Popular Chess Openings
IM Andrew Martin will teach you how to be successful in the Opening. Martin discusses the advantages of developing your pieces early, following basic opening principles, having a plan and controlling the center.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3
An Original System For Grinding the Sicilian Defense Tired of losing your way in all of the theory of the Open Sicilian?? Let GM Dzindzichashvili introduce you to a sound positional method of combatting this most fearsome of Black's answers to 1.e4. Play centers around the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 and a Black doubled c-pawn complex.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 33 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Crushing Lines for White
Get your opening on the board at move two! IM Gary Lane presents new ideas and attacking lines to lead Black out of familiar territory and into positions that are treacherous to defend!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian
In this important two-part series on the Anti-Sicilian for Black, IM Andrew Martin covers Black responses to 2. c3 and 2. Nc3. His analysis and ideas show that Black is in good shape and the recommended systems work for players of all levels. This all-new Foxy openings DVD equips the Black player with a complete repertoire against all of White's Anti-Sicilian Systems.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 112 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - WHITE. Opening Lines covered on this DVD: - Queens Gambit Accepted & Declined - Queens Indian Defense - Slav Defense - Albin Counter Gambit - Nimzo-Indian Defense - Kings Indian Defense - Grunfled Defense - Dutch Defense - Nc6 & Bf5 lines - Benko Gambit
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 5 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for White
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
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+).
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 34 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire for Black to meet The Queen's Gambit
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
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 68 - Qd6 Scandinavian #1 Underestimated Weapon for Black Against 1. e4
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
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
On this DVD Roman, with the aid of Rybka, the world's strongest chess playing program, has revised and updated theory in The Maroczy Bind. Countless hours were spent on recent games played by strong players. These games were then analyzed and refined by Roman and Rybka, thereby creating new, active and unique lines for Black when face with the Maroczy Bind.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 67 - Progressive Way of Handling the Maroczy Bind
Sweep Black off the board! With IM Andrew Martin's latest recommendations, you can be ready for all those book answers to the Morra!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 36 - Morra Gambit Accepted
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4
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!!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 115 - Art Of Winning with the Isolated Pawn in The Panov Attack
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
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)
Hosted by GMs Kraai, Perelshteyn, and others
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.
Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 43 - Ruy Lopez
Larry recommends the Samisch as the most aggressive and dangerous opening against The King's Indian. Roman and Larry bring you years of tournament experience involving The Samisch. So If you are tired of being pushed around by the King's Indian--this attack opening is for you!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 59 - Attacking the King's Indian Defense with the Samisch
England's most dedicated Dragon warrior - GM Chris Ward - presents his complete up-to-date Dragon repertoire including antidotes to the topical white systems. No other defense can match the Dragon for thrills and spills. A highly entertaining two hour plus epic.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon
There is plenty of scope within the framework of this opening for Black to deviate successfully from the main lines. The result is a sharp, interesting and winning repertoire for Black, which sets the opponent problems right from the first moves.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 133 - Unorthodox Caro-Kann by IM Andrew Martin
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
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
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
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
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 74 - The Dynamic Catalan An Ambitious Opening Repertoire for White
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 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11
In this DVD, IM Andrew Martin presents an ultra-modern and aggressive repertoire for Black that sidesteps the over-analyzed lines. By following these recommendations Black can secure all the dynamic advantages of King's Indian play with a repertoire that is on the cutting edge of theory.
The King's Indian 1 covers the Samisch Variation, Four Pawns Attack and the Fianchetto Variation (White plays g3).
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 28 - King's Indian 1
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka gives a thorough analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games have been selected by Roman because they are very typical for those that feature the Accelerated Dragon: Maroczy Bind and extremely insightful for players of all skill levels. You will see the key ideas of the opening integrated in every game.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
by IM David Vigorito and IM Bryan Smith
David covers the main line and variations including Classical, Advanced for Black. Bryan gives us two lectures on the Fantasy or Tartakower variation.
Studies in: The Caro-Kann Defense 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 116
Today, the Philidor is known as a solid but passive choice for Black. Because of this it is seldom seen in top-level play except as an alternative to the heavily analyzed openings that can ensue after the normal 2...Nc6.In this DVD our masters go over both how to employ the Philidor and how to defeat it as well as several variations on the Philador including Lion and exchange variation.
Studies in: The Philidor Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 140
In part 2 of the series IM Valeri Lilov examines a sharp repertoire for both black and white. A complete system you can employ in your own games! Valeri's take on theory is both aggressive and based on sound strategic principles. He examines White e 4 and one good line of play for all of Black's possible responses with the Budapest Gambit. Also, how White can respond to the Budapest Gambit and how to respond to deviations on most of the various openings including with the Grand Prix attack.
An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
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
Presented by IM David Vigorito
David walks us through a series of theoretical positions in the Nimzo and explains the possibilities and opportunities and what to look for in the four main responses for White. In the fifth lecture David examines a game in the Nimzo between Magnus Carlsen vs. Viswanathan Anand and explains the brilliant action in play.
Nimzo Indian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 154
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
On Part 2, GM Roman and World Computer Champion Rybka bring you more innovative and original theory for the positionally enriched Nf3, e3 variation of the Semi-Slav defense. Roman easily explains the strategic points, new ideas and how to play this active positional opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 79 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 2