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Oldrich Duras: Master of Chess Combination. First Volume: On the Road to Chess Mastership (1882-1905)
by Vlastimil Fiala

Moravian Chess
582 pages
Price €29,95
ISBN 978-80-7189-641-8

Oldřich Duras (30 October 1882,+ 5 January 1957, Prague, then Czechoslovakia) was a phenomenal  Czech chess master of the early 20th century,he was so outstanding that the
FIDE awarded him the title of International Grandmaster in 1950, when the title was first introduced, in recognition of his excellent achievements.
Here in front of me I have part one of an upcoming three volumes, this first volume covers the rising start of a young chess genius among top level players.
In the autumn of 1899,when still nineteen, he jointed the Czech Chess Club in Prague and less than six years later,In July 1905,he won the title of the chess master at the Barmen Tournament.
Volume Two will deal with the period 1906-1910 and volume Three with the final part of his active chess career 1911-1914.
Vlastimil Fiala describes in his preface to these work that there lays a labour of ten years work in these books.
Duras was not only an outstanding chessmaster, but Duras  also left behind scores of high quality chess studies and problems and I am not speaking about this journalistic and literary activities.
Thanks to chess columns as Sachove Listy,several Duras games survived the past of time as the following King’s Gambit game: 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.0-0 d6 6.d4 Nh6 7.Nc3 Bg4 8.h4 gxh4 9.Bxf4 Nc6 10.Qd2 Bxf3 11.Bxh6 Bxd4+ 12.Be3 Bxe3+ 13.Qxe3 Bh5 14.Nd5 Bg6 15.Nf6+ Ke7 16.Qg5 Kf8 17.Bxf7 Bxf7 18.Qh6+ Ke7 19.Nd5+ Kd7 20.Rxf7+ Kc8 21.Qe6+ Kb8 22.Rxc7 Re8 23.Rc8+ Qxc8 24.Qxd6+ Qc7 25.Qxc7# Duras -  Pilar,Praque November/December 1900.
In 1903 Duras was invited to play in Hilversum 1903,where he won from the 2nd to the 12th round all games but it was not good enough for a first place.
Remarkable is the following draw: Te Kolste,Jan Willem - Duras,Oldrich [C90]
Hilversum Hilversum (5), 1903
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 Bg4 9.d4 h6 10.d5 Na7 11.a4 Qb8 12.axb5 axb5 13.Be3 Nc8 14.Rxa8 Qxa8 15.Qd3 Bd7 16.c4 bxc4 17.Qxc4 Bd8 18.Rc1 0-0 19.h3 Ne7 20.Qb4 Ng6 21.Bc4 Nh5 22.Nbd2 Nhf4 23.Nb3 Qc8 24.Bf1 f5 25.Bxf4 Nxf4 26.Ra1 fxe4 27.Ba6 Qa8 28.Bf1 Qxa1 29.Nxa1 exf3 30.g3 Nxh3+ 31.Bxh3 Bxh3 32.Nc2 h5 33.Kh2 Bd7 34.Ne3 Bg5 35.Qc3 Rf7 36.Nc2 Bc8 37.b4 h4 38.gxh4 Bxh4 39.Kg1 Kh7 40.Ne3 g5 41.Qc6 Kg7 42.Qc4 Kf8 43.Qc2 g4 44.Qg6 Rg7 45.Qh5 Bg5 46.Nf1 Bf4 47.b5 Bd7 48.b6 cxb6 49.Qh8+ Kf7 50.Qd8 Kg6 51.Qxb6 e4 52.Ng3 e3 53.Qb1+ Kg5 54.Ne4+ Kh6 55.Nf6 g3 56.fxg3 Rxg3+ 57.Kh1 Rh3+ 58.Kg1 f2+ 59.Kf1 Rh1+ 60.Kg2 Rxb1 61.Ng4+ Kg7 0-1.
28…Qxa1!! Is a beautiful and correct sacrifice of the queen,revealing that black understands the position well.
In 1904 at the Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes,Duras had the opportunity to meet the late great Aaron Nimzowitsch,then 18 years old and he played a very optimistic game against Duras: Nimzowitsch,Aaron - Duras,Oldrich [C01]
DSB-14.Kongress Hauptturnier A Coburg (21), 02.08.1904
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.exd5 exd5 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.0-0 Ne7 8.Bf4 f6 9.Na4 0-0 10.h3 Bc8 11.c3 Bd6 12.Bg3 Nf5 13.Qc2 g6 14.Nh2 Bxg3 15.fxg3 Ne3 16.Qd2 Nxf1 17.Rxf1 Rf7 18.h4 Qd6 19.Qh6 Nd7 20.h5 g5 21.Rf5 Qf8 22.Ng4 Kh8 23.Rf2 Qxh6 24.Nxh6 Rf8 25.Re2 f5 26.Re7 b5 27.Bxf5 Nf6 28.Nf7+ Kg7 29.Ne5+ Kg8 30.Bxc8 Raxc8 31.Nc5 Rfe8 32.Rxa7 Nxh5 33.Ng4 Ra8 34.Rc7 Rf8 35.a3 Kh8 36.Rxc6 Ra7 37.Kh2 Ng7 38.Rd6 h5 39.Rh6+ Kg8 40.Nf6+ Kf7 41.Nxd5 Rd8 42.Nb4 Re8 43.Nc6 Rc7 44.d5 Kg8 45.g4 hxg4 46.Rg6 Kh7 47.Rxg5 Re2 48.Rxg4 Rd2 49.Ne4 Re2 50.Ne5 Ne8 51.d6 Rg7 52.Rxg7+ Nxg7 53.d7 Ne6 54.Ng5+ Nxg5 55.d8Q 1-0,14.Nh2? leads to loss of quality however white attains some attacking chances.
Nimzowitsch had to wait 8 years to win again, against Duras,his total score with Nimzowitsch was (+3-2=3).
In 1905 Duras came a second time to the Netherlands and played in the theatre hall of the Kurhaus Hotel,from which there is a beautiful view of the North Sea.
Duras and Swiderski shared the 4th and 5th prizes,which in those days was a staggering som.
One of the peaks of 1905 was the 4th Chess Congress at Bremen,12-29 August 1905,where
he made an excellent 3th place.
Conclusion: A master piece of chess research!     

