Tired of getting bad positions out of the opening? This new bundle brings together 4 great DVDs covering all the elements of successful opening play to make sure you have the advantage by the time you reach the middlegame.
With over 10 hours of practical and theoretical instruction from GMs Damian Lemos and Rafael Leitao, “Best Chess Openings” will teach where to put your pieces and how to develop rapidly whilst making it difficult for your opponent to get his pieces out and castle. After watching these DVDs you will have an enhanced intuition for finding good moves, ones that your opponent will not want to face!
With the emphasis on creating a strong center, claiming space and finding aggressive posts for your Knights and Bishops, this bundle will make you a more dynamic player.
1. The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening (Beginner DVD)
2. Mastering Control of the Center (Beginner DVD)
3. Winning Chess Games in the Opening
4. Aggressive Chess Guide
GM Damian Lemos lays down the foundations of strong opening play in this DVD aimed at beginner to intermediate players. Covering concepts like where to develop your minor pieces and when, how to gain time in the opening and how to make it more difficult for your opponent to develop, “The Secrets to Mastering the Chess Opening” will make sure you get to the middlegame in great shape.
GM Lemos analyzes some classic games that show how to capitalize on a lead in development and how World Champions Capablanca and Alekhine would use certain tricks in the opening to get powerful outposts for their pieces, leading to impressive wins!
Control of the center is important throughout a game of chess but the battle for it starts from move 1! Understanding when to occupy the center and when to let your opponent have it so you can attack it will become clear with “Mastering Control of the Center”. GM Lemos presents different types of central pawn structures including isolated pawns, connected and hanging pawns and shows how to play both with and against these formations so you know what to do in any situation. With classic games demonstrating how to build a winning position when you have control of the center, this DVD forms an essential part of any chess player’s education and will teach you how to incorporate strong central control into your repertoire and start winning more games immediately.
Good opening play involves developing your pieces as quickly as possible to their ideal squares, preferably creating threats as you do so. Brazilian Champion GM Rafael Leitão shows you exactly how to do this in your own games in this 3.5 hour DVD, featuring powerful play right from move 1. Emphasizing the importance of putting pressure on your opponent at every move “Winning Chess Games in the Opening” will make your entire chess game more dynamic.
GM Damian Lemos uses 5 very instructive games featuring players like Magnus Carlsen, Mikhail Tal and Bent Larsen to demonstrate how to seize the initiative, spot and punish small errors, develop rapidly and stop your opponent’s plans. You will learn exactly how to play with and against the Isolani (isolated Queen’s pawn), how to stop your opponent from castling and how to bring your pieces into attack quickly and in surprising ways. The “Aggressive Chess Guide” will have you winning games not just more often but more quickly too!