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2020 Black Friday Special

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Breaking news: There have been 77 new titles ADDED to this special since Black Friday. Click here for details


You’re studying chess.

You already use the best openings / endgames / tactics software.

Now, could you use some ideas?

And would you say that… you would learn best if a grandmaster instructed you?

And (be honest) would you also say that you are likely to forget most of it before your next game? (Really, be honest)

Have you considered studying grandmaster lessons recorded on video? So that you can pause it and review it at your own pace?

Maybe you thought the material wouldn’t cover openings you were interested in?

What if I could show you a way to have your pick of recorded grandmaster instruction with more topics than you probably can watch in all of next year?

What if I offered it to you at a price you wouldn’t believe?

Like “less than $3 per DVD” inexpensive?

This is only going to happen this weekend through Monday November 30th, ‘Cyber Monday.’

Here is a list of the 187 DVD titles along with short descriptions of what you will learn…

The entire Grandmaster Video Collection 1-18 Magazine series   24 hours of content

Includes the following:

  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 1-4: GM DVD Brilliance!
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 5: Anand, Kasparov, Short, Yusupov, and Ivanchuk
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 6: Shirov Games, Games against Bareev and Zhuravliov
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 7: Dortmund 1992 / Kasparov Short 1994 WCC Semi-Finals
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 8: Fischer-Spassky 1992 Rematch
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 9: Kasparov-Short 1993 World Championship Match
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 10: Intel Grand Prix MOSCOW 1994 Kasparov, Anand, Short
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 11: Intel Grand Prix N.Y. Kasparov, Kramnik, Ivanchuk
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 12: Intel Grand Prix LONDON 1994 World Championship
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 13: Intel Grand Prix Paris 1994- Finals
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 14: Moscow 1995 Knock-out Chess as Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 15: N.Y. 1995 Knock-out Chess as Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 16: London 1995 Knock-out Chess as Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 17: Paris 1995 Knock-out Chess as Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik
  • Grandmaster Magazine DVD Collection 18: Intel World Championship Knock-out

Kasparov My Story Collection  over 16 hours 10 digital mp4 files

  • Garry Kasparov My Story Part 1 – Teenage Prodigy (90 mins)
  • Garry Kasparov My Story Part 2 – Joining the Elite (113 mins)
  • Garry Kasparov My Story Part 3 – Rebels and Renegades (85 mins)
  • Garry Kasparov My Story Part 4 – Hitting The Wall (111 mins)
  • Garry Kasparov My Story Part 5 – Rite of Passage (89 mins)
  • Karpov-Kasparov 1984/85 (100 mins)
  • Kasparov-Karpov 198 (91 mins)
  • Kasparov-Karpov 1990 (91 mins)
  • Kasparov-Short 1993 WCC Live footage (144 mins)
  • Kasparov-Anand 1995 World Championship (150 mins

World Champion Karpov Collection Digital over 13.5 hours

  12 digital mp4 files  
  • Karpov’s Anti-English Crunch (45 mins)
  • Karpov & Roman’s Russian School of Chess Openings Essentials (52 mins)
  • Karpov & Roman’s Russian School of Chess Middle Game Essentials (52 mins)
  • Karpov & Romans Russian School of Chess Endgame Essentials (60 mins)
  • Karpov’s Best Games vol 1 – Karpov (82 mins)
  • Karpov’s Best Games vol 2 – Karpov (3h 5 mins)
  • Karpov’s Best Games vol 3 – Karpov (90 mins)
  • Karpov’s Best Games vol 4 – Karpov (95 mins)
  • Karpov on Fischer vol 1 (51 mins)
  • Karpov on Fischer vol 2 (82 mins)
  • Karpov on Fischer vol 3 (89 mins)
  • Karpov Caro-Kann in Black and White (51 mins)

Shirov’s Best Games Collection over 13 hours in 7 digital mp4 files

  • Shirov’s Best Games vol 1 – Shirov (118 mins)
  • Shirov’s Best Games vol 2 – Shirov (104 mins)
  • Shirov’s Best Games vol 3 – Shirov (90 mins)
  • Shirov’s Best Games vol 4 – Shirov (90 mins)
  • Shirov’s Best Games vol 5 – Shirov (97 mins)
  • Shirov-Kramnik 1998 WCC vol 1 – Shirov (128 mins)
  • Shirov-Kramnik 1998 WCC vol 2 – Shirov (127 mins)
  • Shirov’s Best Endgames – Shirov (115 mins)

GM Mednis, GM Wolff & IM Kopec Collection

         26 hours 12 digital mp4 files

  • King and Pawn Endgames – Mednis (108 mins)
  • Rook and Pawn Endgames – Mednis (114 mins)
  • Middlegame Analysis – Mednis (120 mins)
  • Tactics, Middle & Endgame – Mednis (120 mins)
  • Defence and Counterattack – Wolff (116 mins)
  • How To Play Winning Attacks – Wolff (105 mins)
  • Middlegame Planning – Wolff (92 mins)
  • How To Analyze a Chess Position – Kopec (120 mins)
  • How To Visualize Chess Combinations – Kopec (159 mins)
  • Pawn Structures and How To Play Them – Kopec (120 mins)
  • Opening Pawn Structures Advanced Concepts vol 1 (120 mins)
  • Opening Pawn Structures Advanced Concepts vol 2 (121 mins)
  • The Kopec System c3 Beating The Sicilian (149 mins)

The Sicilian Najdorf Collection 10 hours

                 7 digital mp4 files  

GM Walter Browne, GM Nigel Davies, GM Roman, and IM Andrew Martin take you through the Sicilian Najdorf – a counterattacking response to 1.e4 favored by Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, and Walter Browne.

