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Advance Variation against French and Caro-Kann (6h Running Time) 

The workshop Advance Variation against French and Caro-Kann is already a digital product. This product includes all the videos from the workshop as well as the PGN file related to the training sessions. Overall, the material consists of approximately 6 hours of video and a PGN database which includes 73 files!


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Expert Repertoire against the Slav Defence - Part 2 (2.5h Video Running Time) 

While the previous database was featuring 4...Bf5 and 4...Bg4, and 4...dxc4, in this survey, GM Roiz focuses on the equally topical 4...g6, and 4...e6. Additionally, he covers the Chebanenko approach based on 4...a6. True to his analytical approach, GM Roiz suggests fresh and relatively unexplored concepts against almost all the critical lines. At the same time, all his suggestions are based on a solid positional foundation. The current database will be very useful also for Catalan players and people who play the Fianchetto System against King's Indian and Gruenfeld. The database consists of 13 theoretical chapters, 12 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and Video Version (2.5h Running Time).


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Understand the Queen's Indian Defence (6h Running Time)  Discounted 

The workshop of GM Grigorov - Understand the Queen's Indian Defence is already a digital product. This product includes all the videos from the workshop as well as the PGN file related to the training sessions. Overall, the material consists of approximately 6 hours of video and a PGN database which includes 78 files!


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Expert Repertoire against the Slav Defence - Part 1 (1.5h Running Time) 

The starting position of the current repertoire arises after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 In recent years, this variation became very popular at the highest level. By combining ideas typical for Catalan and Slav, White wants to build a long-term positional pressure. The solid positional foundation of this system, allows you to play without memorizing tons of theoretical variation. The first part of the database deals with the three main moves - 4...dxc4, 4...Bg4, and 4...Bf5. The remaining options (4...g6, 4...e6, and 4...a6) will be dealt with in the second part of this opening project. The database consists of 11 theoretical chapters, 11 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and Video Version (1.5 hours Running Time).


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Play 5.Bd2 against the Gruenfeld (4.5 Hours Video Running Time) 

We are happy to introduce the latest opening project of IM Renato Quintiliano - Play 5.Bd2 against the Gruenfeld. Recently, Renato achieved his last GM norm and the official attribution of the GM norm is just a formality now. The current database consists of 10 huge theoretical chapters, 20 interactive test positions, Video Version (4.5 hours Running time), a Memory Booster, and Computer Practice.


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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 - Repertoire against 3.Bb5 & Nc3 (4h and 30min Video Running Time)  Discounted 

We are happy to present the newest opening course by GM Boris Avrukh - 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 - Repertoire against 3.Bb5 & 3.Nc3. Against both these options, Avrukh suggests the extremely practical and rare 3...e5!?. For a long period time of time, the entire concept based on ...e7-e5 was considered to be dubious. Recent practice, as well as the modern engines, show that things are far from simple. In this survey, Avrukh manages to improve Black's play in many of the critical positions. The database includes 13 theoretical chapters, 15 interactive test positions, Video Version (4h and 30min Running Time), a Memory Booster, and Computer Practice.


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1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 - Complete Repertoire for White (2h Video Running Time)  Discounted 

This opening course is different from anything that we have been publishing so far. The Israeli FM Or Cohen provides a fantastically deep and extensive repertoire for White based on 1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 Practically, every chapter of this database is so extensive that can be a database or book on its own. The main focus of the course is the position arising after 2...d5 3.e3 Due to the tremendous amount of material, GM Petar Arnaudov recorded a video course where he explains the philosophy behind each suggestion. This video course, as well as the Memory Booster, will help you to focus on the most important ideas to remember. You will also find 20 interactive test positions. Like all the latest Modern Chess products, this database also comes with a Computer Practice section. This time, you will have the chance to practice 10 important positions against a strong engine.


