Complete Chess Course Combo: All 3 Volumes

Complete Chess Course Combo: All 3 Volumes
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Chess King's Complete Chess Course 3 DVD Set is the quickest and easiest way to learn the chess basics, the patterns, tips, strategies, techniques which will turn you from a beginner into an accomplished chess player. The DVD video format makes it simple to improve your chess. Just watch, listen and learn. This Course is a fountain of knowledge for parents and coaches. The set contains close to 5 hours of structured instruction with over 100 ready-to-use examples of sound chess fundamentals. Recommended for players Unrated to 1500 Elo. Ideal for Junior and improving players to reach club player level. Useful for parents and coaches to gather material for their chess lessons. The high quality DVDs feature 12th Women's World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk and a portion of the proceeds go to support her Chess Fund.

If you are only interested in some of the volumes, they can be bought separately.

Volume 1: Chess opening Principles. Demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of openings variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. 20 chapters, 100 minutes.

Volume 2: Basic Tactics and Strategy. You'll discover a variety of tactical weapons and strategy concepts that you could use over and over to win material and provide you with a lasting edge. 27 chapters, 120 minutes.

Volume 3: Endgames. When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. 22 chapters, 70 minutes.

System Requirements: PC, Mac, DVD player or any other means of playing DVD video.

The DVD is zone “0″ or “ALL” which means it is guaranteed play anywhere in the world (including USA zone 1, Europe zone 2, etc.), and it works on any normal DVD player or PC or Mac.

Content:

VOLUME 1: OPENING PRINCIPLES

This Opening Principles disk is the first volume of the Complete Chess Course. It demonstrates that you don't need to try to memorize hundreds of opening variations as long as you play the opening by following common basic ideas. You'll learn all about fast development, centralization, mobility, and defense, all of which will help you get a good position which will lead directly into a playable middle game. The next two volumes in this course are Tactics & Strategy, and Endgames.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction A. Kosteniuk
  2. The Center
  3. Mobility
  4. Center Pawns
  5. Development
  6. Knights First
  7. One or Two Pawn Moves
  8. Wasting Time
  9. Castle Early
  10. Early Queen Moves
  11. Play the Sure Thing
  12. Rooks in the Opening
  13. Pointless Pawn Moves
  14. Pawns and castled Kings
  15. f-Pawn Weakness
  16. Opening Disaster 1
  17. Opening Disaster 2
  18. Opening Disaster 3
  19. Opening Disaster 4
  20. Opening Disaster 5
  21. Using an Opening Tree
  22. Conclusion A. Kosteniuk

VOLUME 2: TACTICS AND STRATEGY

This Tactics and Strategy disk is the second volume of the Complete Chess Course. You'll discover a variety of tactical weapons that you could use over and over to win material and gain an advantage over your opponents. You'll also learn all about chess strategy, plans and formations that will provide you with a lasting edge. The other two volumes in this course are Opening Principles, and Endgames.

Table of Contents:

  1. 1- General Tactics
  2. Pins
  3. Discovered Attacks
  4. Discovered Check
  5. Double Check
  6. Back Rank Mate
  7. Smothered Mate
  8. The Mill
  9. Sacrifice to Mate
  10. Diversion
  11. Blocking Combinations
  12. Obstruction
  13. Eliminating the Defense
  14. Square Clearance
  15. Line Clearance
  16. Pawn Promotion
  17. Attacking the Centralized King
  18. Attacking the Castled King
  19. Sacrifices against the Castled King
  20. Opposite Side Castling
  21. The Seventh Rank
  22. Semi-Open Files
  23. Pawn Structure
  24. Weak Squares
  25. Good and Bad Bishops
  26. Material Advantage
  27. Further Study

VOLUME 3: ENDGAMES

When few pieces are left on the board, knowing the proper procedures can spell the difference between victory and defeat. In this DVD, you will be introduced to the most common chess endgames. Knowing these key concepts and positions will increase your success in your tournament practice and will allow you to convert a material advantage into a win. You will learn about opposition, triangulation, Philidor and Lucena positions, and more. The other two volumes in this course are Opening Principles, and Tactics and Strategy.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction A. Kosteniuk
  2. General Endgames
  3. Pawn Endgames
  4. Pawn Endgames
  5. Pawn Endgames
  6. Multi-Pawn Endgames
  7. Multi-Pawn Endgames
  8. Multi-Pawn Endgames
  9. Rook Endgames
  10. Rook Endgames
  11. Queen Endgames
  12. Queen Endgames
  13. Queen Endgames
  14. Multi-Pawn Rook Endgames
  15. Multi-Pawn Rook Endgames
  16. Rook vs. Queen or Bishop
  17. Rook vs. Queen or Bishop
  18. Bishop Endgames
  19. Bishop Endgames
  20. Bishop Endgames
  21. Bishop Endgames
  22. Knight Endgames
  23. Wrap up Endgames
  24. Conclusion A. Kosteniuk
  25. Bonus: Game Anand - Kosteniuk

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