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    2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (5)
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    18. GM Nigel Davies (24)
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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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      The Giuoco Piano - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0396CB

      The Giuoco Piano (Italian for “quiet game”) is the oldest recorded chess opening, appearing as one of 12 chess openings detailed in the Göttingen manuscript over five hundred years ago. It is popular with juniors and chess novices, as the basic ideas of this opening are simple to understand: rapid development, control of the centre, and an attack on the vulnerable f7-square.
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      The Giuoco Piano - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy

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      FRITZ TRAINER - A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights - Robert Ris
      Catalog Code: WIN0412CB

      With the Traxler Variation (4.Ng5 Bc5!?) spearheading their repertoire, any player should look forward to fighting for the initiative against the Two Knights with Black. Its slightly dubious reputation shouldn’t put you off from buying this DVD - as the author clearly demonstrates - a great number of spectacular resources for Black are on show, supported by original analysis.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights - Robert Ris

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      POWER PLAY - Attacking with 1. e4 - PART II - Daniel King - VOLUME 19
      Catalog Code: WIN0443CB

      This DVD provides you with a repertoire of attacking lines against: The Scandinavian, Alekhine’s Defence, The Petroff, The Philidor, The Pirc, The Modern Defence (1. e4 g6). Many of these openings are very popular in club chess, yet they are often underestimated by players of the white pieces. Using his wealth of experience playing with 1 e4, Grandmaster Daniel King explains the openings and provides you with an aggressive system against each of them. This is the second part of Daniel King’s project ‘Attack with 1 e4’ (part I dealt with the Sicilian, the French, The Caro Kann and 1...e5). King’s recommendations aim to put your opponent under pressure right from the start of the game, and when players are under pressure, mistakes occur. This is a practical repertoire – if we study openings we want to be sure to use them in our games. After just a few moves, you will be dictating play.
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      POWER PLAY - Attacking with 1. e4 - PART II - Daniel King - VOLUME 19

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      World Champion's Guide to the Petroff - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
      Catalog Code: WIN0094CB

      The great popularity of the Petroff Defence at the highest level has attracted general attention lately. Many strong players employ this opening with great success and with both colours.
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      World Champion's Guide to the Petroff - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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      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

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      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz
      Catalog Code: WIN0357CB

      This DVD is dedicated to one of the most solid openings in modern chess theory - the Petroff Defence. The opening owes its popularity to such players as Anand, Kramnik, and Gelfand, who frequently employ it against opponents of all levels.
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      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz

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      Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov
      Catalog Code: WIN0208CB

      The newest addition to Alexei Shirov Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The Philidor Defence.
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      Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov

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      Pirc Defense - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0131CB

      The Pirc Defence is a highly flexible and double-edged opening with which Black can avoid premature simplification and go for the full point.
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      Pirc Defense - Nigel Davies

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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0431CB

      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. When playing the Pirc one must know what to do against White‘s attacking systems.
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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2

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      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

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      No Fear of 1.d4! - Catalan and Queen's Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0332CB

      On his two repertoire DVDs against 1.d4 the top Dutch grandmaster presents to you exactly those variations and ideas with which he himself has been successful in tournament chess for many years.
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      No Fear of 1.d4! - Catalan and Queen's Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 1

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      A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0455CB

      The Queen’s Indian Defense is one of the most solid and rich openings against 1.d4. Together with the Nimzo-Indian and the Catalan it forms the so called “Classical Setup”, which any player should know. The Queen’s Indian is a favorite of both top players and amateurs. Victor Bologan has enjoyed the advantages of the Queen’s Indian defense for many years in open and in top tournament. He says: “The soul of the opening, the most important piece, is course the bishop on b7. Please remember this and keep it active.” Every chess enthusiast, from beginner to high level player, can profit from this DVD. Enrich your chess vocabulary, be open to new ideas: Play the Queen’s Indian!
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      A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan

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      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0226CB

      Tricks and traps, especially in the opening, are a dangerous reality of competitive chess. On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.d4 by White, breaking them down into a number of different categories.
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      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2

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      Crushing Isolated Queen's Pawn Tactics - Robert Ris
      Catalog Code: WIN0422CB

      The onus is typically on the player with the Isolated Queen’s Pawn to find dynamic resources that compensate their structural weakness. The aim of this DVD is to offer the viewer tactical exercises that also illustrate the attacking prospects within IQP positions, and as the ensuing positions can arise from so many different openings, the content of the DVD emphasizes the importance of understanding this type of pawn structure.
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      Crushing Isolated Queen's Pawn Tactics - Robert Ris

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      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

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      The Triangle Setup - Michal Krasenkow
      A Complete Defense Against 1. d4
      Catalog Code: WIN0440CB

      The Semi-Slav defense (1.d4 d5 followed by ...e7-e6 and ...c7-c6) is one of the most popular opening set-ups for Black. Black can follow two entirely different concepts. One includes an early ...Ng8-f6 and leads to a number of popular and deeply analysed systems: the Meran, the Anti-Meran, the Botvinnik, the Moscow, the Anti- Moscow, the Westphalian, etc. The other, in which Black refrains from ...Ng8-f6 at an early stage, is presented by GM Michal Krasenkow on this DVD. Black keeps a choice between two double-edged interesting systems: the Noteboom variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc4) and the Stonewall (...f7-f5) if White plays an early e2-e3. Of course Black’s decision to refrain from an early ...Ng8-f6 gives White other options, the most important being the Slav gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 etc.). Therefore Black’s set-up may lead to a whole range of different and interesting positions, which help the black player to broaden his strategic and tactical understanding. This makes the Noteboom/Stonewall opening repertoire a particularly good choice for young, aspiring players.
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      The Triangle Setup - Michal Krasenkow

