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Strengthen your chess foundation

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-564-3
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

IM Nisha Mohota: “On this DVD I show and explain elements of chess strategy and tactics every player should know. I offer guidelines to steer you through the opening, show basic endgames, help you to understand fundamental pawn structures, and explain principles and patterns of attack and defense. But to play successfully, theory is not enough. It also helps to know a bit about chess psychology because even the strongest players make mistakes. It is important to know how to deal with errors – errors of your opponent and errors you make. Throughout the DVD I try to highlight two of the most important elements of chess: the process of decision-making and how pawn structures shape the position and help you to find the right plans. Finally, I talk about ‘beauty’ in chess – after all, this is what attracts me to the game.”

• Video running time: 6 h 05 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• 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 [08:51]
  2. Psychology
  3. 02: To err is human 1 - Anand,V - Ivanchuk,V [04:02]
  4. 03: To err is human 2 - 'Deep Fritz 10' - Kramnik,V [04:02]
  5. 04: Conclusion Psychology [02:07]
  6. Endgames
  7. 05: King + pawn vs king - K+P vs K - basic opposition [07:04]
  8. 06: Distant opposition - KP vs KP - distant opposition [02:30]
  9. 07: Breakthrough [02:53]
  10. 08: K vs P - The rule of the square [02:17]
  11. 09: KP ending - calculation [02:30]
  12. 10: KP ending - interference [02:13]
  13. 11: The Lucena Position [04:27]
  14. 12: N Grigoriev 1937 [01:15]
  15. 13: The Philidor position - defense 1 [02:52]
  16. 14: The Philidor position - defense 2 [03:27]
  17. 15: King, bishop and rook pawn vs king and pawn � The wrong Bishop; The right Bishop [01:39]
  18. 16: King, bishop and rook pawn vs king - Example 1; Example 2; Example 3; Example 4; Example 5 [06:37]
  19. 17: A problem � king, bishop and rook pawn vs king - Troitsky 1896 [03:35]
  20. 18: King, bishop and rook pawns h3 and h2 � draw: Example 1; Example 2 [03:33]
  21. 19: Rook vs bishop - R vs B - the right corner; R vs B - The wrong corner [06:16]
  22. 20: Bishop pawn vs bishop - L Centurini 1847; Example 1; Example 2 [10:01]
  23. 21: Opposite colored bishops - extra pawns: Example [03:41]
  24. 22: King, bishop and knight vs king - B+N mate [08:31]
  25. 23: King, knight and pawn vs king - Knight- the short range piece; N+R'sP vs R'sP; Theoretical draw; KNP vs K; Theoretical draw; [05:16]
  26. 24: The knights cannot lose a move - KNP vs K [04:11]
  27. 25: King, rook and knight vs rook - R+N vs R [00:34]
  28. 26: Knight against rook�s pawn - Example 1; Example 2; Example 3; Example 4; Example 5 [05:01]
  29. 27: King and two knights vs king - Example 1; Example 2; Example 3 [03:15]
  30. 28: Bishop vs knight - Example 1; Example 2; Example 3; Example 4; Troitsky 1924; Goldberg,G - Tolush,A; [11:24]
  31. 29: H. Khajali vs N. Mohota - Game [22:19]
  32. 30: Rook endings with rook pawn - Example [07:09]
  33. 31: Passive Defense - Knight's and Bishop's pawn: Example 1; Example 2 [03:24]
  34. 32: Rook endings � the Vancura position and pawn on the 6th rank: Example 1; Example 2 [08:14]
  35. Middlegame
  36. 33: Intro - pawn structure 1; pawn structue 2; P position - with relation to N [13:14]
  37. 34: Pawn Islands - Example [04:35]
  38. 35: A position can be reached from various move orders - Example [09:10]
  39. 36: Positions with an isolated queen pawn - characteristics [05:50]
  40. 37: Positions with an isolated queen pawn - couple [02:45]
  41. 38: Hanging pawns - Example [04:53]
  42. 39: Doubled pawns - Example [07:42]
  43. 40: Rubinstein,A - Nimzowitsch,A � The importance of the pawn structure [13:53]
  44. 41: Lasker,E - Capablanca,J [21:39]
  45. 42: Radjabov,T - Ivanchuk,V [06:27]
  46. 43: Mamedyarov,S - Ragger,M - Pawn breaks [05:50]
  47. 44: Double Attack and pin - Yu Yangyi - Carlsen,M; Anand,V - Kramnik,V; Adhiban,B - Abasov,N [15:28]
  48. 45: Prophyllaxis and pin - Euwe,M - Alekhine,A [08:30]
  49. 46: Fighting back - Anand,V - Carlsen,M [15:24]
  50. Opening
  51. 47: Opening - Understanding the moves; 3.Bc4 Nf6 Nc3?!; Two Knights; [27:05]
  52. 48: Beautiful game - Zhao Jun - Xiu Dishun [08:46]
  53. 49: Conclusion [04:34]
  54. Interactive positions
  55. 50: Position 1 [00:54]
  56. 51: Position 2 [00:54]
  57. 52: Position 3 [01:32]
  58. 53: Position 4 [02:56]
  59. 54: Position 5 [01:15]
  60. 55: Position 6 [01:32]
  61. 56: Position 7 [02:03]
  62. 57: Position 8 [01:15]
  63. 58: Decision making 1 [01:23]
  64. 59: Decision making 2 [05:26]
  65. 60: Decision making 3 [02:22]
  66. 61: Decision making 4 [01:40]
  67. 62: Decision making 5 [01:24]
  68. 63: Decision making 6 [01:46]
  69. 64: Decision making 7 [01:28]
  70. 65: Decision making 8 [03:34]
  71. 66: Decision making 9 [02:59]
  72. 67: Decision making 10 [01:11]
  73. 68: Decision making 11 [02:16]
  74. 69: Decision making 12 [01:52]
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