Chess Openings DVDs
An Original System For Grinding the Sicilian Defense Tired of losing your way in all of the theory of the Open Sicilian?? Let GM Dzindzichashvili introduce you to a sound positional method of combatting this most fearsome of Black's answers to 1.e4. Play centers around the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 and a Black doubled c-pawn complex.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 33 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Crushing Lines for White
On this DVD Roman will take you through several sharp openings demonstrating what happens when you violate the sound and established principles of chess, specifically, becoming too active before completing development. He also goes over the criteria needed to be satisfied before playing sharp continuations, gambits and sacrifices. Roman will help you understand the difference between what is considered sound sharp playable openings and sharp openings to avoid.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn and FM Dennis Monokroussos
The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) begins with the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2. C4 e5 The Budapest Gambit contains several specific strategic themes. In numerous variations the move c4–c5 allows White to gain space and to open prospects for his light-square bishop. For Black, the check Bf8–b4+ often allows rapid development.Once used by Vidmar to beat Rubinstein convincingly in just 24 moves.
Studies in: The Budapest Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 131
On this DVD Roman, with the aid of Rybka, the world's strongest chess playing program, has revised and updated theory in The Maroczy Bind. Countless hours were spent on recent games played by strong players. These games were then analyzed and refined by Roman and Rybka, thereby creating new, active and unique lines for Black when face with the Maroczy Bind.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 67 - Progressive Way of Handling the Maroczy Bind
With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
25% of all club level games begin with the Sicilian and 17% of all grandmaster games begin with the Sicilian. Dennis gives you tools for dealing with the Sicilian, an essential skill for every serious chess player.
An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - WHITE. Opening Lines covered on this DVD: - Queens Gambit Accepted & Declined - Queens Indian Defense - Slav Defense - Albin Counter Gambit - Nimzo-Indian Defense - Kings Indian Defense - Grunfled Defense - Dutch Defense - Nc6 & Bf5 lines - Benko Gambit
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 5 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for White
GM Kraai explains how white can use an often underestimated variation for white against the trendy Slav. This line definitely contains a drop of poison! Used by such top players as : Gm's Lajos Portisch and Vadim Milov,, to crack the defenses of Black's most popular Defense to the Queen's Gambit.
The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you an amazing, easy-to-learn system to get the most comfortable and promising plan for White in the Caro-Kann. For Black, you will learn a forgotten system which will give you an easy game plan with active and promising positions.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 97 - Simple and Comfortable Systems in the Caro-Kann for White and Black
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka gives a thorough analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games have been selected by Roman because they are very typical for those that feature the Accelerated Dragon: Maroczy Bind and extremely insightful for players of all skill levels. You will see the key ideas of the opening integrated in every game.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
by IM Bill Paschall
The Rossolimo Variation, 3.Bb5, is a well-respected alternative to 3.d4. Originally criticized by Kasparov but later played by him.
Dealing with the Bishop to b5 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 127
Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
Alexander Alekhine a Russian World Chess Champion is often considered one of the greatest chess players ever. He became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca, who was widely considered invincible. Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill. Here Bill shows us four of Alekhine’s stunning games.
Studies In: Alekhine Defense - Chess Lecture Volume 111
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.
Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
GM Perelshtyen shows how to employ the Exchange Variation as he often has at the GM Level. The Exchange Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 is a very subtle line for white to fight for a long-term positional advantage based on a rapid development of your two bishops that will make it very difficult in turn for black to develop his bishops to active diagonals.
The Caro-Kann Exchange Variation from White's Perspective - Chess Lecture Volume 112
On this new chess DVD Roman brings you the latest theoretical novelties from the chess opening, along with new ideas and missed opportunities in the dynamic and popular King's Indian Defense. Chess players who face either side of Bobby Fischer's favorite chess opening will benefit from Roman's unpublished research and analysis - all taken from recent high level Grandmaster chess games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 113 - Latest in The King's Indian: New Ideas, Missed Opportunities & Novelties
Presented by GM Bryan Smith, IM David Vigorito, FM Dennis Monokroussos, LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
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.
Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150
Dzindzichashvili offers his analysis and insight on openings, covering aggressive play, tricks, traps and sound and unsound practices.
Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14
Roman's Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
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
Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38
On this new chess DVD Roman brings you the latest theoretical novelties in the Nimzo-Indian chess opening. Based on chess games played in the last 12-18 months between top Grandmasters, Roman explains many new ideas and surprise reversals of previous chess opening theory - evaluations that no longer apply! A very instructive chess DVD for any player looking to tackle this solid chess opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 112 - Significant Changes is Some Critical Positions of the Nimzo-Indian
This DVD features... Accelerated Dragon Closed Sicilian with g3 Bogo Indian 6.Nc3 Nimzo Indian 4. a3 Nimzo Indian 4. f3 Nimzo Indian 4. Qc2 Nimzo Indian 4. Bg5 Leningrad Nimzo Indian 4. e3
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 117 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 6
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.
The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22
White builds up a large pawn center and gains a spatial advantage. Black develops quickly, then works to undermine White's center with a Pawn attack. Black must strike quickly to try and open the position before White can consolidate the space advantage that his center has gained him.
King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 82
vs 1.c4, then vs 1.Nf3
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
Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players - Chess Lecture - Volume 76
by GM Jesse Kraai and GM Bryan Smith
John Cochrane was a strong nineteenth century Scottish chess master ranked only below the well-known Howard Staunton the designer of modern chess pieces. Cochrane was known name in the Calcutta chess club as he played there while he lived in India. The first appearance of the Cochrane gambit against the Petrov's defense was in 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee.
How to Beat the Petrov with the Cochrane Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 134
On this DVD, Roman will show you how to play against Bad Openings and how to exploit them. Roman will take you through several very instructional bad openings for black and by taking a logical and simple approach you can achieve an advantage. This dvd not only provides excellent lines against the Elephant Gambit , Budapest, Baker Defense, French, Sicilian, Englund and Marshall Gambits but will show you basic ideas behind getting an edge against inferior opening play this will help you to never get caught off guard again
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 50 - Unsound Openings and How to Exploit Them
On this dvd Roman reinvents some of the most popular lines in the center counter. Roman demonstrates, by using some of his own games as examples, new ways to play against lines that previously gave white an edge. There are lots of new hidden possibilities for both sides.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 105 - Remarkable Rejuvination in the Scandinavian
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the English Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of the most typical mistakes that are made in the English Opening, by players of all skill levels.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 93 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the English Player
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.
The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55
On this instructional DVD Roman will teach you how to get an advantage in the opening against passive, and unsound openings by not trying to refute these inferior openings quickly but to play active, logical chess. Roman will show you by following the basic principles of chess you will be able to take advantage of your opponents anti-positional play giving you the winning edge.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Scotch. Roman has selected a number of typical Scotch games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 87 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Scotch Player
On Part 2, GM Roman and World Computer Champion Rybka bring you more innovative and original theory for the positionally enriched Nf3, e3 variation of the Semi-Slav defense. Roman easily explains the strategic points, new ideas and how to play this active positional opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 79 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 2
Recommended for Intermediate - Advanced Players
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.
A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89
GM Bryan Smith explores A fresh, relatively unexplored system for white to surprise Sicilian players ! In depth 4 part series that will help you take your opponents outside the book.
Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
On this DVD, Roman outlines a perfectly clear and easy to learn lines against The Hippo, Modern and Pirc Defences. The lines carefully based on thorough analysis as well as top rated player's games. Simplicity and ambition are ingredients of the systems suggested. Evaluations of them by Rybka are absolutely staggering. This is by far the best material on the Hippo and Modern Carefully designed and consistent with possible transpositions in to Pirc defense.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 82 -Easy to Learn Ambitious System for White to Play Against the Hippo, Modern, & Pirc Defenses
Over the past few years, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili and Rybka have spent countless hours analyzing games of the world's strong players to create an unorthodox and incredible opening repertoire based upon the Sicilian g3, Scotch and Accelerated Dragon.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 92 - Staggering Novelties that Rewrite Modern Opening Pages