Empire Chess Collection (Volumes 101-110)

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                    [description] => [caption id="attachment_2281103" align="aligncenter" width="500"]<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/empire-chess-101-110-product-image1.jpg"><img class=" wp-image-2281103" title="Empire Chess Volumes 101-110" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/empire-chess-101-110-product-image1-600x600.jpg" alt="EC 101-110" width="500" height="500" data-wp-pid="2281103" /></a> Empire Chess Volumes 101-110[/caption]

This set of 10 courses contains over <strong>40 hours</strong> of premium chess instruction from top presenters including GM Maxim Dlugy, IM Martha Fierro, IM Alexander Belezky, GM Ron Henley, IM Nazi Paikidze, and GM Bryan Smith. This bundle focuses primarily on developing complete and aggressive opening systems for the white and black pieces.

Viewers will learn how to prepare the 1. d4 opening system with the white pieces, presented by American Grandmaster and chess coach, GM Bryan Smith who has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

GM Maxim Dlugy delves into the fast-paced world of blitz chess in Volume 101. He looks at 5 of his finest victories over the world’s elite, revealing precisely how he dealt with each critical moment. With rapid play and blitz chess tournaments becoming increasingly popular, even at the very highest level, these techniques will soon become essential and a lot of them can help improve your game under normal time controls.

GM Ron Henley also presents several videos on the legendary chess players <strong>Fabiano Caruano</strong> and world champion <strong>Magnus Carlsen</strong>. Ron reveals the surprising technique that Magnus Carlsen turns to time and again when he needs to create winning chances from a drawish position. GM Ron Henley then seeks to answer the question of what chess-playing secrets hold the key to Caruana’s incredible rise with an expert analysis of 10 of Caruana’s most instructive games.

You will receive additional training materials including <strong>tactics puzzles</strong> relevant to the topic to reinforce your understanding of critical concepts, and summary PDF files to explain the key points further in textbook style, and the PGNs.

<a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/crush-super-gms-blitz-chess-gm-maxim-dlugy/"><strong>Vol 101 – How to Crush</strong> <strong>Super GMs in Blitz</strong></a>

[caption id="attachment_345253" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/HowCrushSuperGMsBlitz-GMMaximDlugy-Cover.jpg"><img class="wp-image-345253" title="How To Crush Super Gms In Blitz – Gm Maxim Dlugy" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/HowCrushSuperGMsBlitz-GMMaximDlugy-Cover.jpg" alt="How To Crush Super Gms In Blitz – Gm Maxim Dlugy" width="300" height="300" data-wp-pid="345253" /></a> How To Crush Super Gms In Blitz – Gm Maxim Dlugy[/caption]

In the fast-paced world of blitz chess there’s little time for deep analysis or strategic decisions but making the right move is still as important as ever. Success at this speed requires a special set of skills, skills GM Maxim Dlugy has mastered and used to defeat some of the world’s very best players including Kasparov, Aronian, and Nakamura.

In this 3-hour course, Maxim Dlugy looks at 5 of his finest victories over the world’s elite, revealing precisely how he dealt with each critical moment. With rapid play and blitz chess tournaments becoming increasingly popular, even at the very highest level, these techniques will soon become essential and there is no better teacher than GM Maxim Dlugy.

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/classical-chess-weapons-important-ideas-chess-im-martha-fierro/">Vol 102 – Classical Chess Weapons: The Most Important Ideas in Chess – IM Martha Fierro</a></strong>

Most masters have “patterns” from thousands of games in their minds, which they’re able to access at any time. The intuition developed from studying these examples, is precisely that “secret sauce” which separates the novice from the master.

In this 2 hour 44 min course Classical Chess Weapons: The Most Important Ideas in Chess, IM Fierro shares 7 of the most potent and mind-altering chess ideas in history.

Each of her lessons draws upon the games of chess heavyweights such as Karpov, Lasker, and Ivanchuk to “install” in your brain the chess patterns that recur most often, and will give you the greatest “bang for your buck” in terms of rapidly improving your playing strength.

