GingerGM Simon Williams – The Complete Chess Video Collection
Own the entire GingerGM chess video collection at an unbeatable price with this bundle unavailable anywhere else on the Internet.
All the GingerGM DVDs for download at a bargain price! At over 110 hours of tuition, you are bound to be a better player after purchasing this package.
About the Author:
GM Simon Williams (aka Ginger GM) is an English chess grandmaster, author, and commentator.
He obtained the Grandmaster title 2008, by accomplishing the final norm at the Hastings International Chess Congress 2005/2006 and the 2500+ rating at Hastings 2007/2008.
His highest rating so far is 2550, achieved in November 2009. In 2009, he organized the Big Slick International in Purley, London, which comprised an invitational GM tournament and FIDE Rated Open.
- In 2003, he finished second at the British Chess Championship.
- In 2005, he won the British Blitz Championship.
- In 2009, he finished second at the British Chess Championship.
- In 2009, Williams finished equal first at the Southend Chess Congress all-play-all tournament.
- He was the joint winner with Gawain Jones of the London Chess Classic FIDE Rated Open in December 2010, with a rating performance of 2690
Is this product for me?
This chess video collection is a 14 DVD set designed to help beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.
If you’d like to improve your overall chess skills then this collection is just right for you.
The GingerGM, Simon Williams, will show you how to create fierce attacks on opposite side castling positions. The material might as well be forgotten, as it is all about who wins the race.
In this 14-DVD collection, you’ll be able to watch the analysis of some exciting master games from all-time legends like Bobby Fischer and Mihail Botvinnik, as well as games from more recent stars such as Gary Kasparov and Hikaru Nakamura.
GM Simon Williams will walk you through some of the most common mistakes the club players make and will also tell you who to overcome those types of mistakes in a 3 part series of videos, also included in this package.
This 14-course bundle gives you all you need to dominate your games, right from the opening to the endgame.
BONUS: 2 Crash Test Chess DVDs
In addition to every GingerGM DVD ever made you will also receive 2 exciting Crash Test DVDs where GM Williams goes through some of his own games, showing his own mistakes and gives you incredible practical advice to improve your game. These 2 short DVDs pack an incredible punch and are not to be missed!
The physical DVD version of the 2 Crash Test DVDs and “Improve Your Practical Play with GM Gormally” were mastered in 625PAL and may not work on some older set-top box DVD players in North America.
However, they should play on most DVD players and all computers. The other DVDs were mastered in NTSC. None of the DVDs is region locked.
1.d4 Opening Repertoire: Killer d4 with GM Simon Williams (12 h)
In the first of this two-part DVD series, I will be guiding you through an extremely aggressive repertoire based on the d4 opening.
Concentrating on gambits and sharp play this opening has been my main weapon in becoming a Grandmaster.
Learn my secrets and the secrets of a GM in this 7 hour DVD!
The material is of a good quality and will definitely act as fuel to provide viewers with the groundwork for a high-powered d4 opening repertoire.
In the second DVD in this series, I take a look at everything else that you need to know when playing 1 d4.
The aim is to teach things in a simple yet effective manner. Where both club players and Grandmaster will be able to pick up something useful. Aggressive, attacking chess is the key. This repertoire got me to GM so there is no reason it cannot do the same for you!
Secrets of Positional Sacrifices – GM Ivan Sokolov (12 h)
In this DVD, legendary Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov looks at the secret techniques that you will need in order to become an expert in positional sacrifices. Ivan, twice Dutch Champion has a wealth of experience, including a victory over Kasparov. He aims to share some of the knowledge with you in this DVD.
Ivan has only presented for GingerGM and by looking at ten instructive games, his secrets will be passed on to you.
Not sure when to sacrifice? – Ivan will help you decide.
Not sure what makes a good sacrifice? – Ivan guides you.
What is a positional sacrifice? – That is what this DVD is all about!
If you want to improve as an attacking and exciting player then this is just the DVD for you.
Sokolov is making the middlegame genre his own across his range of books and DVDs, and even through that will always lead to some crossover, he claims this DVD contains 85% of new material. This is a fine DVD and genuinely instructive, which is suitable for club players upwards. Presumably, middlegame DVDs don’t prove as popular as those featuring openings, but this is one that certainly deserves attention.
Crash Test Chess 1 – Using the Initiative – GM Simon Williams (1 h)
Ginger GM Publishing, in association with Chilli Pepper Films, is proud to present the first DVD in its new Crash Test Chess series whereby viewers are encouraged to improve their game by following short, instructive lessons that have been carefully prepared by some of the best chess players in the world.
In “Using the Initiative”, Grandmaster Simon Williams explains the ideas behind his play in two of his games where the correct use of the initiative has proved critical. Follow Simon as he provides his audience with an essential insight into the working thought processes of a Grandmaster – a must for any chess enthusiast looking to improve!
