It’s here: Discount Day 2021!

It’s here: Discount Day 2021! | ChessBase

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5/18/2021 – For one whole day, on Tuesday, the 18th of May 2021, we are offering you a 25% discount on all our products. That includes software, training DVDs, services, the ChessBase Account – everything. And there are very interesting new products that are being released. The biggest attraction: the brand new Komodo Dragon 2, a neural network program that shows you moves you have never seen before. Don’t miss the great opportunity to get all the tools you need to become a stronger, more profound tournament player – at a premium price.


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Strongly recommended: order as download

In lock-down times, brought on us by the corvid pandemic, our office is being manned by a skeleton crew. As a result postal deliveries can be delayed. But not to worry, we have a great solution for you: order our products as downloads. This means:

  • immediate delivery, no delay
  • the product can be installed on your computer without the use of a DVD drive
  • all your downloads are recorded and backed up in your Shop account
  • in case of a change of hardware you can always simply reinstall from your account

In case you haven’t ordered products as downloads before: it is very quick and very easy. Just create an account. After that you can always select products with a click, and when you proceed to checkout, you can see what you have on the list. The total costs (on discount day 25% will be automatically deducted) are displayed. If you select “download” chances are you will have the program on your computer on the same or the next day. It’s easy as pie!

Now on to products we especially recommend on Discount Day

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The new “Dragon” draws its strength from a combination of a high-performance engine with a neural network which was trained with countless ultra-fast games of the classic Komodo 14, which is one of the world’s strongest engine for games with such short thinking times.

Komodo Dragon 2 thus has both excellent positional play and tremendous tactical power and computing speed. It is a combination that pays off: compared to the double world champion Komodo 14, the developers were thus able to increase the playing strength of Komodo Dragon 2 by more than 200 Elo points! The first version is currently already one of the top three in the CCRL rating list (as of April 2021).

The program comes with a number of engine variants. The standard version offers maximum playing strength. For analysis with multiple variations, on the other hand, the “MCTS” version is recommended. In addition, this version offers an exciting feature: you can have the move that offers the best chances from a practical point of view displayed in the analysis. The standard version, on the other hand, always expects the best possible play from the opponent, and that is therefore clearly the first choice, especially in correspondence chess. In addition, the engine can be switched to the variants “Attack”, “Beginner”, “Defence”, “Endgame” in analysis and in the game.

Today you can order Komodo Dragon 2 in the ChessBase Shop at a special 25% discount rate: only 74.93 instead of 99.90


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Fat Fritz, based on the famous AI AlphaZero algorithms, revolutionised the world of chess engines. The extraordinary playing strength and the completely new analyses fascinated the chess world. Then the new version arrived!

Fat Fritz 2.0 is based on the Stockfish 12 engine, but uses a completely new neural network with better ratings and greater performance.

NNUE-Technology: Fat Fritz 2.0 achieves top performance even without a high-end graphics card! It runs on any current Windows PC or laptop. In comparative matchs over thousands of games Fat Fritz 2.0 outperforms previous top engine by over 40 Elo points.

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The very best: the ChessBase package for professional standards. With Mega Database 2021, new endgame turbo on USB flash drive and Corr Database 2020. Plus ChessBase Magazine (DVD + magazine) and CB Premium membership for one year!

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  • Includes Mega Update Service 2021: update your Mega with your ChessBase 16/15 program every week with over 5,000 new games. That’s about 250,000 new games by the end of 2021!
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Perfect endgame analysis and a huge increase in engine performance: get it with the new Endgame Turbo 5! Thanks to a new format the Endgame Turbo 5 is smaller, faster and yet has more scope. The USB 3.0 flash drive (128 GB) covers 143 of the most important six piece endgames, allowing top engines such as Fritz, Komodo Chess and Houdini to play these endgames perfectly. But they also generally play the endgame much better because they can access the perfect knowledge of the Endgame Turbo in the search! A powerful tool for anyone who wants to study the endgame, for correspondence players, endgame theoriticians and friends of engine matches!

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Each issue of ChessBase Magazine offers you several hours of video training with grandmasters and experts. World-class players like Caruana, Anand, Vidit, So, Giri, Nepomnicachtchi, Vachier-Lagrave, Gelfand, Wojtaszek, Vitiugov, Yu Yangyi and many more analyse their best games and explain the ideas behind their moves. Each issue also includes at least ten new opening articles with exciting ideas for your repertoire, an extensive collection of training exercises on tactics, strategy and endgames, and much more.

