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    FOXY OPENINGS - COMPLETE SNIPER SET (Volume 1-4)
    Catalog Code: DVD-FOXYSNIPERSET

    Complete Set THE SNIPER! A Dynamic Universal System for the Aggressive Black Player - 11 hours on 4 dvds The SNIPER! is a dynamic and universal opening system that fills in the gaps for the Black player who plays the Accelerated Dragon,the Dzindzi Indian, or other Black Fianchetto defences. Black's system of development with 1
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    FOXY OPENINGS - COMPLETE SNIPER SET (Volume 1-4)

    $79.95
    Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0012EP

    The Evans Gambit is one of the most dangerous chess openings ever invented as white recklessly sacrifices a pawn on move 4 to obtain a lasting initiative with an enduring lead in development. The Evans Gambit arises via the move order 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4!? – as white sacrifices this pawn to distract black’s minor pieces and open lines for instant attacking prospects as black’s king will have a difficult time getting out of the center.
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    Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

    $34.95
    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Flank Openings - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0378CB

    In the fifth volume of our openings tutorials we will be dealing with the Flank Openings. We make a start with the English Opening 1.c4. If Black replies in traditional fashion with 1...e5, this is a Reversed Sicilian. We have devoted four videos to the various systems, Lars Schandorff will take you through the Reversed Dragon, the English Four Knights, the Botvinnik System and alternatives.
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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Flank Openings - VOLUME 5

    $33.95
    Bamboozle Your Opponents with 1.g3 - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0221CB

    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.
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    Bamboozle Your Opponents with 1.g3 - Nigel Davies

    $33.95
    A Black Repertoire Against Offbeat Openings - GM Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0482CB

    Many club players have their favourite pet opening variations which aren’t necessarily main lines. It’s important to know how to handle these variations as your opponent will likely know his systems well. In this DVD I provide a detailed Black repetoire against many of these Offbeat Opening choices. The lines I have covered include Pseudo – Trompowsky (1.d4 d5 2. Bg5), London Systems (1.d4 with an early Bf4), Torre Attack (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 and 3. Bg5), Veresov (1.d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5), Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2. e4), Kings Indian Attack (1.Nf3 2.g3 3. Bg2), 1.b4, 1.b3, 1.f4, 1.g3 and 1.g4.
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    A Black Repertoire Against Offbeat Openings - GM Nicholas Pert

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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - In the Flank Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0313CB

    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.
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    TRICKS AND TRAPS - In the Flank Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 3

    $33.95
    Albin's Countergambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0120CB

    Many chessplayers consider Albin’s Countergambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5) nothing more than a relict of romantic chess, connecting with it – at most – the names of the old masters like Lasker, Aljechin, Janowski, Marshall and Keres.
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    Albin's Countergambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - Hedgehog - Daniel King - VOLUME 12
    Catalog Code: WIN0257CB

    The Hedgehog is not just an opening, it is a system. A system that can be used against 1.c4, against 1.e4 and also 1.d4
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    POWER PLAY - Hedgehog - Daniel King - VOLUME 12

    $33.95
    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev
    Catalog Code: WIN0494CB

    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.
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    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev

    $33.95
    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0461CB

    The Owens Defence, with 1...b6, is part of a nexus of systems that are both complex and little explored, offering practical players the opportunity to get out of the book early on and pose new and difficult problems. Transpositions into other openings and structures are common, making it an ideal weapon for playing to win as Black against booked up opposition. On this DVD Nigel Davies shows how ...b6 lines can be used to enhance an existing French Defence repertoire (for example with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6!?) and provide answers to 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. He also shows how 1...b6 can be used as a defence against 1.e4, for players who want to play for a win and do not mind taking risks.
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    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies

    $33.95
    Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0485CB

    Nimzo’s other defence, 1 e4 Nc6!?, is a fascinating opening which can lead to diverse types of positions. Black is not committed to anything; in fact he may encounter different pawn structures and varied development plans out of the variations that arise. On this all-new ChessBase DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin maps out an aggressive repertoire for Black, which is ideal for the club player.
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    Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    ABC of the Benko Gambit - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0097CB

