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Defending bad or worse positions is very important in the royal game, probably forming one of the most essential aspects of chess strategy altogether. And it is an art one can learn! The purpose of this DVD is to explain the viewer all main methods of defence: exchanging pieces, creating a fortress, eliminating dangerous enemy pieces, escaping the danger zone with the king, improving the position of the pieces. Special attention is paid to counterattack and prophylactic play.
The Art of Defence - Sergei Tiviakov
Queen against two rooks or three minor pieces, as well as a rook plus pawn vs two minor pieces - these are typical constellations where the material is unbalanced. In our first steps in chess we are taught about the nominal value of the pieces. The queen is equal to nine pawns; a rook to five, a minor piece is worth three pawns. This is a common sense solution aimed at teaching the beginner a system of values so that he or she does not trade a more valuable piece for a less good one. Later however, situations occur in games in which one side can trade two minor pieces (six pawns) for a rook and a pawn (also six pawns). Theoretically speaking, this should result in an equal position, but in reality one of the two sides will profit from the exchange.
The True Value of Pieces - Dejan Bojkov
In this first volume of the new Mating Guide series, the emphasis will be on how to exploit a vulnerably placed king in the centre. With 10 chapters, 20 illustrative games and key themes including a lead in development, preventing castling, the open e-file and different kinds of sacrifices, this DVD will show you everything you need to know to master mid-board showdowns. The level of the content means it is relevant to both beginners as well as master level players - as both elementary examples (also from my own practice) as well as classical attacking games by elite grandmasters are analysed in detail.
The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris
Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
EBOOK - Winning Chess Strategies
Pawn structures are involved in all aspects of your chess game and are the most important part of strategic planning. Roman will guide you through all the various pawn structures and by understanding pawn structures you will be able to achieve better positions and dominate your chess games.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 19 - Understanding Your Chess Game With Pawn Structures
The author reveals his ten secret rules of play of attacking play. These ten lethal weapons are easy to follow golden rules, and a unique insight into attacking strategy. Highly recommended for players of all standards. Soon you will be shocking your opponents in your games with these lethal weapons.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 58 - Combat Chess #1 : Ten Lethal Weapons
Roman's Lab Volume 107 is the second volume in a new Chess Strategy Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. In this training DVD Roman gives carefully selected examples of advantages and disadvantages of weak and damaging pawn structures. It is highly instructional material that you will be able to apply to your own games.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 107 - Strategy of How to Get a Winning Advantage with Bad Pawns
This course features about 400 exercises with large number of pieces in play. All exercises are taken from actual games. Find the only way to avoid checkmate! This course is for beginners and club players.
DOWNLOAD - Advanced Defense
with Grandmaster Danny Gormally
Aimed at club, congress and county players, this DVD provides a vital insight into how a grandmaster thinks and the reasoning behind his choice of moves. In this DVD, Danny provides useful guidance to players who are looking to improve their thinking during a game by analysing the typical strategic plans from the opening until late in the middlegame. Are you ready to go beyond the basics? If the answer is a resounding ‘yes’ then follow Danny as he explains the fundamental ideas and principles behind some of the most complex and challenging positions.
Improve Your Practical Play
Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study.
EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess
A Modern Look at Chess Strategy
In this instructive and entertaining book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his own experience and using examples from modern grandmaster chess, McDonald examines how to avoid stereotypical thinking, how to exploit typical thinking patterns, and how to confuse and beat opponents with surprising ideas.
EBOOK - Break the Rules!
On this DVD, Roman will demonstrate through several games how to dominate your opponent through piece coordination. You will see how cohesive piece coordination will double or even triple the value of your pieces. This DVD will also show you the quick demise of your position if your pieces are not working together.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 51 - Building Powerful Attacks by Learning Piece Coordination
All the Basic tactical ideas are discussed fully, followed by a series of very recent illustrative games, where we will see all that ideas in action . On this dvd you will gain confidence in your ability to handle tactics when they crop up over the board and who knows, you may be able to land some tactical knockouts yourself!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
The best way to improve your game is to train yourself on your computer in solving problems from practical games. If you a beginner but already know how to mate in 1 move, you have to move on and learn how to attack a king and give mate in 2 moves!
DOWNLOAD - Attack on the King - VOLUME I - Mating in 2 Moves
In chess, like in real life, one frequently faces temptations: to grab a pawn, to occupy an open file, to start a kingside attack and so on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with all these ideas, but before undertaking such concrete actions, one should be sure the position is ripe for it.
Power Strategy 1 - From the Opening to the Middlegame - Mihail Marin -
There is a seeming inevitability to many defeats - one side has the initiative, goes on the attack and from that moment it is very difficult to turn back the tide. In this 11th Power Play DVD Grandmaster Daniel King will help you to identify those key moments where there is potential danger. The secret to good defensive play is to avoid falling into a passive defensive position! Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer. Video running time: 5 h 25 min.
POWER PLAY - Defence - Daniel King - VOLUME 11
Which pieces to keep and which to exchange is one of the most important questions in chess. This is true in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame. Less experienced players often think exchanging means to swap pieces of equal value and fail to take strategic factors into account. The "feeling" for the right exchange is something a chessplayer has to develop over time. This DVD wants to help to develop this "feeling“.
How to Exchange Pieces - Elisabeth Pahtz
Using ideas and games of great masters from the past, the Ukrainian trainer deals with various themes.
