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The most important part of the game, the opening sets the stage for both your strategy on the board and how your opponent will react. The opening leads to the middlegame and eventually to the endgame. Understand how the first series of moves in the game will change the outcome as the game transitions to checkmate.
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Power Play 18: The Sicilian Najdorf  a repertoire for Black
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The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the opening of champions. Kasparov, Anand and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire with success. Grandmaster Daniel King is a life-long practitioner of the Najdorf. On this DVD he explains the fundamental principles of the opening and offers a repertoire of systems for Black against all of Whites m...
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Power Play 18 The Sicilian Najdorf a repertoire for Black
Power Play 4 - Start Right
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In this day and age of opening databases you might be surprised to find players getting caught out in the opening. Yet one sees it all the time. Players take liberties they grab a hot pawn, attempt a complicated maneuver, or simply develop their pieces inefficiently. Whatever our playing strength, we need to take care in the opening. This DVD will help you to analyse and reassess your opening p...
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Roman's Lab: Beating 1.d4 White Avoids Playing Against the Dzindzi Indian Defense Part 2
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On this companion DVD to Dzindzi Indian Defense, Roman and Rybka excamine the consequences of White's attempts to avoid the sequence 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bx3! transpositions to Benoni-like structures (the Dzindzi-Benomi!). Roman uses favorable lines and variations of the King's Indian/Grunfield which your opponent could be down a tempo or miss play the opening and get an inferior pos...
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Roman s Lab Beating 1 d4 White Avoids Playing Against the Dzindzi Indian Defense Part 2
Roman's Lab: Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious System for Black Against 1.c4
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On this DVD Roman will give you an easy to learn complete setup for Black to play against the English. This new system is great because it gives Black an easy clear plan of attack which will be faster than your opponent plans, who will unknowingly be following theory.<br> <br> Roman's original Anti English ideas and concepts are verified by Rybka and available on this DVD. The minimum you will ...
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Roman s Lab Dzindzi Anti English Complete and Ambitious System for Black Against 1 c4
Roman's Lab: Easy & Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian
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On this DVD Roman and Rybka bring new opening theory to White's sixth move, h3, against one of Black's most popular defenses, the Najdorf Sicilian.<br> <br> World Champion Bobby Fischerused h3 variation to defeat Najdorf himself. For over 20 years Roman has played nothing but h3 against the Najdorf and brings his own ideas and theory to give you a promising game against Black's main moves, d5, ...
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Roman s Lab Easy Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian
Roman's Lab: Easy Way to Learn The King's Indian Attack
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On this 90 minute DVD, Roman will teach you an easy and flexible opening for white. You will learn how to achieve a clear middle game plan while avoiding complex variations and simplification. White can either start with 1.e4 or Nf3 followed by d3,g3,Bg2, o-o. Black cannot prevent you from playing your easy to learn setup. Roman will also cover and analyze 5 highly instructional games. So sit b...
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Roman s Lab Easy Way to Learn The King s Indian Attack
Roman's Lab: Highly Instructive and Educational Games for Black to Play Against the Maroczy Bind
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On this DVD, Roman gives analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games are very typical for the opening and extremely helpful for all players. You will see the ideas of the opening integrated in every game. Games are selected to outline main ideas described in the opening analysis and have great practical value. This dvd is a must for all Accelerated Dragon Players wh...
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Roman s Lab Highly Instructive and Educational Games for Black to Play Against the Maroczy Bind
Roman's Lab: Highly Instructive and Educational Games for The Accelerated Dragon Player
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On this DVD, Roman gives analysis of his own games played with Accelerated Dragon for black Games are very typical for the opening and extremely helpful for the players of any level. You will see the ideas of the opening integrated in every game. Games are selected to outline main ideas described in opening analysis and have great practical value.
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Roman s Lab Highly Instructive and Educational Games for The Accelerated Dragon Player
Roman's Lab: Highly Instructive and Educational Games for The Grand Prix Player
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On this DVD, Roman gives analysis of his own games played with Grand Prix attack for white. Games are very typical for the opening and extremely helpful for the players of any level. You will see the ideas of the opening integrated in every game. Games are selected to outline main ideas described in opening analysis and have great practical value
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Roman s Lab Highly Instructive and Educational Games for The Grand Prix Player
Roman's Lab: Highly Instructive and Educational Games for The Scotch Player
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On this DVD, Roman gives analysis of his own games played with Scotch for white. Games are very typical for the opening and extremely helpful for the players of any level. You will see the ideas of the opening integrated in every game. Games are selected to outline main ideas described in opening analysis and have great practical value.
