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The Bishop's Opening and The Italian Game

Several years ago ChessBase released a DVD focusing on attacking in the Italian Game and Ruy Lopez – it was met with a great deal of positive feedback. Based on the overwhelming number of reader requests, we decided to get to work on another DVD on the subject, concentrating not only on the attacking ideas, but also providing a complete repertoire for White players in both the Bishop’s Opening & the Italian Game - avoiding the very unpleasant Petroff. 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. With a score of 75% based on 151 games, both openings score higher than average. The DVD contains several databases, including separate files with high-quality annotated games and games played by the author not yet published anywhere else. The main database (a compilation of all currently available games) contains 385,000 entries – so you need nothing other than this DVD to master the Bishop’s Opening & the Italian Game!

• Video running time: 4 hours 15 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with 385.000 games
• Including CB 12 Reader


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)

Extrait vidéo


  • The Bishop's Opening
  • 01: Introduction. Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 - 2...c6, 2...f5 and 2...Bc5 - Video analysis [17:24]
  • 02: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 (besides 3...c6) - Video analysis [16:04]
  • 03: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 (besides 4...d5) - Video analysis [10:36]
  • 04: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 (besides 5...Bd6) - Video analysis [18:30]
  • 05: Main line 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 Bd6 and conclusion - Video analysis [20:01]
  • The Italian Game
  • 06: Introduction. Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 - Video analysis [11:54]
  • 07: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 and 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 - Video analysis [33:35]
  • 08: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 - Video analysis [23:08]
  • 09: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3. All moves besides 5...a6 - Video analysis [17:13]
  • 10: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 a6. Explanation of plans - Video analysis [18:34]
  • 11: Quiet (with 0-0, Be3) and active (h3, Nbd2 etc) plans for White - Video analysis [30:22]
  • 12: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 a6 6.Bb3 Ba7 7.h3 d6 8.Nbd2 Ne7 9.Nf1 Ng6 10.Ng3 0-0 11.0-0 h6 - Video analysis [08:41]
  • 13: Conclusion [03:24]
  • Test positions
  • 14: Position 1 [03:52]
  • 15: Position 2 [04:19]
  • 16: Position 3 [04:41]
  • 17: Position 4 [03:39]
  • 18: Position 5 [03:33]
  • 19: Position 6 [03:33]
  • 20: Position 7 [03:02]
  • 21: Position 8 [02:55]
  • 22: Position 9 [03:08]
  • 23: Position 10 [02:07]
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