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The Triangle Setup - A complete defense against 1.d4
The Triangle Setup - A complete defense against 1.d4
by Michal Krasenkow
The polish GM Michal Krasenkow presents a repertoire based on the Noteboom and the Stonewall. 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.
€29.90

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.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-457-8
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
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ChessBase Magazine 164
ChessBase Magazine 164
WCh-match Sochi 2014 with a survey by Marin and video analyses by King. Hightlights from the London Chess Classic and Qatar Open with annotations by Yu Yangyi. Training on tactics, strategy and endgame. 12 opening articles with new repertroire ideas!
€19.95

Highlights:  

•    World Championship Sochi: It cost Carlsen a lot of effort to gain his 6.5:4.5 victory..The seconds Peter Heine Nielsen and Radek Wojtaszek have each annotated a game. Daniel King’s 11 daily summaries in video format are also something you should not miss!

•    London Chess Classic: Anand was in surprisingly good form right after the wch and managed to decide the tournament in his favour. Kramnik has annotated his game against Nakamura. In addition there are two daily video summaries by Daniel King.

•    Qatar Open: The Chinese player Yu Yangyi  defeated in succession the two leaders Giri and Kramnik and won the strongly contested open with 7.5 out of 9. The 20-year old has annotated these two wins for this issue!

•    Moscow Petrosian Memorial: With his clear victory (5.5 out of 7) Grischuk made the leap over the Elo barrier of 2800. With games annotated by Krasenkow, Marin, Postny, and Roiz.

•    12 Opening articles with new repertoire ideas!
Illingworth: Reti Opening – Part 2
Moskalenko: Pirc Defence 4.f4
Kuzmin: Sicilian Paulsen 7.Qd3
and more!

Languages: German, English
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
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A Repertoire against the Sicilian
A Repertoire against the Sicilian
by Lorin D'Costa, Nick Murphy
Avoid long theoretical battles by playing 3.Bb5 or 3.b3/3.g3 against the sicilian. Lorin D’Costa and Nick Murphy show you, how you play for an advantage in these systems and how to punish knowledge gaps of your opponent.
€27.90

For years the only correct way to play against the Sicilian was to tackle it head-on with the Open Sicilian (i.e. when white plays an early d4). However, the amount of theory required is colossal and not to everyone’s taste. In recent years, some of the worlds best players have started to essay some dangerous anti Sicilian lines, with great success. New ideas have been found which immediately put black on the back-foot, without the need to learn reams of theory. In this Master & Amateur DVD, International Master Lorin D’Costa and chess software expert Nick Murphy outline the various “anti-Sicilians”. These openings can give you a potential advantage, whilst avoiding your opponent’s favourite Sicilian line. DVD includes: A complete repertoire for white after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 and the following continuations: 2…d6 3.Bb5 2…e6 3.g3/b3 2…Nc6 3.Bb5 2…g6 3.d4

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-458-5
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Beginner Advanced
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The new McCutcheon
The new McCutcheon
by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Opening expert and former World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov shows you the secrets in the McCutcheon (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4). He shows why Bd2 is no longer the main line and which continuation will be the theory of tomorrow.
€29.90

Playing the McCutcheon Variation of the French Defence (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4) immediately sharpens up the game, but quite frequently what soon arises is a positional struggle. Until recently the whole opening system was considered to be double-edged, if not downright notorious – White only had to have good knowledge about the main line. But nowadays the McCutcheon has been developing in an entirely new direction. Rustam Kasimdzhanov now calls 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 the old main variation – since, as he demonstrates, Black can remarkably easily obtain a pleasant game. The alternatives 6.Bc1 and 6.Bh4 shouldn’t give White any advantage either, but the former FIDE world champion shows how these lines can be used as a surprise weapon. On the other hand, 6.Be3 has turned into the new main variation. Here the author has undertaken some extremely deep analysis in order to be able to come up with the correct evaluations for the individual sub-variations. In many variations Kasimdzhanov provides analyses, evaluations and recommendations which go far beyond the present state of theory. Despite that, you always retain a good overview and the clarity of the explanations make the study of this DVD a real pleasure.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-461-5
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Level: Tournament player Professional
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13.470 games played brtween October and December 2014)

