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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 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 : 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 GM Eugene Perelshteyn
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 A Simple System Against the King's Gambit - Part I - Chess Lecture - Volume 34
Life Master Dana Mackenzie shows us how real life games can get into those strange theoretical possibilities, the results of which are hysterical, but, there is also a lot to learn from them. Features Quadrupled Pawns, Checkmate with a King, Double Queen Sac and something Dana calls Krabbe’s Kuriosity Kabinet.
E-DVD - The Lighter Side - Chess Lecture - Volume 136
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
By GM Bryan Smith
The Modern Benoni was invented in 1927 by Frank Marshall at the New York Chess Tournament. Marshall played it twice, first for a draw against Capablanca, and again later losing to Aron Nimzowitch whom labeled the Modern Benoni an ''unfortunate extravagance'' in his annotations. In the 1950s interest in the system revived, as the King's Indian Defense gained in popularity among Soviet players and their investigations branched into related opening systems such as the Benoni. The imbalance inherent in the pawn structure of the Modern Benoni and the counter-chances this implies for Black appeals to aggressive players.
E-DVD Modern Themes in the Benoni - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 66
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 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
by GM Eugene Perelshteyn and FM Dennis Monokroussos
The Budapest Gambit (or Budapest Defense) begins with the moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2. C4 e5 The Budapest Gambit contains several specific strategic themes. In numerous variations the move c4–c5 allows White to gain space and to open prospects for his light-square bishop. For Black, the check Bf8–b4+ often allows rapid development.Once used by Vidmar to beat Rubinstein convincingly in just 24 moves.
E-DVD - Studies in: The Budapest Gambit - Chess Lecture - Volume 131
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
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
by International Master Atilla Turzo
IM Attila Turzo currently resides in Hungary. Attila became an international Master at age 18, and was hungarian Junior Champion at 19. He has won first place in more than ten international tournaments. Attila has been a professional chess coah since 2001.
E-DVD The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21
Presented by IM Bill Paschall
International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen shows you the “unknown side of Garry Kasparov” through his early games against others who also went on to become well known grandmasters.
E-DVD The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162
By GM Jesse Kraai and GM Bryan Smith
GM Jesse Kraai shows us what was important in his self preparation to achieve the title of Grandmaster. Kraai then walks us through his GM norms game by game and how his knowledge was applied. GM Smith talks us through his GM norms and what he faced in every game. Our bonus lecture by IM Bill Paschall shows us a game where Bill set back someone’s aspirations for GM.
E-DVD Achieving GM - The Ultimate Goal - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 123
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
by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai reviews Vassily Smyslov, his favorite player of all time. Jesse claims studying Smyslov’s endgames helped him become a Grandmaster.Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Russian March 24, 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian Grandmaster and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight times (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). 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.
E-DVD Smyslov Endgames - PART 3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 50
By IM Valerie Lilov
FM Valeri Lilov of Bulgaria resides in Varna, and works in practical chess and chess pedagogy. In 2000 in Moscow, Russia, he became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 with the record of 6, 5 out of 7.
E-DVD An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16
Presented by GMs Kraii, Kritz and Perelshteyn
Get a thorough introduction to The King’s Indian Attack, Benko Gambit, Accelerated Dragon, Trompowski, Berlin Wall, The Old Indian, Nimzo 4.Qc2 Nc6 for Black.
E-DVD An Introduction to Openings - Chess Lecture - Volume 158
by the Masters of ChessLecture.com
Jørgen Bent Larsen (1935 – 2010) was a Danish chess GrandMaster and author. Larsen was known for his imaginative and unorthodox style of play, and he was the first Western player to pose a serious challenge to the Soviet Union's dominance in chess. He is considered to be the strongest player born in Denmark and the strongest from Scandinavia until the recent rise of Magus Carlsen.
E-DVD A Tribute to Bent Larsen - Chess Lecture - Volume 120
By IM Valeri Lilov
In part 2 of the series IM Valeri Lilov examines a sharp repertoire for both black and white. A complete system you can employ in your own games! Valeri's take on theory is both aggressive and based on sound strategic principles. He examines White e 4 and one good line of play for all of Black's possible responses with the Budapest Gambit. Also, how White can respond to the Budapest Gambit and how to respond to deviations on most of the various openings including with the Grand Prix attack.
E-DVD An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
by GM Jesse Kraai
GM Jesse Kraai reviews ECO C02 The French, Advance from Blacks Perspective 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 ECO C00 The Basic French Defense but with a new twist. 1 e4 e6, Jesse Shows you a new move that surprised even him and is very playable. Inspired from a discussion with Grandmaster Vinay Bhat of a recent game .ECO C10 The Fort Knox variation of the French 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3ECO: C02, C00, C10
E-DVD New Ideas in The French Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 56
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
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 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 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 GM Jesse Kraai
Grandmaster Jesse Kraai examines objectivity in a series of two lectures, calculation in a series of 2 lectures and a bonus on rapid chess. Chess psychology, intuition and practical thinking.
E-DVD Concerning Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 37
By LM Dana Mackenzie
LM Dana Mackenzie explains his thoughts and strategies behind pivotal game moments. Topics Include: What Should I Do When My Opponent Doesn't Play the Book Move? When Should I Chase the Bishop? When Should I Trade Queens? Where Should I Put My Rooks? Using Your Rooks Together
E-DVD Strategic Decisions - Chess Lecture - Volume 3
Taking place in Tromso Norway 1,570 players participated at the Olympiad in 2014, with 881 men and 689 in the women's section. The number of participating teams was 177 from 172 countries in the open section and 136 from 131 countries in the women's section. In first round games opponents are frequently vastly unequal and the best players are playing the weakest players from the opposing team. In this DVD Bryan shows us first round matchups of unequal opponents gives us a great opportunity to see masters games unfold relatively unchallenged and how they are excellent learning opportunities.
E-DVD Decisive First Round Matchups from the Tromso Olympiad - Chess Lecture - Volume 144
by GM Kraai and GM Perelshteyn
Large material gains can end a game while it is still in the Middlegame. Here GM Kraai and GM Perelshteyn explore middle game decision making and planning to shape the end game with their own games as example.
E-DVD Studies on The Middlegame - Chess Lecture - Volume 109
by GM Jesse Kraai
The Steinitz is a variation for white against the French Defense . The Steinitz is an attacking scheme in particular against the Classical Variation of the French Defense. Here GM Jesse Kraai gives a clear explanation of the plans for black and the pitfalls to avoidRecommended for Intermediate Players
E-DVD a6/b5 Against the French Steinitz - Chess Lecture - Volume 75
By Roman Dzindzichashvili
Born in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR Roman won the Junior Championship ofthe Soviet Union in 1962 and the University Championships in 1966 and 1968. In 1970, he earned thetitle of IM. He earned the GM title in 1977. In 1980, he won the Lone Pine tournament. He led the1984U.S. Olympiad team.
E-DVD The Art of Roman Dzindzichashvili - Chess Lecture - Volume 4