Opening Encyclopaedia 2021

7100 Opening Surveys, 1216 Special Theory Databases & 60 High-Class Opening Videos

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The new Opening Encyclopaedia 2021 is a collection of all the opening articles from all the issues of ChessBase Magazine and covers with more than 1,200 articles the whole gamut of openings. An enormous treasure trove of ideas and high-level analysis! In the new edition, as usual the number of articles has increased – compared to the previous year 66 new opening articles as well as 349 new opening surveys have been added. The menu structure offers comfortable access to all tutorials and articles. Under the main categories “Open games”, “Semi-open games”, “Closed openings”, “Semi closed openings”, “English Opening and Reti” and “Flank openings” you will find all the recommendations and analyses classified according to the names of the openings.

Over 7,100 opening surveys

Over 39,200 illustrative games

1,200 special theory databases

60 high-class opening videos

New: 108 Opening Totorials

Compared to the previous edition the number of opening videos has been increased by another 50 %! 60 selected videos with the most popular ChessBase authors – e.g. Daniel King, Simon Williams, Yannick Pelletier, Jan Werle, Mihail Marin, Erwin l’Ami – await you. That represents a total of over 22 hours of the best chess entertainment!

The connection between the opening tutorials and the special opening articles has also been improved: the tutorials are introductory texts on all known areas both for familiarisation for beginners as well an orientation for advanced players. Each opening is presented in the tutorials in brief. In the new addition, the tutorials now offer links to the advanced and in-depth opening articles that are available in the Opening Encyclopaedia 2021.

How can you improve your repertoire with new ideas and tricky lines? Or do you want to try something completely different? Let yourself be inspired and see which opening suits you best!

All novelties at a glance:

  • Over 1,200 opening articles with professional analyses by prestigious title holders 
  • 60 opening videos by the most popular ChessBase authors – total running time: over 22 hours
  • 7,127 opening surveys, 349 new, created by GM Lubomir Ftacnik
  • Database with all 39,200 games from the opening articles
  • Intuitive menu structure, classification by opening name, rapid and easy access


Windows 10 Compatible

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Requires Windows

Desktop PC or Notebook, Windows 10, 8.1, 2 GB RAM, and Fritz 14, 15, 16, 17 or ChessBase 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and DVD drive for DVDs / for Downloads no DVD drive required.

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ISBN 9783866818026
Manufacturer ChessBase
Hardware Requirements Windows
System Requirements Desktop PC or Notebook, Windows 10, 8.1, 2 GB RAM, and Fritz 14, 15, 16, 17 or ChessBase 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and DVD drive for DVDs / for Downloads no DVD drive required.
Publication Date Apr 14, 2021
No. of Computer Installs Up to 3 Computers
Windows 10 Compatible Yes