    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.
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    ABC of the Benko Gambit - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

    $33.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating Minor Openings
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0128QT

    Beating Minor Openings offers a world-class repertoire for Black against every sensible first move apart from 1.d4 and 1.e4. GM Victor Mikhalevski advocates an ambitious approach for Black, with the aim of occupying the centre and fighting for an advantage, rather than mere equality, wherever possible.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating Minor Openings

    $32.50
    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0298CB

    In the present DVD, Valeri Lilov devotes 24 lectures to various unorthodox openings - some more popular with super GMs like Alexander Morozevich and others less known - yet all aiming at one and the same goal: to strengthen your opening repertoire and provide you with more weapons for the opening stage.
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    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov

    $30.95
    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0117CB

    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.
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    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

    $30.95
    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0338CB

    On th­is DV­D Dav­ie­s arm­­s th­e­ v­ie­we­r with­ insigh­ts into h­ow to h­andle­ th­ings and de­m­­onstrate­s h­ow h­e­ th­ink­s Wh­ite­ sh­ou­ld m­­e­e­t B­lack­’s m­­ain de­fe­nce­s.
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    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies

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    Attacking with the Benko Gambit - Alejandro Ramirez
    Catalog Code: WIN0374CB

    Throughout the years, it has become difficult for Black to find active and promising prospects against 1.d4. White players are usually looking for a stable, solid and permanent advantage to torture their opponents with. This DVD covers all the potential variations that arise after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5. You will gain not only grandmaster knowledge of the specific lines and variations with the latest games from top GMs – you will also gain the essential strategical and tactical ideas that dominate the Benkö Gambit structures and setups, enabling you to outplay your opponent once the opening phase is finished
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    Attacking with the Benko Gambit - Alejandro Ramirez

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    1. Nf3 - A Variable Repertoire for White - Lubomir Ftacnik
    Catalog Code: WIN0342CB

    1.Nf3 - a variable Repertoire for White is the name for a comprehensive opening system strategy based on security and choice. The old maxim of perceiving 1.e4 openings as tactical and more dangerous as opposed to the more positional and peaceful 1.d4 openings no longer reflects the modern world of chess openings. This repertoire DVD is the fruit of a lifetime's experience, as the author Lubomir Ftacnik uses it actively in his practice. The system gives all White players the chance to fine-tune the level of exposure and risk
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    1. Nf3 - A Variable Repertoire for White - Lubomir Ftacnik

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    Enter 1. f4 - The Bird - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0219CB

    On this new ChessBase DVD, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin examines this 'last frontier' of sound and original opening play.
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    Enter 1. f4 - The Bird - Andrew Martin

    $30.95
    Gambit Opening Repertoire - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0327CB

    In this DVD, Lilov will help you take a fresh look at the game of chess, giving you a glimpse of how much fun it is to jump into a risky attack with no fear, relying on your intuition and growing experience with open positions.
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    Gambit Opening Repertoire - Valeri Lilov

    $30.95
    Colle System - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0134CB

    The Colle also has many practical advantages in that it doesn’t require much theoretical knowledge and can throw people on their own resources.
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    Colle System - Nigel Davies

    $29.95
    Torre Attack - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0105CB

    Torre Attack, with 1.d4 followed by 2.Nf3 and 3.Bg5, is a solid and easy to learn opening system with hidden dynamic potential.
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    Torre Attack - Nigel Davies

    $29.95
    The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0389EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level. It particularly appeals to bold, ambitious players and leads to positions which are rich in possibilities for both sides. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experience with the opening, Lakdawala provides a repertoire for White, covers the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Trompowsky Attack.
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    The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

    $29.95
    Bird's Opening - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: B0410EM