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1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 - Expert Repertoire for White (3h Running Time)  Discounted 

Given the rising popularity of the Dutch Defence, finding a reliable antidote is crucial for every 1.d4 player. In this database, GM Michael Roiz suggests a very dangerous and practical system - 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5. By pinning the e7-pawn, White immediately makes it difficult for Black to proceed with the development. Besides stopping the setups based on ...e7-e6, White is ready to answer 2...Nf6 with 3.Bxf6, thus getting a fantastic version of the Trompowsky. Regardless of whether your opponent likes Stonewall or Leningrad structures, the system with 2.Bg5 will definitely take him out of his comfort zone. Moreover, in this survey, GM Roiz shows that even objectively Black does not have equality in this system.


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Expert Repertoire against the Catalan (7h and 15 min Running Time) 

The Catalan opening has always been one of the most sound openings after 1.d4. Nowadays, the Catalan is one of the most frequent choices in the top-level practice, especially after the World Championship match Carlsen - Nepomniachtchi. The starting position of the database arises after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 Be7 The database consists of 15 theoretical chapters, 15 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, Video Version (7h and 15 min Running time), and Computer Practice. The new feature called Computer Practice allows you to play several critical positions against a strong engine.


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Play the Kan Sicilian - Complete Repertoire for Black  Updated 

The current database provides a complete Kan repertoire for Black. The course consists of 25 theoretical chapters, 25 interactive test positions, and Memory Booster. The survey consists of four big sections - Systems with 5.c4, Systems with 5.Nc3, Systems with 5.Bd3, and Various Options on Move 5.


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Semi-Slav - Complete Repertoire for Black - Part 2 (4.5 Hours Video Running Time) 

The current database completes the survey of the Semi-Slav which was initiated by the previous database. The course consists of 11 theoretical chapters, 22 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and Video Version (4.5h Running Time). The starting position of the database arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 In this database, Quintiliano makes a complete study of this move, which is called "Anti-Meran", although as we will see, the Meran ideas are always there. On the other hand, this move order offers some flexibility for White's plans and avoids the classical Meran lines (seen in the first database), which have been deeply analysed and can be more forcing.


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Semi-Slav - Complete Repertoire for Black (7.5h Video Running Time) 

We are happy to present the new database of IM Renato Quintiliano - Semi-Slav - Complete Repertoire for Black. The database consists of 10 huge theoretical chapters, 20 interactive test positions, and Memory Booster. The running time of the Video Version is 7.5 hours.


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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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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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Arkhangelsk Variation - Lifetime Solution for Black (Update - 18.05.2021)  Updated 

Welcome to the latest opening project of GM Boris Avrukh - Arkhangelsk Variation. Having worked on this opening with Fabiano Caruana, Avrukh is one of the biggest Arkhangelsk experts in the world. With a video running time of 6 hours and an integrated memory trainer, this project is different from anything we have done so far. After studying a given chapter, you can immediately challenge your knowledge via the memory trainer. All the training lines incorporated in the memory trainer are carefully selected by our team of grandmasters. In this way, we make sure that you will remember all the must-know key ideas and sequences.


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Expert Repertoire against Queen's Gambit Declined 

It goes without saying that Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most reliable weapons for Black. Even at the highest level, White is struggling to create problems. The fact that in his World Championship match against Carlsen, Caruana opted for this opening tells enough. In his new database, GM Roiz deals with the difficult task to suggest a repertoire against Queen's Gambit Declined. In this extensive survey, Roiz comes up with a number of rare concepts and novelties in topical positions. At the very least, we can say that his suggested repertoire creates tons of practical problems for Black. The database consists of 13 theoretical chapters and 15 interactive test positions.


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Tricky Repertoire against King's Indian Defence (1h 46min Running Time) 

GM Boris Avrukh introduces his suggestion in the following way: "Thе move 5.Nge2 is usually considered merely as a surprise weapon against the KID, but it actually contains more venom than it might seem. I was quite sceptical about it at first because the knight does not seem to belong on g3 square when Black already has a pawn on g6. However, one of my students had great results with this system (often called Hungarian System) as White, so I decided to check it more deeply. After careful analysis, I came to the conclusion that this is indeed a very playable system for White that could even form a base for a long-term repertoire and not only a temporary weapon. Black needs to show very good home preparation not to be worse out of the opening, which can be seen in the analysis below."

