Update Opening Encyclopaedia 2021 from 2020

Including 7100 Opening Surveys & 1216 Special Theory Databases
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Be as prepared as you can be with the new Opening Encyclopaedia 2021! Whether you would like to build up a reliable and powerful opening repertoire or you want to find new opening ideas for your existing repertoire, the Opening Encyclopaedia covers the entirety of opening theory on one DVD and is the optimal start for your opening training. Many new articles enrich current theory with new or revisited ideas.

The Encyclopaedia can help you learn openings rapidly giving you a head start against your your next opponents. Each article includes explanations and annotated games, which illustrate typical plans, to help deepen your understanding. The new Opening Encyclopaedia offers fast access to all openings. Openings are sorted via the menu by name & ECO Code for fast and easy access to your favorite openings.

New: Opening Tutorials to give a quick nevertheless comprehensive overview of all established openings in order to help every chessplayer to find the best suitable opening according to personal preferences. 60 high-class opening videos are included in the Encyclopaedia 2021, from our popular ChessBase Authors. You’ll find Daniel King, Simon Williams, Yannick Pelletier, Mihail Marin, Erwin l’Ami, presenting new opening ideas clear and vividly. The number of articles in the Opening Encyclopaedia is growing – it now contains more than 1,200 and the included games database contains all games from all the opening articles. This makes the new Opening Encyclopaedia 2021 an indispensable reference for every tournament player.

  • Over 7,100 opening surveys, 349 new and a lot of them revised
  • 1,216 special theoretical databases – Analyses & Ideas by Grandmasters
  • Over 38,400 illustrative games
  • 60 opening videos (total duration: 22 hours)


System requirements: PC with 2 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or 10, DVD-ROM drive, ChessBase 16, 15, 14 or Fritz 17, 16, 15.

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Publication date:
April 13, 2021
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80 gram

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