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In this series Bryan shows us Rubinstein playing against world class players in a variety of openings showcasing his brilliant play which is often called a work of art for its simplicity and technique.
E-DVD Rubinstein’s Great Endgames - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 137
The Rise of Carlsen - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 100
In this DVD you can follow Carlsen’s rise as he became the world champion through many games with his fellow top ranked grandmasters. You'll hear the expert analysis of the ChessLecture masters as they expose Carlsen’s methods, give you feedback on how he gets the edge against his stellar field of opponents and show you how he breaks with some current chess theory.
E-DVD The Rise of Carlsen - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 100
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 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
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 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 Eugene Perelshtyen
The Accelerated Dragon is when Black adopts the Dragon formation without 2...d6, White must watch out for ...d5 which often immediately equalizes.
E-DVD -The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22
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
by FM Dennis Monokroussos
In this line of the Tarrasch, White forgoes the fianchetto, with its direct play against d5, opting to keep central tension for the moment by playing 4. e3, after which 4... Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 is the normal continuation. Dennis shows us how Black blasts through this and wins the day.
E-DVD Black's Blasting Bishops in the Symmetrical Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 126
With International Master David Vigorito
IM David Vigorito analyzes the decisions in games of two masters. One master a world class GM and the other an IM and illustrates how a difference of two hundred points in ranking becomes exponential in terms of game play.
E-DVD - Worlds Apart; The Difference Between a World Class GM and an IM - Chess Lecture - Volume 91
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 IM Bill Paschall
IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Billw as the 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.
E-DVD A Secret Weapon for Black (Scandinavian Defense) - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 17
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.
E-DVD Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157
by IM Bill Paschall
The Panov–Botvinnik Attack begins with the move 4.c4. It is named after Vasily Panov and the world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. This system often leads to typical isolated queen’s pawn (IQP) positions, with White obtaining rapid development, a grip on e5, and kingside attacking chances to compensate for the long-term structural weakness of the isolated d4-pawn. Here Bill shows you a system that has become the standard for experienced players.
E-DVD A Trendy Answer in the Panov Botvinnik - Chess Lecture - Volume 114
by IM David Vigorito
IM David Vigorito gives an overview of a system advocated by the German master Siegbert Tarrasch in which the main line is: 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. g3 Nf6. A complete and active system against the Queen's Gambit
E-DVD - Queens's Gambit Declined - Tarrasch - Chess Lecture - Volume 80
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 LM Dana Mackenzie
NM Mackenzie examines amateur games and gives his thoughts and strategies behind pivotal game moments.
E-DVD Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs 5 - Chess Lecture - Volume 10
Presented by FM Dennis Monokroussos
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.
E-DVD Remembering Paul Keres - Chess Lecture - Volume 153
by IM John Paul-Wallace
The King's Indian Defense was one of World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov’s important weapons throughout his career. Kasparov introduced innumerable new King's Indian ideas into tournament practice and has won outstanding victories against many of the world's leading players using the KID. In this exciting 8 lecture series John-Paul examines Kasparovs use of the KID in games with Kavalek, Bareev, Kamsky, ljubojevic, Timman, Gheorghiu, Shirov, Kavalek.
E-DVD Kasparov on the King’s Indian - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 115
by GM Josh Friedel
Learn to fight back dynamically with GM Friedel’s pet system against the Ruy Lopez. A clear explanation of the Archangel Defense for Black against the Ruy Lopez from a GM Practitioner.
E-DVD A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79
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
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 IM Bryan Smith
IM Smith takes us through amazing and intricate endgames. Contains lectures on Alekhine's Defense, Modern Variation, 4...Bg4 and E78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3.
E-DVD Complex Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 5
By GM Bryan Smith
The MacCutcheon Variation is one of the sharpest and most exciting variations in the French. In this variation, the second player ignores White's threat of e4-e5 and instead plays 4... Bb4. The main line continues: 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Ne4 8. Qg4. At this point Black may play 8...g6, which weakens the kingside dark squares but keeps the option of castling queenside, or 8...Kf8.
E-DVD The Fierce McCutcheon - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 147
with International Master David Vigorito
Review middlegame decision making with David Vigorito. Middlegame play sets the scene for the endgame. What material you have, where it is on the board and your options are considerations. Here David takes us through numerous middlegame problems, shows us the thought process for analyzing what to do, and solutions.
E-DVD - Middlegame Positions and Problem Solving - Chess Lecture - Volume 107
by IM David Vigorito
The Meran is one of the most critical variations of the ever popular Semi-Slav Defense. David is a renowned expert and published author of theoretical works on the Semi-Slav Defense. First played in 1906 , today the Meran requires up to date theoretical knowledge.
E-DVD Semi Slav / Meran for Black - Chess Lecture - Volume 74
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
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
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 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 the Masters of ChessLecture.com
The Masters of ChessLecture give you a game by game presentation along with teaching moments from this historic match.
E-DVD Topalov - Anand 2010 World Chess Championship - 2 DVD's - Chess Lecture - Volume 32
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
Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
In this DVD Bryan explains the sacrifices with both the Scheveningen ''small center'' structure of pawns on d6 and e6 and as well as the Sicilian Dragon.
E-DVD The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai explains Kasparov’s fundamental theorem of chess with which any position can be evaluated. Jesse gives us examples of near perfect games, and analysis tools to evaluate your own game.ECO: C22, C41, A15
E-DVD Balance of Time, Material and Quality of Position - Chess Lecture - Volume 62
Presented by IM Mark Diesen
International Master Mark Diesen explains Semi Slav defense against the Queens Gambit
E-DVD How to Win Against 1.d4 Using the Noteboom Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 25
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