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A dangerous Anti-Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3!
A dangerous Anti-Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3!
by Andrew Martin
Play like Carlsen, avoid theory but without being passive or losing the initiative.
€9.90

Magnus Carlsen knows how to avoid sharp theoretical lines but still get positions which allow him to put his opponents under pressure. Here it is interesting to see how Carlsen has played against the Sicilian recently. With 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ he avoided the Najdorf and the Dragon and against 2…e6 he played 3.g3, the subject of this 60 minutes DVD. At first sight 3.g3 seems harmless and seems to transpose into a passive line of the Closed Sicilian, but White has many opportunities to make the game complex and force Black to solve problems: 1) He may play an improved King’s Indian Attack and sharpen the position with Qe2 and c2-c4!. 2) He may try to weaken Black’s pawn formation in the center with 3…d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.d4 3) He may play to form a broad center with c2-c3 and d2-d4 These options show why this variation is dangerous and why elite players such as Carlsen and Adams continue to win with it. You can do the same. FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin has recorded extensively for ChessBase.

Languages: English
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Anti-Bajonete-Attack in the King's Indian
Anti-Bajonete-Attack in the King's Indian
by Mihail Marin
The Mar del Plata Variation in the King's Indian could be faced with an uncomfortable Bayonette Attack. Marin shows how to face that.
€9.90

King’s Indian fans who choose the Mar del Plata attack (7...Nc6) against White’s classical system (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0) usually aim for a complex position with mutual attacks on open wings, requiring long-term strategic planning and tactical sharpness in critical moments. Computers often do not know how to handle the arising complex strategic positions, which suits players who like to think on their own instead of memorizing long variations. However, the fashionable Bayonet Attack (9.b4) interferes with Black’s ideas. After Black’s main move 9...Nh5 the positions opens, the lines get forced and computer analysis is important again. But this DVD offers an antidote against White’s Bayonet Attack, namely 9...a5! This move leads to sound positions with very few concrete lines, in which the focus is on strategy not on tactics. Objectively chances are equal but if Black knows what to do things might quickly become dangerous for White.

Languages: German, English
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Beating the French according to Kupreichik
Beating the French according to Kupreichik
by Andrew Martin
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Be3!?. Andrew Martin uses the games of Kupreichik to show why this line could catch many French aficionados unprepared and is very dangerous for Black.
€9.90

Former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik liked to play the French and once described it as a 'difficult and dangerous opening'. But in this 60 minutes video IM Andrew Martin suggests an aggressive and little-used idea of the renowned attacking player GM Viktor Kupreichik to counter the French: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Be3!?. Andrew Martin uses the games of Kupreichik to show why this line could catch many French aficionados unprepared and is very dangerous for Black. Attacking players will love this line and the unusual complications that it promotes.

Languages: English
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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The Austrian Attack against the Pirc Defence
The Austrian Attack against the Pirc Defence
by Valeri Lilov
Try the Austrian Attack! It is a solid but dangerous weapon and guarantees White an effective attack from the very start! Learn the key tricks of this deadly line and crush the Pirc with ease!
€9.90

What to do against the Pirc? Many players find it difficult to play against Black’s set-up. Try the Austrian Attack! It is a solid but dangerous weapon and guarantees White an effective attack from the very start! Learn the key tricks of this deadly line and crush the Pirc with ease!

Languages: English
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Corr Database 2015
Corr Database 2015
A must for every correspondence player! The DVD contains the Correspondence World Championships 1 to 27, the Correspondence Chess Olympiads 1 to 18, European Championships, National Championships, and much more.
€99.90

Corr Database 2015 is an extensive collection of correspondence games, featuring classical correspondence games played by mail as well as email games. The CD contains 1 274 459 games from 1804 until 2015 including all games of the correspondence chess world championships 1-27, correspondence chess olympics 1-18, correspondence chess european championships, national chamionships (AUS, CSR, DEN, GER, NED, USA). Corr 2015 also features a correspondence chess playerbase, which includes about 79 800 names. A must for every player of correspondence chess!

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-494-3
EAN: 9783866814943
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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Corr Database 2015 Upgrade
Corr Database 2015 Upgrade
A must for every correspondence player! The DVD contains the Correspondence World Championships 1 to 27, the Correspondence Chess Olympiads 1 to 18, European Championships, National Championships, and much more.
€59.90

Corr Database 2015 is an extensive collection of correspondence games, featuring classical correspondence games played by mail as well as email games. The CD contains 1 274 459 games from 1804 until 2015 including all games of the correspondence chess world championships 1-27, correspondence chess olympics 1-18, correspondence chess european championships, national chamionships (AUS, CSR, DEN, GER, NED, USA). Corr 2015 also features a correspondence chess playerbase, which includes about 79 800 names. A must for every player of correspondence chess!

Languages: German, English
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Any
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ChessBase Magazine 167
ChessBase Magazine 167
Enjoy the high points of Norway Chess 2015 and FIDE GP Khanty-Mansyisk with high-class annotations and “Round-up-shows” with Daniel King (video). 14 opening articles with lots of new ideas. Training sessions from the opening trap to pawn endings!
€19.95

Highlights:

Khanyty-Mansiysk: The fourth and last stage of the FIDE Grand Prix ended with victory shared between Caruana, Nakamura and Jakovenko. This was also the order in the overall classification. Victor on tiebreak in Khanty-Mansiysk was Dmitry Jakovenko. The Russian has analysed for us his game against Giri. Mihail Marin has prepared a detailed survey of the openings used in the games. In addition you can also find on the DVD seven daily summaries by Daniel King.

Norway Chess: This year’s Norway Chess was even stronger, since it was played in the framework of the Grand Chess Tour. Magnus Carlsen had a disastrous start (half a point from four rounds), and the world champion finished in 8th place – and that in his home tournament! Veselin Topalov took his chance and pushed Anand and Nakamura into second place. The American has commented for us on his game with Aronian. In addition you can also find on the DVD all nine daily summaries by Daniel King.

14 opening articles with new repertoire ideas
Marin: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nd2 b6
Illingworth: Sicilian Defence 2.b3
Berg: Sicilian Alapin 2...d5 3.exd5 Nf6
Postny: Sicilian Najdorf 6.h3
Souleidis: Philidor Defence 5...exd4
Kuzmin: Queen's Gambit Ragozin 5.Qb3
and more!

Languages: German, English
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Master Class Vol. 5: Emanuel Lasker
Master Class Vol. 5: Emanuel Lasker
by Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Niclas Huschenbeth
On this DVD our authors show the openings, tactics, endgames and strategy of the second World Champion Emanuel Lasker.
€29.90

The name Emanuel Lasker will always be linked with his incredible 27 years reign on the throne of world chess. In 1894, at the age of 25, he had already won the world title from Wilhelm Steinitz and his record number of years on the throne did not end till 1921 when Lasker had to accept the superiority of Jose Raul Capablanca. But not only had the only German world champion so far seen off all challengers for many years, he had also won the greatest tournaments of his age, sometimes with an enormous lead. The fascinating question is, how did he manage that? Previously the answer frequently given was – psychology and luck. But this thesis has been refuted by authors who have to be taken seriously. Lasker’s secrets are obviously to be sought elsewhere.

Languages: German, English
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Level: Any
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The English Opening Vol. 1
The English Opening Vol. 1
by Simon Williams
Williams main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations.
€29.90

This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-477-6
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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The English Opening Vol. 2
The English Opening Vol. 2
by Simon Williams
Williams main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations.
€29.90

This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-478-3
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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