You have a bad game, find yourself in a position where you don’t know what to do. That night you look up the opening and try to remember the recommended lines. But you don’t get that variation again for a month and, when you do, your opponent plays something different after a couple of moves and you’re on your own again. You’re constantly reacting, trying to fix the past instead of preparing for the future. Thankfully award-winning coach and openings expert IM John Watson understands this problem and has come up with the perfect solution, a complete opening repertoire that puts you in control.
E-DVD Complete Opening Repertoire - IM John Watson
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Presented by GM Bryan Smith, IM David Vigorito, FM Dennis Monokroussos, LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
The Vienna Game is an chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 The original idea behind the Vienna Game was to play a delayed King’s Gambit with f4. In modern play White often plays more quietly (for example by fianchetto his king's bishop with g3 and Bg2). This DVD covers several variations of the Vienna game including the Mieses and Frankenstein-Dracula Variation. IM Vigorito goes into all of the reasons why you may not want to play the Vienna game.
Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150
Presented by International Master Bill Paschall
Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess Grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the- board play. Miles was very influential in modern chess. His creativity in the openings was legendary his creativity in general was legendary. On this DVD, IM Paschall explores 5 of Tony Mile's most amazing games with Hypermodern lines.
Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
In this DVD series Bryan examines in depth 8 of Fischer’s amazing matches and explains them in detail.
The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152
Presented by FM Dennis Monokroussos
Paul Keres was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess author. Keres was among the world’s top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. during which he narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. on this DVD, FM Monokrooussos has chosen one of Keres' stellar games from each decade of his career.
Remembering Paul Keres
Nimzo’s other defence, 1 e4 Nc6!?, is a fascinating opening which can lead to diverse types of positions. Black is not committed to anything; in fact he may encounter different pawn structures and varied development plans out of the variations that arise. On this all-new ChessBase DVD, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin maps out an aggressive repertoire for Black, which is ideal for the club player.
Nimzowitsch Defence - 1. e4 Nc6 - Andrew Martin
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Even though the Semi-Tarrasch cannot offer a complete repertoire against 1.d4, being conditioned of White’s move order, it is an excellent complement to the Nimzoindian Defence. Moreover, it is a viable way of escaping the strategic pressure in the Exchange Queen’s Gambit while also presenting a reliable weapon against the main Symmetrical English systems
Semi-Tarrasch - A Universal Weapon Against 1. d4 - Mihail Marin
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The Veresov, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Levitsky Variation and Other Set-Ups
The first volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening gives a detailed high quality analysis of the Veresov Opening, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the Levitsky Variation and other set-ups.
Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1
The London Variation
The second volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening is devoted to the London Variation and openings named in honor of Zukertort, Torre, Colle and others.
Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2
Developing Preventive Thinking
This book consists of four chapters, all associated with the ability to think not only for yourself, but also for your opponent, to put yourself in his place. In this book, renowned author and chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky supplies the reader with high-quality material for independent training.
Recognizing Your Opponent's Resorces
Fourth World Chess Champion
The fourth title in the popular World Chess Champion Series is about the enigmatic Alexander Alekhine. Tracing the Russian-born champion from his youth in Russia, through his assault on the chess Olympus and beyond, this books paints a fresh portrait of man who was one of the most spectacular tacticians ever to play the game.
The World Chess Champion
The World Chess Champion Series The first official world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz was a towering figure in the chess world in the last quarter of the 19th century. For nearly three decades, he never lost a serious match. His opening innovations have resonated for more than a century. For example, for those who do not wish to meet the Ruy Lopez with 3...a6, the Steinitz Defense, 3...d6, may still be one of the best ways to meet the “Spanish Torture.”
This book offers an active Black repertoire against The English Opening 1.c4, the Reti 1.Nf3, and their siblings that arise after 1.g3. The authors advocate for seizing space in the centre with ...c6 and d5, followed up by ...e4 or ...d4. They pay special attention on the ideas behind the moves, leaving the detailed coverage for the "Step by Step" sections.
Attacking the English and Reti
My First Book of Checkmate presents all the basic patterns in clear diagrams, provides simple puzzles to get you started, and then takes you on a fascinating and rewarding journey through the beautiful and brilliant world of checkmate. By the time you finish this book you will be well prepared both to see danger before it strikes, and to deliver the crushing blows that win games.
My First Book of Checkmate
A Complete Study of Mating Patterns, Mechanisms and Combinations
This book lays out, in systematic and thorough fashion, a wide range of mating patterns and techniques, in particular showing how each piece-pair can combine to deliver mate. A working knowledge of these ideas enables players to move on to mating combinations, where pieces lay down their lives so that the remaining forces can deliver mate. Gude explains an amazing variety of tactical devices, and illustrates them in unforgettable style with some of the most brilliant mating attacks from practice, new and old. There are chapters on how to attack kings in the centre, as well as standard (and other!) attacks against the castled position.
In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defense.
First Steps - The French
In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of the 6th Women World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili while interviewing her.
Nona Gaprindashvili - Legendary Chess Careers
In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Eugenio Torre while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about that is happening also off the board thing you normally don’t get to know about.
Eugenio Torre - Legendary Chess Careers
Starting in 1920 and running through to the early 1990s, the prestigious Soviet Championships were truly representative events with all of the top Soviet players participating. This book is a permanent record of those tournaments, encompassing every single Championship, giving a report and the full crosstable of results, as well as a carefully chosen selection of the finest and most memorable games.
