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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)
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    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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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - #8 - Essential Basic Endgames - VOL. 5
      Catalog Code: DVD0005ES

      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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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - #8 - Essential Basic Endgames - VOL. 5

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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN PORTUGUESE - FOXY OPENINGS #84 - The Basic Principles - VOLUME 1
      Checkmates and Elements of Chess
      Catalog Code: DVD0001PT

      On this first DVD in the Train Yourself in Chess 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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      CHESSDVDS.COM IN PORTUGUESE - FOXY OPENINGS #84 - The Basic Principles - VOLUME 1

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      Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0038EP

      Understanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions.
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      Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

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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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      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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      Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
      Catalog Code: DVD0062CL

      GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.ECO: C22, C41, A15
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      Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
      Catalog Code: DVD0064CL

      An isolated pawn or “isolani” is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. Isolated pawns are usually thought of as a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. Many textbook openings create at least one isolated pawn but are nevertheless accepted as orthodox because of the advantages they create. With an isolated pawn you can have improved development and associated opportunities for counter play that offset or even outweigh the weaknesses associated with the pawn's isolation.
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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64

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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
      Catalog Code: DVD0067CL

      Life Master Dana Mackenzie explains a system that he developed originally to defeat the computer program "Fritz." It was also played by Swedish correspondence player Arne Bryntse in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, Mackenzie's victory over IM David Pruess in 2006 is believed to be the first appearance of the Bryntse Gambit in an over-the-board master game.
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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

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      Capablanca in the Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 61
      Catalog Code: DVD0061CL

      José Raúl Capablanca was a Cuban chess player and World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927. Renowned as one of the greatest players of all time, Capablanca had exceptional endgame skill and clarity of thought that contributed to his exceptional speed of play. Over time his achievements in the chess world and mastery over the board and due to his relatively simple and direct style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine".
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      Capablanca in the Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 61

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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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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13
      Catalog Code: DVD0013CL

      Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13

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      The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21
      Catalog Code: DVD0021CL

      IM Attila Turzo currently resides in Hungary. Attila became an international Master at age 18, and was hungarian Junior Champion at 19. He has won first place in more than ten international tournaments. Attila has been a professional chess coah since 2001.
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      The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21

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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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      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

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      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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