The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia covers the entire range of openings with over 1,300 articles.
This makes it ideal for building up a solid opening repertoire or adding strong feints to your own favourite variations. A huge fund of ideas and analyses awaits you! The concept of the opening articles: A Grandmaster or International Master presents you with a repertoire idea, introduces the most important games and his analyses, explains typical plans and points out critical variations. The basis of each article is formed by selected and annotated sample games. It is the best database to improve your opening knowledge!
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With over 1,300 articles, the Opening Encyclopaedia 2022 covers the entire range of openings. A huge fund of ideas and high-quality analyses! In the new edition, the number of articles has increased - 66 new opening articles and 388 new opening overviews have been added compared to the previous year.
New in this issue: Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco presents opening trends in world-class chess. In 3 videos he explains trends after 1.d4, 1.e4 and 1.c4/1.Sf3 on the basis of selected key variations and games, e.g. from the 2021 Candidates Tournament and also from the World Championship Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi (24 November - 10 December 2021).
Trends from top chess after 1.e4 in video format with GM Dorian Rogozenco.
In addition, the menu structure has been significantly improved. Above all, all 1,300 opening articles in the new edition have been given a unique designation. Each article is now specified not only by the opening name, but also by the opening moves which indicate the treated variation. A big plus for a faster search and for a better overview within the large offer!
Under the main categories "Open Openings", "Semi-open Openings", "Closed Openings", "Semi-closed Openings" as well as "Flank Openings" you will find all articles classified by the related opening name. You can call up any of them with a mouse click. And you can also switch from one article to the next just as easily. Like that you can find your favourite opening easily and quickly!
Each of the over 1300 articles contains numerous games annotated by grandmasters:
Top Level games and annoatations by top-grandmasters:
In addition, the Opening Encyclopaedia 2022 contains a collection of 60 selected videos, updated compared to last year, presenting opening ideas by well-known ChessBase authors such as Daniel King, Dorian Rogozenco, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Markus Ragger, Mihail Marin, Erwin l'Ami and many more. Over 22 hours of the best chess entertainment!
The opening tutorials offer a general introduction to all known opening systems and, in addition, with the help of links, specific further and more in-depth opening articles from the encyclopaedia. Have you already found the right opening for you? Let yourself be inspired and see which opening suits you best!
Opening overviews for deep grandmasterly insights compiled by GM Lubomir Ftacnik, here you will find 388 new opening overviews in Lexikon 2022.
All novelties at a glance: