Welcome

Popular Chess Openings

Currently Shopping by:
  1. Remove This Item Year of Publication: 2006 - 1989
Clearance Items
  1. Unbeatable Deal! (28)
Price
$0 $149 $0 to $149
Year of Publication
1914 2017 1989 to 2006
Manufacturer
  1. Everyman Chess (114)
  2. New in Chess (108)
  3. ChessBase (89)
  4. ChessLecture.com (81)
  5. Ishi Press (48)
  6. Quality Chess (40)
  7. Empire Chess (39)
  8. ChessDVDs (31)
  9. Chess Stars LTD. (24)
  10. Gambit Publishing (14)
  11. Russell Enterprises (10)
  12. iChess.net (7)
  13. Chess Evolution (5)
  14. S1 Editrice (5)
  15. Thinkers Publishing (5)
  16. Mongoose Press (4)
  17. Chess Information (3)
  18. Sahovski Chess (2)
  19. Self Published (2)
  20. Russian Chess House (2)
  21. Cardoza Chess (2)
  22. Killer Chess (2)
  23. Random House (1)
  24. Paramount Ridge Press (1)
  25. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (1)
  26. Le Pion Passe Editions (1)
  27. Chess University (1)
  28. Chess King (1)
  29. Thinker's Press (1)
Show Less Show More
Popular Collections
  1. ChessLecture.com DVDs (80)
  2. Empire Chess (37)
  3. Foxy Openings (27)
  4. Chess Developments (7)
  5. Lemos Deep Dive (4)
  6. First Steps (4)
  7. Grandmaster Repertoire (3)
  8. Lilov Chess Institute (2)
  9. Killer Chess DVDs (2)
  10. Power Play (2)
  11. Master Method (1)
  12. Chess King's Video DVDs (1)
  13. Roman's Lab (1)
  14. Polgar DVD Collection (1)
  15. Chess Endgames (1)
  16. Know the Terrain (1)
Endorsed by the USCF
  1. USCF Endorsed Products (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Move by Move (37)
  2. New in Chess Yearbooks (37)
  3. Starting Out (13)
  4. Chess Developments (10)
  5. Secrets of Opening Surprises (9)
  6. Dangerous Weapons (7)
  7. Tactics in the Opening (4)
  8. First Steps (1)
  9. Chess Explained (1)
Show Less Show More
Foreign Language?
  1. Written in German (4)
  2. Written in Russian (2)
  3. Written in French (1)
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (324)
  2. AN - Algebraic (65)
  3. DN - Descriptive (17)
  4. LAN - Long Algebraic (3)
Hardware Requirements
  1. Standard DVD Player (152)
  2. Windows (99)
  3. Works on both Windows and Mac-based Computers (9)
Author/s
  1. Aaron Summerscale (1)
  2. Alex Chernin (1)
  3. Alex Fishbein (1)
  4. Alexander Delchev (4)
  5. Alexander Khalifman (1)
  6. Alexander Raetsky (2)
  7. Alexei Kornev (6)
  8. Alexey Bezgodov (4)
  9. Alexey Dreev (4)
  10. Alexey Kuzmin (1)
  11. Alexey Sokolsky (1)
  12. Alfonso Romero (1)
  13. Ali Mortazavi (1)
  14. Alojzije Jankovic (1)
  15. Anatoly Karpov (3)
  16. Andew Greet (1)
  17. Andrew Greet (2)
  18. Andrew Martin (2)
  19. Andrew Soltis (1)
  20. Angus Dunnington (1)
  21. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
  22. Arthur Van De Oudeweetering (1)
  23. Atanas Kolev (1)
  24. Boris Avrukh (6)
  25. Branimir Maksimovic (2)
  26. Bruce Albertson (1)
  27. Bryan Paulsen (3)
  28. Carsten Hansen (2)
  29. Charles Hertan (1)
  30. Charlie Storey (2)
  31. Chess Informant (1)
  32. Chess Informants (2)
  33. Christof Sielecki (1)
  34. Christopher Scheerer (1)
  35. Christopher Wisnewski (1)
  36. Claude Bloodgood (1)
  37. Craig Pritchett (2)
  38. Cyrus Lakdawala (25)
  39. Damian Lemos (1)
  40. Damian Lemos (1)
  41. Daniel Lowinger (3)
  42. Danny Kopec (1)
  43. David Cummings (1)
  44. David Levy (3)
  45. David Smerdon (2)
  46. David Vigorito (2)
  47. Dejan Antic (3)
  48. Dejan Bojkov (1)
  49. Denis Yevseev (1)
  50. Eduard Gufeld (2)
  51. Edward Dearing (1)
  52. Efstratios Grivas (2)
  53. Emanuel Berg (3)
