Chess eDVDs (Download)
Watching these videos will help you improve your tactical sense, your visualization skills, and your general understanding of the game; all things that ultimately will boost your rating!
E-DVD - Puzzles 2.0 - Chess Coach Dan Heisman
In all the videos, Ron takes the utmost care in bringing up and using the most instructive rook endgames ever played. Historical games by the likes of Capablanca, Rubenstein, Botvinnik and Fischer. Modern masterpieces by Kramnik, Polgar, Magnus and simpler games from his own students played on the ICC.
E-DVD - Rook Endgames - GM Ron Henley
We’ve taken 3.5 hours of premium coaching from our iChess Club exclusive Video Encyclopedia of Chess Openings vault and put them together in this cutting-edge course…
E-DVD - VECO - Vol. 1 - The English Opening
The Trompowsky Attack with 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 - named after the Brazilian master Octavio Trompowsky (1897 - 1984) is a great choice to maintain the surprise factor in your opening arsenal and use it when you might feel your game is getting predictable.
E-DVD - The Trompowsky Attack Package
The aim of this course is to give you a full understanding of the typical tactical and strategic themes in the Bb5 Sicilian, as well as to practice them in the included quizzes featuring carefully selected test positions.
E-DVD - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier - The Bb5 Sicilian - IM Lawrence Trent
Learn Chess The Right Way In 15 Minutes A Week
To be the parent or coach of a young chess player is a wonderful feeling… Playing chess raises a child’s IQ, improves math skills, develops critical thinking…and gives them a ton of joy as well! But what’s the best way to teach them so that they not only enjoy the game, but also reach the full depth of their potential? Imagine watching your clever little chess nut gradually become smarter, do much better at school, win the occasional chess tournament — AND have tons of fun!
E-DVD The Susan Polgar Method for Scholastic Chess - Volume 1
Presented by : IM David Vigorito
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.
E-DVD The Dzindzi Indian Repertoire - Chess Lecture - Volume 176
LM Dana Mackenzie
Life Master Dana Mackenzie explains a system that he developed originally to defeat the computer program ''Fritz.'' It was also played by Swedish correspondence player Arne Bryntse in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, Mackenzie's victory over IM David Pruess in 2006 is believed to be the first appearance of the Bryntse Gambit in an over-the-board master game.
E-DVD Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Kraai explains how white can use an often underestimated variation for white against the trendy Slav. This line definitely contains a drop of poison! Used by such top players as : Gm's Lajos Portisch and Vadim Milov,, to crack the defenses of Black's most popular Defense to the Queen's Gambit.
E-DVD The Exchange Slav for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 72
Hosted by IM Attila Turzo
The Pirc Defense sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defense normally refers to the opening 1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6. It is named after the Slovenian International Grandmaster Vasja Pirc.
E-DVD Basic Ideas Behind the Pirc Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 97
by IM Bill Paschall
The English derives its name from the English (unofficial) World Champion, Howard Staunton (1843). The English has caught on in the twentieth century and is now recognized as a solid opening that may be used to reach both classical and hypermodern positions. Although many lines of the English have a distinct character, the opening is often used as a transpositional device in much the same way as 1.Nf3 – to avoid such highly regarded responses to 1.d4 as the Nimzo-Indian and Grunfeld defences – and is considered reliable and flexible.
E-DVD A Complete System for Black Against the English Opening - Chess Lecture - Volume 65
International Master Bryan Smith explains strategies to beat one of the oldest defenses.
E-DVD A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - Chess Lecture - Volume 29
by GM Jesse Kraai and GM Bryan Smith
John Cochrane was a strong nineteenth century Scottish chess master ranked only below the well-known Howard Staunton the designer of modern chess pieces. Cochrane was known name in the Calcutta chess club as he played there while he lived in India. The first appearance of the Cochrane gambit against the Petrov's defense was in 1848 against an Indian master Mohishunder Bannerjee.
