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Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian and then American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. One of the most dominant players in the history of the game, Steinitz was unbeaten in over 25 years of match play.
Steinitzian School of Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume. 54
There is no exact theory on how to calculate moves. On this DVD, Roman will give you instructional examples about calculating in critical positions, how and why to avoid wishful thinking and the importance of calculating from both sides. Intuition is essential part of calculating; this will help you narrow your search for what variations to play.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 53 - Improve Your Ability to Calculation Variations
Chess Strategy is the most difficult step in the road to improvement for beginners, requiring a deeper understanding of chess than simply tactics. You can think of combinations as math equations with a given, concrete result that you can prove. But strategy is more like describing the variables in this math problem and how changes will affect all aspects of the surrounding environment.
Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
Watch and listen to Alexandra Kosteniuk as she shows you her career's top 10 games from her first serious championship when she was 10 years old, until she became the 12th Women's World Chess Champion. She speaks about the importance of the circumstances around each game and gives valuable tips and insights along with her detailed comments.
ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - My Best Chess Games
On this DVD, Roman will give you an easy-to-learn, complete setup for Black to play against the English. This New system is great because it gives Black an easy clear plan of attack which will be faster than your opponent's, who will unknowingly be following theory. Romans original Anti-English ideas and concepts were verified by Rybka and are only available on this DVD.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 69 - Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious Systems for Black Against 1. c4
Think and Play Like a GrandMaster - Parts 1 & 2. Roman takes you through a series of simple and easy to follow games to show how GrandMasters: - Approach to Basic coordination of pieces - Developing a plan base on your opponents weakness - Exploiting pawn and positional weaknesses - Gaining space and limiting your opponents space - Well placed pieces vs. bad placed pieces - When and when not to exchange pieces - Pawn structures how they affect piece placement & development - Concluding the Game.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 7 - Think Like a Grandmaster on DVD
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka provides a very instructive handbook for players of all levels that will keep you correctly focused on middlegame ideas and concepts. These ideas are based on opening strategy as well as basic principles , including a powerful presentation on the importance of pawn structures.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 85 - Understanding the Concepts of the Middlegame based upon Opening Strategy
Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #7 of 10
Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 7/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
Positional Chess Guide - EMPIRE CHESS
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili has gathered some of the best games played with his original opening ideas and concepts. This will update you in the latest chess theory, including great tactics generated by novelties AND AMAZING ENDGAMES.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 100 - Chess Potpourri - Centennial Commemorative Edition
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.
Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2
Repertoire for Black against 1.d4. How to play this aggressive opening with a minimum of theoretical knowledge. A favorite of no less than five World Champions! GM Nigel Davies presents an original, easy to learn repertoire which draws on new and little known ideas, all of which preserve the true spirit of the Grunfeld. Watch your opponent's pawn centers just crumble into dust!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 26 - Grunfeld
On this latest and all-new DVD for Foxy Openings, FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin shows antidotes to all of the most commonly-played gambits after 1 e4 and suggests that there is nothing to fear after all, as long as you treat these openings with respect.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 119 - Anti-Gambit Guide for 1. e4
Born in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR Roman won the Junior Championship ofthe Soviet Union in 1962 and the University Championships in 1966 and 1968. In 1970, he earned thetitle of IM. He earned the GM title in 1977. In 1980, he won the Lone Pine tournament. He led the1984U.S. Olympiad team.
The Art of Roman Dzindzichashvili - Chess Lecture - Volume 4
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
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)
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
Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
The first of two videos on systems with 1...d6, this one based on the flexible Czech System (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6). The Czech System introduces a fascinating area of opening play, where with well-timed counter-measures Black aims to destabilize the whole White set-up. The Czech is much less susceptible to direct attack than a regular Pirc Defense. Part 1: Pseudo-Austrian 4.f4 Part 2: Aggressive Lines 4.Be3/4.Bg5/4.f3 Part 3: Classical 4.Nf3 Part 4: Quiet Systems 4.g3/4.a4
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 56 - Win with 1...d6 Part 1
The secret to winning chess games is very simple – YOU MUST ATTACK! If you like to open passively and slowly build a strong defensive position, you are playing bad chess! To win games in chess, you must be attacking. You can’t wait your opponent to make a mistake because that is not going to win you any games! The best players in the world try to create at least one threat with every single move; why can’t beginner chess players do the exact same thing?