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The Fritz Powerbook 2021 contains 25 millions opening positions, derived from 1.7 million high class tournament games. Together with each position all relevant information is stored: all moves that were played in the position, by players of what average rating, with what success and performance results.

The games from which the Fritz Powerbook 2021 were derived are also included on the DVD. This means that in any position of the openings tree you can load and replay the games in which the position occurred.

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This is a collection of all the opening articles from all the issues of ChessBase Magazine and, with more than 1,200 articles, it covers the whole range of openings. An enormous treasure trove of ideas and high-level analysis! In the new edition, as usual the number of articles has increased – compared to the previous year 66 new opening articles as well as 349 new opening surveys have been added. The menu structure offers comfortable access to all tutorials and articles. Under the main categories “Open games”, “Semi-open games”, “Closed openings”, “Semi closed openings”, “English Opening and Reti” and “Flank openings” you will find all the recommendations and analyses classified according to the names of the openings.                 

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  • Intuitive menu structure, classification by opening name, rapid and easy access 

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The new Corr Database 2020 is the a large ChessBase collection of correspondence games from the period from 1804 to 2019. With more than 80,000 tournaments and over 1.6 million correspondence games, the Corr 2020 is a must for all correspondence chess fans. But the Corr Database is very popular even among many grandmasters and trainers, since correspondence games herald are often the forerunners of development of opening theory!

New, refined redesigned layout!

• EXCLUSIVE! Ten selected games from the 29th Correspondence Chess World Championship presented in with video analysis by well-known GMs such as Simon Williams, Vidit Gujrathi, Erwin l’Ami, Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Nihal Sarin and others.

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The Ruy Lopez is one of the oldest openings and continues to enjoy high popularity from club level to the absolute world top. In this video series, American super GM Fabiano Caruana, talking to IM Oliver Reeh, presents a complete repertoire for White.

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You can find all three of Fabiano Caruana DVDs here. They are all discounted by 25% today.


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The story goes that a low-rated player once bravely asked Viktor Korchnoi his advice about what opening to play against a stronger opponent. “Play Grünfeld” was the grumpy reply. “Play Grünfeld against everything apart from 1 e4.” Andrew Martin: “I have no way of verifying this story, but it certainly inspired me to think about whether this was possible and the end result is this new ChessBase course.”

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The Open Spanish is considered to be one of the soundest systems in modern opening theory. It remains a popular choice among superstars such as Mamedyarov, Caruana , So and Giri and was used in World Championship matches by Korchnoi and Anand.

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The Caro-Kann is one of the most solid and respected responses against 1.e4. Since it is so solid, the Caro-Kann is an absolute brainteaser for most 1.e4 players. If you like sharp and attacking lines against this solid opening, but find that the 3.Nc3 and 3.e5 lines are too theoretical and too explored for you, then the Panov is definitely the solution! In the Flexible Panov Dutch IM Nico Zwirs will show you how to test Black to the limit. On this Fritztrainer he will share his journey in the Panov. The repertoire is based on the sharp 6.Bg5 move (1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5). Starting with the mainline he will work backwards and cover all Black’s options.

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nicholas pert anti siciliansNicholas Pert: A Black Repertoire versus the Anti-Sicilians

The Sicilian is the most popular opening against 1.e4 because it is theoretically sound but offers Black double-edged play at the same time. Whilst you must know how to handle the main line (2. Nf3 and 3.d4), sidelines are also very important.

In this video series GM Nicholas Pert gives a strong and practical Black repertoire against these sidelines such as the Bb5 Sicilian, the Grand Prix Attack, the Alapin and many more, from my years of experience playing the Sicilian.

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When it comes to strategy, one of the key things that chess professionals understand, much better than amateur players, is the role of the bishop.

Why do two bishops (‘the bishop pair’) complement each other to such an extent that they are a major long term force? How is being a long-range piece an essential trademark of the bishop? Why do strong players regularly tuck their bishop away on its initial square?

Questions like these will be examined on this strategy video course.

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The White Sniper is characterised by three moves against any black setup: 1.g3 2.Bg2 and 3.c4 though not necessarily in that order. Think of The White Sniper as a Hyper-Accelerated Sicilian Dragon against anything that Black plays. The White Sniper has stealthy surprising power and is super-sound – even more sound than The Black Sniper – and yet avoids the most analysed theory of 1.d4 openings, making it an excellent choice to play for a win.

