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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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      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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      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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      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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      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

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      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 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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      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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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Modern Grand Prix Attack - Lawrence Trent
      Catalog Code: WIN0410CB

      The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s most enterprising weapons against the Sicilian Defence, and a favourite among club players and Grandmasters alike. This is an opening that must be treated with both caution and respect. Over the past few years Grandmaster Gawain Jones, arguably the world’s leading expert on the variation, has used the Grand Prix Attack to defeat a number of world class opponents, which demonstrates that underestimating its potential can cause casualties even at the highest level.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Modern Grand Prix Attack - Lawrence Trent

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      A Repertoire Against the Sicilian - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy
      Catalog Code: WIN0449CB

      For years the only correct way to play against the Sicilian was to tackle it head-on with the Open Sicilian (i.e. when white plays an early d4). In recent years, some of the worlds best players have started to essay some dangerous anti Sicilian lines, with great success. In this Master & Amateur DVD, International Master Lorin D’Costa and chess software expert Nick Murphy outline the various “anti-Sicilians”. These openings can give you a potential advantage, whilst avoiding your opponent’s favourite Sicilian line.
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      A Repertoire Against the Sicilian - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy

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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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      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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      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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      Archangelsk - Adrian Mikhalchishin
      Catalog Code: WIN0225CB

      The experienced trainer and Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin is an outstanding connoisseur of these variations, the ideas of which he goes on to explain in nearly five hours video playing time.
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      Archangelsk - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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      1000 Opening Traps
      Catalog Code: WIN0147CB

      If you do not know opening theory in its most intimate details, then you must rely on a sound understanding of chess.
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      1000 Opening Traps

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      The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0463CB

      This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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      The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 1

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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0419CB

      This DVD concentrates on the King’s Gambit accepted with 3 Bc4. Bronstein once said about this move, ‘You want to play the King’s Gambit? Well, Black can draw after 3. Nf3.
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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1

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      WINNING WITH THE RUY LOPEZ - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1
      Berlin Wall and others
      Catalog Code: WIN0344CB


      Really, among the open games the only opening with which White can really fight for an advantage in the long term is the Ruy Lopez. But in order to make this serious effort, he has buckle down and learn a whole series of sub-variations. That is what the professionals do, including of course Viktor Bologan, who now reveals the secrets of his own grandmaster repertoire. In the first part the top Moldovan player deals with systems in which Black avoids the main continuation 3...a6 on his third move. These include exotic lines such as 3...Nd4, 3...Nge7, 3...g6 and 3...Bc5, which should however not be under-estimated. In 3...f5 (the Schliemann Defence) he examines a system which has even found its way into the repertoire of many a top player. But the most important variation starts with 3...Nf6 and in its main move order leads to the Berlin Wall. Nowadays, anyone who plays the Ruy Lopez must know above all what he is going to play against this modern defence. Video running time: 4 hrs 42 min. 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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      WINNING WITH THE RUY LOPEZ - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1

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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

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      BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0311CB

      The second volume of the Open Sicilian is dedicated to two very important areas: the most interesting opening of all time the Najdorf Variation, and also to the most romantic line in the Sicilian - the Dragon Variation.
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      BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2

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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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      Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian - Loek Van Wely
      Catalog Code: WIN0099CB

      The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian also known as Lasker-Pelikan or Cheliabinsk Variation – is one of the most popular and fascinating replies to 1.e4
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      Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian - Loek Van Wely

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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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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0406CB

      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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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1

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      English Opening - Nigel Davies
      Catalog Code: WIN0088CB

      The English Opening with 1.c4 is one of the most subtle yet combative means of starting a chess game which has found favor with many of the great players in history.
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      English Opening - Nigel Davies

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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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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King
      Catalog Code: WIN0418CB

      Accept the Morra Gambit with confidence. Tame the Grand Prix Attack. Put fear into the heart of every tedious 2 c3 player. You can make 1...c5 a dangerous weapon whether it’s an open or closed Sicilian.
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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0402CB

      This French Defence DVD is a complete attacking opening repertoire for black after 1.e4 e6. GM Nick Pert has played the French defence his whole life and provides all his latest and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD. Nick has spent thousands of hours studying the best French lines, and he explains the pick of the bunch for the cost of a DVD. It almost seems like daylight robbery! In addition to 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 French Defence games.

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      The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert

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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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