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  1. Polgar Chess University ALL THREE LESSON BUNDLES

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    Own all three lesson tiers of the Polgar Chess University for one low, amazing price!  For a limited time, you can own all three complete levels with our lowest price ever! BONUS #1: COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP My Student's games BONUS #2: Get GM Susan Polgar's "My Students' Games" for FREE!  To claim your free copy:

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  2. My Students’ Games – GM Susan Polgar

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    Analysis of club players’ games is the surest way to fix the mistakes that are made at this level and advance to master. Garry Kasparov always said it was Botvinnik’s advice on analyzing games that made him the player he was. However, if you want to progress much quicker, it helps to have a GM coach to point out all those problems and help you find the solutions. That’s what you get with this superb instructive 11 hour bundle “My Students’ Games” from GM Susan Polgar. Learn More
  3. Roman’s Lab Chess: Mega Pack Collection #1

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    Roman’s Lab Chess DVD Entire Collection Volumes 1-58 Learn More
  4. Roman’s Lab Chess: Mega Pack Collection #2

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    Roman’s Lab Chess DVD Entire Collection Volumes 59-117 Learn More
  5. Chess Strategy Lessons by Grandmaster Miguel Illescas

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    "Chess Strategy Lessons" is a superb video series on various strategic concepts, developed by Spanish Grandmaster Miguel Illescas. Miguel developed this series based on years of top level experience as both player and coach, having been part of IBM's Deep Blue Team, and former coach to World Champion Vladimir Kramnik.

      

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  6. Ace Up Your Sleeve - 1. e4 repertoire - by IM Michael Rahal

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    In recent years, openings theory has evolved so much that it’s become increasingly difficult to decide between the tangle of lines, analysis and variations. It's a struggle even for Grandmasters to keep up with it all, not to mention club players! It’s no coincidence that the World Champion Magnus Carlsen often plays secondary lines to achieve a less-known middle game position and sidestep his opponent’s preparation. His incredible quality often allows him to accumulate small advantages in the late middlegame and endgame which he then converts to victory. But how many Carlsen’s are there in the world?
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  7. Improve Your Chess Calculation

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    The Improve Your Chess Calculation is a full training program, which includes a course guide, 13 videos, an interactive training session in our Learning Center and over 200 puzzles in pgn format for you to practice.

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  8. Self-taught Grandmaster

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    This is your guide towards high chess achievements! You’ll know WHAT and HOW you should train (+ the best training materials). Learn More
  9. Polgar Chess University Advanced Bundle

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    Attack, defense and instructive games: GM Susan Polgar, coach of many very strong GMs including top 10 player Wesley So, teaches the advanced player the subtleties of attacking play using the most instructive games of chess legends such as Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.

    Positional play and strategy: Susan discusses the more advanced topics of positional chess and strategy. Some of the concepts, such as using open files and weak color complexes, might be familiar which will help as Susan shows how they are used at the elite level.


    Chess tactics and endgames: Susan looks at deep sacrificial ideas from Grandmaster games, deconstructing them to reveal how they work and how we can find them in our own games. We see increasingly creative ideas and their inner logic plus familiar sacrifices that require an extra layer of subtlety to distract our opponents. Using the games of Anand, Shirov and Kramnik, we learn how to calculate in complicated positions as well as some advanced tactical patterns we can use in our own games. COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  10. The Polgar Method - GM Susan Polgar's Complete Course for Club Players

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    The Polgar Method - GM Susan Polgar's Complete Course for Club Players Susan Polgar is a FIDE Senior trainer and has coached some of the best players in the world. Now you can benefit from Susan's expertise with her brand new, 10 volume training program, The Polgar Method.
    Most players are let down by their weaknesses. The Polgar Method fixes that with a specific course on each aspect of chess. First up is the opening. While this is probably the least important phase of the game until you're over 2100 elo, you still need to get to the middlegame with a decent position. Learn More
  11. IM John Watson presents:  King's Indian Defense (16 part series)

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    In must-win situations, the King's Indian Defense has been trusted by World Champions, such as Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, and Mikhail Tal. It's a hypermodern defense, where Black builds a strong defense around the king and looks for counter-attacking chances in the middle game. In this 16-video series, International Master John Watson, gives you a complete picture of how to play this opening. John analyzes the most popular variations including the advance variation with 7.d5, and other main lines. In doing so, John explains the key plans, not just for Black but for White too! Learn More
  12. The Anatoly Karpov Master Method

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    The Anatoly Karpov Comprehensive Chess Course Karpov Master Method In this extraordinary 15-hour course, former World Champion Anatoly Karpov has put together the definitive training program on his approach to chess mastery.