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The Real Deal! Part 1: Understanding The Dragon

A two DVD series taking a look at Black’s most aggressive response to 1.e4 from both a principled and theoretical perspective. In this first part, the emphasis is on themes and ideas as the viewer is armed with tactical and positional motifs and concepts after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6.

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The Open Sicilian Bundle

Do you struggle against the Sicilian? And would you like to play the Open Sicilian but shy away from it because you fear the many lines you might have to learn? Then this video is a must for you! Dutch GM Roeland Pruijssers and IM Nico Zwirs created a complete repertoire against the Sicilian that is based on the Open Sicilian and that is easy to learn. 

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Glorious sacrifices, unexpected tactics and checkmating attacks. The King’s Gambit is one of the oldest and most romantic openings in the game of chess. White sacrifices a pawn to build a strong centre and to open lines for an immediate attack against the enemy king. No more boring Berlins – take the fight to your opponent from the off. This DVD contains all you need to know to tackle your opponent.

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Magical Chess Endgames

The third and final DVD of the two authors is all about Karsten Müller’s special field: the endgame. Claus-Dieter Meyer has put under the microscope many fascinating examples, making some most surprising discoveries. This rich treasure trove forms the basis of Karsten Müller’s video presentation on the DVD: in over 4 hours in front of the camera, the Hamburg grandmaster presents to you sensations from the world of endgames – partly reaching far beyond standard techniques and rules of thumb – and rounds off with some cases of with own examples.

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The Benoni is characterised by the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 and is a popular opening weapon amongst club players. On top level it’s a rarer guest but with this DVD Rustam Kasimdzhanov, opening expert and second and coach of Fabiano Caruana, will turn the tables. New ways and approaches in most lines and countless improvements of official theory will show you how to play this opening at any level with success.

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In this DVD we deal with different dynamic decisions involving pawns. The aim of this DVD is to arm club/tournament players with fresh ideas which they can use in their own practice.

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Pal Benko left the world of chess an enormous legacy. Not only was he a formidable study composer, he also gave his name to the gambit line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5. In this DVD, Erwin l’Ami guides you through the fascinating Benko Gambit. As early as move three Black starts a fight for the initiative, a strategy that has proved to be successful in countless amateur and master level games.

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bp 8442 Yannick Pelletier: Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf

The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian has been one of the mos t popular openings for decades. Players of every level like it and it also w as an important part of the Black opening repertoire of two legendary World Champions: Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov.

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bp 8430Sergei Tiviakov: A nightmare for the Najdorf

The Najdorf is one of the most dangerous variations of the Sicilian Defense. Fighting against it is always difficult, but GM Tiviakov demonstrates a very effective way to combat this popular opening. Crafty players take the fight to their opponents on their own terms, and starting with 2.Nc3 you’ll learn how to take Najdorf connoisseurs into nebulous territory where they may quickly lose their way.

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bp 8448 Jan Werle: The Rossolimo and Moscow Variation Bundle

Do you not have time to follow the latest and most aggressive developments in the main lines of the Sicilian but still want to be able to obtain comfortable positions with White? With its solid but venomous main and sidelines, the Rossolimo and Moscow Variation are just the ticket.

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The Budapest Gambit is an exciting and fun way to play against 1.d4 and 2.c4 – replying with 1…Nf6 and 2…e5. In this video you will learn how to pose problems for White with this fascinating opening. 

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The London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded

Why bother learning hundreds of complex variations when you can play a simple yet deadly opening – the London System with 2.Bf4. Over the last couple of years nearly all the world’s elite grandmasters have been employing the London System, and on this DVD Simon Williams shows what we can learn from their practice.

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The London System is becoming increasingly popular, both at grandmaster and club level. The theory of the opening is developing quickly, with new things being tested all the time. This, in return, gives rises to fresh tactical ideas which should belong to the basic arsenal of any London devotee – after all, tactics remains the be-all and end-all of the game.

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shop pelletier01Yannick Pelletier: Anti-London System

The London System, which for a long time had the reputation of a rather harmless sideline, has developed into a very popular opening, and World Champion Magnus Carlsen is only one of many top players who play it regularly. The London System indeed suits the modern approach to openings very well: White does not necessarily strive for an opening advantage but is content to develop his pieces and hopes to outplay his opponent in the middlegame.