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/tournament-winner-s-toolbox-im-alexander-belezky/">Vol 103 – Tournament Winner’s Toolbox – IM Alexander Belezky</a></strong>

<img class="alignright" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/im-alexander-belezky-300x300.jpg" alt="IM Alexander Belezky" width="300" height="300" />

Playing chess for fun is one thing. Taking on the serious competitors you face in tournaments – and beating them – is another. You need a highly refined skillset if you want to succeed, but getting the time to develop that skill set is tough for most people. IM Belezky has the solution. His 4-hour <em>Tournament Winner’s Toolbox </em>provides training on the 3 key areas that ambitious players should study: calculation, positional evaluation, and developing your opening repertoire.

In this course, you will learn how to evaluate endgame positions using just 3 factors, an incredible time-saving device that can be used to assess middlegame to endgame transitions. IM Belezky also teaches you how to build a tournament-ready opening repertoire rapidly by modeling the play of top GMs. And you will learn his precision method for calculating like a machine!

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/the-fabulous-fabiano-caruana/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vol 104: The Fabulous Fabiano Caruana – GM Ron Henley</a></strong>

With his victory at the Candidates Tournament 2018, Fabiano Caruana qualified to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship title in London. Italian-American Fabiano Caruana went from playing amateur tournaments to being the 3rd highest-rated player of all-time in just 5 years.

What chess-playing secrets hold the key to Caruana’s incredible rise?

Recorded just before Fabiano’s historic World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen, GM Ron Henley seeks to answer this question with an expert analysis of 10 of Caruana’s most instructive games.

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/magnus-carlsen-the-magnificent/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vol 105: Magnus Carlsen The Magnificent – GM Ron Henley</a></strong>

In a little over a decade, Magnus Carlsen has risen from an exciting prodigy to the highest-rated player of all time.

What is it that makes the Norwegian grandmaster the best player in the world?

<strong>In this 2.5 hour course, GM Ron Henley delves deep to uncover the secrets of Magnus’ success</strong>, revealing a ton of powerful tips and techniques in the process.

You will learn how to get the type of positions you love to play – without having to stick to 1 or 2 openings.

Ron reveals the surprising technique that Magnus Carlsen turns to time and again when he needs to create winning chances from a drawish position.

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/magnus-carlsens-miniatures/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vol 106: Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures – GM Ron W. Henley</a></strong>

[caption id="attachment_476403" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/henley-magnus-miniatures-productimage.jpg"><img class="size-thumbnail wp-image-476403" title="Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures – Gm Ron W. Henley" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/henley-magnus-miniatures-productimage-300x300.jpg" alt="Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures – Gm Ron W. Henley" width="300" height="300" data-wp-pid="476403" /></a> Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures – Gm Ron W. Henley[/caption]

Everyone loves to win a miniature – a spectacular quick win as a result of opening preparation and cool tactics. It’s even better when you crush a strong opponent in such a fashion.

In <em>Magnus’ Miniatures</em>, American GM Ron W. Henley – the former second of Anatoly Karpov – analyzes 64 instructive miniatures from the reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

In the last 15 years,<strong> the Norwegian chess sensation has defeated countless strong opponents in 25 moves or less</strong>. Big names like Anand, Caruana, Svidler, Shirov, Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Ding Liren are among his victims.

How did Carlsen outplay these Super GMs so quickly? And what can we learn about direct attacking play from these games?

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/kings-indian-defense-nazi-paikidze/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vol 107: How To Beat the King’s Indian Defense – IM Nazi Paikidze</a></strong>

The <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/kings-indian-defense-chess-opening/">King‘s Indian Defense</a> is a popular and ambitious chess opening for Black against 1.d4. Many 1.d4 players don’t like facing this opening because of its complex and counterattacking character.

No worries – help is at hand. In this 3 hour course, <strong>2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, IM Nazi Paikidze</strong> (Peak Rating 2455), deals with the King’s Indian Defense from White’s point of view.

