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Advance Variation against French and Caro-Kann

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Attack with 1…e5 Complete Repertoire for Black by GM Sipke Ernst (10 hours 48 mins Video Running Time) 

Whether you’re already a 1.e4 player looking for some more weapons, or you’re ready to start from scratch with 1…e5, everything you need is in GM Ernst‘s course. This is a complete, easy-to-learn repertoire that’ll strike fear into 1.e4 players and score you many more points in your tournaments.

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English Opening: Complete Repertoire for White with IM David Fitzsimons (11 hours 30 mins Video Running Time) 

IM David Fitzsimons spent nearly 5 months preparing the complete repertoire with 1.c4! In this truly colossal work, David researched thousands of games to make sure he only included the most up-to-date, top-scoring lines possible. He tested and refined this repertoire through a series of games with different time controls and it exceeded all expectations! In short, you are getting a complete International Master level opening preparation with 1.c4 that comes with everything you’ll ever need to win a year-after-year.

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1.b3 Secret Weapon with FM Yuriy Krykun (7+ Hours Video Running Time) 

It's an opening system starting with 1.b3!? which Ukrainian FM Yuriy Krykun calls his “secret weapon” and has resulted in the 21-year-old skyrocketing his rating to 2370 Elo.

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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 the Sicilian Alapin - Part 1  Discounted 

We are happy to present the new opening course by GM Martin Lorenzini - Play the Sicilian Alapin - Part 1. In this database, GM Lorenzini covers all Black's moves, except 2...Nf6. The database consists of 21 theoretical chapters, 4 typical pawn structures (model games for each structure), 20 interactive test positions, and Memory Booster.


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Play the Modern Defence (5h 40min Running Time) 

We are happy to introduce the new opening project of GM Mihail Marin - Play the Modern Defence. After a long period of analysis and research, Marin is finally able to provide you with a universal repertoire that you can use both against 1.e4 and 1.d4. Besides being a highly practical choice, the Modern Defence lies on solid positional foundations. True to the hyper modernist understanding, Black constantly tries to undermine White's centre. Since the strategic imbalance is created at the very beginning, this is a perfect opening for everyone who wants to play for a win with Black. The current database includes 64 theoretical chapters, 15 interactive test positions, Video Version (5h 40min Running Time), and Memory Booster.


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

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.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Bf4 - Complete Repertoire for White (Approx. 2.5 hours Video Running Time)  Discounted 

After the standard opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6, White has a typical choice between 3.Nf3, 3.Nc3 and 3.g3. All three lead to big opening variations in which the theory branches deeply and widely. Sometimes white players avoid this early by playing 2.Bf4 (the London system), 2.Bg5 (the Trompowsky attack) or 2.Nc3 (the Veresov Attack), trying to get a less theoretical type of game. However, all these systems have a downside in that White usually delays or altogether omits to play c2-c4, which decreases his influence on the centre. That said, it might be possible to get the best of both worlds by playing 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Bf4!?, a variation that has been largely unexplored throughout chess history.


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

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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Play the Fantasy Variation against the Caro-Kann (3h and 50min Running Time) 

In an almost 4-hour discussion with GM Grigor Grigorov, Ivanchuk shares his understanding of this highly ambitious approach against the Caro-Kann. The idea of Ivanchuk is not to provide a full repertoire that is based on engine analysis. In his fantastic overview, he presents the historical developments as well as the must-know positional and tactical ideas in the Fantasy Variation. Besides, against all the important lines, Ivanchuk provides more than one good option. Many of his ideas are practically unexplored. While watching this video course, you will discover the endless amount of possibilities that a chess genius would consider when working on his opening. The deep insights combined with the human touch of Ivanchuk will make you fill the spirit of the Fantasy Variation.


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