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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 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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    Enter 1. f4 - The Bird - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0219CB

    On this new ChessBase DVD, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin examines this 'last frontier' of sound and original opening play.
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    Enter 1. f4 - The Bird - Andrew Martin

    $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
    Gambit Opening Repertoire - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0327CB

    In this DVD, Lilov will help you take a fresh look at the game of chess, giving you a glimpse of how much fun it is to jump into a risky attack with no fear, relying on your intuition and growing experience with open positions.
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    Gambit Opening Repertoire - Valeri Lilov

    $30.95
    Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0266CB

    he Kan's many innovative ideas combine with the fool-proof teaching approach of FIDE Master Valeri Lilov on this new Fritz Trainer DVD - The Sicilian Kan Variation.
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    Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov

    $30.95
    Vienna with 3.f4 - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0314CB

    On this DVD Nigel Davies argues that the Vienna is a great choice for players of every level, providing surprise value to top Grandmasters whilst provoking fearful and passive reactions amongst players at club level.
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    Vienna with 3.f4 - Nigel Davies

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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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    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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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Advance French Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 4

    $30.95
    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

    $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
    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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    A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0238CB

    On this DVD Nigel Davies addresses this issue by demonstrating a simple and easy to learn opening system designed for the busy person.
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    A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies

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    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0298CB

    In the present DVD, Valeri Lilov devotes 24 lectures to various unorthodox openings - some more popular with super GMs like Alexander Morozevich and others less known - yet all aiming at one and the same goal: to strengthen your opening repertoire and provide you with more weapons for the opening stage.
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    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov

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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Philidor Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0384CB

    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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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Philidor Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 5

    $30.95
    Sicilian Rossolimo for White - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0279CB

    The Rossolimo Variation 3.Bb5 is considered to be one of the strongest replies to 2…Nc6 in the Sicilian Defence.
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    Sicilian Rossolimo for White - Victor Bologan

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    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

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    Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0460CB

    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. 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 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    $33.95
    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev
    Catalog Code: WIN0494CB

    Grandmaster and "Blindfold King" Timur Gareyev is known for his creative attacking chess. On his new DVD he recommends to play the Trompowsky! (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) The Trompowsky is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.
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    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev

    $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
    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

    $33.95
    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

    $33.95
    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

    $33.95
    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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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0101CB

    The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.
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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 1

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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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    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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    The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2

    $33.95
    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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    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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    A Dynamic Weapon Against the Queen's Gambit Decline - 5. bf4 - Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: WIN0456CB

    This DVD concentrates on the increasingly popular 5.Bf4 variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and gives White a dynamic and aggressive weapon against Black’s set-up. White puts his bishop on f4 to avoid the exchanges that often occur after 5.Bg5 and as early as possible wants to put pressure on Black. At the highest level the variation with 5.Bf4 has become much more popular than the more traditional 5.Bg5 line. Top players such as Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Wesley So and Anish Giri play it, and Vishy Anand used it in his only victory over Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship. This DVD recommends dynamic lines for White against all set-ups by Black and gives you a good, aggressive, and reliable weapon against the Queen’s Gambit Declined.
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    A Dynamic Weapon Against the Queen's Gambit Decline - 5. bf4 - Simon Williams

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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