E-DVD How to Beat the Petrov with the Cochrane Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 134
by GM Bryan Smith
Examine the brilliance of Karpov with GM Bryan Smith. Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Karpov is known for a well rounded style, and as a practical player, strategist and positional player.
E-DVD Learn from Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 93
by IM Bill Paschall
Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian and then American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. One of the most dominant players in the history of the game, Steinitz was unbeaten in over 25 years of match play.
E-DVD Steinitzian School of Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume. 54
by GM Jesse Kraai
Excellent! This wonderful video tells you a few very fundamental things about the french that the opening Books ignore. Very Good! I think this lesson alone is worth the monthly fee! I beat my club's champion last week who tried Qg4 against me...thanks Jesse!
E-DVD Insights into The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 20
GM Gareev blasting through The 2012 North American Open scoring 8 out of 9 points and achieving a 2890 Fide performance rating!! This DVD is a step by step guide to improve Your chess and reach your desired goals. GM Gareev will explain his thought process in tournament play, analysis and a lesson plan on concepts, tactics and strategies that will improve your game and give you a road map on thinking and playing like a GrandMaster. Openings covered Queens Indian, Pirc, Grunfeld, Queens Gambit Accepted & Declined, Hedgehog, Exchange Ruy Lopez, Tactical Ideas in The Italian Game
E-DVD - FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 144 - Easy to Learn Step by Step Strategies On How to Think and Play Like A GrandMaster
Hosted by the Masters of ChessLecture
Petrov's Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Game and Russian Defence) is a chess opening characterized by the following moves: 1. E4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 Though it has a reputation for being dull, the Petrov offers many possibilities for Black. Grandmasters Karpov, Yusupov, Smyslov, Marshall, Krammik and Pillsbury have frequently played the Petrov as Black.
E-DVD Studies in: The Petrov Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 129
by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
GM Jesse Kraai gets us over the tired notion that everything worth playing has already been played. In this series Jesse reviews how to use 1 b6… against various openings including Reti Nf3 b6, English Defense 1.d4 e6 3.c4 b6, Kings Pawn 1.e4, English 1.c4 and the Birds 1.f4.
E-DVD The B6 Files - A Hypermodern System Aiming To Attack the Center from the Sides - Chess Lecture - Volume 121
by LM Dana Mackenzie
Life Master Dana Mackenzie introduces us to the amazing games of some regional legends, including FIDE Master John Curdo, best known for winning the Massachusetts State Championship 17 times; FIDE Master Curt Justin Brasket, sixteen-time State Champion for his home state of Minnesota; FIDE Master Orest Popovych, 4 time New Jersey State Champion; International Master William Martz, the highest rated player from Wisconsin for almost 20 years and holds the USCF record of 104 for the most consecutive rated games without a loss; and Life Master Brian Wall, 5 time winner or tied for the Colorado State Championships.
E-DVD Awesome State Champions - Chess Lecture - Volume 86
by IM John Watson
The French Defense: Guimard Variation is a chess opening 3... Nc6 is known as the Guimard Variation: after 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 Black will exchange White's cramping e-pawn next move by ...f6. However, Black does not exert any pressure on d4 because he cannot play ...c5, so White should maintain a slight advantage, with 6. Be2 or 6. Nb3.Grandmaster Guimard was a 3 time chess champion in Argentina.
E-DVD The French Defense: Guimard Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 55
By GM Eugene Pereshteyn
Founded in 2005 ChessLecture.com is one of the largest chess instructional libraries in the world. Our lectures are created and presented by Grand Masters, International Masters and National Masters and contain excellent instruction by experienced players for the chess enthusiast.
E-DVD How to Face Unorthodox Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 15
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
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.
