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The Scotch Game
Besides in-depth theory and exciting tactical exercises in the Scotch Game, this video course also includes a bonus section on the Scotch Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Bc4), a lively variation often leading to very dynamic positions.
The Vienna Game with 3.d4
Recently the Vienna Game 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 has gotten a new boost with the move 3.d4!? After 3…exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd3 White aims to build up promising attacking play with opposite-castled kings.
de Robert Ris
The Stafford Gambit in 60 Minutes
Looking for a surprise weapon against 1.e4? Try the Stafford Gambit! After the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5, rather than following the solid lines of the Petroff after 3...d6, Black prefers to sacrifice a pawn with 3...Nc6 4.Nxc6 dxc6.
de Robert Ris
The flexible Open Spanish
In this opening Black opts for active piece play and is not afraid to fight for the initiative from an early stage. One of the many good features of this opening is that Black is often the side which controls the pace of the game.
de Sipke Ernst
Wild and Wicked – The Mason-Keres Gambit in 60 Minutes
Korchnoi and Zak described 3 Nc3 as ‘A risky move leading to great complications in which a single inaccurate move by either side can have fatal consequences.’ If that’s the kind of chess you like playing, you are in the right place.
L'Espagnole est l'une des plus anciennes ouvertures. Elle continue pourtant d'être à la mode au plus haut niveau! Dans cette série, Fabiano Caruana propose un répertoire complet pour les Blancs.
de Fabiano Caruana
The Sizzling Scotch Gambit
The Scotch Gambit is a brazen yet utterly sound system for White who immediately opens up the position, by sacrificing a central pawn, in an attempt to assassinate the enemy king as quickly as possible.
The Reliable Petroff
The Petroff (or Russian) Defence which is characterised by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 has been popular at the highest levels for many years and enjoys the reputation of being an extremely solid defence.
Open Games with ...Bc5
Experienced trainers recommend playing positions with similar pawn structures, so that ideas learned in one variation can be transferred to another. With a similar objective, Collins has designed a repertoire based on systems with Bc5 after 1.e4 e5.
The Elephant Gambit
Let Andrew Martin select a repertoire for you on this 60 mins, which, if used with discretion, will rack up the points.
Meeting the Gambits Vol.1 - Gambits after 1.e4
On Meeting the Gambits Vol. 1; Gambits after 1.e4, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin provides you with an excellent selection of repertoire choices and teaches you the right approach to take against gambiteers.
Evans Gambit for the new generation
The Evans Gambit is an attempt to destroy Black in gambit fashion straight out of the opening. Featuring games of old, and numerous new and exciting ideas, this DVD will give you a genuine and more exciting way of playing the Giuoco Piano.
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.1 and 2
To avoid them or to play them, you have to know them. In two Volumes we see gambits such as Frankenstein-Dracula Gambit, the Cochrane Gambit, the Belgrade Gambit, the King’s Gambit, Marshall Gambit, the Scotch Gambit, the Jänisch Gambit and many more.
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.1
To avoid them or to play them, you have to know them. In Gambit Guide Volume 2 we see enterprising gambits such as Frankenstein-Dracula Gambit, the Cochrane Gambit, the Belgrade Gambit and, of course, the mother of all gambits: the King’s Gambit.
A Gambit Guide through the Open Game Vol.2
To avoid them or to play them, you have to know them. In Gambit Guide Volume 2 we see enterprising gambits such as the Marshall Gambit, the Scotch Gambit, the Jänisch Gambit, and the Evans Gambit.
The Bishop's Opening and The Italian Game
Studying the content of this DVD and adding these openings to your repertoire will provide players with a very strong tool to fight 1...e5 - as the practice of the author clearly demonstrates.
Ruy Lopez: Attack with the Schliemann
In this DVD Sam Collins provides a complete and detailed repertoire for Black. Numerous novelties and improvements are suggested, with the conclusion that White has no clear route to an opening advantage.
The modern Two Knights
The Two Knights Defence is one of the oldest opening lines in chess history. This DVD is aimed at players of both sides, giving an objective overview of all relevant theoretical lines.
The Modern Scotch Opening
In this DVD, Parimarjan Negi looks at the latest revolution in Scotch theory that has completely changed white’s plans, and once again brought back the interest of the world’s elite.
A Black Repertoire against the Two Knights
With the Traxler Variation (4.Ng5 Bc5!?) spearheading their repertoire, any player should look forward to fighting for the initiative against the Two Knights with Black
Tactic Toolbox Ruy Lopez / Spanish Opening
Starting with Black’s alternatives on move 3 and working through until the main lines of the Closed Lopez and the Marshall and Anti-Marshall, the viewer will find his knowledge of the opening developing in tandem with an improvement in his tactical abilit
The Giuoco Piano
In the first ever English “Master & Amateur” ChessBase DVD, International Master Lorin D’Costa and chess-software expert Nick Murphy take you through the main ideas of the Giuoco Piano in an easy to follow, conversational style.
Tactics - from Basics to Brilliance Vol. 4
Open games are well known to lead to sharp positions. Whenever there is a sharp position, we have many tactical opportunities as well! In this 4th Volume of his Tactics series, FM Valeri Lilov focuses on tactics found in the open games.
Secret weapon four knights game
Simple, but deadly. It may not look like it, but the Four Knights packs a punch – and games are often marked by Black underestimating the potential held by White’s play. FM Lilov shows you just how powerful and flexible this opening can be.