The Italian Game is trendy. World class players such as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So and Anish Giri play this classic opening with both colours. In recent years there has been an enormous amount of development and it is far from being over. Anyone wishing to adopt the Italian in his or her repertoire – be it with White or with Black – can use this special Powerbook to get a good head start. It is based especially in those variations with the quiet setup of d3, c3 (Giuoco Pianissimo) on huge numbers of games, which make of the book a real treasure trove. Thus it is possible to study a move only rarely played by elite grandmasters, namely the early Bg5, on the basis of huge numbers of cases. Also the modern early ...a5, which Wesley So deals with at length on his ChessBase DVD, can be found in the Powerbook in various variations with numbers running into five or even six figures. The Italian Powerbook 2023 is a comprehensive special opening book that allows you to check your opening lines and search for promising additions to your repertoire. It's an opening book that you can use with your Fritz or ChessBase program. It does not come with a database – so there are no games included.
Desktop PC or Notebook, 2 GB RAM, Windows 11, 10 or 8.1, DVD-ROM drive (if ordered with Postal Delivery), ChessBase 16 or 15, Internet access (downloads).
Anyone who seriously deals with openings cannot avoid the opening encyclopaedia. Whether beginner or grandmaster. The Opening Encyclopaedia is by far the most comprehensive chess theory work: over 1,396 (!) theory articles offer a huge fund of ideas and high-quality analyses! In the 2023 edition, 66 new major articles and 384 new or updated opening overviews have been added. In addition: 70 top-class videos with 29 hours of playing time! For beginners, there is a tutorial for each opening area in which the most important ideas and goals are presented. The icing on the cake: Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco presents the current opening trends in world-class chess. Secure the decisive advantage for yourself with this unique opening library!
1,396 opening articles by Grandmasters and International Masters, with high-quality analyses and sample games.
New in this issue: Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco presents in video-format opening trends in world-class chess. With 3 videos he explains trends after 1.d4, 1.e4 and 1.c4/1.Sf3 on the basis of selected key variations and games, from the whole year 2022 up to spring 2023, e.g. trends from games played in the 2022 Candidates Tournament or at the 2022 Olympiad in Chennai among other important encounters.
Trends from top chess after 1.e4 in video format with GM Dorian Rogozenco, e.g. Nepomniachtchi – Firouzja, Candidates tournament, Madrid 2022.
In addition, the menu structure has been updated. Above all, all 1,396 opening articles have been added and been given a unique designation. Each article is specified not only by the opening name, but also by the opening moves which indicate the treated variation. A big plus for a faster search and for a better overview within the large offer of the Encyclopaedia!
Under the main categories "Open Openings", "Semi-open Openings", "Closed Openings", "Semi-closed Openings" as well as "Flank Openings" you will find all articles classified by the related opening name. You can call up any of them with a mouse click. And you can also switch from one article to the next just as easily. Like that you can find your favourite opening easily and quickly!
Each of the over 1,396 articles contains numerous games annotated by grandmasters:
Top Level games and annoatations by top-grandmasters:
In addition, the Opening Encyclopaedia 2023 contains a collection of 70 selected videos, updated compared to last year, presenting opening ideas by well-known ChessBase authors such as Daniel King, Dorian Rogozenco, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Markus Ragger, Mihail Marin, Erwin l'Ami and many others. Over 29 hours of the best chess entertainment!
The opening tutorials offer a general introduction to all known opening systems and, in addition, with the help of links, specific further and more in-depth opening articles from the encyclopaedia. Have you already found the right opening for you? Let yourself be inspired and see which opening suits you best!
Opening overviews (Surveys) for deep grandmasterly insights compiled by GM Lubomir Ftacnik, here you will find 384 new & revisited opening overviews in Encyclopaedia 2023:
Opening overviews/ Surveys, e.g. pictured the Catalan Opening.
*Download-Version: 70 Videos / DVD-Version: 58 videos and complementing 12 Videos via Download in the ChessBase Shop. For DVD customers: Setup for the download version with the help of the Opening Encyclopaedia 2023 serial code in your CB Shop account at shop.chessbase.com – My Downloads – Click the ‘+’ button – enter the serial code – like this the Download-Version is addable.