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    Essential Strategic Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 171
    Presented by: IM William Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0171CL

    A study in concrete ideas in chess that are strategic and fundamental. Included are lectures on The Minority Attack, Blockade, Isolated Queen Pawn, Principal of Two Weaknesses and Strongpoint.
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    Essential Strategic Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 171

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    Studies in: Bishops - Chess Lecture - Volume 169 - 2 DVDs
    Presented by : GM Jesse Kraai - IM Valerie Lilov - IM Bill Paschall - IM David Vigoritto - FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0169CL

    More experienced players understand the power of the bishop. Bishops usually gain in relative strength towards the endgame as pieces are captured and more lines become available on the board. A bishop can easily influence both wings of the board simultaneously. In an open endgame, a pair of bishops is decidedly superior to either a bishop and a knight, or two knights. A player possessing a pair of bishops has a strategic weapon in the form of a long-term threat to trade down to an advantageous endgame.
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    Studies in: Bishops - Chess Lecture - Volume 169 - 2 DVDs

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    Studies in: Bishop Pairs - Chess Lecture - Volume 170
    Presented by: GM Eugene Perelshteyn, FM Dennis Monokroussos and IM Mark Diesen
    Catalog Code: DVD0170CL

    A pair of bishops is decidedly superior to either a bishop and a knight, or two knights. A player possessing a pair of bishops has a strategic weapon in the form of a long-term threat to trade down to an advantageous endgame.
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    Studies in: Bishop Pairs - Chess Lecture - Volume 170

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    Kramnik vs Deep Fritz - Chess Lecture - Volume 168
    By the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0168CL

    ChessLecture masters GM Jesse Kraai, IM Bill Paschall and IM David Vigorito analyze the limitations of the computer and Kramnik’s steering of games into the computers limitations of this historical event.
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    Kramnik vs Deep Fritz - Chess Lecture - Volume 168

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    Botvinnik and the Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 167
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0167CL

    Those who play the Gruenfeld defense knew that it could turn into a nightmare in an instant. The Gruenfeld steals the diagonal play from white because black’s dark bishop has a target in the center. Botvinnik went on to master the Gruenfeld and even wrote a book about it. Here IM Paschall takes us through Botvinniks games in the Gruenfeld as both black and white.
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    Botvinnik and the Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 167

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    Taking Out the Trash - Chess Lecture - Volume 166
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0166CL

    IM David Vigorito explains several openings that are seen at club level play and not beyond. David goes into detail as to why that is, why these openings are ultimately unsound and explains what players might do instead.
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    Taking Out the Trash - Chess Lecture - Volume 166

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    Danger of Playing Strategically Risky Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 165
    Presented by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0165CL

    Eugene shares his thoughts through experience over the board in his own games. Here he examines games in both The Dutch and the Sozin Sicilian.
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    Danger of Playing Strategically Risky Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 165

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    Classic Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 161
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0161CL

    Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. Karpov played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. Karpov kept the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules.
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    Classic Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 161

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    Mohr Flohr! - Chess Lecture - Volume 163
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0163CL

    Salomon Flohr (November 21, 1908 – July 18, 1983) was a leading Czech chess grandmaster of the mid-20th century and became a national hero in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. He dominated many chess tournaments of the pre-World War II years, and by the late 1930s was considered a contender for the World Championship. He was known for his clear strategic play and excellent endgame technique that secured him many notable victories.
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    Mohr Flohr! - Chess Lecture - Volume 163

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    Studies in: Richter-Veresov Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 164
    Presented by LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0164CL

    The Richter–Veresov Attack (or Veresov Opening) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 d5, 2. Nc3 Nf6, 3. Bg5! The opening dates back as far as the game Marshall-Wolf, Monte Carlo 1902. In modern play it has been used by Spassky, Tal, Smyslov, Bronstein, Larsen and even Karpov.
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    Studies in: Richter-Veresov Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 164

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    The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0162CL

    International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen shows you the “unknown side of Garry Kasparov” through his early games against others who also went on to become well known grandmasters.
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    The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162

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    Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0160CL

    Rook endings are among the most difficult in chess. Rook and Pawn endings have their own special rules and a special way of calculation. Bryan examines various rook endings resulting from different openings played through to conclusion. Learn what to think about and step by step how to assess the board.
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    Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs

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    The Stunning Traxler Counter Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 159
    Presented by IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0159CL

    Karel Traxler was a Czech chess master and a composer of chess problems, best known for the hyper-aggressive variation named after him, the Traxler Variation in the Two Knights Defense. This DVD takes you through the Traxler and its variations in both theory and practice.
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    The Stunning Traxler Counter Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 159

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    An Introduction to Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 158
    Presented by GMs Kraii, Kritz and Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0158CL

    Get a thorough introduction to The King’s Indian Attack, Benko Gambit, Accelerated Dragon, Trompowski, Berlin Wall, The Old Indian, Nimzo 4.Qc2 Nc6 for Black.
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    An Introduction to Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 158

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    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0157CL

    Learn an aggressive and effective repertoire against the Sicilian Kan, Najdorf, Dragon, and Classical variations of the Sicilian. Bryan explains the variations that arise in great detail and shows you how to counter.
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    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157

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    Important Principles in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 156
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0156CL

    Discover the importance of doubled pawns, how to exploit your opponents weak squares, coordination between pieces, generating opening plans and gambits.
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    Important Principles in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 156

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    Ideas in the Modern Benoni - Chess Lecture - Volume 155
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0155CL

    The Modern Benoni is a very dynamic opening very popular at club level and is still unrefuted. The modern Benoni is a chess opening with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6.and is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns on the queenside. 
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    Ideas in the Modern Benoni - Chess Lecture - Volume 155

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    Nimzo Indian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 154
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0154CL

    David walks us through a series of theoretical positions in the Nimzo and explains the possibilities and opportunities and what to look for in the four main responses for White. In the fifth lecture David examines a game in the Nimzo between Magnus Carlsen vs. Viswanathan Anand and explains the brilliant action in play.
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    Nimzo Indian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 154

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    Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153
    Presented by FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0153CL

    Paul Keres was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess author. Keres was among the world’s top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. during which he narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. on this DVD, FM Monokrooussos has chosen one of Keres' stellar games from each decade of his career.
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    Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153

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    Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151
    Presented by International Master Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0151CL

    Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess Grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the- board play. Miles was very influential in modern chess. His creativity in the openings was legendary his creativity in general was legendary. On this DVD, IM Paschall explores 5 of Tony Mile's most amazing games with Hypermodern lines.
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    Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151

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    The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0152CL

    In this DVD series Bryan examines in depth 8 of Fischer’s amazing matches and explains them in detail.
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    The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152

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    Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith, IM David Vigorito, FM Dennis Monokroussos, LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0150CL

    The Vienna Game is an chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 The original idea behind the Vienna Game was to play a delayed King’s Gambit with f4. In modern play White often plays more quietly (for example by fianchetto his king's bishop with g3 and Bg2). This DVD covers several variations of the Vienna game including the Mieses and Frankenstein-Dracula Variation. IM Vigorito goes into all of the reasons why you may not want to play the Vienna game.
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    Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150

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    Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148
    Catalog Code: DVD0148CL

    The Ragozin Variation (ECO code D37–D39) occurs after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4. An important line in this variation is the Vienna variation where the game continues: 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4. On this DVD, the host covers D38 sometimes called the Alekhine Variation.
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148

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    Great Tragedies in Chess History - Chess Lecture - Volume 149
    Catalog Code: DVD0149CL

    FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussous explores amazing games throughout history that end in tragedy for the master that appeared to be winning. Games with Chigorin vs Steinitz, Botvinnik vs Bronstein, Benko vs Kerres, Lasker vs Blackburne.
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    Great Tragedies in Chess History - Chess Lecture - Volume 149

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    The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147
    Catalog Code: DVD0147CL

    The MacCutcheon Variation is one of the sharpest and most exciting variations in the French. In this variation, the second player ignores White's threat of e4-e5 and instead plays 4... Bb4. The main line continues: 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4. At this point Black may play 8...g6, which weakens the kingside dark squares but keeps the option of castling queenside, or 8...Kf8.
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    The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147

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    Tiger Lilov’s Chess Secrets Volume 1: Opening Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 146
    Catalog Code: DVD0146CL

