Intense Study of the Masters - 5 DVDs - Chess Lecture

This Collection Includes: - A Modern Take on Nimzowitch - Steinitzian School of Defense - Keres Flowing Chess - Learn from Karpov - The Best of Reshevsky 12 Hours 22 Lectures
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- A Modern Take on Nimzowitch:

GM Jesse Kraai gives us a modern look at the strategy and tactics of Aron Nimzowistch. Aron Niemzowitsch ( November 7, 1886 – March 16,1935) was a Russian born, Danish leading chess master[and a very influential chess writer. He was the foremost figure amongst the hypermoderns. Nimzowitsch is considered one of the most important players and writers in chess history. His works influenced numerous other players, including Savielly Tartakower, Milan Vidmar, Richard Reti, Akiba Rubinstein, Brent Larsen and Tigran Petrosian.His influence is still felt today.

Content: Over 2.8 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures.

Members of rated this series a 4.51 out of 5

Fans on said: But the real meat of this lecture is about principles and how Jesse Kraai remains flexible and yet loyal to this old school where Nimzo laid the foundation for this systematic, strategic play.

- Steinitzian School of Defense:

Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian and then American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. One of the most dominant players in the history of the game, Steinitz was unbeaten in over 25 years of match play.

Content: 125 minutes of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 4 lectures.

Members of rated this series a 4.1 out of 5Fans on said: Awesome game. Solid and beautiful to watch Lasker's position emerge in the center. It's so easy to poopoo these old masters, and I am glad that IM Paschall is giving them the respect that they deserve.

- Keres Flowing Chess:

Paul Keres was an Estonian chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer. He was among the world's top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. Many chess historians consider Keres the strongest player never to become World Champion. He is the only player in history who managed to defeat nine undisputed World Champions.

ECO: B00, C77, E16

Content: 122 minutes of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 4 lectures.

Members of rated this series a 4.5 out of 5 Fans on said: Wow, one of the best lectures on positional chess on the site! 47 minutes full of great ideas. That's how much time such a classic positional game deserves. 


- Learn From Karpov:

Examine the brilliance of Karpov with GM Bryan Smith.

Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Karpov is known for a well rounded style, and as a practical player, strategist and positional player.

Content: 2.9 hours of chess theory and discussion in a series of 5 lectures.          

Members of rated this series a 4.75 out of 5.

Fans on said: I think this was one of your best lectures, Bryan. I love this type of game...where, at a glance, Karpov appeared to have no compensation for the pawn yet, out of nothing, he made magic happen on the board.

- The Best of Reshevsky - Chess Lecture - Volume 108:

Presented by International Master Bill Paschall for

For those of you that are D4 players Bill says studying Reshevsky is a must!

Samuel “Sammy” Herman Reshevsky (born Szmul Rzeszewski; November 26, 1911 –     April 4, 1992) a chess prodigy that grew into a leading American Grandmaster.  

Reshevsky was a strong contender for the World Chess Championship from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s: he came equal third in the 1948 World Chess Championship tournament and equal second in the 1953 Candidates Tournament. He was an eight-time winner of the U.S. Chess Championship. An outstanding match player throughout his career, Reshevsky excelled at positional play, and could be a brilliant tactician when required. He took a long time over his opening moves, and often found himself under time pressure – but this sometimes unsettled his opponent more than it did Reshevsky. Reshevsky was an accountant, and a well-regarded chess writer.

Content: 2.5 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures.

Members of rated this series a 4.25 out of 5




12 Hours Total


22 Lectures


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