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Symmetrical English - Complete Repertoire for White 

Symmetrical English is one of the most strategic openings. In order to play with success, one needs a very good understanding of the typical positional ideas and pawn structures. There are no so many lines that require memorization. Therefore, this repertoire is very attractive for people who are tired of studying long computer preparations. The current database consists of 3 sections - Typical Positions, Theory, and Test Section. In other words, you will find 16 must-know typical positions, 16 theoretical chapters, and 15 interactive test positions.


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Solid Repertoire against 1.d4 - Slav Defence - Part 3 

In his third, final database on the Slav IM Quintillano focuses on the highly important and critical tabiya which arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 As Renato himself admits, he did not except this position to be THIS theoretically demanding and challenging. To quote the author: “If I had been told before that the whole database would be required in order to cover one position, I would laugh hard. But, the arising positions turned out to be so complicated and interesting! I am very happy with the result of this research as I believe I've done a great job and now the readers can be very confident about the opening outcome and the arising middlegame positions.”.


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Solid Repertoire against 1.d4 - Slav Defence - Part 2 

In this database, IM Renato Quintillano comes up with the second part of his three-part series on the Slav Defense. As you know, the first part was devoted to sidelines and interesting attempts White can throw at Black early on. The current work is dedicated to the very serious mainlines after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 as well as 4.Nc3.


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Complete Repertoire for White after 1.c4 e5 2.g3 - Part 2 

In the second database of his English series, GM Michael Roiz completes his repertoire after 1.c4 e5 2.g3. Contrary to Part 1, with rare exceptions, the current database features systems in which the play is more positional. Therefore, when studying this database, one should mostly concentrate on the understanding of the typical pawn structures and plans. In what concerns the theory, true to his approach, GM Roiz always tries to come up with original and less explored concepts.


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Complete Repertoire for White after 1.c4 e5 2.g3 - Part 1 

The English Opening has always been one of White's most fundamental choices. You will hardly find a top-level player who does not have this opening in his repertoire. Nowadays, in our computer-driven era, English Opening is getting even more popular. The reason is that it is by no means simple for the opponent to prepare against 1.c4. Since the pawn structure is very flexible, we have a wide range of options on every move. Therefore, in most of the lines, general understanding tends to be more important than knowledge of concrete lines. One of the most critical responses to 1.c4 is 1...e5. Black immediately grabs space in the centre and obtains a Sicilian position with colours reversed. In this database, GM Roiz starts building a complete repertoire against 1...e5. His repertoire is based on 1.c4 e5 2.g3.


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Modern Repertoire against the Benko Gambit 

This system with 5.e3 is getting very popular recently. It has been employed by a number of top-level players, including Aronian and Ivanchuk. The main point behind White's 5th move is to slow down Black's queenside counterplay. By immediately bringing the f1-bishop into the game, White is trying to hold the important b5-square. Later on, White will reinforce the control of b5 by means of Nc3 and a2-a4. As a result, with the b-file been blocked, Black's queenside counterplay will be highly restricted. If Black goes for a classical Benko structure, (...g7-g6, ...Bg7, . ..d7-d6, ...0-0, and ...axb5) the control of the b5-square will be very important (see the section on the pawn structures). Of course, We should be aware of some drawbacks of the move 5.e3. This move does not contribute to the fight for the centre. Additionally, White would eventually lose a tempo since in most of the lines he will play e3-e4 at some point. Taking these drawbacks into account, Black often opts for dynamic systems which are characterized by the pressure on d5. Nevertheless, my analysis shows that Black cannot solve his problems with dynamic play. In many lines, White gives his pawn back in order to overtake the initiative.


