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If you want to win with Black, you must decide which is the best strategy to achieve your aim. Should you take risks and go for the win right from move one, or should you patiently set about achieving equality and then wait for mistakes by White? Which opening should you choose and what is the role played by opening preparation? What can you do when you even have to win with Black, because, e.g... read more
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After the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 dxc4 7.e4 g5 8.Bg3 b5 (D43) the Anti-Moscow Gambit arises on the board which currently is one of the most hotly contested openings in grandmaster practice. Ex-FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov gives an introduction into the youngest development of this variation, starting with the game Radjabov - Anand played in August 2006.
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Ever since the Kasparov-Kramnik WCh match (London 2000) players with the white pieces have been breaking their teeth biting on the Berlin Wall in the Ruy Lopez. There may also have been some successes for White of course, but time and again Black has convincingly demonstrated how to equalise or even how to construct an impregnable fortress. The situation from White’s point of view has become... read more
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This CD relives Garry Kasparov's chess career as it appeared in the pages of Chess Informant.
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Contents: CLOSE-UP (Foreword, Bio & Facts, Tournaments)GAMES (843 published games, 391 annotated by Kramnik, White/Black repertoire trees, Stats)CREATIVITY (Best games, 5 golden games, 100 best games, Chess Informant Jury, Most important theoretical novelties, Theoretical surveys C 42, D 85, E 04)PLAY LIKE KRAMNIK (Combinations, Excellent moves, Attack, Storming initiative, Defense, Endings,... read more
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The Marshall Attack is one of the most dynamic replies Black has at his disposal against 1.e4. At the cost of a pawn, Black takes over the initiative from the get - go and goes after the white king. Wrongly considered to be mainly a drawing weapon by some, this DVD offers many new ideas for Black, showing how to keep the queens on the board and to play for a win in almost all cases.
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The DVD answers those questions and many more. Based on his own Black repertoire, GM Jan Gustafsson provides you with all the tools you could need to succesfully combat 1.e4 with 1...e5! Learn why 4...Nf6 spells trouble for Scotch enthusiasts, how to deal with the Evans Gambit and why the King’s Gambit should be accepted. Popular lines like 5.d3 in the Spanish are covered, just like the Four... read more
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Volume 3: Closed Games 1.d4 or 1.Nf3. Queen's Gambit, Reti, Benko, Grünfeld, Dutch, Slav, English Opening and several Indian Defenses (Bogo-Indian, Nimzo-Indian, King’s Indian). 33 chapters, 150 minutes.
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Volume 1: Open Games 1.e4 e5. King's Gambit, Italian, Evans, Scotch, Two Knight’s, Philidor, Petroff, Ruy Lopez, Marshall and many more. 32 chapters, 145 minutes.
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Volume 2: Semi-Open Games 1. e4 others. French, Caro-Cann, Pirc, Scandinaviam Alekhine, Sicilian defense (Dragon, Sveshnikov, Najdorf, Closed, Alapin, Smit-Morra), etc. 28 chapters, 140 minutes.
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In this extended update of the ChessBase mating course, Lubomir Ftacnik initiates you into the fine art of mating your opponent. In four videos the grandmaster explains typical mating patterns. At the same time, two small collections of material allow systematic assimilation of the subject of delivering mate. After that, it is all about answering the training questions in 1,000 mating exercises.... read more
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If you do not know opening theory in its most intimate details, then you must rely on a sound understanding of chess. But sometimes, that is not enough, because opening traps lurk everywhere, relying on the unwary making “normal” moves – developing a piece, making a capture, setting or parrying a threat. But after that the reply is mainly an unusual and therefore an unexpected one – a sacrifi ce... read more
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If you occupy yourself with chess – i.e. study games, variations, endgames etc. – you store a lot of pictures in your memory, consciously or subconsciously. The more of these you can retrieve during a game, the better you play. Of course, there are also a number of additional factors determining the successful realization of this theory in practice. Still, the learning of pictures and motifs is... read more
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Make the Right Decision and Improve your chess game. The pair of authors Aagaard/Lund have an important piece of advice for the up and coming player. That is to improve ones ability to calculate and the power of ones imagination by solving demanding exercises. They offer the material needed for such a task in their CD in the classic ChessBase format, which is appearing in parallel to their book (... read more
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Only a few top chess players know how to share their grandmasterly thinking with others. Without any doubt, English grandmaster Daniel King is one of them. Apart from the introduction, the CD at hand contains 29 Databases issued between 1995 and 2000 when King was in charge of the Strategy column of the ChessBase Magazine. His broad theme spectrum reaches from king marches via opposed castlings... read more
