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Mastering the Classics - EMPIRE CHESS

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Kasparov, Kramnik and Carlsen have all stated that studying the classics was an important element in their chess education. Bobby Fischer knew the games of Staunton, Morphy and Steinitz inside out.

The great games of the past are an absolute goldmine of valuable chess lessons. Whilst opening trends come and go, many ideas remain true and can be used in our games today.

GM Damian Lemos had this in mind when he decided to record a DVD on “Mastering the Classics”.

This collection features games from the World Champions Jose Raul Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine and Tigran Petrosian, 3 phenomenal talents with different styles to give you a broad range of material.

In this Course, you will learn:

• How to make the most precise moves in the opening
• How to make a lead in development count
• How to dictate the course of action
• How to give your opponent more problems than (s)he can handle
• How to increase the likelihood of your attack’s success
• When to sacrifice to destroy the King’s safety
• How to create powerful passed pawns
• How to get a positional advantage with pawn play in the center
• How to manoeuvre in a closed position
• Many original and crushing tactics
• …and much more.

With Grandmaster Lemos’ analysis, you will understand key concepts more clearly than ever before as well as learning new tactical and strategic patterns and killer techniques.

Advanced Chess Course Edition! – Highlights

• Exclusive Grandmaster/Master Video by a brilliant presenter. We preselect only the most compelling and interesting Grandmasters and Masters to make DVDs for us.
• Highest quality audio and video available with Grandmaster Webcam. No more wasted time listening to low quality videos where it’s hard to hear the audio and video.
• In depth text chapter summaries in PDF format of each DVD’s content to easily reference if you need a quick refresher on a specific topic.
• 20 relevant and challenging practice problems per disc with solutions so you can test your learning and knowledge.
• PGNs included for every game so you can plug the games into your favorite chess engine.
• Brought to you by iChess.net – The World Leaders in DVD education.


  1. Capablanca – Spielmann, 1927
  2. Capablanca – Bernstein, 1914
  3. Rubinstein – Alekhine, 1926
  4. Tolush – Petrosian, 1957

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Additional Information

ISBN 616348553452
Manufacturer Empire Chess
Host GM Damien Lemos
Popular Collections Empire Chess
Publication Date Nov 13, 2015
Runtime 2.5 hours
Region Lock None - Playable Anywhere
Hardware Requirements Standard DVD Player