The Scotch Game by Nigel Davies is a lively alternative to the Ruy Lopez which has found favor amongst many leading Grandmasters.
Scotch Game - Nigel Davies
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If you want to win with Black, you must decide which is the best strategy to achieve your aim.
My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov
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Contains 21 Million Opening Positions, Derived from 1.5 Million High Class Tournament Games
The Fritz Powerbook 2017 contains 21 millions opening positions, derived from 1,5 million high class tournament games. Together with each position all relevant information is stored: all moves that were played in the position, by players of what average rating, with what success and performance results. The games from which the Fritz Powerbook 2017 were derived are also included on the DVD.
Fritz Powerbook 2017
In this DVD, the viewer is invited to solve over 60 puzzles in Chessbase’s new interactive Question & Answer format. All positions are from the Ruy Lopez and have been carefully selected to illustrate the most important recurring tactical themes throughout this opening, one of the most important in modern chess.
The Tactic Toolbox - Ruy Lopez / Spanish - Sam Collins
On this DVD Davies discusses the various ways by which a player can conduct psychological warfare, from inducing Pavlovian responses to insulting the opposition with provocative moves.
Chess for Scoundrels - Nigel Davies
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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.
Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2
The Modern Benoni is a fighting defence that will suit players aiming for active play rather than patient defence.
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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.
POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22
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
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This DVD offers White a complete repertoire against the classical Slav, a popular opening, in which Black can choose from a wide range of plans. In the Slav White often has more space but to turn this into an advantage he needs to know the typical strategic and tactical motifs of the opening and has to develop a feeling for the nuances of the position.
Winning Against the Classical Slav - Mihail Marin
Great players always had and still have more than just broad theoretical knowledge. Every of them has some favorite methods, which simply help to score more points. The greatest even have favorite pawn structures!
Winning Structures - Adrian Mikhalchishin
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This is a course for club level chess players based on a textbook by distinguished Russian chess trainer Victor Golenishchev.
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Grandmaster and "Blindfold King" Timur Gareyev is known for his creative attacking chess. On his new DVD he recommends to play the Trompowsky! (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) The Trompowsky is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.
Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev
In modern chess - full of information, games and analysis - it is important to have new ideas and fresh openings. The Philidor Defence DVD provides you with exactly that!
Fighting Philidor - Victor Bologan
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Volume 1: Open Games 1.e4 e5. King's Gambit, Italian, Evans, Scotch, Two Knight's, Philidor, Petroff, Ruy Lopez, Marshall and many more. 32 chapters, 145 minutes.
Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Open Games 1.e4 e5
Viktor Bologan has played the Pirc all his life and explains why he likes this opening: “Strong Grandmasters, International Masters or amateurs often ask me what they should play with Black against 1.e4 if they want to play for a win. Sometimes I say ‘Just play your opening and play it good’ but sometimes you need to or want to get your opponent out of his comfort zone, out of his preparation. This often happens in open tournaments where you have to play for a win with both colors. I have played the Modern Pirc all my life and it has brought me a lot of success.
The Modern Pirc - Victor Bologan
This difficult, but extremely important subject is explained on the DVD with the help of many examples, including classics but also modern games.
STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Prevention and Preparation - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 2
Born in 1975 in Tuapse on the shores of the Black Sea, Vladimir Kramnik studied at the Botvinnik-Kasparov chess school. At 16 he was included in the Russian Olympiad team and scored a sensational 8.5/9, the best result at the Olympiad.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - My Path to the Top - Vladimir Kramnik
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On this DVD Davies presents thematic tricks and traps that can arise in Flank Openings such as the English Opening, Reti System, Larsen’s Opening (1.b3) and Bird's Opening (1.f4), breaking them down into different categories.
TRICKS AND TRAPS - In the Flank Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 3
On this DVD Alexei Shirov shows that also in the endgame, it is possible to keep struggling for the full point to the very last - if you are creative and ambitious. Because even in objectively quite balanced positions, you can frequently find ways to sharpen up or complicate the fight.
Endgame Fireworks - Alexei Shirov
This is an enjoyable tour of positional play from which everyone can learn.
First Steps in Positional Play - Andrew Martin
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.
POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7
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Really, among the open games the only opening with which White can really fight for an advantage in the long term is the Ruy Lopez. But in order to make this serious effort, he has buckle down and learn a whole series of sub-variations. That is what the professionals do, including of course Viktor Bologan, who now reveals the secrets of his own grandmaster repertoire. For many the Ruy Lopez really only begins after the moves 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.h3 0-0 9.c3 - the starting point for Bologan's third DVD. Black then has a whole host of variations, but the ensuing structures have much in common and if you are equipped with some insider tips you will be able to take the correct decisions which can frequently only be made on a basis of generalised evaluations. Viktor Bologan is an outstanding adviser because when one considers his super score against the Ruy Lopez, he must have excellent knowledge of the ins and outs of this opening, and he does not hold back from sharing this knowledge with you. Video running time: 5 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.
WINNING WITH THE RUY LOPEZ - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3