“Best by test: 1.e4” (Bobby Fischer)

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7/24/2020 – Bobby Fischer exclusively opened his games with 1.e4 as White. 1.e4 gives White a dynamic structure and is the main weapon in several of the top player's arsenals, including Vishy Anand's. When preparing an opening, it is always important to learn theory, main themes and concepts. Let us help you do exactly that.

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Below are all the products in the ChessBase store which focus on building up your repertoire with 1.e4. In these DVDs, the presenters explain White's ideas and discuss the concepts in great detail. The products mainly cover interesting lines/ideas for White in the King's Gambit, the Scotch Game, the Italian, Evans Gambit, the French, the Caro-Kann, the Sicilian and the Ruy-Lopez. Daniel King's Power Play offers some attacking options/sidelines for White.

The quality of the content is top notch and some of the best players in the world have recorded DVDs for ChessBase. They include Fabiano Caruana, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Parimarjan Negi, Erwin l'Ami, Daniel King and more.

  1. King's Gambit Vol.1 by Simon Williams
  2. Kings Gambit Vol.2 by Simon Williams
  3. Power Play 27: The King's Gambit By Daniel King
  4. The Modern Scotch Opening by Parimarjan Negi
  5. The Bishop's Opening and The Italian Game by Sergei Tiviakov
  6. The popular Italian by Viktor Bologan
  7. Evans Gambit for the new generation by Simon Williams
  8. A Classical Guide to the French Defence by Yannick Pelletier
  9. The Classical French - Main Line by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
  10. The new McCutcheon by Rustam Kasimdzhanov
  11. 3.Nd2 against the French by Sergei Tiviakov
  12. Fighting against Caro Kann with the advance variation by Viktor Bologan
  13. Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit by Michael Rahal
  14. The Baffling 2.b3 against the Sicilian by Lawrence Trent
  15. How Bobby Fischer battled the Sicilian by Adrian Mikhalchishin
  16. The Modern Grand Prix by Lawrence Trent
  17. The Open Sicilian Bundle by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
  18. Tactic Toolbox Open Sicilian by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
  19. How to slay the Sicilian Vol.1 - 2...d6 by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
  20. How to slay the Sicilian Vol.2 - 2...Nc6 by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
  21. How to slay the Sicilian Vol.3. - 2...e6 and others by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
  22. A modern approach against the Sicilian Vol.1: The Rossolimo Variation By Jan Werle
  23. A modern approach against the Sicilian Vol.2: The Moscow Variation By Jan Werle
  24. The Rossolimo and Moscow Variation Bundle By Jan Werle (Vol 1 and Vol 2 Combo)
  25. English Attack by Daniel Gormally
  26. Tactic Toolbox Ruy Lopez / Spanish Opening by Sam Collins
  27. Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1 by Fabiano Caruana
  28. Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.2 by Fabiano Caruana
  29. Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.3 by Fabiano Caruana
  30. Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1-3 by Fabiano Caruana
  31. How to crack the Berlin Wall with 5.Re1 by Alexei Shirov
  32. Rocket Repertoire: The Four Knights by Simon Williams
  33. The modern Two Knights by Erwin l'Ami
  34. Power Play 17 - Attack with 1.e4 by Daniel King
  35. Power Play 19: Attack with 1.e4 - Part 2 by Daniel King

Don't put it off - any of these training courses can make you a better 1.e4 player!

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sunagobsdavies sunagobsdavies 7/27/2020 09:05
My father taught me the moves when i was four years old. (1955) I was able to beat him before high school, thanks to Capablanca's Primer of Chess.
TimSpanton TimSpanton 7/25/2020 05:34
Be fair guys, it's not as if this is a specialist chess website - oh, hang on.

herr_doktor herr_doktor 7/25/2020 12:13
Bobby exclusively opened with e4 until Buenos Aires 1970 when he played 1.b3 against Tukmakov.
druppel27 druppel27 7/25/2020 11:33
And to add to that: in his youth Fischer played the Kings Indian Attack. "This used to be my old favourite."
Woodford Woodford 7/24/2020 05:32
He did not exclusively open with e4 though.......c4, b3 were all part of his repertoire.