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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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      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

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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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      Solid and Safe Against the Wild Indians - Play the Fianchetto - Nicholas Pert
      Catalog Code: WIN0447CB

      The King’s Indian and Grunfeld are notoriously tricky and theoretical openings. The Fianchetto variation avoids the main lines which Black players enjoy, and goes for a small but safe edge. Many people fear playing against the King’s Indian because of Black’s ability to attack the White King, but in the Fianchetto variation it is very hard for Black to generate any attacking chances, instead play is often positional, with White having slightly more space for his or her pieces. In this DVD, the author has gone a long way to finding the best lines for White to gain an advantage against Black’s various responses.
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      Solid and Safe Against the Wild Indians - Play the Fianchetto - Nicholas Pert

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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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      Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin
      Catalog Code: WIN0448CB

      In the classical system of the King’s Indian White develops naturally and refrains from chasing ghosts looking for a refutation of Black’s set-up. White instead relies on the fact that natural play should yield him a small but lasting advantage. Many great players of the past and the present have used and use this system successfully. The videos explaining the Mar del Plata Attack (which form the main part of this DVD) offer strategic guidance and show typical tactical ideas, while presenting a detailed, solid and aggressive repertoire.
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      Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin

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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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      POWER PLAY - Attacking with 1. e4 - PART II - Daniel King - VOLUME 19
      Catalog Code: WIN0443CB

      This DVD provides you with a repertoire of attacking lines against: The Scandinavian, Alekhine’s Defence, The Petroff, The Philidor, The Pirc, The Modern Defence (1. e4 g6). Many of these openings are very popular in club chess, yet they are often underestimated by players of the white pieces. Using his wealth of experience playing with 1 e4, Grandmaster Daniel King explains the openings and provides you with an aggressive system against each of them. This is the second part of Daniel King’s project ‘Attack with 1 e4’ (part I dealt with the Sicilian, the French, The Caro Kann and 1...e5). King’s recommendations aim to put your opponent under pressure right from the start of the game, and when players are under pressure, mistakes occur. This is a practical repertoire – if we study openings we want to be sure to use them in our games. After just a few moves, you will be dictating play.
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      POWER PLAY - Attacking with 1. e4 - PART II - Daniel King - VOLUME 19

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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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      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz
      Catalog Code: WIN0357CB

      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
      Catalog Code: WIN0208CB

      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
      Catalog Code: WIN0131CB

      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
      Catalog Code: WIN0431CB

      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
      Catalog Code: WIN0430CB

      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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