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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 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
    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice
    A Definitive Study of All Important Openings
    Catalog Code: B0293IS

    Chess Openings Theory and Practice is a remarkable book, unequaled by any book of that era or since. It is not a mere openings book with long columns of moves followed at the end by punctuation marks such as + -- or =. It presents opening ideas and games, often including the first game where each opening was played, plus the history of the opening, the names of famous players who played this opening and the ideas and plans on which the opening is based. It provides ''idea variations''.
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    Chess Openings - Theory and Practice

    $39.95
    Panov Attack in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0127IS

    This opening is played on both sides by the world's strongest chess grandmasters.
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    Panov Attack in Chess

    $32.95
    Chess Archives
    Catalog Code: B0194IS

    Chess Archives was published monthly by a team of Dutch chess opening analysts, headed by former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe. If a new opening trick or trap were discovered, one could be sure it would appear soon in Chess Archives. Readers of established books like Modern Chess Openings could have an unpleasant surprise when a line the were playing had been refuted by new discoveries. That was unlikely to happen to any reader of Chess Archives because the new issues would always contain the latest stuff.
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    Chess Archives

    $29.95
    The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0120IS

    This book presents the indispensable foundations for the understanding of the variations of the chess openings.
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    The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings

    $25.95
    Practical Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0205IS

    Practical Chess Openings is a basic openings book covering all the major openings, in alphabetical order. At the beginning of each section is a general description of the opening and its history, including the names of famous players who played it.
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    Practical Chess Openings

    $25.95
    Theory of Chess Openings - Open Games - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0202IS

    Paul Keres. The theory of chess openings. In two books. Open debuts. Tallinn Estonian state. ed. 1949, 1952. 288 p. Before applying the novelty in the opening, make sure you did not write about it. Keres, half a century ago! In depth study, this work has no equal. Materials offered in the book are systematic sampling, and of course, a critical treatment of the vast material that the theory and practice of chess found mostly in the last half century, and which, taken together, form what is generally accepted to call ''opening theory.'' 48).
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    Theory of Chess Openings - Open Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    $25.95
    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
    Catalog Code: B0121IS

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
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    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

    $25.95
    Winning Chess Traps
    300 Ways to Win In the Opening
    Catalog Code: B0210IS

    A modernized collection of 300 traps in the chess openings used today. The dead wood of traps in unused openings has been cut away and replaced try new traps in the latest openings. Each trap complete in itself-an introductory explanation, opening moves, diagram of position when trap is sprung, concluding moves to check-mate, or decisive win of material. All classes of players, weak or strong, need the vital information in this book to avoid pitfalls or catch an unwary opponent napping.
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    Winning Chess Traps

    $25.95
    Dreispringerspiel bis Königsgambit - GERMAN EDITION
    Moderne Theorie der Schacheröffnungen
    Catalog Code: B0190IS

    Three Knights Game, Four Knights, Italian game, Two Knights, Russian Defence, Vienna Game, including the King's Gambit A new opening book by Keres - which for many chess fans the big event! No doubt rightly, for the well-known Soviet chess grandmaster knows not only how to explain the current state of opening theory, but he has enriched himself with important ideas in the theory of many openings. His basic opening works therefore receive the most recognition worldwide.
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    Dreispringerspiel bis Königsgambit - GERMAN EDITION

    $25.95
    Play the Tarrasch
    2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: B0239IS

    The Tarrasch Defence to the Queen's Gambit, which arises after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Ne3 c5, is one ofthe most flexible systems at Black's disposa. He can choose the aggressive attacking play of the Von Henning-Schara Gambit, sharp positional play of the isolated pawn positions in teh Classical Tarrasch, or take a chance on the risky Swedish variation.
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    Play the Tarrasch

    $25.95
    How to Play the Torre Attack
    Catalog Code: B0140IS

    This new edition is greatly expanded by over 100 games with commentary.
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    How to Play the Torre Attack

    $25.95
    Sokolski Debut 1. b2-b4 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0311IS

    THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN The Sokolsky chess opening is characterized by the move 1. b2-b4. It is an unorthodox opening, designed to get the opponent out of the book. It is also called the Polish Opening and the Orang Utan. It has not been and cannot be refuted. It has even been played by Black at the world championship level, as Spassky played 1. d4 b5 against Petrosian.
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    Sokolski Debut 1. b2-b4 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    $24.95
    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0290IS

    Sicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess by Eric Schiller was originally published as three books and is now combined into one. The first book is “Sicilian Modern Richter Rauzer Systems”. Next is “Sicilian Richter-Rauzer With A6”. The third and last is “Classical Richter-Rauzer”.
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    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess

    $24.95
    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

    $19.95
    How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0129IS

    This edition is updated in April 2012 and provides complete analysis and the most recent games in this important line.
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    How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess

    $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

    $19.95
    The Stunning Traxler Counter Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 159
    Presented by IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0159CL

    Karel Traxler was a Czech chess master and a composer of chess problems, best known for the hyper-aggressive variation named after him, the Traxler Variation in the Two Knights Defense. This DVD takes you through the Traxler and its variations in both theory and practice.
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    The Stunning Traxler Counter Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 159

    $19.95
    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

    $19.95
    Studies in: The Budapest Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 131
    by GM Eugene Perelshteyn and FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0131CL

    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) begins with the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2. C4 e5  The Budapest Gambit contains several specific strategic themes. In numerous variations the move c4–c5 allows White to gain space and to open prospects for his light-square bishop. For Black, the check Bf8–b4+ often allows rapid development.Once used by Vidmar to beat Rubinstein convincingly in just 24 moves.
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    Studies in: The Budapest Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 131

    $19.95
    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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    Dealing with the Bishop to b5 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 127
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0127CL

    The Rossolimo Variation, 3.Bb5, is a well-respected alternative to 3.d4. Originally criticized by Kasparov but later played by him.
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    Dealing with the Bishop to b5 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 127

    $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
    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
    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
    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

    $19.95

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