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    The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55
    Catalog Code: DVD0055CL

    The French Defense: Guimard Variation is a chess opening 3... Nc6 is known as the Guimard Variation: after 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 Black will exchange White's cramping e-pawn next move by ...f6. However, Black does not exert any pressure on d4 because he cannot play ...c5, so White should maintain a slight advantage, with 6. Be2 or 6. Nb3.Grandmaster Guimard was a 3 time chess champion in Argentina.
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    The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55

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    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75
    Catalog Code: DVD0075CL

    The Steinitz is a variation for white against the French Defense . The Steinitz is an attacking scheme in particular against the Classical Variation of the French Defense. Here GM Jesse Kraai gives a clear explanation of the plans for black and the pitfalls to avoidRecommended for Intermediate Players
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    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75

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    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89
    Recommended for Intermediate - Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: DVD0089CL

    GM Jesse Kraai, an expert on the French defense, demonstrates and gives excellent advice on how to deal with multiple variations of the French including Classical, MacCutcheon, Winawer, Burn and Rubinstein.
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    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

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    Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0105CL

    Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Here David analyzes the Gruenfeld which he considers is reaching its height of popularity. David examples a popular line the Russian Gruenfeld and the Anti-Gruenfeld where white plays F3 on move 3.
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    Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105

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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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    Rubinstein and the Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 122
    by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0122CL

    Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1880 –1961) was a Polish chess Grandmaster at the beginning of the 20th century. In his youth, he astonished the chess world, defeating many famous players, including Capablanca and Schlecthter. .Rubinstein originated the Rubinstein System against the Tarrasch Defense variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. See Rubsinstein employ his system in games against Tarrasch, Marshall, Cohn and Capablanca.
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    Rubinstein and the Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 122

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    Queen's Indian - Theory and Practice - 4.g3, Plan 4.. Ba6, 5. b3 b5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 125
    Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz
    Catalog Code: DVD0125CL

    GM Kritz outlines several variations of the Queens’s Indian including The Main line and the Main Modern Line. Including 4.g3. Plan 4....Ba6.5.b3 b5 The Queen's Indian is regarded as the sister opening of the Nimzo-Indian, since both openings aim to impede White's efforts to gain full control of the center by playing e2–e4.
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    Queen's Indian - Theory and Practice - 4.g3, Plan 4.. Ba6, 5. b3 b5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 125

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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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    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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