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      The Complete Empire Chess Collection
      Catalog Code: EMPIRECOMPLETE

      Take advantage of this great offer and you will save 30% off the cost that you would if you bought these DVDs individually! Hosted by modern Chess Legends and containing tactics and strategies for every level of player, each volume is packed with strategy and advice to make you the best player you can be. Study an old favorite-or learn a deadly new weapon-with Empire Chess!
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      The Complete Empire Chess Collection

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      Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0010EP

      This chess DVD is an in-depth analysis of the Berlin Wall opening. It starts with some side variations and moves chapter by chapter towards the main position of the opening – the Berlin Endgame. While working on this DVD, my intention was not only to provide the listeners with detailed variations, but also to help them achieve deeper positional comprehension about how to play this unique type of opening struggle.
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      Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0026EP

      The most difficult phase of the game for beginner chess players is the middlegame because it is a constant time of transition, maximum tension, and a time of combining immediate tactical needs with long-term positional ideas. Most middlegames contain nearly all of the pieces still on the board, and the friction between opponents inevitably creates conflict, requiring complete attention to avoid forcing combinations. This chess video/DVD features hours of extremely high-quality instruction by experienced chess trainer Grandmaster Damian Lemos, reviewing the basic concepts of the middlegame and how to apply them successfully in your own games.
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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Grandmaster Secrets - Veselin Topalov - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0040EP

      Grandmaster Veselin Topalov is one of the best chess players of all time. His style is extremely aggressive and dynamic as he is able to combine excellent tactical vision with a strong positional sense and highly accurate technique. In this chess DVD, Grandmaster Damian Lemos creates a detailed study of Topalov’s style by dissecting five of his best games – demonstrating Topalov’s versatility in very different types of positions.
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      Grandmaster Secrets - Veselin Topalov - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Control The Center - EMPIRE CHESS
      Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #6 of 10
      Catalog Code: DVD0056EP

      Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 6/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
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      Control The Center - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Empire Prestige Chess Set, Board, & Box Combination - 4.4" King
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      Catalog Code: SETWEMP44-PRESTIGE

      "With a strong hint of the Art Deco look that is reminiscent of the 1920s, they completely capture the essence of a serious set of chessmen while at the same time maintaining a look of pure elegance."
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      The Empire Prestige Chess Set, Board, & Box Combination - 4.4" King

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      Dominate with the Slav Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Chameleon Variation
      Catalog Code: DVD0001EP

      This chess DVD introduces the viewer to a very solid chess opening – the Slav Defense with 4….a6, also called the Chebanenko Variation or Chameleon Variation. The chess DVD is structured with the first four clips devoted to sideline variations which are not especially dangerous but are played frequently, and as a Slav Defense player you should be familiar with the most effective ideas on how to play against these sidelines.
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      Dominate with the Slav Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0017EP

      The Stonewall Defense is an extremely effective chess opening for black against 1. d4 – representing a solid system that is very difficult for white to crack. The Stonewall Defense involves black placing pawns on the light squares d5, e6, and f5 to establish an iron grip on the center, specifically restricting a potential breakthrough by white involving an e4 push.
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      Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Grandmasters Attack - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0033EP

      If you want to be a strong chess player, you have to constantly attack your opponents! The best players in the world strive to make a threat with every single move, consistently applying pressure and creating problems that their opponents are forced to solve. Chess has evolved substantially in the past 100 years and to succeed in today’s game, you must be thoroughly dedicated to attacking chess.
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      How Grandmasters Attack - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Fighting in the Endgame - The four major principles to winning the endgame - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0046EP

      Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending.
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      Fighting in the Endgame - The four major principles to winning the endgame - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 3 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Beating the Nimzo-Indian Defense with 4. Qc2
      Catalog Code: DVD0063EP

