Popular Chess Openings
Updated in 2011 with New Games and Analysis
The popularity of the French Defense has surged to the point where it rivals the Sicilian and the Spanish in the chess international tournament arenas. Always known for its solid character, the French offers Black excellent winning chances in the main lines of the Winawer and in many side variations.
Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6
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
This little book is designed to give you all you need to pray the white side of the Russian Variations. It includes only those lines which are best for White.
Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations
Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili and Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn, who use the world computer champion Rybka to bring you new lines, secrets and novelties in the Grunfeld.
The Grunfeld is a dynamic opening that is used by aggressive players with Black to steal Whites initiative by counterattacking its pawn center.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 72 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 1
Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili and Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn, who use the world computer champion Rybka to bring you new lines, secrets and novelties in the Grunfeld. The Grunfeld is a dynamic opening that is used by aggressive players with Black to steal Whites initiative by counterattacking its pawn center. This volume is the second volume of a two-volume DVD set.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 73 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 2
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
On this DVD, Roman recommends the Accelerated Dragon for Black against e4. Roman has achieved great success at the highest level using the Accelerated Dragon and now he brings you his unplublished updates, new ideas and novelties. This is a great follow up to Romans earlier coverage of the Accelerated Dragon & King's Indian Defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian
On this DVD, Roman will explain, move by move, highly instructional and amazing King's Indian games played by some of the world's greatest players.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 49 - Magnificent Instructional Masterpieces in the King's Indian Defense
Larry recommends the Samisch as the most aggressive and dangerous opening against The King's Indian. Roman and Larry bring you years of tournament experience involving The Samisch. So If you are tired of being pushed around by the King's Indian--this attack opening is for you!
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 59 - Attacking the King's Indian Defense with the Samisch
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
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
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 43 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Caro Kann, Alekhine & French Defense
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
On this DVD, Roman outlines a perfectly clear and easy to learn lines against The Hippo, Modern and Pirc Defences. The lines carefully based on thorough analysis as well as top rated player's games. Simplicity and ambition are ingredients of the systems suggested. Evaluations of them by Rybka are absolutely staggering. This is by far the best material on the Hippo and Modern Carefully designed and consistent with possible transpositions in to Pirc defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 82 -Easy to Learn Ambitious System for White to Play Against the Hippo, Modern, & Pirc Defenses
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili bring you the latest in opening theory and reveal the killer traps and super sharp lines for the 1. e4 Players
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 91 - Practical Killer Traps & Super Sharp Lines for the 1. e4 Player
On this DVD, Roman will give you an easy-to-follow opening plan where you will get a clear advantage against the Pirc/Modern Defense and at the same time severely limit your opponent's counterplay. Roman uses a timely a4 and h3 line to achieve fantastic results at the highest level.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 25 - The Easy Way to Beat the Pirc Modern Defense
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - BLACK. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman give you the best and most solid responses for Black. Based on his own games Roman recommends solid active lines to meet e4, d4, c4, and Nf3. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman gives you the best and most solid responses for BLACK.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 6 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for Black
This DVD features..
* The Contemporary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili continues his coverage of the Nimzo-Indian Defense from Black's perspective, examining systems such as the Saemich Variation (4.a3), the 4.f3 Variation, and important "anti-Huebner" systems such as the Rubenstein (4.e3 c5 5.Nge2), and the Petrosian (4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2).
* The Legendary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a solid Black repertoire based on the Huebner variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. In this video he also covers (from Black's perspective) coverage of the 4.Nf3 Variation (followed by g2-g3) and the Leningrad Variation (4.Bg5).
* Ambushed by the Bogo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a compliment to his Nimzo-Indian repertoire as he shows the viewer how to deal with 3.Nf3 by employing the Bogo Indian (3...Bb4+).
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 34 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire for Black to meet The Queen's Gambit
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
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
In addition to the standard lines, this book contains a number of interesting suggestions that have never been implemented. This book has been updated with a supplement containing the latest games and grandmaster analysis in 2012.
Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation
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
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
This DVD features...
* Blunting the d4 Dagger
GM Dzindzichashvili completes his new Black repertoire against 1.d4 by providing the viewer with methods for combating various White systems such as the Trompowsky, the London, the Torre and the Colle.
* Butchering the Gruenfeld
In his new White repertoire for the 1.d4 player, GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a number of methods for meeting the Gruenfeld. He offers the player with the White pieces the option of meeting the Gruenfeld with a kingside fianchetto (g2-g3, followed by Bf1-g2) or playing systems involving Bc1-g5 or Bc1-f4.
* Queen's Gambit Guillotined
In this video, GM Dzindzichashvili prepares the viewer to handle the White side of the Queen's Gambit. The primary focus of his investigations are the Exchange Variation and his recommendations for meeting the Tarrasch Defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 35 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Romans Original d4 Repertoire for White
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the Dynamic Reti Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of how some quiet and slow opening positions can turn quickly, with flashy and brilliant tactics, which is the trademark of this dynamic opening.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 94 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Dynamic Reti Player
In this, the first ever monograph devoted to the line, noted author Eric Schiller explains all of the critical ideas in the opening and endgame, and provides many examples of each from tournament play.
How to Play the the Dilworth Attack
The Zaitsev variation of the Closed Spanish is a favorite line of many of the world's best chess players, including many World Champions. Until now, however, there has not been a compilation of the theory of the line, together with the relevant lines of the Breyer and Smyslov Variations into which play often transposes. This book is intended for experienced chess players rated 1700 and above. It contains. heavy-duty theory with many ideas simply credited to the appropriate sources and a good deal of unannotated games. The Zaitsev variation leads to rich positional and tactical play which requires deep understanding of chess.
Spanish Inquisition - Zaitsev Variation
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
Roman gives you 2 of his secret opening weapons:
The New Revolutionary Sicilian
Roman has beaten the top players in the world with this unknown variation of the Sicilian. This is a tested powerful line and gives Black an advantage in the opening.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 17 - Unbeatable Secret Weapons For Black
Produced at the International Chess Festival held in Las Vegas at the National Open. In the first part of the DVD, Roman covers less common lines in the Scandinavian Defense. This lecture complements the material contained in Volume 17 in the Roman's Lab series. In the second part of the lecture, Roman gives you an introduction to an opening he has played for 20 years and one Fischer's favorites - the King's Indian Attack. This DVD is a prelude to Volume 28 where Roman will cover this flexible opening in more depth. Black cannot prevent you from playing your standard set-up. Roman explains Whites ideas and plans and how to achieve good positions.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 24 - Live from the Las Vegas National Open
On this DVD Roman, together with Eugene Perelshteyn and assisted by the world's strongest software, Rybka, have re-invented the 3... Qd6 Scandinavian. This opening is the best unexplored and underestimated weapon available for Black in a long time. What makes this opening so inviting is there is not much to learn, easy equality is obtained, and it can't be refuted, while also being rich with tactics and counter play and hidden traps.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 68 - Qd6 Scandinavian #1 Underestimated Weapon for Black Against 1. e4
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
On this dvd Roman reinvents some of the most popular lines in the center counter. Roman demonstrates, by using some of his own games as examples, new ways to play against lines that previously gave white an edge. There are lots of new hidden possibilities for both sides.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 105 - Remarkable Rejuvination in the Scandinavian
The Scotch & Giuoco openings give White an aggressive tactical repertoire. Roman has revived old lines giving them new ideas. These openings are hard to meet at even the highest level; so sit back and let Roman show you how to get great results with these rarely used openings.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 22 - The Easy Way to Play the Scotch and Giuoco Piano Openings
On this DVD, Roman brings to you his own orginal unpublished new additions to the Scotch and f4 Sicilian. These updates will help you get an edge on counter-improvements made by black. This is a great companion to Roman's earlier DVDs Vol. 22 on the Scotch and Vol. 23 on the f4 Scillian
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Scotch. Roman has selected a number of typical Scotch games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 87 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Scotch Player