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    1. Pocket CT-ART

      Pocket CT-ART

      Regular Price: $21.95

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

      DOWNLOAD - 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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    3. 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
    4. 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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    5. DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

      DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

      Our Price: $24.95

      The Encyclopedia of Middlegame III was composed by GM Alexander Kalinin. It is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 520 games/lectures.

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    6. Two Masters

      Two Masters

      Regular Price: $32.95

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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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    7. Basic Principles of Strategy 1

      Basic Principles of Strategy 1

      Regular Price: $33.95

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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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    8. 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
    9. DOWNLOAD - Chess: Easy Ways of Taking Pawn And Pieces

      DOWNLOAD - Chess: Easy Ways of Taking Pawn And Pieces

      Our Price: $15.95

      The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game.

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    10. Sicilian Dragon 1

      Sicilian Dragon 1

      Regular Price: $27.95

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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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    11. 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
    12. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2

      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Career - Viswanathan Anand - VOLUME 2

      Regular Price: $43.95

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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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    13. 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.

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    14. How to Win Miniatures at Chess

      How to Win Miniatures at Chess

      Regular Price: $31.95

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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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    15. Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7

      Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7

      Regular Price: $31.95

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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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    16. Meran Variation

      Meran Variation

      Regular Price: $33.95

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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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    17. Check and Mate

      Check and Mate

      Regular Price: $33.95

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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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    18. Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov

      Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov

      Regular Price: $36.95

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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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    19. 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
    20. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 2

      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 2

      Regular Price: $43.95

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      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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    21. Pocket Chess Strategy

      Pocket Chess Strategy

      Regular Price: $21.95

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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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    22. Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

      Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME III

      Regular Price: $32.95

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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
    23. DOWNLOAD - LINUX - Shredder 12

      DOWNLOAD - LINUX - Shredder 12

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      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
    24. 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

      Regular Price: $31.95

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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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    25. Winning in 20 Moves

      Winning in 20 Moves

      Regular Price: $27.95

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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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    26. DOWNLOAD - LINUX - DEEP Shredder 12

      DOWNLOAD - 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. Many functions are available foranalyzing one's own chess games, including a built-in chess coach, who is alert to mistakes and helps improve your chess play. 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 - 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
    29. 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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    30. DOWNLOAD - Total Chess Training - VOLUME II

      DOWNLOAD - Total Chess Training - VOLUME II

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      This is Total Chess second compilation of popular training programs for studying all the chess game phases: opening, middlegame and endgame.

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    31. Classical Nimzo-Indian

      Classical Nimzo-Indian

      Regular Price: $33.95

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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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    32. Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz

      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz

      Regular Price: $39.95

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      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. Learn More
    33. Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

      Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

      Regular Price: $21.95

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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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    34. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 1

      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Nigel Short's Greatest Hits - Nigel Short - VOLUME 1

      Regular Price: $43.95

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      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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    35. Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

      Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

      Regular Price: $39.95

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

      Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

      Regular Price: $39.95

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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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