Popular Chess Openings
Life Master Dana Mackenzie explains a system that he developed originally to defeat the computer program ''Fritz.'' It was also played by Swedish correspondence player Arne Bryntse in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, Mackenzie's victory over IM David Pruess in 2006 is believed to be the first appearance of the Bryntse Gambit in an over-the-board master game.
Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
GM Bryan Smith explores A fresh, relatively unexplored system for white to surprise Sicilian players ! In depth 4 part series that will help you take your opponents outside the book.
Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
25% of all club level games begin with the Sicilian and 17% of all grandmaster games begin with the Sicilian. Dennis gives you tools for dealing with the Sicilian, an essential skill for every serious chess player.
An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
In this DVD Bryan explains the sacrifices with both the Scheveningen ''small center'' structure of pawns on d6 and e6 and as well as the Sicilian Dragon.
The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
A pawn is said to be poisoned because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage and or the loss of material l. The best known of these is a line of the Sicillian Defense, Najdorf Variation. One of the pioneers of this line was David Bronstein, who tied the 1951World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik 12–12.
The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
by IM Bill Paschall
The Rossolimo Variation, 3.Bb5, is a well-respected alternative to 3.d4. Originally criticized by Kasparov but later played by him.
Dealing with the Bishop to b5 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 127
by IM David Vigorito and IM Bryan Smith
The Dragon is one of the main lines of the Sicillian where Black fianchettoes their bishop on the h8–a1 diagonal. The line is one of the sharpest variations of the Sicilian, making it one of the sharpest of all chess openings.
Studies in: The Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 132
The Meran is one of the most critical variations of the ever popular Semi-Slav Defense. David is a renowned expert and published author of theoretical works on the Semi-Slav Defense. First played in 1906 , today the Meran requires up to date theoretical knowledge.
Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74
GM Kraai explains how white can use an often underestimated variation for white against the trendy Slav. This line definitely contains a drop of poison! Used by such top players as : Gm's Lajos Portisch and Vadim Milov,, to crack the defenses of Black's most popular Defense to the Queen's Gambit.
The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72
Presented by GM Bryan Smith, IM David Vigorito, FM Dennis Monokroussos, LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
The Vienna Game is an chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 The original idea behind the Vienna Game was to play a delayed King’s Gambit with f4. In modern play White often plays more quietly (for example by fianchetto his king's bishop with g3 and Bg2). This DVD covers several variations of the Vienna game including the Mieses and Frankenstein-Dracula Variation. IM Vigorito goes into all of the reasons why you may not want to play the Vienna game.
Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150
The Bogo-Indian Defense is a very effective surprise weapon for black against 1. d4. The Bogo-Indian is a popular opening at the Grandmaster level however it is very uncommon at the beginner and intermediate levels because many of the positional concepts are advanced and difficult to grasp at first glance. ¨Crushing White – The Bogo-Indian Defense¨ features one of the world´s leading experts in this complicated chess opening – GM Damian Lemos – explaining the positional fundamentals with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart.
Crushing White - the Bogo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
Chess Opening systems examined include the Stonewall and the Colle-Zukertort, along with possible transpositions to the Kovacevic system against the King's Indian and Grunfeld set-ups. It is very unlikely that any opponent, at club level, will have done work on these chess openings at all.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 135 - Stonewall and Colle-Zukertort Systems
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.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls
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
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 60 - Dirty Tricks #1
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!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2
Featuring a tornado against the Tarrasch Defence, the Advance Caro-Kann, and the O'Kelly Sicilian
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 62 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #1
Featuring the Pseudo-Tromp, Fried Liver and Laskers Defence in the QGD.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3
Volume 1: Chess opening Principles. Demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of openings variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. You'll learn all about fast development, centralization, mobility, and defense, all of which will help you get a good position which will lead directly into a playable middle game. 20 chapters, 90 minutes.
Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles
On This DVD GM Gareev will take you through the thought process on how to play Chess Opening’s when you are faced with unfamiliar lines and positions. Even GM’s can get surprised in the openings with new moves and novelties. GM Gareev will give teach you the thought process behind how to find the best move in unknown positions. Opening ideas and strategies covered are easily explained so that you can understand and immediately apply this new found knowledge to your own games.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 152 - How to Think And Play the Chess Openings Like a GrandMaster
A two volume chess course by IM Andrew Martin. On these DVDs, FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin will teach you what you need to know and what to do for success in the opening. This volume tackles basic ideas of the opening in chess, the techniques needed and most importantly the mental approach required for winning opening play.
