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
Attacking Chess is a highly rated series on analyzing plans to initiate attack against strategic positions. Valeri explains both theory and in practice. Disk 1 covers The Uncastled King French Defense: Paulsen Variation, The Castled King, Striking the Center Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical, 6...a6, Time is Everything! King's Indian: Fianchetto, The Piece Fist Dutch Defense: Leningrad, Main Variation.
Attacking Chess 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 69
GM Julian Hodgson's original ideas have come to the forefront as the new main lines of the Trompowski (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5). He explores the surprise weapons and attacking formations that have garnered him an impressive list of victims. He considers all the major Black responses and after the critical 2...Ne4, concentrates on the fantastic 3.h4 lines he has popularized. Hodgson also covers the Pseudo-Trompowski 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 54 - Trompowski Success
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.
Topalov - Anand 2010 World Chess Championship - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 32
The Chess for Anyone series is designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level. There are many videos that present chess material at the expert and master level but very few that address the all-important beginning and intermediate phases of the game where most of the chess playing population lies. It was the aim of the producers to make the learning process of this part of the game both easy to understand and fun.
CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 2 - Beginning Tactics
With International Master Bill Paschall
Is opening theory out of control? IM Bill Paschall takes us through a series of games where he used sound chess principals but stayed outside conventional opening methods. This confused his opponents and took them outside of their game. See his examples and learn how once you know the rules, you can break them and win!
Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90
Danish GM Bent Larsen's play was always highly original and creative. He was one of the modern exponents of 1 b3, a system that often either transposed or had a great similarity to some of the Bird's Opening systems.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 70 - Larsen's Deadly Weapon Repertoire - Take your Opponent Out of Theory
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.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 7 - The Colle-Zukertort System
All the Basic tactical ideas are discussed fully, followed by a series of very recent illustrative games, where we will see all that ideas in action . On this dvd you will gain confidence in your ability to handle tactics when they crop up over the board and who knows, you may be able to land some tactical knockouts yourself!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
The shadows of political intrigue would threaten to do what no chess player could manage - to eliminate Garry from the hunt for the World Title. And when the long awaited confrontation between Karpov and Kasparov arrived, it turned out to be the most remarkable and controversial match ever played.
Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 4
With the resurgence of the French Defence at all levels of chess play, International Master Andrew Martin is proud to offer a 3 disk mini-series on the most critical lines which will help the Black player form a successful and effective repertoire.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 101 - Adventures in the Main Line Winawer
Although chess styles have evolved greatly over the last hundred years, the insights from players of the Classical and Hypermodern eras are still the foundation of good chess play. This collection features those lessons in brilliant examples of play from the first 15 World Champions. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the classical era through the modern era of chess spanning from 1887 to present day.
Learn from the World Champions - Complete Set - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
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
Wolff deals with attacks on the castled king and attacks on the king in the center, methods for provoking weaknesses in the opponent's position and how they can be exploited and attacked, and attacks involving the sacrifice of pawns and/or pieces.
Improve Your Chess DVD Series - How to Play Winning Attacks
FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin follows up the Vol. 119 - Anti-Gambit Guide 1.E4, with this latest and all-new DVD for Foxy Openings, providing more antidotes to all of the most commonly-played gambits after 1 d4 and suggests that there is nothing to fear after all, as long as you treat these openings with respect.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 120 - Anti-Gambit Guide for 1. d4
Why is the Ruy Lopez the most popular chess opening ever played? Why do World Chess Champions love to play the Ruy Lopez? Why do chess trainers frequently recommend their students to play the Ruy Lopez? Because there does not exist a more versatile and dynamic chess opening (for both sides!).
Rocking the Ruy Lopez - EMPIRE CHESS
On this DVD Roman, together with Eugene Perelshteyn and assisted by the world's strongest software, Rybka, have re-invented the 3...Qd6 Scandinavian. This opening is the best unexplored and underestimated weapon available for Black in a long time. What makes this opening so inviting is there is not much to learn, easy equality is obtained, and it can't be refuted, while also being rich with tactics and counter play and hidden traps.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 40 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 4
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
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
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening
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 DVD features the lessons 6-10 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening. Lesson 6: Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions; Lesson 7: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 8: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2; Lesson 9: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 10: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Roman covers the following openings on this DVD: Caro-Kann, Accelerated Dragon, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English, Advanced French, Scotch Gambit, Gruenfeld, King's Indian Saemisch, King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Najdorf Sicilian and much more!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #2 of 10
Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 2/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
Attacking with Forcing Moves - EMPIRE CHESS
Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili and Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn, who use the world computer champion Rybka to bring you new lines, secrets and novelties in the Grunfeld.
The Grunfeld is a dynamic opening that is used by aggressive players with Black to steal Whites initiative by counterattacking its pawn center.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 72 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 1
It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Chapter 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the most important basic endgames for the novice player. She will teach you how to checkmate a lone King using a Queen, a Rook, two Bishops, a Knight and Bishop, or two Knights. In Chapter 2, Susan covers all the Basic Pawn Endgames, including the Square Rule, the Rook Pawn, Opposition, Geometry in chess, two extra Pawns, the Pawn Race, one side Queens first, King activity, and lots more!
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 8 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 1
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Accelerared Dragon for black. Roman has selected a number of typical Accelerated Dragon games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player
Have you floundered once too often on the unforgiving rocks of the Caro-Kann? Then try the Caro-Krushing 3.f3! and maintain the classical duo of pawns on e4 and d4. GM Nigel Davies unveils one of the best kept secrets of attack-minded GMs such as Bronstein, Gallagher and Hodgson.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 17 - Caro Krusher
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!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 103 - Winning With New Attacking Lines Against Highly Popular Openings
Volume One introduces Martin's new "Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4", which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin has prepared the Scotch Opening in case Black answers 1...e5, but he aims to use the tricky move order 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 and so avoid (for example) the Petroff Defense. Throughout, we find that Martin prepares White to get up and running, set to play 1.e4 in a short amount of time.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 148 - The Deadly Scotch
In 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.
The King's Indian 1 covers the Samisch Variation, Four Pawns Attack and the Fianchetto Variation (White plays g3).
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 28 - King's Indian 1
In this all-new three-volume set on the Pirc Defence, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin demonstrates that Black gets dynamic play after 1...d6, 2...Nf6 and 3...g6. This is an opening well-suited to the needs of the club player.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 125 - The Dynamic Pirc Defence - g3 systems,Bg5,and Bf4 - Part 2
Chess Strategy is the most difficult step in the road to improvement for beginners, requiring a deeper understanding of chess than simply tactics. You can think of combinations as math equations with a given, concrete result that you can prove. But strategy is more like describing the variables in this math problem and how changes will affect all aspects of the surrounding environment.
Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 43 - Ruy Lopez
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 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7
Get your eye in as a combat chessplayer and your results will definitely improve! Hodgson unravels and explains the attacking mysteries of his finest games so you can use his lethal weapons and combat ideas in practice.This video also features Hodgson's unique six point combat test in which you can see how far your attacking skills have developed - from beginner to World Champion! Highly recommended for players of all standards.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 59 - Combat Chess #2 All Out Attack
2 DVD Collection
Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz. The a6 Slav occurs after 4...a6. Black seeks an early b5, either before or after capturing at c4. Chebanenko Slav Defense aka Chameleon is a current and very popular strategy between players who want a flexible position against 1.d4, or want to disorient White.
Slav Defense with 4... a6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 39