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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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      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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      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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      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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      The Catalan - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0306CB

      The current DVD covers all of Black’s replies to the Catalan, some of which can even transpose to other openings such as the Tarrasch System and the Queen’s Indian.
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      The Catalan - Victor Bologan

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      Leningrad Dutch - Mihail Marin
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0401CB

      This DVD is intended in the first line to offer strategical guidance for Black on the Leningrad Dutch, based on the examination of the most typical structures. For objectivity’s sake I have examined both sides of the medal, putting the main strategic dangers aside with the typical plans. I have included all my earlier database articles published in Chessbase Magazine, a database with all the games to which I have referred in the videos as well as a small database with essential games that one should know.
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      Leningrad Dutch - Mihail Marin

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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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      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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      Fit for the French - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0239CB

      On­ th­is­ DV­D V­ik­tor Bologa­n­ pre­s­e­n­ts­ h­is­ re­pe­rtoire­ a­ga­in­s­t th­e­ Fre­n­ch­ De­fe­n­ce­.
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      Fit for the French - Victor Bologan

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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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      The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov
      A Complete Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: WIN0395CB

      The aim of this DVD is to provide the player with White with a complete repertoire. 3.Nd2 is an excellent weapon with which to fight the French Defence. as the author of this DVD explains. Based as it is on his personal experience and the latest theoretical developments, this DVD is an excellent starting point from which to learn how to play 3. Nd2, the Tarrasch Variation.
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      The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov

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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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      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 - 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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      FRITZ TRAINER - 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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      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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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0420CB

      Some of the most interesting lines in the King’s Gambit starting with 3 Nf3, especially concentrating ‘on the refutation of the King’s Gambit (Fisher)’ 3...g5. I have given the reader a full repertoire, that they can play with 3 Nf3, so all lines are covered. We also briefly look at the crazy 3 Be2 3 d4 and 3 Nc3.
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      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2

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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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      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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      Attacking with the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez - Sergei Tiviakov
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0397CB

      The purpose of this DVD is to teach players how to conduct the attack on the black king using different methods. Although the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez are mostly positional openings, it is very often possible to make use of attacking methods of play. This DVD is based mostly on the personal experience and games of the author, thus making it a unique chess product.
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      Attacking with the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez - Sergei Tiviakov

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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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      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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      Never too Late for the Nimzo-Indian - Victor Bologan
      Catalog Code: WIN0356CB


      Bologans way to the Nimzo-Indian was very long and difficult. Which he now regrets a lot: “I would better start it when I was young. First I played only the King’s Indian against 1.d4, later I learned Black’s Knights Tango, which already had some elements of the Nimzo-Indian and only in the new millenium I included the Nimzo Indian into my repertoire.” This period coincided with the period of winning the Dortmund 2003 tournament, when he managed to hold with Black against Vladimir Kramnik in the decisive last round in a Nimzo with 4.Qc2. The Moldavian grandmaster recommends the Nimzo-Indian to players of all levels, because it’s complex and simple at the same time. It teaches one very important thing in chess - how to play with the knight against a bishop. The Nimzo- Indian therefore has the same importance as the Ruy Lopez after 1.e4. This DVD is aimed to give Black a clear idea what to do against 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 which is considered the strongest move order by White. Video running time: 4 hours 14 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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      Never too Late for the Nimzo-Indian - Victor 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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      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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