  • Mr. Six Time! vol 1 – Walter Browne (110 mins)
  • Mr. Six Time! vol 2 – Walter Browne (118 mins)
  • Play Najdorf The Anti-Sicilian Systems vol 1 – Walter Browne (78 mins)
  • Play The Sicilian Najdorf vol 2 – Walter Browne (57 mins)
  • Foxy 38 Najdorf – Nigel Davies (75 mins)
  • Foxy 188 Learn The Najdorf in 1 hour – Andrew Martin (70 mins)
  • Roman’s Lab 104 Amazing Tactical Possibilities in The Najdorf (89 mins)

That’s 127 DVD’s worth of material.

At the usual $15.95 per DVD that’s $2,025.65.

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?

Paul is also adding this for free to the Black Friday Special (only for Bookup customers):

Foxy Vol.189 
White Repertoire in 1 Hour

The White Lion (a slow poison)

Easy to Learn Hard to get Beat, even when playing against a Computer. Try it!

This opening is the reverse of the Black Lion or Philidor which starts out 1..d6 2. c6 3.Nf6 with the benefit of an extra more.

Play the same system against all that Black can throw at you. The White Lion is great for any player who wants to get familiar positions right out of the opening. How many openings do you learn and never get positions that you study? Black gets to pick the opening now. The White Lion Reverses that with 1.c3 2. d3 & 3. Nf3. The first 3 moves are flexible and can be in any order 1. Nf3 2. d3 3. c3. This will add to Black confusion on how to meet this very solid – and a great ‘time cheating’ – opening.

IM Martin includes a great game where a 2700 rated player loses to a player who was rated 500 rating points lower.

Ten instructional games that offer White the option of castling on either side of the board or just keeping the King safely in the center.

Also included is a very instructional endgame showing how a Knight beats a Bishop even with pawns on both sides of the board and how to win an opposite color Bishop endgame.

The system is called The White Lion ‘ slow poison’ and it is rather unconventional. White plays almost without theory, avoiding sharp, tactical lines and turns the game into a battle of patience and will power. Depending on your style of play White has 2 choices: a quicker aggressive setup as well as the slower positional one. Both of these choices will leave your opponent out of the book.

Busy people don’t have an enormous amount of time to study chess theory. It would be great if it was possible to get a decent position, especially with White, without having to burn the midnight oil. This is what this all-new Foxy Openings DVD offers.

White forces opponents to think for themselves right from the beginning of the game and this is where a lot of average players will start to feel very uncomfortable.

Move  out of the book and into your book. Use the slow, poisonous approach to win more games with The White Lion.

That’s another repertoire for White that you can start playing in about an hour, included for free.

Then Paul is adding even more for free (again only for Bookup customers):

 Shock Weapon in 1 hour 90 minutes The Scholars Mate, Queen h5 Attack

an unorthodox chess opening characterized by the moves: 1 e4 e5 2 Qh5.

We will see Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura on this DVD. They seem quite happy to play 2 Qh5. Why not join them?

It’s a shock weapon and has the advantage of being better than it looks. There is hardly any theory. The opponent might feel uncomfortable facing such a move. It’s almost as if Black is suddenly expected to win with White playing like a beginner. The pressure is suddenly on. Easy traps that Black can fall into, especially in 5-minute games. If Black avoids getting mated in the opening White still has a solid game and Black will be left is left to his own resources and most likely unfamiliar positions.

Not everyone can cope with this type of unusual pressure.

Used at the right time against the right opponent, 2 Qh5 can have a devastating effect. Let FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin show you how. (Free Bonus  intro to Colle by Susan Polgar)

And if that isn’t enough Paul is throwing in another entire new repertoire…

Jobava London for The Tournament Player – 3 hours 

It is rare in the computer era that an entirely new opening system is discovered.  Yet this is the case with the Jobava London System.

The opening is a fusion of the Veresov and London Systems, where White combines Nc3 and Bf4. Unclear and sharp positions arise from the beginning of the game.

In 2020 it is not just the inventor, Georgian GM Baadur Jobava, who is using this system with success. Magnus Carlsen and Nakumara have taken a liking to the idea. Because of their support many other Grandmasters are blazing the new trail like Simon Williams who has been a major contributor to the success of this opening. There are no books even written on the subject so this will be a surprise weapon.

Just following the recommended moves can lead to sharp attacks and crushing wins right out of the opening. Caruana and even Kasparov have fallen victim from attacks that seem to come out of nowhere!

On this all-new Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin introduces you to the opening and then gives repertoire recommendations. You can surprise opponents with this obscure system and have every chance of working up a quick attack. It’s a perfect opening for all players.

You will be surprised how effective this opening can be.

With that extra six bonus hours of instruction, that’s…

…a total of 133 DVDs.

How much would it be worth to get all 133 DVDs?

How much stronger would you be after you watched 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 127 DVDs along with the White Lion bonus repertoire, the Scholar’s mate Qh5 opening, and the new Jobava London lines presented in three hours…

Click here for this very limited time offer $295

Yeah, that’s about $1.50 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 127 DVDs along with the White Lion bonus repertoire, the Scholar’s mate Qh5 opening, and the new Jobava London lines presented in three hours…

Click here for this limited time offer $169

Yep, that’s even less – 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 127 DVDs along with the White Lion bonus repertoire, the Scholar’s mate Qh5 opening, and the new Jobava London lines presented in three hours…

Click here to get everything via download $149

That’s ridiculous at $1.12 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 127 DVDs of grandmaster instruction – plus the three bonus repertoires plus another 77 titles described here – 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