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Opening
Dismantling the Nimzo-structures: Carlsen's 9...Qc8
Jan Werle
31 MIN
Enjoy this “eyeopener”! With the rare 9…Qc8 Carlsen proved exceptional positional understanding
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Nimzo-Indian 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 c5 6.Nge2 d5 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Qc7
Mihail Marin
20 MIN
Marin discusses the sub-variation chosen by Carlsen (12.Bb2) followed by the breakthrough 16.d5
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Opening
An aggressive variation of the Catalan
Daniel King
24 MIN
After 4...dxc4 5.Bg2 a6 6.0-0 Nc6 with 7.e3 Rb8 8.Nfd2 e5 9.Bxc6 a double-edged position is on the board!
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Opening trap: Anti-Grünfeld
Rainer Knaak
7 MIN
After 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Rb1 Black with 7...0-0 offers a pawn (8.Rxb7). Would you grab it?
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Opening
The Beliavsky Plan
Adrian Mikhalchishin
58 MIN
Weapon for White vs. the Stonewall: Understand how to fight the Stonewall
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Nimzo Indian "Le Quang Variation" 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6
Yannick Pelletier
21 MIN
Nimzo Indian "Le Quang Variation" 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6
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King’s Indian 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Bg5
Yannick Pelletier
26 MIN
King’s Indian 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Bg5
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Opening
Part 1: Modern Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+
25 MIN
Part 1: Modern Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+
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Opening
Part 2: Modern Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.Nf3 a6 10.Bd3 b5 11.0-0 0-0 12.Kh1 Re8
24 MIN
Part 2: Modern Benoni: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Nfd7 9.Nf3 a6 10.Bd3 b5 11.0-0 0-0 12.Kh1 Re8
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Opening
Grünfeld Defence: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2
Alexei Shirov
37 MIN
Grünfeld Defence: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Bd2
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Anti-Bayonette-Attack in the King's Indian
Mihail Marin
73 MIN
Stop the Bayonete-Attack in it’s tracks! Think on your own in strategic positions, with the Anti-Bajonete-Attack with 9…a5!
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Opening
Safe and active with the Dutch Stonewall
Leonid Kritz
70 MIN
Black opening with safe and active play: Play the Stonewall! It is known to be a legendary defensive weapon
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An ambitious setup against the Benoni
Lubomir Ftacnik
56 MIN
Squeeze the Benoni Defence! Learn a promising opening system to put a lot of pressure on Black in the Benoni
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Fighting for the initiative with the Fajarowicz Gambit
Robert Ris
71 MIN
Black Weapon: The Budapest Gambit - Try to spice it up with Ne4
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Nimzoindian: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Nc6
Robert Ris
16 MIN
Nimzoindian: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Nc6
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Opening
Kingsindian Exchange 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Bc3 Ng7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5
Erwin l'Ami
18 MIN
Kingsindian Exchange 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Bc3 Ng7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5
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