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Open Games with ...Bc5

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-595-7
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
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Experienced trainers often recommend playing positions with similar pawn structures, so that ideas learned in one variation can easily be transferred to another. With a similar objective, Sam Collins has designed a repertoire based on systems with …Bc5 after 1.e4 e5. Each of these lines (built around 3…Bc5 against the Ruy Lopez and the Italian, the Spanish Four Knights with 4…Bc5, 3…Bb4+ 4.c3 Bc5 against the Scotch, and 2…Bc5 against the King’s Gambit) share common aspirations of developing the bishop actively outside the pawn chain, fighting for control of the key d4-square and ultimately supporting attacking ideas on the kingside. They also share common challenges, such as the risk of the bishop being buried by pawns on c3 and d4, the Nxe5! fork trick, and the potential for an unpleasant pin of Black’s king’s knight with Bg5. This DVD will equip players to play each of these lines as Black with confidence, and develop their understanding of an active and classical approach against 1.e4.

• Video running time: 5 h 13 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with more than 1600 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader

System requirements

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, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, 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.

Sample video

Contents

  1. 01: Introduction [09:31]
  2. Spanish - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5
  3. 02: 4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.d4 - Video analysis [06:55]
  4. 03: 4.0-0 Nd4 various 5th moves - Video analysis [11:51]
  5. 04: 4.0-0 Nd4 5.Nxd4 Bxd4 6.c3 Bb6 various 7th moves - Video analysis [12:22]
  6. 05: 4.0-0 Nd4 5.Nxd4 Bxd4 6.c3 Bb6 7.d4 c6 8.Bc4 d6 various 9th moves - Video analysis [14:48]
  7. 06: 4.0-0 Nd4 5.Nxd4 Bxd4 6.c3 Bb6 7.d4 c6 8.Ba4 d6 various 9th moves - Video analysis [13:21]
  8. 07: 4.0-0 Nd4 5.Nxd4 Bxd4 6.c3 Bb6 7.d4 c6 8.Ba4 d6 9.Na3 Nf6 various 10th moves - Video anaylsis [08:33]
  9. 08: 4.0-0 Nd4 5.Nxd4 Bxd4 6.c3 Bb6 7.d4 c6 8.Ba4 d6 9.Na3 Nf6 10.Bg5 - Video analysis [23:07]
  10. 09: 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d5 or - 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 d5 Intro - Video analysis [18:59]
  11. 10: 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d5 7.Nbd2 dxe4 - Video analysis [08:32]
  12. 11: 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 Intro - Video analysis [19:31]
  13. 12: 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 Ne4 7.0-0 d5 - Video analysis [08:18]
  14. 13: 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.Re1 - Video analysis [06:41]
  15. 14: 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.dxe5 - Video analysis [08:40]
  16. 15: 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.Bg5 d6 8.Bxc6 - Video analysis [05:46]
  17. 16: 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.Bg5 d6 8.a4 - Video analysis [08:00]
  18. 17: 4.c3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 Bb6 7.Bg5 d6 8.Qd3 - Video analysis [10:05]
  19. Italian Game - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5
  20. 18: 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 - Video analysis [19:33]
  21. 19: various 4th moves - Video analysis [11:20]
  22. 20: 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 a6 - Video analysis [12:40]
  23. 21: 4.b4 Bb6 5.a4 a6 - Video analysis [05:38]
  24. Four Knights - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6
  25. 22: Spanish 4.Bb5 Bc5 - Video analysis [09:35]
  26. 23: Scotch and others: 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 and 4.Be2 d5 and 4.g3 d5 - Video analysis [10:58]
  27. Scotch: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4
  28. 24: 3...exd4 4.Nxd4 Bb4 5.c3 Bc5 - Video analysis [07:21]
  29. King's Gambit: 1.e4 e5 2.f4
  30. 25: 2...Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 - Video analysis [12:06]
  31. The Vienna: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6
  32. 26: 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bc5 or 3.Bc4 Nc6 or 3.f4 d5 - Video analysis [05:30]
  33. Centre Game: 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4
  34. 27: 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qe3 Nf6 or 3.c3 d5 or 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.c3 d5 - Video analysis [11:05]
  35. Interactive positions
  36. 28: Test 1 [01:40]
  37. 29: Test 2 [01:42]
  38. 30: Test 3 [01:08]
  39. 31: Test 4 [01:13]
  40. 32: Test 5 [00:55]
  41. 33: Test 6 [01:07]
  42. 34: Test 7 [01:04]
  43. 35: Test 8 [01:08]
  44. 36: Test 9 [01:12]
  45. 37: Test 10 [00:56]
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