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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
Tactic Toolbox Semi-Slav with 5.Bg5
If you like an exciting battle you should play 5.Bg5 against the Semi-Slav. This natural developing move is the most principled and sharpest option against Black’s sound setup.
by Robert Ris
The French Defence. 3.Nd2: a complete repertoire for White
Build a first-class repertoire against the French with the help of one of its leading exponents in a new interactive video format! Includes tests with video feedback for every move. A must have for anyone wanting to beat the French with 3.Nd2!
The English Hedgehog Defence
The Hedgehog strategy is also well known from other types of sports. Let GM Lubomir Ftacnik show you how you keep it tight at the back first - and then at the right moment unleash all your forces and overrun the opponent's position!
by Lubomir Ftacnik
ChessBase Magazine 152
ChessBase Magazine is the prime source of information for anyone wanting to start their tournament in pole position. Highlights from the January edition include game analysis by Super-GMs such as Kramnik, Adams and Karjakin and much more.
A Classical Guide to the French Defence
This DVD gives you the key to start out with the French Defence. GM Yannick Pelletier is a specialist of this opening, and believes that the most efficient way to understand its ideas, plans, and typical structures is to study classical lines.