Popular Chess Openings
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 116 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 5
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 35 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Romans Original d4 Repertoire for White
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 78 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 1
Get on board the Cadillac of Sicilians with GM Nigel Davies without having to learn reams of theory. The best defense to 1.e4 as played by Fischer and Kasparov
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf
IM Andrew Martin sounds the charge. There's nothing quite like it! Not for the faint-hearted, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit terrifies opponents and will spice up your chess life!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 14 - Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
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.
Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 70 - Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision
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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 108 - Modern Defence Repertoire for Black Part 1
The Benko Gambit offers Black clear-cut attacking territory without having to memorize mountains of theory. This Benko video volume covers lines in which White declines the gambit pawn.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 13 - Benko Gambit Declined
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
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 5 - Annoying d-Pawn Openings
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 2 - a6 Slav
New and deadly ways to disrupt all known Sicilian schemes. Create no end of confusion as you nonchalantly develop your knights with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 & 3.Nc3 and get ready to wrong-foot Dragon and Najdorf players. Check out a full range of little known anti-Sicilian executions. Death to the Sicilian! Long live 1.e4!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide
Nc6 is a combative and highly aggressive riposte to 1.e4. Against the critical 2. d4, Black's best plan is to stike out with the uncompromising 2...e5! and against White's second move alternatives, the author plots a distinctive Nimzowitsch course. Championed and refined by GM Tony Miles, the modern Nimzowitsch is the perfect weapon for club players.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 40 - Nimzowitsch Defence (1...Nc6)
IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
King's Indian Masterpieces - Chess Lecture - Volume 27
GM Bryan Smith explores A fresh, relatively unexplored system for white to surprise Sicilian players ! In depth 4 part series that will help you take your opponents outside the book.
Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 72 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 1
International Master David Vigorito explains many variations of the King’s Indian including: Orthodox Variation: Modern System, Bayonet Attack, Glek Defense. Favored by Fischer and Kasparov, the King’s Indian is a modern dynamic opening, exceptionally complex. A popular choice since its introduction into competitive chess in the early 20th century. This DVD is a continuation of David’s series on the subject ( See King’s Indian for Black for the first 5 lectures.) PGN’s Included
King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 83
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
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 91 - Practical Killer Traps & Super Sharp Lines for the 1. e4 Player
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence
If you are tired of suffering on the black side of the Queen's Gambit, the Baltic Defence can change all of that! 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Bf5!? offers active and unusual play which your typical Queen's Gambiteer won't be familiar with and will force White to immediately change their plans.
Grandmaster Rausis and Miladinovic use this exciting counter-attack frequently with good results.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 89 - The Baltic Defence
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player
Roman with the help of Rybka has revitalize a forgotten opening which he has made famous by winning countless games. The opening first appeared on Romans Forum series vol.32 which is still a good reference.
Roman has made significant improves for this complete 2 part Opening Repetorire.This Opening is easy to learn and understand and is a great surprise weapon that your opponent will have trouble meeting.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 76 - Beating 1.d4 with the Aggressive & Revised Dzindzi Indian Defense - PART 1
IMs Andrew Martin and Gary Lane have assemble a devastating array of shock weapons in the Sicilian Defense which will make you better prepared in the Sicilian than you ever had been before. You will not only beat your opponent but will knock him off his chair with some of the most amazing moves ever played in the Sicilian. There are lots of novelities and suprise traps, along with good lines for Black against the Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilian, and for White against the Najdorf.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
Red-hot material for those who enjoy original and attacking lines. GM Julian Hodgson continues to terrorize super-GMs with his own Trompowski theory. Here he gives away his secrets in the critical main line 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5! Ne4 3.Bf4. These new main lines of the Tromp are as weird and wonderful as ever. Fun to play and extremely potent!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 52 - Trompowski-Main Line
Dzindzichashvili offers his analysis and insight on openings, covering aggressive play, tricks, traps and sound and unsound practices.
Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14
This is a complete solution for Dutch fans to the growing number of tricky systems which unashamedly dodge the main lines. With this video, Black can now be ready with antidotes to the better White options and refutations of the more dubious attempts.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 9 - Beating the Anti-Dutch Systems
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!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 25 - French 2
Have you floundered once too often on the unforgiving rocks of the Caro-Kann? Then try the Caro-Krushing 3.f3! and maintain the classical duo of pawns on e4 and d4. GM Nigel Davies unveils one of the best kept secrets of attack-minded GMs such as Bronstein, Gallagher and Hodgson.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 17 - Caro Krusher
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf
NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the "Fischer boom" of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9
On this Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin takes you through the basic themes that underpin this exciting opening and then goes on to construct a point-scoring repertoire for Black, which will rely more on understanding than memory.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2
International Master Andrew Martin will teach you how to handle this virtual yet effective opening for White against all of Black's replies. The London System is a solid opening a can be a very difficult opening for black to beat.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 75 - The London System
An isolated pawn or “isolani” is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. Isolated pawns are usually thought of as a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. Many textbook openings create at least one isolated pawn but are nevertheless accepted as orthodox because of the advantages they create. With an isolated pawn you can have improved development and associated opportunities for counter play that offset or even outweigh the weaknesses associated with the pawn's isolation.
Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
This DVD features the lessons 6-10 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening. Lesson 6: Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions; Lesson 7: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 8: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2; Lesson 9: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 10: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Roman covers the following openings on this DVD: Caro-Kann, Accelerated Dragon, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English, Advanced French, Scotch Gambit, Gruenfeld, King's Indian Saemisch, King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Najdorf Sicilian and much more!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening