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    A Repertoire for White in the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 183 - 2 DVDs
    Catalog Code: DVD0183CL

    The Ruy Lopez also known as The Spanish is a chess opening characterized by the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5. Named for a 16th century bishop Ruy Lopez de Segura. The Ruy Lopez has such a vast number of variations that in the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (ECO) all codes from C60 to C99 are assigned to them. Here Bryan goes over the variations for White
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    A Repertoire for White in the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 183 - 2 DVDs

    $49.95
    Carlsen in the Open - Chess Lecture - Volume 182
    Hosted by Grandmaster Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0182CL

    GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. In this series, we get to see how Carlsen deals with a variety of opponents, from amateur level players, to average grandmasters, to super-grandmasters. To begin with, we see his round one win against Bardur Birkisson.
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    Carlsen in the Open - Chess Lecture - Volume 182

    $19.95
    A New Idea for Black in the Grunfeld Stockholm Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 181
    Hosted by International Master Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0181CL

    Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, 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. In this series Bill expertly examines a new idea in a main line. Theory starts now with this variation. First seen play in 2017.
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    A New Idea for Black in the Grunfeld Stockholm Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 181

    $19.95
    Lessons From My Komodo Match - Chess Lecture - Volume 180
    Hosted by Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0180CL

    Komodo is a commercial chess engine that is consistently ranked near the top of most major chess engine rating lists. It heavily relies on board evaluation rather than depth, and thus has a distinctive positional style. Its forte is to play when there is nothing to play. On this DVD, Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn plays 4 rounds with the silicon monster showing us his games and the insight he gained while playing against Komodo.
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    Lessons From My Komodo Match - Chess Lecture - Volume 180

    $19.95
    The Rise of the Italian Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 179
    Catalog Code: DVD0179CL

    The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: 1.e4 e5, 2. NF3 Nc6, 3. Bc4 Part of the large family of Open Games or Double King's Pawn Games the Italian game is one of the oldest recorded chess openings. Here IM Paschall shows us examples of how it is rising again in popularity and used effectively in modern grandmaster games.
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    The Rise of the Italian Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 179

    $19.95
    Petrosian on the King's Indian Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 178 - 2 DVDs
    Catalog Code: DVD0178CL

    IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Bolyston Chess Club Champion 2002, 2 time Massachusetts Champion, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open Champion and has defeated more than 20 IGM's in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.
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    Petrosian on the King's Indian Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 178 - 2 DVDs

    $49.95
    The Young Nimzowitsch - Chess Lecture - Volume 177
    Presented by : IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0177CL

    IM William Paschall reviews 2 amazing early games of Nimzowitch when he was playing in the classic style and before he became a hyper modern master.
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    The Young Nimzowitsch - Chess Lecture - Volume 177

    $15.95
    The Dzindzi Indian Repertoire - Chess Lecture - Volume 176
    Presented by : IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0176CL

    It is said that the Dzindzi Indian looks like a strange cocktail of the Benoni, Dutch and Nimzo-Indian! The key to the Dzinzi is that Black gives up the prized dark square bishop to weaken Whites pawn structure. Black's decision to capture on c3 unbalances the position in a way he couldn't hope to do otherwise, and for this reason the Dzindzi-Indian is an effective line to play as Black if you are desperate to win. Daviid shows us different game progressions and shows us how to use the Dzindzi to our advantage.
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    The Dzindzi Indian Repertoire - Chess Lecture - Volume 176

    $19.95
    Terrific Teens - Chess Lecture - Volume 175
    Presented by : LM Dana Mackenzie
    Catalog Code: DVD0175CL

    Life Master Dana Mackenzie reviews games of some of the up and coming top teen players.
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    Terrific Teens - Chess Lecture - Volume 175

    $19.95
    Learning Strategy and Prophylactic Thinking from the Best! - Chess Lecture - Volume 174
    Presented by : GM Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0174CL

    Learn about strategy with prophylactic thinking as Eugene examines games by one of the best chess coaches of prophylactic thinking Mark Dvoretzky and two of his students. The second lecture is a game from a student of Dvoretzky GM Sergey Dolmatov. The third lecture is another one of Dvoretsky’s students GM Artur Yusupov who is also a world renowned chess coach and an expert at prophylactic thinking and among the world’s best.
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    Learning Strategy and Prophylactic Thinking from the Best! - Chess Lecture - Volume 174

    $19.95
    Tony Miles Lives - Chess Lecture - Volume 173
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0173CL

    Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess Grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the-board play. Miles was very influential in modern chess. His creativity in the openings was legendary his creativity n general was legendary. In this DVD tribute to Miles Bill explores 3 of Miles legendary games
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    Tony Miles Lives - Chess Lecture - Volume 173

