A practical repertoire for the positional player after 1.d4 Vol.2 – 1…Nf6

Are you tired of facing long engine lines and well-known theoretical complications? Then I have something interesting for you. In this video course, I will show you a repertoire after 1.d4 that aims to be practical and well-suited for the positional player. I give promising mainlines for white against all black’s main replies to 1.d4 that are engine-proof, easy to learn and can be played almost instantly. Moreover, if black deviates, then white obtains a promising initiative and black will have to suffer an unpleasant defence.

Reading sample for free: Grünfeld Defence

In this Volume we’ll examine 1.d4 Nf6. We go for 2.c4 and I’ll give you everything you need to know to face openings such as the King’s Indian, Queen’s Indian, Nimzo Indian, the Benko Gambit, the Benoni and the Grunfeld Defence and various other minor lines that can occur after move 2. Moreover, you’ll get to practice the repertoire shown in the Opening trainer which will help you memorise the moves you need to play. Let your journey into the world of 1.d4 start now!

  • Video running time: 5 h 50 minutes
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Extra: Training with ChessBase apps – Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz onvarious levels

This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows and Mac
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.
  • New: many Fritztrainer now also available as stream in the ChessBase video portal!

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

Sample video


  • Introduction
  • King's Indian Defence: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6
  • 5.h3 Nbd7
  • 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3 c5
  • 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3 6th move alternatives
  • 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3 e5
  • Grunfeld Defence: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5
  • 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Qa4+ Bd7
  • 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Qa4+ 7th move alternatives
  • 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Qa4+ Nd7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.Be2 c5
  • 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Qa4+ Nd7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.Be2 Nb6
  • Old Indian: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6
  • 3.Nc3 e5 and Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.d5 Be7
  • 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.d5 Nc5
  • Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Nge2
  • Benoni Part 1: 7...Bg7 8.Ng3 a6
  • Benoni Part 2: 7...Bg7 8.Ng3 0-0 9.Be2 9th move alternatives
  • Benoni Part 3: 7...Bg7 8.Ng3 0-0 9.Be2 a6
  • Snake Benoni: 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6
  • Czech Benoni: 3...e5 and alternatives
  • Benko Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6
  • 6.Nc3 Bg7
  • 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.e4 Bxf1 8.Kxf1 d6 9.g3 Bg7 10.Kg2 0-0 11.Nf3 11th move alternatives
  • 11.Nf3 Nbd7 12.a4 12th move alternatives
  • 11.Nf3 Nbd7 12.a4 Qb6
  • Nimzo-Indian Defence: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3
  • 4...d5 5.a3
  • 4...c5/b6
  • 4...0-0 5.Nf3
  • Budapest Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5
  • 3.dxe5 Ne4
  • 3.dxe5 Ng4
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 b6
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 b6
  • 3.Nc3 Sidelines
  • 3.Nc3 Bb7 4.Qc2 g6
  • Exercises
  • Description
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Exercise 11
  • Exercise 12
  • Exercise 13
  • Exercise 14
  • Exercise 15
  • Exercise 16
  • Exercise 17
  • Exercise 18
  • Exercise 19
  • Exercise 20
  • Repertoire Training
  • Description
  • King's Indian
  • Grunfeld Defence
  • Old Indian
  • Benoni
  • Benko Gambit
  • Czech Benoni and alternatives
  • Snake Benoni
  • Nimzo-Indian
  • Budapest Gambit
  • 2...b6
  • Practice Positions
  • Description
  • King's Indian 1
  • King's Indian 2
  • King's Indian 3
  • Grunfeld Defence 1
  • Grunfeld Defence 2
  • Grunfeld Defence 3
  • Old Indian
  • Benoni 1
  • Benoni 2
  • Benko Gambit 1
  • Benko Gambit 2
  • Czech Benoni
  • Snake Benoni
  • Nimzo-Indian 1
  • Nimzo-Indian 2
  • Nimzo-Indian 3
  • Budapest Gambit
  • 2...b6
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