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    Manuevering - The Art of Piece Play
    Finding the Best Squares for Your Pieces
    Catalog Code: B0095RE

    In this book, premier chess instructor and trainer Mark Dvoretsky examines one of the most important aspects of positional skill, namely the art of playing with pieces, of maneuvering and finding the best squares for your pieces.
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    Manuevering - The Art of Piece Play

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    Draw!
    The Art of the Half-Point in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0087RE

    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. 
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    Draw!

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    Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!
    New Edition of a Modern Classic
    Catalog Code: B0167NIC

    Grandmaster Mihai Suba, a former Romanian champion and Senior World Chess Champion, has updated his groundbreaking work and extended it with even more entertaining and witty lessons. The result is a thought-provoking and yet practical guide on chess strategy!
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    Dynamic Chess Strategy - 2016 Edition!

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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris
    Catalog Code: WIN0483CB

    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.
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    The Chess Player's Mating Guide - The King in the Centre - VOL. 1 - IM Robert Ris

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    The Power of Pawns
    Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners
    Catalog Code: B0166NIC

    Post-beginners should know the basic essentials of chess structures and that is what this modern training manual focuses on. Experienced chess teacher Grandmaster Jörg Hickl helps you to recognize the important characteristics of pawn structures, learn how you can and should develop your pieces, identify how you can improve your position and develop a plan of action. This book provides common sense guidance and Jörg Hickl uses practical examples to explain typical structures, strategies and plans. His tips and exercises are both highly enjoyable and to the point.
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    The Power of Pawns

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    Typical Mistakes by 1800-2000 Players - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0477CB

    GM Nicholas Pert about his DVD: “After the success of my previous DVD Typical mistakes by 1600-1900 players I decided to produce a follow up DVD aimed at players of a slightly higher level. The examples all come from games played by players with a rating between 1800 and 2100. This DVD offers slightly more complex material than the previous DVD, and will hopefully provide an insight into what I believe are the main errors which stop players of this level to be more successful."
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    Typical Mistakes by 1800-2000 Players - Nicholas Pert

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    CLEARANCE - Total Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: WIN0136CV

    This DVD collection of a compilation of 3 of Convekta's Best Selling Strategy Programs - Chess Strategy 3.0, Chess Guide for Club Players and Chess Guide for Intermediate Players.
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    Self Analysis - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 138
    Catalog Code: DVD0138CL

    Here IM Paschall analyzes his own games and all of the factors that played into the game progression. While walking through the games Bill gives you tools to build your own game analysis skills to study your own games and learn from them.
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    Self Analysis - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 138

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    Strategy of Piece Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 141
    Catalog Code: DVD0141CL

    How to make your own plans for dealing with ineffective pieces, creating effective pieces, generating power plays and planning your game from the start.
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    Strategy of Piece Play - Chess Lecture - Volume 141

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    Crushing Strategy - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0091EP

    If you want to improve your strategic play then it is important to study GM level strategic games with clear explanations. This was the inspiration for this Course from GM Damian Lemos, “Crushing Strategy”. Featuring 4 deeply analyzed games, GM Lemos reveals what the winners saw in the position that their opponent did not and the thinking process that allowed them to create a long-term strategy. It is this way of looking at the position and formulating a plan which will be of great help in taking the ambitious chess player’s game to the next level.
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    Crushing Strategy - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Positional Mastery - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0095EP

    To win games against strong players you need an extra set of skills to the usual attacking ideas. There are many careful players who will close the position or passively defend until you try something too optimistic, giving away material or making a concession which eventually allows them to win. Incredibly frustrating! To beat these guys you need to master the art of positional chess and that is exactly what GM Damian Lemos helps you achieve in “Positional Mastery”. By studying the textbook examples in this Course you will learn how to constantly ask questions of your opponent, forcing them to solve subtle problems until they make a mistake and you win.
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    Positional Mastery - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Powerful Positional Play - EMPIRE CHESS
    Maximize Your Positional Advantage
    Catalog Code: DVD0082EP

    Are you serious about becoming a strong, perhaps even titled, player? Positional chess understanding is what separates the great from the good. Imagine you’re in the last round of a major international tournament, half a point behind your opponent. A victory will guarantee 1st place and a $20,000 prize. As you play, everything on the board is clear to you. You play moves restricting your opponent until he can only shuffle his pieces back and forth whilst yours grow ever more powerful. When every piece is ideally placed, you smash open the position, your opponent defenceless. A short while later, he offers his hand in resignation and you know you’ve done it!
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    Powerful Positional Play - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Exploit Imbalances in Chess - EMPIRE CHESS
    Your Guide to Creative Chess
    Catalog Code: DVD0085EP

