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The French Defence is one of the most reliable openings against 1 e4. The solid central pawn chain protects Black’s king and provides the basis for counter-attacks on both wings. On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the French. Based around ten stem games, all White’s major lines against the French are covered. The French Defence is one of the most flexible of openings. This DVD explores different systems so that you can always keep your opponent guessing as to your choice. Complete games are discussed so that one gains an idea about typical strategies for both sides. More than that, these model games provide inspiration to play the opening. This is an interactive DVD. At key moments in the games Grandmaster King pauses and puts you on the spot. You will have to find and play the best move. He then gives feedback in further video clips according to the move you chose.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-479-0
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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ChessBase Magazine Extra 166
ChessBase Magazine Extra 166
Adrian Mikhalchishin (Ruy Lopez Arkhangelsk Variation), Sergei Tiviakov (Sicilian 2...d6 3.Bb5+) and Nicholas Pert (Queen's Gambit) present modern classics or special opening ideas. Plus 30.574 recently played games.
€12.99

30475 games (played from April until June 2015)

Video training:

  • Adrian Mikhalchishin shows you a game with the traditional form of the Archangelsk Variation.
  • Sergei Tiviakov is rightfully proud of this game, after all he defeated the then reigning world champion Vishy Anand.
  • Nicholas Pert presents a convincing performance by Magnus Carlsen, Pert is particularly impressed by the way the world champion handled the endgame.
Languages: German, English
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Level: Any
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Original and aggressive: 1...b6 for practical players
Original and aggressive: 1...b6 for practical players
by Nigel Davies
Spruce up your opening repertoire with an early …b6! Let GM Nigel Davies show you how to transpose into the lines of your choice and how to through your opponent out of his opening book right away!
€29.90

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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