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  1. Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

    Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The Evans Gambit is one of the most dangerous chess openings ever invented as white recklessly sacrifices a pawn on move 4 to obtain a lasting initiative with an enduring lead in development. The Evans Gambit arises via the move order 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4!? – as white sacrifices this pawn to distract black’s minor pieces and open lines for instant attacking prospects as black’s king will have a difficult time getting out of the center. Learn More
  2. Club Player's Guide to the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Club Player's Guide to the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    $34.95
    If you like fighting for a win with Black then the Kings Indian Defense is the ideal opening weapon to face 1.d4 with. Despite an initial lack of space, Black has a multitude of pawn breaks and piece maneuvers to help get powerful attacking positions. On this DVD, IM Richter looks at the different ways Black can respond to White’s various plans in the KID, from the steady blocking of White’s Queenside expansion to the frenetic attacking lines where Black sacrifices material all over the board to get at the King. Learn More
  3. Dominate Black with the Catalan Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

    Dominate Black with the Catalan Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

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    GM Axel Delorme, a Catalan devotee, reveals the mysteries behind the opening with detailed analysis of games from the highest level including those of seven classical World Champions. Even if you’re completely new to the Catalan Opening, this 3 hour course from French GM Axel Delorme will enable you to play the opening with great confidence and give you many ways of playing for the win. Learn More
  4. Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS

    Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The Smith-Morra Gambit is an extremely effective surprise weapon because many Sicilian Defense players wrongly believe the Smith-Morra to be outdated and easily refutable. While the Smith-Morra Gambit is rarely seen at the elite Grandmaster level, it remains a strong opening for white against the Sicilian Defense as black is guaranteed to face long-lasting, unpleasant pressure in every part of the board. Learn More
  5. Killer Dutch

    Killer Dutch

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    Grandmaster Simon Williams, the world's leading exponent of The Classical Dutch, introduces his debut DVD where the viewer explores the spectrum of exciting opportunities that Black will encounter when playing this opening. With a running time of over 6 hours, this innovative chess tutorial DVD is serious value for money. Learn More
  6. Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

    Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The Janisch Gambit is an exceptionally effective surprise weapon for black against the Ruy Lopez. Also known as the Schliemann Defense, black kicks off the game by immediately offering a pawn sacrifice on move 3 with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5!? – resembling a reversed Vienna Gambit or King’s Gambit in that black is rapidly introducing extra firepower with the f-pawn to attack white’s center. Learn More
  7. Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

    Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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    This DVD (part 2 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti-Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favourite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached. Learn More
  8. Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    This chess DVD covers one of the most dynamic openings ever played – the King’s Indian Defense! The King’s Indian Defense is the perfect opening weapon against 1. d4 for players who naturally display a tactical and dynamic style. This system is immensely popular at all levels because it gives black excellent winning chances against 1. d4. Learn More
  9. Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The French Defense is one of the most powerful weapons for black against 1. e4, based on an incredibly solid positional foundation that guarantees a minimum of fighting equality if not more for black from the opening. In the chess DVD ¨Crushing White – The French Defense¨ GM Damian Lemos shares his years of experience and intimate knowledge of the French Defense with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart. GM Lemos is one of the world`s leading experts on the French Defense and has effectively employed this chess opening at the higher levels for many years. This chess DVD teaches viewers the fundamentals of this solid opening system and progresses to deeper ideas that Lemos has researched and often used in his own games. Learn More
  10. Killer French Defense - VOLUME 2

    Killer French Defense - VOLUME 2

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    Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines. Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material. Chapters are broken up through chess-related montages maintaining a viewing interest from start to finish. Learn More
  11. Complete Roman's New Improvements in Opening Theory & Maximize Your Opening Success with Black : Volumes 12 & 13 (2 DVDs)

    Complete Roman's New Improvements in Opening Theory & Maximize Your Opening Success with Black : Volumes 12 & 13 (2 DVDs)

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    Hosted by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former US and Russian Champion and Coach of World Champion Garry Kasparov, this video is essential material for all tournament players looking for the latest in opening theory. Learn More
  12. Roman's Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player :  Volumes 5 & 6  (2 DVDs)

    Roman's Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player : Volumes 5 & 6 (2 DVDs)

