The new Opening Encyclopaedia 2020 is ideal for your opening training. Whether you want to build a solid opening repertoire or whether you are looking for new ideas for your repertoire: A huge pool of opening ideas and high-quality analyses is waiting for you.
6,880 opening surveys
Over 38,000 illustrative games
1,150 special theory databases
40 high-class opening videos
New: 108 Opening Tutorials
All novelties at a glance:
Ideas for your repertoire: 1.160 professional opening analyses by Grandmasters and International Masters!
You will receive over 1,160 opening articles from Grandmasters and International Masters on all established opening variations, all sorted by name under the menu item "Ideas for your repertoire"! On top of that, the Encyclopaedia also offers you systematic access to all articles through the "ECO-List".
High-quality analyses raise your opening skills to master and grandmaster level. The articles cover the entire range of openings and always pick up on current and new ideas!
You can find your favourite opening easily and quickly in the menu! For example, the Opening Encyclopaedia offers you 44 informative articles on the Najdorf Variation.
Each opening article contains selected illustrative games in which the authors explain typical plans and the most important lines and show how these are effectively applied in practice.
In the new edition 2020 the number of opening articles by our masters has increased – there are 70 new opening articles compared to the previous year. The menu structure "Ideas for your repertoire" provides improved access: Under the main categories "Open Games", "Semi-Open Games", "Closed Games", "Semi-Closed Games", "English Opening and Réti" as well as "Flank Openings" you will find all articles classified by opening names.
New: Go on a journey of discovery: Tutorials for all established openings
Learn from the masters: 40 training videos by the most popular ChessBase authors
Find inspiration for your own openings with 40 high-level opening presentations in video format. Now new: All videos sorted in the video menu, plus 20 videos more than in the last issue. The most popular ChessBase authors commentate: Daniel King, Simon Williams, Mihail Marin, Erwin l’Ami, Yannick Pelletier, and many more (total run-time: 14 hours).
Quick overview about the current state of chess theory: 230 new opening surveys!
Get an overview of the current state of chess theory. For the Opening Encyclopaedia 2020 Grandmaster Lubomir Ftacnik has created 230 new opening surveys! In total the Opening Encyclopaedia 2020 includes 6,888 surveys!