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    ABC of the King's Indian - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0114CB

    International Master Andrew Martin takes you on a guided tour of this fascinating and creative opening.
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    ABC of the King's Indian - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Learn From The Open Games - Sam Collins

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    FRITZ TRAINER - 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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    FRITZ TRAINER - The Tactic Toolbox - Ruy Lopez / Spanish - Sam Collins

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    Tarrasch Defense - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0125CB

    Amongst the many advantages of the Tarrasch is the fact that it can be used against the English and Reti Openings.
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    Tarrasch Defense - Nigel Davies

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    French Defense - Ari Ziegler
    Catalog Code: WIN0121CB

    The French defence is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively.
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    French Defense - Ari Ziegler

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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0142CB

    In his DVD series on Beating the French Vol. 1, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3.
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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1

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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0143CB

    In his DVD series on the French Defence, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3
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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 2

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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0144CB

    In his DVD series on the French Defence, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based on 3.Nc3.
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    BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 3

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    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0104CB

    The Accelerated Dragon is much more than just a dynamic yet solid means of countering 1.e4
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    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies

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    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0109CB

    Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon.
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    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov

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    Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0110CB

    The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defence is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white centre mainly with pieces.
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    Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov

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    ABC of the Sicilian Dragon - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0135CB

    The Sicilian Dragon is one of the most extensively analysed openings in the entire realm of chess theory.
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    ABC of the Sicilian Dragon - Andrew Martin

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    Closed Sicilian - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0145CB

    The Closed Sicilian, by Nigel Davies is produced by Chessbase as part of the Fritz Trainer Opening series.
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    Closed Sicilian - Nigel Davies

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    Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik
    Catalog Code: WIN0213CB

    The Scheveningen Sicilian is central to an understanding of all the individual versions of the most popular response to the move 1.e4 - including the related Najdorf system.
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    Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik

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    ABC of the Anti-Dutch - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0127CB

    Players wishing to play the Dutch Defence must certainly pay as much attention to Anti-Dutch systems as they do to the main line, as it is these very lines that will occur most often at club level.
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    ABC of the Anti-Dutch - Andrew Martin

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    ABC of the Leningrad Dutch - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0136CB

    On this ChessBase DVD, International Master Andrew Martin makes a compelling case for playing the Leningrad in competitive games and demonstrates that this is the ideal opening for players willing to embrace risk and who like to WIN.
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    ABC of the Leningrad Dutch - Andrew Martin

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    Chess Opening Instructor
    Catalog Code: WIN0024CV

    This is a perfect opening manual. The program features a theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the chess players in XIX and XX centuries.
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    Chess Opening Instructor

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    Secret Weapons of Champions - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0039CB

    Modern middlegame theory does not exist in written form. That is why players and trainers have to go back to the old recommendation by Nimzowitsch – to study typical positional methods. But who is better placed to teach us about their own powerful weapons than the great champions of the past?
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    Secret Weapons of Champions - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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    ABC of the Caro-Kann - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0087CB

    The ABC of the Caro Kann describes a repertoire for Black which will stand the test of time and the main ideas and themes of the opening are explained in Andrew Martin‘s usual friendly, accessable style.
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    ABC of the Caro-Kann - Andrew Martin

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    London System - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0089CB

    By playing the London System, with 1.d4 followed by 2.Nf3 and 3.Bf4, White can avoid a theoretical discussion and instead use natural ability plus a knowledge of plans.
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    London System - Nigel Davies

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    Torre Attack - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0105CB

    Torre Attack, with 1.d4 followed by 2.Nf3 and 3.Bg5, is a solid and easy to learn opening system with hidden dynamic potential.
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    Torre Attack - Nigel Davies

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    Colle System - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0134CB

    The Colle also has many practical advantages in that it doesn’t require much theoretical knowledge and can throw people on their own resources.
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    Colle System - Nigel Davies

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