E-DVD Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs
by IM Bill Paschall
Bill explains opening concepts in abstract and then shows several concrete examples of new ways to apply openings to keep your opponent on edge. Bill also discusses his philosophy on creative openings and how to look for new material to add to your own pe
E-DVD Creative Opening Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 118
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
White builds up a large pawn center and gains a spatial advantage. Black develops quickly, then works to undermine White's center with a Pawn attack. Black must strike quickly to try and open the position before White can consolidate the space advantage that his center has gained him.
E-DVD King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 82
By GM Bryan Smith
International Master Bryan Smith explains Nimzo Indian Defense strategies with real games. This hypermodern opening was developed by Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch who introduced it to master-level chess in the early 20th century. Unlike most Indian openings the NimzoIndian does not involve an immediate fianchetto, although Black often follows up with ...b6 and ...Bb7. By pinning White's knight Black prevents the threatened 4.e4 and seeks to inflict doubled pawns on White. White will attempt to create a pawn centre and develop his pieces to prepare for an assault on the Black position.
E-DVD Nimzo-Indian Patterns - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 46
By LM Dana Mackenzie
NM Dana Mackenzie examines amateur games and gives his thoughts and strategies behind pivotal game moments.
E-DVD Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 8
Presented by IM David Vigorito
Discover the importance of doubled pawns, how to exploit your opponents weak squares, coordination between pieces, generating opening plans and gambits.
E-DVD Important Principles in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 156
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
GM Perelshtyen shows how to employ the Exchange Variation as he often has at the GM Level. The Exchange Variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 is a very subtle line for white to fight for a long-term positional advantage based on a rapid development of your two bishops that will make it very difficult in turn for black to develop his bishops to active diagonals.
E-DVD The Caro-Kann Exchange Variation from White's Perspective - Chess Lecture Volume 112
By LM Dana Mackenzie
LM Dr. Dana Mackenzie is a USCF Life Master, a PhD mathematician, and an award-winning mathematics, science journalist and author. LM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ''Fischer boom'' of 1971-72 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985 & 1987, he became a master in 1988. Mackenzie now lives in Santa Cruz, CA and runs a chess club for kids at the local library. His passion for chess and his enthusiasm for teaching is unmistakable.
E-DVD Tactical Motifs 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 40
by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the U.S. Championship from 2002-2006.
E-DVD Step by Step Training Guide - in 5 Steps, Beginner to 1600 - Chess Lecture - Volume 2
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.
E-DVD Studies in The Vienna Game - Chess Lecture - Volume 150
Hosted by IM David Vigorito
In the Catalan opening, White adopts a combination of the Queen’s Gambit and Reti Opening. White plays d4 and c4 and fianchettos the white bishop on g2. A common opening sequence is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3. The Catalan derives its name from Catalonia—a nation inside of Spain. Used by Kramnik three times in the World Chess Championship in 2006, the Catalan has recently gained a good deal of attention by high-level GMs. It was also played four times by Anand in the World Chess Championship in 2010 against Topalov, Vigorito explains that game and others in this DVD.
E-DVD Opening Trends 3 - The Catalan - Chess Lecture - Volume 103
by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai shows you the ins and outs of the Fried Liver Attack for beginners all the way up through how advanced players can use this to their advantage. He then goes on to show you how it was employed in 2 high profile games. Jesse says, “The Fried Liver is not just for beginners!”
E-DVD Fried Liver and Variations, Theory and Examples - Chess Lecture - Volume 70
by IM Valeri Lilov
IM Valeri Lilov is a young chess talent from the small European country of Bulgaria. He currently resides in Varna, Bulgaria and works hard in the field of practical chess and chess pedagogy.
E-DVD - Positional Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 35
The Stonewall defense or attack is a variation of the Queen’s Pawn Game, and is generally characterized by White playing his pawns to d4 & e3, playing Bd3, Nd2, and then playing Pawns to c3 and then f4; although the moves are not always played in that order. The Stonewall is a system White heads for a very specific Pawn formation, rather than try to memorize long lines of different variations.
E-DVD Studies in: The Stonewall - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 143