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      The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0463CB

      This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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      The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0464CB

      This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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      The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2

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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22
      Catalog Code: WIN0462CB

      The French Defence is one of the most reliable openings against 1 e4. The solid central pawn chain protects Black’s king and provides the basis for counter-attacks on both wings. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the French. Based around ten stem games, all White’s major lines against the French are covered. The French Defence is one of the most flexible of openings. This DVD explores different systems so that you can always keep your opponent guessing as to your choice.
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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

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      Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
      Catalog Code: WIN0460CB

      Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called "opening theory". Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of theory. From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.
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      Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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      Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0461CB

      The Owens Defence, with 1...b6, is part of a nexus of systems that are both complex and little explored, offering practical players the opportunity to get out of the book early on and pose new and difficult problems. Transpositions into other openings and structures are common, making it an ideal weapon for playing to win as Black against booked up opposition. On this DVD Nigel Davies shows how ...b6 lines can be used to enhance an existing French Defence repertoire (for example with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6!?) and provide answers to 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. He also shows how 1...b6 can be used as a defence against 1.e4, for players who want to play for a win and do not mind taking risks.
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      Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies

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      Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow
      Catalog Code: WIN0434CB

      If you want to know an opening, you should understand its typical positional ideas and plans. It is also good to remember variations. But this is not enough. You should also know the typical tactical motifs or your opening. This trio of strategy, variations, and tactics forms a conscious and subconscious image in the mind and helps you to find the right moves. The Grünfeld Defense is an active opening, which often leads to sharp, double-edged play, and tense tactical fights. Therefore the tactical part of the Grünfeld-image is extremely important and should be steadily developed. The most effective, timeproven way to develop tactical abilities, imagination, and the ability to calculate variations, is practice. Poets say, “No day without a line”, aspiring chessplayers should say “No day without tactical exercise”.
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      Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

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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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      MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5
      Catalog Code: WIN0465CB

      On the ChessBase DVD a team of experts delves deeply into Lasker’s play. In more than 6 hours of video (both in English and in German) the authors cast light on four important aspects of Lasker’s artistry. Niclas Huschenbeth has looked into Lasker’s openings. Our tactics expert Oliver Reeh challenges you in our interactive format: can you too find Lasker’s brilliant moves? Mihail Marin describes the second world champion as an original strategic player who took his decisions based on the specific features of the position. For Karsten Müller, Lasker was a great pragmatist and a superb defensive player, which is reflected in the selection of endgames he has chosen to discuss.
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      MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5

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      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0024CB

      Viswanathan Anand is the world's highest rated chess player and World Champion. In March 2007 he reached the number one spot on the world ranking lists by winning the prestigious Linares tournament.
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      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2

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      Two Masters
      Catalog Code: WIN0031CB

      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.
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      Two Masters

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      Check and Mate
      Catalog Code: WIn0057CB

      Ten lessons on attacking the enemy king, each with a text introduction, then a game in which you have to find the right moves, with points for doing so in a set amount of time. Excellent training for beginners up to club level.
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      Check and Mate

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      Basic Principles of Strategy 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0062CB

      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.
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      Basic Principles of Strategy 1

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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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      Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
      Catalog Code: WIN0095CB

      After the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 (D43) the Anti-Moscow Gambit arises on the board which currently is one of the most hotly contested openings in grandmaster practice.
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      Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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      Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely
      Catalog Code: WIN0098CB

      In this DVD, Dutch top grandmaster Loek Van Wely presents both the Botvinnik Variation and the Moscow Variation of the Slav Defence, two extraordinary opening systems excelling by extreme sharpness and complexity.
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      Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

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      My Best Games in the Petroff Defense - Alexei Shirov
      Catalog Code: WIN0140CB

      With this DVD on the Russian Defence (Petroff Defence) Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series of his best games.
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      My Best Games in the Petroff Defense - Alexei Shirov

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      Meran Variation
      Catalog Code: WIN0149CB

      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.
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      Meran Variation

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      Sicilian Dragon 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0151CB

      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.
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      Sicilian Dragon 1

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      Sicilian Dragon 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0152CB

      The Dragon system of the Sicilian Defence belongs to those openings, which you do not simply play casually, but about which you become passionate.
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      Sicilian Dragon 2

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      Classical Nimzo-Indian
      Catalog Code: WIN0188CB

      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.
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      Classical Nimzo-Indian

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      Winning in 20 Moves
      Catalog Code: WIN0199CB

      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.
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      Winning in 20 Moves

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      Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov
      Catalog Code: WIN0264CB

      In this DVD, Lilov will teach you a plan for Black with a6, b5, Bb7, Nbd7 and c5, which is one of the best ways to meet Whites Queens Gambit.
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      Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov

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      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0272CB

      In this DVD Short takes us on an electrifying journey through a very rich chess career, which saw him beat no less than twelve world champions.
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      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 1

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      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0285CB

      In his DVDs "Greatest Hits" Nigel takes us on an electrifying journey through his rich chess career, beating no less than twelve world champions.
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      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 2

