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Chess Strategy (Vol I) - I.Bartashnikov - Basic Principles of, a comprehensive introduction.

THE BASIC PRINCIPALS OF CHESS STRATEGY VOL.1
A comprehensive introduction to the secrets of chess strategy. With 68 extensively annotated games this volume of the "Basic Principles of Chess Strategy" shows how to successfully treat the opening and middlegame. Everything about fast piece development, safety of the king and fighting for the center. Learn how to assess positions and how to find promising plans. Pros and cons of all pawn formations are presented in detail. Finally you can check your fresh knowledge in ten test games with training tasks fighting against the clock. Available in the following languages: English and German

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Chess Strategy (Vol 2) Bartashnikov

THE BASIC PRINCIPALS OF CHESS STRATEGY VOL.2
A comprehensive introduction to the secrets of chess strategy. With 68 extensively annotated games this volume of "The Basic Principles of Chess Strategy" shows how to successfully treat the middle game. Everything about strong and weak squares, piece activity and attack on the king. Learn how to assess positions and find promising plans. Pros and cons of all center types presented in detail. Finally you can check your fresh knowledge in ten test games with training tasks fighting against the clock. Available in the following languages: English and German

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Chess Strategy (Vol 3) Bartashnikov

THE BASIC PRINCIPALS OF CHESS STRATEGY VOL.3
With this third and last part of his course, Alexey Bartashnikov concludes his treatment on middlegame strategy and deals with the decisive features of the endgame, in 20 chapters with 74 extensively annotated games. The author starts pointing out how to effectively realize a spatial, material or positional advantage. Middlegame features like the correct exchange and limiting the possibilities of pieces are investigated as well as the wide spectre of positional sacrifices. Alexey Bartashnikov dwells on the difficult art of manoeuvring in equal positions and fighting for the initiative before demonstrating the correct transition from middlegame to the endgame. Here he emphasizes the importance of king activity in this last phase of the game, the role of pawns and how to successfully employ the principle of the two weakness. Finally you can check your freshly acquired knowledge in ten test games sweating against the clock. Available in the following languages: English and German.

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Henrik Schlner: Test your Chess
In 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 training questions and divided the material into six chapters:
 

  • Mate (find the first move or perhaps the number of moves till mate)
  • Attack (find the best moves for a decisive attack)
  • Defence (find the best defensive move)
  • Winning material (find the move that will win material)
  • Mistakes (avoid a decisive error)
  • Stress (you must make up your mind within 30 seconds)
  • Positional evaluation (you have to find the right assessment of the position)

About the author: Henrik Schlner is the author of the tactics database on the Tal-CD and is also responsible for Technique Trainer 1 and 2.

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KILLER MOVES by George Renko
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 the essential thing for having success in chess. And the most effective method of doing this is to study tactical positions and combinatory motifs. George Renko, mathematician and chess trainer, has compiled a huge number of tactical sample positions. After the main course - his CD "Intensive Course Tactics" - the author now serves the desert "Killer Moves" - multipurpose moves usually forcing an immediate decision. The nine databases are split up according to difficulty and contain about 1.600 tasks, partially composed, partially taken from practical games. During this training course the author doesnt dwell on lengthy explanations - according to the motto "one picture says more than a thousand words". Language: English and German
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INTENSIVE COURSE TACTICS by Renk
This CD contains well over 4000 tactical positions with training questions, categorized in more than 120 databases according to the authors newly developed theme classification. All different themes and positions are easily and systematically accessible with the new modified CB7 reader program.

 

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George Renko: Intesive Course Tactics 2
With almost 3000 training positions and there over 6300 training questions to be solved, the latest CD by George Renko is not short on weight. The theme of the exercises is: forced variations. These are known to be an important characteristic of combinations. The introduction is followed by six databases on the themes: mate, mate or material, material, perpetual check, stalemate and special cases. These databases with between 26 and 64 examples explain - still without training questions - important motifs. The number of such motifs is known to be very limited, and so they ought to be easy to assimilate. But there is only one way of recognising them in practical play: practice, practice, practice.
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THE ABC of CHESS MIDDLEGAMES
Gary Gauthier explains all the basics themes with the help of selected master games. The games are annotated and explained in a way that makes it possible for even the rank amateur to follow, while graphic commentary enables you to grasp the main ideas at a glance. The sections on strategy and tactics lay the foundation for a deeper understanding of the middlegame. In a training database you can check your progress by solving practical positions and scoring points for successful attempts. Each chapter has a video clip with an introduction by GM Daniel King. Available in the following languages: English and German.
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Secrets of the English Chess School
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 to shifting rooks. From Kings database one always derives double benefit: firstly, each article reveals secrets of mind of a grandmaster and outstanding representative of the English chess school, and secondly, his videos and texts are highly entertaining.

 

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1000xCHECHMATE
The first part of the CD consists of a small database explaining all possible mate motifs in 15 themes. The main database contains 1000 mating tasks in 1, 2 or 3 moves, all stemming from actual games. Each move of the mating side is connected to a training question. Entering the right move will gain you a certain amount of points. Apart from the competitive access struggling for points, it is also possible to approach the subject "mate" via the theme key. Available in the following languages: English and German.
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CHECK AND MATE
Ten lessons on attacking the enemy king, each with a text introduction, then a game in which you have to find the right moves, with points for doing so in a set amount of time. Excellent training for beginners up to club level. With video clips of GM Daniel King explaining the main principles. Available in the following languages: English and German.

