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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
The Modern Stonewall Dutch is an ideal opening for club players, offering Black the twin values of solidity and dynamism. The Stonewall has been tested extensively at Grandmaster level and has passed every test with flying colors. Black's set-up is sturdy and solid, but most certainly not passive.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 93 - The Modern Stonewall Dutch
Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
A pawn is said to be poisoned because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage and or the loss of material l. The best known of these is a line of the Sicillian Defense, Najdorf Variation. One of the pioneers of this line was David Bronstein, who tied the 1951World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik 12–12.
E-DVD The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
The Benko Gambit offers Black clear-cut attacking territory without having to memorize mountains of theory. This Benko video volume covers lines in which White declines the gambit pawn.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 13 - Benko Gambit Declined
White playing the Queen's Gambit can make it very versatile. On this DVD, Roman will bring you a variety of plans using highly instructional games. Using his own games as well as other top GM's, Roman will teach you different ways to play one of the oldest Versatile Openings to date.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 111 - Highly Instructionial Games in The Queen's Gambit Declined
By IM Bill Paschall
José Raúl Capablanca was a Cuban chess player and World Chess Champion from 1921 to 1927. Renowned as one of the greatest players of all time, Capablanca had exceptional endgame skill and clarity of thought that contributed to his exceptional speed of play. Over time his achievements in the chess world and mastery over the board and due to his relatively simple and direct style of play he was nicknamed the ''Human Chess Machine''.
E-DVD Capablanca in the Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 61
This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. He spends one hour on the topic of The Dragons Accelerated Return and another hour on The Dragons Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact, the Endgames are more essential to learn than Openings. In Lesson 1 of this DVD, Susan will cover all the essential Rook Endgames, including: Rook vs. one Pawn, Rook vs. two connected Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, Rook vs. Knight, the Philidor and Lucena positions, Multi-pawn Endgames, Rook and Bishop vs. Rook, Rook vs one Pawn and two Pawns, Rook vs. Bishop, and Rook and Pawn vs. Rook.
E-DVD WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 9 - Essential Basic Endgames - PART 2
By IM David Vigorito
IM Vigorito reviews games from two tournaments Carlsen participated in before he became the World Champion.
E-DVD - Carlsen's Black Magic & Carlsen in Baku - Chess Lecture - Volume 30
On this DVD, Roman will show you brilliant positional squeezes in the endgame. These highly instructional endgames were played on the highest level but are very easy to understand, so you can apply these ideas and concepts to your own games. Some examples will cover good versus bad Knights, opposite color Bishops, the "passive" Rook and more.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 47 - The Most Brilliant Squeezes Ever in the Endgame
The vast majority of chessplayers play for fun; for them chess is enjoyment and not a professional endeavour. If you are running aground against 1 e4 e5 , then why not try the sharp Vienna Gambits suggested by IM Andrew Martin on this DVD? Pressure is brought to bear on Black in unusual ways at an early stage and there is nothing more enjoyable than getting on to the attack early with White and watching the opponent struggle.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - Volume 159 - Vienna Gambit
This is one of the most instructional DVDs Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as coaches. The Russian school of Chess has produced, through a formula of methods and patterns, some of the greatest players of all time. In Part II, Roman covers, step-by-step, the fundamental principles of the Russian School of chess
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 63 - Russian School of Chess - PART 2
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
On Part 2, GM Roman and World Computer Champion Rybka bring you more innovative and original theory for the positionally enriched Nf3, e3 variation of the Semi-Slav defense. Roman easily explains the strategic points, new ideas and how to play this active positional opening.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 79 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense Explained - PART 2
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
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played in the Scandinavian Nf6 and the Center-Counter Qxd5. The games includes are very typical of the opening and are extremely helpful for players of all levels.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 95 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Scandinavian Nf6 & Qxd5 Center Counter Player
Hosted by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai explains how to use the old Russian rule set to evaluate Tempo in chess. What is Tempi or Tempo in Chess? “The gaining or losing of time and effectiveness relative to one's continued mobility or developing position, especially with respect to the number of moves required to gain an objective: Black gained a tempo”.
