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The New Opening Encyclopaedia 2024 - Your easy access to Opening Theory

by ChessBase Shop - 21/03/2024

Be well-prepared with the new Opening Encyclopaedia 2024! Whether you want to build up a reliable and powerful opening repertoire or find new opening ideas for your existing repertoire, the Opening Encyclopaedia covers the entire opening theory and is the ideal start for your opening training. Many new articles enrich the current theory with new or revisited ideas. The Encyclopaedia can help you learn openings quickly and give you a head start on your next opponent. Each article contains explanations and annotated games illustrating typical plans to deepen your understanding. Photo: ChessBase

The new Opening Encyclopaedia 2024

What does the Opening Encyclopaedia 2024 offer?

Current opening trends

The opening trends focus on the latest developments and strategies in world-class chess, with Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco presenting nine videos that cover key variations and games in major openings like the:

• French

• Sicilian

• Najdorf

• Ragozin

• Nimzo-Indian

• English

• Reti 

• 1.d4

• 1.e4 e5

from the entire year of 2023 to spring 2024. These trends highlight new or revisited ideas, providing insight into the evolving dynamics of opening theory at the highest levels of chess competition.

Ideas for your repertoire

The repertoire for your ideas suggests a tailored approach to building or expanding your opening repertoire based on personal preferences and strategic goals, offering a collection of new and updated opening articles, annotated games, and videos.


This resource is designed to equip chess players with the necessary tools and knowledge to select openings that not only fit their playing style but also incorporate innovative strategies and ideas into their game.

Opening Videos

The Opening Encyclopaedia 2024 includes 75 high-quality opening videos, totalling over 27 hours of content, where popular ChessBase authors and numerous Grandmasters, such as Daniel King and Rustam Kasimdzhanov, present new opening ideas and strategies.


These videos offer clear and vivid explanations, making complex concepts accessible and providing viewers with fresh insights into opening preparation.

Opening Tutorials

The Opening Tutorials offer a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all established chess openings.


Designed to help chess players of all levels find the most suitable opening according to their personal preferences, these tutorials combine theoretical depth with practical advice, ensuring a solid foundation in opening principles and strategies.


ECO-List, Games Database & Surveys

The ECO-List organizes openings by their Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings code, enabling easy navigation.


The Games Database offers access to over 40,000 illustrative games, illustrating various opening lines in practice.


Meanwhile, the 7,679 opening surveys, including 350 that are new or updated, provide detailed overviews and analyses of different openings, offering insights into current trends and strategies in the chess world.

All In One

The All-in-one tab, includes several ChessBase Magazine articles, which are opening related. First introduced in CBM 198, the opening focused articles now have an own section of the Encyclopaedia.


Experts like Anish Giri, Spyridon Kapnisis, Igor Stohl, and Davorin Kuljasevic created plenty of opening related analysis, ideas, plans, and discoveries to several openings.

Your easy access to Opening Theory

The Opening Encyclopaedia offers quick access to all openings. The openings are sorted by name and ECO code via the menu for quick and easy access to your favorite openings. Opening Tutorials give a quick yet comprehensive overview of all established openings to help every chess player find the most suitable opening according to their personal preferences.


75 high-class opening videos are included in the Encyclopaedia 2023, from our popular ChessBase Authors. Among others Daniel King, Dorian Rogozenco, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Mihail Marin, Ivan Sokolov, Adrian Mikhalchishin, Leon Mendonca, Jan Werle, Luis Engel, Rainer Knaak and many more Grandmasters present new opening ideas clearly and vividly. The number of articles in the Opening Encyclopaedia is growing – it now contains 1,463 and the included database contains all games from all opening articles.


One more highlight: Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco presents opening trends in world-class chess. You can look forward to a total of 9 videos on the French, Sicilian, Najdorf, Ragozin, Nimzo-Indian, English, Reti, 1.d4 and 1.e4 e5 based on selected key variations and games, from the entire year 2023 to spring 2024.


This makes the new Opening Encyclopaedia 2024 an indispensable reference work for every tournament player.


• 1,463 special theoretical databases – analyses with annotated games & ideas by Grandmasters

• Over 40,000 illustrative games

• 7,679 opening surveys, 350 new or updated

• 75 opening videos (DVD+Download). Total duration: over 27 hours

• Grandmaster Lectures : Dorian Rogozenco: The latest trends (9 Videos)

Inspiration by GM Dorian Rogozenco on how to use the Opening Encyclopaedia 2024

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