  54. Emmanuel Neiman (1)
  55. Eric Schiller (25)
  56. Eric Schiller (26)
  57. Eric Schiller & Leonid Shamkovich (1)
  58. Esben Lund (1)
  59. Eugene Perelshteyn (2)
  60. Evgeny Sveshnikov (7)
  61. Evginiy Solozhenkin (1)
  62. Friso Nijboer (1)
  63. Gawain Jones (3)
  64. Georgi Orlov (1)
  65. Georgios Souleidis (1)
  66. Glenn Flear (1)
  67. Graham Burgess (2)
  68. H. Golombek (1)
  69. Hannes Langrock (4)
  70. Henrik Danielsen (1)
  71. Henry Grob (1)
  72. I. Ivanisevic (1)
  73. I.A. Horowitz (3)
  74. Igor Lysyj (3)
  75. Igor Nemtsev (1)
  76. Ilya Smirin (1)
  77. Imre Hera (2)
  78. Imre Konig (1)
  79. Irving Chernev (1)
  80. Ivan Sokolov (4)
  81. Jacob Aagaard (2)
  82. Jacob Aagaard (1)
  83. James Schuyler (1)
  84. James Vigus (3)
  85. Jean Hebert (1)
  86. Jeroen Bosch (9)
  87. Jimmy Liew (1)
  88. Johan Hellsten (3)
  89. John Clayton (1)
  90. John Cox (4)
  91. John Cox (3)
  92. John Emms (8)
  93. John Shaw (2)
  94. John Watson (6)
  95. Jovanka Houska (3)
  96. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
  97. Junior Tay (2)
  98. Karsten Muller (1)
  99. Keaton Kiewra (1)
  100. Kevin Murphy (1)
  101. Kevin O'Connell (2)
  102. Kiril Georgiev (3)
  103. Konstantin Sakaev (2)
  104. Kostya Kavutskiy (1)
  105. Lajos Portisch (1)
  106. Larry Evans (1)
  107. Lars Schandorff (3)
  108. Leonid Shamkovich (2)
  109. Lev Alburt (3)
  110. Lorin D'Costa (4)
  111. Luis Javier Bernal (1)
  112. M. Perunovic (1)
  113. Manuel Perez Carballo (1)
  114. Marc Esserman (1)
  115. Marian Petrov (1)
  116. Martin Lokander (2)
  117. Matthias Wahls (1)
  118. Matthieu Cornette (1)
  119. Matthieu Cornette & Fabian Libiszewski (2)
  120. Max Euwe (2)
  121. Maxim Chetverik (1)
  122. Mihail Marin (2)
  123. Mikhail Golubev (1)
  124. Mikhail Podgaets (1)
  125. Milos Pavlovic (3)
  126. Neil McDonald (10)
  127. New in Chess (4)
  128. Nick de Firmian (1)
  129. Nigel Davies (1)
  130. Nikita Vitiugov (1)
  131. Nikola Sedlak (1)
  132. Nikolai Kalinichenko (2)
  133. Nikolaos Ntirlis (2)
  134. Nikolay Kalinichenko (3)
  135. Oleg Stetsko (1)
  136. Or Cohen (2)
  137. Oscar de Prado (1)
  138. Parimarjan Negi (4)
  139. Paul Keres (2)
  140. Paul Powell (1)
  141. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
  142. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
  143. Peter Lalic (1)
  144. Peter Tamburro (1)
  145. R. Markus (1)
  146. R.C. Griffith (1)
  147. Raja Panjwani (1)
  148. Raymond Keene (1)
  149. Reuben Fine (2)
  150. Richard Palliser (9)
  151. Richard Pert (1)
  152. Roman Dzindzichashvili (2)
  153. Roman Ovetchkin (4)
  154. Sam Collins (2)
  155. Samy Shoker (1)
  156. Savielly Tartakower (2)
  157. Semko Semkov (4)
  158. Sergei Soloviov (2)
  159. Sergey Kasparov (5)
  160. Simon Williams (1)
  161. Sipke Ernest (3)
  162. Stefan Djuric (1)
  163. Steve Giddins (5)
  164. Sverre Johnson (1)
  165. Tiger Hillarp Persson (1)
  166. Tim Taylor (2)
  167. Timothy Taylor (3)
  168. Tony Kosten (1)
  169. Tony Rotella (1)
  170. Ufuk Tuncer (2)
  171. Valeri Bronznik (3)
  172. Valery Aveskulov (1)
  173. Vassilios Kotronias (9)
  174. Victor Bologan (8)
  175. Victor Mikhalevsky (2)
  176. Viktor Moskalenko (2)
  177. Vincent Moret (2)
  178. Vladimir Barsky (3)
  179. Vladimir Malaniuk and Petr Marusenko (1)
  180. Vladimir Sveshnikov (3)
  181. Weaver Adams (1)
  182. William Steinitz (1)
  183. Yelena Dembo (1)
  184. Yuri Razuvaev (1)
  185. Yuri Yakovich (1)
  186. Zaven Andriasyan (3)
  187. Zdenko Kozul (1)
  188. Zenon Franco (1)
  189. Zhanibek Amanov (1)
Show Less Show More

