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    Achieving GM - The Ultimate Goal - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 123
    Hosted by GMs Kraai and Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0123CL

    GM Jesse Kraai shows us what was important in his self preparation to achieve the title of Grandmaster. Kraai then walks us through his GM norms game by game and how his knowledge was applied. GM Smith talks us through his GM norms and what he faced in every game. Our bonus lecture by IM Bill Paschall shows us a game where Bill set back someone’s aspirations for GM.
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    Achieving GM - The Ultimate Goal - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 123

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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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    Studies on The Middlegame - Chess Lecture - Volume 109
    by GM Kraai and GM Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0109CL

    Large material gains can end a game while it is still in the Middlegame. Here GM Kraai and GM Perelshteyn explore middle game decision making and planning to shape the end game with their own games as example.
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    Studies on The Middlegame - Chess Lecture - Volume 109

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19
    Catalog Code: DVD0019CL

    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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    The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19

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    Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20
    Catalog Code: DVD0020CL

    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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    Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20

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    50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - 4 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 24
    Catalog Code: DVD0024CL

    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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    50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - 4 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 24

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    Topalov - Anand 2010 World Chess Championship - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 32
    Catalog Code: DVD0032CL

    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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    Topalov - Anand 2010 World Chess Championship - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 32

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    Concerning Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 37
    Catalog Code: DVD0037CL

    Grandmaster Jesse Kraai examines objectivity in a series of two lectures, calculation in a series of 2 lectures and a bonus on rapid chess. Chess psychology, intuition and practical thinking.
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    Concerning Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 37

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    A Modern Take on Nimzowitsch - Chess Lecture - Volume 43
    Catalog Code: DVD0043CL

    GM Jesse Kraai gives us a modern look at the strategy and tactics of Aron Nimzowistch. Aron Niemzowitsch ( November 7, 1886 – March 16,1935) was a Russian born, Danish leading chess master[and a very influential chess writer. He was the foremost figure amongst the hypermoderns. Nimzowitsch is considered one of the most important players and writers in chess history. His works influenced numerous other players, including Savielly Tartakower, Milan Vidmar, Richard Reti, Akiba Rubinstein, Brent Larsen and Tigran Petrosian.His influence is still felt today.
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    A Modern Take on Nimzowitsch - Chess Lecture - Volume 43

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    Smyslov Endgames - PART 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 48
    Catalog Code: DVD0048CL

    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 - PART 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 48

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    Smyslov Endgames - PART 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 49
    Catalog Code: DVD0049CL

    GM Jesse Kraai reviews Vassily Smyslov, his favorite player of all time. Jesse claims studying Smyslov’s endgames helped him 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 - PART 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 49

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    Smyslov Endgames - PART 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 50
    Catalog Code: DVD0050CL

    GM Jesse Kraai reviews Vassily Smyslov, his favorite player of all time. Jesse claims studying Smyslov’s endgames helped him 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 - PART 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 50

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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
    Catalog Code: DVD0063CL

    The Maroczy Bind is a pawn formation named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used against the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by white pawns on c4 and e4, with White's d-pawn having been exchanged for Black's c-pawn.GM Jesse Kraai shows how to use middle game strategy to gain advantage for white. Expert handling of the Maroczy Bind is illustrated with an explanation of the theory, a classic game, and an additional instructive game of his own.ECO: B36, B38
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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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