      This DVD by GM Timur Gareev for Intermediate and Advanced players has a detailed look at The 4.Qc2 Nimzo Indian. Timur explains that there is no reason to allow a Queen's Indian because Black will struggle against this White response and that the Black Nimzo Indian is harmless as the 4.Qc2 move is favoured by both Kasparov and Carlsen with excellent results. The ideas for White are supported by extensive analysis - this knowledge will support improvement in all players' positional understanding and help them to Master the very important area of taming The Nimzo-Indian with the Classical 4.Qc2.
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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 3 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Aggressive Attacks - EMPIRE CHESS
      The Most Aggressive Attacks in History
      Catalog Code: DVD0074EP

      In this DVD, GM Damian Lemos teaches us some of the most aggressive attacks in history across several games explained in-depth, where one of the sides mounts a strong attack against the enemy king. The games include fantastic sacrifices, tactical killing blows, and mate attacks against the enemy king.
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      Aggressive Attacks - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0008EP

      GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations.
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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0024EP

      Chess Strategy is the most difficult step in the road to improvement for beginners, requiring a deeper understanding of chess than simply tactics. You can think of combinations as math equations with a given, concrete result that you can prove. But strategy is more like describing the variables in this math problem and how changes will affect all aspects of the surrounding environment.
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      Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0038EP

      Understanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions.
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      Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

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      World Champion Strategy - EMPIRE CHESS
      Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #4 of 10
      Catalog Code: DVD0054EP

      Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 4/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
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      World Champion Strategy - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Converting Advantages - EMPIRE CHESS
      How To Convert Advantages in Chess
      Catalog Code: DVD0066EP

      The DVD is divided into 4 parts and is presented by FM Alisa Melekhina with an honest look at how she is striving to improve her own ability when 'Converting Advantages' as this in area she has struggled with in the past.
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      Converting Advantages - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Empire Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King
      Catalog Code: MENWEMP44

      "With a strong hint of the Art Deco look that is reminiscent of the 1920s, they completely capture the essence of a serious set of chessmen while at the same time maintaining a look of pure elegance."
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      The Empire Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King

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      Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0015EP

      The Janisch Gambit is an exceptionally effective surprise weapon for black against the Ruy Lopez. Also known as the Schliemann Defense, black kicks off the game by immediately offering a pawn sacrifice on move 3 with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5!? – resembling a reversed Vienna Gambit or King’s Gambit in that black is rapidly introducing extra firepower with the f-pawn to attack white’s center.
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      Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Insane Chess Sacrifices - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0031EP

      If you want to win more games, you have to attack your opponent and can not be scared to sacrifice to break through with an attack. There are an overwhelming variety of sacrifices and reasons for making sacrifices – you could give up a pawn to seize the initiative or gain space, you could sacrifice an exchange to change the dynamic of a position, or you could make a positional sacrifice by allowing doubled, isolated pawns but gaining a dangerous attack against your opponent’s king.
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      Insane Chess Sacrifices - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Grandmasters Beat the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0045EP

      In this Empire Chess DVD, Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski will review all of the main lines and sidelines in the King’s Gambit, and instruct viewers on how to defend and refute this dangerous chess gambit with the black pieces
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      How Grandmasters Beat the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Master the Bb5 System
      Catalog Code: DVD0064EP

      This DVD (part 1 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti -Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favorite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Middlegame Transition Guide - EMPIRE CHESS
      How GMs Transition from Opening to Middle Game
      Catalog Code: DVD0076EP

      This DVD presents the guide for transition to the middlegame, how GMs plan the passage from the opening to the middlegame, paying particular attention to how the choice of opening decides the plans on how to follow on to the middlegame and the endgame. During the middlegame, the player can lose the advantage they obtained in the opening if they do not know how to correctly enact their plan; just as it happens to experts in endgames. If you do not obtain an advantageous position in the middlegame, it will be very difficult to achieve victory in the endgame.
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      Middlegame Transition Guide - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0006EP

