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  1. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 16
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    Lesson 16: Take advantage of the mistake when your opponent does not castle timely

    Learn about how to take advantage of the mistake when your opponent does not castle timely. Susan demonstrates this important topic through two games of Tartakower. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, an impressive nine move checkmate combination composed by Stamma in the late 18th century.

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  2. 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
  3. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 8
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    Lesson 8: What is the threat?

    One of the most important qualities to improve your game is, to recognize your opponents upcoming threats. That is exactly the focus of this lesson. You will see numerous examples of simple checkmate (or other) threats and ideas on how to defend against them.

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  4. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 13
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    Lesson 13: Bishops and Knights

    This lesson focuses on Bishops and Knights. The first few examples illustrate the strength of both minor pieces in the endgame, through a game of Karpov and Nimzovitch. In the second part of the lesson, you shall see some impressive examples where Bishops and Knights collaborate to make successful attack, including the famous Legal's mate. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, an amazing endgame study by Blathy, which involves a remarkable dance of the Knights.

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  5. Max Lange Attack (2 video series)
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    Some openings are so unbalanced that one false move can cost you the game. A prime example being the Max Lange Attack, one of the stormiest opening systems of the 19th century that was named after the German master of the same name, who first suggested it in 1854. And in this Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman takes a closer look at the out of vogue Max Lange with 1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5. 0-0 Bc5!? - a position that can be reached by a plethora of openings, such as the Two Knights Defense, Petroff's Defense, Scotch Gambit, Bishop's Opening, Center Game and Giuoco Piano. Learn More
  6. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 19
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    Lesson 19: King stuck in the Middle - trouble

    The topic of this lesson is A King stuck in the Middle - trouble! Susan analyses an evergreen win of the great world champion William Steinitz (against von Bardeleben) from the classic 1895 Hastings tournament. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a truly beautiful combination composed by von Vitonsti, which leads to checkmate in ten moves!

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  7. Polgar Chess University: Advanced Lesson 15
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    Lesson 15: Why time is important in chess

    This lesson illustrates through numerous examples, why time is important in chess. What does gaining or losing a tempo mean? You will also see some tactical examples of the Intermediate Move pattern. The lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, an unusual example, where the only way to save the Rook endgame is by giving up the Rook. You have to see this to believe it!

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  8. Blackmar-Diemer gambit (3 part series)
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    Boris Alterman's Gambit Guide: Blackmar-Diemer gambit (3 part series) ECO: D00: Blackmar gambit "Play the Blackmar-Diemer gambit and mate will come by itself!" so wrote Emil Diemer (1908-1990), as he refashioned an opening once played by Armad Blackmar (1826-1888), which came to bear both their names. Diemer was an average player who shot to fame in the fifties and sixties through the popularity of his opening with the masses, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. The BDG with 1. d4 d5 2. e4!? has a large following and it does indeed go for the jugular early, as white plays for mate from move two. And in his latest Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman shows even today that the BDG can be just as lethal.tal. Learn More
  9. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 20
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    Lesson 20: Keep your King safe

    In the first part of this lesson, Susan explains why it is important to keep your King safe, and not to walk around in the middle of the board. You will see how to chase such a King to checkmate. In the second part, you can learn about the famous "Fried Liver Attack".

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  10. 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
  11. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 19
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    Lesson 19: Zugzwang

    The topic of this lesson is: Zugzwang. Susan shows a dozen examples on the topic which mostly arises in the endgame phase of the game. But you will see of few examples when zugzwang happens with still a lot of pieces on the board - in the middlegame. About half of these examples would qualify for the Miracle in Chess feature!

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  12. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 10
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    Lesson 10: Basic Opening Principles

    This lesson focuses on the basic Opening Principles, the to dos and not to dos in the opening. You will learn about the famous Fools mate and how to defend against it. Another important topic discussed in this lesson is King safety.

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  13. Tata Steel 2014
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    By popular request, the ICC is making the ENTIRE broadcasts of the Tata Steel tournament available so you can live and relive each game!
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    Own the entire series!  Nearly 54 hours (53:27:47), covering the entire tournament!  You can watch the FULL shows on your mobile device or computer. Take the videos with you anywhere!  

