No, it wasn't an opening DVD. I think it was middle game. Anyway, that phrase kept being repeated over and over. Then, after the "vite is already lozt" comment, he'd spend another half hour showing how Karpov wrapped things up. The most important part he missed, or at least didn't spend much time on was WHY and HOW did black get himself in that position in the first place. I don't have the video here or i could be more explicit. Let's face it, he's not the most magnetic personality for the screen. I mentioned Andrew Martin because he's upbeat, humorous, and full of nervous energy. He's also at home in English, his native language. I'm not saying you should shun a DVD because the narrator is not a native English speaker, I just think it's one less hurdle. I keep buying the darn things, even tho fifteen minutes is my limit and i find myself dozing through the third variation of the Najdorf. It must have something to do with college. The most boring professors would go on and on, very self-important. The best instructors would always stop and say something like, "Now, what do you think?" Too bad they can't do that on DVD's.