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    Roman offers a complete rapid opening repertoire for the tournament player geared toward those who don’t have the time or want to study for hours on end and still achieve good results! The first volume looks at the white side, where Roman advocates 1.d4. He shows good practical setups for you to meet any of the defensive setups and popular defenses Black might throw at you. Volume 2 shows how to play Black and meet any common first move from White. Against 1.e4, Roman advocates a system combining d6, Nf6, and e5. Against 1.d4, he recommend the Nimzo-Indian. Learn More
  13. Crushing White With the Schliemann Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

    Crushing White With the Schliemann Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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    This DVD is aimed at presenting a repertoire based on meeting 1. e4 with 1... e5 for the club player. Coverage starts after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 when GM Shankland recommends the Schliemann variation, but played in a more classical way, aiming to take advantage of the extra central pawn in the long term instead of seeking immediate confrontation. All relevant side-lines from move 3 onward are also covered. Learn More
  14. Killer Grand Prix

    Killer Grand Prix

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    Chess grandmaster and author Gawain Jones presents “Killer Grand Prix” – a DVD that takes a comprehensive look at the white side of The Grand Prix Attack. Regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of this opening, Gawain reveals the secrets behind his success in a system that has even been used by the current world number one, Magnus Carlsen to defeat former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov. Learn More
  15. How Grandmasters Beat Gambits: King Pawn Openings - EMPIRE CHESS

    How Grandmasters Beat Gambits: King Pawn Openings - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski is a veteran chess trainer with over 15 years of teaching experience. GM Mikhalevski is well-known as a fearless attacking player and in this chess DVD he will instruct viewers on how Grandmasters prepare their opening repertoire for elite competition. Learn More
  16. Killer d4 - Volume 2

    Killer d4 - Volume 2

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    In the second DVD in this series, GM Williams takes a look at everything else that you need to know when playing 1 d4. The aim of the DVD is to teach things in a simple yet effective manner, where both club players and Grandmaster will be able to pick up something useful. In the host's opinion, aggressive, attacking chess is the key to success at Chess. This repertoire helped GM Williams earn his Grandmaster title so there is no reason that it cannot do the same for you! Learn More
  17. Dominate with the Slav Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Dominate with the Slav Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    This chess DVD introduces the viewer to a very solid chess opening – the Slav Defense with 4….a6, also called the Chebanenko Variation or Chameleon Variation. The chess DVD is structured with the first four clips devoted to sideline variations which are not especially dangerous but are played frequently, and as a Slav Defense player you should be familiar with the most effective ideas on how to play against these sidelines. Learn More
  18. Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS

    Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS

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    If you are looking for an opening for black against 1. e4 where you are guaranteed to be able to fight for a win in every variation, look no further! The Sicilian Najdorf is the most aggressive weapon for black against 1. e4, consistently providing the most double-edged positions in chess over the last 70 years. Learn More
  19. Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    This chess DVD is an in-depth analysis of the Berlin Wall opening. It starts with some side variations and moves chapter by chapter towards the main position of the opening – the Berlin Endgame. While working on this DVD, my intention was not only to provide the listeners with detailed variations, but also to help them achieve deeper positional comprehension about how to play this unique type of opening struggle. Learn More
  20. How Grandmasters Refute Gambits - EMPIRE CHESS

    How Grandmasters Refute Gambits - EMPIRE CHESS

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    In the Empire Chess DVD ¨How Grandmasters Refute Gambits¨ Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski explains how viewers can dominate with the black pieces against the Scotch Gambit, Goring Gambit, and Danish Gambit. Learn More
  21. Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

    Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

    $29.95
    This DVD (part 1 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti -Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favorite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached. Learn More
  22. How Grandmasters Beat the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

    How Grandmasters Beat the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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    In this Empire Chess DVD, Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski will review all of the main lines and sidelines in the King’s Gambit, and instruct viewers on how to defend and refute this dangerous chess gambit with the black pieces Learn More
  23. Killer French Defense - VOLUME 1