 

 

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TACTIC CD
300 traditional problems under the heading "Task", which you can solve by loading random positions; or you can go through the theme key and work your way through individual tactical themes and motifs; or you can work your way up from the easiest categories, ending with the most difficult problems. A second file contains 100 positions where you have a choice between two moves, one being a blunder and the other a good or simply playable move. Created and compiled by GM Rainer Knaak. Available in the following languages: English and German.
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The Isolated Queen's Pawn
There are countless openings and lines to a position with an isolated Queens pawn. This is a type of position you just cant avoid, so you have to know how to play it. Reinhold Ripperger presents the basic IQP techniques and manoeuvres, demonstrating strengths and weakness of the isolani in many classical games. The author says: The fact is that in almost all World Championship matches, positions with isolated pawns have played an important role. Studying positions with isolated pawns intensively is not only great fun, but also improves ones strategical understanding as well as ones ability to spot tactics. In short it raises ones playing strength! In a further database with training questions, you can prove your freshly acquired knowledge sweating against the clock.
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  Knaak: Mating attacks against 0-0 79 introductory positions, 30 themes and 150 training positions. Ideal for training with Fritz. $54.95
Dvoretsky's Engame Manual
Russian International Master Mark Dvoretsky is perhaps the most respected chess instructor in the world today. His latest work, Dvoretskys Endgame Manual, is sure to become a classic on one of the most difficult and subtile phases in chess. It covers all the most important positions required for endgame mastery, from elementary king-and-pawn endings to complex rook or queen endgames that have baffled even top grandmasters.

 

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THE ABC OF ENDGAMES
Realizing the necessity of making yourself familiar with endgames, you will soon be con-fronted 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 professionals? The answer is: the "ABC of Endgames". With a total number of 176 treated endgames, the material on the CD is definitely man-ageable. Besides, 29 examples are pointed out studying which is considered as indispen-sable. Whether "Lucena-positions", "impotent couple" or practical hints for the surprisingly frequent endgame "rook + bishop vs. rock" - all these standard examples are in-cluding in the small survey. And for those wishing to deepen their knowledge even more, there are database texts introducing the respective type of endgame with the pos-sibility to immediately call up the relevant examples. Available in the following languages: English and German.
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THE GREATEST TOURNAMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF CHESS 1851-1986

 

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World champion William Steinitz
There have been 14 official world champions in the history of chess within a period of more than 100 years. It started with William Steinitz, who won against Zuckerort in 1886 and then held the highest title in chess until 1894. Furthermore, Steinitz enjoyed (and still enjoys) the reputation as the founder of the general positional school, the basic principals of which have not lost their unrestricted validity until today. Applying them, Steinitz was far superior to his contemporaries in practical play.
Thorsten Heedts biography features a comprehensive portrait of the first world champion. An important part are of course the stations of his life Prague, Vienna, London and finally (Philadelphia as well as New York) are the places where Steinitz settled down.

Naturally, also his 5 matches for the world championship are duly covered. Short texts about appearance and constitution as well as character and manners complete the picture of the first world champion.

 

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World Champion Michail Tal

 

 

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World champion William Steinitz
There have been 14 official world champions in the history of chess within a period of more than 100 years. It started with William Steinitz, who won against Zuckerort in 1886 and then held the highest title in chess until 1894. Furthermore, Steinitz enjoyed (and still enjoys) the reputation as the founder of the general positional school, the basic principals of which have not lost their unrestricted validity until today. Applying them, Steinitz was far superior to his contemporaries in practical play.
Thorsten Heedts biography features a comprehensive portrait of the first world champion. An important part are of course the stations of his life Prague, Vienna, London and finally (Philadelphia as well as New York) are the places where Steinitz settled down.

Naturally, also his 5 matches for the world championship are duly covered. Short texts about appearance and constitution as well as character and manners complete the picture of the first world champion.

 
$54.95

 

WORLD CHAMPION ALEKHINE
Alexander Alekhine dominated the chess scene from 1927 until his death in the year of 1946. Historical picture documents and more than 2000 Alekhine games make the great master come back to life. For the ambitious learner, the CD features two training databases. In topical videos, contempory grandmasters tell us which of Alekhines qualities they appreciate most. And Gary Kasparov, the world's strongest chess player of our times, says: "My idol in chess is Alexander Alekhine. His chess style corresponds best to the way I want to play chess" The CD-Rom contains one of the most comprehensive collections of Alekhine games (total over 1,700, a majority with analysis). Hbner has critically examined the written works of Alekhine, especially his analysis. The CD also contains historical documents and pictures, as well as video interviews with top players (Kramnik, Shirov, Gelfand) on Alekhine. Dr Hbners articles. Available in the following languages: English and German.
$54.95

 

 

 

John Donaldson: Two Masters from Seattle
With his books Elmars Zemgalis (GM without a Title) and Olaf Ulvestad (An American Original), Americas International Master John Donaldson brought the lives of two masters from his home town Seattle close to broad readership. Now, both books have been captured in full on this CD, with additional content. Both players had a strong ties to Europe. Born in Latvia, Zemgalis lived in Germany after World War II and celebrated his greatest triumphs there, before he emigrated to the USA in 1952. Ulvestad was American by birth, yet this ancestors originated from Norway. His remarkable appearance on the chess scene was at the legendary match Soviet Union USA in Moscow in 1946. Ulvestads authentic report on this event is included on the CD. Later, he also was to live in Europe for many years.
 

