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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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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 Lf4 quickly followed by Nc3.
by Elisabeth Pähtz
€29.90
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
A sharp Slav Vol.2
A sharp Slav Vol.2
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 dxc4. Without a White Knight on c3 the positon becomes radically different to the earlier line, but the idea of disruption is still the key to understanding Black's play.
by IM Andrew Martin
€9.90
A sharp Slav Vol.1
A sharp Slav Vol.1
1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 dxc4! In this precise position 3...dxc4 is disruptive. Black plans ...b7-b5 and often...b5-b4 hitting the Knight on c3.
by IM Andrew Martin
€9.90
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 IM 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
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 Triangle Setup - A complete defense against 1.d4
The Triangle Setup - A complete defense against 1.d4
The polish GM Michal Krasenkow presents a repertoire based on the Noteboom and the Stonewall. Black’s set-up may lead to a whole range of different and interesting positions, which help the black player to broaden his strategic and tactical understanding.
by Michal Krasenkow
€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 IM Andrew Martin
€27.90
A World Champion's Repertoire against the Queen's Gambit Declined
A World Champion's Repertoire against the Queen's Gambit Declined
This DVD offers a complete repertoire for handling this solid opening, often featuring a dynamic approach to pose the opponent more practical problems. Both of the main continuations 3...Nf6 and 3…Be7 are covered in two separate parts.
by Robert Ris
€29.90
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
How to fight the Queen's Pawn Openings
How to fight the Queen's Pawn Openings
After 1.d4 d5 many players with White avoid the great amount of theory in the Slav, Semi-Slav, QGA and Orthodox Queen's Gambit and do not therefore play 2.c4.
by Valeri Lilov
€9.90
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 IM Andrew Martin
€29.90
The ABC of the Modern Slav 2nd Edition
€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 IM Andrew Martin
€26.99
The Botvinnik and Moscow variation
€29.99
How to play the Queen's Gambit
How to play the Queen's Gambit
Training with Garry Kasparov
by Garry Kasparov
€29.99