E-DVD A Pawn is Worth Three Tempi - Chess Lecture - Volume 94
With Roman's help, you will have the ability to recognize tactical themes, patterns and combinations, enabling you to use them to win your own games. Roman will guide you through a variety of different themes, mating nets and opening sacrifices that will materialize out of nowhere.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 15 - Improve your Combinational Preparation and Tactical Skills - PART 2
Add a dash of poison to the Caro's known virtues with GM Nigel Davies. Of all Black's defenses to 1.e4, nothing is more solid than the Caro-Kann. A favorite of World Champions Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian, and Karpov, it has now attracted a new generation of young GMs such as Adams, Dautov and Leko
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 18 - Caro-Kann
Senior FIDE Trainer and International Master Andrew Martin chooses easy-to-understand key ideas to help you improve. Adopt his virtual recommendations and you will find your game improving quicker than you ever thought possible.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 114 - 10 Easy Ways to Get Better at Chess - Novice
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
Benoni expert GM Chris Ward reveals plenty of secret home preparation as he presents Black's best lines after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5. There's nothing quite like the high stakes Benoni to knock 1. d4 players off-balance. The perfect choice for those who like action-packed chess.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 34 - Modern Benoni
Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
E-DVD LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
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 50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik - 4 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 24
The Torre Attack gives White the opportunity to build up a promising position with terrific latent attacking potential. White dictates the play from move 3 with this positionally well-motivated system. Even players like Karpov and Anand have been caught off guard by surprise Torre onslaughts!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 50 - Torre Attack
The Fajarowicz Gambit suffers from a dubious reputation, but as FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin shows, that assessment is not justified at all. If Black shows common sense and a knowledge of the variations, then he may well get a very good or even winning position right out of the opening. The unorthodox Fajarowicz Gambit is perfect for all those who enjoy chess and wish to explore the tactical richness of our noble game.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - Volume 163 - Crushing Opening Traps
We all enjoy an attack against the enemy king. However, at this moment a dangerous feeling of invincibility creeps over us. Here, Danny King helps you to build up an attack from a sound basis and spotlight the vital weaknesses around your opponent's king.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 66 - Better Chess Now Attack With Confidence
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
In this DVD series Bryan examines in depth 8 of Fischer’s amazing matches and explains them in detail.
E-DVD The Clear Play of Bobby Fischer - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 152
The Sveshnikov Sicilian is one of the most sharpest and heavily-analysed of opening systems, yet it can be played successfully by the average player.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 82 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 1
Hosted by GM Leonid Kritz
GM Kritz outlines several variations of the Queens’s Indian including The Main line and the Main Modern Line. Including 4.g3. Plan 4....Ba6.5.b3 b5 The Queen's Indian is regarded as the sister opening of the Nimzo-Indian, since both openings aim to impede White's efforts to gain full control of the center by playing e2–e4.
E-DVD Queen's Indian - Theory and Practice - 4.g3, Plan 4.. Ba6, 5. b3 b5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 125
The ...a6 Slav may be a relative newcomer to the world scene but Shirov, Anand and Sokolov have already refined it into a vicious weapon. In this video GM James Plaskett unveils a host of fiendish but subtle ideas to derail your opponents. A little move with a sting in the tail!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 2 - a6 Slav
The Grunfeld is a fluid and dynamic Black opening, ideally suited to the needs of the attacking club player. Many World Champions have used the Grunfeld, including Botvinnik,Smyslov,Fischer, Kasparov and Anand.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 98 - The Grunfeld for the Club Player VOLUME 1
by GM Kraii, GM Perelshteyn, FM Monokroussos, IM Vigorito
Vasily Smyslov was a Soviet and Russian grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He redefined chess post WW2. He was a candidate for the World Chess on eight occasions. Smyslov twice tied for first at the Soviet Championship (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals. He is known for his fantastic endgames, very dynamic sense over the board and intuitive sense of harmony. Modern champions that follow his style are Carlsen and Kramnik. Here the masters of ChessLecture review his brilliance and style in a series of stunning games.
E-DVD - A Tribute to Smyslov - Chess Lecture - Volume 88
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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 20 - Step By Step Essential Maneuvering In Closed Positions
On this latest and all-new DVD for Foxy Openings, FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin shows antidotes to all of the most commonly-played gambits after 1 e4 and suggests that there is nothing to fear after all, as long as you treat these openings with respect.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 119 - Anti-Gambit Guide for 1. e4
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