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  1. POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

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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. Learn More
  2. A Gambit Guide through the Open Game - Erwin L'Ami - Volume 2

    A Gambit Guide through the Open Game - Erwin L'Ami - Volume 2

    $33.95
    In Volume 2 of his Gambit Guide Dutch Grandmaster Erwin l’Ami brings back the romantic days of chess when pawns were routinely sacrificed in huge numbers! It features such enterprising gambits such as the Marshall Gambit, the Scotch Gambit, the Jänisch Gambit, and the Evans Gambit. Learn More
  3. Solid and Safe Against the Wild Indians - Play the Fianchetto - Nicholas Pert

    Solid and Safe Against the Wild Indians - Play the Fianchetto - Nicholas Pert

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    The King’s Indian and Grunfeld are notoriously tricky and theoretical openings. The Fianchetto variation avoids the main lines which Black players enjoy, and goes for a small but safe edge. Many people fear playing against the King’s Indian because of Black’s ability to attack the White King, but in the Fianchetto variation it is very hard for Black to generate any attacking chances, instead play is often positional, with White having slightly more space for his or her pieces. In this DVD, the author has gone a long way to finding the best lines for White to gain an advantage against Black’s various responses. Learn More
  4. Open Games with ...Bc5 - Sam Collins

    Open Games with ...Bc5 - Sam Collins

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    Sam Collins has designed a repertoire based on systems with …Bc5 after 1.e4 e5. Each of these lines (built around 3…Bc5 against the Ruy Lopez and the Italian, the Spanish Four Knights with 4…Bc5, 3…Bb4+ 4.c3 Bc5 against the Scotch, and 2…Bc5 against the King’s Gambit) share common aspirations of developing the bishop actively outside the pawn chain, fighting for control of the key d4-square and ultimately supporting attacking ideas on the kingside. Learn More
  5. Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2 - Viktor Bologan

    Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2 - Viktor Bologan

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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. On his second Ruy Lopez DVD Viktor Bologan shows how things continue after 3...a6 4.Ba4. Black has some possible deviations before we reach the main lines which are dealt with in Part 3. These include the solid Steinitz Defence and the Archangelsk Variation which has again been brought up to date. In the Open Ruy Lopez quite different types of positions are reached - and White need to understand these too. And our author prefers to avoid the Marshall Attack - so he suggests the Anti-Marshall beginning with 8.h3. Video running time: 5 hrs 20 min. 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. Learn More
  6. The Fashionable Caro-Kann - Vol 1 - Main Lines and Side Lines - Vidit Gujrathi

    The Fashionable Caro-Kann - Vol 1 - Main Lines and Side Lines - Vidit Gujrathi

    $33.95
    The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMs Vachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. Learn More
  7. World Champion's Guide to the Petroff - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    World Champion's Guide to the Petroff - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    $33.95
    The great popularity of the Petroff Defence at the highest level has attracted general attention lately. Many strong players employ this opening with great success and with both colours. Learn More
  8. Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

    Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

    $33.95
    In this DVD, Dutch top grandmaster Loek Van Wely presents both the Botvinnik Variation and the Moscow Variation of the Slav Defence, two extraordinary opening systems excelling by extreme sharpness and complexity. Learn More
  9. BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

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    In the third volume of the Open Sicilian we will deal with Black's second move 2....e6 which he usually adopts when striving for a complex game full of subtleties in order to outplay White, especially when his opponent is lower rated. Learn More
  10. Attacking with the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez - Sergei Tiviakov

    Attacking with the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    The purpose of this DVD is to teach players how to conduct the attack on the black king using different methods. Although the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez are mostly positional openings, it is very often possible to make use of attacking methods of play. This DVD is based mostly on the personal experience and games of the author, thus making it a unique chess product. Learn More
  11. Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris

    Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris

    $33.95
    The Meran Variation in the Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5) is a s trategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities. And this DVD provides you with a comprehensive overview of typical tactical patterns for both sides. Positional concepts are also explained. In interactive format IM Robert Ris offers you a lot of exercises, including hints and advice that help you to know key tactical patterns of this variation to play it with success. The DVD is a must for those who want to learn more about this opening, and a pleasure for those who enjoy razor sharp battles of the world’s greatest players! Learn More
  12. My Best Games in the Grunfeld - Alexei Shirov

    My Best Games in the Grunfeld - Alexei Shirov

    $33.95
    The Grunfeld Indian is an active and dynamic reply to 1.d4 which can lead to complex and extremely sharp positions. So it’s no wonder that GM Alexei Shirov has included this opening. Learn More
  13. Beat the Queen's Indian - The Modern Fianchetto Line - GM Simon Williams

    Beat the Queen's Indian - The Modern Fianchetto Line - GM Simon Williams

    $33.95
    This DVD is packed full of new, exciting and novel ideas; based on a repertoire starting with the moves 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 with g3! to follow. Currently this is the most testing way to challenge players who prefer the Nimzo. White develops sensibly - but has aggressive intentions in mind! On this DVD, I will tell you everything you need to know to play this way as White, but the DVD will also be of interest to players who are unsure what to do against 3 Nf3 - giving you a repertoire with Black as well Learn More
  14. King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1

    King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  15. Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov

    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov

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    Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called ''opening theory''. Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. But experts help. Ex- FIDE-World Champion Rustam Kasimzhanov is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field of opening preparation. In three World Championship matches he was second of Viswanathan Anand and helped him to successfully defend the title. And with Kasimdzhanov’s help and excellent opening preparation the German team surprisingly became European Team Champion 2011. On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of ''theory''. From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire. Learn More
  16. The Triangle Setup - Michal Krasenkow

    The Triangle Setup - Michal Krasenkow

    $33.95
    The Semi-Slav defense (1.d4 d5 followed by ...e7-e6 and ...c7-c6) is one of the most popular opening set-ups for Black. Black can follow two entirely different concepts. One includes an early ...Ng8-f6 and leads to a number of popular and deeply analysed systems: the Meran, the Anti-Meran, the Botvinnik, the Moscow, the Anti- Moscow, the Westphalian, etc. The other, in which Black refrains from ...Ng8-f6 at an early stage, is presented by GM Michal Krasenkow on this DVD. Black keeps a choice between two double-edged interesting systems: the Noteboom variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc4) and the Stonewall (...f7-f5) if White plays an early e2-e3. Of course Black’s decision to refrain from an early ...Ng8-f6 gives White other options, the most important being the Slav gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 etc.). Therefore Black’s set-up may lead to a whole range of different and interesting positions, which help the black player to broaden his strategic and tactical understanding. This makes the Noteboom/Stonewall opening repertoire a particularly good choice for young, aspiring players. Learn More
  17. Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian - Loek Van Wely

    Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian - Loek Van Wely

    $33.95
    The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian also known as Lasker-Pelikan or Cheliabinsk Variation – is one of the most popular and fascinating replies to 1.e4 Learn More
  18. 1.e4 e5 - An Active Repertoire for Black - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    1.e4 e5 - An Active Repertoire for Black - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    For young and developing players a very important piece of advice is to study open positions and to understand the value of coordination of the pieces plus the role of the centre. These goals can be achieved just by answering 1.e4 with 1...e5. Some players claim that these positions are not sharp and interesting enough, and they believe that different Sicilians should be one’s choice, but that is not completely correct. The idea of this DVD is to show that 1.e4 e5 can be extremely entertaining and that Black can obtain interesting counterplay in every opening. There are two lines proposed in the Spanish systems plus the most active alternatives against other white choices. Video running time: 6 h 48 min. Video sample System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard Learn More
  19. CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3

    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3

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    Openings Vol 03: Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn games (1.d4 d5) is the third in a series of five volumes dealing with the fundamentals of opening play in chess. Learn More
  20. Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

    Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  21. NIC Yearbook 114 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 114 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    $33.95
    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks! Learn More
  22. Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov

    Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov

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    The newest addition to Alexei Shirov Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The Philidor Defence. Learn More
  23. Winning Against the Classical Slav - Mihail Marin

    Winning Against the Classical Slav - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  24. Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2

    Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  25. CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4

    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4

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    In this video, experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the King's Indian, Nimzo Indian, Queen's Indian, and Bogo Indian. Learn More
  26. ABC of the Benko Gambit - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  27. POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Catalan - Daniel King - VOLUME 24

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Catalan - Daniel King - VOLUME 24

    $33.95
    The Catalan is a reliable opening for White, but there are ways for Black to shake White out of his complacency while still maintaining a sound and solid position himself. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black against the Catalan, based around maintaining the rock of a pawn on d5. Learn More
  28. Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin

    Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  29. NIC Yearbook 121 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    NIC Yearbook 121 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    $33.95
    New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks! Learn More
  30. The Modern Pirc - Victor Bologan

    The Modern Pirc - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    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. Learn More
  31. Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov

    Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov

    $33.95
    Ever since the Kasparov-Kramnik World Championship Match held in London in 2000, players with the white pieces have been trying to crack the formidable Berlin Wall in the Ruy Lopez. There may also have been some successes for White of course, but time and again Black has convincingly demonstrated how to equalize or even how to construct an impregnable fortress. The situation from White's point of view has become precarious Learn More
  32. 1. e4 - How to Tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc - Viktor Bologan

    1. e4 - How to Tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc - Viktor Bologan

    $33.95
    While almost everybody is spending 95% of his opening preparation time on major lines, there are some tricky players including strong GMs (I am not an exception) who prepare for their opponents some side lines, which contain many an underwater reef. I decided to collect those secondary openings in one single DVD. From now on openings such as the Pirc, the Scandinavian and the Alekhine Defences will not appear to you in your nightmares any more. The 1.e4 player should be actually thank Black for choosing these openings, since he is providing White with a better centre, a stable advantage and generally speaking pleasant play. The only thing White needs to do is to spend some time studying the lines. I will not bother you with encyclopaedic approach. There is a more practical way. Learn More
  33. Meeting the Gambits - Vol. 1 - Gambits after 1. e4 - Andrew Martin

    Meeting the Gambits - Vol. 1 - Gambits after 1. e4 - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    Despite the advances in computing power, gambit play is still very common, especially among young players, club players and improvers, and it is wise to learn how to defend against these dangerous ideas. You do not want to be wiped out in the opening! On Meeting the Gambits Vol. 1; Gambits after 1.e4, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin provides you with an excellent selection of repertoire choices and teaches you the right approach to take against gambiteers. Do not let them have their way! You may see this as a course in defensive and counterattacking technique. Learn More
  34. Fighting Against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation - Victor Bologan

    Fighting Against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    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 Learn More
  35. Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin

    Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    In the classical system of the King’s Indian White develops naturally and refrains from chasing ghosts looking for a refutation of Black’s set-up. White instead relies on the fact that natural play should yield him a small but lasting advantage. Many great players of the past and the present have used and use this system successfully. The videos explaining the Mar del Plata Attack (which form the main part of this DVD) offer strategic guidance and show typical tactical ideas, while presenting a detailed, solid and aggressive repertoire. Learn More
  36. BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1

    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1

    $33.95
    With the help of this DVD one can forget about fears concerning the tons of theory in the Open Sicilian and can get straight into the real fight! Learn More

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