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When Viswanathan Anand appeared on the European chess stage, he had already achieved a number of successes in India, such as winning the Indian Junior Championships and the National Indian Championship while still being a junior. Anand was only 14 years old when he was invited to play for the Indian National team at the Chess Olympiad 1984. In 1987 he became World Junior Champion and in 1988 the 19-year-old became India’s first grandmaster.

After the reunification of the PCA and the FIDE in 2006 Anand won the World Championship Tournament 2007. In 2008 he successfully defended his title in a World Championship match against Vladimir Kramnik to become the only World Champion who won or defended the title in three different formats: in a knock-out tournament, in a round robin, and in a match. In 2010 (against Topalov) and 2012 (against Gelfand) Anand successfully defended his title but in 2013 he lost his World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen and though Anand won the Candidates Tournament 2014 he lost the World Championship rematch 2014 against Carlsen. Anand is still one of the world’s top players and has caused a real chess boom in his home country India where Anand is a national hero. Countless young Indians strive to follow Anand’s example and want to succeed in the international chess arena.

Anand’s style is marked by a deep understanding chess but also by quickly grasping tactical patterns and opportunities. As a junior he stunned his opponents with the great speed of his play. He sometimes only used ten or fifteen minutes of his thinking time, and it is no surprise that he later was the world’s best blitz and rapid player for decades.

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 Viswanathan Anand’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.

  • Video running time: 7 h (English)
  • All Anand’s games, and short biography
  • Anand Powerbook: The opening repertoire of the 15th world champion as a variation tree
  • Tactics training with 121 Anand games: 399 training questions, max. 835 points
  • With ChessBase Reader 2017

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)

Muestra de vídeo


  • All Games by Anand (many annotated games)
  • Anand's opening repertoire with white
  • Anand's opening repertoire with black
  • Tactics Training (137 Anand games, 457 training questions, max. 930 points)
  • Openings
  • Video 1: Introduction [04:49]
  • Video 2: With White against the Sicilian: [15:19]
  • Video 3: With White against 1…e5 [10:32]
  • Video 4: With White against the Caro-Kann [07:59]
  • Video 5: Anand’s WCh matches [21:34]
  • Video 6: Anand with Black against 1.d4 [20:19]
  • Video 7: With Black against 1.e4 [05:09]
  • Video 8: Summary [04:00]
  • Strategy
  • Video 1: Introduction and Marin-Anand, Oakham 1986 [17:11]
  • Video 2: Anand-Kasparov, PCA World Championship 1995 [13:35]
  • Video 3: Anand-Mamedyarov, Shamkir 2015 [14:21]
  • Video 4: Anand-Vallejo, Bilbao 2014 [16:08]
  • Video 5: Anand-L'Ami, Bundesliga 2017 [15:24]
  • Tactics
  • Oliver Reeh presents 20 games and at the decisive situations asks you: can you too find Anand’s brilliant moves?
  • Video 01: Anand-Sokolov 1989 [07:31]
  • Video 02: Anand-Benjamin 1989 [06:30]
  • Video 03: Beliavsky-Anand 1992 [07:01]
  • Video 04: Anand-Adianto 1992 [11:13]
  • Video 05: Garcia Palermo-Anand 1992[08:04]
  • Video 06: Anand-Bareev 1993 [11:04]
  • Video 07: Anand-Polgar 1994 [10:05]
  • Video 08: Anand-Gelfand 1996 [12:00]
  • Video 09: Anand-Topalov 1996 [11:28]
  • Video 10: Anand-Karpov 1996 [11:05]
  • Video 11: Anand-Lautier 1997 [07:31]
  • Video 12: Anand-Nikolic 1997 [11:35]
  • Video 13: Anand-Bologan 2003 [07:42]
  • Video 14: Anand-Charbonneau 2004 12:12]
  • Video 15: Topalov-Anand 2006 [10:16]
  • Video 16: Anand-Carlsen 2007 [14:03]
  • Video 17: Kramik-Anand 2008 [04:49]
  • Video 18: Topalov-Anand 2010 [13:17]
  • Video 19: Anand-Vachier-Lagrave 2016 [09:44]
  • Video 20: Anand-Caruana 2017 [09:03]
  • Endgames
  • Video 01: White knight's (k)nightmare [05:56]
  • Video 02: The power of the bishops [02:43]
  • Video 03: The green bishop [07:34]
  • Video 04: A slight initiative weighs heavily [05:29]
  • Video 05: Opposite coloured bishops favour the attacker [11:53]
  • Video 06: The queen wants dynamics, the rooks static play [04:23]
  • Video 07: The Berlin wall falls [07:50]
  • Video 08: Anands counter-attack [06:48]
  • Video 09: The Berlin wall holds [13:56]
  • Video 10: Double rook ending technique [08:48]
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