Be as prepared as you can be with the new Opening Encyclopaedia 2019! Whether you would like to build up a reliable and powerful opening repertoire or you want to find new opening ideas for your existing repertoire, the Opening Encyclopaedia covers the entirety of opening theory on one DVD or Download and is the optimal start for your opening training. Many new articles enrich current theory with new or revisited ideas.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.
The Encyclopaedia can help you learn openings rapidly giving you a head start against your next opponents. Each article includes explanations and annotated games, which illustrate typical plans, to help deepen your understanding.
The concept of the opening article: A Grandmaster or International Master presents you a repertoire idea, shows all important variations and his analyses, explains typical plans and shows all the critical lines. Every article includes annotated model games selected by the author to illustrate the ideas in tournament practice.
The new Opening Encyclopaedia 2019 was completely revamped to enhance usability, with features such as a new design, new menu, and opening name sorting for fast and easy access to your favorite openings. Under the Menu “Ideas for your Repertoire” you can find all articles classified according to the opening names: „Open games“, „Semi-open games“, “Closed games”, “Half -closed game”, “Flank-Openings” or “English Opening and Reti”.
E.g. for the popular Najdorf Variation the Opening Encyclopaedia offers 41 opening articles. Each of it is accessible easily via „Semi-open games“- Siclian Defence – Najdorf Variation. As easy the user can switch from one article to the other to absorb all the important maneuvers and typical plans related to the variation. That way finding your favorite openings becomes easy and fast! Additionally, the new Encyclopaedia offers the traditional access to find openings from the “ECO-list” as an alternative access to all opening articles.
Also new: 20 high-class opening videos are included in the Encyclopaedia 2019, from our popular ChessBase Authors. You’ll find Daniel King, Simon Williams, Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Erwin l’Ami, presenting new opening ideas clear and vividly. The number of articles in the Opening Encyclopaedia is growing – it now contains more than 1,100 and the included games database contains all games from all the opening articles. This makes the new Opening Encyclopaedia 2019 an indispensable reference for every tournament player.
All innovations at a glance: