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Andrew Martin

Andrew David Martin (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master. Martin has won various national and international tournaments. He has been playing for years in the Four Nations Chess League, at present (July 2009) for Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher, previously for the Camberley Chess Club. Martin received his title as international master in1984. He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000.
On the 21st February 2004 Martin set a new world record for simultaneous chess. He faced 321 chess players at the same time. His result was: 294 wins, 26 draws and only one loss. Martin is known as a professional chess teacher and head trainer of the English youth team. He trains eight schools (Yateley Manor, Aldro, Millfield, Sunningdale, Waverley School, St Michael’s Sandhurst, Wellington College, Salesian College). Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications. Martin lives in Sandhurst, England, is married and the father of two daughters and two sons. His present Elo rating is 2423 (as of July 2009).

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Meeting the Gambits Vol.2 - Gambits after 1.d4
Meeting the Gambits Vol.2 - Gambits after 1.d4
When facing gambits the most important thing is not to panic, a feeling usually induced by lack of knowledge. Keep calm, learn the antidotes and face the aggression with renewed confidence.
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
The surprising Sicilian - Shock your opponent with an early ...Qb6
The surprising Sicilian - Shock your opponent with an early ...Qb6
The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6! is surprisingly little-played, yet gives Black excellent chances and on this new ChessBase DVD, Andrew Martin explains how the system works.
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
The Blumenfeld Gambit - A sharp weapon in the Benoni
The Blumenfeld Gambit - A sharp weapon in the Benoni
It was back in the 1920s that the Russian master Benjamin Blumenfeld invented his famous gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5!?, and to the present day the opening retains great popularity. Black plays for the initiative and the win from the word go.
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
The Elephant Gambit
The Elephant Gambit
Let Andrew Martin select a repertoire for you on this 60 mins, which, if used with discretion, will rack up the points.
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
A solid Scandinavian Surprise
A solid Scandinavian Surprise
Accompany FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin on this 60 mins video. You can learn a new opening system in 60 mins and start to play it with confidence on the very same day!
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
Meeting the Gambits Vol.1 - Gambits after 1.e4
Meeting the Gambits Vol.1 - Gambits after 1.e4
On Meeting the Gambits Vol. 1; Gambits after 1.e4, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin provides you with an excellent selection of repertoire choices and teaches you the right approach to take against gambiteers.
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
Nimzowitsch Defence 1.e4 Nc6
Nimzowitsch Defence 1.e4 Nc6
Andrew Martin maps out an aggressive repertoire for Black, which is ideal for the club player. Few below the rating of 2000 will know what to do against 1..Nc6 and could easily get into a disasterous mess right out of the opening.
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
The Kasparov Gambit
The Kasparov Gambit
The usual move order is 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 Nf3 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e5!? 5 Nb5 d5 6 cxd5 Bc5 bringing us to a very sharp position. Andrew MArtin shows this variation from black's point of view.
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
Catastrophe in the Opening
Catastrophe in the Opening
‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels. It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games.
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
A dangerous Anti-Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3!
A dangerous Anti-Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3!
Play like Carlsen, avoid theory but without being passive or losing the initiative.
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
Beating the French according to Kupreichik
Beating the French according to Kupreichik
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.
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
The basics of winning chess 2.0
The basics of winning chess 2.0
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.
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
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