Roman Lab DVD’s

Nov 12, 2008, 8:48 AM |

Hosted by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former US and Russian Champion and former Coach of World Champion Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, this video series are an invaluable guide to learning chess from openings to middle games, even endgames.Based upon understanding rather than memorization. Roman lab as produced 57 videos so far, on several topics, the DVDs are sold by wholesalechess and they come in English with no subtitles.

This videos are both very instructive and very funny, instructive mainly because we
are getting an inside on how one of the top players and trainers in the world think.
And funny because Roman Dzindzichasvili is one of the funniest people I have ever seen.
He’s a brilliant chess player.
At first I thought they must be pilot tapes. Everything is done in one take. Roman has the moves at the side of the board and some lengthy pauses indicate either he cannot read his own writing or cannot make out what the next move is.
The moves may be written down but there is no script. Roman makes it up as he goes along and this results in some hilarious moments.

“…er…the knight here has extreme discomfort…”

you then pair this with some of Roman’s brilliant facial expressions. It really is incredibly funny.
His advice on how to deal with people who neglectdevelopment is marvelous and very amusing.

“They keep doing it and getting away with it.
They are like children. You must punish them.
It’s very important that you help those people
by killing them! They learn a lesson, you
score the point and everybody is happy.”

Even with this funny stuff and the amateur background around the making off, is advices and hints on chess are amazing and this ain’t really that expensive, if we save on a few packs of cigars we can buy this DVD with no problems :) Later on Ill review specific DVD lessons.

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