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More On-Demand Streaming Content Available

Ginger GM Admin | 11 November 2014 |
Posted in: DVD/Video

We’ve made more of our DVDs available for on-demand streaming!

You can watch the first few minutes of the content for free, then you’ll be prompted to pay a small fee within the video player.

It’s also a great way to preview our DVDs if you’re thinking of buying.

Just look for the VOD label on our products and scroll to the bottom of the product page!

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Sokolov Explains - Middlegame Pawn Structures

Simon Williams | 21 October 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams

‘This is the legendary Ivan Sokolov’s first ever DVD. It is with great pleasure and honour that GingerGM is able to bring Ivan’s vast experience of our beautiful game to video.

Ivan has been part of the world’s chess elite for all of his adult life. In his youth Ivan was tipped by many as being a future world champion. His career has incuded victories over Kasparov and a large number of the world’s elite.

Read below to see some of the positions that Ivan deals with in his DVD.
The lessons shown in the DVD are given with his unique insight and touch of humour.

You can buy the DVD from our shop.

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A Spark of Brilliance from Tromso

Simon Williams | 19 August 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

The 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso was a great event for me to commentate on and watch.

Lots of exciting games were played and it was a feast for any chess player. This post takes a look at my favourite game from the whole competition.

This game featured every type of sacrifice. I hope that you enjoy my video of this great game.

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British Chess Championship 2014: My Best Effort

Simon Williams | 18 August 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

The British Championship, is always an event that I try to play in. The mix of high level chess and fun social nights makes for a great event.

This year things started well when I managed to defeat the reigning champion, David Howell, (for the first time in my life!) but then things went quickly downhill!

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Price Drop!!!

Simon Williams | 16 August 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams

Major price drop for DVDs in the GingerGM shop!!!

You can now get a 5 hour lesson from a top Grandmster for the price of £10!! We have dropped the prices of our DVDs in the shop, to make them more accessible to everyone.

Take a look at our shop to see if there is a DVD that you can treat yourself with.

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Drunken Knights vs Wood Green - The Big Clash!!!

Simon Williams | 10 June 2014 |

The 9 dart check-out is a rare sporting achievement, often compared with snooker’s 147 maximum break’.

Last night, Wood Green produced an impressive 12 board cheque-out at Plough to win the London League championship for a twelfth consecutive season. Their 8-4 victory over DK1 was facilitated by captain Brian Smith enlisting the services of eight GMs. Knights line-up, which included one GM on beer retainer, was the highest rated in the club’s 44 year history.’ – Nevil Chan

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Krasenkow vs Williams: A main line Classical Dutch with 7...Ne4.

Simon Williams | 06 June 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

I have recently just returned from playing in the French league team championship. I had a pretty hard time, but there was some good chess played with some interesting games.

I was Black in the game below, against Michael Krasenkow, formerly a 2700+ player. The game was a Classical Dutch, where I came out of the opening with a promising position.

A video is included in the post, hope you enjoy :)

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An interesting way to play against the Kings Indian Defence

Simon Williams | 13 May 2014 |
Posted in: Chess , GM Williams , DVD/Video

This video is taken from my game against James Jackson, from the final day of the 4ncl.

James, a rising and improving talent, played the early part of the game in model style.

Only later did he go wrong in allowing me to entomb his queen on the h8 square.

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Recent Comments

good news :) www.diskfaktory.com high quality cd duplication and replication 20 Nov 14 12:43 am

Is there something on this DVD that Ivan didn't cover already in his book "Winning Chess Middlegames". All the presented games were presented in the book... 21 Oct 14 06:12 pm

Hello Ginger GM, I was wondering about the difference in philosophies behind the book _Attacking Chess: The French_ and the _Killer French_ DVDs. I noticed that they seem to have different approaches to some of the same problems. From what I have seen I am assuming that the lines in _Attacking Chess..._ are more dynamic and double edged. The reason I ask is that I am trying to figure out the best way for me to cobble together a club level repertoire from the two. For example, I feel a little nervous following the book's ...Nh6 recommendation as opposed to the video's ...Ne7 against White's 5th move alternative of Bd2 against the Winawer, fearing an almost certain club level Bxh6 followed by defensive play by Black. On the other hand, I might prefer the book's suggestion of a Botvinnik set up against the KIA. I am just looking for a guiding principle behind why different solutions to Black's problems were suggested. Of course, I understand you couldn't publish the exact same material for two different publishers. I would like to comment that I find the DVDs and the book to be outstanding in repertoire, teaching style, and entertainment. I think the DVDs are worth five times what you are charging. You are really putting your hard earned knowledge and experience into the DVDs and we all should be truly grateful that you are willing to share these ideas with us!!! Not only that but you make chess truly fun. Also, I just purchased a copy of the Killer Dutch DVD on Amazon. I decided that since I am going to faithfully play the French over the long run, I can go back to playing the Dutch without tears (?) by answering 1.d4 with 1...e6! My only regret is not having purchased the DVD here as I just saw that you offer the book along with the purchase of the DVD as a bonus. Thanks very much and cheers! P.S. Favorable Amazon.com reviews forthcoming 2 Sep 14 02:58 pm

It will work on a laptop with no problems. 22 Aug 14 11:44 am

The currency will convery depening to how you pay. There should be no problems :) 22 Aug 14 11:43 am

What They Say

The production quality is first-rate and so this all adds up to a tremendous package. I highly recommend the DVD.

IM Andrew Martin, English Chess Federation Right Move Magazine, February 2010

Williams can be described as the world’s leading authority on the subject. Not only has Williams written about the opening, he has also played it for about twenty years. Williams’s understanding of his topic shines through whenever he is on the screen. The presentation is fluid, as he unhesitatingly talks about the opening and its many nuances and variations. It is as though he is giving the viewer a one-on-one lesson on the opening.

Carsten Hansen, Chess Cafe

Grandmaster Jones is undoubtedly one of the World’s leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack against the Sicilian Defence. On this DVD, He '...reveals the secrets behind his success' through 26 video lectures.

Sean Marsh, Marsh Towers

The technical merits of the DVDs are also considerable. Comparing them with the Chessbase DVDs, there is no doubt that GingerGM have raised the bar in terms of professionalism and production standards.

Steve Giddins, British Chess Magazine

Tweets from the Team

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@decombustion No will start listening to it now, thanks! 26 Nov 14 04:19 pm

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RT @ChesscomTV : . @chesscom is SO pleased to produce the live commentary for @Qatar_Masters . @peterdoggers , @DanielKingChess @ginger_gm r re… 26 Nov 14 08:45 am

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@Qatar_Masters @ChesscomTV @peterdoggers Great hotel, great hospitality and what a line up! Can't wait for the first round tomorrow. 25 Nov 14 07:21 pm

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Simon Williams
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Honoured to be commentating with @DanielKingChess at this amazing event qatarmastersopen.com. Early flight tomorrow, what an open! 24 Nov 14 05:52 pm

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@TERendle Nice work. Is there a crosstable anywhere? 24 Nov 14 04:37 pm

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Simon Williams
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@tpsummers Thx! Have not checked anything on the engine yet... 24 Nov 14 11:14 am

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Simon Williams
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Found an interesting way to play against the Alekhine opening - crowthornechess.org.uk/club-news/ . Thanks to Crowthorne chess club. 24 Nov 14 09:51 am

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Simon Williams
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#CarlsenAnand Nice to see Magus smile :) Congratulations to a great champion. 23 Nov 14 04:02 pm