The Soviet Championships
21st Century Edition
“This book was meant to do what all great annotations do: instruct, explain, and entertain. And it succeeds spectacularly.” – Andy Soltis in his Foreword. Experience the unique genius of Savielly Tartakower in this 21st Century Edition of his games collection – 201 games, 49 game fragments, all deeply annotated and quintessentially Tartakower!
My Best Games of Chess - 1905 - 1954
Lessons from 53 of the Greatest Short Victories in Chess History
A miniature is a decisive game, won in 25 moves or fewer. In this book, the author has selected 53 of the most instructive miniatures games of all times, featuring brilliant tactics, attacks on the king, and even a few outrageous king-hunts. In many, the winner had to overcome cunning defensive ploys and inventive counterattacks.
Instructive Chess Miniatures
A Quick-to-Learn King's Pawn Repertoire with Healthy Development and Attacking Chances
By carefully choosing variations that lead to similar structures, IM Sam Collins has put together a powerful repertoire book ideal for players with limited study time. White opens with 1 e4 and develops his pieces to natural squares, seeking open lines and the initiative. The dominant theme of this sound and active repertoire is that – where reasonable – White seeks out Isolated Queen Pawn (IQP) positions: i.e. with the c3 Sicilian, Panov Caro-Kann, Tarrasch French, and the Italian Game with early c3 and d4.
A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for Whtie
1,111 One-Move Mates
This first book in the Mastering Mate series presents a challenge for players relatively new to chess and for readers seeking a novel and interesting set of puzzles. Books on chess tactics can overwhelm beginners and young learners. These relatively simple, carefully chosen exercises serve to illustrate the wide variety of examples of checkmate, as well as showing off the harmonious cooperation of chess pieces delivering the final blow.
Mastering Mates - Vol. 1
1,111 Two-Move, Three-Move & Four-Move Mates
This second volume in the Mastering Mate series provides readers with a serious challenge - 1,111 checkmates in two, three, four and more moves. By solving these problems, you will develop proficiency in all of the major checkmating patterns.
Mastering Mates - Vol. 2
Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you’ll play the game and the more games you will win. In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will: • Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them • See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns • Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles • Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do to you.
My First Book of Chess Tactics
21st Century Edition
In this modernized, 21st century edition, all of Spielmann’s original work has been preserved. The antiquated English Descriptive Notation has been replaced with modern Figurine Algebraic, and German grandmaster Karsten Müller has added his own notes to Spielmann’s original text.
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
The Art of the Half-Point in Chess
You will also delight at the spectacular “saving draws,” when, although in a difficult position, a player finds all possible (and impossible!) resources to make a draw. Example are drawn from the praxis of world champions and outstanding grandmasters, as well as from the games of lesser-known players. Of special interest is the research made by the author regarding stalemate, that special exception in the rules. The book is crowned with an interesting chapter in which the author addresses the drawn games of the world’s top players.
Finding the Best Squares for Your Pieces
In this book, premier chess instructor and trainer Mark Dvoretsky examines one of the most important aspects of positional skill, namely the art of playing with pieces, of maneuvering and finding the best squares for your pieces.
Manuevering - The Art of Piece Play
Alexey Dreev analyses many different ways for White to fight for the opening advantage in two modern schemes, in the Slav Defense and in the Queen's Gambit Declined. His choice in the Slav Defense is the exchange variation, which is becoming more and more popular among the average level chess players, as well as at top level. It looked like Black could equalize, but lately White often managed to create problems for Black. By playing 3.cxd5, after the moves 1 d4 d5 2.c4 c6, White tries to obtain an advantage, but also avoids the main lines of the Slav Defense, which may arise following 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4.
Bf4 in the Queen's Gambit and the Exchange Slav
The Accelerated London System with 2.Bf4 offers some dynamic new possibilities for White that have been hitherto little explored. On this DVD Nigel Davies explores these fascinating plans which give the London System a lot of bite and offer scope for creativity.
The Accelerated London with 2. Bf4 - Nigel Davies
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A Reliable and Challenging System for Black
The appeal of the Scandinavian Defence is easy to understand: it is very forcing and Black is virtually guaranteed to get his desired structure. There are no annoying &'Anti-Scandinavians' to study! This thoroughly modern guide focuses on these new approaches, while also covering the more traditional main lines.
Understanding the Scandinavian
A Fun Guide to Blitz Chess
His book will teach you how to act when your clock is ticking, catch your opponents off guard, put them in serious time trouble, and make them blunder. G. Sosonko, the renown grandmaster and chess writer, kicks o¬ the book with his own fascinating account of Chepukaitis' chess career. This book will be particularly interesting for those looking to improve their speed chess
Winning at Blitz
Go From Novice to Fierce Competitor
This video course takes you from your first chess moves to a player brimming with confidence who knows how to develop the forces efficiently, keep the king safe, repel the opponent’s attacks, obtain an advantage early on, and deliver the checkmate. What makes this course unique? Dr Alex is combining both, his experience as an International Chess Master and a coach, and his experience in programming teaching and adaptive systems, to give you the combination of training videos and the exercises through the ‘Chess Mates Companion‘ software. This way, you get to apply your new knowledge in practice immediately, and learn chess in the fastest way possible. You start playing chess in less than one hour, and build your strength from there. If you’re already a seasoned chess player, this course is not for you – but watch for the follow-up courses soon! If you’re a beginner and want to learn to play chess confidently, quickly, and with the best foundations, this course is ideal for you.
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