How to find ideas for your repertoire: The ChessBase Opening Encyclopedia 2022

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4/19/2022 – With over 1,300 articles, the Opening Encyclopaedia 2022 covers the entire range of openings. A huge fund of ideas and high-quality analyses! In the new edition, the number of articles has increased - 66 new opening articles and 388 new opening overviews have been added compared to the previous year. The following article shows you how to "Find Ideas for your Repertoire"!

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The new Opening Encyclopaedia offers fast access to all openings. Openings are sorted via the menu by name & ECO Code for fast and easy access to your favorite openings.


Exploring - Opening Articles

  • over 1,300 Opening articles –

find Ideas for your Repertoire!

How to find annotated opening analyses in the New Opening Encyclopaedia 2022?

There are plenty of articles with opening suggestions within "Ideas for your repertoire".

The menu structure has been significantly improved. Above all, all 1,300 opening articles in the new edition have been given a unique designation. Each article is now specified not only by the opening name, but also by the opening moves which indicate the treated variation. A big plus for a faster search and for a better overview within the large offer!

Under the main categories "Open Openings", "Semi-open Openings", "Closed Openings", "Semi-closed Openings" as well as "Flank Openings" you will find all articles classified by the related opening name. You can call up any of them with a mouse click. And you can also switch from one article to the next just as easily. Like that you can find your favourite opening easily and quickly!

As an example let’s assume we are looking for a weapon vs. the Petroff Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6) as after all it was played in the World Championship match as main weapon by Challenger Top Grandmaster Ian Nepomniatchi vs. World Champion Magnuns Carlsen.

Open your Opening Encyclopaedia 2022 and follow the path:

Ideas for your Repertoire – Open Games – Petroff Defence, here you find all Petroff articles.

As a sample I selected one article by GM Kapnises who offers analyses after the popular continuation 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nc3:

Petroff 3.d4 opening article by GM Kapnises: The Grandmaster offers analyses within a trendy line. He annotates model games and gives ideas for your repertoire, to counter the Petroff actively with 3.d4 and 6.Nc3.

GM Kapnises's 3.d4 Petroff article gives 6 annotated grandmaster games in the 3.d4/6.Nc3  Opening Line.

This is only one of the Grandmaster articles. The Opening Encyclopaedia 2022 gathers all articles from the ChessBase Magazines and gives over 1,300 articles with "Ideas for your Repertoire".

Each of the over 1300 articles contains numerous games annotated by grandmasters with plenty of improvements and ideas for your own practice and enhancement for your overall chess understanding, mostly for opening knowledge and your middlegame understanding by looking over plenty annotated games.

Top Level games annotated: here the Najdorf 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3 Variation in the game Van Foreest vs. Nepomniatchi in 2019 annotated by GM Baskaran Adhiban

Top-Level games and annotations by top-grandmasters, here a game by Ding vs. Yangyi annotated by world-class GM Anish Giri.

With the Opening Enyclopaedia 2022 you get 39,858 games related to the 1,300 opening articles, most of the games annotated by grandmasters!

Opening Encyclopaedia 2022 - All novelties at a glance:

  • Over 1,300 opening articles with professional analyses.
  • Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco presents opening trends in world-class chess.
  • 60 selected opening videos (in English). Total running time: 22 hours
  • Opening tutorials introducing all known chess openings for beginners to get to know the different openings - with links to the more detailed opening articles
  • 7,347 opening overviews, 388 of them newly created by GM Lubomir Ftacnik
  • Intuitive menu structure, sorting openings by name, convenient access

Opening Encyclopaedia 2022

The new Opening Encyclopaedia offers fast access to all openings. Openings are sorted via the menu by name & ECO Code for fast and easy access to your favorite openings.

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