Popular Chess Openings
Learn to play chess by learning the opening mistakes and traps that have been discovered over time.
DOWNLOAD - Encyclopedia of Opening Blunders
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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon
The Modern Defence is a tough system based on counterattack. In this new three-volume Foxy Openings series IM Andrew Martin maps out a repertoire for Black for use by players of any level. The Modern creates difficult positions which are ideal if you want to play to win with Black.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 108 - Modern Defence Repertoire for Black Part 1
A darling of great attacking players such as Marshall and Spielman, the Danish Gambit has recently been revived by GMs Hector and Tisdall. They have successfully challenged some of the old assessments of the line, and in this video, GM Nigel Davies tells you all you need to know to wield the sizzling Danish with deadly effect!
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 21 - Dashing Danish
Players following Davies' recommendations will begin by learning a basic Queen Pawn opening such as the Torre Attack or the London, and then ''layering on'' additional openings in an organized manner. The videos on this DVD will illustrate how to accomplish this in an easy and confusion-free manner.
Build a 1. d4 Repertoire - Nigel Davies
On this DVD, Roman recommends the Accelerated Dragon for Black against e4. Roman has achieved great success at the highest level using the Accelerated Dragon and now he brings you his unplublished updates, new ideas and novelties. This is a great follow up to Romans earlier coverage of the Accelerated Dragon & King's Indian Defense.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian
The Bogo-Indian, named after Efim Bogoliubov is not as popular as the Queen's Indian, but is seen occasionally at all levels. The Bogo-Indian is the position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common. The traditional move for White here is 3.Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn centre with 4.e4. However, 3.Nf3 is often played instead as a way of avoiding the Nimzo-Indian Defense (which would follow after 3.Nc3 Bb4). After 3.Nf3, Black usually plays 3...b6 (TheQueen’s Indian Defense ) or 3...d5 (leading to the Queen’s Gambit Declined), but can instead play 3...Bb4+, which is The Bogo-Indian
Ideas Behind the Bogo-Indian - Chess Lecture - Volume 57
The Evans Gambit is one of the most dangerous chess openings ever invented as white recklessly sacrifices a pawn on move 4 to obtain a lasting initiative with an enduring lead in development. The Evans Gambit arises via the move order 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4!? – as white sacrifices this pawn to distract black’s minor pieces and open lines for instant attacking prospects as black’s king will have a difficult time getting out of the center.
Decimate Black with the Evans Gambit - EMPIRE CHESS
FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin follows up the Vol. 119 - Anti-Gambit Guide 1.E4, with this latest and all-new DVD for Foxy Openings, providing more antidotes to all of the most commonly-played gambits after 1 d4 and suggests that there is nothing to fear after all, as long as you treat these openings with respect.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 120 - Anti-Gambit Guide for 1. d4
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
FM Alisa Melekhina provides a comprehensive overview of alternatives to the main line of the KID, demonstrating the opening’s viability. She uses a clear structure of dividing the alternatives between the typical attacking and more position exd4 lines. Within that structure, she suggests ways to harness the 7. ..Na6 or 7. ..Nbd7 sidelines to adapt to White’s play and choose which of the two modes of the KID to play.
Crushing White with the King's Indian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
GM Henley shares his own years of practice, private training games and preparation. You will gain a complete understanding of this deadly system against the Sicilian Defence. GM Sveshnikov has scored 70% playing over 600 games for White with this powerful lethal opening system.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 128 - Crushing Black with The c3 Sicilian - Part 1
In the mid-1960s, Bobby Fischer unveiled a new wrinkle in his beloved Ruy: The Exchange Variation. He showed it was not the simple drawing line it had once been thought to be. IM Andrew Martin takes a look at this line arising after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Bxc6.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 69 - Fischer's Deadly Weapon - Exchange Ruy Lopez -
For club and intermediate players. Presents the current state of chess openings theory in each major chess opening and the main ideas and plans to follow in each of them.
Chess Openings - What You Need To Know
The second volume of the Open Sicilian is dedicated to two very important areas: the most interesting opening of all time the Najdorf Variation, and also to the most romantic line in the Sicilian - the Dragon Variation.
BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2
International Master Andrew Martin will teach you how to handle this simple yet effective opening for White against all of Black's replies. The London System is a solid opening a can be a very difficult opening for black to beat.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 75 - The London System
The Budapest Gambit (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5!?) is a swashbuckling gambit where Black assumes the initiative from the word go and will most often recover his pawn with a well developed game.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 15 - Budapest Gambit
In this DVD, the viewer is invited to solve over 60 puzzles in Chessbase’s new interactive Question & Answer format. All positions are from the Ruy Lopez and have been carefully selected to illustrate the most important recurring tactical themes throughout this opening, one of the most important in modern chess.
The Tactic Toolbox - Ruy Lopez / Spanish - Sam Collins
The French Defence is both a Dynamic and Solid Opening Repertoire for Black. IM Andrew Martin presents the material in a simple and easy-to-learn format.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 154 - The Classical French
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…g6 and 2...Bg7 allows White to occupy the center, but in true SNIPER! Modern style, Black strikes back with an early c5!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 138 - The Sniper Volume 3
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.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 95 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Scandinavian Nf6 & Qxd5 Center Counter Player
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.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 79 - King's Gambit Part 1
In the 6-Disk Collection of Roman's Encyclopedia of 47 Essential Chess Openings, Roman gives you his preferred lines for white and black that will give you easy and quick to learn lines that provide a clear plan to solve your opening problems.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 116 - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - PART 5
On this DVD , Roman will provide you with the latest in opening theory on the Grand Prix, Grunfeld and Accelerated Dragon. Those updates will introduce revolutionary new ideas to these well established openings, adding new approaches and ideas that will make these variations a solid part of your repertoire. A major focus of the DVD is on the Non-fianchetto lines, which are extremely aggressive in nature and have a tendency to lead to dangerous positions for black.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack
1.e4 e5 2.Bb5! Look forward to the wicked Portuguese Gambit or a super-charged King's Gambit position. A shock opening that is eminently sound.
Part 1: Main Line 2...c6 3.Ba4
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 41 - Portuguese (1. e4 e5 2. Bb5)
This is a complete solution for Dutch fans to the growing number of tricky systems which unashamedly dodge the main lines. With this video, Black can now be ready with antidotes to the better White options and refutations of the more dubious attempts.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 9 - Beating the Anti-Dutch Systems
International Master Andrew Martin takes you on a guided tour of this fascinating and creative opening.
ABC of the King's Indian - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the English Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of the most typical mistakes that are made in the English Opening, by players of all skill levels.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 93 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the English Player
The Dragon variation is considered to be one of the sharpest openings in chess. Made popular due to its aggressive nature, it is little wonder that the Dragon has attracted the likes of world number one Magnus Carlsen as one of its enthusiasts.
Killer Dragon - DVD 2 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
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
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)
Shirov’s uncompromising style of play is also reflected in his manner of commenting his own games.
My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov
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
In this DVD, Dutch top grandmaster Loek Van Wely presents both the Botvinnik Variation and the Moscow Variation of the Slav Defence, two extraordinary opening systems excelling by extreme sharpness and complexity.
Slav - Botvinnik and Moscow Variation - Loek Van Wely
In this diverse and instructive DVD, International Master Andrew Martin explains how the opening works, with the help of mostly recent, complete master games, although there are some classics too!
ABC of the Ruy Lopez - Andrew Martin - 2nd Edition
This excellent CD is loaded with insightful commentary, and includes several introductory texts, video clips, and middlegame theme keys. In addition, the reader will find training keys and trainings tasks for each game.
Winning in 20 Moves