All features at a glance:

  • biographies of Zemgalis and Ulvestad
  • many contemporary pictures
  • Ulvestads authentic report about the match USSR-USA 1946
  • interview with Zemgalis (2002)
 
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Kortchnoi My Life for Chess Vol. 2

 

 

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Mihail Marin: Catalan E00-E09
Mihail Marin: Catalan E00-E09 The Catalan is an opening in which Black may well be able to obtain easy equality, but in which he frequently draws the short straw in the ensuing positional battle. The reason for this is that the player of the white pieces has usually assimilated much better the laws governing this opening and the plans to be adopted. With great precision and clarity, GM Marin has examined the individual variations. Once again, as was the case with the authors fi rst offering English 1.c4 e5, one comes across a large number of indications of possible transpositions and related variations, sometimes from quite different openings. In this fashion, the learner obtains insights into a genuine grandmasters opening.


This is what makes chess training fun:

  • suitable for advanced players
  • 62 texts and 500 annotated model games
  • database with over 27,000 games
  • training database
  • an opening tree including all the games
  • includes ChessBase-Reader
$59.95

 

 

 

 


Dorian Rogozenko: Sicilian Dragon 1 B70-B74
When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenkos CD Dragon 1. White castles short and basically does not try to achieve an opening advantage. But the character of the positions is completely different from when White castles queenside and often does not fall in with Blacks plans. The author himself came to this painful conclusion the first time he played the Dragon; the annotations to this game alone cast much light on the opening.
 

This is what makes chess training fun:

  • suitable for advanced players
  • 29 texts and 113 annotated model games
  • database with over 24,000 games
  • training database
  • tree containing all the games
  • includes the ChessBase-Reader
 

 
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Queens Gambit, Orthodox Defence
The Orthodox Queens Gambit is one of the most solid openings, which you can fi nd against 1.d4. The author comments: The continuing popularity of the Exchange Variation can be explained by Whites unsuccessful attempts to seriously break down the ultra-solid lines of the Queens Gambit Declined (Tartakower Variation, Lasker Defence, etc.). Besides the typical minority attack there are quite varied ways of playing the Exchange Variation, such as long castling for White and then an attack on the king, or else a build-up with e3, Bd3, Nge2, f3 and e4. This very variety has contributed to the fact, that almost all world champions have made use of the Exchange Variation. The list in the large database contains firstly 16 texts, in which, above all, the various strategic possibilities are handled in excellent fashion. If you have understood these ideas, you do not need much theoretical knowledge in order to play the Exchange Variation.
 

Queens Gambit, Orthodox Defence, Exchange Variation D31/D35-D36

How chess training is fun

  • suitable for advanced players
  • more than 31,000 games
  • approx. 800 annotated games, 155 of which by the author
  • a special strategy key
  • a carefully constructed training database with almost 100 questions

About the author
Thomas Henrichs is an International Master and the CD Queens Gambit Exchange Variation is his fi rst published work.

 
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Reinhold Ripperger: Giuoco Piano C50-C54
Whoever plays 1.e4 as White, has to ask himself what he intends to do after 1e5 2.Nf3 Nc6. If you do not feel up to the heavy positional demands made on you by the Ruy Lopez, you more or less have to turn to 3.Bc4 and after the strongest reply, 3Bc5, you are into the Giuoco Piano. This opening set-up is reckoned to be one of the oldest known in the history of chess and the author is right to comment: This opening, more than any other, reflects the very development of the game of chess. This means that the Giuoco Piano is the best suited for those making a start in opening theory. The author put great emphasis on his training database, so that the learner can check the knowledge he has gained in an interactive fashion, struggling against the clock
 

That is how chess training can be fun:

  • suitable for club players
  • 11 texts and 240 annotated model games
  • training database with more than 160 questions
  • 2 supplementary databases with more than 44,000 games
  • includes the ChessBase-Reader
 
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Dmitrij Oleinikov: The Colle System
The Colle System is rather a playing scheme than an opening. White plays d4, Nf3, e3, Bd3, 0-0, Nbd2 and possibly c3 - nearly regardless of what Black replies. Opening knowledge is of secondary importance. Exactly this is where the author starts his work, prioritizing on explaining plans, patterns and typical mistakes. For example, two chapters are titled "Ten inspirational games" and "Eight warning games". However, Oleinikov naturally also deals with opening theory in the classical sense and discusses the critical variations, at one point showing himself surprised: "To my amazement, none of my opponents has reached this crucial position so far". Certainly a hint that the second players know too little about the Colle System and rather play it by ear.
 

This is what makes chess training fun:

  • suited for club players
  • clear-cut learning database with 380 games
  • opening course in 17 chapters
  • 100 games annotated by the author
  • three topical training databases
  • big database with a total of more than 21,000 games
  • ChessBase Reader included

The author
Living in Moscow, Dmitrij Oleinikov is a journalist and has worked as a trainer for various Russian teams. He has also written the CD ROMs "Budapest Gambit" and "Bird Opening" published at ChessBase.

 
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Knut Neven: The Gruenfeld (D70-D99)
The Gruenfeld is one of the most aggressive openings against 1.d4, and its no wonder that Garry Kasparov has included it into his opening repertoire. Playing with White, one is well-advised to accept the challenge since in the harmless variations its usually already Black who dictates the course of action. In the main lines, however, theoretical knowledge is of great importance. Knut Neven has taken on the great task of arraning the huge amount of data all more than 60,000 games in a clear-cut way, appropriately dealing with all important variantions.
 