IM Paikidze analyzes the best ways to counter this dynamic opening, providing you with several easy-to-learn and effective setups to crush those King’s Indian players!

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/the-dzindzi-indian-gm-ron-w-henley/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vol 108: Dominate 1.d4 with The Dzindzi Indian – GM Ron W. Henley</a></strong>

The <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/dzindzi-indian-revelations-ron-henley/">Dzindzi Indian</a> derives its name from the Georgian Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili (jin-jee-khash-vee-lee) who emigrated via Israel to New York City in the late 1970’s and went on to win 3 US

<img class="alignright wp-image-531288 " title="Dominate 1.d4 With The Dzindzi Indian - Gm Ron W. Henley" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/dzindzi-300x300.jpg" alt="Dominate 1.d4 With The Dzindzi Indian - Gm Ron W. Henley" width="297" height="297" />Championships.

<strong>The Dzindzi Indian</strong> is designed to give you an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon that you can employ with Black as early as move five (!) against “Queen’s Pawn” players.

Unprepared White opponents meeting the Dzindzi Indian can easily find themselves disoriented and their pieces lacking communication and mobility, especially if it is the first time they have faced it. In this course, GM Ron. W Henley unlocks the Dzindzi Indian secrets which were his own private prep for decades, and are only now being exposed.

You’ll learn how to take advantage of any move from White that is less-than-precise, finding yourself in a good position to win your games with Black.

<strong><a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/the-classical-sicilian-bryan-smith/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vol 109: Beating 1.e4 with The Classical Sicilian – GM Bryan Smith</a></strong>

The <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/classical-sicilian-gm-bryan-smith/">Classical Variation</a> of the Sicilian Defense is a chess opening for Black against 1.e4. It is a semi-open opening and has a reputation for being sharp and double-edged. It occurs after the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6.

<strong>The Classical Sicilian defense is an excellent opening choice </strong>for a Black player who wants to play uncompromising chess, leading to sharp as well as creative positions.

One of the main advantages of playing the Classical Sicilian defense is that it is not as theoretically explored as the Sicilian Najdorf, nor as forcing as the Sicilian Dragon.

GM Smith analyzes the best options for Black to counter White’s multiple efforts against the Classical Sicilian, providing you with several easy-to-learn and effective setups for Black to crush White

<a href="https://www.ichess.net/shop/smashing-1d4-players-kings-indian-defense-bryan-smith/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Vol 110: Smashing 1.d4 Players with The Kings Indian Defense – GM Bryan Smith</strong></a>

The <a href="https://www.ichess.net/blog/kings-indian-defense-chess-opening/">King’s Indian Defense</a> is a dynamic attacking response to 1.d4 and was favored by historical legends such as Bronstein, Fischer, Tal, and Kasparov.
<p style="text-align: justify"><a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/bryan-smith-ec110.jpg"><img class="wp-image-739176 alignright" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/bryan-smith-ec110.jpg" alt="bryan smith ec110" width="427" height="238" /></a></p>
In a counterintuitive approach, you’ll happily allow white to occupy the center with a <i>massive</i> pawn wall, only to target it later with your own pawn strikes that blow open the position to your benefit.

In this course, Grandmaster Bryan Smith reveals how you can use this opening to storm the enemy king, fend off and swat away white’s positional squeeze play and win your games in brilliant style.
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EC 101-110
Empire Chess Volumes 101-110

This set of 10 courses contains over 40 hours of premium chess instruction from top presenters including GM Maxim Dlugy, IM Martha Fierro, IM Alexander Belezky, GM Ron Henley, IM Nazi Paikidze, and GM Bryan Smith. This bundle focuses primarily on developing complete and aggressive opening systems for the white and black pieces.

Viewers will learn how to prepare the 1. d4 opening system with the white pieces, presented by American Grandmaster and chess coach, GM Bryan Smith who has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

GM Maxim Dlugy delves into the fast-paced world of blitz chess in Volume 101. He looks at 5 of his finest victories over the world’s elite, revealing precisely how he dealt with each critical moment. With rapid play and blitz chess tournaments becoming increasingly popular, even at the very highest level, these techniques will soon become essential and a lot of them can help improve your game under normal time controls.