Items 37 to 72 of 659 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Grid  List 

    The London System with 2. Bf4 - Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: WIN0511CB

    Why bother learning hundreds of complex variations and keeping up with the latest theory when you can play a simple yet deadly opening - the London System with 2.Bf4. In this DVD I take you through all the main ideas and setups that you need in order to gain a very exciting yet well founded opening game with the White pieces.
    img

    The London System with 2. Bf4 - Simon Williams

    $33.95
    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0461CB

    The Owens Defence, with 1...b6, is part of a nexus of systems that are both complex and little explored, offering practical players the opportunity to get out of the book early on and pose new and difficult problems. Transpositions into other openings and structures are common, making it an ideal weapon for playing to win as Black against booked up opposition. On this DVD Nigel Davies shows how ...b6 lines can be used to enhance an existing French Defence repertoire (for example with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6!?) and provide answers to 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. He also shows how 1...b6 can be used as a defence against 1.e4, for players who want to play for a win and do not mind taking risks.
    img

    Original and Aggressive - 1.. b6 for Practical Players - Nigel Davies

    $33.95
    A Gambit Guide through the Open Game - Erwin L'Ami - Volume 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0488CB

    In Volume 2 of his Gambit Guide Dutch Grandmaster Erwin l’Ami brings back the romantic days of chess when pawns were routinely sacrificed in huge numbers! It features such enterprising gambits such as the Marshall Gambit, the Scotch Gambit, the Jänisch Gambit, and the Evans Gambit.
    img

    A Gambit Guide through the Open Game - Erwin L'Ami - Volume 2

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Catalan - Daniel King - VOLUME 24
    Catalog Code: WIN0490CB

    The Catalan is a reliable opening for White, but there are ways for Black to shake White out of his complacency while still maintaining a sound and solid position himself. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black against the Catalan, based around maintaining the rock of a pawn on d5.
    img

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Catalan - Daniel King - VOLUME 24

    $33.95
    Winning Against the Classical Slav - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0478CB

    This DVD offers White a complete repertoire against the classical Slav, a popular opening, in which Black can choose from a wide range of plans. In the Slav White often has more space but to turn this into an advantage he needs to know the typical strategic and tactical motifs of the opening and has to develop a feeling for the nuances of the position.
    img

    Winning Against the Classical Slav - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    Rocket Repertoire - The Four Knights - Simon Williams
    WIN0517CB
    Catalog Code: WIN0517CB

    The Four Knights has a rich and distinguished history. Like a fine wine, the Four Knights only improves with age, establishing itself as an extremely effective way of meeting 1...e5. On the outside this opening seems deceptively quiet, yet apparently natural moves can often lead to some devastating attacks. This DVD takes you through everything that you need to know in order to play this opening with confidence, starting with calm options and then moving on to the outrageous Belgrade opening.
    img

    Rocket Repertoire - The Four Knights - Simon Williams

    $33.95
    A Dynamic Weapon Against the Queen's Gambit Decline - 5. bf4 - Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: WIN0456CB

