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ChessBase Magazine 174
ChessBase Magazine 174
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Bilbao, Saint Louis and Dortmund) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.
€19.95

The editor’s top ten:

1. “A fun game”: the world champion in person presents his rapid-fire attacking game against Wesley So in Bilbao. Carlsen - So
2. The decisive game in Saint Louis: Wesley So shows how he outmanoeuvred his rival for tournament victory: So - Topalov
3. Grandmaster against child prodigy: together with Simon Williams find the moves with which eleven year old Vincent Keymer outplayed GM Hertneck – „Move by Move“!
4. Masterclass in Biel with “MVL”: the present No. 2 in the world explains in a video interview with Daniel King his win in the Najdorf over Caruana.
5. Sneaky way in the King’s Indian: in his video GM Erwin l’Ami introduces you to the variation after 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 and brings you up-to-date with the latest theory.
6. The poisoned bishop: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave explains the trick with which he caught out Peter Svidler in Biel: Svidler - Vachier Lagrave
7. Mating attack out of nowhere: let Boris Gelfand show show you how he surprised European champion, Ernesto Inarkiev!
8. “Opening Trends”: IM Langrock opens a new series and demonstrates the most important trends in the French Rubinstein Variation.
9. Award your own exclamation marks! Conduct, together with Oliver Reeh, an attack with several hammer blows.
10. WCh dress rehearsal: have Daniel King show you how the world champion dismantled Sergey Karjakin’s king position.
 

Languages: German, English
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How to exchange pieces
How to exchange pieces
by Elisabeth Pähtz
Learn to master the right exchange! Let the German WGM Elisabeth Pähtz show you how to gain a strategic winning position by exchanging pieces of equal value or to safely convert material advantage into a win.
€29.90

Which pieces to keep and which to exchange is one of the most important questions in chess. This is true in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame. Less experienced players often think exchanging means to swap pieces of equal value and fail to take strategic factors into account. Of course, you have to keep the material balance in mind but it is crucial to realize how exchanges affect the position. The „feeling“ for the right exchange – players like Capablanca or Karpov were unrivalled masters of this art – is something a chessplayer has to develop over time. This DVD wants to help to develop this „feeling“. On this DVD I want to pursue the questions related to „exchanging“ and to answer these questions with the help of instructive games to develop a „feeling“ for the right exchange.

Languages: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-86681-553-7
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov
Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov
by Dorian Rogozenco, Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh
On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov’s play. In over 8 hours of video running time the authors Rogozenko, Marin, Reeh and Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov’s play: opening, strategy, tactics and endgame.
€29.90

Garry Kasparov’s talent was recognised at an early age, but it was at the latest at the age of only 15 when he qualified for the renowned USSR national championship that he was also considered by the chess world as a whole as a possible future champion. But on the way to the throne of world champion Kasparov had to overcome numerous obstacles. Kasparov felt that he was being held back by the Karpov-friendly Soviet federation and by FIDE. He finally broke through and at the age of 22 became the youngest ever world champion. He also conducted his struggle at the board above all and enriched chess with his incredibly dynamic playing style as well as his scientific preparation for games. Kasparov was far ahead of his time in his employment of the new electronic aids: computers and database programs such as ChessBase. His numerous encounters with the pragmatic Karpov saw the collision of two quite different playing styles, styles in which these two players were far and away the best in the world. In addition to these matches, Kasparov also contested many tournaments and always appeared with the same mind-set: win games and tournaments!

Languages: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-86681-486-8
EAN: 4027975008226
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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ChessBase Magazine Extra 173
ChessBase Magazine Extra 173
A solid concept against Benoni: Learn from GM Pert how to win with the Fianchetto Variation (video). Classics put to test: Robert Ris shows Fischer-Kholmov (1965) with an impressive knight sacrifice by the Russian (video). Plus 44,889 new games.
€12.99

44.889 games played between June and August 2016

Video training:

  • Although the Fianchetto Variation is not considered the strongest weapon against the Benoni, it is still reputed as being a solid set-up and enjoys a decent reputation. Nicholas Pert shows you one of his own games in which he quickly took over the initiative to win convincingly. In addition, you will also learn a lot about the theory of this variation.
  • The Cozio Variation of the Spanish (...Nge7 and ...g6) has gained huge popularity in recent years. Using the game Haast-Batsiashvili, Adrian Mikhalchishin examines a game where Black refrains from playing an early ...b5 and gets severely punished.
  • Robert Ris shows you a further classic: Fischer-Kholmov, Capablanca-Memorial 1965. However, this time it is not the American setting the tone, rather the Russian Ratmir Kholmov who after accepting a doubled-pawn on e6 follows up with a knight sacrifice on d4 to take the initiative.
Languages: German, English
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Pawn structures you should know
Pawn structures you should know
by Adrian Mikhalchishin
Every pawn structure has its typical plans and to know these plans helps you to find your way in these positions. On this DVD Mikhalchishin presents and explains the most common central structures: The Hedgehog, the Maroczy, Hanging pawns and the Isolani.
€29.90

Aaron Nimzowitsch knew how to teach chess and he knew how to study the middlegame: His advice was to “study typical pawn structures.” Every typical structure has its typical plans and to know these plans helps you to find your way in these positions. On this DVD the author presents and explains the most common central structures every chessplayer should know: The Hedgehog, the Maroczy, Hanging pawns and the Isolani.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-549-0
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Trompowsky for the attacking player
Trompowsky for the attacking player
by Timur Gareyev
Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5) is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on.
€29.90

