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Too many games end in either premature draw offers or resignations. Fighting in the endgame is a skill that can help players rack up those extra points. Alisa Melekhina analyzes two of her own games, one in which she drew a pawn down, and another in which she pulled off a win in an equal rook ending. The viewers are led through four major principles that can be applied in their own endgames: mentally adapt to a change in the position; resist by preventing your opponent from executing their only winning plan; take advantage of complacency; make your opponent make decisions. Even if a position is theoretically drawn, players should not discount the practical chances that they can create.
Empire Chess - Sample Disc
In her debut instructional chess DVD, the dynamic young chess talent Irina Krush analyzes some of her best games and super combinations from her young but rapidly ascending chess career. A chess master at the age of twelve, this vivacious and energetic young woman is blazing a trail for young American chessplayers everywhere. No aspiring junior chessplayer will want to be without this chess DVD!
Grandmaster DVD - Krushing Attacks with GM Irina Krush
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.
No junior chessplayer will want to be without this chess DVD starring Irina Krush (1998 US Women's Chess Champion!), Elina Groberman (2000 US Women's Co-Champion), Laura Ross, and Shirley Ben-Dak! America's Chess Princesses have made a chess video that can be enjoyed by students of all ages.
Grandmaster DVD - American Chess Princesses
Not much has been changed in those openings in past 30-40 years. With the help of Rybka , Roman injects new life in those ancient openings giving some original approach understanding of initiative and sacrifice of a pawn.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 80 - Reversing of Well Established Evaluations in the Giuoco Piano & 2 Knights Defense
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili clearly outlines extremely dangerous lines for black in the Petroff Defence. Evolution of this dangerous line for black is easily explained based on games of the top Grandmasters and careful analysis by Roman.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 96 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games to Dismantle the Petroff Defence at the Highest Level
GM Roman will teach you the unique way he plays White's most solid and easy to learn repertoire. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black's responses.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
GM Dzindzichashvili explains the stategic and tactical nuances of an original Black defensive system beginning with 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+!? 5.bxc3 f5 developed from the grandmaster's own tournament practice.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 32 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 2
On this DVD Roman guarantees you very playable positions and some advantages for White against the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you easy-to-learn universal plans and ideas in the opening and middle game. Roman shows you easy-to-remember setups and themes that will leave you well prepared to meet the Sicilian and get an advantage over your opponent!
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto
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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 64 - Russian School of Chess - PART 3
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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 33 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Crushing Lines for White
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka provides a very instructive handbook for players of all levels that will keep you correctly focused on middlegame ideas and concepts. These ideas are based on opening strategy as well as basic principles , including a powerful presentation on the importance of pawn structures.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 85 - Understanding the Concepts of the Middlegame based upon Opening Strategy
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili shows some unconventional and easy to learn ways to play King's Indian defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 101 - Quick and Easier Way to Learn the King's Indian Defense
The King's Indian is one of the biggest openings in modern chess theory. Roman will give you the best lines for Black to play against all of White's responses. This will get you reasonable positions and a clear plan to follow. Roman will teach you how to play one of the most aggressive openings for Black.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 21 - The Easy Way to Play the King's Indian Defense
Roman's Encyclopedia of 40 Essential Chess Openings. The core ideas and principles of play of 40 openings are presented and explained in almost 11 hours on 4 DVDs. Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black, allowing you to play your chosen lines and venture into unfamiliar territory with confidence.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 37 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 1
In the 6-Disk Collection of Roman's Encyclopedia of 47 Essential Chess Openings, Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black that will give you easy and quick to learn lines that provide a clear plan to solve your opening problems.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 117 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 6
There is no exact theory on how to calculate moves. On this DVD, Roman will give you instructional examples about calculating in critical positions, how and why to avoid wishful thinking and the importance of calculating from both sides. Intuition is essential part of calculating; this will help you narrow your search for what variations to play.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 53 - Improve Your Ability to Calculation Variations
