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    Beginner Chess DVDs

    Year of Publication
    1993 2014 1993 to 2014
    Topics
    1. Biographical (1)
    2. Endgames (2)
    3. Tactics (1)
    Host
    1. Bruce Warner (2)
    2. GM Alex Ipatov (1)
    3. GM Damien Lemos (9)
    4. GM Daniel Naroditsky (1)
    5. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
    6. GM Jesse Kraai (4)
    7. GM Rafael Leitão (1)
    8. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (2)
    9. GM Susan Polgar (11)
    10. GM Timur Gareev (1)
    11. IM Andrew Martin (3)
    12. IM Attila Turzo (1)
    13. IM Bill Paschall (2)
    14. IM John Paul Wallace (1)
    15. IM Maia Lomineishvili (1)
    16. NM Dana Mackenzie (5)
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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0001AN

      Chess for Anyone is designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level. There are many videos that present chess material at the expert and master level but very few that address the all-important beginning and intermediate phases of the game where most of the chess playing population lies. It was the aim of the producers to make the learning process of this part of the game both easy to understand and fun.
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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 1

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
      Catalog Code: DVD0001RM

      This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess
      Catalog Code: DVD0001SP

      Susan will take you through 8 easy to follow, highly instructive games covering the basic principles of chess. This will help your understanding of chess and is guaranteed to improve your chess game. She will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes made in chess and give your chess game a strong, fundamentally sound foundation.
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess

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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 2 - Beginning Tactics
      Catalog Code: DVD0002AN

      The Chess for Anyone series is designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level. There are many videos that present chess material at the expert and master level but very few that address the all-important beginning and intermediate phases of the game where most of the chess playing population lies. It was the aim of the producers to make the learning process of this part of the game both easy to understand and fun.
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      CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 2 - Beginning Tactics

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 2 - Learn How to Create a Plan in the Opening, Middlegame and Endgame
      Catalog Code: DVD0002SP

      Planning in chess is essential throughout the entire game. On this DVD, Susan will teach you the general ideas and concepts for short and long term planning in the opening, middle and endgame. You will come away with a better understanding and insight on all three phases of a chess game. Your moves will have more meaning and purpose, which will result in more wins. So, sit back and let Susan teach you the foundation of essential chess planning.
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 2 - Learn How to Create a Plan in the Opening, Middlegame and Endgame

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 8 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0008SP

      It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Chapter 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the most important basic endgames for the novice player. She will teach you how to checkmate a lone King using a Queen, a Rook, two Bishops, a Knight and Bishop, or two Knights. In Chapter 2, Susan covers all the Basic Pawn Endgames, including the Square Rule, the Rook Pawn, Opposition, Geometry in chess, two extra Pawns, the Pawn Race, one side Queens first, King activity, and lots more!
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 8 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 1

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 9 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0009SP

      It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Lesson 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the essential Rook Endgames, including: Rook vs. one Pawn, Rook vs. two connected Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, Rook vs. Knight, the Philidor and Lucena positions, Multi-pawn Endgames, Rook and Bishop vs. Rook, Rook vs one Pawn and two Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, and Rook and Pawn vs. Rook.
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 9 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 2

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      LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
      Catalog Code: DVD0014SP

      Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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      LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 84 - The Basic Principles - Checkmates and Elements of Chess
      Catalog Code: DVD0084FX

      On this first DVD in the series, International Master Andrew Martin breaks down the elements of chess so that the game becomes easier to understand. Players of all levels will find something of interest here, including many complete games from recent years.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 84 - The Basic Principles - Checkmates and Elements of Chess

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      Tactical Motifs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 40
      Catalog Code: DVD0040CL

      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 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 40

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      Tactical Motifs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 42
      Catalog Code: DVD0042CL

      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 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 42

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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0001RM

      This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties

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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 84 - The Basic Principles - Checkmates and Elements of Chess
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0084FX

