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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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Roman's Lab: The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
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Grand Prix Attack (1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4) is 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 o...
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Roman s Lab The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
Roman's Lab: The Easy Way to Play the Scotch and Giuoco Piano Openings
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Scotch Gambit (e4 e5 2 nf3 nc6 3d4 exd4) & Giuoco Piano (e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5) gives white an aggressive Tactical repertoire. Roman has revive old lines giving them new ideas. These opening are hard to meet at even at the highest level so sit back and let Roman should you how to get great results with these rarely used opening.<br>
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Roman s Lab The Easy Way to Play the Scotch and Giuoco Piano Openings
Roman's Lab: Unsound Openings and How to Exploit Them
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On this DVD Roman will show you how to play against Bad Openings and how to exploit them. Roman will take you through several very instructional bad openings for black and by taking a logical and simple approach you can achieve an advantage. This DVD not only provides excellent lines against the Elephant Gambit, Budapest, Baker Defense, French, Sicilian, England and Marshall Gambits but will sh...
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Roman s Lab Unsound Openings and How to Exploit Them
The ABC of Alekhine - 2nd Edition
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In 2007 we viewed Alekhines Defence as an excellent opening to play if Black wants to go for the win and four years later this has not changed. If anything, more Grandmasters are using the opening today. Black gets a tough and resilient position with ample opportunity for counterchances. With 1...Nf6 he immediately throws down the gauntlet to the pawn on e4 and tries to take the initiative from...
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The ABC of Alekhine 2nd Edition
The ABC of Chess Openings - 2nd Edition
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In the all new "ABC of Chess Openings" International Master Andrew Martin explores the diverse possibilities available to everyone in the opening phase of the game. The material is broken down logically into Open Games, Semi-Open Games, Closed and Semi- Closed Games, Flank and Irregular Openings. Invaluable advice is given about what to look for and how to play each specific category, and the i...
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The ABC of Chess Openings 2nd Edition
The Blumenfeld Gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4.d5
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On this groundbreaking Foxy Openings DVD, International Master Andrew Martin turns the spotlight on the Blumenfeld Gambit. This is a sound and exciting way to try to get the initiative as Black and has become increasingly popular with aggressive players, including Grandmasters, Martin shows you how to play the gambit and makes a convincing case for the Blumenfled in over the board practical pla...
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The Blumenfeld Gambit 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 c5 4 d5
The English Opening 1.c4 for The Average Player Easily Explained
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Ideal Opening for the average player, rock-solid lines and potentially very Dynamic positions. IM Martin takes you through 11 highly instructional GM games, teaching you how this opening works. Everything is easily explained in an entertaining presentation which will inspire you to play 1.c4.
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The English Opening 1 c4 for The Average Player Easily Explained
The French Defence Reworked - A French Repertoire-Tarrasch and Advance Variations Vol. 2
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It is clear that the Tarrasch and Advance Variations are serious enemies of the French defender. At whatever level one plays, Black needs good understanding and a reliable repertoire against these lines, which give him chances to win. On this all-new Foxy Openings series, IM Martin maps out this repertoire, concentrating on practical solutions which will be of particular benefit to the club pla...
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The French Defence Reworked A French Repertoire Tarrasch and Advance Variations Vol 2
The Hippo with 1...b6, g6
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On this dvd Andrew Martin Author of the book Hippopotamus Rises brings you an original and provocative opening for Black.<br> <br> Blacks meets all of whites responses with 1...b6 followed by a timely g6.<br> <br> You will differently catch your opponent off guard with no theory to fall back on. Great surprise Weapon!!!!<br>
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The Hippo with 1 b6 g6
The Petroff A Counterattacking Weapon For Black
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The Petroff is a reliable counterattacking weapon for Black which club players may use with success. Grandmasters and even World Champions employ this excellent opening when they want to frustrate a strong opponent so this is a guarantee of the pedigree of 2...Nf6. You can learn the Petroff quickly and win with it. On this new Foxy Openings DVD IM Andrew Martin will show you how.
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The Petroff A Counterattacking Weapon For Black
The Scotch A Modern Repertoire for White Easily Explained
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This all-new Foxy DVD features a Dynamic Modern Repertoire for White. IM Martin takes a close look at 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 you will be surprised how many GM'S fall victim to this leathal opening. This popular opening is played at all levels with devastating effects 3.d4 is highly recommended!!!
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The Scotch A Modern Repertoire for White Easily Explained
The Sicilian Kan
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The Sicilian Kan is the most flexible and easy to play variations of all the Sicilian Opening Defenses. On this DVD I.M. Andrew Martin will teach you how understanding certain principles and development will help you master this dependable repertoire for Black. So if you hate memorizing lines, you want an opening that has little theory and is easy to learn the Sicilian Kan is for you!<br>
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The Sicilian Kan
Tricks & Traps Vol. 1 - 1.e4 Openings
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Tricks and traps, especially in the opening, are a dangerous reality of competitive chess. All sorts of surprises await the unwary player, from devastating sacrifices to cunning move order ploys. A knowledge of such ideas is essential if a player wants to be the hunter rather than the victim.<br><br> On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.e4 by White, b...
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Tricks Traps Vol 1 1 e4 Openings
Tricks & Traps Vol. 2 - 1.d4 Openings
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Tricks and traps, especially in the opening, are a dangerous reality of competitive chess. All sorts of surprises await the unwary player, from devastating sacrifices to cunning move order ploys. A knowledge of such ideas is essential if a player wants to be the hunter rather than the victim. <br><br> On this DVD Davies presents a variety of tricks and traps that can arise after 1.d4 by White, ...
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Tricks Traps Vol 2 1 d4 Openings
Unorthodox Chess Openings
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How many times have you been caught off guard by a seemingly inferior and unusual opening system that later turns out to be an especially strong one? Unorthodox openings can be a real asset to anyones opening repertoire and they often do not contain much theory, making them easy to master for your next important tournament. In the present DVD, FM Valeri Lilov devotes 24 lectures to various unor...
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Unorthodox Chess Openings
Unusual Openings A Repertoire for Black Against 1.b3, b4, a3, f4, g3 and Nc3
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Don't be caught unprepared IM Andrew Martin constructs an excellent GM approved repertoire for Black against Unusual Openings. Now Black will be able to exploit White's unorthodox moves. There is a reason these openings are rarely played at Master level because it is easy for Black to get a good game, but only if they know what to do. This DVD will provide Black a Repertoire to handle White's u...
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Unusual Openings A Repertoire for Black Against 1 b3 b4 a3 f4 g3 and Nc3
Win with 1...d6 Part 1
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The first of two videos on systems with 1...d6, this one based on the flexible Czech System (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6).<br> <br> The Czech System introduces a fascinating area of opening play, where with well-timed counter-measures Black aims to destabilize the whole White set-up. The Czech is much less susceptible to direct attack than a regular Pirc Defense.<br> <br> 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c...
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Win with 1 d6 Part 1
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