    $19.95
    Power in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 172 - 2 DVDs
    Presented by : IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0172CL

    IM Lilov illustrates essential skills for superior play with grandmasters games. Lectures include: The Power of the Piece Formation in the Center The Power of the Piece Formation in the Center The Power of Preparation The Power of Preparation II The Power of Centralization The Power of Machine The Power of Coordination The Power of Coordination II The Power of Coordination III The Power of Center Control
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    Power in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 172 - 2 DVDs

    $49.95
    Essential Strategic Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 171
    Presented by: IM William Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0171CL

    A study in concrete ideas in chess that are strategic and fundamental. Included are lectures on The Minority Attack, Blockade, Isolated Queen Pawn, Principal of Two Weaknesses and Strongpoint.
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    Essential Strategic Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 171

    $19.95
    Studies in: Bishops - Chess Lecture - Volume 169 - 2 DVDs
    Presented by : GM Jesse Kraai - IM Valerie Lilov - IM Bill Paschall - IM David Vigoritto - FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0169CL

    More experienced players understand the power of the bishop. Bishops usually gain in relative strength towards the endgame as pieces are captured and more lines become available on the board. A bishop can easily influence both wings of the board simultaneously. In an open endgame, a pair of bishops is decidedly superior to either a bishop and a knight, or two knights. A player possessing a pair of bishops has a strategic weapon in the form of a long-term threat to trade down to an advantageous endgame.
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    Studies in: Bishops - Chess Lecture - Volume 169 - 2 DVDs

    $49.95
    Studies in: Bishop Pairs - Chess Lecture - Volume 170
    Presented by: GM Eugene Perelshteyn, FM Dennis Monokroussos and IM Mark Diesen
    Catalog Code: DVD0170CL

    A pair of bishops is decidedly superior to either a bishop and a knight, or two knights. A player possessing a pair of bishops has a strategic weapon in the form of a long-term threat to trade down to an advantageous endgame.
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    Studies in: Bishop Pairs - Chess Lecture - Volume 170

    $19.95
    Kramnik vs Deep Fritz - Chess Lecture - Volume 168
    By the Masters of ChessLecture.com
    Catalog Code: DVD0168CL

    ChessLecture masters GM Jesse Kraai, IM Bill Paschall and IM David Vigorito analyze the limitations of the computer and Kramnik’s steering of games into the computers limitations of this historical event.
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    Kramnik vs Deep Fritz - Chess Lecture - Volume 168

    $19.95
    Botvinnik and the Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 167
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0167CL

    Those who play the Gruenfeld defense knew that it could turn into a nightmare in an instant. The Gruenfeld steals the diagonal play from white because black’s dark bishop has a target in the center. Botvinnik went on to master the Gruenfeld and even wrote a book about it. Here IM Paschall takes us through Botvinniks games in the Gruenfeld as both black and white.
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    Botvinnik and the Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 167

    $19.95
    Taking Out the Trash - Chess Lecture - Volume 166
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0166CL

    IM David Vigorito explains several openings that are seen at club level play and not beyond. David goes into detail as to why that is, why these openings are ultimately unsound and explains what players might do instead.
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    Taking Out the Trash - Chess Lecture - Volume 166

    $19.95
    Danger of Playing Strategically Risky Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 165
    Presented by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0165CL

    Eugene shares his thoughts through experience over the board in his own games. Here he examines games in both The Dutch and the Sozin Sicilian.
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    Danger of Playing Strategically Risky Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 165

    $15.95
    Classic Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 161
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0161CL

    Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. Karpov played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. Karpov kept the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules.
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    Classic Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 161

    $19.95
    Mohr Flohr! - Chess Lecture - Volume 163
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0163CL

    Salomon Flohr (November 21, 1908 – July 18, 1983) was a leading Czech chess grandmaster of the mid-20th century and became a national hero in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. He dominated many chess tournaments of the pre-World War II years, and by the late 1930s was considered a contender for the World Championship. He was known for his clear strategic play and excellent endgame technique that secured him many notable victories.
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    Mohr Flohr! - Chess Lecture - Volume 163

    $19.95
    Studies in: Richter-Veresov Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 164
    Presented by LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0164CL

    The Richter–Veresov Attack (or Veresov Opening) is a chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. d4 d5, 2. Nc3 Nf6, 3. Bg5! The opening dates back as far as the game Marshall-Wolf, Monte Carlo 1902. In modern play it has been used by Spassky, Tal, Smyslov, Bronstein, Larsen and even Karpov.
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    Studies in: Richter-Veresov Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 164