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      Guide to the Tkachiev Ruy Lopez - Alexei Shirov
      Catalog Code: WIN0286CB

      The variation against the Ruy Lopez presented in meticulous detail by Alexei Shirov.
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      Guide to the Tkachiev Ruy Lopez - Alexei Shirov

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      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz
      Catalog Code: WIN0357CB

      This DVD is dedicated to one of the most solid openings in modern chess theory - the Petroff Defence. The opening owes its popularity to such players as Anand, Kramnik, and Gelfand, who frequently employ it against opponents of all levels.
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      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz

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      The English Hedgehog Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik
      Catalog Code: WIN0390CB

      This DVD by Lubomir Ftacnik deals with the Hedgehog structure and its phenomenal potential for generating active counterplay with Black. The appeal of elastic piece development around a dynamic pawn structure has helped to spread this concept to many other openings. The author has consciously limited his survey to the English Hedgehog with an emphasis on the challenges Black faces following the centralisation of White’s queen after 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 Be7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4. While Black will have to survive various challenges to his position, as the aggressor enjoys a slight advantage in development and has great freedom of movement for his pieces, once the defender manages to fend off direct aggression, his prospects are usually quite promising.
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      The English Hedgehog Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik

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      ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa
      A Complete Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: WIN0439CB

      It is easy to understand why the English Opening is very popular at all levels, from club player up to Grandmaster level. The variations are less forcing and superior chess skill is required to outwit your opponents in the middlegame. In the English, white plays 1.c4 and fianchettos the white kings bishop to g2. Like all good chess openings, this fights for control of the centre and posts the ‘English Bishop’ on the long diagonal g2-a8. Many people view the opening as rather dull, but this is a misnomer - in fact, there are many sharp pawn sacrifices and attacking lines which have been found in recent times which give the opening some bite. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that - the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence! Includes all of black's main responses to the English Opening 1.c4:
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      ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa

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      Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris
      Catalog Code: WIN0446CB

      The Meran Variation in the Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5) is a s trategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities. And this DVD provides you with a comprehensive overview of typical tactical patterns for both sides. Positional concepts are also explained. In interactive format IM Robert Ris offers you a lot of exercises, including hints and advice that help you to know key tactical patterns of this variation to play it with success. The DVD is a must for those who want to learn more about this opening, and a pleasure for those who enjoy razor sharp battles of the world’s greatest players!
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      Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris

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      The Solid Slav Defence - Nicholas Pert
      Catalog Code: WIN0444CB

      This Slav DVD is a complete opening repertoire for black after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6. GM Nick Pert has played the Slav defence for over 10 years and provides all his la test and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD. Nick has spent man y hours studying the best Slav lines, and he explains his favourite variations in this DVD. In addition t o the usual video explanations of the French there are some interactive clips where the viewer is tested on a range of theoretical questions and tactics arising from Slav games.
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      The Solid Slav Defence - Nicholas Pert

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      The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro Ramirez
      Catalog Code: WIN0452CB

      The Ragozin Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4) is at the forefront of chess theory. The Ragozin is being played by every top grandmaster in the world - it is time you also add it to your repertoire to get interesting and dynamic positions against 1. d4! The DVD is based around a solid system of play for Black. It favors positions that are strategically complex while trying to minimize any claim that White might have at an opening advantage.
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      The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro Ramirez

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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0419CB

      This DVD concentrates on the King’s Gambit accepted with 3 Bc4. Bronstein once said about this move, ‘You want to play the King’s Gambit? Well, Black can draw after 3. Nf3.
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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1

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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0420CB

      Some of the most interesting lines in the King’s Gambit starting with 3 Nf3, especially concentrating ‘on the refutation of the King’s Gambit (Fisher)’ 3...g5. I have given the reader a full repertoire, that they can play with 3 Nf3, so all lines are covered. We also briefly look at the crazy 3 Be2 3 d4 and 3 Nc3.
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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2

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      The Modern Two Knights - Erwin L'Ami
      Catalog Code: WIN0454CB

      The Two Knights Defence is one of the oldest opening lines in chess history. The sharp positions, arising after the moves 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5, have intrigued players for many decades! World Champions like Wilhelm Steinitz and Bobby Fischer shaped the opening. This DVD is aimed at players of both sides, giving an objective overview of all relevant theoretical lines. The DVD also includes a database with model games and an interactive section with memory markers and tactics where the viewer can test his newly acquired knowledge.
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      The Modern Two Knights - Erwin L'Ami

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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez
      A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
      Catalog Code: WIN0425CB

      The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen. Unlike the Najdorf, the Paulsen provides a safer and more positionally based way of fighting against 1.e4. Black is able to obtain adequate counterplay in all variations without going for a do-or-die type of attack.
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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

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      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth
      Catalog Code: WIN0421CB

      This DVD looks at the most important and most frequent tactical themes and sacrifices in the Sicilian Najdorf. Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth shows us the typical tactical ideas for both White and Black along with the criteria that need to be met for a particular sacrifice to work in this opening in several demonstrative games.
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      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

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