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  1. The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1

    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    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. Learn More
  2. The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2

    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2

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    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. Learn More
  3. Simple But Powerful - Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit - Simon Williams

    Simple But Powerful - Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit - Simon Williams

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    On this DVD, we will look at a simple-to-learn yet surprisingly effective system that White can play after 1 d4 d5. In all cases White will play 2 c4 - and if given the chance, 3 cxd5! This leads to fixed pawn structures where piece play takes center stage, and in these systems, White’s pieces are always stronger than Black’s! The main ideas and concepts are thoroughly explained by taking a detailed look at how the best players in the world handle this system. Learn More
  4. POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    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. Learn More
  5. The Classical French - Main Line - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    The Classical French - Main Line - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    This DVD looks at one of the most important lines of the French Defence. After 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3, the author takes a detailed look at a daring line with 7... cxd4 8. Nd4 Qb6, as well as the quieter plans with 7...cxd4 8. Nd4 Bc5, and the main line with 7... a6 and b5. Thorough analysis of the trendy lines, and lots of new ideas for both White and Black make this DVD a must-have for any French player! Learn More
  6. English Attack - Daniel Gormally

    English Attack - Daniel Gormally

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    The English Attack against the Najdorf and the Scheveningen is one of the most exciting and entertaining variations in modern chess. The line, developed in the 1980s by the English top players John Nunn and Nigel Short, was a mainstay of such chess legends as Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand, and is now also a favourite of players of the younger generation such as Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk. On this instructive DVD English Grandmaster Daniel Gormally, himself an accomplished attacking player, explains the most important lines of this fascinating system. Learn More
  7. The Classical Sicilian - Mihail Marin

    The Classical Sicilian - Mihail Marin

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    The Sicilian family is big but the Sicilian that puts most pressure on White’s centre is the Classical Variation – Black quickly develops both knights to their most active squares. This DVD offers Black a complete repertoire against all weapons White may employ on move six. The recommended repertoire is not as risky as other Sicilians but still offers Black plenty of counter-play. It is an ideal system for players who want to enter the wonderful world of the Sicilian. Learn More
  8. The Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation - Pavel Eljanov

    The Ruy Lopez Breyer Variation - Pavel Eljanov

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    The Spanish Opening is often called the ''Queen of Openings''. If you master this opening, you understand a lot about chess. One of the most popular systems in the Spanish Opening is the Breyer variation, in which Black retreats his already developed knight from c6 to b8 to relocate it via d7 to better square. On this DVD, Pavel Eljanov, one of the greatest experts of the Breyer variation, shows all important variations of this system. In 14 video lectures he gives an overview of the current state of theory. Learn More
  9. The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan

    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    The Berlin Wall, also known as the Berlin Defense, is one of the most solid and frequently played openings of the 21st century, and compared to the real Berlin Wall, there’s almost no chance of it falling. The DVD is divided into two parts. In the first section, we look at what happens when White avoids the endgame in the “Anti-Berlin” systems, while the second section deals with the Berlin ending. Add the Berlin Wall into your repertoire and pass the headache of “what to play against it?” to your opponent! Learn More
  10. Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    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. Learn More
  11. Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin

    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    Before the endgame, God created the middlegame, but you will never reach the middlegame if you misplay the opening! ‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels. It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games by learning from the typical mistakes of others. Learn More
  12. Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies

    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    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. Learn More
  13. Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

    Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    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”. Learn More
  14. King's Indian - A Modern Approach - Victor Bologan

    King's Indian - A Modern Approach - Victor Bologan

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    Author Victor Bologan about his DVD: “If chess players are in Iceland, they usually pay tribute to the genius of Bobby Fischer, the 11th World Champion, by visiting his grave in Selfoss in Reykjavik. With this DVD I also want to express my gratitude to Fischer: for his great contribution to chess in general and because he helped to make the King’s Indian more popular in particular. As a junior, when I was ten years old, my coach advised me to study the openings of Fischer and I discovered the King’s Indian. Later I learned about the different approaches Black has in the King’s Indian. He can keep his structure flexible and put his pawns on d6 and c6; he can play the sharp and principled Nc6 in the classical lines and in some sidelines he can sacrifice a pawn with …b5 as in the Benko. Learn More
  15. The Bishop's Opening & the Italian Game - Sergei Tiviakov

    The Bishop's Opening & the Italian Game - Sergei Tiviakov

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    Several years ago ChessBase released a DVD focusing on attacking in the Italian Game and Ruy Lopez – it was met with a great deal of positive feedback. Based on the overwhelming number of reader requests, we decided to get to work on another DVD on the subject, concentrating not only on the attacking ideas, but also providing a complete repertoire for White players in both the Bishop’s Opening & the Italian Game - avoiding the very unpleasant Petroff. Learn More
  16. Fritz 15 + CHESSBASE 13 Bundle

