LM Dr. Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and an award-winning mathematics, science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-72 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985 & 1987, he became a master in 1988. Mackenzie now lives in Santa Cruz, CA and runs a chess club for kids at the local library. His passion for chess and his enthusiasm for teaching is unmistakable.
Tactical Motifs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 42
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
Create immediate imbalance in the opening with this provocative defense. Alekhine's Master Chef Chris Dunworth serves up his favorite hot recipes to blow up the White center. Includes the ultra-modern Kengis variation. Understand the dynamic forces at work and reap the rewards!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 4 - Alekhine Defence
GM Jesse Kraai reviews Vassily Smyslov, one of his favorite players of all time. Jesse claims studying Smyslov’s endgames helped him to become a Grandmaster.Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Russian March 24, 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian Grandmaster and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight times (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals.
Smyslov Endgames - PART 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 48
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
Repertoire for White with 1.d4. The system 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 is a vicious system that will leave King's Indian and Grunfeld players without any books to run to.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 7 - Anti-King's Indian & Grunfeld System-The Barry Attack
The King`s Indian Defense is one of the most popular chess opening systems ever played due to the naturally dynamic and double-edged positions that frequently arise. Since the early 20th century the King`s Indian Defense has been regularly employed at the highest levels of chess by legendary names like David Bronstein, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov to name a few. However the King`s Indian Defense has experienced a slight decline in popularity in recent years due to the hyper-aggressive Bayonet Attack (used by the white pieces and commonly seen by players like Anand and Kramnik.) But many KID die-hard fans have not lost heart, and neither should you! The KID is alive and kicking, and one of this exciting opening`s leading proponents – GM Eugene Perelshteyn – has produced an action-packed chess DVD to explain his battle-tested secrets in a relatively new sideline that starts with 6. …Na6.
Dominate with the King's Indian Defense 6… Na6 System - EMPIRE CHESS
On this first DVD in the series, International Master Andrew Martin breaks down the elements of chess so that the game becomes easier to understand. Players of all levels will find something of interest here, including many complete games from recent years.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 84 - The Basic Principles - Checkmates and Elements of Chess
Continue with Anatoly Karpov in his specially created series of chess DVDs about the games of the American World Champion - Robert J. Fischer. Karpov has personally selected his own favorite Fischer victories, played during the American's historic World Championship Match with Boris Spassky in 1972.
Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 2
If you are looking for an opening for black against 1. e4 where you are guaranteed to be able to fight for a win in every variation, look no further! The Sicilian Najdorf is the most aggressive weapon for black against 1. e4, consistently providing the most double-edged positions in chess over the last 70 years.
Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS
The English Opening 1. c4 is ideal for the average player. White keeps many options open, yet in all lines retains a rock-solid and potentially very dynamic position.
In this introduction to the English, International Master Andrew Martin takes you instructively and comprehensively through eleven recent English games, many featuring world-class Grandmasters, teaching you how the opening works as he goes along.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 92 - The English Opening for the Average Player
A close look at Garry Kasparov's career reveals a remarkable amount of sheer brinkmanship. At a time when the Soviet Union was wired with paranoia and run by invisible connections, the winds of political change were beginning to stir and the brash renegade Kasparov would be in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the new climate.
Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 3
The positional sacrifice is one of the hardest concepts to learn in chess because it requires a profound understanding of the game. Many beginner and intermediate players vastly overemphasize the importance of material in chess, failing to utilize the massive benefits that a positional sacrifice can bring.
Mastering the Positional Sacrifice - EMPIRE CHESS
Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines. Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material.
