How to find ideas for your repertoire: The ChessBase 2022 Opening Encyclopedia

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How to find annotated opening analyzes in the New Encyclopedia of Openings 2022?

There are many articles with opening suggestions in “Ideas for your repertoire”.

The menu structure has been significantly improved. Above all, the first 1,300 articles of the new edition have been given a unique designation. Each article is now specified not only by the name of the opening, but also by the opening moves which indicate the variation dealt with. A big plus for a faster search and for a better overview within the wide offer!

Under the main categories ‘Open openings’, ‘Semi-open openings’, ‘Closed openings’, ‘Semi-closed openings’ as well as ‘Side openings’, you will find all articles classified by the name of the corresponding opening. You can call any of them with a single mouse click. And you can also jump from one article to another just as easily. So you can find your favorite opening easily and quickly!

For example, suppose we are looking for a weapon against the Petroff defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6) because after all it was played in the World Championship match as the primary weapon by Challenger Top Grandmaster Ian Nepomniatchi against the world champion. Magnuns Carlsen.

Open your Opening Encyclopaedia 2022 and follow the path:

Ideas for your repertoire – Open Games – Petroff Defense, here you will find all Petroff articles.

As an example, I’ve selected an article from GM Kapnises that offers analysis after the popular straight 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nc3:

Petroff 3.d4 opening article by GM Kapnises: The Grand Master offers analysis in a fashionable line. He annotates model games and gives ideas for your repertoire, to actively counter the Petroff with 3.d4 and 6.Nc3.

The GM Kapnises article 3.d4 Petroff gives 6 grandmaster games annotated in the opening line 3.d4/6.Nc3.

This is just one of the Grandmaster’s articles. The 2022 Opening Encyclopedia collects all articles from ChessBase magazines and gives more than 1,300 articles with “Ideas for your repertoire”.

Each of the more than 1300 articles contains many games annotated by grandmasters with many improvements and ideas for your own practice and improvement of your overall understanding of chess, mainly for the opening of knowledge and your understanding of the middle game in going through many annotated games.

High level games annotated: here the Najdorf 6.h3 e5 7.Nb3 Variation in the game Van Foreest against Nepomniatchi in 2019 annotated by GM Baskaran Adhiban

High-level games and annotations by the best grandmasters, here a game of Ding against Yangyi annotated by world-class GM Anish Giri.

With the 2022 Opening Encyclopedia, you get 39,858 games related to the 1,300 opening articles, most games annotated by grandmasters!

Opening Encyclopedia 2022 – All novelties at a glance:

  • Over 1,300 opening articles with professional analysis.
  • Grandmaster Dorian Rogozenco presents world-class chess opening trends.
  • 60 selected opening videos (in English). Total autonomy: 22 hours
  • Opening tutorials showcasing all known chess openings for beginners to learn about the different openings – with links to more detailed opening articles
  • 7,347 opening previews, including 388 newly created by GM Lubomir Ftacnik
  • Intuitive menu structure, sorting openings by name, convenient access

Opening Encyclopedia 2022

The new Opening Encyclopedia offers quick access to all openings. Openings are sorted via the menu by name and ECO code for quick and easy access to your favorite openings.

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