How to Attack Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
Ray Keenes's chess DVDs are renowned for their excellent archival footage. Prelude to Armageddon: Volumes includes coverage of the critical games as well as sensational archival footage of leading Grandmasters and champions, many of whom are no longer with us.Before their titanic struggle began in late 1984 which resulted in no fewer than five world championship duels over almost seven years, Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov both participated in key events in London
Prelude to Armageddon - VOLUME 2
IM Andrew Martin will teach you how to be successful in the Opening. Martin discusses the advantages of developing your pieces early, following basic opening principles, having a plan and controlling the center.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 72 - Learn the Opening 1-2-3
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.
King's Indian Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 84
These lessons by Roman will help you determine whether you should go into the endgame or avoid it. Lessons in Volume 8: - King and Pawn Endings - More King and Pawn Endings - Practical Rook and Pawn Endings - Tactical Rook Endings - Basic Principles of Minor Piece Endings - Queen and Pawn Endings
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 8 - Comprehensive Chess Endings - PART 1
In Volume Five Andrew Martin shows how to develop good endgame technique, using typical need-to know positions to lay the foundation and then full master games to show how the strongest players tackle this part of chess.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 88 - Endgames Self-Training
Hosted by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai explains how to use the old Russian rule set to evaluate Tempo in chess. What is Tempi or Tempo in Chess? “The gaining or losing of time and effectiveness relative to one's continued mobility or developing position, especially with respect to the number of moves required to gain an objective: Black gained a tempo”.
A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi - Chess Lecture - Volume 94
GM Roman will teach you the unique way he plays White's most solid and easy to learn repertoire. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black's responses.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
With the resurgence of the French Defence at all levels of chess play, International Master Andrew Martin is proud to offer a 3 disk mini-series on the most critical lines which will help the Black player form a successful and effective repertoire.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 103 - A French Repertoire in the Exchange and King's Indian Attack Variations
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 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8
This is the second DVD of a two-part DVD set containing a total of approximately 4 hours of instruction based on Nimzowitch's classic My System which is the foundation for modern day progressive thinking. Roman will help you understand Nimzowitch's ideas and theories while adding 75 years of improvements, updates, and changes. Roman will cover both positional and tactical examples, bringing to life one of the most popular and instructive books ever published.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 27 - Nimzowitsch: My System VOLUME 2
In this all-new three-volume set on the Pirc Defence, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin demonstrates that Black gets dynamic play after 1...d6, 2...Nf6 and 3...g6. This is an opening well-suited to the needs of the club player.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 124 - The Dynamic Pirc Defence - The Austrian Attack - Part 1
Grandmaster Jesse Kraai examines objectivity in a series of two lectures, calculation in a series of 2 lectures and a bonus on rapid chess. Chess psychology, intuition and practical thinking.
Concerning Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 37
On this DVD, Roman gives you new ideas on how to take a logical approach to opening positons that you have not encounter before. Roman will also give you new unplublish lines for White against the Pirc and Center Counter Qd6 & Qd8 variations. He also covers new lines for Black - playing the Scandinavian Defense and improved lines in the Accelerated Dragon against the f4 Grand Prix Attack and the Closed Scilian. These new lines and additions will put the winning edge back in your game.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 42 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Pirc and Center Counter, and Black side of Scandinavian Defense & Accelerated Dragon
The Nimzo-Indian Defense is an incredibly effective weapon for black against 1. d4, typically generating double-edged positions very early in the opening. This chess DVD will teach you the basic principles of the Nimzo-Indian Defense, placing special emphasis on recurring tactical and positional concepts to ensure your preparation is complete.
Crushing White - The Nimzo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
On this DVD, Roman covers one of the most frequently asked questions he receives how to improve in the endgame. Roman takes several highly instructional examples from tournament play and discusses the very common type of errors made by many tournament players, how to avoid them, and, how to take advantage of them if your opponent makes them.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 58 - Taking Advantages of Common Endgame Mistakes
The opening is the most critical phase in chess. If you are an extremely aggressive player, from the very first moves striving to place pressure on your opponent – you will thrive in the opening and achieve great positions early in your games. However if you are a passive player and prefer to build a solid position before creating threats against your opponent’s position, you will never achieve good positions in the opening because your opponent will have a free reign to seize the initiative and start attacking you
Winning Chess Games in the Opening - EMPIRE CHESS
All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. The DVDs feature the players own remarks and has an overall commentary by GM Ray Keene.
Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1