Here's your chance! Big ChessBase Discount Day!

11/11/2119 – For one whole day, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, we are offering you a 25% discount on all our products. That includes software, training DVDs, services, the ChessBase Account — everything. And there are some very interesting new products that are being released today. The greatest attraction: Fritz 17, now including an AI engine that will show you ideas nobody has considered before. Don't miss the great opportunity to get all the tools you need to become a stronger, more profound tournament player — at a great price.

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Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2020 with 8 million games and more than 80,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine (DVD + magazine) and CB Premium membership for 1 year!

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Fritz 17 headlines our Autumn Discount Day

Fritz 17

At the turn of the century, Fritz fascinated the chess world with victories over Garry Kasparov and then-reigning World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. The "most popular chess program" (according to German magazine Der Spiegel) offers you everything you will need as a dedicated chess enthusiast, with innovative training methods for amateurs and professionals alike, plus access to the full suite of ChessBase web apps (Premium ChessBase Account – see below), including the Playchess playing server.

The highlights:

  • Now with “Fat Fritz“*: An extremely strong neural net engine inspired by Google's AlphaZero, which produces human-like strategic analysis of world class quality.
  • Improved Fritz 17 engine with traditional brute force search and evaluations technology.
  • Convenient one-click management of your opening repertoires.
  • Opening training with success control, measure your progress with e-learning technology.
  • Hundreds of ready-made repertoires included.
  • "Blitz & Train": Fritz generates tactical puzzles from your own blitz games.
  • Perfect analysis of endgames with up to seven pieces, with access to "Let's Check".
  • Improved 3D chess boards thanks to real-time ray tracing**.
  • Includes six months ChessBase Premium Account Membership: Now with 11 ChessBase web apps for mobile training, analysis, [blank missing] live chess and much more.
  • Fritz 17 is a multi-language program. It undestands English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch.

* Fat Fritz is based on Google's AlphaZero and its follow-up LCZero. LCZero is an open source project licensed through the GPL v3 with all due rights. The Source code of LCZero and the modifications for Fat Fritz can be found at Github.

** Requires a powerful graphics card with NVIDIA chip.

All the new functions and features of Fritz 17 were described in detail in another post.

Today you can order Fritz 17 in the ChessBase shop at a special 25% discount rate:
only €59.93 instead of €79.90.


Mega Database 2020

The ChessBase Mega Database 2020 is the premiere chess database with over eight million games from 1560 to 2019 in high quality. Packing more than 85,000 annotated games, Mega 2020 contains the world‘s largest collection of high-class analysed games. Train like a pro! Prepare for your opponents with ChessBase and the Mega Database 2020. Let grandmasters explain how to best handle your favorite variations, improve your repertoire and much more.

• Includes Mega Update Service 2020: update your Mega with your ChessBase 14/15 program every week with over 5,000 new games. That’s about 250,000 new games by the end of 2020!

• New, more comfortable design!

• Direct access to the games of all the World Championships, among the over 450 years of chess knowledge.

• Player lexicon for download with over 586,000 player names and more than 40,000 player photos (only with ChessBase 14 or 15)

System requirements: Pentium PC, 2 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 8.1, DVD-ROM drive, ChessBase 15 or 14, Internet access (downloads).


Correspondence Database 2020

The new Corr Database 2020 is the a large ChessBase collection of correspondence games from the period from 1804 to 2019. With more than 80,000 tournaments and over 1.6 million correspondence games, the Corr 2020 is a must for all correspondence chess fans. But the Corr Database is very popular even among many grandmasters and trainers, since correspondence games herald are often the forerunners of development of opening theory!

New, refined redesigned layout!

• EXCLUSIVE! Ten selected games from the 29th Correspondence Chess World Championship presented in with video analysis by well-known GMs such as Simon Williams, Vidit Gujrathi, Erwin l’Ami, Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Nihal Sarin and others.

• Let yourself be inspired as by chess at the highest level available awaits you!


ChessBase 15 — Mega package Edition 2020

Find the right combination! ChessBase 15 program + new Mega Database 2019 with 7.6 million games and more than 70,000 master analyses. Plus ChessBase Magazine (DVD + magazine) and CB Premium membership for one year!

ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.

ChessBase 15 Mega package: €224.93 instead of €299.90

GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov: "Nowadays I don’t know a single chess player, amateur or 2800, that does not use ChessBase, and for good reason."


New Fritztrainers — with the World's number two

The Ruy Lopez is one of the oldest openings and continues to enjoy high popularity from club level to the absolute world top. In this video series, American super GM Fabiano Caruana, talking to IM Oliver Reeh, presents a complete repertoire for White.

You can find all three of Fabiano Caruana' DVD here. They are all discounted by 25% today.


Exciting new product

This is not just a new edition of our very popular compilation of opening knowledge. Naturally it has been extended to include all the latest lines and trends, but it has also been redesigned to enhance its usability for fast and easy access to your favorite openings. It has hundreds of opening articles by leading experts, and high-class opening videos to enhance your understanding. Is there a better way to keep abreast of openings theory?

  • Over 1,100 special theoretical databases
  • 180 new opening surveys, a large number revised – in total 6,680 surveys
  • Over 38,000 illustrative games
  • Much improved usability: new design, new menus, new sorting of openings according to names for fast and comfortable access
  • 20 opening videos (total duration: seven hours) of the most popular ChessBase authors

Order the Opening Encyclopaedia 2019 in the ChessBase Shop: €74.93 instead of €99.90
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New: Simon Williams, The London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded

Why bother learning hundreds of complex variations when you can play a simple yet deadly opening — the London System with 2.Bf4. Over the last couple of years nearly all the world’s elite grandmasters have been employing the London System, and on this DVD Simon Williams shows what we can learn from their practice. The “Ginger GM“ takes a look at all the latest developments whilst teaching you all the basics that you need to know in order to play this opening with success. Following his first bestseller on the London System, Williams‘ new work not only updates previous analyses but is also packed with new and original ideas which can be used even at the highest level — a must for players who want results, yet do not have much time on their hands.

If you’re not a practitioner of the London System yet, in fact the only question remains: “Why Not?”

* Video running time: 7 hours 39 minutes (English)
* With interactive training including video feedback
* Extra: Further training chapter with repertoire and play features

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Simon Williams: Tactic Toolbox London System

The London System is becoming increasingly popular, both at grandmaster and club level. The theory of the opening is developing quickly, with new things being tested all the time. This, in return, gives rises to fresh tactical ideas which should belong to the basic arsenal of any London devotee – after all, tactics remains the be-all and end-all of the game.

On this DVD, Simon Williams shows all the complications in the London System one has to know as White, giving you the tactical tools for a successful practice — anyone who knows the typical motifs has an advantage over the board. Using the interactice Fritztrainer format which invites the viewer to answer questions by entering the moves on the screen, the “Ginger GM“, intensively and systematically, makes your familiar with a multitude of typical tactical finesses in positions of the London System. Of course, also those can profit from the exercises who don’t have this opening in their repertoire (yet) — after all, a sharp combinatorial vision is always useful in chess.

* Video running time: 4 hours (English)
* With interactive training including video feedback
* Extra: Further training questions

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ChessBase 15 — Premium package edition 2020

The very best: the ChessBase package for professional standards. With Mega Database 2019, new endgame turbo on USB stick and Corr Database 2018. Plus ChessBase Magazine (DVD + magazine) and CB Premium membership for one year!

ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.

ChessBase 15 Premium package: €352.43 instead of €469.90


Fritz Powerbook 2019

The Fritz Powerbook 2019 contains 25 millions opening positions, derived from 1.7 million high class tournament games. Together with each position all relevant information is stored: all moves that were played in the position, by players of what average rating, with what success and performance results.

The games from which the Fritz Powerbook 2019 were derived are also included on the DVD. This means that in any position of the openings tree you can load and replay the games in which the position occurred.

Fritz Powerbook 2019: €52.43 instead of €69.90


Big Database 2020

The Big Database 2020 contains more than eight millions games from 1560 to 2019 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes and endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the Middle of October 2019.

The latest: Komodo 13 is now available!

Komodo 13Komodo is a three-time computer world chess champion. Whether classical, rapid or blitz chess, in 2018 Komodo 12 won the Computer Chess World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, and in 2019 in Macau.

