Chess Informant (Sahovski Informator) is a publishing company based in Belgrade, that periodically produces the book of the same name, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software.
Chess Informant - ISSUE 42
Complete Coverage of the US Amateur Team
The May 2015 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Norcal House of Chess and their unprecedented third US Amateur Team Championship. Other stories include Nakamura's victor in the 2015 Zurich Chess Challenge and a study from the 2013 Absolute Correspondence Chess Championship.
CLEARANCE - Chess Life Magazine - May 2015 Issue
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With over 22 hours of instruction from one of the world's leading Chess instructors, the Complete Kopec Chess Collection is a must for all serious Chess players. This series of DVDs covers every major aspect of the game of Chess, including the opening, middle game and endgame.
The Complete Kopec Chess Collection (7 DVD Special with Gift)
In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be.
Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World
The March 1995 Issue of Chess Life Magazine has articles on the 1994 Interplay U.S. Championship, won by GM Boris Gulko. There are also articles on Gennady Sagalchik winning the GM title and GM Dmitry Gurevich winning the American Open.
CLEARANCE - Chess Life Magazine - March 1995 Issue
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Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graced series of tests, themes such as 'diversion,' 'interference,' 'X-Ray,' and many more will become an integral part of your chess armoury, to be employed in your own games. Solving these positions will not only provide many hours of pleasure but will also enable you to test - and improve! - your chess IQ.
SHOPWORN - Test Your Chess IQ - First Challenge
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with Grandmaster Danny Gormally
Aimed at club, congress and county players, this DVD provides a vital insight into how a grandmaster thinks and the reasoning behind his choice of moves. In this DVD, Danny provides useful guidance to players who are looking to improve their thinking during a game by analysing the typical strategic plans from the opening until late in the middlegame. Are you ready to go beyond the basics? If the answer is a resounding ‘yes’ then follow Danny as he explains the fundamental ideas and principles behind some of the most complex and challenging positions.
Improve Your Practical Play
In the fifth volume of our openings tutorials we will be dealing with the Flank Openings. We make a start with the English Opening 1.c4. If Black replies in traditional fashion with 1...e5, this is a Reversed Sicilian. We have devoted four videos to the various systems, Lars Schandorff will take you through the Reversed Dragon, the English Four Knights, the Botvinnik System and alternatives.
CHESSBASE TUTORIALS - The Flank Openings - VOLUME 5
How to Calculate and Win
In The Inner Game of Chess, GM Andy Soltis shows that the key to good calculation is good visualization of the position in front of us and then after the moves we’re considering. Being aware of tactical motifs; knowing when to stop looking; and verifying your chosen move are essential, but they all depend on the basic requirement to see clearly what’s going on. The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play.
The Inner Game of Chess
On this DVD Nigel Davies addresses this issue by demonstrating a simple and easy to learn opening system designed for the busy person.
A Busy Person's Opening System - Nigel Davies
In the classical system of the King’s Indian White develops naturally and refrains from chasing ghosts looking for a refutation of Black’s set-up. White instead relies on the fact that natural play should yield him a small but lasting advantage. Many great players of the past and the present have used and use this system successfully. The videos explaining the Mar del Plata Attack (which form the main part of this DVD) offer strategic guidance and show typical tactical ideas, while presenting a detailed, solid and aggressive repertoire.
Winning Against King's Indian with the Main Line - Mihail Marin
The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.
EBOOK - Starting Out - The French
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Grandmaster Series Chess set. It features a 3.25'' King with a 1.325'' diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. These Chessmen have been designed for those players looking for exceptionally well-crafted wooden Chessmen at a very reasonable price. Designed by the Maestro, it is without a doubt the most attractive yet durable set available on the market at this price point. We at the House of Staunton understand that not everyone can afford one of our luxury Chess sets, so we proudly offer the Grandmaster Series Chessmen for your consideration - A high-quality wooden Chessmen at a reasonable price!
The Grandmaster Series Gilded Chess Pieces - 3.25" King
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Here David analyzes the Gruenfeld which he considers is reaching its height of popularity. David examples a popular line the Russian Gruenfeld and the Anti-Gruenfeld where white plays F3 on move 3.
Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105
Lars Schandorff’s two volumes on 1.d4 were celebrated by reviewers and grandmasters. GM Simen Agdestein said: “I have recently been reading Lars Schandorff’s Playing 1.d4 books, thinking that it cannot possibly get more instructive than this.” Meanwhile, GM Boris Avrukh’s verdictwas simple: “Lars, I want to play your book.” Now Schandorff switches sides and offers a top-class Semi-Slav repertoire against 1.d4. TheSemi-Slav strikes the perfect balance of ambition and soundness, which has made it popular at every level up to and including the world championship. Black needs to know his stuff, but Schandorff is the ideal guide to make the learning process a pleasure.
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game
With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess.
Chess for Children
IMs Andrew Martin and Gary Lane have assemble a devastating array of shock weapons in the Sicilian Defense which will make you better prepared in the Sicilian than you ever had been before. You will not only beat your opponent but will knock him off his chair with some of the most amazing moves ever played in the Sicilian. There are lots of novelities and suprise traps, along with good lines for Black against the Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilian, and for White against the Najdorf.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
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.
Play Positional Chess Like a Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
The Struggle of Chess
The March 2016 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on the struggle that all chess players endure while trying to improve their Chess game. It also features stories of the 2015 London Classic and the resurgence of the Texas Tech Chess program,
Chess Life Magazine - March 2016 Issue
Wolff deals with attacks on the castled king and attacks on the king in the center, methods for provoking weaknesses in the opponent's position and how they can be exploited and attacked, and attacks involving the sacrifice of pawns and/or pieces.
Improve Your Chess DVD Series - How to Play Winning Attacks
Developed by the Royal Netherlands Chess Federation(KNSB), and taught with soaring success throughout Europe, the Dutch KNSB Scholastic Chess Course is hailed as ''the most innovative chess instructional program in the world''; and it is now available in the United States.
Learning Chess - Manual Step 2
The April 1996 Issue of Chess Life Magazine contains the 1996 Yearbook. There are also tournament reports on the Harvard Cup, the Pan-Am Intercollegiate, the Interplay U.S. Championship, and an article on Karpov making an appearance at the Disney Rapid Chess tournament.
CLEARANCE - Chess Life Magazine - April 1996 Issue
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On this DVD Garry Kasparov deals with the first phase. He recounts how he made it to the top in the years 1973 to 1985 and shows the key games which helped him become the world’s best player.
Mr. Kasparov - How I Became World Champion - Volume 1
The Art of the Half-Point in Chess
We have all seen games – and perhaps even played them – in which a difficult or lost game is salvaged by a brilliant drawing combination. In the early 1970s, Soviet International Master Leonid Verkhovsky collected some of the most fantastic draws ever played.
A survey of the modern Trompowski. GM James Plaskett assesses the development of theory in this system and explains new plans that the top players are now adopting. His favorite variations frequently involve gambit play by White.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 51 - Trompowski
In “Aggressive Chess Domination II”, GM Damian Lemos analyzes 4 awesome wins to reveal GM secrets that will make every move you play vastly more powerful and difficult for your opponent to face. Playing aggressive chess is part attitude, part strategy and part tactical solution and GM Lemos explains exactly what is required at each stage. Not only does he reveal all the key concepts – such as exchanging off your opponent’s best defender – he also shows how to flawlessly execute each one every time.
Aggressive Chess Domination II - EMPIRE CHESS
The flank attack is one of those sneaky ways of surrounding your opponent's forces and getting to your target fast! So, do we really need to master flank attacks to use them or protect ourselves from them effectively? The answer is a resounding ''Yes!''
Flank Attacks - Valeri Lilov
This Collection Includes: - A Modern Take on Nimzowitch - Steinitzian School of Defense - Keres Flowing Chess - Learn from Karpov - The Best of Reshevsky 12 Hours 22 Lectures
Intense Study of the Masters - 5 DVDs - Chess Lecture
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The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
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.
DEEP Rybka 4
Some of the most interesting lines in the King’s Gambit starting with 3 Nf3, especially concentrating ‘on the refutation of the King’s Gambit (Fisher)’ 3...g5. I have given the reader a full repertoire, that they can play with 3 Nf3, so all lines are covered. We also briefly look at the crazy 3 Be2 3 d4 and 3 Nc3.
King's Gambit - Simon Williams - VOL. 2
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
This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
The English Opening - Simon WIlliams - VOL. 2
An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
Play Winning Chess
This completes a comprehensive set of repertoire notes which equip Black players of the Sicilian for all levels of competition
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 113 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 2