Chessbase Chess Software
Chess in the Digital Age
There’s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software. Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations of how to use ChessBase.
SHOPWORN - Chessbase Complete
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No hay muchos ajedrecistas de primera fila mundial que disfruten de tanta popularidad en todo el mundo como Alexei Shirov. Ahora les presentamos su primer DVD en español. Como tema del mismo ha elegido la Apertura Española o Ruy López. Y reconoce que en su elección han influido tres motivos: es su apertura favorita, hace una década que adoptó la nacionalidad española y juega en un club de Extremadura, patria de Ruy López de Segura.
CLEARANCE - Mis mejores partidas con la Ruy Lopez - Alexei Shirov
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With this DVD you can learn chess from scratch and join the world wide chess community. Daniel King, an experienced Grandmaster, teaches you in easy-to-follow videos all you need to get started: how to set up the board, how the pieces move and how to checkmate.
CLEARANCE - ChessBase Tutorials - Starting Chess with Grandmaster Daniel King
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In this DVD, Volume 2 of the three part series, Ashley shows that no other standard tactical theme is more over-rated, overlooked and misunderstood than the Discovered Attack
CLEARANCE - WHAT GRANDMASTERS DON'T SEE - Discovered Attack - Maurice Ashley - VOLUME 2
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Modern chess is a tough relentless game, which demands that all chess players, regardless of strength, keep their command of basic technique in tip-top shape. On this instructive and entertaining DVD, International Master Andrew Martin takes you on a tour of the basics of winning chess, so that you never have to worry about this part of the game again
CLEARANCE - Basics of Winning Chess - Andrew Martin
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The acquisition of excellent technique seems elusive to the average player, but on this new ChessBase DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin shows how to take first steps in the right direction. Hard work, the study of master games and plenty of over the board practice will form the basis of a routine and if you are thinking correctly at the board, the battle is half won. The other half is actually all down to playing good moves and winning more games! This DVD will help you to think in the right way and thus improve your technique. Through targeted guidance and inspiration, a student may get stronger - quicker than they ever could have imagined. This is what the 'First Steps' series is all about. Video running time: 3 hrs 35 min. System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard Return Information for Software & DVDs Computer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, sealed packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
First Steps in Chess Technique - Andrew Martin
This is an enjoyable tour of positional play from which everyone can learn.
First Steps in Positional Play - Andrew Martin
First Steps in Positional Play attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess.
First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin
You love moving the chess pieces, but always wanted to know how to really play? Then this DVD series is just the thing for you.
CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2
On ''First Steps in Attack'', Andrew Martin treats the viewer to a selection of classic attacking games, illustrates key points of attacking methods in chess, and lays out a foundation course in the art of attack.
First Steps in Attack - Andrew Martin
This DVD is for anyone who knows the rules of chess but would like to be able to improve their game with some specific tactics and strategies. It builds on the basic principles of chess that should have already been learnt. However, there is also an introductory chapter for those that may have gaps in this part of their foundation. The main part of the DVD is split into four chapters: Opening – The general principles of the opening are discussed here. No specific opening repertoire is suggested but a guide of how to tackle any opening and come through the first stage of the game in a better position. Middlegame – Some basic tactical devices are introduced such as the pin, fork, skewer and discovered attack. These devices are used throughout the levels of chess and even top grandmaster games are won from a basic device as these. Ending – The basic checkmating technique of the most common endings that occur in novice games are instructed here. These techniques are essential to master before continuing with more complex checkmates. Test – The DVD finishes with a test chapter which consists of 20 exercises based on the information discussed throughout the DVD. Each exercise allows time for you to pause and calculate the answer before the answer is discussed. This DVD is a must for anyone who wants to improve their game, whether they are a junior or an adult. It can be for those who have just learnt the moves or for those who have played for some time but want to consolidate their knowledge. Video running time: 4 hours 15 min. System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1
In First Steps in Defence, Andrew Martin treats the viewer to a selection of classic games and lays out a foundation course in the art of defending.
First Steps in Defence - Andrew Martin
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.
How to Beat Younger Players - Nigel Davies
The Meran Variation is an extremely dynamic opening, and its no coincidence that it belongs to the opening repertoire of geniusses such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand and Shirov.
Viktor Kortchnoi Volume 2 features about four hours of Kortchnoi live. The great chess legend portraits the second part of his eventful career, presenting among other things his games against Kasparov (1986), Spassky (1989) and Short (1990) in his typical gripping style.
My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 2
he French Defense has a proven reputation for adaptability and soundness, and is attractive to the Black player who seeks a complex strategic fi ght in unbalanced positions, with healthy counterplay and many chances to decide sharp battles in his favor!
French w/o Nc3
The Pirc Defence is a highly flexible and double-edged opening with which Black can avoid premature simplification and go for the full point.
Attacking chess – not only an important subject, but also a very important one. For the second part of his work on the attack, Jacob Aagaard has selected more instructive examples, which he has analysed and presented on camera.
Attacking Chess - Jacob Aagaard - VOLUME 2
The Caro-Kann opening (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5) is said, possibly unfairly, to be a bit on the tame side.
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
This is the position which has been examined by our English author. GM Kosten's very commited work is an exclusive database with ''only'' 942 entries.
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
Secrets of English School
The variations 4.f3 and the Sämisch, which are presented on this CD, are ideally suited to fight the Nimzo Indian.
Nimzo Indian 4. f3
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.
Strategy and Tactics - Peter Wells
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 Modern Benoni is a fighting defence that will suit players aiming for active play rather than patient defence.
The Rybka 4 opening book is a high-class compilation of opening theory. It was developed for the worlds strongest chess entity - 100 cores cluster Rybka and program Rybka4 and will maximize the programs playing strength.
Rybka 4 Opening Book
A comprehensive introduction to the secrets of chess strategy by Bartashnikov. With 68 extensively annotated games this volume shows how to successfully treat the opening and middle game.
Basic Principles of Strategy 1
When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenko‘s CD Dragon 1.
Sicilian Dragon 1
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
Americas International Master John Donaldson brought the lives of two masters from his home town Seattle close to broad readership. Now, both books have been captured in full on this CD, with additional content.
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.
Test Your Chess Training
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.
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.
Johannes Sondermann, author of the biographic part of the CD, has made an objective portrait of the world champion's character.
The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 4 millions games from 1560 to 2008 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 62,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames.