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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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 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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      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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      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 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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      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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