This DVD is a personal 1 hour lesson from GM Simon Williams on exploiting the initiative.
Crash Test Chess 2 – Thinking Outside of the Box – GM Simon Williams
Ginger GM Publishing, in association with Chilli Pepper Films, is proud to present its second DVD in this new range of Crash Test Chess series, whereby viewers will improve their game by following short and instructive lessons that have been carefully prepared.
In “Thinking Outside of the Box”, Grandmaster Simon Williams explains how a viewer can improve their game by spotting unusual but very effective ideas. This includes strategic knight manoeuvres, clever bishop moves and other concepts that will be invaluable to any player wishing to improve their game.
Following this DVD will be similar to receiving a personal one on one lesson from a Grandmaster and top trainer, for a fraction of the price. Players of all levels should be able to pick up some new concepts- a must for any player wishing to improve!
Killer Dragon with GM Simon Williams (Vol 1 & 2) (12 h)
The Sicilian Dragon is considered one of the sharpest openings in chess.
The Dragon has become extremely popular over the last 4 decades as countless Grandmasters have employed this dangerous opening at the top levels.
The chess DVD ¨Killer Sicilian Dragon¨ features over 12 hours of action-packed content by a leading expert in the Sicilian Dragon – Grandmaster Simon Williams!
The first DVD in this two-volume series focuses primarily on the critical lines of the Dragon Variation with a special focus on the ultra-sharp Yugoslav Attack.
GM Simon Williams also provides alternative lines for those players who prefer to shy away from the mountains of complicated theory associated with this opening.
In Volume 2, GM Williams analyzes a very interesting opening that has only burst on the scene in recent years – the Dragadorf!
This sick invention of an opening combines ideas from two of the most popular chess openings ever played – the Dragon and the Najdorf.
The Killer Dutch with GM Simon Williams (6.5 h)
The Classical Dutch Defense is a fantastic defense system against 1. d4 that is guaranteed to catch your opponent by surprise.
The main lines of the Dutch Defense include the Leningrad Dutch with an early kingside fianchetto, and the Dutch Stonewall Defense with a closed center and pawns on f5, e6, and d5.
However, in the Classical Dutch Defense, Black strives to rapidly challenge White for control of the center with moves like f5, e6, and later d6 and e5 – building a dynamic pawn wall that puts strong pressure on white.
Grandmaster Simon Williams is the world’s leading expert on the Classical Dutch Defense, and the British GM is certainly not shy about sharing his secrets in this premium 6 hour DVD.
He analyzes victories and defeats in the Classical Dutch so that the viewer understands the keys to success and how to avoid common positional and tactical pitfalls.
The Killer French Defense with GM Simon Williams (2 Volume Set) (9.5 h)
The French Defense is one of the most reliable weapons for black against 1. e4 and has been employed frequently by countless strong Grandmasters over the last 70 years!
GM Simon Williams is a leading expert in the French Defense and boasts over 20 years of practical tournament experience.
The viewer is treated to an incredibly thorough explanation of the fundamental concepts of this solid opening system as the ¨Killer French Defense¨ features over 10 hours of premium chess instruction!
GM Williams’ clear and understandable delivery provides the viewer with a surprisingly easy platform for understanding the main opening lines and relevant sidelines.
The ¨Killer French Defense¨ is internationally acclaimed for setting new standards with respect to chess DVD quality and presentation as the British GM is renown for his clear approach to delivering complex material.
As with any chess DVD by GM Simon Williams, the content is highly exciting and mixes in high-quality chess footage to keep the viewer entertained at all times.
The Grand Prix Attack: Play Against the Sicilian – GM Gawain Jones (5.5 h)
The Grand Prix Attack is one of the most popular sidelines for white to play against the Sicilian Defense because it is a naturally aggressive chess opening system.
Experienced British Grandmaster Gawain Jones has used the Grand Prix Attack with unparalleled success and is one of the world’s leading experts in this attacking opening system.
GM Jones shares his deep insights about the Grand Prix Attack in this chess DVD, featuring 26 video lectures and over 5.5 hours of action-packed chess instruction!
Grandmaster Jones prefers well-explained basic principles over lengthy theoretical variations – an extremely effective format for teaching opening concepts.
GM Jones presents the material with a very confident and clear style – all the more enhanced by the extremely high production values of this chess DVD.
Killer Chess Endgames with GM Nick Pert (Vol 1 and 2) (9 h)
Understanding chess endgames is a very important fundamental concept that is too often ignored by chess players of all levels.
¨Killer Endgames¨ is a chess DVD that features over 8 hours of high-quality instruction by leading chess endgames expert Grandmaster Nick Pert.
