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Hosted by IM David Vigorito
Opening Trends is an exciting series where IM David Vigorito examines how tournament chess is changing, nuances in the game are coming into play and exciting trends are being set. Here David analyzes the Gruenfeld which he considers is reaching its height of popularity. David examples a popular line the Russian Gruenfeld and the Anti-Gruenfeld where white plays F3 on move 3.
E-DVD Opening Trends 1 - The Russian Gruenfeld and Anti-Gruenfeld - Chess Lecture - Volume 105
With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
25% of all club level games begin with the Sicilian and 17% of all grandmaster games begin with the Sicilian. Dennis gives you tools for dealing with the Sicilian, an essential skill for every serious chess player.
E-DVD - An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
As played by Nigel Short against Garry Kasparov - 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 is a relatively new system with some high-class adherents. Completely sound, it leads to dynamic and unbalanced middlegames. The defense has the considerable merit of sidestepping standard theory, and is a favorite of Anand and Speelman. GM James Plaskett analyses Black's best plans against all possible White set-ups.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 47 - Sidestep
An Original System For Grinding the Sicilian Defense
Tired of losing your way in all of the theory of the Open Sicilian?? Let GM Dzindzichashvili introduce you to a sound positional method of combatting this most fearsome of Black's answers to 1.e4. Play centers around the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 and a Black doubled c-pawn complex.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 33 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Crushing Lines for White
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 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
Danish GM Bent Larsen's play was always highly original and creative. He was one of the modern exponents of 1 b3, a system that often either transposed or had a great similarity to some of the Bird's Opening systems.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 70 - Larsen's Deadly Weapon Repertoire - Take your Opponent Out of Theory
Simon's frank, clear and understandable delivery of material of which he has extensive knowledge certainly aids the viewer in increasing their understanding of these opening lines. Simon's first DVD has been internationally acclaimed as setting new standards in this format for his clear approach to delivering sometimes complex material.
The Complete Killer French by GM Simon Williams - 2 Volumes
In this all-new three-volume set on the Pirc Defence, International Master and Senior FIDE Trainer Andrew Martin demonstrates that Black gets dynamic play after 1...d6, 2...Nf6 and 3...g6. This is an opening well-suited to the needs of the club player.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 124 - The Dynamic Pirc Defence - The Austrian Attack - Part 1
Chess Opening systems examined include the Stonewall and the Colle-Zukertort, along with possible transpositions to the Kovacevic system against the King's Indian and Grunfeld set-ups. It is very unlikely that any opponent, at club level, will have done work on these chess openings at all.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 135 - Stonewall and Colle-Zukertort Systems
This all-new Foxy Openings DVD features a dynamic,modern repertoire for White using the Scotch. International Master Andrew Martin takes a close look at 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 94 - A Modern Opening Repertoire for White using the Scotch
Volume Three completes Martin's new ''Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4'', which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin demonstrates an easy to learn repertoire against the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine Defense. After 1.e4 e6 we continue 2.d4 d5 3.exd5, having mastered the Exchange Variation; if 1.e4 c6 then 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 (the Two Knights) and 1.e4 Nf6 meets the solid 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Be2 with a position of iron.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 150 - White Repertoire Against The French, Caro-Kann, and Alekhine
Repertoire for White with 1.d4. The system 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 is a vicious system that will leave King's Indian and Grunfeld players without any books to run to.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 7 - Anti-King's Indian & Grunfeld System-The Barry Attack
Roman offers a complete rapid opening repertoire for the tournament player geared toward those who dont have the time or want to study for hours on end and still achieve good results! The first volume looks at the white side, where Roman advocates 1.d4. He shows good practical setups for you to meet any of the defensive setups and popular defenses Black might throw at you. Volume 2 shows how to play Black and meet any common first move from White. Against 1.e4, Roman advocates a system combining d6, Nf6, and e5. Against 1.d4, he recommend the Nimzo-Indian.
Roman's Complete Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player : Volumes 5 & 6 (2 DVDs)
Roman's Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
Featuring the Pseudo-Tromp, Fried Liver and Laskers Defence in the QGD.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 63 - 21st Century Secret Weapons #2
On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
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 1 - Chess Lecture - Volume 6
The Accelerated Dragon is an exciting way to meet 1. e4. By stationing the Bishop on g7, Black hopes to breathe fire on the White queenside.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained
GM Roman will teach you the unique way he plays White's most solid and easy to learn repertoire. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black's responses.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
Volume 2: Semi-Open Games 1. e4 others. French, Caro-Cann, Pirc, Scandinaviam Alekhine, Sicilian defense (Dragon, Sveshnikov, Najdorf, Closed, Alapin, Smit-Morra), etc. 28 chapters, 140 minutes.
