Chess Opening DVDs
Roman’s training courses cover the entire spectrum of modern chess theory – from openings to tactical play, strategic mastery, endgames and much more. You get every single lesson Roman used to coach pupils like Gata Kamsky to 2700 Elo!
The Complete Roman's Lab on DVD - VOLUMES 1-117 - 5 DVDs
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This 6-hour course arms you with a dynamic, yet sound repertoire for Black against 1.d4. This opening is meant to be played sharply and for the initiative, but I do not recommend unsound sacrifices or speculative continuations.
E-DVD The Blumenfeld Gambit with IM William Paschall
In this 7-hour course, you will learn everything a player needs to know to jump-start your understanding of Closed Catalan for Black including piece placement, pawn structures, key plans, maneuvers, setups, and ideas.
E-DVD Catalan - The System for Black with IM Andrey Ostrovskiy
The Deadly Dragon
Looking to spice up your chess opening repertoire and get more wins as Black? Play the Sicilian Dragon! This is an opening for warriors, those who like to battle looking to take home the spoils. And there’s no better person to teach you how to emerge victorious than American GM Ron Henley.
MASTER METHOD - The Henley Method - GM Ron W. Henley - Over 23 hours of Content!
Train Like a Chameleon
GM Sethuraman reveals how to seamlessly switch between opening systems, becoming impossible to predict. You’ll explore and master Anish Giri’s technique which makes your opponent’s preparation a COMPLETE waste of time – while you are prepared (and armed to the teeth!)
MASTER METHOD - The Sethuraman Master Method - GM SP Sethuraman - Over 15 Hours of Content!
The Paehtz Method
What you have here is The Paehtz Method — her official 15-hour course sharing the optimized approach she recommends for achieving chess mastery in record time.
MASTER METHOD - Practical Chess Common Sense For Paehtzers - The Paehtz Method - IM Elisabeth Paehtz
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
This Collection Includes: - Insights Into the French Defense - The French Defense for White - New Ideas in the French Defense - A System Against the French - a6/b5 Against the French Steintz - The French Defense: Guimard Variation 8.9 Hours 25 Lectures
The Definitive French Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
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This Collection Includes: - A Poisonous System Against the KID Fianchetto - The Kings Indian for Black - King's Indian for Black Lectures 6-9 - King's Indian Against the Four Pawns Attack GM Eugene Perelshteyn - King's Indian: Main Line 9.Nd2, 9.Ne1, 9.b4 - King's Indian Masterpieces 11.5 Hours 24 Lectures
The Definitive King's Indian Defense Collection - 6 DVDs - Chess Lecture
Regular Price: $115.95
Special Price $99.95
NM Dana Mackenzie started playing tournament chess during the ''Fischer boom'' of 1971-1972 and never quit. Champion of North Carolina in 1985, 1987, and became master in 1988. He has a 1-0 career record against world chess champions.
Learn From Your Fellow Amateurs - Chess Lecture - 6 DVD Set
In this 6-hour course, IM Lilov gives you the quickest shortcut to mastering the Reti System making sure you get the initiative early on and punish your opponent for each and every inaccuracy.
E-DVD Reti: The System for White with IM Valeri Lilov
Fabiano Caruana: Navigating the Ruy Lopez - A World-Class Player Explains The Ruy Lopez is one of the oldest openings which continues to enjoy high popularity from club level to the absolute world top. In this video series, American super-GM Fabiano Caruana, talking to IM Oliver Reeh, presents a complete repertoire for White. In a total of three volumes, Caruana examines all Black replies after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5. The world’s number two not only shows very concrete lines, but also outlines general approaches depending on the demands of each variation. How can White keep track of the manifold solid closed set-ups (e.g. the Breyer)? What’s the best way to defuse the risky Schliemann-Jaenisch Gambit? Which transitions to the endgame against the Open Variation are particularly unpleasant for Black? What are the guiding threads to follow against the Berlin Defence?