    Watch the introduction: Part 1, Chapter 1

    Focusing on positional play, strategy, and endgames, The Karpov Method takes you into the inner circle, revealing Anatoly’s discoveries and some of the chess’ deepest secrets. This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from one of the greatest players of all time, as Anatoly Karpov talks candidly about his games, opponents and the method he used to solve problems at the board. Learn More
  13. Gambits against the Sicilian, the French and the Ruy Lopez

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    If you're looking for ways to bust the Sicilian, the French or the Ruy Lopez, then this video series is for you! Grandmaster Boris Alterman and Grandmaster Ronen Har-zvi cover several sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against the Sicilian, French and Ruy Lopez. You receive 49 top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings.

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  14. Polgar Chess University Intermediate Bundle

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    Attack, defense and instructive games:  GM Susan Polgar, a former chess prodigy and now an elite coach, teaches how to play more sophisticated chess attacks – and how to defend against them. Using the most instructive chess games to illustrate the themes, Susan shows the practical decisions both sides have to make in real games, how mistakes are punished and what can be done differently to save the day.

    Positional play and chess strategy: Susan Polgar at the most important components of positional chess, examining pawn structures, the relative value of the pieces, how to coordinate pieces most effectively and matters of chess technique. Even with completely level material, one side may have an overwhelming advantage because of the superior quality of their pieces. Susan’s lessons focus on what makes a position or a piece good or bad and precisely how to achieve (or avoid) that position.

    Chess tactics and endgames: Susan provides you with some of the more advanced ideas you will need as you play stronger opponents. With more games likely to reach the final phase, experience of these positions will pay dividends. COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  15. Repertoire for Black - The French (21 part series)

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    Repertoire for Black - The French (21 part series)
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  16. Essential Dan Heisman: From A to Zugzwang

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    National Master Dan Heisman’s Essential video collection is an incredible compilation of over 100+ lessons and 50 hours of material from one of the most instructional chess coaches in the world.  This Mega bundle includes some of the highest quality training material Dan Heisman has ever produced, aimed at all levels of play, although especially valuable for the intermediate and club players. To quote one user:
    "The three types of Chess Vision, is one of your very best videos ever!! Creative and truly groundbreaking work!! Delightful puzzles and your final combo terrific! Never dreamed of conceiving of chess & mind in this way. *****Outstanding!!   COMES WITH ONE (1) MONTH OF BONUS ICC MEMBERSHIP Learn More
  17. Club Players Manifesto – Ultimate Super Pack (Digital download)

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    The Club Player’s Manifesto Super Value Pack is a unique comprehensive course for chess players who want to advance to the next category. Many of the ideas presented in this course have never been properly explained to club players before. The lessons contained in the course are intended to make it feel as if you are studying one-on-one with Grandmaster Lemos. Read more Learn More
  18. Carlsen's Positional Chess Secrets

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    IM Valeri Lilov's new course presents a revolutionary set of techniques and principles to guide you in any and every position of the middlegame. Starting with methods of planning, evaluation, calculation, and prophylaxis, you can watch and learn all the key techniques used by the reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen! This course comes with a bonus of 1 month of ICC membership Learn More
  19. Attack the King! by GM Marian Petrov

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    In this brand new series, Gm Marian Petrov  covers the subject of attack on the enemy King, breaking down the content into different concepts, including when to attack, how to attack the king in the center, attacking on the h-file, f-file, c-file and much more

    FREE BONUS #1: An interactive training session in ICC's Learning Center based on the course material. FREE BONUS #2: A full course guide, CLICK HERE

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  20. Improve your Positional Chess Skills - by FM Charlie Storey

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    FM Charlie Storey focuses on how to improve your positional chess skills. Positional chess in essence is the skill to correctly assess and evaluate positions and determine the right plan of action. Positional chess allows you to filter out what's key and important in any given position and from there you can devise your plan, make your necessary calculations, etc.   Learn More
  21. 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
  22. Isolated Pawns (15 part series)

