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  1. Rook vs Minor pieces (5 part series)

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    Rook vs Minor pieces (5 part series) Type of show: Endgame Endgame type: R vs N+B Learn More
  2. Grünfeld Gambit (5 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Grünfeld Gambit (5 part series) ECO: D84, D85: Grünfeld: Grünfeld gambit accepted, Grünfeld: exchange variation The Grünfeld Defence (named after the Austrian hypermodern master Ernst Grünfeld, 1913-1961) is a dynamic and popular weapon for players who look to counterattack with the black pieces. It is no wonder then that it became a particular favorite of former World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. Part 1: Boris takes a closer looks at three critical gambit lines in the Grünfeld Defence, first up being the Grünfeld Gambit Accepted with 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 Bf4 Bg7 5 e3 OO 6 cxd5 Nxd5 7 Nxd5 Qxd5 8 Bxc7. Part 2: Boris takes a closer look at three critical gambit lines in the Grünfeld; the second of which being one of the big main lines of the Exchange variation with 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7 7 Bc4 c5 8 Ne2 Nc6 9 Be3 0-0 10 0-0 Bg4 11 f3 Na5 12 Bd3 cxd4 13 cxd4 Be6 14 d5 Bxa1 15 Qxa1 - an exciting exchange sacrifice credited to the ever-inventive David Bronstein, who first played it on the big stage during the Budapest Interzonal of 1950. Learn More
  3. English Openings (5 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: English Openings (5 part series) ECO: A22, A39, A25: English: Bellon gambit, English: symmetrical, main line with d4, English: Sicilian reversed With the London Chess Classic in full-swing, it is fitting we pay homage to the English Opening, made famous by Howard Staunton, who organized the great London International Tournament of 1851, the world's first international chess tournament. Many are confused what to play against 1 c4 because it has a reputation of being solid - but in a new series of GM Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide, over the next few weeks our guru takes a closer look at three enterprising gambit lines against the English, where an unsuspecting and unprepared White player can easily be intimidated and terrorized: 1) the Bellon Gambit with 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Nf3 e4 4 Ng5 b5!? 2) English Symmetrical with…. 3) the reversed Grand Prix Attack with 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3 f5 4 Bg2 Nf6 5 d3 Bc5 6 e3 f4!? made famous by Bobby Fischer after his famous 1969 New York Metropolitan League demolition job of Anthony Saidy. Learn More
  4. Sveshnikov Sicilian Sacrifices on b5 (5 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Sveshnikov Sicilian Sacrifices on b5 (5 part series) ECO: B33: Sicilian: Pelikan, Chelyabinsk variation, Sicilian: Sveshnikov variation For years it was known to all as the Sicilian Lasker/Pelikan variation, but the name-change to Sicilian Sveshnikov (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e5 6 Ndb5 d6 7 Bg5 a6 8 Na3 b5) came into being after it was revived by the Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov. He was the driving force and inspiration of the variation during the early 1970s when he was a young IM - and back then, it was his creative mind who developed this aggressive method of playing as black. Since then, elite stars such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Topalov, Leko, Radjabov and Shirov have all adopted this variation into their arsenal because it often leads to imbalanced positions. There are many methods to combat the Sveshnikov, but one of the most macho involves the early sacrifice of either a knight or a bishop on b5. And in his latest series, GM Boris Alterman checks the status of both the Nxb5 and Bxb5 gambits vs. the Sveshnikov. Learn More
  5. KID by method (5 part series)

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    KID by method Opening: : King's Indian Defense Player(s): Yermolinsky, Shashin, Becerra, Bercy, Atalik, Chekhov Learn More
  6. Back from Chicago - 2013 (5 part series)

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    Back from Chicago Opening: E12 Queen's Indian: Unusual White 4th moves D90 Grünfeld: Three knights variation B53 Sicilian: 2…d6: Lines with Qxd4 A13 English Opening: 1…e6 E60 King's Indian: Unusual lines and Fianchetto Variation without Nc3 Player(s): Yermolinsky, Rosen, Kleinman, Mikhalevski, Kavutskiy, Atalik Learn More
  7. Tromso Heroes - 2013 (5 part series)

