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Fritz 15 - English Version

New Fritz, new friend


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

ChessBase Magazine 152 with a brand new Reader

1/31/2013 – Look who's having fun analysing their game! ChessBase Magazine brings you the latest games from all important events, with top-level analysis, superb openings surveys, tactics, endgame sections, video lectures, everything you need to keep your skills up-to-date in the fast-moving chess world. CBM is a stand-alone product and the latest edition comes with an advanced new reader.
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.


Installing the new ChessBase Reader

The first thing you automatically see when you insert the DVD is the above AutoPlay window that allows you to run the setup file and install the new ChessBase Reader you can use to access the games and videos on your computer.

Click on "Install" and, if you have no serious reason to do otherwise, accept the location for the files that the installer suggests, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\ChessBase\. You may be asked for autorisation to install the ChessBase Reader by your cautious Windows operating system. Allow it to proceed and finsh the installation.

You will now find an icon for the new ChessBase Reader on your desktop. Double-click it to start. This will produce the content display of ChessBase Magazine 152:

Click on the above image to enlarge to the original size

If you click on a database symbol you will see the contents in the preview panes:

Note that you can click on games in the list and replay them on the preview board on the right, using your cursor keys or clicking on the notation to follow the moves. This is meant to give you a quick overview – double-clicking a game in the list will of course open a full game window:

Here you can start your default engine and analyse. If you do not have ChessBase, Fritz, or any of our other products you will get an older version of the Fritz engine to work with.

Double-clicking the "152 !START" icon on the Reader desktop will display the contents of CBM 152:

You can use "Install on Hard Drive" to transfer the contents of the magazine to your computer storage system, or you can simply run everything from the DVD. Clicking on a video symbol, for instance, will open a new window in which you can watch and listen to the media file on the DVD:

If you double-click an openings survey icon on the Reader desktop you can view the contents:

This is the best way to keep up-to-date on openings theory, guided by experts in each line.

Order CBM 152 with the new Reader in the ChessBase Shop (or first explore the contents there)

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