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After 1.d4 too, the most solid reply is the symmetrical (1...d5) and so it is extremely popular. White can then choose the Queen’s Gambit by playing 2.c4, whereas all other continuations are classified as Queen’s Pawn Games.

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A practical repertoire for the positional player after 1.d4 Vol.1 – 3
A practical repertoire for the positional player after 1.d4 Vol.1 – 3
I give promising mainlines for white against all black’s main replies to 1.d4 d5 that are engine-proof, easy to learn and can be played almost instantly.
by Sipke Ernst
€89.90
A Supergrandmaster's Guide to Openings Vol.2: 1.d4, 1.c4 and Sidelines
A Supergrandmaster's Guide to Openings Vol.2: 1.d4, 1.c4 and Sidelines
This video course includes GM Anish Giri's deep insights and IM Sagar Shah's pertinent questions to the super GM. While Vol.1 dealt with 1.e4, Vol.2 has all the openings after 1.d4 as well as 1.c4 and sidelines are covered.
by Anish Giri
€49.90
The surprising Janowski Variation  (3...a6) in the Queen‘s Gambit  Declined
The surprising Janowski Variation (3...a6) in the Queen‘s Gambit Declined
Explore the mysteries of the powerful Janowski Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined with this brand-new video course!
by Fabien Libiszewski
€32.90
The Super Solid Slav Defence
The Super Solid Slav Defence
We get the Slav after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6. This video course will focus on 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 and now dxc4, but the white alternatives leading up to the mainline are also discussed in great detail.
by Sipke Ernst
€29.90
Fighting for the initiative with the Schara-Hennig Gambit in 60min
Fighting for the initiative with the Schara-Hennig Gambit in 60min
In the Schara-Hennig Gambit black sacrifices a pawn and in return he gets a lead in development. From that point on black has two options. Playing against white’s king or trying to prevent white from developing.
by Nico Zwirs
€9.90
 A Complete Black Repertoire against 1.d4, 1.Nf3 & 1.c4
A Complete Black Repertoire against 1.d4, 1.Nf3 & 1.c4
These video courses feature a black repertoire against 1.d4, 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. The recommended variations are easy to learn and not difficult to remember, but also pose White serious challenges.
by Robert Ris
€54.90
The Stonewall Attack in 60 Minutes
The Stonewall Attack in 60 Minutes
The Stonewall Attack (d4 followed by e3 and possibly f4) is an old-fashioned opening, almost forgotten, not thought to give White any advantage at all. Yet it still packs a punch and is not so easy to defend against. It is especially good for club players
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
Queen's Gambit Accepted 3.e4 b5 Caveman style in 60 Minutes
Queen's Gambit Accepted 3.e4 b5 Caveman style in 60 Minutes
On this 60 Minutes video course Robert Ris will show you an aggressive way of playing the Queen's Gambit Accepted after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 b5 4.a4 c6 5.axb5 cxb5 6.Nc3 Qb6 for Black. The ensuing positions are fresh and may put your opponent off-guard.
by Robert Ris
€9.90
Attacking with the Jobava London System
Attacking with the Jobava London System
The Jobava London System is a minor form of the London System. White tries to play Bf4 quickly followed by Nc3.
by Elisabeth Pähtz
€29.90
Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 1 - 3
Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 1 - 3
In this detailed “three-part” video series I take a look at a main line White system based on 1.d4. This series is aimed at the ambitious player who is looking to put maximum pressure on their opponent from the start of the game.
by Nicholas Pert
€79.90
London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded and Tactic Toolbox London System
London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded and Tactic Toolbox London System
Simon Williams presents the London System, providing the theory you need for your games (7 h 16 min). In addition Williams also introduces into typical tactics and patterns in a seperate product. (53 games, 96 training questions and 3h 14 min)
by Simon Williams
€54.90
The Colle-Koltanowski System
The Colle-Koltanowski System
The Colle-Koltanowski system is very easy to learn, yet an extremely dangerous opening.
by Simon Williams
€29.90
Le Système de Londres avec 2.Ff4 (French language)
Le Système de Londres avec 2.Ff4 (French language)
The popular London System now available in french language. GM Christian Bauer shows how to play the London System with 2.Bf4.
by Christian Bauer
€29.90
Anti-London System
Anti-London System
On this DVD GM Yannick Pelletier offers Black a repertoire against the London System that you can employ no matter which opening (Systems with d5, systems with g6, Queen’s Indian, Queen’s Gambit, Benoni, Benko, Dutch) you usually play against 1.d4 followe
by Yannick Pelletier
€29.90
The Tarrasch Defence
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
€29.90
The Vienna Variation
The Vienna Variation
The Vienna Variation is a particular and independent system of the Queen’s Gambit. It arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4, when black’s capture on move 4 is strongly reminiscent of the Queen’s Gambi
by Yannick Pelletier
€29.90
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 Beasty Botvinnik Variation in the Semi-Slav!