      In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. The critical theme that ties all the games together is that white is best advised to develop his pieces to active squares and create a sound, harmonious position that limits counterplay before launching the trademark pawn storm to break down the defenses to the black king. While opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world class players. It is my hope that this series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems.
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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0022EP

      f you are a beginner chess player that is struggling to progress in your game, controlling the center might be your problem. This basic principle is frequently overlooked as beginner chess players find it easy to become caught in a trap of not knowing what to study, and in what order to study it in!
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      Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Empire Chess - Sample Disc
      Catalog Code: DVDSAMPLE-EP

      Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending. The viewers are led through four major principles that can be applied in their own endgames: mentally adapt to a change in the position; resist by preventing your opponent from executing their only winning plan; take advantage of complacency; make your opponent make decisions. Even if a position is theoretically drawn, players should not discount the practical chances that they can create.
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      Empire Chess - Sample Disc

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      Attacking with Forcing Moves - EMPIRE CHESS
      Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #2 of 10
      Catalog Code: DVD0052EP

      Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 2/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
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      Attacking with Forcing Moves - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing Black With the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0068EP

      GM Damian Lemos presents another excellent DVD for Empire Chess. Crushing Black with the King's Gambit is the most direct way to attempt to acquire the advantage versus 1...e5 players. GM Lemos promotes the virtues of the most attacking 3rd move namely 3.Bc4 and puts forward a strong argument that is the best 3rd move available in The King's Gambit Accepted.
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      Crushing Black With the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0013EP

      The Accelerated Dragon is an exceptionally effective system for black against 1. e4 because black develops rapidly and achieves strong activity early in the game via minor piece-play in the center. The Accelerated Dragon has been employed by countless top Grandmasters over the last 70 years, including legendary names Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Khalifman, and many more.
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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How to Attack Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0029EP

      The secret to winning chess games is very simple – YOU MUST ATTACK! If you like to open passively and slowly build a strong defensive position, you are playing bad chess! To win games in chess, you must be attacking. You can’t wait your opponent to make a mistake because that is not going to win you any games! The best players in the world try to create at least one threat with every single move; why can’t beginner chess players do the exact same thing?
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      How to Attack Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Grandmaster Secrets - Play like Peter Svidler - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0043EP

      Super-GM Peter Svidler is a consistent member of the world’s top 10 chess players because his play is extremely dynamic, his preparation is exceptionally deep, and he has a very subtle intuition for tiny changes in the position.
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      Grandmaster Secrets - Play like Peter Svidler - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Defensive Domination - EMPIRE CHESS
      Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #9 of 10
      Catalog Code: DVD0059EP

      Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 9/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
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      Defensive Domination - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Counter Attack Like a Super GM - EMPIRE CHESS
      Club Player's Manifesto
      Catalog Code: DVD0078EP

      In this DVD GM Damian Lemos presents a series of Super GM games that have the running theme of both attacking and counterattacking play. Attacking is an important part of chess, but you need to know how to attack well and also when to evaluate a position correctly.
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      Counter Attack Like a Super GM - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing White - The Nimzo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0004EP

      The Nimzo-Indian Defense is an incredibly effective weapon for black against 1. d4, typically generating double-edged positions very early in the opening. This chess DVD will teach you the basic principles of the Nimzo-Indian Defense, placing special emphasis on recurring tactical and positional concepts to ensure your preparation is complete.
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      Crushing White - The Nimzo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0019EP

      This chess DVD covers one of the most dynamic openings ever played – the King’s Indian Defense! The King’s Indian Defense is the perfect opening weapon against 1. d4 for players who naturally display a tactical and dynamic style. This system is immensely popular at all levels because it gives black excellent winning chances against 1. d4.
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      Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing White with the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0036EP

      FM Alisa Melekhina provides a comprehensive overview of alternatives to the main line of the KID, demonstrating the opening’s viability. She uses a clear structure of dividing the alternatives between the typical attacking and more position exd4 lines. Within that structure, she suggests ways to harness the 7. ..Na6 or 7. ..Nbd7 sidelines to adapt to White’s play and choose which of the two modes of the KID to play.
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      Crushing White with the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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