Learn from the World Champions – Vol 1 – FM Dennis Monokroussos

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Learn from the World Champions – Vol 1 – FM Dennis Monokroussos
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Although chess styles have evolved greatly over the last hundred years, the insights from players of the Classical and Hypermodern eras are still the foundation of good chess play. This collection features those lessons in brilliant examples of play from the first 5 World Champions. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the classical era of chess spanning from 1887 to 1946.

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Learn from the World Champions – Vol 1

Although chess styles have evolved greatly over the last hundred years, the insights from players of the Classical and Hypermodern eras are still the foundation of good chess play. This collection features those lessons in brilliant examples of play from the first 5 World Champions. Dennis takes us on a two game tour per World Champion of the classical era of chess spanning from 1887 to 1946.

Content: Over 4.25 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 10 lectures. PGN Files Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.11 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: Excellent presentation of the theme you wanted to demonstrate. Your meticulous style is appreciated (i.e. not only discussing notes to the game in the century it was played but also current masters such as Karpov). I gave it a 5!

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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DVD 1

  • Steinitz’s Attacking Plan in the Ruy Lopez
    William Steinitz vs. Mikhail Chigorin
    Run Time: 00:23:14
  • Winning With the Two Bishops Using the Steinitzian Restriction Method
    Samuel Rosenthal vs. William Steinitz
    Run Time: 00:19:51
  • Lasker in the Endgame: The Power of the Rook Lift
    Frank Marshall vs. Emanuel Lasker
    Run Time: 00:27:56
  • Lasker the Cool Defender
    Szymon Winawer vs. Emanuel Lasker
    Run Time: 00:28:55
  • Capa Takes a Siesta
    Richard Reti vs. Jose Raul Capablanca
    Run Time: 00:33:43

DVD 2

  • The Trouble With Treybal
    Jose Raul Capablanca vs. Karel Treybal
    Run Time: 00:21:02
  • Beware the Sting at the End of the Tail
    Ernst Grunfeld vs. Alexander Alekhine
    Run Time: 00:24:58
  • Switching the Attack from One Side to Another
    Alexander Alekhine vs. Akiba Rubinstein
    Run Time: 00:26:08
  • The Dutch Defends
    Efim Geller vs. Max Euwe
    Run Time: 00:25:11
  • The Dutch Attacks
    Max Euwe vs. Miguel Najdorf
    Run Time: 00:25:20