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Why fall victim to your opponent's pet Sicilian line when you can out-fox him with the cunning 2.d3? GM Nigel Davies, the pioneer of this new and vital system, explains exactly how you can squash those booked-up Sicilian-ites! Transpositions to King's Indian Attack formations for White are noted and explored.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3
The Torre Attack gives White the opportunity to build up a promising position with terrific latent attacking potential. White dictates the play from move 3 with this positionally well-motivated system. Even players like Karpov and Anand have been caught off guard by surprise Torre onslaughts!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 50 - Torre Attack
A survey of the modern Trompowski. GM James Plaskett assesses the development of theory in this system and explains new plans that the top players are now adopting. His favorite variations frequently involve gambit play by White.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 51 - Trompowski
Red-hot material for those who enjoy original and attacking lines. GM Julian Hodgson continues to terrorize super-GMs with his own Trompowski theory. Here he gives away his secrets in the critical main line 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5! Ne4 3.Bf4. These new main lines of the Tromp are as weird and wonderful as ever. Fun to play and extremely potent!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 52 - Trompowski-Main Line
Repertoire for White with 1.d4. The tentacles of the Trompowski now reach out to 1...d5, keeping those Slav and Queen's Gambit players off balance. Independent theory developed by super-grandmasters that you will struggle to find in opening books!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 53 - Trompowski-Pseudo
GM Julian Hodgson's original ideas have come to the forefront as the new main lines of the Trompowski (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5). He explores the surprise weapons and attacking formations that have garnered him an impressive list of victims. He considers all the major Black responses and after the critical 2...Ne4, concentrates on the fantastic 3.h4 lines he has popularized. Hodgson also covers the Pseudo-Trompowski 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 54 - Trompowski Success
Bored with Black against 1.d4? Then unleash the Chigorin Defence, the deadly specialty of rising Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With so little theory and such dynamic positions, the Chigorin represents one of Black's last untamed frontiers against 1.d4 !
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 55 - Untamed Chigorin
The first of two videos on systems with 1...d6, this one based on the flexible Czech System (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6).
The Czech System introduces a fascinating area of opening play, where with well-timed counter-measures Black aims to destabilize the whole White set-up. The Czech is much less susceptible to direct attack than a regular Pirc Defense.
Part 1: Pseudo-Austrian 4.f4
Part 2: Aggressive Lines 4.Be3/4.Bg5/4.f3
Part 3: Classical 4.Nf3
Part 4: Quiet Systems 4.g3/4.a4
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 56 - Win with 1...d6 Part 1
The author blends together 1...d6 systems which strike out on an independent and challenging course.. These creative systems resist early simplification and are ideally suited to playing for the win.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 57 - Win with 1...d6 Part 2
A complete repertoire of dirty tricks in the opening , playing e4 with white and as Black against each of 1.e4 , 1. d4 and 1. c4
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 60 - Dirty Tricks #1
Another radical collection of devilish lines. Grandmaster Nigel Davies recommends more devious systems to generate devasting attacks right out of the opening. Armed with these lines, dont expect to win any friends. What you will win is your games - in brutal and dramatic fashion!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2
Featuring a tornado against the Tarrasch Defence, the Advance Caro-Kann, and the O'Kelly Sicilian
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 62 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #1
Featuring the Pseudo-Tromp, Fried Liver and Laskers Defence in the QGD.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2
Over a decade ago World Champion Garry Kasparov surprised the chess world when he dusted off the Scotch Game, demonstrating that this ancient opening still contained a lot of poison. In this DVD, IM Andrew Martin takes a look at Kasparov's Deadly Weapon, focusing on the position that arises after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 exd4 4 Nxd4.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 68 - Kasparov's Deadly Weapon - The Scotch Game
In the mid-1960s, Bobby Fischer unveiled a new wrinkle in his beloved Ruy: The Exchange Variation. He showed it was not the simple drawing line it had once been thought to be. IM Andrew Martin takes a look at this line arising after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Bxc6.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 69 - Fischer's Deadly Weapon - Exchange Ruy Lopez -
Danish GM Bent Larsen's play was always highly original and creative. He was one of the modern exponents of 1 b3, a system that often either transposed or had a great similarity to some of the Bird's Opening systems.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 70 - Larsen's Deadly Weapon Repertoire - Take your Opponent Out of Theory
IMs Andrew Martin and Gary Lane have assemble a devastating array of shock weapons in the Sicilian Defense which will make you better prepared in the Sicilian than you ever had been before. You will not only beat your opponent but will knock him off his chair with some of the most amazing moves ever played in the Sicilian. There are lots of novelities and suprise traps, along with good lines for Black against the Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilian, and for White against the Najdorf.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
IM Andrew Martin will teach you how to be successful in the Opening. Martin discusses the advantages of developing your pieces early, following basic opening principles, having a plan and controlling the center.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3
IM Andrew Martin will teach you how to play for a win in the middlegame. He explores the importance of king safety, pawn structures and piece activity. You will be well on your way to a better understanding and mastery of the middlegame.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 73 - Learn the Middlegame 1-2-3
Using a series of common endgame examples, IM Andrew Martin will teach you simple endgame techniques and guidelines that you will be able to apply to and help you win your games.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 74 - Learn the Endgame 1-2-3
International Master Andrew Martin will teach you how to handle this simple yet effective opening for White against all of Black's replies. The London System is a solid opening a can be a very difficult opening for black to beat.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 75 - The London System
M Andrew Martin, author of the book Hippopotamus Rises, brings you an original and provocative opening for Black. He will take you through a series of games teaching you the ideas behind the opening for both Black and White. In this system, Black meets all of White's responses with 1...b6 followed by a timely g6. The Hippopotamus offers everyone a chance to play chess in an original and interesting way. Black plays his pawns up to the third rank (lying low in the water like the hippopotamus himself), perhaps fianchettoes both Bishops and bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 76 - The Hippo
The Sicilian Kan is the most flexible and easy to play variation of all the lines in the Sicilian. On this DVD, IM Andrew Martin will teach you how understanding certain principles and development will help you master this dependable repertoire for Black.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 77 - Sicilian Kan
IM Andrew Martin breaks down all the fundamentals and new key ideas of this rapidly developing opening for Black.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 78 - Nimzo-Indian
IM Andrew Martin brings a modern style to the surprise opening weapon for White. The King's Gambit offers quick development, a powerful center, an attack on f7.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 79 - King's Gambit Part 1
IM Andrew Martin brings a modern style to the surprise opening weapon for White. The King's Gambit offers quick development, a powerful center, an attack on f7. PART 2 OF 2
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 80 - King's Gambit Part 2
It's not quite a Pirc or Modern Defense, it has the fighting and counter-punching of the King's Indian, and may also transpose into a very playable line of the Philidor.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 81 - The Lion
The Sveshnikov Sicilian is one of the most sharpest and heavily-analysed of opening systems, yet it can be played successfully by the average player.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 82 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 1
On this Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin takes you through the basic themes that underpin this exciting opening and then goes on to construct a point-scoring repertoire for Black, which will rely more on understanding than memory.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2
All the Basic tactical ideas are discussed fully, followed by a series of very recent illustrative games, where we will see all that ideas in action . On this dvd you will gain confidence in your ability to handle tactics when they crop up over the board and who knows, you may be able to land some tactical knockouts yourself!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
DVD Four concentrates on attack and defence, space and time. IM Andrew Martin will teach you skills that will help you understand when to attack and the important of avoiding premature attacks. In order for an attack to succeed is you must have a lead in development and space. Timing is vital, so take advantage of opportunities and attack with as many pieces as possible.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
In Volume Five Andrew Martin shows how to develop good endgame technique, using typical need-to know positions to lay the foundation and then full master games to show how the strongest players tackle this part of chess.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training
If you are tired of suffering on the black side of the Queen's Gambit, the Baltic Defence can change all of that! 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5!? offers active and unusual play which your typical Queen's Gambiteer won't be familiar with and will force White to immediately change their plans.
Grandmaster Rausis and Miladinovic use this exciting counter-attack frequently with good results.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 89 - The Baltic Defence
The Von-Hennig Schara Gambit is one of the sharpest responses to 1 d4 d5 2 c4. It is an ideal practical weapon for the club or tournament player. Black opens lines at the cost of a pawn and goes on to the attack.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 90 - The Von-Hennig Schara Gambit
The Modern Stonewall Dutch is an ideal opening for club players, offering Black the twin values of solidity and dynamism. The Stonewall has been tested extensively at Grandmaster level and has passed every test with flying colors. Black's set-up is sturdy and solid, but most certainly not passive.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 93 - The Modern Stonewall Dutch
On this groundbreaking Foxy Openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin turns the spotlight on the under-appreciated Blumenfeld Gambit - 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5!?
This is a sound and exciting way to try to get the initiative as Black and has become increasingly popular with aggressive players, including a number of the world's leading Grandmasters.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 95 - The Blumenfeld Gambit