Chess DVD's

A Repertoire against the Sicilian
by  Lorin D'Costa, Nick Murphy

Price Euro 27.90
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The authors Lorin D'Costa, Nick Murphy, provide the white player on this DVD with a well thought repertoire, based  on the Anti-Sicilians as 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5,1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 or 3.b3 and 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4.
A fine example with 3.b3 on this DVD is Ferguson,Mark (2410) - Sinanan,Joshua C (2249) [B40]
London Classic op London (7), 13.12.2009
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 b6 4.Bb2 Bb7 5.Qe2 d6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nf6 8.Nc3 Be7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.g4 0-0 11.g5 Ne8 12.h4 g6 13.f4 Ng7 14.h5 e5 15.fxe5 Bxg5+ 16.Kb1 Nxe5 17.hxg6 fxg6 18.Ndb5 Ne8 19.Nd5 a6 20.Nxd6 Nxd6 21.Qh2 1-0.
A famous example is Fischer,Robert James (2785) - Spassky,Boris V (2560) [B31]
St Stefan/Belgrade m Belgrade (11), 1992
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.0-0 Bg7 6.Re1 e5 7.b4 cxb4 8.a3 c5 9.axb4 cxb4 10.d4 exd4 11.Bb2 d6 12.Nxd4 Qd7 13.Nd2 Bb7 14.Nc4 Nh6 15.Nf5 Bxb2 16.Ncxd6+ Kf8 17.Nxh6 f6 18.Ndf7 Qxd1 19.Raxd1 Ke7 20.Nxh8 Rxh8 21.Nf5+ gxf5 22.exf5+ Be5 23.f4 Rc8 24.fxe5 Rxc2 25.e6 Bc6 26.Rc1 Rxc1 27.Rxc1 Kd6 28.Rd1+ Ke5 29.e7 a5 30.Rc1 Bd7 31.Rc5+ Kd4 32.Rxa5 b3 33.Ra7 Be8 34.Rb7 Kc3 35.Kf2 b2 36.Ke3 Bf7 37.g4 Kc2 38.Kd4 b1Q 39.Rxb1 Kxb1 40.Kc5 Kc2 41.Kd6 1-0.
With 7.b4!? Bobby Fischer tried to break throw the dark squares,and 21.Nh6-f5+!! Is Bobby Fischer on his best!
For the interested reader please also see The Rossolimo Sicilian from Victor Bologan,New in Chess 2011.
Included is a extra database of 68 entries and the running time is over 6 hours!
Conclusion: A powerful  made Anti-Sicilian DVD!

