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Presented by : GM Eugene Perelshteyn
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.
E-DVD Learning Strategy and Prophylactic Thinking from the Best! - Chess Lecture - Volume 174
Presented by : IM Bill Paschall
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.
E-DVD The Young Nimzowitsch - Chess Lecture - Volume 177
Presented by : LM Dana Mackenzie
Life Master Dana Mackenzie reviews games of some of the up and coming top teen players.
E-DVD Terrific Teens - Chess Lecture - Volume 175
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.
E-DVD Essential Strategic Concepts - Chess Lecture - Volume 171
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.
E-DVD Danger of Playing Strategically Risky Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 165
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.
E-DVD Botvinnik and the Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 167
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.
E-DVD Studies in: Bishops - Chess Lecture - Volume 169 - 2 DVDs
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.
E-DVD Studies in: Richter-Veresov Attack - Chess Lecture - Volume 164
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.
E-DVD Taking Out the Trash - Chess Lecture - Volume 166
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.
E-DVD Kramnik vs Deep Fritz - Chess Lecture - Volume 168
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.
E-DVD Classic Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 161