June 23, 2014 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

The Queens Gambit and Friends 2 DVD set

By FM Dennis Monokroussos

Recommended for Intermediate Players

Presented by FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos for ChessLecture.comThe Queen's Gambit and Friends D1 front

Dennis explains this wonderful diverse classical opening with its variations for both black and white. The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen’s Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna. As the appreciation for positional play increased and was developed by both Steinitz and Tarrasch the Queen’s Gambit grew more popular. The Queen’s Gambit is still frequently played and it remains an important part of many grandmasters opening repertoires. More

Content: 5 hours and 20 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 12 lectures.

ECO: D59, E12, D36, D31, D35, D13, D10, D33, D27, D41    PGN Files Included

Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.91 out of 5

Fans on Chesslecture.com said: I am enjoying this series a lot. It’s always helpful to see how plans evolve out of certain openings and structures.

FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3 time Nevada State Champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. Dennis has taught philosophy at several universities including the University of Notre Dame. Dennis currently works as a chess coach for both children and adults both in person and over the internet. He can be contacted through his blog.

 

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