    IM Valeri shares the lessons he uses for his 1 on 1 personal instruction with his students on opening theory. Learn about the principles of openings, opening initiative, how to play against unfamiliar openings and building your own personal repertoire of openings.
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    Tiger Lilov’s Chess Secrets Volume 1: Opening Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 146

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    Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad - Chess Lecture - Volume 144
    Catalog Code: DVD0144CL

    Taking place in Tromso Norway 1,570 players participated at the Olympiad in 2014, with 881 men and 689 in the women's section. The number of participating teams was 177 from 172 countries in the open section and 136 from 131 countries in the women's section. In first round games opponents are frequently vastly unequal and the best players are playing the weakest players from the opposing team. In this DVD Bryan shows us first round matchups of unequal opponents gives us a great opportunity to see masters games unfold relatively unchallenged and how they are excellent learning opportunities.
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    Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad - Chess Lecture - Volume 144

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    Studies in: Alekhine's Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 145
    Catalog Code: DVD0145CL

    Alekhine's Defense is a hyper-modern chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 NF6. This bizarre defense, introduced by the chess champion Alekhine and later practiced by Gruenfeld, is the extreme in hyper-modern openings because of its unbalanced nature provoking a weakness in White's center pawns.
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    Studies in: Alekhine's Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 145

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    Studies in: The Stonewall - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 143
    Catalog Code: DVD0143CL

    The Stonewall defense or attack is a variation of the Queen’s Pawn Game, and is generally characterized by White playing his pawns to d4 & e3, playing Bd3, Nd2, and then playing Pawns to c3 and then f4; although the moves are not always played in that order. The Stonewall is a system White heads for a very specific Pawn formation, rather than try to memorize long lines of different variations.
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    Studies in: The Stonewall - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 143

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    Studies in: The Philidor Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 140
    Catalog Code: DVD0140CL

    Today, the Philidor is known as a solid but passive choice for Black. Because of this it is seldom seen in top-level play except as an alternative to the heavily analyzed openings that can ensue after the normal 2...Nc6.In this DVD our masters go over both how to employ the Philidor and how to defeat it as well as several variations on the Philador including Lion and exchange variation.
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    Studies in: The Philidor Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 140

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    Self Analysis - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 138
    Catalog Code: DVD0138CL

    Here IM Paschall analyzes his own games and all of the factors that played into the game progression. While walking through the games Bill gives you tools to build your own game analysis skills to study your own games and learn from them.
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    Self Analysis - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 138

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    The Lighter Side - Chess Lecture - Volume 136
    Catalog Code: DVD0136CL

    Life Master Dana Mackenzie shows us how real life games can get into those strange theoretical possibilities, the results of which are hysterical, but, there is also a lot to learn from them. Features Quadrupled Pawns, Checkmate with a King, Double Queen Sac and something Dana calls Krabbe’s Kuriosity Kabinet.
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    The Lighter Side - Chess Lecture - Volume 136

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    Strategy of Piece Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 141
    Catalog Code: DVD0141CL

    How to make your own plans for dealing with ineffective pieces, creating effective pieces, generating power plays and planning your game from the start.
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    Strategy of Piece Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 141

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    The Fischer Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 139
    Catalog Code: DVD0139CL

    In this DVD Jesse shows us examples of the endgame he is so well known for. The endgame consists of a rook, bishop and pawns against a rook, knight and pawns and has sometimes been called the "Fischer Endgame". Named because of three instructive wins by Fischer (with the bishop) in 1970 and 1971 over Mark Taimanov One of the games the 1970 Interzonal the other two were in their 1971 quarter-final candidates match.
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    The Fischer Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 139

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    Rubinstein’s Great Endgames - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 137
    Catalog Code: DVD0137CL

    In this series Bryan shows us Rubinstein playing against world class players in a variety of openings showcasing his brilliant play which is often called a work of art for its simplicity and technique.
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    Rubinstein’s Great Endgames - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 137

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    Black with Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 135
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0135CL

    Bent Larsen was a well-known Danish Grandmaster. Famous for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play. He was the first Western player to pose a serious challenge to the Soviet Union’s dominance in chess. He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the emergence of Magnus Carlsen.
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    Black with Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 135

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