Using his wealth of knowledge and expertise, the former Under-18 World Champion presents an exhaustive series of chess lessons (categorized by rating/level) that are guaranteed to comprehensively enhance your understanding of the endgame.
GM Pert emphasizes the importance of strong chess endgame training and skills by providing real-life examples where superior endgame technique has proved to be decisive.
The production quality of the chess DVD ¨Killer Endgames¨ is outrageously high and the main points of each chapter are reinforced by puzzles that at the end of each section.
¨Killer Endgames¨ is a meticulously designed endgames course that is guaranteed to skyrocket your results by helping you capitalize on every possible opportunity in the later stages of the game.
Killer c3 Sicilian with IM Sam Collins (4.5 h)
The Sicilian Defense is the sharpest and most complicated opening system in chess. Luckily for all you 1. e4 players, there is an easy way to sidestep memorizing a billion different lines in the Sicilian Defense – you can play an early sideline like the c3 Sicilian and specialize in a narrow opening system.
The “Killer c3 Sicilian” features high-quality analysis by Irish International Master Sam Collins who brings a very fresh and young perspective to this chess DVD. With over 4.5 hours of expert instruction, you will feel overwhelmingly confident against opponents who love to bust out the complicated Sicilian Defense.
The c3 Sicilian, also known as the Alapin Variation, is an extremely effective weapon that is suitable for chess players of all strengths. Many of the world´s leading grandmasters such as Michael Adams and Sergei Tiviakov frequently employ the c3 Sicilian – proving the validity of this opening at the highest level.
Former Irish Champion IM Sam Collins makes this chess DVD unforgettable as he explains the fundamental principles and ideas behind this fascinating opening with a killer sense of humor and presentation.
Play Like Tal with GM Simon Williams (7 h)
The 8th World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal had a unique attacking chess style that was incredibly bold and aggressive, frequently generating insane sacrifices that destroyed his opponent’s sense of balance and understanding of the position.
In “Play Like Tal” Grandmaster Simon Williams analyzes the critical moments of key games by the ¨Magician from Riga¨ – explaining the thought process and underlying details of the legendary GM Mikhail Tal in a very clear and entertaining style.
“Play Like Tal” features over 8 hours of intense chess instruction that will definitely bring more aggression and brilliant attacking victories into your future games.
This chess DVD is packed full with key facts and historical photographs, keeping the atmosphere light so you never get bored of studying chess!
Improve your play by following GM Williams’ advice as he systematically explains the ideas behind Tal’s choice of moves in critical situations.
And who knows – maybe sometime in the near future you too could play like the former World Chess Champion – the legendary Mikhail Tal!
“Chess, first of all, is art.” – Mikhail Tal
Improve Your Practical Play – GM Danny Gormally (6 h)
Improve Your Practical Play is Grandmaster Danny Gormally’s first chess DVD.
Aimed at club, Congress and county players, this DVD provides a vital insight into how a grandmaster thinks and the reasoning behind his choice of moves.
In this DVD, Danny provides useful guidance to players who are looking to improve their thinking during a game by analysing the typical strategic plans from the opening until late in the middlegame.
Are you ready to go beyond the basics?
If the answer is a resounding ‘yes’ then follow Danny as he explains the fundamental ideas and principles behind some of the most complex and challenging positions.
Plaskett’s Greatest Hits – GM James Plaskett (3 h)
Grandmaster James Plaskett became British Chess Champion in 1990. On top of this, the flamboyant James can also claim to be a writer, blogger, sometimes explorer/cryptozoologist, legal campaigner and $250,000 winner on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”.
James has also written nine chess book and won numerous accolades for his work as a co-commentator to Gary Kasparov on various chess DVDs (or was Gary his co-commentator?).
During the course of this DVD, Plaskett, with his trademark attacking style, will take you through some of his amazing attacking ideas in his unique and quite hilarious manner.
This DVD is a must for anyone who wants to improve their own attacking style.
Sokolov Explains: Middlegame Pawn Structures – GM Ivan Sokolov (4 h)
This is the legendary Ivan Sokolov’s first ever DVD. It is with great pleasure and honor that we are able to bring Ivan’s vast experience of our beautiful game to video.
Ivan has been part of the world’s chess elite for all of his adult life. In his youth, Ivan was tipped by many as being a future world champion. His career has included victories over Kasparov and a large number of the world’s elite.
The lessons shown in the DVD are given with his unique insight and touch of humor.
Within this DVD the viewer will learn a great deal about Middlegame Pawn structures. Ivan looks at isolated pawns, symmetrical pawns and a vast array of other structures, whilst teaching us some valuable lessons. Ivan does this by first building up the position from its bare roots and then adding material, so each aspect of the position is understood.
Enjoy this incredible chess video collection!