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    Chess Biographies

    Year of Publication
    1993 2014 1993 to 2014
    Topics
    1. Biographical (1)
    2. Game Collections (2)
    Host
    1. GM Anatoly Karpov (3)
    2. GM Garry Kasparov (5)
    3. GM Jesse Kraai (2)
    4. IM David Vigorito (1)
    5. NM Dana Mackenzie (1)
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      Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0009OT

      In a remarkable and unprecedented video-publishing endeavor, the 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov has created a series of chess DVDs concerning the games of the American World Campion - Robert J. Fischer. Karpov has personally selected his own favorite Fischer games, played during the American's "Quest for the Crown" and prior to the ultimate showdown with Boris Spassky in 1972.
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      Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 1

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      Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0010OT

      Continue with Anatoly Karpov in his specially created series of chess DVDs about the games of the American World Champion - Robert J. Fischer. Karpov has personally selected his own favorite Fischer victories, played during the American's historic World Championship Match with Boris Spassky in 1972.
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      Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 2

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      Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 3
      Catalog Code: DVD0011OT

      The 12th World Champion, Anatoly Karpov, has again selected his favorite games of the American World Champion - Robert J. Fischer. Here Karpov discusses some of the games played during the rematch between Robert Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1992.
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      Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 3

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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0012OT

      By the age of 12 Garry was the Junior Champion of the mighty USSR, the youngest ever. Back then fashion bowed to the immaculate safety-first style of the reigning titan Anatoly Karpov. Along came young Kasparov, raging onto the scene and riding some new contraption called glasnost.
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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 1

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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0013OT

      By the age of 12 Garry was the Junior Champion of the mighty USSR, the youngest ever. Back then fashion bowed to the immaculate safety-first style of the reigning titan Anatoly Karpov. Along came young Kasparov, raging onto the scene and riding some new contraption called glasnost.
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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 2

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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 3
      Catalog Code: DVD0014OT

      A close look at Garry Kasparov's career reveals a remarkable amount of sheer brinkmanship. At a time when the Soviet Union was wired with paranoia and run by invisible connections, the winds of political change were beginning to stir and the brash renegade Kasparov would be in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the new climate.
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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 3

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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: DVD0015OT

      The shadows of political intrigue would threaten to do what no chess player could manage - to eliminate Garry from the hunt for the World Title. And when the long awaited confrontation between Karpov and Kasparov arrived, it turned out to be the most remarkable and controversial match ever played.
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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 4

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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 5
      Catalog Code: DVD0016OT

      On the eve of the most important game he would ever play, Garry Kasparov sought the advice of legends Botvinnik and Tal. If Kasparov succeeded, he would take Tal's place as the youngest World Champion in history.
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      Gary Kasparov: My Story - VOLUME 5

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      Practical Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 52
      Catalog Code: DVD0052CL

      Many chess books teach the Lucena and Philidor endgames - but most rook endgames start in much more complicated positions. The objective of this series is to show you what to do in the earlier stages, when things are more complex and you may not even be sure who is winning. One of the key ingredients is obtaining active play for your Rooks, King and Pawns if you can safely do so. Here are real life lessons over the board with examples from Dana’s own games.Content: 126 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures.
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      Practical Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 52

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      Searching for Bobby Fischer
      He Wasn't Afraid of Losing a Match... Just His Father's Love
      Catalog Code: DVD0003MV

      An all-star cast shines in this heartwarming story of one family’s journey of understanding. Joe Mantegna stars as Fred Waitzkin, a sportswriter who dreams his 7-year-old son, Josh (Max Pomeranc), will grow up to play baseball. One day in the park with his mother (Joan Allen), Josh displays more than talent – he has a gift. Sensing his son is a future champion, Fred places Josh under the tutelage of a strict chess teacher (Oscar ® winner Ben Kingsley). But when Josh suddenly starts to lose, his parents must confront their own motivations, and recognize what Josh prices more than winning: his family’s love. Costarring Laura Linney and William H. Macy, Searching for Bobby Fischer is a movie “not only to enjoy but to cherish” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).
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      Searching for Bobby Fischer

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      Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36
      Currently the Number #1 Ranked Player of All Time!
      Catalog Code: DVD0036CL

      IM David Vigorito & GM Jesse Kraii analysis game by game of one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leki, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radiaboy and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in 2009. Magnus Carlsen is considered to be the top ranking chess player of all time to date.
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      Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36

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      A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88
      GM Kraii, GM Perelshteyn, FM Monokroussos, IM Vigorito
      Catalog Code: DVD0088CL

      Vasily Smyslov was a Soviet and Russian grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He redefined chess post WW2. He was a candidate for the World Chess on eight occasions. Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals. He is known for his fantastic endgames, very dynamic sense over the board and intuitive sense of harmony. Modern champions that follow his style are Carlsen and Kramnik. Here the masters of ChessLecture review his brilliance and style in a series of stunning games.
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      A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88

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      The Rise of Carlsen - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 100
      Hosted by GM Kraai, Perelshteyn and Others
      Catalog Code: DVD0100CL

      In this DVD you can follow Carlsen’s rise as he became the world champion through many games with his fellow top ranked grandmasters. You'll hear the expert analysis of the ChessLecture masters as they expose Carlsen’s methods, give you feedback on how he gets the edge against his stellar field of opponents and show you how he breaks with some current chess theory.
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      The Rise of Carlsen - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 100

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