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    Tromso Heroes - 2013 Opening: B47, B92, D10, C00, A46, D15, E30, C45, D58 Player(s): Fressinet, Christiansen, Nepomniachtchi, Wei Hi, Kaidanov, Areshchenko, Granda Zuniga, Leko, Wang Hao, Dreev, Giri, Granda Zuniga, Caruana, Malakhov, Kamsky, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Korobov, Svidler, LeQuangLiem, Andreikin, Karjakin, Dreev, Tomashevsky, Korobov, Kramnik, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik, Andreikin Learn More
  8. Ronen through Chess history: US Championship (5 part series)

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    Ronen through Chess history: US Championship Opening: D71, B09: Neo-Grunfeld, Pirc D15, B90 QGD Slav, Sicilian Najdorf C18, C69 French, Ruy Lopez B85, B70 Sicilian: Scheveningen, Sicilian: Dragon Variation E12, C45 Queen's Indian, Scotch Game Player(s): Fischer, Byrne, Benko, Kamsky, Kaidanov, Nakamura, Shulman,, Onischuk, Rachels, Browne, Kudrin, Evans, Reshevsky, Kashdan, Learn More
  9.  Yermo’s My system on the KID (5 Part series)

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    Yermo’s My system on the KID Opening: E71: King's Indian Defense Player(s): Yermolinsky, Piket, Kiewra, Kasimdzhanov, Rajlich, Manion, Treger, Barcenilla, Braunlich, Atoufi, Raptis, Perelshteyn, Braga, Learn More
  10. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda (5 Part series)

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    Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda Opening: A13, A28, A34: English, English: four knights system, English: Symmetrical Variation Player(s): Salov, Jussupow, Van Wely Learn More
  11. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows:  Build you opening repertoire - Rauzer Attack  - (5 videos)

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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build you opening repertoire Opening: B67: Sicilian Defence: Richter-Rauzer - Rauzer Attack A 5 videos series Learn More
  12. Foxy 123: Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol 3 - GM Ron W Henley
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    Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol. 3 Foxy 123 vol.3 This the most comprehensive 3 Part DVD series ever produced on the Dzindzi Indian - designed to give Black an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon which scores a remarkable 57% for Black. GM Ron Henley plays this Opening on a regular basis for Black and combines his own ideas with Roman Dzindzichashvili (the creator of the Dzindzi Indian) GM Ron Henley does a great job presenting the material based on his book Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian. GM Ron Henley will give you example games on each variation, as well as theory, recap of all the ideas given throughout the dvd which will make it easy for you to remember. Also covered is what to do when white trys to avoids the Dzindzi Indian and GM Ron Henley will give his own recommendations taken from his over the board experiences. This opening is easy to learn so you will be able to play The Dzindzi Indian immediately!!! Learn More
  13. Foxy 122: Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol 2 - GM Ron W Henley
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    Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol. 2 Foxy 122 vol.2 This the most comprehensive 3 Part DVD series ever produced on the Dzindzi Indian - designed to give Black an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon which scores a remarkable 57% for Black. GM Ron Henley plays this Opening on a regular basis for Black and combines his own ideas with Roman Dzindzichashvili (the creator of the Dzindzi Indian) GM Ron Henley does a great job presenting the material based on his book Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian. GM Ron Henley will give you example games on each variation, as well as theory, recap of all the ideas given throughout the dvd which will make it easy for you to remember. Also covered is what to do when white trys to avoids the Dzindzi Indian and GM Ron Henley will give his own recommendations taken from his over the board experiences. This opening is easy to learn so you will be able to play The Dzindzi Indian immediately!!! Learn More
  14. Foxy 121: Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol 1 - GM Ron W Henley
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    Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol. 1 Foxy 121 vol.1 This the most comprehensive 3 Part DVD series ever produced on the Dzindzi Indian - designed to give Black an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon which scores a remarkable 57% for Black. GM Ron Henley plays this Opening on a regular basis for Black and combines his own ideas with Roman Dzindzichashvili (the creator of the Dzindzi Indian) GM Ron Henley does a great job presenting the material based on his book Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian. GM Ron Henley will give you example games on each variation, as well as theory, recap of all the ideas given throughout the dvd which will make it easy for you to remember. Also covered is what to do when white trys to avoids the Dzindzi Indian and GM Ron Henley will give his own recommendations taken from his over the board experiences. This opening is easy to learn so you will be able to play The Dzindzi Indian immediately!!! Learn More
  15. Foxy 37: Morra Gambit Declined - Martin (105 mins)
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    IM Andrew Martin presents potentially deadly set-ups for White when the Morra Gambit is declined. 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 Part 1: 3...Nf6 Part 2: 3...d5 Part 3: 3...g6 Part 4: 3...d3 Part 5: Other Black options Learn More
  16. Foxy 36: Morra Gambit Accepted - Martin (110 mins)
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    Sweep Black off the board! With IM Andrew Martin's latest recommendations you can be ready for all those book answers to the Morra! 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Part 1: Typical White layout Part 2: Tricks & traps Part 3: Key games Part 4: Main Line Part 5: ...a6 & ...Nf6 Part 6: ...g6 systems Part 7: Black delays ...Nf6 Part 8: Early ...Qc7 Part 8: Early ...Qc7 Part 9: ...Nge7 systemsPart Part 10: 4...a6 Part 11 4...e6 Learn More
  17. Foxy 122: Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol 2 - GM Ron W Henley (digital)