Videotraining:

  • Adrian Mikhalchishin introduces a variation of the Two Knights Game and demonstrates that it is very important to know the theory of this sharp opening.
  • Nicholas Pert presents an own game which he is justifiably proud of. Don't miss how the black king is hunt down in a beautiful attack.
  • At the peak of his career - London 1883 - Johannes Zukertort won against the best players of the world including William Steinitz. But the Polish was also legendary for his blindfold games - sometimes even several games simultaneously. Robert Ris shows such a game, where we can see a beautiful mating final just after the opening.
Languages: German, English
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Level: Tournament player Professional
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Tactic Toolbox Benoni
Tactic Toolbox Benoni
by Mihail Marin
On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself.
€29.90

The razor-sharp Benoni Defence is a fascinating opening and an ideal choice for players with a love for tense, tactical positions. Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the asymmetrical pawn structure, with Black’s play generally focusing on the queenside while White tends to combine play in the centre and on the kingside. On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format, which prompts users to solve a range of training questions by inputting moves, the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself with a training course aimed at delivering a structured, intensive and systematic approach to learning the key positions in the Benoni as well as knowledge of a number of the defence’s tactical finesses. In addition to the interactive tactics course, the DVD also includes a database with a large number of (mostly annotated) sample games - meaning that you also have plenty of material to reinforce the tactical motives covered in the videos.

Languages: English, German
EAN: 4027975008042
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
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Fritz Powerbook 2015
Fritz Powerbook 2015
The current openings theory with 1,5 million games
€49.90

The current openings theory with 1,5 million games The Fritz Powerbook 2015 contains 21 millions opening positions, derived from 1,5 million high class tournament games. Together with each position all relevant information is stored: all moves that were played in the position, by players of what average rating, with what success and performance results. The games from which the Fritz Powerbook 2015 were derived are also included on the DVD. This means that in any position of the openings tree you can load and replay the games in which the position occurred. The Fritz Powerbook 2015 represents the state of the art of current openings theory. Discover exciting and tricky new lines and practice them against Fritz. In addition the DVD has a small but very exclusive book with the strongest GM games (ELO >= 2550) from the past 100 years (2 Mio positions).

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-455-4
EAN: 9783866814554
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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Mega Database 2015
Mega Database 2015
Contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 68,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions and much more.
€159.90

The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 68,000 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. The largest topclass annotated database in the world. The most recent games of the database are from the middle of November 2014. Mega 2015 also features a new edition of the playerbase (requires ChessBase 12 or 13!). As usual, this is where most of the work was done. As the player index now contains already more than 293,000 entries, it made sense to use an adapted playerbase which includes about 365,000 names. Doing this, the photo database was extended as well to contain 35,000 pictures now.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-452-3
EAN: 9783866814523
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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Upgrade Mega 2015 from Mega 2014
Upgrade Mega 2015 from Mega 2014
Contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 68,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions and much more.
€59.90

The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 68,000 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. The largest topclass annotated database in the world. The most recent games of the database are from the middle of November 2014. Mega 2015 also features a new edition of the playerbase (requires ChessBase 12 or 13!). As usual, this is where most of the work was done. As the player index now contains already more than 293,000 entries, it made sense to use an adapted playerbase which includes about 365,000 names. Doing this, the photo database was extended as well to contain 35,000 pictures now.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-452-3
EAN: 9783866814523
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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Big Database 2015
Big Database 2015
The Big Database 2015 contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions and much more.
€59.90

The Big Database 2015 contains more than 6.1 millions games from 1560 to 2014 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the Middle of November 2014.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-453-0
EAN: 9783866814530
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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