The new McCutcheon
by  Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Price Euro 29.90
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As we can learn from the former  world champion Grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov,the good old McCutcheon with 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4 Kf8 gives black no problems at all, strangely enough Aagaard and his companion Ntiril still recommend 8…g6 in there grandmaster guide Playing the French.
6.Bd2 was once introduced by the great Emanuel Lasker and there for considered as white’s best but as we can see on this DVD there are very interesting and probably even better alternatives as for example 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bc1 Ne4 7.Qg4 g6 and not to forget the smashing 6.Be3!? 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Be3 Ne4 7.Qg4 Kf8 8.a3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Nxc3 10.Bd3 c5 11.dxc5 Nc6 12.Nf3 f5 13.exf6 Qxf6 14.Qh5 e5 15.Bg6.
John Watson writes about 6.Be3 a dangerous continuation that is still little known to the average chess player.
Please also see Dangerous Weapons The French from John Watson.
The MacCutcheon variation is called after the amateur player John Lindsay MacCutcheon who played this move against Steinitz during a simultaneous display in New York 1885.
Included in the game file is the first game that Bobby Fischer r eveplayed with the MacCutcheon nd it was not a great success:
Fischer,Robert James - Petrosian,Tigran V [C12]
Candidates Tournament Curacao (13), 23.05.1962
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 Ne4 8.Ba5 0-0 9.Bd3 Nc6 10.Bc3 Nxc3 11.bxc3 f6 12.f4 fxe5 13.fxe5 Ne7 14.Nf3 c5 15.0-0 Qa5 16.Qe1 Bd7 17.c4 Qxe1 18.Rfxe1 dxc4 19.Be4 cxd4 20.Bxb7 Rab8 21.Ba6 Rb4 22.Rad1 d3 23.cxd3 cxd3 24.Rxd3 Bc6 25.Rd4 Rxd4 26.Nxd4 Bd5 27.a4 Rf4 28.Rd1 Ng6 29.Bc8 Kf7 30.a5 Nxe5 31.a6 Rg4 32.Rd2 Nc4 33.Rf2+ Ke7 34.Nb5 Nd6 35.Nxd6 Kxd6 36.Bb7 Bxb7 37.axb7 Kc7 38.h3 Rg5 39.Rb2 Kb8 40.Kf2 Rd5 41.Ke3 Rd7 42.Ke4 Rxb7 43.Rf2 0-1.
Later Fischer wrote: Against Petrosian I tried the ridiculous 7.Bxc3? Ne4 8.Ba5?? My 60 Memorable Games.
Included on this download is a heavy loaded database with 78 entries, a analyses database and nearly five hours of video entertainment
Conclusion: One of those super made ChessBase Openings DVD’s!

