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150 Chess DVDs Roman/Foxy/Grandmaster

Post by davidconnolly » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:35 pm

150 Chess DVDs for sale, £10 each or £750 the lot. Reason for sale: I need the space.

Good condition: 50% new in shrink wrapping, most of the rest watched once.


Foxy 141: Beating The Yugoslav Attack 9.0-0-0 with 9….d5 Part 1 GM Timur Gareev & Ronen Har-Zv Vol.2

Foxy 111: Kings Indian Attack Easily Explained - Martin
Foxy 107: Beating the Queen's Gambit with the Semi-Slav Triangle Defence - Andrew Martin

Foxy 103: A French Repertoire - Andrew Martin
Foxy 101: The French Defence Reworked (Vol 1 of 3) - Martin
Foxy 100: The Modern Scandinavian and Icelandic Carnage - Martin
Foxy 99: Grunfeld for Club Player, All Remaining Variations & Systems Vol 2
Foxy 98: Grunfeld for Club Player, Exchange & Fianchetto Variations Vol 1
Foxy 97: Queens Gambit Accepted - Martin

Foxy 93: Modern Stonewall Dutch, The - Martin
Foxy 92: English Opening 1 c4 for the Average Player Easily Explained, The - Martin
Foxy 91: Unusal Openings û A Repertoire for Black against 1 b3,1 b4, 1 a3, 1 Nc3, 1 g3, 1 g4 and 1 f

Foxy 90: The Von-Hennig Schara gambit Easily Explained - Andrew Martin

Foxy 78: Learn the Nimzo-Indian: the easy way - Martin (171 mins)

Foxy 75: The London System - Martin (121 mins)

Foxy 69: FischerÆs Deadly Weapon, The Ruy Lopez Exchange - Martin (89 mins)
Foxy 68: KasparovÆs Deadly Weapon, The Scotch Game - Martin (87 mins)

Foxy 64: Better Chess Now: 20:20 Calculation - King (70 mins)
Foxy 50: Torre Attack - Plaskett (85 mins)

Foxy 48: Stonewall Dutch - Martin (100 mins

Foxy 45: Sicilian: Dragon - Ward (130 mins)

Foxy 44: Ruy Lopez: Moller Defence - Davies (85 mins)
Foxy 43: Ruy Lopez - Emms (85 mins)
Foxy 42: Queens Gambit - Martin (90 mins)
Foxy 41: Portugese Opening - Martin (80 mins)

Foxy 39: Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ward (70 mins)

Foxy 34: Modern Benoni - Ward (95 mins)
Foxy 33: McCutcheon French - Martin (90 mins)

Foxy 26: Grunfeld Defence - Davies (95 mins)
Foxy 25: French Defence Vol 2 - King (95 mins)
Foxy 24: French Defence Vol 1 - King (85 mins)
Foxy 22: English Defence - Plaskett (80 mins)

Foxy 20: d4 Dynamite! - Summerscale (150 mins)
Foxy 19: Centre Counter Carnage - Martin (75 mins)
Foxy 17: Caro Krusher! - Davies (70 mins)
Foxy 18: Caro-Kann - Davies (90 mins)

Foxy 13: Benko Gambit Declined - Martin (85 mins)
Foxy 12: Benko Gambit Accepted - Martin (85 mins)
Foxy 10: Beating the King's Indian: "The Bayonet Attack" - King (66mins)
Foxy 9: Beating the Anti Dutch Systems - Martin (120 mins)
Foxy 2: a6 Slav - Plaskett (85 mins)


6 Susan Polgar

Winning Chess the Easy Way - Vol 1 (DVD) - Susan Polgar




Winning Chess the Easy Way - Vol 6 (in Las Vegas) 2 DVD - Susan Polgar



Winning Chess the Easy Way - Vol 10 (DVD) - Susan Polgar
Susan Polgar - Mastering the French Part 1
Susan Polgar - Mastering the French Part 2
Susan Polgar - Mastering the French Part 3




55 Roman's Labs DVDs



Roman’s Lab Vol: 115 The Art of Winning with the Isolated Pawn in the Panov Attack
Roman’s Lab Vo:l 114 Strategy Behind Pawn Breakthroughs in the Opening , Middle & Endgame
Roman's Lab Vol: 113 Latest in the King’s Indian Defence New Idieas, Missed Opportunities, & Novelities
Roman's Lab Vol: 112 Significant Changes in some Critical Positions in the Nimzo- Indian Defence
Roman's Lab Vol: 111 Highly Instructional Games In the Queens Gambit Declined
7 Part Strategy Series 106,7,8,9,10,14,15
Roman's Lab Vol: 110 Strategy Behind Positional Sacrifices for Strategically Gains Part 5
Roman's Lab Vol: 109 Strategy Behind Playing With Strong Outpost's Easily Explained Part 4
Roman's Lab Vol: 108 Strategy Behind Learning Tactics Easily Explained (92 Minutes) Part 3
Roman's Lab Vol: 107 Strategy of How to Get a Winning Advantage with Bad Pawns Part 2
Roman's Lab Vol 106: Strategy Behind Playing Pawn Blockaded Positions Right out of the Opening! Part 1

