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The Tarrasch Defence
Are you looking for an active defence against 1.d4? Look no further! The Tarrasch Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5) is one of Black’s most ambitious ways to meet 1.d4.
by Erwin l'Ami
ChessBase Magazin 185
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Norway Chess and Poikovsky) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 12 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.
The Beliavsky Plan against the Stonewall Dutch
You exchange the bishop on f4 to open the g-file (gxf4) and double rooks there. Black will protect his weakness on this file with all his forces. You transfer your pieces to the other side, create a new weakness there, and the opponent will be helpless
by Adrian Mikhalchishin
New Developments in the Arkhangelsk Variation
Mikhalchishin's new work sheds light on fresh ideas in the hyper-sharp c3 variation, the classical line, which is specially well played by Caruana, as well as further entertaining developments in the Semi-Arkhangelsk with a temporarily delayed b7-b5.
by Adrian Mikhalchishin
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit
The Smith-Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4!) is a great attacking weapon against the popular Sicilian . On move two White sacrifices a pawn for fast development and good attacking chances, and Black can easily fall into one of the many devious opening traps.
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.
Master Class Vol.10: Mikhail Botvinnik
Our experts show, using the games of Botvinnik, how to employ specific openings successfully, which model strategies are present in specific structures, how to find tactical solutions and rules for how to bring endings to a successful conclusion
by Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Yannick Pelletier
The Accelerated Dragon - a sharp weapon against 1.e4
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! leads to the so-called “Accelerated Dragon Defense”. On this DVD the Russian grandmaster and top women player Nadezhda Kosintseva reveals the secrets of her favourite opening.
by Nadezhda Kosintseva
Ruy Lopez Powerbook 2018
Once again we have used exclusively games from the engine room on playchess.com for the Ruy Lopez Powerbook 2018. The tremendous number of 1.8 million games in the Ruy Lopez allows meaningful statistical analyses even amongst side variations.
The Accelerated Dragon Powerbook 2018
Roughly 78.000 games from the engine room of Playchess as well as just 10.000 games played by humans constitute the basis of the Accelerated Dragon Powerbook.
ChessBase Magazine 184
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Berlin, Baden-Baden and Shamkir) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 10 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.