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Breaking news!

So it’s my fault, kinda. I did the math wrong on counting the number of “DVD titles” versus the number “hours of video instruction” in the original offer page.

But then Paul decided to ‘fix’ the problem by cramming even more videos onto those USB drives. I won’t even bother trying to count them now.

Here is a hastily posted list of the videos that have been ADDED to the Black Friday deal. They are worth the price alone, but now they are all FREE and automatically INCLUDED when you order this year’s bundle…

Prelude to Armageddon 1& 2

Ray Keene’s chess DVDs are noted for their excellent archival footage. Prelude includes interviews with Viktor Korchnoi and live footage of Kasparov, Karpov, Timman, Najdorf, and Short to name but a few. The coverage takes place in London in 1983 and 1984 when Kasparov had to face Korchnoi for the right to challenge Karpov while, the following year, Karpov himself won first prize in the star-studded London grandmaster tournament.
Ray Keene is a chess grandmaster who writes regularly for the Times newspaper, has published over 130 books, and organized three world chess championships. He has also made hundreds of television appearances. He is the main commentator for all three DVDs.
volume 1 – 22 minutes, volume 2 – 57 minutes.

Duels Of The Mind Disc 1-4

Duels of the Mind (4 DVDs) – Raymond Keene

Originally broadcast on Thames television in 1989 this 4 DVD set features all 12 programs making up Keene’s selection of the twelve best games of chess. Running time: 6 hours.

To introduce the games, Keene describes the players and the times they lived in, giving many amusing and startling facts, and illustrating the whole with photographs and snatches of film.

DVD 1: Anderssen – Kieseritsky (1851), Paulsen – Morphy (1857) & Zukertort – Blackburne (1883)

DVD 2: Steinitz – Chigorin (1892), Pillsbury – Lasker (1896) & Bernstein – Capablanca (1914)

DVD 3: Bogolyubov – Alekhine (1922), Samisch – Nimzovitcb (1923) & Botvinnik – Capablanca (1938)

DVD 4: Larsen – Spassky (1970), Fischer – Spassky (1972) & Karpov – Kasparov (1985)

Details:

Once again Impala brings chess fans incredible archive footage – for decades feared lost – of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles, and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions.

The DVDs feature the player’s own remarks and have an overall commentary by GM Ray Keene.

Great British Chess Triumphs Disc 1&2

DVD One:

Miles beat Karpov (1983)

Miles beats Karpov in a brilliant cliffhanger but was then deprived from his moment of glory when BBC technicians went on strike and refused to screen the game. Impala has now located long lost footage of this incredible win in archives in Berlin and for the first time this historic Black win by Miles is presented to the chess-playing public.

Speelman beats Kasparov (1989)

Running time: 2 hours +

Details:

Once again Impala brings chess fans incredible archive footage – for decades feared lost – of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions.

The DVDs feature the player’s own remarks and have an overall commentary by GM Ray Keene.

Speelman beats Kasparov (1989)

DVD Two:

Short beats Kasparov I (1987)

Short beats Kasparov II (1987)

Running time: 2 hours +

Play Like Kasparov & Short by Keene 1&2

Benko Gambit Accepted and declined by G.M. Lev Alburt

Part 1 117 minutes Part 2 112 minutes

GM Lev Alburt. In the first volume of a two-volume DVD series devoted to the Benko Gambit, three-time US Chess Champion GM Lev Alburt examines and explains the fundamental strategic and tactical ideas associated with this sound and flexible defense to White’s 1.d4.  

Benko Gambit Accepted by G.M. Lev Alburt
 Romans Forum Vol. 1-28 (21 hours)

 Mastering The Endgame Part 1

Featuring

Armed with Pawn Endgame Essentials
GM Dzindzichashvili teaches the important aspects of elementary pawn endgames including the opposition, and positions with pawn breakthroughs, outside passed pawns, potential outside passed pawns, and protected passed pawns.

Minor Piece Endgame Weapons
GM Dzindzichashvili discusses the general principles of play in bishop endgames including bishops of opposite color endings.

Pounding a Material Advantage
GM Dzindzichashvili presents the important theoretical positions that arise in endgames where one side has a material advantage, for example Q v R; R v B; R v N; R v P; B + RP (“wrong-colored” queening square); N v P; and other material imbalances where zugzwang or stalemate (or avoidance of stalemate) are important factors.

Pulverizing Pawn Endgames
GM Dzindzichashvili examines the tactical aspects of certain pawn endgames – ones that do not adhere to simple generalizations but instead involve accurate calculation in their resolution. Examples include the Reti Maneuver, stalemate themes, zugzwangs, gain and loss of tempo, relative king activity. This tape is an advanced sequel to Armed with Pawn Endgame Essentials.

