Chess on DVD

Vol.11 Chapter 1

 

 

Biography

                                   GM Susan Polgar                                          

    Winner of 4 Women’s World Championships


  ♦ The only World Champion in history (male or female) to win the Triple-Crown (Rapid, Blitz and Classical World Championships)
♦ 5-time Olympic Champion with 10 overall medals. Never been defeated in Olympiad competition (5 Gold, 4 Silver, and 1 Bronze)
♦ Currently holds a record 56 consecutive Olympiad game scoring streak without a loss
♦ Broke 4 World Records on August 2 2005 by playing 326 opponents simultaneously, winning 309 (drawing 14) with a winning percentage of 96.93% as well as playing 1,131 consecutive games, winning 1,112 (drawing 16)
FIRST WOMAN EVER IN HISTORY TO
♦ Break the gender barrier to qualify for the Men’s World Championship (1986)
♦ Earn the Men’s Grandmaster title (1991)
♦ Receive the Grandmaster of the Year Award (2003)
♦ Win the U.S. Open Blitz Championship (2003 and 2005)
♦ #1 ranked woman chess player in the world at the age of 15 (Ranked in the top 3 in the world for 20 straight years)
♦ Currently ranked #1 in the United States
♦ 3-time winner of the Chess Oscar
♦ Won the Budapest Championship for Girls under 11 at age of 4 with the score of 10-0!
♦ Award-winning and best-selling chess author in numerous languages
♦ Winner of the prestigious Cramer Award for"Best Chess Column of the Year" (2003)
♦ 3-time winner of the Chess Journalists of America Award for Best Magazine Column (2003) & Best Endgame Analysis (2003-2004)
♦ First ever recipient of the “Chess Educator of the Year” award (2003)
♦ First chess professional to receive the very prestigious Tree of Life Award (2005)
♦ A pioneer in women’s chess, an ambassador and a true role model to millions of young people worldwide
♦ Founder of the Susan Polgar Foundation (A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote
chess, with all its social, educational and competitive benefits throughout the United States, for young people of all ages, especially girls)
♦ Sponsor and organizer of the prestigious annual Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls Championship (held annually for the top girl under 19 years old from each state)
♦ Sponsor and organizer of two other
prestigious annual events: The Susan Polgar World Open Chess Championship for Girls (u/21) and the Susan Polgar National Open Chess Championship for Girls (u/21)
♦ Member of the Chess for Peace initiative with former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev and 7-time World Champion A. Karpov

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I                                                     Winning Chess the Easy Way Dvd set

 

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Volume 1: The Basic Principles of Chess
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  • Susan Polgar will take you through 8 easy to follow highly instructive games covering the basic principles of chess
  • This will help your understanding of chess and guaranteed to improve your chess game
  • Susan will show you in these lessons how to avoid the most common mistakes made in chess and give your chess game a strong fundamentally sound foundation
  • This DVD was designed to help the novice to intermediate player so sit back and let one of the World's strongest player train you

Volume 2: Learn How to Create a Plan in the Opening, Middle, and Endgame
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1. Susan covers opening plans in seven different sample openings:

  1. Kings Indian Defense
  2. Meran Defense
  3. Dutch Stonewall Defense
  4. Queens Gambit Exchange (Carlsbad Variation)
  5. Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation
  6. French Defense
  7. Sicilian Dragon
The basic plan in the early opening is to control the center, develop your pieces, and put your King in safety by castling as soon as possible. The next step is the formulate plans based on Pawn structure, where the Kings have castled and where the pieces have developed. That is what we will see in the seven examples.

2. Plans in the Middlegame:

In chess, the middlegame stage is the most complex and complicated. There are many different kinds of plans but in general it can be divided in two main groups:

  1. Attack against the King
  2. Positional maneuvering to gain small advantages

  1. Teresa Needham - Susan Polgar
  2. Susan Polgar - Ramayrat
  3. Susan Polgar - Ljubojevic
  4. Susan Polgar - Paunovic
  5. Botvinnik - Capablanca
  6. Smyslov - Kasparov

3. Plans in the Endgame:

In the endgame, plans actually often involve many moves. For example, here is a typical scenario: A King walks from one side of the board to the other, captures an enemy Pawn and creating a passed Pawn, then advancing the passed Pawn to become a Queen.

