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Chessbase Tutorials #1: The Open Games

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A Multimedia Approach to the Opening!
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 case too complicated and time-consuming to learn something new? Or do you simply not bother with opening theory, but continue to be annoyed about being at a disadvantage before you really get into the game proper? Fortunately there is no need for opening training to be like that, because for all those who are looking for a compact and entertaining survey of the openings, there are now the new ChessBase Opening Tutorials.

Volume One of this new series contains in 24 lectures all the basic knowledge for the open game, that is to say all the important systems after 1.e4 e5. In video clips of at most ten to fifteen minutes, masters and grandmasters explain the variations and the ideas behind the various ways of starting the game, meaning that you can concentrate on the essentials.

The advantage for a club player: for an investment in time of only four to six hours, you get an overview of such different openings as the King’s Gambit, the Ruy Lopez, the Giuoco Piano, the Scotch and the Petroff, to name but the most important and the most popular. And who knows, perhaps during this instructive and entertaining tour through the world of the openings, you will discover a totally new favorite opening, which you had previously not noticed or which had appeared too complicated.

For your next game at the club evening or during a team match, you will have a nice surprise up your sleeve for your opponent. We have made sure that there is variety in our video lectures by dividing up the task of presenting the material to you among several authors. The first volume contains videos in English by Lawrence Trent, Valeri Lilov, Lars Schandorff and Adrian Mikhalchishin. But at the same time on the DVD you will find the 24 videos in German, for which Jan Gustafsson, Karsten Müller, Niclas Huschenbeth (German champion 2010) and Elisabeth Pähtz took their place in front of the camera.

In addition to several authors on a single DVD, also included is a bi-lingual accompanying booklet, which briefly runs through in print all the openings presented in the videos. This was conceived for those of you who would like to do more than study in front of a computer, but would like to have a text for reference, especially right before a round. This multimedia approach turns chess training into fun, and it equips you for the serious business of playing the game.

Video running time: 5 hrs (24 episodes). Booklet: 50 pages.

System requirements: PC Windows XP (SP3), Vista or Windows 7, Windows Media Player, DVD-drive.
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Chessbase Tutorials #2: The Semi-Open Games

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A Multimedia Approach to the Opening!
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 case too complicated and time-consuming to learn something new? Or do you simply not bother with opening theory, but continue to be annoyed about being at a disadvantage before you really get into the game proper? Fortunately there is no need for opening training to be like that, because for all those who are looking for a compact and entertaining survey of the openings, there are now the new ChessBase Opening Tutorials.

Volume Two of this series deals with the wide-ranging and important area of the Semi-Open Games. Our masters and trainers present to you 24 exciting, entertaining and instructive videos:
Caro-Kann (3 videos) French (5 videos) Scandinavian (1 video) Sicilian (12 videos) Alekhine Defence (1 videos) Pirc (1 video) Nimzowitsch and Owen Defences (1 video) The major area of the Sicilian is subdivided into Najdorf (3 videos) Sveshnikov (2 videos) Scheveningen System (1 video) Paulsen and Taimanov (1 video) Dragon (1 video) Richter-Rauser Attack (1 videos) Rossolimo (1 video) Alapin (1 video) Closed Sicilian (1 video)
Most of the videos last between 13 and 16 minutes, meaning that in six hours you can get a survey of this immensely important area of opening theory. This time five authors went before the camera for the videos in English, of whom you already know Lawrence Trent (6 videos), Valeri Lilov (6 videos) and Lars Schandorff (3 videos) from the first volume. You will be glad to welcome Daniel King (6 videos) and Sam Collins (3 videos) as new authors. In the English / German accompanying booklet, the 22 pages in each language offer short descriptions of the openings. This is intended on the one hand to help you orientate yourself and on the other to make possible an entertaining introduction to the world of the Semi-Open Games. Last but not least, there is also a database which contains 100 outstanding games from the openings areas which are being presented.

In addition to several authors on a single DVD, also included is a bi-lingual accompanying booklet, which briefly runs through in print all the openings presented in the videos. This was conceived for those of you who would like to do more than study in front of a computer, but would like to have a text for reference, especially right before a round. This multimedia approach turns chess training into fun, and it equips you for the serious business of playing the game.

Video running time: 6 hrs (24 episodes). Booklet: 44 pages.

System requirements: PC Windows XP (SP3), Vista or Windows 7, Windows Media Player, DVD-drive.
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Chessbase Tutorials #3: Queen's Gambit & Queen's Pawn Games

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A Multimedia Approach to the Opening!
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 case too complicated and time-consuming to learn something new? Or do you simply not bother with opening theory, but continue to be annoyed about being at a disadvantage before you really get into the game proper? Fortunately there is no need for opening training to be like that, because for all those who are looking for a compact and entertaining survey of the openings, there are now the new ChessBase Opening Tutorials.

Volume Three of this series deals with the fundamentals of opening play in Queen’s Gambit & Queen’s Pawn games (1.d4 d5). Experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the Slav, the Catalan, the Classical Queen's Gambit, the Chigorin Defence, and more! Which basic plans does each side follow? How are these put into operation, and for which traps do you need to be on the lookout? In 24 video lectures with a total running time of over 5 hours, grandmasters Daniel King, Igor Stohl, Lars Schandorff and IMs Sam Collins and Valeri Lilov will acquaint you with the basics of the various systems and give you valuable recommendations as to what to play.

In addition to several authors on a single DVD, also included is a bi-lingual accompanying booklet, which briefly runs through in print all the openings presented in the videos. This was conceived for those of you who would like to do more than study in front of a computer, but would like to have a text for reference, especially right before a round. This multimedia approach turns chess training into fun, and it equips you for the serious business of playing the game.

Video running time: 6 hrs (24 episodes). Booklet: 50 pages.

System requirements: PC Windows XP (SP3), Vista or Windows 7, Windows Media Player, DVD-drive.
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Chessbase Tutorials #4: Indian Defenses

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A Multimedia Approach to the Opening!
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 case too complicated and time-consuming to learn something new? Or do you simply not bother with opening theory, but continue to be annoyed about being at a disadvantage before you really get into the game proper? Fortunately there is no need for opening training to be like that, because for all those who are looking for a compact and entertaining survey of the openings, there are now the new ChessBase Opening Tutorials.

Volume Four of this series deals with the fundamentals of opening play in the Indian lines. Experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the King’s Indian, Nimzo Indian, Queen’s Indian, and Bogo Indian. Moreover, the Benko Gambit, Budapest Gambit, Benoni and Modern Benoni, and even 1d4 d6 2.c4 e5 is covered. Which basic plans does each side follow? How are these put into operation, and for which traps do you need to be on the lookout? In 24 video lectures with a total running time of over 5 hours, Grandmasters Daniel King, Igor Stohl, Lars Schandorff and other experts will acquaint you with the basics of the various systems and give you valuable recommendations as to what to play.

In addition to several authors on a single DVD, also included is a bi-lingual accompanying booklet, which briefly runs through in print all the openings presented in the videos. This was conceived for those of you who would like to do more than study in front of a computer, but would like to have a text for reference, especially right before a round. This multimedia approach turns chess training into fun, and it equips you for the serious business of playing the game.

Video running time: 5 hrs (24 episodes). Booklet: 50 pages.

System requirements: PC Windows XP (SP3), Vista or Windows 7, Windows Media Player, DVD-drive.