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Play the Pirc like a Grandmaster Vol. 2: Attacking lines
by Mihail Marin
The resulting positions are usually dynamic or double-edged and offer fairly balanced chances. The better tactician may win, but do not be dissappointed if the game ends in a spectacular and logical draw!
€29.90

Is there an absolute truth in a flexible opening such as the Pirc Defense? After I had played and studied the Pirc intensively for more than ten years I was sure I had found the best move order against each White system. Then I stopped playing the opening for a while and when I checked new ideas I realized that things were not that simple. Thus, the repertoire I recommend on this DVD is a combination of good lines in my old repertoire that have stood the test of time and new lines inspired by my fresh look at the Pirc. When playing the Pirc one must know what to do against White‘s attacking systems. White‘s space advantage offers him a lot of active possibilities, but when White proceeds aggressively he creates weaknesses in his own camp that Black can use for counterplay. There are a number of forced lines but they are mostly based on the elementary principles of dynamics and development. With these principles one should find one‘s way when confronted with a novelty or... forgot the analysis! The resulting positions are usually dynamic or double-edged and offer fairly balanced chances. The better tactician may win, but do not be dissappointed if the game ends in a spectacular and logical draw!

Languages: English
ISBN: 9783866814356
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Play the Pirc like a Grandmaster Vol. 1: Positional lines
by Mihail Marin
In the positional systems White does not try to refute the Pirc from the very first moves, but aims for a long strategic battle to prove that his space advantage and better development will finally give him the better position.
€29.90

Is there an absolute truth in a flexible opening such as the Pirc Defense? After I had played and studied the Pirc intensively for more than ten years I was sure I had found the best move order against each White system. Then I stopped playing the opening for a while and when I checked new ideas I realized that things were not that simple. Thus, the repertoire I recommend on this DVD is a combination of good lines in my old repertoire that have stood the test of time and new lines inspired by my fresh look at the Pirc. 1* In the positional systems White does not try to refute the Pirc from the very first moves, but aims for a long strategic battle to prove that his space advantage and better development will finally give him the better position. These systems are by no means harmless and to hold his own and to get counterplay Black should first of all master the basic tactical and positional ideas I explain in detail. There are a few concrete lines I examine together with the general ideas and these lines should be rather easy to memorize. If you study the DVD carefully you should be able to reach complex strategic middlegames in which the better player has the better chances to win!

Languages: English
ISBN: 4027975008028
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The Modern Scotch Opening
by Parimarjan Negi
In this DVD, Parimarjan Negi looks at the latest revolution in Scotch theory that has completely changed white’s plans, and once again brought back the interest of the world’s elite.
€29.90

The Scotch has long been associated with exciting play, although people often doubt it’s positional base. But the opening has evolved from the swashbuckling games of the 19th century to become a sound, but aggressive, alternative to the evergreen Spanish. In his first Fritz-Trainer DVD, Parimarjan Negi looks at the latest revolution in Scotch theory that has completely changed white’s plans, and once again brought back the interest of the world’s elite. Negi presents not only the white strategies in detail but also outlines a dynamic way for Black to counter this latest trend.

Parimarjan Negi (21) became the youngest GM in the world in 2006, and since then has won many international events, including the Asian Championship in 2012.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-432-5
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ChessBase Magazine 161
Top tournaments: Norway Chess, Capablanca Memorial, and Poikovsky. Analyses by Karjakin, Jakovenko, Bologan and many more. Interactive training with Oliver Reeh and Karsten Müller. 13 new opening articles – from Alekhine Defence to the Winawer Variation.
€19.95

Highlights

Better than the world-champion! Sergei Karjakin for the 2nd time wins "Norway Chess" thanks to three wins in a row in the final rounds. Karjakin comments on his win over Kramnik. Other annotations have been contributed by Ftacnik, Krasenkow, Marin, Negi, Roiz, Stohl, Sumets and Szabo. In addition there are an openings survey by Mihail Marin + „Game of the day“-videos by Daniel King.

Capablanca Memorial: The game Almasi-So in the 5th round was a decisive one. His victory with Black brought the Wesley So into the lead and from then on it could not be prised out of his hands. The tournament winner has annotated that theoretically important game.

Karpov-Tournament: Tournament victor Morozevich was able to permit himself a draw in the last round because his rival Jakovenko lost his game. Jakovenko, Bologan and Sutovsky, who all took part, have annotated games

Interactive training lectures with video feedback to your ideas: Daniel King „Move by Move“, Oliver Reeh “Tactics" and Karsten Müller „Endgames“ - get on a move!

13 new opening articles with lots of new ideas for your repertoire: Viktor Moskalenko reveals more secrets of a "secondary opening" (Budapest Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Bf4 g5), Tibor Havasi presents a setup against the Caro-Kann (with 2.Nf3 and 3.Nf3), Dejan Antic shows the ideas in the "Adams-Variation" against the Sicilian (2.Nf3 e6 3.g3) and many more!

