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Opening Encyclopaedia 2019
Opening Encyclopaedia 2019

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.

99,90 €
Anti-London System
Anti-London System

The London System, which for a long time had been the reputation of a rather harmless sideline, has developed into a very popular opening, and World Champion Magnus Carlsen is only one of many top players who plays it regularly. The London System indeed suits the modern approach to openings very well: White does not necessarily strive for an opening advantage but is content to develop his pieces and hopes to outplay his opponent in the middlegame. However, the London System is more dangerous than it seems and if Black is not careful he can easily wind up in a bad position. Theory develops fast today, even in less concrete systems.

por Yannick Pelletier
29,90 €
ChessBase Magazine Extra 188
ChessBase Magazine Extra 188

The new ChessBase Magazine Extra not only comes in the new ChessBase magazine layout but also since the beginning of the year with a substantive innovation: The "Lucky bag" has a collection of selected annotated games ready for you, e.g. Michal Krasenkow comments on selected games from the Gibraltar Masters, including two games of the tournament winner and current high-flyer Vladislav Artemiev!

12,99 €
King’s Indian Powerbase 2019
King’s Indian Powerbase 2019

The 754 selected annotated games offer an incredible amount of material for study. Top players such as Carlsen (1 annotated game), Caruana (1), Ding Liren (2), Giri (4), Mamedyarov (1), Anand (1), Aronian (1), So (2), Radjabov (6), Kramnik (1), have analysed their own games, with in addition King’s Indian experts like Hazai (221), Stohl (101), Krasenkow (100). There is a total of 9780 games, where the average rating of the players was 2575.

9,90 €
King’s Indian Powerbook 2019
King’s Indian Powerbook 2019

If you want to play for a win with Black against 1.d4, 1.c4 or 1.Nf3, the King’s Indian remains a good choice. Of course the risk is correspondingly somewhat higher. That was recognised even by Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov who for years had the King’s Indian opening in their repertoire, but did not employ it in their WCh matches. Our powerbook gives you the chance to make valuable discoveries: variations which are above averagely successful for White as well as secret weapons for Black.

9,90 €
Marin's English Love - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4 Vol.1
Marin's English Love - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4 Vol.1

1…e5, Dutch and Indian setups
For many great players from different generations the English opening has been a logical complement to 1.d4. By delaying the advance of the d-pawn White can avoid certain popular defences such as the Nimzoindian or the Grünfeld, to return to the 1.d4 paths a few moves later. But White can go further and build up a purely English repertoire, based on 1.c4 and 2.g3, which is the aim of these two DVDs. There are a few move orders or systems (most typically the King’s Indian) where White’s objectively best idea might be transposing to 1.d4 anyway (which I frequently do in my games) but while mentioning this in all relevant cases I have analyzed genuine English systems, leading to interesting play.

por Mihail Marin
29,90 €
Marin's English Love - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4 Vol.2
Marin's English Love - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4 Vol.2

1...c5, 1...c6 and 1...e6
For many great players from different generations the English opening has been a logical complement to 1.d4. By delaying the advance of the d-pawn White can avoid certain popular defences such as the Nimzoindian or the Grünfeld, to return to the 1.d4 paths a few moves later. But White can go further and build up a purely English repertoire, based on 1.c4 and 2.g3, which is the aim of these two DVDs. There are a few move orders or systems (most typically the King’s Indian) where White’s objectively best idea might be transposing to 1.d4 anyway (which I frequently do in my games) but while mentioning this in all relevant cases I have analyzed genuine English systems, leading to interesting play. 

por Mihail Marin
29,90 €
Marin's English Love Vol.1 and 2 - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4
Marin's English Love Vol.1 and 2 - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4

1…e5, Dutch and Indian setups
For many great players from different generations the English opening has been a logical complement to 1.d4. By delaying the advance of the d-pawn White can avoid certain popular defences such as the Nimzoindian or the Grünfeld, to return to the 1.d4 paths a few moves later. But White can go further and build up a purely English repertoire, based on 1.c4 and 2.g3, which is the aim of these two DVDs. There are a few move orders or systems (most typically the King’s Indian) where White’s objectively best idea might be transposing to 1.d4 anyway (which I frequently do in my games) but while mentioning this in all relevant cases I have analyzed genuine English systems, leading to interesting play.

por Mihail Marin
54,90 €
English Opening Powerbook 2019
English Opening Powerbook 2019

It is not difficult to find good arguments for the English Opening. If Black plays 1...e5, then you have the Sicilian with reversed colours, but with an extra tempo for White. The symmetrical move 1...c5 further concedes to White a tempo for the attack and thus the initiative. For all the great players in the history of chess the English Opening formed a part of their repertoire.