    Killer French Defense - VOLUME 1

    $29.95
    Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines. Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material. Learn More
  24. Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    $29.95
    In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. The critical theme that ties all the games together is that white is best advised to develop his pieces to active squares and create a sound, harmonious position that limits counterplay before launching the trademark pawn storm to break down the defenses to the black king. While opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world class players. It is my hope that this series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems. Learn More
  25. Winning King Pawn Openings for White - EMPIRE CHESS

    Winning King Pawn Openings for White - EMPIRE CHESS

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    In this chess DVD, Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov covers the most popular opening positions in the history of chess that occur after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 – exactly the type of position that appears very frequently in the games of beginners and intermediate players. Learn More
  26. Killer d4 - Volume 1

    Killer d4 - Volume 1

    $29.95
    In the first of this two part DVD series, GM Simon Williams will guide you through an extremely aggressive repertoire based on 1 d4. Concentrating on gambits and sharp play, this opening has been Simon's weapon in becoming a Grandmaster. Learn his secrets and the secrets of a Grandmaster in this 7 hour DVD! Learn More
  27. Devastating Opening Traps - EMPIRE CHESS

    Devastating Opening Traps - EMPIRE CHESS

    $28.95
    In this DVD, chess coach IM Valeri Lilov has chosen to present a number of unique traps in some of the most common openings nowadays. Learning these traps will let you set some tricky and often invisible traps to your opponents at the early stage of the game. Learn More
  28. Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The Stonewall Defense is an extremely effective chess opening for black against 1. d4 – representing a solid system that is very difficult for white to crack. The Stonewall Defense involves black placing pawns on the light squares d5, e6, and f5 to establish an iron grip on the center, specifically restricting a potential breakthrough by white involving an e4 push. Learn More
  29. Crushing White with the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Crushing White with the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    $28.95
    FM Alisa Melekhina provides a comprehensive overview of alternatives to the main line of the KID, demonstrating the opening’s viability. She uses a clear structure of dividing the alternatives between the typical attacking and more position exd4 lines. Within that structure, she suggests ways to harness the 7. ..Na6 or 7. ..Nbd7 sidelines to adapt to White’s play and choose which of the two modes of the KID to play. Learn More
  30. The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

    The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

    $27.95
    The opening is the most important phase of the game in chess because you have to come out swinging, desperately attempting to punish the slightest inaccuracy by your opponent. At any level in chess, from beginner to World Champion, the player who is able to achieve rapid pressure in the opening is going to have better chances of maintaining a long-term advantage. I Learn More
  31. The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

    The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

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    GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations. Learn More
  32. Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

    Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

    $27.95
    The Caro-Kann Defense is an extremely solid opening choice for black against 1. e4. While the Advanced Variation involving 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 is certainly the most topical variation for white in the 21st century, it is definitely the most thoroughly studied and well-known line by Caro-Kann players. Learn More
  33. Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

    Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The Accelerated Dragon is an exceptionally effective system for black against 1. e4 because black develops rapidly and achieves strong activity early in the game via minor piece-play in the center. The Accelerated Dragon has been employed by countless top Grandmasters over the last 70 years, including legendary names Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Khalifman, and many more. Learn More
  34. Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

    Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

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    The Benko gambit is one of the sharpest answers Black can employ against 1.d4, sacrificing a pawn very early in the opening to obtain a temporary initiative in the center and permanent pressure on the queenside. And that is exactly why any respectable 1. d4 player should have a solid system prepared against this wild gambit! In this chess DVD GM Damien Lemos dissects his preferred Fianchetto Variation for white against the Benko Gambit, explaining the subtle tactical nuances and positional intricacies that have granted him numerous impressive victories at the Grandmaster level. Learn More
  35. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 47 - Sidestep

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 47 - Sidestep

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    As played by Nigel Short against Garry Kasparov - 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 is a relatively new system with some high-class adherents. Completely sound, it leads to dynamic and unbalanced middlegames. The defense has the considerable merit of sidestepping standard theory, and is a favorite of Anand and Speelman. GM James Plaskett analyses Black's best plans against all possible White set-ups. Learn More
  36. FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 61 - Dirty Tricks #2

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    Another radical collection of devilish lines. Grandmaster Nigel Davies recommends more devious systems to generate devasting attacks right out of the opening. Armed with these lines, dont expect to win any friends. What you will win is your games - in brutal and dramatic fashion! Learn More

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