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bp 8413 Robert Ris: Mastering Pattern Recognition in the Opening

Pattern recognition is an important tool in modern chess, as it helps you to understand better the characteristics of a position. Particularly when you have been confronted with a surprise opening system played by your opponent, it helps when you can just rely on general principles. In this video series, ten key elements of opening play are discussed to help you improve your play at this stage of the game.

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tiviakov ruy Qe2Sergei Tiviakov: How to play the Ruy Lopez with Qe2

To avoid theory battles in well-known lines against Ruy Lopez (Berlin, Open Variation or the Marshall Attack), Sergey Tiviakov invites you into the world of an extraordinary early queen move for White: Qe2 – elegant, effective and easy to learn!

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bp 8332Erwin l’Ami: The Shining Sveshnikov Sicilian

Always wanted to play like a World Champion? Search no further! With Magnus Carlsen using the Sveshnikov variation as his weapon of choice in the World Championship match against Fabiano Caruana, this DVD could not be better timed. The Dutch grandmaster Erwin L‘Ami (former second of Veselin Topalov and currently seconding Anish Giri), guides you through this dynamic opening variation.

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shop karsten mueller01 Dr. Karsten Müller: Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2 – from Steinitz to Spassky

All World Champions left their mark on chess. They had different styles but each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well. The material on this DVD is based on the ChessBase MasterClass series, and gives you a good opportunity to enjoy some of the best endgames in the history of chess.

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shop kramnik01 Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Yannick Pelletier: Master Class Vol. 11: Vladimir Kramnik

For Garry Kasparov it had been clear for quite some time who would be his successor as world chess champion: none other than Vladimir Kramnik! In 1992 Kasparov brought the 17-year old into the Russian team and the latter justified his early inclusion with eight wins and one draw in the Chess Olympiad in Manila. Eight years later Kramnik in fact defeated his mentor in the world championship match in London and became the 14th chess world champion.

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shop anand01 Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Yannick Pelletier: Master Class Vol. 12: Viswanathan Anand

When Viswanathan Anand appeared on the European chess stage, he had already achieved a number of successes in India, such as winning the Indian Junior Championships and the National Indian Championship while still being a junior. Anand was only 14 years old when he was invited to play for the Indian National team at the Chess Olympiad 1984. In 1987 he became World Junior Champion and in 1988 the 19-year-old became India’s first grandmaster.

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pert02 typical mistakesNicholas Pert: Typical mistakes by 1000-1600 players

GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 and 1800-2000 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly lower level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1000 and 1600. This DVD will hopefully provide an insight into what I believe are the main errors which stop players of this level to be more successful.

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Nicholas Pert: Typical mistakes

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The top-selling Nicholas Pert DVDs

In the ChessBase Shop you will find hundreds of ChessBase training DVDs, from some of the greatest players in the world. And they are all 25% off today. There are also a lot of Fritztrainers that can help you with your specific openings preparation, and some that will improve your general understanding of the game. Here are some recent productions that we can heartily recommend.nicholas pert attacking repertoire1 2Nicholas Pert: Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 1

In this detailed “two-part” video series I take a look at a main line White system based on 1.d4. This series is aimed at the ambitious player who is looking to put maximum pressure on their opponent from the start of the game. In this DVD I consider positions in which Black plays with an early d5. The start position for this DVD is 1.d4 d5 2.c4. This series has many chapters and is a thorough analysis, showing how to fight for the advantage from positions in which Black plays with an early d5.

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shop pelletier01Yannick Pelletier: Anti-London System

The London System, which for a long time had the reputation of a rather harmless sideline, has developed into a very popular opening, and World Champion Magnus Carlsen is only one of many top players who play it regularly. The London System indeed suits the modern approach to openings very well: White does not necessarily strive for an opening advantage but is content to develop his pieces and hopes to outplay his opponent in the middlegame.

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pelletier hedgehogYannick Pelletier: The Hedgehog – a universal system against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3

The Hedgehog is a system characterized by a very specific pawn structure. Black’s setup may appear passive at first glance, but looks can be deceiving! This is because the Hedgehog is always waiting for a chance to pounce on an overstretched opponent with a counterattack. Black positions his pieces harmoniously behind a wall of pawns and waits until just the right moment for a breakthrough. The Swiss grandmaster Yannick Pelletier explains many theoretical variations and thematic games in great detail. Video running time: 5 hrs 52 mins

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shop bauer01Christian Bauer: The nasty Nimzowitsch Defence

The Nimzowitsch Defence, 1.e4 Nc6, is a lesser-known and by far less popular branch of opening theory from the great strategist Aron Nimzowitsch. Unlike the Nimzo-Indian Defence, which has acquired a reputation as one of the soundest replies to 1.d4, 1…Nc6 as an answer to 1.e4 is generally thought to be one of the least sound replies. The main reason for that lies probably in the fact that Black willfully blocks his c-pawn as soon as move 1, which more dogmatic players will regard as highly suspicious. There are, however, many other factors besides the mobility of the respective c-pawns, and this video series will explore rather rare, yet fully playable lines for Black.

