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    The Tactical Chigorin - Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: WIN0520CB

    Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. After 2...Nc6 Black’s pieces fly into the game putting pressure on White’s position from a very early stage. This opening is ideal for the type of player who strives for an unconvential yet attacking game right from the start. This DVD will take you through all the things you need to know in order to play this opening in a fun and exciting way. Simon Williams describes all the main concepts that you will need to know; so even if you forget the actual moves you will have the right reasoning already imprinted in your mind.
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    The Tactical Chigorin - Simon Williams

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    The Hedgehog - A Universal System Against 1. c4 and 1. Nf3 - Yannick Pelletier
    Catalog Code: WIN0521CB

    On this DVD, Yannick Pelletier provides you with a complete Hedgehog repertoire against the English and the Reti. The Swiss grandmaster explains a number of theoretical variations with example games. Of course, the devil is in the detail and you need to practice too - the interactive feedback section with tailored questions from the author is just the ticket. Yannick Pelletier gives you feedback on your moves, offers hints, or, if things have gone wrong, suggests you might like to take another look at the position.
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    The Hedgehog - A Universal System Against 1. c4 and 1. Nf3 - Yannick Pelletier

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    The Blumenfeld Gambit - A Sharp Weapon in the Benoni - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0516CB

    It was back in the 1920s that the Russian master Benjamin Blumenfeld invented his famous gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5!?, and to the present day the opening retains great popularity. Black plays for the initiative and the win from the word go. It’s all about the centre. Who will be the first to dominate this important area of the board? A fierce, immediate fight breaks out, and if either player does not know what to do, a crushing defeat could be the result. This opening is ideal for club and tournament players
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    The Blumenfeld Gambit - A Sharp Weapon in the Benoni - Andrew Martin

    $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.
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    Trompowsky for the Attacking Player - Timur Gareyev

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    Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0485CB

    Nimzo’s other defence, 1 e4 Nc6!?, is a fascinating opening which can lead to diverse types of positions. Black is not committed to anything; in fact he may encounter different pawn structures and varied development plans out of the variations that arise. On this all-new ChessBase DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin maps out an aggressive repertoire for Black, which is ideal for the club player.
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    Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin

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    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.
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    A Black Repertoire Against Offbeat Openings - GM Nicholas Pert

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

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    EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0389EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level.
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    EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

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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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    EBOOK - Play the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-B0333EM

    The Benko Gambit is undoubtedly one of Black's most dynamic openings. In return for his pawn investment Black gains long-term pressure, which is often so powerful it continues right through into the endgame. White must decide whether to grab the pawn and try to hold on, or to choose a more aggressive approach. Either way, Black generally succeeds in his aim of unbalancing the position from a very early stage.
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    EBOOK - Play the Benko Gambit

    $19.95
    EBOOK - The Sniper
    Play ...g6, ....Bg7 and ...c5!
    Catalog Code: E-B0328EM

    The Sniper is a dynamic and universal opening weapon for Black which can be used against all mainline openings. Black's system of development with ...g6 and ...Bg7 initially allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, Black strikes back immediately with ...c5. The Sniper can lead to original or barely-known positions in which Black can strive for the initiative. It's also rich in move-order possibilities, with potential transpositions into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.
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    EBOOK - The Sniper

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky
    Catalog Code: E-B0296EM

    The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Trompowsky

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    EBOOK - Play 1. b4
    Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
    Catalog Code: E-B0075EM

    Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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    EBOOK - Play 1. b4

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: E-B0067EM

    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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    EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6

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    EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings
    Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems
    Catalog Code: E-B0155EM

    Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed up with struggling against all opening moves other than White's main two: 1 e4 and 1 d4. From the respectable (English Opening, Reti and King's Indian Attack) through to the off-beat (Nimzo-Larsen Attack, Bird's Opening) and the totally bizarre (Orangutan, Grob); everything Black needs to know about facing unusual openings is covered within these pages.
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    EBOOK - Beating Unusual Chess Openings

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-B0298EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

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    EBOOK - Trompowsky
    Catalog Code: E-B0258EM

    From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
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    EBOOK - Trompowsky

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 134 - The White Sniper 1.g6, Bg2, c4
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0134FX

    On this DVD, master and author of The Black Sniper, Charlie Storey, transfers his knowledge of the Black Sniper to a dynamic universal system for White. Charlie will give you a road map on how to meet all of Black's replies.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 134 - The White Sniper 1.g6, Bg2, c4

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 12 - Benko Gambit Accepted
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0012FX

    International Master Andrew Martin
    Running Time: Over 85 Minutes

    The Benko Gambit offers Black clear-cut attacking territory without having to memorize mountains of theory. This video volume covers lines in which White accepts the gambit pawn. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 12 - Benko Gambit Accepted

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    Gambit lexicon
    Catalog Code: WIN0020CB

    The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 4 millions games from 1560 to 2008 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 62,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames.
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    Gambit lexicon

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 22 - English Defence
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0022FX