Komodo 13 thinks like no other chess program

Inspired by AlphaZero, Komodo developers GM Larry Kaufman and Mark Lefler have reinvented their engine from scratch over the last two years. The result speaks for itself: The new Komodo 13 MCTS (for "Monte Carlo Tree Search") searches for candidate moves in an incredibly innovative way and finds solutions most engines never see!

Komodo analyzes better than and other chess program

The development of the MCTS technology has paid off especially in combination with "multi-variation mode": In standard computers that have multiple CPUs, Komodo 13 MCTS is one of the world's best engine for analysing with two or more variations. In addition, Komodo 13 takes on a very human character. In balanced positions where other engines evaluate as "0.00", Komodo looks more closely: the engine gives preference to the side that has the easier game, for instance, when the opponent must find a whole series of difficult moves to remain equal.

All the new functions and features of Komodo Chess 13 were described in detail in a previous post. Today you can order Komodo 13 in the ChessBase shop at a special 25% discount rate:


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Dr. Karsten Müller: Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2 — from Steinitz to Spassky

All World Champions left their mark on chess. They had different styles but each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well. The material on this DVD is based on the ChessBase MasterClass series, and gives you a good opportunity to enjoy some of the best endgames in the history of chess.

Karsten Müller: Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2
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Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Yannick Pelletier: Master Class Vol. 11: Vladimir Kramnik

For Garry Kasparov it had been clear for quite some time who would be his successor as world chess champion: none other than Vladimir Kramnik! In 1992 Kasparov brought the 17-year old into the Russian team and the latter justified his early inclusion with eight wins and one draw in the Chess Olympiad in Manila. Eight years later Kramnik in fact defeated his mentor in the world championship match in London and became the 14th chess world champion. It was thanks to Kramnik that the split between world championships which had begun in 1993 was brought to an end. Kramnik defended his title in 2004 against Peter Leko and in the reunification match in 2006 he defeated Veselin Topalov. In 2007 Kramnik lost the title to Viswanathan Anand at the world championship tournament in Mexico and was also defeated by the Indian in 2008 in the return match. Even after losing the title of world champion Vladimir Kramnik has continued to remain among the absolute elite of players in the world – till the present day. With his deep understanding of chess Vladimir Kramnik is considered one of the greatest masters of strategy in the history of the game. His flawless technique has enabled him to bring to a successful conclusion innumerable encounters in the endgame. In the realm of opening theory too Kramnik is one of the leading players. In addition to many other contributions, he has decisively shaped the theory of the Berlin Defence to the Ruy Lopez and that of the Catalan Opening with many original ideas. This DVD allows you to learn from the example of one of the best players in the history of chess and from the explanations of the authors (Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Karsten Müller and Oliver Reeh) how to successfully organise your games strategically, consequently how to keep your opponent permanently under pressure and how to bring your games to a successful conclusion with accurate technical endgame play. Through Vladimir Kramnik’s games it is possible, moreover, to follow the history and development of numerous popular openings and thus obtain a better understanding of the ideas behind them.

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Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh, Yannick Pelletier: Master Class Vol. 12: Viswanathan Anand

When Viswanathan Anand appeared on the European chess stage, he had already achieved a number of successes in India, such as winning the Indian Junior Championships and the National Indian Championship while still being a junior. Anand was only 14 years old when he was invited to play for the Indian National team at the Chess Olympiad 1984. In 1987 he became World Junior Champion and in 1988 the 19-year-old became India’s first grandmaster.

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Nicholas Pert: Typical mistakes by 1000-1600 players

GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 and 1800-2000 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly lower level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1000 and 1600. This DVD will hopefully provide an insight into what I believe are the main errors which stop players of this level to be more successful. I divided the material into categories such as when to exchange pieces, how to convert an advantage, passive pieces, anticipating your opponents plan, openings and pawn structure. Each section contains several examples which illustrate the theme and practical examples which allow the viewer to test his skills. This DVD provides a useful training tool for ambitious players and may highlight mistakes that the viewer should be aware of.”

