The iChess team began producing the Empire Chess DVD series in October of 2012. In little over 1 year, the Empire Chess series became the most popular chess DVD series of the 21st century with 101 DVDs featuring nearly 2 dozen Grandmasters!
Now our extended series of chess videos presents an incredible collection of footage containing more than 250 hours of premium content from a variety of well-known players. The series is intended for chess players of all levels, as the content is extremely diverse and covers a wide range of topics from specific chess openings to general topics like positional sacrifices and develop tactical awareness. The Grandmasters were encouraged to provide instruction on topics where they were most knowledgeable and could display their highest level of expertise.
Beginner players will find exceptional value in the 10 DVD, 30 hour course presented by the brilliant Argentine Grandmaster Damian Lemos in Empire Chess Volumes 21-30.
Intermediate players will get huge value from “The Club Player’s Manifesto”, GM Lemos’ superb course which teaches you all the key concepts and practical tricks, tips and strategies to accelerate your chess development and launch you into the 2000 range. The Manifesto is in 3 parts, Empire Chess 51-60, 71-80, and 91-100, 20 courses which make sure there are no holes in your game.
And for more advanced players, I would highly recommend the chess videos produced by Grandmasters Sam Shankland, Leonid Kritz, and Victor Mikhalevski.
This 101 DVD chess course is guaranteed to improve your game via the highest-quality instruction and level of production available in today’s global market.
Although Volumes 1-10 are focused on opening systems, many of these chess videos will take you farther and deeper into the accompanying middlegame and endgame positions of these openings. Viewers will not only learn the ¨best¨ and ¨most accurate¨ move orders in the early opening, viewers will also be instructed on the reasons behind the moves in the opening. Our extensive team of Grandmaster presenters have made a point to focus on a holistic approach to learning chess. Studying openings will increase your understanding of the game and improve your rating, but the material must be presented in a comprehensive manner with respect to other phases of the game. In Volumes 1-10 of the Empire Chess DVD Series, viewers of all skill levels (Beginner, Club/Intermediate, and Advanced) can find DVDs that are relevant to their current rating. The star-studded cast of presenters includes Grandmasters Gregory Kaidanov, Sam Shankland, Leonid Kritz, Eugene Perelshteyn, Damien Lemos, and Michal Krasenkow.
When is the last time you evaluated your chess game? What are the best areas of your game, and what are the worst? Looking at your most recent games in the last 6 months, where are you winning games – and where are you losing games? Once you have pinpointed your strengths and weaknesses, you should make a plan to smooth out the rough edges in your game. If you find room for improvement in your openings and middlegames, the Empire Chess Volumes 11-20 Bundle is exactly what you need to take your game to the next level. This 10 DVD package features over 31 hours of high-quality chess instruction, presented by renown Grandmasters Ronen Har-Zvi, Damian Lemos, Rafael Leitão, Eugene Perelstheyn, and Leonid Kritz.
The largest obstacle for beginner chess players to improve their game is simply lacking a plan. For the majority of beginner chess players, it is extremely difficult to make it to proceed to the intermediate and advanced levels because they are unable to design a comprehensive strategy. If you are under 1500 FIDE, this series is PERFECT for you because this 10 DVD course targets every aspect of the game including the opening, the middle, the endgame as well as other important concepts like tactics, positional chess, and the critical importance of playing attacking chess. Grandmaster Damian Lemos has put together an exceptionally organized DVD course that features over 27 hours of elite GM instruction combined with the highest quality production on the market. Don’t work hard, work smart!
This product bundle features over 30 hours of high-quality chess instruction intended for players of all levels. This 10 disc set is very unique as it presents several new additions to the OnlineChessLessons team, featuring a all-star lineup that includes Grandmasters Daniel Naroditsky, Timur Gareev, Victor Mikhalevski, Rafael Leitão, Ronen Har-Zvi, Alex Ipatov, Damian Lemos, IM Maia Lomineishvili, and FM Alisa Melekhina! While the topics of this 10 DVD set are diverse and include specific focuses on different chess opening systems, the general emphasis is on attacking chess. All of these players are known for being very dangerous, combinative, and downright aggressive on the chess board – and this truly shines through in their individual DVDs. This series of chess DVDs is guaranteed to improve your chess by encouraging you to constantly pressure your opponent and increase your tactical aptitude and awareness.
