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    Year of Publication
    1993 2014 1993 to 2014
    Topics
    1. Beginner Chess (1)
    2. Biographical (1)
    3. Strategy (1)
    Host
    1. Bruce Warner (1)
    2. GM Maurice Ashley (1)
    3. GM Nick Pert (1)
    4. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (2)
    5. GM Susan Polgar (1)
    6. IM Andrew Martin (7)
    7. NM Dana Mackenzie (1)
    8. Steve Lopez (6)
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      Brooklyn Castle
      BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.
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      Brooklyn Castle

      Catalog Code: DVD0006MV
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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1
      Chess for Anyone is designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level. There are many videos that present chess material at the expert and master level but very few that address the all-important beginning and intermediate phases of the game where most of the chess playing population lies. It was the aim of the producers to make the learning process of this part of the game both easy to understand and fun.
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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1

      Catalog Code: DVD0001AN
      Our Price: $29.95

      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Endgames
      Volume 3: Endgames. When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. 22 chapters, 45 minutes + bonus material.
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      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Endgames

      Catalog Code: DVD0012AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles
      Volume 1: Chess opening Principles. Demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of openings variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. You'll learn all about fast development, centralization, mobility, and defense, all of which will help you get a good position which will lead directly into a playable middle game. 20 chapters, 90 minutes.
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      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles

      Catalog Code: DVD0010AK
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      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Tactics and Strategies
      Volume 2: Basic Tactics and Strategy. You'll discover a variety of tactical weapons that you could use over and over to win material and gain an advantage over your opponents. You'll also learn all about chess strategy, plans and formations that will provide you with a lasting edge. 27 chapters, 100 minutes.
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      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Tactics and Strategies

      Catalog Code: DVD0011AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Closed Games 1. d4 or 1. Nf3
      Volume 3: Closed Games 1.d4 or 1.Nf3. Queen's Gambit, Reti, Benko, Grünfeld, Dutch, Slav, English Opening and several Indian Defenses (Bogo-Indian, Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian). 33 chapters, 150 minutes.
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      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Closed Games 1. d4 or 1. Nf3

      Catalog Code: DVD0015AK
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      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Open Games 1.e4 e5
      Volume 1: Open Games 1.e4 e5. King's Gambit, Italian, Evans, Scotch, Two Knight's, Philidor, Petroff, Ruy Lopez, Marshall and many more. 32 chapters, 145 minutes.
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      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Open Games 1.e4 e5

      Catalog Code: DVD0013AK
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      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5
      Volume 2: Semi-Open Games 1. e4 others. French, Caro-Cann, Pirc, Scandinaviam Alekhine, Sicilian defense (Dragon, Sveshnikov, Najdorf, Closed, Alapin, Smit-Morra), etc. 28 chapters, 140 minutes.
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      Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5

      Catalog Code: DVD0014AK
      Our Price: $24.95

      Chess Life and Review - 4 DISK DVD COLLECTION
      A must have item for any serious chess historian or chess collector!

      This 4 DVD Collection contains digital reproductions of every issue of...

      Chess Life Magazine 1946-1969
      Chess Review 1933-1969
      Chess Life & Review 1969-1975

      This massive collection, over 500 issues of the legendary publications of the US Chess Federation, has been painstaking digitized in high-resolution and every issue is complete - every article, picture and advertisement are shown exactly as they appeared when it was originally published.
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      Chess Life and Review - 4 DISK DVD COLLECTION

      Catalog Code: CLONDVD
      Our Price: $39.95

      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - VOL. 3
      Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his simple recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.
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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - VOL. 3

      Catalog Code: DVD0003ES
      Our Price: $24.95

      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan - VOL. 2
      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!
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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - FOXY OPENINGS #86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan - VOL. 2

      Catalog Code: DVD0002ES
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice
      Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his simple recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice

      Catalog Code: DVD0114FX
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 85 - Essential Chess Tactics Easily Explained
      This dvd will help you the next time you are sitting across from your opponent and not sure what your next move is. You will gain confidence by learning about strategy and ideas to look for to create a plan. A plan may consist of a Pawn Minority attack, controlling the center or just improving your pieces.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 85 - Essential Chess Tactics Easily Explained

      Catalog Code: DVD0085FX
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
      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!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan

      Catalog Code: DVD0086FX
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
      DVD Four concentrates on attack and defence, space and time. IM Andrew Martin will teach you skills that will help you understand when to attack and the important of avoiding premature attacks. In order for an attack to succeed is you must have a lead in development and space. Timing is vital, so take advantage of opportunities and attack with as many pieces as possible.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained

      Catalog Code: DVD0087FX
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training
      In Volume Five Andrew Martin shows how to develop good endgame technique, using typical need-to know positions to lay the foundation and then full master games to show how the strongest players tackle this part of chess.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training