    Fritz 15 + CHESSBASE 13 Bundle

    Regular Price: $319.95

    Special Price $249.95

    Includes both Fritz 15 and ChessBase 13! The world's most popular chess playing program is now even better! Fritz 15, published November 15 2015, offers a super-strong chess playing opponent with functions and features needed by chess players of all skill levels. Fritz will automatically adjust its playing strength if you choose, offers handicap and coaching functions, explanation of chess positions, display colored danger warnings, provide openings statistics, automatic game analysis, and training modules for chess openings, tactics and chess endgames - plus a large database of chess games. ChessBase 13 is even better now – a lot of functions are easier to use but most important: there are fantastic new possibilities to help you analyse and search for relevant games. Learn More
  17. MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5

    MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    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. Learn More
  18. Learn from the Classics - Sagar Shah

    Learn from the Classics - Sagar Shah

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    Wise and successful players of the game have always told us to study the classics – games by the great masters of the past. But in this age of cutting-edge opening theory, preparation and engines, is studying the classics really that helpful? Absolutely! On this DVD, IM Shah shows you classical games of great legends such as Petrosian, Botvinnik, Fischer, Korchnoi and Kasparov, looking at typical patterns and ideas from the middlegame. The author then goes on to explain how you can use these ideas in your own battles – by showing you examples of applied classical knowledge from his own games! Learn More
  19. The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    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.” Learn More
  20. Total Chess Strategy

    Total Chess Strategy

    $59.95
    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. Learn More
  21. LINUX - DEEP Shredder 12

    LINUX - DEEP Shredder 12

    $129.95
    Deep Shredder 12 for Linux combine extremely powerful chess play with easy handling. The level of play of the program can be adjusted to any chess playing strength, so that everyone can find an adequate chess partner. Learn More
  22. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2

    WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2

    Regular Price: $43.95

    Special Price $39.95

    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. Learn More
  23. Two Masters

    Two Masters

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $29.95

    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. Learn More
  24. CLEARANCE - Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

    CLEARANCE - Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $16.48

    This course composed by GM Alexander Kalinin is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 520 games/lectures each of them illustrating typical plans and methods in the following openings: Petroff Defense, Ruy Lopez (Marshall var.), Sicilian Defense (Closed System and 3. Bb5 var.), Scandinavian Defense, Gruenfeld Defense, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Reti Opening, 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 (or 2?g6) 3. Bg5, etc. More than 500 exercises for a user to solve, giving refutations of the wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help you find the correct answer As many as 100 training positions to be played against the built-in chess playing program Crafty. Multiple user profiles featured with independent ratings and statistics for each. Printing options also available. Several languages supported: English, Spanish and Russian. No additional software required. Vista Users: If there is a problem running Chess Assistant programs with Vista, there is a free patch available. The patch may be downloaded, and the very simple instructions for using it are available at: http://chessok.com/?page_id=19942 Learn More
  25. CLEARANCE - Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame

    CLEARANCE - Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame is a new learning software for the Pocket PC dedicated to the opening and the middlegame. Learn More
  26. CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Strategy

    CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Strategy

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    Pocket Chess Strategy is the first chess program to teach strategy and positional play on a Pocket PC. Learn More
  27. CLEARANCE - Pocket CT-ART

    CLEARANCE - Pocket CT-ART

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    Pocket CT-ART is the first training program on chess tactics for Pocket PC. Now on your Pocket PC you can solve chess combinations and improve your chess skills. The material was chosen for a wide variety of player strengths from beginner to advanced players. Learn More
  28. Check and Mate

    Check and Mate

    Regular Price: $33.95

    Special Price $30.95

    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. Learn More
  29. CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Basics

    CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Basics

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    This chess program is designed especially for novice players who have already learned the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. Students will study essential concepts such as development, the center, fundamentals in chess tactics, basic endgame rules and much more! Learn More
  30. CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners

    CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    The author, well-known coach Ivaschenko, has been working at this chess material for over 20 years and many experts consider his handbook to be the best for beginners. Learn More
  31. CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Combinations

    CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Combinations

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    Pocket Chess Combinations is the training program on chess combinations for Pocket PC. The material is developed by the prominent chess coach Sergey Ivashchenko and aimed at intermediate players. Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

    CLEARANCE - Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

    Regular Price: $21.95

    Special Price $10.98

    Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders is the opening training program for Pocket PC. The chess material prepared by IM Yaroslav Ulko and IM Aleksey Mitenkov, both experienced coaches and players in Russia and aimed at intermediate players. Learn More
  33. Basic Principles of Strategy 1

    Basic Principles of Strategy 1

    Regular Price: $33.95

    Special Price $30.95

    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. Learn More
  34. POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7

    POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    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. Learn More
  35. Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    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. Learn More
  36. CLEARANCE - How to Win Miniatures at Chess

    CLEARANCE - How to Win Miniatures at Chess

    Regular Price: $31.95

    Special Price $15.98

    The best way to improve your chess game is to train yourself on your computer in solving problems from practical games. Learn More

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