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      Big Database 2015
      Catalog Code: WIN0018CB

      The Big Database 2015 contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the Middle of November 2014.
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      Mega Database 2015
      Catalog Code: WIN0019CB

      The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 68,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The largest topclass annotated database in the world. The most recent games of the database are from the middle of November 2014. Mega 2015 also features a new edition of the playerbase (requires ChessBase 12 or 13!). As usual, this is where most of the work was done. As the player index now contains already more than 293,000 entries, it made sense to use an adapted playerbase which includes about 365,000 names. Doing this, the photo database was extended as well to contain 35,000 pictures now.
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      Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin
      Catalog Code: WIN0437CB

      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.
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      Houdini Aquarium 2015
      Catalog Code: WIN0122CV

      Houdini Aquarium 2015 is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world’s strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 4 UCI, which supports up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash.
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      DOWNLOAD - Houdini Pro Aquarium 2015
      Catalog Code: E-WIN0123CV

      Houdini PRO Aquarium 2015 is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world's strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 4 PRO, which supports up to 32 cores and 32 GB of hash
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      Houdini Pro Aquarium 2015
      Catalog Code: WIN0123CV

      Houdini PRO Aquarium 2015 is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world's strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 4 PRO, which supports up to 32 cores and 32 GB of hash
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      Catalog Code: E-WIN0122CV

      Houdini Aquarium 2015 is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world’s strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 4 UCI, which supports up to 6 cores and 4 GB of hash.
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      ChessOK Aquarium 2015
      Catalog Code: WIN0118CV

      ChessOK Aquarium 2015 offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing, databases and much more.
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      ChessOK Aquarium 2015

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      Endgame Turbo 4
      Catalog Code: WIN0058CB

      The Endgame Turbo 4 consists of 4 DVDs with endgame databases (Syzygy Tablebases). With the help of the Endgame Turbo, all five- and 27 six-piece endgames (including the sophisticated and practice-oriented endgame (R,P,P vs. R) are played with absolute perfection. Likewise, top chess engines like Komodo Chess 8 and Houdini 4 handle endgames with more than six pieces much better since the programs can already access the endgame knowledge during the analysis.
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      Endgame Turbo 4

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      DOWNLOAD - Chess Assistant 15 - Starter Package with Houdini 4
      Catalog Code: E-WIN0069CV

      Chess Assistant 15, starter package with Houdini 4 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.
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      Chess Assistant 15 Mega package with Houdini 4 PRO
      Catalog Code: WIN0073CV-MEGA

      Chess Assistant 15 Mega package with Houdini 4 PRO combines all tools and features provided by Chess Assistant 14 Pro with Gold Nalimov Tablebases, 100 Gb in total on 12 DVDs of double density.
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      Chess Assistant 15 Mega package with Houdini 4 PRO

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      DOWNLOAD - Chess Assistant 15 - Professional Package with Houdini 4 PRO
      Catalog Code: E-WIN0071CV

      Chess Assistant 15, professional package with Houdini 4 PRO is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.
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      Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik
      Catalog Code: WIN0433CB

      Lubomir Ftacnik complements his popular Scheveningen DVD with fresh material for training tactical themes. The world’s most popular opening, the Sicilian defense (played in more than 50% of all games!) rises and falls with attack, fantasy and combinations. The ability to spot a tactical opportunity, calculate variations and choose the best line decides the game in sharp Sicilian positions and, even on its own, is a skill worth having.
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      Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik

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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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      First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin
      Catalog Code: WIN0436CB

      Understanding how to use pawns and how to handle different pawn structures are important topics for young or improving players to consider. On this new ChessBase DVD, IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin investigates the notion that ‘pawns are the soul of chess’ and tries to explain exactly what this means. The effective use of pawns in the opening leads to the correct development of the pieces and a good game springs naturally from there. The pawn structure must be considered throughout the game and this is something that Martin also touches upon. The viewer will be treated to a tour of excellent games, both old and new, many from the period 2012-2014, which highlight key ideas about the correct use of pawns and from which one cannot fail to improve one’s technique. Thus this DVD is ideal for players below 1800 or indeed ambitious players of any level.
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      First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin

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      Improve Your Chess Tactics with Tania Sachdev
      Catalog Code: WIN0435CB

      My first chess DVD focused on various strategic middlegame themes and concepts, but in this second installment, the focus is on tactics – for after all, strategy and tactics go hand in hand, and playing strategically often leads to a resounding combinative finish. But for that to happen, you have to be able to build up positions through which tactics can flow – and this is exactly what I have illustrated on the DVD with a number of examples. The aim of this course is to help you understand how you to make tactical opportunities arise as w ell as to sharpen your tactical vision - these selected lectures will help to foster your overall tactical understanding. You can never spend too little time solving combinations and studies to improve your calculating abilities!“
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      Improve Your Chess Tactics with Tania Sachdev

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      The Wicked Veresov Attack - Andrew Martin
      A Tricky Opening with 1. d4
      Catalog Code: WIN0432CB

      Andrew Martin: The wicked Veresov Attack A tricky Opening with 1.d4 The Veresov ( 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nc3 d5 3 Bg5) is little-played and understood when we compare it to other queen’s pawn openings, like the Trompowsky, Torre Attack and London system. As such it can be a very dangerous weapon in the right hands. Very few club or amateur players will be properly prepared to play against it.
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      The Wicked Veresov Attack - Andrew Martin

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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0431CB

      Is there an absolute truth in a flexible opening such as the Pirc Defense? After I had played and studied the Pirc intensively for more than ten years I was sure I had found the best move order against each White system. Then I stopped playing the opening for a while and when I checked new ideas I realized that things were not that simple. Thus, the repertoire I recommend on this DVD is a combination of good lines in my old repertoire that have stood the test of time and new lines inspired by my fresh look at the Pirc. When playing the Pirc one must know what to do against White‘s attacking systems.
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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2

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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Positional Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0430CB

      Is there an absolute truth in a flexible opening such as the Pirc Defense? After I had played and studied the Pirc intensively for more than ten years I was sure I had found the best move order against each White system. Then I stopped playing the opening for a while and when I checked new ideas I realized that things were not that simple. Thus, the repertoire I recommend on this DVD is a combination of good lines in my old repertoire that have stood the test of time and new lines inspired by my fresh look at the Pirc.
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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Positional Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 1

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      The Modern Scotch Opening - Parimarjan Negi
      Catalog Code: WIN0429CB

      The Scotch has long been associated with exciting play, although people often doubt it’s positional base. But the opening has evolved from the swashbuckling games of the 19th century to become a sound, but aggressive, alternative to the evergreen Spanish. In his first Fritz-Trainer DVD, Parimarjan Negi looks at the latest revolution in Scotch theory that has completely changed white’s plans, and once again brought back the interest of the world’s elite. Negi presents not only the white strategies in detail but also outlines a dynamic way for Black to counter this latest trend.
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      The Modern Scotch Opening - Parimarjan Negi

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      Chess King 4 for Mac
      With Houdini 4 and GigaKing
      Catalog Code: MAC0001AK

      The leader in affordable and easy-to-use complete chess software Chess King 4 is now available for the Mac.Play, Learn, Analyze with the top engine Houdini 4 Includes an updated GigaKing Games database, more than 6 million games. Huge Opening Tree to help learn variations Store your own games, prepare for opponents. Easy-to-use, suitable for beginners and masters alike Chess King 4 Deep is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master.
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      Chessbase Complete
      Chess in the Digital Age
      Catalog Code: B0075RE

      There’s a general recognition among chess players at all levels that the ChessBase software application is critical for serious chess improvement, but many chess players are intimidated by the software. Now, for the first time, former U.S. correspondence champion Jon Edwards has created real-life scenarios that focus upon why the software is so important for chess players of every class, along with clear explanations of how to use ChessBase.
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      Chessbase Complete

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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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      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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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King
      Catalog Code: WIN0418CB

      Accept the Morra Gambit with confidence. Tame the Grand Prix Attack. Put fear into the heart of every tedious 2 c3 player. You can make 1...c5 a dangerous weapon whether it’s an open or closed Sicilian.
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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