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Nicholas Pert: Typical mistakes

You can find the other Typical Mistakes DVDs by Nicholas Pert here


The top-selling Nicholas Pert DVDs

In the ChessBase Shop you will find hundreds of ChessBase training DVDs, from some of the greatest players in the world. And they are all 25% off today. There are also a lot of Fritztrainers that can help you with your specific openings preparation, and some that will improve your general understanding of the game. Here are some recent productions that we can heartily recommend.Nicholas Pert: Attacking Repertoire with 1.d4! Vol. 1

In this detailed “two-part” video series I take a look at a main line White system based on 1.d4. This series is aimed at the ambitious player who is looking to put maximum pressure on their opponent from the start of the game. In this DVD I consider positions in which Black plays with an early d5. The start position for this DVD is 1.d4 d5 2.c4. This series has many chapters and is a thorough analysis, showing how to fight for the advantage from positions in which Black plays with an early d5.

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Just try it out: simply click one of the services you will be taken to it. If you have not registered for an account (and you should do so right now!) some of the services will not have the full scope, e.g. the Training page will give you access to 1000 positions, not the 60,000+ you get when you are properly registered.

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And here are all the tools you can use to become a stronger, more profound tournament player:


ChessBase 15 - Premium package

The very best: the ChessBase package for professional standards. With Mega Database 2019, new endgame turbo on USB stick and Corr Database 2018. Plus ChessBase Magazine (DVD + magazine) and CB Premium membership for one year!

ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the standard throughout the world. Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. It is the program of choice for anyone who loves the game and wants to know more about it. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy the game even more.

ChessBase 15 Premium package: €352.43 instead of €469.90


Endgame Turbo 5 USB flash drive

Perfect endgame analysis and a huge increase in engine performance: get it with the new Endgame Turbo 5! Thanks to a new format the Endgame Turbo 5 is smaller, faster and yet has more scope. The USB 3.0 flash drive (128 GB) covers 143 of the most important six piece endgames, allowing top engines such as Fritz, Komodo Chess and Houdini to play these endgames perfectly. But they also generally play the endgame much better because they can access the perfect knowledge of the Endgame Turbo in the search! A powerful tool for anyone who wants to study the endgame, for correspondence players, endgame theoriticians and friends of engine matches!

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Yannick Pelletier: Anti-London System

The London System, which for a long time had the reputation of a rather harmless sideline, has developed into a very popular opening, and World Champion Magnus Carlsen is only one of many top players who play it regularly. The London System indeed suits the modern approach to openings very well: White does not necessarily strive for an opening advantage but is content to develop his pieces and hopes to outplay his opponent in the middlegame. However, the London System is more dangerous than it seems and if Black is not careful he can easily wind up in a bad position. Theory develops fast today, even in less concrete systems.

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Yannick Pelletier: The Hedgehog – a universal system against 1.c4 and 1.Nf3

The Hedgehog is a system characterized by a very specific pawn structure. Black’s setup may appear passive at first glance, but looks can be deceiving! This is because the Hedgehog is always waiting for a chance to pounce on an overstretched opponent with a counterattack. Black positions his pieces harmoniously behind a wall of pawns and waits until just the right moment for a breakthrough. The Swiss grandmaster Yannick Pelletier explains many theoretical variations and thematic games in great detail. Of course, the middlegame is also of great practical importance. To excel here you, have to practice – interactively! Video running time: 5 hrs 52 mins

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Christian Bauer: The nasty Nimzowitsch Defence

The Nimzowitsch Defence, 1.e4 Nc6, is a lesser-known and by far less popular branch of opening theory from the great strategist Aron Nimzowitsch. Unlike the Nimzo-Indian Defence, which has acquired a reputation as one of the soundest replies to 1.d4, 1...Nc6 as an answer to 1.e4 is generally thought to be one of the least sound replies. The main reason for that lies probably in the fact that Black willfully blocks his c-pawn as soon as move 1, which more dogmatic players will regard as highly suspicious. There are, however, many other factors besides the mobility of the respective c-pawns, and this video series will explore rather rare, yet fully playable lines for Black. Its primary focus is a version of the Pirc Defence after 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 where Black has avoided the sharpest variations, at the small cost of some flexibility, since his knight is already committed to c6.Christian Bauer will also recommend ways to handle secondary options for White as well as the second main line beginning with the move 2.d4.

