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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
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
Currently the Number #1 Ranked Player of All Time!
IM David Vigorito & GM Jesse Kraii analysis game by game of one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leki, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radiaboy and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in 2009. Magnus Carlsen is considered to be the top ranking chess player of all time to date.
Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36
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
Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending.
Fighting in the Endgame - The four major principles to winning the endgame - EMPIRE CHESS
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.
A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
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
If you are not playing aggressive chess, you are not playing good chess. The game is just that simple! I have beat many players that are much higher rated than me and should be better than me, but I played more aggressively. If you come out swinging from the very first moves in a game, constantly striving to create threats and place pressure on your opponent you are going to be playing winning chess.
Play Aggressive Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
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
The Caro-Kann Defence is an incredibly solid, sound dynamic defence to 1 e4. On this DVD, Roman with Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn & the world's strongest Chess program Rybka discuss revolutionary improvements to the Caro-Kann, creating new ideas and Novelties have made a great opening defense even better. This perfecting the opening series will leave you better prepared to take advantage of your opponent who will be caught off guard with this new material.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 71 - New Improved Lines and Novelties in the Caro-Kann
Learn to fight back dynamically with GM Friedel’s pet system against the Ruy Lopez. A clear explanation of the Archangel Defense for Black against the Ruy Lopez from a GM Practitioner.
A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79
Relive 12 of the greatest chess games of all time, with expert instruction by GM Raymond Keene. Each game is not only a masterpiece in itself, but pioneers new chess thinking and strategy. Together the games form a fascinating history of the World Chess Championship and feature a wealth of rare interviews and archival footage.
Duels of the Mind - VOLUME 4
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
Add a dash of poison to the Caro's known virtues with GM Nigel Davies. Of all Black's defenses to 1.e4, nothing is more solid than the Caro-Kann. A favorite of World Champions Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian, and Karpov, it has now attracted a new generation of young GMs such as Adams, Dautov and Leko
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 18 - Caro-Kann
The Accelerated Dragon is an exciting way to meet 1. e4. By stationing the Bishop on g7, Black hopes to breathe fire on the White queenside.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained
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 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11
On this DVD, IM Andrew Martin presents an ultra-modern and aggressive repertoire for Black that sidesteps the over-analyzed lines. By following these recommendations Black can secure all the dynamic advantages of King's Indian play with a repertoire that is on the cutting edge of theory.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 29 - King's Indian 2
There is plenty of scope within the framework of this opening for Black to deviate successfully from the main lines. The result is a sharp, interesting and winning repertoire for Black, which sets the opponent problems right from the first moves.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 133 - Unorthodox Caro-Kann by IM Andrew Martin
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
An enterprising repertoire for White against the QGD, Slav and Tarrasch. Based on dangerous attacking schemes in the Exchange Variation. White's clear-cut strategy makes these lines unique in their effectiveness at both GM and club level.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 42 - Queen's Gambit
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
The author reveals his ten secret rules of play of attacking play. These ten lethal weapons are easy to follow golden rules, and a unique insight into attacking strategy. Highly recommended for players of all standards. Soon you will be shocking your opponents in your games with these lethal weapons.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 58 - Combat Chess #1 : Ten Lethal Weapons
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
The Albin Counter-Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5! is hot to handle and will shock your opponents. Armed with Andrew Martin's own analysis, this dangerous gambit is a lethal weapon!Part 1: The Famous Albin Trap 4.e3? Part 2: Main Line 5.a3 Part 3: Main Line 5.Nbd2 Part 4: Main Line 5.g3 Part 5: Spassky Variation 4.e4 Part 6: Gambit Declined
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 3 - Albin Counter-Gambit
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
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.
An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
In a remarkable and unprecedented video-publishing endeavor, the 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov has created a series of chess DVDs concerning the games of the American World Campion - Robert J. Fischer. Karpov has personally selected his own favorite Fischer games, played during the American's ''Quest for the Crown'' and prior to the ultimate showdown with Boris Spassky in 1972.
Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 1
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 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
Explosive repertoire against both 1...d5 and the Nimzo-Indian/Queen's Indian/Bogo Indian complex. Based on nasty attacking lines of the Colle-Zukertort Attack, feauturing the author's secret home theory and cunning move orders.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 20 - d4 Dynamite
Roman's Lab Volume 107 is the second volume in a new Chess Strategy Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. In this training DVD Roman gives carefully selected examples of advantages and disadvantages of weak and damaging pawn structures. It is highly instructional material that you will be able to apply to your own games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 107 - Strategy of How to Get a Winning Advantage with Bad Pawns
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.
An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18
Dzindzichashvili teaches the basic principles of elementary rook endgames including the critical theoretical R + P v R positions that are essential knowledge for all chessplayers (e.g., the Lucena and Philidor positions).
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 30 - Mastering The Endgame Forum Series - PART 2
Hosted by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former US and Russian Champion and Coach of World Champion Garry Kasparov, this video is essential material for all tournament players looking for the latest in opening theory.
Complete Roman's New Improvements in Opening Theory & Maximize Your Opening Success with Black : Volumes 12 & 13 (2 DVDs)
On this DVD IM Martin gives a winning repertoire system against 1.e4, meeting it with 1...e5 for Black. Martin offers aggressive lines against the King's Gambit, Center Game, Danish Gambit, Bishop's Opening, Vienna Gambit and the Italian Game.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 146 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 1
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