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Chess Opening Software

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  1. ChessBase (267)
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  4. Sahovski Chess (1)
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  1. Power Play (6)
  2. Chessbase Tutorials (4)
  3. Tricks and Traps (3)
  4. Chess Endgames (1)
  5. Know the Terrain (1)
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  1. FM Charlie Storey (1)
  2. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
  3. GM Christian Bauer (1)
  4. GM Daniel Fernandez (1)
  5. GM Daniel King (2)
  6. GM Erwin L'Ami (2)
  7. GM Mihail Marin (8)
  8. GM Mihail Marin (8)
  9. GM Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (2)
  10. GM Nick Pert (4)
  11. GM Nick Pert (4)
  12. GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (2)
  13. GM Simon Williams (1)
  14. GM Victor Bologan (3)
  15. GM Wesley So (3)
  16. GM Yannick Pelletier (3)
  17. IM Andrew Martin (3)
  18. IM Lawrence Trent (5)
  19. IM Lawrence Trent (4)
  20. IM Michael Rahal (1)
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0112CV

    This product features seven volumes of Modern Chess Opening series, covering almost all chess openings. The series provide detailed classification and contain a lot of training material.
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES

    $99.95
    Opening Encyclopaedia 2018
    6450 Opening Surveys & 1073 Special Theory Databases
    Catalog Code: WIN0083CB

    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 2018 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
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    Opening Encyclopaedia 2018

    $99.95
    *DOWNLOAD* - Opening Encyclopedia 2018
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0083CB

    Complete: the Opening Encyclopaedia 2018 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
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    *DOWNLOAD* - Opening Encyclopedia 2018

    $99.95
    Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings ABCDE on CD (3rd Edition)
    Catalog Code: WIN-SMALLECO

    The Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length.
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    Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings ABCDE on CD (3rd Edition)

    $69.95
    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0103CB

    The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defense has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. It is an opening where people often strive for a full point, instead of simply defending the position with the black pieces.
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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 3

    $44.95
    Meet the Nimzo-Indian with 4. Qc2 - Rustam Kazimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0360CB

    In over 4 hours of video Rustam Kasimdzhanov explains all the important ideas, strategies and tricks helped by sample games in which the white side is represented, e.g., by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik and Ivanchuk as well as the author himself.
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    Meet the Nimzo-Indian with 4. Qc2 - Rustam Kazimdzhanov

    $39.95
    My Best Games in the King's Indian - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0128CB

    With this DVD on the King‘s Indian Defence, Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series about his best games.
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    My Best Games in the King's Indian - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    My Best Games in the Nimzo-Indian - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0116CB

    With this DVD on the Nimzo-Indian Defence, Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series about his best games.
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    My Best Games in the Nimzo-Indian - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    Sicilian with 3. BB5 - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0206CB

    During his career he has played the 3.Bb5 system with both colours and he shares with you on this DVD his valuable experience in the form of video lessons which take up a total running time of more than seven hours.
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    Sicilian with 3. BB5 - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0129CB

    If you want to win with Black, you must decide which is the best strategy to achieve your aim.
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    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    My Secret Weapon - 1. b3 - Wesley So
    Catalog Code: WIN0529CB

    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack with 1.b3 (or 1.Nf3 followed by 2.b3) is a system, rather neglected by theorists, which nevertheless can be a forceful weapon in the hands of an ambitious white player. In a total of nine video clips, So talks to IM Oliver Reeh, explaining his view of White’s strategy after the four main replies bv Black: 1...e5, 1...d5 (2.Nf3!), 1...c5 and 1...Nf6.
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    My Secret Weapon - 1. b3 - Wesley So

    $36.95
    Advance Caro-Kann - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0284CB

    The Caro-Kann Defense, which arises after the moves 1.e4 c6 followed by d7-d5, is considered to be one of the most reliable defenses to Whites 1.e4.
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    Advance Caro-Kann - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    World Champion's Guide to the King's Indian - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0119CB

    This disk is a perfect tool for players looking for a complicated battle against 1.d4
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    World Champion's Guide to the King's Indian - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    $36.95
    My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian - Wesley So
    Catalog Code: WIN0528CB

    The Italian Game is considered a sound but quiet opening without early trades, giving rise to rich positions where plans are more important than forced variations — in short, an ideal avenue to outplay your opponent without having to learn much theory. In a total of nine video clips, top ten player Wesley So talks to IM Oliver Reeh, explaining his personal preferences as Black in the Italian game. The videos are structured according to specific concepts and ideas.
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    My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian - Wesley So

    $36.95
    Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0267CB

    There are few opening systems which have been undergoing such a fast and furious renaissance as the 6.Bg5 Variation of the Najdorf System.
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    Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    Slav and Semi-Slav Revisited - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0092CB

    The Slav and Semi-Slav revisited For Shirov the Slav and the Semi-Slav form one huge and common opening.
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    Slav and Semi-Slav Revisited - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    The Vienna Variation - Yannick Pelletier
    A Reliable and Ambitious Weapon Against 1.d4
    Catalog Code: WIN0543CB

    The Vienna Variation is a particular and independent system of the Queen’s Gambit. It arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4, when black’s capture on move 4 is strongly reminiscent of the Queen’s Gambit Accepted. On this DVD, GM Yannick Pelletier offers you a complete repertoire in the Vienna, while covering the numerous possible deviations by White. He also analyses thematic games which illustrate the most important middlegame ideas.
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    The Vienna Variation - Yannick Pelletier

