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After studying this course, Caro-Kann will become your #1 opening choice аs Black and you will have a solid, well-prepared repertoire giving your opponents a lot of trouble. IM Alex Ostrovsky reveals all his opening preparation secrets, and shares surprise variations – absolutely nothing is being held back.
Caro Kann - Secrets Revealed Part 1 & 2 - IM Alex Ostrovskiy
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
Secrets of the Middlegame
GM Daniel Gormally, in his trademark entertaining and informative style, explains how to master both the strategic and psychological problems players face in real games.The chess middlegame is where you outclass your opponent – not by memorizing lines, but by the depth of your deep chess understanding and first-rate calculation skills.
MASTER METHOD - The Gormally Method - GM Daniel Gormally - Over 15 Hours of Content!
Learn Chess The Right Way In 15 Minutes A Week
To be the parent or coach of a young chess player is a wonderful feeling… Playing chess raises a child’s IQ, improves math skills, develops critical thinking…and gives them a ton of joy as well! But what’s the best way to teach them so that they not only enjoy the game, but also reach the full depth of their potential? Imagine watching your clever little chess nut gradually become smarter, do much better at school, win the occasional chess tournament — AND have tons of fun!
E-DVD The Susan Polgar Method for Scholastic Chess - Volume 1
The Trompowsky Attack with 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 - named after the Brazilian master Octavio Trompowsky (1897 - 1984) is a great choice to maintain the surprise factor in your opening arsenal and use it when you might feel your game is getting predictable.
E-DVD - The Trompowsky Attack Package
In this new 7-hour video course IM Arthur Shen REVEALS his entire chess opening repertoire for Black, which allowed him to go from 1400 to over 2500 Elo!
Complete Opening Repertoire for Black Part 1 & 2 - IM Arthur Shen
Watching these videos will help you improve your tactical sense, your visualization skills, and your general understanding of the game; all things that ultimately will boost your rating!
E-DVD - Puzzles 2.0 - Chess Coach Dan Heisman
The Dzindi Indian is an amazing opening for a number of reasons. It is one of the very few openings in chess where tournament results actually favor Black! This is not a skewed perception but is grounded in statistical fact.
Dominate 1.d4 with The Dzindzi Indian - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS
21st Century Chess Endgame Technique - GM Marian Petrov
In 21st Century Chess Endgame Technique, GM Marian Petrov reveals the technical skills you need to squeeze every last half-point from your endgames, how to convert better endgames with flawless technique and how to hold tough positions to a draw.
Endgame Renaissance - 21st Century Chess Endgame Technique - GM Marian Petrov - Vol. 6
The Azerbaijani Endgame School - GM Rashad Babaev
In this 6-hour chess endgame course, experienced coach Grandmaster Rashad Babaev trains you in the skills you need to successfully master the endgame.
Endgame Renaissance - The Azerbaijani Endgame School - GM Rashad Babaev - Vol. 4
Over 300 games are examined as Mato deconstructs some of the greatest attacks ever played, teaching you how to win games in the most satisfying way imaginable! By the end of this course, you will have absorbed hundreds of tactical ideas and patterns for winning with attacks on the castled king and sacrifices on each of the classic target squares f7, g7 and h7.
The King Hunt pt.1 - Mato Jelic
Endgame Memorization Shortcuts from the 2018 US Champion - IM Nazi Paikidze
In this 6 hour course, 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion IM Nazi Paikidze trains you in the skills needed for success in the endgame. Instead of theoretical positions, this course focuses entirely on the type of positions you’re actually likely to encounter in real games.
Endgame Renaissance - Endgame Memorization Shortcuts from the 2018 US Champion - IM Nazi Paikidze
The aim of this course is to give you a full understanding of the typical tactical and strategic themes in the Bb5 Sicilian, as well as to practice them in the included quizzes featuring carefully selected test positions.
