Volume 62 Part1

Russian School of Chess Part 1

 Retrain Your Chess Thinking Series

Established Method to improve your Chess 

75 minutes $17.95

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Reviewed by John Elburg

Russian School of Chess- Retrain Your Chess ThinkingFormula  for how to developed your pieces Properly for future activity and piece co-ordination

 This Series  is one of the most  instructional dvds Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as Coaches.

The Russian school of Chess has produced through a formula of methods and patterns some of the greatest players of all time.

  • On this dvd #62 Roman will explain step by step how to developed your pieces for the best possible future activity and Co-ordination 

Also Covered on this dvd

*The Russian School of Chess,

* Correct Way to Think*

* Basic Positional Componets

 * Blockade & Out Posts

 * Attack only if its justified 

*Secret Of  Opposite side Castling 

*Similar  Patterns in the Opening

Concrete Thinking in the Opening

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Volume 63 Part 2

80 minutes

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Revisiting The  Fundamental Principles Of Chess

On volume two Roman covers Step by Step the Fundamental Principles Of the Russian School Of Chess Also Covered on this dvd

Playing on weak squares* 


*violating the Basic Principles of Chess  

Weak Pawns ,Attacks,Opposite color Bishops,Evaluting Positions

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Volume 64 Part 3

98 minutes

Initiating Postional Sacrifices,Squeezes,& Overwhelming Attacks

Title piece activation & positional squeezes     

Simple strategy and overwhelming attacks Initiative and defense, positional sacrifice Applying basic principles

Kings indian recommended for learning principles

Space advantage

Recommended methods for how to study and improve your chess 

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      Reviewed by John ElburgVolume 62,63 and 64

As the incredible Roman Dzindzichashvili explains you on this DVD issue 62,part one of Roman’s Lab of Russian School of Chess,that there is no use to memorize without understanding.
On this DVD Dzindzichashvili explains in understandable words the secrets of logical play, as The Russian school of chess, Concrete way of thinking, Basic positional components, Blockade & outposts, Attack only if it’s justified, Secrets of opposite side castling, Similar patterns in the opening  and Concrete thinking in the opening.
For example Roman Dzindzichashvili explains you in no time some strategies of the Hippopotamus, a opening that needs no memorizing at all.
Roman Dzindzichashvili explains it al in a intervideo program where you see a chess board and hear the voice of  the great Dzindzichashvili.
It is unbelievable what you can learn on one hour chess training as weaknesses and powerful moves. Instructive for example is the evaluation of isolated pawns.
The local club player is able to learn a lot of the lessons from Dzindzichashvili,the only thing you have to do is to lay down and take up these highly instructive learning chess DVD’s!
On issue 63 Dzindzichashvili goes for the following strategies: Playing on weak squares, Blockade, Violating the basic principles of chess, Weak pawns, Attacks,Opposite colour bishops, Evaluating positions, Good and bad manoeuvring, Calculating and instant Attack and Logic chess avoid wasting time.
Sometimes Dzindzichashvili reminds me at Emanuel Lasker with his book Logical Sense in Chess. Nearly no theory but a lot  of strategies based on logical understanding!
For instance his explanations of the blockade is very logical explained and easy to take up!
Well analysed by Dzindzichhashvili is the following game: Dzindzichashvili,Roman (2520) - Ivanovic,Bozidar (2390) [A42]URS-YUG Tbilisi (3), 1973
1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.d4 d6 4.e4 Nd7 5.Nf3 e5 6.d5 Nh6 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 a5 9.a3 Nc5 10.b3 f5 11.Bg5 Qe8 12.Nd2 Nf7 13.Be3 Bh6 14.b4 Nd7 15.exf5 gxf5 16.Bxh6 Nxh6 17.Nb5 Qd8 18.c5 dxc5 19.Qb3 Kh8 20.Rac1 axb4 21.axb4 Rf6 22.Nc4 Nf7 23.bxc5 c6 24.dxc6 bxc6 25.Nbd6 Qf8 26.Nxf7+ Qxf7 27.Qc3 Qe6 28.Rfd1 Nxc5 29.Nb6 Na4 30.Qg3 Rg6 31.Rd8+ Kg7 32.Qa3 Qf6 33.Rxc8 Nxb6 34.Rxa8 Nxa8 35.Qa7+ Kh6 36.Qxa8 Qg5 37.Qf8+ 1-0.
On volume three Dzindzichashvili goes for Piece activation & positional squeezes,Simple Strategy and overwhelming attack, intiative and defence, Positional sacrifice, Applying basic priciples, Opening recommendations, Space& time advantage and methods how to study.
On this DVD I found the following well played game from Botvinnik:
Botvinnik,Mikhail - Keres,Paul [D36]
URS-ch20 Moscow, 1952
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Qc2 Re8 9.Nge2 Nf8 10.0-0 c6 11.Rab1 Bd6 12.Kh1 Ng6 13.f3 Be7 14.Rbe1 Nd7 15.Bxe7 Rxe7 16.Ng3 Nf6 17.Qf2 Be6 18.Nf5 Bxf5 19.Bxf5 Qb6 20.e4 dxe4 21.fxe4 Rd8 22.e5 Nd5 23.Ne4 Nf8 24.Nd6 Qc7 25.Be4 Ne6 26.Qh4 g6 27.Bxd5 cxd5 28.Rc1 Qd7 29.Rc3 Rf8 30.Nf5 Rfe8 31.Nh6+ Kf8 32.Qf6 Ng7 33.Rcf3 Rc8 34.Nxf7 Re6 35.Qg5 Nf5 36.Nh6 Qg7 37.g4 1-0.
The notes from Dzindzichashvil are super instructive and for the interested buyer this game from the famous Russian school of chess is also covered in Botvinnik’s Best Games 1942-1956.
There is a lot to learn from Botvinnik! Yes Dzindzichashvil says the same on this well filled DVD!
Running time part one is good 75 minutes, part 2: 80 minutes and part 3: 98 minutes!
Conclusion: Wish that I had these DVD’s 40 years ago!      

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