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First Steps in Positional Play by

A strong command of middlegame skills often makes the difference between winning and losing a game of chess. The art of positional play must be included in any list of those skills. ‘First Steps in Positional Play’ attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess. Players below 1500 will benefit from this basic advice. Players above 1500 will enjoy the detailed examination of many current master games. This is an enjoyable tour of positional play from which everyone can learn. Video running time: 3 hours 20 min.


First Steps in Opening Play by

A good game of chess is made up of three phases; the opening, the middlegame and then the endgame. However, if you do not play the opening well, you will not get to see the other phases! ‘First Steps in Opening Play’ attempts to equip the viewer will all the information he or she needs to tackle this tricky area and to emerge into the middlegame with a good, playable position. Players below 1500 will benefit from this basic advice. Players above 1500 will enjoy the detailed examination of many current master games. This is an enjoyable tour of opening play from which everyone can learn. Video running time: 3 hours


Big Database 2012 - $99

The Big Database 2012 contains more than 5.1 millions games from 1560 to 2011 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the Middle of November 2011.


Mega Database 2012 - $299

The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 5.1 millions games from 1560 to 2011 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 66,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The largest topclass annotated database in the world. The most recent games of the database are from the middle of November 2011. Mega 2012 also features a new edition of the playerbase. As usual, this is where most of the work was done. As the player index now contains already more than 265,000 entries, it made sense to use an adapted playerbase which includes about 282,000 names. Doing this, the photo database was extended as well to contain 33,000 pictures now. Incl. Online Mega-Update 2012: With ChessBase 10 or 11 you can download games for Mega 2012 for the whole year, a total of approximately 200,000! That means your Mega 2012 will remain up to date from January to December.