E-DVD - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier - The Bb5 Sicilian - IM Lawrence Trent
Once you have this foundation, Mato proceeds to demonstrate some of the most spectacular quick wins in the history of chess. You’ll be absorbing the very best attacking ideas from legends such as Paul Morphy, Alexander Alekhine, Garry Kasparov, and Bobby Fischer!
From Novice to Advanced In 7 Days - Mato Jelic
Middlegame to Endgame Transition Mastery - GM Bryan Smith
When you are serious about improving your endgame skills, it is time for GM Bryan Smith’s Middlegame to Endgame Transition Mastery.
Endgame Renaissance - Middlegame to Endgame Transition Mastery - GM Bryan Smith - Vol. 5
Want to win more games with exciting onslaughts and create works of art you’re proud to show to others? Learn the art of attacking the king in chess with The King Hunt (Part 2) with Mato Jelic!
The King Hunt pt.2 - Mato Jelic
Converting Imbalances for Club Players – IM Keaton Kiewra
In this 5 hour course, experienced chess coach and 9-time Nebraska Champion IM Keaton Kiewra will train you in the skills needed for you to succeed in chess endgame strategy. These skills will also deepen your understanding and sharpen your technique in all phases of the game.
Endgame Renaissance - Converting Imbalances for Club Players - IM Keaton Kiewra
In Magnus’ Miniatures, American GM Ron W. Henley – the former second of Anatoly Karpov – analyzes 64 instructive miniatures from the reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
Magnus Miniatures - Ron Henley - EMPIRE CHESS
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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
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
by IM John-Paul Wallace, GM Jesse Kraai and IM David Vigorito
IM John-Paul Wallace and GM Jesse Kraai and IM David Vigorito analyze endgames with pawns.
E-DVD Pawn Endgames - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 47
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
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 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
Take a tour of classic games of the great masters Solomon Flohr, Rashid Nezhmetdinovm, Tony MIles, Paul Keres, Leonid Stein, Latos Portisch, David Bronstein, Vassily Smylov. Bill reviews classic games, showing each master's style, thought process and why they are considered the best of the world.
E-DVD Great Masters in Chess History (2 DVD Set) - Chess Lecture - Volume 45
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 all the videos, Ron takes the utmost care in bringing up and using the most instructive rook endgames ever played. Historical games by the likes of Capablanca, Rubenstein, Botvinnik and Fischer. Modern masterpieces by Kramnik, Polgar, Magnus and simpler games from his own students played on the ICC.
E-DVD - Rook Endgames - GM Ron Henley
The Ragozin Variation (ECO code D37–D39) occurs after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4. An important line in this variation is the Vienna variation where the game continues: 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4. On this DVD, the host covers D38 sometimes called the Alekhine Variation.
E-DVD Queen's Gambit Declined - Ragozin Defense - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 148
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
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
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
Rook endings are among the most difficult in chess. Rook and Pawn endings have their own special rules and a special way of calculation. Bryan examines various rook endings resulting from different openings played through to conclusion. Learn what to think about and step by step how to assess the board.
E-DVD Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs
In this course, Grandmaster Bryan Smith reveals how you can use this opening to storm the enemy king, fend off and swat away white’s positional squeeze play and win your games in brilliant style. And to assure that you’re fully prepared and armed to the teeth, GM Smith covers ALL modern theory in detail, provides detailed strategic plans, reveals the typical piece sacrifices and even shares the “spirit” you should play your games in.
Smashing 1.d4 Players with The King's Indian Defense - GM Bryan Smith - EMPIRE CHESS
The Stonewall defense or attack is a variation of the Queen’s Pawn Game, and is generally characterized by White playing his pawns to d4 & e3, playing Bd3, Nd2, and then playing Pawns to c3 and then f4; although the moves are not always played in that order. The Stonewall is a system White heads for a very specific Pawn formation, rather than try to memorize long lines of different variations.
E-DVD Studies in: The Stonewall - 2 DVDs - Chess Lecture - Volume 143
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 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