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New: Anish Giri: A Supergrandmaster's Guide to Openings Vol.1 & 2

by ChessBase Shop - 13/04/2024

When you begin your journey of building an opening repertoire, how nice would it be to get a glimpse of what each opening looks like through the eyes of a super GM. It would help building your opening repertoire and understanding the vast world of chess openings. It is exactly with this thought that "A Supergrandmaster's Guide to Openings with Anish Giri" was made. So grab this video course, enrich your knowledge and strengthen your opening repertoir by learning from none other than Anish Giri himself. Pre-order now! Delivery on 18th April 2024. Apart from download and stream, you will also be able to go through the video course in Book format. Check out the samples in the article to find out what it is. Photo: ChessBase

A Supergrandmaster's Guide to Openings Vol.1 & 2

with Anish Giri

The recording took place in the home of Anish Giri in the Netherlands, with IM Sagar Shah travelling there.

A Supergrandmaster's Guide to Openings Vol.1: 1.e4

This video course includes GM Anish Giri's deep insights and IM Sagar Shah's pertinent questions to the super GM. In Vol.1 all the openings after 1.e4 are covered. This includes the Ruy Lopez, Italian, Petroff, Scotch, French, Sicilian, Caro Kann, Pirc, Modern and much more.

 

Reading sample (Caro Kann) at ChessBase Books

 

Along with explaining the nuances, each video also has a story, narrated by Anish, on the favourite game he played in that opening and his memories related to it. It is extremely valuable to hear the thoughts of a player who is currently considered one of the best opening experts in the world of chess.

 

Getting this video course will elevate your knowledge of chess openings and will help you make informed decisions on how to go about building your opening repertoire. If you have always struggled with openings, this video course would be a perfect primer for the first phase of the game.

• Video running time: 3 hours 19 minutes (English)

• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps – Memorize the opening repertoire plus database with Games from Anish Giri

Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Fundamentals

3. Ruy Lopez (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5)

4. Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5)

5. Petroff Defence (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6) 

6. Scotch Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4)

7. Sicilian Defence (1.e4 c5)
Repertoire Training (These openings in Sicilian have repertoire training, no videos): Najdorf for White and Black, Dragon for White and Black, Scheveningen for White and Black, Classical for White and Black, Sveshnikov/Kalashnikov for White and Black, Kan for White and Black, Closed Sicilian for White and Black, Alapin for White and Black, Rossolimo/Moscow for White and Black.

8. French Defence (1.e4 e6)

9. Caro Kann Defence (1.e4 c6)

10. Alekhine/Scandinavian Defence (1.e4 Nf6/d5)

11. Pirc/Modern/Philidor Defence (1.e4 d6/g6)

12. Conclusion

Pre-Order vol.1 now

A Supergrandmaster's Guide to Openings Vol.2: 1.d4, 1.c4 and Sidelines

This video course includes GM Anish Giri's deep insights and IM Sagar Shah's pertinent questions to the super GM. While Vol.1 dealt with 1.e4, Vol.2 has all the openings after 1.d4 as well as 1.c4 and sidelines are covered. This includes the Queen's Gambit Accepted, Queen's Gambit Declined, Slav, Nimzo Complex, London System, English Opening, 1.b3, Bird's opening and more.

 

Reading sample (King's Indian) at ChessBase Books

 

• Video running time: 3 h 35 minutes

• Extra: Training with ChessBase apps – Memorize the opening repertoire plus database with Games from Anish Giri

Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Fundamentals

3. Queen's Gambit Accepted (1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4)

4. Slav/Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6)

5. Queen's Gambit Declined (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6)

6. Nimzo Indian Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4)

7. Grunfeld Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5)

8. King's Indian Defence (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7)

9. Benoni/Benko (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5)

10. London System and other systems (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4/Bg5 and 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4/Nf3)

11. English Opening (1.c4)

12. Reti System (1.Nf3)

13. 1.b3 - Nimzo-Larsen Attack

Pre-Order vol.2 now

Buy Vol.1 + 2

Special benefits of pre-ordering

The course is supposed to release on 18th of April 2024. If you buy this on or before 17th of April, you get the following:

- If you buy vol.1 you get 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account membership worth Rs.499 + GST

- If you buy vol.2 you get 3 months of ChessBase Premium Account membership worth Rs.499 + GST

- If you buy the combo of vol.1+2, you not only save money because of the combo offer, but you also get 1 year of free ChessBase premium Account membership worth Rs.1499 + GST

- Additionally if you buy combo vol.1+2 you will get a chance to send us a question to be asked to Anish Giri on the livestream that will take place on the ChessBase India YouTube channel on 19th of April 2024 at 7 p.m. IST

System requirements

Minimum:

Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.

Recommended:

Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and internet access for program activation.

Mac OS

Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10

Stream

iPad, tablet, smartphone, PC, laptop etc.

 

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About Anish Giri

Anish Giri is one of the top GMs in the world of chess. He has been an absolute super elite GM for several years now and is the winner of some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world like Tata Steel Masters 2023, Reggio Emilia 2012, Shenzhen Masters 2019, Reykjavik Open 2017 and many more. The chess world widely recognises him as one of the best opening theoreticians in the game. He is father to three kids - Daniel, Michael and Rianna and husband to IM Sopiko Guramishvili.


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