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  14. Polgar Chess University: Intermediate Lesson 13
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    Lesson 13: Catching the King in the middle

    This lessons is about "catching the King in the middle". Susan demonstrates this important topic through three short games, including one of Bobby Fischer's, and one of her own all-time favorites. And the lesson ends with the Miracle in Chess feature, a beautiful endgame study by Barrett, introducing the concept of zig-zag or ladder in chess.

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  15. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 5
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    Lesson 5: The most powerful piece: the Queen

    In this lesson, you will witness the power of the Queen, especially in an attack against the enemy King.You will also learn about its role in all three parts of the game, the opening, middlegame and endgame. Additionally you will be introduced to themes such as: Trapping the Queen , perpetual checks and some typical Queen checkmates.

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  16. Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build your opening repertoire - KID Averbakh  (10 videos)
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    Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build your opening repertoire - KID Averbakh Opening: E73: E74, E75 Player(s): Lerner, Yermolinsky, Atalik, Agzamov, Yermolinsky, Glyanets, Lputian, Moskalenko, Yermolinsky, Basin, Yermolinsky, Sharafuddin, Kaidanov, Kamsky, Polugaevsky, Uhlmann The Averbakh System, along with its variants such the Petrosian Variation in the Classical (early d4-d5) and the unnamed h3...Bg5 system, represents a shift in White's approach to combatting the Kings Indian. No series on the Averbakh KID can be complete without some coverage of the classical games in the Symmetrical Benoni structure (parts 7-8), but there are some new development there as well (parts 9-10) Enjoy! Learn More
  17. The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory 2 Bonus Pack
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    Get all your opening questions ANSWERED! Learn More
  18. 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
  19. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 6
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    Lesson 6: The Knight: Its strength and weakness

    In this lesson, you will learn about a special piece the Knight - the only one that can jump over other pieces, which can make it especially powerful. You will see a number of examples of the famous fork and family fork by the Knight, as well as how the Knight can trap other pieces including the enemy King (smothered mate).

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  20. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 7
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    Lesson 7: The relative value of all the pieces & the legendary Damiano defense

    This lesson focuses of three main areas:

    a) The Value of each piece

    b) The Kings role game and

    c) The Damiano defense

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  21. 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
  22. Milner-Barry Gambit  (2 video series)
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    The Milner-Barry Gambit (1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3) is very popular at club level, and one of the sharpest white weapons against the French Defense. It was invented by legendary World War II Enigma Code breaker Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, who always liked to play with a sense of adventure. In this Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman re-evaluates the Milner-Barry Gambit as a potent weapon for white - and especially for players who like to play actively. Learn More
  23. Latvian Gambit (2 video series)
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    The Latvian Gambit with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5!? is one of the most exciting and fascinating openings with a long and storied history in chess literature. The name was a tribute to the Latvian players, notably Karlis Betins (1867-1943), who analyzed it in the early part of the 20th century. Although it is almost impossible to find in the repertoire of a professional player, amateurs, correspondence players and online aficionados here at the ICC have long found the tactical labyrinth of the main lines to be highly appealing. And in this Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman puts the Latvian under the microscope. Learn More
  24. 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
  25. Pirc (3 part series)
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    Pirc (3 part series) Players: Kurnosov, Dzhumaev, Dreev, Anagostopoulos, Caruana, Peralta, Almasi, Marin, SantoMarin, Chabanon, Werle, Nijboer, Philidor, Mirzoev, Movsziszian ECO: C01, B07 IM John Watson is a renowned chess teacher, and with his new show he's going to put at your service his great teaching experience. In these videos, IM Watson is going to help you build your own opening repertoire, explaining the ideas that lie behind the moves; that's it, you won't have to memorize long sequences of moves in order to play your openings! Watson's lectures are going to sharpen your chess-sense, make you aware of what's going on over the 64-square beloved piece of wood (or the few pixels that it takes to see a board on your screen), and get a good "feeling" about your position. Every Tuesday at 3:00pm ICC time, don't miss the new and amazing Chess.FM show: Sharpen your chess-sense with IM John Watson! This week IM Watson concludes his series on the Pirc. Don't miss this formative and interesting series, and 'store' another great piece of opening repertoire for your future successes! Learn More
  26. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 9
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    Lesson 9: Save the game by Stalemate!