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Solid Repertoire against 1.d4 - Slav Defence - Part 1 

The Slav Defence is one of the most solid options for Black against 1.d4 and part of any strong grandmaster's repertoire. The main goal is to solve the eternal problem of the light-squared bishop, keeping the chance of developing it either to f5 or g4. White has many options to fight for an advantage, but since Black's structure is very stable, the active options are very limited. The Slav is a nice opening for players that look for solid set-ups and don't care about playing with patience, improving his position slowly and collecting small strategic advantages. In his trilogy, IM Renato Quintillano is offering a complete repertoire for Black which is rich of new ideas and concepts.


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Complete Repertoire for White after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 - Part 2 

In the second part of his repertoire after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3, GM Michael Roiz deals with the King's Indian Defence as well as with the systems based on Black's early ...c7-c5. True to his approach, the author usually suggests creative ideas which have been underestimated from a theoretical point of view. Each one of these lines, however, is based on solid positional foundations. Being classical and modern at the same time, this repertoire offers a very high practical value to the tournament player. The database consists of three parts - Typical Pawn Structures, Theoretical Section, and Test Section.


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Complete Repertoire for White after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 

GM Mihail Roiz starts a very ambitious project. In two databases, he will provide a complete White’s repertoire after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3. The fianchetto variation against King's Indian Defence and Grunfeld is very popular at all levels. It is considered to be the safest way to play with White. Loyal to his style, GM Roiz builds a repertoire which is not based on the most popular continuations. He provides a variety of new ideas in many important positions. Furthermore, his work brings new life to old forgotten lines. The first database is dedicated to the Grunfeld Defence. The database consists of 12 theoretical chapters and 15 test positions.


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Complete Spanish Repertoire for Black - Sidelines 

Welcome to the second and final Ruy Lopez database by GM Michael Roiz. In this survey, the author deals with all the variations except Breyer (which was covered in Part 1 ). True to his approach, Roiz provides you with reliable lifetime solutions. In many lines, he suggests new concepts or revives well forgotten old approaches. The vast majority of the lines are based on understanding. Once you finish and understand the current database, even if you do not follow every new game, you will enjoy a complete solution for your problems against Ruy Lopez. Thus, you will have plenty of time to focus on other aspects of your chess preparation. The database consists of 18 theoretical chapters and 18 interactive tests.


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Complete Spanish Repertoire for Black - The Breyer System 

The Ruy Lopez remains one of the most popular chess openings, both at club level and among top players. According to many grandmasters, this is the most complex opening in chess. Almost all world champions played it with both colours. Studying this opening will not only provide you with a repertoire but will increase your general chess understanding. In his two-part series, the renowned theoretician GM Michael Roiz is providing us with a complete repertoire for Black against it. In the current database, the author builds a repertoire based on the Breyer Variation. Roiz explains all strategical and tactical subtleties and proposes many fresh and unexplored ideas.


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Complete Najdorf Repertoire for Black - Part 3 

The third and final database covers some of the most dangerous and topical systems against the Najdorf as well as all the sidelines. You will find a complete repertoire against the following moves: 6.h3, 6.Be3, 6.a3, 6.h4, 6.Bd3, 6.Nf3, 6.Qf3, 6.Qe2, and 6.Qd3. While 6.h3 and 6.Be3 are considered to be a mainstream theory, other moves are interesting sidelines. In the past few years, the approach in the opening has changed a little, and people are now looking to get a playable position with interesting possibilities instead of going for theoretical discussions and long forced lines (We may want to call it the "Magnus Carlsen" effect!). Due to this new approach, White players switched to less exploited fields in order to pose new problems for Black in the Najdorf. We will see that despite those lines not being concrete or so aggressive-looking as the ones analyzed in database 2, Black should be aware of them as to avoid getting into trouble. The database consists of 3 sections - Typical Pawn Structures, Theoretical Section and Test Section.


