Positional chess is the basis on which success is founded. Of course material can be won and also points achieved by tactical measures, but fi rst you have to bring the relevant positions up on your board. Jacob Aagaard teaches in six lectures important principles of positional play. Weak squares, good and bad pieces, prophylaxis and pawn weaknesses are concepts which should belong in the toolbox of every chess player. The lectures are followed by 50 exercises, in which you can also always look for the solution yourself. In total, there are more than four hours of high class video training on this DVD.
Intro: 1: 42 (Basic positional ideas)
Lesson 1: 36:57 (Weaknesses I)
Lesson 2: 15:15 (Weaknesses II)
Lesson 3: 25:13 (Piece play I)
Lesson 4: 17:01 (Piece play II)
Lesson 5: 24:39 (Piece play III)
Lesson 6: 27:17 (Prophylactic thinking)
and 50 Exercises.
The Danish International Master Jacob Aagaard, 30, has already published a whole array of chess books, including the prizewinning "Excelling at chess". For ChessBase he made "Attacking Chess I and II", both published in the series "fritztrainer".