Foxy Openings - Volume 164 - Opening Ideas and Techniques for Young and Improving Players - Vol. 1
This DVD features GM Jon Levitt's own brand new super-sharp system 1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5 - the Clarendon Court Defence. Levitt first tried this system in the 1994 New York Open, and since then GM Tukmakov has used it to beat GM Lputian, and this video contains a mountain of the author's home analysis.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 1 - A Complete Defence to 1. d4
Now you need no longer fear those insidious Flank Openings. IM Andrew Martin recommends his favorite Old Indian system which you can use against all the Flank Openings and also 1.d4.And along the way you will discover the secrets that he has used to score countless victories against grandmaster opposition.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 6 - Anti-Flank Openings (Old Indian System)
International Master Andrew MartinRunning Time: Over 85 MinutesThe Benko Gambit offers Black clear-cut attacking territory without having to memorize mountains of theory. This video volume covers lines in which White accepts the gambit pawn. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 12 - Benko Gambit Accepted
The Benko Gambit offers Black clear-cut attacking territory without having to memorize mountains of theory. This Benko video volume covers lines in which White declines the gambit pawn.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 13 - Benko Gambit Declined
IM Andrew Martin sounds the charge. There's nothing quite like it! Not for the faint-hearted, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit terrifies opponents and will spice up your chess life!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 14 - Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
A darling of great attacking players such as Marshall and Spielman, the Danish Gambit has recently been revived by GMs Hector and Tisdall. They have successfully challenged some of the old assessments of the line, and in this video, GM Nigel Davies tells you all you need to know to wield the sizzling Danish with deadly effect!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 21 - Dashing Danish
This video features the ''Kangaroo'' variation devised by GM Tony Miles and played against Karpov and Shirov. GM Plaskett is a leading expert in this hyper-modern defence and he assesses all the critical lines. In addition, Plaskett analyzes new ideas to rip apart the White center that he has successfully used in his own games.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 22 - English Defence
Nc6 is a combative and highly aggressive riposte to 1.e4. Against the critical 2. d4, Black's best plan is to stike out with the uncompromising 2...e5! and against White's second move alternatives, the author plots a distinctive Nimzowitsch course. Championed and refined by GM Tony Miles, the modern Nimzowitsch is the perfect weapon for club players.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 40 - Nimzowitsch Defence (1...Nc6)
1.e4 e5 2.Bb5! Look forward to the wicked Portuguese Gambit or a super-charged King's Gambit position. A shock opening that is eminently sound. Part 1: Main Line 2...c6 3.Ba4
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 41 - Portuguese (1. e4 e5 2. Bb5)
As played by Nigel Short against Garry Kasparov - 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 is a relatively new system with some high-class adherents. Completely sound, it leads to dynamic and unbalanced middlegames. The defense has the considerable merit of sidestepping standard theory, and is a favorite of Anand and Speelman. GM James Plaskett analyses Black's best plans against all possible White set-ups.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 47 - Sidestep
The Torre Attack gives White the opportunity to build up a promising position with terrific latent attacking potential. White dictates the play from move 3 with this positionally well-motivated system. Even players like Karpov and Anand have been caught off guard by surprise Torre onslaughts!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 50 - Torre Attack
A survey of the modern Trompowski. GM James Plaskett assesses the development of theory in this system and explains new plans that the top players are now adopting. His favorite variations frequently involve gambit play by White.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 51 - Trompowski
Red-hot material for those who enjoy original and attacking lines. GM Julian Hodgson continues to terrorize super-GMs with his own Trompowski theory. Here he gives away his secrets in the critical main line 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5! Ne4 3.Bf4. These new main lines of the Tromp are as weird and wonderful as ever. Fun to play and extremely potent!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 52 - Trompowski-Main Line
Repertoire for White with 1.d4. The tentacles of the Trompowski now reach out to 1...d5, keeping those Slav and Queen's Gambit players off balance. Independent theory developed by super-grandmasters that you will struggle to find in opening books!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 53 - Trompowski-Pseudo
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