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Opening Databases (172)


Sicilian Defence - Repertoire against White's Sidelines on the Second Move

If you are a Sicilian player, you will mostly face different sidelines. Due to the complexity of the main lines, the vast majority of your opponents will try to surprise you as early as move 2. Some of the early deviations are very dangerous. Therefore, even top-level players try them from time to time. In this database, GM Efimenko provides a fighting repertoire against White's deviations on move 2. The database is rich in novelties and new concepts. The material is divided into 17 huge theoretical chapters and 16 interactive test positions.

Features:     Downloadable in PGN      Interactive Tests


Middlegame Mastery with GM Davorin Kuljasevic (Video Database - 9 hours running time)

In this 9-hour Middlegame Mastery, GM Kuljasevic goes over all the typical central pawn structures [around 30 types] to make sure you get the most up to date, reliable insight on how to treat each and every one of those positions. And of course you get all of his “insider” tips, plans, strategies, techniques and Grandmaster’s secrets revealed and available at your fingertips.

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Grandmaster’s Thinking with GM Davorin Kuljasevic (Video Database - 8.5 hours running time)

In this course, GM Davorin Kuljasevic shares the secrets of Grandmaster Thinking and reveals the exact algorithm of finding the best move! “Grandmaster Thinking” is the quickest shortcut to learning the Grandmasters’ methodology of playing good moves, and consistently outplaying your competition.

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Dynamic Anti-Catalan Repertoire - Video Version (2.5 hours running time)

In the introduction to the current database, GM Kuljasevic writes, "Catalan Opening is one of the most popular closed openings on all levels. For White players, its main appeal is in its general soundness and flexibility. White usually expects to nurture a slight positional advantage in the middlegame or even well into the endgame, which is not something that black players typically enjoy. Moreover, White have several different move orders, combining moves d4, c4, g3 and Nf3 in different sequences, to get their favourite Catalan positions. Thus, I decided to create a 'Dynamic Anti-Catalan Repertoire for Black' with two main goals in mind: 1. To provide an opening repertoire that leads to dynamic positions in Catalan. 2. To address all the important move orders that White players typically use in this opening". The database includes 10 theoretical chapters and 15 interactive test positions.

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Dynamic Anti - Catalan Repertoire

In the introduction to the current database, GM Kuljasevic writes, "Catalan Opening is one of the most popular closed openings on all levels. For White players, its main appeal is in its general soundness and flexibility. White usually expects to nurture a slight positional advantage in the middlegame or even well into the endgame, which is not something that black players typically enjoy. Moreover, White have several different move orders, combining moves d4, c4, g3 and Nf3 in different sequences, to get their favourite Catalan positions. Thus, I decided to create a 'Dynamic Anti-Catalan Repertoire for Black' with two main goals in mind: 1. To provide an opening repertoire that leads to dynamic positions in Catalan. 2. To address all the important move orders that White players typically use in this opening". The database includes 10 theoretical chapters and 15 interactive test positions.

Features:     Downloadable in PGN      Interactive Tests      Video Content      Video Version


London System - Pawn Structures, Tactical Ideas, Endgames, and Theoretical Trends (Systems with ...g7-g6)

The second London camp is already a digital product. This product includes all the videos from the camp as well as the PGN file related to the training sessions. Overall, the material consists of approximately 7.5 hours of video and a PGN database which includes 66 files!

Features:     Downloadable in PGN      Interactive Tests      Video Content


100 Must-Know Classical Games (Video Database - 25+ hours running time)

Every good coach or strong chess player would tell you that studying classical games is one of the best ways of improving our general chess understanding. All the modern theoretical and positional concepts are based on patterns that have been discovered a long time ago. Therefore, a good knowledge of the classical games will contribute to your improvement in all the stages of the game. In this course with a running time of more than 20 hours, GM Avetik Grigoryan provides in-depth insights into 100 of the most important classical games.

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Features:     Downloadable in PGN      Video Content


London System - Pawn Structures, Tactical Ideas, Endgames, and Theoretical Trends (Systems with ...e7-e6)

The first London camp is already a digital product. This product includes all the videos from the camp as well as the PGN file related to the training sessions. Overall, the material consists of approximately 7.5 hours of video and a PGN database which includes 85 files!

Features:     Downloadable in PGN      Interactive Tests      Video Content


Positional Repertoire against the Dutch Defence

The Dutch Defence has the reputation of an opening, which leads to sharp and complicated struggle. The former World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik contributed much to the popularity of the Stonewall System, proving its viability for years on end at the highest level. In recent times strong grandmasters like Nigel Short and Predrag Nikolic used it with success as well, while Vladimir Malanjuk's trademark was the Leningrad variation. The modern engines show that it is not easy for White to get an advantage in the main lines. Instead of studying long theoretical lines (with no advantage guaranteed), GM Kiril Georgiev provides a positional weapon that is entirely based on understanding - 1.d4 f5 2.Bf4

Features:     Downloadable in PGN      Interactive Tests


Positional Nimzo-Indian Repertoire - Part 2 (Video Version)   Updated

In his second database, GM Mihail Marin completes the examination of Nimzo-Indian Defense. After dealing with the two main moves (4.Qc2 and 4.e3) in Part 1, he now analyzes all other possibilities for White. The Romanian grandmaster stays loyal to his style and suggests some less explored systems based on solid positional grounds. Following his repertoire, you shouldn't memorize long and forced lines but build a fundamental understanding of the arising positions and structures. The database contains 20 theoretical chapters and 15 test positions!

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