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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0018EP

      The Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System is both an agressive and positional chess opening. White prepares an attack on the kingside with an early f4, while maintaining the threat of doubling black’s pawns with Bxc6 – applying similar positional concepts as found in the Nimzo-Indian Defense.
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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning King Pawn Openings for White - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0007EP

      In this chess DVD, Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov covers the most popular opening positions in the history of chess that occur after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 – exactly the type of position that appears very frequently in the games of beginners and intermediate players.
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      Winning King Pawn Openings for White - EMPIRE CHESS

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 7 - The Colle-Zukertort System
      Catalog Code: DVD0007SP

      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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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 7 - The Colle-Zukertort System

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls
      Catalog Code: DVD0004SP

      It is always nice to win a game quickly. But some opening traps are based only on hopes that the opponent will make a serious mistake. If the opponents play correctly, the trap could backfire. On this DVD Susan will take you through a number of opening traps & short games.
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3
      Catalog Code: DVD0013SP

      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.
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 13 - Mastering The French - PART 3

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0012SP

      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.
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2

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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 11 - Mastering The French - PART 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0011SP

      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.
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      WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 11 - Mastering The French - PART 1

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      Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90
      With International Master Bill Paschall
      Catalog Code: DVD0090CL

      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!
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      Who Needs Openings? - Chess Lecture - Volume 90

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      Two Knights Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 77
      Catalog Code: DVD0077CL

      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.
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      Two Knights Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 77

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      The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0021EP

      The opening is the most important phase of the game in chess because you have to come out swinging, desperately attempting to punish the slightest inaccuracy by your opponent. At any level in chess, from beginner to World Champion, the player who is able to achieve rapid pressure in the opening is going to have better chances of maintaining a long-term advantage. I
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      The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102
      Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
      Catalog Code: DVD0102CL

      In this DVD Eugene demonstrates two interesting lines for white in the Reti and then gives us an example of the Reti in action with his best game in the 2008 Spice cup.
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      The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102

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      The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95
      By FM Dennis Monokroussos
      Catalog Code: DVD0095CL

      The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen's Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna. As the appreciation for positional play increased and was developed by both Steinitz and Tarrasch the Queen's Gambit grew more popular. The Queen's Gambit is still frequently played and it remains an important part of many grandmasters opening repertoires.
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      The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95

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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0008EP

      GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations.
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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
      Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
      Catalog Code: DVD0099CL

      A pawn is said to be poisoned because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage and or the loss of material l. The best known of these is a line of the Sicillian Defense, Najdorf Variation. One of the pioneers of this line was David Bronstein, who tied the 1951World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik 12–12.
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      The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

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      The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55
      Catalog Code: DVD0055CL

      The French Defense: Guimard Variation is a chess opening 3... Nc6 is known as the Guimard Variation: after 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 Black will exchange White's cramping e-pawn next move by ...f6. However, Black does not exert any pressure on d4 because he cannot play ...c5, so White should maintain a slight advantage, with 6. Be2 or 6. Nb3.Grandmaster Guimard was a 3 time chess champion in Argentina.
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      The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55

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      The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19
      Catalog Code: DVD0019CL

      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.
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      The French Defense for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 19

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      The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72
      Catalog Code: DVD0072CL

      GM Kraai explains how white can use an often underestimated variation for white against the trendy Slav. This line definitely contains a drop of poison! Used by such top players as : Gm's Lajos Portisch and Vadim Milov,, to crack the defenses of Black's most popular Defense to the Queen's Gambit.
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      The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72

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      The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
      Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
      Catalog Code: DVD0098CL

      In this DVD Bryan explains the sacrifices with both the Scheveningen "small center" structure of pawns on d6 and e6 and as well as the Sicilian Dragon.
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      The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98

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      The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73
      Catalog Code: DVD0073CL

      David is a renowned expert and author on the English opening. The English is a popular choice among beginners and club players. This series takes it to the next levelRecommended for Intermediate – Advanced Players
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      The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73

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      The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes
      Catalog Code: DVD00XXOT

      Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines. Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material.
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      The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes

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      The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21
      Catalog Code: DVD0021CL