  1. Pawn Endgame
  2. Knight vs. Bishop
  3. Bishop Endgame
  4. Rook endgame
  5. Queen Endgame

Remember in the endgame (unlike in the opening and middlegame), the King usually should be an active participant. Very often the game revolves around a passed pawn, whether it can become a Queen or it can be stopped.

Volume 3: Essential Chess Tactics and Combinations
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Tactics and combinations are an essential part of chess. In this DVD, Susan Polgar will introduce to you the most common tactical elements in chess such as forks, pins, skewers, discovered attacks, double attacks / checks, removing the guard, checkmates and more. Susan has composed most of the 64 exercises problems that will teach you her unique way to learn pattern recognition. Tactics can and do happen in all parts of the game, in the opening, in the middle game as well, as in the end game. In each element we will see one move solutions first and then move on to two and three moves combinations.So sit back and let the 4-time Women's World and 5-time Olympic champion train you.

Tactical elements:

  1. Fork attacking two pieces or attact a piece and threaten to give checkmate (8 puzzles)
  2. Pin (making, using) absolute pin, relative pin (8)
  3. Skewer (5)
  4. Discovered attack (8)
  5. Double check (5)
  6. Trapping pieces (5)
  7. Removing the guard / Deflection (6)
  8. Intermediate move (6)
  9. Pawn promotions (3)
  10. Back rank problem (5)

Volume 4: Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps & Pitfalls
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It is always nice to win a game quickly. But some opening traps are based only on hopes that the opponent will make a serious mistake. If the opponents play correctly, the trap could backfire.

On this DVD Susan Polgar will take you through a number of opening traps & short games. By knowing what to do and what to avoid, you can turn the tables on your opponent, giving you the win instead of becoming the falling victim to a "cheapo".

Avoid Scholars Mate

  1. It is usually better to develop Knights before Bishops
  2. Do not move your Queen out early prior to your minor pieces and castling
  3. Don't break opening principles: develop your pieces early and put your King in safety
  4. Do not move the same piece (especially not the Queen) over and over in the opening. By developing the Queen too quickly, it can become vulnerable to attack and you will lose valuable time needed to develop the rest of your pieces.
  5. Do not try and win your games quickly by playing unsound moves. Follow the opening principles and do not deviate from it except when it is a must (e.x. When one of your pieces got attacked, etc).

Legall's Mate: Where did Black go wrong?

  1. Black should have developed his Kingside and put the King into safety.
  2. Black should not have put his Bishop on unprotected squares

The inventor of this trap is Legall de Kermeur who was a champion chess player in France in the 18th century.

Moving the f-Pawn: What is the moral of the story in this game?

  1. Black made 4 moves with the Knight and neglected all the other pieces.
  2. Black moved the f-Pawn, weakened the e8-h5 diagonal and made the King vulnerable to attack.

White jumped on the opportunity by launching a devastating attack on the Black King, chasing it all the way to the other end of the board where it got checkmated.

Danish: What did we learn from this game?

  1. Do not move the Queen out early
  2. Do not put your Knight on the edge of the board
  3. Family fork is when the Knight attacks the King, Queen, and Rook at the same time.
  4. Beware aware of your opponents tactical threats

White was able to first to pin Black's Queen and then to win it with a family fork.

Paul Morphy - Most famous & greatest short Game: What went wrong in this game for Black?

  1. Black put his pieces on unprotected squares
  2. Black did not develop his Kingside and did not get to castle
  3. Black made unnecessary pawn moves
  4. Early in the game Black gave up the Bishop pair
  5. When the opponent breaks some opening rules, always try to look for ways to take advantage of it

Reti - Tarakower: What went wrong with Black?

  1. Black lacked development
  2. Black left his King in the center of the board
  3. Black fell into a double check costing him the game. This was the direct result of not following the basic principles of chess.
  4. Remember you can not block a double check and neither check-giving piece can be captured

Fischer - Reshevsky: What happened in this game?

  1. Black made only one mistake Knight to a5. Even at the highest-levels, mistakes are made.
  2. After the Knight move, the Black Queen on d8 remained unprotected and White was able to use a pin.

