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ChessBase Magazine 172
ChessBase Magazine 172
A high level and exciting candidates tournament with the authors Anand, Karjakin and Kasimdzhanov is the focal point of the latest issue. It also includes 14 new suggestions for your repertoire. You can look forward to an enriched training programme!
€19.95

The editor’s top ten

1. The decisive game in Moscow: The new WCh challenger Karjakin analyses his final round win against Caruana.
2. Out-manoeuvred: Anand shows how he inflicted on defensive artist Karjakin his only defeat of the candidates tournament.
3. Theoretical advantage against Anand: Kasimdzhanov shows on video how his protégé Caruana outplayed the ex-world champion straight from the opening.
4. “Battle of the Scandis”: Daniel King demonstrates Carlsen-Grandelius with its piece sacrifice and attack worthy of a world champion (video).
5. Romanticism put to the test: Robert Ris discovers great potential for both sides in the Max Lange Attack.
6. Successful experiment: Nakamura tries a Kasimdzhanov idea and wins a sharp Petroff game.
7. How to play the Najdorf! Vachier-Lagrave explains his textbook attacking game against Giri.
8. What do you do with a pawn majority on the kingside? Strategy expert Mihail Marin shows you the options!
9. “A seemingly well protected king”: Together with Oliver Reeh destroy the black king position one move at a time.
10. A diamond against the French with 3…dxe4. Together with Simon Williams dismantle the Rubinstein Variation – „Move by Move“!

Languages: German, English
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Level: Any
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Semi-Tarrasch: A universal weapon against 1.d4
Semi-Tarrasch: A universal weapon against 1.d4
by Mihail Marin
The author presents a complete Semi-Tarrasch repertoire for Black
€29.90

Even though the Semi-Tarrasch cannot offer a complete repertoire against 1.d4, being conditioned of White’s move order, it is an excellent complement to the Nimzoindian Defence. Moreover, it is a viable way of escaping the strategic pressure in the Exchange Queen’s Gambit while also presenting a reliable weapon against the main Symmetrical English systems. The resulting structures are reminiscent of the dynamic Gruenfeld Defence, but play usually takes by far less forced contours allowing both sides to unfold their middlegame creativity more freely. The f8-bishop’s development to e7 or its early exchange with ...Bb4+ gives up the Gruenfeld type of pressure on d4, but increases Black’s chances to block the d-pawn after the thematic central break d4-d5. Throughout history, great players like Fischer, Kortschnoj and Kramnik have included the Semi-Tarrasch in their repertoire which strongly speaks about its safe character and Black’s possibilities for counterplay. The author presents a complete Semi-Tarrasch repertoire for Black, explaining the main strategic ideas of the resulting structures and providing

Languages: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-86681-530-8
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Komodo 10
Komodo 10
The new number one has arrived!
€79.90

The new number one has arrived! Thanks to a host of extensive improvements and fine tweaking, the latest version of Komodo has again gained over 60 Elo points on its predecessor. The changes cover several areas: the evaluation function has been significantly sharpened, particularly with respect to king safety and endgame positions, and the search algorithm has been improved and optimized to run on multiple processors. Komodo 10 is also better at managing its time, and just generally calculates faster.

Languages: English, German, Spanish
ISBN: 978-3-86681-534-6
EAN: 9783866815346
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Level: Any
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The Accelerated London with 2.Bf4
The Accelerated London with 2.Bf4
by Nigel Davies
On this DVD Nigel Davies explores these fascinating plans which give the London System a lot of bite and offer scope for creativity.
€29.90

The Accelerated London System with 2.Bf4 offers some dynamic new possibilities for White that have been hitherto little explored. Amongst them is a new and dangerous way of meeting the King’s Indian formation with 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 3.Nc3!?. On this DVD Nigel Davies explores these fascinating plans which give the London System a lot of bite and offer scope for creativity. It’s little surprise that top Grandmasters such as Grischuk, Ponomariov and Grachev have been experimenting with these exciting new methods of play.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-529-2
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Nimzowitsch Defence 1.e4 Nc6
Nimzowitsch Defence 1.e4 Nc6
by Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin maps out an aggressive repertoire for Black, which is ideal for the club player. Few below the rating of 2000 will know what to do against 1..Nc6 and could easily get into a disasterous mess right out of the opening.
€29.90

