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    King's Indian - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0232CB

    The King's Indian is one of the most interesting and aggressive defenses Black can choose.
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    King's Indian - Victor Bologan

    $30.95
    Secret Weapon Four Knights Game - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0379CB

    The Four Knights Game is a strong opening system that White can employ to crush his or her opponent with its ostensible simplicity. In the present DVD, FM Valeri Lilov takes on the task of acquainting you with the quirks of one of his favorite openings.
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    Secret Weapon Four Knights Game - Valeri Lilov

    $30.95
    1. e4 Repertoire - Sam Collins - Grandmaster Lines Explained for Club Players
    Catalog Code: WIN0249CB

    In this DVD, Sam Collins offers another way. Discussing sound, aggressive lines, all with regular top-level support from GMs Tiviakov, Howell, Pavasovic and others, Collins breaks down each position into its key components and explains the core plans and ideas, together with enough theory to avoid any accidents and catch your opponents by surprise.
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    1. e4 Repertoire - Sam Collins - Grandmaster Lines Explained for Club Players

    $30.95
    Two Knight's Defense - Lawrence Trent
    Catalog Code: WIN0261CB

    On this Fritz Trainer DVD, Lawrence Trent presents a comprehensive repertoire based on the Two Knight's Defense.
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    Two Knight's Defense - Lawrence Trent

    $30.95
    Learn From The Open Games - Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0350CB

    In this DVD Sam Collins explains the games from which he has learned the most, arising out of 1.e4 e5. Topics covered include: exchanges, attacking strategy, gambits and sacrificial play, opening selection, play with opposite coloured bishops, restriction of the opponent's pieces, play in queenless middlegames and endgame technique. The themes are of critical importance for an understanding of how to play the middlegame. However, Collins also gives a full explanation of the themes from the opening and early middlegame, making this an invaluable collection for players who play the open games with either colour, or who simply want to learn more about this central touchstone of chess development. Video running time: 4 hours 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.
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    Learn From The Open Games - Sam Collins

    $30.95
    Modern Benoni for Advanced Players - Ari Ziegler
    Catalog Code: WIN0334CB

    In this DVD International Master Ari Ziegler gives you a fighting repertoire against all white systems in the Modern Benoni. The target audience is club players with a rating of 1500-2400.
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    Modern Benoni for Advanced Players - Ari Ziegler

    $30.95
    Fighting Philidor - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0278CB

    In modern chess - full of information, games and analysis - it is important to have new ideas and fresh openings. The Philidor Defence DVD provides you with exactly that!
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    Fighting Philidor - Victor Bologan

    $30.95
    Attacking with the Pirc - Dejan Bojkov
    Catalog Code: WIN0382CB

    The Slovenian GM Vasja Pirc was a five time Yugoslavian champion. This speaks volumes for his playing strength but there is a more important contribution which he has made to the chess world. The defense which he explored in detail after the moves 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 is named after him. There were ups and downs in the appearance of the Pirc in tournament practice.
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    Attacking with the Pirc - Dejan Bojkov

    $30.95
    Build a 1. d4 Repertoire - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0260CB

    Players following Davies' recommendations will begin by learning a basic Queen Pawn opening such as the Torre Attack or the London, and then ''layering on'' additional openings in an organized manner. The videos on this DVD will illustrate how to accomplish this in an easy and confusion-free manner.
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    Build a 1. d4 Repertoire - Nigel Davies

    $30.95
    1. d4 - A Classical Repertoire for White - Lubomir Ftacnik
    Catalog Code: WIN0288CB

    This DVD by Lubomir Ftacnik is an ambitious project, presenting a comprehensive set of ideas and structures in chess openings, arising after the first move 1.d4.
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    1. d4 - A Classical Repertoire for White - Lubomir Ftacnik

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    The English Defense - Dejan Bojkov
    Catalog Code: WIN0377CB

    In the 1970s a group of strong English players (Miles, Speelman, Keene above all and later Short) developed a slightly unusual opening starting after the moves 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6. Just like in the Grünfeld or the Alekhine Defences, Black concedes the centre. However, rather than provoking pawn advances by an early development of the knights, Black wants instead to develop his bishops (most frequently to the squares b7 and b4). This approach contradicts the orthodox rule of development (knights before bishops) but is not it better to get some pieces out instead of spending a lot of tempi with the knight in provocation?! The original character of the play as well as the good preparation by the aforementioned grandmasters led to the recognition of this setup as the English Defence.
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    The English Defense - Dejan Bojkov

