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Grandmasters have recently discovered that the Ponziani is a useful surprise weapon, and in 2012 and 2013 the opening has been played frequently at the highest level. Even Magnus Carlsen has used it! Therefore at club level, a good knowledge of the tactics and strategical objectives that White has after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 c3!?, could easily rack up the wins. There is a lot less to know and learn about the Ponziani than any of the Ruy Lopez, the Italian Game or the Scotch, which are White's three main open-game weapons. Thus the opening has a very practical element to it.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 151 - Crushing Black With The Deadly Ponziani
Tactics and Combinations are the essentials of every chess game and are easier to find when you know and recognize tactical themes such as example mate in 3, pins, forks etc. On this DVD Roman explains how to find tactics and combinations over the board by recognizing weakness in your opponents position and with logical thinking you will be able to exploit these weakness.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 52 - Finding Tactical Solutions in Overwhelming Positions
f you are a beginner chess player that is struggling to progress in your game, controlling the center might be your problem. This basic principle is frequently overlooked as beginner chess players find it easy to become caught in a trap of not knowing what to study, and in what order to study it in!
Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS
This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
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
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
The English Four Knights (2 DVDS) - Chess Lecture - Volume 73
International Master Dr. Danny Kopec, a highly regarded author and player provides you with tangible techniques and tools which will ensure your success as a player and analyst on this DVD. You will gain an understanding on the importance of Pawn Structures and how to play them.
KOPEC DVD - Pawn Structures & How to Play Them
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka have turned opening theory upside down and overturned the well-established move order for the Giuoco Pian (over 100 years old) and claim a sizeable advantage for white! It's truly amazing to see how a single move that 4 different grandmasters (including World Champion Anatoly Karpov} considered Harmless is in-fact completely dominating and leading to a superior game for White.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 84 - Rybka's Quest for Replacing the Ruy Lopez
Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #5 of 10
Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 5/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
Aggressive Chess Guide - EMPIRE CHESS
With Roman's help, you will have the ability to recognize tactical themes, patterns and combinations, enabling you to use them to win your own games. Roman will guide you through a variety of different themes, mating nets and opening sacrifices that will materialize out of nowhere.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 14 - Improve your Combinational Preparation and Tactical Skills - PART 1
These are the original 13 Romans Lab DVDs. These cover all the bases to help assist you in your endeavor to become a dominant chess player. This includes a complete rapid opening series for the tournament player, a complete endgame series, a Mastering Chess series, and much more.
Absolute Roman - Volumes 1-13 (13 DVDs)
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.
Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23
The author shows you how to: Defend and protect the weaknesses in your position and how to protect your king; Strengthen your position; Defend difficult and inferior positions: Beat off attacks, and assume the initiative; Develop counterplay using tactical and strategical methods, and much more.
Improve Your Chess DVD Series - Defense & Counterattack
The ancient chess opening 1.e4 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 has been refined into the Modern Italian Game, and is a great weapon for the average club player. But this system also scores well for White at all levels - right up to Grandmaster. It's 100% sound, solid and durable, offering White the chance to develop a nagging edge throughout the game.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 117 - The Modern Italian Game
On this DVD, Roman will teach you the strategy of pawn breakthroughs in the opening, middle and endgame which commonly appear during all phases of every game.Roman covers deadly thematic ideas when your opponent has little counter play.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 114 - Strategy Behind Pawn Breakthroughs in The Opening, Middle & Endgame
GM Ward is a major expert in the Nimzo-Indian and he pinpoints Black's zippiest options against all the White systems. Plenty of hard counter-punching and Chris Ward's own secrets. Watch out for his improvements in Kasparov's preferred lines!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 39 - Nimzo-Indian Defence
Grandmaster Victor Mikhalevski is a veteran chess trainer with over 15 years of teaching experience. GM Mikhalevski is well-known as a fearless attacking player and in this chess DVD he will instruct viewers on how Grandmasters prepare their opening repertoire for elite competition.
How Grandmasters Beat Gambits: King Pawn Openings - EMPIRE CHESS
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.
