Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called 'opening theory'. Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. But experts help. Ex- FIDE-World Champion Rustam Kasimzhanov is considered to be one of the leading experts in the field of opening preparation. In three World Championship matches he was second of Viswanathan Anand and helped him to successfully defend the title. And with Kasimdzhanov's help and excellent opening preparation the German team surprisingly became European Team Champion 2011.
On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of 'theory'. From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.
With tips for the Najdorf Variation, Caro-Kann, the Berlin Defense, Ruy Lopez Main Line with 6.d3, Ruy Lopez with 3..g6, Scotch Opening, Petroff, Queen's Gambit Declined with 4..Nbd7, Main Line Slav, Ragosin Variation and Black Double Fianchetto against 1.d4. More than 20 videos with about four hours running time and interactive test at the end.
- Video running time: 4 hours (English)
- With interactive training including video feedback
- Training database with essential games and analyses
- Including CB 12 Reader
About the Author
Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Born in 1979, the grandmaster from Uzbekistan has for many years been known as a very strong and imaginative player. However in 2004 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (pronounced 'Kah-zeem-jha-nov') shocked the chess world by winning the FIDE world chess championship title, beating a string of world-class players like Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Topalov and Adams in the process. Kasimdzhanov is a very deep player, whois able to explain chess ideas in an eloquent, lucid style, with a fine touch of humour. His lessons are both entertaining and instructive - perfectfor students who seek to avoid 'dry' theory.
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or Windows 8, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and Internet connection for program activation.
EAN: 4027975008059, Chessbase Fritz Trainer DVD