      On this first DVD in the series, International Master Andrew Martin breaks down the elements of chess so that the game becomes easier to understand. Players of all levels will find something of interest here, including many complete games from recent years.
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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 84 - The Basic Principles - Checkmates and Elements of Chess

      Our Price: $19.95
      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0001SP

      Susan will take you through 8 easy to follow, highly instructive games covering the basic principles of chess. This will help your understanding of chess and is guaranteed to improve your chess game. She will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes made in chess and give your chess game a strong, fundamentally sound foundation.
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      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess

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      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 2 - Learn How to Create a Plan in the Opening, Middlegame and Endgame
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0002SP

      Planning in chess is essential throughout the entire game. On this DVD, Susan will teach you the general ideas and concepts for short and long term planning in the opening, middle and endgame. You will come away with a better understanding and insight on all three phases of a chess game. Your moves will have more meaning and purpose, which will result in more wins. So, sit back and let Susan teach you the foundation of essential chess planning.
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      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 2 - Learn How to Create a Plan in the Opening, Middlegame and Endgame

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      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 8 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 1
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0008SP

      It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Chapter 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the most important basic endgames for the novice player. She will teach you how to checkmate a lone King using a Queen, a Rook, two Bishops, a Knight and Bishop, or two Knights. In Chapter 2, Susan covers all the Basic Pawn Endgames, including the Square Rule, the Rook Pawn, Opposition, Geometry in chess, two extra Pawns, the Pawn Race, one side Queens first, King activity, and lots more!
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      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 8 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 1

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      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 9 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 2
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0009SP

      It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Lesson 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the essential Rook Endgames, including: Rook vs. one Pawn, Rook vs. two connected Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, Rook vs. Knight, the Philidor and Lucena positions, Multi-pawn Endgames, Rook and Bishop vs. Rook, Rook vs one Pawn and two Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, and Rook and Pawn vs. Rook.
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      E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 9 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 2

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      E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
      Catalog Code: E-DVD0014SP

      Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
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      E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

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      Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 51
      Catalog Code: DVD0051CL

      Rook endings are the most common endgame in chess. Endings with rooks and pawns occur in 8 to 10 percent of all games. This series teaches essential knowledge, without which you are helpless in these very common situations. You will learn how to play the Lucena position and how to execute the Philidor defense, as well as other variations you need to know.Content: 77 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures.
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      Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 51

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      Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0022EP

      f you are a beginner chess player that is struggling to progress in your game, controlling the center might be your problem. This basic principle is frequently overlooked as beginner chess players find it easy to become caught in a trap of not knowing what to study, and in what order to study it in!
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      Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Chess Tactics of the Grandmasters - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0023EP

      Beginner chess players win and lose with tactics. It is just that simple for the beginner chess player. If you are not constantly looking for tactical opportunities to win material, gain space, or to seize the initiative, you are not playing good chess. The best chess players win by forcing moves, which are moves that threaten tactics and make your opponent react.
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      Chess Tactics of the Grandmasters - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0024EP

      Chess Strategy is the most difficult step in the road to improvement for beginners, requiring a deeper understanding of chess than simply tactics. You can think of combinations as math equations with a given, concrete result that you can prove. But strategy is more like describing the variables in this math problem and how changes will affect all aspects of the surrounding environment.
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      Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0025EP

      ¨Play the Middlegame like a Grandmaster – Part 1¨ features hours of action-packed chess instruction, presented by Grandmaster Damian Lemos who explains the art of the middlegame and focuses on how you can start winning more games now! The middlegame is one of the hardest phases in the game for beginner players because there are no strict rules to guide your play (unlike the opening) and there are still most pieces on the board to consider. If you are a beginner chess player looking to improve your tournament results IMMEDIATELY, this chess DVD is GUARANTEED TO HELP YOU PLAY BETTER!
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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0026EP

