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      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz
      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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      Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov
      The newest addition to Alexei Shirov Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The Philidor Defence.
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      Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov

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      Pirc Defense - Nigel Davies
      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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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2
      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. When playing the Pirc one must know what to do against White‘s attacking systems.
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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2

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      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Positional Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 1
      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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      MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Queen's Gambit
      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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      Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin
      Orthodox Variation is an opening choice for Black which will never be refuted. It perhaps has an unjust reputation of being solid and passive, but this all-new ChessBase DVD will challenge that perception
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      Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin

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      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3
      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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      FRITZ TRAINER - A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris
      Back in the 1950s, it was Botvinnik who popularised the Exchange Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. The setup, which involves putting the knight on e2 in combination with castling kingside, was revolutionary at that time. Until then, White had either placed his knight on f3 with the idea of s tarting a minority attack on the queenside, or on e2, where it was normally associated with the intention of castling queenside and preparing a pawn storm against the Black King. K asparov, Botvinnik’s pupil, would soon follow in his mentor’s footsteps, bringing yet further refinements to this flexible system.
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      FRITZ TRAINER - A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris

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      No Fear of 1.d4! - Catalan and Queen's Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 1
      On his two repertoire DVDs against 1.d4 the top Dutch grandmaster presents to you exactly those variations and ideas with which he himself has been successful in tournament chess for many years.
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      No Fear of 1.d4! - Catalan and Queen's Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 1

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      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2
      Tricks and traps, especially in the opening, are a dangerous reality of competitive chess. On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.d4 by White, breaking them down into a number of different categories.
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      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2

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      Crushing Isolated Queen's Pawn Tactics - Robert Ris
      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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      My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 1
      There are not many top grandmasters who enjoy as great a popularity among chess fans all over the world as Alexei Shirov.
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      My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 1

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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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      Archangelsk - Adrian Mikhalchishin
      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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      Open Ruy Lopez - Andrew Martin
      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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      Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov

      Ever since the Kasparov-Kramnik World Championship Match held in London in 2000, players with the white pieces have been trying to crack the formidable Berlin Wall in the Ruy Lopez. There may also have been some successes for White of course, but time and again Black has convincingly demonstrated how to equalize or even how to construct an impregnable fortress. The situation from White's point of view has become precarious
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      Beating the Berlin Defense - Alexei Shirov

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      WINNING WITH THE RUY LOPEZ - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1
      Berlin Wall and others

      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

      Berlin Wall and others
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      Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2
      Steinitz, Anti-Marshall, Open & Co.

      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

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      Winning with the Ruy Lopez 2

      Steinitz, Anti-Marshall, Open & Co.
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      WINNING WITH THE RUY LOPEZ - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3
      Main Variations

      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. For many the Ruy Lopez really only begins after the moves 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.h3 0-0 9.c3 - the starting point for Bologan's third DVD. Black then has a whole host of variations, but the ensuing structures have much in common and if you are equipped with some insider tips you will be able to take the correct decisions which can frequently only be made on a basis of generalised evaluations. Viktor Bologan is an outstanding adviser because when one considers his super score against the Ruy Lopez, he must have excellent knowledge of the ins and outs of this opening, and he does not hold back from sharing this knowledge with you. Video running time: 5 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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      WINNING WITH THE RUY LOPEZ - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

      Main Variations
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      Scandinavian with 3...Qd6 - Sergei Tiviakov
      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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      The Modern Scotch Opening - Parimarjan Negi
      The Scotch has long been associated with exciting play, although people often doubt it’s positional base. But the opening has evolved from the swashbuckling games of the 19th century to become a sound, but aggressive, alternative to the evergreen Spanish. In his first Fritz-Trainer DVD, Parimarjan Negi looks at the latest revolution in Scotch theory that has completely changed white’s plans, and once again brought back the interest of the world’s elite. Negi presents not only the white strategies in detail but also outlines a dynamic way for Black to counter this latest trend.
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      The Modern Scotch Opening - Parimarjan Negi

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      My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov
      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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      Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian - Loek Van Wely
      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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      MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 1
      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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      MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2
      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 2

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      My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov
      On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian, a personal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure.
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      My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov

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      My Best Games in the Sveshnikov - Alexei Shirov
      In more than four hours of video, the genius from Latvia presents and explains his best Sveshnikov games, from his first successes in 1992 to his latest achievements in the year 2007.
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      My Best Games in the Sveshnikov - Alexei Shirov

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      BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1
      With the help of this DVD one can forget about fears concerning the tons of theory in the Open Sicilian and can get straight into the real fight!
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      BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1

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      BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2
      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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      BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3
      In the third volume of the Open Sicilian we will deal with Black's second move 2....e6 which he usually adopts when striving for a complex game full of subtleties in order to outplay White, especially when his opponent is lower rated.
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      BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

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      Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov
      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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      POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18
      The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the opening of champions. Kasparov, Anand and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire – with success.
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      POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18

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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1
      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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      FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2
      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 - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2

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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez
      A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
      The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen. Unlike the Najdorf, the Paulsen provides a safer and more positionally based way of fighting against 1.e4. Black is able to obtain adequate counterplay in all variations without going for a do-or-die type of attack.
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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

      A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
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