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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

    $15.95
    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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    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

    $15.95
    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

    $15.95
    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

    $15.95
    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 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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    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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    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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    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

    $15.95
    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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    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

    $15.95
    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

    $15.95
    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

    $15.95
    Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0101CL

    The Caro-Kann is a solid defense against e4. This opening has seen steady growth in popularity in recent years. Employed by such greats such as Kasparov and Karpov. Here David examines some sharp and some simple lines as well as a game where he was beaten in the Caro-Kann.
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    Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101

    $19.95
    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0098CL

    In this DVD Bryan explains the sacrifices with both the Scheveningen ''small center'' structure of pawns on d6 and e6 and as well as the Sicilian Dragon.
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    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98

    $19.95
    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

    $19.95
    Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith, IM David Vigorito, FM Dennis Monokroussos, LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0150CL

    The Vienna Game is an chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 The original idea behind the Vienna Game was to play a delayed King’s Gambit with f4. In modern play White often plays more quietly (for example by fianchetto his king's bishop with g3 and Bg2). This DVD covers several variations of the Vienna game including the Mieses and Frankenstein-Dracula Variation. IM Vigorito goes into all of the reasons why you may not want to play the Vienna game.
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    Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150

    $19.95
    King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26
    Catalog Code: DVD0026CL

    IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Masschusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He playes in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix.
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    King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26

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    Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106
    Hosted by GMs Kraai, Perelshteyn, and others
    Catalog Code: DVD0106CL

    The Dutch Defense was employed regularly in the past by Alekhine, Larsen, Morphy and Najdorf. The high-water mark for the Defense occurred in 1951, when both Mikhail Botvinnik, the world champion, and his challenger, David Bronstein, played it in their World Championship match. Not found as often in modern games, but regularly used successfully by GM Hikura Nakamura.
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    Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106

    $19.95
    King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84
    Catalog Code: DVD0084CL

    GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including The Mar del Plata variation of the King's Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess.
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    King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84

    $19.95
    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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    The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19
    Catalog Code: DVD0019CL

    GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
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    The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19

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    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89
    Recommended for Intermediate - Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: DVD0089CL

    GM Jesse Kraai, an expert on the French defense, demonstrates and gives excellent advice on how to deal with multiple variations of the French including Classical, MacCutcheon, Winawer, Burn and Rubinstein.
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    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

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    Studies in: The Philidor Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 140
    Catalog Code: DVD0140CL

    Today, the Philidor is known as a solid but passive choice for Black. Because of this it is seldom seen in top-level play except as an alternative to the heavily analyzed openings that can ensue after the normal 2...Nc6.In this DVD our masters go over both how to employ the Philidor and how to defeat it as well as several variations on the Philador including Lion and exchange variation.
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    Studies in: The Philidor Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 140

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    The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21
    Catalog Code: DVD0021CL

    IM Attila Turzo currently resides in Hungary. Attila became an international Master at age 18, and was hungarian Junior Champion at 19. He has won first place in more than ten international tournaments. Attila has been a professional chess coah since 2001.
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    The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21

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    Tiger Lilov’s Chess Secrets Volume 1: Opening Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 146
    Catalog Code: DVD0146CL

    IM Valeri shares the lessons he uses for his 1 on 1 personal instruction with his students on opening theory. Learn about the principles of openings, opening initiative, how to play against unfamiliar openings and building your own personal repertoire of openings.
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    Tiger Lilov’s Chess Secrets Volume 1: Opening Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 146

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    The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102
    Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0102CL

    In this DVD Eugene demonstrates two interesting lines for white in the Reti and then gives us an example of the Reti in action with his best game in the 2008 Spice cup.
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    The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102

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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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    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0114CL

    The Panov–Botvinnik Attack begins with the move 4.c4. It is named after Vasily Panov and the world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. This system often leads to typical isolated queen’s pawn (IQP) positions, with White obtaining rapid development, a grip on e5, and kingside attacking chances to compensate for the long-term structural weakness of the isolated d4-pawn. Here Bill shows you a system that has become the standard for experienced players.
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    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114

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    Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74
    Catalog Code: DVD0074CL

    The Meran is one of the most critical variations of the ever popular Semi-Slav Defense. David is a renowned expert and published author of theoretical works on the Semi-Slav Defense. First played in 1906 , today the Meran requires up to date theoretical knowledge.
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    Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74

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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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    Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players - Chess Lecture - Volume 76
    vs 1.c4, then vs 1.Nf3
    Catalog Code: DVD0076CL

    A clear explanation of a plan for black against both the English and Reti Openings.David guides you into Nimzo-Indian type positions against these menacing Flank Openings.Recommended for Beginner - Intermediate Players
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    Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players - Chess Lecture - Volume 76

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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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    Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0104CL

    Opening Trends series, David - who calls the King's Indian ''The Great Equalizer'' - analyzes the King’s Indian, Samisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it. He also looks at the trendy new ideas for White in the Bayonet, and a topical line for Black in the Bayonet, and reviews Carlsen playing the Averbakh Variation and a line that Nakamura plays in the KID.
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    Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104

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    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11
    Catalog Code: DVD0011CL

    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 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11

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