Fischer made a brilliant combination with a Bishop sacrifice. Black's choice was to give up his Queen or their King to be chased until checkmate.

Kwatschewsky - Susan Polgar: What is the moral of the story?

  1. Double check forced variations to make sure your calculation is accurate
  2. Physiological advice: be cautious if your opponent seems very confident and plays extremely fast. It may be "home preparation".

Caro - Lasker: What was Black's mistake in this game?

  1. Black did not develop the Kingside first and could not put his King into Safety
  2. Black developed his Queenside Bishop early and left the pawn on b7 vulnerable

White immediately used to opportunity to attack Black's weak point (b7).

Christiansen - Karpov Black left two of his pieces on unprotected squares and overlooked a double attack

  1. Before making your moves automatically even early in the game, take your time to make sure you are not making blunders.

Veitch - Penrose

  1. White made a mistake by not protecting enough their weakest point: f2.
  2. This is one of those games where one side (Black) played a sound game and just one mistake on the other side is decisive.

Litvinov - Veresov: What happened in this game and why did White lose so quickly?

  1. Remember the pawn formation that occurred in this game. When your opponent's Bishop is on a long diagonal and you are castled, that can become a very powerful and dangerous piece you may face a dangerous attack
  2. To avoid troubles as White had in this game, develop your Bishop to g2 and prevent your opponent from opening files on the diagonals to attack your King
  3. Do not create pawn weaknesses around your King.
  4. Try to reduce the power of your opponent's piece on the dangerous diagonal or file by blocking it with the a pawn or a piece

Susan Polar - Vujcic: What is the lesson from this game?

  1. As a general rule, try to develop the Kingside first before developing the Queenside.
  2. Again, Black neglected their weakest point (f7).
  3. When a King has only one square or none to move to, watch out for all checks. You never know! It may be a checkmate!

Lasker - Thomas: What did Black do wrong in this game?

  1. Black only noticed one of White's two threats. Black miscalculated and played the careless Queen move to e7 allowed a forceful win for White with a Queen sacrifice on h7.
  2. White was able to converge 4 of its pieces on Black's position resulting in a beautiful combination ending in a "grand King-hunt".

DVD Summary
Remember to follow the Opening Principles and know how to develop your pieces.

  1. Occupy the center with your pawn preferably 1.e4, 1.d4
  2. Usually develop Knights before Bishops
  3. Castle quickly and connect your Rooks
  4. Do not bring your Queen out early in the game
  5. Do not move the same piece twice before you have moved every other piece once.
  6. Always make sound moves and avoid trying to get your opponent to fall for a "cheapo" this can cost you the game.

Volume 5: Bobby Fischer's Most Brilliant Instructional Games and Combinations
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Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences she had with Bobby Fischer.

Early in her chess career, Susan answers some of the questions everyone wants to know; like who would of won a Fischer Karpov match in 1975, the impact Fischer had on chess, what she learned from Bobby and how he compares with today's best. Susan will also take you through 5 highly instructive chess games, combinations and lessons.. So let one World Champion take you through another World Champion timeless masterpieces, which will certainly enhance your chess Knowledge and ability.

Donald Bryne - Fischer 1956
One of Bobby's most famous games ever

Fischer - Robatsch 1962
Attack with opposite side castle

Fischer - U. Geller 1968
King's Indian Attack, making a plan, open files

Fischer - U. Geller 1968
King's Indian Attack, making a plan, open files

Fischer - Tigran Petrosian 1971
Isolated pawn
In this game Bobby Fischer showed his versatility by playing a superb positional game. He exploited blacks weaken isolate d pawn; open files penetrated to the 7th rank and activated his King. This game further demonstrated that Bobby was not only a great tactical player but a great positional one also.

Bobby Fischer's Greatest Combination
Isolated pawn

  1. 1.Letelier -Fischer 1960
  2. 2. Fischer -Benko 1963
  3. 3. Fischer-Myagmasuren 1967
  4. 4. Fischer-Shocron 1959
  5. 5. Spassky -Fischer 1972

Volume 6: Secrets on How to Think Like a Grandmaster + Las Vegas International Chess Festival—Two DVD Set!   List $ 34.95  
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On Disc One, Susan shares with you 3 of her best and highly instructional games on how a GrandMaster thinks, reasons and approaches each move. This DVD will help you to take these easy to follow ideas and principles and apply them to your own games.