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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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      Fighting Against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation - Victor Bologan
      A Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: WIN0424CB

      The Caro-Kann Defence is one of the most solid replies for Black after 1.e4. I’ve played it myself for many years with black, so I know how difficult is to gain an advantage with white. My choice of the Advance Variation for White is because of the complex strategical play in which White has a long-term space advantage. - Victor Bologan
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      Fighting Against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation - Victor Bologan

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      Crushing Isolated Queen's Pawn Tactics - Robert Ris
      Catalog Code: WIN0422CB

      The onus is typically on the player with the Isolated Queen’s Pawn to find dynamic resources that compensate their structural weakness. The aim of this DVD is to offer the viewer tactical exercises that also illustrate the attacking prospects within IQP positions, and as the ensuing positions can arise from so many different openings, the content of the DVD emphasizes the importance of understanding this type of pawn structure.
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      Crushing Isolated Queen's Pawn Tactics - Robert Ris

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      The Magics of Chess Tactics - Meyer & Muller - VOL. 2
      Attacking Techniques and Transformations
      Catalog Code: WIN0426CB

      Similar to the first MOCT-DVD it’ s all about tactical explosive stuff. In lively opening-, middlegame- and endgame discussions Bremen chess trainer and analyst FM Claus Dieter Meyer again has put under the microscope a comprehensive fund of topical and timeless games/fragments, a great deal taken from German Bundesliga praxis, and in doing so has filtered out many motifs/themes and brought attacking techniques and transformations in focus.
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      The Magics of Chess Tactics - Meyer & Muller - VOL. 2

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      Mating Patterns - Maurice Ashley
      Catalog Code: WIN0423CB

      Mating patterns are the essence of attacking chess. By mastering the typical set-ups, a player can begin to sense when a mating idea is present and to finish off games beautifully and effectively. On this DVD, Grandmaster and world renowned commentator Maurice Ashley reviews some of the more interesting patterns with examples meant to educate and entertain.
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      Mating Patterns - Maurice Ashley

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      MASTER CLASS - Alexander Alekhine - VOL. 3
      Catalog Code: WIN0427CB

      Alexander Alekhine, the fourth World Champion, played many fantastic attacking games and to this day enjoys the reputation of being an attacking genius. But ever since Alekhine won the World Championship match against Capablanca in Buenos Aires 1927 the chess world could see that the Russian-born Alekhine – who immigrated to France in 1921 – also handled technical positions excellently. But his success against Capablanca was still a surprise because the Cuban was considered to be virtually unbeatable.
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      MASTER CLASS - Alexander Alekhine - VOL. 3

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      FRITZ TRAINER - TACTICS - Tactics in the Endgame - VOL. 5
      Catalog Code: WIN0417CB

      If you are looking to improve your chess, tactical training is a sure-fire path to success. However, there are tactics…and then there are tactics! In the endgame, and often even right after the exchange of queens, most of the standard combinations known from the middlegame no longer work. On this DVD, Valeri Lilov deals with realizing tactical opportunities in such quiet positions as well as the concepts that you need to know in order to discover these at the board. What’s more, he also shows you tricks and techniques that you can use to punish the most common endgame mistakes. Take a fascinating journey through a world of wonderful combinations and deep ideas with IM Lilov.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - TACTICS - Tactics in the Endgame - VOL. 5

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      Houdini 4 Extreme
      Catalog Code: WIN0133CV

      Houdini 4 Extreme is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world’s strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 4. Houdini 4 xtreme offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing features and much more
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      Houdini 4 Chess Playing Software Program - STANDARD EDITION
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      Catalog Code: WIN0364CB-PRE

      Houdini 4 is supplied with the latest Deep Fritz 14 chess interface and thus puts at your disposal all the training and analysis functions of the world's premium chess program.
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      Catalog Code: WIN0365CB-PRE

      Houdini 4 is supplied with the latest Deep Fritz 14 chess interface and thus puts at your disposal all the training and analysis functions of the world's premium chess program.
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      Houdini 4 Chess Playing Software Program - PROFESSIONAL EDITION

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