This chess DVD package features several videos by GM Damien Lemos, examining many of the best players of the 21st century and presenting their games accompanied by detailed analysis of their unique playing style. Viewers will learn how these legendary players (Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Svidler, and Morozevich) were able to rise to the top by combining an extremely deep understanding of positional chess, machine-like technique, and thorough opening preparation. This chess video bundle also includes a series on how Grandmasters refute gambits in the opening, presented by renown chess trainer GM Victor Mikhalevski. Viewers will also learn how to fight through difficult endgames via the instruction of the entertaining FM Alisa Melekhina. GM Leonid Kritz explains how 2600 GMs calculate complicated tactical sequences, and IM Valeri Lilov concludes this bundle with a fast-paced course on opening traps intended for beginner and intermediate players.
The Club Player’s Manifesto Series is a brilliant approach to learning the core essentials for club players up to Candidate Master, guided by Grandmaster Damian Lemos, one of the World Leaders in Chess DVD presentation brought to you exclusively by OnlineChessLessons.net. In this new comprehensive 10 disc course, GM Lemos focuses more on crucial themes such as general opening principles, mastering control of the center and understanding the basics of chess, he also takes a look at more advanced topics such as complex tactical ideas, much more emphasis on positional play and shares with you some of his favorite more advanced openings for club level players that will surely throw your opponents off their feet!
This 10 DVD set contains over 30 hours of premium chess instruction and 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 one of the strongest Grandmasters currently in the US, GM Timur Gareev at over 2700 USCF! As part of the Empire Chess Reloaded Edition you will receive additional training materials including tactics puzzles relevant to the DVD topic to reinforce your understanding of critical concepts, an extended PDF file to explain the key points further in textbook style, and the PGNs for every game covered in the DVD.
We are excited to announce The Club Player’s Manifesto Series Part 2 for Advanced Players! With our TOP presenter Grandmaster Damian Lemos!. This 10 DVD set contains over 25 hours of premium chess instruction and focuses primarily on developing the correct plans and ideas at every moment for the white and black pieces. Viewers will learn through the various master games, how to learn to defend ourselves, to change how you think, and a lot more content and techniques.
Increase your wins as Black with masterclasses on the aggressive King’s Indian Defense and Sicilian Najdorf or use GM Maxim Dlugy’s Caro-Kann tips to target the hidden weaknesses in White’s position. As White, surprise 1…e5 players expecting the Spanish/Ruy Lopez by playing 3.d4! and crushing them with the Scotch, a powerful opening used by Kasparov and Carlsen to win important matches. “Exploit Imbalances in Chess” will give you an entire new toolkit of options at the board. New creative solutions will become apparent, allowing you to fight for the win in positions that look drawish at first sight, shocking your opponent in the process!
To succeed at the higher levels of chess you need a refined understanding and technique. It’s all too easy to repeat what has served you well at lower levels but this won’t get you wins against stronger players. The Grandmaster Manifesto will save you from many painful defeats, frustrating draws and years of trial-and-error by giving you the key information you need to compete at the top level. GM Lemos reveals all of the key concepts that enabled him to earn the Grandmaster title, all of the lessons he had to learn the hard way and gives you the advice he wishes he had been given when he started his journey to GM.
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.
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 draw 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.
In this course you will learn how evaluate endgame positions using just 3 factors, an incredible time-saving device which can be used to assess middlegame to endgame transitions.
IM Belezky also teaches you how to build a tournament-ready opening repertoire rapidly by modelling the play of top GMs. And you will learn his precision method for calculating like a machine!