The Queen’s Gambit and Friends 2 DVD set – FM Dennis Monokroussos

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The Queen’s Gambit and Friends 2 DVD set – FM Dennis Monokroussos
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Dennis explains this wonderful diverse classical opening with its variations for both black and white. The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen’s Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna.
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The Queen’s Gambit and Friends 2 DVD set

Dennis explains this wonderful diverse classical opening with its variations for both black and white. The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings. In early modern chess, queen pawn openings were not in fashion, and the Queen’s Gambit did not become common until the 1873 tournament in Vienna. As the appreciation for positional play increased and was developed by both Steinitz and Tarrasch the Queen’s Gambit grew more popular. The Queen’s Gambit is still frequently played and it remains an important part of many grandmasters opening repertoires.

Content: 322 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 12 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.91 out of 5

Chess Fans have said:   I am enjoying this series a lot. It’s always helpful to see how plans evolve out of certain openings and structures.

FM Dennis Monokroussos is a 3-time Nevada State champion and won the Indiana State Championship in 2009. He taught philosophy at several universities, including the University of Notre Dame, and currently works as a chess coach for kids and adults, both in person and over the internet. He was a coach of a team that won the 1997/8 National K-8 Championship and came within half a point of repeating the next year as well. His individual students have been successful too, and include scholastic state champions and a participant in the World Youth Games.

VOLUME I

  • Part I: Spassky’s Loss, Geller’s Gain Queen’s Gambit Declined
    Jan Timman vs. Efim Geller
    Run Time: 00:27:34
  • Part II: Dynamics Beat Statics Queen’s Indian
    Vladimir Akopian vs. Judith Polgar
    Run Time: 00:28:55
  • Part III: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation
    Garry Kasparov vs. Ulf Andersson
    Run Time: 00:24:07
  • Part IV: Queen’s Gambit Declined
    Rainer Knaak vs. Efim Geller
    Run Time: 00:30:40
  • Part V: Winning with the Minority Attack Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation
    Vadim Ruben vs. Alexander Panchenko
    Run Time: 00:31:19
  • Part VI: Handling the Minority Attack Queen’s Gambit Declined
    Predrag Nikolic vs. Vladimir Kramnik
    Run Time: 00:18:30

VOLUME II

  • Part VII: A Common Trap in the Slav Queen’s Gambit Declined: Slav Defense, Exchange Variation
    Boris Gelfand vs. Ahmed Adly
    Run Time: 00:28:45
  • Part VIII: A New Gambit in the Slav Queen’s Gambit Declined: Slav Defense
    Csaba Horvath vs. Sabino Brunello
    Run Time: 00:23:49
  • Part IX: Death by Double Blockade Queen’s Gambit Declined: Tarrasch Defense, Prague Variation
    Akiba Rubenstein vs. Georg Salwe
    Run Time: 00:26:14
  • Part X: The Not-So-Harmless Queenless QGA Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Furman Variation
    Magnus Carlsen vs. Liviu- Dieter Nisipeanu
    Run Time: 00:25:58
  • Part XI: Sokolov’s Slimy Semi-Tarrasch Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch
    Dmitrij Jakovenko vs. Ivan Sokolov
    Run Time: 00:30:40
  • Part XII: A Rare but Potent Way to Meet the Semi-Tarrasch Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch Defense
    Vassily Ivanchuk vs. Surya Shekhar Ganguly
    Run Time: 00:26:20