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    Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian Vol. 2 Foxy 122 vol.2 This the most comprehensive 3 Part DVD series ever produced on the Dzindzi Indian - designed to give Black an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon which scores a remarkable 57% for Black. GM Ron Henley plays this Opening on a regular basis for Black and combines his own ideas with Roman Dzindzichashvili (the creator of the Dzindzi Indian) GM Ron Henley does a great job presenting the material based on his book Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian. GM Ron Henley will give you example games on each variation, as well as theory, recap of all the ideas given throughout the dvd which will make it easy for you to remember. Also covered is what to do when white trys to avoids the Dzindzi Indian and GM Ron Henley will give his own recommendations taken from his over the board experiences. This opening is easy to learn so you will be able to play The Dzindzi Indian immediately!!! Learn More
  18. Foxy 134: The  White Sniper 1.g6, Bg2,c4

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    Vol.134 The White Sniper (136 minutes) On this dvd Master & Author Of The Black Sniper Charlie Storey ...Transfers his Knowledge of the Black Sniper to a Dynamic Universal System for White. Charlie will give you a road map on how to meet all of Blacks replies. The Pure Sniper move order are 1.g6,Bg2,c4 this is a solid hard to meet and prepare for Opening System for White. So sit back and let Charlie help you rack up the points!! Learn More
  19. Queens Gambit Accepted (6 video series)

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    The Queen’s Gambit Accepted (1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4) is one classical opening that has had many famous elite exponents in recent years.

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  20. Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned Pawn (6 Part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Sicilian Najdorf Poisoned Pawn (6 Part series). B94: Sicilian: Najdorf, 6.Bg5. Back in the 60s and 70s everybody was playing the Sicilian Najdorf Variation, inspired by the genius of Bobby Fischer. One of the more controversial lines he championed in the mainline was the controversial Poisoned Pawn Variation with 7 …Qb6. After going out of fashion for a period, recently Sicilian aficionados have again resumed the maze-like challenges and complexities of the Fischer favorite, but this time with a new millennium twist of 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7. f4 Qb6. And in a new series of Ronen's Opening Survey, our theoretical guru, GM Ronen Har-Zvi casts a critical eye over this modern-day treatment of the Poisoned pawn. Learn More
  21. Alekhine's defense (6 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Alekhine's defense (6 part series). B02: Alekhine's defense. The new year brings with it a new Ronen Har-Zvi here on Chess.FM, as we rebrand his poplar weekly show from "New Idea In…" to "Ronen's Opening Survey". And in the first of his new series, our opening expert GM Ronen Har-Zvi shows just how best to handle the sometime difficult Alekhine's Defense with White's most reliable weapon of (1 e4 Nf6 2 e5 Nd5 d4 d6) 4 Nf3 - a solid line used by all the top players that continues to score big for White. Learn More
  22. KID Sämisch variation (6 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: KID Sämisch variation (6 part series) ECO: E80, E87, E81: King's Indian: Sämisch variation, King's Indian: Sämisch, orthodox, 7.d5, King's Indian: Sämisch, 5...O-O There's no question that the late great David Bronstein (1924-2006) was a true chess genius. He was an independent thinker at the board, and his original ideas almost single-handedly re-invented the King's Indian Defence in the 1950s. He was even willing to play dynamic gambits in the most important of situations, such as the 1956 Candidates Tournament in Amsterdam, when he shocked Boris Spassky and the chess world with a stunning queen sacrifice in the Sämisch variation with 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.Qd2 Qh4+!? - with Black getting two bishops and two pawns for the queen in a very unbalanced position. The variation is still unclear to this day, and it makes for a very good surprise weapon to have in your arsenal. And in an extended series of Gambit Guide for Chess.FM, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at the Bronstein influence in the Sämisch variation starting with his daring queen sacrifice. Learn More
  23. French - Alekhine Gambit (6 part series)