    This video features the "Kangaroo" variation devised by GM Tony Miles and played against Karpov and Shirov. GM Plaskett is a leading expert in this hyper-modern defence and he assesses all the critical lines. In addition, Plaskett analyzes new ideas to rip apart the White center that he has successfully used in his own games.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 22 - English Defence

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    Colle System - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0134CB

    The Colle also has many practical advantages in that it doesn’t require much theoretical knowledge and can throw people on their own resources.
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    Colle System - Nigel Davies

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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0044RM

    On this instructional DVD Roman will teach you how to get an advantage in the opening against passive, and unsound openings by not trying to refute these inferior openings quickly but to play active, logical chess. Roman will show you by following the basic principles of chess you will be able to take advantage of your opponents anti-positional play giving you the winning edge.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor

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    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0298CB

    In the present DVD, Valeri Lilov devotes 24 lectures to various unorthodox openings - some more popular with super GMs like Alexander Morozevich and others less known - yet all aiming at one and the same goal: to strengthen your opening repertoire and provide you with more weapons for the opening stage.
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    Unorthodox Chess Openings - Valeri Lilov

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 53 - Trompowski-Pseudo
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0053FX

    Repertoire for White with 1.d4. The tentacles of the Trompowski now reach out to 1...d5, keeping those Slav and Queen's Gambit players off balance. Independent theory developed by super-grandmasters that you will struggle to find in opening books!
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 53 - Trompowski-Pseudo

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 76 - The Hippo
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0076FX

    M Andrew Martin, author of the book Hippopotamus Rises, brings you an original and provocative opening for Black. He will take you through a series of games teaching you the ideas behind the opening for both Black and White. In this system, Black meets all of White's responses with 1...b6 followed by a timely g6. The Hippopotamus offers everyone a chance to play chess in an original and interesting way. Black plays his pawns up to the third rank (lying low in the water like the hippopotamus himself), perhaps fianchettoes both Bishops and bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 76 - The Hippo

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 95 - The Blumenfeld Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0095FX

    On this groundbreaking Foxy Openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin turns the spotlight on the under-appreciated Blumenfeld Gambit - 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5!?

    This is a sound and exciting way to try to get the initiative as Black and has become increasingly popular with aggressive players, including a number of the world's leading Grandmasters.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 95 - The Blumenfeld Gambit

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    E-DVD Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Volume 2 - Foxy Chess Openings Volume 122
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0122FX

    This the most comprehensive 3 Part DVD series ever produced on the Dzindzi Indian - designed to give Black an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon which scores a remarkable 57% for Black. GM Ron Henley plays this Opening on a regular basis for Black and combines his own ideas with Roman Dzindzichashvili (the creator of the Dzindzi Indian) GM Ron Henley will give you example games on each variation as well as theory, also after each chapter he will recap all the ideas covered.
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    E-DVD Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Volume 2 - Foxy Chess Openings Volume 122

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 1 - A Complete Defence to 1. d4
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0001FX

    This DVD features GM Jon Levitt's own brand new super-sharp system 1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5 - the Clarendon Court Defence. Levitt first tried this system in the 1994 New York Open, and since then GM Tukmakov has used it to beat GM Lputian, and this video contains a mountain of the author's home analysis.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 1 - A Complete Defence to 1. d4

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 14 - Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0014FX

    IM Andrew Martin sounds the charge. There's nothing quite like it! Not for the faint-hearted, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit terrifies opponents and will spice up your chess life!
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 14 - Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 47 - Sidestep
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0047FX-2

    As played by Nigel Short against Garry Kasparov - 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 is a relatively new system with some high-class adherents. Completely sound, it leads to dynamic and unbalanced middlegames. The defense has the considerable merit of sidestepping standard theory, and is a favorite of Anand and Speelman. GM James Plaskett analyses Black's best plans against all possible White set-ups.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 47 - Sidestep

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    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0117CB

    hirty years ago the Trompowsky opening was almost totally unknown. It took a few spectacular games by Rafael Vaganian to bring 2.Bg5 into the limelight, and after that, the die was cast.
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    The Trompowsky - The Easy Way - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 40 - Nimzowitsch Defence (1...Nc6)
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0040FX

    Nc6 is a combative and highly aggressive riposte to 1.e4. Against the critical 2. d4, Black's best plan is to stike out with the uncompromising 2...e5! and against White's second move alternatives, the author plots a distinctive Nimzowitsch course. Championed and refined by GM Tony Miles, the modern Nimzowitsch is the perfect weapon for club players.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 40 - Nimzowitsch Defence (1...Nc6)

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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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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 51 - Trompowski
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0051FX

    A survey of the modern Trompowski. GM James Plaskett assesses the development of theory in this system and explains new plans that the top players are now adopting. His favorite variations frequently involve gambit play by White.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 51 - Trompowski

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    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0338CB

    On th­is DV­D Dav­ie­s arm­­s th­e­ v­ie­we­r with­ insigh­ts into h­ow to h­andle­ th­ings and de­m­­onstrate­s h­ow h­e­ th­ink­s Wh­ite­ sh­ou­ld m­­e­e­t B­lack­’s m­­ain de­fe­nce­s.
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    The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack - Nigel Davies

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