DOWNLOAD- Fabiano Caruana - Navigating the Ruy Lopez Vol.1-3
In this 6-hour course, IM Valeri Lilov uses his innovative approach based on understanding a very specific “beat sequences” and key plans to minimize preparation time. This is a much more effective way of learning than the traditional methods.
E-DVD Practical English: Complete System for White IM Valeri Lilov
In this brand new 6-hour course, IM Lilov provides you with the most essential opening resources. The course is structured in such a way that you get 3 types of repertoires for both colors: 'tournament', 'basic' and 'sparring'. The tournament repertoire maximizes your victory chances and should be used for competition.
E-DVD Openings Course for Beginners with IM Valeri Lilov
The Bullet Proof French Defense
The French Defense has been a favorite of many of the world’s top players. With the help of French GM Fabien Libiszewski, you can learn this powerful opening from a world-renowned expert, Over the course of 17 hours, Fabien reveals how to counter all of White’s setups from the main lines to the dangerous gambits and offbeat deviations. You will learn grandmaster strategies that will turn your initial cramped position into total domination of the board, plus discover sneak ways to lure your rivals into tempting but deadly traps that give you quick wins.
MASTER METHOD - The Libiszewski Method - GM Fabien Libiszewski - Over 16 hours of Content!
How I Became an IM!
Irina Bulmaga is a strong IM and WIM from Romania, currently rated 2419 ELO. In this 15 hour course, IM Bulmaga will show you how to play the repertoire of sidelines that helped her reach gain more than 200 Elo points.
MASTER METHOD - The Bulmaga Method - IM Irina Bulmaga - Over 15 hours of Content!
London System Reloaded
In London System Reloaded, the American Grandmaster Ron W. Henley provides you with all the key lines in the London System after 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 and gives you a high-level understanding of a fashionable and aggressive opening for White.
MASTER METHOD - The Henley Method 2 - GM Ron W. Henley - Over 14 Hours of Content!
With this new, 16 hour course, IM Valeri Lilov sets out to solve one of the biggest problems for club players: how to improve their openings. Instead of presenting a never-ending stream of computer-recommended variations, Valeri describes the strategic aims of each side. Things like where to place each piece, which side of the board to attack on and which exchanges benefit you.
Lilov Chess Institute - #2 - Ideas Behind the Openings - 3 DVDs - IM Valeri Lilov - Over 16 Hours of Content!
Opening Repertoire for White & Black - By IM Valeri Lilov
If you want to be able to get better positions out of the opening – and avoid any nasty traps – this comprehensive repertoire from IM Valeri Lilov is the ideal solution. IM Lilov has selected his favorite systems to deal with the openings you are most likely to face in club and tournament play.
Lilov Chess Institute - #1 - Openings for Club Players - 4 DVDs - IM Valeri Lilov - Over 18 Hours of Content!
Atalik's All-Around Guide for Club Players
IM Atalik leaves no stone unturned in improving your game. The insights and advice contained in the Ekaterina Atalik Method will save you from years of hit-and-miss learning and give you powerful ideas and training methods you can put into practice right away.
MASTER METHOD - The Ekaterina Atalik Method - IM Ekaterina Atalik - Over 15 Hours of Content!
Complete Set THE SNIPER! A Dynamic Universal System for the Aggressive Black Player - 11 hours on 4 dvds The SNIPER! is a dynamic and universal opening system that fills in the gaps for the Black player who plays the Accelerated Dragon,the Dzindzi Indian, or other Black Fianchetto defences. Black's system of development with 1
FOXY OPENINGS - COMPLETE SNIPER SET (Volume 1-4)
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
1. e4 e5 Beating Sidelines & Gambits With Black - GM Damian Lemos
GM Lemos has a complete blueprint for beating them and proves it via instructive sample games, cutting-edge theory, sophisticated middlegame plans and much more in 6 and a half hours of professional lessons.
Lemos Deep Dive - #14 - 1. e4 e5 Beating Sidelines & Gambits With Black - GM Damian Lemos - Over 6 Hours of Content!