    This DVD concentrates on the increasingly popular 5.Bf4 variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and gives White a dynamic and aggressive weapon against Black’s set-up. White puts his bishop on f4 to avoid the exchanges that often occur after 5.Bg5 and as early as possible wants to put pressure on Black. At the highest level the variation with 5.Bf4 has become much more popular than the more traditional 5.Bg5 line. Top players such as Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Wesley So and Anish Giri play it, and Vishy Anand used it in his only victory over Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship. This DVD recommends dynamic lines for White against all set-ups by Black and gives you a good, aggressive, and reliable weapon against the Queen’s Gambit Declined.
    img

    A Dynamic Weapon Against the Queen's Gambit Decline - 5. bf4 - Simon Williams

    $33.95
    A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0455CB

    The Queen’s Indian Defense is one of the most solid and rich openings against 1.d4. Together with the Nimzo-Indian and the Catalan it forms the so called “Classical Setup”, which any player should know. The Queen’s Indian is a favorite of both top players and amateurs. Victor Bologan has enjoyed the advantages of the Queen’s Indian defense for many years in open and in top tournament. He says: “The soul of the opening, the most important piece, is course the bishop on b7. Please remember this and keep it active.” Every chess enthusiast, from beginner to high level player, can profit from this DVD. Enrich your chess vocabulary, be open to new ideas: Play the Queen’s Indian!
    img

    A Strategic Weapon Against 1. d4 - The Queen's Indian Defense - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0464CB

    This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
    img

    The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2

    $33.95
    The Modern Two Knights - Erwin L'Ami
    Catalog Code: WIN0454CB

    The Two Knights Defence is one of the oldest opening lines in chess history. The sharp positions, arising after the moves 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5, have intrigued players for many decades! World Champions like Wilhelm Steinitz and Bobby Fischer shaped the opening. This DVD is aimed at players of both sides, giving an objective overview of all relevant theoretical lines. The DVD also includes a database with model games and an interactive section with memory markers and tactics where the viewer can test his newly acquired knowledge.
    img

    The Modern Two Knights - Erwin L'Ami

    $33.95
    The Fashionable Caro-Kann - Vol 2 - Advance Variation 3. e5 Bf5 - Vidit Gujrathi
    Catalog Code: WIN0514CB

    The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMs Vachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand.
    img

    The Fashionable Caro-Kann - Vol 2 - Advance Variation 3. e5 Bf5 - Vidit Gujrathi

    $33.95
    Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0446CB

    The Meran Variation in the Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5) is a s trategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities. And this DVD provides you with a comprehensive overview of typical tactical patterns for both sides. Positional concepts are also explained. In interactive format IM Robert Ris offers you a lot of exercises, including hints and advice that help you to know key tactical patterns of this variation to play it with success. The DVD is a must for those who want to learn more about this opening, and a pleasure for those who enjoy razor sharp battles of the world’s greatest players!
    img

    Tactic Toolbox Meran Variation - Robert Ris

    $33.95
    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0469CB

    The Berlin Wall, also known as the Berlin Defense, is one of the most solid and frequently played openings of the 21st century, and compared to the real Berlin Wall, there’s almost no chance of it falling. The DVD is divided into two parts. In the first section, we look at what happens when White avoids the endgame in the “Anti-Berlin” systems, while the second section deals with the Berlin ending. Add the Berlin Wall into your repertoire and pass the headache of “what to play against it?” to your opponent!
    img

    The Berlin Wall - Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    A Black Repertoire Against Offbeat Openings - GM Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0482CB

    Many club players have their favourite pet opening variations which aren’t necessarily main lines. It’s important to know how to handle these variations as your opponent will likely know his systems well. In this DVD I provide a detailed Black repetoire against many of these Offbeat Opening choices. The lines I have covered include Pseudo – Trompowsky (1.d4 d5 2. Bg5), London Systems (1.d4 with an early Bf4), Torre Attack (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 and 3. Bg5), Veresov (1.d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5), Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2. e4), Kings Indian Attack (1.Nf3 2.g3 3. Bg2), 1.b4, 1.b3, 1.f4, 1.g3 and 1.g4.
    img

    A Black Repertoire Against Offbeat Openings - GM Nicholas Pert

    $33.95
    English Attack - Daniel Gormally
    Catalog Code: WIN0466CB

    The English Attack against the Najdorf and the Scheveningen is one of the most exciting and entertaining variations in modern chess. The line, developed in the 1980s by the English top players John Nunn and Nigel Short, was a mainstay of such chess legends as Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand, and is now also a favourite of players of the younger generation such as Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk. On this instructive DVD English Grandmaster Daniel Gormally, himself an accomplished attacking player, explains the most important lines of this fascinating system.
    img