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    Isolated Pawns (15 part series) Players: Kortchnoi, Karpov, Boleslavsky, Kotov, Neukirch, Uhlman, Karpov, Vogt, Portisch, Karpov, Botvinnik, Flohr, Rubinstein, Rotlevi, Ivanchuk, Aronian, Rubinstein, Salwe, Kasparov, Illescas, Gligoric, Keres, Portisch, Botvinnik, Szabo, Yussupow, Ljuboljevic, Lautier, Short, Romanishin, Psakhis, Sargissian, Halkias,Petrossian, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Alekhine, Sokolov, Cebalo, Botvinnik, Petrossian, Kasparov, Karpov, Stein, Peterson, Larsen, Penrose, Nilson, Stolze, Ljubojevic, Karpov, Portisch, Donner, Antonio, Georgiev, Andersson, Rosberg, Flohr, Romanovsky, Chamier, Clerc, Lafreuchoux, Maleki, Nikolic, Mamedyarov, Schulman, Sekely,Avrukh, Kovalev ECO: In chess, an isolated pawn is a pawn which has no friendly pawn on an adjacent file. An isolated queen's pawn is often called an isolani. Isolated pawns are usually a weakness because they cannot be protected by other pawns. In practice, an isolated pawn is often a concern when it's placed on a open file, thus becoming an easy target for the enemy's pieces. In this series IM John Watson looks at all kinds of isolated pawns, and teaches us how to deal with this particular structural weakness. Learn More
  23. ICC’s Endgame Video Series Pack

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    Your perfect weapon to conquer opponents in the endgame. 120 videos on endgame play by top chess coaches GM Ron Henley, GM Alex Yermolinsky,  GM Alex Lenderman, NM Dan Heisman.  Watch 2 of the Endgame lessons by CLICKING HERE.
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  24. The Anna Rudolf Method: Smash the Barriers to your Chess Success!

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    Many players seem to get stuck at a certain level, no matter how hard they train. It’s like there’s an invisible barrier preventing them from reaching 1600, 1800 or 2000. It doesn’t have to be this way. IM Anna Rudolf (aka Miss Strategy) has found the solution. Instead of cramming our brains with endless amounts of new knowledge, we need to fix the 5 holes through which valuable rating points leak. Blunders, missing winning opportunities, missing the strongest plan, underestimating your opponent’s strategy and fear/complacency. These are the real barriers holding you back. The 15 hour Anna Rudolf Method teaches you how to solve these problems and achieve your potential by becoming a master of awareness, emotions and targeting weaknesses.s. Learn More
  25. Your New Opening Repertoire by IM John Watson

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    The experts say you have to study the endings and we're not going to argue against that, but to reach an ending you must know your openings.
    You need to pick the right openings, otherwise, your game will be long over before it’s ever reached an ending.
    In this superb video series, top instructor IM John Watson aims to provide you with a powerful yet easy to learn opening repertoire for White and two major lines for Black! Watch video 1, FREE -> https://youtu.be/F5eKvCRA Learn More
  26. The Naroditsky Method – GM Daniel Naroditsky

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    This superb 15 hour course from prodigy GM Naroditsky reveals his method for getting better at chess. Broken down into sections on the opening, tactics, calculation, positional play and endgames, Daniel explains what you need to do to get real improvement in each of these areas. In each of the 18 chapters, GM Naroditsky selects his favorite examples and talks you through his chess philosophy and thought process, guiding you around all the common mistakes players make and delivering you to the perfect solution. Learn More
  27. The Short Way to Mastering Tactics (The Nigel Method)

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    England’s greatest ever prodigy reached the highest level of chess competition, fighting Kasparov for the World Championship in 1993. Nigel is not alone in his belief that mastering tactics are the #1 shortcut to improving your chess. However, his definition of “tactical ability” is much broader than your average GM’s. Nigel teaches you how to develop each of these skills using 40 of his most instructive games, from the legendary wins to heart-breaking near misses. Short is amazingly open and honest, explaining his thinking behind every move, what he was worried about, how and why he made certain inaccuracies. You actually get to feel what it’s like to play against Kasparov, Karpov and even Tal! Learn More
  28. Mastering Closed Positions by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

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    Mastering Closed Positions! is a full training program, which includes a course guide, 13 videos, an interactive training session in our Learning Center and over 80 puzzles for you to practice.

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  29. Develop Your Counter-Intuitive Thinking by GM Davorin Kuljasevic

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    GM Davorin Kuljasevic takes an innovative approach to game improvement. Develop Your Counter-Intuitive Thinking! A topic mostly ignored, Davorin tackles it head-on to show you just how important it is to maintain a flexible mindset that allows you to bend and break common chess rules.