Roman's Lab Vol 101 - The King's Indian Defense

Roman's Lab Vol 97 - New Systems in Caro-Kann for White & Black

Roman's Lab Vol 95 - Scandinavian Nf6 and Qxd5 Centre Counter Player
Roman's Lab Vol 94 - Dynamic Reti Player

Roman's Lab Vol 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation of French Defence (70m

Roman's Lab Vol 87 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for The Scotch Player (60mins)

Roman's Lab Vol 79 - Dynamic Positional Lines in the Semi Slav Defense (1h 35m)
Roman's Lab Vol 78 - Razor Sharp Lines in the Semi Slav Defense (1h 40m)

Roman's Lab Vol 73 - Complete Grunfeld Def. with New Secrets and Novelities Part 2 (1h 40m)
Roman's Lab Vol 72 - Complete Grunfeld Def. with New Secrets and Novelities Part 1 (1h 30m)
Roman's Lab Vol 71 - New Improved Lines and Novelties in the Caro-Kann (1h 40m)

Roman's Lab Vol 69 - Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious System for Black Against 1.c4

Roman's Lab Vol 64 - Russian School of Chess Part 3 (over 1h)
Roman's Lab Vol 63 - Russian School of Chess Part 2 (over 1h)
Roman's Lab Vol 62 - Russian School of Chess Part 1 (over 1h)

Roman's Lab Vol 59 - Attacking the Kings Indian Defense with the Samisch (over 1h)
Roman's Lab Vol 58 - Common Endgame Mistakes (over 1h)

Roman's Lab Vol 55 - A Tribute to Bobby Fischer (3h)

Roman's Lab Vol 47 - The Most Brilliant Squeezes Ever in the Endgame (over 1h)

Roman's Lab Vol 35 - Mastering the Opening Series - 1. d4 Repertoire for White (4h 32m)
Roman's Lab Vol 34 - Repertoire for Black vs. Queen's Gambit (2h 32m)

Roman's Lab Vol 30 - Mastering the Endgame Series - Part 2 (4h 10m)
Roman's Lab Vol 29 - Mastering the Endgame Series - Part 1 (4h 10m)
Roman's Lab Vol 28 - Easy Way to Learn The King's Indian Attack (over 1h)
Roman's Lab Vol 27 - Nimzovitch's My System Part 2(1h 30m)
Roman's Lab Vol 26 - Nimzovitch’s My System Part 1 (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 23 - Grand Prix and Reti (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 22 - The Scotch and Giuoco Piano (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 21 - The King’s Indian Defence (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 20 - Step-by-Step Manoeuvring in Closed Positions (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 19 - Understanding & Dominating your chess game with Pawn Structures (over 2h)

Roman's Lab Vol 16 - Learn to play the English The Easy Way (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 15 - Improve your Combinational & Tactical Skills - Part 2 (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 14 - Improve your Combinational & Tactical Skills - Part 1 (over 2h)

Roman's Lab Vol 11 - Greatest Games of Chess ever Played - Part 2 (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 10 - Greatest Games of Chess ever Played - Part 1 (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 9 - Comprehensive Chess Endings 2 (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 8 - Comprehensive Chess Endings 1 (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 7 - Think and Play like a Grandmaster (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 6 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for Black (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 5 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for White (over 2h)

Roman's Lab Vol 4 - Planning & Attacking Based on Superiority of Pieces (4h 20m)
Roman's Lab Vol 3 - Transition to the Middle Game (4h 20m)
Roman's Lab Vol 2 - Sacrifices and Tactics that End Games in the Opening (4h 20m)
Roman's Lab Vol 1 - Learning Openings the Easy Way, Traps & Novelties (4h 20m)

48 below here


5 Karpov/Gurevich

Ilya Gurevich's Best Games Volume 1 (115 mins)
Karpov’s Best Games Vol. 1 - Karpov (82 mins)
Karpov’s Best Games Vol. 2 - Karpov (73 mins)
Karpov’s Best Games Vol. 3 - Karpov (90 mins)
Karpov’s Best Games Vol. 4 - Karpov (95 mins)


