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IM John-Paul Wallace and GM Jesse Kraai and IM David Vigorito analyze endgames with pawns.
Pawn Endgames - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 47
2 DVD Collection
IM Valeri Lilov is a young chess talent from the small European country of Bulgaria. He currently resides in Varna, Bulgaria and works hard in the field of practical chess and chess pedagogy.
Positional Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 35
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
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
Rook endings are among the most difficult in chess. Rook and Pawn endings have their own special rules and a special way of calculation. Bryan examines various rook endings resulting from different openings played through to conclusion. Learn what to think about and step by step how to assess the board.
Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs
The MacCutcheon Variation is one of the sharpest and most exciting variations in the French. In this variation, the second player ignores White's threat of e4-e5 and instead plays 4... Bb4. The main line continues: 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4. At this point Black may play 8...g6, which weakens the kingside dark squares but keeps the option of castling queenside, or 8...Kf8.
The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147
Hosted by GMs Kraai and Smith
GM Jesse Kraai shows us what was important in his self preparation to achieve the title of Grandmaster. Kraai then walks us through his GM norms game by game and how his knowledge was applied. GM Smith talks us through his GM norms and what he faced in every game. Our bonus lecture by IM Bill Paschall shows us a game where Bill set back someone’s aspirations for GM.
Achieving GM - The Ultimate Goal - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 123
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
In this DVD series Bryan examines in depth 8 of Fischer’s amazing matches and explains them in detail.
The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152
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.
Topalov - Anand 2010 World Chess Championship - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 32
This Collection Includes: - How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Complex Endgames - Who Needs Openings 4.5 Hours 24 Lectures
Complex Game Study - 3 DVDs - Chess Lecture
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This Collection Includes: - How to Think Like a Grandmaster - Balance of Time, Material, and Quality of Position - Who Needs Openings 5.5 Hours 11 Lectures
Chess Schools of Thought - 3 DVDs - Chess Lecture
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Hosted by IM David Vigorito
The Sicilian is known as the “Cadillac or Rolls Royce'' of chess openings. The Najdorf version of the opening is named after the Polish-Argentine Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf. Over the years many players have lived by the Najdorf most notably Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. The Najdorf begins: 1. E4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 NF6 5. Nc3 a6 David takes us through several variations including 6.g3, 6.Bg5, and several lines of play for Black with modern twists.
Studies in: The Najdorf Sicilian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 130
2 DVD Collection
Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz. The a6 Slav occurs after 4...a6. Black seeks an early b5, either before or after capturing at c4. Chebanenko Slav Defense aka Chameleon is a current and very popular strategy between players who want a flexible position against 1.d4, or want to disorient White.
Slav Defense with 4... a6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 39
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
The Soviet Era - 1948-1972
Although chess styles have evolved greatly over the last hundred years, the insights from players of the Classical and Hypermodern eras are still the foundation of good chess play. This collection features those lessons in brilliant examples of play from the 5 World ChampionsBotvinnik, Smyslov, Spassky, Petrosian, Tal. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the Soviet era of chess spanning from 1948 to 1972.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 59
In this series Bryan shows us Rubinstein playing against world class players in a variety of openings showcasing his brilliant play which is often called a work of art for its simplicity and technique.
Rubinstein’s Great Endgames - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 137
The Stonewall defense or attack is a variation of the Queen’s Pawn Game, and is generally characterized by White playing his pawns to d4 & e3, playing Bd3, Nd2, and then playing Pawns to c3 and then f4; although the moves are not always played in that order. The Stonewall is a system White heads for a very specific Pawn formation, rather than try to memorize long lines of different variations.
Studies in: The Stonewall - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 143
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.
A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17
The Ragozin Variation (ECO code D37–D39) occurs after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4. An important line in this variation is the Vienna variation where the game continues: 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4. On this DVD, the host covers D38 sometimes called the Alekhine Variation.
Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148
International Master Bryan Smith explains Nimzo Indian Defense strategies with real games. This hypermodern opening was developed by Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch who introduced it to master-level chess in the early 20th century. Unlike most Indian openings the NimzoIndian does not involve an immediate fianchetto, although Black often follows up with ...b6 and ...Bb7. By pinning White's knight Black prevents the threatened 4.e4 and seeks to inflict doubled pawns on White. White will attempt to create a pawn centre and develop his pieces to prepare for an assault on the Black position.
Nimzo-Indian Patterns - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 46
The Modern Benoni was invented in 1927 by Frank Marshall at the New York Chess Tournament. Marshall played it twice, first for a draw against Capablanca, and again later losing to Aron Nimzowitch whom labeled the Modern Benoni an ''unfortunate extravagance'' in his annotations. In the 1950s interest in the system revived, as the King's Indian Defense gained in popularity among Soviet players and their investigations branched into related opening systems such as the Benoni. The imbalance inherent in the pawn structure of the Modern Benoni and the counter-chances this implies for Black appeals to aggressive players.
