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    Studies in: The Najdorf Sicilian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 130
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0130CL

    The Sicilian is known as the “Cadillac or Rolls Royce'' of chess openings. The Najdorf version of the opening is named after the Polish-Argentine Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf. Over the years many players have lived by the Najdorf most notably Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. The Najdorf begins: 1. E4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 NF6 5. Nc3 a6 David takes us through several variations including 6.g3, 6.Bg5, and several lines of play for Black with modern twists.
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    Studies in: The Najdorf Sicilian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 130

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    Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128
    by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0128CL

    Bryan takes us through various strategies for using Pawns in your game. Illustrated with real games the lectures cover topes of : Pawns In the attack, Petrosian's Pawn Artistry, Doubled Pawns and Weak Squares, Break the Rules Sometimes, Breaking Through the Pawn Chain.
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    Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128

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    Black's Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 126
    by FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0126CL

    In this line of the Tarrasch, White forgoes the fianchetto, with its direct play against d5, opting to keep central tension for the moment by playing 4. e3, after which 4... Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 is the normal continuation. Dennis shows us how Black blasts through this and wins the day.
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    Black's Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 126

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    Studies in: The Budapest Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 131
    by GM Eugene Perelshteyn and FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0131CL

    The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) begins with the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2. C4 e5  The Budapest Gambit contains several specific strategic themes. In numerous variations the move c4–c5 allows White to gain space and to open prospects for his light-square bishop. For Black, the check Bf8–b4+ often allows rapid development.Once used by Vidmar to beat Rubinstein convincingly in just 24 moves.
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    Studies in: The Budapest Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 131

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    Studies in: The Petrov Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 129
    Hosted by the Masters of ChessLecture
    Catalog Code: DVD0129CL

    Petrov's Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Game and Russian Defence) is a chess opening characterized by the following moves: 1. E4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 Though it has a reputation for being dull, the Petrov offers many possibilities for Black. Grandmasters Karpov, Yusupov, Smyslov, Marshall, Krammik and Pillsbury have frequently played the Petrov as Black.
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    Studies in: The Petrov Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 129

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    Dealing with the Bishop to b5 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 127
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0127CL

    The Rossolimo Variation, 3.Bb5, is a well-respected alternative to 3.d4. Originally criticized by Kasparov but later played by him.
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    Dealing with the Bishop to b5 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 127

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    Achieving GM - The Ultimate Goal - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 123
    Hosted by GMs Kraai and Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0123CL

    GM Jesse Kraai shows us what was important in his self preparation to achieve the title of Grandmaster. Kraai then walks us through his GM norms game by game and how his knowledge was applied. GM Smith talks us through his GM norms and what he faced in every game. Our bonus lecture by IM Bill Paschall shows us a game where Bill set back someone’s aspirations for GM.
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    Achieving GM - The Ultimate Goal - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 123

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    Queen's Indian - Theory and Practice - 4.g3, Plan 4.. Ba6, 5. b3 b5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 125
    Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz
    Catalog Code: DVD0125CL

    GM Kritz outlines several variations of the Queens’s Indian including The Main line and the Main Modern Line. Including 4.g3. Plan 4....Ba6.5.b3 b5 The Queen's Indian is regarded as the sister opening of the Nimzo-Indian, since both openings aim to impede White's efforts to gain full control of the center by playing e2–e4.
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    Queen's Indian - Theory and Practice - 4.g3, Plan 4.. Ba6, 5. b3 b5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 125

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    The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121
    by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0121CL

    GM Jesse Kraai gets us over the tired notion that everything worth playing has already been played. In this series Jesse reviews how to use 1 b6… against various openings including Reti Nf3 b6, English Defense 1.d4 e6 3.c4 b6, Kings Pawn 1.e4, English 1.c4 and the Birds 1.f4.
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    The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121

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    Rubinstein and the Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 122
    by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0122CL

    Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1880 –1961) was a Polish chess Grandmaster at the beginning of the 20th century. In his youth, he astonished the chess world, defeating many famous players, including Capablanca and Schlecthter. .Rubinstein originated the Rubinstein System against the Tarrasch Defense variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. See Rubsinstein employ his system in games against Tarrasch, Marshall, Cohn and Capablanca.
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    Rubinstein and the Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 122

