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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0303CB

    Openings Vol 03: Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn games (1.d4 d5) is the third in a series of five volumes dealing with the fundamentals of opening play in chess.
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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3

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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0320CB

    In this video, experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the King's Indian, Nimzo Indian, Queen's Indian, and Bogo Indian.
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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4

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    Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely
    Catalog Code: WIN0098CB

    In this DVD, Dutch top grandmaster Loek Van Wely presents both the Botvinnik Variation and the Moscow Variation of the Slav Defence, two extraordinary opening systems excelling by extreme sharpness and complexity.
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    Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely

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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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    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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    Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0446CB

    The Meran Variation in the Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5) is a s trategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities. And this DVD provides you with a comprehensive overview of typical tactical patterns for both sides. Positional concepts are also explained. In interactive format IM Robert Ris offers you a lot of exercises, including hints and advice that help you to know key tactical patterns of this variation to play it with success. The DVD is a must for those who want to learn more about this opening, and a pleasure for those who enjoy razor sharp battles of the world’s greatest players!
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    Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris

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    Open Ruy Lopez - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0297CB

    The Open Ruy Lopez gives Black free piece play and chances for the initiative.
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    Open Ruy Lopez - Andrew Martin

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    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

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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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    Semi-Tarrasch - A Universal Weapon Against 1. d4 - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0484CB

    Even though the Semi-Tarrasch cannot offer a complete repertoire against 1.d4, being conditioned of White’s move order, it is an excellent complement to the Nimzoindian Defence. Moreover, it is a viable way of escaping the strategic pressure in the Exchange Queen’s Gambit while also presenting a reliable weapon against the main Symmetrical English systems
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    Semi-Tarrasch - A Universal Weapon Against 1. d4 - Mihail Marin

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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. Return Information for Software & DVDs Computer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, sealed packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
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    The ABC of the Classical Dutch - Andrew Martin

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    No Fear of 1.d4! - Nimzo Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0333CB

    This DVD is a good investment if you are serious about the Nimzo-Indian and can follow the theoretical lines in this depth. A lower-rated player should consult a book that covers the basic ideas of the opening before proceeding.
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    No Fear of 1.d4! - Nimzo Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 2

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0262CB

    The French Defense is one of the best choices a player can make for his opening repertoire, especially older players with limited study time.
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    French Defense Strategy - Nigel Davies

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    My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 2
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    My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 2

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    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22
    Catalog Code: WIN0462CB

    The French Defence is one of the most reliable openings against 1 e4. The solid central pawn chain protects Black’s king and provides the basis for counter-attacks on both wings. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the French. Based around ten stem games, all White’s major lines against the French are covered. The French Defence is one of the most flexible of openings. This DVD explores different systems so that you can always keep your opponent guessing as to your choice.
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    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

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    Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0453CB

    If you like an exciting battle you should play 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav. This natural developing move is the most principled and sharpest option against Black’s sound setup. With interactive exercises this DVD shows you typical tactical patterns in this line, and with these examples from classical and recent games by leading experts of this opening you learn how to play 5.Bg5 with success.
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    Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris

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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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    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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    Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2 - Viktor Bologan
    Steinitz, Anti-Marshall, Open & Co.
    Catalog Code: WIN0345CB

    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. On his second Ruy Lopez DVD Viktor Bologan shows how things continue after 3...a6 4.Ba4. Black has some possible deviations before we reach the main lines which are dealt with in Part 3. These include the solid Steinitz Defence and the Archangelsk Variation which has again been brought up to date. In the Open Ruy Lopez quite different types of positions are reached - and White need to understand these too. And our author prefers to avoid the Marshall Attack - so he suggests the Anti-Marshall beginning with 8.h3. Video running time: 5 hrs 20 min. System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard Return Information for Software & DVDs Computer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, sealed packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
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    Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2 - Viktor Bologan

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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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    A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0455CB

    The Queen’s Indian Defense is one of the most solid and rich openings against 1.d4. Together with the Nimzo-Indian and the Catalan it forms the so called “Classical Setup”, which any player should know. The Queen’s Indian is a favorite of both top players and amateurs. Victor Bologan has enjoyed the advantages of the Queen’s Indian defense for many years in open and in top tournament. He says: “The soul of the opening, the most important piece, is course the bishop on b7. Please remember this and keep it active.” Every chess enthusiast, from beginner to high level player, can profit from this DVD. Enrich your chess vocabulary, be open to new ideas: Play the Queen’s Indian!
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    A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan

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    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0469CB

    The Berlin Wall, also known as the Berlin Defense, is one of the most solid and frequently played openings of the 21st century, and compared to the real Berlin Wall, there’s almost no chance of it falling. The DVD is divided into two parts. In the first section, we look at what happens when White avoids the endgame in the “Anti-Berlin” systems, while the second section deals with the Berlin ending. Add the Berlin Wall into your repertoire and pass the headache of “what to play against it?” to your opponent!
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    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan

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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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    English 1.c4 c5 for Black - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0358CB

    On this DVD Bologan recommends 1...c5 with very strict prescriptions on what to do on different white move orders. This discipline will help Black to have more clear ideas and plans against the white ''playing mood''.
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    English 1.c4 c5 for Black - Victor Bologan

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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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    My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0093CB

    Shirov’s uncompromising style of play is also reflected in his manner of commenting his own games.
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    My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov

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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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