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GM Damian Lemos

We have a new exciting announcement here at OCL: We have just finished signing a contract with ChessBase, and now we are the first chess shop in the world to offer ChessBase products in digital form other than ChessBase themselves. We’ve also expanded our ChessBase collection to include virtually every DVD they’ve ever made. No other store has our selection! We’ve also just drastically expanded our physical equipment offering in our store. We now offer dozens of chess clocks, chess Continue reading

How to Think Like a Grandmaster – GM Eugene Perelshteyn

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How to Think Like a Grandmaster – from The ChessLecture DVD series presented by GM Eugene Perelshteyn Perelshteyn vs. Smith is the main game and features the opening KID. It is great to get insight as to what Eugene was thinking during the game. The classical line in The King’s Indian Defense 6.Be2 e5 7. Be3 is given most attention but this DVD is more about gaining insight into Eugene’s thought structures as he examines his game. Eugene explains the Continue reading

Positional Play: Beating The Tarrasch Defense! – GM Damian Lemos

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This DVD looks at ‘Positional Play’ things like voluntarily giving up ‘The Bishop Pair’, How to attack doubled ‘C’ pawns, Placing Rooks deliberately on Closed files, The IQP advantages and disadvantages and many more Positional Play methods. In this long exclusive excerpt of the ‘Positional Play’ DVD from ‘The Club Player’s Manifesto’ By GM Damian Lemos we see the Grandmaster clearly explain the following points from the game Petrosian-Korchnoi: 1. 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 as an alternative to 2.c4 2. QGD Continue reading

Comprehensive Chess Endings 1 – Roman’s Lab

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The exceptional Rules in Pawn Endgames. Roman shows us the exceptional rules in Pawn Endgames. He starts off showing that it looks as though Black is completely lost but there is an incredible forcing stalemate idea. Next up is an important way of winning against the Protected Passed Pawn – In other words a protected Passed Pawn is far better than the outside Passed Pawn in many instances. Next up care needed to avoid defenders’ clever defensive tricks. Next up Continue reading

Strategic Decisions – LM Dana Mackenzie

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To Trade Queens or not to Trade Queens? Dana talks about preconceptions and then delves into how different types of ‘player’ have different types of flawed preconception and Dana classifies them as: – The Wild Attacker – avoids Queen trades at all costs. – The Timid Queen trader – Wants to trade queens at every opportunity. Dana explains stronger players have superior Strategic Planning and this is the reason they win, not so much because they are better at tactics, Continue reading

Winning with Black: The Hedgehog Center with GM Damian Lemos

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GM Damian Lemos

This DVD has emphasis on the ‘Center’ how to take an advantage there, and once secured, how to then approach with an attack on a different part of the board. Discussions of the theoretical openings and their control of the center is also considered. In this long exclusive excerpt of the Center DVD from ‘The Club Player’s Manifesto’ By GM Damian Lemos we see the Grandmaster clearly explain the following points from the game Webb-Hartson: 1. Big center versus Black’s Continue reading

Tactical Motifs 3 – LM Dana Mackenzie

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The Loose Pieces! Tactical Motifs 3 – LM Dana Mackenzie from ChessLecture Dana starts out informing the student that “Loose Pieces are not protected nor defended and they can quickly become ‘en-prise’.” Beginners will appreciate Dana cutting to a key learning position as he demonstrates a loose piece in action, he then demonstrates that not giving due attention to a loose piece will enable opportunity for an opponent to  gain time in middlegame development; which allows a swift build up Continue reading