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The Bangiev way of thinking is a strategy based on squares. This means that before every move, the piece set-up is checked out against quite specific predetermined criteria. The Bangiev-method does not develop your memory, but rather your thought processes: learn to understand the logic of the game by means of a few rules! In each phase of the game, you have to ask yourself the same restricted... read more
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n the training questions, the new function Multiple Choice also allows questions to be set about the evaluation of positions, or for example what chance is there of an attack on the king. Possible answers are always suggested and the training is done by clicking on what you consider to be the correct solution. But things do not have to be simple… The author has provided 555 game fragments with... read more
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Realizing the necessity of making yourself familiar with endgames, you will soon be confronted with a problem: where to start and where to finish? There is an abundance of material and in reference books like the Cheron or Averbahk, the real basic endings are hard to find among the many exceptional positions. But who tells you what is a must-know and what is only special knowledge for... read more
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In this unique series of films, we are privileged to learn about the struggles and successes of the 13th World Champion from his own unique perspective. The story of his epic journey from teenage hotshot to modern chess icon is chronicled in depth and with revealing detail. For the first time ever we go behind the scenes and catch the inside stories to discover the real Garry Kasparov. This great... read more
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In this unique series of films, we are privileged to learn about the struggles and successes of the 13th World Champion from his own unique perspective. The story of his epic journey from teenage hotshot to modern chess icon is chronicled in depth and with revealing detail. For the first time ever we go behind the scenes and catch the inside stories to discover the real Garry Kasparov. This great... read more
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In this unique series of films, we are privileged to learn about the struggles and successes of the 13th World Champion from his own unique perspective. The story of his epic journey from teenage hotshot to modern chess icon is chronicled in depth and with revealing detail. For the first time ever we go behind the scenes and catch the inside stories to discover the real Garry Kasparov. This great... read more
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In this unique series of films, we are privileged to learn about the struggles and successes of the 13th World Champion from his own unique perspective. The story of his epic journey from teenage hotshot to modern chess icon is chronicled in depth and with revealing detail. For the first time ever we go behind the scenes and catch the inside stories to discover the real Garry Kasparov. This great... read more
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In this unique series of films, we are privileged to learn about the struggles and successes of the 13th World Champion from his own unique perspective. The story of his epic journey from teenage hotshot to modern chess icon is chronicled in depth and with revealing detail. For the first time ever we go behind the scenes and catch the inside stories to discover the real Garry Kasparov. This great... read more
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The theory of the critical moment in the chess game was explained once by GM Iosif Dorfman, who suggested that every game has 5 or 6 “forks” at which the important decisions are made. Accordingly, all major erroneous decisions are made at these moments when there are multiple possible choices. Mikhalchishin describes different critical moments in detail and explains how to react correctly.... read more
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This new "First Steps" chess software series is aimed at chess players rated below 2000 ELO points. The idea of the series is to provide a basic grounding in a variety of subjects, which will assist general all-round chess improvement. In "First Steps in Defense" Andrew Martin treats the viewer to a selection of classic chess games and lays out a foundation course in the art of defending. Key... read more
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Beginner chess lessons in an arcade-style game format - lots of fun for children! For ages 8+
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Learn more about chess tactics and strategy, openings and endgames.  For children aged 8+
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A story-based chess adventure, designed for improving the skills of children.  For Intermediate level children aged 8+
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His rise to the top was meteoric and at his very first attempt he managed to become World Champion – if one does not count the aborted title match of 1984 as a failure. He is the youngest World Champion of all times.
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This DVD is by far the best ever made to teach absolute beginners how to play the worlds greatest game.Susan Polgar with the aid of great graphics and animation will teach you how to play the worlds most prestigious game.This DVD covers lessons in: tactics, checkmates, rules, notations, setting up the board and everything there is to know for a beginner to learn how to play chess.