    English Attack - Daniel Gormally

    $33.95
    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.
    img

    Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    Meeting the Gambits - Vol. 1 - Gambits after 1. e4 - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0502CB

    Despite the advances in computing power, gambit play is still very common, especially among young players, club players and improvers, and it is wise to learn how to defend against these dangerous ideas. You do not want to be wiped out in the opening! On Meeting the Gambits Vol. 1; Gambits after 1.e4, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin provides you with an excellent selection of repertoire choices and teaches you the right approach to take against gambiteers. Do not let them have their way! You may see this as a course in defensive and counterattacking technique.
    img

    Meeting the Gambits - Vol. 1 - Gambits after 1. e4 - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    The Black Lion - An Aggressive Version of the Philidor Defense - Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: WIN0491CB

    Looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4!? Then the Black Lion is just the opening for you! The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early ...g5.
    img

    The Black Lion - An Aggressive Version of the Philidor Defense - Simon Williams

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King
    Catalog Code: WIN0418CB

    Accept the Morra Gambit with confidence. Tame the Grand Prix Attack. Put fear into the heart of every tedious 2 c3 player. You can make 1...c5 a dangerous weapon whether it’s an open or closed Sicilian.
    img

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

    $33.95
    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

    $33.95
    Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0453CB

    If you like an exciting battle you should play 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav. This natural developing move is the most principled and sharpest option against Black’s sound setup. With interactive exercises this DVD shows you typical tactical patterns in this line, and with these examples from classical and recent games by leading experts of this opening you learn how to play 5.Bg5 with success.
    img

    Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 6. Bg5 - Robert Ris

    $33.95
    The Complex Najdorf - A Complete Repertoire for Black - GM Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0480CB

    When choosing an opening repertoire, it is common to consider two types of variations. One is usually a solid opening, like 1...e5 against 1.e4, with plenty of strategical ideas and quiet paths of play. However, there are of course days when you want to play for a win with Black, when you want to bear down on your opponent’s position with a potentially crushing attack. The Najdorf is perfect for just such occasions – and it’s no coincidence that Garry Kasparov played it the most out of all the variations in the Sicilian – the opening served him well throughout his brilliant career. I myself have played it with both colours, but even I discover more to its endless depths every day! Strategy, combinations, attack and defence, sacrifices and marvelous manoeuvres – exciting chess is all about the Najdorf!
    img

    The Complex Najdorf - A Complete Repertoire for Black - GM Victor Bologan

    $33.95
    The Triangle Setup - Michal Krasenkow
    A Complete Defense Against 1. d4
    Catalog Code: WIN0440CB

    The Semi-Slav defense (1.d4 d5 followed by ...e7-e6 and ...c7-c6) is one of the most popular opening set-ups for Black. Black can follow two entirely different concepts. One includes an early ...Ng8-f6 and leads to a number of popular and deeply analysed systems: the Meran, the Anti-Meran, the Botvinnik, the Moscow, the Anti- Moscow, the Westphalian, etc. The other, in which Black refrains from ...Ng8-f6 at an early stage, is presented by GM Michal Krasenkow on this DVD. Black keeps a choice between two double-edged interesting systems: the Noteboom variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc4) and the Stonewall (...f7-f5) if White plays an early e2-e3. Of course Black’s decision to refrain from an early ...Ng8-f6 gives White other options, the most important being the Slav gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 etc.). Therefore Black’s set-up may lead to a whole range of different and interesting positions, which help the black player to broaden his strategic and tactical understanding. This makes the Noteboom/Stonewall opening repertoire a particularly good choice for young, aspiring players.
    img

    The Triangle Setup - Michal Krasenkow

    $33.95
    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

    $33.95
    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0470CB

    Before the endgame, God created the middlegame, but you will never reach the middlegame if you misplay the opening! ‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels. It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games by learning from the typical mistakes of others.
    img

    Catastrophe in the Opening - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22
    Catalog Code: WIN0462CB

    The French Defence is one of the most reliable openings against 1 e4. The solid central pawn chain protects Black’s king and provides the basis for counter-attacks on both wings. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the French. Based around ten stem games, all White’s major lines against the French are covered. The French Defence is one of the most flexible of openings. This DVD explores different systems so that you can always keep your opponent guessing as to your choice.
    img

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the French Defense - Daniel King - VOLUME 22

