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Chess Strategy Software

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Year of Publication
2012 2019 2012 to 2019
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  1. ChessBase (48)
  2. Convekta (7)
Popular Collections
  1. Power Play (11)
  2. Strategy University (5)
  3. First Steps (1)
  4. Master Class (1)
Host
  1. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
  2. GM Mihail Marin (2)
  3. GM Mihail Marin (2)
  4. GM Nick Pert (2)
  5. GM Nick Pert (2)
  6. GM Sergei Tiviakov (1)
  7. GM Vladimir Kramnik (1)
  8. IM Robert Ris (1)
  9. IM Valeri Lilov (1)
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  1. Windows (54)
  2. Pocket PC (1)

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    MASTER CLASS - Vladimir Kramnik - VOL 11
    Catalog Code: WIN0562CB

    This DVD allows you to learn from the example of one of the best players in the history of chess and from the explanations of the authors (Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Karsten Müller and Oliver Reeh) how to successfully organise your games strategically.
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    MASTER CLASS - Vladimir Kramnik - VOL 11

    $33.95
    Extreme Calculation Training - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0560CB

    After the success of the first volume on Calculation Training, Dutch IM Robert Ris continues with “Extreme Calculation Training” — a wide range of new aspects which have to be mastered to become a great calculator at the board!
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    Extreme Calculation Training - Robert Ris

    $33.95
    Castled Long – Attacking the King - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0550CB

    On this DVD, IM Valeri Lilov will mould you into a player well-versed in the art of attack. You will emerge with a knowledge of the sure-fire techniques and strategies that you can use to rip open the opponent’s defences and hunt his king down! In over 20 demonstrative video lectures, Lilov explains the typical schemes of an attack, such as pawn storms, as well as plans which are tailored to the particular characteristics of a position. 
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    Castled Long – Attacking the King - Valeri Lilov

    $30.95
    Pieces, Pawns and Squares - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0527CB

    It is known that pieces are more difficult to handle than pawns – but sometimes they can help each other, e.g. if it is about conquering a square! But what to do once you have gained control over it? How can the advantage of the new stronghold be exploited? All this and much more is shown on this DVD. Special attention is paid to the technique of piece transfer which helps to coordinate different attacks much more effectively. Treated themes: how to create weaknesses, how to conquer and exploit important squares, the powerful helping pawn, piece transfer to strongholds, coordination in the attack.
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    Pieces, Pawns and Squares - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    Realizing the Advantage - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0524CB

    It’s a problem every player encounters when he stands better in a game: how to convert his plus into a full point? In this DVD the author answers this difficult question of chess strategy, considering both the psychological aspects of the realisation of an advantage and the technical methods.
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    Realizing the Advantage - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - Weakened Kingside - Robert Ris - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0519CB

    In the second volume of the Chess Player's Mating Guide, the host pays particular attention to the castled king and in particular on ways of exploiting the weakened kingside. Several well-known themes, pawn formations and other attacking weapons are covered in 8 chapters with the goal to challenge the viewer determining and exploiting the weaknesses. IM Robert Ris has made an interesting selection of famous games as well as games from his own practice to demonstrate the typical ideas exploiting the weaknesses in the pawn formation in front of the castled king. The selected material is a good warm-up for the exercises which are presented at the end to test your knowledge on this topic. By then you at least will have the confidence to claim you have become a dangerous attacking player as Tal, Alekhine, Fischer or any of your other favorites. Watch, learn & enjoy!
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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - Weakened Kingside - Robert Ris - Vol. 2

    $33.95
    The Art of Defence - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0510CB

    Defending bad or worse positions is very important in the royal game, probably forming one of the most essential aspects of chess strategy altogether. And it is an art one can learn! The purpose of this DVD is to explain the viewer all main methods of defence: exchanging pieces, creating a fortress, eliminating dangerous enemy pieces, escaping the danger zone with the king, improving the position of the pieces. Special attention is paid to counterattack and prophylactic play.
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    The Art of Defence - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0508CB

    Studies prove: the more patterns you know, the better you play. On this DVD GM Adrian Mikhalchishin presents games of the World Champions of the past to explain typical patterns and strategic concepts of these games and to show how grandmasters apply these ideas today. Mikhalchishin offers a wealth of material that helps you to improve your games and teaches you the art of pattern recognition and analogical thinking – a key to success that helped the author to win many games and that will help you to win more games and play better.
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    Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    Strengthen Your Chess Foundation - Nisha Mohota
    Catalog Code: WIN0504CB