Modern Themes in the Benoni - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 66
by IM John Paul-Wallace
The King's Indian Defense was one of World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov’s important weapons throughout his career. Kasparov introduced innumerable new King's Indian ideas into tournament practice and has won outstanding victories against many of the world's leading players using the KID. In this exciting 8 lecture series John-Paul examines Kasparovs use of the KID in games with Kavalek, Bareev, Kamsky, ljubojevic, Timman, Gheorghiu, Shirov, Kavalek.
Kasparov on the King’s Indian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 115
Take a tour of classic games of the great masters Solomon Flohr, Rashid Nezhmetdinovm, Tony MIles, Paul Keres, Leonid Stein, Latos Portisch, David Bronstein, Vassily Smylov. Bill reviews classic games, showing each master's style, thought process and why they are considered the best of the world.
Great Masters in Chess History (2 DVD Set) - Chess Lecture - Volume 45
The Modern Era - 1972-2013
This collection of lectures features lessons and brilliant examples of play from the 5 World Champions Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand.. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the modern era of chess spanning from 1972 to 2013.Content: Over 4.5 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 10 lectures.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 60
IM John-Paul Wallace is from Sydney, Australia currently residing in London, England. John-Paul was the youngest Australian Chess Champion ever at the age of 17 in 1993-1994. John-Paul also won the 2003 Pratt Foundation Australian Open Chess Championship and has represented Australia in two chess Olympiads.
The Great Games of Judit Polgar - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 31
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
Hosted by the Masters of ChessLecture
Petrov's Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Game and Russian Defence) is a chess opening characterized by the following moves: 1. E4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 Though it has a reputation for being dull, the Petrov offers many possibilities for Black. Grandmasters Karpov, Yusupov, Smyslov, Marshall, Krammik and Pillsbury have frequently played the Petrov as Black.
Studies in: The Petrov Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 129
Here IM Paschall analyzes his own games and all of the factors that played into the game progression. While walking through the games Bill gives you tools to build your own game analysis skills to study your own games and learn from them.
Self Analysis - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 138
If you want to be a strong chess player, you have to constantly attack your opponents! The best players in the world strive to make a threat with every single move, consistently applying pressure and creating problems that their opponents are forced to solve. Chess has evolved substantially in the past 100 years and to succeed in today’s game, you must be thoroughly dedicated to attacking chess.
How Grandmasters Attack - EMPIRE CHESS
Killer Openings for White
Destroy your opponents with this dynamic weapon against 1…e5 players! Tired of long theoretical Ruy Lopez games? Bored of having to face the Berlin Defense? Take your opponent into different territory early on by hitting them with the Scotch! This dynamic opening offers White both great attacking chances and a completely sound position and has been used to great effect by both Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen – a high recommendation!
Crushing Black with the Scotch Opening - EMPIRE CHESS
GM Andrei Volokitin presents a 3 hour masterclass on the Sicilian Najdorf – considered the Rolls Royce (or Cadillac) of chess openings. A favorite of Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, the Najdorf variation gives both White and Black many ways to play for a win. However, the opening is so sharp that one mistake can mean defeat – which is why it is essential to understand the Najdorf properly if you are going to play it yourself or if you are a 1.e4 player. Even after the initial moves (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) there are many good alternatives.
Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS
The Evans Gambit is one of the most dangerous chess openings ever invented as white recklessly sacrifices a pawn on move 4 to obtain a lasting initiative with an enduring lead in development. The Evans Gambit arises via the move order 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4!? – as white sacrifices this pawn to distract black’s minor pieces and open lines for instant attacking prospects as black’s king will have a difficult time getting out of the center.
Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
Club Player's Manifesto
In this DVD GM Damian Lemos focuses his study on tactics by using four Super GM games as a point of reference in order to explain how a Grandmaster thinks. Tactics are an essential part of the game and can improve or resolve problems. However, it is better to study games completely where we can prepare and plan certain tactical strikes. Rather than being stuck in the game from the beginning, we have clearer ideas and key plans in the position.
Super GM Tactics - EMPIRE CHESS
If you want to improve your strategic play then it is important to study GM level strategic games with clear explanations. This was the inspiration for this Course from GM Damian Lemos, “Crushing Strategy”. Featuring 4 deeply analyzed games, GM Lemos reveals what the winners saw in the position that their opponent did not and the thinking process that allowed them to create a long-term strategy. It is this way of looking at the position and formulating a plan which will be of great help in taking the ambitious chess player’s game to the next level.
Crushing Strategy - EMPIRE CHESS
The Most Aggressive Attacks in History
In this DVD, GM Damian Lemos teaches us some of the most aggressive attacks in history across several games explained in-depth, where one of the sides mounts a strong attack against the enemy king. The games include fantastic sacrifices, tactical killing blows, and mate attacks against the enemy king.
Aggressive Attacks - EMPIRE CHESS
GM Damian Lemos had this in mind when he decided to record a DVD on “Mastering the Classics”. This collection features games from the World Champions Jose Raul Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine and Tigran Petrosian, 3 phenomenal talents with different styles to give you a broad range of material.
Mastering the Classics - EMPIRE CHESS
Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #3 of 10
Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 3/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
GM Strategy for Club Players - EMPIRE CHESS