Hosted by IM David Vigorito
In the Catalan opening, White adopts a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Reti Opening. White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettos the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. The Catalan derives its name from Catalonia—a nation inside of Spain. Used by Kramnik three times in the World Chess Championship in 2006, the Catalan has recently gained a good deal of attention by high-level GMs. It was also played four times by Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2010 against Topalov, Vigorito explains that game and others in this DVD.
Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103
Hosted by GMs Kraai, Perelshteyn, and others
The Dutch Defense was employed regularly in the past by Alekhine, Larsen, Morphy and Najdorf. The high-water mark for the Defense occurred in 1951, when both Mikhail Botvinnik, the world champion, and his challenger, David Bronstein, played it in their World Championship match. Not found as often in modern games, but regularly used successfully by GM Hikura Nakamura.
Studies in the Dutch Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 106
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
Opening Trends series, David - who calls the King's Indian "The Great Equalizer" - analyzes the King’s Indian, Samisch and how it is regaining popularity because white is less afraid of it. He also looks at the trendy new ideas for White in the Bayonet, and a topical line for Black in the Bayonet, and reviews Carlsen playing the Averbakh Variation and a line that Nakamura plays in the KID.
Opening Trends 2 - The King's Indian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 104
Older players or busy chessplayers don't always make the most of themselves. On this all-new Foxy Openings DVD, IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin gives you some key tips to help you improve! Just because you are getting older or have limited time at your disposal, it does not mean that you cannot maintain your strength or even make yourself a stronger player! You just have to concentrate on the right things. This is a DVD full of targeted advice. Look forward to taking down opponents who you have never taken down before once you have viewed it!
Foxy Openings - Volume 161 - Time Saving Tips for the Chessplayer to Study
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.
Crushing Black With the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
How To Convert Advantages in Chess
The DVD is divided into 4 parts and is presented by FM Alisa Melekhina with an honest look at how she is striving to improve her own ability when 'Converting Advantages' as this in area she has struggled with in the past.
Converting Advantages - EMPIRE CHESS
The DVD "GM Crushing Attacks" shows players how to attack like a Grandmaster, presented by GM Maxim Dlugy, he uses examples from Tal and his own games to show techniques and thinking structures to enable excellent attack play.
GM Crushing Attacks - EMPIRE CHESS
Beating the Nimzo-Indian Defense with 4. Qc2
This DVD by GM Timur Gareev for Intermediate and Advanced players has a detailed look at The 4.Qc2 Nimzo Indian. Timur explains that there is no reason to allow a Queen's Indian because Black will struggle against this White response and that the Black Nimzo Indian is harmless as the 4.Qc2 move is favoured by both Kasparov and Carlsen with excellent results. The ideas for White are supported by extensive analysis - this knowledge will support improvement in all players' positional understanding and help them to Master the very important area of taming The Nimzo-Indian with the Classical 4.Qc2.
How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 3 - EMPIRE CHESS
This DVD (part 2 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti-Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favourite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
This DVD is aimed at presenting a repertoire based on meeting 1. e4 with 1... e5 for the club player. Coverage starts after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 when GM Shankland recommends the Schliemann variation, but played in a more classical way, aiming to take advantage of the extra central pawn in the long term instead of seeking immediate confrontation. All relevant side-lines from move 3 onward are also covered.
Crushing White With the Schliemann Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
Beating the Slav Defense with the 7. g4!? Gambit
This DVD for Intermediate to Advanced Players looks at the variations associated with 7.g4 Gambit against the Semi-Slav Defense, in an attempt to prove that it is a good way to strive for the win with White. The DVD is very thorough in content with a plethora of ideas supported by exact detailed Grandmaster analysis. After watching this DVD you will have a superb way of dealing with Black's Semi - Slav efforts and have confidence in this area when pushing forward your d Pawn at move one.
How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
Defend Like a Super Grandmaster with Maxim Dlugy is an instructional DVD focusing on how to play in difficult and sometimes losing positions. Maxim Dlugy looks at some of the most important games in his career, outlining various techniques in saving bad positions or defending positions where your opponent has the initiative. All the key moments in the games are examined and after watching the video you are ready to save and even win bad positions.
