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 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
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
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
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).
Searching for Bobby Fischer
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Take advantage of this great offer and you will save 30% off the cost that you would if you bought these DVDs individually! Hosted by modern Chess Legends and containing lectures for every level of player, each volume is packed with strategy and advice to make you the best player you can be. Study an old favorite-or learn a deadly new weapon-with Chess lecture!
The Complete Chess Lecture - Through Volume 106
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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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
In this complete series, Roman covers the bases in helping you master the endgame. The first volume shows the basics: King and Pawn endings, More King and Pawn Endings , Practical Rook and Pawn Endings , Tactical Rook Endings , Basic Principles of Minor Piece Endings, and Queen and Pawn Endings. Volume 2 shows you how to master the endgames and delves into more complicated endings: Queen vs King & Pawn, Queen vs Rook, Queen vs Knight & Bishop, Rook vs 2 Pawns, Rook & Pawn vs Bishop & Pawn, Rook & Pawn vs Bishop & Knight, Pawn & Bishop vs 2 Rooks.
E-DVD Complete Roman's Endgame Course : Volumes 8 & 9 (2 DVDs)
This DVD features GM Jon Levitt's own brand new super-sharp system 1.d4 c5 2.d5 f5 - the Clarendon Court Defence. Levitt first tried this system in the 1994 New York Open, and since then GM Tukmakov has used it to beat GM Lputian, and this video contains a mountain of the author's home analysis.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 1 - A Complete Defence to 1. d4
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 2 - a6 Slav
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!
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 2 - Sacrifices, Tactics & Traps that End Games in the Opening
The Albin Counter-Gambit 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5! is hot to handle and will shock your opponents. Armed with Andrew Martin's own analysis, this dangerous gambit is a lethal weapon!
Part 1: The Famous Albin Trap 4.e3?
Part 2: Main Line 5.a3
Part 3: Main Line 5.Nbd2
Part 4: Main Line 5.g3
Part 5: Spassky Variation 4.e4
Part 6: Gambit Declined
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 3 - Albin Counter-Gambit
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 3 - Transition to the Middle Game
Create immediate imbalance in the opening with this provocative defense. Alekhine's Master Chef Chris Dunworth serves up his favorite hot recipes to blow up the White center. Includes the ultra-modern Kengis variation. Understand the dynamic forces at work and reap the rewards!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 4 - Alekhine Defence
This DVD features the lessons 16-20 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - The Art of the Middle Game. This DVD provides an invaluable guide to understanding and mastering the middlegame. It is hosted by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former US and Russian Champion and Coach of World Champion Garry Kasparov.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 4 - Art of the Middle Game
With this video Black can now look forward to facing the Torre Attack, the Trompowski, the Colle System, the Stonewall Attack and the Veresov System. IM Andrew Martin sorts out uncompromising and approved systems for Black against all of these annoying White d-pawn systems
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 5 - Annoying d-Pawn Openings
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - WHITE. Opening Lines covered on this DVD: - Queens Gambit Accepted & Declined - Queens Indian Defense - Slav Defense - Albin Counter Gambit - Nimzo-Indian Defense - Kings Indian Defense - Grunfled Defense - Dutch Defense - Nc6 & Bf5 lines - Benko Gambit
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 5 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for White
Now you need no longer fear those insidious Flank Openings. IM Andrew Martin recommends his favorite Old Indian system which you can use against all the Flank Openings and also 1.d4.And along the way you will discover the secrets that he has used to score countless victories against grandmaster opposition.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 6 - Anti-Flank Openings (Old Indian System)
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - BLACK. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman give you the best and most solid responses for Black. Based on his own games Roman recommends solid active lines to meet e4, d4, c4, and Nf3. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman gives you the best and most solid responses for BLACK.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 6 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for Black
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
Think and Play Like a GrandMaster - Parts 1 & 2. Roman takes you through a series of virtual 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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 7 - Think Like a Grandmaster on DVD
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.Qxd4
Part 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!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems
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
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 8 - Comprehensive Chess Endings - PART 1
This is a complete solution for Dutch fans to the growing number of tricky systems which unashamedly dodge the main lines. With this video, Black can now be ready with antidotes to the better White options and refutations of the more dubious attempts.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 9 - Beating the Anti-Dutch Systems
GrandMaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former two-time US & Russian Champion, and chess coach/trainer for world champions Gary Kasparov & Anatoly Karpov, shows you how to play for a win or draw in a number of types of end games.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 9 - Comprehensive Chess Endings - PART 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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 10 - Beating the King's Indian with The Bayonet Attack
Positional and Tactical Masterpieces - Roman selects and analyzes 6 of the greatest games ever played by the top world-class players. The criteria for selection of these positional and tactical masterpieces was a high level of resistance for both sides and how the game contributed to the history of chess.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 10 - Greatest Games of Chess Ever Played - PART 1
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.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 11 - Beating the Pirc & Modern Defences The 150 Attack
Roman's lab presents Volume 11 - The Greatest Games of Chess - Positional and Tactical Masterpieces (Part II, 7 games) Roman selects and analyzes 7 of the greatest games ever played by the top world-class players.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 11 - Greatest Games of Chess Ever Played - PART 2
International Master Andrew Martin
Running Time: Over 85 Minutes
The 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
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 12 - Benko Gambit Accepted
This DVD features...
Closed Sicilian with g3
Bogo Indian 6.Nc3
Nimzo Indian 4. a3
Nimzo Indian 4. f3
Nimzo Indian 4. Qc2
Nimzo Indian 4. Bg5 Leningrad
Nimzo Indian 4. e3
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 12 - New Improvements in Opening Theory for the Competitive Player
The Benko Gambit offers Black clear-cut attacking territory without having to memorize mountains of theory. This Benko video volume covers lines in which White declines the gambit pawn.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 13 - Benko Gambit Declined
Roman recommends his own solid but ambitious lines to confront some of White's most solid and unsound openings. These lines will allow you get the most out of the opening and achieve a higher success rate.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 13 - Maximize Your Opening Success with Black for the Ambitious Tournament Player
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!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 14 - Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 14 - Improve your Combinational Preparation and Tactical Skills - PART 1
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