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    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

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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0112CV

    This product features seven volumes of Modern Chess Opening series, covering almost all chess openings. The series provide detailed classification and contain a lot of training material.
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening Set - All 7 VOLUMES

    $99.95
    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

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    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
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    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 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

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    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

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    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
    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
    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
    The Czech Benoni in ACTION
    Catalog Code: B0108EU

    Had enough of the same old queen’s pawn openings? Afraid of losing just because you forgot White’s latest move 23 novelty in the main lines? In The Czech Benoni in Action, two practitioners of this little-known but sound counterattacking system join forces to show how you can pose novel problems for opponents of all strengths, leaving them to fend for themselves as early as move 3.
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    The Czech Benoni in ACTION

    $24.95
    Openings for Amateurs
    Catalog Code: B0103EU

    Don’t have the time to study opening theory, or to figure out where you’re going wrong with your games? Are you looking for guidance on how to handle the opening so that you can get a playable middlegame? Openings for Amateurs is written with two kinds of chessplayers in mind: average “club” players who can’t afford to learn variations 30 moves deep; and scholastic players looking to take the next step in their chess development.
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    Openings for Amateurs

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    Studies in: Alekhine's Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 145
    Catalog Code: DVD0145CL

    Alekhine's Defense is a hyper-modern chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 NF6. This bizarre defense, introduced by the chess champion Alekhine and later practiced by Gruenfeld, is the extreme in hyper-modern openings because of its unbalanced nature provoking a weakness in White's center pawns.
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    Studies in: Alekhine's Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 145

    $19.95
    Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0104CL

    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.
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    Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104

    $19.95
    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
    Catalog Code: DVD0078CL

    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.
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    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78

    $19.95
    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7
    Catalog Code: DVD0007CL

    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 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7

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    Studies in: The Caro-Kann Defense 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 116
    by IM David Vigorito and IM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0116CL

    David covers the main line and variations including Classical, Advanced for Black. Bryan gives us two lectures on the Fantasy or Tartakower variation.
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    Studies in: The Caro-Kann Defense 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 116

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    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6
    Catalog Code: DVD0006CL

    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 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6

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    Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players - Chess Lecture - Volume 76
    vs 1.c4, then vs 1.Nf3
    Catalog Code: DVD0076CL

    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
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    Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players - Chess Lecture - Volume 76

    $19.95
    DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0130CV

    Learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time.
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    DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders

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    Queens's Gambit Declined - Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 80
    Catalog Code: DVD0080CL

    IM David Vigorito gives an overview of a system advocated by the German master Siegbert Tarrasch in which the main line is: 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6. A complete and active system against the Queen's Gambit
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    Queens's Gambit Declined - Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 80

    $19.95
    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

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    King's Indian Masterpieces - Chess Lecture - Volume 27
    Catalog Code: DVD0027CL

    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.
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    King's Indian Masterpieces - Chess Lecture - Volume 27

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    The Elshad System
    Catalog Code: B0132EU

    You have limited time to devote to chess study, and most of that goes to reviewing your openings to move 25, with all their sidelines. Sound familiar? Here's a solution: surprise your opponent in the first four moves with The Elshad System! In a groundbreaking survey of this emerging counterattack, FM Igor Nemtsev proposes a shocking approach to the closed openings featuring an early ..h7-h6 and ..g7-g5
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    The Elshad System

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    King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 82
    Catalog Code: DVD0082CL

    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.
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    King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 82

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    Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0101CL

    The Caro-Kann is a solid defense against e4. This opening has seen steady growth in popularity in recent years. Employed by such greats such as Kasparov and Karpov. Here David examines some sharp and some simple lines as well as a game where he was beaten in the Caro-Kann.
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    Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101

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    The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0099CL

    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.
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    The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

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    Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10
    Catalog Code: DVD0010CL

    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 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10

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    Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106
    Hosted by GMs Kraai, Perelshteyn, and others
    Catalog Code: DVD0106CL

    The Dutch Defense was employed regularly in the past by Alekhine, Larsen, Morphy and Najdorf. The high-water mark for the Defense occurred in 1951, when both Mikhail Botvinnik, the world champion, and his challenger, David Bronstein, played it in their World Championship match. Not found as often in modern games, but regularly used successfully by GM Hikura Nakamura.
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    Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106

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    Ideas in the Modern Benoni - Chess Lecture - Volume 155
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0155CL

    The Modern Benoni is a very dynamic opening very popular at club level and is still unrefuted. The modern Benoni is a chess opening with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6.and is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns on the queenside. 
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    Ideas in the Modern Benoni - Chess Lecture - Volume 155

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    The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19
    Catalog Code: DVD0019CL

    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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    The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19

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