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    1. Remove This Item Popular Collections: Empire Chess
    Year of Publication
    2013 2014 2013 to 2014
    Topics
    1. Middlegames (1)
    2. Opening (10)
    3. Strategy (8)
    4. Tactics (4)
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    1. FM Alisa Melekhina (2)
    2. GM Alex Ipatov (1)
    3. GM Damien Lemos (28)
    4. GM Daniel Naroditsky (1)
    5. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (5)
    6. GM Leonid Kritz (6)
    7. GM Maxim Dlugy (2)
    8. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)
    9. GM Rafael Leitão (2)
    10. GM Ronen Har-Zvi (2)
    11. GM Sam Shankland (3)
    12. GM Timur Gareev (4)
    13. GM Victor Mikhalevski (1)
    14. IM Valeri Lilov (1)
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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Master the Bb5 System
      Catalog Code: DVD0064EP

      This DVD (part 1 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti -Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favorite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Bb5 Systems
      Catalog Code: DVD0065EP

      This DVD (part 2 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti-Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favourite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 3 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Beating the Nimzo-Indian Defense with 4. Qc2
      Catalog Code: DVD0063EP

      This DVD by GM Timur Gareev for Intermediate and Advanced players has a detailed look at The 4.Qc2 Nimzo Indian. Timur explains that there is no reason to allow a Queen's Indian because Black will struggle against this White response and that the Black Nimzo Indian is harmless as the 4.Qc2 move is favoured by both Kasparov and Carlsen with excellent results. The ideas for White are supported by extensive analysis - this knowledge will support improvement in all players' positional understanding and help them to Master the very important area of taming The Nimzo-Indian with the Classical 4.Qc2.
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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 3 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Beating the Slav Defense with the 7. g4!? Gambit
      Catalog Code: DVD0062EP

      This DVD for Intermediate to Advanced Players looks at the variations associated with 7.g4 Gambit against the Semi-Slav Defense, in an attempt to prove that it is a good way to strive for the win with White. The DVD is very thorough in content with a plethora of ideas supported by exact detailed Grandmaster analysis. After watching this DVD you will have a superb way of dealing with Black's Semi - Slav efforts and have confidence in this area when pushing forward your d Pawn at move one.
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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Beating the Grunfeld Defense with the 5. h4!? Gambit
      Catalog Code: DVD0061EP

      This DVD for Intermediate to Advanced Players looks at the variations associated with h4 in the Grunfeld and is termed 'The Grunfeld Gambit' by Gareev as he often sacrifices the Pawn with h5.
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      How Super GMs Play 1. d4 - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      GM Crushing Attacks - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0070EP

      The DVD "GM Crushing Attacks" shows players how to attack like a Grandmaster, presented by GM Maxim Dlugy, he uses examples from Tal and his own games to show techniques and thinking structures to enable excellent attack play.
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      GM Crushing Attacks - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing White With the Schliemann Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0069EP

      This DVD is aimed at presenting a repertoire based on meeting 1. e4 with 1... e5 for the club player. Coverage starts after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 when GM Shankland recommends the Schliemann variation, but played in a more classical way, aiming to take advantage of the extra central pawn in the long term instead of seeking immediate confrontation. All relevant side-lines from move 3 onward are also covered.
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      Crushing White With the Schliemann Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing Black With the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0068EP

      GM Damian Lemos presents another excellent DVD for Empire Chess. Crushing Black with the King's Gambit is the most direct way to attempt to acquire the advantage versus 1...e5 players. GM Lemos promotes the virtues of the most attacking 3rd move namely 3.Bc4 and puts forward a strong argument that is the best 3rd move available in The King's Gambit Accepted.
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      Crushing Black With the King's Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Defend Like a Super Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0067EP

      Defend Like a Super Grandmaster with Maxim Dlugy is an instructional DVD focusing on how to play in difficult and sometimes losing positions. Maxim Dlugy looks at some of the most important games in his career, outlining various techniques in saving bad positions or defending positions where your opponent has the initiative. All the key moments in the games are examined and after watching the video you are ready to save and even win bad positions.
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      Defend Like a Super Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Converting Advantages - EMPIRE CHESS
      How To Convert Advantages in Chess
      Catalog Code: DVD0066EP

      The DVD is divided into 4 parts and is presented by FM Alisa Melekhina with an honest look at how she is striving to improve her own ability when 'Converting Advantages' as this in area she has struggled with in the past.
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      Converting Advantages - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Dominate with the Slav Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Chameleon Variation
      Catalog Code: DVD0001EP

      This chess DVD introduces the viewer to a very solid chess opening – the Slav Defense with 4….a6, also called the Chebanenko Variation or Chameleon Variation. The chess DVD is structured with the first four clips devoted to sideline variations which are not especially dangerous but are played frequently, and as a Slav Defense player you should be familiar with the most effective ideas on how to play against these sidelines.
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      Dominate with the Slav Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Dominate with the King's Indian Defense 6… Na6 System - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0002EP

      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.
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      Dominate with the King's Indian Defense 6… Na6 System - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0003EP

      The French Defense is one of the most powerful weapons for black against 1. e4, based on an incredibly solid positional foundation that guarantees a minimum of fighting equality if not more for black from the opening. In the chess DVD ¨Crushing White – The French Defense¨ GM Damian Lemos shares his years of experience and intimate knowledge of the French Defense with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart. GM Lemos is one of the world`s leading experts on the French Defense and has effectively employed this chess opening at the higher levels for many years. This chess DVD teaches viewers the fundamentals of this solid opening system and progresses to deeper ideas that Lemos has researched and often used in his own games.
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      Crushing White - The French Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing White - The Nimzo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0004EP

      The Nimzo-Indian Defense is an incredibly effective weapon for black against 1. d4, typically generating double-edged positions very early in the opening. This chess DVD will teach you the basic principles of the Nimzo-Indian Defense, placing special emphasis on recurring tactical and positional concepts to ensure your preparation is complete.
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      Crushing White - The Nimzo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing White - the Bogo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0005EP

      The Bogo-Indian Defense is a very effective surprise weapon for black against 1. d4. The Bogo-Indian is a popular opening at the Grandmaster level however it is very uncommon at the beginner and intermediate levels because many of the positional concepts are advanced and difficult to grasp at first glance. ¨Crushing White – The Bogo-Indian Defense¨ features one of the world´s leading experts in this complicated chess opening – GM Damian Lemos – explaining the positional fundamentals with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart.
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      Crushing White - the Bogo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0006EP

      In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. The critical theme that ties all the games together is that white is best advised to develop his pieces to active squares and create a sound, harmonious position that limits counterplay before launching the trademark pawn storm to break down the defenses to the black king. While opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world class players. It is my hope that this series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems.
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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning King Pawn Openings for White - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0007EP

      In this chess DVD, Grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov covers the most popular opening positions in the history of chess that occur after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 – exactly the type of position that appears very frequently in the games of beginners and intermediate players.
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      Winning King Pawn Openings for White - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0008EP

      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.
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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0009EP

      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.
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      Battling the Benko - The Fianchetto Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0010EP

      This chess DVD is an in-depth analysis of the Berlin Wall opening. It starts with some side variations and moves chapter by chapter towards the main position of the opening – the Berlin Endgame. While working on this DVD, my intention was not only to provide the listeners with detailed variations, but also to help them achieve deeper positional comprehension about how to play this unique type of opening struggle.
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      Battle with the Berlin Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Kasparov's Greatest Hits - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0011EP

      Garry Kasparov is widely believed to be the best chess player in the history of the game. Kasparov’s accomplishments on the board are unparalleled, as the former World Chess Champion dominated the game with a fury that has not yet been matched. Aside from a powerful desire to win and fighting spirit, what really distinguished Kasparov’s play was the incredibly high level of opening preparation.
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      Kasparov's Greatest Hits - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0012EP

      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.
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      Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0013EP

      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.
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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0014EP

      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.
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      Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0015EP

      The Janisch Gambit is an exceptionally effective surprise weapon for black against the Ruy Lopez. Also known as the Schliemann Defense, black kicks off the game by immediately offering a pawn sacrifice on move 3 with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5!? – resembling a reversed Vienna Gambit or King’s Gambit in that black is rapidly introducing extra firepower with the f-pawn to attack white’s center.
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      Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0016EP

      If you are looking for an opening for black against 1. e4 where you are guaranteed to be able to fight for a win in every variation, look no further! The Sicilian Najdorf is the most aggressive weapon for black against 1. e4, consistently providing the most double-edged positions in chess over the last 70 years.
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      Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0017EP

      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.
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      Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0018EP

      The Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System is both an agressive and positional chess opening. White prepares an attack on the kingside with an early f4, while maintaining the threat of doubling black’s pawns with Bxc6 – applying similar positional concepts as found in the Nimzo-Indian Defense.
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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Rocking the Ruy Lopez - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0020EP

      Why is the Ruy Lopez the most popular chess opening ever played? Why do World Chess Champions love to play the Ruy Lopez? Why do chess trainers frequently recommend their students to play the Ruy Lopez? Because there does not exist a more versatile and dynamic chess opening (for both sides!).
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      Rocking the Ruy Lopez - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0019EP

      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.
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      Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0021EP

      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
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      The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0022EP

      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!
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      Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Chess Tactics of the Grandmasters - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0023EP

      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.
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      Chess Tactics of the Grandmasters - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0024EP

      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.
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      Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0025EP

      ¨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!
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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0026EP

      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.
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      Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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