Popular Chess Openings
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
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
On this new chess DVD Roman brings you the latest theoretical novelties from the chess opening, along with new ideas and missed opportunities in the dynamic and popular King's Indian Defense. Chess players who face either side of Bobby Fischer's favorite chess opening will benefit from Roman's unpublished research and analysis - all taken from recent high level Grandmaster chess games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 113 - Latest in The King's Indian: New Ideas, Missed Opportunities & Novelties
On this new chess DVD Roman brings you the latest theoretical novelties in the Nimzo-Indian chess opening. Based on chess games played in the last 12-18 months between top Grandmasters, Roman explains many new ideas and surprise reversals of previous chess opening theory - evaluations that no longer apply! A very instructive chess DVD for any player looking to tackle this solid chess opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 112 - Significant Changes is Some Critical Positions of the Nimzo-Indian
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
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 Martin
Running Time: Over 85 Minutes
The 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
Bored with Black against 1.d4? Then unleash the Chigorin Defence, the deadly specialty of rising Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With so little theory and such dynamic positions, the Chigorin represents one of Black's last untamed frontiers against 1.d4 !
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 55 - Untamed Chigorin
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
International Master Andrew Martin will teach you how to handle this simple yet effective opening for White against all of Black's replies. The London System is a solid opening a can be a very difficult opening for black to beat.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 75 - The London System
M Andrew Martin, author of the book Hippopotamus Rises, brings you an original and provocative opening for Black. He will take you through a series of games teaching you the ideas behind the opening for both Black and White. In this system, Black meets all of White's responses with 1...b6 followed by a timely g6. The Hippopotamus offers everyone a chance to play chess in an original and interesting way. Black plays his pawns up to the third rank (lying low in the water like the hippopotamus himself), perhaps fianchettoes both Bishops and bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 76 - The Hippo
It's not quite a Pirc or Modern Defense, it has the fighting and counter-punching of the King's Indian, and may also transpose into a very playable line of the Philidor.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 81 - The Lion
It will happen to you one day and when you least expect it. An opponent will confront you with an unusual opening ( 1. b3, 1. b4, 1. a3, 1. Nc3, 1. g3, 1. g4 or 1. f4) and suddenly you haven't got anything prepared!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 91 - A Repertoire for Black Against Unusual Openings
On this groundbreaking Foxy Openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin turns the spotlight on the under-appreciated Blumenfeld Gambit - 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5!?
This is a sound and exciting way to try to get the initiative as Black and has become increasingly popular with aggressive players, including a number of the world's leading Grandmasters.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 95 - The Blumenfeld Gambit