This is what makes chess training fun:

  • suited for club players
  • clear-cut learning database with 600 games
  • opening course in 39 chapters
  • more than 200 games annotated by the author
  • three databases containing a total of 67.000 games
  • training database
 
$54.95

 

 

 

Luc Henris: Albin Countergambit (D08-D09)
The Move order 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 is called Albin Countergambit, and its a gambit in the true sense of the word since after 3.dxe5 d4 Black sacrifices a pawn which he wont get back so easily. This opening is one of the gambits which cant be refuted, but nevertheless are considered as being inferior. However, what counts in the end is to get well-playable positions and of course the points you score with them. Furthermore, the fact that Black is immediately dictates the course of action is definitely not to be underrated. Written by Belgian FIDE Master Luc Henris, the CD contains a comprehensive presentation of the theory of this gambit.
 

 

This is what makes chess training fun:

  • suitable for club players
  • contains 3600 games
  • training database
  • 29 introduction texts
  • 95 games annotated by the author
 
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Englisch 1.c4 e5 (A20-A29)
With the move 1.c4, you can avoid some of the openings and lines to be feared after 1.d4. Following 1.c4 e5 this move order is also called reversed Sicilian arises an independent opening which, however, still leaves space for many transpositions. To deal with the vast amount of material requires expert skill and great knowledge of the variations, both qualities distinguishing the author, Grandmaster Mihail Marin. The total number of 69,000 games on the CD shows the gigantic field he managed to cover. His ernormous work is refelected in no less than 60 database texts and 330 games, exclusively annotated for this CD. Further more, there is a training database with 46 games.
 

This is what makes chess training fun:

  • suitable for advanced players
  • extensive opening course in 60 chapters
  • three databases with about 69,000 games
  • 330 games annotated by the author, 1,800 in total
  • training database
 

 
$59.95

 

 

 

Alexander Bangiev: White Repertoire 1.e4
The main focus of Alexander Bangievs repertoire CD is the Grand Prix Attack of the Sicilian Defence, featuring a wealth of introduction texts, playing suggestions and annotated games about this sharp attacking weapon. Yet this is only the starting point of the complete White 1.e4-repertoire which offers a playing plan against all common replies by Black. The point: the suggested lines have a lot in common, often transpose and many times lead to similar middlegame positions effective opening study guaranteed.
This CD makes chess training fun:
  • suitable for advanced players
  • more than 600 games annotated by the author
  • 8 databases with more than 60.000 games
  • training databases with more than 60.000 games
  • training database
  • ChessBase Reader included
  • English Version
 
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Don Maddox: The Franco-Benoni
Pioneered by GM Gideon Barcza and later revived by Danish GM Bent Larsen, the Franco Benoni is, as its name implies, a cross between the French and the Benoni based on 1e6 and 2c5. This resilient, spring-like pawn structures is especially effective against unsuspecting 1. e4 players and can serve as a universal black defence against 1. e4, 1. d4. or 1. c4. Black has to be prepared to meet Benoni lines after 3. d5, but most 1. e4 players hang back from queens pawn structures, often entering a little known Sicilian Paulsen or Alapin backwater where the black player is better prepared. Includes more than 13,000 games, 800 annotated, a discussion of basic ideas and patterns, an Opening Tree, and 37 training positions.
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The Dutch Defence, Leningrad System A86-A89
People who play the Dutch Defence are usually aiming for more than a draw. This is particularly true of the Leningrad System (involving the moves f5 and g6 against 1.d4). The author is even of the opinion that this system is better than the Kings Indian, because you have already achieved the pawn thrust f5. Under A86 there are also variations, in which Black plays 3...d6 and does not necessarily follow up later with g6; these are also treated on the CD. In the chapter Strategic principles underlying the Leningrad System the author tackles various themes, such as, e.g., the e2-e4 breakout, which is quite often preceded by b3 and Bb2 (or else Black has no difficulty playing e5). Another theme is the Queenside pawn attack, frequently played in conjunction with an early b2-b4. But, in general, the author is more concerned with the possibilities for Black.
 

All features at a glance:

  • 18 database texts
  • 142 model games, annotated by the author
  • more than 15,000 games
  • Training database
  • Reader based on ChessBase 9.0
 
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King's Indian with h3 (CD) Breutigam

 

 

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King's Indian Attack (CD) Maddox

 

 

 

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Nimzo-Indian 4.f3 and Samisch variation by Milov

 

 

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Scandinavian - Hansen

SCANDINAVIAN
The Scandinavian has long lost its former exotic status. Thanks to practical success and a number of publications by some players from Hamburg gathered around the several times German champions Matthias Wahls in Germany this opening even managed to gain the reputation of being a rather solid weapon against 1.e4. The Scandinavian - basically these are two different openings after 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Black can now play 2...Qxd5 or 2...Nf6, and accordingly two different systems arise, and there is hardly any practitioner, who has both moves in his repertoire. Thanks to Curt Hansen, who scrutinized both systems extensively. His study of the current theoretical works is well reflected in his 62 database texts. But he also goes beyond the current state of theory and presents his own research. More than 30 games extensively annotated by the author (there are all in all about 500 annotated games); a real gem are his 12 games in the training mode; 316 questions are posed, and answering them you can reach a maximum number of 924 points.

