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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

    $30.95
    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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    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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    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0117CB

    hirty years ago the Trompowsky opening was almost totally unknown. It took a few spectacular games by Rafael Vaganian to bring 2.Bg5 into the limelight, and after that, the die was cast.
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    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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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 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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    The Queen's Gambit Accepted - A Repertoire for Black - Sam Collins

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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

    $30.95
    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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    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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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    How to Play the Sicilian Defence! - Elisabeth Pahtz
    Opening
    Catalog Code: WIN0403CB

    The Sicilian Defense is an old but nevertheless very modern opening. The continuous stream of new ideas in the Sicilian makes 1..c5 the most popular answer to 1.e4. On this DVD I do give an introduction to the most important Sicilian systems. However, the focus lies not on memorizing variations. Instead, I present some of my own games to show typical plans and strategies and to indicate typical and important tactical motifs, which can be used in various systems.
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    How to Play the Sicilian Defence! - Elisabeth Pahtz

    $30.95
    SHOPWORN - Pirc in Black and White
    Detailed Coverage of an Enterprising Chess Opening
    Catalog Code: SWB0055EM

    In this book James Vigus provides an up-to-date appraisal of the Pirc and its many variations. Using illustrative games, he examines the traditional main lines, the fashionable alternatives and the tricky sidelines, while outlining the typical tactical and positional ideas for both White and Black. A study of this book will allow the reader to begin playing the Pirc with confidence in his or her own games.
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    SHOPWORN - Pirc in Black and White

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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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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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    Queen's Gambit Declined - D'Costa & Murphy

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    Vienna with 3.f4 - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0314CB

    On this DVD Nigel Davies argues that the Vienna is a great choice for players of every level, providing surprise value to top Grandmasters whilst provoking fearful and passive reactions amongst players at club level.
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    Vienna with 3.f4 - Nigel Davies

    $30.95
    KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Philidor Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0384CB

    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 Philidor Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 5

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa
    A Complete Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: WIN0439CB

    It is easy to understand why the English Opening is very popular at all levels, from club player up to Grandmaster level. The variations are less forcing and superior chess skill is required to outwit your opponents in the middlegame. In the English, white plays 1.c4 and fianchettos the white kings bishop to g2. Like all good chess openings, this fights for control of the centre and posts the ‘English Bishop’ on the long diagonal g2-a8. Many people view the opening as rather dull, but this is a misnomer - in fact, there are many sharp pawn sacrifices and attacking lines which have been found in recent times which give the opening some bite. The games in this DVD will provide with exactly that - the armoury to play the English Opening as white with confidence! Includes all of black's main responses to the English Opening 1.c4:
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    ABC of the English Opening - Lorin D'Costa

    $30.95
    The Tactic Toolbox - Ruy Lopez / Spanish - Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0404CB

    In this DVD, the viewer is invited to solve over 60 puzzles in Chessbase’s new interactive Question & Answer format. All positions are from the Ruy Lopez and have been carefully selected to illustrate the most important recurring tactical themes throughout this opening, one of the most important in modern chess.
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    The Tactic Toolbox - Ruy Lopez / Spanish - Sam Collins

    $30.95
    Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik
    Catalog Code: WIN0433CB

    Lubomir Ftacnik complements his popular Scheveningen DVD with fresh material for training tactical themes. The world’s most popular opening, the Sicilian defense (played in more than 50% of all games!) rises and falls with attack, fantasy and combinations. The ability to spot a tactical opportunity, calculate variations and choose the best line decides the game in sharp Sicilian positions and, even on its own, is a skill worth having.
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    Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0220CB

    On this DVD Davies makes a cogent argument for White playing 2.Nc3 rather than 2.f4 because of the gambit line with 2...d5!
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    f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies

    $30.95
    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

    $30.95
    Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent
    Catalog Code: WIN0289CB

    The Morra Gambit, characterised by the moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 is one of the least played, yet according to IM Trent most underrated Anti-Sicilians that White has at his disposal.
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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent

    $30.95

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