Not quite a London System and not quite a Veresov. The unusually named ‘Barry Attack‘ lies somewhere between the two. Yet another challenging queen pawn system that Black has to prepare for. In fact, the ’Barry Attack’ had roots as early as 1922, when Tartakower experimented with what was then an unknown opening, but didn’t really take off until the late 1970’s and 1980’s, when a whole series of strong players such as Niaz Murshed and several English masters started to win game after game with it.

On this new ChessBase video course, FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin gets you ready to play the Barry in your own games. Players under 2200 will benefit the most. It turns out that after 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 Nc3!? d5 4 Bf4 Bg7, White has no less than four dangerous moves, 5 e3, 5 Qd2, 5 Nb5 and 5 h3, all of which are considered here. Your final choice will be a question of taste. The Barry Attack has developed into a winning weapon, which even world-class Grandmasters use in the modern day. In this ChessBase video course, you are going to find what the Barry is all about.

• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various 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
  • Overview
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7
  • 5.e3 0-0 6.Be2 b6
  • 5.e3 0-0 6.Be2 c5
  • 4...c6 5.e3 Bg7 6.Be2 Bg4
  • 5.e3 0-0 6.Be2 c5
  • 5.Qd2 0-0 6.Bh6 c5
  • 5.h3 0-0 6.e3 c5
  • 5.e3
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 b6 7.Ne5 Bb7
  • 5...0-0 6.Ne5 c5 7.Be2 Nc6
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.Ne5 Be6
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.0-0 cxd4
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 b6 7.Ne5 Bb7
  • 4...c6 5.e3 Bg7 6.h3 0-0 7.Be2 Qb6
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 Bg4
  • 4...c6 5.e3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Bg7
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5 8.Nd2 Qxc5
  • 5...0-0 6.Be2 c5 7.dxc5 Qa5 8.Nd2 Ne4
  • 5.Qd2
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.Qd2
  • 5...0-0 6.Bh6 c5 7.Bxg7 Kxg7 8.dxc5 Nc6
  • 5...Ne4 6.Nxe4 dxe4 7.Ne5 Be6 8.e3 Nd7
  • 5...Ne4 6.Nxe4 dxe4 7.Ne5 Be6
  • 5...0-0 6.Bh6 Ne4 7.Nxe4 dxe4
  • 5...Ne4 6.Nxe4 dxe4 7.Ne5 Nd7
  • 5...0-0 6.Bh6 Ne4 7.Qe3 Nxc3
  • 5...h6 6.h3 c6 7.e3 Bf5
  • 5.Nb5
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.Nb5
  • 5...Na6 6.e3 0-0 7.Be2 b6
  • 5...Na6 6.e3 0-0 7.h3 c6
  • 5...Na6 6.e3 c6 7.Nc3 Nc7
  • 5...Na6 6.e3 c6 7.Nc3 0-0
  • 5...Na6 6.e3 0-0 7.Be2 c6
  • 5...Na6 6.e3 c6 7.Nc3 Nc7
  • 5...Na6 6.Be5 0-0 7.e3 c6
  • 5...Na6 6.a4 0-0 7.c3 c6
  • 5.h3
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.h3
  • 5...0-0 6.e3 c5 7.Be2 Nc6
  • 5...0-0 6.e3 b6 7.Nb5 Na6
  • Outro
  • Exercises
  • Description
  • Exercise 01
  • Exercise 02
  • Exercise 03
  • Exercise 04
  • Exercise 05
  • Exercise 06
  • Exercise 07
  • Exercise 08
  • Exercise 09
  • Exercise 10
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