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The Caro-Kann Defence, which arises after the moves 1.e4 c6 followed by d7-d5, is considered to be one of the most reliable defences to White’s 1.e4. Black fights for his share of the centre and patiently awaits his chance. Shirov’s preferred weapon against this solid setup by Black has always been the Advance Variation 3.e5 - with chances and risks for both sides. The main focus of the DVD is on... read more
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The Gruenfeld Indian is an active and dynamic reply to 1.d4 which can lead to complex and extremely sharp positions. So it’s no wonder that also Alexei Shirov included this opening – which at its début in tournament practice was called ”hypermodern” – into his repertoire. At the candidates’ final against Vladimir Kramnik in Cazorla in 1998, he exclusively – and successfully – trusted the... read more
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Alexei Shirov can look back on an extraordinary chess career. Young Alexei became U-16 World Champion in 1988, and second in the World Junior Championship in 1990. He received his GM title in 1992, at the age of 20. Since then, Shirov has belonged to the absolute top players in the world. In 1998 he defeated Vladimir Kramnik in a ten-game qualification match that was staged to select a challenger... read more
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Constancy and a striving for solid positions are what define Sergei Tiviakov’s opening repertoire. On his two repertoire DVDs against 1.d4 the top Dutch grandmaster presents to you exactly those variations and ideas with which he himself has been successful in tournament chess for many years. On the two DVDs all important systems which are available to White after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 are dealt with... read more
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The variation 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 a6!? does not have an especially good reputation in the theory books. Competitive players can use this unjustified assessment to their advantage because the variation is entirely playable, as International Master Andrew Martin shows on this new Chessbase DVD. With careful selection of variations, Black players can make the O’Kelly work and work well. In fact the O’... read more
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Planning is the most difficult part of the game of chess. It is everywhere - we use it from the opening to the ending. A plan is based on evaluation and that evaluation is based on the different static and dynamic elements of the position. But what the chess books don’t describe is the direction of the plan. The aim of every plan is the exploitation of weakness! So, spot the weakness, fix it and... read more
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Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black against 40 different openings. Openings in volume 3: Giuoco Piano (W & B) Gruenfeld Defense (W) King's Gambit (B) King's Indian Defense (W & B) Latvian Gambit (W) Nimzo Indian Defense (W & B)
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The Closed Sicilian is an ideal weapon for players who wish for an aggressive way to attack the Sicilian but have neither the time nor the inclination to learn the seemingly endless mountains of opening theory associated with Open Sicilians. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the typical themes is far more important than memorising variations. White's play is logical and the basic strategies... read more
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The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there... read more
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The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but more recently it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World number one Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White. He utilised the opening in World Championship matches and other elite events, with very successful results. As a... read more
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The great Aaron Nimzowitsch wrote the key sentence: Neither attack nor defence is the essence of positional play, but prophylaxis! Prophylaxis consists of different measures taken against the opponent’s tactical threats and strategic plans. But don’t think that the prevention of your opponent’s plan is purely defensive. It is simply part of the preparation of our plan! This difficult, but... read more
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Magic of Chess Tactics Chess Tactics are the art of combat command. When tactics dominate concrete action is required immediately in order to put a plan into practice or to grab an opportunity. However in complicated positions and with determined resistance basic tactics are often insufficient and intuition, imagination and precision are necessary. The Magic of Chess Tactics DVD helps to develop... read more
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It’s easy-to-learn and easy-to-play. Here is an opening for Black which will furnish good results in the shortest possible time. Which other opening could we be referring to apart from the Scandinavian or Centre-Counter Defence; 1 e4 d5 ! International Master Andrew Martin has written extensively on the Centre-Counter and here he turns his attention to 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Qxd5 3 Nc3 Qd6!? Playing flat... read more
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What do you do against the Sicilian Defence? Do you play a mainline, safe in the knowledge that despite being the most reliable way to gain an opening advantage, you could be condemned to spending years studying a huge body of opening theory, or do you choose an Anti-Sicilian, a way to sidestep the mainlines at the risk of allowing Black to have a sneaking chance to achieve equality? The Morra... read more
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The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian – 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 – also known as Lasker-Pelikan or Cheliabinsk Variation – is one of the most popular and fascinating replies to 1.e4. Right from the beginning, Black is striving for active and dynamic counterplay, and this results in a double-edge struggle for the initiative. In the seventies of the 20th century it was... read more
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Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan began playing chess in the summer of 1972 and by 1979 he had won the World Junior Championship and in January of 1980 earned his final Grandmaster norm. What had he learned in seven and a half years that propelled him so far so quickly?
Fritz and Chesster 1, 2, 3
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