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The Stonewall Defense is an extremely effective chess opening for black against 1. d4 – representing a solid system that is very difficult for white to crack. The Stonewall Defense involves black placing pawns on the light squares d5, e6, and f5 to establish an iron grip on the center, specifically restricting a potential breakthrough by white involving an e4 push.
Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
FM Alisa Melekhina provides a comprehensive overview of alternatives to the main line of the KID, demonstrating the opening’s viability. She uses a clear structure of dividing the alternatives between the typical attacking and more position exd4 lines. Within that structure, she suggests ways to harness the 7. ..Na6 or 7. ..Nbd7 sidelines to adapt to White’s play and choose which of the two modes of the KID to play.
Crushing White with the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
with International Master Valeri Lilov
In this DVD, chess coach IM Valeri Lilov has chosen to present a number of unique traps in some of the most common openings nowadays. Learning these traps will let you set some tricky and often invisible traps to your opponents at the early stage of the game.
Devastating Opening Traps - EMPIRE CHESS
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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5 Time World Champion GM Vishwanathan Anand
In 2012 and 2013, the then World Champion Viswanathan Anand traveled to Los Angeles to teach at the annual Metropolitan Summer Chess Camp, sharing his unique insights with some of the top scholastic talents in the U.S. In this first volume, Anand analyzes three high-level games that take place within the Sicilian Defense. By focusing on thematic plans, concepts, and motifs, Anand familiarizes the viewer with the most important ideas of any opening, middlegame, or endgame. Anand’s long-lasting love for the game can also be felt as he enthusiastically presents the most beautiful variations in each game. .
World Champion Perspective - Vishwanathan Anand - VOL. 1
GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations.
The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
The Accelerated Dragon is an exceptionally effective system for black against 1. e4 because black develops rapidly and achieves strong activity early in the game via minor piece-play in the center. The Accelerated Dragon has been employed by countless top Grandmasters over the last 70 years, including legendary names Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Khalifman, and many more.
Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS
The Caro-Kann Defense is an extremely solid opening choice for black against 1. e4. While the Advanced Variation involving 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 is certainly the most topical variation for white in the 21st century, it is definitely the most thoroughly studied and well-known line by Caro-Kann players.
Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS
The opening is the most important phase of the game in chess because you have to come out swinging, desperately attempting to punish the slightest inaccuracy by your opponent. At any level in chess, from beginner to World Champion, the player who is able to achieve rapid pressure in the opening is going to have better chances of maintaining a long-term advantage. I
The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS
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
Beginner chess players win and lose with tactics. It is just that simple for the beginner chess player. If you are not constantly looking for tactical opportunities to win material, gain space, or to seize the initiative, you are not playing good chess. The best chess players win by forcing moves, which are moves that threaten tactics and make your opponent react.
Chess Tactics of the Grandmasters - EMPIRE CHESS
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
¨Play the Middlegame like a Grandmaster – Part 1¨ features hours of action-packed chess instruction, presented by Grandmaster Damian Lemos who explains the art of the middlegame and focuses on how you can start winning more games now! The middlegame is one of the hardest phases in the game for beginner players because there are no strict rules to guide your play (unlike the opening) and there are still most pieces on the board to consider. If you are a beginner chess player looking to improve your tournament results IMMEDIATELY, this chess DVD is GUARANTEED TO HELP YOU PLAY BETTER!
Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
The most difficult phase of the game for beginner chess players is the middlegame because it is a constant time of transition, maximum tension, and a time of combining immediate tactical needs with long-term positional ideas. Most middlegames contain nearly all of the pieces still on the board, and the friction between opponents inevitably creates conflict, requiring complete attention to avoid forcing combinations. This chess video/DVD features hours of extremely high-quality instruction by experienced chess trainer Grandmaster Damian Lemos, reviewing the basic concepts of the middlegame and how to apply them successfully in your own games.
Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
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
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
with Grandmaster Leonid Kritz
This chess DVD reviews several hours of advanced chess tactics and presents an experienced Grandmaster’s perspective on the thought process associated with identifying possible combinations and accurate calculation.
Advanced Chess Tactics - EMPIRE CHESS
The Benko gambit is one of the sharpest answers Black can employ against 1.d4, sacrificing a pawn very early in the opening to obtain a temporary initiative in the center and permanent pressure on the queenside. And that is exactly why any respectable 1. d4 player should have a solid system prepared against this wild gambit! In this chess DVD GM Damien Lemos dissects his preferred Fianchetto Variation for white against the Benko Gambit, explaining the subtle tactical nuances and positional intricacies that have granted him numerous impressive victories at the Grandmaster level.
Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS
Understanding positional chess is one of the most difficult concepts for beginner chess players because there are no concrete rules that apply to any given position. There are general guidelines, such as avoid placing your pawns on the same color as your bishop, however there are always exceptions and every position is different.
Play Positional Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
In this chess DVD, GM Damian Lemos stresses the importance of paying attention to the underlying balance of the position and to remain alert to the changing dynamics of any position and be ready to adapt and change to a more solid, defensive posture.
How Grandmasters Defend Tough Positions - EMPIRE CHESS
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 1 - A Complete Defence to 1. d4
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.
Prelude to Armageddon - VOLUME 1
Susan will take you through 8 easy to follow, highly instructive games covering the basic principles of chess. This will help your understanding of chess and is guaranteed to improve your chess game. She will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes made in chess and give your chess game a strong, fundamentally sound foundation.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 1 - The Basic Principles of Chess
The Chess for Anyone series is designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level. There are many videos that present chess material at the expert and master level but very few that address the all-important beginning and intermediate phases of the game where most of the chess playing population lies. It was the aim of the producers to make the learning process of this part of the game both easy to understand and fun.
CHESS FOR ANYONE - VOLUME 2 - Beginning Tactics
Hosted by: Grandmaster James PlaskettRunning Time: Over 85 MinutesThe ...a6 Slav may be a relative newcomer to the world scene but Shirov, Anand and Sokolov have already refined it into a vicious weapon. In this video GM James Plaskett unveils a host of fiendish but subtle ideas to derail your opponents. A little move with a sting in the tail!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 2 - a6 Slav
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
Planning in chess is essential throughout the entire game. On this DVD, Susan will teach you the general ideas and concepts for short and long term planning in the opening, middle and endgame. You will come away with a better understanding and insight on all three phases of a chess game. Your moves will have more meaning and purpose, which will result in more wins. So, sit back and let Susan teach you the foundation of essential chess planning.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 2 - Learn How to Create a Plan in the Opening, Middlegame and Endgame
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
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 3 - Albin Counter-Gambit
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
As the famous saying goes 'Chess is 99% tactics.' What are chess tactics? Tactics are maneuvers that take advantage of short-term opportunities, often (but not necessarily) involving combinations or sacrifices. In this DVD, Susan will introduce the most common tactical elements in chess.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 3 - Essential Chess Tactics and Combinations
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!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 4 - Alekhine Defence
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.
Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 2
It is always nice to win a game quickly. But some opening traps are based only on hopes that the opponent will make a serious mistake. If the opponents play correctly, the trap could backfire. On this DVD Susan will take you through a number of opening traps & short games.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 4 - Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls
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
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 5 - Annoying d-Pawn Openings
Each game is not only a masterpiece in itself, but pioneers new chess thinking and strategy. Together the games form a fascinating history of the World Chess Championship and feature a wealth of rare interviews and archival footage.
Duels of the Mind - VOLUME 1