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bauer01 scandinavianChristian Bauer: Scandinavian – solid and powerful against 1.e4

The Scandinavian opening (1.e4 d5) gets opponents onto unfamiliar terrain compared to when trotting out the Sicilian, French or 1.e4 e5 systems. Theory has only developed very slowly here and a lot remains undiscovered – so what you learn will be valid for a long time! Christian Bauer, who has won the French national championship several times, is convinced that the Scandinavian is a sensible and often underestimated opening! Make the Scandinavian your weapon of choice against 1. e4!

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mihail marin english01Mihail Marin’s English Love – A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4 Vol.2

1…c5, 1…c6 and 1…e6. 

There are a few move orders or systems (most typically the King’s Indian) where White’s objectively best idea might be transposing to 1.d4 anyway. While mentioning this in all relevant cases I have analyzed genuine English systems, leading to interesting play.

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marin packageMihail Marin: English Love Vol.1 and 2 –
A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4

For many great players from different generations the English opening has been a logical complement to 1.d4. By delaying the advance of the d-pawn White can avoid certain popular defences such as the Nimzoindian or the Grünfeld, to return to the 1.d4 paths a few moves later. But White can go further and build up a purely English repertoire, based on 1.c4 and 2.g3, which is the aim of these two DVDs. There are a few move orders or systems (most typically the King’s Indian) where White’s objectively best idea might be transposing to 1.d4 anyway (which I frequently do in my games) but while mentioning this in all relevant cases I have analyzed genuine English systems, leading to interesting play.

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simon williams colle koltanowskiSimon Williams: The Colle–Koltanowski System

A real favorite among club players. The Colle-Koltanowski system is very easy to learn, yet an extremely dangerous opening. White goes for a simple set up, aiming all of his pieces towards Black’s kingside. White doesn’t need to rely on learning reams of opening theory to master this opening. In this DVD, GM Simon Williams shows you the key themes, concentrating on plans that you can remember easily. This approach should give you a deadly weapon that is a brilliant accompanying DVD to the London System and Torre Attack.

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simon williams torre attackSimon Williams: The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one. White plays three simple moves 1 d4 2 Nf3 and 3 Bg5, avoiding a lot of dangerous variations that Black can often play against 1 d4 and 2 c4.

• With interactive training including video feedback
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lawrence trent birdLawrence Trent: The Bombastic Bird’s – an energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4

Over the years I have often heard Bird’s players (1.f4) labelled chess mavericks, “chancers”, too lazy to learn “proper” opening systems. Well, I am happy to say those days are well and truly over. Welcome to the “Bombastic Bird’s”, a revolutionary repertoire for one of the most enterprising and underrated openings in chess theory. In this series, I uncover a number of groundbreaking theoretical novelties and new ideas that will soon have scorners of this romantic system regretting they ever doubted its soundness.

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wesley so secret weaponWesley So: My Secret Weapon: 1.b3

The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack with 1.b3 (or 1.Nf3 followed by 2.b3) is a system, rather neglected by theorists, which nevertheless can be a forceful weapon in the hands of an ambitious white player. Even Bobby Fischer tried this opening in various games, and its greatest advocate was the legendary Danish fighter Bent Larsen. Now finally a modern top ten player has taken on the subject for ChessBase: none other than Grandmaster Wesley So!

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bobby fischer master classMaster Class Vol.1: Bobby Fischer

No other World Champion was more infamous both inside and outside the chess world than Robert James Fischer. But what were the secrets to his sensational ability, and what enabled him to take on the Soviet school of chess alone – and win? On this DVD, a team of experts presents you every facet of the chess legend, and shows you the winning techniques and strategies employed by the 11th World Champion. Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco delves into Fischer’s openings, and retraces the development of his repertoire. What variations did Fischer play, and what sources did he use to arm himself against the best Soviet players? Mihail Marin explains Fischer’s particular style and his special strategic talent in annotated games against Spassky, Taimanov and other greats. Karsten Müller is not just a leading international endgame expert, but also a true Fischer connoisseur. His congenial video analysis of Fischer’s legendary endgames can only be found on this DVD! To top it off – you too can unleash tactical combinations like Fischer! German Bundesliga player Oliver Reeh has compiled the World Champion’s best combinations – and now it’s your move. You too can try to find Fischer’s stunning brilliancies by entering your solution on the board and receive video feedback in the new ChessBase media format!

