X

    Popular Chess Openings

    Current Filters:
    1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Russell Enterprises
    2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Mongoose Press
    3. Remove This Item Manufacturer: ChessBase
    Price
    $0 $110 $0 to $110
    Year of Publication
    2007 2014 2007 to 2014
    Manufacturer
    1. American Chess (1)
    2. Batsford Chess (16)
    3. Cardoza Chess (4)
    4. Chess Digest (81)
    5. Chess Evolution (2)
    6. Chess Information (3)
    7. Chess King (8)
    8. Chess Stars LTD. (8)
    9. ChessBase (216)
    10. ChessDVDs (93)
    11. ChessLecture.com (66)
    12. Convekta (24)
    13. Dover Chess (1)
    14. Edition Olms (2)
    15. Empire Chess (33)
    16. Everyman Chess (317)
    17. Gambit Publishing (20)
    18. Hays Publishing (1)
    19. Ishi Press (44)
    20. Killer Chess (8)
    21. Kopec Chess (2)
    22. Mongoose Press (3)
    23. New in Chess (74)
    24. Quality Chess (27)
    25. Random House (1)
    26. Russell Enterprises (4)
    27. Sahovski Chess (9)
    28. Self Published (6)
    29. Simon and Schuster (2)
    30. TPT Press (4)
    Show Less Show More
    Popular Collections
    1. Chess Endgames (1)
    2. Chessbase Tutorials (4)
    3. Power Play (4)
    4. Tricks and Traps (3)
    Topics
    1. Opening (3)
    Host
    1. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (3)
    2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (4)
    3. GM Alexei Shirov (18)
    4. GM Daniel King (5)
    5. GM Dejan Bojkov (4)
    6. GM Garry Kasparov (4)
    7. GM Jacob Aagaard (2)
    8. GM Jan Gustafsson (2)
    9. GM Leonid Kritz (1)
    10. GM Loek Van Wely (2)
    11. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (6)
    12. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)
    13. GM Mihail Marin (3)
    14. GM Mihail Marin (1)
    15. GM Nick Pert (1)
    16. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
    17. GM Nigel Davies (25)
    18. GM Parmimarjan Negi (1)
    19. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
    20. GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (7)
    21. GM Sergei Tiviakov (8)
    22. GM Simon Williams (2)
    23. GM Victor Bologan (17)
    24. IM Andrew Martin (28)
    25. IM Ari Ziegler (2)
    26. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    27. IM Lawrence Trent (2)
    28. IM Lorin D'Costa (2)
    29. IM Robert Ris (3)
    30. IM Sam Collins (6)
    31. IM Valeri Lilov (9)
    32. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (6)
    2. AN - Algebraic (1)
    Hardware Requirements
    1. Windows (216)
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    2. Andrew Soltis (1)
    3. Carsten Hansen (1)
    4. Daniel Lowinger (1)
    5. Hannes Langrock (2)
    6. John Donaldson (1)
    7. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
    8. Peter Tamburro (1)
    Show Less Show More

    Items 145 to 180 of 223 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6
    5. 7

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction
      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.
      img

      The French Defense 3. Nd2 - Sergei Tiviakov

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.

      img

      The French Defence for the Tournament Player - Nicholas Pert

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      My Best Games in the Grunfeld - Alexei Shirov

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      FRITZ TRAINER - Winning Against the Grunfeld - Mihail Marin

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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”.
      img

      Tactic Toolbox Grunfeld - Michal Krasenkow

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 1

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      A Modern Way to Play the King's Indian - Dejan Bojkov

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      Attack with the Modern Italian - Nigel Davies

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Semi-Open Games - VOLUME 2

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Open Games - VOLUME 1

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. e4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 1

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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
      img

      POWER PLAY - Attack with 1.e4 - Daniel King - VOLUME 17

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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
      img

      1.e4 e5 - An Active Repertoire for Black - Adrian Mikhalchishin

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      1. e4 - How to Tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc - Viktor Bologan

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      Attacking with the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez - Sergei Tiviakov

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      The Giuoco Piano - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      FRITZ TRAINER - A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights - Robert Ris

      Our Price: $36.95
      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.
      img

      No Fear of 1.d4! - Nimzo Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 2

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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
      img

      Never too Late for the Nimzo-Indian - Victor Bologan

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      World Champion's Guide to the Petroff - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      My Best Games in the Petroff Defense - Alexei Shirov

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      Play it Safe, Play the Petroff - Leonid Kritz

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov
      Catalog Code: WIN0208CB

      The newest addition to Alexei Shirov Fritz Trainer Opening software DVD series: The Philidor Defence.
      img

      Philidor Defense - Alexei Shirov

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      Pirc Defense - Nigel Davies

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Attacking Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 2

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      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.
      img

      Play the Pirc Like a Grandmaster - Positional Lines - Mihail Marin - VOL. 1

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: WIN0085CB

      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.
      img

      MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Queen's Gambit

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin
      Catalog Code: WIN0300CB

      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
      img

      Queen's Gambit Declined - Andrew Martin

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3
      Catalog Code: WIN0303CB

      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.
      img

      CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn Games - VOLUME 3

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      FRITZ TRAINER - A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris
      Catalog Code: WIN0411CB

      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.
      img

      FRITZ TRAINER - A World Champions Repertoire Against The Queen's Gambit Declined - Robert Ris

      Our Price: $36.95
      No Fear of 1.d4! - Catalan and Queen's Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0332CB

      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.
      img

      No Fear of 1.d4! - Catalan and Queen's Indian - Sergei Tiviakov - VOLUME 1

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: WIN0226CB

      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.
      img

      TRICKS AND TRAPS - 1. d4 Openings - Nigel Davies - VOLUME 2

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      Crushing Isolated Queen's Pawn Tactics - Robert Ris
      Catalog Code: WIN0422CB

      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.
      img

      Crushing Isolated Queen's Pawn Tactics - Robert Ris

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin
      Catalog Code: WIN0437CB

      On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format, which prompts users to solve a range of training questions by inputting moves, the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself with a training course aimed at delivering a structured, intensive and systematic approach to learning the key positions in the Benoni as well as knowledge of a number of the defence’s tactical finesses.
      New Product!
      img

      Tactic Toolbox Benoni - Mihail Marin

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0106CB

      There are not many top grandmasters who enjoy as great a popularity among chess fans all over the world as Alexei Shirov.
      img

      My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 1

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

    Items 145 to 180 of 223 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6
    5. 7

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction
    lb
    lb