    Bird's Opening, 1 f4, is an ideal choice for freethinking chess players who prefer to rely on their general chess knowledge and intuition rather than having to memorize and keep up to date with mainline opening theory. Bird's Opening is essentially the Dutch Defence with an extra move. In this book, the author examines all the important variations of Bird's Opening, including the sharp From's Gambit. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1 f4.
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    Bird's Opening - Move By Move

    $29.95
    1... b6 - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0408EM

    1...b6 is a dynamic defense which allows Black to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory, where White players are unable to relax and rely on their ‘opening book’ knowledge. A major attraction of 1...b6 is that it can be employed against all of White’s mainline openings, including 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 Nf3 and 1 c4. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations after 1...b6. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1...b6.
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    1... b6 - Move by Move

    $29.95
    The Veresov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0409EM

    The Veresov Opening is characterized by the moves 1 d4, 2 Nc3 and 3 Bg5. It’s a perfect weapon for those who wish to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory and to set their opponents problems from the outset. The Veresov is a flexible opening and White may choose lines that are either positional or tactical in nature. International Master Jimmy Liew has played the Veresov successfully for many years, and in this book he invites you to join him in a study of his favourite opening.
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    The Veresov - Move by Move

    $27.95
    Colle System
    Catalog Code: WIN0165CB

    The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening.
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    Colle System

    $27.95
    Gambit lexicon
    Catalog Code: WIN0020CB

    The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 4 millions games from 1560 to 2008 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 62,000 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.
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    Gambit lexicon

    $27.95
    The Blackmar Diemer Gambit
    A Modern Guide to a Fascinating Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: B0321EM

    The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit is a dangerous attacking opening which has amassed a cult following amongst club players, a loyal band of supporters like no other in chess. White sacrifices a pawn in return for a strong initiative which tests Black's defensive capabilities to the limit. Some experts have questioned its objective soundness, but there's no doubting its success and popularity over the board, where pressure and a ticking clock often means it's impossible to find the right defence.
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    The Blackmar Diemer Gambit

    $27.95
    Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: B0067EM

    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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    Play 1... Nc6

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    The Sniper
    Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
    Catalog Code: B0328EM

    The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.
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    The Sniper

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 41 - Portuguese (1. e4 e5 2. Bb5)
    Catalog Code: DVD0041FX

    1.e4 e5 2.Bb5! Look forward to the wicked Portuguese Gambit or a super-charged King's Gambit position. A shock opening that is eminently sound. Part 1: Main Line 2...c6 3.Ba4
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 41 - Portuguese (1. e4 e5 2. Bb5)

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 52 - Trompowski-Main Line
    Catalog Code: DVD0052FX

    Red-hot material for those who enjoy original and attacking lines. GM Julian Hodgson continues to terrorize super-GMs with his own Trompowski theory. Here he gives away his secrets in the critical main line 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5! Ne4 3.Bf4. These new main lines of the Tromp are as weird and wonderful as ever. Fun to play and extremely potent!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 52 - Trompowski-Main Line

    $24.95
    Birds Opening
    Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White
    Catalog Code: B0278EM

    Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as the notorious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines.
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    Birds Opening

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 75 - The London System
    Catalog Code: DVD0075FX

    International Master Andrew Martin will teach you how to handle this simple yet effective opening for White against all of Black's replies. The London System is a solid opening a can be a very difficult opening for black to beat.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 75 - The London System

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 151 - Crushing Black With The Deadly Ponziani
    Catalog Code: DVD0151FX

    Grandmasters have recently discovered that the Ponziani is a useful surprise weapon, and in 2012 and 2013 the opening has been played frequently at the highest level. Even Magnus Carlsen has used it! Therefore at club level, a good knowledge of the tactics and strategical objectives that White has after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 c3!?, could easily rack up the wins. There is a lot less to know and learn about the Ponziani than any of the Ruy Lopez, the Italian Game or the Scotch, which are White's three main open-game weapons. Thus the opening has a very practical element to it.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 151 - Crushing Black With The Deadly Ponziani

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