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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: French - Alekhine Gambit (6 part series) ECO: C15: French: Winawer, Alekhine (Maróczy) gambit, French: Winawer, fingerslip variation Through the 1920s and 1930s, former world champion Alexander Alekhine was a force of nature with phenomenal tournament results (he won 25 of 44 tournaments he played during his career). Alekhine's attacking motifs in his games prove even to this day to be highly instructive. And in a new six-part series for Gambit Guide, our intrepid gambit guru, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at two very aggressive Alekhine gambits against the normally solid French Winawer. First up will be a four-part series on 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Nge2 followed by a two-part series on the apocryphal 'fingerslip' variation, when Alekhine meant to play 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 5 Bd2 against Flohr at Nottingham 1936, but instead touched his c1 bishop first so the game went 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 Bd2 dxe4 5 Nxe4 Qxd4 6 Bd3 Bxd2+ 7 Qxd2. Learn More
  24. Classical King's Indian with 7 … exd4 (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Classical King's Indian with 7 … exd4 (7 part series). E93: King's Indian: orthodox variation. Ronen's show "Opening Survey" follows carefully the most recent trends in the chess world. Lately the King's Indian has been suffering big time, with GM Bacrot scoring 0 out 3 in the first rounds of the Biel Chess Festival, losing all his King's Indian games; it's time for our opening expert GM Ronen Har-Zvi to suggest ideas and opinions on this important piece of chess opening theory. In this new series Ronen will address the classical King's Indian with a more dynamic approach, opening the center and playing fast: Kramnik scored a fantastic win in Dortmund against Jan Gustafsson this year with the variation Ronen is taking in consideration in this series. Let's try and keep the King's Indian alive, with GM Ronen Har-Zvi! Learn More
  25. The Vienna Opening in the QGD (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: The Vienna Opening in the QGD (7 part series). D37: QGD: 4.Nf3. The Vienna QGD is a very important part of the Ragozin opening - ECO D37-D39. This opening has been used in recent years by many of the top players, including Aronian, Topalov, Anand Morozevich and many more. By capturing on c4 with his d pawn, black immediately goes after white's center, deviating from the normal positional play after white himself plays cxd5. A very energetic opening for any level! Let's watch GM Ronen's shows, and learn all the tricks and subtleties of this interesting opening. Learn More
  26. Openings from World Championship Matches (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Openings from World Championship Matches (7 part series). D17: QGD Slav: Wiesbaden variation. We are going to follow and enjoy the World Championship Match in May, with ICC Chess.FM LIVE commentary, and in a new series GM Ronen offers us a Special Opening Survey Series: he will be investigating openings played by the two contenders for the World Championship 2012: from Anand's opening in his previous Championship matches against Kramnik and Topalov, to Gelfand's openings in the candidates match that led the Israeli super-GM on to the great challenge. Ronen will be with us all the way through the big match, with updates and analysis on the openings and novelties played by World Champion GM Anand and challenger GM Gelfand. Learn More
  27. The Caveman Caro-Kann: Advance variation (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: The Caveman Caro-Kann: Advance variation (7 part series). B12: Caro-Kann: advance variation 4.h4 h6 5.g4. Gone are the days when the Advance variation in the Caro-Kann (1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5) was thought to be a poor cousin to the French Advance - now it is arguably one of White’s best ways to secure the advantage against the notoriously solid defense. And thanks to the likes of Nigel Short, Mickey Adams, Alexei Shirov and Peter Svidler et al., the White lines became so much more aggressive. These highly aggressive lines (with an early h4, g4 or Ne2) took a direct, almost bludgeoning approach to the game, so much so that it got coined as “The Caveman Caro-Kann: Advance variation.” And in a new series, GM Ronen Har-Zvi trends the developments in all the sharpest lines. Learn More
  28. The Hedgehog (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: The Hedgehog (7 part series). A05: English . The Hedgehog is a thoroughly modern defense where flexibility and understanding trumps all. This counter-punching system was a big favorite of the likes of Garry Kasparov, Ljubomir Ljubojevic and Ulf Andersson, and for player’s of the White pieces playing the English Opening, it can still be problematic at the best of times. But the late Polish-American GM Aleksander “Wojo” Wojtkiewicz - who was a feared player of the White pieces - came up with a simple, yet at the same time aggressive plan to “Sonic the Hedgehog” with 1 c4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nc3 e6 4 g3 b6 5 Bg2 Bb7 6 0–0 a6 7 Re1. And in a new series, GM Ronen Har-Zvi returns to look more carefully at Wojo’s system - that led to him scoring many spectacular wins - as a potent weapon in your arsenal to make roadkill out of the prickly Hedgehog. Learn More
