Popular Chess Openings
Recommended for Intermediate - Advanced Players
GM Jesse Kraai, an expert on the French defense, demonstrates and gives excellent advice on how to deal with multiple variations of the French including Classical, MacCutcheon, Winawer, Burn and Rubinstein.
A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89
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
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!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide
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 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3
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
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 43 - Ruy Lopez
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
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
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
This is a repertoire for Black. Forget those over-analyzed lines of the Winawer and Classical French that are now at virtual saturation point. Today's treatment of the McCutcheon (1.e4 e6 2.d5 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4) guarantees uncompromising positions, perfectly tailored to playing for a win with Black. IM Andrew Martin presents the original ideas of the modern McCutcheon.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 33 - McCutcheon French
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
Fight the King's Indian with fire! In the Classical main Line - 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 and now 9.b4! is the Bayonet. This system has moved into the limelight following crushing wins by Van Wely and Miles against King's Indian experts Nunn and Shirov.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 10 - Beating the King's Indian with The Bayonet Attack
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2
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
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
A Complete Repertoire For White
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted is a fundamental defence to 1 d4 and has been used by many World Champions, Petrosian, Anand and Kasparov, to name but a few.On this all-new Foxy Openings Repertoire DVD , Andrew Martin introduces the viewer to the QGA and at the same time provides repertoire suggestions to the other main line white possibilities after 1 d4 d5. Volume #1 features the Exchange Variation, Albin, Chigorin ,Tarrasch Defence, Schara-von Hennig Gambit
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 155 - Winning with the Queen's Gambit - Disk 1
The most extensive DVD content ever produced on The London. Black will have a difficult time meeting the London. There are 87 games presented from top GM’s, like Kamsky Kramnik & Carlsen, lots of quick wins that are easy to learn. This 3 part DVDs are for all levels and playing strength from Scholastic players to anyone that wants to become a Master.
Foxy Openings - Volume 177 - Play The London System Like Kamsky and Kramnik - Volume 3
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.
The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19
On this DVD GM Ron W. Henley continues his popular Universal System for The Aggressive Black Player. 1.e4 g6 Bg7 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.c3 Covering lines against the often difficult to meet c3 Sicilian,Grand Prix Attack, Closed Sicilian and Scholar's mate.
FOXY OPENINGS - Volume 160 - The SNIPER - VOL. 6
A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
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 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10
With International Master Bill Paschall
Is opening theory out of control? IM Bill Paschall takes us through a series of games where he used sound chess principals but stayed outside conventional opening methods. This confused his opponents and took them outside of their game. See his examples and learn how once you know the rules, you can break them and win!
Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90
The ancient chess opening 1.e4 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 has been refined into the Modern Italian Game, and is a great weapon for the average club player. But this system also scores well for White at all levels - right up to Grandmaster. It's 100% sound, solid and durable, offering White the chance to develop a nagging edge throughout the game.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 117 - The Modern Italian Game
With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
25% of all club level games begin with the Sicilian and 17% of all grandmaster games begin with the Sicilian. Dennis gives you tools for dealing with the Sicilian, an essential skill for every serious chess player.
An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
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Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1880 –1961) was a Polish chess Grandmaster at the beginning of the 20th century. In his youth, he astonished the chess world, defeating many famous players, including Capablanca and Schlecthter. .Rubinstein originated the Rubinstein System against the Tarrasch Defense variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. See Rubsinstein employ his system in games against Tarrasch, Marshall, Cohn and Capablanca.
Rubinstein and the Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 122
Featuring the hottest modern and gambit lines! IM Andrew Martin presents his own ultra-sharp repertoire with 1.e4 d5. This is your guide to pure chess carnage!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 19 - Center Counter Carnage
Alekhine's Defense is a hyper-modern chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 NF6. This bizarre defense, introduced by the chess champion Alekhine and later practiced by Gruenfeld, is the extreme in hyper-modern openings because of its unbalanced nature provoking a weakness in White's center pawns.
Studies in: Alekhine's Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 145
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GM Jesse Kraai gets us over the tired notion that everything worth playing has already been played. In this series Jesse reviews how to use 1 b6… against various openings including Reti Nf3 b6, English Defense 1.d4 e6 3.c4 b6, Kings Pawn 1.e4, English 1.c4 and the Birds 1.f4.
The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121