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

      The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1

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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. 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

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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
    4. Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

      Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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

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

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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
    6. Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

      Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

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      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
    7. The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

      The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

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      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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    8. MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5

      MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5

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      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
    9. LINUX - DEEP Shredder 12

      LINUX - DEEP Shredder 12

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      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
    10. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2

      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2

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      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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    11. Two Masters

      Two Masters

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      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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    12. Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

      Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

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      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
    13. Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame

      Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame

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      Pocket Encyclopedia of Middlegame is a new learning software for the Pocket PC dedicated to the opening and the middlegame.

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    14. Pocket Chess Strategy

      Pocket Chess Strategy

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      Pocket Chess Strategy is the first chess program to teach strategy and positional play on a Pocket PC.

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    15. Pocket CT-ART

      Pocket CT-ART

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      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.

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    16. Check and Mate

      Check and Mate

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      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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    17. Pocket Chess Basics

      Pocket Chess Basics

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      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!

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    18. Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners

      Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners

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      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.

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    19. Pocket Chess Combinations

      Pocket Chess Combinations

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      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.

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    20. Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

      Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

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      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.

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    21. Basic Principles of Strategy 1

      Basic Principles of Strategy 1

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

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

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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.

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    23. Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

      Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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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.

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    24. How to Win Miniatures at Chess

      How to Win Miniatures at Chess

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

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    25. Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

      Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

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      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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    26. Modern Chess Opening - Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5) - VOLUME 3

      Modern Chess Opening - Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5) - VOLUME 3

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      This is a perfect opening manual that contains a detailed classification. Modern Chess Opening, vol. 3, Sicilian Defense course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 509 games/lectures. Each of them illustrates typical plans and methods in the following variations of Sicilian Defense Learn More
    27. Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4

      Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4

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      Modern Chess Opening, vol. 4, Semi-Closed Games course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 266 games/lectures.

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    28. Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6) - VOLUME 5

      Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6) - VOLUME 5

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      Modern Chess Opening, vol. 5, Semi-Closed Games course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 294 games/lectures.

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    29. Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7

      Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7

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      The Modern Chess Opening, Vol. 7 course is aimed at teaching the student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies of important Other Openings.

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    30. My Best Games in the Petroff Defense - Alexei Shirov

      My Best Games in the Petroff Defense - Alexei Shirov

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      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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    31. Meran Variation

      Meran Variation

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      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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    32. Sicilian Dragon 1

      Sicilian Dragon 1

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      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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    33. Sicilian Dragon 2

      Sicilian Dragon 2

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      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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    34. Classical Nimzo-Indian

      Classical Nimzo-Indian

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      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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    35. Winning in 20 Moves

      Winning in 20 Moves

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      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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    36. Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov

      Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov

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      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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