A guide to the Opening Encyclopaedia 2019

by Sagar Shah
4/16/2019 – Are you struggling in the opening phase of the game? When you go to a tournament and face an opponent who plays a specific line, do you find it difficult to come up with a fullproof idea. Has building an opening repertoire always been tough for you? Well, if you do face these problems then the opening encyclopaedia 2019 can be quite a useful product for you. In this video review, IM SAGAR SHAH reviews the recently released Opening Encyclopaedia 2019 and tells you how best you can make use of it.

Opening Encyclopaedia 2019 Opening Encyclopaedia 2019

Over 1,100 special theoretical databases, 180 new opening surveys, a large number revised — in total 6,680 surveys — and over 38,000 illustrative games.

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A tour through the new edition

Let IM Sagar Shah give you a tour through the new Opening Encyclopaedia. You'll learn how to navigate and use the new OE in your opening training.

You can still navigate by ECO code, but also with a more natural category-based navigation system. Sagar chooses the Semi-Open Games and prepares for an opponent who plays the Grünfeld Defence. GMs Michael Krasenkow and Boris Avrukh can be your guide.

You can jump between articles and annotated games in your ChessBase interface, learn how various opening lines are interrelated and gain new insights for your repertoire.

Or, what if you want to play something new and surprising against 3.b5 in the Sicilian Defence. Go to the Sicilian → Rossolimo variation and learn about the offbeat 3...a5!? GM Leonid Kritz says, "why not"?

Also new is the videos section with nearly five hours of opening theory from popular ChessBase authors.

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Read the announcement "New and exciting, and still essential" to learn more about the new Opening Encyclopaedia 2019.


Opening Encyclopaedia 2019

Over 1,100 special theoretical databases, 180 new opening surveys, a large number revised — in total 6,680 surveys — and over 38,000 illustrative games.

More...




Sagar is an International Master from India with two GM norms. He is also a chartered accountant. He loves to cover chess tournaments, as that helps him understand and improve at the game he loves so much. He and is the co-founder and CEO of ChessBase India website, the biggest chess news outlet in the country.
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shahrad shahrad 6/5/2019 01:39
Time for a yearly Middle Game Encyclopedia and maybe also an Endgame Encyclopedia.
R3G3NT R3G3NT 4/16/2019 05:40
Thank you for the report, extremely helpful!
KevinC KevinC 4/16/2019 02:04
Just a note, the word is "foolproof" not full-proof. The latter is a common mistake.

https://grammarist.com/usage/foolproof/
macauley macauley 4/16/2019 09:58
"five hours"
Basquiat Basquiat 4/16/2019 09:45
".... with nearly give hours of opening theory..."
I suppose that should read "...seven hours...."
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