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Petrosian System - Complete Repertoire against Queen's Indian Defence 

In this database, GM Boris Avrukh is dealing with one of the most solid and respected weapons against Queen's Indian Defence - Petrosian System. The starting position of the variation arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 In different time periods, Petrosian Variation was employed by many top players. For instance, nowadays, this is the way in which Mamedyarov meets the Queen's Indian Defence. Theoretically speaking, like in every decent opening, Black should be able to hold the balance. From a practical perspective, however, White's play is easier. In many positions, Black struggles to obtain counterplay. In his current work, Avrukh presents the modern way of playing the Petrosian System. He provides a number of decent novelties, as well as powerful positional concepts. Also, he explains all the thematic ideas in the variation. The database consists of 11 theoretical chapters and 20 test positions.


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Opening Trends in Sicilian, Caro-Kann, Philidor, Scandinavian, Pirc, and Alekhine - Batumi Olympiad 

In Part 1 of his opening review of the Batumi Olympiad, GM Boris Avrukh covered all the opening developments in 1.e4 e6 and 1.e4 e5. The current database deals with all other Black's responses to 1.e4. As it was the case with the first part, the author goes through all the theoretically important games. Besides, making a short theoretical overview of each line and pointing out the novelties, the author often suggests improvements on his own. The database consists of 30 chapters which cover different theoretical lines. Such a format is ideal for those of you who want to follow the latest developments in their repertoire.


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Opening Trends in 1.e4 e5 and 1.e4 e6 - Batumi Olympiad 

In his newest database, GM Avrukh makes a detailed overview of all the lines in 1.e4 e5 and 1.e4 e6 (French Defence). The author took for base all games played at the Chess Olympiad in Batumi. This is the biggest chess event in the world and countless new ideas were shown there. The reader has the unique chance to see how the novelties are dealt with in one of the most famous chess opening laboratories in the world - the one of the famous theoretician GM Boris Avrukh. In the 27 chapters, you can find more than 100 novelties played in Batumi. The author gives his opinion about each line. He introduces new ideas but also shows previous and important for the opening theory lines and variations.


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Complete Najdorf Repertoire for Black - Part 2 

In Part 1, IM Renato Quintillano wrote a quick summary of Black's main ideas and goals in the Najdorf, explaining the reasons why he thinks it is the most reliable option for Black in the Sicilian. In that database, he dealt with the positional lines, in which White wants to keep the position under control and prevent Black from taking the initiative, playing for a small advantage and a strategic approach. Time has come now to deal with those uncompromising lines, in which White seeks a direct attack against the black king, initiating a bloody battle for the initiative. Here the game tends to develop in a very concrete way, and both sides need to search for tactical resources and attacking ideas, instead of strategic motifs and positional maneuvers, as in the first database. Some move orders and subtleties gain in importance now, and strong calculation skills are required.


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Complete Najdorf Repertoire for Black - Part 1 

The Najdorf is the most popular Sicilian played in tournaments, and our author IM Renato Quintiliano considers it the most reliable option in the Sicilian universe. It promises an active game for Black and real chances of playing for a win. The main practical problem for Black, however, is that White has a really wide range of options to face the Najdorf. White can even avoid an open and sharp battle for the initiative and instead go for more solid and positional lines, which can prove a problem for aggressive Black players. It means that if you want to develop a deep knowledge about the Sicilian Najdorf, in order to use this opening as a weapon in your repertoire, it is necessary to not only be aware of long and sharp theoretical lines, but also of positional ideas, typical maneuvres and structures, developing a good strategic understanding about them. These positional lines will be the subject of our first (of three) databases dedicated to the Sicilian Najdorf.


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Beat the Dynamic Defences after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 

In this database, IM Renato Quintillano is dealing with some of the most aggressive and ambitious openings after 1.d4. He provides a repertoire against Tarrasch Defence, Semi-Tarasch Defence, Albin Countergambit, Chigorin Defence, Baltic Defence, and the exotic Australian Defence (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c5!?).


