The Hyper Accelerated Dragon – GM Eugene Perelshteyn

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The Hyper Accelerated Dragon breathes its own Fire on the Board! The Accelerated Dragon – GM Eugene Perelshteyn Attempts to blunt Eugene’s Accelerated Dragon Bishop with 4.c3  can be done but the position becomes totally equal provided Black knows the follow up and a quick…Bg4 is high up on the agenda shown to be good for Black in the game Shirov-Perelshteyn where we see how Black can even play for an advantage from the opening. Eugene shows that Whites chronic Continue reading

The Art of Roman Dzindzichashvili – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili

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The Artist in Action! The Art of Roman Dzindzichashvili – GM Roman Dzindzichashvili Intermediate Advanced ability will grasp this lecture on ‘The Art of Positional Play’–weighing up different types of positional elements is an extremely important skill. Roman demonstrates a great middle game of his from a Hastings International Tournament that he also won! Knights are better pieces in closed positions and Roman reasons that if the game can remain closed then the Knight pair side will have the advantage Continue reading

Attacking Chess 1 – IM Valeri Lilov

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Try this if you want to Attack! The following is a preview of Attacking Chess 1 – IM Valeri Lilov of the ChessLecture DVD series. The Game features ‘attacking the opponent’ with clear tips and principles. There is emphasis upon ‘Attacking the Castled King’ and the common tactics associated to it such as ‘Target a weakness of a Pawn or a square’ and the DVD is for all ranges of ability. The Greek Gift works sometimes and does not in Continue reading

OCL Spring Break MADNESS

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We’re excited to announce our spring break MADNESS special to celebrate, offering a 50% discount on ALL chess DVD orders over $150. You can mix and match ANY chess DVD from ANY producer or presenter – including videos by Igor Smirnov, ChessLecture, Roman’s Lab, Foxy, Andrew Martin, GingerGM, and Danny Kopec. In honor of this great news we are also giving away a FREE copy of the premium Chess Lecture video “An Opening Repertoire for an Attacking Player” by IM Valeri Lilov. Click Continue reading

Insights into The French Defense – GM Jesse Kraai

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The French has many secrets! Below you’ll find a YouTube promotion of Insights into The French Defense – GM Jesse Kraai (ChessLecture). Jesse examines his own game in Kraai vs. Finegold – the Game features the French Defense McCutcheon Variation. He looks at how Black is okay even when it moves his King-side Rook early which even prevents Black from Castling. There is also a good spot of analysis on 5.exd5 exd5 6. Qf3 in the McCutcheon. Jesse recommends ‘Changing Continue reading

Refuting the Greco Gambit by GM Mikhalevski

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GM Victor Mikhalevski

The Greco Gambit resembles a delayed King’s Gambit in that white opens with 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. f4!? in an attempt to catch black off guard and take him out of normal preparation as this line is definitely not very popular or well-known. However, the Greco Gambit is extremely aggressive and leads by nature to very complicated positions early in the opening. While black can certainly navigate his way through the danger of this hyper-aggressive gambit, watching Continue reading

50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik – GM Jesse Kraai

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This DVD YouTube promotion is of 50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik by GM Jesse Kraai (ChessLecture). We see  game 7 of The Botvinnik – Tal Match, featuring The Caro Kann Main Line. Jesse is keen to show the merits of a pre-endgame and a ‘material exchange of ‘Rook and Pawn’ for ‘Bishop & Knight’ in the endgame and the many important considerations of this type of endgame. The 4 DVDs that make up 50 Years of Tal-Botvinnik can be digested by Continue reading