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Open Games

After 1.e4 e5 we have the so-called Open Games. Previously this move order was almost obligatory and this is how some of the most famous games in the history of chess began, such as the Immortal and the Evergreen games. Nowadays beginners learn first of all to play the open games, and it is only in this group of openings that we can come across Scholar’s Mate (2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7 mate). But at the same time 1...e5 is considered to be the most solid continuation of them all and so dominates top level chess.

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The reinvented Ulvestad Variation
The reinvented Ulvestad Variation
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 - try the move 5…b5!? and catch your opponent off-guard with the Ulvestad Variation!
by Robert Ris
€9.90
The surprising Glek 4 Knights with 4.g3 in 60 Minutes
The surprising Glek 4 Knights with 4.g3 in 60 Minutes
On this 60 minutes video, we will cover a surprise weapon known as the 'Glek' Four Knights with 4.g3, named after inventor, Grandmaster Igor Glek. This is an excellent anti-Petroff device, perfectly sound and can come as a shock to the unprepared.
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
A Repertoire against  the Italian Game
A Repertoire against the Italian Game
The repertoire against the Giuoco Pianissimo examined on this video course, provides Black with methods of evading this slightly one-sided pattern, yielding sound play in double-edged positions.
by Mihail Marin
€29.90
The refreshed Evans Gambit
The refreshed Evans Gambit
In “The refreshed Evans Gambit”, you will find a small opening repertoire with new ideas in the Evans Gambit. The Evans Gambit is a positional pawn sacrifice in the opening, to create a strong bind or even a quick attack.
by Nico Zwirs
€9.90
The Scotch Game
The Scotch Game
Besides in-depth theory and exciting tactical exercises in the Scotch Game, this video course also includes a bonus section on the Scotch Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Bc4), a lively variation often leading to very dynamic positions.
by Svitlana Demchenko
€29.90
The Vienna Game with 3.d4
The Vienna Game with 3.d4
Recently the Vienna Game 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 has gotten a new boost with the move 3.d4!? After 3…exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd3 White aims to build up promising attacking play with opposite-castled kings.
by Robert Ris
€9.90
The Stafford Gambit in 60 Minutes
The Stafford Gambit in 60 Minutes
Looking for a surprise weapon against 1.e4? Try the Stafford Gambit! After the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5, rather than following the solid lines of the Petroff after 3...d6, Black prefers to sacrifice a pawn with 3...Nc6 4.Nxc6 dxc6.
by Robert Ris
€9.90
The flexible Open Spanish
The flexible Open Spanish
In this opening Black opts for active piece play and is not afraid to fight for the initiative from an early stage. One of the many good features of this opening is that Black is often the side which controls the pace of the game.
by Sipke Ernst
€29.90
Wild and Wicked – The Mason-Keres Gambit in 60 Minutes
Wild and Wicked – The Mason-Keres Gambit in 60 Minutes
Korchnoi and Zak described 3 Nc3 as ‘A risky move leading to great complications in which a single inaccurate move by either side can have fatal consequences.’ If that’s the kind of chess you like playing, you are in the right place.
by Daniel King
€9.90
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1-3
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1-3
The Ruy Lopez is one of the oldest openings which continues to enjoy high popularity from club level to the absolute world top. In this video series, American super GM Fabiano Caruana, talking to IM Oliver Reeh, presents a complete repertoire for White.
by Fabiano Caruana
€79.90
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.3
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.3
Maybe even the most important of the three volumes for the club player: Here you get sharp weapons for all opponents that try to challenge you in sidelines: Schliemann Variation (3…f5), Smyslov Defence (3...g6), Cozio Defence (3...Nge7 and 3...a6 4.Ba4 Ng
by Fabiano Caruana
€29.90
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.2
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.2
Take the chance and get a complete world-class repertoire for White! Contents of volume 2: Modern Arkhangelsk (6…Bc5), Open Ruy Lopez (5…Nxe4), Berlin Defence (3…Nf6 and 4.Nxe4), Averbakh Variation (6…d6).
by Fabiano Caruana
€29.90
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1
Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1
In this video series, American super GM Fabiano Caruana, talking to IM Oliver Reeh, presents a complete repertoire for White. Contents of volume 1: The Classical Main Lines (Chigorin 9…Na5, Zaitsev 9…Bb7 and Breyer 9…Nb8), Anti-Classical (8.a4), Anti-Mars
by Fabiano Caruana
€29.90
Open Games with ...Bc5
Open Games with ...Bc5
Experienced trainers recommend playing positions with similar pawn structures, so that ideas learned in one variation can be transferred to another. With a similar objective, Collins has designed a repertoire based on systems with Bc5 after 1.e4 e5.