  29. London System (4 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: London System (4 part series). A47: "King's Indian/London System with c4, King's Indian/London System (different games played)". In the King’s Indian Defense, White has to memorize a labyrinth of variations if he hopes to have any real chance at walking away with an advantage. But the London System (1. d4 2. Nf3 3. Bf4) is an excellent way for amateurs to meet the King’s Indian Defense - and for a bit more bite, White can adopt a big Boris Spassky favorite by playing the London System with c4 against the KID. Not only was it a weapon of Spassky's, it was also used by the likes of Kasparov, Bronstein and Smyslov. And in a new four-part series, GM Ronen Har-Zvi takes a closer look at playing the London System (with c4) as an Anti-King’s Indian system. Learn More
  30. Marshall Gambit in the Slav (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Marshall Gambit in the Slav (7 part series). D10: QGD: semi-Slav, Marshall gambit 4. … Bb4. Frank J. Marshall, who held the U.S. championship title for 29 years before he relinquished it in 1936, had such a combinative style that he likened himself to boxing legend Jack Dempsey, who always went for a quick knockout blow. He left us his legacy of the Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez - but lesser known perhaps is his “other” gambit, a similarly vicious line against the notoriously tough Slav Defense that was also christened the Marshall Gambit after its inventor Learn More
  31. QGD with 5.Bf4 (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: QGD with 5.Bf4 (7 part series). D37: QGD: classical variation (5.Bf4). The Orthodox Defense to the Queen's Gambit (1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3 Be7) is an extremely resilient system for Black, and a solid favorite of not just your average club player but also many of the world's top stars. For many years, the two main lines against it used to be 5 Bg5 or 5 cxd5. But in the early 1970s, Hungary's Lajos Portisch revived an old favorite of English player Joseph Blackburne (1841-1924) of 5 Bf4 with some pioneering new ideas in it. Players such as Kasparov, Karpov, Kramnik, Fischer, Carlsen, Topalov and Ivanchuk added it to their repertoire. And in a new series of Ronen's Opening Survey for Chess.FM, our resident openings expert, GM Ronen Har-Zvi, takes a closer look at the many attractions to the Queen's Gambit Declined with 5 Bf4 and why you also should be adding it to your repertoire. Learn More
  32. Sicilian: Moscow Variation (7 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Sicilian: Moscow Variation (7 part series). B51, B52: Sicilian: Canal-Sokolsky (Nimzovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack. Playing the White side of the Sicilian is a tricky business these days with all that main-line theory to remember. Indeed, if White is looking to present Black with some real problems while still avoiding mountains of theory, then the Anti-Sicilian Bb5 lines – more specifically, the Rossolimo (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5) and the Moscow (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+) – might just be the way to go. They are easy to play and often can resemble a Ruy Lopez - not what Black is looking for. Even players such as Anand, Carlsen and Svidler regularly use it - and with excellent results. So in his latest series “New Ideas In….” GM Ronen Har-Zvi examines the Anti-Sicilian Bb5 lines. Learn More
  33. French: Rubinstein variation (7 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: French: Rubinstein variation (7 part series). C10: French: Rubinstein variation 3… dxe4. With over 90% of White players opting for either 3 Nc3 or Nd2 against the French Defense, many players like the idea of the option of an easy-to-play sideline rather than the theory-trodden paths of the Winawer or Tarrasch variations. A simple solution is the Rubinstein variation with 3 ...dxe4 that can be deployed against both the big main-lines of 3 Nc3 and 3 Nd2 and has easy development and no pawn structure weaknesses for Black. And from there, there's also the solid Fort Knox variation with 4 ...Bd7 or the newer (neo-Rubinstein) Katalymov's variation with 4 ..Qd5. And in his latest series of "New Ideas In....", GM Ronen Harzvi shows just how easy and how handy the Rubinstein variation can be. Learn More
  34. Sicilian, Chekhover Variation (7 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Sicilian, Chekhover Variation #1. B53: Sicilian . The Sicilian variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4, named after the very famous Russian chess composer Vitaly Chekhover (sometimes also called the Hungarian Variation), is an interesting alternative for white to avoid many of the heavily analyzed lines in the Sicilian. Oftentimes this variation leads to a more positional rather than complicated play. Recently the world number 1 , which by now we can say be the highest rated player in History, has decided to put this variation to work, and we are here as always to follow and explain this interesting and surprising line, that deserves attention at any level. Learn More
  35. Closed Game Structure: QGD (7 part series)