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The Slav Defence - Rogozenko

THE SLAV DEFENCE
The solidity of the Slav is obvious. With the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 Black supported his center while at the same time leaving scope for his bishop c8. Experience has shown that White has grave difficulties to obtain an opening advantage. There are nearly 32.000 games on this CD. Thus, what is called theory, here is of an enormous size and accordingly the achievement of the author far surpasses the usual standards. After three introductory texts grandmaster Dorian Rogozenko follows up with no less than 86 database texts, which introduce the respective variations. The author scrutinized 154 games especially for this CD. Together with the Slav-games regularly reviewed by Robert Hbner for the ChessBase magazine, this amounts to an enormous fund, from which the user can draw. In addition, there is a tree of all games and a training database.

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How to Play Nimzo-Indian - Ripperger

HOW TO PLAY THE NIMZO-INDIAN?
The opening arising after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 carries the name of Aaron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), who played some wonderful games with it and contributed many important ideas. However, the Nimzo-Indian can well be called the opening of the world champions. Capablanca employed it and lost one of the most legendary games in chess history - against Botwinnik, another world champion. His successors adopted the Nimzo-Indian as well, often even with both colours. Robert Fischer scored his greatest achievements with this opening in 1972 when he -among other things thanks to a brilliant Nimzo-Indian victory - became world champion. Also his heir to the throne, Karpov, used it to good success, and after him Kasparov. Having less the character of a theoretical work, Reinhold Rippberger 's CD follows a similar approach like "King 's Indian with f4 " - not concentrating on concrete variations, but rather showing how to play certain types of positions. Apart from the 21 introductory texts, the heart of the CD are the 300 games with many text commentaries. Furthermore, the author presents a database with 35 games featuring training questions. On top of that, the CD contains two additional databases with more than 47,000 games.

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Bird Opening by Oleninikov (May 1st 2002) 14 lessons and 15,000 games $54.95

BIRD-OPENING
It is no pleasure to play with Black against the Bird-Opening (1.f4) one is vaguely familiar with some bad disasters, but less familiar with ways to avoid them. This opening theory in the traditional sense to learn. The focus lies rather on plans and manoeuvres, which can be applied in a variety of ways. To allow the opening into a compact database: 14 texts contain links to 200 illustrative games. The Russian does not hide his liking for the white side. But also comes up with solutions for the second player, who obviously profits from knowing Whites plan. Another database contains the approximately 15000 games ChessBase has to offer about this opening. The CD is rounded off by a tree of all games and two training databases dealing with tactics/traps and strategy/plans.

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Philidor Defence (Bangiev, 2002) $54.95

PHILIDOR DEFENCE
The Philidor Denfence 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 combines a number of advantages. The black player has a choice of various types of positions - he can play with or without capturing on d4. The typical plans and maneuvers are easy to learn and there is hardly ever any red-hot new theory. But you have to like playing a passive position while waiting for your chance. If you play 1.e4 with White you can hardly avoid this opening . The author, Alexander Bangiev, does not hide his liking for the black side but still never fails to indicate and analyse plans, ideas and promising lines for White. He writes: "This old defence, which was already played by Philidor, is characterized by active pawn-play. Philidor thought that pawns should not hinder the development of the pieces but should themselves become active. Famous is his saying: "Pawns are the soul of Chess", with which he wanted to express the idea that the pawn carries the positional ideas in chess, an idea that is supported by today's views" The CD contains 13.400 games, 300 of which are annotated, (134 by the author), a training database and a tree of all games.

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Pirc Defence GM School $54.95

 

 

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Queen's Gambit Accepted - Shipkov

 

 

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Queens Gambit with 5.Bf4 Dautov $54.95

Queen's Gambit with 5. Bf4
The Queen's Gambit Orthodox is one of the most solid defences for Black against 1. d4. From White's point of view, the system after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5. Bf4 has enormously gained in adherents and nearly superseded 5. Bg5 in popularity. In view of fantastic 63% score for the first player, this can hardly be surprising. Rustem Dautov has included into his Database 13 texts and 3657 games. 255 games have been annotated, 81 of which by the author himself - most of them exclusively for this CD. A second database contains 20 games with 46 training questions. The heart of the database are the 13 database texts in which the author describes the various variations with the links to the most important games. At the of each text, there is a summary of the particular variation. Although Dautov has collected much practical experience with 5. Bf4 as White, he still tries to be very objective in his assessments. With the CD at hand, he presents us with the current status of an opnening.

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Alexy Dreev: D47-D49 Meraner Variation

MERAN VARIATION D47-D49
The Meran Variation is an extremely dynamic opening, and its no coincidence that it belongs to the opening repertoire of geniusses such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand and Shirov. The lines arising after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3 e6 5 e3 Nbd7 6 Bd3 dxc4 7 Bxc4 b5 often are of a very sharp nature, and Black's good possibilities for active counterplay make this choice a popular weapon on all chess levels. With Alexey Dreev, now for the first time an absolute world class player and specialist has taken on this opening for ChessBase.
The former youth world champion and manyfold candidate for the world championship has compiled well over 930 games, 35 of which saw himself at the board. More than 500 games are annotated. Dreev himself has provided comments on 116 encounters and another 41 are explained by German grandmaster Christopher Lutz, also a top expert on the Meran. The big database (about 5300 games) and the variation tree featuring all games have become standard with all ChessBase opening CDs. Fillet piece of the CD is the training database. The 20 sample games, assorted according to variations and accessible by index, contain up to 13 training questions each.