9,90 €
English Opening Powerbase 2019
English Opening Powerbase 2019

The 582 annotated games are a true treasure trove. Top players such as Carlsen (3 annotated games), Caruana (1), Ding Liren (2), Giri (5), So (4), Aronian (2), Yu Yangyi (1), Radjabov (2), Kramnik (2), Karjakin (1), Nakamura (1), Navara (3) have analysed their games; and on top of that there are experts in the English Opening such as Marin (147), Stohl (68), Postny (29). There is a total of 9652 games, with a ratings average of 2600.

9,90 €
The Sicilian Gashimov Variation (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.d4)
The Sicilian Gashimov Variation (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.d4)

It's very rare that after merely three moves in a Sicilian, you can play a line which is not only sound, dynamic, but one that has flown almost completely under the radar and yet has such a high win rate in the database. Welcome to the Gashimov Variation of the Sicilian Defence. Similar to its cousin the Chekhover Variation (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4!?), this variation, pioneered by the late great Azeri GM, aims to throw Black off his normal game right from the word 'go', where he'll be forced to play accurately and deal with a number of intricate nuances just to get an equal position. The general premise of this line is to adopt a very aggressive setup with White, developing the queen early, fianchettoing the dark squared bishop and castling on the long side as quickly as possible in order to start belligerent operations on the kingside. Naturally Black has a number of different ways to set out his stall, but what's great about this line is that White's system is almost identical regardless of how Black decides to develop, thus making the opening easy to learn and execute over the board.

por Lawrence Trent
9,90 €
Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 1
Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 1

In this detailed “two-part” video series I take a look at a main line White system based on 1.d4. This series is aimed at the ambitious player who is looking to put maximum pressure on their opponent from the start of the game. In this DVD I consider positions in which Black plays with an early d5. The start position for this DVD is 1.d4 d5 2.c4. This series has many chapters and is a thorough analysis, showing how to fight for the advantage from positions in which Black plays with an early d5.

por Nicholas Pert
29,90 €
Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 2
Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 2

In this “two-part” video series I take a look at a main line White system based on 1.d4. This series is aimed at the ambitious player who is looking to put maximum pressure on their opponent from the start of the game. In this DVD I consider positions in which Black plays without an early d5. The start position of this series is 1.d4 d5 2.Nf6. This DVD focuses on a White system against openings such as the “Nimzo-Indian”, Benoni and Benko. Please note that the Grunfeld and Kings Indian variations (2...g6) are not covered in this DVD.

por Nicholas Pert
29,90 €
Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2019
Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2019

Almost 300 000 engine games as well as 30 000 games culled from the Mega 2019 + the Correspondence Database 2018 constitute the basis for the Nimzo-Indian Powerbook 2019. If you want to play for a win with Black against 1.d4 then hardly any opening is as well suited to the purpose as the Nimzo-Indian: it is rare for symmetrical positions to arise and not much is exchanged, instead of that exciting distributions of material often appear on your board. White requires patience. To be sure he can frequently obtain the bishop pair, but that does not necessarily promise him an advantage.

9,90 €
Nimzo-Indian Powerbase 2019
Nimzo-Indian Powerbase 2019

The threshold for selecting games for the database was a high one - the average Elo of games being over 2550 points. There are many world-class Nimzo-Indian specialists, but all of them have played the opening with both colours. World champion Magnus Carlsen has 96 games in it, 53 of which with White. As is the case in the Mega as a whole Viktor Kortschnoj has the largest number of games in the Nimzo-Indian Powerbase namely 271, of which 130 are with Black.

9,90 €
Master Class Vol.11: Vladimir Kramnik
Master Class Vol.11: Vladimir Kramnik

For Garry Kasparov it had been clear for quite some time who would be his successor as world chess champion: none other than Vladimir Kramnik! In 1992 Kasparov brought the 17-year old into the Russian team and the latter justified his early inclusion with eight wins and one draw in the Chess Olympiad in Manila. Eight years later Kramnik in fact defeated his mentor in the world championship match in London and became the 14th chess world champion. It was thanks to Kramnik that the split between world championships which had begun in 1993 was brought to an end. Kramnik defended his title in 2004 against Peter Leko and in the reunification match in 2006 he defeated Veselin Topalov. In 2007 Kramnik lost the title to Viswanathan Anand at the world championship tournament in Mexico and was also defeated by the Indian in 2008 in the return match. Even after losing the title of world champion Vladimir Kramnik has continued to remain among the absolute elite of players in the world – till the present day. With his deep understanding of chess Vladimir Kramnik is considered one of the greatest masters of strategy in the history of the game. His flawless technique has enabled him to bring to a successful conclusion innumerable encounters in the endgame. In the realm of opening theory too Kramnik is one of the leading players. In addition to many other contributions, he has decisively shaped the theory of the Berlin Defence to the Ruy Lopez and that of the Catalan Opening with many original ideas. This DVD allows you to learn from the example of one of the best players in the history of chess and from the explanations of the authors (Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Karsten Müller and Oliver Reeh) how to successfully organise your games strategically, consequently how to keep your opponent permanently under pressure and how to bring your games to a successful conclusion with accurate technical endgame play. Through Vladimir Kramnik’s games it is possible, moreover, to follow the history and development of numerous popular openings and thus obtain a better understanding of the ideas behind them.

por Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Yannick Pelletier
29,90 €
The Bombastic Bird's - an energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4
The Bombastic Bird's - an energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4

Over the years I have often heard Bird’s players (1.f4) labelled chess mavericks, “chancers”, too lazy to learn “proper” opening systems. Well, I am happy to say those days are well and truly over. Welcome to the “Bombastic Bird’s”, a revolutionary repertoire for one of the most enterprising and underrated openings in chess theory. In this series, I uncover a number of groundbreaking theoretical novelties and new ideas that will soon have scorners of this romantic system regretting they ever doubted its soundness. Black will often try to refute White’s setup right from the word “go”, an attempt which often embarrassingly backfires and leads to a quick victory for the first player. Even World Champion Magnus Carlsen has taken a shine to the opening, joining a whole host of top grandmasters integrating it into their opening arsenals.

por Lawrence Trent
29,90 €
Bird Opening Powerbook 2019
Bird Opening Powerbook 2019

The Bird Opening is above all a lovely surprise weapon. Moreover it is perfectly suited to those who play the Dutch, since after 1.f4 d5 one can play one’s favourite opening with an extra tempo. For the Powerbook an Elo threshold of 2300 was set. Thus 53 000 games from the Engine Room of Playchess found their way into the database. To those were added more than 4000 games played by human beings.

9,90 €
Bird Opening Powerbase 2019
Bird Opening Powerbase 2019

Magnus Carlsen has twice played the move 1.f4, including once in classical chess. Both games are annotated in the database (by Yermolinsky and Peter Heine Nielsen). Henrik Danielsen (82 games) and Artur Jakubiec (74) are the greatest specialists in the Bird Opening. The threshold for inclusion on the database was an average for the game of Elo 2350.

9,90 €
The Norwegian Defence
The Norwegian Defence

The Spanish Opening arises after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5. Now Black has a wealth of interesting systems. One possibility which until now has been completely ignored is the Norwegian Defence, which arises after 3...a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Na5!?. With this seemingly odd move Black wants to exchange his knight for the strong white-squared bishop. The idea is extravagant and costs time. Black delays his development but often gets very dynamic counterplay. Surprisingly, it is difficult to prove an advantage for White. The variation is an ideal surprise weapon because White will usually be not at all prepared for this rare idea. The game often becomes concrete and very tactical. Therefore the Norwegian Defence is ideally suited for players who want to fight for the initiative from the very start.

9,90 €
Queen's Gambit Accepted Powerbook 2019
Queen's Gambit Accepted Powerbook 2019

The basis for the Powerbook Queen's Gambit Accepted 2019 consists of 168 000 engine games as well as 26 000 games from Mega 2019 + Correspondence Database 2018. In the Queen’s Gambit Accepted 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 Black is not seeking to win a pawn, but the early capture on c4 rather represents an attempt to rapidly become active on the queenside and then to contest White’s centre – mainly with ...c5, but sometimes also with ...e5.

9,90 €
Queen's Gambit Accepted Powerbase 2019
Queen's Gambit Accepted Powerbase 2019

The threshold for inclusion in the database was a high one – an average of just 2500 Elo points – but in addition to that games played by specialists in the Queen’s Gambit Accepted have been used. Magnus Carlsen is represented in the database by 15 games, a total mixture of Whites and Blacks. On the other hand, Fabiano Caruana (37 games) has recently been playing the opening frequently with Black. But you should also study the games of the great specialists: Hrvoje Stevic has the greatest number of games (153), Sergei Rublevsky (146) is probably the most famous proponent of the Queen’s Gambit Accepted.

9,90 €
ChessBase Magazine 187
ChessBase Magazine 187

New Ideas for your Opening Repertoire!
Video Lectures & Training Exercises

The ChessBase Magazine is the most comprehensive and most sophisticated chess magazine there is. World class players analyze their brilliancies and explain the ideas behind the moves to you, opening specialists present the latest trends in opening theory and offer exciting ideas for your repertoire. Master trainers in the fields of tactics, strategy, and the endgame show you the tricks and techniques a successful tournament player needs! DVD with several hours of video + booklet.

19,95 €
London System Powerbook 2019
London System Powerbook 2019

The completely new Powerbook London System 2019 is based on games which start in different ways and belong to different ECO codes, but where in each case White plays d4 and Bf4 and also does without c4. This way of starting the game has long since cast off its image as purely an opening for amateurs; world class players such as So, Kramnik, Grischuk, Vachier-Lagrave, Aronian and Karjakin play the opening with both colours and the London book is based on 45 games by Magnus Carlsen. In order to guarantee a high level of reliability for the statistics, the threshold for accepting games was set at a very high level. Thus the basis for the Powerbook consists of 205 000 engine games as well as 11 800 games from Mega 2019 + Correspondence Database 2018.

9,90 €