Popular Chess Openings
Volume 1: Chess opening Principles. Demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of openings variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. You'll learn all about fast development, centralization, mobility, and defense, all of which will help you get a good position which will lead directly into a playable middle game. 20 chapters, 90 minutes.
Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles
Over the years, the c3 Sicilian, otherwise known as the Alapin Variation, has become increasingly popular not least because it avoids the reams of theory associated with Open Sicilians, but also because it offers White the opportunity to be flexible. Indeed, the positions that arise from this opening can be either tactical or positional and are therefore suitable for chess players of all strengths.
Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins
The King`s Indian Defense is one of the most popular chess opening systems ever played due to the naturally dynamic and double-edged positions that frequently arise. Since the early 20th century the King`s Indian Defense has been regularly employed at the highest levels of chess by legendary names like David Bronstein, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov to name a few. However the King`s Indian Defense has experienced a slight decline in popularity in recent years due to the hyper-aggressive Bayonet Attack (used by the white pieces and commonly seen by players like Anand and Kramnik.) But many KID die-hard fans have not lost heart, and neither should you! The KID is alive and kicking, and one of this exciting opening`s leading proponents – GM Eugene Perelshteyn – has produced an action-packed chess DVD to explain his battle-tested secrets in a relatively new sideline that starts with 6. …Na6.
Dominate with the King's Indian Defense 6… Na6 System - EMPIRE CHESS
The Nimzo-Indian Defense is an incredibly effective weapon for black against 1. d4, typically generating double-edged positions very early in the opening. This chess DVD will teach you the basic principles of the Nimzo-Indian Defense, placing special emphasis on recurring tactical and positional concepts to ensure your preparation is complete.
Crushing White - The Nimzo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
Volume 2: Semi-Open Games 1. e4 others. French, Caro-Cann, Pirc, Scandinaviam Alekhine, Sicilian defense (Dragon, Sveshnikov, Najdorf, Closed, Alapin, Smit-Morra), etc. 28 chapters, 140 minutes.
Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5
The Dragon variation is considered to be one of the sharpest openings in chess. Made popular due to its aggressive nature, it is little wonder that the Dragon has attracted the likes of world number one Magnus Carlsen as one of its enthusiasts.
Killer Dragon - DVD 1 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
The Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System is both an agressive and positional chess opening. White prepares an attack on the kingside with an early f4, while maintaining the threat of doubling black’s pawns with Bxc6 – applying similar positional concepts as found in the Nimzo-Indian Defense.
Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS
The Bogo-Indian Defense is a very effective surprise weapon for black against 1. d4. The Bogo-Indian is a popular opening at the Grandmaster level however it is very uncommon at the beginner and intermediate levels because many of the positional concepts are advanced and difficult to grasp at first glance. ¨Crushing White – The Bogo-Indian Defense¨ features one of the world´s leading experts in this complicated chess opening – GM Damian Lemos – explaining the positional fundamentals with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart.
Crushing White - the Bogo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 4 of 4 (Bonus DVD) The Classical Sicilian Dragon The Chinese Dragon is a solid way for Black to get a Winning edge against the Yugo-Slav Attack. Black's attack is quicker and rich with tactics and sacrifices. Easy to learn less to memorize after white plays 9.Bc4 Black can Play N-a5, B-d7, R-b8, b5! This system has recorded great results at the highest level. Now White has to be worried about getting checkmated! This Series covers lines for both White and Black 6.f4 6.Be2 6.Be2 6.g3 9.g4 Accelerated dragon Alekhine-Botvinnik Nakamura-Robson The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 1 | The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 2 | The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 3 The Sicilian Dragon Series - 4 Volume Set Item Returns - Computer Software and DVDsComputer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, shrinkwrapped packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.If you wish to return a Computer Software or DVD title that is eligible for return (as defined above), please refer to the Item Returns - All Other Items on our Return Policy page.
FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 143 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 4
Now you need no longer fear those insidious Flank Openings. IM Andrew Martin recommends his favorite Old Indian system which you can use against all the Flank Openings and also 1.d4.And along the way you will discover the secrets that he has used to score countless victories against grandmaster opposition.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 6 - Anti-Flank Openings (Old Indian System)
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
Learn an aggressive and effective repertoire against the Sicilian Kan, Najdorf, Dragon, and Classical variations of the Sicilian. Bryan explains the variations that arise in great detail and shows you how to counter.
Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157
Chess Opening systems examined include the Stonewall and the Colle-Zukertort, along with possible transpositions to the Kovacevic system against the King's Indian and Grunfeld set-ups. It is very unlikely that any opponent, at club level, will have done work on these chess openings at all.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 135 - Stonewall and Colle-Zukertort Systems
Volume One introduces Martin's new ''Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4'', which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin has prepared the Scotch Opening in case Black answers 1...e5, but he aims to use the tricky move order 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 and so avoid (for example) the Petroff Defense. Throughout, we find that Martin prepares White to get up and running, set to play 1.e4 in a short amount of time.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 148 - The Deadly Scotch
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
a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75
Presented by IM David Vigorito
IM David Vigorito explains several openings that are seen at club level play and not beyond. David goes into detail as to why that is, why these openings are ultimately unsound and explains what players might do instead.