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Attila Schneider: Dragon for Experts

The Dragon for Experts
The CD covers all variations of the Dragon System of the Sicilian Defense after the starting moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6. Hungary's International Master Attila Schneider has an excellent reputation among the fans of this opening, having excelled with many publications and discoveries in his favourite chess field. His first CD is intended first of all for players who already have some experience with the Dragon.
This CD contains: - a small special database featuring the main piece of the author's work, 34 surveys with clear evaluations of each line in words and variations.
- a database with 9300 selected quality games, 500 of which with annotations.
- a big tree of all Dragon games available from ChessBase.
Includes ChessBase Reader for reading all databases (system requirements: Pentium with 16MB RAM, Windows 95, 98, 2000) Language: English

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Don Maddox: Reti

RETI OPENING
What is the Reti opening anyway? Okay, 1.Nf3 d5, but then? Well, almost anything, only d2-d4 should not be played immediately (for that would be queen's gambit). The typical moves are 2.c4 and 2.g3, less topical is a setup with b3 and Bb2. The first player should be prepared to react to any black scheme. Yes, if necessary even d2-d4 will be played in the end. But it's just this variability which makes the white setup so dangerous.
The Reti CD includes 32.000 games, more than 1.000 of which with annotations. The opening key contains more than 14.000 games both for 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 and for 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4, so most of the games belong to the ECO codes A06-A14. Because as mentioned above, the move d2-d4 involves transpositions to other openings, also these systems are covered on the CD with some important variations. Don Maddox is the president of ChessBase USA and a strong Correspondence Chess player. He has many years experience as a chess trainer, and this definitely leaves its mark on the CD. His presentation of the Reti openings is intended less for the grandmaster but for the typical club player, as particularly in the extremely flexible Reti opening it is of great importance to understand the plans for play - merely learning variations will not take you very far here.
Furthermore, the CD includes a tree of all games and a training database with 79 examples.
Language: English and German

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Anthony Kosten: B56-B59 Classic Sicilian

CLASSICAL SICILIAN by Anthony Kosten
After the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6, the basic position of the Classical Sicilian arises on the board. This is the position which has been examined by our English author. GM Kostens very committed work is an exclusive database with "only" 942 entries. His expert preselection of relevant material considerably facilitates the study of this quite extensive opening sector for the learning player. The individual variations are presented in 27 detailed texts with links to 915 sample games (22 games from Kramnik) of which 200 are annotated (40 games analysed by Kosten exclusively for this CD). The training database features 25 test games with 55 training questions where you can gain points sweating against the clock. Moreover, the CD contains a reference database with more than 8.000 games (i.e. all games available in ChessBase format) and a tree of all games. Language: English and German

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Minzer/Albarran: B34-B39 Accelerated Dragon

THE ACCELERATED DRAGON B34-B39
The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 is a solid defense, enabling Black to go for a long term struggle for the full point. Due to its clear strategic conception, the learning player is able familiarize himself with its objectives in a logical way which is something of a rare exception in the Sicilian Defense with its excessively analysed tactical sequences. Thats why this opening is very popular above all with positional players. The extensive treatment is divided into three parts. First the different opening variations are presented in 15 chapters, each of which containing the relevant sample games. The complete database includes more than 8.000 games from which no less than 150 have been annotated by the authors themselves. After this introduction to theory, the middlegame part dwells on the strategic facets of the opening. In the concluding test part, you can finally check the freshly acquired knowledge in 20 games with 57 training questions sweating against the clock. Language: English, Spanish and German

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Rogozenko: Sveschnikov Sicilian

THE SVESHNIKOV SICILIAN
Its not difficult to indulge in superlatives on the Sveshnikov System of the Sicilian Defense, which arises after the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5. The very names of the top players of our time who have taken up this line in their repertoire is quite impressive. Kasparov, Kramnik, Shirov, Leko, Khalifman... This is one feature Rogozenko points at in his introduction, the other is that more than half of the games were played within the last six years - up to date at its best. On the other hand the author thinks the opening is easy to learn once you have understood the basic principles and plans. Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenko is one of the greatest experts of the Sveshnikov, and his thorough investigation of the system in 27 chapters is a treat for every ChessBase user. The database contains more than 12.000 games, many of them annotated by the author himself. Plus training database and a big tree.

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French without Nc3 (Neven)

French without Nc3
 

The French Defense has a proven reputation for adaptability and soundness, and is attractive to the Black player who seeks a complex strategic fi ght in unbalanced positions, with healthy counterplay and many chances to decide sharp battles in his favor! Blacks defensive resources are based on a sound strategic foundation, and White must be alert at all times and willing to play forcefully and incisively in order to try to prove his advantage in positions with chances for both sides. (Neven) The second CD of Knut Nevens work on the French Defense covers all variations after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 and without 3. Nc3. The three main databases contain more than 148,000 games, more than 1,800 with annotations. In 12 database texts the author explains not only the most important variations but also themes and plans, with links allowing you to immediately play through the relevant sample games. Furthermore the CD features a theme key granting specific access to all motifs and games, a large variation tree as well as a special database with training tasks.

Systemrequirements: Pentium 300, 64 MB RAM, WinXP, WinME, Win2000, CD-ROM drive, soundcard.

