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The Owens Defence, with 1...b6, is part of a nexus of systems that are both complex and little explored, offering practical players the opportunity to get out of the book early on and pose new and difficult problems. Transpositions into other openings and structures are common, making it an ideal weapon for playing to win as Black against booked up opposition. On this DVD Nigel Davies shows how ...b6 lines can be used to enhance an existing French Defence repertoire (for example with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6!?) and provide answers to 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. He also shows how 1...b6 can be used as a defence against 1.e4, for players who want to play for a win and do not mind taking risks.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-470-7
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Level: Advanced Tournament player
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Trends in modern openings 2015
Trends in modern openings 2015
by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.
€29.90

Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called „opening theory“. Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. But experts help. Ex- FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimzhanov is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field of opening preparation. In three World Championship matches he was second of Viswanathan Anand and helped him to successfully defend the title. And with Kasimdzhanov’s help and excellent opening preparation the German team surprisingly became European Team Champion 2011. On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of „theory“. From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire. With tips and analyses for the Tajmanov Sicilian 7.Qf3 Ne5 8.Qg3 („Giri’s Variation“), the Russian Variation in the Grünfeld („Anand’s Db3“), Najdorf with 6.h3 („Caruana’s h3-Najdorf“), the Leningrad Dutch (7…Qe8) , the Modern Bogo-Indian (2…Bb4), the Classical King’s Indian with 6.h3. 18 videos and ten interactive video-tests. Plus database with analyses about the systems presented.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-480-6
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Level: Tournament player Professional
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Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players
Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players
by Nicholas Pert
Some mistakes repeat themselves often in amateur games. With themes such as "Miscalculating Forcing Lines", "Being Too Materialistic" and "King Safety" Nick Pert shows you how to avoid making typical mistakes.
€29.90

As the National Head Coach for the English Chess Federation I train many improving players, and see some typical mistakes that repeat themselves. In this DVD I have taken a large collection of games played by players, predominantly in the rating range 1600-1900, and I have looked for typical mistakes. I have broken these examples into various themes such as “Miscalculating Forcing Lines”, “Being Too Materialistic” and “King Safety” amongst others. Each theme has several examples to demonstrate typical mistakes, and there are various test throughout the DVD so that the viewer can try and find the best move in certain positions. This should be a great tool for players to use in order to improve their middlegame and endgame play. It will hopefully also highlight any areas that you need to work on in order to improve quickly. Enjoy the DVD!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-481-3
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player
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Komodo Chess 9
Komodo Chess 9
Faster, smarter, stronger.
€79.90

These three words summarize Komodo's evolution, as it runs even faster on multi-processors, uses all the software speeds gained to add more knowledge, and defeats previous number one programs by unheard of scores.
Komodo is a chess program that is different from the rest. Its search makes greater use of extensions than any other top engine, which allows Komodo to often see deeper than the others, even if it is displaying a slightly lower search depth. The evaluation differs from its main rivals because it represents a blend of both automated tuning and the judgment of a grandmaster and computer expert (Larry Kaufman). Fully automated evaluations are subject to rather large sample error, and applying some human chess judgment is beneficial, both in results and solid evaluations. Komodo is primarily known for superb positional play.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-476-9
EAN: 9783866814769
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Level: Any
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These three words summarize Komodo's evolution, as it runs even faster on multi-processors, uses all the software speeds gained to add more knowledge, and defeats previous number one programs by unheard of scores.
Komodo is a chess program that is different from the rest. Its search makes greater use of extensions than any other top engine, which allows Komodo to often see deeper than the others, even if it is displaying a slightly lower search depth. The evaluation differs from its main rivals because it represents a blend of both automated tuning and the judgment of a grandmaster and computer expert (Larry Kaufman). Fully automated evaluations are subject to rather large sample error, and applying some human chess judgment is beneficial, both in results and solid evaluations. Komodo is primarily known for superb positional play.

For the Update a serial number from Komodo 8 (by ChessBase) is required.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-476-9
EAN: 9783866814769
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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ChessBase Magazine 166
ChessBase Magazine 166
The high points of world class tournaments to marvel at and to enjoy: Gashimov Memorial Shamkir, Team World Championship and European Championship. Look forward to analyses by word class players, new trends in opening theory by Mihail Marin, and much more
€19.95

Highlights:

Shamkir: At the Gashimov Memorial Magnus Carlsen once more underlined his unique class: 7 out of 9 without a defeat confirmed his ranking as the clear No. 1 in the world.  Vishy Anand can also be satisfied – with 6 out of 9 he advanced to second place on the ranking list. The Indian has annotated a game for you, just as Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So have provided comments on games. In addition you can find on the DVD all nine daily summaries by Daniel King.