    When things dont go well in a game, all seems to be lost, there are times when you one last resource: stalemate. It is very important to always be aware of that danger. For example when you are ahead (for example, being up a Queen) you dont want to fall for a stalemate trap, needing to settle for a draw. On the other hand you may save valuable half points, from seemingly hopeless situations, when your opponents are careless and allow it. This lesson will show you some of the most typical stalemate traps to look out for!

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  27. 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
  28. Cochrane Gambit (3 video series)
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    Boris Alterman explores the Cochrane Gambit against the normally staid Petroff's Defence with 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nxf7!? - an idea that stunned the chess world not only when it was first played in 1848, but also when Veselin Topalov resurrected it again in 1999 against Vladimir Kramnik at Linares. A swashbuckler by nature, 19th-century Scottish master John Cochrane (1798 - 1878) - who is also associated with the confusing naming history of the Scotch Game - was the epitome of the early romantic era of chess, and his legacy lives on through the centuries with his daring tactical idea that survives unrefuted to this day. The Cochrane Gambit involves the sacrifice of a knight as early as move four to lure out the opponent's king in a complex board full of pieces, whilst pushing forward in the center with a mobile armada of pawns. Learn More
  29. First Approach (5 part series)
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    First Approach (5 part series) ECO: E62, E06, A30 Opening: King's Indian: 3.g3, Catalan: closed, 5.Nf3, English opening Players: Mecking, Kazimdzhanov, Baginstait, Melekinha, Ribli , Karpov, Poluljahov, Beshukov Type of show: Endgame, Midgame, Opening Endgame type: R+P vs B+2P, Rook ending Learn More
  30. Bishop Opening (5 part series)
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    Bishop Opening (5 part series) Players: Kasparov, Giorgadze, Sermek, Gostisa, Kasparov, Bareev, Vorobiov, Belukhin, Shaposhnikov, Lastin, Howell, Bindrich, Adams, Gyimesi, Kobalia, Petkov, Ems, Ledger ECO: C41, C50, C24, C54 IM John Watson is a renowned chess teacher, and with his new show he's going to put at your service his great teaching experience. In these videos, IM Watson is going to help you build your own opening repertoire, explaining the ideas that lie behind the moves; that's it, you won't have to memorize long sequences of moves in order to play your openings! Watson's lectures are going to sharpen your chess-sense, make you aware of what's going on over the 64-square beloved piece of wood (or the few pixels that it takes to see a board on your screen), and get a good "feeling" about your position. Every Tuesday at 3:00pm ICC time, don't miss the new and amazing Chess.FM show: Sharpen your chess-sense with IM John Watson! This week IM Watson continues his interesting series, about a typical piece of repertoire for White: 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 - The Bishop Opening. John will analyze for us the moves that Black can play as his second move, and explain us how this opening configuration can evolve on the board, converging into a number of different well-known opening lines. Don't miss this formative and interesting series, and 'store' another great piece of opening repertoire for your future successes! Learn More
  31. Anti-Grunfeld systems (7 part series)
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    Ronen's Opening Survey: Anti-Grunfeld systems (7 part series). A15, A05: English opening, English opening with Qa4+. The Grunfeld Defense is one of those annoying openings that torment all 1 d4 players. After 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 Black immediately begins active operations in the center and, more importantly, forces White to memorize a labyrinth of variations if he hopes to have any real chance at walking away with an advantage. But have no fear as there’s one Anti-Grunfeld line - favored by Veselin Topalov, among others - that’s fast becoming a panacea for white with easy play and troubles for black, and that’s lines with 4 Qa4+. And in a new series of Ronen’s Opening Survey, our openings expert takes a look at these Anti-Grunfeld lines. Learn More
  32. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 11
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    Lesson 11: What Combination in chess?

    In chess we do sacrifices or combinations to gain some kind of (material) advantage or even to force checkmate. You will see plenty of examples on this theme in this lesson. The tactical themes will include: back rank checkmate, skewer, clearance and the breakthrough to create an unstoppable passed Pawn.

