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The most important part of the game, the opening sets the stage for both your strategy on the board and how your opponent will react. The opening leads to the middlegame and eventually to the endgame. Understand how the first series of moves in the game will change the outcome as the game transitions to checkmate.
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Annoying d-Pawn Openings
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With this video Black can now look forward to facing the Torre Attack, the Trompowski, the Colle System, the Stonewall Attack and the Veresov System. IM Andrew Martin sorts out uncompromising and approved systems for Black against all of these annoying White d-pawn systems.<br> Part 1. Trompowski 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5<br> Part 2. Torre Attack 1.d4 with 2.Nf3 & Bg5 (against both ...e6 and ...g6)<br> Pa...
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Annoying d Pawn Openings
Bamboozle your opponents with 1.g3
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Opening a game with 1.g3 appears rather quiet and unpretentious yet many of the greatest players in history have chosen to play this way. Bent Larsen, Victor Korchnoi, Leonid Stein and Pal Benko have all wielded this move with considerable success whilst in more recent times Mikhail Gurevich has been using it highly effectively.<br><br>The idea behind this opening is to leave White with the gre...
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Bamboozle your opponents with 1 g3
ChessBase Tutorials Openings # 01: The open games
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Todays way to learn chess! The ChessBase Tutorials are a new series in the publishing program of ChessBase. Every issue will consist of a DVD and a detailed accompanying booklet. The many readers of ChessBase Magazine have already come to appreciate this concept. The accompanying booklet offers both a survey and rapid starting point for the study of the individual opening variations. And then y...
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ChessBase Tutorials Openings 01 The open games
ChessBase Tutorials Openings # 02: The Semi-Open Games
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A brief description <br> How do you do your opening training? Do you try in vain to commit to memory sequences of moves as far as move 15 or even 20? Do you work your way through thick tomes in order to laboriously collect the most important information? Or do you simply keep on playing the same opening, just because by chance you learned a little about it years ago and because it is in any cas...
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ChessBase Tutorials Openings 02 The Semi Open Games
ChessBase Tutorials Openings # 03: Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn games
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Every game starts with the opening - and sometimes it also ends there! But that need not happen. With ChessBase Tutorialsy you do not need to spend a lot of time to rapidly master things. "Openings # 03: Queen's Gambit and Queen's Pawn games" (1.d4 d5) is the third in a series of five volumes dealing with the fundamentals of opening play in chess. In it, experienced tournament players and exper...
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ChessBase Tutorials Openings 03 Queen s Gambit and Queen s Pawn games
ChessBase Tutorials Openings # 04: Indian Openings
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Every game starts with the opening and sometimes it also ends there! But that need not happen. With ChessBase Tutorials you do not need to spend a lot of time to rapidly master things. Openings # 04: Indian Openings (1.d4 Nf6) is the fourth in a series of five volumes dealing with the fundamentals of opening play in chess. In it, experienced tournament players and experts in each specific openi...
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ChessBase Tutorials Openings 04 Indian Openings
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Foxy Openings - The Modern Italian Game - Vol.1
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The Modern Italian Game is a great weapon for the average club player, but scores well for White at all levels right up to Grandmaster. It's 100% sound,solid and durable,offering White the chance to develop a nagging edge throughout the game,which can often turn into a vicious attack. After 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d3! is the move to make Black's heart sink.<br> <br> On this all-n...
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Foxy Openings The Modern Italian Game Vol 1
Foxy Openings Chess DVD Series: The Modern Scandinavian & Icelandic Carnage 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6
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IM & Trainer Andrew Martin will teach you how to play this sharp, interesting opening and he has completely reworked his previous video "Centre Counter Carnage" filmed in the 1990's now comes a second investigation of Modern Scandinavian 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Nf6!, modified for 2010. Black is winning games at all levels and now you can discover the secrets of this excellent easy to learn opening. Also...
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Foxy Openings Chess DVD Series The Modern Scandinavian Icelandic Carnage 1 e4 d5 2 exd5 Nf6
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Foxy Openings Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1
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In this important two-part series on the Anti-Sicillian for Black, IM Andrew Martin covers Black responses to 2. c3 and 2. Nc3. His analysis and ideas show that black is in good shape and the recommended systems work for players of all levels. This all-new Foxy openings DVD equips the Black player with a complete repertoire against all of White's Anti-Sicillian Systems.