      IM Attila Turzo currently resides in Hungary. Attila became an international Master at age 18, and was hungarian Junior Champion at 19. He has won first place in more than ten international tournaments. Attila has been a professional chess coah since 2001.
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      The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21

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      The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22
      Catalog Code: DVD0022CL

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn earned his third GM norm and the title GM after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, awarded to the top American Player under 25 years old earning $64,000, Eugene also led the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore County to a few Pan American championships from 1998-2002.
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      The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22

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      Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101
      Hosted by IM David Vigorito
      Catalog Code: DVD0101CL

      The Caro-Kann is a solid defense against e4. This opening has seen steady growth in popularity in recent years. Employed by such greats such as Kasparov and Karpov. Here David examines some sharp and some simple lines as well as a game where he was beaten in the Caro-Kann.
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      Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101

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      Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0017EP

      The Stonewall Defense is an extremely effective chess opening for black against 1. d4 – representing a solid system that is very difficult for white to crack. The Stonewall Defense involves black placing pawns on the light squares d5, e6, and f5 to establish an iron grip on the center, specifically restricting a potential breakthrough by white involving an e4 push.
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      Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0006EP

      In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. The critical theme that ties all the games together is that white is best advised to develop his pieces to active squares and create a sound, harmonious position that limits counterplay before launching the trademark pawn storm to break down the defenses to the black king. While opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world class players. It is my hope that this series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems.
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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23
      Catalog Code: DVD0023CL

      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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      Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23

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      Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0035EP

      The Smith-Morra Gambit is an extremely effective surprise weapon because many Sicilian Defense players wrongly believe the Smith-Morra to be outdated and easily refutable. While the Smith-Morra Gambit is rarely seen at the elite Grandmaster level, it remains a strong opening for white against the Sicilian Defense as black is guaranteed to face long-lasting, unpleasant pressure in every part of the board.
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      Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Slav Defense with 4... a6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 39
      2 DVD Collection
      Catalog Code: DVD0039CL

      Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz. The a6 Slav occurs after 4...a6. Black seeks an early b5, either before or after capturing at c4. Chebanenko Slav Defense aka Chameleon is a current and very popular strategy between players who want a flexible position against 1.d4, or want to disorient White.
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      Slav Defense with 4... a6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 39

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      Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74
      Catalog Code: DVD0074CL

      The Meran is one of the most critical variations of the ever popular Semi-Slav Defense. David is a renowned expert and published author of theoretical works on the Semi-Slav Defense. First played in 1906 , today the Meran requires up to date theoretical knowledge.
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      Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74

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      Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0015EP

      The Janisch Gambit is an exceptionally effective surprise weapon for black against the Ruy Lopez. Also known as the Schliemann Defense, black kicks off the game by immediately offering a pawn sacrifice on move 3 with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5!? – resembling a reversed Vienna Gambit or King’s Gambit in that black is rapidly introducing extra firepower with the f-pawn to attack white’s center.
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      Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Roman’'s Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player : Volumes 5 & 6 (2 DVDs)
      Catalog Code: DVD0000RM1

      Roman offers a complete rapid opening repertoire for the tournament player geared toward those who don’t have the time or want to study for hours on end and still achieve good results! The first volume looks at the white side, where Roman advocates 1.d4. He shows good practical setups for you to meet any of the defensive setups and popular defenses Black might throw at you. Volume 2 shows how to play Black and meet any common first move from White. Against 1.e4, Roman advocates a system combining d6, Nf6, and e5. Against 1.d4, he recommend the Nimzo-Indian.
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      Roman’'s Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player : Volumes 5 & 6 (2 DVDs)

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 99 - Simple Universal Way To Play Against All the Slav Systems
      Catalog Code: DVD0099RM

      On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you the Exchange Variation of the Slav, which has recently been reincarnated as one of the most competitive lines against 2...c6. With the assistance of Rybka 4, Roman will carefully analyze a number of Grandmaster and International Master games to show you the power of the Exchange Variation.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 99 - Simple Universal Way To Play Against All the Slav Systems

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
      Catalog Code: DVD0098RM

      On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

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