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. Few below the rating of 2000 will know what to do against 1..Nc6 and could easily get into a disasterous mess right out of the opening. The repertoire consists of: 1 e4 Nc6 2 Nf3 a) 2..d6 (Tough, positional) b) 2...d5 (Open, aggressive, unorthodox) 1 e4 Nc6 d4 d5 3 e5 Bf5! (Solid with attacking intent) 1 e4 Nc6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 e6! (A Nimzovich favourite in the French, which is very topical in 2015). If you like soundly-based, but unorthodox chess, then 1 e4 Nc6 might very well be the opening for you. It’ s a perfect surprise weapon and designed for Black to play for the win.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-526-1
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Video training:

  • Adrian Mikhalchishin shows you the game Svidler-Ipatov, in which the Russian star was unable to force an advantage for White.
  • Assisted by Sagar Shah, Amruta Mokal presents a game which she played against a clearly stronger opponent. It finishes with a discussion about the draw which was agreed much too soon.
  • There are games which absolutely have to be known and according to Robert Ris Spassky-Petrosian, Moscow 1969 is one such encounter. In the 5th game of the WCh match there appeared on the board a typical Semi Tarrasch Defence. Spassky’s play in this game is considered to be a textbook example of how to treat the structure.
Languages: German, English
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Sicilian Dragon Powerbook 2016
Sicilian Dragon Powerbook 2016
The Dragon Powerbook 2016 is based on over 113 000 games. Only the best games from classical tournaments (50 000) and correspondence chess (20 000) have been used. They are supplemented by over 43 000 games from the engine room on playchess.com.
€9.90

The new Dragon Powerbook 2016 is based on over 113 000 games, meaning that it has been extended compared to the previous version. Of course, only the best games from classical tournaments (50 000) and correspondence chess (20 000) have been used for the book. They are supplemented by over 43 000 high class games from the engine room on playchess.com. As might be expected the lion’s share of the games have been played in the Yugoslav Attack. A glance at the statistics is extremely intriguing, but you always have to check out whether the opposite side can improve results when the game progresses. The depth of analysis required to manage this is always easily achieved since the book goes far beyond current theory.

Languages: German, English
Delivery: Download
Level: Any
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Caro-Kann Powerbook 2016
Caro-Kann Powerbook 2016
The Caro-Kann Powerbook 2016 is based on over 278 000 games, of which more than 180 000 come from the engine room on playchess.com.
€9.90

The Caro-Kann Powerbook 2016 is based on over 278 000 games, of which more than 180 000 come from the engine room on playchess.com. Nowadays the Caro-Kann is played in a very different way. That also becomes clear in the Powerbook. After 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 the main continuation is no longer 3.Nc3 dxe4, but quite clearly 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 with statistics based on over 71 000 games. A tip based on the book: 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Bg4 4.d4

Languages: German, English
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Level: Any
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Opening Encyclopedia 2016
Opening Encyclopedia 2016
The Opening Encyclopaedia 2016 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
€99.90

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. Complete: the Opening Encyclopaedia 2016 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training. Well informed: many renowned specialists in their own area of expertise have contributed to this Chess Base Opening Encyclopaedia, e.g. Avrukh, Berg, Gormally, Krasenkow, Kritz, Kuzmin, Marin, Moskalenko, Postny, Ribli, Rogozenko, Stohl, Sumets and Szabo. Unique: club players regularly find in ChessBase Magazine’s up-to-date openings articles (introductory text + annotated games) exciting ideas for their repertoire. You can now find brought together on this single DVD all 931 articles from over 15 years of ChessBase Magazine (up to and including the February 2016 issue)! Crystal clear: for each of the 500 openings (according to the ECO-code) there is at least one opening survey; total number now is 5900. Out of those, more than 350 have been up-dated for this new edition of the encyclopaedia.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-531-5
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Level: Any
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Update Opening Encyclopedia 2016 from 2015
Update Opening Encyclopedia 2016 from 2015
The Opening Encyclopaedia 2016 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
€49.90

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire. Complete: the Opening Encyclopaedia 2016 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training. Well informed: many renowned specialists in their own area of expertise have contributed to this Chess Base Opening Encyclopaedia, e.g. Avrukh, Berg, Gormally, Krasenkow, Kritz, Kuzmin, Marin, Moskalenko, Postny, Ribli, Rogozenko, Stohl, Sumets and Szabo. Unique: club players regularly find in ChessBase Magazine’s up-to-date openings articles (introductory text + annotated games) exciting ideas for their repertoire. You can now find brought together on this single DVD all 931 articles from over 15 years of ChessBase Magazine (up to and including the February 2016 issue)! Crystal clear: for each of the 500 openings (according to the ECO-code) there is at least one opening survey; total number now is 5900. Out of those, more than 350 have been up-dated for this new edition of the encyclopaedia.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-531-5
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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