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  1. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 24 - Live from the Las Vegas National Open

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 24 - Live from the Las Vegas National Open

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    Produced at the International Chess Festival held in Las Vegas at the National Open. In the first part of the DVD, Roman covers less common lines in the Scandinavian Defense. This lecture complements the material contained in Volume 17 in the Roman's Lab series. In the second part of the lecture, Roman gives you an introduction to an opening he has played for 20 years and one Fischer's favorites - the King's Indian Attack. This DVD is a prelude to Volume 28 where Roman will cover this flexible opening in more depth. Black cannot prevent you from playing your standard set-up. Roman explains Whites ideas and plans and how to achieve good positions. Learn More
  2. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings

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    On this DVD Roman will take you through several sharp openings demonstrating what happens when you violate the sound and established principles of chess, specifically, becoming too active before completing development. He also goes over the criteria needed to be satisfied before playing sharp continuations, gambits and sacrifices. Roman will help you understand the difference between what is considered sound sharp playable openings and sharp openings to avoid. Learn More
  3. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings

    $14.95
    Roman's Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you. Learn More
  4. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 137 - The Sniper Volume 2

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 137 - The Sniper Volume 2

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    The SNIPER! is a dynamic and universal opening system that fills in the gaps for the Black player who plays the Accelerated Dragon,the Dzindzi Indian, or other Black Fianchetto defences. Black's system of development with 1…g6 and 2...Bg7 allows White to occupy the center, but in true SNIPER! Modern style, Black strikes back with an early c5!

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  5. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 35 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Romans Original d4 Repertoire for White

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 35 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Romans Original d4 Repertoire for White

    $14.95
    This DVD features...

    * Blunting the d4 Dagger
    GM Dzindzichashvili completes his new Black repertoire against 1.d4 by providing the viewer with methods for combating various White systems such as the Trompowsky, the London, the Torre and the Colle.

    * Butchering the Gruenfeld
    In his new White repertoire for the 1.d4 player, GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a number of methods for meeting the Gruenfeld. He offers the player with the White pieces the option of meeting the Gruenfeld with a kingside fianchetto (g2-g3, followed by Bf1-g2) or playing systems involving Bc1-g5 or Bc1-f4.

    * Queen's Gambit Guillotined
    In this video, GM Dzindzichashvili prepares the viewer to handle the White side of the Queen's Gambit. The primary focus of his investigations are the Exchange Variation and his recommendations for meeting the Tarrasch Defense. Learn More
  6. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 115 - Art Of Winning with the Isolated Pawn in The Panov Attack

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 115 - Art Of Winning with the Isolated Pawn in The Panov Attack

    $14.95
    On this DVD Roman will explain the art of playing with an isolated pawn by mastering this art you will learn the science of chess and become a better chess player. The Panov Attack is one of the most important opening positions in chess to learn. It is rich with positional play, building attacks, maneuvers tactics and much more.. The Panov is a must to master because it can transposes from several different openings including The Caro-, Grunfeld, Tarrasch, Nimzo Indian, Center Counter, and Accelerated Dragon. Roman will increase your understanding of playing and winning with the isolated pawn positions that arises in the Panov Attack wins!! Learn More
  7. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 43 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Caro Kann, Alekhine & French Defense
  8. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 99 - virtual Universal Way To Play Against All the Slav Systems

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 99 - virtual Universal Way To Play Against All the Slav Systems

    $14.95
    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you the Exchange Variation of the Slav, which has recently been reincarnated as one of the most competitive lines against 2...c6. With the assistance of Rybka 4, Roman will carefully analyze a number of Grandmaster and International Master games to show you the power of the Exchange Variation. Learn More
  9. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 49 - Magnificent Instructional Masterpieces in the King's Indian Defense

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 49 - Magnificent Instructional Masterpieces in the King's Indian Defense

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    On this DVD, Roman will explain, move by move, highly instructional and amazing King's Indian games played by some of the world's greatest players. Learn More
  10. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence

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    On this DVD the Roman Rybka team brings to you a detailed analysis on the Burn - Morozevich variation of the French Defence. The analysis creates a new way for Black and White to play. Roman will show you newly discovered tactical and positional lines for both sides. Learn More
  11. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player

    $14.95
    This DVD features...
    Accelerated Dragon
    Closed Sicilian with g3
    Bogo Indian 6.Nc3
    Nimzo Indian 4. a3
    Nimzo Indian 4. f3
    Nimzo Indian 4. Qc2
    Nimzo Indian 4. Bg5 Leningrad
    Nimzo Indian 4. e3 Learn More
  12. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 50 - Unsound Openings and How to Exploit Them

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 50 - Unsound Openings and How to Exploit Them

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    On this DVD, Roman will show you how to play against Bad Openings and how to exploit them. Roman will take you through several very instructional bad openings for black and by taking a logical and virtual approach you can achieve an advantage. This dvd not only provides excellent lines against the Elephant Gambit , Budapest, Baker Defense, French, Sicilian, Englund and Marshall Gambits but will show you basic ideas behind getting an edge against inferior opening play this will help you to never get caught off guard again Learn More
  13. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

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    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development. Learn More
  14. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 13 - Maximize Your Opening Success with Black for the Ambitious Tournament Player

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 13 - Maximize Your Opening Success with Black for the Ambitious Tournament Player

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    Roman recommends his own solid but ambitious lines to confront some of White's most solid and unsound openings. These lines will allow you get the most out of the opening and achieve a higher success rate. Learn More
  15. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 17 - Unbeatable Secret Weapons For Black

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 17 - Unbeatable Secret Weapons For Black

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    Roman gives you 2 of his secret opening weapons:

    The New Revolutionary Sicilian
    Roman has beaten the top players in the world with this unknown variation of the Sicilian. This is a tested powerful line and gives Black an advantage in the opening. Learn More
  16. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 32 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 2

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 32 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 2

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    GM Dzindzichashvili explains the stategic and tactical nuances of an original Black defensive system beginning with 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+!? 5.bxc3 f5 developed from the grandmaster's own tournament practice. Learn More
  17. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 92 - Staggering Novelties that Rewrite Modern Opening Pages

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 92 - Staggering Novelties that Rewrite Modern Opening Pages

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    Over the past few years, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili and Rybka have spent countless hours analyzing games of the world's strong players to create an unorthodox and incredible opening repertoire based upon the Sicilian g3, Scotch and Accelerated Dragon. Learn More
  18. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 97 - virtual and Comfortable Systems in the Caro-Kann for White and Black

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 97 - virtual and Comfortable Systems in the Caro-Kann for White and Black

    $14.95
    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you an amazing, easy-to-learn system to get the most comfortable and promising plan for White in the Caro-Kann. For Black, you will learn a forgotten system which will give you an easy game plan with active and promising positions. Learn More
  19. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 96 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games to Dismantle the Petroff Defence at the Highest Level

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 96 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games to Dismantle the Petroff Defence at the Highest Level

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    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili clearly outlines extremely dangerous lines for black in the Petroff Defence. Evolution of this dangerous line for black is easily explained based on games of the top Grandmasters and careful analysis by Roman. Learn More
  20. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way

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    GM Roman will teach you the unique way he plays White's most solid and easy to learn repertoire. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black's responses. Learn More
  21. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 34 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire for Black to meet The Queen's Gambit

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 34 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire for Black to meet The Queen's Gambit

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    This DVD features..

    * The Contemporary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
    GM Dzindzichashvili continues his coverage of the Nimzo-Indian Defense from Black's perspective, examining systems such as the Saemich Variation (4.a3), the 4.f3 Variation, and important "anti-Huebner" systems such as the Rubenstein (4.e3 c5 5.Nge2), and the Petrosian (4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2).

    * The Legendary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
    GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a solid Black repertoire based on the Huebner variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. In this video he also covers (from Black's perspective) coverage of the 4.Nf3 Variation (followed by g2-g3) and the Leningrad Variation (4.Bg5).

    * Ambushed by the Bogo Indian
    GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a compliment to his Nimzo-Indian repertoire as he shows the viewer how to deal with 3.Nf3 by employing the Bogo Indian (3...Bb4+). Learn More
  22. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 117 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 6

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 117 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 6

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    In the 6-Disk Collection of Roman's Encyclopedia of 47 Essential Chess Openings, Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black that will give you easy and quick to learn lines that provide a clear plan to solve your opening problems. Learn More
  23. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 78 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 1

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 78 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 1

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    On this DVD, GM Roman Dzindi, GM Eugene Perelshteyn and World Computer Champion Rybka bring new and original analysis on one of the most popular openings, the Semi Slav Defense. Learn More
  24. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 74 - The Dynamic Catalan An Ambitious Opening Repertoire for White

