Opening Databases (141)


Understand the Caro-Kann (4h Running Time) 

In this video course, GM Dejan Bojkov presents the most important tactical and positional ideas in Caro-Kann Defence. Each one of the 20 video lessons is supported by a PGN version with extensive annotations. Regardless of whether you play the Caro-Kann Defence with White or Black, this video course will be very useful for you.

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1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 - Complete Repertoire for Black (2h Running Time) 

We are happy to present the newest opening research by GM Pavel Eljanov. This time, he provides a complete repertoire for Black after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 Actually, the idea of the database is not to provide another Tarrasch repertoire. The cornerstone of the current survey is the position arising after 4.cxd5 cxd4!? For a long period of time, this gambit line was considered to be quite dubious. Recently, however, Grischuk found improvements for Black, thus bringing the entire concept back to life. The tests on the highest level proved that the variation is completely playable. Of course, in order to provide you with a complete solution, Eljanov examines White's main alternatives on move 4 - 4.e3 and 4.Nf3.


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Play the Accelerated Dragon - Maroczy Bind 

We are happy to present the database Play the Accelerated Dragon - Maroczy Bind. This course has been created by two grandmasters - GM Martin Lorenzini and GM Salvador Alonso. In the second part of their project, they will cover the remaining systems for White (other than Maroczy Bind), thus completing the Accelerated Dragon Repertoire. The current survey consists of 11 theoretical chapters, 2 model games, 17 interactive test positions, and Memory Booster. Now, we shall take a brief look at the content of the database. The Accelerated Dragon is one of the main options for Black in the Sicilian Defence. Faced with this opening, White has an early choice to make, regarding the placement of his c-pawn: He can leave it on c2 or opt for the space-grabbing c2-c4, which leads to the so-called Maroczy structure. The latter is the subject of this database.


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Semi-Tarrasch Endgame Line 

We are happy to present the newest database by GM Swapnil Dhopade - Semi-Tarrasch Endgame Line. In this project, GM Dhopade provides a complete repertoire for Black after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c5. While the database is based on the endgame arising after 5.cxd5 cxd4 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.e4 dxe4, GM Dhopade covers all the deviations that White has at his disposal.


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Play the Moscow Variation 

The database is divided into 2 parts - Moscow Variation and Anti-Moscow Gambit. The database includes the following components: Typical Pawn Structures, 15 Theoretical Chapters, 36 Interactive Test Positions, 4 Hours Video Running Time, and Memory Booster.


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Modern Repertoire against the Benoni (1h and 18 min Running Time) 

In the current database, GM Boris Avrukh provides a complete solution against the Modern Benoni. The starting position of the survey arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.h3 Bg7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.Be3 In the introduction to this survey, GM Avrukh states: Inspired by the recent game Vidit vs Adhiban from World Cup 2021 I decided to check this new idea and to be honest, I was pleasantly surprised with what I discovered. I am excited to present my work in this variation. Indeed, when we go through the analysis of Avrukh, it's not clear how Black can fight for theoretical equality.


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1.b3 Larsen Opening with GM Raunak Sadhwani (Video Database - 7+ hours running time) 

GM Raunak Sadhwani, the 9th youngest grandmaster in chess history and a chess prodigy, is here with his first-ever chess course 1.b3 opening for White. This sharp, almost unexplored opening is studied and decoded by Sadhwani in this exclusive 7-hour video training with real game commentaries and line-by-line analysis.

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Complete Dragon Repertoire (Video Content - 2 hours running time) 

We have the pleasure to present a unique opening course by GM Mihail Marin - Complete Dragon Repertoire. This opening database is different from everything we have been doing so far. The material consists of the following components: Theoretical Part (51 Opening Chapters), Video Part (2 hours running time), Memory Booster, and Strategy Booster.


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Ambitious Repertoire against the London System (Running Time - Approx. 1h and 40 min) 

In this course (based on a group lecture), GM Boris Avrukh builds a reliable and ambitious repertoire for Black against the London System. The foundation of his approach are the setups with ...g7-g6. True to his style, Avrukh provides many new and less explored ideas, thus tremendously increasing the practical value of the suggested repertoire. The material is divided into 2 parts - a video lecture with a running time of approx.1h and 40 min and 4 theoretical chapters.

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Sicilian Defense: Kalashnikov Variation with GM Misa Pap (Video Database - 10 hours running time) 

The Sicilian Defense is easily one of the hardest openings to master—especially when you are playing an “open” line like the Kalashnikov! This 10-hour video training on the Sicilian Kalashnikov covers the main ideas behind Black’s setup, the positional opportunities, the dangers lurking behind. It helps you prepare a deep and thorough repertoire for those willing to play the line as Black.

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