The King's Gambit - GM Damian Lemos
The King’s Gambit has fascinated the greatest chess players throughout all of chess history. This is an opening for the romantic, for the brave and creative chess player who thrives on wild sacrifices and extravagant combinations. This was the opening for the Magician of Riga, Mikhail Tal.
Lemos Deep Dive - #13 - The King's Gambit - GM Damian Lemos - Over 6 Hours of Content!
If you want to really know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough.If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough. Each opening has its own unique tactical patterns. Patterns you need to know to succeed. IM Eric Rosen’s course on the essential tactics in the London System gives you a complete understanding of the typical patterns for both sides in the London System.
The London System - IM Eric Rosen - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
Double Fianchetto Domination By GM Damian Lemos
In Double Fianchetto Domination, GM Damian Lemos offers a refreshing break from rote-memorization, with a unique ideas-based opening system, favored by the likes of Vladimir Kramnik, Lev Aronian and many other elite GMs.
Lemos Deep Dive - #1 - Double Fianchetto Domination - GM Damian Lemos - Over 9 Hours of Content!
English Opening - GM Damian Lemos
In this comprehensive 8-hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, demonstrating how to combat each of Black’s main variations in turn.
Lemos Deep Dive - #10 - English Opening - GM Damian Lemos - Over 8 Hours of Content!
The Pirc Defense - GM Damian Lemos
In this comprehensive 9 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge on one of the most dynamic chess openings for Black, the Pirc Defense. Put your opponents on the defensive with a classic counter-attacking weapon against 1.e4, the Pirc Defense (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6).
Lemos Deep Dive - #8 - The Pirc Defense - GM Damian Lemos - Over 9 Hours of Content!
The Slav Defense - GM Damian Lemos
In this comprehensive 8-hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, demonstrating how to combat each of the main variations in turn.
Lemos Deep Dive - #12 - The Slav Defense - GM Damian Lemos - 8 Hours of Content!
Most people learn an opening by becoming familiar with its typical positional ideas and trying to remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough, especially in an opening as sharp as the notorious Sicilian Najdorf. Here, tactical bloodbaths are commonplace and the player who knows where the weak points are, and how to exploit them, wins.
The Sicilian Najdorf - GM Niclas Huschenbeth - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
Hosted By GM Damian Lemos
In this 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon - The Sicilian Taimanov - starting with the main ideas and delving into the hidden nuances which will allow you to claim the full point against 1.e4 players.
Lemos Deep Dive - #3 - Taimanov Sicilian - GM Damian Lemos - Over 8 Hours of Content!
GM Bryan Smith will provide you with a high level understanding of the King's Indian Defense without having to memorize theory.
The King's Indian Defense - GM Bryan Smith - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
Lemos Deep Dive By GM Damian Lemos
In this 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos reveals all you need to know to become an expert in the Chigorin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6!), demonstrating how to combat each of White’s logical tries. When World Champions like Anand, Carlsen and Kramnik are losing against an opening, you know it has bite!
Lemos Deep Dive - #5 - Chigorin Defense- GM Damian Lemos - Over 8 Hours of Content!
The French Defense is one of the most trusted openings in chess, popular at all levels from beginners to strong grandmasters.
The French Defense - GM Mihail Marin - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
The Petroff Defense - GM Damian Lemos
In this comprehensive 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, demonstrating how to combat each of the White sidelines and mainlines in turn As well as the recommended lines and tricky novelties, GM Lemos shows how these ideas play out in practice with analysis of instructive games, making sure you always know what to do next.
Lemos Deep Dive - #9 - The Petroff Defense - GM Damian Lemos - Over 8 Hours of Content!
The Benko Gambit is a sound, refreshing alternative for all Black players who are tired to play the absolute main lines like the Slav Defense or the Grunfeld Defense against 1.d4. It’s a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities.
The Benko Gambit - IM Robert Ris - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier