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.
Learn from the World Champions - Complete Set - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
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.
50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - 4 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 24
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.
Topalov - Anand 2010 World Chess Championship - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 32
The Modern Era - 1972-2013
This collection of lectures features lessons and brilliant examples of play from the 5 World Champions Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand.. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the modern era of chess spanning from 1972 to 2013.Content: Over 4.5 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 10 lectures.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 60
Take a tour of classic games of the great masters Solomon Flohr, Rashid Nezhmetdinovm, Tony MIles, Paul Keres, Leonid Stein, Latos Portisch, David Bronstein, Vassily Smylov. Bill reviews classic games, showing each master's style, thought process and why they are considered the best of the world.
Great Masters in Chess History (2 DVD Set) - Chess Lecture - Volume 45
The Classical Era - 1886-1946
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 5 World Champions. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the classical era of chess spanning from 1887 to 1946.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 58
Hosted by GM Kraai, Perelshteyn and Others
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.
The Rise of Carlsen - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 100
IM John-Paul Wallace is from Sydney, Australia currently residing in London, England. John-Paul was the youngest Australian Chess Champion ever at the age of 17 in 1993-1994. John-Paul also won the 2003 Pratt Foundation Australian Open Chess Championship and has represented Australia in two chess Olympiads.
The Great Games of Judit Polgar - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 31
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
In this DVD series Bryan examines in depth 8 of Fischer’s amazing matches and explains them in detail.
The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152
The Soviet Era - 1948-1972
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 5 World ChampionsBotvinnik, Smyslov, Spassky, Petrosian, Tal. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the Soviet era of chess spanning from 1948 to 1972.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 59
GM Damian Lemos had this in mind when he decided to record a DVD on “Mastering the Classics”. This collection features games from the World Champions Jose Raul Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine and Tigran Petrosian, 3 phenomenal talents with different styles to give you a broad range of material.
Mastering the Classics - EMPIRE CHESS
Garry Kasparov is widely believed to be the best chess player in the history of the game. Kasparov’s accomplishments on the board are unparalleled, as the former World Chess Champion dominated the game with a fury that has not yet been matched. Aside from a powerful desire to win and fighting spirit, what really distinguished Kasparov’s play was the incredibly high level of opening preparation.
Kasparov's Greatest Hits - EMPIRE CHESS
5 Time World Champion GM Vishwanathan Anand
In 2012 and 2013, the then World Champion Viswanathan Anand traveled to Los Angeles to teach at the annual Metropolitan Summer Chess Camp, sharing his unique insights with some of the top scholastic talents in the U.S. In this first volume, Anand analyzes three high-level games that take place within the Sicilian Defense. By focusing on thematic plans, concepts, and motifs, Anand familiarizes the viewer with the most important ideas of any opening, middlegame, or endgame. Anand’s long-lasting love for the game can also be felt as he enthusiastically presents the most beautiful variations in each game. .
World Champion Perspective - Vishwanathan Anand - VOL. 1
Super-GM Peter Svidler is a consistent member of the world’s top 10 chess players because his play is extremely dynamic, his preparation is exceptionally deep, and he has a very subtle intuition for tiny changes in the position.
Grandmaster Secrets - Play like Peter Svidler - EMPIRE CHESS
All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. The DVDs feature the players own remarks and has an overall commentary by GM Ray Keene.
Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1
Vassily Ivanchuk is one of the greatest chess players ever who has not won a world championship. Ivanchuk is a Super-GM with a peak rating of 2787 and has achieved incredible results at the highest levels of chess since he was only a teenager in the 1980s. Ivanchuk’s play is fascinating for spectators because he is incredibly creative and constantly strives to create maximum imbalances and complications in any position.
Grandmaster Secrets - Play like Vassily Ivanchuk - EMPIRE CHESS
Alexander Morozevich is one of the strongest chess players in the last 20 years because he has an exceptionally creative and aggressive style. He is well-known for employing sideline openings with great success against the best players in the world due to superior preparation in these rarely played systems. Morozevich has remained a top 10 player since rising to elite status in the early 1990s, largely due to his ability to create absolute chaos on the board and cleanly navigate his way to a superior ending that he can convert with remarkable precision.
Grandmaster Secrets - Play like Alexander Morozevich - EMPIRE CHESS
All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.
Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 2
Super-GM Alexander Grischuk is one of the best chess players of the 21st century because his style is universal and he performs extremely well under intense pressure. He is currently #5 in the world and rated 2785 FIDE, and is definitely considered one of the most dangerous players in the world.
Grandmaster Secrets - Play like Alexander Grischuk - EMPIRE CHESS
Grandmaster Veselin Topalov is one of the best chess players of all time. His style is extremely aggressive and dynamic as he is able to combine excellent tactical vision with a strong positional sense and highly accurate technique. In this chess DVD, Grandmaster Damian Lemos creates a detailed study of Topalov’s style by dissecting five of his best games – demonstrating Topalov’s versatility in very different types of positions.
Grandmaster Secrets - Veselin Topalov - EMPIRE CHESS
Exclusive DVD with over 3 hours of commented games and movies by the 12th World Chess Champion in the history of Chess Alexandra Kosteniuk. Every single game she played in Nalchik to win the World Title commented in detail in her own voice.
ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion
with International Master Bill Paschal
Reshevsky was a strong contender for the World Chess Championship from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s: he came equal third in the 1948 World Chess Championship tournament and equal second in the 1953 Candidates Tournament. He was an eight-time winner of the U.S. Chess Championship. An outstanding match player throughout his career, Reshevsky excelled at positional play, and could be a brilliant tactician when required. He took a long time over his opening moves, and often found himself under time pressure – but this sometimes unsettled his opponent more than it did Reshevsky. Reshevsky was an accountant, and a well-regarded chess writer.
The Best of Reshevsky - Chess Lecture - Volume 108
Susan Polgar will share with you her personal knowledge of Bobby Fischer. Susan answers some of the questions everyone wants to know like who would have won the Fischer vs. Karpov match in 1975; the impact Fischer had on chess; what she learned from Bobby and how he compares with today's best.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 5 - Bobby Fischer's Most Brilliant Instructional Games and Combinations
Presented by FM Dennis Monokroussos
Paul Keres was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess author. Keres was among the world’s top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. during which he narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. on this DVD, FM Monokrooussos has chosen one of Keres' stellar games from each decade of his career.
Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153
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.
Learn from Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 93
by FM Dennis Monokroussos
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
David VS Goliath: Unequal Opponents Battle - Chess Lecture - Volume 119
IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Masschusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He playes in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix.
Carlsen's Black Magic & Carlsen in Baku - Chess Lecture - Volume 30
Presented by International Master Bill Paschall
Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess Grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the- board play. Miles was very influential in modern chess. His creativity in the openings was legendary his creativity in general was legendary. On this DVD, IM Paschall explores 5 of Tony Mile's most amazing games with Hypermodern lines.
Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151
Presented by IM Bill Paschall
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. Karpov played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. Karpov kept the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules.
Classic Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 161
Recommended for Intermediate Players
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.
Awesome State Champions - Chess Lecture - Volume 86
Watch and listen to Alexandra Kosteniuk as she shows you her career's top 10 games from her first serious championship when she was 10 years old, until she became the 12th Women's World Chess Champion. She speaks about the importance of the circumstances around each game and gives valuable tips and insights along with her detailed comments.
ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - My Best Chess Games
Hosted by IM Bill Paschall
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.
Concise Alekhine Crushes - Chess Lecture - Volume 110
Kasparov Deep Blue 1997 Rematch Vol. 1 & 2
GM Yasser Seirawan presents analysis and commentary from the 1997 match between PCA World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and IBM’s chess supercomputer Deep Blue. Seirawan, with the able assistance of his fellow grandmaster Ron Henley, provides the viewer with riveting and penetrating insights into this historic chess event.
Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 3
Presented by IM Bill Paschall
Salomon Flohr (November 21, 1908 – July 18, 1983) was a leading Czech chess grandmaster of the mid-20th century and became a national hero in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. He dominated many chess tournaments of the pre-World War II years, and by the late 1930s was considered a contender for the World Championship. He was known for his clear strategic play and excellent endgame technique that secured him many notable victories.
Mohr Flohr! - Chess Lecture - Volume 163
Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian and then American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. One of the most dominant players in the history of the game, Steinitz was unbeaten in over 25 years of match play.
Steinitzian School of Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume. 54
by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
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. He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the recent rise of Magus Carlsen.
A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120