    IM Nisha Mohota: “On this DVD I show and explain elements of chess strategy and tactics every player should know. I offer guidelines to steer you through the opening, show basic endgames, help you to understand fundamental pawn structures, and explain principles and patterns of attack and defense.
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    Strengthen Your Chess Foundation - Nisha Mohota

    $33.95
    How to Exchange Pieces - Elisabeth Pahtz
    Catalog Code: WIN0499CB

    Which pieces to keep and which to exchange is one of the most important questions in chess. This is true in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame. Less experienced players often think exchanging means to swap pieces of equal value and fail to take strategic factors into account. The "feeling" for the right exchange is something a chessplayer has to develop over time. This DVD wants to help to develop this "feeling“.
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    How to Exchange Pieces - Elisabeth Pahtz

    $33.95
    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0483CB

    In this first volume of the new Mating Guide series, the emphasis will be on how to exploit a vulnerably placed king in the centre. With 10 chapters, 20 illustrative games and key themes including a lead in development, preventing castling, the open e-file and different kinds of sacrifices, this DVD will show you everything you need to know to master mid-board showdowns. The level of the content means it is relevant to both beginners as well as master level players - as both elementary examples (also from my own practice) as well as classical attacking games by elite grandmasters are analysed in detail.
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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris

    $33.95
    Typical Mistakes by 1800-2000 Players - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0477CB

    GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: “After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly higher level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1800 and 2100. This DVD offers slightly more complex material than the previous DVD, and will hopefully provide an insight into what I believe are the main errors which stop players of this level to be more successful."
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    Typical Mistakes by 1800-2000 Players - Nicholas Pert

    $33.95
    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0459CB

    As the National Head Coach for the English Chess Federation I train many improving players, and see some typical mistakes that repeat themselves. In this DVD I have taken a large collection of games played by players, predominantly in the rating range 1600-1900, and I have looked for typical mistakes. Each theme has several examples to demonstrate typical mistakes, and there are various test throughout the DVD so that the viewer can try and find the best move in certain positions. This should be a great tool for players to use in order to improve their middlegame and endgame play. It will hopefully also highlight any areas that you need to work on in order to improve quickly. Enjoy the DVD!
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    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert

    $33.95
    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin
    Technique is Everything
    Catalog Code: WIN0458CB

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original ''Basics of Winning Chess'', Andrew Martin is back with version 2.0 of his best-selling DVD. Chess has changed dramatically over the last decade and standards seem higher than ever. We must attempt to keep up! It is often said that the strongest players operate like machines. Once they get a winning position, they win it. Version 2.0 draws extensively from modern chess practice. Virtually all the games are instructive and of high quality. Nearly all are from recent times and many have notes, which you may use for extra study. It gives you a roadmap for improvement. The DVD will be particularly useful for players within the rating band 1200-2200. It is a tour of the modern game.”
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    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: WIN0055CV

    Pocket Chess Strategy is the first chess program to teach strategy and positional play on a Pocket PC.
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    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0451CB

    In chess, like in real life, one frequently faces temptations: to grab a pawn, to occupy an open file, to start a kingside attack and so on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with all these ideas, but before undertaking such concrete actions, one should be sure the position is ripe for it. The second DVD deals with the middlegame positions where static factors play a determining part, permanently taking into account the inseparable dynamic and tactical elements. The videos are interactive, featuring training questions in the critical moments. You can further sharpen your skills with the included database, which contains games covering themes that correspond to the ideas presented on the DVD.
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    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0436CB

    Understanding how to use pawns and how to handle different pawn structures are important topics for young or improving players to consider. On this new ChessBase DVD, IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin investigates the notion that ‘pawns are the soul of chess’ and tries to explain exactly what this means. The effective use of pawns in the opening leads to the correct development of the pieces and a good game springs naturally from there. The pawn structure must be considered throughout the game and this is something that Martin also touches upon. The viewer will be treated to a tour of excellent games, both old and new, many from the period 2012-2014, which highlight key ideas about the correct use of pawns and from which one cannot fail to improve one’s technique. Thus this DVD is ideal for players below 1800 or indeed ambitious players of any level.
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    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin

    $30.95
    Strategy University 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0362CB

    Using ideas and games of great masters from the past, the Ukrainian trainer deals with various themes.
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    Strategy University 5

    $33.95
    DOWNLOAD - Complete Chess Course
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0080CV

    This course covers a wide range of opening, middlegame and endgame subjects.
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    DOWNLOAD - Complete Chess Course

