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    Kasparov's Greatest Hits - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0011EP
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    Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - 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.
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    Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0012EP
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    Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - 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.
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    Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0013EP
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    Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - 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.
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    Crush the Caro-Kann with the Exchange Variation - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0014EP
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    Secrets of the Janisch Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0015EP
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    Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0016EP
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    Stomping White with the Stonewall Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0017EP
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    Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0018EP
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    Rocking the Ruy Lopez - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0020EP
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    Conquer the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0019EP
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    The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - 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
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    The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0021EP
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    Mastering Control of the Center - 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!
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    Mastering Control of the Center - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0022EP
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    Chess Tactics of the Grandmasters - 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.
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    Chess Tactics of the Grandmasters - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0023EP
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    Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - 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.
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    Winning Chess Strategy for Beginners - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0024EP
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    Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - 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!
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    Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0025EP
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    Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - 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.
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    Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0026EP
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    Play Aggressive Chess Like a Grandmaster - 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.
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    Play Aggressive Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0027EP
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    Play Positional Chess Like a Grandmaster - 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.
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    Play Positional Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0028EP
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    How to Attack 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?
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    How to Attack Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0029EP
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    How Grandmasters Defend Tough Positions - 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.
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    How Grandmasters Defend Tough Positions - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0030EP
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    Insane Chess Sacrifices - EMPIRE CHESS
    If you want to win more games, you have to attack your opponent and can not be scared to sacrifice to break through with an attack. There are an overwhelming variety of sacrifices and reasons for making sacrifices – you could give up a pawn to seize the initiative or gain space, you could sacrifice an exchange to change the dynamic of a position, or you could make a positional sacrifice by allowing doubled, isolated pawns but gaining a dangerous attack against your opponent’s king.
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    Insane Chess Sacrifices - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0031EP
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    Mastering the Positional Sacrifice - EMPIRE CHESS
    The positional sacrifice is one of the hardest concepts to learn in chess because it requires a profound understanding of the game. Many beginner and intermediate players vastly overemphasize the importance of material in chess, failing to utilize the massive benefits that a positional sacrifice can bring.
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    Mastering the Positional Sacrifice - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0032EP
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    How Grandmasters Attack - EMPIRE CHESS
    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.
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    How Grandmasters Attack - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0033EP
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    Winning Chess Games in the Opening - EMPIRE CHESS
    The opening is the most critical phase in chess. If you are an extremely aggressive player, from the very first moves striving to place pressure on your opponent – you will thrive in the opening and achieve great positions early in your games. However if you are a passive player and prefer to build a solid position before creating threats against your opponent’s position, you will never achieve good positions in the opening because your opponent will have a free reign to seize the initiative and start attacking you
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    Winning Chess Games in the Opening - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0034EP
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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS
    The Smith-Morra Gambit is an extremely effective surprise weapon because many Sicilian Defense players wrongly believe the Smith-Morra to be outdated and easily refutable. While the Smith-Morra Gambit is rarely seen at the elite Grandmaster level, it remains a strong opening for white against the Sicilian Defense as black is guaranteed to face long-lasting, unpleasant pressure in every part of the board.
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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0035EP
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    Crushing White with the King's Indian 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.
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    Crushing White with the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0036EP
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    Modern Themes in the Benoni - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Vol. 66
    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.
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    Modern Themes in the Benoni - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Vol. 66

    Catalog Code: DVD0066CL
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    Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
    Life Master Dana Mackenzie explains a system that he developed originally to defeat the computer program "Fritz." It was also played by Swedish correspondence player Arne Bryntse in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, Mackenzie's victory over IM David Pruess in 2006 is believed to be the first appearance of the Bryntse Gambit in an over-the-board master game.
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    Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

    Catalog Code: DVD0067CL
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    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
    The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
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    A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65

    Catalog Code: DVD0065CL
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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
    The Maroczy Bind is a pawn formation named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used against the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by white pawns on c4 and e4, with White's d-pawn having been exchanged for Black's c-pawn.GM Jesse Kraai shows how to use middle game strategy to gain advantage for white. Expert handling of the Maroczy Bind is illustrated with an explanation of the theory, a classic game, and an additional instructive game of his own.ECO: B36, B38
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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

    Catalog Code: DVD0063CL
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    Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
    GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.ECO: C22, C41, A15
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    Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62

    Catalog Code: DVD0062CL
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    Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64
    An isolated pawn or “isolani” is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. Isolated pawns are usually thought of as a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. Many textbook openings create at least one isolated pawn but are nevertheless accepted as orthodox because of the advantages they create. With an isolated pawn you can have improved development and associated opportunities for counter play that offset or even outweigh the weaknesses associated with the pawn's isolation.
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    Fundamentals of Isolated Queen Pawn Positions - Chess Lecture - Volume 64

    Catalog Code: DVD0064CL
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    Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 58
    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 first 5 World Champions. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the classical era of chess spanning from 1887 to 1946.
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    Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 58

    Catalog Code: DVD0058CL
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    Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 59
    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.
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    Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 59

    Catalog Code: DVD0059CL
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    Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 60
    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.
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    Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 60

    Catalog Code: DVD0060CL
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    Capablanca in the Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 61
    José Raúl Capablanca was a Cuban chess player and World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927. Renowned as one of the greatest players of all time, Capablanca had exceptional endgame skill and clarity of thought that contributed to his exceptional speed of play. Over time his achievements in the chess world and mastery over the board and due to his relatively simple and direct style of play he was nicknamed the "Human Chess Machine".
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    Capablanca in the Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 61

    Catalog Code: DVD0061CL
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