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M Andrew Martin, author of the book Hippopotamus Rises, brings you an original and provocative opening for Black. He will take you through a series of games teaching you the ideas behind the opening for both Black and White. In this system, Black meets all of White's responses with 1...b6 followed by a timely g6. The Hippopotamus offers everyone a chance to play chess in an original and interesting way. Black plays his pawns up to the third rank (lying low in the water like the hippopotamus himself), perhaps fianchettoes both Bishops and bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 76 - The Hippo
Continue with Anatoly Karpov in his specially created series of chess DVDs about the games of the American World Champion - Robert J. Fischer. Karpov has personally selected his own favorite Fischer victories, played during the American's historic World Championship Match with Boris Spassky in 1972.
Bobby Fischer: Karpov on Fischer - VOLUME 2
The English Opening 1. c4 is ideal for the average player. White keeps many options open, yet in all lines retains a rock-solid and potentially very dynamic position.In this introduction to the English, International Master Andrew Martin takes you instructively and comprehensively through eleven recent English games, many featuring world-class Grandmasters, teaching you how the opening works as he goes along.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 92 - The English Opening for the Average Player
The SNIPER! is a dynamic and universal opening system that fills in the gaps for the Black player who plays the Accelerated Dragon,the Dzindzi Indian, or other Black Fianchetto defences. Black's system of development with 1…g6 and 2...Bg7 allows White to occupy the center, but in true SNIPER! Modern style, Black strikes back with an early c5!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 138 - The Sniper Volume 3
Pawn structures are involved in all aspects of your chess game and are the most important part of strategic planning. Roman will guide you through all the various pawn structures and by understanding pawn structures you will be able to achieve better positions and dominate your chess games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 19 - Understanding Your Chess Game With Pawn Structures
The Triangle Defence (1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 dxc4), otherwise known as the Abrahams or Notebook Variation, is a sharp and uncompromising Black weapon against 1. d4. On this all-new Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andew Martin teaches you how to play this exciting and rarely used variation.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 107 - Beating the Queen's Gambit with the Semi-Slav Triangle Defence
This 178 minute dvd is devoted to the middlegame, twice US Chess Champion GM Patrick Wolff (1992 & 1995) demonstrates how to best formulate plans and how to evaluate chess positions. Wolff deals with a variety of topics that have an influence on the objective evaluation of a position.
Improve Your Chess DVD Series - Middlegame Planning
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On this DVD, Roman will bring to you 13 of the most incredible tactical endgames ever. Some of these tactical shockers will come out of nowhere demonstrating that regardless how bad a position may look, there still may be a hidden win or saving draw. Enlightened by these examples, you will be able to apply these ideas to your own games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 46 - Most Incredible Tactics and Combinations Ever in the Endgame
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
This is one of the most instructional DVDs Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as coaches. The Russian School of Chess has produced, through a formula of methods and patterns, some of the greatest players of all time. In Part I, Roman explains, step-by-step, how to developed your pieces for the best possible future activity and coordination
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 62 - Russian School of Chess - PART 1
The French Defence is both a Dynamic and Solid Opening Repertoire for Black. IM Andrew Martin presents the material in a simple and easy-to-learn format.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French
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
On this DVD, GM Roman Dzindi, GM Eugene Perelshteyn and World Computer Champion Rybka bring new and original analysis on one of the most popular openings, the Semi Slav Defense.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 78 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 1
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 11 - Greatest Games of Chess Ever Played - PART 2
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the Dynamic Reti Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of how some quiet and slow opening positions can turn quickly, with flashy and brilliant tactics, which is the trademark of this dynamic opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 94 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Dynamic Reti Player
Complete Set THE SNIPER! A Dynamic Universal System for the Aggressive Black Player - 11 hours on 4 dvds The SNIPER! is a dynamic and universal opening system that fills in the gaps for the Black player who plays the Accelerated Dragon,the Dzindzi Indian, or other Black Fianchetto defences. Black's system of development with 1
FOXY OPENINGS - COMPLETE SNIPER SET (Volume 1-4)
Four of the hottest players in the United States battle for supremacy in a fast paced and exciting competition. Legendary attacking player Larry Christiansen, strategic genius Joel Benjamin, daring tactician Alexander Shabalov, and the young phenomenon Hikaru Nakamura test their will, speed and determination in a deadly race against the clock.
On this DVD, Roman explains one of the most important aspects of positional play. Playing with strong outpost and against it. Games of some greatest minds in chess are explained. Roman outlines the basics behind the strategy, and amazingly easy way of learning them. Easy to learn and to use these principles of positional play in your own games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 109 - Strategy Behind Playing With Strong Outpost's Easily Explained
A first rate choice for those who want an uncompromising defense against both 1.d4 and the flank openings. IM Andrew Martin recommends the Leningrad with ...f5 and ...g6 which is aggressive and theoretically approved.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 32 - Leningrad Dutch
BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.
The Bogo-Indian, named after Efim Bogoliubov is not as popular as the Queen's Indian, but is seen occasionally at all levels. The Bogo-Indian is the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common. The traditional move for White here is 3.Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn centre with 4.e4. However, 3.Nf3 is often played instead as a way of avoiding the Nimzo-Indian Defense (which would follow after 3.Nc3 Bb4). After 3.Nf3, Black usually plays 3...b6 (TheQueen’s Indian Defense ) or 3...d5 (leading to the Queen’s Gambit Declined), but can instead play 3...Bb4+, which is The Bogo-Indian
Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57
Why fall victim to your opponent's pet Sicilian line when you can out-fox him with the cunning 2.d3? GM Nigel Davies, the pioneer of this new and vital system, explains exactly how you can squash those booked-up Sicilian-ites! Transpositions to King's Indian Attack formations for White are noted and explored.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3
Roman shows you how to recognize and improve your combinational play, certainly one of the very most important skills in chess. This 2-volume series will help you become that very thing that most chess players fear the most: a tactical monster capable of swinging the balance of the position at any move. The first volume covers thematic combinations, intuition, pattern recognition, most unusual combinations, and combinations in the opening in the Caro-Kann, Dutch and Grunfeld. Volume 2 looks at multiple thematic combinations in the Nimzo Indian, unexpected tactical shots in the Scotch, thematic counter combinations in the Ruy Lopez, complex combination in the English, unusual endgame tactics and combinations and quiet tactical moves.
Complete Roman's Improve your Combinational Preparation and Tactical Skills : Volumes 14 & 15 (2 DVDs)
Does your mind go foggy when there is no clear method of attack? Do your games too often consist of a beginning, a muddle and an end? Then this is the video for you. A better understanding of positional chess will immediately improve your game, and bring you greater creative satisfaction.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 65 - Better Chess Now Positional Inspiration
Susan Polgar will share with you her personal knowledge of Bobby Fischer. Susan answers some of the questions everyone wants to know like who would have won the Fischer vs. Karpov match in 1975; the impact Fischer had on chess; what she learned from Bobby and how he compares with today's best.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 5 - Bobby Fischer's Most Brilliant Instructional Games and Combinations
It's not quite a Pirc or Modern Defense, it has the fighting and counter-punching of the King's Indian, and may also transpose into a very playable line of the Philidor.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 81 - The Lion
On this 3 Part DVD series Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences, exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at the early age of 4. Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other openings.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 12 - Mastering The French - PART 2
The Queen's Gambit Accepted is a simple, effective and easy-to-learn reply to 1. d4 for every class of player. It is especially well suited for the club player, who only has a limited amount of time for study and wants to get the best results possible.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 97 - Queen's Gambit Accepted for Black
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!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian
In this important two-part series on the Anti-Sicilian for Black, IM Andrew Martin covers Black responses to 2. c3 and 2. Nc3. His analysis and ideas show that Black is in good shape and the recommended systems work for players of all levels. This all-new Foxy openings DVD equips the Black player with a complete repertoire against all of White's Anti-Sicilian Systems.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 112 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1
An Original System For Grinding the Sicilian Defense Tired of losing your way in all of the theory of the Open Sicilian?? Let GM Dzindzichashvili introduce you to a sound positional method of combatting this most fearsome of Black's answers to 1.e4. Play centers around the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 and a Black doubled c-pawn complex.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 33 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Crushing Lines for White
Volume Two continues Martin's new ''Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4'', which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin covers how to answer the Sicilian, the Center Counter and the Pirc. After 1.e4 c5 White will continue 2.b3! and enter prepared territory; if 1.e4 d5 we follow with 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Rb1!, and the Pirc meets with 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be2 Bg7 5.g4! and attack as shown.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 149 - White Repertoire Against the Sicilian, Center-Counter and Pirc
On this DVD, Roman will demonstrate through several games how to dominate your opponent through piece coordination. You will see how cohesive piece coordination will double or even triple the value of your pieces. This DVD will also show you the quick demise of your position if your pieces are not working together.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 51 - Building Powerful Attacks by Learning Piece Coordination
with International Master David Vigorito
Review middlegame decision making with David Vigorito. Middlegame play sets the scene for the endgame. What material you have, where it is on the board and your options are considerations. Here David takes us through numerous middlegame problems, shows us the thought process for analyzing what to do, and solutions.
Middlegame Positions and Problem Solving - Chess Lecture - Volume 107
This chess DVD covers one of the most dynamic openings ever played – the King’s Indian Defense! The King’s Indian Defense is the perfect opening weapon against 1. d4 for players who naturally display a tactical and dynamic style. This system is immensely popular at all levels because it gives black excellent winning chances against 1. d4.
Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS