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    Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57
    Catalog Code: DVD0057CL

    The Bogo-Indian, named after Efim Bogoliubov is not as popular as the Queen's Indian, but is seen occasionally at all levels. The Bogo-Indian is the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common. The traditional move for White here is 3.Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn centre with 4.e4. However, 3.Nf3 is often played instead as a way of avoiding the Nimzo-Indian Defense (which would follow after 3.Nc3 Bb4). After 3.Nf3, Black usually plays 3...b6 (TheQueen’s Indian Defense ) or 3...d5 (leading to the Queen’s Gambit Declined), but can instead play 3...Bb4+, which is The Bogo-Indian
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    Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57

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    Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
    Catalog Code: DVD0062CL

    GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.ECO: C22, C41, A15
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    Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

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    Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23
    Catalog Code: DVD0023CL

    Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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    Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23

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    A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29
    Catalog Code: DVD0029CL

    IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
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    A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29

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    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
    Catalog Code: DVD0065CL

    The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
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    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

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    How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15
    Catalog Code: DVD0015CL

    Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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    How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15

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    New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56
    Catalog Code: DVD0056CL

    GM Jesse Kraai reviews ECO C02 The French, Advance from Blacks Perspective 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 ECO C00 The Basic French Defense but with a new twist. 1 e4 e6, Jesse Shows you a new move that surprised even him and is very playable. Inspired from a discussion with Grandmaster Vinay Bhat of a recent game .ECO C10 The Fort Knox variation of the French 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3ECO: C02, C00, C10
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    New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56

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    An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18
    Catalog Code: DVD0018CL

    IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
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    An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18

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    How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25
    Catalog Code: DVD0025CL

    Mark was the World Junior Champion in 1976, the US Junior Co-Champion in 1976, and the Louisiana State Champion in 1986, 1987, and 1988. IM Mark Diesen sadly passed away in December of 2008 at his home in Conroe, Texas.
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    How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25

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    A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34
    Catalog Code: DVD0034CL

    Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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    A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34

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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
    Catalog Code: DVD0063CL

    The Maroczy Bind is a pawn formation named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used against the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by white pawns on c4 and e4, with White's d-pawn having been exchanged for Black's c-pawn.GM Jesse Kraai shows how to use middle game strategy to gain advantage for white. Expert handling of the Maroczy Bind is illustrated with an explanation of the theory, a classic game, and an additional instructive game of his own.ECO: B36, B38
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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

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    Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70
    Catalog Code: DVD0070CL

    GM Jesse Kraai shows you the ins and outs of the Fried Liver Attack for beginners all the way up through how advanced players can use this to their advantage. He then goes on to show you how it was employed in 2 high profile games. Jesse says, “The Fried Liver is not just for beginners!”
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    Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16
    Catalog Code: DVD0016CL

    FM Valeri Lilov of Bulgaria resides in Varna, and works in practical chess and chess pedagogy. In 2000 in Moscow, Russia, he became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 with the record of 6, 5 out of 7.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16

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    My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28
    Catalog Code: DVD0028CL

    GM Eugene Perelshteyn earned his third GM norm and the title GM after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, awarded to the top American Player under 25 years old earning $64,000, Eugene also led the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore County to a few Pan American championships from 1998-2002.
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    My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
    Catalog Code: DVD0098RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening
    Catalog Code: DVD0056RM

    Part of Romans Getting the Winning Edge in the Opening series. On this highly instructional DVD, Roman clearly demonstrates through novelties he created in his own games, how to recognize an opportunity for white to transpose into openings that are played back with the advantages of having an extra tempo.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening

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    Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38
    Catalog Code: DVD0038CL

    International Master Bill Paschall introduces and shows how to effectively use the Smyslov against both e5 and c5 structures. Gives practical advice for defense as well
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    Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38

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    Studies in: The Caro-Kann Defense 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 116
    by IM David Vigorito and IM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0116CL

    David covers the main line and variations including Classical, Advanced for Black. Bryan gives us two lectures on the Fantasy or Tartakower variation.
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    Studies in: The Caro-Kann Defense 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 116

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    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
    Catalog Code: DVD0008KP

    A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
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    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System

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    Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97
    Hosted by IM Attila Turzo
    Catalog Code: DVD0097CL

    The Pirc Defense sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defense normally refers to the opening 1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6. It is named after the Slovenian International Grandmaster Vasja Pirc.
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    Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 22 - The Easy Way to Play the Scotch and Giuoco Piano Openings
    Catalog Code: DVD0022RM

    The Scotch & Giuoco openings give White an aggressive tactical repertoire. Roman has revived old lines giving them new ideas. These openings are hard to meet at even the highest level; so sit back and let Roman show you how to get great results with these rarely used openings.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 22 - The Easy Way to Play the Scotch and Giuoco Piano Openings

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    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8
    Catalog Code: DVD0008CL

    NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8

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    Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
    Catalog Code: DVD0067CL

    Life Master Dana Mackenzie explains a system that he developed originally to defeat the computer program "Fritz." It was also played by Swedish correspondence player Arne Bryntse in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, Mackenzie's victory over IM David Pruess in 2006 is believed to be the first appearance of the Bryntse Gambit in an over-the-board master game.
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    Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 137 - The Sniper Volume 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0137FX

    The SNIPER! is a dynamic and universal opening system that fills in the gaps for the Black player who plays the Accelerated Dragon,the Dzindzi Indian, or other Black Fianchetto defences. Black's system of development with 1…g6 and 2...Bg7 allows White to occupy the center, but in true SNIPER! Modern style, Black strikes back with an early c5!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 137 - The Sniper Volume 2

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    King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83
    Catalog Code: DVD0083CL

    International Master David Vigorito explains many variations of the King’s Indian including: Orthodox Variation: Modern System, Bayonet Attack, Glek Defense. Favored by Fischer and Kasparov, the King’s Indian is a modern dynamic opening, exceptionally complex. A popular choice since its introduction into competitive chess in the early 20th century. This DVD is a continuation of David’s series on the subject ( See King’s Indian for Black for the first 5 lectures.) PGN’s Included
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    King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 43 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Caro Kann, Alekhine & French Defense
    Catalog Code: DVD0043RM

    Hosted by: Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili
    Running Time: Over 82 Minutes

    On this DVD, Roman will teach you new lines & Novelities for White against the Caro-Kann, Alekhine & French Defense. Roman gives you ideas and concepts taken from his own games by following what Roman tells you on this DVD you will be able to get the the edge in your own games.Item Returns - Computer Software and DVDs
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 43 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Caro Kann, Alekhine & French Defense

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 103 - Winning With New Attacking Lines Against Highly Popular Openings
    Catalog Code: DVD0103RM

    On this very powerful DVD, Roman updates his original crushing lines material Vol. 33. With the aid of Rybka, Roman has created new deadly lines against the Alekhine, French, Caro-Kann and a new Gambit to play against the center counter which Roman created!
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 103 - Winning With New Attacking Lines Against Highly Popular Openings

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence
    Catalog Code: DVD0090RM

    On this DVD the Roman Rybka team brings to you a detailed analysis on the Burn - Morozevich variation of the French Defence. The analysis creates a new way for Black and White to play. Roman will show you newly discovered tactical and positional lines for both sides.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence

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    Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13
    Catalog Code: DVD0013CL

    Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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    Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 116 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 5
    Catalog Code: DVD0116RM

    In the 6-Disk Collection of Roman's Encyclopedia of 47 Essential Chess Openings, Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black that will give you easy and quick to learn lines that provide a clear plan to solve your opening problems.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 116 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 5

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    The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55
    Catalog Code: DVD0055CL

    The French Defense: Guimard Variation is a chess opening 3... Nc6 is known as the Guimard Variation: after 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 Black will exchange White's cramping e-pawn next move by ...f6. However, Black does not exert any pressure on d4 because he cannot play ...c5, so White should maintain a slight advantage, with 6. Be2 or 6. Nb3.Grandmaster Guimard was a 3 time chess champion in Argentina.
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    The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55

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    The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121
    by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0121CL

    GM Jesse Kraai gets us over the tired notion that everything worth playing has already been played. In this series Jesse reviews how to use 1 b6… against various openings including Reti Nf3 b6, English Defense 1.d4 e6 3.c4 b6, Kings Pawn 1.e4, English 1.c4 and the Birds 1.f4.
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    The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
    Catalog Code: DVD0066RM

    On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
    Catalog Code: DVD0081CL

    In part 2 of the series IM Valeri Lilov examines a sharp repertoire for both black and white. A complete system you can employ in your own games! Valeri's take on theory is both aggressive and based on sound strategic principles. He examines White e 4 and one good line of play for all of Black's possible responses with the Budapest Gambit. Also, how White can respond to the Budapest Gambit and how to respond to deviations on most of the various openings including with the Grand Prix attack.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 17 - Unbeatable Secret Weapons For Black
    Catalog Code: DVD0017RM

    Roman gives you 2 of his secret opening weapons:

    The New Revolutionary Sicilian
    Roman has beaten the top players in the world with this unknown variation of the Sicilian. This is a tested powerful line and gives Black an advantage in the opening.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 17 - Unbeatable Secret Weapons For Black

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    Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0103CL

    In the Catalan opening, White adopts a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Reti Opening. White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettos the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. The Catalan derives its name from Catalonia—a nation inside of Spain. Used by Kramnik three times in the World Chess Championship in 2006, the Catalan has recently gained a good deal of attention by high-level GMs. It was also played four times by Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2010 against Topalov, Vigorito explains that game and others in this DVD.
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    Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103

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