The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes
Pawn structures are involved in all aspects of your chess game and are the most important part of strategic planning. Roman will guide you through all the various pawn structures and by understanding pawn structures you will be able to achieve better positions and dominate your chess games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 19 - Understanding Your Chess Game With Pawn Structures
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 116 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 5
One of the most valuable chess game collections ever! Roman's own games feature the most common continuations for Black against the Grand Prix and how to handle them. As White you'll enjoy lots of unexpected crashes and devastating results from your opponent with the Black chess pieces.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 102 - Killing The Sicilian With The Grand Prix Attack
This video features the "Kangaroo" variation devised by GM Tony Miles and played against Karpov and Shirov. GM Plaskett is a leading expert in this hyper-modern defence and he assesses all the critical lines. In addition, Plaskett analyzes new ideas to rip apart the White center that he has successfully used in his own games.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 22 - English Defence
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
Highly instructional DVD with lots of positional aspects of the game and the value of it. Sacrificing material for wide variety of strategical compensation. Great material for masting your positional skills.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 110 - Strategy Behind Positional Sacrifices for Strategical Gains
Tactical ability is a prerequisite in all phases of the game. In the opening when development is in its early stages, one slip can be instantly fatal. In the middlegame, there is a myriad of tactical devices available to the well-practiced player in order to carry out the successful prosecution of his or her initiative. In the endgame, tactical solutions require concrete and accurate calculation.
Improve Your Chess DVD Series - Tactics: The Opening, Middlegame & Endgame
On This DVD Susan will teach you an exciting and dynamic easy to learn system to play The Colle- Zukertort. Susan brings you 20 years of her own experience with this opening which is perfect for the player who only wants to spend one tenth (1/10) the time it normally takes to master an opening. So if you are looking to avoid well known deeply analyzed main theoretical Opening lines and want to win games in and out of opening, the Colle-Zukertort System is for you.
CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - #7 - The Colle-Zukertort System - VOL. 4
This the most comprehensive 3 Part DVD series ever produced on the Dzindzi Indian - designed to give Black an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon which scores a remarkable 57% for Black.
Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Volume 3 - Foxy Chess Openings Volume 123
GM Dzindzichashvili explains the stategic and tactical nuances of an original Black defensive system beginning with 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+!? 5.bxc3 f5 developed from the grandmaster's own tournament practice.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 32 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 2
Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #8 of 10
Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 8/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
Master the Middle Game - EMPIRE CHESS
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!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 138 - The Sniper Volume 3
Roman's Encyclopedia of 40 Essential Chess Openings. The core ideas and principles of play of 40 openings are presented and explained in almost 11 hours on 4 DVDs. Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black, allowing you to play your chosen lines and venture into unfamiliar territory with confidence.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 39 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 3
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.
How To Think Like a Grandmaster - Chess Lecture - Volume 1
On this DVD, Roman will show you brilliant positional squeezes in the endgame. These highly instructional endgames were played on the highest level but are very easy to understand, so you can apply these ideas and concepts to your own games. Some examples will cover good versus bad Knights, opposite color Bishops, the "passive" Rook and more.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 47 - The Most Brilliant Squeezes Ever in the Endgame
Understanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions.
Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
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.
Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20
This DVD is Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili's tribute to "the greatest pure chess genius of all time" ---Robert J. "Bobby" Fischer.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 55 - A Tribute to Bobby Fischer
Roman offers a complete rapid opening repertoire for the tournament player geared toward those who dont have the time or want to study for hours on end and still achieve good results! The first volume looks at the white side, where Roman advocates 1.d4. He shows good practical setups for you to meet any of the defensive setups and popular defenses Black might throw at you. Volume 2 shows how to play Black and meet any common first move from White. Against 1.e4, Roman advocates a system combining d6, Nf6, and e5. Against 1.d4, he recommend the Nimzo-Indian.
Roman's Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player : Volumes 5 & 6 (2 DVDs)
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
This is one of the most instructional DVDs Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as coaches. The Russian school of Chess has produced, through a formula of methods and patterns, some of the greatest players of all time. In Part II, Roman covers, step-by-step, the fundamental principles of the Russian School of chess
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 63 - Russian School of Chess - PART 2
Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match and the events surrounding it from Kasparov's perspective. It delves into the psychological aspects of the game, paranoia surrounding it and suspicions that have arisen around IBM's true tactics. It consists of interviews with Kasparov, his manager, chess experts, and members of the IBM Deep Blue team, as well as original footage of the match itself.
MOVIE - Game Over - Kasparov and the Machine