    $30.95
    The Wicked Veresov Attack - Andrew Martin
    A Tricky Opening with 1. d4
    Catalog Code: WIN0432CB

    Andrew Martin: The wicked Veresov Attack A tricky Opening with 1.d4 The Veresov ( 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nc3 d5 3 Bg5) is little-played and understood when we compare it to other queen’s pawn openings, like the Trompowsky, Torre Attack and London system. As such it can be a very dangerous weapon in the right hands. Very few club or amateur players will be properly prepared to play against it.
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    The Wicked Veresov Attack - Andrew Martin

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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - Isolated Queen's Pawn - Sam Collins - VOLUME 6
    Catalog Code: WIN0442CB

    The information explosion has led to a massive increase in opening theory. But how often do you win a game with a prepared line? What gives strong players the edge over their opponents is not some blockbuster novelty, but a deep understanding of the pawn structures to which their openings lead – an understanding that lasts into the middlegame and endgame, and is transferable between different openings with similar structures. In this DVD, Sam Collins examines the Isolated Queen’s Pawn (IQP) and associated structures. Using games almost exclusively from grandmaster praxis in the last two years, Collins explains all of the major ideas for playing with and against the IQP, including the d5-advance, kingside attacks (including the rook lift, h4-h5 and Bxh6 sacrifices), central sacrifices (including the Rxe6 exchange sacrifice in various positions from the Petroff), queenside play and simplification, and gives some guidance on how to assess transpositions into related structures.The universality of the IQP is illustrated by the games on this DVD, played in openings as diverse as the Nimzo Indian, Queen’s Gambit Accepted, Semi-Tarrasch, Caro-Kann, Slav, c3-Sicilian, French Tarrasch, Bogo Indian and Petroff. A final section of questions and answers (in Chessbase’s new interactive format) tests and reinforces the reader’s knowledge of the IQP, one of the most important structures in modern chess.
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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - Isolated Queen's Pawn - Sam Collins - VOLUME 6

    $30.95
    The Reti - A Flexible Attacking Opening - Alejandro Ramirez
    Catalog Code: WIN0391CB

    The Nimzo-Indian, the Gruenfeld and the King’s Indian Defence are three incredibly uncomfortable defences to meet. This hypermodern DVD gives new ideas on how to squash these setups with sound, positional play based on double fianchetto systems. This DVD focuses on the move 1.Nf3 and covers the necessary variations to meet Black’s most popular systems, including the ones listed above as well as the Slav and Catalan/Orthodox type setups. White steers away from mainstream theory while still being on the aggressive side and causing Black problems from the beginning.
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    The Reti - A Flexible Attacking Opening - Alejandro Ramirez

    $30.95
    The Scandinavian - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0118CB

    Here is an opening for Black which will furnish good results in the shortest possible time.
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    The Scandinavian - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

    $30.95
    The Tactic Toolbox - Ruy Lopez / Spanish - Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0404CB

    In this DVD, the viewer is invited to solve over 60 puzzles in Chessbase’s new interactive Question & Answer format. All positions are from the Ruy Lopez and have been carefully selected to illustrate the most important recurring tactical themes throughout this opening, one of the most important in modern chess.
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    The Tactic Toolbox - Ruy Lopez / Spanish - Sam Collins

    $30.95
    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
    English 1.c4 c5 for Black - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0358CB

    On this DVD Bologan recommends 1...c5 with very strict prescriptions on what to do on different white move orders. This discipline will help Black to have more clear ideas and plans against the white ''playing mood''.
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    English 1.c4 c5 for Black - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0463CB

    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. 1

    $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
    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: WIN0085CB

    Wherever he appears, chess fans gather in crowds. Garry Kasparov is the strongest chess player of our time – and a great personality who can represent the sport like no other chess professional. Now Kasparov comes into your home and shares with you his knowledge of one of the great openings in chess.
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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Queen's Gambit

    $33.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0300CB

    Orthodox Variation is an opening choice for Black which will never be refuted. It perhaps has an unjust reputation of being solid and passive, but this all-new ChessBase DVD will challenge that perception
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0303CB

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

    $33.95
    A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0411CB

    Back in the 1950s, it was Botvinnik who popularised the Exchange Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. The setup, which involves putting the knight on e2 in combination with castling kingside, was revolutionary at that time. Until then, White had either placed his knight on f3 with the idea of s tarting a minority attack on the queenside, or on e2, where it was normally associated with the intention of castling queenside and preparing a pawn storm against the Black King. K asparov, Botvinnik’s pupil, would soon follow in his mentor’s footsteps, bringing yet further refinements to this flexible system.
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    A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris

