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      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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      ABC of the Vienna - Andrew Martin
      Catalog Code: WIN0207CB

      The newest addition to Andrew Martin Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The ABC of the Vienna.
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      ABC of the Vienna - Andrew Martin

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      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

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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0042QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 4 - VOLUME 2

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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 5 - VOLUME 3
      Catalog Code: B0044QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
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      The English Opening - Grandmaster Repertoire 5 - VOLUME 3

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      Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1
      Fianchetto Systems
      Catalog Code: B0085QT

      The King's Indian, one of Black's most dynamic chess openings, is covered in impressive detail by grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias. As well as giving specific information on the opening moves, practical advice is provided on typical middlegame themes, both positional and tactical. In Volume One of this series the author provides Black with full coverage on how to meet the widely popular g3-system.
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      Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. The French, Caro-Kann & Philidor
      Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
      Catalog Code: B0102QT

      In the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi presents his own world-class repertoire. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author shares a wealth of his innovative analysis to chart a course towards an advantage for White.

      Volume One covers the French, Caro-Kann and Philidor.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. The French, Caro-Kann & Philidor

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      The Tarrasch Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 10
      Catalog Code: B0064QT

      The Tarrasch Defense arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3._c3 c5 and leads to wildly complex and dynamic play. With deep analysis and countless novelties, Ntirlis and Aagaard have revived the coolest classical chess opening for use by grandmasters and amateurs in the 21st century.
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      The Tarrasch Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 10

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      1. d4 - Grandmaster Repertoire 2 - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0033QT

      "Grandmaster Repertoire" is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship.
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      1. d4 - Grandmaster Repertoire 2 - VOLUME 2

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      Grandmaster Repertoire 11 - Beating 1.d4 Sidelines
      Catalog Code: B0071QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire 11 – Beating 1.d4 Sidelines provides a sound and active repertoire against virtually every non-standard opening line at White’s disposal after both 1.d4 d5 and 1.d4 Nf6.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire 11 - Beating 1.d4 Sidelines

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      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6
      Catalog Code: B0039QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
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      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6

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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav
      Catalog Code: B0093QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire 17 – The Classical Slav provides a sound and active repertoire based on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4. White’s early deviations from move 3 onwards are also covered. GM Boris Avrukh has had the Slav in his repertoire throughout his career and has never lost a serious game with it. Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.
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      Grandmaster Repertoire - The Classical Slav

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      1000 Opening Traps
      Catalog Code: WIN0147CB

      If you do not know opening theory in its most intimate details, then you must rely on a sound understanding of chess.
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      1000 Opening Traps

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      POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: WIN0162CB

      This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening play so that you can begin the game off the right foot.
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      POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4

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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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      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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      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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      The New McCutcheon - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
      Opening
      Catalog Code: WIN0438CB

      Playing the McCutcheon Variation of the French Defence (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4) immediately sharpens up the game, but quite frequently what soon arises is a positional struggle. Until recently the whole opening system was considered to be double-edged, if not downright notorious – White only had to have good knowledge about the main line. But nowadays the McCutcheon has been developing in an entirely new direction. Rustam Kasimdzhanov now calls 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 the old main variation – since, as he demonstrates, Black can remarkably easily obtain a pleasant game.
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      The New McCutcheon - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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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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