Popular Chess Openings
The Centre Counter Defence has experienced an enormous increase in popularity over the last 20 years. Players the world over, from local expert to Grandmaster, appreciate the ease with which one can pick up this method of play and the good results that Black can get.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 100 - The Modern Scandinavian & Icelandic Carnage
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
Add a dash of poison to the Caro's known virtues with GM Nigel Davies. Of all Black's defenses to 1.e4, nothing is more solid than the Caro-Kann. A favorite of World Champions Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian, and Karpov, it has now attracted a new generation of young GMs such as Adams, Dautov and Leko
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 18 - Caro-Kann
Repertoire for White with 1.d4. The tentacles of the Trompowski now reach out to 1...d5, keeping those Slav and Queen's Gambit players off balance. Independent theory developed by super-grandmasters that you will struggle to find in opening books!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 53 - Trompowski-Pseudo
On This DVD Susan will teach you an exciting and dynamic easy to learn system to play The Colle- Zukertort. Susan brings you 20 years of her own experience with this opening which is perfect for the player who only wants to spend one tenth (1/10) the time it normally takes to master an opening. So if you are looking to avoid well known deeply analyzed main theoretical Opening lines and want to win games in and out of opening, the Colle-Zukertort System is for you.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 7 - The Colle-Zukertort System
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 Two Knights Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6) is without a doubt Black's sharpest response to the Italian Game. In this all-new investigation, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin proposes that 3...Nf6 be met head-on with 4 Ng5!?, the most aggressive reply.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 118 - The Two Knights Defense
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
M Andrew Martin, author of the book Hippopotamus Rises, brings you an original and provocative opening for Black. He will take you through a series of games teaching you the ideas behind the opening for both Black and White. In this system, Black meets all of White's responses with 1...b6 followed by a timely g6. The Hippopotamus offers everyone a chance to play chess in an original and interesting way. Black plays his pawns up to the third rank (lying low in the water like the hippopotamus himself), perhaps fianchettoes both Bishops and bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 76 - The Hippo
Volume 3: Closed Games 1.d4 or 1.Nf3. Queen's Gambit, Reti, Benko, Grünfeld, Dutch, Slav, English Opening and several Indian Defenses (Bogo-Indian, Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian). 33 chapters, 150 minutes.
Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Closed Games 1. d4 or 1. Nf3
With the resurgence of the French Defence at all levels of chess play, International Master Andrew Martin is proud to offer a 3 disk mini-series on the most critical lines which will help the Black player form a successful and effective repertoire.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 102 - A French Repertoire in the Tarrasch and Advance Variations
The Sveshnikov Sicilian is one of the most sharpest and heavily-analysed of opening systems, yet it can be played successfully by the average player.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 82 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 1
On this groundbreaking Foxy Openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin turns the spotlight on the under-appreciated Blumenfeld Gambit - 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5!?This is a sound and exciting way to try to get the initiative as Black and has become increasingly popular with aggressive players, including a number of the world's leading Grandmasters.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 95 - The Blumenfeld Gambit
The Triangle Defence (1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 dxc4), otherwise known as the Abrahams or Notebook Variation, is a sharp and uncompromising Black weapon against 1. d4. On this all-new Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andew Martin teaches you how to play this exciting and rarely used variation.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 107 - Beating the Queen's Gambit with the Semi-Slav Triangle Defence
Sicilian expert GM Chris Ward recommends dynamic lines for Black against all of the anti-Sicilian systems. Part 1: 2.c3 Part 2: 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Part 3: Closed & Fianchetto Systems - 2.Nc3 & 3.g3/2.g3/2.Ne2/2.b3 Part 4: Grand Prix Attack - 2.Nc3 & 3.f4 Part 5: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3 Part 6: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4Part 7: 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+/3.c4 Part 8: Smith-Morra Gambit & Wing Gambit Ward blasts holes in systems favored by many club players!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems
A two volume chess course by IM Andrew Martin. On these DVDs, FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin will teach you what you need to know and what to do for success in the opening. Volume Two expands on the proper approach to chess opening play, and gives you four secret opening weapons that you can use to demolish your opponents. These very good attacking systems will help you to develop the right attitude when playing chess openings.
