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    The Definitive French Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
    Catalog Code: DVD004CLC

    This Collection Includes: - Insights Into the French Defense - The French Defense for White - New Ideas in the French Defense - A System Against the French - a6/b5 Against the French Steintz - The French Defense: Guimard Variation 8.9 Hours 25 Lectures
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    The Definitive French Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture

    Regular Price: $115.95

    Special Price $99.95

    The Definitive King's Indian Defense Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
    Catalog Code: DVD001CLC

    This Collection Includes: - A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - The Kings Indian for Black - King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack GM Eugene Perelshteyn - King's Indian: Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - King's Indian Masterpieces 11.5 Hours 24 Lectures
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    The Definitive King's Indian Defense Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture

    Regular Price: $115.95

    Special Price $99.95

    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs - Chess Lecture - 6 DVD Set
    Catalog Code: DVD0012CL

    NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ''Fischer boom'' of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs - Chess Lecture - 6 DVD Set

    $99.00
    Kasparov on the King’s Indian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 115
    by IM John Paul-Wallace
    Catalog Code: DVD0115CL

    The King's Indian Defense was one of World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov’s important weapons throughout his career. Kasparov introduced innumerable new King's Indian ideas into tournament practice and has won outstanding victories against many of the world's leading players using the KID. In this exciting 8 lecture series John-Paul examines Kasparovs use of the KID in games with Kavalek, Bareev, Kamsky, ljubojevic, Timman, Gheorghiu, Shirov, Kavalek.
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    Kasparov on the King’s Indian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 115

    $49.95
    Modern Themes in the Benoni - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 66
    Catalog Code: DVD0066CL

    The Modern Benoni was invented in 1927 by Frank Marshall at the New York Chess Tournament. Marshall played it twice, first for a draw against Capablanca, and again later losing to Aron Nimzowitch whom labeled the Modern Benoni an ''unfortunate extravagance'' in his annotations. In the 1950s interest in the system revived, as the King's Indian Defense gained in popularity among Soviet players and their investigations branched into related opening systems such as the Benoni. The imbalance inherent in the pawn structure of the Modern Benoni and the counter-chances this implies for Black appeals to aggressive players.
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    Modern Themes in the Benoni - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 66

    $49.95
    Studies in: The Najdorf Sicilian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 130
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0130CL

    The Sicilian is known as the “Cadillac or Rolls Royce'' of chess openings. The Najdorf version of the opening is named after the Polish-Argentine Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf. Over the years many players have lived by the Najdorf most notably Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. The Najdorf begins: 1. E4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 NF6 5. Nc3 a6 David takes us through several variations including 6.g3, 6.Bg5, and several lines of play for Black with modern twists.
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    Studies in: The Najdorf Sicilian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 130

    $49.95
    Slav Defense with 4... a6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 39
    2 DVD Collection
    Catalog Code: DVD0039CL

    Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz. The a6 Slav occurs after 4...a6. Black seeks an early b5, either before or after capturing at c4. Chebanenko Slav Defense aka Chameleon is a current and very popular strategy between players who want a flexible position against 1.d4, or want to disorient White.
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    Slav Defense with 4... a6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 39

    $49.95
    The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73
    Catalog Code: DVD0073CL

    David is a renowned expert and author on the English opening. The English is a popular choice among beginners and club players. This series takes it to the next levelRecommended for Intermediate – Advanced Players
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    The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73

    $49.95
    The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147
    Catalog Code: DVD0147CL

    The MacCutcheon Variation is one of the sharpest and most exciting variations in the French. In this variation, the second player ignores White's threat of e4-e5 and instead plays 4... Bb4. The main line continues: 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4. At this point Black may play 8...g6, which weakens the kingside dark squares but keeps the option of castling queenside, or 8...Kf8.
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    The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147

    $49.95
    Studies in: The Stonewall - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 143
    Catalog Code: DVD0143CL