    $19.95
    The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162
    Presented by IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0162CL

    International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen shows you the “unknown side of Garry Kasparov” through his early games against others who also went on to become well known grandmasters.
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    The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162

    $15.95
    Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0160CL

    Rook endings are among the most difficult in chess. Rook and Pawn endings have their own special rules and a special way of calculation. Bryan examines various rook endings resulting from different openings played through to conclusion. Learn what to think about and step by step how to assess the board.
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    Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs

    $49.95
    The Stunning Traxler Counter Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 159
    Presented by IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0159CL

    Karel Traxler was a Czech chess master and a composer of chess problems, best known for the hyper-aggressive variation named after him, the Traxler Variation in the Two Knights Defense. This DVD takes you through the Traxler and its variations in both theory and practice.
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    The Stunning Traxler Counter Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 159

    $19.95
    An Introduction to Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 158
    Presented by GMs Kraii, Kritz and Perelshteyn
    Catalog Code: DVD0158CL

    Get a thorough introduction to The King’s Indian Attack, Benko Gambit, Accelerated Dragon, Trompowski, Berlin Wall, The Old Indian, Nimzo 4.Qc2 Nc6 for Black.
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    An Introduction to Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 158

    $19.95
    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0157CL

    Learn an aggressive and effective repertoire against the Sicilian Kan, Najdorf, Dragon, and Classical variations of the Sicilian. Bryan explains the variations that arise in great detail and shows you how to counter.
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    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157

    $19.95
    Important Principles in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 156
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0156CL

    Discover the importance of doubled pawns, how to exploit your opponents weak squares, coordination between pieces, generating opening plans and gambits.
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    Important Principles in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 156

    $19.95
    Ideas in the Modern Benoni - Chess Lecture - Volume 155
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0155CL

    The Modern Benoni is a very dynamic opening very popular at club level and is still unrefuted. The modern Benoni is a chess opening with the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6.and is classified under the ECO codes A60–A79. After the initial moves, Black proceeds to capture on d5, creating a majority of black pawns on the queenside. 
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    Ideas in the Modern Benoni - Chess Lecture - Volume 155

    $19.95
    Nimzo Indian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 154
    Presented by IM David Vigorito
    Catalog Code: DVD0154CL

    David walks us through a series of theoretical positions in the Nimzo and explains the possibilities and opportunities and what to look for in the four main responses for White. In the fifth lecture David examines a game in the Nimzo between Magnus Carlsen vs. Viswanathan Anand and explains the brilliant action in play.
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    Nimzo Indian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 154

    $19.95
    Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153
    Presented by FM Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0153CL

    Paul Keres was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess author. Keres was among the world’s top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. during which he narrowly missed a chance at a world championship match on five occasions. on this DVD, FM Monokrooussos has chosen one of Keres' stellar games from each decade of his career.
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    Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153

    $19.95
    Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151
    Presented by International Master Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0151CL

    Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess Grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the- board play. Miles was very influential in modern chess. His creativity in the openings was legendary his creativity in general was legendary. On this DVD, IM Paschall explores 5 of Tony Mile's most amazing games with Hypermodern lines.
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    Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151

    $19.95
    The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0152CL

    In this DVD series Bryan examines in depth 8 of Fischer’s amazing matches and explains them in detail.
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    The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152

    $49.95
    Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith, IM David Vigorito, FM Dennis Monokroussos, LM Dana Mackenzie and IM Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: DVD0150CL

    The Vienna Game is an chess opening that begins with the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 The original idea behind the Vienna Game was to play a delayed King’s Gambit with f4. In modern play White often plays more quietly (for example by fianchetto his king's bishop with g3 and Bg2). This DVD covers several variations of the Vienna game including the Mieses and Frankenstein-Dracula Variation. IM Vigorito goes into all of the reasons why you may not want to play the Vienna game.
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    Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150

    $19.95
    Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148
    Catalog Code: DVD0148CL

    The Ragozin Variation (ECO code D37–D39) occurs after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4. An important line in this variation is the Vienna variation where the game continues: 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4. On this DVD, the host covers D38 sometimes called the Alekhine Variation.
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    Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148

    $49.95
    Great Tragedies in Chess History - Chess Lecture - Volume 149
    Catalog Code: DVD0149CL

    FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussous explores amazing games throughout history that end in tragedy for the master that appeared to be winning. Games with Chigorin vs Steinitz, Botvinnik vs Bronstein, Benko vs Kerres, Lasker vs Blackburne.
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    Great Tragedies in Chess History - Chess Lecture - Volume 149

    $19.95

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