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Semi-Open Games

If after 1.e4 Black does not play 1...e5, then we have the Semi-open Openings. These include the Sicilian (1...c5) which is probably the most popular opening of all nowadays. But there is also a large fan-base for the French (1...e6) and the Caro-Kann (1...c6). In addition, this group of openings also contains some very modern systems such as the Alekhine Defence (1...Nf6), the Scandinavian Defence (1...d5) and the Pirc Defence (1...d6 or 1...g6).

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How to play the Najdorf Vol. 3
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 3
by Garry Kasparov
€39.99
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 2
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 2
by Garry Kasparov
A defensive weapon for Black.
€29.99
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 1
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 1
by Garry Kasparov
A great moment when the world‘s leading expert shares all the secrets in his favourite opening.
€29.99
The new McCutcheon
The new McCutcheon
by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Opening expert and former World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov shows you the secrets in the McCutcheon (3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4). He shows why Bd2 is no longer the main line and which continuation will be the theory of tomorrow.
€29.90
Fighting against the Caro-Kann with the Advance Variation
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
Power Play 21: A repertoire for black against the Anti-Sicilians
Power Play 21: A repertoire for black against the Anti-Sicilians
by Daniel King
Accept the Morra Gambit with confidence. Tame the Grand Prix Attack. Put fear into the heart of every tedious 2 c3 player. You can make 1...c5 a dangerous weapon whether it’s an open or closed Sicilian.
€29.90
New ideas in the Najdorf
New ideas in the Najdorf
by Daniel King
Such a dynamic and popular opening as the Najdorf is developing the whole time. On this download, Daniel King updates lines that were included on his DVD but also responds to viewers’ requests, considering lines that he omitted from his original repertoir
€9.90
The Sicilian Dragon Vol. 2: All Lines except 9.Bc4
The Sicilian Dragon Vol. 2: All Lines except 9.Bc4
by GM Peter Heine Nielsen
The Dragon is one of Black’s most daring openings, leading to fascinating positions with opposite castling and strong mutual attacks. This DVD provides a complete and up to date repertoire to help Black to score with the Dragon.
€29.90
The Sicilian Dragon Vol. 1: Main Line with 9.Bc4
The Sicilian Dragon Vol. 1: Main Line with 9.Bc4
by GM Peter Heine Nielsen
Volume one of the DVD deals with 9 Bc4, White’s sharpest option, and shows how Black can counter this ambitious try by White with the main lines of the Soltis variation (12…h5), which was played by Magnus Carlsen regularly as well.
€29.90
The French Defence for the Tournament Player
The French Defence for the Tournament Player
by Nicholas Pert
This French Defence DVD is a complete attacking opening repertoire for black after 1.e4 e6. GM Nick Pert has played the French defence his whole life and provides all his la test and most up to date analysis crammed into 1 DVD.
€29.90
1.e4 - How to tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc
1.e4 - How to tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc
by Viktor Bologan
On this DVD, Victor Bologan shows how to successfully combat the Pirc, Alekhine and Scandinavian Defences with a complete opening repertoire. As ever, Bologan recommends the main lines.
€29.90
Power Play 18: The Sicilian Najdorf – a repertoire for Black
Power Play 18: The Sicilian Najdorf – a repertoire for Black
by Daniel King
Learn the opening of the masters from the world’s most popular master trainer! Daniel King shows you a rock-solid and powerful Najdorf repertoire.
€29.90
Scandinavian with 3…Qd6
Scandinavian with 3…Qd6
by Sergei Tiviakov
€29.90