GM Ron Henley also presents several videos on the legendary chess players Fabiano Caruano and world champion Magnus Carlsen. Ron reveals the surprising technique that Magnus Carlsen turns to time and again when he needs to create winning chances from a drawish position. GM Ron Henley then seeks to answer the question of what chess-playing secrets hold the key to Caruana’s incredible rise with an expert analysis of 10 of Caruana’s most instructive games.

You will receive additional training materials including tactics puzzles relevant to the topic to reinforce your understanding of critical concepts, and summary PDF files to explain the key points further in textbook style, and the PGNs.

Vol 101 – How to Crush Super GMs in Blitz

How To Crush Super Gms In Blitz – Gm Maxim Dlugy
How To Crush Super Gms In Blitz – Gm Maxim Dlugy

In the fast-paced world of blitz chess there’s little time for deep analysis or strategic decisions but making the right move is still as important as ever. Success at this speed requires a special set of skills, skills GM Maxim Dlugy has mastered and used to defeat some of the world’s very best players including Kasparov, Aronian, and Nakamura.

In this 3-hour course, Maxim Dlugy looks at 5 of his finest victories over the world’s elite, revealing precisely how he dealt with each critical moment. With rapid play and blitz chess tournaments becoming increasingly popular, even at the very highest level, these techniques will soon become essential and there is no better teacher than GM Maxim Dlugy.

Vol 102 – Classical Chess Weapons: The Most Important Ideas in Chess – IM Martha Fierro

Most masters have “patterns” from thousands of games in their minds, which they’re able to access at any time. The intuition developed from studying these examples, is precisely that “secret sauce” which separates the novice from the master.

In this 2 hour 44 min course Classical Chess Weapons: The Most Important Ideas in Chess, IM Fierro shares 7 of the most potent and mind-altering chess ideas in history.

Each of her lessons draws upon the games of chess heavyweights such as Karpov, Lasker, and Ivanchuk to “install” in your brain the chess patterns that recur most often, and will give you the greatest “bang for your buck” in terms of rapidly improving your playing strength.

Vol 103 – Tournament Winner’s Toolbox – IM Alexander Belezky

IM Alexander Belezky

Playing chess for fun is one thing. Taking on the serious competitors you face in tournaments – and beating them – is another. You need a highly refined skillset if you want to succeed, but getting the time to develop that skill set is tough for most people. IM Belezky has the solution. His 4-hour Tournament Winner’s Toolbox provides training on the 3 key areas that ambitious players should study: calculation, positional evaluation, and developing your opening repertoire.

In this course, you will learn how to evaluate endgame positions using just 3 factors, an incredible time-saving device that can be used to assess middlegame to endgame transitions. IM Belezky also teaches you how to build a tournament-ready opening repertoire rapidly by modeling the play of top GMs. And you will learn his precision method for calculating like a machine!

Vol 104: The Fabulous Fabiano Caruana – GM Ron Henley

With his victory at the Candidates Tournament 2018, Fabiano Caruana qualified to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship title in London. Italian-American Fabiano Caruana went from playing amateur tournaments to being the 3rd highest-rated player of all-time in just 5 years.

What chess-playing secrets hold the key to Caruana’s incredible rise?

Recorded just before Fabiano’s historic World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen, GM Ron Henley seeks to answer this question with an expert analysis of 10 of Caruana’s most instructive games.

Vol 105: Magnus Carlsen The Magnificent – GM Ron Henley

In a little over a decade, Magnus Carlsen has risen from an exciting prodigy to the highest-rated player of all time.

What is it that makes the Norwegian grandmaster the best player in the world?

In this 2.5 hour course, GM Ron Henley delves deep to uncover the secrets of Magnus’ success, revealing a ton of powerful tips and techniques in the process.

You will learn how to get the type of positions you love to play – without having to stick to 1 or 2 openings.

