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    Opening Encyclopedia 2017
    Catalog Code: WIN0083CB

    In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. The Opening Encyclopaedia 2017 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
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    Opening Encyclopedia 2017

    $99.95
    Open Games with ...Bc5 - Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0509CB

    Sam Collins has designed a repertoire based on systems with …Bc5 after 1.e4 e5. Each of these lines (built around 3…Bc5 against the Ruy Lopez and the Italian, the Spanish Four Knights with 4…Bc5, 3…Bb4+ 4.c3 Bc5 against the Scotch, and 2…Bc5 against the King’s Gambit) share common aspirations of developing the bishop actively outside the pawn chain, fighting for control of the key d4-square and ultimately supporting attacking ideas on the kingside.
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    Open Games with ...Bc5 - Sam Collins

    $33.95
    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

    $33.95
    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
    Trends in Modern Openings - Rustam Rasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0445CB

    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. But experts help. Ex- FIDE-World Champion Rustam Kasimzhanov is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field of opening preparation. In three World Championship matches he was second of Viswanathan Anand and helped him to successfully defend the title. And with Kasimdzhanov’s help and excellent opening preparation the German team surprisingly became European Team Champion 2011. 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 - Rustam Rasimdzhanov

    $33.95
    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
    Flank Attacks - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0376CB

    The flank attack is one of those sneaky ways of surrounding your opponent's forces and getting to your target fast! So, do we really need to master flank attacks to use them or protect ourselves from them effectively? The answer is a resounding ''Yes!''
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    Flank Attacks - Valeri Lilov

    $30.95
    Chess King's Complete Chess Course - ALL 3 VOLUMES
    Catalog Code: WIN00101112AK

    Volume 1: Chess opening Principles. Demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of openings variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. You'll learn all about fast development, centralization, mobility, and defense, all of which will help you get a good position which will lead directly into a playable middle game. 20 chapters, 90 minutes.Volume 2: Basic Tactics and Strategy. You'll discover a variety of tactical weapons that you could use over and over to win material and gain an advantage over your opponents. You'll also learn all about chess strategy, plans and formations that will provide you with a lasting edge. 27 chapters, 100 minutes.Volume 3: Endgames. When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. 22 chapters, 45 minutes + bonus material.
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    Chess King's Complete Chess Course - ALL 3 VOLUMES

    $59.00
    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy
    Catalog Code: E-B0344EM

    Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
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    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy

    $24.95
    EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire
    Catalog Code: E-B0320EM

    Former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala presents a range of vicious weapons for White in a repertoire which is perfect for those who have little time for study, but enjoy taking opponents out of their comfort zones and causing them problems from the very beginning.
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    EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: E-B0187EM

    Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available. Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!

    In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at Flank Openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analyzed paths, they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Flank Openings

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
    Catalog Code: E-B0081EM

    What are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
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    EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Gambiteer II
    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: E-B0085EM

    A Hard-hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for Black based on the Schliemann Gambit and Albin Counter-Gambit. Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes' then this is the book for you!
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    EBOOK - Gambiteer II

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Gambiteer I
    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: E-B0084EM

    Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Do you loathe trivial positional chess? Do you feel the need to sacrifice pawns early in the game? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes!', then this is the book for you!
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    EBOOK - Gambiteer I

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Mastering the Opening
    Catalog Code: E-B0143EM

    The opening phase of the game throws up difficult questions for those keen to study and improve their chess. In Mastering the Opening, international master Byron Jacobs outlines the key plans and strategies in all major openings and helps the reader to decide upon an opening repertoire. This guide deals with every major opening, has numerous thematic games that illustrate important principles and a revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas.
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    EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play
    Catalog Code: E-B0214EM

    Grandmaster Chris Ward explains the important ideas behind every major opening, unravelling among others the secrets of the Sicilian, the mysteries of the Modern and the fundamentals of the French. He emphasizes the need to understand the key elements of each opening rather than simply memorize a series of complicated variations which leave you stranded if the opponent varies from the expected route.
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    EBOOK - Improve Your Opening Play

    $19.95
    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0056RM

    Part of Romans Getting the Winning Edge in the Opening series. On this highly instructional DVD, Roman clearly demonstrates through novelties he created in his own games, how to recognize an opportunity for white to transpose into openings that are played back with the advantages of having an extra tempo.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening