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mikhalchishin04 pattern recognitionAdrian Mikhalchishin: Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans

Studies prove: the more patterns you know, the better you play. On this DVD GM Adrian Mikhalchishin presents games of the World Champions of the past to explain typical patterns and strategic concepts of these games, and to show how grandmasters apply these ideas today. Mikhalchishin offers a wealth of material that will improve your games and teach you the art of pattern recognition and analogical thinking.

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williams03 black lionSimon Williams: The Black Lion – an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense

Looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4!? Then the Black Lion is just the opening for you! The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early …g5.

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pert02 typical mistakesNicholas Pert: Typical mistakes by 1800-2000 players

GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: “After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly higher level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1800 and 2100.””

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williams05 tactical chigorinSimon Williams: The Tactical Chigorin

Show your opponent that you’re looking for a fight right from the start! Immediately put White’s position under pressure with the Chigorin Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6). This opening is perfect for players who enjoy unconventional and sharp positions. Simon Williams will show you everything you need to know to play the Chigorin Defence and have great fun while you’re at it. This course is centered around understanding the opening ideas. This means that even if you forget a specific move when at the board, you’ll be able to make the right decision.

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gujrathi09 caro kann1 2Vidit Gujrathi: The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol. 1 and 2

Over the last few years, opening theory in Caro has developed at a rapid pace thanks to deep computer analysis. The Indian super GM Vidit Gujrathi not only presents you the latest trends, but also takes great pride in presenting you with his own new insights! “I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black.

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lami02 stonewall dutchErwin L’Ami: The Stonewall Dutch – A Fighting Repertoire against 1.d4

In the Dutch Stonewall variation, Black fights for the initiative from the very first move. World Champions such as Mikhail Botvinnik, and most recently Magnus Carlsen, have shown just how dangerous it is. World Champions such as Mikhail Botvinnik, and most recently Magnus Carlsen, have shown just how dangerous it can be. Take a fascinating journey with Grandmaster Erwin l’Ami and let him demonstrate the depth and charm of this attractive opening.

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williams02 london systemSimon Williams: The London System

Do you like clear-cut attacking chess? Then you should look forward to this newDVD by Simon Williams. The Grandmaster from England will show you all the important ideas and tricks you need to get promising positions with White after 1.d4! “I’m going to show you some fascinating possibilities where you can get a great attack in a very lazy way.”

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bologan05 modern pircViktor Bologan: The Modern Pirc

Viktor Bologan has played the Pirc all his life – and has scored quite a few points with it! It is an extremely flexible opening and offers a range of options. “The Modern Pirc is actually a mixture of the Caro-Kann and the Pirc. In many lines, Black combines the ideas of the Classical Pirc, where the fianchettoed bishop is important, with the Caro-Kann idea of fighting for the center with c6-d5.” Equip yourself with a complete opening repertoire against 1.e4!

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tiviakov realizing an advantageSergei Tiviakov: Realizing an Advantage

You are probably also familiar with this problem – you’ve finally reached an advantageous position. But what now? How do you convert your game into a full point in the tournament crosstable? Sergei Tiviakov approaches this topic from two sides, firstly from the psychological aspect of exploiting advantages, and secondly the technical aspect of actually grinding out the win.

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williams03 black lionSimon Williams: The Black Lion – an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense

The Black Lion is a tenacious and flexible opening against 1.e4 that packs quite a bite. After 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6, Black wants to attack with an early …g5 followed by …Rg8 and g5-g4 to storm the White king’s position. GM Simon Williams is, as always, captivating and extremely entertaining: “Do you know any other repertoire DVD where black doesn’t castle?!” An exciting DVD! You too can let the Lion roar and the fun commence!

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mikhalchishin04 pattern recognitionAdrian Mikhalchishin: Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans

The more patterns a chess player knows and learns, the better he or she can then play. Let GM Adrian Mikhalchishin explain typical patterns and strategic concepts with the games of the World Champions and broaden your chess horizon. Learn the art of pattern recognition and analog thinking, technqiues that have also helped the author himself to many a victory!

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