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NEW DVD Essential Strategic Concepts

August 21, 2017 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

Recommended for Beginner – Intermediate Players                                    

Presented by International Master Bill Paschall for ChessLecture.com

 

Content: 2 hours and 28 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures.          

 ECO: D51, C02, C09, A45, C40    PGN Included

A study in concrete ideas in chess that are strategic and fundamental. Included are lectures on The Minority Attack, Blockade, Isolated Queen Pawn, Principal of Two Weaknesses and Strongpoint.

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.9 out of 5

Fans on Chesslecture.com said: Model game and lecture as well. Bravo!

IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Three-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.

NEW DVD Studies in: Bishop Pairs

August 21, 2017 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

Recommended for Intermediate – Advanced Players
Presented by: GM Eugene Perelshteyn – FM Dennis Monokroussos – IM Mark Diesen
Content: 2 hours and 22 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 Lectures.

More experienced players understand the power of the bishop.
A pair of bishops is decidedly superior to either a bishop and a knight, or two knights. A player possessing a pair of bishops has a strategic weapon in the form of a long-term threat to trade down to an advantageous endgame.
Two bishops vs king can force checkmate, whereas two knights cannot. A bishop and knight can force mate, but with far greater difficulty than two bishops.

Here our masters outline successful strategies for employing bishop pairs.

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.37 out of 5
ECO D15, E33, E38 PGNs Included
Fans on Chesslecture.com said: I have watched more than 1260 lectures on this site. In my opinion this is one of the very best. Thanks for an instructive gem!!! ChessLecture is the world’s largest video archive of Chess Instructional videos by our proven masters and educators.

NEW DVD Studies in: Bishops

July 24, 2017 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

Studies in: Bishops 2 DVD set

by The Masters of ChessLecture

 

Recommended for Beginner – Advanced Players

Presented by : GM Jesse Kraai – IM Valerie Lilov – IM Bill Paschall, IM David Vigoritto – FM Dennis Monokroussos

Content: 4 hours and 36 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 12 Lectures.

More experienced players understand the power of the bishop.

Bishops usually gain in relative strength towards the endgame as pieces are captured and more lines become available on the board. A bishop can easily influence both wings of the board simultaneously. In an open endgame, a pair of bishops is decidedly superior to either a bishop and a knight, or two knights. A player possessing a pair of bishops has a strategic weapon in the form of a long-term threat to trade down to an advantageous endgame.

Here our masters outline successful strategies for employing the bishops and show you how to successfully combat two bishops as well..

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.21 out of 5

ECO C23, C00, C42, A14, E10   PGNs Included

Fans on Chesslecture.com said: I’m having a difficult time with this bishop principle and your explanation is very clear. Now I have to remember it and use it to my

advantage. Thanks Jesse

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New DVD Miles on Hypermodernism

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

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Recommended for Intermediate Players                                    

Presented by International Master Bill Paschall for ChessLecture.com

Anthony John Miles (23 April 1955 – 12 November 2001) was an English chess Grandmaster, the first Englishman to earn the Grandmaster title in over-the-board play. Miles was very influential in modern chess. His creativity in the openings was legendary his creativity in general was legendary. He was the first really great English chess master. He did leave a large amount of quality material and he definitely leaned toward hypermodern chess. Miles liked to play the Dragon, reverse Sicilian type games with white. He was masterful with the English.

In this DVD Bill explores 5 of Miles amazing games in Hypermodern lines.

Content: 2.5 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures.  

ECO: E14, A40, B00, E13

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 5 out of 5

Fans on Chesslecture.com said: I like the way Miles played in the spirit of hypermodern play with his bishops fighting for control of the center! Very well explained. Thanks Bill!

IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Three-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.

NEW DVD Rubinstein’s Great Endgames 2 DVD Set

September 1, 2015 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

Recommended for Beginner – Intermediate Players       More                              

Presented by International Grandmaster Bryan Smith for ChessLecture.com

Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1880 –1961) was a Polish chess Grandmaster at the beginning of the 20th century. In his youth, he astonished the chess world, defeating many famous players, including Capablanca and Schlecthter. Rubinstein was one of the earliest chess players to take the endgame into account when choosing and playing the opening. Exceptionally talented in the endgame, particularly in rook endings, Rubinstein broke new ground in endgame theory. Jeremy Silman ranked him as one of the five best endgame players of all time, and a master of rook endgames.

In this series Bryan shows us Rubinstein playing against world class players in a variety of openings showcasing his brilliant play which is often called a work of art for its simplicity and technique.

Content: 4 hours and 38 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 8 lectures                

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.14 out of 5  PGN Included

GrFans on Chesslecture.com said: Great lecture on one of the greatest endgame players of the period. He was a great artist and his depth of positional understanding was way ahead of his time. Your analysis really helps to point this out. Thank you Bryan!

GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King’s Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska. Brian became a Grandmaster in 2013.