Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon.
Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov
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Chess King will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world. Chess King - PLATINUM Edition includes the new super strong engine Houdini 5. It is the latest and strongest engine that all serious Chess players use, with an estimated rating above 3200 ELO. It supports up to 6 cores.
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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
This training program is designed for teaching children, either in groups with a teacher or at home guided by parents.
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ECC5 is a completely revised and updated edition of one of the fundamental books about the art of combinational chess. The content represents the work of our Editorial Board of experienced grandmasters and international masters.
CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations
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Chess King will help you improve at chess. It’s complete with all the best tools, and it’s easy to use for all levels. Play, learn, analyze, prepare for your opponent, store your own games and share them to the world. Chess King - STANDARD Edition includes the new super strong engine Houdini 2. It supports only 1 cores. Provides a complete chess program at an unbelievable low price.
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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.
POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King
This teaching program is an excellent guide to learning the fundamentals of chess.
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In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The Opening Encyclopaedia 2017 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
Opening Encyclopedia 2017
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The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the opening of champions. Kasparov, Anand and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire – with success.
POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18
This DVD is for anyone who knows the rules of chess but would like to be able to improve their game with some specific tactics and strategies. It builds on the basic principles of chess that should have already been learnt. However, there is also an introductory chapter for those that may have gaps in this part of their foundation. The main part of the DVD is split into four chapters: Opening – The general principles of the opening are discussed here. No specific opening repertoire is suggested but a guide of how to tackle any opening and come through the first stage of the game in a better position. Middlegame – Some basic tactical devices are introduced such as the pin, fork, skewer and discovered attack. These devices are used throughout the levels of chess and even top grandmaster games are won from a basic device as these. Ending – The basic checkmating technique of the most common endings that occur in novice games are instructed here. These techniques are essential to master before continuing with more complex checkmates. Test – The DVD finishes with a test chapter which consists of 20 exercises based on the information discussed throughout the DVD. Each exercise allows time for you to pause and calculate the answer before the answer is discussed. This DVD is a must for anyone who wants to improve their game, whether they are a junior or an adult. It can be for those who have just learnt the moves or for those who have played for some time but want to consolidate their knowledge. Video running time: 4 hours 15 min. System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 1
The Accelerated Dragon is much more than just a dynamic yet solid means of countering 1.e4
Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies
The Four Knights Game is a strong opening system that White can employ to crush his or her opponent with its ostensible simplicity. In the present DVD, FM Valeri Lilov takes on the task of acquainting you with the quirks of one of his favorite openings.
Secret Weapon Four Knights Game - Valeri Lilov
The French defence is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively.
French Defense - Ari Ziegler
On this DVD, a team of experts presents you every facet of the chess legend, and shows you the winning techniques and strategies employed by the 11th World Champion. Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco delves into Fischer’s openings, and retraces the development of his repertoire. What variations did Fischer play, and what sources did he use to arm himself against the best Soviet players? Mihail Marin explains Fischer’s particular style and his special strategic talent in annotated games against Spassky, Taimanov and other greats.
Master Class - Bobby Fischer
Covers Queen's Pawn Openings such as the Trompowsky, the London System, the Colle System, the Torre Attack.
Queen's Pawn Openings - Andrew Martin
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
A Repertoire for White
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
Fighting Against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation - Victor Bologan
The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening.
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Playing the McCutcheon Variation of the French Defence (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4) immediately sharpens up the game, but quite frequently what soon arises is a positional struggle. Until recently the whole opening system was considered to be double-edged, if not downright notorious – White only had to have good knowledge about the main line. But nowadays the McCutcheon has been developing in an entirely new direction. Rustam Kasimdzhanov now calls 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 the old main variation – since, as he demonstrates, Black can remarkably easily obtain a pleasant game.
The New McCutcheon - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
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
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
Encyclopedia of Middlegame V 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 500 games/lectures.
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he Kan's many innovative ideas combine with the fool-proof teaching approach of FIDE Master Valeri Lilov on this new Fritz Trainer DVD - The Sicilian Kan Variation.
Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov
This is a course for intermediate players. It is based on a textbook by a distinguished Russian chess trainer Victor Golenishchev.
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ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy your chess even more.
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This DVD by Lubomir Ftacnik is an ambitious project, presenting a comprehensive set of ideas and structures in chess openings, arising after the first move 1.d4.
1. d4 - A Classical Repertoire for White - Lubomir Ftacnik
Volume 2: Semi-Open Games 1. e4 others. French, Caro-Cann, Pirc, Scandinaviam Alekhine, Sicilian defense (Dragon, Sveshnikov, Najdorf, Closed, Alapin, Smit-Morra), etc. 28 chapters, 140 minutes.
Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5
On this DVD Danish IM Jacob Aagaard introduces you to the secrets of the Nimzoindian Defence.
Nimzo-Indian Defense: The Easy Way - Jacob Aagaard
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This DVD, called ‘Mastering Strategy’, tries to cover important aspects of this field and to help you to assimilate knowledge and understand in depth the proper handling of strategy in certain cases.
CHESS EXPERTISE STEP BY STEP - Mastering Strategy - Efstratios Grivas - VOLUME 2