    The Stonewall defense or attack is a variation of the Queen’s Pawn Game, and is generally characterized by White playing his pawns to d4 & e3, playing Bd3, Nd2, and then playing Pawns to c3 and then f4; although the moves are not always played in that order. The Stonewall is a system White heads for a very specific Pawn formation, rather than try to memorize long lines of different variations.
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    Studies in: The Stonewall - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 143

    $49.95
    A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17
    Catalog Code: DVD0017CL

    IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Billw as the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Two-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM's in tournament play.
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    A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17

    $49.95
    Studies in: The Petrov Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 129
    Hosted by the Masters of ChessLecture
    Catalog Code: DVD0129CL

    Petrov's Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Game and Russian Defence) is a chess opening characterized by the following moves: 1. E4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 Though it has a reputation for being dull, the Petrov offers many possibilities for Black. Grandmasters Karpov, Yusupov, Smyslov, Marshall, Krammik and Pillsbury have frequently played the Petrov as Black.
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    Studies in: The Petrov Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 129

    $49.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148
    Catalog Code: DVD0148CL

    The Ragozin Variation (ECO code D37–D39) occurs after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4. An important line in this variation is the Vienna variation where the game continues: 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4. On this DVD, the host covers D38 sometimes called the Alekhine Variation.
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148

    $49.95
    The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95
    By FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0095CL

    The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen's Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna. As the appreciation for positional play increased and was developed by both Steinitz and Tarrasch the Queen's Gambit grew more popular. The Queen's Gambit is still frequently played and it remains an important part of many grandmasters opening repertoires.
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    The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95

    $49.95
    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)
    A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0142GB

    The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand.
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    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

    $29.95
    Win With The Stonewall Dutch
    Rock Solid or Flexible - Your Choice!
    Catalog Code: B0137GB

    The Stonewall Dutch is a traditional favourite amongst club players, as it offers Black ready-made attacking plans on the kingside. As Grandmaster Bent Larsen has noted, the Dutch also has the tendency to 'bring out the coward' in opponents, giving it an added practical sting. However, up until the late 1980s, the Stonewall wasn't fully trusted at grandmaster level, despite its earlier use by Alekhine and Botvinnik. Black's attacking plans were too one-sided, and White's methods too well worked out.
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    Win With The Stonewall Dutch

    $29.95
    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Flexible Repertoire To Take Your Opponents Out Of Their Comfort Zone
    Catalog Code: B0184GB

    In this book, highly experienced chess opening writer Graham Burgess presents a repertoire based on 1 d4 and Nf3 with precisely those aims. Black’s possibilities for counterplay - and sharp gambit play - are kept to a minimum. Our aim is to give Black exactly the type of position he doesn’t want. If he is seeking blocked positions with pawn-chains, we’ll keep the game fluid. If he wants complex strategy, we’ll attack him with simple piece-play. Simplifications? No thanks, we’ll keep the pieces on and intensify the battle. Gambits? Hardly, as we simply prevent most of them!
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    A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $29.95
    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Complete Plan of Attack with 1. d4 and 2. c4
    Catalog Code: B0181GB

    Such has been the acclaim for John Watson's ground-breaking works on modern chess strategy and his insightful opening books, that it is only natural that he now presents a strategic opening repertoire.
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    A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $26.95
    Understanding the Sicilian
    Practical lessons and Detailed Analysis from a Lifelong Sicilian Warrior
    Catalog Code: B0197GB

    Mikhail Golubev has played the Sicilian as Black and White for the whole of his chess career, specializing in the sharpest and most aggressive systems. Here he presents the whole undiluted truth – as best he sees it – about this most popular and cut-throat of openings.
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    Understanding the Sicilian

    $26.95
    Understanding The Marshall Attack
    A Layman's Guide to the Supergrandmasters' Favourite Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0160GB

    The Marshall Attack is a chess opening like no other. Rather than subjecting himself to the 'Spanish torture' so typical in the Ruy Lopez, Black simply gives away a centre pawn. But in return, he gets long-term attacking chances and activity that can persist well into the endgame.
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    Understanding The Marshall Attack

    $23.95
    Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0091GB

    Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
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    Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni

    $23.95
    Understanding the Scandinavian
    A Reliable and Challenging System for Black
    Catalog Code: B0191GB

    The appeal of the Scandinavian Defence is easy to understand: it is very forcing and Black is virtually guaranteed to get his desired structure. There are no annoying Anti-Scandinavians' to study! This thoroughly modern guide focuses on these new approaches, while also covering the more traditional main lines.
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    Understanding the Scandinavian

    $23.50
    Attack with Black
    A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
    Catalog Code: B0182GB

    Aveskulov examines all of White's options and move-orders after 1 d4 Nf6, and shows an aggressive reply to each of them.
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    Attack with Black

    $22.95
    My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez
    Unpublished Ideas and Analysis from Decades of Elite-level Chess
    Catalog Code: B0198GB

    In this book, he opens his extensive opening files and presents the most important games and unused novelties in the Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Game). He also explains the strategies and ideas behind these lines, and places the key games in their historical settings. Anecdotes abound, as do reflections on his key rivals, including Fischer, Karpov, Tal, Larsen, Spassky and Timman.
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    My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez

    $21.95
    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
    Catalog Code: DVD0081CL

    In part 2 of the series IM Valeri Lilov examines a sharp repertoire for both black and white. A complete system you can employ in your own games! Valeri's take on theory is both aggressive and based on sound strategic principles. He examines White e 4 and one good line of play for all of Black's possible responses with the Budapest Gambit. Also, how White can respond to the Budapest Gambit and how to respond to deviations on most of the various openings including with the Grand Prix attack.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

    $19.95
    King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83
    Catalog Code: DVD0083CL

    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
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    King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83

    $19.95
    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0114CL

    The Panov–Botvinnik Attack begins with the move 4.c4. It is named after Vasily Panov and the world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. This system often leads to typical isolated queen’s pawn (IQP) positions, with White obtaining rapid development, a grip on e5, and kingside attacking chances to compensate for the long-term structural weakness of the isolated d4-pawn. Here Bill shows you a system that has become the standard for experienced players.
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    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114

    $19.95
    A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Quick-to-Learn King's Pawn Repertoire with Healthy Development and Attacking Chances
    Catalog Code: B0193GB

    By carefully choosing variations that lead to similar structures, IM Sam Collins has put together a powerful repertoire book ideal for players with limited study time. White opens with 1 e4 and develops his pieces to natural squares, seeking open lines and the initiative.
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    A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $19.95
    The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21
    Catalog Code: DVD0021CL

    IM Attila Turzo currently resides in Hungary. Attila became an international Master at age 18, and was hungarian Junior Champion at 19. He has won first place in more than ten international tournaments. Attila has been a professional chess coah since 2001.
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    The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21

    $19.95
    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9
    Catalog Code: DVD0009CL

    NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ''Fischer boom'' of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9

    $19.95
    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0098CL

    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.
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    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98

    $19.95
    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

    $19.95
    Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20
    Catalog Code: DVD0020CL

    GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
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    Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20

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    How to Beat the Petrov with the Cochrane Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 134
    by GM Jesse Kraai and GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0134CL

    John Cochrane was a strong nineteenth century Scottish chess master ranked only below the well-known Howard Staunton the designer of modern chess pieces. Cochrane was known name in the Calcutta chess club as he played there while he lived in India. The first appearance of the Cochrane gambit against the Petrov's defense was in 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee.
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    How to Beat the Petrov with the Cochrane Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 134

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    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0157CL

    Learn an aggressive and effective repertoire against the Sicilian Kan, Najdorf, Dragon, and Classical variations of the Sicilian. Bryan explains the variations that arise in great detail and shows you how to counter.
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    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157

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    Tiger Lilov’s Chess Secrets Volume 1: Opening Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 146
    Catalog Code: DVD0146CL

    IM Valeri shares the lessons he uses for his 1 on 1 personal instruction with his students on opening theory. Learn about the principles of openings, opening initiative, how to play against unfamiliar openings and building your own personal repertoire of openings.
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    Tiger Lilov’s Chess Secrets Volume 1: Opening Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 146

    $19.95

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