Popular Chess Openings
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Here David analyzes the Gruenfeld which he considers is reaching its height of popularity. David examples a popular line the Russian Gruenfeld and the Anti-Gruenfeld where white plays F3 on move 3.
Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105
The King's Indian is one of the biggest openings in modern chess theory. Roman will give you the best lines for Black to play against all of White's responses. This will get you reasonable positions and a clear plan to follow. Roman will teach you how to play one of the most aggressive openings for Black.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 21 - The Easy Way to Play the King's Indian Defense
On this DVD, Roman recommends the Accelerated Dragon for Black against e4. Roman has achieved great success at the highest level using the Accelerated Dragon and now he brings you his unplublished updates, new ideas and novelties. This is a great follow up to Romans earlier coverage of the Accelerated Dragon & King's Indian Defense.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian
On this DVD, Roman will explain, move by move, highly instructional and amazing King's Indian games played by some of the world's greatest players.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 49 - Magnificent Instructional Masterpieces in the King's Indian Defense
Larry recommends the Samisch as the most aggressive and dangerous opening against The King's Indian. Roman and Larry bring you years of tournament experience involving The Samisch. So If you are tired of being pushed around by the King's Indian--this attack opening is for you!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 59 - Attacking the King's Indian Defense with the Samisch
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili shows some unconventional and easy to learn ways to play King's Indian defense.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 101 - Quick and Easier Way to Learn the King's Indian Defense
IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Masschusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He playes in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix.
King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26
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.
King's Indian Masterpieces - Chess Lecture - Volume 27
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
GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including The Mar del Plata variation of the King's Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess.
King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84
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
International Master David Vigorito explains many variations of the King’s Indian including: Orthodox Variation: Modern System, Bayonet Attack, Glek Defense. Favored by Fischer and Kasparov, the King’s Indian is a modern dynamic opening, exceptionally complex. A popular choice since its introduction into competitive chess in the early 20th century. This DVD is a continuation of David’s series on the subject ( See King’s Indian for Black for the first 5 lectures.) PGN’s Included
King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
Opening Trends series, David - who calls the King's Indian "The Great Equalizer" - analyzes the King’s Indian, Samisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it. He also looks at the trendy new ideas for White in the Bayonet, and a topical line for Black in the Bayonet, and reviews Carlsen playing the Averbakh Variation and a line that Nakamura plays in the KID.
Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104
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
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 43 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Caro Kann, Alekhine & French Defense
Not much has been changed in those openings in past 30-40 years. With the help of Rybka , Roman injects new life in those ancient openings giving some original approach understanding of initiative and sacrifice of a pawn.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 80 - Reversing of Well Established Evaluations in the Giuoco Piano & 2 Knights Defense
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili bring you the latest in opening theory and reveal the killer traps and super sharp lines for the 1. e4 Players
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 91 - Practical Killer Traps & Super Sharp Lines for the 1. e4 Player
On this DVD, Roman will give you an easy-to-follow opening plan where you will get a clear advantage against the Pirc/Modern Defense and at the same time severely limit your opponent's counterplay. Roman uses a timely a4 and h3 line to achieve fantastic results at the highest level.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 25 - The Easy Way to Beat the Pirc Modern Defense
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - BLACK. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman give you the best and most solid responses for Black. Based on his own games Roman recommends solid active lines to meet e4, d4, c4, and Nf3. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman gives you the best and most solid responses for BLACK.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 6 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for Black
This DVD features..
* The Contemporary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili continues his coverage of the Nimzo-Indian Defense from Black's perspective, examining systems such as the Saemich Variation (4.a3), the 4.f3 Variation, and important "anti-Huebner" systems such as the Rubenstein (4.e3 c5 5.Nge2), and the Petrosian (4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2).
* The Legendary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a solid Black repertoire based on the Huebner variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. In this video he also covers (from Black's perspective) coverage of the 4.Nf3 Variation (followed by g2-g3) and the Leningrad Variation (4.Bg5).
* Ambushed by the Bogo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a compliment to his Nimzo-Indian repertoire as he shows the viewer how to deal with 3.Nf3 by employing the Bogo Indian (3...Bb4+).