Team WCh: China impressively triumphed in its duel with the Ukraine and with its young team it won its second major title in succession. You will find on the DVD annotations by Ftacnik, Illingworth, Krasenkow, Marin, Mokal, Pavlovic, Roiz, Stohl, Sumets and Szabo.

European Championship: Evgenij Najer is the surprise European champion. Players who took part, Mateusz Bartel (3rd place), Alexander Ipatov, Viktor Laznicka, David Navara (2nd place), Evgeny Postny and Andrey Volokitin have annotated games of their own. Mihail Marin has once more put together a major opening survey. Daniel King contributes a video with a game by the new European champion. With further annotations by Krasenkow, Meulders, Mikhalchishin, Mokal, Roiz and Szabo.

13 Opening articles with new repertoire ideas:
Marin: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nc3 c5
Illingworth: French Tarrasch 5.f4
Souleidis: Philidor Defence 6...Nb6
Schipkov: King's Indian 3.f3
Szabo: King's Indian 6.h3
and more!
 

Languages: English, German
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Level: Any
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The basics of winning chess 2.0
The basics of winning chess 2.0
by Andrew Martin
So on this DVD let us try to trace the development of technique, almost from scratch to master level, so that we may develop these skills to the best of our ability.
€29.90

In this DVD Andrew Martin, experienced coach and International Master, shows you how. Andrew Martin about this DVD: “It has been ten years since the first ‘Basics of Winning Chess’ was released and so I thought it was time to revisit this project. After all, chess has changed dramatically over the last decade and standards seem higher than ever. We must attempt to keep up! It is often said that the strongest players operate like machines. Once they get a winning position, they win it. From a certain point in the game they seem to be able to play on autopilot. So on this DVD let us try to trace the development of technique, almost from scratch to master level, so that we may develop these skills to the best of our ability.“ „Version 2.0 draws extensively from modern chess practice. Virtually all the games are instructive and of high quality. Nearly all are from recent times and many have notes, which you may use for extra study. It gives you a roadmap for improvement. The DVD will be particularly useful for players within the rating band 1200-2200. It is a tour of the modern game.”

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-474-5
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Beginner Advanced
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Ruy Lopez: Attack with the Schliemann
Ruy Lopez: Attack with the Schliemann
by Sam Collins
In this DVD Sam Collins provides a complete and detailed repertoire for Black. Numerous novelties and improvements are suggested, with the conclusion that White has no clear route to an opening advantage.
€29.90

The Schliemann (or Jaenisch) Gambit, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5, languished in semi-obscurity before top GM Teimour Radjabov revolutionised the opening with new ideas, defending his analysis with excellent results in Linares and elsewhere against the world’s best players. Black plays actively and aggressively from move 3, frequently sacrificing a pawn for open lines, kingside activity and the bishop pair. In this DVD Sam Collins provides a complete and detailed repertoire for Black. Numerous novelties and improvements are suggested, with the conclusion that White has no clear route to an opening advantage. Refresh your repertoire and avoid the Spanish Torture with 3…f5!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-472-1
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
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A dynamic weapon against the QGD - 5.Bf4
A dynamic weapon against the QGD - 5.Bf4
by Simon Williams
This DVD concentrates on the increasingly popular 5.Bf4 variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and gives White a dynamic and aggressive weapon against Black’s set-up.
€29.90

This DVD concentrates on the increasingly popular 5.Bf4 variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and gives White a dynamic and aggressive weapon against Black’s set-up. White puts his bishop on f4 to avoid the exchanges that often occur after 5.Bg5 and as early as possible wants to put pressure on Black. At the highest level the variation with 5.Bf4 has become much more popular than the more traditional 5.Bg5 line. Top players such as Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Wesley So and Anish Giri play it, and Vishy Anand used it in his only victory over Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship. This DVD recommends dynamic lines for White against all set-ups by Black and gives you a good, aggressive, and reliable weapon against the Queen’s Gambit Declined.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-469-1
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
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Opening Encyclopedia 2015
Opening Encyclopedia 2015
The Opening Encyclopaedia 2015 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 2015 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, Grivas, Krasenkow, Kritz, Kuzmin, Marin, Moskalenko, Postny, Ribli, Rogozenko, Stohl 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 874 articles from over 10 years of ChessBase Magazine (up to and including the February 2015 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 over 5800. Out of those, more than 400 have been up-dated for this new edition of the encyclopaedia.
Inexhaustible: database with over 5.3 million, more than 83 500 games are annotated.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-475-2
EAN: 4027975008189
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Level: Any
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