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2012 2014 2012 to 2014
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  1. Endgames (1)
  2. Game Collections (3)
  3. General Chess Instruction (3)
  4. Opening (10)
  5. Strategy (1)
  6. World Champions (1)
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  1. FM Dennis Monokroussos (6)
  2. GM Bryan Smith (3)
  3. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (10)
  4. GM Jesse Kraai (22)
  5. GM Leonid Kritz (2)
  6. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (2)
  7. IM Attila Turzo (2)
  8. IM Bill Paschall (9)
  9. IM Bryan Smith (8)
  10. IM David Vigorito (12)
  11. IM John Paul Wallace (3)
  12. IM John Watson (2)
  13. IM Mark Diesen (1)
  14. IM Valeri Lilov (6)
  15. NM Dana Mackenzie (16)
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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
    With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0092CL

    25% of all club level games begin with the Sicilian and 17% of all grandmaster games begin with the Sicilian. Dennis gives you tools for dealing with the Sicilian, an essential skill for every serious chess player.
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    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92

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    Worlds Apart; The Difference Between a World Class GM and an IM - Chess Lecture - Volume 91
    With International Master David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0091CL

    IM David Vigorito analyzes the decisions in games of two masters. One master a world class GM and the other an IM and illustrates how a difference of two hundred points in ranking becomes exponential in terms of game play.
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    Worlds Apart; The Difference Between a World Class GM and an IM - Chess Lecture - Volume 91

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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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    Aggressive Pawn Chains - Chess Lecture - Volume 87
    Recommended for Beginner - Intermediate Players
    Catalog Code: DVD0087CL

    In this DVD Eugene stresses “It is the pawns that define our middle game, attacking potential and control of empty squares”. Gain his insight and strategically winning tips. Instructive tips about keeping the tension in a position, both in theory and in practice.
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    Aggressive Pawn Chains - Chess Lecture - Volume 87

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    Awesome State Champions - Chess Lecture - Volume 86
    Recommended for Intermediate Players
    Catalog Code: DVD0086CL

    Life Master Dana Mackenzie introduces us to the amazing games of some regional legends, including FIDE Master John Curdo, best known for winning the Massachusetts State Championship 17 times; FIDE Master Curt Justin Brasket, sixteen-time State Champion for his home state of Minnesota; FIDE Master Orest Popovych, 4 time New Jersey State Champion; International Master William Martz, the highest rated player from Wisconsin for almost 20 years and holds the USCF record of 104 for the most consecutive rated games without a loss; and Life Master Brian Wall, 5 time winner or tied for the Colorado State Championships.
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    Awesome State Champions - Chess Lecture - Volume 86

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    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89
    Recommended for Intermediate - Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: DVD0089CL

    GM Jesse Kraai, an expert on the French defense, demonstrates and gives excellent advice on how to deal with multiple variations of the French including Classical, MacCutcheon, Winawer, Burn and Rubinstein.
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    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

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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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    King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84
    Catalog Code: DVD0084CL

    GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including The Mar del Plata variation of the King's Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess.
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    King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84

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    King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 82
    Catalog Code: DVD0082CL

    White builds up a large pawn center and gains a spatial advantage. Black develops quickly, then works to undermine White's center with a Pawn attack. Black must strike quickly to try and open the position before White can consolidate the space advantage that his center has gained him.
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    King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 82

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    King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83
    Catalog Code: DVD0083CL

    International Master David Vigorito explains many variations of the King’s Indian including: Orthodox Variation: Modern System, Bayonet Attack, Glek Defense. Favored by Fischer and Kasparov, the King’s Indian is a modern dynamic opening, exceptionally complex. A popular choice since its introduction into competitive chess in the early 20th century. This DVD is a continuation of David’s series on the subject ( See King’s Indian for Black for the first 5 lectures.) PGN’s Included
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    King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
    Catalog Code: DVD0081CL

    In part 2 of the series IM Valeri Lilov examines a sharp repertoire for both black and white. A complete system you can employ in your own games! Valeri's take on theory is both aggressive and based on sound strategic principles. He examines White e 4 and one good line of play for all of Black's possible responses with the Budapest Gambit. Also, how White can respond to the Budapest Gambit and how to respond to deviations on most of the various openings including with the Grand Prix attack.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

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    Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players - Chess Lecture - Volume 76
    vs 1.c4, then vs 1.Nf3
    Catalog Code: DVD0076CL

    A clear explanation of a plan for black against both the English and Reti Openings.David guides you into Nimzo-Indian type positions against these menacing Flank Openings.Recommended for Beginner - Intermediate Players
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    Ideas for Nimzo Indian Players - Chess Lecture - Volume 76

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    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75
    Catalog Code: DVD0075CL

    The Steinitz is a variation for white against the French Defense . The Steinitz is an attacking scheme in particular against the Classical Variation of the French Defense. Here GM Jesse Kraai gives a clear explanation of the plans for black and the pitfalls to avoidRecommended for Intermediate Players
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    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75