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    Closed Game Structure: QGD (7 part series) Players: Botvinnik, Keres, Nenachev, Panchenko, Kasparov, Barua, Karpov, Ljuboljevic, Djuric, Pfleger, Watson, VanderSterren, Hansen, Seirawan, Jussupow, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Andersson, Kasparov, Karpov, Pelletier,Schulman, Vouldis, Kasparov, Smyslov, Nielsen, Georgiev, Nikolic, Miladinovic, Kramnik, Morozevich, Atalik, Capablanca, Alekhine, Malaniuk, Petronijevic, Alekhine, Colle, Pillsburry, Chigorine, Karpov, Yussupov ECO: After several video lectures on structures that spring from 1.e4 e5, IM John Watson moves on to analyze 1.d4 d5 games. In this series, John tackles the structures that can happen in the Queen's Gambit Declined: 1. d4 d5; 2.c4 e6. The 'QGD' is one of the most played openings, either in classic times and nowadays, with a lot of different variations. Declining the Queen Gambit, Black goes for a strong point in the center, whereas by playing 2. … dxc4 (Queen's Gambit accepted), he would surrender the center. this is why the QGD is considered a 'closed game'. Learn More
  36. Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin (7 part series)

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    Repertoire for Black - The Chigorin (7 part series) Players: ECO: D07 Russian Grandmaster Mikhail Chigorin apparently valued the bishop pair less than most chess masters; some say he even preferred knights to bishops. This is probably why he developed the Defense named after him, to contrast the Queen's Gambit (1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6). The Cigoring Defense actually violates several classical principles: Black does not maintain the center pawn at d5, the c-pawn is blocked, and Black must be willing to trade a bishop for a knight; nonetheless this opening is considered playable for Black. In this video series IM John Watson investigates this interesting opening. Learn More
  37. Ronen through Chess history:  Toward the Candidates (7 part series)

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    Ronen through Chess history: Toward the Candidates Opening: B87: Sicilian: Fischer-Sozin E14, A13, D72, D29 Queen's Indian, English, Neo-Grunfeld, Queen's Gambit Accepted C15 French: Winawer B36, A31 Sicilian: Accelerated Fianchetto, English: Symmetrical - Benoni Formation B36, A31, A07, C11 Sicilian: Accelerated Fianchetto, English, King's Indian Attack, French defense C19, C82 French, Ruy Lopez B19, A38, C09, A37, C09 Caro-Kann, English, French Learn More
  38. Yugoslav Attack, Dragon Sicilian (8 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Yugoslav Attack, Dragon Sicilian (8 part series). B76, B77, B78: Sicilian: dragon, Yugoslav attack, 7...O-O ; Sicilian: dragon, Yugoslav attack, Rauser variation ; Sicilian: dragon, Yugoslav attack, 10.O-O-O ; Sicilian: dragon, Yugoslav attack, 9...Bd7 ;. In the latest of his "New Ideas in...." series for ICC Chess.FM, GM Ronen Har-Zvi investigates the latest developments and trends in the ultimate test of the Sicilian Dragon, the Yugoslav Attack with 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 0-0 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4. The Sicilian Dragon is back in vogue once again thanks to its recent addition to Magnus Carlsen's ever-growing arsenal. Years ago, Bobby Fischer gave his seal of approval to the Yugoslav attack, stating it was simply a case of preying open the h-file and sac, sac...mate! But this caveman approach in the Yugoslav Attack is well-worked out, as GM Ronen Har-Zvi shows that the Dragon still breathes fire for black with plenty of counter-play. Learn More
  39. The Sicilian Nimzovitch (8 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: The Sicilian Nimzovitch. B29: Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rubinstein; Rubinstein counter-gambit. The Sicilian Nimzovich - 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 - is a rare and surprising line in the endless ocean of Sicilian lines. It is not played by the very top players almost at all, yet we can see some strong GMs playing that: Hikaru Nakamura and German top player Arkadij Naiditsch for example, and several other strong GMs. Black main plan is to attack white central pawn immediately, in something that resembles the Alekhine defense. The Sicilian Nimzovich is a surprising and dangerous weapon for almost any level. GM Ronen Har-Zvi, with his usual precise and detailed analysis, and with numerous examples of games, guides us through the pros and cons of this unusual variant of the ever-green Sicilian defense. Learn More
  40. Repertoire for White - Trompowsky Attack (8 part series)

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    Repertoire for White - Trompowsky Attack (8 part series) Players: Stefanova, Paehtz, De Waal, Maisuradze, Congiu, Chernyshov, Golichenko, Maisuradze, Congiu, Chernyshov, Golichenko, Trompowsky, Endzelins, Adams, Xie, Hodgson, Tseitlin, Sokolov, Har-Zvi, Stefanova, Royset, Murshed, Ahmed ECO: D00, D03, A45 IM John Watson, with his video course, helps us build a strong and efficient repertoire of openings, for White and for Black. In this new series John teaches us how to use the Trompovsky Attack. After 1.d4 Nf6, instead of playing the very common moves 2.c4 or 2.Nf3, White plays 2.Bg5, sidestepping the endless amount of opening theory that has been written about the Indian Defences, such as the Queen's Indian, the Nimzo-Indian, the King's Indian, as well as the Grunfeld. Study with John the interesting Tromposvky attack; make it part of your opening repertoire and use it as a weapon when you play your games! Learn More
  41. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows:  Build you opening repertoire - QGD ( 8 videos)

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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build you opening repertoire - QGD Opening D37: QGD Learn More
  42. OffBeat lines to Crush the Sicilian!

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    Tired of fighting those booked up Sicilian players? Checkout this compilation of anti-Sicilian weapons for White to swing the games into your own familiar territory. GM NIvel Davis, IM Gary Lane, IM Danny Kopec, GM Ronen Har-Zvi and GM Alex Lenderman give you a full array of off beat easy-to-learn weapons to take the fight into your own terms.
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  43. Ace up your sleeve for Black: Sicilian Defense, Lowenthal variation

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    International Master Michael Rahal brings us: Ace Up Your Sleeve for Black! This new series is based on his popular video collections "Ace Up Your Sleeve 1.e4" and "Ace Up Your Sleeve 1.d4".
    Now Michael returns with a superb opening series from Black's perspective filled with interesting new lines and personal recommendations aimed to surprise your opponent. Enjoy as Michael shows you his secrets to playing the sharp Sicilian Defense, Lowenthal variation. Learn More
  44. The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory 2 Bonus Pack

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    Get all your opening questions ANSWERED! Learn More
  45. Panov Botvinnik (9 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Panov Botvinnik (9 part series). B13, B14: Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack, Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5...e6. Panov-Botvinnik Attack against the Caro-Kann Defense - a line that can also be transposed to from many openings, including the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defense. The Panov-Botvinnik Attack has a unique important place in chess lore. After Capablanca adopted the Caro-Kann, it assumed a status as the solid way for Black to escape attacking efforts of e4 players. But Vasily Panov, a Soviet master, theoretician and Chess correspondent for "Izvestia", took a different view of the situation and decided to test Black's mettle with the direct action of 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4. Mikhail Botvinnik picked up on this and quickly formed it into a potent weapon that has since become the choice of determined king pawn players. Learn More
  46. Rook + Opposite Color Bishop (9 part series)

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    Rook + Opposite Color Bishop (9 part series) Players: Yermolinsky, Naroditsky, Blatny Type of show: Endgame Endgame type: R+B vs R+B Learn More
  47. Ronen through Chess history: Chess Olympiads (9 part series)

