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      Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov
      Catalog Code: WIN0337CB

      The DVD is separated into two parts - the first one provides the main ideas behind the opening, and the second gives the theoretical material.
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      Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov

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      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

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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0406CB

      The Dragon is one of Black’s most daring openings, leading to fascinating positions with opposite castling and strong mutual attacks. This DVD provides a complete and up to date repertoire to help Black to score with the Dragon. Daring exchange sacrifices are mixed with in-depth analysis of Black’s most reliable defences to give Black numerous options to play.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1

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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0407CB

      The Dragon is one of Black’s most daring openings, leading to fascinating positions with opposite castling and strong mutual attacks. This DVD provides a complete and up to date repertoire to help Black to score with the Dragon. Daring exchange sacrifices are mixed with in-depth analysis of Black’s most reliable defences to give Black numerous options to play.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2

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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez
      A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
      Catalog Code: WIN0425CB

      The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen. Unlike the Najdorf, the Paulsen provides a safer and more positionally based way of fighting against 1.e4. Black is able to obtain adequate counterplay in all variations without going for a do-or-die type of attack.
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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

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      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth
      Catalog Code: WIN0421CB

      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.
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      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King
      Catalog Code: WIN0418CB

      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.
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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

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      My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0106CB

      There are not many top grandmasters who enjoy as great a popularity among chess fans all over the world as Alexei Shirov.
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      My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 1

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      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

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      Attacking with the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez - Sergei Tiviakov
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0397CB

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

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      No Fear of 1.d4! - Nimzo Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0333CB

      This DVD is a good investment if you are serious about the Nimzo-Indian and can follow the theoretical lines in this depth. A lower-rated player should consult a book that covers the basic ideas of the opening before proceeding.
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      No Fear of 1.d4! - Nimzo Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 2

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      Never too Late for the Nimzo-Indian - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0356CB


      Bologans way to the Nimzo-Indian was very long and difficult. Which he now regrets a lot: “I would better start it when I was young. First I played only the King’s Indian against 1.d4, later I learned Black’s Knights Tango, which already had some elements of the Nimzo-Indian and only in the new millenium I included the Nimzo Indian into my repertoire.” This period coincided with the period of winning the Dortmund 2003 tournament, when he managed to hold with Black against Vladimir Kramnik in the decisive last round in a Nimzo with 4.Qc2. The Moldavian grandmaster recommends the Nimzo-Indian to players of all levels, because it’s complex and simple at the same time. It teaches one very important thing in chess - how to play with the knight against a bishop. The Nimzo- Indian therefore has the same importance as the Ruy Lopez after 1.e4. This DVD is aimed to give Black a clear idea what to do against 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 which is considered the strongest move order by White. Video running time: 4 hours 14 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
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      Never too Late for the Nimzo-Indian - Victor Bologan

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      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

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      Leningrad Dutch - Mihail Marin
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0401CB

      This DVD is intended in the first line to offer strategical guidance for Black on the Leningrad Dutch, based on the examination of the most typical structures. For objectivity’s sake I have examined both sides of the medal, putting the main strategic dangers aside with the typical plans. I have included all my earlier database articles published in Chessbase Magazine, a database with all the games to which I have referred in the videos as well as a small database with essential games that one should know.
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      Leningrad Dutch - Mihail Marin

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      The Catalan - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0306CB

      The current DVD covers all of Black’s replies to the Catalan, some of which can even transpose to other openings such as the Tarrasch System and the Queen’s Indian.
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      The Catalan - Victor Bologan

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      1000 Opening Traps
      Catalog Code: WIN0147CB

      If you do not know opening theory in its most intimate details, then you must rely on a sound understanding of chess.
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      1000 Opening Traps

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      POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: WIN0162CB

      This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening play so that you can begin the game off the right foot.
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      POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4

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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: WIN0320CB

      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.
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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4

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      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

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      Fighting Against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation - Victor Bologan
      A Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: WIN0424CB

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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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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

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      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

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      My Best Games in the Grunfeld - Alexei Shirov
      Catalog Code: WIN0141CB

      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.
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      My Best Games in the Grunfeld - Alexei Shirov

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      FRITZ TRAINER - Winning Against the Grunfeld - Mihail Marin
      Catalog Code: WIN0414CB

      The Grünfeld is a highly dynamic opening in which Black’s position often seems to hang together by a single thread; and yet, this apparently precarious equilibrium appears to be enough to make it entirely viable - up to the highest level.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - Winning Against the Grunfeld - Mihail Marin

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      Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow
      Catalog Code: WIN0434CB

      If you want to know an opening, you should understand its typical positional ideas and plans. It is also good to remember variations. But this is not enough. You should also know the typical tactical motifs or your opening. This trio of strategy, variations, and tactics forms a conscious and subconscious image in the mind and helps you to find the right moves. The Grünfeld Defense is an active opening, which often leads to sharp, double-edged play, and tense tactical fights. Therefore the tactical part of the Grünfeld-image is extremely important and should be steadily developed. The most effective, timeproven way to develop tactical abilities, imagination, and the ability to calculate variations, is practice. Poets say, “No day without a line”, aspiring chessplayers should say “No day without tactical exercise”.
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      Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

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      A Modern Way to Play the King's Indian - Dejan Bojkov
      Catalog Code: WIN0276CB

      In this DVD you will find a repertoire based on flexible development whenever possible, and an explanation of some strategic nuances of the KID.
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      A Modern Way to Play the King's Indian - Dejan Bojkov

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      Attack with the Modern Italian - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0209CB

      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.
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      Attack with the Modern Italian - Nigel Davies

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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Semi-Open Games - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0270CB

      these DVD's provide an excellent overview for any club player who is a career oriented person who does not have the time to study opening variations.
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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Semi-Open Games - VOLUME 2

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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Open Games - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0280CB

      Today's way to learn chess! The ChessBase Tutorials are a new series in the publishing program of ChessBase.
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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Open Games - VOLUME 1

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      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. e4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0292CB

      On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.e4 by White, breaking them down into a number of different categories.
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      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. e4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 1

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      POWER PLAY - Attack with 1.e4 - Daniel King - VOLUME 17
      Catalog Code: WIN0348CB


      This DVD provides you with a repertoire of attacking lines against the four major defences to 1.e4
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      POWER PLAY - Attack with 1.e4 - Daniel King - VOLUME 17

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      1.e4 e5 - An Active Repertoire for Black - Adrian Mikhalchishin
      Catalog Code: WIN0352CB


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

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      1. e4 - How to Tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc - Viktor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0381CB

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

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