Ron reveals the surprising technique that Magnus Carlsen turns to time and again when he needs to create winning chances from a drawish position.

Vol 106: Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures – GM Ron W. Henley

Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures – Gm Ron W. Henley
Magnus Carlsen’s Miniatures – Gm Ron W. Henley

Everyone loves to win a miniature – a spectacular quick win as a result of opening preparation and cool tactics. It’s even better when you crush a strong opponent in such a fashion.

In Magnus’ Miniatures, American GM Ron W. Henley – the former second of Anatoly Karpov – analyzes 64 instructive miniatures from the reigning Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

In the last 15 years, the Norwegian chess sensation has defeated countless strong opponents in 25 moves or less. Big names like Anand, Caruana, Svidler, Shirov, Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Ding Liren are among his victims.

How did Carlsen outplay these Super GMs so quickly? And what can we learn about direct attacking play from these games?

Vol 107: How To Beat the King’s Indian Defense – IM Nazi Paikidze

The King‘s Indian Defense is a popular and ambitious chess opening for Black against 1.d4. Many 1.d4 players don’t like facing this opening because of its complex and counterattacking character.

No worries – help is at hand. In this 3 hour course, 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, IM Nazi Paikidze (Peak Rating 2455), deals with the King’s Indian Defense from White’s point of view.

IM Paikidze analyzes the best ways to counter this dynamic opening, providing you with several easy-to-learn and effective setups to crush those King’s Indian players!

Vol 108: Dominate 1.d4 with The Dzindzi Indian – GM Ron W. Henley

The Dzindzi Indian derives its name from the Georgian Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili (jin-jee-khash-vee-lee) who emigrated via Israel to New York City in the late 1970’s and went on to win 3 US

Dominate 1.d4 With The Dzindzi Indian - Gm Ron W. HenleyChampionships.

The Dzindzi Indian is designed to give you an easy-to-learn yet powerful and incredibly effective weapon that you can employ with Black as early as move five (!) against “Queen’s Pawn” players.

Unprepared White opponents meeting the Dzindzi Indian can easily find themselves disoriented and their pieces lacking communication and mobility, especially if it is the first time they have faced it. In this course, GM Ron. W Henley unlocks the Dzindzi Indian secrets which were his own private prep for decades, and are only now being exposed.

You’ll learn how to take advantage of any move from White that is less-than-precise, finding yourself in a good position to win your games with Black.

Vol 109: Beating 1.e4 with The Classical Sicilian – GM Bryan Smith

The Classical Variation of the Sicilian Defense is a chess opening for Black against 1.e4. It is a semi-open opening and has a reputation for being sharp and double-edged. It occurs after the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6.

The Classical Sicilian defense is an excellent opening choice for a Black player who wants to play uncompromising chess, leading to sharp as well as creative positions.

One of the main advantages of playing the Classical Sicilian defense is that it is not as theoretically explored as the Sicilian Najdorf, nor as forcing as the Sicilian Dragon.

GM Smith analyzes the best options for Black to counter White’s multiple efforts against the Classical Sicilian, providing you with several easy-to-learn and effective setups for Black to crush White

Vol 110: Smashing 1.d4 Players with The Kings Indian Defense – GM Bryan Smith

The King’s Indian Defense is a dynamic attacking response to 1.d4 and was favored by historical legends such as Bronstein, Fischer, Tal, and Kasparov.

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In a counterintuitive approach, you’ll happily allow white to occupy the center with a massive pawn wall, only to target it later with your own pawn strikes that blow open the position to your benefit.

In this course, Grandmaster Bryan Smith reveals how you can use this opening to storm the enemy king, fend off and swat away white’s positional squeeze play and win your games in brilliant style.


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Running time

41 hours

Presenters

GM Maxim Dlugy, IM Martha Fierro, IM Alexander Belezky, GM Ron Henley, IM Nazi Paikidze, GM Bryan Smith,

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Standard H.264, .mp4, compatible with all Apple and PC devices.

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