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Christian Bauer: Scandinavian - solid and powerful against 1.e4

The Scandinavian opening (1.e4 d5) gets opponents onto unfamiliar terrain compared to when trotting out the Sicilian, French or 1.e4 e5 systems. Theory has only developed very slowly here and a lot remains undiscovered – so what you learn will be valid for a long time! Christian Bauer, who has won the French national championship several times, is convinced that the Scandinavian is a sensible and often underestimated opening! Make the Scandinavian your weapon of choice against 1. e4!

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Mihail Marin's English Love - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4 Vol.2

1...c5, 1...c6 and 1...e6
There are a few move orders or systems (most typically the King’s Indian) where White’s objectively best idea might be transposing to 1.d4 anyway. While mentioning this in all relevant cases I have analyzed genuine English systems, leading to interesting play.


 

Mihail Marin's English Love - A complete repertoire for White after 1.c4 Vol.1

1…e5, Dutch and Indian setups
For many great players from different generations the English opening has been a logical complement to 1.d4. By delaying the advance of the d-pawn White can avoid certain popular defences such as the Nimzoindian or the Grünfeld, to return to the 1.d4 paths a few moves later. But White can go further and build up a purely English repertoire, based on 1.c4 and 2.g3, which is the aim of these two DVDs.

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Simon Williams: The Colle–Koltanowski System

A real favorite among club players. The Colle-Koltanowski system is very easy to learn, yet an extremely dangerous opening. White goes for a simple set up, aiming all of his pieces towards Black’s kingside. White doesn’t need to rely on learning reams of opening theory to master this opening, therefore suiting players who do not want to spend their entire spare time reading, watching and learning thirty moves of theory. In this DVD, GM Simon Williams shows you the key themes, concentrating on plans that you can remember easily. This approach should give you a deadly weapon that is a brilliant accompanying DVD to the London System and Torre Attack.

• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with model games

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Simon Williams: The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one. White plays three simple moves 1 d4 2 Nf3 and 3 Bg5, avoiding a lot of dangerous variations that Black can often play against 1 d4 and 2 c4.

• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with model games

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Simon Williams: The London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded

Why bother learning hundreds of complex variations when you can play a simple yet deadly opening – the London System with 2.Bf4. Over the last couple of years nearly all the world’s elite grandmasters have been employing the London System, and on this DVD Simon Williams shows what we can learn from their practice. The “Ginger GM“ takes a look at all the latest developments whilst teaching you all the basics that you need to know in order to play this opening with success. Following his first bestseller on the London System, Williams‘ new work not only updates previous analyses but is also packed with new and original ideas which can be used even at the highest level - a must for players who want results, yet do not have much time on their hands.

If you’re not a practitioner of the London System yet, in fact the only question remains: “Why Not?”

* Video running time: 7 hours 39 minutes (English)
* With interactive training including video feedback
* Extra: Further training chapter with repertoire and play features

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Simon Williams: Tactic Toolbox London System

The London System is becoming increasingly popular, both at grandmaster and club level. The theory of the opening is developing quickly, with new things being tested all the time. This, in return, gives rises to fresh tactical ideas which should belong to the basic arsenal of any London devotee – after all, tactics remains the be-all and end-all of the game.

On this DVD, Simon Williams shows all the complications in the London System one has to know as White, giving you the tactical tools for a successful practice – anyone who knows the typical motifs has an advantage over the board. Using the interactice Fritztrainer format which invites the viewer to answer questions by entering the moves on the screen, the “Ginger GM“, intensively and systematically, makes your familiar with a multitude of typical tactical finesses in positions of the London System. Of course, also those can profit from the exercises who don’t have this opening in their repertoire (yet) – after all, a sharp combinatorial vision is always useful in chess.

