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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
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 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
By IM David Vigorito
M David Vigorito gives an overview of what to do when a game goes outside theory, beyond tactics and you are over the board and on your own. Over a series of three example games he delves into what the considerations are on the board and how to make decisions.
E-DVD Decision Making - Chess Lecture - Volume 44
by IM David Vigorito
IM David Vigorito explains many variations of the Kings Indian including: Classical, Saemisch, Fianchetto, Four Pawns Attack, Averbach and Hungarian Variation.
E-DVD King's Indian for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 26
By LM Dana Mackenzie
LM Dana Mackenzie examines amateur games and gives his thoughts and strategies behind pivotal game moments.
E-DVD Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 2 - Chess Lecture - Volume 7
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 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 42
With GM Eugene Perelshteyn, GM Bryan Smith, LM Dana Mackenzie, and IM Bill Paschall
Alekhine's Defense is a hyper-modern chess opening that begins with the moves: 1.e4 NF6. This bizarre defense, introduced by the chess champion Alekhine and later practiced by Gruenfeld, is the extreme in hyper-modern openings because of its unbalanced nature provoking a weakness in White's center pawns.
E-DVD Studies in: Alekhine's Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 145
The Sicilian is known as the “Cadillac or Rolls Royce'' of chess openings. The Najdorf version of the opening is named after the Polish-Argentine Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf. Over the years many players have lived by the Najdorf most notably Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. The Najdorf begins: 1. E4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 NF6 5. Nc3 a6 David takes us through several variations including 6.g3, 6.Bg5, and several lines of play for Black with modern twists.
E-DVD Studies in: The Najdorf Sicilian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 130
Hosted by IM Bill Paschall
Alexander Alekhine a Russian World Chess Champion is often considered one of the greatest chess players ever. He became the fourth World Chess Champion by defeating José Raúl Capablanca, who was widely considered invincible. Alekhine is known for his fierce and imaginative attacking style, combined with great positional and endgame skill.
E-DVD Concise Alekhine Crushes - Chess Lecture - Volume 110
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
The Modern Era - 1972-2013
This collection of lectures features lessons and brilliant examples of play from the 5 World Champions Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand.. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the modern era of chess spanning from 1972 to 2013.Content: Over 4.5 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 10 lectures.
E-DVD Learn from the World Champions - Chess Lecture - 2 DVDs - Volume 60
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
IM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchoarge, Alaska and now resides in Philadlephia, PA. His accomplishments include first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2008 King's Island Open and has won many other Grand Prix tournaments.
E-DVD An Answer to the Scandinavian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 18
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
In this DVD Jesse shows us examples of the endgame he is so well known for. The endgame consists of a rook, bishop and pawns against a rook, knight and pawns and has sometimes been called the "Fischer Endgame". Named because of three instructive wins by Fischer (with the bishop) in 1970 and 1971 over Mark Taimanov One of the games the 1970 Interzonal the other two were in their 1971 quarter-final candidates match.
E-DVD The Fischer Endgame - Chess Lecture - Volume 139
by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1880 –1961) was a Polish chess Grandmaster at the beginning of the 20th century. In his youth, he astonished the chess world, defeating many famous players, including Capablanca and Schlecthter. .Rubinstein originated the Rubinstein System against the Tarrasch Defense variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. See Rubsinstein employ his system in games against Tarrasch, Marshall, Cohn and Capablanca.
E-DVD Rubinstein and the Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 122
Hosted by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
In this DVD Eugene demonstrates two interesting lines for white in the Reti and then gives us an example of the Reti in action with his best game in the 2008 Spice cup.
E-DVD The Reti for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 102
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn
In this DVD Eugene stresses “It is the pawns that define our middle game, attacking potential and control of empty squares”. Gain his insight and strategically winning tips. Instructive tips about keeping the tension in a position, both in theory and in practice.
E-DVD Aggressive Pawn Chains - Chess Lecture - Volume 87
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 GM Eugene Perelshteyn
The Bogo-Indian, named after Efim Bogoliubov is not as popular as the Queen's Indian, but is seen occasionally at all levels. The Bogo-Indian is the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common. The traditional move for White here is 3.Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn centre with 4.e4. However, 3.Nf3 is often played instead as a way of avoiding the Nimzo-Indian Defense (which would follow after 3.Nc3 Bb4). After 3.Nf3, Black usually plays 3...b6 (TheQueen’s Indian Defense ) or 3...d5 (leading to the Queen’s Gambit Declined), but can instead play 3...Bb4+, which is The Bogo-Indian
E-DVD Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57
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
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 4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 9
Presented by International Master Bill Paschall
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.
E-DVD Miles on Hypermodernism - Chess Lecture - Volume 151
by IM David Vigorito and IM Bryan Smith
The Dragon is one of the main lines of the Sicillian where Black fianchettoes their bishop on the h8–a1 diagonal. The line is one of the sharpest variations of the Sicilian, making it one of the sharpest of all chess openings.
E-DVD - Studies in: The Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 132
GM Jesse Kraai and Bryan Smith in combat over the board. An exciting account of two great minds in a struggle over the board and in the French: 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Nf6. 2 lectures , 2 points of view, same game!
E-DVD The Great Battle Between Two ChessLecture Lecturers - Chess Lecture - Volume 113
By FM Dennis Monokroussos
The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen's Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna. As the appreciation for positional play increased and was developed by both Steinitz and Tarrasch the Queen's Gambit grew more popular. The Queen's Gambit is still frequently played and it remains an important part of many grandmasters opening repertoires.
E-DVD - The Queen's Gambit and Friends - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 95
By GM Bryan Smith
GM Bryan Smith explores A fresh, relatively unexplored system for white to surprise Sicilian players ! In depth 4 part series that will help you take your opponents outside the book.
E-DVD Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
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
by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai gives us a modern look at the strategy and tactics of Aron Nimzowistch. Aron Niemzowitsch ( November 7, 1886 – March 16,1935) was a Russian born, Danish leading chess master and a very influential chess writer. He was the foremost figure amongst the hypermoderns. Nimzowitsch is considered one of the most important players and writers in chess history. His works influenced numerous other players, including Savielly Tartakower, Milan Vidmar, Richard Reti, Akiba Rubinstein, Brent Larsen and Tigran Petrosian. His influence is still felt today.
E-DVD A Modern Take on Nimzowitsch - Chess Lecture - Volume 43
By IM David Vigorito and GM Jesse Kraai
IM David Vigorito & GM Jesse Kraii analysis game by game of one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leki, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radiaboy and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in 2009. Magnus Carlsen is considered to be the top ranking chess player of all time to date.
E-Magnus Carlsen Madness - Chess Lecture - Volume 36
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
By IM Bill Paschall
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 Standing Up to the Trompowski - Chess Lecture - Volume 23