Pummeling Success in Unbalanced Endgames
GM Dzindzichashvili examines the correct technique and calculation in the endgame using examples from grandmaster play. Examples include R + P endgames; K + P endgames; bishop of opposite color endings; and unbalanced positions where concrete calculation and formulation of a winning plan is paramount.

Running time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Roman’s Lab 30: Master The Endgame series Part 2 Featuring Rolling with Rooks and Pawns GM Dzindzichashvili teaches the basic principles of elementary rook endgames including the critical theoretical …
… (including decoy, stalemate, perpetual mate threats) in certain endgames of type R v P and R v Ps; bishops of opposite color endings; N + P v B; pawn endings; and R + B v R. Running time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Featuring

The Dragon’s Accelerated Return
This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by GM Dzindzichashvili – indeed the Accelerated Dragon not only takes its own place within that repertoire but may also be reached when White declines the Dzindzi Indian Defense by playing an early e2-e4.

The Dragon’s Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind
More analysis and recommendations for Black by GM Dzindzichashvili in the Accelerated Dragon concentrating on Black’s options after White establishes the Maroczy Bind with c2-c4.

Running time: 2 hours

Mastering The Opening Forum Series A Repertoire For Black Part 2.

Dzindzi Indian Defense
GM Dzindzichashvili explains the strategic and tactical nuances of an original Black defensive system beginning with 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+!? 5.bxc3 f5 developed from the grandmaster’s own tournament practice.

Unstoppable Benoni Attacks
In a companion DVD to Dzindzi Indian Defense, the author examines the consequences of White’s attempts to avoid the sequence 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3!? Transpositions to Benoni-like structures (the Dzindzi-Benoni!?) and certain variations of the Pirc/Modern complex are explored from Black’s perspective.

Running time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Scotch Giuoco Piano Part 1

Featuring

An Original System For Grinding the Sicilian Defense
Tired of losing your way in all of the theory of the Open Sicilian?? Let GM Dzindzichashvili introduce you to a sound positional method of combatting this most fearsome of Black’s answers to 1.e4. Play centers around the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 and a Black doubled c-pawn complex.

Crushing Lines Against Pirc, French, Caro-Kann & Alekhine Defenses
GM Dzindzichashvili explores new ideas for White in lines against the French Winawer (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 and now 5.Bd2), the Caro-Kann (using the Panov Attack), the Pirc (White system with Be3/h3) and Alekhine’s Defense (1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.c5 Nd5 and now 5.Nc3).

New White Secrets Against The Two Knights Defense
GM Dzindzichashvili analyses the Two Knights Defense from White’s perspective, concentrating on his new ideas in the system 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5.

Scotch Gambit – Giuoco Piano: Win Either Way
GM Dzindzichashvili completes his opening repertoire recommendations for players of the White pieces by examining some old but potent variations of the Giuoco Piano and Scotch Gambit. This dvd nicely complements (but can be viewed independently of) New White Secrets Against The Two Knights Defense.

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes

The Nimzo Indian Defense

Romans Original D4 Repertoire for White

Featuring

Blunting the D4 Dagger
GM Dzindzichashvili completes his new Black repertoire against 1.d4 by providing the viewer with methods for combating various White systems such as the Trompowsky, the London, the Torre and the Colle.

Butchering the Gruenfeld
In his new White repertoire for the 1.d4 player, GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a number of methods for meeting the Gruenfeld. He offers the player with the White pieces the option of meeting the Gruenfeld with a kingside fianchetto (g2-g3, followed by Bf1-g2) or playing systems involving Bc1-g5 or Bc1-f4.

Queen’s Gambit Guillotined
In this video, GM Dzindzichashvili prepares the viewer to handle the White side of the Queen’s Gambit. The primary focus of his investigations are the Exchange Variation and his recommendations for meeting the Tarrasch Defense.

Queen’s Indian Massacred
In this dvd, GM Dzindzichashvili prepares the viewer to handle the White side of the Queen’s Indian Defense with the move 4.Bg5. He also deals with his recommendation for White against the Bogo Indian Defense (he likes 4.Bd2), and what to do when Black steers the game into a Benoni Defense with 3…c5.

The King’s Indian Assassination
In his new White repertoire for the 1.d4 player, GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a system for meeting the King’s Indian Defense based on a development scheme with Bc1-f4 followed by e2-e3.

Running time: 4 hours 32 minutes

A Repertoire for Black to meet The Queens Gambit

Featuring

The Contemporary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili continues his coverage of the Nimzo-Indian Defense from Black’s perspective, examining systems such as the Saemich Variation (4.a3), the 4.f3 Variation, and important “anti-Huebner” systems such as the Rubenstein (4.e3 c5 5.Nge2), and the Petrosian (4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2).

The Legendary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a solid Black repertoire based on the Huebner variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. In this video, he also covers (from Black’s perspective) coverage of the 4.Nf3 Variation (followed by g2-g3) and the Leningrad Variation (4.Bg5).