 

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French with Nc3 (Neven) $54.95

French with Nc3
The French Defense has a proven reputation for adaptibility and soundness, and is attractive to the Black player who seeks a complex strategical fight in unbalanced positions, with healthy counterplay and many chances to decide sharp battles in his favor! Blacks defensive resources are based on a sound strategical foundation, and White must be alert at all times and willing to play forcefully and incisively in order to try to prove his advantage in positions with chances for both sides. (Neven) The first CD of Knut Nevens work on the French Defense covers all variations after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3. The main database contains nearly 97,000 games, more than 5,000 with annotations. In 15 database texts the author explains not only the most important variations but also themes and plans, with links allowing you to immediately play through the relevant sample games. Furthermore the CD features a theme key granting specifi c access to all motifs and games, a large variation tree as well as a special database with training tasks. Language: English and German.

System requirements: Pentium Prozessor 300 MHz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows XP, CD-ROM drive, mouse, sound card

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Martin Breutigam: Chigorin Defence

The Chigorin Defence
"On master level, the Chigorin Defence has been played relatively seldom, and probably that's one of the reasons why it has been analysed less intensively than other openings - good prerequisites for freethinkers and adventurers on the chess board!" (Breutigam) The Chigorin Defence resulting after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 has become popular again thanks to the young Russian Alexander Morozevich, who with this choice has been holding his own even against the players of the absolute world top. It was high time for a publication to make the subtleties of this opening understandable also to the non-grandmaster, and this gap in chess literature now has been filled by FIDE master Martin Breutigam. In a small but swell database with 100 entries - 7 texts and 93 sample games - the long time player in the German Bundesliga has compiled all his knowledge on the Chigorin Defence. Another database includes 54 training questions enabling the user to test his freshly acquired knowledge. Furthermore, the CD features a big database of more than 4.000 games as a reference database plus a big tree of all games.

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Modern Benoni by Hebert 2000 $54.95

MODERN BENONI
The Modern Benoni is a fighting defence that will suit players aiming for active play rather than patient defence. Doing this, Black is willing to take risks (and those risks have to be shared...) in order to force his opponent into a complicated fight, both strategically and tactically. In the text part of the CD, the Canadian IM Jean Hebert introduces the typical patterns and motifs of the Modern Benoni, allowing you to quickly get familiar with this dangerous opening weapon. Then the single variationsare explained in detail. The opening tree with access to more than 13.000 games, more than 200 of which annotated by the author himself, makes it possible to quickly find the most promising lines for your practice. Finally you can check your fresh knowledge in 28 test games solving tactical training tasks against the ticking clock. Language: English and German

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The Kings Gambit by Bangiev $54.95

KINGS GAMBIT
The Kings Gambit is considered one of the most complicated yet one of the most beautiful chess openings. Many exciting games have been played with 2.f4, for example the "immortal game" Andersen- Kieseritzky, London 1851. The King's Gambit has always had its supporters. Used by geniuses like ex-worldchampion Boris Spassky or David Bronstein in the past, it is nowadays employed successfully by top players like Julian Hodgson, Nigel Short or Alexei Fedorov. In the hands of the inventive attacking player, the King's Gambit is an extremely dangerous weapon. However, it is also an attractive opening from a practical point of view as after 1.e4 e5 you need't learn the numerous lines of the open games, but can immediately manoeuvre your opponent into the direction you like.

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ABC of Chess Openings - Gauthier - a basic course includes video instruction by GM King, basics, strategy, tactics, openings $54.95

THE ABC of CHESS OPENINGS
The CD consists of three parts. First you learn the basics of opening play, the strategy and tactics of the different openings. In the training database you can then test your progress by answering practical questions or solving specific positions. Each chapter is accompanied with a video introduction by the Grandmaster and chess trainer Daniel King. Multimedia: In video clips the well-known English Grandmaster Daniel King gives you valuable advice on how to play the opening. Language: English and German

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Modern Ways of playing the Sicilian by Cuban GM Rodriguez. Black without extensive theoretical knowledge can cause his opponent very unpleasant problems $54.95

MODERN WAYS OF PLAYING THE SICILIAN
The Cuban grandmaster Amador Rodriguez introduces six modern, partially rediscovered systems with which Black without extensive theoretical knowledge can cause his opponent some very unpleasant problems. In a number of introductory texts the special points are explained in clear language, suitable for amateurs and experts. The position tree allows you to keep all variations in view, with full statistical information on every move. Training positions are also included so you can practice what you have learnt. Available in the following languages: English, Spanish and German.

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Budapest by Oleinikov $54.95 2nd Edition

 

 

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Knaak: Trompowsky Attack 1d4 Nf6 2 Bg5 repertoire for while includes instruction and 6000 games $54.95

TROMPOWSKI ATTACK
The Trompowsky attack, which arises after 1.d4 Nf6, Bg5 has matured into a full-blooded opening. On this CD a repertoire from Whites point of view is given. Database texts give you explanations of the important and critical position. Just playing trough some of the key game will enable you to understand the main points of the variation. Apart from that there is a large reference database with over 6,000 games on the CD, as well as a smaller Database with trainings questions. Available in the following languages: English and German.

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  Winning in 20 moves Ftacnik - 333 very instructive short games, many explanations, traps, mistakes, middlegames themes etc. $54.95 $54.95

 

 

 

 

The Nimzoindian Defence The easy way
On this DVD Danish IM Jacob Aagaard introduces you to the secrets of the Nimzoindian Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4). In 15 lessons that last 4 hours and 4 minutes Aagaard shows you how you can successfully play this opening by understanding key ideas instead of memorizing long tedious variations. This need-to-know approach has served the Danish IM, who needs only a few more rating points to become GM, well over the years. His wins against GM Jonathan Tisdall and GM Alexander Shabalov are only two of the many inspiring games he presents on the DVD.
 

