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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
Delivery: Download, Post
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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A Black Repertoire against Offbeat Openings
A Black Repertoire against Offbeat Openings
by Nicholas Pert
Adetailed Black repetoire against many Offbeat Opening choices
€29.90

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. I have gone into a lot of detail to provide a repetoire against each system, so if you know that your opponent plays a certain line, you can quickly watch the relevant chapter of the DVD for my recommendation of how to meet that variation. The subjects covered in this DVD are an essential part of any player’s opening knowledge.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-527-8
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Beat the Queen's Indian: The modern Fianchetto Line
Beat the Queen's Indian: The modern Fianchetto Line
by Simon Williams
This DVD is packed full of new, exciting and novel ideas; based on a repertoire starting with the moves 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 with g3! to follow.
€29.90

This DVD is packed full of new, exciting and novel ideas; based on a repertoire starting with the moves 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 with g3! to follow. Currently this is the most testing way to challenge players who prefer the Nimzo. White develops sensibly - but has aggressive intentions in mind! On this DVD, I will tell you everything you need to know to play this way as White, but the DVD will also be of interest to players who are unsure what to do against 3 Nf3 - giving you a repertoire with Black as well. A number of secret and deadly novelties are included on this DVD. I believe that some of these ideas have the power to gain the full point - even at top GM level. The main idea of this DVD is to present the opening in a fun yet educational way, so that by the time you have finished watching, you will no longer fear playing against the Nimzo-Indian defence, but rather relish the prospect!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-519-3
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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The complex Najdorf
The complex Najdorf
by Viktor Bologan
Strategy, combinations, attack and defence, sacrifices and marvellous manoeuvres – exciting chess is all about the Najdorf!
€29.90

When choosing an opening repertoire, it is common to consider two types of variations. One is usually a solid opening, like 1...e5 against 1.e4, with plenty of strategical ideas and quiet paths of play. However, there are of course days when you want to play for a win with Black, when you want to bear down on your opponent’s position with a potentially crushing attack. The Najdorf is perfect for just such occasions – and it’s no coincidence that Garry Kasparov played it the most out of all the variations in the Sicilian – the opening served him well throughout his brilliant career. I myself have played it with both colours, but even I discover more to its endless depths every day! Strategy, combinations, attack and defence, sacrifices and marvellous manoeuvres – exciting chess is all about the Najdorf!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-520-9
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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ChessBase Magazine 171
ChessBase Magazine 171
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Wijk, Gibraltar and Zürich) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 12 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.
€19.95

The editor’s top ten

1. From world champion to chess player: Magnus Carlsen annotates his win against Michael Adams.
2. Sicilian pearl from Wijk: Fabiano Caruana demonstrates how he outplayed van Wely. 
3. Simple but effective: Sergei Tiviakov introduces 2.d3 as a weapon against the Caro-Kann (video).
4. Tactics are not just about attacking – in Oliver Reeh’s video the focus is on a Saving Defensive Idea.
5. Active against 1.d4: Valeri Bronznik reveals to you the subtleties of the Chigorin Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6).
6. In Rubinstein’s footsteps: Robert Ris presents a surprise weapon against the Blumenfeld Gambit.
7. The best of Gibraltar: checkmate Short – with the moves of Indian woman player Harika! (interactive video - Move by Move)
8. Promoted in Wijk thanks to a smashing move: Adhiban shows his spectacular victory over Abasov.
9. Getting to know Wei Yi: piece sacrifice, attack, mate. Daniel King demonstrates the attack on the king by the Chinese super-talent against David Navara.
10. Knight or bishop – which is the better blockader? Mihail Marin widens your knowledge about the subject of the "Blockade".

Languages: German, English
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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Dutch Powerbook 2016
Dutch Powerbook 2016
The Dutch Powerpook is based on 35,000 selected games from the Mega Database 2016 as well as 20,000 high-class engine games from the machine room of playchess.com.
€9.90

The Dutch Defence is one of the most ambitious and most underrated replies to 1.d4. The Dutch Powerpook is based on 35,000 selected games from the Mega Database 2016 as well as 20,000 high-class engine games from the machine room of playchess.com. Here you find the complete statistic evaluation of all Dutch systems, from the various versions of the Classical Dutch (including the Stonewall) to the modern Leningrad Variation.

Languages: German, English
Delivery: Download
Level: Any
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King's Indian Defence Powerbook 2016
King's Indian Defence Powerbook 2016
The new King's Indian special book is based on 59 000 games from the Engine room plus 67.000 "human" games – predominantly from Mega 2016, rounded out with top games from the correspondence chess database.
€9.90

Even nowadays when the influence of computers is so great, the King’s Indian remains an opening which is holding its own theoretically and which in practice is well suited to playing for a win. The new special book is based on 59 000 games from the Engine room plus 67.000 "human" games – predominantly from Mega 2016, rounded out with top games from the correspondence chess database.

Languages: German, English
Delivery: Download
Level: Any
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The Chess Player’s Mating Guide Vol. 1: The King in the Centre
The Chess Player’s Mating Guide Vol. 1: The King in the Centre
by Robert Ris
A must-have for ambitious chess players who want to improve their own attacking skills.
€29.90

One of the first lessons you learn in chess is to bring your king into safety by castling – be it on the kingside or the queenside - after having developed your minor pieces. By ignoring this rule of thumb, not only may your king end up in trouble, but your other pieces and in particular, your rooks, may never end up playing much of a role, and before you know it, things are looking grim. Even at the highest level, the consequences of neglecting this basic element of opening theory has been frequently underestimated. In this first volume of the new Mating Guide series, the emphasis will be on how to exploit a vulnerably placed king in the centre. With 10 chapters, 20 illustrative games and key themes including a lead in development, preventing castling, the open e-file and different kinds of sacrifices, this DVD will show you everything you need to know to master mid-board showdowns. The level of the content means it is relevant to both beginners as well as master level players - as both elementary examples (also from my own practice) as well as classical attacking games by elite grandmasters are analysed in detail. After thoroughly studying the training material, you will be challenged to test your knowledge by solving the 10 training exercises. A must-have for ambitious chess players who want to improve their own attacking skills or enjoy the beauty of attacking play!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-521-6
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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ChessBase Magazine Extra 170
ChessBase Magazine Extra 170
Winning with the Double Fianchetto: Nicholas Pert provides deep insights into this popular opening. Geller-Karpov (1976): Let Robert Ris show you why this game became a classic in chess history. Plus 37.565 topical games.
€12.99

37.565 games played between September 2015 and February 2016


Video training:

  • Adrian Mikhalchishin shows a game by Ivan Bukavshin who died at a very young age. The young Russian had a simple opening repertoire, but as the successful trainer explains in the video he developed a lot of original ideas in almost all variations.
  • Our author Nicholas Pert defeated David Howell in the 2015 British Championship, when the opening up for discussion was the Double Fianchetto for Black. In the video we learn a lot that is worth knowing about this opening which has recently become very popular.
  • When in 1976 Anatoly Karpov won all the four tournaments in which he took part, he lost only one single game, but it has become very famous: Geller-Karpov, USSR-ch Moscow 1976. Robert Ris demonstrates in his analyses why that is the case.
Languages: German, English
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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