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ChessBase Magazine 179
ChessBase Magazine 179
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Norway Chess, FIDE GP Moscow, WCh Teams) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.
€19.95

The editor’s top ten

1. The world champion outplayed: Aronian analyses his win against Carlsen at Norway Chess.
2. High quality exchange sacrifice: the winner of the 2nd FIDE Grand Prix annotates his most spectacular game from Moscow: Ding Liren - Vachier Lagrave
3. „Move by Move“ with Simon Williams: deepen your knowledge of the Najdorf move by move with the world class game Ponomariov-Wojtaszek (video)
4. Classy queen trap: enjoy Aronian’s second stroke from Stavanger in Daniel King's video analysis.
5. “Reti’s mate”: in Efstratios Grivas’ FIDE Training course learn about a rare but tactically highly effective idea.
6. “No clear path to equality”: GM Postny pulls together the trends in the Queen's Gambit Accepted and comes to a critical conclusion.
7. What can you do against the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation? Daniel King introduces you to the present state of theory (video).
8. A defensive move with diabolical hidden depths: let Rainer Knaak show you how to set the “Leonhardt Trap” in the Philidor Defence. (video)
9. Good in practice: Nadezhda Kosintseva arms you with the universal weapon universal weapon 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 against the French Steinitz Variation.
10. Hammer blow 14…Rxf3: Adhiban analyses his brilliancy against Akobian at the World Team Championship.

Languages: German, English
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ChessBase Magazine Extra 178
ChessBase Magazine Extra 178
27.384 games and Videos from Adrian Mikhalchishin and Yannick Pelletier
€12.99

27.384 games played between April and June 2017
Adrian Mikhalchishin is actually a supporter of the black pieces whenever the Queen’s Gambit Accepted is up for discussion. But in this video he shows a new move for White. Jon Ludvig Hammer, who has the white pieces, belongs to Magnus Carlsen’s team, so our author believes that the remarkable idea is a fruit of the analysis work undertaken in preparation for the world championship matches.
Yannick Pelletier is justifiably proud of his game against Richard Rapport, Chess Olympiad Baku 2016. The Hungarian, with White, does emerge from the opening better, but then after a queen sacrifice by Pelletier what arises is a position of a completely different type. In 66 moves the Swiss grandmaster manages to lead the black pieces to victory.
Nihal Sarin, 12, and Luis Engel, 15, casually exchange ideas about a sharp line in the Najdorf System.

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The Chess Player's Mating Guide Vol.2 - Weakened kingside
The Chess Player's Mating Guide Vol.2 - Weakened kingside
by Robert Ris
The attention will be paid to the castled king and in particular on ways of exploiting the weakened kingside. Several well-known themes, pawnformations and other attacking weapons are covered in 8 chapters.
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In the first volume of the The Chess Players Mating Guide series typical ideas have been shown how to exploit the uncastled king. In the second volume attention will be paid to the castled king and in particular on ways of exploiting the weakened kingside. Several well-known themes, pawnformations and other attacking weapons are covered in 8 chapters with the goal to challenge the viewer determining and exploiting the weaknesses. IM Robert Ris has made an interesting selection of famous games as well as games from his own practice to demonstrate the typical ideas exploiting the weaknesses in the pawnformation in front of the castled king. The selected material is a good warm-up for the exercises which are presented at the end to test your knowledge on this topic. By then you at least will have the confidence to claim you have become a dangerous attacking player as Tal, Aljechin, Fischer or any of your other favorites. Watch, learn & enjoy!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-606-0
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Reti - A Repertoire for White
Reti - A Repertoire for White
by Viktor Bologan
Starting with 1.Nf3 the Reti is designed for those players who like strategy, manoeuvres and plans. Bologan presents a repertoire based on 1.Nf3 giving you options for all major replies.
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It is always fascinating when you, preparing for the game or checking an opening line, meet games dated from the beginning of the last century or even from the 1800s. Working on the DVD, I realized that the development of the knight to f3, followed by the attack on the centre with c4, was played by almost all great champions of the past. The most valuable investment into this opening was of course made by Richard Reti, who scored a couple of victories with it in the 1920s, but what would it look like without Capablanca’s games or Smyslov’s fine ideas? Nowadays the main protagonist of 1.Nf3 with White is Vladimir Kramnik, who has in my opinion the deepest strategical knowledge and understanding in chess. Especially the Reti is designed for those players who like strategy, manoeuvres and plans. Who like to avoid opening tons of theory, the jungle of forced lines. In this DVD, I tried to deal with all possible Black reactions against 1.Nf3. Naturally, there is much theory left outside of it, but a repertoire for White for sure is inside. Enjoy!