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    Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74
    Catalog Code: DVD0074CL

    The Meran is one of the most critical variations of the ever popular Semi-Slav Defense. David is a renowned expert and published author of theoretical works on the Semi-Slav Defense. First played in 1906 , today the Meran requires up to date theoretical knowledge.
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    Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74

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    The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73
    Catalog Code: DVD0073CL

    David is a renowned expert and author on the English opening. The English is a popular choice among beginners and club players. This series takes it to the next levelRecommended for Intermediate – Advanced Players
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    The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73

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    The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72
    Catalog Code: DVD0072CL

    GM Kraai explains how white can use an often underestimated variation for white against the trendy Slav. This line definitely contains a drop of poison! Used by such top players as : Gm's Lajos Portisch and Vadim Milov,, to crack the defenses of Black's most popular Defense to the Queen's Gambit.
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    The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72

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    Two Knights Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 77
    Catalog Code: DVD0077CL

    Bronstein once suggested that the term "defense" does not fit this strategy, and suggested the name "Chigorin Counterattack" as this line is adopted as Black by many aggressive players including Chigorin and Keres. Here Dana takes you through the strategy and how it plays out in real games.
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    Two Knights Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 77

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    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
    Catalog Code: DVD0078CL

    GM Bryan Smith explores A fresh, relatively unexplored system for white to surprise Sicilian players ! In depth 4 part series that will help you take your opponents outside the book.
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    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78

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    A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79
    Catalog Code: DVD0079CL

    Learn to fight back dynamically with GM Friedel’s pet system against the Ruy Lopez. A clear explanation of the Archangel Defense for Black against the Ruy Lopez from a GM Practitioner.
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    A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79

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    Attacking Chess 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 71
    Catalog Code: DVD0071CL

    Presented by International Master Valeri Lilov for ChessLecture.com Attacking Chess is a highly rated series on analyzing plans to initiate attack against strategic positions. Valeri explains both theory and demonstrates in practice. Disk 3 covers Intuitive Sacrifice, Finding the Strike, Particular Circumstance, Dynamics of the Attack, Attack in the Opening.
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    Attacking Chess 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 71

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    Attacking Chess 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 69
    Catalog Code: DVD0069CL

    Attacking Chess is a highly rated series on analyzing plans to initiate attack against strategic positions. Valeri explains both theory and in practice. Disk 1 covers The Uncastled King French Defense: Paulsen Variation, The Castled King, Striking the Center Queen's Gambit Accepted: Classical, 6...a6, Time is Everything! King's Indian: Fianchetto, The Piece Fist Dutch Defense: Leningrad, Main Variation.
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    Attacking Chess 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 69

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    Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70
    Catalog Code: DVD0070CL

    GM Jesse Kraai shows you the ins and outs of the Fried Liver Attack for beginners all the way up through how advanced players can use this to their advantage. He then goes on to show you how it was employed in 2 high profile games. Jesse says, “The Fried Liver is not just for beginners!”
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    Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70

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    Attacking Chess 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 68
    Catalog Code: DVD0068CL

    Presented by International Master Valeri Lilov for ChessLecture.com Attacking Chess is a highly rated series on analyzing plans to initiate attack against strategic positions. Valeri explains both theory and demonstrates in practice. Disk 2 covers Attack an Opposite Castled King, Counter Attack, Positional Piece Sacrifice, Opening Initiative, Attack Creation.
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    Attacking Chess 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 68

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    Learn from the World Champions - Complete Set - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
    Catalog Code: DVD585960CL

    Although chess styles have evolved greatly over the last hundred years, the insights from players of the Classical and Hypermodern eras are still the foundation of good chess play. This collection features those lessons in brilliant examples of play from the first 15 World Champions. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the classical era through the modern era of chess spanning from 1887 to present day.
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    Learn from the World Champions - Complete Set - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture

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    Tactical Motifs - Complete Set - 3 DVDs - Chess Lecture
    Tactical Motifs - Chess Lecture - Complete Set
    Catalog Code: DVD404142CL

    LM Dr. Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and an award-winning mathematics, science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-72 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985 & 1987, he became a master in 1988. Mackenzie now lives in Santa Cruz, CA and runs a chess club for kids at the local library. His passion for chess and his enthusiasm for teaching is unmistakable.
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    Tactical Motifs - Complete Set - 3 DVDs - Chess Lecture

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    Smyslov Endgames - Complete Set - 3 DVDs - Chess Lecture
    Catalog Code: DVD484950CL

    GM Jesse Kraai reviews Vassily Smyslov, one of his favorite players of all time. Jesse claims studying Smyslov’s endgames helped him to become a Grandmaster.Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Russian March 24, 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian Grandmaster and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight times (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). 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.
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    Smyslov Endgames - Complete Set - 3 DVDs - Chess Lecture

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