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      The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0338CB

      On th­is DV­D Dav­ie­s arm­­s th­e­ v­ie­we­r with­ insigh­ts into h­ow to h­andle­ th­ings and de­m­­onstrate­s h­ow h­e­ th­ink­s Wh­ite­ sh­ou­ld m­­e­e­t B­lack­’s m­­ain de­fe­nce­s.
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      The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies

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      1. Nf3 - A Variable Repertoire for White - Lubomir Ftacnik
      Catalog Code: WIN0342CB


      1.Nf3 - a variable Repertoire for White is the name for a comprehensive opening system strategy based on security and choice. The old maxim of perceiving 1.e4 openings as tactical and more dangerous as opposed to the more positional and peaceful 1.d4 openings no longer reflects the modern world of chess openings. This repertoire DVD is the fruit of a lifetime's experience, as the author Lubomir Ftacnik uses it actively in his practice. The system gives all White players the chance to fine-tune the level of exposure and risk
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      1. Nf3 - A Variable Repertoire for White - Lubomir Ftacnik

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      Attacking with the Benko Gambit - Alejandro Ramirez
      Catalog Code: WIN0374CB

      Throughout the years, it has become difficult for Black to find active and promising prospects against 1.d4. White players are usually looking for a stable, solid and permanent advantage to torture their opponents with. This DVD covers all the potential variations that arise after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5. You will gain not only grandmaster knowledge of the specific lines and variations with the latest games from top GMs – you will also gain the essential strategical and tactical ideas that dominate the Benkö Gambit structures and setups, enabling you to outplay your opponent once the opening phase is finished
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      Attacking with the Benko Gambit - Alejandro Ramirez

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      ABC of the Alekhine - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
      Catalog Code: WIN0113CB

      Alekhine‘s Defence is an excellent opening to play if one wants to go for the win.
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      ABC of the Alekhine - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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      Attacking with the Benko Gambit - Alejandro Ramirez - PART 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0388CB

      The Benko is a powerful weapon in any player’s Black repertoire. However, many white players, fearing black activity and compensation, decide to avoid it altogether before Black has the chance to sacrifice his pawn. This DVD offers a complete repertoire for black players after 1.d4 in the case that White avoids the move 2.c4 or after 2.c4 c5 avoids the move 3.d5.
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      Attacking with the Benko Gambit - Alejandro Ramirez - PART 2

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      Budapest Gambit - Andrew Martin
      Catalog Code: WIN0224CB

      Study of the Budapest Gambit will place an extremely dangerous weapon into the hands of the club player.
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      Budapest Gambit - Andrew Martin

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      Caro-Kann - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0222CB

      The Caro-Kann is considered to be one of the safest and most reliable replies to 1.e4.
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      Caro-Kann - Victor Bologan

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      The Dutch Stonewall - Valeri Lilov
      Catalog Code: WIN0329CB

      FM Valeri Lilov, co-founder of Tiger Lilov’s Chess School and TigerLilov.com, is a top-notch professional chess coach popular with all of the major online communities promoting the game of chess. His balanced style of play and constant striving for improvement have both shaped his deep knowledge and understanding of chess theory, which he is about to demonstrate to you in his latest high quality DVD for ChessBase.
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      The Dutch Stonewall - Valeri Lilov

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      The ABC of the Classical Dutch - Andrew Martin
      Catalog Code: WIN0343CB


      On the ABC of the Classical Dutch, IM Andrew Martin gives the student a thorough grounding in the ways of this unconventional opening. The positions that are reached after 1...f5 are always sharp and unclear, suiting the chessboard warrior very well. You cannot play the Dutch with a faint heart! The ABC of the Classical Dutch will analyse systems where predominantly Black plays with an early ...d7-d6. There are discussions of all the key ideas and opening themes, as well as repertoire suggestions for Black. The Classical Dutch does not enjoy an especially good reputation at the highest level, but from time to time the great players have employed 1...f5 when fighting outright for the win. It would not have been a good idea to tell Alekhine, Botvinnik, Bronstein or Larsen that 1...f5 is a weak move! The world of the Classical Dutch is a rather unusual one. If you are looking for a winning weapon as Black and you are an uncompromising fighter, then this opening is for you! Video running time: 3 hours 45 min. IM Andrew Martin is 54 years old and holds the FIDE Senior Trainer title. Since 2004 he has recorded over 25 DVD's for ChessBase. System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.
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      The ABC of the Classical Dutch - Andrew Martin

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

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      Gruenfeld Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik
      Catalog Code: WIN0236CB

      The Gruenfeld Defence enjoys a special star status in the family of Indian openings. It involves a daring, active concept: fighting for control of the centre with an early d7-d5 thrust supported only by pieces.
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      Gruenfeld Defence - Lubomir Ftacnik

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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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      How to Combat Rare Lines as Black - Sergei Tiviakov
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0398CB

      The author has very often been asked by his students - what should I do against rarely played lines and openings? This DVD is aimed at answering that question... A complete repertoire for Black is set out to be used against moves such as 1.Nf3, 1.f4, 1.g3, 1.Nc3, 1.b3, 1.b4 and 1.g4. The author uses content from his own notebooks to provide a full explanation of how to proceed. Important chess principles are explained which help the student tackle the unknown!
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      How to Combat Rare Lines as Black - Sergei Tiviakov

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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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      The ABC of the Bogo Indian - Andrew Martin
      Catalog Code: WIN0387CB

      The Bogo Indian is an attractive system for players of all levels. It provides a sound platform from which Black can begin the middlegame with confidence. After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ Black develops smoothly and prepares to castle.
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      The ABC of the Bogo Indian - Andrew Martin

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      ABC of the Ruy Lopez - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
      Catalog Code: WIN0137CB

      In this diverse and instructive DVD, International Master Andrew Martin explains how the opening works, with the help of mostly recent, complete master games, although there are some classics too!
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      ABC of the Ruy Lopez - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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