      Catalog Code: DVD0088FX
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      Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate
      Chess players have a tendency to focus mainly on improving their opening play but one must not forget that many games are actually decided in the endgame. Ginger GM has released two new endgame DVDs that will enhance a player’s performance in this particular area of the game.
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      Killer Endgames - Part 1: Beginner to Intermediate

      Catalog Code: DVD0023OT
      Our Price: $29.95

      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs - Chess Lecture - 6 DVD Set
      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

      Catalog Code: DVD0012CL
      Our Price: $99.00

      LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
      Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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      LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

      Catalog Code: DVD0014SP
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      MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World
      Bobby Fischer Against the World is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run.
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      MOVIE - Bobby Fischer Against the World

      Catalog Code: DVD0004MV
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      MOVIE - Chess Kids: Special Edition DVD
      Lynn Hamrick's award-winning inspirational film is back for the first time on DVD, with all new interviews of the original players, nearly 20 years later! Featuring Josh Waitzkin, top-ranked player Judit Polgar, & more!

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      LYNN HAMRICK PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
      Lynn Hamrick is a multiple award-winning director of documentaries, features, and network television. Her documentary Chess Kids aired on PBS and won many media and film festival awards. Her feature films, Finding Kelly and Splitsville, aired on Showtime, HBO and The Movie Channel. Selected television directing credits include: Family Ties, Fudge, Silk Stalkings, Baby-Sitter
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      MOVIE - Chess Kids: Special Edition DVD

      Catalog Code: DVD0005MV
      Our Price: $19.95

      MOVIE - Game Over - Kasparov and the Machine
      Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match and the events surrounding it from Kasparov's perspective. It delves into the psychological aspects of the game, paranoia surrounding it and suspicions that have arisen around IBM's true tactics. It consists of interviews with Kasparov, his manager, chess experts, and members of the IBM Deep Blue team, as well as original footage of the match itself.
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      MOVIE - Game Over - Kasparov and the Machine

      Catalog Code: DVD0002MV
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      MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx
      Middle-aged and recently unemployed, Richard Mason (Ted Danson) decides to return to his first love: teaching. He finds a job as an inner-city schoolteacher teaching fourth grade. Richard discovers a way to reach out to his skeptical students through the game of chess. Against all odds, he inspires his students to become champions, not only at chess, but in life! Ted Danson gives a compelling performance in this heroic, heartwarming story based on true events co-starring Keke Palmer and Malcolm David Kelley.
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      MOVIE - Knights of the South Bronx

      Catalog Code: DVD0001MV
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      Pocket Chess Basics
      This chess program is designed especially for novice players who have already learned the rules of chess and now wish to become players of intermediate strength. Students will study essential concepts such as development, the center, fundamentals in chess tactics, basic endgame rules and much more!
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      Pocket Chess Basics

      Catalog Code: WIN0057CV
      Our Price: $21.95

      Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners
      The author, well-known coach Ivaschenko, has been working at this chess material for over 20 years and many experts consider his handbook to be the best for beginners.
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      Pocket Chess Tactics for Beginners

      Catalog Code: WIN0058CV
      Our Price: $21.95

      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
      This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties

      Catalog Code: DVD0001RM
      Our Price: $19.95

      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
      This DVD features the lessons 6-10 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening. Lesson 6: Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions; Lesson 7: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 8: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2; Lesson 9: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 10: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Roman covers the following openings on this DVD: Caro-Kann, Accelerated Dragon, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English, Advanced French, Scotch Gambit, Gruenfeld, King's Indian Saemisch, King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Najdorf Sicilian and much more!
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening

      Catalog Code: DVD0002RM
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      Searching for Bobby Fischer
      He Wasn't Afraid of Losing a Match... Just His Father's Love
      An all-star cast shines in this heartwarming story of one family’s journey of understanding. Joe Mantegna stars as Fred Waitzkin, a sportswriter who dreams his 7-year-old son, Josh (Max Pomeranc), will grow up to play baseball. One day in the park with his mother (Joan Allen), Josh displays more than talent – he has a gift. Sensing his son is a future champion, Fred places Josh under the tutelage of a strict chess teacher (Oscar ® winner Ben Kingsley). But when Josh suddenly starts to lose, his parents must confront their own motivations, and recognize what Josh prices more than winning: his family’s love. Costarring Laura Linney and William H. Macy, Searching for Bobby Fischer is a movie “not only to enjoy but to cherish” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).
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      Searching for Bobby Fischer

      He Wasn't Afraid of Losing a Match... Just His Father's Love
      Catalog Code: DVD0003MV

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      Speed Chess
      Four of the hottest players in the United States battle for supremacy in a fast paced and exciting competition. Legendary attacking player Larry Christiansen, strategic genius Joel Benjamin, daring tactician Alexander Shabalov, and the young phenomenon Hikaru Nakamura test their will, speed and determination in a deadly race against the clock.
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      Speed Chess

      Catalog Code: DVD0021OT
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