    $15.95
    Strategy and Tactics - Peter Wells
    Catalog Code: WIN0040CB

    This CD by Peter Wells addresses advanced players. It contains an introduction and five lectures which deal with purely practical subjects: the calculation of variations and how errors arise.
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    Strategy and Tactics - Peter Wells

    $27.95
    The True Value of Pieces - Dejan Bojkov
    Strategy
    Catalog Code: WIN0399CB

    Queen against two rooks or three minor pieces, as well as a rook plus pawn vs two minor pieces - these are typical constellations where the material is unbalanced. In our first steps in chess we are taught about the nominal value of the pieces. The queen is equal to nine pawns; a rook to five, a minor piece is worth three pawns. This is a common sense solution aimed at teaching the beginner a system of values so that he or she does not trade a more valuable piece for a less good one. Later however, situations occur in games in which one side can trade two minor pieces (six pawns) for a rook and a pawn (also six pawns). Theoretically speaking, this should result in an equal position, but in reality one of the two sides will profit from the exchange.
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    The True Value of Pieces - Dejan Bojkov

    $30.95
    Strategy - Step by Step - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0065CB

    Making the right strategic decisions is one of the most difficult tasks at the chessboard. But how can we enhance our strategic understanding and methodical play?
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    Strategy - Step by Step - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - Major Pieces vs. Minor Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 9
    Catalog Code: WIN0072CB

    In this 9th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King discusses the theme of Major Pieces v. Minor Pieces.
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    POWER PLAY - Major Pieces vs. Minor Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 9

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - Calculation - Daniel King - VOLUME 10
    Catalog Code: WIN0212CB

    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.
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    POWER PLAY - Calculation - Daniel King - VOLUME 10

    $33.95
    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Adrian Mikhalchishin - Positional Pawn Sacrifice - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0281CB

    There were famous masters of positional pawn sacrifices - Bronstein, Kasparov and Romanishin.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Adrian Mikhalchishin - Positional Pawn Sacrifice - VOLUME 3

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    POWER PLAY - Defence - Daniel King - VOLUME 11
    Catalog Code: WIN0228CB

    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.
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    POWER PLAY - Defence - Daniel King - VOLUME 11

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    DOWNLOAD - Total Chess Training III
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0026CV

    This is the third compilation of popular training programs on 5 CDs, that covers some aspects of chess: Tactics, Combinations, Strategy and Middlegame.
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    DOWNLOAD - Total Chess Training III

    $74.95
    DOWNLOAD - Advanced Defense
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0134CV

    This course features about 400 exercises with large number of pieces in play. All exercises are taken from actual games. Find the only way to avoid checkmate! This course is for beginners and club players.
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    DOWNLOAD - Advanced Defense

    $19.95
    Decision Making in Chess - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0059CB

    All major erroneous decisions are made at these moments when there are multiple possible choices. Mikhalchishin describes different critical moments in detail and explains how to react correctly.
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    Decision Making in Chess - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $29.95
    POWER PLAY - Pawns Pieces and Plans - Daniel King - VOLUME 6
    Catalog Code: WIN0069CB

    In this fifth Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses strong and weak pawn structures, isolated pawns and pawn islands, how to create pawn weaknesses, how to cramp a pawn structure, the power of center pawns and much more.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawns Pieces and Plans - Daniel King - VOLUME 6

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - Pawns - Daniel King - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0096CB

    You might be a brilliant tactician or a fearsome attacker, but you won’t always be able to apply these skills when you play.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawns - Daniel King - VOLUME 5

    $33.95
    Winning Structures - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0251CB

    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!
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    Winning Structures - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Prevention and Preparation - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0296CB

    This difficult, but extremely important subject is explained on the DVD with the help of many examples, including classics but also modern games.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Prevention and Preparation - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 2

    $33.95
    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0361CB

    You love moving the chess pieces, but always wanted to know how to really play? Then this DVD series is just the thing for you.
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    CHESS FOR NOVICES - Sabrina Chevannes - VOLUME 2

    $23.95
    DOWNLOAD - Chess: Easy Ways of Taking Pawn And Pieces
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0098CV

    The course is intended for players who are already acquainted with the rules of the game.
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess: Easy Ways of Taking Pawn And Pieces

    $15.95
    POWER PLAY - Mating Patterns - Daniel King - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0046CB

    You think you have seen enough checkmating combinations? I find it staggering how many checkmates are missed (by both sides) in games by the top players, let alone by us mortals. Recognizing the early outlines of mating patterns is a vital skill, not just for an attacker, but for a defender too.
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    POWER PLAY - Mating Patterns - Daniel King - VOLUME 1

    $33.95

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