Taking Out the Trash - Chess Lecture - Volume 166
IM Andrew Martin presents potentially deadly set-ups for White when the Morra Gambit is declined.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 37 - Morra Gambit Declined
In this all-new three-volume set on the Pirc Defence, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin demonstrates that Black gets dynamic play after 1...d6, 2...Nf6 and 3...g6. This is an opening well-suited to the needs of the club player.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 126 - The Dynamic Pirc Defence - The Classical - Part 3
Volume 4 of 4 THE SNIPER! A Dynamic Universal System for the Aggressive Black Player - 203 minutes 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
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 139 - The Sniper Volume 4
On this 3 Part DVD series Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences, exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at the early age of 4. Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other openings.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2
With the Kasparov's Killer Scotch for the Tournament Player DVDs, Grandmaster Ron Henley will teach you a deadly & complete opening system for White based upon the Scotch. If Blacks plays correctly White has a comfortable game. If Black plays incorrectly, White will get a crushing attack.
Foxy Openings - Volume 174 - Kasparov's Killer Scotch For the Tournament Player - Volume 3
A complete repertoire of dirty tricks in the opening , playing e4 with white and as Black against each of 1.e4 , 1. d4 and 1. c4
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 60 - Dirty Tricks #1
The Grunfeld is a fluid and dynamic Black opening, ideally suited to the needs of the attacking club player. Many World Champions have used the Grunfeld, including Botvinnik,Smyslov,Fischer, Kasparov and Anand.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 99 - The Grunfeld for the Club Player VOLUME 2
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
Opening Trends series, David - who calls the King's Indian ''The Great Equalizer'' - analyzes the King’s Indian, Samisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it. He also looks at the trendy new ideas for White in the Bayonet, and a topical line for Black in the Bayonet, and reviews Carlsen playing the Averbakh Variation and a line that Nakamura plays in the KID.
Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104
The Budapest Fajarowicz Gambit
The Fajarowicz Gambit suffers from a dubious reputation, but as FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin shows, that assessment is not justified at all. If Black shows common sense and a knowledge of the variations, then he may well get a very good or even winning position right out of the opening. The unorthodox Fajarowicz Gambit is perfect for all those who enjoy chess and wish to explore the tactical richness of our noble game.
Foxy Openings - Volume 163 - Crushing Opening Traps
Volume Two continues Martin's new ''Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4'', which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin covers how to answer the Sicilian, the Center Counter and the Pirc. After 1.e4 c5 White will continue 2.b3! and enter prepared territory; if 1.e4 d5 we follow with 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Rb1!, and the Pirc meets with 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be2 Bg7 5.g4! and attack as shown.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 149 - White Repertoire Against the Sicilian, Center-Counter and Pirc
The Torre Attack gives White the opportunity to build up a promising position with terrific latent attacking potential. White dictates the play from move 3 with this positionally well-motivated system. Even players like Karpov and Anand have been caught off guard by surprise Torre onslaughts!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 50 - Torre Attack
IM Andrew Martin breaks down all the fundamentals and new key ideas of this rapidly developing opening for Black.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 78 - Nimzo-Indian
In the second of his two videos on the French, GM Daniel King takes a more detailed look at 3.Nd2 and 3.Nc3. Against each move King recommends his own favorite systems and in addition reveals secret weapons employed by his grandmaster colleagues!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2
The Modern Stonewall Dutch is an ideal opening for club players, offering Black the twin values of solidity and dynamism. The Stonewall has been tested extensively at Grandmaster level and has passed every test with flying colors. Black's set-up is sturdy and solid, but most certainly not passive.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 93 - The Modern Stonewall Dutch
Grandmasters have recently discovered that the Ponziani is a useful surprise weapon, and in 2012 and 2013 the opening has been played frequently at the highest level. Even Magnus Carlsen has used it! Therefore at club level, a good knowledge of the tactics and strategical objectives that White has after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 c3!?, could easily rack up the wins. There is a lot less to know and learn about the Ponziani than any of the Ruy Lopez, the Italian Game or the Scotch, which are White's three main open-game weapons. Thus the opening has a very practical element to it.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 151 - Crushing Black With The Deadly Ponziani
On This DVD GM Gareev will take you through the thought process on how to play Chess Opening’s when you are faced with unfamiliar lines and positions. Even GM’s can get surprised in the openings with new moves and novelties. GM Gareev will give teach you the thought process behind how to find the best move in unknown positions. Opening ideas and strategies covered are easily explained so that you can understand and immediately apply this new found knowledge to your own games.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 152 - How to Think And Play the Chess Openings Like a GrandMaster
The Modern Defence is a tough system based on counterattack. In this new three-volume Foxy Openings series IM Andrew Martin maps out a repertoire for Black for use by players of any level. The Modern creates difficult positions which are ideal if you want to play to win with Black.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 108 - Modern Defence Repertoire for Black Part 1
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.
Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
Bored with Black against 1.d4? Then unleash the Chigorin Defence, the deadly specialty of rising Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With so little theory and such dynamic positions, the Chigorin represents one of Black's last untamed frontiers against 1.d4 !
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 55 - Untamed Chigorin
With this video Black can now look forward to facing the Torre Attack, the Trompowski, the Colle System, the Stonewall Attack and the Veresov System. IM Andrew Martin sorts out uncompromising and approved systems for Black against all of these annoying White d-pawn systems
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 5 - Annoying d-Pawn Openings
Bronstein once suggested that the term ''defense'' does not fit this strategy, and suggested the name ''Chigorin Counterattack'' as this line is adopted as Black by many aggressive players including Chigorin and Keres. Here Dana takes you through the strategy and how it plays out in real games.
Two Knights Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 77