On the second disc, the Polgar sisters Susan, Sofia, and Judit along with their parents give their first public appearance in over 10 years. The Polgar sisters reunite for a historic 81-board Triplex Simul, where each sister will alternated moves at every board. This DVD also contains interviews, a questions-and-answers session with the Polgar Family, and a bonus lecture by Susan on chess principles, tactics and combinations.

So sit back and enjoy a fun and wonderful experience with the Polgar Family at this years National Open held in Las Vegas.

 

 

Colle-Zukertort System
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On This DVD  Susan will teach you an exciting and dynamic easy to learn system to play The Colle- Zukertort.

Susan Polgar brings you 20 years of her own experience with this opening which is perfect for the PLAYER WHO ONLY wants to spend 1/10 the time it normally takes to master an opening .So if you are looking to avoid well known deeply analyzed main theoretial openings lines and want to win games in and out of opening the Colle Zukertort System is for you. Review

Learn the EndGame the Easy Way

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$19.95 Purchase Now 85 Minutes It is Essential to know how to play and win your Endgames. In fact the Endgames are more essential to learn than openings

Chapter 1 On this Susan will cover all the most Important endgames for the novice player

Chapter 2

Susan Covers all the Basic Pawn Endgames,Square rule,the Rook Pawn ,Opposition, Geometry,in chess,Two extra Pawns, the Pawn race,one side Queens first, King activity and lots more!!!

On Part 2 of this dvd will cover all the Essential Rook endgames $19.95 Purchase Now  90 Minutes .

Including 1.Rook versus 1 pawn 2.Rook versus 2 connected pawns 3.Rook versus Bishop and Knight 4. The Philidor and Lucena position 5. Multi-pawn Endgames 6. Rook and bishop versus a Rook 7.Rook versus 1 pawn, 2 pawns, 1Bishop 8.Rook and pawn versus 1 Rook

Susan also covers Bishop Endgames, Knight Endgames, Bishop vs. Knight endgames, Queen endgames and lots more!!!

Volume 10

Learn Endgames the Easy Way: Essential Endgames for the intermediate to advanced players.”

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On this DVD, Susan will bring you to the next level on your way to mastering the Endgame. This is a great follow-up DVD to Volume 8 and 9 (Essential Basic Endgames Parts 1 and 2). On this DVD, Susan teaches you how to play and win the more difficult Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, and Queen Endgames. By using frequently occurring Endgame examples, Susan will have you prepared to handle even the most challenging Endgames that can arise.

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Susan Polgar Mastering the French 3 dvd series Volume 11 

On this 3 Part DVD series Susan Polgar will share with you her experiences,
exciting battles, and won games from the first opening she ever learned at
the early age of 4.

Although the French can be complex, the main benefit is there are not many
long and forceful lines compared to other openings.

Susan will teach you the key to learning the French, to understand the pawn
strategies, tactical motifs and basic plans

So join Susan as well as some of world's elite grandmasters such as Victor
Korchnoi, Nigel Short and Alexander Morozevich in playing this fun and
exciting opening defense.
   

 

Susan Polgar Mastering the French 3 dvd series Volume 11 

 Part 1of 3    1. e4 e6
 
This dvd covers:
Chapter 1 Side Variations 2.d3,2.b3 and 2.Qe2
Chapter  2 Typical Ideas in the French Advance
Chapter  3  Advance Variations 3. e5
Chapter   4  Exchange Variation 3.exd5  

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Volume 12
Mastering the French Part 2
The Tarrasch variation

1. e4 e6
2. d4 e5
3. Nd2

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Volume 13
  Master the French Part 3    

Chapter 1:             Steinitz variation 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5

Chapter 2:             Classical variation 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5

Chapter 3:             Winawer variation 3.Nc3 Bb4 sidelines on move 4

Chapter 4:             3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 b6

Chapter 5:            3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 with 7.Qg4

Chapter 6:            3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 with 7.Nf3

Chapter 7:            Rubinstein variation 3.Nc3 dxe4

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