On this DVD, Roman will give you an easy-to-learn, complete setup for Black to play against the English. This New system is great because it gives Black an easy clear plan of attack which will be faster than your opponent's, who will unknowingly be following theory. Romans original Anti-English ideas and concepts were verified by Rybka and are only available on this DVD.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 69 - Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious Systems for Black Against 1. c4
On this DVD the Roman Rybka team brings to you a detailed analysis on the Burn - Morozevich variation of the French Defence. The analysis creates a new way for Black and White to play. Roman will show you newly discovered tactical and positional lines for both sides.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence
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
This dvd will help your chess game whether you're a novice level player or master. Roman will teach you how to play and win by blockading Pawns right out of the Opening. Blockaded Pawns occur in every openings and by following Roman's easy universal system, you will have a new way to win games.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 106 - Strategy Behind Playing Pawn Blockaded Positions Right Out of the Opening
This is the first DVD of a two-part DVD set containing a total of approximately 4 hours (combined) of instruction based on Nimzowitch's classic My System which is the foundation for modern day progressive thinking. Roman will help you understand Nimzowitch's ideas and theories while adding 75 years of improvements, updates, and changes. Roman will cover both positional and tactical examples, bringing to life one of the most popular and instructive books ever published.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 26 - Nimzowitsch: My System VOLUME 1
On this DVD, Roman gives you new ideas on how to take a logical approach to opening positons that you have not encounter before. Roman will also give you new unplublish lines for White against the Pirc and Center Counter Qd6 & Qd8 variations. He also covers new lines for Black - playing the Scandinavian Defense and improved lines in the Accelerated Dragon against the f4 Grand Prix Attack and the Closed Scilian. These new lines and additions will put the winning edge back in your game.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 42 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Pirc and Center Counter, and Black side of Scandinavian Defense & Accelerated Dragon
On this DVD, Roman covers one of the most frequently asked questions he receives how to improve in the endgame. Roman takes several highly instructional examples from tournament play and discusses the very common type of errors made by many tournament players, how to avoid them, and, how to take advantage of them if your opponent makes them.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 58 - Taking Advantages of Common Endgame Mistakes
Part of Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvilis new Roman and Rybka Perfecting the Opening Series. On this DVD Grandmaster Roman, Grandmaster Eugene Perslystein, and computer chess champion program Rybka, bring you improved lines and novelties in this opening repertoire for White. The Catalan Opening is a very sharp sophisticated positional opening that gives white a Reverse Grunfeld Position with an extra tempo. The Catalan can be considered to be White adopting a combination of the Queen's Gambit and Rti Opening: White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettoes the white bishop on g2.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 74 - The Dynamic Catalan An Ambitious Opening Repertoire for White
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played in the Scandinavian Nf6 and the Center-Counter Qxd5. The games includes are very typical of the opening and are extremely helpful for players of all levels.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 95 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Scandinavian Nf6 & Qxd5 Center Counter Player
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 15 - Improve your Combinational Preparation and Tactical Skills - PART 2
White playing the Queen's Gambit can make it very versatile. On this DVD, Roman will bring you a variety of plans using highly instructional games. Using his own games as well as other top GM's, Roman will teach you different ways to play one of the oldest Versatile Openings to date.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 111 - Highly Instructionial Games in The Queen's Gambit Declined
This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. He spends one hour on the topic of The Dragons Accelerated Return and another hour on The Dragons Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
On this DVD, Roman will show you brilliant positional squeezes in the endgame. These highly instructional endgames were played on the highest level but are very easy to understand, so you can apply these ideas and concepts to your own games. Some examples will cover good versus bad Knights, opposite color Bishops, the "passive" Rook and more.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 47 - The Most Brilliant Squeezes Ever in the Endgame
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 II, Roman covers, step-by-step, the fundamental principles of the Russian School of chess
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 63 - Russian School of Chess - PART 2
On Part 2, GM Roman and World Computer Champion Rybka bring you more innovative and original theory for the positionally enriched Nf3, e3 variation of the Semi-Slav defense. Roman easily explains the strategic points, new ideas and how to play this active positional opening.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 79 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 2
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka have turned opening theory upside down and overturned the well-established move order for the Giuoco Pian (over 100 years old) and claim a sizeable advantage for white! It's truly amazing to see how a single move that 4 different grandmasters (including World Champion Anatoly Karpov} considered Harmless is in-fact completely dominating and leading to a superior game for White.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 84 - Rybka's Quest for Replacing the Ruy Lopez
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