Chess King's Guide to Opening Ideas - Semi-Open Games - 1.e4 non e5
A Complete Repertoire For White
The Queen’s Gambit Accepted is a fundamental defence to 1 d4 and has been used by many World Champions, Petrosian, Anand and Kasparov, to name but a few.On this all-new Foxy Openings Repertoire DVD , Andrew Martin introduces the viewer to the QGA and at the same time provides repertoire suggestions to the other main line white possibilities after 1 d4 d5. Volume #3 features the Kings Indian, Grunfeld, Nimzo Indian
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 157 - Winning with the Queen's Gambit - Disk 3
Now you need no longer fear those insidious Flank Openings. IM Andrew Martin recommends his favorite Old Indian system which you can use against all the Flank Openings and also 1.d4.And along the way you will discover the secrets that he has used to score countless victories against grandmaster opposition.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 6 - Anti-Flank Openings (Old Indian System)
IM Andrew Martin brings a modern style to the surprise opening weapon for White. The King's Gambit offers quick development, a powerful center, an attack on f7. PART 2 OF 2
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 80 - King's Gambit Part 2
Nc6 is a combative and highly aggressive riposte to 1.e4. Against the critical 2. d4, Black's best plan is to stike out with the uncompromising 2...e5! and against White's second move alternatives, the author plots a distinctive Nimzowitsch course. Championed and refined by GM Tony Miles, the modern Nimzowitsch is the perfect weapon for club players.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 40 - Nimzowitsch Defence (1...Nc6)
On this 3 Part DVD series, Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences, exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at the early age of 4. Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many long and forceful lines compared to other openings.
WINNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - VOLUME 11 - Mastering The French - PART 1
On this groundbreaking Foxy Openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin turns the spotlight on the under-appreciated Blumenfeld Gambit - 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 b5!?This is a sound and exciting way to try to get the initiative as Black and has become increasingly popular with aggressive players, including a number of the world's leading Grandmasters.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 95 - The Blumenfeld Gambit
The Bogo-Indian Defense is a very effective surprise weapon for black against 1. d4. The Bogo-Indian is a popular opening at the Grandmaster level however it is very uncommon at the beginner and intermediate levels because many of the positional concepts are advanced and difficult to grasp at first glance. ¨Crushing White – The Bogo-Indian Defense¨ features one of the world´s leading experts in this complicated chess opening – GM Damian Lemos – explaining the positional fundamentals with the help of presenter FM Will Stewart.
Crushing White - the Bogo-Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
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Openings Overview - a4,b4,g4,h4,1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4/Nf3 - Chess Lecture - Volume 13
On this DVD IM Andrew Martin gives Black a Winning Repertoire system against 1.d4. Meeting Whites reply with 1….d5. IM Martin will provide you with aggressive lines against the pesky 1.d4 openings which include The London System, the Colle and the Pseudo Trompowski 1.d4 2. Bg5. IM Martin recommends meeting the Queens Gambit by accepting it. The QGA is a fundamental defence to 1. d4 and has been used by many World Champions, Petrosian, Anand and Kasparov!!.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOL. 145 - Winning Repertoire for Black Against 1. d4 - Black Plays 1... d5
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.
A Weapon for Black Against the Ruy Lopez - Chess Lecture - Volume 79
Roman's Encyclopedia of 40 Essential Chess Openings. The core ideas and principles of play of 40 openings are presented and explained in almost 11 hours on 4 DVDs. Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black, allowing you to play your chosen lines and venture into unfamiliar territory with confidence.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 38 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 2
IM Andrew Martin presents potentially deadly set-ups for White when the Morra Gambit is declined.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 37 - Morra Gambit Declined
Produced at the International Chess Festival held in Las Vegas at the National Open. In the first part of the DVD, Roman covers less common lines in the Scandinavian Defense. This lecture complements the material contained in Volume 17 in the Roman's Lab series. In the second part of the lecture, Roman gives you an introduction to an opening he has played for 20 years and one Fischer's favorites - the King's Indian Attack. This DVD is a prelude to Volume 28 where Roman will cover this flexible opening in more depth. Black cannot prevent you from playing your standard set-up. Roman explains Whites ideas and plans and how to achieve good positions.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 24 - Live from the Las Vegas National Open
Features 40 Chess Openings with over 10 hours of instructional chess on DVD. Roman will guide you through these essential openings with his recommended lines - ideas that will give you the edge in your middlegame.
Complete Roman's Encyclopedia of Essential Chess Openings : Volumes 1-4 (4 DVDs)
On this Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin takes you through the basic themes that underpin this exciting opening and then goes on to construct a point-scoring repertoire for Black, which will rely more on understanding than memory.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2