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      Scandinavian with 3...Qd6 - Sergei Tiviakov
      Catalog Code: WIN0227CB

      On his new DVD Sergei Tiviakov shows you everything you need to know in order to be able to play 3...Qd6 yourself, right away.
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      Scandinavian with 3...Qd6 - Sergei Tiviakov

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      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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      Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
      Catalog Code: WIN0095CB

      After the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 (D43) the Anti-Moscow Gambit arises on the board which currently is one of the most hotly contested openings in grandmaster practice.
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      Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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      Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely
      Catalog Code: WIN0098CB

      In this DVD, Dutch top grandmaster Loek Van Wely presents both the Botvinnik Variation and the Moscow Variation of the Slav Defence, two extraordinary opening systems excelling by extreme sharpness and complexity.
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      Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

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      The Chebanenko - Still Improved - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0359CB

      After 4 years since my book on the Chebanenko Slav we can definitely say this opening is even more popular and everybody links the name of Chebanenko to the line with 4... a6 in the Slav.
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      The Chebanenko - Still Improved - Victor Bologan

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      Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris
      Catalog Code: WIN0453CB

      If you like an exciting battle you should play 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav. This natural developing move is the most principled and sharpest option against Black’s sound setup. With interactive exercises this DVD shows you typical tactical patterns in this line, and with these examples from classical and recent games by leading experts of this opening you learn how to play 5.Bg5 with success.
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      Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris

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      The English Hedgehog Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik
      Catalog Code: WIN0390CB

      This DVD by Lubomir Ftacnik deals with the Hedgehog structure and its phenomenal potential for generating active counterplay with Black. The appeal of elastic piece development around a dynamic pawn structure has helped to spread this concept to many other openings. The author has consciously limited his survey to the English Hedgehog with an emphasis on the challenges Black faces following the centralisation of White’s queen after 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 Be7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4. While Black will have to survive various challenges to his position, as the aggressor enjoys a slight advantage in development and has great freedom of movement for his pieces, once the defender manages to fend off direct aggression, his prospects are usually quite promising.
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      The English Hedgehog Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik

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      ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa
      A Complete Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: WIN0439CB

      It is easy to understand why the English Opening is very popular at all levels, from club player up to Grandmaster level. The variations are less forcing and superior chess skill is required to outwit your opponents in the middlegame. In the English, white plays 1.c4 and fianchettos the white kings bishop to g2. Like all good chess openings, this fights for control of the centre and posts the ‘English Bishop’ on the long diagonal g2-a8. Many people view the opening as rather dull, but this is a misnomer - in fact, there are many sharp pawn sacrifices and attacking lines which have been found in recent times which give the opening some bite. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that - the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence! Includes all of black's main responses to the English Opening 1.c4:
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      ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa

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      Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0223CB

      The Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation is one of the most important opening systems. It has been played by most of the great players in history and from both sides of the board.
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      Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation - Nigel Davies

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      Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov
      Catalog Code: WIN0264CB

      In this DVD, Lilov will teach you a plan for Black with a6, b5, Bb7, Nbd7 and c5, which is one of the best ways to meet Whites Queens Gambit.
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      Queen's Gambit Accepted - Valeri Lilov

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      KNOW THE TERRAIN - Carlsbad - Sam Collins - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0295CB

      In this DVD, Sam Collins examines one of the most important structures in chess, the Carlsbad.
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      KNOW THE TERRAIN - Carlsbad - Sam Collins - VOLUME 1

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      KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Capablanca Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0310CB

      Sam Collins continued his investigation into the most common and important pawn structures in chess by looking at the "Capablanca Structure" (white pawns on c4 and d4 against black pawns on c6 and e6)
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      KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Capablanca Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 2

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      The Queen's Gambit Accepted - A Repertoire for Black - Sam Collins
      Catalog Code: WIN0349CB


      In this DVD Sam Collins presents a repertoire for Black based on the Queen's Gambit Accepted, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4. Rather than get involved in the heavy theory of the Classical Main Line, the lynchpin of the repertoire is the active development of the queen's bishop, after 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3, with 4
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      The Queen's Gambit Accepted - A Repertoire for Black - Sam Collins

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      FRITZ TRAINER - Queen's Gambit Declined - D'Costa & Murphy
      Catalog Code: WIN0409CB

      The Queens Gambit Declined (known as the ‘QGD’) is the “Mr. Reliable” of responses to 1.d4. A favourite of many of the world champions, both past and present, its reputation has never been called into question.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - Queen's Gambit Declined - D'Costa & Murphy

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      The Solid Slav Defence - Nicholas Pert
      Catalog Code: WIN0444CB

      This Slav DVD is a complete opening repertoire for black after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6. GM Nick Pert has played the Slav defence for over 10 years and provides all his la test and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD. Nick has spent man y hours studying the best Slav lines, and he explains his favourite variations in this DVD. In addition t o 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 Slav games.
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      The Solid Slav Defence - Nicholas Pert

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      1. e6 - A Solid Repertoire Against 1. d4 and 1. e4 - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0231CB

      Many players struggle to find solid openings to play as Black, especially if they have relatively little time to study theory. This DVD addresses this problem, presenting a solid and easy to learn Black repertoire against White’s two main opening moves, 1.e4 and 1.d4.
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      1. e6 - A Solid Repertoire Against 1. d4 and 1. e4 - Nigel Davies

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      KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Advance French Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: WIN0383CB

      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.
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