Strategy University 5
Roman will take you step by step through several highly instructional games by the master of positional maneuvering, the late former world champion Tigran Petrosian. In order to achieve a higher level in chess it is essential to have maneuvering skills, planning, and the understanding of each position. Roman will teach you the skills you need to master the art of positional maneuvering in closed positions.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 20 - Step By Step Essential Maneuvering In Closed Positions
On this DVD, GM Larry Christiansen will demonstrate through a series of examples how to create instant violent attacks in your games. Larry will examine all movements that have effects on the enemy king's positions such as The power of Queen centralizing Power of a Knight on e7, f5 Rook lifting, Traffic Jams Knight forks and attacks on Superior pieces. All Checks & Captures, Interference, Counter attacks & more!
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 61 - Art of Instant Attacks
On this DVD, Roman explains one of the most important aspects of positional play. Playing with strong outpost and against it. Games of some greatest minds in chess are explained. Roman outlines the basics behind the strategy, and amazingly easy way of learning them. Easy to learn and to use these principles of positional play in your own games.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 109 - Strategy Behind Playing With Strong Outpost's Easily Explained
How should systematic chess coaching be structured so that students are able to use their freshly acquired knowledge in their own games? Author Stefan Becker came to an astonishingly simple answer. The solution to every chess problem lies on the board.
Ask the Pieces - Stefan Becker & Karsten Muller
In chess, like in real life, one frequently faces temptations: to grab a pawn, to occupy an open file, to start a kingside attack and so on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with all these ideas, but before undertaking such concrete actions, one should be sure the position is ripe for it. The second DVD deals with the middlegame positions where static factors play a determining part, permanently taking into account the inseparable dynamic and tactical elements. The videos are interactive, featuring training questions in the critical moments. You can further sharpen your skills with the included database, which contains games covering themes that correspond to the ideas presented on the DVD.
Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin
Learn to Identify and Exploit Small Advantages
The implication from the author is that the task of converting a typically winning position into a full point or converting a drawing position into half-a-point is relatively straightforward. However, as all of us practical players realise, it's not always a simple as this, and many hard-earned points are wasted through 'a lack of technique'. In this valuable book, Jacob Aagaard aims to solve this perennial problem. He arms the reader with several endgame weapons that every strong technical player has in his toolbox.
EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess
Senior Trainer Andrew Martin breaks the subject down, with the hope of making everything clear. Attention is given to all the components that make up chess strategy, so that at the end a player will be better able to make good moves and good plans.
First Steps in Chess Strategy - Andrew Martin
This DVD is part of Roman's Getting the Winning Edge in the Middle Game series. In this volume Roman will help you recognize, exploit and capitalize on your opponents weakness. He will also help you to be able to avoid these mistakes in your own games.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 54 - Capitalizing on Your Opponent's Weakness Created in the Game
This dvd will help your chess game whether you're a novice level player or master. Roman will teach you how to play and win by blockading Pawns right out of the Opening. Blockaded Pawns occur in every openings and by following Roman's easy universal system, you will have a new way to win games.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 106 - Strategy Behind Playing Pawn Blockaded Positions Right Out of the Opening
This chess software course is aimed at teaching the student much of the game's strategical methods and intricacies, using a theoretical section which includes over 450 games and lectures.
DOWNLOAD - Chess Strategy 3.0
Understanding how to use pawns and how to handle different pawn structures are important topics for young or improving players to consider. On this new ChessBase DVD, IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin investigates the notion that ‘pawns are the soul of chess’ and tries to explain exactly what this means. The effective use of pawns in the opening leads to the correct development of the pieces and a good game springs naturally from there. The pawn structure must be considered throughout the game and this is something that Martin also touches upon. The viewer will be treated to a tour of excellent games, both old and new, many from the period 2012-2014, which highlight key ideas about the correct use of pawns and from which one cannot fail to improve one’s technique. Thus this DVD is ideal for players below 1800 or indeed ambitious players of any level.
First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin
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EBOOK - Mastering Chess Strategy
Studies prove: the more patterns you know, the better you play. On this DVD GM Adrian Mikhalchishin presents games of the World Champions of the past to explain typical patterns and strategic concepts of these games and to show how grandmasters apply these ideas today. Mikhalchishin offers a wealth of material that helps you to improve your games and teaches you the art of pattern recognition and analogical thinking – a key to success that helped the author to win many games and that will help you to win more games and play better.
Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans - Adrian Mikhalchishin
There's no escaping the fact: if you want to win chess games, you have to attack at some point. Many players are happy solving combinations in winning positions, when the hard work is already done, but the key to a successful attack undoubtedly comes much earlier. No-one can attack effectively if they haven't prepared properly, and yet planning in chess can be a difficult technique to master, even for experienced players.
EBOOK - Prepare to Attack
This is the first DVD of a two-part DVD set containing a total of approximately 4 hours (combined) of instruction based on Nimzowitch's classic My System which is the foundation for modern day progressive thinking. Roman will help you understand Nimzowitch's ideas and theories while adding 75 years of improvements, updates, and changes. Roman will cover both positional and tactical examples, bringing to life one of the most popular and instructive books ever published.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 26 - Nimzowitsch: My System VOLUME 1
Does your mind go foggy when there is no clear method of attack? Do your games too often consist of a beginning, a muddle and an end? Then this is the video for you. A better understanding of positional chess will immediately improve your game, and bring you greater creative satisfaction.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 65 - Better Chess Now Positional Inspiration
Highly instructional DVD with lots of positional aspects of the game and the value of it. Sacrificing material for wide variety of strategical compensation. Great material for masting your positional skills.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 110 - Strategy Behind Positional Sacrifices for Strategical Gains
In First Steps in Defence, Andrew Martin treats the viewer to a selection of classic games and lays out a foundation course in the art of defending.
First Steps in Defence - Andrew Martin