Languages: German, English
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Master Class Vol.3: Alexander Alekhine
by Dorian Rogozenco, Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh
On this DVD GMs Rogozenco, Marin, Müller, and IM Reeh present outstanding games, stunning combinations and exemplary endgames by Alekhine. And they invite you to improve your knowledge with the help of video lectures, annotated games and interactive tests
€29.90

Alexander Alekhine, the fourth World Champion, played many fantastic attacking games and to this day enjoys the reputation of being an attacking genius. But ever since Alekhine won the World Championship match against Capablanca in Buenos Aires 1927 the chess world could see that the Russian-born Alekhine – who immigrated to France in 1921 – also handled technical positions excellently. But his success against Capablanca was still a surprise because the Cuban was considered to be virtually unbeatable. After winning the World Championship Alekhine reached the peak of his career in the early 1930s winning famous tournaments such as San Remo 1930 and Bled 1931 by a huge margin. Moreover, the World Champion was also a prolific author and in annotating his games gave deep insights to the thinking of a World Champion. Alekhine was one of the best players in the history of chess and treated all phases of the game – opening, middlegame and endgame – in textbook fashion. No wonder a lot of later top class players, not least Garry Kasparov, claimed Alekhine as their role model in chess. On this DVD Grandmasters Dorian Rogozenco, Mihail Marin, Karsten Müller, and International Oliver Reeh present outstanding games, stunning combinations and exemplary endgames by Alexander Alekhine. And they invite you to improve your chess knowledge with the help of video lectures, annotated games and interactive tests. The DVD also contains all known games by Alekhine, most of them annotated. Tables of important tournaments and various articles with background information complete the DVD.

Languages: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-86681-373-1
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Magic of Chess Tactics 2
by Dr. Karsten Müller, Claus Dieter Meyer
FM Claus Dieter Meyer has put under the microscope a comprehensive fund of topical and timeless games/fragments. On video Hamburg GM Dr. Karsten Müller has outlined corner points of Meyer’s work and created 14 tests plus 10 interactive test sets.
€27.90

Similar to the first MOCT-DVD it’ s all about tactical explosive stuff. In lively opening-, middlegame- and endgame discussions Bremen chess trainer and analyst FM Claus Dieter Meyer again has put under the microscope a comprehensive fund of topical and timeless games/fragments, a great deal taken from German Bundesliga praxis, and in doing so has filtered out many motifs/themes and brought attacking techniques and transformations in focus. On the big database enclosed are the complete analysis including about 400 training questions plus a number of photos, partly taken on the spots of the encounters. On video Hamburg grandmaster Dr. Karsten Müller has outlined corner points of Meyer’s work and created 14 tests plus 10 interactive test sets completed with own examples. In this way attacking techniques (for instance with material/positional unbalances) and transformations (especially the right/wrong exchange) may be studied first and for deepening practised directly afterwards on the basis of concrete exercises.

Languages: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-86681-391-5
EAN: 4027975007731
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The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen
by Alejandro Ramirez
The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen.
€29.90

The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen. Unlike the Najdorf, the Paulsen provides a safer and more positionally based way of fighting against 1.e4. Black is able to obtain adequate counterplay in all variations without going for a do-or-die type of attack. This DVD will combine the power of the pure Paulsen Sicilian with eventual transpositions to the Scheveningen when it is convenient for the black player. Anand, Topalov, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Leko, Svidler, Jakovenko, Polgar and countless other grandmasters are defending the Paulsen, and with excellent results. The theory presented in this DVD is cutting edge; most of the games analyzed were played at the highest level of chess: the 2013 Tromso World Cup.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-431-8
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Fighting against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation
by Viktor Bologan
The Caro-Kann Defence is one of the most solid replies for Black after 1.e4. Bologan's choice of the Advance Variation for White is because of the complex strategical play in which White has a long-term space advantage.
€29.90

The Caro-Kann Defence is one of the most solid replies for Black after 1.e4. I’ve played it myself for many years with black, so I know how difficult is to gain an advantage with white. My choice of the Advance Variation for White is because of the complex strategical play in which White has a long-term space advantage. If he also understands the ideas of this opening well, then White will be able to keep up the pressure. The fact that such players as Gashimov, Karjakin, Caruana, Anand, Svidler, Grischuk and Shirov often play the Advance Variation against the Caro-Kann will give you the much needed chess confidence, while watching their games will inspire you to great creative and performance achievements. The DVD is made for a large audience, starting with beginners up to higher level players. It is carefully structured, which will help you to find your way around the masses of new theory, and to remember just what you need to know before the game. One famous grandmaster confessed me that he studied most of my DVDs, and that he is also using them for his students. Full steam ahead against the Caro-Kann!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-433-1
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ChessBase Magazine Extra 160
Extra 160 - with more than 34,000 recent games and three video clips: Adrian Mikhalchishin, Robert Ris and Valeri Lilov present a nice opening idea and the two games Fischer-Petrosian (Match 1971) and Rublevsky-Vachier (Warsaw 2012)
€12.99

• 34.894 games, played between April and June 2014
• biggest tournament: Wch blitz, 1047 games (1. Carlsen)
• Norway Chess blitz (1. Carlsen)
• CBM Extra with videos in fritztrainer format:
• Adrian Mikhalchishin aquaints you with opening ideas of the QGA
• Robert Ris shows a game played by Robert Fischer against Tigran Petrosian
• Valeri Lilov presents the game Rublevsky-Vachier Lagrave and promots a nice idea in the Najdorf

Languages: German, English
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Learn to think strategically, try out tricky mental exercises and master fun and exciting challenges – all with a generous helping of chess knowledge. These things and more await you on this unusual chess adventure that has already received great international acclaim.
Start playing version 3.0 of Fritz & Chesster Volume 1 straight away and on any computer, laptop, tablet or iPad with Internet access and join Prince Fritz and his cousin Bianca on their journey through the rules of chess and many tactical motifs.

Languages: English
EAN: 4027975008011
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