Defend Like a Super Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
Master the Bb5 System
This DVD (part 1 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti -Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favorite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
Beating the Grunfeld Defense with the 5. h4!? Gambit
This DVD for Intermediate to Advanced Players looks at the variations associated with h4 in the Grunfeld and is termed 'The Grunfeld Gambit' by Gareev as he often sacrifices the Pawn with h5.
How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
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.
Studies in the Caro Kann Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 101
Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
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.
The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102
Hosted by GM Jesse Kraai
Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion and is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time. His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes. He had a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 90 total months at world number one is second all-all time just behind Garry Kasparov.
Karpov Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 96
Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
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.
The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
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.
The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
Hosted by GM Kraai, Perelshteyn and Others
In this DVD you can follow Carlsen’s rise as he became the world champion through many games with his fellow top ranked grandmasters. You'll hear the expert analysis of the ChessLecture masters as they expose Carlsen’s methods, give you feedback on how he gets the edge against his stellar field of opponents and show you how he breaks with some current chess theory.
The Rise of Carlsen - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 100
Hosted by IM Attila Turzo
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.
Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97
By FM Dennis Monokroussos
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.
The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95
Examine the brilliance of Karpov with GM Bryan Smith. Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Karpov is known for a well rounded style, and as a practical player, strategist and positional player.
Learn from Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 93
He Wasn't Afraid of Losing a Match... Just His Father's Love
An all-star cast shines in this heartwarming story of one family’s journey of understanding. Joe Mantegna stars as Fred Waitzkin, a sportswriter who dreams his 7-year-old son, Josh (Max Pomeranc), will grow up to play baseball. One day in the park with his mother (Joan Allen), Josh displays more than talent – he has a gift. Sensing his son is a future champion, Fred places Josh under the tutelage of a strict chess teacher (Oscar ® winner Ben Kingsley). But when Josh suddenly starts to lose, his parents must confront their own motivations, and recognize what Josh prices more than winning: his family’s love. Costarring Laura Linney and William H. Macy, Searching for Bobby Fischer is a movie “not only to enjoy but to cherish” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).
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IMs Andrew Martin and Gary Lane have assemble a devastating array of shock weapons in the Sicilian Defense which will make you better prepared in the Sicilian than you ever had been before. You will not only beat your opponent but will knock him off his chair with some of the most amazing moves ever played in the Sicilian. There are lots of novelities and suprise traps, along with good lines for Black against the Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilian, and for White against the Najdorf.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 79 - King's Gambit Part 1
DVD Four concentrates on attack and defence, space and time. IM Andrew Martin will teach you skills that will help you understand when to attack and the important of avoiding premature attacks. In order for an attack to succeed is you must have a lead in development and space. Timing is vital, so take advantage of opportunities and attack with as many pieces as possible.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
On this groundbreaking Foxy Openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin turns the spotlight on the under-appreciated Blumenfeld Gambit - 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5!?
This is a sound and exciting way to try to get the initiative as Black and has become increasingly popular with aggressive players, including a number of the world's leading Grandmasters.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 95 - The Blumenfeld Gambit
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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 7 - Anti-King's Indian & Grunfeld System-The Barry Attack
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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 103 - A French Repertoire in the Exchange and King's Indian Attack Variations
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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 15 - Budapest Gambit
The King's Indian Attack (KIA) can be used successfully after 1 e4 or 1 Nf3. On this all-new Foxy openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin recommends starting with 1. e4 and shows when the KIA may be played with best hope of success. You will learn the nuts and bolts of a very good opening system and know exactly when you should play it and when not.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 111 - King's Indian Attack Easily Explained
The f4 Sicilian is a particularly dangerous weapon against the Sicilian which GM James Plaskett has used to launch blistering attacks against many of his grandmaster colleagues. He reveals his favorite plans and suggests new ideas for you to exploit. A top-notch anti-Sicilian weapon!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian
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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 124 - The Dynamic Pirc Defence - The Austrian Attack - Part 1
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4! has hit the headlines following its use by chess superstars Vladimir Kramnik and Alexei Shirov. The critical White response is 3.Nd5 leading to exciting, double-edged positions where home preparation is crucial. GM Conquest charts a path through the complications, suggesting independent plans for Black to adopt should White duck the issue and avoid 3.Nd5.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 31 - Kramnik-Shirov Counterattack