Defence must certainly pay as much attention to Anti-Dutch systems as they do to the main line, as it is these very lines that will occur most often at club level.
ABC of the Anti-Dutch - Andrew Martin
Playing 1.e4 with White is often associated with having to know reams of opening theory but this does not have to be the case.
1. e4 for the Creative Attacker - Nigel Davies
The Colle also has many practical advantages in that it doesn’t require much theoretical knowledge and can throw people on their own resources.
Colle System - Nigel Davies
The Sicilian Dragon is one of the most extensively analysed openings in the entire realm of chess theory.
ABC of the Sicilian Dragon - Andrew Martin
On this ChessBase DVD, International Master Andrew Martin makes a compelling case for playing the Leningrad in competitive games and demonstrates that this is the ideal opening for players willing to embrace risk and who like to WIN.
ABC of the Leningrad Dutch - Andrew Martin