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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

    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

    $19.95
    How to Exchange Pieces - Elisabeth Pahtz
    Catalog Code: WIN0499CB

    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“.
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    How to Exchange Pieces - Elisabeth Pahtz

    $33.95
    Pieces, Pawns and Squares - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0527CB

    It is known that pieces are more difficult to handle than pawns – but sometimes they can help each other, e.g. if it is about conquering a square! But what to do once you have gained control over it? How can the advantage of the new stronghold be exploited? All this and much more is shown on this DVD. Special attention is paid to the technique of piece transfer which helps to coordinate different attacks much more effectively. Treated themes: how to create weaknesses, how to conquer and exploit important squares, the powerful helping pawn, piece transfer to strongholds, coordination in the attack.
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    Pieces, Pawns and Squares - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    First Steps in Chess Strategy - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0369CB

    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.
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    First Steps in Chess Strategy - Andrew Martin

    $30.95
    The True Value of Pieces - Dejan Bojkov
    Strategy
    Catalog Code: WIN0399CB

    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.
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    The True Value of Pieces - Dejan Bojkov

    $30.95
    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0451CB

    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.
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    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin

    $33.95
    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - Weakened Kingside - Robert Ris - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0519CB

    In the second volume of the Chess Player's Mating Guide, the host pays particular attention to the castled king and in particular on ways of exploiting the weakened kingside. Several well-known themes, pawn formations and other attacking weapons are covered in 8 chapters with the goal to challenge the viewer determining and exploiting the weaknesses. IM Robert Ris has made an interesting selection of famous games as well as games from his own practice to demonstrate the typical ideas exploiting the weaknesses in the pawn formation in front of the castled king. The selected material is a good warm-up for the exercises which are presented at the end to test your knowledge on this topic. By then you at least will have the confidence to claim you have become a dangerous attacking player as Tal, Alekhine, Fischer or any of your other favorites. Watch, learn & enjoy!
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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - Weakened Kingside - Robert Ris - Vol. 2

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - Defence - Daniel King - VOLUME 11
    Catalog Code: WIN0228CB

    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.
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    POWER PLAY - Defence - Daniel King - VOLUME 11

    $36.95
    Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0079QT

    In Positional Play Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making. Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone's intuition and positional decision-making.
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    Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0436CB

    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.
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    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin

    $30.95
    Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0508CB

    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.
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    Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 114 - Strategy Behind Pawn Breakthroughs in The Opening, Middle & Endgame
    Catalog Code: DVD0114RM

    On this DVD,  Roman will teach you the strategy of pawn breakthroughs in the opening, middle and endgame which commonly appear during all phases of every game.Roman covers deadly thematic ideas when your opponent has little counter play.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 114 - Strategy Behind Pawn Breakthroughs in The Opening, Middle & Endgame

    $15.95
    Power Strategy 1 - From the Opening to the Middlegame - Mihail Marin -
    Catalog Code: WIN0413CB

    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.
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    Power Strategy 1 - From the Opening to the Middlegame - Mihail Marin -

    $33.95
    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0483CB

    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.
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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris

    $33.95
    Realizing the Advantage - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0524CB

    It’s a problem every player encounters when he stands better in a game: how to convert his plus into a full point? In this DVD the author answers this difficult question of chess strategy, considering both the psychological aspects of the realisation of an advantage and the technical methods.
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    Realizing the Advantage - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    Strategy University 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0362CB

    Using ideas and games of great masters from the past, the Ukrainian trainer deals with various themes.
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    Strategy University 5

    $33.95
    Ask the Pieces - Stefan Becker & Karsten Muller
    Catalog Code: WIN0389CB

    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.
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    Ask the Pieces - Stefan Becker & Karsten Muller

    $27.95
    Chess Structures
    A Grandmaster Guide
    Catalog Code: B0107QT

    An in-depth study of the 28 most common structures in chess practice, it offers a carefully selected model games showing each structure’s main plans and ideas, Strategic patterns to observe and typical pitfalls to avoid and 50 positional exercises with detailed solutions
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    Chess Structures

    $29.95
    The Art of Defence - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0510CB

    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.
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    The Art of Defence - Sergei Tiviakov

    $33.95
    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 144 - Easy to Learn Step by Step Strategies On How to Think and Play Like A GrandMaster
    Catalog Code: DVD0144FX