Winning against King's Indian - With the main line
by  Mihail Marin

Price Euro 29.90
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The great Mihail Marin digs in the good old King’s Indian,Mar Del Plata Variation  and explains the reader how to outplay your opponent with the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2!
David Vigorito explains in his repertoire book Attacking The King’s Indian Volume One,
That by playing 0.Nd2 white takes a very optimistic view towards his queenside, but as we can see in the analyses from Marin,black is the one who is in big danger!
For example please see  a line as : Nd7 10.b4 f5 11.c5 Nf6 12.f3 f4 13.Nc4 g5 14.a4 Ng6 15.Ba3 Rf7 16.b5 Bf8 17.b6 axb6 18.cxb6 cxb6 19.Rb1 Ra6 20.Nb5 Ne8 21.Qb3 h5 22.Ncxd6 Nxd6 23.Bxd6 Bxd6 24.Nxd6 Qxd6 25.Bxa6 bxa6 26.Qxb6 and white is winning!
As we can see in the analyse from Marin, The Mar Del Plata Variation  is characterized by a fierce white attack!
A interesting  Mar Del Plata Variation  knight sacrifice can be found in this move order too: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2 a5 10.a3 Bd7 11.b3 c6 12.Bb2 c5 13.Nb5 Ne8 14.b4 axb4 15.axb4 Rxa1 16.Qxa1 Bh6 17.Nxd6! This is one of the kinds of typical sacrifice of knight in this variant[another kind of this sacrifice-that is the sacrifice on the square c5.]For this the white receive dangerous passed pawns,which paralise the black pieces.The black can fight against these pawns either blocking them or giving back for them their extra piece 17...Nxd6 18.bxc5 Bxd2 19.cxd6 Nc8 20.c5² 1/2 (31) Ulibin,M (2550)-Galkin,A (2425) Elista 1996 CBM 056 [Huzman] .
Included is an exclusive training database with 250 annotated grandmaster games,where I found the following beauty: Stella,Andrea (2398) - Gaponenko,Inna (2455) [E97]
Forni di Sopra op 1st Forni di Sopra (8), 17.06.2011
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Be2 d6 6.Nf3 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2 Nd7 10.b4 f5 11.c5 Nf6 12.f3 f4 13.Nc4 g5 14.a4 Ng6 15.Ba3 Rf7 16.b5 dxc5 17.Bxc5 h5 18.a5 g4 19.Kh1 g3 20.b6 Bf8 21.d6 axb6 22.axb6 Rxa1 23.Qxa1 cxd6 24.Rd1 Rd7 25.Bg1 Nh4 26.h3 Ne8 27.Nb5 Nxg2 28.Kxg2 Rg7 29.Nbxd6 Nxd6 30.Nxd6 Bxd6 31.Qxe5 Qd7 32.Bc4+ Kh8 33.Qxh5+ Rh7 34.Bd4+ 1-0.
Running time is 4 hours and 11 minutes.
Conclusion: King Indian players take care with this download!

