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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8
      Catalog Code: DVD0008CL

      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.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7
      Catalog Code: DVD0007CL

      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.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10
      Catalog Code: DVD0010CL

      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.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11
      Catalog Code: DVD0011CL

      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.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 11

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9
      Catalog Code: DVD0009CL

      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.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9

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      Devastating Opening Traps - EMPIRE CHESS
      with International Master Valeri Lilov
      Catalog Code: DVD0050EP

      In this DVD, chess coach IM Valeri Lilov has chosen to present a number of unique traps in some of the most common openings nowadays. Learning these traps will let you set some tricky and often invisible traps to your opponents at the early stage of the game.
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      Devastating Opening Traps - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13
      Catalog Code: DVD0013CL

      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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      Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13

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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15
      Catalog Code: DVD0015CL

      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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      How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15

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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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      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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      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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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6
      Catalog Code: DVD0006CL

      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.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6

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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

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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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      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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      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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      Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20
      Catalog Code: DVD0020CL

      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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      Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20

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      How Grandmasters Refute Gambits - EMPIRE CHESS
      with Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski
      Catalog Code: DVD0048EP

      In the Empire Chess DVD ¨How Grandmasters Refute Gambits¨ Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski explains how viewers can dominate with the black pieces against the Scotch Gambit, Goring Gambit, and Danish Gambit.
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      How Grandmasters Refute Gambits - EMPIRE CHESS

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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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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
      Catalog Code: DVD0067CL

      Life Master Dana Mackenzie explains a system that he developed originally to defeat the computer program "Fritz." It was also played by Swedish correspondence player Arne Bryntse in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, Mackenzie's victory over IM David Pruess in 2006 is believed to be the first appearance of the Bryntse Gambit in an over-the-board master game.
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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
      Catalog Code: DVD0064CL

      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.
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      Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64

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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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      Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
      Catalog Code: DVD0063CL

      The Maroczy Bind is a pawn formation named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used against the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by white pawns on c4 and e4, with White's d-pawn having been exchanged for Black's c-pawn.GM Jesse Kraai shows how to use middle game strategy to gain advantage for white. Expert handling of the Maroczy Bind is illustrated with an explanation of the theory, a classic game, and an additional instructive game of his own.ECO: B36, B38
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      Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

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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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      Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14
      Catalog Code: DVD0014CL

      Dzindzichashvili offers his analysis and insight on openings, covering aggressive play, tricks, traps and sound and unsound practices.
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      Dzindzichashvili on Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 14

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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs - Chess Lecture - 6 DVD Set
      Catalog Code: DVD0012CL

      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.
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      Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs - Chess Lecture - 6 DVD Set

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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

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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

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      My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28
      Catalog Code: DVD0028CL

      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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      My Pet King's Indian, Na6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 28

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      King's Indian Masterpieces - Chess Lecture - Volume 27
      Catalog Code: DVD0027CL

      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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      King's Indian Masterpieces - Chess Lecture - Volume 27

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      King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26
      Catalog Code: DVD0026CL

      IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Masschusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He playes in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix.
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      King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26

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      How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25
      Catalog Code: DVD0025CL

      Mark was the World Junior Champion in 1976, the US Junior Co-Champion in 1976, and the Louisiana State Champion in 1986, 1987, and 1988. IM Mark Diesen sadly passed away in December of 2008 at his home in Conroe, Texas.
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      How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25

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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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