    $33.95
    Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0446CB

    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!
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    Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris

    $33.95
    The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro Ramirez
    Catalog Code: WIN0452CB

    The Ragozin Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4) is at the forefront of chess theory. The Ragozin is being played by every top grandmaster in the world - it is time you also add it to your repertoire to get interesting and dynamic positions against 1. d4! The DVD is based around a solid system of play for Black. It favors positions that are strategically complex while trying to minimize any claim that White might have at an opening advantage.
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    The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro Ramirez

    $33.95
    Simple But Powerful - Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit - Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: WIN0471CB

    On this DVD, we will look at a simple-to-learn yet surprisingly effective system that White can play after 1 d4 d5. In all cases White will play 2 c4 - and if given the chance, 3 cxd5! This leads to fixed pawn structures where piece play takes center stage, and in these systems, White’s pieces are always stronger than Black’s! The main ideas and concepts are thoroughly explained by taking a detailed look at how the best players in the world handle this system.
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    Simple But Powerful - Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit - Simon Williams

    $33.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - A Complete Repertoire for Black Based upon the Lasker Variation - IM Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0479CB

    The Queen’s Gambit Declined (“QGD”) has arguably been the most important opening in World Championship matches and elite tournaments for over a century. On this DVD, Sam Collins presents a repertoire for Black based on the rock-solid Lasker variation, reinvigorated with new ideas by former World Champion Vishy Anand and forming the cornerstone of many strong GM repertoires today.
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - A Complete Repertoire for Black Based upon the Lasker Variation - IM Sam Collins

    $33.95
    Semi-Tarrasch - A Universal Weapon Against 1. d4 - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0484CB

    Even though the Semi-Tarrasch cannot offer a complete repertoire against 1.d4, being conditioned of White’s move order, it is an excellent complement to the Nimzoindian Defence. Moreover, it is a viable way of escaping the strategic pressure in the Exchange Queen’s Gambit while also presenting a reliable weapon against the main Symmetrical English systems
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    Semi-Tarrasch - A Universal Weapon Against 1. d4 - Mihail Marin

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    King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0419CB

    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.
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    King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1

    $33.95
    King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0420CB

    Some of the most interesting lines in the King’s Gambit starting with 3 Nf3, especially concentrating ‘on the refutation of the King’s Gambit (Fisher)’ 3...g5. I have given the reader a full repertoire, that they can play with 3 Nf3, so all lines are covered. We also briefly look at the crazy 3 Be2 3 d4 and 3 Nc3.
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    King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2

    $33.95
    The Modern Two Knights - Erwin L'Ami
    Catalog Code: WIN0454CB

    The Two Knights Defence is one of the oldest opening lines in chess history. The sharp positions, arising after the moves 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5, have intrigued players for many decades! World Champions like Wilhelm Steinitz and Bobby Fischer shaped the opening. This DVD is aimed at players of both sides, giving an objective overview of all relevant theoretical lines. The DVD also includes a database with model games and an interactive section with memory markers and tactics where the viewer can test his newly acquired knowledge.
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    The Modern Two Knights - Erwin L'Ami

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    Fit for the French - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0239CB

    On­ th­is­ DV­D V­ik­tor Bologa­n­ pre­s­e­n­ts­ h­is­ re­pe­rtoire­ a­ga­in­s­t th­e­ Fre­n­ch­ De­fe­n­ce­.
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    Fit for the French - Victor Bologan

    $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 French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov
    A Complete Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: WIN0395CB

    The aim of this DVD is to provide the player with White with a complete repertoire. 3.Nd2 is an excellent weapon with which to fight the French Defence. as the author of this DVD explains. Based as it is on his personal experience and the latest theoretical developments, this DVD is an excellent starting point from which to learn how to play 3. Nd2, the Tarrasch Variation.
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    The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov

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    The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert
    Opening
    Catalog Code: WIN0402CB

    This French Defence DVD is a complete attacking opening repertoire for black after 1.e4 e6. GM Nick Pert has played the French defence his whole life and provides all his latest and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD. Nick has spent thousands of hours studying the best French lines, and he explains the pick of the bunch for the cost of a DVD. It almost seems like daylight robbery! In addition to the usual video explanations of the French there are some interactive clips where the viewer is tested on a range of theoretical questions and tactics arising from French Defence games.
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    The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert

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