Foxy Openings - Volume 165 - Opening Ideas and Techniques for Young and Improving Players - Vol. 2
The first of two videos on systems with 1...d6, this one based on the flexible Czech System (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6). The Czech System introduces a fascinating area of opening play, where with well-timed counter-measures Black aims to destabilize the whole White set-up. The Czech is much less susceptible to direct attack than a regular Pirc Defense. Part 1: Pseudo-Austrian 4.f4 Part 2: Aggressive Lines 4.Be3/4.Bg5/4.f3 Part 3: Classical 4.Nf3 Part 4: Quiet Systems 4.g3/4.a4
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 56 - Win with 1...d6 Part 1
This the most comprehensive 3 Part DVD series ever produced on the Dzindzi Indian - designed to give Black an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon which scores a remarkable 57% for Black. GM Ron Henley plays this Opening on a regular basis for Black and combines his own ideas with Roman Dzindzichashvili (the creator of the Dzindzi Indian) GM Ron Henley will give you example games on each variation as well as theory, also after each chapter he will recap all the ideas covered.
Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Volume 2 - Foxy Chess Openings Volume 122
The Albin Counter gambit is a magnificent weapon for club players. It even works well at master level, although tends to be used as a surprise higher up. On this modern DVD, IM Andrew Martin develops a repertoire for Black, based mainly around an early ...Nge7 in most of the main lines. This is the approach used by super GM Morozevich and an exciting life is guaranteed.
Foxy Openings - Volume 168 - The Modern Albin Counter Gambit - Volume 1 - Aggressive Repertoire for Black against the Queen's Gambit
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 Accelerated Dragon is an exciting way to meet 1. e4. By stationing the Bishop on g7, Black hopes to breathe fire on the White queenside.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained
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 2 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
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!
FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 142 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 3
New modern treatment of the Stonewall Dutch, Kramnik-style! Also featuring the antidote to all the Anti-Dutch lines such as the Staunton Gambit and 2.Bg5.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 48 - Stonewall Dutch
Featuring the Pseudo-Tromp, Fried Liver and Laskers Defence in the QGD.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2
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 109 - Modern Defence Repertoire for Black Part 2
A survey of the modern Trompowski. GM James Plaskett assesses the development of theory in this system and explains new plans that the top players are now adopting. His favorite variations frequently involve gambit play by White.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 51 - Trompowski
In the mid-1960s, Bobby Fischer unveiled a new wrinkle in his beloved Ruy: The Exchange Variation. He showed it was not the simple drawing line it had once been thought to be. IM Andrew Martin takes a look at this line arising after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Bxc6.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 69 - Fischer's Deadly Weapon - Exchange Ruy Lopez -
Why fall victim to your opponent's pet Sicilian line when you can out-fox him with the cunning 2.d3? GM Nigel Davies, the pioneer of this new and vital system, explains exactly how you can squash those booked-up Sicilian-ites! Transpositions to King's Indian Attack formations for White are noted and explored.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 133 - Unorthodox Caro-Kann by IM Andrew Martin
Danish GM Bent Larsen's play was always highly original and creative. He was one of the modern exponents of 1 b3, a system that often either transposed or had a great similarity to some of the Bird's Opening systems.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 70 - Larsen's Deadly Weapon Repertoire - Take your Opponent Out of Theory
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 89 - The Baltic Defence
The Sicilian Kan is the most flexible and easy to play variation of all the lines in the Sicilian. On this DVD, IM Andrew Martin will teach you how understanding certain principles and development will help you master this dependable repertoire for Black.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 77 - Sicilian Kan
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
Part 2 of this DVD IM Andrew Martin gives Black a Winning Repertoire System Against 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 The Petroff is an easy to learn Counter Attacking Weapon for Black. IM Martin will provide you with the latest aggressive lines taken from recent top level GM Games.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 147 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 2
It's not quite a Pirc or Modern Defense, it has the fighting and counter-punching of the King's Indian, and may also transpose into a very playable line of the Philidor.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 81 - The Lion