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Anyone have a good recommendation for an instructional chess video for someone around 1700-1800--openings or otherwise? Something that won't let me fall asleep in front of the tv (which is what i usually do).
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www.fredwilsonchess.com. Fred Wilson,a noted NY chess master and author,gives a monthly inter-active chess lecture ,which is filmed and then videotaped. Fre's lectures are on a wide varietry of chess subjects,and are geared to the amateur player. Contact him for a full list of what tapes he has on stock at the moment.
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Thanks for advice, myway. I've heard of Fred Wilson from chessfm, but didn't know he had tapes. Will check it out. Thanx.
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chess 4 less has a dvd package of all 4 of Roman's labs by IM Roman Dzindzichashvili (who was kasparov's and karpov's second) and ProChess with Yasser Seirawan for like 150 dollars
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Chess video web site
Try sivideo.com. There you can find, for example, Seirawan's Pro Chess videos.
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When I was in New York I saw a videotape of Fred Wilson's lecture on the Petroff Defense. It was informative (and the video quality passable), but at (I believe) $19, maybe not as good a deal as buying a book on the subjects he lectures on. However, if you've got the money and find reading chess books tiring, they're not bad. The Seirawan chess videos are also good, but the ones I saw were rather elementary (basic tactics, strategies...). I don't know if there are more advanced ones available.
If you are in the New York area, Wilson's bookshop and lectures should be checked out.