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  33. Froms Gambit  (2 video series)
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    The Bird's Opening with 1 f4 can take on the positional characteristics of a reversed Dutch Defense. But rather than that, Black has the sharp option of 1...e5!?, From's Gambit, named after the Danish player Severin From (1828-1895). White can then transpose into the King's Gambit with 2.e4. If he prefers to stay in the Bird's Opening, play can continue 2 fxe5 d6, where white must play very precisely to squelch Black's attacking chances. In this Gambit Guide series, GM Boris Alterman looks at the From's Gambit as an ideal antidote to the Bird's Opening - and doubly so if black is a dedicated 1 e4 e5 player. Learn More
  34. 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
  35. Opening Tricks & Traps + 6 Months ICC Membership
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    Tricks and Trips + 6 Months ICC Membership
    BOTH FOR ONLY $29.95! (Save $50+)
    IM John Watson shows you how to fool (or not be fooled by!) your opponent, in a variety of exciting opening tricks and traps. 9+ hours of superb chess instruction from one of the most popular chess coaches + 6 Months of ICC Membership!
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  36. The Chinese Dragon (4 part series)
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    Ronen's Opening Survey: The Chinese Dragon (4 part series). B78: Sicilian: chinese dragon, aka Yugoslav attack, 10.O-O-O. 2012 is the Year of the Dragon in China. We could not miss the opportunity to get into this popular and widely debated Opening Defense. Belgian Fide Master Luc Henris, who was living in China with his Chinese wife, christened the variation “Chinese Dragon” (e4 b5 Nf3 d6 d4 cxd4 Nxd4 Nf6 Nc3 g6 Be3 Bg7 f3 Nc6 Qd2 0-0 Bc4 Bd7 0-0-0 Rb8) when he wrote a ground-breaking article about it for Yearbook 62, and that is when the name Chinese Dragon came to the world. If you like aggressive action, then you are in for a treat. The Chinese Dragon is a new way to look at the Sicilian Dragon Defense, and allows Black to strike first in the pawn race. Many strong GMs play this variation, such as Magnus Carlsen, Teimour Radjabov and Vassily Ivanchuk. Usually in the Sicilian Defense, and especially the Dragon variation, Black will put his rook on c8, to get maximum pressure down the c-file. However, in the Chinese Dragon, Black puts his rook on b8 to allow a quick push of his b-pawn. The pawn is immune from capture due to the quick and deadly attack Black gets on both the b and c files. However, many opponents fall for the trap and eat the pawn. After putting his rook on b8 on move 10, Black's goal is simple. Play b5, Na5-Nc4, and force white to capture the knight, opening the b-file to attack down. After the b file is open, play Qb6 to double up on the b file, bring the other rook to c8 for maximum pressure, and if needed push the a pawn as well. It is a simple formula that can be played almost automatically. In his new series of the always interesting “Opening Survey” show, GM Ronen shows you all the “nip ‘n ’tips” of this intriguing variation of the Sicilian Defense. Learn More
  37. The King’s Indian Defense – GM Bryan Smith [80/20 Tactics]
    $59.95
    If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough. Learn More
  38. The Chigorin Defense (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos
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    In this 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos reveals all you need to know to become an expert in the Chigorin (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6!), demonstrating how to combat each of White’s logical tries. Learn More
  39. Grandmaster’s Thinking with GM Davorin Kuljasevic
    $149.00
    n this 15-lesson video course GM Davorin Kuljasevic shares the secrets of Grandmaster Thinking and reveals the exact step-by-step blueprint for making good moves quickly and nearly effortlessly! Learn More
  40. 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
  41. Urusov Gambit (2 video series)
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    GM Boris Alterman explores the exciting Urusov Gambit in the Bishop's Opening with 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4!, a fertile training ground for those looking to improve their basic understanding of tactics. Documented by Ponziani in the 18th century, this gambit was first analyzed in 1857 by Russian aristocrat Prince Sergei Urusov, a close friend of the chess-playing literary icon Leo Tolstoy, and one of Russia's best players of his day. The gambit was deployed in a number of correspondence games between the two and mentioned in surviving letters in the Tolstoy collection, but alas the games themselves have been lost. Learn More
  42. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 17
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    Lesson 17: Opposition in Pawn Endgames

    This lesson introduces a basic element of Pawn endgames: the Opposition, including the Distant Opposition and the Diagonal Opposition. They are essential tools to improve your endgame skills, which often can make a decisive difference in the outcome of your game. Remember, in endgames, and especially Pawn Endgames, usually there is no room for errors.

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  43. Scandinavian (3 part series)
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    Scandinavian (3 part series) Players: Movsesian, Papaioannou, Iordachescu, VanDerLaan, Liss, Afek , Liss, Afek, Malbran, Slipak, Timofeev, Bryson, Topalov, Kamsky, Zjukin, Teelem, Leko, Morozevich ECO: B01, B00, B01 IM John Watson is a renowned chess teacher, and with his new show he's going to put at your service his great teaching experience. In these videos, IM Watson is going to help you build your own opening repertoire, explaining the ideas that lie behind the moves; that's it, you won't have to memorize long sequences of moves in order to play your openings! Watson's lectures are going to sharpen your chess-sense, make you aware of what's going on over the 64-square beloved piece of wood (or the few pixels that it takes to see a board on your screen), and get a good "feeling" about your position. Every Tuesday at 3:00pm ICC time, don't miss the new and amazing Chess.FM show: Sharpen your chess-sense with IM John Watson! This week IM Watson continues his series on the Scandinavian. Don't miss this formative and interesting series, and 'store' another great piece of opening repertoire for your future successes! Learn More
  44. Zurich Chess Challenge 2014
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    The Zurich Chess Challenge was contested by World Champion and Numero Uno GM Magnus Carlsen; Number Two and recent winner of the Tata Steel Tournament GM Levon Aronian; U.S. #1 and World #3 GM Hikaru Nakamura; Italian superstar GM Fabiano Caruana; Israeli uber-strong GM Boris Gelfand and, last but not least, former World Champion GM Vishy Anand. It sounds like a dream to have all these chess-stars together in the same event.

    By popular request, the ICC is making the ENTIRE broadcasts of the Zurich Chess Challenge available so you can live and relive each game!

    Own the entire series!  Over 25 hours (25:36:14), covering the entire tournament!  You can watch the FULL shows on your mobile device or computer. Take the videos with you anywhere!  

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  45. Marshall Gambit (2 video series)
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    One of the world’s first Grandmasters, 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 myth goes that Marshall deliberately kept his analysis secret for seven years before playing it against Capablanca at New York 1918, but this has since been debunked by historians.   Regardless of its origins, it continues to wreck havoc both at club and elite level over 90 years on - and the latest high-profile victim is Ukrainian world No7 Vassily Ivanchuk, who got hit by some stunning new theory in it by Hungary’s Peter Leko at the recently concluded World Team Championship in Ningbo, China. ChessFM’s openings expert, GM Ronen Har-Zvi has comprehensively covered the Marshall Attack during his weekly openings show last year - but in a Gambit Guide special, GM Boris Alterman puts under the microscope Leko’s new novelty in the Marshall Attack that obviously wasn't covered during that particular series.  Learn More
  46. 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
  47. Goring Gambit (3 video series)
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    GM Boris Alterman looks at the Goring Gambit, one of the most swashbuckling options for White in the Open Games after 1 e4 e5. It is fun, easy to learn and virtually unavoidable since White can deploy the crafty move order 2 d4 exd4 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 c3 to avoid the Petroff Defense and the Philidor Defense. Even today, the Goring Gambit is still a strong practical weapon where with best play Black achieves no more than equality. However, the lively attacking positions insure that White will have a lot of pressure, even against best play, and a slight error by Black can prove fatal. Learn More
  48. Polgar Chess University: Beginner Lesson 12
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    Lesson 12: The Back Rank Problem

    This lesson will focus on details of the theme Back Rank Weakness. You will see examples on how to take advantage of an opportunity to win the game by giving the Back Rank Mate, as well as on some other examples that show how to avoid being on the losing side of the same trick.

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  49. French Advanced Variation
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    French Advanced Variation:

    Lately the Advanced line has not been very popular against the French defense, since it leads to close positions where white has a weak pawn on d4 and usually manages to exchange his bad light-square bishop. After the most principled move 6. a3 c4 black has a space on the queen's side and a very easy plan. Also 6.Bd3 and 6.Be2 lines don't offer white any advantage.

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  50. Bishop vs. Knight (4 part series)
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    Bishop vs. Knight (4 part series) Type of show: Endgame Endgame type: B vs N Learn More

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