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-604-6
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Rocket Repertoire: The Four Knights
Rocket Repertoire: The Four Knights
by Simon Williams
Like a fine wine, the Four Knights only improves with age, establishing itself as an extremely effective way of meeting 1...e5. On the outside this opening seems deceptively quiet, yet apparently natural moves can often lead to some devastating attacks.
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The Four Knights has a rich and dis tinguished history. Like a fine wine, the Four Knights only improves with age, establishing itself as an extremely effective way of meeting 1...e5. On the outside this opening seems deceptively quiet, yet apparently natural moves can often lead to some devastating attacks. This DVD takes you through everything that you need to know in order to play this opening with confidence, starting with calm options and then moving on to the outrageous Belgrade opening. This DVD will have something for everyone! Grandmaster Simon Williams invites you to share his experiences and knowledge, studying typical ideas and plans that you need to know, rather than relying on memorising long theoretical variations - ideal for players wanting to learn in a simple yet effective way.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-603-9
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The Blumenfeld Gambit - A sharp weapon in the Benoni
The Blumenfeld Gambit - A sharp weapon in the Benoni
by Andrew Martin
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.
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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. It’s all about the centre. Who will be the first to dominate this important area of the board? A fierce, immediate fight breaks out, and if either player does not know what to do, a crushing defeat could be the result. This opening is ideal for club and tournament players.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-605-3
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Level: Advanced Tournament player
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Chessbase Magazine 178
Chessbase Magazine 178
Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Shamkir, Baden-Baden, US Champs) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 12 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.
€19.95

The editor’s top ten

1. Win with Plan B: Aronian analyses his game against Naiditsch at the Grenke Classic: with an exchange sacrifice, a king hunt and an alternative solution.
2. This is how child prodigies think: 12-year old Nihal Sarin from India presents for you his win over GM Bluebaum (video).
3. “The lurking bishop”: Enjoy the tactical fireworks with Oliver Reeh and solve his favourite combination with really masterly moves! (Interactive video)
4. “Strategically completely irrational”: Mihail Marin shows you what has been happening in recent years in the French Winawer Variation.
5. Speculative and spectacular: Enjoy Kramnik’s rook sacrifice for three pawns and a consternated Harikrishna!
6. The pawn as a curse: Test your endgame technique and together with Karsten Müller find the narrow pathway to the draw. (interactive video)
7. Triumph in Poikovsky: Emil Sutovsky (7 out of 9) analyses in great detail his first round win against the previous years’ victor: Sutovsky-Korobov
8. Sharp update: Let Erwin l'Ami show you fantastic new ideas for White and Black in the Two Knights Defence. (video)
9. Popular and dangerous: Adhiban delivers with his attacking win over Swayans further proof for the potential of Queen’s Pawn games.
10. Declining the gambit and still getting an advantage: Krisztian Szabo knows why you do not need to fear 3…f5 in the Ruy Lopez.

 

Languages: German, English
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Powerplay 25: Popular Queen’s Pawn Openings – A Repertoire For Black
Powerplay 25: Popular Queen’s Pawn Openings – A Repertoire For Black
by Daniel King
On this DVD, Grandmaster Daniel King presents a repertoire for Black against the opoular queen's pawn openings such as the London System or the Trompowsky!
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Openings such as the London System and the Trompowsky, once considered side lines, are now just as common in the professional game as at club level. White aims to avoid complex theoretical lines and to start from a solid basis. Yet these openings are not without bite. On this DVD, Grandmaster Daniel King presents a repertoire for Black allowing you to face these systems with confidence. The aim of these recommendations is to come out of the opening with sound development, a sound pawn structure, a secure king, and a dynamic position that gives winning chances. When playing with Black, that's a good start!!

Languages: English, German
EAN: 4027975008448
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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Komodo Chess 11
Komodo Chess 11
The multiple computer chess world champion comes in a new and yet more powerful version. Thanks to co-author US Grandmaster Larry Kaufman, Komodo is the strategist among the top chess programs!
€79.90

Artificial intelligence and human understanding. These two elements combined have characterized the Komodo chess program for years and are what make it stand out from all other top programs. In the development team, computer expert Mark Lefler and Grandmaster Larry Kaufman work together to continuously optimize their engine. Their successes speak volumes: Komodo has won a series of prestigious computer tournaments, including the TCEC, the CCT and last but not least the Computer Chess World Championship 2016!