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 34 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire for Black to meet The Queen's Gambit
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili clearly outlines extremely dangerous lines for black in the Petroff Defence. Evolution of this dangerous line for black is easily explained based on games of the top Grandmasters and careful analysis by Roman.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 96 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games to Dismantle the Petroff Defence at the Highest Level
On this DVD, Roman gives you new ideas on how to take a logical approach to opening positons that you have not encounter before. Roman will also give you new unplublish lines for White against the Pirc and Center Counter Qd6 & Qd8 variations. He also covers new lines for Black - playing the Scandinavian Defense and improved lines in the Accelerated Dragon against the f4 Grand Prix Attack and the Closed Scilian. These new lines and additions will put the winning edge back in your game.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 42 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Pirc and Center Counter, and Black side of Scandinavian Defense & Accelerated Dragon
Hosted by IM Attila Turzo
The Pirc Defense sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defense normally refers to the opening 1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6. It is named after the Slovenian International Grandmaster Vasja Pirc.
Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97
White playing the Queen's Gambit can make it very versatile. On this DVD, Roman will bring you a variety of plans using highly instructional games. Using his own games as well as other top GM's, Roman will teach you different ways to play one of the oldest Versatile Openings to date.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 111 - Highly Instructionial Games in The Queen's Gambit Declined
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
This DVD features...
* Blunting the d4 Dagger
GM Dzindzichashvili completes his new Black repertoire against 1.d4 by providing the viewer with methods for combating various White systems such as the Trompowsky, the London, the Torre and the Colle.
* Butchering the Gruenfeld
In his new White repertoire for the 1.d4 player, GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a number of methods for meeting the Gruenfeld. He offers the player with the White pieces the option of meeting the Gruenfeld with a kingside fianchetto (g2-g3, followed by Bf1-g2) or playing systems involving Bc1-g5 or Bc1-f4.
* Queen's Gambit Guillotined
In this video, GM Dzindzichashvili prepares the viewer to handle the White side of the Queen's Gambit. The primary focus of his investigations are the Exchange Variation and his recommendations for meeting the Tarrasch Defense.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 35 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Romans Original d4 Repertoire for White
An isolated pawn or “isolani” is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. Isolated pawns are usually thought of as a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. Many textbook openings create at least one isolated pawn but are nevertheless accepted as orthodox because of the advantages they create. With an isolated pawn you can have improved development and associated opportunities for counter play that offset or even outweigh the weaknesses associated with the pawn's isolation.
Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the Dynamic Reti Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of how some quiet and slow opening positions can turn quickly, with flashy and brilliant tactics, which is the trademark of this dynamic opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 94 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Dynamic Reti Player
Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
In this DVD Eugene demonstrates two interesting lines for white in the Reti and then gives us an example of the Reti in action with his best game in the 2008 Spice cup.
The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka have turned opening theory upside down and overturned the well-established move order for the Giuoco Pian (over 100 years old) and claim a sizeable advantage for white! It's truly amazing to see how a single move that 4 different grandmasters (including World Champion Anatoly Karpov} considered Harmless is in-fact completely dominating and leading to a superior game for White.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 84 - Rybka's Quest for Replacing the Ruy Lopez
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
Roman gives you 2 of his secret opening weapons:
The New Revolutionary Sicilian
Roman has beaten the top players in the world with this unknown variation of the Sicilian. This is a tested powerful line and gives Black an advantage in the opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 17 - Unbeatable Secret Weapons For Black
Produced at the International Chess Festival held in Las Vegas at the National Open. In the first part of the DVD, Roman covers less common lines in the Scandinavian Defense. This lecture complements the material contained in Volume 17 in the Roman's Lab series. In the second part of the lecture, Roman gives you an introduction to an opening he has played for 20 years and one Fischer's favorites - the King's Indian Attack. This DVD is a prelude to Volume 28 where Roman will cover this flexible opening in more depth. Black cannot prevent you from playing your standard set-up. Roman explains Whites ideas and plans and how to achieve good positions.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 24 - Live from the Las Vegas National Open
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 68 - Qd6 Scandinavian #1 Underestimated Weapon for Black Against 1. e4