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  1. ChessBase (228)
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  3. Sahovski Chess (3)
Popular Collections
  1. Power Play (5)
  2. Chessbase Tutorials (4)
  3. Tricks and Traps (3)
  4. Know the Terrain (1)
  5. Chess Endgames (1)
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  1. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (2)
  2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (5)
  3. GM Alexei Shirov (15)
  4. GM Daniel King (7)
  5. GM Danny Gormally (1)
  6. GM Dejan Bojkov (4)
  7. GM Erwin L'Ami (1)
  8. GM Garry Kasparov (4)
  9. GM Jacob Aagaard (1)
  10. GM Jan Gustafsson (1)
  11. GM Leonid Kritz (1)
  12. GM Loek Van Wely (2)
  13. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (6)
  14. GM Michal Krasenkow (2)
  15. GM Mihail Marin (1)
  16. GM Mihail Marin (7)
  17. GM Nick Pert (4)
  18. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
  19. GM Nigel Davies (25)
  20. GM Parmimarjan Negi (1)
  21. GM Pavel Eljanov (1)
  22. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
  23. GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (12)
  24. GM Sergei Tiviakov (9)
  25. GM Simon Williams (7)
  26. GM Victor Bologan (18)
  27. IM Andrew Martin (26)
  28. IM Ari Ziegler (2)
  29. IM Lawrence Trent (3)
  30. IM Lorin D'Costa (4)
  31. IM Robert Ris (5)
  32. IM Sam Collins (9)
  33. IM Valeri Lilov (9)
  34. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
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    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0470CB

    Before the endgame, God created the middlegame, but you will never reach the middlegame if you misplay the opening! ‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels. It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games by learning from the typical mistakes of others.
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    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin

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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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    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0461CB

    The Owens Defence, with 1...b6, is part of a nexus of systems that are both complex and little explored, offering practical players the opportunity to get out of the book early on and pose new and difficult problems. Transpositions into other openings and structures are common, making it an ideal weapon for playing to win as Black against booked up opposition. On this DVD Nigel Davies shows how ...b6 lines can be used to enhance an existing French Defence repertoire (for example with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6!?) and provide answers to 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. He also shows how 1...b6 can be used as a defence against 1.e4, for players who want to play for a win and do not mind taking risks.
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    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies

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    A Black Repertoire Against Offbeat Openings - GM Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0482CB

    Many club players have their favourite pet opening variations which aren’t necessarily main lines. It’s important to know how to handle these variations as your opponent will likely know his systems well. In this DVD I provide a detailed Black repetoire against many of these Offbeat Opening choices. The lines I have covered include Pseudo – Trompowsky (1.d4 d5 2. Bg5), London Systems (1.d4 with an early Bf4), Torre Attack (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 and 3. Bg5), Veresov (1.d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5), Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2. e4), Kings Indian Attack (1.Nf3 2.g3 3. Bg2), 1.b4, 1.b3, 1.f4, 1.g3 and 1.g4.
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    A Black Repertoire Against Offbeat Openings - GM Nicholas Pert

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    Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0485CB

    Nimzo’s other defence, 1 e4 Nc6!?, is a fascinating opening which can lead to diverse types of positions. Black is not committed to anything; in fact he may encounter different pawn structures and varied development plans out of the variations that arise. On this all-new ChessBase DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin maps out an aggressive repertoire for Black, which is ideal for the club player.
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    Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin

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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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    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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    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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    Solid and Safe Against the Wild Indians - Play the Fianchetto - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0447CB

    The King’s Indian and Grunfeld are notoriously tricky and theoretical openings. The Fianchetto variation avoids the main lines which Black players enjoy, and goes for a small but safe edge. Many people fear playing against the King’s Indian because of Black’s ability to attack the White King, but in the Fianchetto variation it is very hard for Black to generate any attacking chances, instead play is often positional, with White having slightly more space for his or her pieces. In this DVD, the author has gone a long way to finding the best lines for White to gain an advantage against Black’s various responses.
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    Solid and Safe Against the Wild Indians - Play the Fianchetto - Nicholas Pert

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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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    Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0448CB

    In the classical system of the King’s Indian White develops naturally and refrains from chasing ghosts looking for a refutation of Black’s set-up. White instead relies on the fact that natural play should yield him a small but lasting advantage. Many great players of the past and the present have used and use this system successfully. The videos explaining the Mar del Plata Attack (which form the main part of this DVD) offer strategic guidance and show typical tactical ideas, while presenting a detailed, solid and aggressive repertoire.
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    Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin

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    King's Indian - A Modern Approach - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0475CB

    Author Victor Bologan about his DVD: “If chess players are in Iceland, they usually pay tribute to the genius of Bobby Fischer, the 11th World Champion, by visiting his grave in Selfoss in Reykjavik. With this DVD I also want to express my gratitude to Fischer: for his great contribution to chess in general and because he helped to make the King’s Indian more popular in particular. As a junior, when I was ten years old, my coach advised me to study the openings of Fischer and I discovered the King’s Indian. Later I learned about the different approaches Black has in the King’s Indian. He can keep his structure flexible and put his pawns on d6 and c6; he can play the sharp and principled Nc6 in the classical lines and in some sidelines he can sacrifice a pawn with …b5 as in the Benko.
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    King's Indian - A Modern Approach - Victor Bologan

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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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    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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    The Bishop's Opening & the Italian Game - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0472CB

    Several years ago ChessBase released a DVD focusing on attacking in the Italian Game and Ruy Lopez – it was met with a great deal of positive feedback. Based on the overwhelming number of reader requests, we decided to get to work on another DVD on the subject, concentrating not only on the attacking ideas, but also providing a complete repertoire for White players in both the Bishop’s Opening & the Italian Game - avoiding the very unpleasant Petroff.
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    The Bishop's Opening & the Italian Game - Sergei Tiviakov

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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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