The Basic Principles of Chess

Susan will take you through 8 easy to follow, highly instructive games covering the basic principles of chess. This will help your understanding of chess and is guaranteed to improve your chess game. She will show you how to avoid the most common mistakes made in chess and give your chess game a strong, fundamentally sound foundation. This DVD was designed to help the novice to intermediate player; so sit back and let one of the World’s strongest players train you.

Polgar DVD Vol 1 - $65

Learn How to Create a Plan in the Opening, Middle & Endgame

Planning in chess is essential throughout the entire game. On this DVD, Susan will teach you the general ideas and concepts for short and long term planning in the opening, middle and endgame. You will come away with a better understanding and insight on all three phases of a chess game. Your moves will have more meaning and purpose, which will result in more wins. So, sit back and let Susan teach you the foundation of essential chess planning.

Polgar DVD Vol 2 - $65

Essential Chess Tactics and Combinations

As the famous saying goes “Chess is 99% tactics.” What are chess tactics? Tactics are maneuvers that take advantage of short-term opportunities, often (but not necessarily) involving combinations or sacrifices. In this DVD, Susan will introduce the most common tactical elements in chess.

Polgar DVD Vol 3 - $65

Learn How to Avoid Opening Traps and Pitfalls

It is always nice to win a game quickly. But some opening traps are based only on hopes that the opponent will make a serious mistake. If the opponents play correctly, the trap could backfire. On this DVD Susan will take you through a number of opening traps & short games. By knowing what to do and what to avoid, you can turn the tables on your opponent, giving you the win instead of becoming the falling victim to a “cheapo”.

Polgar DVD Vol 4 - $65

Bobby Fischer's Most Brilliant Games and Combinations

Susan Polgar will share with you her personal knowledge of Bobby Fischer. Susan answers some of the questions everyone wants to know like who would have won the Fischer – Karpov match in 1975; the impact Fischer had on chess; what she learned from Bobby and how he compares with today’s best. Susan will also take you through 10 highly instructive chess games and combinations. So let one World Champion take you through another World Champion’s timeless masterpieces, which will certainly enhance your chess knowledge and ability.

Polgar DVD Vol 5 - $65

DVD 1: Susan shares with you her best and highly instructional games on how a Grandmaster thinks, reasons and approaches each move. This DVD will help you to take these asy to follow ideas and principles and apply them to your own games.

DVD 2: Las Vegas International Chess Festival - The Polgar sisters Susan, Sofia and Judith along with their parents give their first public appearance in over 10 years. The Polgar sisters reunite for a historic 81-board 'Triplex Simul', where each sister will alternate moves at every board. This DVD also contains interviews, a Q and A session with the Polgar family and a bonus lecture by Susan on chess principles, tactics and combinations.

Running time: 3.5 hours

Polgar Double DVD Set Vol 6 - $89

Grandmaster Susan Polgar:

In collaboration with FM Paul Truong:

Polgar DVDs - Volumes 1 to 5 $260