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): „Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompowsky is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on. This DVD expresses my passion for active play where time prevails over matter and where you have to be prepared to play gambits. We start with sacrificial style opening play, then we continue with more solid, positional structures. In the end I introduce you to creative ideas that will complement your explosive opening choice!“

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-550-6
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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The 4...Nf6 Caro-Kann
The 4...Nf6 Caro-Kann
by Nigel Davies
On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas.
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The dynamic 4...Nf6 line of the Caro-Kann (after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4) has been unfashionable in recent years whilst the theory on 4...Bf5 and 4...Nd7 now extends well into the middle game. 4…Nf6 therefore offers a golden opportunity for Caro-Kann players to throw their opponents on their own resources – and here even top Grandmasters can go wrong. On this DVD Nigel Davies examines both the Bronstein-Larsen (5.Nxf6+ gxf6) and the Tartakower (5.Nxf6+ exf6) systems and shows how the doubled f-pawn, common to both lines gives Black a range of aggressive plans and ideas. This is why 4...Nf6 has been favored by great players such as Alexander Alekhine, Viktor Kortchnoi, David Bronstein, Bent Larsen, Nigel Short and Savielly Tartakower. Others are likely to join them.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-552-0
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Sicilian Paulsen Powerbook 2016
Sicilian Paulsen Powerbook 2016
In our Powerbook we have brought together all games with the ECO codes B40-B49. Added to 62 000 selected master games from both Mega and correspondence chess there 122 000 high class games from the engine room on playchess.com.
€9.90

The Paulsen Variation of the Sicilian Defence has been gaining in popularoty in recent years, because this dynamic opening is well suited to playing for a win with Black too. It is no wonder that young top players such Caruana and Giri are among those who are driving forward theoretical development in the Paulsen.
In our Powerbook we have brought together all games with the ECO codes B40-B49, i.e. also including the transpositions into the Taimanov System. Added to 62 000 selected master games from both Mega and correspondence chess there 122 000 high class games from the engine room on playchess.com. The number of high level games allows reliable statistical evaluations and many trends can be blithely tested in engine games before they are adopted by the top players.
A must for all Paulsen specialists!

Languages: German, English
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Najdorf Powerbook 2016
Najdorf Powerbook 2016
The Najdorf Powerbook 2016 is based on a totally incredible number of games: 1.9 million! The lion’s share is provided by the engine room on playchess.com, with the addition of 120 000 games from human experts.
€9.90

It is a totally incredible number of games on which the Najdorf Powerbook 2016 has been based: 1.9 million! Whoever plays the Najdorf Variation is treading in the footsteps of Fischer, Kasparov, Anand, Gelfand and Topalov. In recent years there has been an enormous amount of development in this opening, driven by young players such as Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Giri and Dominguez-Perez. Nowadays new opening ideas are helped into the world above all with the support of engines. And it is not rare for tomorrow’s theory to be found in the struggle of “engine versus engine” in the computer room of playchess.com.  The new Najdorf Powerbook 2016 combines both: the latest state of theory based on 120 000 master games together with 1 783 000 high class Najdorf games from the engine room on playchess.com. There 6.Be3 has long since displaced the move preferred in chess between human beings, 6.Bg5. One of the main variations continues as follows: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 (if you do not like 6.Be3 Ng4, you can also start with 6.f3), and now it almost resembles an article of faith whether one continues with or without ...h5. If you follow the engine games, matters are clear: here 8...h5 is predominant, after 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.Nd5 Bxd5 11.exd5 g6

a critical position has been reached. In the online database no clear picture emerges from the good 100 games – does 12.Be2 (followed by short castling) or 12.0-0-0 offer the better chances? Here our Powerbook can point to 396 713 games with 12.Be2, but the 72 003 games with 12.0-0-0 indicate a better result for long castling. The huge branches in the Powerbook invite you to a tour of discovery. For Najdorf specialists there is no getting past the Sicilian Najdorf Powerbook 2016!

Languages: German, English
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ChessBase Magazine 173
ChessBase Magazine 173
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Shamkir, Paris and Leuven) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 13 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.
€19.95

The editor’s top ten:

1. The Italian is back “in”: Peter Heine Nielsen explains his protégé Magnus Carlsen’s winning strategy in Carlsen - Anand.
2. Mate in 7! The new European champion Ernesto Inarkiev annotates his “most beautiful game” on the way to the title: Inarkiev - Svetushkin
3. „Play like Viktor the Terrible”! Find, along with GM Williams, brilliant moves by the recently deceased chess legend (video): Move by Move
4. Mamedyarov’s first strike: enjoy one of the most exciting games from the Gashimov Memorial with the analyses of our author Valeri Bronznik.
5. That’s what technique is all about! Claus-Dieter Meyer shows how Giri could have drawn the tournament deciding rook ending against Mamedyarov.
6. Positional piece sacrifices: strategy expert Mihail Marin demonstrates copybook blows and amazing replies: Strategy (including an introduction Video)
7. Vis-à-vis in the h-file: solve Oliver Reeh’s Ffavourite combination in interactive format with video feedback.
8. 0-0 on move 36! Anand’s second of many years standing, Ganguly, shows how he drew the teeth from Shirov’s Sveshnikov Variation and triumphed brilliantly in the endgame.
9. A surprise weapon in the Najdorf: let Andrew Martin explain to you the strategic and tactical potential of the variations after 6.Qe2. (Najdorf video 6.Qe2)!

 

Languages: German, English
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