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.
Sicilian Dragon 1
The Dragon system of the Sicilian Defence belongs to those openings, which you do not simply play casually, but about which you become passionate.
Sicilian Dragon 2
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There is little doubt that, with its numerous sub-systems, the Sicilian Defence represents a powerful challenge for anyone who plays 1.e4.
Sicilian Alapin System
This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening play so that you can begin the game off the right foot.
POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4
The variations 4.f3 and the Sämisch, which are presented on this CD, are ideally suited to fight the Nimzo Indian.
Nimzo Indian 4. f3
The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening.
The Pirc Defence is a highly flexible and double-edged opening with which Black can avoid premature simplification and go for the full point.
During his career he has played the 3.Bb5 system with both colours and he shares with you on this DVD his valuable experience in the form of video lessons which take up a total running time of more than seven hours.
Sicilian with 3. BB5 - Alexei Shirov
The newest addition to Andrew Martin Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The ABC of the Vienna.
ABC of the Vienna - Andrew Martin
The newest addition to Alexei Shirov Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The Philidor Defence.
Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov
There is a seeming inevitability to many defeats - one side has the initiative, goes on the attack and from that moment it is very difficult to turn back the tide. In this 11th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King will help you to identify those key moments where there is potential danger. The secret to good defensive play is to avoid falling into a passive defensive position! Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer. Video running time: 5 h 25 min.
POWER PLAY - Defence - Daniel King - VOLUME 11
Many players struggle to find solid openings to play as Black, especially if they have relatively little time to study theory. This DVD addresses this problem, presenting a solid and easy to learn Black repertoire against White’s two main opening moves, 1.e4 and 1.d4.
1. e6 - A Solid Repertoire Against 1. d4 and 1. e4 - Nigel Davies
The King's Indian is one of the most interesting and aggressive defenses Black can choose.
King's Indian - Victor Bologan
This new 7th volume deals with many different aspects of endgame play: the art of pawn play, weaknesses, converting an advantage, stalemate, fortresses, the art of defense and typical mistakes.
CHESS ENDGAMES - Endgame Principles Weaknesses and Fortresses - Karsten Muller - VOLUME 7
Planning is the most difficult part of the game of chess. It is everywhere - we use it from the opening to the ending.
Power of Planning - Adrian Mikhalchishin
The Gruenfeld Defence enjoys a special star status in the family of Indian openings. It involves a daring, active concept: fighting for control of the centre with an early d7-d5 thrust supported only by pieces.
Gruenfeld Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik
The correct technique of exchanging is the most important ability of Grandmasters!
Power of Exchange - Adrian Mikhalchishin
On this DVD Nigel Davies addresses this issue by demonstrating a simple and easy to learn opening system designed for the busy person.
A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies
On this DVD Viktor Bologan presents his repertoire against the French Defence.
Fit for the French - Victor Bologan
On his new DVD Sergei Tiviakov shows you everything you need to know in order to be able to play 3...Qd6 yourself, right away.
Scandinavian with 3...Qd6 - Sergei Tiviakov
Tricks and traps, especially in the opening, are a dangerous reality of competitive chess. On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.d4 by White, breaking them down into a number of different categories.
TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2
The experienced trainer and Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin is an outstanding connoisseur of these variations, the ideas of which he goes on to explain in nearly five hours video playing time.
Archangelsk - Adrian Mikhalchishin
On this DVD Davies examines the modern treatment of the Italian with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 followed by 4.d3 and then usually the c2-c3 pawn advance.
Attack with the Modern Italian - Nigel Davies
The Marshall Attack is one of the most dynamic replies Black has at his disposal against 1.e4.
BLACK REPERTOIRE AGAINST 1. E4 - Marshall Attack - Jan Gustaffson - VOLUME 1
10th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King will help you to assess how good you are at calculating, and gives you tips as to how you might sharpen your thought processes at the chessboard.
POWER PLAY - Calculation - Daniel King - VOLUME 10
The Scheveningen Sicilian is central to an understanding of all the individual versions of the most popular response to the move 1.e4 - including the related Najdorf system.
Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik
On this new ChessBase DVD, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin examines this 'last frontier' of sound and original opening play.
Enter 1. f4 - The Bird - Andrew Martin
On this DVD Davies makes a cogent argument for White playing 2.Nc3 rather than 2.f4 because of the gambit line with 2...d5!
f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies
On this DVD Davies explains key concepts and ideas behind these unique approaches, whilst also showing how White can transpose into more regular openings if he show chooses.
Bamboozle Your Opponents with 1.g3 - Nigel Davies
The Caro-Kann is considered to be one of the safest and most reliable replies to 1.e4.
Caro-Kann - Victor Bologan
The Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation is one of the most important opening systems. It has been played by most of the great players in history and from both sides of the board.
Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation - Nigel Davies
The Magic of Chess Tactics DVD helps to develop these qualities and hereto offers a multitude of highly interesting, thoroughly analyzed examples as well as detailed explanations and exercises.
Magic of Tactics - Meyer & Muller
The Closed Sicilian, by Nigel Davies is produced by Chessbase as part of the Fritz Trainer Opening series.
Closed Sicilian - Nigel Davies
Martin describes the main themes and ideas of the Gambit and gives sound guide lines, so that any one who wants to play for the initiative with Black and play the Benko Gambit, will be very well equipped.
ABC of the Benko Gambit - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defence is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white centre mainly with pieces.
Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov