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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
    Catalog Code: DVD0081CL

    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.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 145 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. d4 - Black Plays 1... d5
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0145FX

    On this DVD IM Andrew Martin gives Black a Winning Repertoire system against 1.d4. Meeting Whites reply with 1….d5. IM Martin will provide you with aggressive lines against the pesky 1.d4 openings which include The London System, the Colle and the Pseudo Trompowski 1.d4 2. Bg5. IM Martin recommends meeting the Queens Gambit by accepting it. The QGA is a fundamental defence to 1. d4 and has been used by many World Champions, Petrosian, Anand and Kasparov!!.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 145 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. d4 - Black Plays 1... d5

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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 147 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 2
    The Petroff
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0147FX

    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.
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    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 147 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 2

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    FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4
    Catalog Code: DVD-FOXYSICILIANSET

    The Sicilian Dragon Series - Complete 3 Volume Set VOLUME 1Easy Way to Learn How to Play The Sicilian Dragon - 2 hours 6 minutes ''Gaining The Winning Edge'' GM Timur Gareev (Currently Ranked in the top 100 Players in the World) presents on this DVD the thematical ideas and motives in The Sicilian Dragon. GM Gareev covers the key ideas and tactical routes for Black to gain a counter-attacking edge. Also Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations and understanding White's attacking motives. Material is made easy to understand and learn by avoiding long complicated lines. This Dvd Dragon Series covers lines for both White and Black. The DVD starts with introduction and continues on to the first step of classic examples by Simagin. Phase two covers understanding white's attacking motives: Karpov-Kortchnoi. And phase three covers engaging in theoretical battles: Modern Elite Chess examples. This DVD serves to introduce the player to the thematical ideas and motives in Dragon variation. GM Timur discusses the key ideas and tactical routes for black to gain the counter-attacking edge. Content: Simagin Classic Games: fundamentals & key ideas Panov-Simagin Althausen-Simagin Karpov-Kortchnoi: White's flawless execution of the plan-Gaining awareness of opponent's potential Elite Chess: Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations VOLUME 2Beating TheYugo-Slav Attack 9.0-0-0 with 9....d5 PART 1 — 2 hours 36 minutes Presented by: GM Timur Gareev & GM Ronen Har-Zv White plays 9.0-0-0 leaving the Bishop on f1 this is a serious alternative in the Yugoslav attack instead of 9. Bc4. White goes immediately for a kingside attack while Black counters with 9
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    FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 145 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. d4 - Black Plays 1... d5
    Catalog Code: DVD0145FX

    On this DVD IM Andrew Martin gives Black a Winning Repertoire system against 1.d4. Meeting Whites reply with 1….d5. IM Martin will provide you with aggressive lines against the pesky 1.d4 openings which include The London System, the Colle and the Pseudo Trompowski 1.d4 2. Bg5. IM Martin recommends meeting the Queens Gambit by accepting it. The QGA is a fundamental defence to 1. d4 and has been used by many World Champions, Petrosian, Anand and Kasparov!!.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 145 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. d4 - Black Plays 1... d5

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 146 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0146FX

    On this DVD IM Martin gives a winning repertoire system against 1.e4, meeting it with 1...e5 for Black. Martin offers aggressive lines against the King's Gambit, Center Game, Danish Gambit, Bishop's Opening, Vienna Gambit and the Italian Game.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 146 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 1

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 147 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 2
    The Petroff
    Catalog Code: DVD0147FX

    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.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 147 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 2

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    King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84
    Catalog Code: DVD0084CL

    GM Kritz outlines several variations of the King’s Indian including The Mar del Plata variation of the King's Indian 9. Nd2. No longer as popular as it once was, it is still played rather frequently even at the top levels of chess.
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    King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84

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    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
    Catalog Code: DVD0065CL

    The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
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    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

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    A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29
    Catalog Code: DVD0029CL

    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.
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    A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29

    $15.95
    A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17
    Catalog Code: DVD0017CL

    IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Billw as the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Two-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM's in tournament play.
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    A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17

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    A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34
    Catalog Code: DVD0034CL

    Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
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    A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34

    $15.95
    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89
    Recommended for Intermediate - Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: DVD0089CL

    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.
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    A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

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    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114
    by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0114CL

    The Panov–Botvinnik Attack begins with the move 4.c4. It is named after Vasily Panov and the world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. This system often leads to typical isolated queen’s pawn (IQP) positions, with White obtaining rapid development, a grip on e5, and kingside attacking chances to compensate for the long-term structural weakness of the isolated d4-pawn. Here Bill shows you a system that has become the standard for experienced players.
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    A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114

    $19.95
    A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79
    Catalog Code: DVD0079CL

    Learn to fight back dynamically with GM Friedel’s pet system against the Ruy Lopez. A clear explanation of the Archangel Defense for Black against the Ruy Lopez from a GM Practitioner.
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    A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79

    $19.95
    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75
    Catalog Code: DVD0075CL

    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
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    a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75

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    An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18
    Catalog Code: DVD0018CL

    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.
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    An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18

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    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
    With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0092CL

    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.
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    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92

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    An Introduction to Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 158
    Presented by GMs Kraii, Kritz and Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0158CL

    Get a thorough introduction to The King’s Indian Attack, Benko Gambit, Accelerated Dragon, Trompowski, Berlin Wall, The Old Indian, Nimzo 4.Qc2 Nc6 for Black.
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    An Introduction to Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 158

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16
    Catalog Code: DVD0016CL

    FM Valeri Lilov of Bulgaria resides in Varna, and works in practical chess and chess pedagogy. In 2000 in Moscow, Russia, he became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 with the record of 6, 5 out of 7.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16

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    Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
    Catalog Code: DVD0062CL

    GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.ECO: C22, C41, A15
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    Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

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    Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97
    Hosted by IM Attila Turzo
    Catalog Code: DVD0097CL

    The Pirc Defense sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defense normally refers to the opening 1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6. It is named after the Slovenian International Grandmaster Vasja Pirc.
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    Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97

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    Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0010EP

    This chess DVD is an in-depth analysis of the Berlin Wall opening. It starts with some side variations and moves chapter by chapter towards the main position of the opening – the Berlin Endgame. While working on this DVD, my intention was not only to provide the listeners with detailed variations, but also to help them achieve deeper positional comprehension about how to play this unique type of opening struggle.
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    Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0009EP

    The Benko gambit is one of the sharpest answers Black can employ against 1.d4, sacrificing a pawn very early in the opening to obtain a temporary initiative in the center and permanent pressure on the queenside. And that is exactly why any respectable 1. d4 player should have a solid system prepared against this wild gambit! In this chess DVD GM Damien Lemos dissects his preferred Fianchetto Variation for white against the Benko Gambit, explaining the subtle tactical nuances and positional intricacies that have granted him numerous impressive victories at the Grandmaster level.
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    Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38
    Catalog Code: DVD0038CL

    International Master Bill Paschall introduces and shows how to effectively use the Smyslov against both e5 and c5 structures. Gives practical advice for defense as well
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    Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38

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    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
    Catalog Code: DVD0078CL

    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.
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    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78

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    Black's Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 126
    by FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0126CL

    In this line of the Tarrasch, White forgoes the fianchetto, with its direct play against d5, opting to keep central tension for the moment by playing 4. e3, after which 4... Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 is the normal continuation. Dennis shows us how Black blasts through this and wins the day.
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    Black's Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 126

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    Chess King's Complete Chess Course - ALL 3 VOLUMES
    Catalog Code: WIN00101112AK

    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.Volume 2: Basic Tactics and Strategy. You'll discover a variety of tactical weapons that you could use over and over to win material and gain an advantage over your opponents. You'll also learn all about chess strategy, plans and formations that will provide you with a lasting edge. 27 chapters, 100 minutes.Volume 3: Endgames. When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. 22 chapters, 45 minutes + bonus material.
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    Chess King's Complete Chess Course - ALL 3 VOLUMES

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    Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles
    Catalog Code: DVD0010AK

    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.
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    Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles

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    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - ALL 3 VOLUMES
    Catalog Code: WIN00131415AK

    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.
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    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - ALL 3 VOLUMES

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    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Closed Games 1. d4 or 1. Nf3
    Catalog Code: DVD0015AK

    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.
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    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Closed Games 1. d4 or 1. Nf3

    $24.95
    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Open Games 1.e4 e5
    Catalog Code: DVD0013AK

    Volume 1: Open Games 1.e4 e5. King's Gambit, Italian, Evans, Scotch, Two Knight's, Philidor, Petroff, Ruy Lopez, Marshall and many more. 32 chapters, 145 minutes.
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    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Open Games 1.e4 e5

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    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5
    Catalog Code: DVD0014AK

    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.
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    Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5

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    CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - #7 - The Colle-Zukertort System - VOL. 4
    Catalog Code: DVD0004ES

    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.
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    CHESSDVDS.COM IN SPANISH - WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - #7 - The Colle-Zukertort System - VOL. 4

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    Club Player's Guide to the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0090EP

    If you like fighting for a win with Black then the Kings Indian Defense is the ideal opening weapon to face 1.d4 with. Despite an initial lack of space, Black has a multitude of pawn breaks and piece maneuvers to help get powerful attacking positions. On this DVD, IM Richter looks at the different ways Black can respond to White’s various plans in the KID, from the steady blocking of White’s Queenside expansion to the frenetic attacking lines where Black sacrifices material all over the board to get at the King.
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    Club Player's Guide to the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    $34.95
    Complete Roman's Encyclopedia of Essential Chess Openings : Volumes 1-4 (4 DVDs)
    Catalog Code: DVDENCRM

    Features 40 Chess Openings with over 10 hours of instructional chess on DVD. Roman will guide you through these essential openings with his recommended lines - ideas that will give you the edge in your middlegame.
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    Complete Roman's Encyclopedia of Essential Chess Openings : Volumes 1-4 (4 DVDs)

    $59.95

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