Popular Chess Openings
Practical Chess Openings is a basic openings book covering all the major openings, in alphabetical order. At the beginning of each section is a general description of the opening and its history, including the names of famous players who played it.
Practical Chess Openings
This book explains the ideas behind the Sicilian Defense and gives the reader many useful rules of thumb as a guide to playing all the standard types of positions that arise in the Sicilian. Any player who reads and understands the ideas explained in this book will be assured of scoring many more points in Sicilian Defense games.
How To Play the Sicilian Defense
This is one of the most interesting, most unusual and most instructive chess books ever written. Seven of the World's Strongest Chess Grandmasters were each asked to write down their thoughts about how a serious chess amateur might best approach the problem of, very simply, ''opening'' a chess game?
How to Open a Chess Game
This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
300 Ways to Win In the Opening
A modernized collection of 300 traps in the chess openings used today. The dead wood of traps in unused openings has been cut away and replaced try new traps in the latest openings. Each trap complete in itself-an introductory explanation, opening moves, diagram of position when trap is sprung, concluding moves to check-mate, or decisive win of material. All classes of players, weak or strong, need the vital information in this book to avoid pitfalls or catch an unwary opponent napping.
Winning Chess Traps
This new edition is greatly expanded by over 100 games with commentary.
How to Play the Torre Attack
The Sicilian Defense is the most exciting of all chess openings and the most popular at all levels of play. The attacking and tactical possibilities of the Sicilian are numerous. There are many sacrificial ideas that occur time and again in the Sicilian, and it is the task of this book to clarify and analyze them
Sacrifices in the Sicilian
Moderne Theorie der Schacheröffnungen
Three Knights Game, Four Knights, Italian game, Two Knights, Russian Defence, Vienna Game, including the King's Gambit A new opening book by Keres - which for many chess fans the big event! No doubt rightly, for the well-known Soviet chess grandmaster knows not only how to explain the current state of opening theory, but he has enriched himself with important ideas in the theory of many openings. His basic opening works therefore receive the most recognition worldwide.
Dreispringerspiel bis Königsgambit - GERMAN EDITION
This is the position which has been examined by our English author. GM Kosten's very commited work is an exclusive database with ''only'' 942 entries.
The Queens Gambit Accepted is one of the classical openings against 1.d4 and has been (is) part of the repertoire of all World Champions.
Queen's Gambit Accepted
The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening.
The Nimzo-Indian can well be called the opening of the world champions.
How to Play Nimzo
When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenko‘s CD Dragon 1.
Sicilian Dragon 1
The Sicilian Sveshnikov variation is a increasingly popular line in the Sicilian Defense.
The Pirc Defence is a highly flexible and double-edged opening with which Black can avoid premature simplification and go for the full point.
The Catalan is an opening in which Black may well be able to obtain easy equality, but in which he frequently draws the short straw in the ensuing positional battle.
he French Defense has a proven reputation for adaptability and soundness, and is attractive to the Black player who seeks a complex strategic fi ght in unbalanced positions, with healthy counterplay and many chances to decide sharp battles in his favor!
French w/o Nc3
There is little doubt that, with its numerous sub-systems, the Sicilian Defence represents a powerful challenge for anyone who plays 1.e4.
Sicilian Alapin System
This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
Winning in 20 Moves
The variations 4.f3 and the Sämisch, which are presented on this CD, are ideally suited to fight the Nimzo Indian.
Nimzo Indian 4. f3
The Dragon system of the Sicilian Defence belongs to those openings, which you do not simply play casually, but about which you become passionate.
Sicilian Dragon 2
The Meran Variation is an extremely dynamic opening, and its no coincidence that it belongs to the opening repertoire of geniusses such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand and Shirov.
The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 4 millions games from 1560 to 2008 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 62,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames.
The Philidor Denfence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 combines a number of advantages. The black player has a choice of various types of positions - he can play with or without capturing on d4.
His first CD is intended first of all for players who already have some experience with the Dragon.
Dragon for Experts
The Caro-Kann opening (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5) is said, possibly unfairly, to be a bit on the tame side.
The Modern Benoni is a fighting defence that will suit players aiming for active play rather than patient defence.
The Nimzo-Indian is not only one of the most solid openings against 1.d4, but it also suits the player with Black who is aiming from the start for the full point.
In his DVD series on the French Defence, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based on 3.Nc3.
BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 3
In this modern update Andrew Martin considers nine, new, interesting and important games, most involving strong grandmasters, which demonstrate that this is one of Black’s best defences to 1.d4.
ABC of the Modern Slav - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
The Scheveningen Sicilian is central to an understanding of all the individual versions of the most popular response to the move 1.e4 - including the related Najdorf system.
Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik
The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defence is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white centre mainly with pieces.
Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov
In his DVD series on Beating the French Vol. 1, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3.
BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1
The Evans Gambit is ideal as a weapon for all players who wish to learn the art of attack or simply want to improve their results!
ABC of the Evan's Gambit - Andrew Martin
With ''The Queen's Indian – The easy way'', IM Jacob Aagaard presents a new DVD which, together with his previously published work on the Nimzo-Indian Defence, forms an almost complete black repertoire against 1.d4 and 2.c4
Queen's Indian Defense: The Easy Way - Jacob Aagaard
Covers Queen's Pawn Openings such as the Trompowsky, the London System, the Colle System, the Torre Attack.
Queen's Pawn Openings - Andrew Martin