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Opening Databases (143)


Attacking 1.d4 Repertoire for White with IM Robert Ris (Video Database - 10.5+ hours running time) 

Over 10.5 hours of high-quality video training, jampacked into 36 chapters… Robert goes over ALL the main lines of the 1.d4 opening, starting from the complicated KID to the fearsome Nimzo-Indian to the mysterious Tarrasch.

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1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nc6 - Practical Solution for Black (1h and 20 min Running Time) 

The Reti move order (1.Nf3 d5 2.g3) can be quite irritating, depending on the repertoire of the player with Black. In most lines, it is almost impossible to force White to deviate from his flexible setup, based on a later d2-d3 and an attack against the centre with either c2-c4 or e2-e4. Things would become more concrete and easier to handle with Black if White was induced to play d2-d4. As long as Black did not play ...e7-e6 in the meantime, this would not transpose to a Catalan. If Black maintains the possibility of developing his light-squared bishop actively, the combination between g2-g3 and d2-d4 tends to be harmless. 2...Nc6!? - This move, typical for the Chigorin Defence, seems to be the best solution to the complex problem posed above. The principled answer is 3.d4 when Black achieves his first aim. White has agreed on combining the fianchetto with d2-d4, in a moment when the h3-c8 diagonal is free still. On the other hand, Black still needs to justify the knight's development to c6. Unlike in the genuine Chigorin opening, White has not played c2-c4 yet, making the latent pressure on d4 sterile, at least at this stage. The current database is designed to provide a complete repertoire after 2...Nc6.


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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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