8 Browne/Shirov


Mr Six Time! Volume 1 - Browne (110 mins)
Mr Six Time! Volume 2 - Browne (118 mins)
Shirov’s Best Endgames - Shirov (115 mins)
Shirov’s Best Games Volume 1 - Shirov (118 mins)
Shirov’s Best Games Volume 2 - Shirov (104 mins)
Shirov’s Best Games Volume 3 - Shirov (90 mins)
Shirov’s Best Games Volume 4 - Shirov (90 mins)
Shirov’s Best Games Volume 5 - Shirov (97 mins)


6 Klovsky/Karpov/Alburt/Browne


Beating the King's Indian - Klovsky (DVD)
Caro Kann in Black and White - Karpov (DVD)
Play the Benko! Volume 1 - Alburt (DVD)
Play the Benko! Volume 2 - Alburt (DVD)
Play the Sicilian! Vol 1 - Browne (DVD)
Play the Sicilian! Vol 2 - Browne (DVD)


7 Mednis/Woolf


King and Pawn Endgames - Mednis (108 mins)
Rook and Pawn Endgames - Mednis (114 mins)
Middlegame Analysis - Mednis (120 mins)
Tactics: Middle & Endgame - Mednis (120 mins)
Defence and Counterattack - Wolff (116 mins)
How to Play Winning Attacks - Wolff (105 mins)
Middlegame Planning – Wolff


5 Kasparov


Garry Kasparov - My Story: Part 1 - Teenage Prodigy (DVD)
Garry Kasparov - My Story: Part 2 - Joining the Elite (DVD)
Garry Kasparov - My Story: Part 3 - Rebels and Rengades (DVD)
Garry Kasparov - My Story: Part 4 - Hitting the Wall (DVD)
Garry Kasparov - My Story: Part 5 - Rite of Passage (DVD)


11 Grandmaster/Intel matches

Grandmaster Video Brilliance! (120 mins)
Grandmaster Video Magazine #8 (135 mins)
Intel Grand Prix Moscow 1994 (90 mins)
Intel Grand Prix New York 1994 (85 mins)
Intel Grand Prix London 1994 (90 mins)
Intel Grand Prix Paris 1994 (90 mins)
Intel Grand Prix Moscow 1995 (115 mins)
Intel Grand Prix New York 1995 (115 mins)
Intel Grand Prix London 1995 (115 mins)
Intel Grand Prix Paris 1995 (115 mins)
1996 Thrills & Spills (120 mins)


6 Karpov/Kasparov/Kramnik matches

Karpov - Kasparov 1984/5 - Karpov (100 mins)
Kasparov - Anand 1995 World Ch. (150 mins)
Kasparov - Karpov 1987 - Karpov (91 mins)
Kasparov - Karpov 1990 - Karpov (91 mins)
Kasparov v. Deep Blue ‘97 (200 mins) (Seirawan)
Shirov - Kramnik 1998 - Shirov (175 mins)

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Re: 150 Chess DVDs Roman/Foxy/Grandmaster

Post by Greg Breed » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:24 pm

Wow that is some collection David. If I had the space I would happily buy them from you. I might be interested in the following though:
Foxy 75: The London System - Martin (121 mins)
Foxy 50: Torre Attack - Plaskett (85 mins)
Roman's Lab Vol 69 - Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious System for Black Against 1.c4
Roman's Lab Vol 35 - Mastering the Opening Series - 1. d4 Repertoire for White (4h 32m)
Roman's Lab Vol 34 - Repertoire for Black vs. Queen's Gambit (2h 32m)
Roman's Lab Vol 15 - Improve your Combinational & Tactical Skills - Part 2 (over 2h)
Roman's Lab Vol 14 - Improve your Combinational & Tactical Skills - Part 1 (over 2h)
Hatch End A Captain (Hillingdon League)
Harrow Captain (Middlesex League)

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Re: 150 Chess DVDs Roman/Foxy/Grandmaster

Post by davidconnolly » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:46 pm

Offer Accepted for the lot, thanks for looking!

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Re: 150 Chess DVDs Roman/Foxy/Grandmaster

Post by Jon Mahony » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:53 pm

Wow, that must have taken some years to amass! Never got along with the Roman's lab stuff though, the Roman's Lab Vol 16 - Learn to play the English The Easy Way (or play the "EEEnnnnnnglishhhh!" as he says it) is hilarious, he spends half of those 2 hours showing us lines he isn't going to recommend (because that's not "EEEnnnnnnglishhhh!!!") :roll:
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Re: 150 Chess DVDs Roman/Foxy/Grandmaster

Post by davidconnolly » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:09 am

Agreed, Jon, his personal style and habit of not liking variations he's covering is brilliant!

