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

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

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      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. Learn More
    2.  FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4

      FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4

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      The Sicilian Dragon Series - Complete 3 Volume Set

      VOLUME 1
      Easy 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 2
      Beating 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 Learn More

    3.  FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 145 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. d4 - Black Plays 1... d5

      FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 145 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. d4 - Black Plays 1... d5

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      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!!. Learn More
    4.  FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 146 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. e4 - Black Plays 1... e5 - PART 1

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

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

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

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      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. Learn More
    6.  King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84

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

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      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. Learn More
    7. A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

      A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

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

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

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      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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    9. A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17

      A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17

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      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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    10. A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34

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

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

      A System Against the French - Chess Lecture - Volume 89

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      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. Learn More
    12. A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79

      A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79

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      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. Learn More
    13. a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75

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

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

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

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

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

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      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. Learn More
    16. An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16

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

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      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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    17. Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

      Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

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      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 Learn More
    18. Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97

      Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97

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      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. Learn More
    19. Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

      Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      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. Learn More
    20. Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

      Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

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      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. Learn More
    21. Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38

      Beating the King's Indian with the Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 38

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

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

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      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. Learn More
    23. Chess King's Complete Chess Course - ALL 3 VOLUMES

      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - ALL 3 VOLUMES

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      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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    24. Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles

      Chess King's Complete Chess Course - Opening Principles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      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. Learn More
    30. Complete Roman's Encyclopedia of Essential Chess Openings : Volumes 1-4  (4 DVDs)

      Complete Roman's Encyclopedia of Essential Chess Openings : Volumes 1-4 (4 DVDs)

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      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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    31. Complete Roman's New Improvements in Opening Theory & Maximize Your Opening Success with Black : Volumes 12 & 13 (2 DVDs)

      Complete Roman's New Improvements in Opening Theory & Maximize Your Opening Success with Black : Volumes 12 & 13 (2 DVDs)

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      Hosted by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former US and Russian Champion and Coach of World Champion Garry Kasparov, this video is essential material for all tournament players looking for the latest in opening theory. Learn More
    32. Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

      Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      This chess DVD covers one of the most dynamic openings ever played – the King’s Indian Defense! The King’s Indian Defense is the perfect opening weapon against 1. d4 for players who naturally display a tactical and dynamic style. This system is immensely popular at all levels because it gives black excellent winning chances against 1. d4. Learn More
    33. Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

      Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Caro-Kann Defense is an extremely solid opening choice for black against 1. e4. While the Advanced Variation involving 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 is certainly the most topical variation for white in the 21st century, it is definitely the most thoroughly studied and well-known line by Caro-Kann players. Learn More
    34. Crushing Black With the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

      Crushing Black With the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      GM Damian Lemos presents another excellent DVD for Empire Chess. Crushing Black with the King's Gambit is the most direct way to attempt to acquire the advantage versus 1...e5 players. GM Lemos promotes the virtues of the most attacking 3rd move namely 3.Bc4 and puts forward a strong argument that is the best 3rd move available in The King's Gambit Accepted. Learn More
    35. Crushing White - the Bogo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

      Crushing White - the Bogo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Bogo-Indian Defense is a very effective surprise weapon for black against 1. d4. The Bogo-Indian is a popular opening at the Grandmaster level however it is very uncommon at the beginner and intermediate levels because many of the positional concepts are advanced and difficult to grasp at first glance. ¨Crushing White – The Bogo-Indian Defense¨ features one of the world´s leading experts in this complicated chess opening – GM Damian Lemos – explaining the positional fundamentals with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart. Learn More
    36. Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

      Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The French Defense is one of the most powerful weapons for black against 1. e4, based on an incredibly solid positional foundation that guarantees a minimum of fighting equality if not more for black from the opening. In the chess DVD ¨Crushing White – The French Defense¨ GM Damian Lemos shares his years of experience and intimate knowledge of the French Defense with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart. GM Lemos is one of the world`s leading experts on the French Defense and has effectively employed this chess opening at the higher levels for many years. This chess DVD teaches viewers the fundamentals of this solid opening system and progresses to deeper ideas that Lemos has researched and often used in his own games. Learn More

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