* Video running time: 4 hours (English)
* With interactive training including video feedback
* Extra: Further training questions

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Lawrence Trent: The Bombastic Bird's - an energetic and exciting repertoire after 1.f4

Over the years I have often heard Bird’s players (1.f4) labelled chess mavericks, “chancers”, too lazy to learn “proper” opening systems. Well, I am happy to say those days are well and truly over. Welcome to the “Bombastic Bird’s”, a revolutionary repertoire for one of the most enterprising and underrated openings in chess theory. In this series, I uncover a number of groundbreaking theoretical novelties and new ideas that will soon have scorners of this romantic system regretting they ever doubted its soundness. Black will often try to refute White’s setup right from the word “go”, an attempt which often embarrassingly backfires and leads to a quick victory for the first player. Even World Champion Magnus Carlsen has taken a shine to the opening, joining a whole host of top grandmasters integrating it into their opening arsenals.

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ChessBase 15 Download plus Fritz 16 Download

When Fritz entered his first tournaments some 25 years ago, humans still had a real chance of taking the engine down. Only a few years down the line, Fritz was already beating grandmasters left, right and center, but ever since its 4:2 victory over Kramnik in 2006 Fritz has been considered unbeatable. Who would want to play against him? In the case of Fritz 16, however, playing against an engine is now once again the very definition of fun! A host of features, including "Assisted Analysis", which gives you discreet visual hints as you move, and emoticons, which show Fritz’s mood, are there to help you. Even with little knowledge of chess, you can enjoy many an exciting game, and more importantly, victory, against Fritz. If things don’t work out, Fritz 16 shows you the combinations you might have missed directly after the game with the handy “Tactical Analysis” function, or you can dive right into "Easy Play" calculation training to hone your skills. Fritz doesn’t come up short when it comes to playing strength either: the new multiprocessor engine was developed by star programmer Vas Rajlich ("Rybka") and is up there with the global elite.

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Wesley So: My Secret Weapon: 1.b3

The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack with 1.b3 (or 1.Nf3 followed by 2.b3) is a system, rather neglected by theorists, which nevertheless can be a forceful weapon in the hands of an ambitious white player. Even Bobby Fischer tried this opening in various games, sometimes preferring it to his beloved 1.e4, and its greatest advocate was the legendary Danish fighter Bent Larsen. Meanwhile, 1.b3 has also found its way into the practice of today’s world elite, and now finally a modern top ten player has taken on the subject for ChessBase: none other than Grandmaster Wesley So!

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Master Class Vol.1: Bobby Fischer

No other World Champion was more infamous both inside and outside the chess world than Robert James Fischer. But what were the secrets to his sensational ability, and what enabled him to take on the Soviet school of chess alone — and win? On this DVD, a team of experts presents you every facet of the chess legend, and shows you the winning techniques and strategies employed by the 11th World Champion. Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco delves into Fischer’s openings, and retraces the development of his repertoire. What variations did Fischer play, and what sources did he use to arm himself against the best Soviet players? Mihail Marin explains Fischer’s particular style and his special strategic talent in annotated games against Spassky, Taimanov and other greats. Karsten Müller is not just a leading international endgame expert, but also a true Fischer connoisseur. His congenial video analysis of Fischer’s legendary endgames can only be found on this DVD! To top it off — you too can unleash tactical combinations like Fischer! German Bundesliga player Oliver Reeh has compiled the World Champion’s best combinations — and now it’s your move. You too can try to find Fischer’s stunning brilliancies by entering your solution on the board and receive video feedback in the new ChessBase media format!

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Adrian Mikhalchishin: Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans

Studies prove: the more patterns you know, the better you play. On this DVD GM Adrian Mikhalchishin presents games of the World Champions of the past to explain typical patterns and strategic concepts of these games, and to show how grandmasters apply these ideas today. Mikhalchishin offers a wealth of material that will improve your games and teach you the art of pattern recognition and analogical thinking — a key to success that helped the author to win many games and that will help you to win more games and play better.

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Simon Williams: The Black Lion — an aggressive version of the Philidor Defense

Looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4!? Then the Black Lion is just the opening for you! The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 — and now Black wants to attack with an early ...g5.

This opening now gets the grandmaster treatment: Simon Williams suggests an opening that is simple to learn, yet represents a deadly system of development for Black. He explains the main ideas in an easy and entertaining manner, using examples from such maverick players as Baadur Jobava. Let the Lion roar and the fun commence!

