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    Roman's Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player : Volumes 5 & 6 (2 DVDs)
    Catalog Code: DVD0000RM1

    Roman offers a complete rapid opening repertoire for the tournament player geared toward those who don’t 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.
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    Roman's Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player : Volumes 5 & 6 (2 DVDs)

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
    Catalog Code: DVD0002RM

    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!
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening

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    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls
    Catalog Code: DVD0004SP

    It is always nice to win a game quickly. But some opening traps are based only on hopes that the opponent will make a serious mistake. If the opponents play correctly, the trap could backfire. On this DVD Susan will take you through a number of opening traps & short games.
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    WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls

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    KOPEC DVD - Opening Pawn Structures Advanced Concepts - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0005KP

    Tired of memorizing opening variations? Continuing from where his previous video Pawn Structures and How To Play Them leaves off, internationally respected teacher IM Dr. Danny Kopec has created a landmark video in this first of two volumes. This video uses a unique approach Enabling you to improve your opening play. Dr. Kopec will show you how to develop effective middlegame plans based on opening pawn structures.
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    KOPEC DVD - Opening Pawn Structures Advanced Concepts - VOLUME 1

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    KOPEC DVD - Opening Pawn Structures Advanced Concepts - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0006KP

    Tired of memorizing opening variations? Continuing from where his previous video Pawn Structures and How To Play Them leaves off, internationally respected teacher IM Dr. Danny Kopec has created a landmark video in this first of two volumes. Dr. Kopec will show you how to develop effective middlegame plans based on opening pawn structures. Volume 2 covers the Maroczy Bind, the Caro Structure, the Slav structure, Queen's Gambit structures, King's Indian and Benoni structures, and the Nimzo-Indian and French/Winawer-type structures
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    KOPEC DVD - Opening Pawn Structures Advanced Concepts - VOLUME 2

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0012RM

    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
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 37 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0037RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 37 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 1

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 38 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0038RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 38 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 2

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 39 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 3
    Catalog Code: DVD0039RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 39 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 3

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 40 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 4
    Catalog Code: DVD0040RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 40 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 4

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 50 - Unsound Openings and How to Exploit Them
    Catalog Code: DVD0050RM

    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
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 50 - Unsound Openings and How to Exploit Them

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening
    Catalog Code: DVD0056RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 60 - Dirty Tricks #1
    Catalog Code: DVD0060FX

    A complete repertoire of dirty tricks in the opening , playing e4 with white and as Black against each of 1.e4 , 1. d4 and 1. c4
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 60 - Dirty Tricks #1

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 60 - Attacking Gambits and Opening pawn Sacrifices
    Catalog Code: DVD0060RM

    GMs Roman Dzindzichashvili and Larry Christiansen will elevate your understanding of gambit play and how pawn sacrifices can lead to devastating attacks. This DVD will also help sharpen your tactical skills and understanding ideas behind pawn sacrifices.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 60 - Attacking Gambits and Opening pawn Sacrifices

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2
    Catalog Code: DVD0061FX

    Another radical collection of devilish lines. Grandmaster Nigel Davies recommends more devious systems to generate devasting attacks right out of the opening. Armed with these lines, dont expect to win any friends. What you will win is your games - in brutal and dramatic fashion!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 62 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #1
    Catalog Code: DVD0062FX

    Featuring a tornado against the Tarrasch Defence, the Advance Caro-Kann, and the O'Kelly Sicilian
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 62 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #1

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2
    Catalog Code: DVD0063FX

    Featuring the Pseudo-Tromp, Fried Liver and Laskers Defence in the QGD.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings
    Catalog Code: DVD0065RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 70 - Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision
    Catalog Code: DVD0070RM

    On this DVD Roman, with the help of World Computer Champion Rybka, takes on and refutes popular lines in the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine Defenses. Roman presented Rybka with some of his creative ideas and came up with lines that were equal or favorable for Black.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 70 - Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3
    Catalog Code: DVD0072FX

    IM Andrew Martin will teach you how to be successful in the Opening. Martin discusses the advantages of developing your pieces early, following basic opening principles, having a plan and controlling the center.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 92 - Staggering Novelties that Rewrite Modern Opening Pages
    Catalog Code: DVD0092RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 92 - Staggering Novelties that Rewrite Modern Opening Pages

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    Secret Weapons of Champions - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0039CB

    Modern middlegame theory does not exist in written form. That is why players and trainers have to go back to the old recommendation by Nimzowitsch – to study typical positional methods. But who is better placed to teach us about their own powerful weapons than the great champions of the past?
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    Secret Weapons of Champions - Adrian Mikhalchishin

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    Opening Lab
    Catalog Code: WIN0081CV

    This is a perfect opening manual. It features a theoretical review of all the chess openings, which are illustrated by instructive games of the greatest chess players.
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    Opening Lab

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    Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES
    Catalog Code: WIN0112CV

    This product features seven volumes of Modern Chess Opening series, covering almost all chess openings. The series provide detailed classification and contain a lot of training material.
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    Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES

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    ABC of the Chess Openings - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: WIN0126CB

    In the all new ‘ABC of Chess Openings‘ International Master Andrew Martin explores the diverse possibilities available to everyone in the opening phase of the game.
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    ABC of the Chess Openings - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition

    Regular Price: $36.95

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    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0129CB

    If you want to win with Black, you must decide which is the best strategy to achieve your aim.
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    My Best Games with Black - Alexei Shirov

    Regular Price: $43.95

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    POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0162CB

    This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening play so that you can begin the game off the right foot.
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    POWER PLAY - Start Right - Daniel King - VOLUME 4

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    Winning in 20 Moves
    Catalog Code: WIN0199CB

    This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
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    Winning in 20 Moves

    Regular Price: $27.95

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    A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0238CB

    On this DVD Nigel Davies addresses this issue by demonstrating a simple and easy to learn opening system designed for the busy person.
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    A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies

    Regular Price: $36.95

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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0320CB

    In this video, experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the King's Indian, Nimzo Indian, Queen's Indian, and Bogo Indian.
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    CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - Indian Defences - VOLUME 4

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    First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0328CB

    First Steps in Positional Play attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess.
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    First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin

    Regular Price: $26.95

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    Opening Repertoire for the Positional Player - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0351CB

    Do you like positional chess? Have you ever dreamed of playing the most stable openings that leave your tactical opponent with nothing but a cramped position? In this DVD, FM Valeri Lilov will present you with a complete opening repertoire for both White and Black, consisting of various solid opening systems leading to stable and flexible positions and providing many opportunities for intricate manoeuvring and creative planning! Some of these great openings include certain lines in the English Opening and the Queen's Gambit, as well as whole opening systems like the Torre Attack for White. On the other hand, the Classical Variation and the Bronstein-Larsen Variation in the Caro-Kann are two of the many great lines FM Lilov has selected for Black. Let one of the best coaches on the internet guide you through the maze of positional chess where none of your tactical opponents' tricks will work! Learn how to take advantage of your positional style of play with the help of the Tiger. Video running time: 4 hours System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard Return Information for Software & DVDs Computer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, sealed packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
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    Opening Repertoire for the Positional Player - Valeri Lilov

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    Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14
    Catalog Code: DVD0014CL

    Dzindzichashvili offers his analysis and insight on openings, covering aggressive play, tricks, traps and sound and unsound practices.
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    Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14

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