by Sam Collins
€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
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
Evans Gambit for the new generation
Evans Gambit for the new generation
The Evans Gambit is an attempt to destroy Black in gambit fashion straight out of the opening. Featuring games of old, and numerous new and exciting ideas, this DVD will give you a genuine and more exciting way of playing the Giuoco Piano.
by Simon Williams
€29.90
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.1 and 2
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.1 and 2
To avoid them or to play them, you have to know them. In two Volumes we see gambits such as Frankenstein-Dracula Gambit, the Cochrane Gambit, the Belgrade Gambit, the King’s Gambit, Marshall Gambit, the Scotch Gambit, the Jänisch Gambit and many more.
by Erwin l'Ami
€54.90
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.1
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.1
To avoid them or to play them, you have to know them. In Gambit Guide Volume 2 we see enterprising gambits such as Frankenstein-Dracula Gambit, the Cochrane Gambit, the Belgrade Gambit and, of course, the mother of all gambits: the King’s Gambit.
by Erwin l'Ami
€29.90
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.2
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.2
To avoid them or to play them, you have to know them. In Gambit Guide Volume 2 we see enterprising gambits such as the Marshall Gambit, the Scotch Gambit, the Jänisch Gambit, and the Evans Gambit.
by Erwin l'Ami
€29.90
Fighting the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation with Qe7 in 60 Minutes
Fighting the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation with Qe7 in 60 Minutes
The odd-looking move 5….Qe7 is an ideal surprise weapon against the Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez. Robert Ris takes a look at possible variations.
by Robert Ris
€9.90
Ruy Lopez: Attack with the Schliemann
Ruy Lopez: Attack with the Schliemann
In this DVD Sam Collins provides a complete and detailed repertoire for Black. Numerous novelties and improvements are suggested, with the conclusion that White has no clear route to an opening advantage.
by Sam Collins
€29.90
The modern Two Knights
The modern Two Knights
The Two Knights Defence is one of the oldest opening lines in chess history. This DVD is aimed at players of both sides, giving an objective overview of all relevant theoretical lines.
by Erwin l'Ami
€29.90
The Modern Scotch Opening
The Modern Scotch Opening
In this DVD, Parimarjan Negi looks at the latest revolution in Scotch theory that has completely changed white’s plans, and once again brought back the interest of the world’s elite.
by Parimarjan Negi
€29.90
A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights
A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights
With the Traxler Variation (4.Ng5 Bc5!?) spearheading their repertoire, any player should look forward to fighting for the initiative against the Two Knights with Black
by Robert Ris
€29.90
The Two Knights - A tricky repertoire for White
The Two Knights - A tricky repertoire for White
This entry into the 60 minutes series concentrates on the Modern variation of the Italian game where White opens the centre early : 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 d4 exd4 5 e5!
by Andrew Martin
€9.90
Tactic Toolbox Ruy Lopez / Spanish Opening
Tactic Toolbox Ruy Lopez / Spanish Opening
Starting with Black’s alternatives on move 3 and working through until the main lines of the Closed Lopez and the Marshall and Anti-Marshall, the viewer will find his knowledge of the opening developing in tandem with an improvement in his tactical abilit
by Sam Collins
€27.90
Play it safe, play the Petroff
€29.90
1.e4 e5 - An active Repertoire for Black
€29.90
Learn from the Open Games
€27.90
Beating the Berlin Defence
Beating the Berlin Defence
by Alexei Shirov
€29.90
Being safe in the Berlin Defence
€9.90
Open Ruy Lopez
Open Ruy Lopez
by Andrew Martin
€29.90
Guide to the Tkachiev Ruy Lopez
€32.90
Spanish Exchange Variation
Spanish Exchange Variation
by Andrew Martin
€27.50
1.e4 Repertoire
1.e4 Repertoire
by Sam Collins
€27.50
The ABC of the Vienna
The ABC of the Vienna
by Andrew Martin
€27.50
The ABC of the Ruy Lopez – 2nd Edition
€27.50
The ABC of Evans Gambit
The ABC of Evans Gambit
by Andrew Martin
€26.99
My best games in the Spanish Vol. 3
€32.99
My best games in the Spanish Vol. 2
€29.99
A World champion’s guide to the Petroff
€29.99
My best games in the Petroff Defence
€29.99
My best games in the Spanish Vol. 1
My best games in the Spanish Vol. 1
Let Shirov show you how to break down the super-solid Berlin Defence
by Alexei Shirov
€29.99