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    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
    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
    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
    Maneuvering - The Art of Piece Play
    Finding the Best Squares for Your Pieces
    Catalog Code: B0095RE

    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.
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    Maneuvering - The Art of Piece Play

    $24.95
    Doubled Pawns
    A Practical Guide
    Catalog Code: B0107RE

    There isn’t a chessplayer who hasn’t struggled with doubled pawns. Are they strong because they oversee and surveil important squares or reinforce defensive ramparts? Are they weak, prone to being collected by our opponent in the endgame – or sooner? In the first work devoted exclusively to this topic, the author examines the various pawn structures in which doubled pawns appear.
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    Doubled Pawns

    $24.95
    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
    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
    Draw!
    The Art of the Half-Point in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0087RE

    We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played. 
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    Draw!

    $14.95
    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
    Small Steps to Giant Improvement - HARDCOVER
    Master Pawn Play in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0145QT

    This irreversibility makes Pawn Play among the most difficult aspects of chess strategy, which is one reason few books have been written about this topic – and some that have are almost incomprehensible. 2018 US Champion Sam Shankland has gone the other way – breaking down the principles of Pawn Play to basic, easily understandable guidelines every chess player should know. Shankland starts with extremely simple examples, but then lifts the level, illustrating the universality of the book’s guidelines by showing how grandmasters could have made better decisions by using them.
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    Small Steps to Giant Improvement - HARDCOVER

    $35.95
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    SHOPWORN - Draw!
    The Art of the Half-Point in Chess
    Catalog Code: SWB0087RE

    We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played. 
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    SHOPWORN - Draw!

    Regular Price: $14.95

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    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
    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
    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
    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
    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Central Approach - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0294CB

    This DVD with the help of classical games played by Botvinnik, Fischer, Rubinstein, Steinitz, Tal amongst others the author explains the role of the centre and on the power of pawns and pieces in the centre.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Central Approach - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 1

    $33.95
    KNOW THE TERRAIN - Central Majority - Sam Collins - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0318CB

    Anyone getting through the DVD will have weapons at his disposal (these weapons being ideas!) that his opponents will not have.
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    KNOW THE TERRAIN - Central Majority - Sam Collins - VOLUME 3

    $30.95
    Chess Highways - Dejan Bojkov
    Catalog Code: WIN0340CB

    Almost all the chess pieces (except for the tricky knights) have the ability to move along straight lines, whether vertically (files), horizontally (ranks) or on the diagonals. These straight lines, which connect different areas of the board and give the pieces the chance to decide the outcome of the battle, are most important in chess, and thus the title - highways. Understanding the abilities of the pieces is absolutely crucial for every player, from beginner to master. In a game of chess you are the general, and the pieces are your soldiers - the better your relationship with your soldiers - the better your results. In his third DVD for ChessBase, GM Dejan Bojkov from Bulgaria gives you an insight into the properties of those pieces which move in straight lines, and tips of how to best exploit the open diagonals, ranks and files to get the maximum out of each piece. In 30 clips you will find out how to better understand your major pieces and exploit the open and half open files; you will learn what their fears are, and how you can help them. The DVD contains at the end a training session to better promote the understanding of the material. It is an invaluable handbook for both chess players and trainers. Video running time: 5 hours 38 min.
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    Chess Highways - Dejan Bojkov

    $33.95
    Attacking Chess - Jacob Aagaard - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0043CB

    Attacking chess – not only an important subject, but also a very important one. For the second part of his work on the attack, Jacob Aagaard has selected more instructive examples, which he has analysed and presented on camera.
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    Attacking Chess - Jacob Aagaard - VOLUME 2

    $27.95
    POWER PLAY - Pawns Pieces and Plans - Daniel King - VOLUME 6
    Catalog Code: WIN0069CB

    In this fifth Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses strong and weak pawn structures, isolated pawns and pawn islands, how to create pawn weaknesses, how to cramp a pawn structure, the power of center pawns and much more.
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    POWER PLAY - Pawns Pieces and Plans - Daniel King - VOLUME 6

    $33.95
    Attacking the King for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0122CB

    On this DVD in fritztrainer video format, Rustam Kasimdzhanov shows us that particularly the World Champions were outstanding attackers from who we can learn a lot.
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    Attacking the King for Experts - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    $33.95
    POWER PLAY - Squeeze - Daniel King - VOLUME 13
    Catalog Code: WIN0271CB

    Throughout the DVD, specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject.
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    POWER PLAY - Squeeze - Daniel King - VOLUME 13

    $33.95
    CHESS EXPERTISE STEP BY STEP - Mastering Strategy - Efstratios Grivas - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0305CB

    This DVD, called ‘Mastering Strategy’, tries to cover important aspects of this field and to help you to assimilate knowledge and understand in depth the proper handling of strategy in certain cases.
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    CHESS EXPERTISE STEP BY STEP - Mastering Strategy - Efstratios Grivas - VOLUME 2

    $33.95
    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Technique of Realising the Win - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: WIN0326CB

    The DVD shows and explains instructive mistakes made when trying to make extra material or a positional advantage count and in addition it demonstrates the correct techniques as employed in classic games.
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    STRATEGY UNIVERSITY - The Technique of Realising the Win - Adrian Mikhalchishin - VOLUME 4

    $33.95
    CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Versus Amateur
    Catalog Code: B0054QT

    A multinational array of top grandmasters explain the difference in thinking between professional and amateur chess players, and how the amateur can bridge the gap. It usually takes at least a decade of sustained effort for even the most talented player to reach the grandmaster level - this book cannot guarantee to make the reader a chess grandmaster, but it is certainly a healthy nudge in the right direction.
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    CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Versus Amateur

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    POWER PLAY - Attacking the King - Daniel King - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0067CB

    In this second DVD in the Power Play series, Grandmaster Daniel King looks at attacking play and asks: what makes for a successful attack?
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    POWER PLAY - Attacking the King - Daniel King - VOLUME 2

    $33.95

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