Open Caro-Kann DVD: "The Caro-Kann is not the opening I would play for black if I had a choice, and I do have a choice so I don't play it" but he does know what he is talking about, and I like that he has an opinion as well.

As a dyslexic I found those videos, and Romans more than anyones, far more instructive than any book.

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Post by Jon Mahony » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:16 pm

davidconnolly wrote:Agreed, Jon, his personal style and habit of not liking variations he's covering is brilliant!

Open Caro-Kann DVD: "The Caro-Kann is not the opening I would play for black if I had a choice, and I do have a choice so I don't play it" but he does know what he is talking about, and I like that he has an opinion as well.

As a dyslexic I found those videos, and Romans more than anyones, far more instructive than any book.
Yeah they are definatally more in-depth that the Foxy ones, say. There are one or two really good Foxy's, but the majority don't cover anywhere near enough and in a practical game you are on your own from move 5, if you rely on those alone. I just cant get past the amount of waffle in the Roman ones though :)
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Re: 150 Chess DVDs Roman/Foxy/Grandmaster

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:23 pm

You sold them at £750 for the lot? (£5 each, rather than try and get £10 for each one for a total of £1500). You must have needed the space and/or cash. Forgive me for asking, but "Good condition: 50% new in shrink wrapping, most of the rest watched once." Does that mean you bought 75 chess DVDs and never watched them at all? I have unopened (movie and TV) DVDs on my shelves. Glad I'm not the only one...

Opening books (and DVDs) make me fall asleep. The final 48 in your list (from "48 below here" onwards) look more interesting. The best game collections, match/WCC games, Kasparov GM video, Intel Grand Prix, and Mednis/Woolf middlegame/endgame DVDs. Does anyone have any views on those and how good/bad they are? Also how rare, if I wanted to try and find them (presuming they don't pop up for sale somewhere soon at £10 or more a pop...).

Also, do chess DVDs tend to have subtitles? It seems only mainstream big DVD producers have the resources to subtitle material.

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Post by Jon Mahony » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:44 pm

I’ve come to the conclusion that books aren’t a lot of use at my level (and probably several levels up) I have 3 big storage boxes full which I’ve attempted to sit down with over this years, with a board and pieces, got 10 moves into a variation, then come to sub variation 1, 2,3,4 and 5 on move 10, which needs going through, then back to the main line (reconstruct the original position from scratch) then on to move 12 with 5 more sub variations and so on… half an hour into that I’ve lost all interest, and good luck to anyone who has the patience! :shock:

There’s that, plus if you put the position from a book into Fritz it often evaluates the position a lot different from the author - a “winning weapon” line will quite often be equal or loosing.

A good DVD on the other hand has a lot of benefits and I’ve found the info in them sticks a lot better - The main problem with them in the past was that they might only use 1 or 2 example games to cover a whole variation, and you’d quickly find yourself on your own. But the new Chess Base ones are actually getting quite in-depth.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Chess DVD with subtitles though :)
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Re: 150 Chess DVDs Roman/Foxy/Grandmaster

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:58 pm

Jon Mahony wrote: There’s that, plus if you put the position from a book into Fritz it often evaluates the position a lot different from the author - a “winning weapon” line will quite often be equal or loosing.
Pick your authors carefully! Game annotations by top players, or what they say at press conferences can sometimes be more reliable. That said, your opponent's opening choices can be influenced by the latest recommendations. The effect now seems to have faded, but for a while the ideas of playing Qe2 in the Spanish became popular, as advocated in a book by Andrew Greet.

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Post by Jon Mahony » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:41 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Jon Mahony wrote: There’s that, plus if you put the position from a book into Fritz it often evaluates the position a lot different from the author - a “winning weapon” line will quite often be equal or loosing.
Pick your authors carefully! Game annotations by top players, or what they say at press conferences can sometimes be more reliable. That said, your opponent's opening choices can be influenced by the latest recommendations. The effect now seems to have faded, but for a while the ideas of playing Qe2 in the Spanish became popular, as advocated in a book by Andrew Greet.
Indeed, things pop in and out of fashion, For a while a had a lot of people play 1...e6 and f5 against my 1.d4, solely, I suspect because of Simon Williams, but it has less effect in the Intermediates, because regardless of fashion, the majority of players don't get past move 10 without forgetting the analysis, then you are just in a game.

Simon as it happens did me a favor though - I picked up a ton of quick wins against people who tired to play the pure 1.d4, f5 2.Bg5, h6 stuff (before the killer French came out :lol:) not a good idea to go into a living on a razors edge variation, if you only have a vague idea of what to do, when there is only one move to stop mate :D
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