Ambushed by the Bogo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a compliment to his Nimzo-Indian repertoire as he shows the viewer how to deal with 3.Nf3 by employing the Bogo Indian (3…Bb4+). His recommended lines for Black involve variations beginning with 4.Bd2 Qe7, and 4.Nbd2 0-0.

Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes

details:

The Nimzo Indian Defense

Krushing Attacks Part 1 & 2 by Irina Krush
Irina Krush 166 minutes 1 DVD

In her debut instructional chess DVD, the dynamic young chess talent Irina Krush analyzes some of her best games and super combinations from her young but rapidly ascending chess career. A chess master at the age of twelve, this vivacious and energetic young woman is blazing a trail for young American chessplayers everywhere. No aspiring junior chessplayer will want to be without this chess video! In her second instructional chess DVD, the rising young chess star Irina Krush (at 14 years of age, America’s top female junior chessplayer) analyzes and discusses some of her best-attacking games and her most decisive and deadly combinations from the period 1997-1998. A chess master at the age of twelve, this vivacious and energetic young woman is blazing a trail for young American chessplayers everywhere. No aspiring junior chessplayer will want to be without this chess DVD..

            American Chess Princesses! on DVD – IM Irina Krush Vol.1 and 2
Details:

with Irina Krush, Elina Groberman, Laura Ross & Shirley Ben-Dak. In a special chess DVD, four of America’s young female chess stars present some of their best games from the 1997 FIDE World Youth Championships held in Cannes, France with the assistance of their coach – GM Ron Henley.

No chessplayer will want to be without this chess DVD which stars Irina Krush (1998 US Women’s Chess Champion!), Elina Groberman (2000 US Women’s Co-Champion), Laura Ross, and Shirley Ben-Dak! America’s Chess Princesses have made a chess DVD that can be enjoyed by players of all ages.

Total approximate running time: 171 minutes

Blitz & Blindfold Challenge Match DVD by GM James Plaskett & GM David Norwood 60 minutes On this dvd, two of England’s young chess grandmasters – GM James Plaskett and GM David Norwood test their chess skills …
… by English IM Andrew Martin. Entertaining and instructive, this unusual video provides a glimpse into the inner workings and machinations of the mind of a grandmaster during play! Ilya Gurevich Best Games
   Russian School Science of Chess GM Gufeld
Roman 118  Scotch & New Ideas
Roman 119 Nimzo & Bogo Indian

That’s a ridiculous amount of new material for free.

At the usual $15.95 per DVD that’s over $3,065.25.

Keep reading. Don’t let that price scare you.

Who would buy every single DVD anyway? It would have to be a fantastic deal for you to get them all, right?

How much would it be worth to get all those DVDs?

How much stronger would you be after you watched just your favorites?

Paul has three options.

The first option is for old school people like me who want the actual physical DVDs shipped to their door.

(I’m old school. This is my 59th trip around the sun so I favor the actual DVDs.)

Shipped on computer discs

Get the contents of all the DVDs in the original bundle along with the White Lion bonus repertoire, the Scholar’s mate Qh5 opening, and the new Jobava London lines presented in three hours AND every title described above…

Click here for this very limited time offer $295

Yeah, that’s about $1.10 per DVD for grandmaster instruction. Paul is also give you free shipping. Note that it’s five actual computer DVDs holding all the content in computer video form (and not suitable for a DVD video player). You will still use this with your computer that has a DVD drive.

Option two has all of the videos delivered to you on a USB flash drive. Plug it into any computer and watch the videos.

Shipped on a flash drive

Get the contents of all the DVDs in the original bundle along with the White Lion bonus repertoire, the Scholar’s mate Qh5 opening, and the new Jobava London lines presented in three hours AND every title described above…

Click here for this limited time offer $169

Yep, that’s even less (less than one dollar per each title) and you can play those videos on any computer with a USB port. Carry all of your material on a thumb drive in your pocket.

Finally option three is for the tech savvy player who just wants the content delivered to his computer fast.

Downloaded to your computer

Get the contents of all the DVDs in the original bundle along with the White Lion bonus repertoire, the Scholar’s mate Qh5 opening, and the new Jobava London lines presented in three hours AND every title described above…

Click here to get everything via download $149

That’s ridiculous at something like 82 cents per DVD and you don’t even have to wait for them to arrive. Paul will email you with a high speed Amazon server download link.

If you really are planning on studying a little chess next year then you must be salivating over all that time you’ll be spending with a grandmaster who is bent on making you better in each lesson.

Good luck in 2021!

Mike Leahy
The Database Man


So that’s the content of all those DVDs of grandmaster instruction – plus the three bonus repertoires – delivered the way you like it. Choose your favorite:

Option A is $295 for actual physical DVDs shipped for free to your door

Option B is $169 for the content on a flash drive shipped for free to your door

Option C is $149 for the content available via download