The Beasty Botvinnik Variation in the Semi-Slav!
On this DVD you will be taken on a journey through what is arguably the sharpest opening line known to men.
by Erwin l'Ami
€29.90
The Tactical Chigorin
The Tactical Chigorin
Opening with the Chigorin shows your intention to play for a win right from the outset. After 2...Nc6 Black’s pieces fly into the game putting pressure on White’s position from a very early stage.
by Simon Williams
€29.90
Power Play 25: Popular Queen’s Pawn Openings – A Repertoire For Black
Power Play 25: Popular Queen’s Pawn Openings – A Repertoire For Black
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!
by Daniel King
€29.90
Power Play Vol.23 and 24
Power Play Vol.23 and 24
On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD and against the Catalan. The repertoire is demonstrated in 20 stem games, covering all White’s major systems.
by Daniel King
€54.90
Power Play 24: A repertoire for black against the Catalan
Power Play 24: A repertoire for black against the Catalan
On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black against the Catalan, based around maintaining the rock of a pawn on d5. Keeping central control ultimately gives Black good chances to launch an attack against the enemy king.
by Daniel King
€29.90
Power Play 23: A Repertoire for black with the Queen's Gambit Declined
Power Play 23: A Repertoire for black with the Queen's Gambit Declined
On this DVD Grandmaster Daniel King offers you a repertoire for Black with the QGD. The repertoire is demonstrated in 10 stem games, covering all White’s major systems: 5 Bg5, 5 Bf4, and the Exchange Variation.
by Daniel King
€29.90
Semi-Tarrasch: A universal weapon against 1.d4
Semi-Tarrasch: A universal weapon against 1.d4
The author presents a complete Semi-Tarrasch repertoire for Black
by Mihail Marin
€29.90
A Black Repertoire against Offbeat Openings
A Black Repertoire against Offbeat Openings
A detailed Black repertoire against many Offbeat Opening choices
by Nicholas Pert
€29.90
Queen's Gambit Declined - A repertoire for Black based on the Lasker Variation
Queen's Gambit Declined - A repertoire for Black based on the Lasker Variation
On this DVD, Sam Collins presents a repertoire for Black based on the rock-solid Lasker variation, reinvigorated with new ideas by former World Champion Vishy Anand and forming the cornerstone of many strong GM repertoires today.
by Sam Collins
€29.90
Winning against the Classical Slav
Winning against the Classical Slav
The videos on this DVD give White a repertoire with concrete variations against all main lines Black can play and also show the typical strategic and tactical ideas of the Slav and the hidden subtleties of the position.
by Mihail Marin
€29.90
Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit
Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit
On this DVD, we will look at a simple-to-learn yet surprisingly effective system that White can play after 1 d4 d5. In all cases White will play 2 c4 - and if given the chance, 3 cxd5!
by Simon Williams
€29.90
The Ragozin Defense
The Ragozin Defense
The Ragozin is being played by every top grandmaster in the world - it is time you also add it to your repertoire to get interesting and dynamic positions against 1. d4!
by Alejandro Ramirez
€29.90
The wicked Veresov Attack
The wicked Veresov Attack
This DVD is an ideal introduction to this opening for players below 2000 or busy players who would like to play aggressive chess, but do not have time to learn the main lines. The Veresov is worth studying and playing!
by Andrew Martin
€27.90
Queen's Gambit Declined
Queen's Gambit Declined
In this second edition of the “Master & Amateur” style ChessBase DVD in English, International Master Lorin D’Costa and chess-software expert Nick Murphy take you through the main ideas of the QGD in an easy to understand, conversational style.
by Lorin D'Costa, Nick Murphy
€27.90
Leningrad Dutch
Leningrad Dutch
On some occasions it would yield you a perfect win, on others it could cause you “shameful” defeats. This DVD is intended in the first line to offer strategical guidance for Black, based on the examination of the most typical structures.
by Mihail Marin
€29.90
An effective way of meeting the 6.Ne5-Slav
€9.90
The Chebanenko - still improved
€29.90
Attacking the Semi-Slav with g3
€9.90
Countering with the Chebanenko Slav
€9.90
Beat the Slav the classical way
Beat the Slav the classical way
by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
€9.90
The Queen's Gambit Declined
The Queen's Gambit Declined
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
The Slav and Semi-Slav revisited
€32.90
The Queen’s Gambit accepted
€27.50
The Tarrasch Defence
The Tarrasch Defence
by Nigel Davies
€26.99
Albin’s Countergambit
Albin’s Countergambit
by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
€29.99
Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts
Anti-Moscow Gambit for Experts
by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
€29.99
Queen’s Pawn Openings
Queen’s Pawn Openings
by Andrew Martin
€26.99
The Botvinnik and Moscow variation
€29.99