HIARCS Chess Explorer is a superb new chess database, analysis and playing program for either PC Windows or Apple Macintosh computers. It offers a truly innovative and intuitive new graphical user interface together with the reigning World Chess Software Champion HIARCS 14 chess engine. This unique combination is refreshingly easy to use and includes many unique new features for managing chess databases, chess preparation, analysis and training for players of all abilities from beginner to Grandmaster.
Shredder 12 for Linux combine extremely powerful chess play with easy handling. The level of play of the program can be adjusted to any chess playing strength, so that everyone can find an adequate chess partner.
Shredder 12 for Mac combine extremely powerful chess play with easy handling. The level of play of the program can be adjusted to any chess playing strength, so that everyone can find an adequate chess partner.
Shredder 12 for Windows combine extremely powerful chess play with easy handling. The level of play of the program can be adjusted to any chess playing strength, so that everyone can find an adequate chess partner.
Complete Roman's Lab 'Mastering Chess' Series on DVD : Volumes 1-4 (4 DVDs)
This complete set of Mastering Chess DVDs teaches you how to master the game of chess in 4 DVDs. In volume 1, he looks at Learning Openings the Easy Way, Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps, Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings, Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening, and Creating Opening Novelties. Volume 2 covers Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions, Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1, Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2, Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1, and Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Volume 3 looks at Designing Sicilian Assaults from the Opening, Building Attacking Positions from the Opening - Part 1, Building Attacking Positions from the Opening - Part 2, The Importance of Planning for Pawn Structure in the Opening - Part 1, and The Importance of Planning for Pawn Structure in the Opening - Part 2. Finally, volume 4 caps off the series by concentrating on Planning & Attacking Based on the Superiority of the Pieces, Planning & Emphasizing Activity of Pieces
Features 40 Chess Openings with over 10 hours of instructional chess on DVD. Roman will guide you through these essential openings with his recommended lines - ideas that will give you the edge in your middlegame.
FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4
The Sicilian Dragon Series - Complete 3 Volume Set
VOLUME 1 Easy Way to Learn How to Play The Sicilian Dragon - 2 hours 6 minutes
"Gaining The Winning Edge"
GM Timur Gareev (Currently Ranked in the top 100 Players in the World) presents on this DVD the thematical ideas and motives in The Sicilian Dragon.
GM Gareev covers the key ideas and tactical routes for Black to gain a counter-attacking edge. Also Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations and understanding White's attacking motives. Material is made easy to understand and learn by avoiding long complicated lines.
This Dvd Dragon Series covers lines for both White and Black.
The DVD starts with introduction and continues on to the first step of
classic examples by Simagin. Phase two covers understanding white's attacking motives: Karpov-Kortchnoi. And phase three covers engaging in theoretical battles: Modern Elite Chess examples.
This DVD serves to introduce the player to the thematical ideas and motives in Dragon variation. GM Timur discusses the key ideas and tactical routes for black to gain the counter-attacking edge.
Simagin Classic Games: fundamentals & key ideas
Karpov-Kortchnoi: White's flawless execution of the plan-Gaining
awareness of opponent's potential
Elite Chess: Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations
VOLUME 2 Beating TheYugo-Slav Attack 9.0-0-0 with 9....d5 PART 1 2 hours 36 minutes
Presented by: GM Timur Gareev & GM Ronen Har-Zv
White plays 9.0-0-0 leaving the Bishop on f1 this is a serious
alternative in the Yugoslav attack instead of 9. Bc4. White goes
immediately for a kingside attack while Black counters with 9
The third edition of the Anthology of Chess Combinations features several major changes introduced by the Chess Informant Editorial Board, the main one being that it has been divided into two main parts featuring instructive and practical examples.
Houdini 3 Extreme is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the world’s strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 3. Houdini 3 Extreme offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing features and much more
Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - ALL 3 VOLUMES
Volume 3: Closed Games 1.d4 or 1.Nf3. Queen's Gambit, Reti, Benko, Grünfeld, Dutch, Slav, English Opening and several Indian Defenses (Bogo-Indian, Nimzo-Indian, King's Indian). 33 chapters, 150 minutes.