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    Kasparov on the King’s Indian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 115
    by IM John Paul-Wallace
    Catalog Code: DVD0115CL

    The King's Indian Defense was one of World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov’s important weapons throughout his career. Kasparov introduced innumerable new King's Indian ideas into tournament practice and has won outstanding victories against many of the world's leading players using the KID. In this exciting 8 lecture series John-Paul examines Kasparovs use of the KID in games with Kavalek, Bareev, Kamsky, ljubojevic, Timman, Gheorghiu, Shirov, Kavalek.
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    Kasparov on the King’s Indian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 115

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    A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120
    by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0120CL

    Jørgen Bent Larsen (1935 – 2010) was a Danish chess GrandMaster and author. Larsen was known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, and he was the first Western player to pose a serious challenge to the Soviet Union's dominance in chess.[1] He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the recent rise of Magus Carlsen.
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    A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120

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    Creative Opening Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 118
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0118CL

    Bill explains opening concepts in abstract and then shows several concrete examples of new ways to apply openings to keep your opponent on edge. Bill also discusses his philosophy on creative openings and how to look for new material to add to your own personal arsenal.
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    Creative Opening Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 118

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    Studies in: The Caro-Kann Defense 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 116
    by IM David Vigorito and IM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0116CL

    David covers the main line and variations including Classical, Advanced for Black. Bryan gives us two lectures on the Fantasy or Tartakower variation.
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    Studies in: The Caro-Kann Defense 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 116

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    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0114CL

    The Panov–Botvinnik Attack begins with the move 4.c4. It is named after Vasily Panov and the world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. This system often leads to typical isolated queen’s pawn (IQP) positions, with White obtaining rapid development, a grip on e5, and kingside attacking chances to compensate for the long-term structural weakness of the isolated d4-pawn. Here Bill shows you a system that has become the standard for experienced players.
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    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114

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    The Great Battle Between Two ChessLecture Lecturers - Chess Lecture - Volume 113
    with GM Jesse Kraai and IM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0113CL

    GM Jesse Kraai and Bryan Smith in combat over the board. An exciting account of two great minds in a struggle over the board and in the French: 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6. 2 lectures , 2 points of view, same game!
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    The Great Battle Between Two ChessLecture Lecturers - Chess Lecture - Volume 113

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    David VS Goliath: Unequal Opponents Battle - Chess Lecture - Volume 119
    by FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0119CL

    How does the underdog catch the more experienced player? David gives advice on how to catch a higher rated player off balance. How to strategize to create problems for your opponent, giving them more opportunities to have something go wrong. Better players are better in part because they understand more patterns and more theory
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    David VS Goliath: Unequal Opponents Battle - Chess Lecture - Volume 119

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    Endgame Pointers, Positions and Problem Solving - Chess Lecture - Volume 117
    by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0117CL

    It’s often difficult to put your opponent away in the end game. David gives you tips on what to think about, and brings to light the psychological as well as tactical advantages you can bring to play. Bonus: En passant, stalemate and pawn promotion all of which are endgame tools explained.
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    Endgame Pointers, Positions and Problem Solving - Chess Lecture - Volume 117

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    The Caro-Kann Exchange Variation from White's Perspective - Chess Lecture Volume 112
    by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0112CL

    GM Perelshtyen shows how to employ the Exchange Variation as he often has at the GM Level. The Exchange Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 is a very subtle line for white to fight for a long-term positional advantage based on a rapid development of your two bishops that will make it very difficult in turn for black to develop his bishops to active diagonals.
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    The Caro-Kann Exchange Variation from White's Perspective - Chess Lecture Volume 112

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    Concise Alekhine Crushes - Chess Lecture - Volume 110
    Hosted by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0110CL

    Alexander Alekhine a Russian World Chess Champion is often considered one of the greatest chess players ever. He became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca, who was widely considered invincible. Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill.
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    Concise Alekhine Crushes - Chess Lecture - Volume 110

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    Studies In: Alekhine Defense - Chess Lecture Volume 111
    Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0111CL

    Alexander Alekhine a Russian World Chess Champion is often considered one of the greatest chess players ever. He became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca, who was widely considered invincible. Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill. Here Bill shows us four of Alekhine’s stunning games.
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    Studies In: Alekhine Defense - Chess Lecture Volume 111