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Roman s Lab Highly Instructive and Educational Games for The Scotch Player
Roman's Lab: Mastering The Opening Forum Series A Repertiore For Black Part 2
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Dzindzi Indian Defense GM Dzindzichashvili explains the strategic and tactical nuances of an original Black defensive system beginning with 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+!? 5.bxc3 f5 developed from the grandmaster's own tournament practice.<br> <br> Unstoppable Benoni Attacks In a companion dvd to Dzindzi Indian Defense the author examines the consequences of White's attempts to avoid the...
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Roman s Lab Mastering The Opening Forum Series A Repertiore For Black Part 2
Roman's Lab: New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
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On this DVD Roman introduces a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon which is one of the most ambitious ways for black to play against 1. e4.<br> <br> G.M. Roman, G.M. Larry Kaufman and Rybka have spent countless hours improving on previous lines that were originally thought to be better for white, which now, in fact, have little or no advantage at all.<br> <br> Roman will also pro...
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Roman s Lab New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
Roman's Lab: New Improved Lines and Novelties in the Caro-Kann
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The Caro-Kann Defense is an incredibly solid, sound and dynamic defense to 1e4. On this DVD G.M. Eugene Perelshteyn and Rybka, the world's strongest chess program, improved lines, created new ideas and novelties and have made a great opening defense even better. This perfecting the opening series will leave you better prepared to take advantage or your opponent who will be caught off guard with...
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Roman s Lab New Improved Lines and Novelties in the Caro Kann
Roman's Lab: New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, French, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor
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On this very instructional dvd , Roman will teach you how to gat an advantage in the opening against passive play, and unsound openings by not trying to refute these inferior openings quickly but to play active logical chess. Roman will show you by following the basic principles of chess you will be able to take advantage of your opponents anti positional play giving you the winning edge.<br>
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Roman s Lab New Lines Novelties for White in Grand Prix French Hippo Latvian Philidor
Roman's Lab: Practical Killer Traps and Super Sharp Lines for the 1. e4 Player
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On this dvd Roman and Rybka bring you Killer traps and super sharp lines for the 1.e4 Player which occur<br> <br> 1.Alekhine<br> <br> 2.The Caro-Kann Panov Attack<br> <br> 3.The French Defence<br> <br> 4.Center Counter Gambit<br> <br> Roman using Rybka to verify his own analysis again has reversed opening theory. The traps that you will learn are against popular lines which your opponent will h...
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Roman s Lab Practical Killer Traps and Super Sharp Lines for the 1 e4 Player
Roman's Lab: Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player for WHITE
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Roman recommends to play the Queen's Gambit and gives you lines he uses in his own games. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman gives you the best and most solid responses for White. This DVD was designed for the player who does not want to spend a lot of time studying and still get good results.<br> <br> <b>Lines covered:<br> 1. </b>Queen's Gambit Accepted &amp; Declined<b><br> 2. </b>...
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Roman s Lab Rapid Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player for WHITE
Roman's Lab: Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision
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On this DVD Roman, with help from World Computer Champion Rybka, will refute popular lines in the French, Caro-Kann and Alekhine defense. Roman fed some of his created ideas to Rybka and by using a computer that is 32 times faster than the average desktop was able to beat lines that were equal or favorable for black.<br> <br> This is original and unpublished material that you can surprise you o...
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Roman s Lab Refuting Previous Sound Opening Lines with Surgical Precision
Roman's Lab: Reverse Openings: Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing The Sicilian, Kings Indian, French, Alexhine, Philidor, Benko, Grunfeld Panov Attack as White
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On this highly instructional DVD, Roman clearly demonstrates through novelties created in his own games how to recognize an opportunity for white to transpose into openings that are played for black with the advantage of having an extra tempo. Roman will also cover the disadvantages of trying to play certain black openings as white. Roman answers the rarely covered questions: "Why can't I play ...
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Roman s Lab Reverse Openings Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing The Sicilian Kings Indian French Alexhine Philidor Benko Grunfeld Panov Attack as White
Roman's Lab: Staggering Novelties that Rewrite Modern Opening Pages
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On this dvd Roman and Rybka spent countless hours of analyzing to create unorthodox and incredible positional sacrifice in the Sicilian along with shocking discoveries in the Scotch and Accelerated Dragon. See how you can divercify in the very early stages of these openings to achieve an advantage. This is one of the most instructive and creative DVDs to date so be the first to view this new un...
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Roman s Lab Staggering Novelties that Rewrite Modern Opening Pages
Roman's Lab: The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings
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On this DVD Roman will take you through several sharp openings demonstrating what happens when you violate the principles of Chess with no activity before development. He also goes over the criteria needed before playing sharp continuations, gambits and sacrifices.<br> <br> Roman will help you understand the difference between sound sharp playable openings and sharp openings to avoid.<br> <br> ...
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Roman s Lab The Difference Between Sound and Unsound Ways to Play Sharp Openings
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