The Triangle Setup - A complete defense against 1.d4
by  Michal Krasenkow

Price Euro 29.90
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The brilliant Krasenkow provides the black player on this download with a complete black repertoire based on the famous Noteboom and Stonewall Defence.
The Noteboom variation runs with the moves (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc4) and the Stonewall with a early f7-f5.
With 1.d4 d5 black avoids a lot of dangerous alternatives as for example the feared  Staunton Gambit!
But first some nice openings analyses on the Stonewall: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Nbd2 f5 5.Ne5 [5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Ne5 (8.b3 b6 9.Bb2 a5 10.Qc2 Qe7 11.Rac1 Na6 12.Qb1 Ne4 13.Nxe4 dxe4 14.Nd2 Bb7 15.e3 c5) 8...b6 9.Ndf3 Ne4 10.Bf4 a) 10.h4 Bb7 11.cxd5 cxd5 (11...exd5) 12.Qa4; b) 10.Qc2 Bb7 11.Nd3 Nd7 12.Bf4 Be7 (12...Bxf4 13.Nxf4 Qe7 14.Rfd1 g5 15.Nd3 c5) ; c) 10.Qb3 Qe7 (10...Bb7 11.c5 Bc7) 11.cxd5 cxd5 (11...exd5 12.Nxc6) 12.Bf4 g5 (12...Bb7 13.h4) 13.Nxg5 Nxg5 14.Bxg5 Qxg5 15.Bxd5; 10...g5] 5...Nf6 6.Ndf3 Nbd7 7.Bf4 [7.c5] 7...Nxe5 8.Nxe5 Qb6 9.Rb1 Bb4+ 10.Bd2 Bxd2+ 11.Qxd2 Ne4 Line.
Included is a impressive extra database with a small 80 extra entries plus some superb. contributions from Krasenkow on the Semi Slav,The Noteboom and Slav Gambit.
Here is also a Hugh collection of Krasenkow material!
A classical example is Donner,Jan Hein (2430) - Pliester,Leon (2300) [D31]
Amsterdam Amsterdam (7), 1982
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 Bb4 6.e3 b5 7.Bd2 [7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Be2 Bb7 9.Bf3 Qb6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Ne4 Nbd7 12.a5 Qa6 13.Bd2 Be7 14.Nxf6+ Nxf6 15.b4 Rad8µ 0-1 Kogan,A (2475)-Lobron,E (2585)/Antwerp 1996/EXT 1999 (38);
7.Nd2 Qb6 8.Qg4 (8.Qf3 Bb7 9.Qg3 Kf8 10.Be2 Nf6 11.0-0 Nbd7 12.Nde4 h5 13.h4 1-0 Van Wely,L (2570)-Rausis,I (2495)/Gausdal 1994/EXT 1998 (39) 13...c5÷) 8...Kf8 9.g3 Nf6 10.Qf3 Bb7 11.Bg2 a6 12.0-0 Nbd7 13.axb5 axb5 14.Rxa8+ Bxa8 15.Nde4 Ke7 16.Nxf6 Nxf6 17.e4 c5 18.d5 1-0 Beliavsky,A (2655)-Kharlov,A (2515)/Azov 1991/CBM 025 (40) 18...h6÷] 7...a5 8.axb5 [8.Ne5 Nf6 (but not 8...Bb7 9.axb5 Bxc3 10.bxc3 cxb5 11.Rb1!±) 9.Qf3 Bxc3 10.bxc3 (10.Bxc3 Qd5 11.axb5 (11.Qg3 0-0 12.f3 Qd6 13.Be2 Nd5 14.Bd2 f6 15.Ng4 Qxg3+ 16.hxg3 1-0 Li Haoyu (2285)-Wang Li (2337)/Shandong 2007/CBM 118 ext (38) 16...Nd7÷) 11...cxb5 12.Rxa5 Rxa5 13.Bxa5 Qxf3 14.gxf3 Nfd7 15.Nxd7 Kxd7 16.b3 Nc6 17.Bd2 Ba6 18.Kd1 cxb3 19.Kc1 Rc8f 1/2 Shahtahtinsky,A (2273)-Tzermiadianos,A (2462)/Ermioni 2006/CBM 113 ext (53)) 10...Qd5 11.Qg3 0-0 12.f3 Ne8 (12...Nbd7!? 13.e4 Qd6) 13.e4 Qd8 14.Be2 f6 15.Ng4 Nd7 16.Rb1 Ba6 17.Ne3 1-0 Paehtz,T (2465)-Flear,G (2515)/Mondorf 1991/EXT 1997 (35) 17...Nb6";
8.Rb1!? Qb6 9.axb5 (9.Ne5 Nf6 10.g4 Bb7 11.Rg1 Nfd7 12.Nf3 Na6 13.Be2 Be7 14.axb5 cxb5 15.b3 Nb4 16.bxc4 bxc4 17.Bxc4 0-0µ 0-1 Babula,V (2582)-Markowski,T (2568)/Istanbul 2000/EXT 2001 (42) 18.Kf1) 9...cxb5 10.b3 Bxc3 11.Bxc3 cxb3 12.Qxb3 b4 13.d5 Nf6 14.Bd4 Qb7 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Bc4 0-0 17.0-0 Na6 18.e4 Qb6 19.Rbd1 e5 20.d6 Nc5 21.Qe3 Be6 22.Nxe5 fxe5 23.Qg5+ Kh8 24.Qf6+ 1/2 Harika,D (2474)-Joshi,G (2282)/Mumbai 2009/CBM 130 Extra] 8...Bxc3 9.Bxc3 [9.bxc3 cxb5 10.Qb1 Ba6 11.Be2 Nc6 12.0-0 Nf6 13.e4 h6 14.Bd1 1-0 Gurevich,M (2515)-Bjork,C (2345)/Stockholm 1987/TD (33) 14...a4"] 9...cxb5 10.d5?! Premature. [10.Ne5 Nf6 11.Qf3 Qd5 - see above] 10...Nf6 11.dxe6 Qxd1+ 12.Kxd1 Ne4! The most energetic reply. 13.Be1 [13.exf7+ Kxf7 14.Ke1 Nc6 (14...Nxc3!? 15.bxc3 Nc6) 15.Nd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 Be6 17.g4 Ra6 18.Bg2 Nd6 19.Rg1 Rb8 20.f4 g6 21.Bf3 b4 22.h4 c3! 23.bxc3 b3 24.c4 a4 25.c5 a3! 26.cxd6 b2µ 0-1 Belakovskaia,A (2380)-Skripchenko,A (2420)/Elista 1998/CBM 066 ext (53)] 13...Nc6 14.Nd4 Nxd4 15.exf7+ Kxf7 16.exd4 Rd8 17.f3 Rxd4+ 18.Ke2 Nc5 [18...Nf6!? 19.Rxa5 Rxa5 20.Bxa5 Nd5f] 19.Rxa5 Rxa5 20.Bxa5 Na4 21.Ke3 Rd5 22.Bc3 Nxc3 23.bxc3 Bf5 ½-½.
A nice example where a master made a easy draw against a strong opponent!
Running time is 5 hours and 29 minutes!
Conclusion:This is a super strong made repertoire DVD!

