In this first volume of the new Mating Guide series, the emphasis will be on how to exploit a vulnerably placed king in the centre. With 10 chapters, 20 illustrative games and key themes including a lead in development, preventing castling, the open e-file and different kinds of sacrifices, this DVD will show you everything you need to know to master mid-board showdowns. The level of the content means it is relevant to both beginners as well as master level players - as both elementary examples (also from my own practice) as well as classical attacking games by elite grandmasters are analysed in detail.
The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris
There are few opening systems which have been undergoing such a fast and furious renaissance as the 6.Bg5 Variation of the Najdorf System.
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov
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Chess Training Package for beginners consists of five magnificent educational chess programs: Elementary Checkmates I, Elementary Checkmates II, Easy Ways to take pieces, Chess Tactics for Beginners, and Complete Chess Course.
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Which pieces to keep and which to exchange is one of the most important questions in chess. This is true in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame. Less experienced players often think exchanging means to swap pieces of equal value and fail to take strategic factors into account. The "feeling" for the right exchange is something a chessplayer has to develop over time. This DVD wants to help to develop this "feeling“.
How to Exchange Pieces - Elisabeth Pahtz
The Morra Gambit, characterised by the moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 is one of the least played, yet according to IM Trent most underrated Anti-Sicilians that White has at his disposal.
Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent
The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 4 millions games from 1560 to 2008 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 62,000 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames.
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.
Hiarcs Chess Explorer
This DVD, called ‘Mastering Strategy’, tries to cover important aspects of this field and to help you to assimilate knowledge and understand in depth the proper handling of strategy in certain cases.
CHESS EXPERTISE STEP BY STEP - Mastering Strategy - Efstratios Grivas - VOLUME 2
Attacking chess – not only an important subject, but also a very important one. For the second part of his work on the attack, Jacob Aagaard has selected more instructive examples, which he has analysed and presented on camera.
Attacking Chess - Jacob Aagaard - VOLUME 2
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This DVD, called 'Rook Handling', tries to cover important parts of this field and help you to assimilate knowledge and to understand in depth the proper handling of rooks in certain cases.
CHESS EXPERTISE STEP BY STEP - Rook Handling - Efstratios Grivas - VOLUME 3
Rustam Kasimdzhanov explains tactics in the most amazingly simple way. In his opinion there are only three elements which are really important and which therefore decide most games: “pins”, “double attacks” and “back rank weaknesses”.
Power of Tactics - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
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The DVD is separated into two parts - the first one provides the main ideas behind the opening, and the second gives the theoretical material.
Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov
The Slav and Semi-Slav revisited For Shirov the Slav and the Semi-Slav form one huge and common opening.
Slav and Semi-Slav Revisited - Alexei Shirov
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For young and developing players a very important piece of advice is to study open positions and to understand the value of coordination of the pieces plus the role of the centre. These goals can be achieved just by answering 1.e4 with 1...e5. Some players claim that these positions are not sharp and interesting enough, and they believe that different Sicilians should be one’s choice, but that is not completely correct. The idea of this DVD is to show that 1.e4 e5 can be extremely entertaining and that Black can obtain interesting counterplay in every opening. There are two lines proposed in the Spanish systems plus the most active alternatives against other white choices. Video running time: 6 h 48 min. Video sample System requirements Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
1.e4 e5 - An Active Repertoire for Black - Adrian Mikhalchishin
Alexei Shirov pursues new ways, analyzing not only his own games but also the works of other world-class players.
My Best Games in the Spanish by Alexei Shirov - VOLUME 3
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The Bolzano Artisan Chess Set, Board, & Box Combination - 4.4" King
Houdini Opening Book provides latest chess theory approved in millions of advanced chess games and matches of top human players. It includes over 65 million positions.
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The information explosion has led to a massive increase in opening theory. But how often do you win a game with a prepared line? What gives strong players the edge over their opponents is not some blockbuster novelty, but a deep understanding of the pawn structures to which their openings lead – an understanding that lasts into the middlegame and endgame, and is transferable between different openings with similar structures.
KNOW THE TERRAIN - The Advance French Structure - Sam Collins - VOLUME 4
Amongst the many advantages of the Tarrasch is the fact that it can be used against the English and Reti Openings.
Tarrasch Defense - Nigel Davies
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In his DVD series on Beating the French Vol. 1, Rustam Kasimdzhanov presents a promising White repertoire based upon 3.Nc3.
BEATING THE FRENCH - Rustam Kasimdzhanov - VOLUME 1
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Pocket Chess Strategy is the first chess program to teach strategy and positional play on a Pocket PC.
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Alexander Alekhine, the fourth World Champion, played many fantastic attacking games and to this day enjoys the reputation of being an attacking genius. But ever since Alekhine won the World Championship match against Capablanca in Buenos Aires 1927 the chess world could see that the Russian-born Alekhine – who immigrated to France in 1921 – also handled technical positions excellently. But his success against Capablanca was still a surprise because the Cuban was considered to be virtually unbeatable.
MASTER CLASS - Alexander Alekhine - VOL. 3
The Catalan is an opening in which Black may well be able to obtain easy equality, but in which he frequently draws the short straw in the ensuing positional battle.
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Reproduction of the Circa 1925 Jaques of London Chess Set, Board & Box Combination - 3.0" King
The Modern Chess Opening, Vol. 7 course is aimed at teaching the student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies of important Other Openings.
CLEARANCE - Modern Chess Opening - Other Openings - VOLUME 7
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Lubomir Ftacnik complements his popular Scheveningen DVD with fresh material for training tactical themes. The world’s most popular opening, the Sicilian defense (played in more than 50% of all games!) rises and falls with attack, fantasy and combinations. The ability to spot a tactical opportunity, calculate variations and choose the best line decides the game in sharp Sicilian positions and, even on its own, is a skill worth having.
Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik
The Marshall Attack is one of the most dynamic replies Black has at his disposal against 1.e4.
BLACK REPERTOIRE AGAINST 1. E4 - Marshall Attack - Jan Gustaffson - VOLUME 1
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This course covers a wide range of opening, middlegame and endgame subjects.
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