This entertaining crash course in a timeless and hugely popular opening provides you with the complete repertoire of a grandmaster. It is based on understanding key positions and key strategies such as targeting the c4-pawn or square.


The Danish International Master Jacob Aagaard, 30, has already published a whole array of chess books, including the prize-winning Excelling at chess. For ChessBase he made Attacking Chess I and II, both published in the series fritztrainer.
System requirements: PC 233, 64 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, sound card, mouse, Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98 SE, Windows Media Player 9.

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The ABC of the King's Indian - Martin $49.95
     
Andrew Martin The ABC of the Ruy Lopez $59.95
     

Andrew Martin: ABC of Chess Openings
 
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Andrew Martin: The basics of winning chess $55.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Norbert Sommerbauer: The Paulsen System B40-B49
The Paulsen System in the Sicilian Defence (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6) consists, after the further moves 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4, of two large subsections: the Paulsen ( Kan )Variation (after 4a6) and the Taimanov Variation (after 4Nc6). There are numerous transpositions and it is logical for both variations to be treated on a single CD. In addition to this, Norbert Sommerbauer has also examined all the other sub-variations which fi t into B40-B49. The CD offers to the player of the black pieces an almost complete repertoire against 1.e4, but is also well suited to the player with White, since the author also offers the latter his recommendations.
 

All features at a glance:

  • 34 database texts
  • 330 games annotated by the author
  • handy database prepared by the author containing 3725 games
  • large database with 89,275 games
  • training database with exercises going from simple to practically insoluble
  • database of all Sommerbauers games
  • reader based on ChessBase 9.0

About the author

International Master Norbert Sommerbauer from Austria has been playing the Paulsen System for a good 20 years and this CD represents his fi rst work for ChessBase.

System requirements: Pentium, 32 MB RAM, Windows 98 SE/2000/Me/XP

 

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The Dutch Defence Leningrad System A86-A89 (Schipkov 2005)

The Dutch Defence, Leningrad System A86-A89
People who play the Dutch Defence are usually aiming for more than a draw. This is particularly true of the Leningrad System (involving the moves f5 and g6 against 1.d4). The author is even of the opinion that this system is better than the Kings Indian, because you have already achieved the pawn thrust f5. Under A86 there are also variations, in which Black plays 3...d6 and does not necessarily follow up later with g6; these are also treated on the CD. In the chapter Strategic principles underlying the Leningrad System the author tackles various themes, such as, e.g., the e2-e4 breakout, which is quite often preceded by b3 and Bb2 (or else Black has no difficulty playing e5). Another theme is the Queenside pawn attack, frequently played in conjunction with an early b2-b4. But, in general, the author is more concerned with the possibilities for Black.
 

All features at a glance:

  • 18 database texts
  • 142 model games, annotated by the author
  • more than 15,000 games
  • Training database
  • Reader based on ChessBase 9.0

 

About the author

The Russian chess theoretician Boris Schipkov, 42, lives in Novosibirsk and has already published various books and articles, including the ChessBase CDs The Queens Gambit Accepted and Dutch Defence A90-A99. He is editor in chief of the online magazine Chess Siberia http://www.chessib.com

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, Win98, WinME, Win2000, WinXP

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Play the Najdorf Vol I: Kasparov

 

 

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Kasparov: How to play the Queen's Gambit

 

 

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Caro-Kann Panov-Attack B13-B14
The Caro-Kann opening (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5) is said, possibly unfairly, to be a bit on the tame side. But what is fascinating about it in any case is the number of totally different playing styles to which Black must adapt himself. One of these is the Panov Attack, (3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4), by means of which White immediately attacks the centre, but in doing so must also accept possible positions with an isolated d4-pawn. A second theme on the CD is the Exchange Variation, in which White exchanges on d5, but then does not play c4. It is considered to be harmless, but attained a fair amount of popularity after Fischers brilliant victory over Petrosian ( Belgrade 1970). It is a favourite of players who do not wish to take risks. The author treats all the variations which come under B13 and B14 in great detail.
 

This is what makes chess training fun:

  • 145 database texts
  • approx. 800 model games annotated by the author
  • more than 25000 games
  • training database
  • reader based on ChessBase 9

 

About the author:
Zoran Petronijevic is an International Master and the Panov Attack will be his fi rst publication for ChessBase.

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KINGS INDIAN STRUCTURE WITH F5-F4
This Multimedia-CD is discussing the winning ideas for White and Black in positions with a closed pawn-structure like in the mainline of Kings Indian. In an elaborate introduction text with links to the most important key games, typical variations and a huge lexicon-like theme-key with all the tactical and strategical middlegame motifs you can learn how to play this structure perfectly. For beginners and specialists. Available in the following languages: English and German.
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Gambit Lexikon by IM Bangiev. Covers lines not extensively treated anywhere else 120,000 games. $54.95

GAMBIT.LEXIKON
Introductory video, 37 database texts (german), over 120,000 games, and an extensive openings key with the full names of the individual gambits. Where no names exist, the author has introduced a new nomenclature.

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  HorrorBase on CD 900,000 games (1997) reduced to $49.00 $49.00