    It is the imbalances in chess that make for really exciting games. Whether it be exchanging a knight for 2 pawns or your Queen for 3 minor pieces, you will be reaching far more positions with winning chances than players who miss these opportunities. Understanding how to change the nature of the game with piece imbalances shows real chess insight and creativity and this 3 ½ hour DVD from FM Alisa Melekhina is a comprehensive course on how to do just that.
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    Exploit Imbalances in Chess - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Your Kingdom For My Horse
    When to Exchange in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0123BT

    This book, written by the hugely popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, is the only one that will help you up your game. He explains if you should exchange your bishop for a knight, which pair of bishops to exchange, when it's important to keep rooks on the board, and when to refuse any trade.
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    Your Kingdom For My Horse

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    Lessons with Grandmaster 3
    Strategic and Tactical Ideas in Modern Chess
    Catalog Code: B0412EM

    This is the third book in the highly acclaimed Lessons with a Grandmaster series. It bridges the gap between great player and amateur through a series of conversations between teacher, the renowned Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and student Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and amateur chess player. The lessons are based on Gulko’s own battles against fellow Grandmasters.
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    Lessons with Grandmaster 3

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    Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128
    by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0128CL

    Bryan takes us through various strategies for using Pawns in your game. Illustrated with real games the lectures cover topes of : Pawns In the attack, Petrosian's Pawn Artistry, Doubled Pawns and Weak Squares, Break the Rules Sometimes, Breaking Through the Pawn Chain.
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    Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128

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    Winning Chess Manouevres
    Strategic Ideas That Masters Never Fail to Find
    Catalog Code: B0156NIC

    Sarkhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players. He shows how masters generate ideas from the games of other masters: positional sacrifices, amazing counterplay concepts, unorthodox exchanges, winning with h2-h4, overcoming a blockade, the advantages of double pawns, the e5 pawn wedge, the uses of the queen-bishop battery, and much more.
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    Winning Chess Manouevres

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    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin
    Technique is Everything
    Catalog Code: WIN0458CB

    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original ''Basics of Winning Chess'', Andrew Martin is back with version 2.0 of his best-selling DVD. Chess has changed dramatically over the last decade and standards seem higher than ever. We must attempt to keep up! It is often said that the strongest players operate like machines. Once they get a winning position, they win it. Version 2.0 draws extensively from modern chess practice. Virtually all the games are instructive and of high quality. Nearly all are from recent times and many have notes, which you may use for extra study. It gives you a roadmap for improvement. The DVD will be particularly useful for players within the rating band 1200-2200. It is a tour of the modern game.”
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    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

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    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0459CB

    As the National Head Coach for the English Chess Federation I train many improving players, and see some typical mistakes that repeat themselves. In this DVD I have taken a large collection of games played by players, predominantly in the rating range 1600-1900, and I have looked for typical mistakes. Each theme has several examples to demonstrate typical mistakes, and there are various test throughout the DVD so that the viewer can try and find the best move in certain positions. This should be a great tool for players to use in order to improve their middlegame and endgame play. It will hopefully also highlight any areas that you need to work on in order to improve quickly. Enjoy the DVD!
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    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert

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    CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Strategy
    Catalog Code: WIN0055CV

    Pocket Chess Strategy is the first chess program to teach strategy and positional play on a Pocket PC.
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    CLEARANCE - Pocket Chess Strategy

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    Super GM's Guide to Positional Chess - EMPIRE CHESS
    Club Player's Manifesto
    Catalog Code: DVD0073EP

    This DVD consists of studying the strategic game, while acting as a guide for learning how Super GMs dominate positional chess. Over the course of these videos you will see master games explained in-depth by GM Lemos, placing emphasis on every move, explaining the motive and the distinct reasoning and thinking that causes GMs to make certain decisions.
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    Super GM's Guide to Positional Chess - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Ultra Deep Strategy Techniques of the Super GMs - EMPIRE CHESS
    Club Player's Manifesto
    Catalog Code: DVD0071EP

    This DVD shows us the secrets of chess strategy at the highest level through extensively-analyzed master games. Emphasizing the correct plans and ideas at every moment, it is a series for advanced players to complement their training with an aspect more difficult than tactics.
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    Ultra Deep Strategy Techniques of the Super GMs - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0451CB

    In chess, like in real life, one frequently faces temptations: to grab a pawn, to occupy an open file, to start a kingside attack and so on. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with all these ideas, but before undertaking such concrete actions, one should be sure the position is ripe for it. The second DVD deals with the middlegame positions where static factors play a determining part, permanently taking into account the inseparable dynamic and tactical elements. The videos are interactive, featuring training questions in the critical moments. You can further sharpen your skills with the included database, which contains games covering themes that correspond to the ideas presented on the DVD.
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    Power Strategy 2 - The Middlegame - Static Positions - Mihail Marin

