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Fundamentals of Chess Openings

CD/DVD-box, ChessBase, 1. edition 2020

From the series »Fritz Trainer Opening«

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Openings may seem daunting, after all, with all the material out there on openings, what should you read or watch? Well, you can start with this DVD because I’ll teach you all about the basics which apply to practically every single opening! Have you ever wanted to learn openings without the hassle of memorizing variation after variation? Do you just want to understand why you make the moves you make?

Then this is the DVD for you! Starting out in chess is difficult, and this DVD aims to reduce that stress. Designed for beginner levels in openings, I hope to give a brief introduction to the reasons we play some of the most common moves in popular openings like the Spanish and Sicilian. Focusing exclusively on the two most popular first moves, 1. e4 and 1.d4 openings, this DVD can be used for both white and black. Aside from covering specific variations, I have also included the basic rules of openings we should all follow, such as controlling the center, developing towards the center, and much more!

  • Video running time: 5 hours 50 minutes (English)

  • Further Training chapter with repertoire feature

WGM Qiyu Zhou , born in 2000, is a Canadian chess player who has competed for team Canada at the Women’s Chess Olympiad since 2014 and who won the Canadian women’s championship in 2016.


  • Pentium-PC 1 GHz

  • 1 GB RAM

  • Windows 7

  • DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • Windows Media Player 9

  • internet connection for program activation


  • PC Intel Core i7

  • 2.8 GHz

  • 4 GB RAM

  • Windows 10

  • DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better

  • Windows Media Player 11

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • internet connection for program activation

More Information
Weight 100 g
Manufacturer ChessBase
Width 13 cm
Height 19 cm
Year of Publication 2020
Author Qiyu Zhou
Series Fritz Trainer Opening
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-3866817579
Binding CD/DVD-box


Sample Video:



Intro to development

Intro to center

Why you don’t move the queen a million times

Intro to king safety

Don’t neglect development

Why you should put development first

Pawn or development

Please develop!

How do we get a strong center?

Space with IQP (isolated queen pawn)

Control of center and then attack on flank

Another way of preventing castling

Open Games

Fried Liver Attack

Italian Game

Italian Game – Pianissimo

Spanish Basics

Spanish Basics 2

Spanish - Chigorin with d5

Spanish - Breyer

Spanish - 5.d3 - Intro

Spanish - Berlin Defence

Spanish - 5.d3

Spanish - 5.d3 d6

Spanish - 5.d3 b5

Semi-Open Games

Caro-Kann 1

Caro-Kann 2


French exchange variation

French advance variation



Dragon - Intro


Dragon - 9.Bc4

Dragon - 9.0-0-0

Dragon - 9.0-0-0 d5 10.Qe1

Dragon - 9.0-0-0 d5 10.exd5


Closed and Semi-Closed Games


Queen's Gambit Declined 1

Queen's Gambit Declined 2

Queen's Gambit Declined 3


Nimzo-Indian Defence 1

Nimzo-Indian Defence 2

Nimzo-Indian Defence 3

Nimzo-Indian Defence 4

Queen's Indian Defence


Conclusion 1

Conclusion 2

Conclusion 3