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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
by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1880 –1961) was a Polish chess Grandmaster at the beginning of the 20th century. In his youth, he astonished the chess world, defeating many famous players, including Capablanca and Schlecthter. .Rubinstein originated the Rubinstein System against the Tarrasch Defense variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. See Rubsinstein employ his system in games against Tarrasch, Marshall, Cohn and Capablanca.
Rubinstein and the Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 122
by FM Dennis Monokroussos
In this line of the Tarrasch, White forgoes the fianchetto, with its direct play against d5, opting to keep central tension for the moment by playing 4. e3, after which 4... Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 is the normal continuation. Dennis shows us how Black blasts through this and wins the day.
Black's Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 126
Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz
GM Kritz outlines several variations of the Queens’s Indian including The Main line and the Main Modern Line. Including 4.g3. Plan 4....Ba6.5.b3 b5 The Queen's Indian is regarded as the sister opening of the Nimzo-Indian, since both openings aim to impede White's efforts to gain full control of the center by playing e2–e4.
Queen's Indian - Theory and Practice - 4.g3, Plan 4.. Ba6, 5. b3 b5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 125
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played in the Scandinavian Nf6 and the Center-Counter Qxd5. The games includes are very typical of the opening and are extremely helpful for players of all levels.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 95 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Scandinavian Nf6 & Qxd5 Center Counter Player
On this dvd Roman reinvents some of the most popular lines in the center counter. Roman demonstrates, by using some of his own games as examples, new ways to play against lines that previously gave white an edge. There are lots of new hidden possibilities for both sides.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 105 - Remarkable Rejuvination in the Scandinavian
The Scotch & Giuoco openings give White an aggressive tactical repertoire. Roman has revived old lines giving them new ideas. These openings are hard to meet at even the highest level; so sit back and let Roman show you how to get great results with these rarely used openings.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 22 - The Easy Way to Play the Scotch and Giuoco Piano Openings
On this DVD, Roman brings to you his own orginal unpublished new additions to the Scotch and f4 Sicilian. These updates will help you get an edge on counter-improvements made by black. This is a great companion to Roman's earlier DVDs Vol. 22 on the Scotch and Vol. 23 on the f4 Scillian
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian
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
A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
Roman's Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. He spends one hour on the topic of The Dragons Accelerated Return and another hour on The Dragons Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
On this DVD Roman guarantees you very playable positions and some advantages for White against the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you easy-to-learn universal plans and ideas in the opening and middle game. Roman shows you easy-to-remember setups and themes that will leave you well prepared to meet the Sicilian and get an advantage over your opponent!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto
On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
On this DVD Roman, with the aid of Rybka, the world's strongest chess playing program, has revised and updated theory in The Maroczy Bind. Countless hours were spent on recent games played by strong players. These games were then analyzed and refined by Roman and Rybka, thereby creating new, active and unique lines for Black when face with the Maroczy Bind.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 67 - Progressive Way of Handling the Maroczy Bind
Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili using the analysis of the world computer champion Rybka. On this controversial DVD, Roman makes unprecedented claims that the Dragon variation of the Sicilian opening is in dire straits--this despite its recent popularity. Roman says it is fascinating to see how variation-by-variation, White emerges with sizable advantage. All of those variations are supported by Rybkss analysis.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon
On this DVD, Roman and Rybka bring new opening theory to white's sixth move h3 against one of Blacks most popular defences - the Sicilian Najdorf. World Champion Bobby Fischer used the h3 variation to defeat Grandmaster Najdorf himself.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian
On this DVD , Roman will provide you with the latest in opening theory on the Grand Prix, Grunfeld and Accelerated Dragon. Those updates will introduce revolutionary new ideas to these well established openings, adding new approaches and ideas that will make these variations a solid part of your repertoire. A major focus of the DVD is on the Non-fianchetto lines, which are extremely aggressive in nature and have a tendency to lead to dangerous positions for black.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Grand Prix Attack. Roman has selected a number of typical Grand Prix games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka gives a thorough analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games have been selected by Roman because they are very typical for those that feature the Accelerated Dragon: Maroczy Bind and extremely insightful for players of all skill levels. You will see the key ideas of the opening integrated in every game.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
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
On this chess DVD Roman covers current high level games in the Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense. Roman will demonstrate overlooked forced wins for both Black and White right out of the opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf