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ChessBase is the leading producer of quality chess training software. Primarily European masters and grandmasters of chess present expert knowledge of popular as well as obscure chess openings.

Hone your chess knowledge or learn a new chess opening with expert annotations, video segments, and games to play through right on your PC. Both the DVD and CD products are intended for your PC only. They will not play on standalone DVD players.
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ChessBase Tutorials: Openings Vol 1: The Open Game How to Play the Najdorf, Vol. 1 - Kasparov Fritz Trainer Opening: The Pirc Defence (DVD) - Davies
How to Play the Najdorf, Vol. 1 - Kasparov
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Today's way to learn chess! The ChessBase Tutorials are a new series in the publishing program of ChessBase. Mr. Kasparov Series No. 2. The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. The Pirc Defence is a highly flexible and double-edged opening with which Black can avoid premature simplification and go for the full point.
How to Play the Najdorf, Vol. 3 - Kasparov How to Play the Najdorf, Vol. 2 - Kasparov The King's Gambit (CD) - Bangiev
How to Play the Najdorf, Vol. 3 - Kasparov
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How to Play the Najdorf, Vol. 2 - Kasparov
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The King's Gambit (CD) - Bangiev
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Mr. Kasparov Series No. 4
The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.
Mr. Kasparov Series No. 3
The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defense has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.
The King's Gambit is considered one of the most complicated yet one of the most beautiful chess openings.
Fritz Trainer Opening: The ABC of the Modern Slav (DVD) - Martin Slav Defense (CD) - Rogozenko Fritz Trainer Opening: The French Defence (DVD) - Ziegler
Slav Defense (CD) - Rogozenko
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The Slave defense to the Queen's Gambit has always had a solid reputation, dating right back to the days of Lasker, Alekhine and Capablanca, but it's only in the last 15 years that the popularity of the opening has really taken off and taken off at all levels. The solidity of the Slav is obvious.  With the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 Black supported his center while at the same time leaving scope for his bishop c8. The French defense is a very powerful opening against 1.e4-players who plays aggressively. Against the French you have to understand the underlying positional themes, if not you will quickly get a difficult position. In this DVD you will be presented a coherent strategic opening repertoire against 1.e4.
Pirc Defence - GM School St. Petersburg (CD) - Lugovoi World Champion's Guide to the Petroff - Kasimdzhanov 1.e4 For The Creative Attacker - Davies
1.e4 For The Creative Attacker - Davies
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The centerpiece of the CD is a small database with 8 database texts and 116 sample games where the author GM Aleksei Lugovoi has compiled all his knowledge about this opening. Kasimdzhanov will examine the most popular lines and provides a large number of ideas that will enable you to play Petroff successfully with either color. Playing 1.e4 with White is often associated with having to know reams of opening theory but this does not have to be the case. There are many unusual but playable lines which give White attacking chances whilst avoiding the well trodden paths.
The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Rogozenko The Advance Caro-Kann 2nd edition - Shirov Isolated Queens Pawn (CD) - Ripperger
The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Rogozenko
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The Advance Caro-Kann 2nd edition - Shirov
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Isolated Queens Pawn (CD) - Ripperger
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Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenko is one of the greatest experts of the Sveshnikov. Plans for both White and Black after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5. Reinhold Ripperger presents the basic IQP techniques and maneuvers, demonstrating strengths and weakness of the isolani in many classical games
What Grandmasters Dont See  Vol. 2: Discovered Attack (DVD) - Ashley The Trompowski The Easy Way (DVD) - Martin Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
The Trompowski The Easy Way (DVD) - Martin
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Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
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Many times when a top player blunders, it is routinely described by the esoteric term, chess blindness.  In the series What Grandmasters Don't See, chess trainer and world-class commentator Maurice Ashley strips away the myth, and for the first time explains why the root of these mistakes is more often based on the psychology of human learning. Thirty years ago the Trompowski 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.  Today 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 is used by many of the best players in the world and a whole body of complicated theory has built up. Pocket Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders is our new training software for the Pocket PC dedicated to chess openings.
Beating the Sicilian: A Grandmasters repertoire Vol. 2 (DVD) - Bologan My Best Games in The Spanish Volume 1 - Shirov Chess Combinations Encyclopedia
My Best Games in The Spanish Volume 1 - Shirov
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Chess Combinations Encyclopedia
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5hr, 40 min software DVD. Explore some clear lines that will help you combat the most interesting opening, the Najdorf Variation, as well as the most romantic line in the Sicilian, the Dragon Variation! More than 4.5 hours private tuition with one of the most exciting top-class players in the world! A fundamental program on chess tactics.
French Defence Strategy - Davies (PC-DVD) Two Knight's Defence - Trent (DVD) Beating the Sicilian: A Grandmasters repertoire Vol. 1 (DVD) - Bologan
French Defence Strategy - Davies (PC-DVD)
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Two Knight's Defence - Trent (DVD)
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Davies explains the strategy behind the French Defence by examining typical pawn structures and explaining the plans and ideas for both sides. Once labeled a foolish and primitive lunge by the old masters, white ignores his development in order to immediately attack the Achilles Heel of blacks position on f7. 6hr chess software DVD. Out of dozens of openings, the Sicilian is still the most fascinating, entertaining, and complex. Take on the challenge and plunge into the wonderful world of combinations, attacks and counter-attacks!
Know the Terrain Vol. 2 The Capablanca Structure (DVD) - Collins First steps in attack (DVD) - Martin The ABC of the Alekhine, 2nd Edition (DVD) - Martin
First steps in attack (DVD) - Martin
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4hr 30min chess software DVD. Information explosion/massive opening theory! How often do you win anymore with a prepared opening? Gain a deep understanding of pawn structure and get the edge on your opponent! 4hr chess software DVD. Aimed at under 2200 players who wish a basic grounding to enhance all around improvement. Enjoy key thinking points that help lay out a foundation in attacking chess! 7hr 30 min chess software DVD. Why should you not underestimate the Alekhine's Defense? Find out why in 2011 black still gets a tough defense and must be taken seriously!
The Catalan: a complete repertoire for White! (DVD) - Bologan Power Play 15  Practical Pawn Endgames (DVD) - King Chess Expertise Step by Step  Vol. 2: Mastering Strategy (DVD) - Grivas
Powerplay 15 Practical Pawn Endgames (DVD) - King
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The Catalan is one of the most solid openings for White. The aim of this DVD is to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge that you will need to play a king and pawn endgame. "Mastering Strategy" tries to cover important aspects of this field and to help you to assimilate knowledge and understand in depth the proper handling of strategy in certain cases
Chess Expertise Step by Step  Vol. 1: Unexpected Tactics (DVD) - Grivas Chessbase Tutorials - Openings Vol. 3: Queens Gambit & Queens Pawn Game (DVD) Beating the Sicilian: A Grandmasters repertoire Vol. 3 (DVD) - Bologan
Tactics in chess are sequences of moves which limit the opponent's options and may result in a tangible gain by force. This DVD covers important sections of this field and helps to understand in depth the proper handling of (unexpected) tactics in certain cases. In 24 video lectures with a total running time of over 5 hours, grandmasters Daniel King, Igor Stohl, Lars Schandorff and IMs Sam Collins and Valeri Lilov will acquaint you with the basics of the various systems and give you valuable recommendations as to what to play. 5hr chess software DVD. Deals with Blacks second move 2....e6 which he usually adopts when striving for a complex game full of subtleties in order to outplay White, especially when his opponent is lower rated.
The ABC of the Bogo Indian Power Play 19: Attack with 1.e4. Part 2 - King The English Hedgehog Defence - Ftacnik
The ABC of the Bogo Indian - Martin
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Powerplay 19: Attack with 1.e4. Part 2 - King
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The English Hedgehog Defence - Ftacnik
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Over nearly 5 hours and 35 or so games, nearly all of which are played by GM's and IM's, you will learn how this opening works. You will then be ready to use it in your own games. This DVD provides you with a repertoire of attacking lines against: The Scandinavian, Alekhine's Defence, The Petroff, The Philidor, The Pirc and The Modern Defence (1.e4g6). This DVD by Lubomir Ftacnik deals with the Hedgehog structure and its phenomenal potential for generating active counterplay with Black.
First Steps in Opening Play - Martin
First Steps in Opening Play - Martin
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The idea of the series is to provide a basic grounding in a variety of subjects, which will assist general all-round improvement.
   
 
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