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Alexei Shirov pursues new ways, analyzing not only his own games but also the works of other world-class players.
My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 3
On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format, which prompts users to solve a range of training questions by inputting moves, the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself with a training course aimed at delivering a structured, intensive and systematic approach to learning the key positions in the Benoni as well as knowledge of a number of the defence’s tactical finesses.
Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin
Senior Trainer Andrew Martin breaks the subject down, with the hope of making everything clear. Attention is given to all the components that make up chess strategy, so that at the end a player will be better able to make good moves and good plans.
First Steps in Chess Strategy - Andrew Martin
Houdini Opening Book provides latest chess theory approved in millions of advanced chess games and matches of top human players. It includes over 65 million positions.
CLEARANCE - Houdini Opening Book
Regular Price: $31.95
Special Price $15.98
It is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 560 games/lectures, each of them illustrating typical plans and methods.
DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME IV
This course includes more than 2500 exercises for mating in 3 or 4 moves. You will have to use your imagination and precise calculation in order to find a correct way of attacking the king.
DOWNLOAD - Attack on the King - VOLUME II - Mating in 3 or 4 Moves
The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening.
Shredder 12 for Mac 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.
MAC - Shredder 12
The newest addition to Alexei Shirov Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The Philidor Defence.
Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov
Sign up for Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. You will grow from a hatchling, fresh from the egg, to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills that will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.
WIN - Dinosaur Chess
Open games are well known to lead to sharp positions. Whenever there is a sharp position, we have many tactical opportunities as well! In this 4th Volume of his Tactics series, FM Valeri Lilov focuses on tactics found in the open games.
TACTICS - From Basics to Brilliance - Valeri Lilov - VOLUME 4
The King's Indian is one of the most interesting and aggressive defenses Black can choose.
King's Indian - Victor Bologan
World Champion Alexander Alekhine dominated the chess scene from 1927 until his death in the year of 1946. Historical picture documents and more than 2000 Alekhine games make the great master come back to life.
This DVD is intended in the first line to offer strategical guidance for Black on the Leningrad Dutch, based on the examination of the most typical structures. For objectivity’s sake I have examined both sides of the medal, putting the main strategic dangers aside with the typical plans. I have included all my earlier database articles published in Chessbase Magazine, a database with all the games to which I have referred in the videos as well as a small database with essential games that one should know.
Leningrad Dutch - Mihail Marin
On this new ChessBase DVD, Andrew Martin makes a convincing case for White’s chances.
Spanish Exchange Variation - Andrew Martin
You think you have seen enough checkmating combinations? I find it staggering how many checkmates are missed (by both sides) in games by the top players, let alone by us mortals. Recognizing the early outlines of mating patterns is a vital skill, not just for an attacker, but for a defender too.
POWER PLAY - Mating Patterns - Daniel King - VOLUME 1
Now it is the turn of the underlying Endgame principles, which in this fifth DVD consist of activity, the initiative, mate and making the correct exchanges.
CHESS ENDGAMES - Endgame Principles Activity and Initiative - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 5
This DVD concentrates on the increasingly popular 5.Bf4 variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and gives White a dynamic and aggressive weapon against Black’s set-up. White puts his bishop on f4 to avoid the exchanges that often occur after 5.Bg5 and as early as possible wants to put pressure on Black. At the highest level the variation with 5.Bf4 has become much more popular than the more traditional 5.Bg5 line. Top players such as Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Wesley So and Anish Giri play it, and Vishy Anand used it in his only victory over Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship. This DVD recommends dynamic lines for White against all set-ups by Black and gives you a good, aggressive, and reliable weapon against the Queen’s Gambit Declined.
A Dynamic Weapon Against the Queen's Gambit Decline - 5. bf4 - Simon Williams
Openings Vol 03: Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn games (1.d4 d5) is the third in a series of five volumes dealing with the fundamentals of opening play in chess.
CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3
Do you have a PocketPC and want to play chess via the internet with players from around the world? If so, you need Pocket Chess Internet from Convekta. Unlike other internet playing services, there are NO ANNUAL FEES - once you have purchased the software, you will have a lifetime membership to one of the top Internet chess portals - ChessOK.
CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Internet
Regular Price: $14.95
Special Price $7.48
The aim of this DVD is to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that you will need to play a rook and pawn endgame. Based on his own playing experience, Grandmaster Daniel King reveals what is essential knowledge, saving you time in your studies.
POWER PLAY - Test Your Rook Endgames - Daniel King - VOLUME 16
Shirov’s uncompromising style of play is also reflected in his manner of commenting his own games.
My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov
The flank attack is one of those sneaky ways of surrounding your opponent's forces and getting to your target fast! So, do we really need to master flank attacks to use them or protect ourselves from them effectively? The answer is a resounding ''Yes!''
Flank Attacks - Valeri Lilov
The Grandmaster from Hamburg Dr. Karsten Mueller has been playing in the top division of the Bundesliga for the Hamburg Chess Club since 1988 and in 1996 and 1997 he came in third in the German Championship. An internationally recognized expert on the endgame, he writes the Endgame Column for ChessBase Magazine and the Endgame Corner on ChessCafe.com.
CHESS ENDGAMES - Rook and Two Minor Pieces - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 10
The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.
MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2
In this DVD Sam Collins explains the games from which he has learned the most, arising out of 1.e4 e5. Topics covered include: exchanges, attacking strategy, gambits and sacrificial play, opening selection, play with opposite coloured bishops, restriction of the opponent's pieces, play in queenless middlegames and endgame technique. The themes are of critical importance for an understanding of how to play the middlegame. However, Collins also gives a full explanation of the themes from the opening and early middlegame, making this an invaluable collection for players who play the open games with either colour, or who simply want to learn more about this central touchstone of chess development. Video running time: 4 hours 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.
Learn From The Open Games - Sam Collins
If you like an exciting battle you should play 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav. This natural developing move is the most principled and sharpest option against Black’s sound setup. With interactive exercises this DVD shows you typical tactical patterns in this line, and with these examples from classical and recent games by leading experts of this opening you learn how to play 5.Bg5 with success.
Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris
hirty years ago the Trompowsky opening was almost totally unknown. It took a few spectacular games by Rafael Vaganian to bring 2.Bg5 into the limelight, and after that, the die was cast.
The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
While almost everybody is spending 95% of his opening preparation time on major lines, there are some tricky players including strong GMs (I am not an exception) who prepare for their opponents some side lines, which contain many an underwater reef. I decided to collect those secondary openings in one single DVD. From now on openings such as the Pirc, the Scandinavian and the Alekhine Defences will not appear to you in your nightmares any more. The 1.e4 player should be actually thank Black for choosing these openings, since he is providing White with a better centre, a stable advantage and generally speaking pleasant play. The only thing White needs to do is to spend some time studying the lines. I will not bother you with encyclopaedic approach. There is a more practical way.
1. e4 - How to Tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc - Viktor Bologan
On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian, a personal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure.
My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov
He was a child prodigy and he is surrounded by legends. In his best times he was considered to be unbeatable and by many he was reckoned to be the greatest chess talent of all time: Jose Raul Capablanca, born 1888 in Havana. At the age of 13 he became Cuban champion; in 1909 he sensationally defeated Marshall by 8:1 and was thus catapulted into the world elite. It was only after some time, since only sparse amounts of information made it across the pond, that in 1911 Capablanca achieved well-deserved recognition by leaving the elite of world chess trailing in his wake in San Sebastian. It would however take another 10 years before the Cuban defeated the reigning world champion Emanuel Lasker in their match and wore the crown himself.
MASTER CLASS - Jose Raul Capablanca - VOL. 4
Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for intermediate players.
DOWNLOAD - CT-ART 5.0
For Beginning and Intermediate Players
The CD-ROM is a multimedia guide to chess featuring basic rules, strategies and useful exercises to test one's knowledge. You can also choose to test what you've learned by playing the three-level (easy, medium, difficult) software component... the difficult level appears to be at least master level. What makes this CD different from others is GM Ashley's trademark enthusiasm and exciting sports analogies which makes learning chess both easy and enjoyable.
WINDOWS - Maurice Ashley Teaches Chess
Regular Price: $12.95
Special Price $9.95
DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5) - VOLUME 3
As a beginner, you can't afford to miss mate in one or two moves if you want to improve. This course addresses that problem. The huge number of exercises presented makes it an excellent tool, even for stronger players.
Chess Tactics - Level 1
Learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time.
DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
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