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      King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26
      Catalog Code: DVD0026CL

      IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Masschusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He playes in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix.
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      King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26

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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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      Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38
      Catalog Code: DVD0038CL

      International Master Bill Paschall introduces and shows how to effectively use the Smyslov against both e5 and c5 structures. Gives practical advice for defense as well
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      Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38

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      King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84
      Catalog Code: DVD0084CL

      GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including The Mar del Plata variation of the King's Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess.
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      King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84

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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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      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

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      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

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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

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      Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97
      Hosted by IM Attila Turzo
      Catalog Code: DVD0097CL

      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.
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      Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97

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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

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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
      Catalog Code: DVD0064CL

      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.
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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64

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      The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102
      Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
      Catalog Code: DVD0102CL

      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.
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      The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102

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      A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79
      Catalog Code: DVD0079CL

      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.
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      A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79

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      The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22
      Catalog Code: DVD0022CL

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn earned his third GM norm and the title GM after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, awarded to the top American Player under 25 years old earning $64,000, Eugene also led the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore County to a few Pan American championships from 1998-2002.
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      The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22

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      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

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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
      Catalog Code: DVD0067CL

      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.
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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

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      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

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      An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
      With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
      Catalog Code: DVD0092CL

      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.
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      An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92

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      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

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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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      Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74
      Catalog Code: DVD0074CL

      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.
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      Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74

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      The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72
      Catalog Code: DVD0072CL

      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.
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      The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72

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      First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin
      Catalog Code: WIN0328CB

      First Steps in Positional Play attempts to equip the viewer with all the information he or she needs to begin to tackle this aspect of chess.
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      First Steps in Opening Play - Andrew Martin

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      Winning in 20 Moves
      Catalog Code: WIN0199CB

      This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
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      Winning in 20 Moves

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      1. nc3 van geet
      Catalog Code: WIN0168CB

      This CD represents both a basic van Geet openings manual and an up-to-date theoretical database, designed to serve both average and advanced players.
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      1. nc3 van geet

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      French Defense
      The Solid Rubinstein Variation
      Catalog Code: B0076RE

      This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal." From International Master John Watson's Foreword
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      French Defense

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      How to Play Nimzo
      Catalog Code: WIN0163CB

      The Nimzo-Indian can well be called the opening of the world champions.
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      How to Play Nimzo

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      Queen's Gambit Orthodox
      Catalog Code: WIN0195CB

      The Orthodox Queens Gambit is one of the most solid openings which you can play against 1.d4
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      Queen's Gambit Orthodox

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      Bogo-Indian
      Catalog Code: WIN0179CB

      The Bogo-Indian (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+) stands out for two reasons: the concept behind the opening is simple and therefore easy to learn; and the Bogo-Indian has the reputation of being a reliable drawing weapon (statistically backed up by a high number of draws with it).
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      Bogo-Indian

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      The 3... Qd8 Scandinavian - Simple and Strong
      Catalog Code: B0069RE

      The world's oldest opening variation, 3...Qd8 in the Scandinavian Defense, has resurfaced in the last decade to give players at all levels a winning edge. Whether you prefer a sharp tactical game or slower positional maneuvering, the 3...Qd8 Scandinavian provides a genuine alternative for club players and grandmasters seeking to play for a win from the outset.
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      The 3... Qd8 Scandinavian - Simple and Strong

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      The Modern Morra Gambit
      A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0054RE

      In this completely revised second edition, the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle. Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them.
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      The Modern Morra Gambit

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      Sicilian Dragon 1
      Catalog Code: WIN0151CB

      When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenko‘s CD Dragon 1.
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      Sicilian Dragon 1

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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0027RE

      In 1998 a slim volume by IM John Donaldson explored the crafting of a sophisticated but easily assimilated group of interrelated opening strategies intending to establish small but lasting advantages. The result, A Strategic Opening Repertoire was an instant success. Now this second edition, revised by Danish FM Carsten Hansen with the assistance of John Donaldson, is greatly expanded - twice the size, with many more games and detailed explanations.
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      A Strategic Opening Repertoire

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      Nimzo-Indian Defense: The Easy Way - Jacob Aagaard
      Catalog Code: WIN0090CB

      On this DVD Danish IM Jacob Aagaard introduces you to the secrets of the Nimzoindian Defence.
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      Nimzo-Indian Defense: The Easy Way - Jacob Aagaard

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      Paulsen System
      Catalog Code: WIN0172CB

      The CD offers to the player of the black pieces an almost complete repertoire against 1.e4, but is also well suited to the player with White, since the author also offers the latter his recommendations.
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      Paulsen System

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      Chigorin Defense
      Catalog Code: WIN0159CB

      On master level, the Chigorin Defence has been played relatively seldom, and probably that's one of the reasons why it has been analysed less intensively than other openings.
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      Chigorin Defense

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