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Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-585-8
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

Studies prove: the more patterns you know, the better you play. On this DVD GM Adrian Mikhalchishin presents games of the World Champions of the past to explain typical patterns and strategic concepts of these games and to show how grandmasters apply these ideas today. Mikhalchishin offers a wealth of material that helps you to improve your games and teaches you the art of pattern recognition and analogical thinking – a key to success that helped the author to win many games and that will help you to win more games and play better.

• Video running time: 6 h 09 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with more than 50 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 [04:39]
  2. Pattern recognition and typical plans:
  3. 02: Attack on h7 Part 1 - Botvinnik,M - Ragozin,V [11:54]
  4. 03: Attack on h7 Part 2 - Lasker,E - Capablanca,J [09:36]
  5. 04: Fighting for the square d4/d5 - Botvinnik,M - Kan,I [07:11]
  6. 05: Fighting for the square d4/d5 - Ivacic,V - Mikhalchishin,A [04:35]
  7. 06: Attack on the kingside - Rubinstein - Teichman; Mac-Cay - Skembris [08:40]
  8. 07: Positional exchange sacrifice - Kasparov,G - Shirov,A; Karjakin,S - Radjabov,T [14:55]
  9. 08: Preventing c5 with a4 in Queen's Gambit structures - Flohr,S - Spielmann,R; Mikhalchishin,A - Lyrberg,P [15:58]
  10. 09: Ne5 in combination with f4 in Semi-Slav structures - Flohr,S - Lasker,E; Mikhalchishin,A - Slobodjan,R [14:46]
  11. 10: Doubled pawns - Queen's Gambit with Bf4 Bxf4 exf4 - Alekhine,A - Rubinstein,A; Gelfand,B - Adams,M [16:41]
  12. 11: Doubled pawns - Dutch with Bf4 Bxf4 gxf4 - Beliavsky,A - Jussupow,A; Mikhalchishin,A - Tibensky,R [14:22]
  13. 12: Sacrifice of the central pawn Part 1 - Slonim - Panov [08:52]
  14. 13: Sacrifice of the central pawn Part 2 - Karpov,A - Kasparov,G [08:53]
  15. 14: Sacrifice of the central pawn Part 3 - Kogan,B - Benjamin,J [05:49]
  16. 15: Piece sacrifice on b5 in the Sicilian Part 1 - Rauzer,V - Makogonov,V [06:11]
  17. 16: Piece sacrifice on b5 in the Sicilian Part 2 - Bronstein,D - Najdorf,M [03:52]
  18. 17: Piece sacrifice on b5 in the Sicilian Part 3 - Grischuk,A - Dvoirys,S [02:36]
  19. 18: Piece sacrifice on b5 in the Sicilian Part 4 - Corrales Jimenez,F - Quesada Perez,Y [02:41]
  20. 19: Positional exchange sac on e3/e6 Part 1 - Tal,M - Kolarov,A [05:34]
  21. 20: Positional exchange sac on e3/e6 Part 2 - Orel,S - Licina,A [02:46]
  22. 21: Positional exchange sac on e3/e6 Part 3 - Grischuk,A - Riazantsev,A [05:05]
  23. 22: Positional exchange sac on e3/e6 Part 4 - Wang Hao - Timofeev,A [06:16]
  24. 23: Attacking on the g-file Part 1 - Smyslov,V - Kurajica,B [07:26]
  25. 24: Attacking on the g-file Part 2 - Mikhalchishin - Shamshin [03:35]
  26. 25: Attacking on the g-file Part 3 - Nogueiras,J - Honfi,K [05:41]
  27. 26: Queen sacrifice in the Grunfeld Part 1 - Najdorf,M - Ragozin,V [08:34]
  28. 27: Queen sacrifice in the Grunfeld Part 2 - Bronstein,D - Poutiainen,P [05:50]
  29. 28: Manoeuvre - Ng5 to h3 Part 1 - Botvinnik,M - Stahlberg,G [07:27]
  30. 29: Manoeuvre - Ng5 to h3 Part 2 - Najdorf,M - Ivkov,B [06:07]
  31. 30: Manoeuvre - Ng5 to h3 Part 3 - Kotov,A - Levenfish,G [04:33]
  32. 31: Manoeuvre - Ng5 to h3 Part 4 - Kozul,Z - Razuvaev,Y [04:25]
  33. 32: Manoeuvre - Ng5 to h3 Part 5 - Korchnoi,V - Short,N [05:27]
  34. 33: Central counterplay Part 1 - Yates,F - Rubinstein,A [05:09]
  35. 34: Central counterplay Part 2 - Rubinstein,A - Maroczy,G [09:00]
  36. 35: Exchange of the light-squared bishop - Ivanchuk,V - Shirov,A [07:20]
  37. 36: Queenside plan with a4 -Mikhalchishin,A - Djuric,S [11:21]
  38. 37: Provoking weakening pawn advances - Mikhalchishin - Roner [09:39]
  39. 38: Giving up the fianchetto bishop - Petrosian,T - Schmidt,W [08:19]
  40. Test:
  41. 39: Test 1 - Sax,G - Beliavsky,A [10:47]
  42. 40: Test 2 - Sedlak - Sax [06:28]
  43. 41: Test 3 - Paehtz,E - Kovalevskaya,E [06:38]
  44. 42: Test 4 - Maksimenko,A - Cyborowski,L [04:20]
  45. 43: Test 5 - Mikhalchishin,A - Savchenko,S [10:39]
  46. 44: Test 6 - Bogoljubow,E - Rubinstein,A [06:17]
  47. 45: Test 7 - Dominguez Perez,L - Moradiabadi,E [07:31]
  48. 46: Test 8 - Levitt,J - Tisdall,J [07:04]
  49. 47: Test 9 - Velimirovic,D - Casas,F [04:08]
  50. 48: Test 10 - Najdorf,M - Ivkov,B [10:19]
  51. 49: Test 11 - Ljubojevic,L - Bosch,J [03:13]
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