A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
Bored with Black against 1.d4? Then unleash the Chigorin Defence, the deadly specialty of rising Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With so little theory and such dynamic positions, the Chigorin represents one of Black's last untamed frontiers against 1.d4 !
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 55 - Untamed Chigorin
If you are not playing aggressive chess, you are not playing good chess. The game is just that simple! I have beat many players that are much higher rated than me and should be better than me, but I played more aggressively. If you come out swinging from the very first moves in a game, constantly striving to create threats and place pressure on your opponent you are going to be playing winning chess.
Play Aggressive Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
International Master Dr. Danny Kopec, a highly regarded author and player provides you with tangible techniques and tools which will ensure your success as a player and analyst on this DVD. You will learn the presenter's ''Four Golden Rules of Analysis''
KOPEC DVD - How to Analyze a Chess Position
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
Learn to fight back dynamically with GM Friedel’s pet system against the Ruy Lopez. A clear explanation of the Archangel Defense for Black against the Ruy Lopez from a GM Practitioner.
A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79
A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 87 - Attack Defense Space Time Easily Explained
Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #10 of 10
Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 10/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
Tactical Chess Guide - EMPIRE CHESS
Get your opening on the board at move two! IM Gary Lane presents new ideas and attacking lines to lead Black out of familiar territory and into positions that are treacherous to defend!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian
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 102 - A French Repertoire in the Tarrasch and Advance 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 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6
Surprise your opponents with the ultra-dangerous 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4! GM Morozevich has brought this system back into the limelight and used it to crush World Champion Vishy Anand. The DVD also covers the King's Gambit Declined.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 27 - King's Gambit
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. GM Ron Henley plays this Opening on a regular basis for Black and combines his own ideas with Roman Dzindzichashvili (the creator of the Dzindzi Indian) GM Ron Henley will give you example games on each variation as well as theory, also after each chapter he will recap all the ideas covered.
Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Volume 2 - Foxy Chess Openings Volume 122
Currently the Number #1 Ranked Player of All Time!
IM David Vigorito & GM Jesse Kraii analysis game by game of one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leki, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radiaboy and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in 2009. Magnus Carlsen is considered to be the top ranking chess player of all time to date.
Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36
LM Dr. Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and an award-winning mathematics, science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ''Fischer boom'' of 1971-72 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985 & 1987, he became a master in 1988. Mackenzie now lives in Santa Cruz, CA and runs a chess club for kids at the local library. His passion for chess and his enthusiasm for teaching is unmistakable.
Tactical Motifs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 42
On this DVD, Roman brings to you his own orginal unpublished new additions to the Scotch and f4 Sicilian. These updates will help you get an edge on counter-improvements made by black. This is a great companion to Roman's earlier DVDs Vol. 22 on the Scotch and Vol. 23 on the f4 Scillian
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian
The King`s Indian Defense is one of the most popular chess opening systems ever played due to the naturally dynamic and double-edged positions that frequently arise. Since the early 20th century the King`s Indian Defense has been regularly employed at the highest levels of chess by legendary names like David Bronstein, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov to name a few. However the King`s Indian Defense has experienced a slight decline in popularity in recent years due to the hyper-aggressive Bayonet Attack (used by the white pieces and commonly seen by players like Anand and Kramnik.) But many KID die-hard fans have not lost heart, and neither should you! The KID is alive and kicking, and one of this exciting opening`s leading proponents – GM Eugene Perelshteyn – has produced an action-packed chess DVD to explain his battle-tested secrets in a relatively new sideline that starts with 6. …Na6.
Dominate with the King's Indian Defense 6… Na6 System - EMPIRE CHESS
Man vs. Machine - Roman vs. Rybka (rated 3100+) The Strongest Chess Program Ever - Grandmaster Roman Dzhinzhikhashvili is one of the world's top players against computers. On this DVD, Roman will cover games he played in his match with Rybka as well as playing in a tournament with Rybka against other GMs and chess computer programs. Roman describes how this next generation program plays almost flawless chess. Rybka has the ability to evaluate positions better and faster than any other chess program, making it a near-perfect opponent.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 57 - Man vs Machine 4-4