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These are the original 13 Romans Lab DVDs. These cover all the bases to help assist you in your endeavor to become a dominant chess player. This includes a complete rapid opening series for the tournament player, a complete endgame series, a Mastering Chess series, and much more.
Absolute Roman - Volumes 1-13 (13 DVDs)
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)
This complete set of Mastering Chess DVDs teaches you how to master the game of chess in 4 DVDs. In volume 1, he looks at Learning Openings the Easy Way, Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps, Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings, Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening, and Creating Opening Novelties. Volume 2 covers Ambitious Approach to Critical Opening Positions, Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 1, Positional Sacrifice in the Opening Part 2, Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 1, and Powerful Tactics in the Opening Part 2. Volume 3 looks at Designing Sicilian Assaults from the Opening, Building Attacking Positions from the Opening - Part 1, Building Attacking Positions from the Opening - Part 2, The Importance of Planning for Pawn Structure in the Opening - Part 1, and The Importance of Planning for Pawn Structure in the Opening - Part 2. Finally, volume 4 caps off the series by concentrating on Planning & Attacking Based on the Superiority of the Pieces, Planning & Emphasizing Activity of Pieces
Complete Roman's Lab 'Mastering Chess' Series on DVD : Volumes 1-4 (4 DVDs)
Roman shows you how to recognize and improve your combinational play, certainly one of the very most important skills in chess. This 2-volume series will help you become that very thing that most chess players fear the most: a tactical monster capable of swinging the balance of the position at any move. The first volume covers thematic combinations, intuition, pattern recognition, most unusual combinations, and combinations in the opening in the Caro-Kann, Dutch and Grunfeld. Volume 2 looks at multiple thematic combinations in the Nimzo Indian, unexpected tactical shots in the Scotch, thematic counter combinations in the Ruy Lopez, complex combination in the English, unusual endgame tactics and combinations and quiet tactical moves.
Complete Roman's Improve your Combinational Preparation and Tactical Skills : Volumes 14 & 15 (2 DVDs)
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)
In this complete series, Roman covers the bases in helping you master the endgame. The first volume shows the basics: King and Pawn endings, More King and Pawn Endings , Practical Rook and Pawn Endings , Tactical Rook Endings , Basic Principles of Minor Piece Endings, and Queen and Pawn Endings. Volume 2 shows you how to master the endgames and delves into more complicated endings: Queen vs King & Pawn, Queen vs Rook, Queen vs Knight & Bishop, Rook vs 2 Pawns, Rook & Pawn vs Bishop & Pawn, Rook & Pawn vs Bishop & Knight, Pawn & Bishop vs 2 Rooks.
Complete Roman's Endgame Course : Volumes 8 & 9 (2 DVDs)
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you an amazing, easy-to-learn system to get the most comfortable and promising plan for White in the Caro-Kann. For Black, you will learn a forgotten system which will give you an easy game plan with active and promising positions.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 97 - Simple and Comfortable Systems in the Caro-Kann for White and Black
This DVD features the first five lessons of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - Learning Openings the Easy Way. Traps and Novelties. Lesson 1: Learning Openings the Easy Way - Guide to worry-free openings, based on understanding rather than a memory contest; Lesson 2: Avoiding & Creating Opening Traps - The secrets to avoiding and creating opening traps without damaging your position; Lesson 3: Dangers & Advantages of Choosing Sharp Openings - Tactics you can't live without in sharp modern openings; Lesson 4: Punishment for Delaying Development in the Opening - Punishment meted out for typical materialist at the expense of development; and Lesson 5: Creating Opening Novelties - Important updates on a number of novelties introduced in previous Roman Forum tapes.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 1 - Learn Openings The Easy Way, Traps and Novelties
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.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 33 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Crushing Lines for White
On this DVD Roman will take you through several sharp openings demonstrating what happens when you violate the sound and established principles of chess, specifically, becoming too active before completing development. He also goes over the criteria needed to be satisfied before playing sharp continuations, gambits and sacrifices. Roman will help you understand the difference between what is considered sound sharp playable openings and sharp openings to avoid.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 65 - The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili shows some unconventional and easy to learn ways to play King's Indian defense.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 101 - Quick and Easier Way to Learn the King's Indian Defense
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - BLACK. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman give you the best and most solid responses for Black. Based on his own games Roman recommends solid active lines to meet e4, d4, c4, and Nf3. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman gives you the best and most solid responses for BLACK.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 6 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for Black
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
On this DVD Roman, with the help of World Computer Champion Rybka, takes on and refutes popular lines in the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine Defenses. Roman presented Rybka with some of his creative ideas and came up with lines that were equal or favorable for Black.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 70 - Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision
This dvd will help your chess game whether you're a novice level player or master. Roman will teach you how to play and win by blockading Pawns right out of the Opening. Blockaded Pawns occur in every openings and by following Roman's easy universal system, you will have a new way to win games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 106 - Strategy Behind Playing Pawn Blockaded Positions Right Out of the Opening
Roman's lab presents Volume 11 - The Greatest Games of Chess - Positional and Tactical Masterpieces (Part II, 7 games) Roman selects and analyzes 7 of the greatest games ever played by the top world-class players.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 11 - Greatest Games of Chess Ever Played - PART 2
Hosted by: Grandmaster Roman DzinzichashviliRunning Time: Over 82 Minutes On this DVD, Roman will teach you new lines & Novelities for White against the Caro-Kann, Alekhine & French Defense. Roman gives you ideas and concepts taken from his own games by following what Roman tells you on this DVD you will be able to get the the edge in your own games.Item Returns - Computer Software and DVDsComputer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, shrinkwrapped packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.If you wish to return a Computer Software or DVD title that is eligible for return (as defined above), please refer to the Item Returns - All Other Items on our Return Policy page.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 43 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Caro Kann, Alekhine & French Defense
Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili using the analysis of the world computer champion Rybka. On this controversial DVD, Roman makes unprecedented claims that the Dragon variation of the Sicilian opening is in dire straits--this despite its recent popularity. Roman says it is fascinating to see how variation-by-variation, White emerges with sizable advantage. All of those variations are supported by Rybkss analysis.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon
White playing the Queen's Gambit can make it very versatile. On this DVD, Roman will bring you a variety of plans using highly instructional games. Using his own games as well as other top GM's, Roman will teach you different ways to play one of the oldest Versatile Openings to date.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 111 - Highly Instructionial Games in The Queen's Gambit Declined
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
On this DVD Roman guarantees you very playable positions and some advantages for White against the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you easy-to-learn universal plans and ideas in the opening and middle game. Roman shows you easy-to-remember setups and themes that will leave you well prepared to meet the Sicilian and get an advantage over your opponent!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto
Not much has been changed in those openings in past 30-40 years. With the help of Rybka , Roman injects new life in those ancient openings giving some original approach understanding of initiative and sacrifice of a pawn.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 80 - Reversing of Well Established Evaluations in the Giuoco Piano & 2 Knights Defense
The King's Indian is one of the biggest openings in modern chess theory. Roman will give you the best lines for Black to play against all of White's responses. This will get you reasonable positions and a clear plan to follow. Roman will teach you how to play one of the most aggressive openings for Black.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 21 - The Easy Way to Play the King's Indian Defense
There is no exact theory on how to calculate moves. On this DVD, Roman will give you instructional examples about calculating in critical positions, how and why to avoid wishful thinking and the importance of calculating from both sides. Intuition is essential part of calculating; this will help you narrow your search for what variations to play.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 53 - Improve Your Ability to Calculation Variations
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka provides a very instructive handbook for players of all levels that will keep you correctly focused on middlegame ideas and concepts. These ideas are based on opening strategy as well as basic principles , including a powerful presentation on the importance of pawn structures.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 85 - Understanding the Concepts of the Middlegame based upon Opening Strategy
This is the first DVD of a two-part DVD set containing a total of approximately 4 hours (combined) of instruction based on Nimzowitch's classic My System which is the foundation for modern day progressive thinking. Roman will help you understand Nimzowitch's ideas and theories while adding 75 years of improvements, updates, and changes. Roman will cover both positional and tactical examples, bringing to life one of the most popular and instructive books ever published.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 26 - Nimzowitsch: My System VOLUME 1
On this DVD, Roman covers one of the most frequently asked questions he receives how to improve in the endgame. Roman takes several highly instructional examples from tournament play and discusses the very common type of errors made by many tournament players, how to avoid them, and, how to take advantage of them if your opponent makes them.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 58 - Taking Advantages of Common Endgame Mistakes
On this DVD the Roman Rybka team brings to you a detailed analysis on the Burn - Morozevich variation of the French Defence. The analysis creates a new way for Black and White to play. Roman will show you newly discovered tactical and positional lines for both sides.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played in the Scandinavian Nf6 and the Center-Counter Qxd5. The games includes are very typical of the opening and are extremely helpful for players of all levels.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 95 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Scandinavian Nf6 & Qxd5 Center Counter Player
This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. He spends one hour on the topic of The Dragons Accelerated Return and another hour on The Dragons Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
This is one of the most instructional DVDs Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as coaches. The Russian school of Chess has produced, through a formula of methods and patterns, some of the greatest players of all time. In Part II, Roman covers, step-by-step, the fundamental principles of the Russian School of chess
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 63 - Russian School of Chess - PART 2
This DVD features the lessons 16-20 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - The Art of the Middle Game. This DVD provides an invaluable guide to understanding and mastering the middlegame. It is hosted by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former US and Russian Champion and Coach of World Champion Garry Kasparov.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 4 - Art of the Middle Game
On this DVD, Roman will teach you the Art of Defense. Using four highly instructional games, Roman will demonstrate the importance of knowing how to defend in order to anticipate your opponent's counter chances.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 36 - The Art of the Defense
On this DVD Roman, together with Eugene Perelshteyn and assisted by the world's strongest software, Rybka, have re-invented the 3... Qd6 Scandinavian. This opening is the best unexplored and underestimated weapon available for Black in a long time. What makes this opening so inviting is there is not much to learn, easy equality is obtained, and it can't be refuted, while also being rich with tactics and counter play and hidden traps.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 68 - Qd6 Scandinavian #1 Underestimated Weapon for Black Against 1. e4
On this chess DVD Roman covers current high level games in the Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense. Roman will demonstrate overlooked forced wins for both Black and White right out of the opening.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf
GrandMaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former two-time US & Russian Champion, and chess coach/trainer for world champions Gary Kasparov & Anatoly Karpov, shows you how to play for a win or draw in a number of types of end games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 9 - Comprehensive Chess Endings - PART 2