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    Crash Test Chess - VOL. 1
    Using the Initiative
    Catalog Code: DVD0036OT

    In ''Using the Initiative'', Grandmaster Simon Williams explains the ideas behind his play in two of his games where the correct use of the initiative has proved critical. Follow Simon as he provides his audience with an essential insight into the working thought processes of a Grandmaster – a must for any chess enthusiast looking to improve!
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    Crash Test Chess - VOL. 1

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    Crash Test Chess - VOL. 2
    Thinking Outside of the Box
    Catalog Code: DVD0037OT

    In ''Thinking Outside of the Box'', Grandmaster Simon Williams explains how a viewer can improve their game by spotting unusual but very effective ideas. This includes strategic knight manoeuvres, clever bishop moves and other concepts that will be invaluable to any player wishing to improve their game.
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    Crash Test Chess - VOL. 2

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    Sokolov Explains Middlegame Pawn Structures
    with Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov
    Catalog Code: DVD0038OT

    Within this DVD the viewer will learn a great deal about Middlegame Pawn structures. Ivan looks at isolated pawns, symmetrical pawns and a vast array of other structures, whilst teaching us some valuable lessons. Ivan does this by first building up the position from its bare roots and then adding material, so each aspect of the position is understood.
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    Sokolov Explains Middlegame Pawn Structures

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    Improve Your Practical Play
    with Grandmaster Danny Gormally
    Catalog Code: DVD0039OT

    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.
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    Improve Your Practical Play

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    Chess Structures
    A Grandmaster Guide
    Catalog Code: B0107QT

    An in-depth study of the 28 most common structures in chess practice, it offers a carefully selected model games showing each structure’s main plans and ideas, Strategic patterns to observe and typical pitfalls to avoid and 50 positional exercises with detailed solutions
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    Chess Structures

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    Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
    Catalog Code: B0098QT

    In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.
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    Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

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    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0436CB

    Understanding how to use pawns and how to handle different pawn structures are important topics for young or improving players to consider. On this new ChessBase DVD, IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin investigates the notion that ‘pawns are the soul of chess’ and tries to explain exactly what this means. The effective use of pawns in the opening leads to the correct development of the pieces and a good game springs naturally from there. The pawn structure must be considered throughout the game and this is something that Martin also touches upon. The viewer will be treated to a tour of excellent games, both old and new, many from the period 2012-2014, which highlight key ideas about the correct use of pawns and from which one cannot fail to improve one’s technique. Thus this DVD is ideal for players below 1800 or indeed ambitious players of any level.
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    First Steps in Pawn Structures - Andrew Martin

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    Defend Like a Super Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0067EP

    Defend Like a Super Grandmaster with Maxim Dlugy is an instructional DVD focusing on how to play in difficult and sometimes losing positions. Maxim Dlugy looks at some of the most important games in his career, outlining various techniques in saving bad positions or defending positions where your opponent has the initiative. All the key moments in the games are examined and after watching the video you are ready to save and even win bad positions.
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    Defend Like a Super Grandmaster - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Converting Advantages - EMPIRE CHESS
    How To Convert Advantages in Chess
    Catalog Code: DVD0066EP

    The DVD is divided into 4 parts and is presented by FM Alisa Melekhina with an honest look at how she is striving to improve her own ability when 'Converting Advantages' as this in area she has struggled with in the past.
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    Converting Advantages - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Chess Training for Post-Beginners
    A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
    Catalog Code: B0143NIC

    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
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    Chess Training for Post-Beginners

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    Greatest Ever Chess Strategies
    Catalog Code: B0376EM

    Do you instinctively know what to do in every type of chess position or are you often uncertain about how to proceed? Wouldn't it be really useful to know the best chess strategies and to recognise when they should be used? In this book Sam Collins examines key games from both the classical and modern eras. He analyses the major strategic ideas that have stood the test of time and notes their considerable influence on his own games.
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    Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 19 - Understanding Your Chess Game With Pawn Structures
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0019RM

    Pawn structures are involved in all aspects of your chess game and are the most important part of strategic planning. Roman will guide you through all the various pawn structures and by understanding pawn structures you will be able to achieve better positions and dominate your chess games.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 19 - Understanding Your Chess Game With Pawn Structures

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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 20 - Step By Step Essential Maneuvering In Closed Positions
    Catalog Code: E-DVD0020RM

    Roman will take you step by step through several highly instructional games by the master of positional maneuvering, the late former world champion Tigran Petrosian. In order to achieve a higher level in chess it is essential to have maneuvering skills, planning, and the understanding of each position. Roman will teach you the skills you need to master the art of positional maneuvering in closed positions.
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    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 20 - Step By Step Essential Maneuvering In Closed Positions

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