    GM Gareev blasting through The 2012 North American Open scoring 8 out of 9 points and achieving a 2890 Fide performance rating!! This DVD is a step by step guide to improve Your chess and reach your desired goals. GM Gareev will explain his thought process in tournament play, analysis and a lesson plan on concepts, tactics and strategies that will improve your game and give you a road map on thinking and playing like a GrandMaster. Openings covered Queens Indian, Pirc, Grunfeld, Queens Gambit Accepted & Declined, Hedgehog, Exchange Ruy Lopez, Tactical Ideas in The Italian Game
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 144 - Easy to Learn Step by Step Strategies On How to Think and Play Like A GrandMaster

    $19.95
    POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: WIN0070CB

    In this 7th Power Play DVD, Daniel King helps you to recognize when a piece is poorly placed and what to do about it. Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject.
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    POWER PLAY - Improve Your Pieces - Daniel King - VOLUME 7

    $33.95
    Mating Against 0-0
    Catalog Code: WIN0193CB

    This training CD is designed to hone your skills in attack.
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    Mating Against 0-0

    $27.95
    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Adrian Mikhalchishin - Positional Pawn Sacrifice - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0281CB

    There were famous masters of positional pawn sacrifices - Bronstein, Kasparov and Romanishin.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - Adrian Mikhalchishin - Positional Pawn Sacrifice - VOLUME 3

    $33.95
    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 51 - Building Powerful Attacks by Learning Piece Coordination
    Catalog Code: DVD0051RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 51 - Building Powerful Attacks by Learning Piece Coordination

    $15.95
    First Steps in Attack - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0309CB

    On ''First Steps in Attack'', Andrew Martin treats the viewer to a selection of classic attacking games, illustrates key points of attacking methods in chess, and lays out a foundation course in the art of attack.
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    First Steps in Attack - Andrew Martin

    $23.95
    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
    Catalog Code: DVD0086FX

    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

    $19.95
    First Steps in Positional Play - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0330CB

    This is an enjoyable tour of positional play from which everyone can learn.
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    First Steps in Positional Play - Andrew Martin

    $23.95
    Attacking Chess - Jacob Aagaard - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0042CB

    Attacking chess – not only an important subject, but also a very important one. Jacob Aagaard has chosen a very beautiful example for his introduction, which illustrates important factors required for a successful.
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    Attacking Chess - Jacob Aagaard - VOLUME 1

    $27.95
    POWER PLAY - Pawn Storm - Daniel King - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0068CB

    n this 3rd DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King examines more devilish methods of attacking the castled king - this time by means of a pawn storm.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawn Storm - Daniel King - VOLUME 3

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - Pawns - Daniel King - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0096CB

    You might be a brilliant tactician or a fearsome attacker, but you won’t always be able to apply these skills when you play.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawns - Daniel King - VOLUME 5

    $33.95
    Winning Structures - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0251CB

    Great players always had and still have more than just broad theoretical knowledge. Every of them has some favorite methods, which simply help to score more points. The greatest even have favorite pawn structures!
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    Winning Structures - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 20 - Step By Step Essential Maneuvering In Closed Positions
    Catalog Code: DVD0020RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 20 - Step By Step Essential Maneuvering In Closed Positions

    $15.95
    WHAT GRANDMASTERS DON'T SEE - Protected Squares - Maurice Ashley - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0304CB

    In Volume 1 of the series, Ashley coins a new term Protected Squares, and shows how many errors occur on squares that seem invulnerable because they are clearly guarded by pawns.
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    WHAT GRANDMASTERS DON'T SEE - Protected Squares - Maurice Ashley - VOLUME 1

    $33.95
    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 61 - Art of Instant Attacks
    Catalog Code: DVD0061RM

    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!
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 61 - Art of Instant Attacks

    $15.95
    The Art of the Exchange Sacrifice - Ari Ziegler
    Catalog Code: WIN0324CB

    Your widened horizon will help you to be able to follow the games of top GMs better and also to see more options in your own positions, which in turn will improve your chess results.
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    The Art of the Exchange Sacrifice - Ari Ziegler

    $30.95
    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 109 - Strategy Behind Playing With Strong Outpost's Easily Explained
    Catalog Code: DVD0109RM

    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.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 109 - Strategy Behind Playing With Strong Outpost's Easily Explained

    $15.95

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