A Black Repertoire against Offbeat Openings

Many club players have their favourite pet opening variations which aren’t necessarily main lines. It’s important to know how to handle these variations as your opponent will likely know his systems well. In this DVD I provide a detailed Black repertoire against many of these Offbeat Opening choices. The lines I have covered include Pseudo – Trompowsky (1.d4 d5 2. Bg5), London Systems (1.d4 with an early Bf4), Torre Attack (1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 and 3. Bg5), Veresov (1.d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5), Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.d4 d5 2. e4), Kings Indian Attack (1.Nf3 2.g3 3. Bg2), 1.b4, 1.b3, 1.f4, 1.g3 and 1.g4. I have gone into a lot of detail to provide a repertoire against each system, so if you know that your opponent plays a certain line, you can quickly watch the relevant chapter of the DVD for my recommendation of how to meet that variation. The subjects covered in this DVD are an essential part of any player’s opening knowledge.r

• Video running time: 5 hours 03 MIN(English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: 50 Model games
• Including CB 12 Reader


This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows
  • 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.

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


  • 01: Introduction [10:19]
  • 02: Trompovsky Main Line 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 - Video analysis [14:12]
  • 03: Trompovsky Side Lines 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.h4/Bh4 - Video analysis [16:11]
  • 04: Pseudo - Trompowsky 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 f6 3.Bh4/Bf4/Bd2 - Video analysis [29:57]
  • 05: London Main Lines 1.d4 d4 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 - Video analysis [14:10]
  • 06: London Side Lines 1.d4 d4 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.Nf3 and 1.d4 d4 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.dxc5/Nc3 - Video analysis [17:09]
  • 07: Torre Attack 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 c5 4.Bg5 d5 5.e3/Nbd2 - Video analysis [19:33]
  • 08: Veresov 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Nf3/f3/Qd3/e3 - Video analysis [20:30]
  • 09: Colle Zuckertort 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.Bd3 d5 5.b3 Nc6 6.Bb2 Bd6 7.Nbd2/Ne5/0-0 - Video analysis [11:03]
  • 10: Blackmar Diemar Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nge2/Nxe4/Be3/dxe5/Qh5 - Video analysis [17:56]
  • 11: Kings Indian Attack 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Bg4 3.Bg2 c6 4.0-0 Nd7 5.d3 e6 6.e4/c4/b3 - Video analysis [16:58]
  • 12: 1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 e5 3.Nf3/c4/d3 - Video analysis [15:27]
  • 13: 1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 Bxb4 3.Bxe5 Nf6 and 1.b4 e5 2.a3 d5 3.Bb2 Nd7 - Video analysis [09:06]
  • 14: 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3/g3/Nf3 - Video analysis [12:41]
  • 15: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3/b3/e3 - Video analysis [17:02]
  • 16: 1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 c6 3.h3 e5 4.d4/d3 - Video analysis [11:01]
  • Test section:
  • 17: Test 1 [04:11]
  • 18: Test 2 [04:13]
  • 19: Test 3 [08:19]
  • 20: Test 4 [05:13]
  • 21: Test 5 [05:07]
  • 22: Test 6 [04:48]
  • 23: Test 7 [03:45]
  • 24: Test 8 [05:58]
  • 25: Test 9 [03:27]
  • 26: Test 10 [04:36]

Trompowsky Attack

The move 2.Bg5 was named after the Brazilian player Octavio Trompowsky (1897–1984), who employed it in the 1930s and the 1940s. The move led only a shadowy existence right up to the 1980s, but then some free-thinking English grandmasters, above all Julian Hodgson, took it up and demonstrated the vitality of this system, which has since that point become firmly established.

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