Chess King's Complete Chess Course - ALL 3 VOLUMES
Volume 1: Chess opening Principles. Demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of openings variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. You'll learn all about fast development, centralization, mobility, and defense, all of which will help you get a good position which will lead directly into a playable middle game. 20 chapters, 90 minutes.
Volume 2: Basic Tactics and Strategy. You'll discover a variety of tactical weapons that you could use over and over to win material and gain an advantage over your opponents. You'll also learn all about chess strategy, plans and formations that will provide you with a lasting edge. 27 chapters, 100 minutes.
Volume 3: Endgames. When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. 22 chapters, 45 minutes + bonus material.
The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes
Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines. Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material.
Houdini 3 Extreme is a revolutionary analysis, database and chess publishing tool, combined with the worldΓÇÖs strongest chess playing engine, Houdini 3. Houdini 3 Extreme offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing against the computer, databases, advanced publishing features and much more
The DVD Endgame Turbo consists of 9 DVDs with endgame databases (Nalimov Tablebases). With the help of the Endgame Turbo, all five- and 12 six-piece endgames (including the sophisticated and practice-oriented endgame R, P, P - R) are played with absolute perfection.
Pocket Fritz 4 is the chess program for whenever and wherever you are. The new HIARCS engine, written by Mark Uniacke, is impressive because of its positional play and tactical power. Pocket Fritz 4 is much stronger than the previous version.
No other program in the past years was able to win as many world championship titles as the Shredder technology. The new version, Shredder 12, is stronger than its predecessor with its performance improved by about 100 Elo points.
For 20 years HIARCS has been among the very best chess programs in the world. Ever since its first World Championship success in 1991 HIARCS has maintained its position as one of the world's premier chess playing programs.
The biggest new feature of Fritz 13, the elephant in the living room, is "Let's Check", a revolutionary function that will change the chess world. With it Fritz 13 users can join a world-wide community that are putting together a giant knowledge base for chess.
For years Rybka has been the uncontested number one in computer chess and since its great breakthrough in 2006 the program has won with remarkable regularity one world title after the other. So that this state of affairs will continue in the future, the Rybka-team gathered around programmer Vasik Rajlich has developed a new version which is even better: “Rybka 4 plays more aggressively and more tactically“.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 58 The Classical Era - 1886-1946
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.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 59 The Soviet Era - 1948-1972
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.
Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 60 The Modern Era - 1972-2013
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.
A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17
IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Billw as the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Two-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM's in tournament play.
The Great Games of Judit Polgar - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 31
IM John-Paul Wallace is from Sydney, Australia currently residing in London, England. John-Paul was the youngest Australian Chess Champion ever at the age of 17 in 1993-1994. John-Paul also won the 2003 Pratt Foundation Australian Open Chess Championship and has represented Australia in two chess Olympiads.
Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
Slav Defense with 4... a6 - Chess Lecture - Volume 39 2 DVD Collection
Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz. The a6 Slav occurs after 4...a6. Black seeks an early b5, either before or after capturing at c4. Chebanenko Slav Defense aka Chameleon is a current and very popular strategy between players who want a flexible position against 1.d4, or want to disorient White.
Great Masters in Chess History (2 DVD Set) - Chess Lecture - Volume 45
Take a tour of classic games of the great masters Solomon Flohr, Rashid Nezhmetdinovm, Tony MIles, Paul Keres, Leonid Stein, Latos Portisch, David Bronstein, Vassily Smylov. Bill reviews classic games, showing each master's style, thought process and why they are considered the best of the world.
International Master Bryan Smith explains Nimzo Indian Defense strategies with real games.
This hypermodern opening was developed by Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch who introduced it to master-level chess in the early 20th century. Unlike most Indian openings the NimzoIndian does not involve an immediate fianchetto, although Black often follows up with ...b6 and ...Bb7. By pinning White's knight Black prevents the threatened 4.e4 and seeks to inflict doubled pawns on White. White will attempt to create a pawn centre and develop his pieces to prepare for an assault on the Black position.
CHESS LECTURE - Vol. 66 - Modern Themes in the Benoni - 2 DVDs
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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