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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.
An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
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.
Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Volume 3 - Foxy Chess Openings Volume 123
An isolated pawn or “isolani” is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. Isolated pawns are usually thought of as a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. Many textbook openings create at least one isolated pawn but are nevertheless accepted as orthodox because of the advantages they create. With an isolated pawn you can have improved development and associated opportunities for counter play that offset or even outweigh the weaknesses associated with the pawn's isolation.
Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
IM David Vigorito gives an overview of a system advocated by the German master Siegbert Tarrasch in which the main line is: 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6. A complete and active system against the Queen's Gambit
Queens's Gambit Declined - Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 80
This DVD features the lessons 6-10 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening. Lesson 6: Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions; Lesson 7: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 8: Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2; Lesson 9: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1; Lesson 10: Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Roman covers the following openings on this DVD: Caro-Kann, Accelerated Dragon, Queen's Gambit Accepted, English, Advanced French, Scotch Gambit, Gruenfeld, King's Indian Saemisch, King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, Ruy Lopez, Marshall Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit, Najdorf Sicilian and much more!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
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
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 - Chess Lecture - 6 DVD Set
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka gives a thorough analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games have been selected by Roman because they are very typical for those that feature the Accelerated Dragon: Maroczy Bind and extremely insightful for players of all skill levels. You will see the key ideas of the opening integrated in every game.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
The author blends together 1...d6 systems which strike out on an independent and challenging course.. These creative systems resist early simplification and are ideally suited to playing for the win.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 57 - Win with 1...d6 Part 2
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…g6 and 2...Bg7 allows White to occupy the center, but in true SNIPER! Modern style, Black strikes back with an early c5!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 137 - The Sniper Volume 2
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.
The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72
Roman's Encyclopedia of 40 Essential Chess Openings. The core ideas and principles of play of 40 openings are presented and explained in almost 11 hours on 4 DVDs. Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black, allowing you to play your chosen lines and venture into unfamiliar territory with confidence.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 37 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 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 98 - The Grunfeld for the Club Player VOLUME 1
Roman's Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
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.
Conquer the King's Indian Defense - 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
International Master Andrew MartinRunning Time: Over 85 MinutesThe Benko Gambit offers Black clear-cut attacking territory without having to memorize mountains of theory. This video volume covers lines in which White accepts the gambit pawn. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6 g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 12 - Benko Gambit Accepted
IM Andrew Martin sounds the charge. There's nothing quite like it! Not for the faint-hearted, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit terrifies opponents and will spice up your chess life!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 14 - Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
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.
Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13
On this DVD Roman, together with Eugene Perelshteyn and assisted by the world's strongest software, Rybka, have re-invented the 3... Qd6 Scandinavian. This opening is the best unexplored and underestimated weapon available for Black in a long time. What makes this opening so inviting is there is not much to learn, easy equality is obtained, and it can't be refuted, while also being rich with tactics and counter play and hidden traps.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 68 - Qd6 Scandinavian #1 Underestimated Weapon for Black Against 1. e4
IM Andrew Martin brings a modern style to the surprise opening weapon for White. The King's Gambit offers quick development, a powerful center, an attack on f7. PART 2 OF 2
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 80 - King's Gambit Part 2
Volume Three completes 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 demonstrates an easy to learn repertoire against the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine Defense. After 1.e4 e6 we continue 2.d4 d5 3.exd5, having mastered the Exchange Variation; if 1.e4 c6 then 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 (the Two Knights) and 1.e4 Nf6 meets the solid 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Be2 with a position of iron.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and Alekhine
Part of Romans Getting the Winning Edge in the Opening series. On this highly instructional DVD, Roman clearly demonstrates through novelties he created in his own games, how to recognize an opportunity for white to transpose into openings that are played back with the advantages of having an extra tempo.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 56 - Reverse Opening
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
The Budapest Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5!?) is a swashbuckling gambit where Black assumes the initiative from the word go and will most often recover his pawn with a well developed game.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 15 - Budapest Gambit
Repertoire for White with 1.e4. Powerful system against the Pirc and Modern Defenses favored by GMs such as Vishy Anand and Michael Adams. As White you build up with pawns on e4 and d4, knights on c3 and f3, with 5.Be3 and 6.Qd2 to follow.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 11 - Beating the Pirc & Modern Defences The 150 Attack
Nc6 is a combative and highly aggressive riposte to 1.e4. Against the critical 2. d4, Black's best plan is to stike out with the uncompromising 2...e5! and against White's second move alternatives, the author plots a distinctive Nimzowitsch course. Championed and refined by GM Tony Miles, the modern Nimzowitsch is the perfect weapon for club players.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 40 - Nimzowitsch Defence (1...Nc6)
Red-hot material for those who enjoy original and attacking lines. GM Julian Hodgson continues to terrorize super-GMs with his own Trompowski theory. Here he gives away his secrets in the critical main line 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5! Ne4 3.Bf4. These new main lines of the Tromp are as weird and wonderful as ever. Fun to play and extremely potent!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 52 - Trompowski-Main Line
Repertoire for White with 1.d4. The system 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 is a vicious system that will leave King's Indian and Grunfeld players without any books to run to.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 7 - Anti-King's Indian & Grunfeld System-The Barry Attack
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.
An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18
In this Empire Chess DVD, Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski will review all of the main lines and sidelines in the King’s Gambit, and instruct viewers on how to defend and refute this dangerous chess gambit with the black pieces
How Grandmasters Beat the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
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
A fast and easy-to-learn repertoire for Black, the St. George Defence - 1... e6 and 2... a6, is an underestimated opening idea of IM Michael Basman has remarkable surprise value, is easy to learn and very flexible.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 153 - The St. George Defence - 1... e6 and 2... a6
Featuring the Pseudo-Tromp, Fried Liver and Laskers Defence in the QGD.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2
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