      The most difficult phase of the game for beginner chess players is the middlegame because it is a constant time of transition, maximum tension, and a time of combining immediate tactical needs with long-term positional ideas. Most middlegames contain nearly all of the pieces still on the board, and the friction between opponents inevitably creates conflict, requiring complete attention to avoid forcing combinations. This chess video/DVD features hours of extremely high-quality instruction by experienced chess trainer Grandmaster Damian Lemos, reviewing the basic concepts of the middlegame and how to apply them successfully in your own games.
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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Play Aggressive Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0027EP

      If you are not playing aggressive chess, you are not playing good chess. The game is just that simple! I have beat many players that are much higher rated than me and should be better than me, but I played more aggressively. If you come out swinging from the very first moves in a game, constantly striving to create threats and place pressure on your opponent you are going to be playing winning chess.
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      Play Aggressive Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Play Positional Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0028EP

      Understanding positional chess is one of the most difficult concepts for beginner chess players because there are no concrete rules that apply to any given position. There are general guidelines, such as avoid placing your pawns on the same color as your bishop, however there are always exceptions and every position is different.
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      Play Positional Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How to Attack Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0029EP

      The secret to winning chess games is very simple – YOU MUST ATTACK! If you like to open passively and slowly build a strong defensive position, you are playing bad chess! To win games in chess, you must be attacking. You can’t wait your opponent to make a mistake because that is not going to win you any games! The best players in the world try to create at least one threat with every single move; why can’t beginner chess players do the exact same thing?
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      How to Attack Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Grandmasters Defend Tough Positions - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0030EP

      In this chess DVD, GM Damian Lemos stresses the importance of paying attention to the underlying balance of the position and to remain alert to the changing dynamics of any position and be ready to adapt and change to a more solid, defensive posture.
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      How Grandmasters Defend Tough Positions - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Insane Chess Sacrifices - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0031EP

      If you want to win more games, you have to attack your opponent and can not be scared to sacrifice to break through with an attack. There are an overwhelming variety of sacrifices and reasons for making sacrifices – you could give up a pawn to seize the initiative or gain space, you could sacrifice an exchange to change the dynamic of a position, or you could make a positional sacrifice by allowing doubled, isolated pawns but gaining a dangerous attack against your opponent’s king.
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      Insane Chess Sacrifices - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Mastering the Positional Sacrifice - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0032EP

      The positional sacrifice is one of the hardest concepts to learn in chess because it requires a profound understanding of the game. Many beginner and intermediate players vastly overemphasize the importance of material in chess, failing to utilize the massive benefits that a positional sacrifice can bring.
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      Mastering the Positional Sacrifice - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Grandmasters Attack - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0033EP

      If you want to be a strong chess player, you have to constantly attack your opponents! The best players in the world strive to make a threat with every single move, consistently applying pressure and creating problems that their opponents are forced to solve. Chess has evolved substantially in the past 100 years and to succeed in today’s game, you must be thoroughly dedicated to attacking chess.
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      How Grandmasters Attack - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning Chess Games in the Opening - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0034EP

      The opening is the most critical phase in chess. If you are an extremely aggressive player, from the very first moves striving to place pressure on your opponent – you will thrive in the opening and achieve great positions early in your games. However if you are a passive player and prefer to build a solid position before creating threats against your opponent’s position, you will never achieve good positions in the opening because your opponent will have a free reign to seize the initiative and start attacking you
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      Winning Chess Games in the Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

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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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      How To Think Like a Grandmaster - Chess Lecture - Volume 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0001CL

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn earned his third GM norm and the title GM after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, awarded to the top American Player under 25 years old earning $64,000, Eugene also led the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore County to a few Pan American championships from 1998-2002.
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      How To Think Like a Grandmaster - Chess Lecture - Volume 1

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      Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0002CL

      GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
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      Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2

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      Strategic Decisions - Chess Lecture - Volume 3
      Catalog Code: DVD0003CL

      NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
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      Strategic Decisions - Chess Lecture - Volume 3

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