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  30. 80/20 Tactics Multiplier: The French Defense – GM Mihail Marin

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    Watch the introduction: Part 1, Chapter 1

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  31. The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory

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    Know the secrets of proper and efficient opening preparation. With a complete opening repertoire this is a must-have. Learn More
  32. SUPER HUMAN CHESS ENGINE - by Charlie Storey

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    It took Charlie 18 years to refine the concepts, the algorithms, and the presentation of The Super Human Chess Engine! In this series, Charlie will teach you special human memory techniques to aid in remembering what to search for in positions in the correct priority order. Many of these techniques were first introduced by professor of Psychology DR. Kenneth Higbee, who is the originator of several memory techniques.   Learn More
  33. HIGHLY INSTRUCTIVE GAMES - by Coach Dan Heisman

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    How many times have you heard an expert, or even a GM, tell you that to take your chess to the next level you need to study classic games? And how many times have you tried to go over famous games, failing to understand all the subtleties that the great masters used to get an advantage? It sounds almost like a rhetorical question, doesn't it? Learn More
  34. Make the Right Decisions in Critical Positions

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    GM Misa Pap has coached many players over 20 years as a chess coach, and they all come fairly well prepared in the traditional aspects of the game: opening, tactics, endgame....yet he's noticed most have one glaring weakness: they've not trained on how to spot critical positions!  Join GM Pap on a tour of critical positions, in area he considers overlooked in chess training. COMES WITH ONE-MONTH ICC MEMBERSHIP!

     

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  35. As en la Manga para las negras

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    Hola amig@s! Soy Michael Rahal, Maestro Internacional de Ajedrez. Muchos de vosotros me conoceréis ya de ICC, y de mi popular colección de vídeos "El As en la Manga".
    Ahora os presento "El As en la Manga para negras!" Una colección de videos desde la perspectiva de la negras, con ideas agresivas para sorprender a tu rival. En esta primera serie ofrezco una arma contra 1.e4: la defensa Siciliana variante Lowenthal NOVEDAD -> Vamos a obsequiar a todos los que compren esta serie, una sesion de preguntas/respuestas conmigo a traves de video streaming! ¡Muchas gracias, y nos vemos en ICC! MI Michael Rahal 

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  36. Art of Calculation with IM Andrey Ostrovskiy

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    In this 3+ hour course, IM Andrey Ostrovskiy shares his exact methodology and calculation blueprint that took him over 16 years to develop and polish. IM Ostrovskiy’s ideas were successfully applied by his private students, resulting in many won tournaments and obtained titles.” Learn More
  37. Grandmaster Level Calculation with GM Daniel Gormally

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    “Calculation is really the bread and butter of being an elite chess player. Without the ability to out-calculate your opponents it is nearly impossible to get consistent results.” Learn More
  38. Alapin Sicilian (9 part series)

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    New Ideas in…: Alapin Sicilian (9 part series). B22: Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3). For many players not having the time or inclination studying the never-ending labyrinth of mainline Sicilians, such as the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov and Sveshnikov, the Alapin with 1. e4 c5 2. c3 has proved to be a very popular alternative. It is named after the Russian master Semyon Alapin (1856-1923), and today it is one of the most solid and respected Anti-Sicilians, championed by many club players and leading grandmasters, such as Evgeny Sveshnikov, Eduardas Rozentalis and Sergey Tiviakov. And now in his latest series of "New Ideas In... " , GM Ronen Har-Zvi takes a closer look at this very popular Anti-Sicilian line. Learn More
  39. Endgames by method (8 part series)

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    Endgames by method Opening: : Player(s): Polugaevsky, Vasikukov Learn More
  40. Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players - IM Valeri Lilov

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     IM Valeri Lilov presents the most comprehensive guide to pawn structure available today in the superb, 16 hour Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players.
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  41. Essential Guide to Middle Game Mastery, by GM Boris Alterman

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    If you’re aiming at reaching master level, or are chasing the dream of a major boost in your rating, this video series is a must. Nowadays, everyone is super prepped up in openings, you might be too, and you’re likely getting good positions out of them, but it’s in the middle game where battles are decided. In this magnificent video series, GM Alterman (ELO 2611) carefuly takes you through all the key aspects and secrets of middle game play. In this series you’re not only going to learn the essentials of middle play, you’re going to master critical topics such as ...Read More

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  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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

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