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    Ronen through Chess history: Chess Olympiads Opening: E12, E04: Queen's Indian Defense, Catalan C15, B53 French Winaver, Sicilian D91, C31, D97 Grünfeld, King's Gambit Declined C82, C80, 90 Ruy Lopez, Ruy Lopez: Tarrasch, Sicilian: Najdorf B12 Caro-Kann E35, E17, B06 Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Robatsch Defense E15, A29 Queen's Indian, English Opening B13, B12, E24, B06: Caro-Kann, Robatsch, Nimzo-Indian C84, E52, E15: Ruy Lopez: closed, Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3, Queen's Indian Player(s): Portish, Radulov, Ribli, Ljubojevic, Miles, Spassky, Mestel, Renman, Swanson, Makropoulos, Seirawan, Kasparov, Illescas, Nunn, Miles, Fernandez, Leko, Kasparov, Polgar, Mamedyarov, Krasenkow, Morozevich, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Sokolov, Navara, Sargissian, Morozevich, Sargissian, Grischuk, Aronian, Gelfand,Ivanchuk, Beliavsky, Jobava, Adams, Carlsen, Sjugirov, Movsesian, Almasi, Ivanchuk, Wang Hao, Aronian Learn More
  48. Scotch Game (10 part series)

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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Scotch Game (10 part series). C45: Scotch game 4. … Bc5, Scotch game 5. Nxf6. The Scotch game with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 first came to prominence when one of the leading players of his day, Scottish barrister John Cochrane (who also came up with the Cochrane variation against the Petroff's with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nxf7!?) suggested it for his London Chess Club team when they took on Edinburgh Chess Club in what went on to become a famous correspondence match in 1824. When London first played it, they got a great position - but Cochrane had to leave for India and they could't convert their advantage, and drew. Edinburgh then opted to play the new idea in the next game and won - so the opening was named in their honor. However the Scotch lay dormant for the best part of a century at elite level until Garry Kasparov sensationally brought it back into fashion when he used it to ruffle up Karpov during their 1990 world title match. Since then, the venerable Scotch has had a new lease of life. And in a new series of Ronen's Opening Survey, our resident theoretical guru, GM Ronen Har-Zvi shows us just how potent a good Scotch can be. Learn More
  49. the Marshall Attack (10 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: the Marshall Attack (10 part series). C89: Ruy Lopez: Marshall counter-attack, Ruy Lopez: Marshall counter-attack, 11...c6, Ruy Lopez: Marshall, main line, 12.d2d4. One of the world’s first Grandmasters of chess, America’s Frank J. Marshall (1877-1944), left behind a lasting legacy to the chess world with his revered gambit against the Ruy Lopez – the Marshall Attack with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0 Be7 6 Re1 b5 7 Bb3 0-0 8 c3 d5! The Marshall Attack is one of the most important openings in the history of chess and is still deployed with regularity at super Grandmaster level. In current theory the ideas and strategies of both approaches are studied in-depth, and nowadays experts have come to the conclusion that White has no clear superiority in the main theoretical lines. And in the latest of his "New Ideas in..." series, GM Ronen Har-Zvi, takes a closer look under the microscope at Marshall's revolutionary idea. Learn More
  50. Double Pawns (10 part series)

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    Double Pawns (10 part series) Players: Portisch, Kuijpers, Gligoric, Plater, Botvinnik, Chekover, Dickenson, Emms, Karpov, Brown, Kortchnoi, Panno, Pigott, Mestel, Sokolov, Har-Zvi, Kharlov, Timman, Salov, Yussupov, Salov, Yussupov, Dreev, Timofeev, Ashwath, Kostenko, Acs, Ivanchuk, Fischer, Portisch, KasparovS, Harikrishna, Shaw, Stefanova, Kasparov, Kramnik, Grischuk, Morozevich, Iuldachev, Kholmov, ECO: Theory of double pawns is one of the most complex and important in chess. Extremely often double pawns are acceptable, or even strong, depending on the whole structure. One of the big distinction for double pawns is if they are isolated or connected with other pawns. This can make a lot of difference on how to deal with this particular and common structure. In this series IM John Watson looks at double pawns in an extensive and complete way. Learn More

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