Languages: German, English
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Level: Any
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ChessBase Magazine Extra 177
ChessBase Magazine Extra 177
28.505 (games played between February and April 2017) plus videos by Mikahlchishin, Martin and Ris.
€12.99

28.505 (games played between February and April 2017)
Video training: In the English variation 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 the reply 6.a3 has developed from being a side variation to the frequently played move. The principled reply 6...d5 had already, to the great of astonishment of Adrian Mikhalchishin, been played back in 1902. The Ukrainian grandmaster acquaints you with some subtleties in this line.
Andrew Martin demonstrates how important it is to get your opponents out of their preparation and immediately put them under pressure. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tried to do so with 3.Bg5 – not a Trompowsky, nor a Grünfeld, but after a few moves it was more like a Dutch on the board. Black – in any case Fabiano Caruana – was able to solve the opening problems very well, but in the long run the full point did go to White. o White.
Robert Ris shows you the classical game Geller-Euwe (Candidates tournament 1953). Efim Geller sets up a violent attack, but Max Euwe defends with several brilliant moves and at the end switches over to a successful counter-attack.

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Master Class Vol.8: Magnus Carlsen
Master Class Vol.8: Magnus Carlsen
by Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Niclas Huschenbeth
Scarcely any world champion has managed to captivate chess lovers to the extent Carlsen has. The enormously talented Norwegian hasn't been systematically trained within the structures of a major chess-playing nation such as Russia, the Ukraine or China.
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Scarcely any world champion has managed to captivate both chess lovers and the general public to the extent Magnus Carlsen has. The enormously talented Norwegian arrived on the scene as if from nowhere, without having been systematically trained within the structures of a major chess-playing nation such as Russia, the Ukraine or more recently, China. Rather, his development had taken place in an almost totally private setting. Upon recognizing his son’s unbelievable talent, his father took him out of school, bought a camper van and, together with the whole family, set about traveling from tournament to tournament. The rough diamond from Norway was gradually polished in countless tournament games, and was soon receiving invitations to top tournaments, where he proved his incredibly deep understanding of chess against even the world’s top players. Thanks to Carlsen’s style, computersupported opening preparation has faded somewhat into the background, with a greater importance being placed on the sporting side of chess – deep strategy, extensive endgame knowledge, energy and endurance are the trump cards of the new chess megastar. By 2010, Carlsen was already number one in the world ranking list; in 2013 he also claimed the title of World Champion, a title he has now successfully defended twice.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-596-4
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Opening Encyclopedia 2017
Opening Encyclopedia 2017
The Opening Encyclopaedia 2017 features complete coverage of all opening areas on a single DVD and constitutes the best possible introduction to opening training.
€99.90

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire.

Languages: German, English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-597-1
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The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1
The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1
by Vidit Gujrathi
The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice.
€29.90

The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. It is a line which was very fashionable in late 90s and early 2000s due to the successes of greats like Karpov, Anand, Dreev etc. Recently due to strong engines lot of key developments have been made and some new lines have been introduced, while others have been refuted altogether. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMsVachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. I am sure you will learn a lot about the opening and will enjoy the battle for the light squares.

Main Line 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6
Panov Attack 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6
Fantasy Variation 3.f3
King’s Indian Attack 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2
Exchange Variation 3.exd5 cxd5
Two Knight’s 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-583-4
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.2
The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.2
by Vidit Gujrathi
The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice.
€29.90

The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. It is a line which was very fashionable in late 90s and early 2000s due to the successes of greats like Karpov, Anand, Dreev etc. Recently due to strong engines lot of key developments have been made and some new lines have been introduced, while others have been refuted altogether. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMsVachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. I am sure you will learn a lot about the opening and will enjoy the battle for the light squares.

Aggressive Setup with 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4
Trendy Line 4.h4
Side Lines 4.Nd2/4.Be3
Main Line 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-592-6
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1 and 2
The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol.1 and 2
by Vidit Gujrathi
The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice.
€54.90

Vol 1:

The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. It is a line which was very fashionable in late 90s and early 2000s due to the successes of greats like Karpov, Anand, Dreev etc. Recently due to strong engines lot of key developments have been made and some new lines have been introduced, while others have been refuted altogether. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMsVachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. I am sure you will learn a lot about the opening and will enjoy the battle for the light squares.

Main Line 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6
Panov Attack 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6
Fantasy Variation 3.f3
King’s Indian Attack 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2
Exchange Variation 3.exd5 cxd5
Two Knight’s 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6

Vol. 2

The Caro Kann is a very tricky opening. Black’s play is based on controlling and fighting for key light squares. It is a line which was very fashionable in late 90s and early 2000s due to the successes of greats like Karpov, Anand, Dreev etc. Recently due to strong engines lot of key developments have been made and some new lines have been introduced, while others have been refuted altogether. I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and in these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice. Recently at the World Rapid and Blitz Championships at Qatar I used many of them with great success, managing to score important wins over top GMsVachier Lagrave, Radjabov, Jobava and drawing against Vishy Anand. I am sure you will learn a lot about the opening and will enjoy the battle for the light squares.

Aggressive Setup with 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4
Trendy Line 4.h4
Side Lines 4.Nd2/4.Be3
Main Line 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5

Languages: English
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Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
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