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 74 - The Dynamic Catalan An Ambitious Opening Repertoire for White

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    Part of Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvilis new Roman and Rybka Perfecting the Opening Series. On this DVD Grandmaster Roman, Grandmaster Eugene Perslystein, and computer chess champion program Rybka, bring you improved lines and novelties in this opening repertoire for White. The Catalan Opening is a very sharp sophisticated positional opening that gives white a Reverse Grunfeld Position with an extra tempo. The Catalan can be considered to be White adopting a combination of the Queen's Gambit and Rti Opening: White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white bishop on g2. Learn More
  25. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 91 - Practical Killer Traps & Super Sharp Lines for the 1. e4 Player

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 91 - Practical Killer Traps & Super Sharp Lines for the 1. e4 Player

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    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili bring you the latest in opening theory and reveal the killer traps and super sharp lines for the 1. e4 Players Learn More
  26. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon

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    On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations. Learn More
  27. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 42 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Pirc and Center Counter, and Black side of Scandinavian Defense & Accelerated Dragon

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 42 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Pirc and Center Counter, and Black side of Scandinavian Defense & Accelerated Dragon

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    On this DVD, Roman gives you new ideas on how to take a logical approach to opening positons that you have not encounter before. Roman will also give you new unplublish lines for White against the Pirc and Center Counter Qd6 & Qd8 variations. He also covers new lines for Black - playing the Scandinavian Defense and improved lines in the Accelerated Dragon against the f4 Grand Prix Attack and the Closed Scilian. These new lines and additions will put the winning edge back in your game. Learn More
  28. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian

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    On this DVD, Roman and Rybka bring new opening theory to white's sixth move h3 against one of Blacks most popular defences - the Sicilian Najdorf. World Champion Bobby Fischer used the h3 variation to defeat Grandmaster Najdorf himself. Learn More
  29. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 72 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 1

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 72 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 1

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    Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili and Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn, who use the world computer champion Rybka to bring you new lines, secrets and novelties in the Grunfeld.

    The Grunfeld is a dynamic opening that is used by aggressive players with Black to steal Whites initiative by counterattacking its pawn center. Learn More
  30. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 39 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 3

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 39 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 3

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    Roman's Encyclopedia of 40 Essential Chess Openings. The core ideas and principles of play of 40 openings are presented and explained in almost 11 hours on 4 DVDs. Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black, allowing you to play your chosen lines and venture into unfamiliar territory with confidence. Learn More
  31. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player

    $14.95
    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Accelerared Dragon for black. Roman has selected a number of typical Accelerated Dragon games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value. Learn More
  32. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 60 - Attacking Gambits and Opening pawn Sacrifices

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 60 - Attacking Gambits and Opening pawn Sacrifices

    $14.95
    GMs Roman Dzindzichashvili and Larry Christiansen will elevate your understanding of gambit play and how pawn sacrifices can lead to devastating attacks. This DVD will also help sharpen your tactical skills and understanding ideas behind pawn sacrifices. Learn More
  33. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf

    $14.95
    On this chess DVD Roman covers current high level games in the Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense. Roman will demonstrate overlooked forced wins for both Black and White right out of the opening. Learn More
  34. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 68 - Qd6 Scandinavian #1 Underestimated Weapon for Black Against 1. e4

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 68 - Qd6 Scandinavian #1 Underestimated Weapon for Black Against 1. e4

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    On this DVD Roman, together with Eugene Perelshteyn and assisted by the world's strongest software, Rybka, have re-invented the 3... Qd6 Scandinavian. This opening is the best unexplored and underestimated weapon available for Black in a long time. What makes this opening so inviting is there is not much to learn, easy equality is obtained, and it can't be refuted, while also being rich with tactics and counter play and hidden traps. Learn More
  35. E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 70 - Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 70 - Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision

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    On this DVD Roman, with the help of World Computer Champion Rybka, takes on and refutes popular lines in the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine Defenses. Roman presented Rybka with some of his creative ideas and came up with lines that were equal or favorable for Black. Learn More
  36. E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 136 - The Sniper Volume 1

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 136 - The Sniper Volume 1

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    The SNIPER! is a dynamic and universal opening system that fills in the gaps for the Black player who plays the Accelerated Dragon,the Dzindzi Indian, or other Black Fianchetto defences. Black's system of development with 1…g6 and 2...Bg7 allows White to occupy the center, but in true SNIPER! Modern style, Black strikes back with an early c5!

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