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Practical Repertoire Against Pirc and Modern Defence 

In his first database for Modern Chess, Brazilian IM Renato Quintillano is analyzing two of the most aggressive Black's choices against 1.e4 - The Pirc Defence and The Modern Defence. The author provides us with quite an interesting repertoire, not only rich in ideas, but also in new concepts of play in these setups. In the database, you can find some very sharp lines and a lot of endgame positions, which the author analyzed in depth.


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Reversed Sicilian - Avrukh's Antidote to 1.c4 (Part 2) 

In the second part of his repertoire against 1.c4, GM Boris Avrukh deals with the systems based on 2.g3 and 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Against these two move orders, we cannot reach the Reversed Dragon with Bc5 which was discussed in Part 1. Of course, you can still play Reversed Dragon by employing the main line with Nb6. Nevertheless, Boris doesn't like the fact that White has too many possible options. As always, Avrukh chooses a very aggressive repertoire. Systems after 1.c4 e5 2.g3 c6 and 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bb4 are positionally unbalanced and very complex. Avrukh did a fantastic job by providing the readers with a variety of novelties and sometimes even with new concepts of play.


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Reversed Sicilian - Avrukh's Antidote to 1.c4 (Part 1) 

Every chess player has faced the dilemma of how to meet the English opening. 1.c4 is objectively a weaker move than 1.e4 or 1.d4, but it is by far the trickiest option for White on move 1. With so many transpositions, different setups and move orders, White has plenty of options to turn the game into the desired setup. That’s why we are pleased to announce this database in which one of the top theoreticians in the world – GM Boris Avrukh, provides you with a complete, aggressive repertoire against 1.c4. Black has many choices after 1.c4, but the Reversed Sicilian (1…e5) is by far the most principled move. Hence it is no surprise that GM Avrukh decided to base his repertoire on it.


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Complete Repertoire against King's Indian Defense  Updated 

How to play against the King's Indian is a question that every 1.d4 player faces. The world-renowned theoretician and author GM Boris Avrukh provides you with an answer. His antidote is based on the set-up with 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 d6 6.Be3. This is a very interesting move order that has not been particularly popular until the Russian Champion Grandmaster Alexander Riazantsev has started to employ it actively. In his new opening database for Modern Chess, Avrukh presents some of the ideas he found while working as the second to former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik.


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Modernes Repertoire gegen die Italienische Eröffnung 

Aufgrund der Schwierigkeiten von Weiß, einen Vorteil gegen die Berliner Variante im Spanier zu erreichen, greifen immer mehr Topspieler zu Italienisch. Daher sollte jeder 1...e5 - Spieler auf diese Eröffnung vorbereitet sein. In seiner Datenbank empfielt GM Boris Avrukh eine moderne Herangehensweise an diese klassische Eröffnung. Er versorgt den Leser mit neuen und wirkungsvollen Ideen, die er in detaillierter Form erklärt. Damit eignen sich die vorliegenden Analysen nicht nur für Vereinsspieler, sondern auch für starke Großmeister. Zum Schluss erhält der Leser die Möglichkeit, das Gelernte anhand von Testfragen zu prüfen.


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Modern Repertoire against the Italian Game 

Since White has serious problems to obtain an advantage in the Berlin Defence, top players started searching for new ideas in the Italian Game. That is why every 1...e5 player should have a solid weapon against this opening. In his database, GM Boris Avrukh suggests a modern approach to this classical opening. He provides the reader with detailed explanations and valuable new ideas. This feature makes the survey suitable not only for club players but also for top grandmasters. At the end of the database, the reader could find a test section which helps him to test his understanding.


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Russian System - Complete Repertoire against Grunfeld Defence 

Nowadays, Grunfeld defense is one of the most dangerous weapons against 1.d4. The fact that this is an active and complex opening, explains it’s popularity among players from all levels from amateur to GM. Fortunately, we have good news for the fans of 1.d4 – Grunfeld will stop causing them nightmares. In his latest database, GM Petar Arnaudov provides you with a complete repertoire against Grunfeld. His recommendation is based on the so-called Russian System which arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Qb3


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