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    Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106
    Hosted by GMs Kraai, Perelshteyn, and others
    Catalog Code: DVD0106CL

    The Dutch Defense was employed regularly in the past by Alekhine, Larsen, Morphy and Najdorf. The high-water mark for the Defense occurred in 1951, when both Mikhail Botvinnik, the world champion, and his challenger, David Bronstein, played it in their World Championship match. Not found as often in modern games, but regularly used successfully by GM Hikura Nakamura.
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    Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106

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    Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0104CL

    Opening Trends series, David - who calls the King's Indian ''The Great Equalizer'' - analyzes the King’s Indian, Samisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it. He also looks at the trendy new ideas for White in the Bayonet, and a topical line for Black in the Bayonet, and reviews Carlsen playing the Averbakh Variation and a line that Nakamura plays in the KID.
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    Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104

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    Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0105CL

    Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Here David analyzes the Gruenfeld which he considers is reaching its height of popularity. David examples a popular line the Russian Gruenfeld and the Anti-Gruenfeld where white plays F3 on move 3.
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    Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105

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    Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0103CL

    In the Catalan opening, White adopts a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Reti Opening. White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettos the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. The Catalan derives its name from Catalonia—a nation inside of Spain. Used by Kramnik three times in the World Chess Championship in 2006, the Catalan has recently gained a good deal of attention by high-level GMs. It was also played four times by Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2010 against Topalov, Vigorito explains that game and others in this DVD.
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    Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103

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    The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102
    Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0102CL

    In this DVD Eugene demonstrates two interesting lines for white in the Reti and then gives us an example of the Reti in action with his best game in the 2008 Spice cup.
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    The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102

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    Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101
    Hosted by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0101CL

    The Caro-Kann is a solid defense against e4. This opening has seen steady growth in popularity in recent years. Employed by such greats such as Kasparov and Karpov. Here David examines some sharp and some simple lines as well as a game where he was beaten in the Caro-Kann.
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    Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101

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    The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0099CL

    A pawn is said to be poisoned because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage and or the loss of material l. The best known of these is a line of the Sicillian Defense, Najdorf Variation. One of the pioneers of this line was David Bronstein, who tied the 1951World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik 12–12.
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    The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

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    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0098CL

    In this DVD Bryan explains the sacrifices with both the Scheveningen ''small center'' structure of pawns on d6 and e6 and as well as the Sicilian Dragon.
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    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98

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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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    Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97
    Hosted by IM Attila Turzo
    Catalog Code: DVD0097CL

    The Pirc Defense sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defense normally refers to the opening 1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6. It is named after the Slovenian International Grandmaster Vasja Pirc.
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    Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97

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    Karpov Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 96
    Hosted by GM Jesse Kraai
    Catalog Code: DVD0096CL

    Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion and is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time. His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes. He had a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 90 total months at world number one is second all-all time just behind Garry Kasparov.
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    Karpov Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 96

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    The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95
    By FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0095CL

    The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen's Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna. As the appreciation for positional play increased and was developed by both Steinitz and Tarrasch the Queen's Gambit grew more popular. The Queen's Gambit is still frequently played and it remains an important part of many grandmasters opening repertoires.
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    The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95

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    A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi - Chess Lecture - Volume 94
    Hosted by GM Jesse Kraai
    Catalog Code: DVD0094CL

    GM Jesse Kraai explains how to use the old Russian rule set to evaluate Tempo in chess. What is Tempi or Tempo in Chess? “The gaining or losing of time and effectiveness relative to one's continued mobility or developing position, especially with respect to the number of moves required to gain an objective: Black gained a tempo”.
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    A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi - Chess Lecture - Volume 94

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    Learn from Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 93
    Catalog Code: DVD0093CL

    Examine the brilliance of Karpov with GM Bryan Smith. Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Karpov is known for a well rounded style, and as a practical player, strategist and positional player.
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    Learn from Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 93

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    Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90
    With International Master Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0090CL

    Is opening theory out of control? IM Bill Paschall takes us through a series of games where he used sound chess principals but stayed outside conventional opening methods. This confused his opponents and took them outside of their game. See his examples and learn how once you know the rules, you can break them and win!
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    Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90

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