ChessBase Magazine issue 164
ISSN 1432-8992
Price Euro 19.95

World champions issues are always my favourite specially this one with all the  games of the world championship match and more!
The tournament file in this download  is good for 709 entries where a small 50 of them cover excellent annotations.
Impressive is the Qatar Master file with 694 entries and where a small 37 of them are well analysed.
A other super tournament  is Moscow Petrosian Memorial with 29 entries and 10 analyses!
But you also shall fins games from the Russian and Ukrainian championships.
The theory surveys cover: Reti A11: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.b3 d5 4.Bb2 g6 5.g3 Bg7 6.Bg2 0-0 7.0-0 by Max Illingworth,Pirc Defence B09: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Bd3 Nc6 by Viktor Moskalenko, Sicilian B41 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Qd3 by Alexey Kuzmin,Sicilian B48 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qf3 by Evgeny Postny,French C06:1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 3.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 b6 by Gergo Havasi,French C09 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 by Mihail Marin,Vienna Game C26:1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 by KarstenMüller,Queen’s Gambit Accepted D20: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 b5 4.a4 c6 5.axb5 cxb5 6.Nc3 a6 7.Nxb5 axb5 8.Rxa8 Bb7 by Robert Ris,Queen’s Gambit Accepted D24:1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3! a6 5.e4 b5 6.e5 Nd5 7.a4 by Daniel Gormally, Bogo-Indian E11 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 by Michal Krasenkow,King’s Indian E60:1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e3 by Martin Breutigam and at last King’s Indian E73:1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 Na6 7.f4 c6 by Krisztian Szabo.
Other contributions are:Openings Video with Karsten Müller and the Vienna Game 1.e4 e5 .Nc3 ,Adrian Mikhalchishin and the Sicilian:1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 and Nicholas Perth with the Benoni:1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nc3 g6 7.Bf4.
Superb is also Karsten Müller endgame column with 17 annotated endgames,training questions and six classic video clips!
Rogozenco shows us in a classic video the famous game Steinitz von Bardeleben,Hastings 1895.
Williams does Move by Move,Reeh Tactics,Rogozenko Strategy and Knaak The Opening Trap.
Conclusion: Smashing material for a bargain price!