    $33.95
    Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0437CB

    On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format, which prompts users to solve a range of training questions by inputting moves, the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself with a training course aimed at delivering a structured, intensive and systematic approach to learning the key positions in the Benoni as well as knowledge of a number of the defence’s tactical finesses.
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    Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4 - Nadezhda Kosintseva
    Catalog Code: WIN0538CB

    After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! leads to the so-called “Accelerated Dragon Defense” of the Sicilian, which is characterised by the idea to achieve the thematic central break d7-d5 in one move (in contrast to the “Dragon Variation”, in which Black plays d7-d6). On this DVD the Russian grandmaster and top women player Nadezhda Kosintseva reveals the secrets of her favourite opening. Kosintseva has played the Accelerated Dragon for many years and achieved a lot of success with it. You too can accelerate your opening – with this complete repertoire for Black against 1.e4!
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    The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4 - Nadezhda Kosintseva

    $33.95
    English Opening - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0088CB

    The English Opening with 1.c4 is one of the most subtle yet combative means of starting a chess game which has found favor with many of the great players in history.
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    English Opening - Nigel Davies

    $33.95
    Winning with the King’s Indian Attack - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0540CB

    In this new DVD Victor Bologan explain the King's Indian Attack, in his own words "The opening is easy to prepare but it’s important to remember that the King’s Indian Attack is more about ideas and plans and less about forced and complicated lines."
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    Winning with the King’s Indian Attack - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    My Best Games in the Petroff Defense - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0140CB

    With this DVD on the Russian Defence (Petroff Defence) Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series of his best games.
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    My Best Games in the Petroff Defense - Alexei Shirov

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the Queen's Gambit Declined - Daniel King - VOLUME 23
    Catalog Code: WIN0489CB

    The Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) is one of the most reliable openings against 1 d4. With a rock of a pawn in the middle of the board, Black refuses to be pushed over in the centre. Establishing central control gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy king. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD.
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    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the Queen's Gambit Declined - Daniel King - VOLUME 23

    $33.95
    Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0341CB

    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
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    Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov

    $33.95
    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0464CB

    This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2

    $33.95
    French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0262CB

    The French Defense is one of the best choices a player can make for his opening repertoire, especially older players with limited study time.
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    French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies

    $33.95
    The Black Lion - An Aggressive Version of the Philidor Defense - Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: WIN0491CB

    Looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4!? Then the Black Lion is just the opening for you! The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early ...g5.
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    The Black Lion - An Aggressive Version of the Philidor Defense - Simon Williams

    $33.95
    Reti - A Repertoire for White - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0518CB

    The development of the knight to f3, followed by the attack on the centre with c4, was played by almost all great champions of the past. The most valuable investment into this opening was made by Richard Reti, who scored a couple of victories with it in the 1920s, but what would it look like without Capablanca’s games or Smyslov’s fine ideas? Nowadays the main protagonist of 1.Nf3 with White is Vladimir Kramnik, who has in my opinion the deepest strategical knowledge and understanding in chess. Especially the Reti is designed for those players who like strategy, manoeuvres and plans. Who like to avoid opening tons of theory, the jungle of forced lines. In this DVD, I tried to deal with all possible Black reactions against 1.Nf3. Naturally, there is much theory left outside of it, but a repertoire for White for sure is inside.
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    Reti - A Repertoire for White - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0469CB

    The Berlin Wall, also known as the Berlin Defense, is one of the most solid and frequently played openings of the 21st century, and compared to the real Berlin Wall, there’s almost no chance of it falling. The DVD is divided into two parts. In the first section, we look at what happens when White avoids the endgame in the “Anti-Berlin” systems, while the second section deals with the Berlin ending. Add the Berlin Wall into your repertoire and pass the headache of “what to play against it?” to your opponent!
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    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22
    Catalog Code: WIN0462CB

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

    $33.95
    Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Positional Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0430CB

    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.
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    Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Positional Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 1

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18
    Catalog Code: WIN0375CB

    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.
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    POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18

    $33.95
    The Modern Scotch Opening - Parimarjan Negi
    Catalog Code: WIN0429CB

    The Scotch has long been associated with exciting play, although people often doubt it’s positional base. But the opening has evolved from the swashbuckling games of the 19th century to become a sound, but aggressive, alternative to the evergreen Spanish. In his first Fritz-Trainer DVD, Parimarjan Negi looks at the latest revolution in Scotch theory that has completely changed white’s plans, and once again brought back the interest of the world’s elite. Negi presents not only the white strategies in detail but also outlines a dynamic way for Black to counter this latest trend.
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    The Modern Scotch Opening - Parimarjan Negi

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    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0445CB

    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.
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    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov

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    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

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    The Hedgehog - A Universal System Against 1. c4 and 1. Nf3 - Yannick Pelletier
    Catalog Code: WIN0521CB

    On this DVD, Yannick Pelletier provides you with a complete Hedgehog repertoire against the English and the Reti. The Swiss grandmaster explains a number of theoretical variations with example games. Of course, the devil is in the detail and you need to practice too - the interactive feedback section with tailored questions from the author is just the ticket. Yannick Pelletier gives you feedback on your moves, offers hints, or, if things have gone wrong, suggests you might like to take another look at the position.
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    The Hedgehog - A Universal System Against 1. c4 and 1. Nf3 - Yannick Pelletier

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