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Foxy Openings Complete Repetoire Against White s Anti Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1
Foxy Openings Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 2
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In Volume Two of "Tackling the Anti-Sicillians" FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Anrew Martin shows antidotes for Black:<br> <br> Wing Gambit<br> <br> Morra Gambit<br> <br> Grand Prix<br> <br> This completes a comprehensive set of repertoire notes which equip Black players of the Sicillian for all levels of competition.
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Foxy Openings Complete Repetoire Against White s Anti Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 2
Gambit Opening Repertoire
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This DVD will present you with a complete gambit opening repertoire for both White and Black, consisting of sharp tactical openings leading to open positions and providing many opportunities for full-blown mating attacks and beautiful sacs! Among these impressive gambit systems are the Kings Gambit and the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit for White, as well as the Albin Counter-Gambit and the Budapest Ga...
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Gambit Opening Repertoire
Grundfeld
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Repertoire for Black against 1.d4. How to play this aggressive opening with a minimum of theoretical knowledge. A favorite of no less than five World Champions! GM Nigel Davies presents an original, easy to learn repertoire which draws on new and little known ideas, all of which preserve the true spirit of the Grunfeld. Watch your opponent's pawn centers just crumble into dust!<br> <br> Part 1:...
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Grundfeld
Larsen's Deadly Weapon Repertoire - Take your opponent out of theory!!
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IM Andrew Martin brings back a little know deadly secret weapon Larsen's 1.b3 Repertoire this opening will take your opponent's out of book leaving them on their resources giving you the edge being familiar with these out of theory positions.<br>
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Larsen s Deadly Weapon Repertoire Take your opponent out of theory
Learn How to Play The King's Gambit Easily Explained Part 1
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Andrew Martin brings a modern style to this surprize opening weapon for White.<br> The King's Gambit offers: quick developement a powerfull center an attack on f7 1. e4 e5 2. f4
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Learn How to Play The King s Gambit Easily Explained Part 1
Learn The Nizmo-Indian The Easy Way Part 1 & 2
I.M. Andrew Martin breaks down all the fundamentals and New key ideas of this rapid developing openings for black<br> <br> d4 Nf6 c4 e6 Nc3 Bb4
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Learn The Nizmo Indian The Easy Way Part 1 2
Learn the Opening the Easy Way: The Colle-Zukertort System
On this DVD Susan Polgar teaches you an exciting and dynamic, easy-to-learn opening system to play The Colle-Zukertort. Susan brings you 20 years of her own experience with this opening, which is perfect fo the player who wants to spend one tenth the time studying this opening, as compared to other openings. So if you're looking to avoid well known, deeply analyzed, main theoretical opening lin...
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Learn the Opening the Easy Way The Colle Zukertort System
Leningrad Dutch
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A first rate choice for those who want an uncompromising defense against both 1.d4 and the flank openings. IM Andrew Martin recommends the Leningrad with ...f5 and ...g6 which is aggressive and theoretically approved.<br> <br> Part 1: Ideas & Plans<br> Part 2: Main Line 7.Nc3<br> Part 3: White advances 7.d5<br> Part 4: The Double Fianchetto Part 5: Karlsbad 4.Nh3<br> Part 6: White plays c3 Part...
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Leningrad Dutch
Master the French - Part 1 of 3
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On this DVD (Part 1 of this 3-part series), Susan shares her experiences, exciting battles & won games from the 1st opening she learned at the age of 4. The French can be complex, but the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other Openings. Susan teaches you the key to learning the French: Understanding Pawn Structures, Tactical Motifs, & Basic Plans. Join Susa...
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Master the French Part 1 of 3
Master the French - Part 3 of 3
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On this DVD (Part 3 of this 3-part series), Susan shares her experiences, exciting battles & won games from the 1st opening she learned at the age of 4. The French can be complex, but the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other Openings. Susan teaches you the key to learning the French: Understanding Pawn Structures, Tactical Motifs, & Basic Plans. Join Susa...
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Master the French Part 3 of 3
Portuguese (1. e4 e5 2. Bb5!)
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1.e4 e5 2.Bb5! Look forward to the wicked Portuguese Gambit or a super-charged King's Gambit position. A shock opening that is eminently sound.<br> <br> Part 1: Main Line 2...c6 3.Ba4<br> Part 2: Portuguese Gambit 2...Nf6 3.d4!<br> Part 3: 2...a6/2...Nc6/2...Qg5/2...Bc5<br>
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Portuguese 1 e4 e5 2 Bb5
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