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If Black does not reply symmetrically to 1.d4 by moving his own d-pawn, what arise are the Semi-closed Openings. These comprise for a large part the Indian Openings – the first move is 1...Nf6, which first of all prevents e2-e4. There are, however, some alternatives. The best-known of these is the Dutch Defence – 1...f5. Over and above all that, Black also temporarily sidestep the struggle for the centre with moves such as 1...e6 and 1...g6.
5.Nge2 against the King's Indian Defence
The Hungarian variation provides white an attacking plan against the KID. With 5.Nge2 White will play 6.Ng3, close the centre with d5 after …c5/…e5 and start playing on the kingside for an attack.
A surprise weapon against the d6-Sicilian
In this 60-Minutes Markus Ragger presents a repertoire which has been tested at top level that takes your opponents into more unfamiliar territory. The basic system is introduced with the rather unusual capture on d4 with the queen.
The Benko Gambit Explained
In this DVD, Erwin l’Ami guides you through the fascinating Benko Gambit. As early as move three Black starts a fight for the initiative, a strategy that has proved to be successful in countless amateur and master level games.
The Torre Attack
The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one.
por Simon Williams
On this DVD GM Yannick Pelletier offers Black a repertoire against the London System that you can employ no matter which opening (Systems with d5, systems with g6, Queen’s Indian, Queen’s Gambit, Benoni, Benko, Dutch) you usually play against 1.d4 followe
por Yannick Pelletier
The Beliavsky Plan against the Stonewall Dutch
You exchange the bishop on f4 to open the g-file (gxf4) and double rooks there. Black will protect his weakness on this file with all his forces. You transfer your pieces to the other side, create a new weakness there, and the opponent will be helpless
por Adrian Mikhalchishin
Meeting the Gambits Vol.2 - Gambits after 1.d4
When facing gambits the most important thing is not to panic, a feeling usually induced by lack of knowledge. Keep calm, learn the antidotes and face the aggression with renewed confidence.
Winning against King's Indian - With the main line
Mantener la armonía en el ataque Mar del Plata es la receta de Mihail Marin para superar a la India de Rey. Aprenda a pensar como los humanos y a diferenciarse de los módulos, aumentando la comprensión posicional.
por Mihail Marin
An ambitious setup against the Benoni
El tema de este vídeo de 60 minutos es la idea principal de la línea 8.h3 0-0 9.Ad3. No se ha ganado mucho aprecio entre los defensores de la Benoni: las blancas llegan cerca de realizar el sueño de estrujar al rival.
The ABC of the Bogo Indian
Andrew Martin explica la Bogoindia en términos de estructura de peones, para aprender a jugarla de forma natural, con confianza y para saber orientarse adecuadamente sin memorizar variantes.
por Andrew Martin
Attacking with the Benko Gambit - Part 2
Este DVD completa el repertorio sugerido por Alejandro Ramírez para las negras cuando las blancas quieren evitar el regalo del peón, manteniendo el espíritu Benko.
por Alejandro Ramirez
The English Defence
La Defensa Inglesa (1…b6) es una arma poco conocida contra 1.c4 y 2.d4. Las negras tienen varias agudas celadas e ideas a su disposición que permiten despachar rápidamente a un rival desprevenido.