    $12.95
    Chess Openings - What You Need To Know
    Catalog Code: WIN0005AK

    For club and intermediate players. Presents the current state of chess openings theory in each major chess opening and the main ideas and plans to follow in each of them.
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    Chess Openings - What You Need To Know

    $24.95
    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0063FX

    Featuring the Pseudo-Tromp, Fried Liver and Laskers Defence in the QGD.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2

    $16.95
    Winning in 20 Moves
    Catalog Code: WIN0199CB

    This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
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    Winning in 20 Moves

    $27.95
    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 103 - Winning With New Attacking Lines Against Highly Popular Openings
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0103RM

    On this very powerful DVD, Roman updates his original crushing lines material Vol. 33. With the aid of Rybka, Roman has created new deadly lines against the Alekhine, French, Caro-Kann and a new Gambit to play against the center counter which Roman created!
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 103 - Winning With New Attacking Lines Against Highly Popular Openings

    $12.95
    DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0130CV

    Learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time.
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    DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

    $19.95
    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0002RM

    This DVD features the lessons 6-10 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening. Lesson 6: Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions; Lesson 7: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 8: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2; Lesson 9: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 10: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Roman covers the following openings on this DVD: Caro-Kann, Accelerated Dragon, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English, Advanced French, Scotch Gambit, Gruenfeld, King's Indian Saemisch, King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Najdorf Sicilian and much more!
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening

    $12.95
    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 40 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 4
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0040RM

    On this DVD Roman, together with Eugene Perelshteyn and assisted by the world's strongest software, Rybka, have re-invented the 3...Qd6 Scandinavian. This opening is the best unexplored and underestimated weapon available for Black in a long time. What makes this opening so inviting is there is not much to learn, easy equality is obtained, and it can't be refuted, while also being rich with tactics and counter play and hidden traps.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 40 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 4

    $12.95
    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0061FX

    Another radical collection of devilish lines. Grandmaster Nigel Davies recommends more devious systems to generate devasting attacks right out of the opening. Armed with these lines, dont expect to win any friends. What you will win is your games - in brutal and dramatic fashion!
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2

    $16.95
    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0129CB

    If you want to win with Black, you must decide which is the best strategy to achieve your aim.
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    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov

    $36.95
    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0072FX

    IM Andrew Martin will teach you how to be successful in the Opening. Martin discusses the advantages of developing your pieces early, following basic opening principles, having a plan and controlling the center.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3

    $16.95
    First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0328CB

    First Steps in Positional Play attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess.
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    First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin

    $23.95
    DOWNLOAD - Opening Lab
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0081CV

    This is a perfect opening manual. It features a theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the greatest chess players.
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    DOWNLOAD - Opening Lab

    $15.95
    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 38 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 2
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0038RM

    Roman's Encyclopedia of 40 Essential Chess Openings. The core ideas and principles of play of 40 openings are presented and explained in almost 11 hours on 4 DVDs. Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black, allowing you to play your chosen lines and venture into unfamiliar territory with confidence.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 38 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 2

    $12.95
    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 60 - Dirty Tricks #1
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0060FX

    A complete repertoire of dirty tricks in the opening , playing e4 with white and as Black against each of 1.e4 , 1. d4 and 1. c4
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 60 - Dirty Tricks #1

    $16.95
    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

    $29.95
    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0065RM

    On this DVD Roman will take you through several sharp openings demonstrating what happens when you violate the sound and established principles of chess, specifically, becoming too active before completing development. He also goes over the criteria needed to be satisfied before playing sharp continuations, gambits and sacrifices. Roman will help you understand the difference between what is considered sound sharp playable openings and sharp openings to avoid.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings

    $12.95
    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

    $30.95
    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0004SP

    It is always nice to win a game quickly. But some opening traps are based only on hopes that the opponent will make a serious mistake. If the opponents play correctly, the trap could backfire. On this DVD Susan will take you through a number of opening traps & short games.
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    E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls

    $16.95
    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0012RM

    This DVD features...
    Accelerated Dragon
    Closed Sicilian with g3
    Bogo Indian 6.Nc3
    Nimzo Indian 4. a3
    Nimzo Indian 4. f3
    Nimzo Indian 4. Qc2
    Nimzo Indian 4. Bg5 Leningrad
    Nimzo Indian 4. e3
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player

    $12.95

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