|Level:||Tournament player, Professional|
The Marshall Attack is one of the most dynamic replies Black has at his disposal against 1.e4. At the cost of a pawn, Black takes over the initiative from the get - go and goes after the white king. Wrongly considered to be mainly a drawing weapon by some, this DVD offers many new ideas for Black, showing how to keep the queens on the board and to play for a win in almost all cases.
Unfortunately White is not obliged to enter the Marshall. This is part 1 of a twopart series that will provide the viewer with a complete repertoire against 1.e4. The disk deals with all white options after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0. In 17 chapters with a total runtime of three hours and 45 minutes, all the subtleties of the Marshall and Anti-Marshall will be revealed. Video running time: 3 hrs 45 min.
The author is grandmaster Jan Gustafsson. Rated 2646, Jan is one of the leading German players and one of the world’s biggest Marshall specialists. More about Jan can be found on www.jan-gustafsson.de
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
Gustaffson’s English is excellent and he maintains the viewer’s interest by throwing in the occasional joke through the course of the DVD. He advocates main lines which are being played at the very top level, and as a result of this theoretical debate, opinion as to the best way to play the Marshall is changing fast. I like the way he suggests his own novelties and improvements, which have obviously been studied at home to a great depth!