Opening Encyclopaedia 2016

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Fritz 15 - English Version

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Evans Gambit for the new generation

The Evans Gambit is an attempt to destroy Black in gambit fashion straight out of the opening. Featuring games of old, and numerous new and exciting ideas, this DVD will give you a genuine and more exciting way of playing the Giuoco Piano.


ChessBase Magazine 174

Enjoy the best moments of recent top tournaments (Bilbao, Saint Louis and Dortmund) with analysis of top players. In addition you'll get lots of training material. For example 11 new suggestions for your opening repertoire.


How to exchange pieces

Learn to master the right exchange! Let the German WGM Elisabeth Pähtz show you how to gain a strategic winning position by exchanging pieces of equal value or to safely convert material advantage into a win.


ChessBase Magazine Extra 173

A solid concept against Benoni: Learn from GM Pert how to win with the Fianchetto Variation (video). Classics put to test: Robert Ris shows Fischer-Kholmov (1965) with an impressive knight sacrifice by the Russian (video). Plus 44,889 new games.


Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov

On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov’s play. In over 8 hours of video running time the authors Rogozenko, Marin, Reeh and Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov’s play: opening, strategy, tactics and endgame.


Pawn structures you should know

Every pawn structure has its typical plans and to know these plans helps you to find your way in these positions. On this DVD Mikhalchishin presents and explains the most common central structures: The Hedgehog, the Maroczy, Hanging pawns and the Isolani.


Books, boards, sets: Chess Niggemann

CB Light 2009: Know everything

8/18/2009 – Watching games on the Fritz Server – a high-class tournament or a blitz match between top players – is great fun. As a kibitzer, you feel the tension of such encounters, and even if you are "only" a hobby or club player, you enjoy the pleasant feeling that you have learned something. But there is much more, especially when you upgrade to ChessBase Light 2009 Premium (Euro 49.99). Take a look.
Opening Encyclopedia 2016

Opening Encyclopedia 2016

In chess, braving the gap often leads to disaster after a few moves. We should be able to avoid things going so far. The ChessBase Opening Encyclopaedia offers you an effective remedy against all sorts of semi-digested knowledge and a means of building up a comprehensive and powerful repertoire.


With the build-in server access program of ChessBase Light 2009, you can now derive special benefit: consulting the new lightning-fast and highly topical ChessBase Online database, you get a perfect survey on the theoretical course of a game. Using the free download version, you can test this function for while (just press “enter” twice during a game, once for calling up the function, once for searching on the current position).

Topical theory in the Sveshnikov Sicilian, shown by the game Inarkiev-Ivanchuk, GP-Jermuk, 10.8.2009

The consulted ChessBase Online database offers topical information on every game. White obtained opening advantage thanks to good preparation

13...0-0 less often played than the main line 13...a6-a5

Performance statistics of the previously played moves. After 13...0-0, White scored 62% in 51 games.  

Many current games show that it is a very popular variation

Arrange according to Elo shows the top players

18...Kh8 with two predecessor games

Deviation with 19...g6 from the predecessor game Beliavsky-Sokolov

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