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Nicholas Pert: Typical mistakes by 1800-2000 players

GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: “After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly higher level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1800 and 2100. This DVD offers slightly more complex material than the previous DVD, and will hopefully provide an insight into what I believe are the main errors which stop players of this level to be more successful. I divided the material into categories such as “when to exchange pieces”, “how to convert an advantage”, “passive pieces”, “anticipating your opponents plan”, “openings and pawn structure”. Each section contains several examples which illustrate the theme and practical examples which allow the viewer to test his skills. This DVD provides a useful training tool for ambitious players and may highlight mistakes that the viewer should be aware of.”

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Simon Williams: The Tactical Chigorin

Show your opponent that you’re looking for a fight right from the start! Immediately put White’s position under pressure with the Chigorin Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6). This opening is perfect for players who enjoy unconventional and sharp positions. Simon Williams will show you everything you need to know to play the Chigorin Defence and have great fun while you’re at it. This course is centered around understanding the opening ideas. This means that even if you forget a specific move when at the board, you’ll be able to make the right decision.

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Erwin L'Ami: The Beasty Botvinnik Variation in the Semi-Slav

Is there a Tal or a Shirov in you? Then this is your chance! Join Erwin l' Ami on a journey to discover the hottest opening system known to man: the Botvinnik variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 dxc4). Since its birth in the late 1930s, this variation has fascinated generations of dynamic players. The opening is still alive today and is considered to be the sharpest and most substantial response to 5.Bg5 in the Semi-Slav.

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Vidit Gujrathi: The Fashionable Caro-Kann Vol. 1 and 2

Over the last few years, opening theory in Caro has developed at a rapid pace thanks to deep computer analysis. The Indian super GM Vidit Gujrathi not only presents you the latest trends, but also takes great pride in presenting you with his own new insights! “I have analyzed the new trends carefully and found some new ideas for Black. The dynamic play based on a strong strategic foundation has always fascinated me, and on these DVDs I have suggested the lines which I personally prefer and employ in practice.”

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Erwin L'Ami: The Stonewall Dutch — A Fighting Repertoire against 1.d4

In the Dutch Stonewall variation, Black fights for the initiative from the very first move. World Champions such as Mikhail Botvinnik, and most recently Magnus Carlsen, have shown just how dangerous it is. World Champions such as Mikhail Botvinnik, and most recently Magnus Carlsen, have shown just how dangerous it can be. Take a fascinating journey with Grandmaster Erwin l'Ami and let him demonstrate the depth and charm of this attractive opening.

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Viktor Bologan: The Modern Pirc

Viktor Bologan has played the Pirc all his life — and has scored quite a few points with it! It is an extremely flexible opening and offers a range of options. “The Modern Pirc is actually a mixture of the Caro-Kann and the Pirc. In many lines, Black combines the ideas of the Classical Pirc, where the fianchettoed bishop is important, with the Caro-Kann idea of fighting for the center with c6-d5.” Equip yourself with a complete opening repertoire against 1.e4!

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Sergei Tiviakov: Realizing an Advantage

You are probably also familiar with this problem — you’ve finally reached an advantageous position. But what now? How do you convert your game into a full point in the tournament crosstable? Sergei Tiviakov approaches this topic from two sides, firstly from the psychological aspect of exploiting advantages, and secondly the technical aspect of actually grinding out the win. The topics of planning, the role of the centre and the importance of space advantages, dominance, the principle of two weaknesses, the transformation of advantages from one type to another, and king activity in the endgame and middlegame are all covered and explained in detail. Recommended for chess players of all classes and all ages!

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Daniel King: Powerplay 25 — Popular Queen’s Pawn Openings

Openings like the London System and Trompowsky are on the advance! The idea is primarily for White to avoid complex theory and start the game from a solid footing. Let Daniel King show you how best you can best counter and use healthy development, an intact pawn structure and a secure king position to get a dynamic position from the opening!

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Adrian Mikhalchishin: Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans

The more patterns a chess player knows and learns, the better he or she can then play. Let GM Adrian Mikhalchishin explain typical patterns and strategic concepts with the games of the World Champions and broaden your chess horizon. Learn the art of pattern recognition and analog thinking, techniques that have also helped the author himself to many a victory!

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