Chess Games on DVD
Hosted by Grandmaster Bryan Smith
GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. In this series, we get to see how Carlsen deals with a variety of opponents, from amateur level players, to average grandmasters, to super-grandmasters. To begin with, we see his round one win against Bardur Birkisson.
Carlsen in the Open - Chess Lecture - Volume 182
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
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
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
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