    $33.95
    Ruy Lopez - Attack with the Schliemann - Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0457CB

    The Schliemann (or Jaenisch) Gambit, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5, languished in semi-obscurity before top GM Teimour Radjabov revolutionised the opening with new ideas, defending his analysis with excellent results in Linares and elsewhere against the world’s best players. Black plays actively and aggressively from move 3, frequently sacrificing a pawn for open lines, kingside activity and the bishop pair. In this DVD Sam Collins provides a complete and detailed repertoire for Black. Numerous novelties and improvements are suggested, with the conclusion that White has no clear route to an opening advantage. Refresh your repertoire and avoid the Spanish Torture with 3…f5!
    img

    Ruy Lopez - Attack with the Schliemann - Sam Collins

    $33.95
    The Bishop's Opening & the Italian Game - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0472CB

    Several years ago ChessBase released a DVD focusing on attacking in the Italian Game and Ruy Lopez – it was met with a great deal of positive feedback. Based on the overwhelming number of reader requests, we decided to get to work on another DVD on the subject, concentrating not only on the attacking ideas, but also providing a complete repertoire for White players in both the Bishop’s Opening & the Italian Game - avoiding the very unpleasant Petroff.
    img

    The Bishop's Opening & the Italian Game - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro Ramirez
    Catalog Code: WIN0452CB

    The Ragozin Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4) is at the forefront of chess theory. The Ragozin is being played by every top grandmaster in the world - it is time you also add it to your repertoire to get interesting and dynamic positions against 1. d4! The DVD is based around a solid system of play for Black. It favors positions that are strategically complex while trying to minimize any claim that White might have at an opening advantage.
    img

    The Ragozin Defense - Alejandro Ramirez

    $33.95
    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev
    Catalog Code: WIN0494CB

    Grandmaster and "Blindfold King" Timur Gareyev is known for his creative attacking chess. On his new DVD he recommends to play the Trompowsky! (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) The Trompowsky is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.
    img

    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev

    $33.95
    The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez
    A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
    Catalog Code: WIN0425CB

    The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen. Unlike the Najdorf, the Paulsen provides a safer and more positionally based way of fighting against 1.e4. Black is able to obtain adequate counterplay in all variations without going for a do-or-die type of attack.
    img

    The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

    $33.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - A Complete Repertoire for Black Based upon the Lasker Variation - IM Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0479CB

    The Queen’s Gambit Declined (“QGD”) has arguably been the most important opening in World Championship matches and elite tournaments for over a century. On this DVD, Sam Collins presents a repertoire for Black based on the rock-solid Lasker variation, reinvigorated with new ideas by former World Champion Vishy Anand and forming the cornerstone of many strong GM repertoires today.
    img

    Queen's Gambit Declined - A Complete Repertoire for Black Based upon the Lasker Variation - IM Sam Collins

    $33.95
    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

    $33.95
    The Spanish Fianchetto - Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: WIN0501CB

    In the fight for playable, unbalanced positions after 1.e4 e5, many top players (including World Champion Magnus Carlsen) turned to 3…g6 against the Ruy Lopez (2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5). Black aims for a kingside fianchetto combined, depending on White’s reaction, with …Nf6 or a quick …f5. In this DVD, Sam Collins explains the key ideas of 3…g6 and provides a complete repertoire for Black, suitable for regular use.
    img

    The Spanish Fianchetto - Sam Collins

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the Queen's Gambit Declined - Daniel King - VOLUME 23
    Catalog Code: WIN0489CB

    The Queen’s Gambit Declined (QGD) is one of the most reliable openings against 1 d4. With a rock of a pawn in the middle of the board, Black refuses to be pushed over in the centre. Establishing central control gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy king. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD.
    img

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black with the Queen's Gambit Declined - Daniel King - VOLUME 23

    $33.95
    The Semi-Slav - A Grandmaster's Guide for the Tournament Player - Peter Heine Nielsen
    Catalog Code: WIN0492CB

    The Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6) can arise via various moveorders, has decided World Championships, and is one of Black’s most fascinating replies to 1 d4. The complexity and the many possibilities of the variation have intrigued World Champions and generations of strong players, but amateurs often find the lines too complex to handle.
    img

    The Semi-Slav - A Grandmaster's Guide for the Tournament Player - Peter Heine Nielsen

    $33.95

Items 37 to 72 of 659 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Grid  List