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The Bishop's Opening and The Italian Game

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-498-1
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

Several years ago ChessBase released a DVD focusing on attacking in the Italian Game and Ruy Lopez – it was met with a great deal of positive feedback. Based on the overwhelming number of reader requests, we decided to get to work on another DVD on the subject, concentrating not only on the attacking ideas, but also providing a complete repertoire for White players in both the Bishop’s Opening & the Italian Game - avoiding the very unpleasant Petroff. Studying the content of this DVD and adding these openings to your repertoire will provide players with a very strong tool to fight 1...e5 - as the practice of the author clearly demonstrates. With a score of 75% based on 151 games, both openings score higher than average. The DVD contains several databases, including separate files with high-quality annotated games and games played by the author not yet published anywhere else. The main database (a compilation of all currently available games) contains 385,000 entries – so you need nothing other than this DVD to master the Bishop’s Opening & the Italian Game!

• Video running time: 4 hours 15 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with 385.000 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. The Bishop's Opening
  2. 01: Introduction. Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 - 2...c6, 2...f5 and 2...Bc5 - Video analysis [17:24]
  3. 02: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 (besides 3...c6) - Video analysis [16:04]
  4. 03: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 (besides 4...d5) - Video analysis [10:36]
  5. 04: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 (besides 5...Bd6) - Video analysis [18:30]
  6. 05: Main line 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 Bd6 and conclusion - Video analysis [20:01]
  7. The Italian Game
  8. 06: Introduction. Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 - Video analysis [11:54]
  9. 07: Side lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 and 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 - Video analysis [33:35]
  10. 08: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 - Video analysis [23:08]
  11. 09: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3. All moves besides 5...a6 - Video analysis [17:13]
  12. 10: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 a6. Explanation of plans - Video analysis [18:34]
  13. 11: Quiet (with 0-0, Be3) and active (h3, Nbd2 etc) plans for White - Video analysis [30:22]
  14. 12: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 a6 6.Bb3 Ba7 7.h3 d6 8.Nbd2 Ne7 9.Nf1 Ng6 10.Ng3 0-0 11.0-0 h6 - Video analysis [08:41]
  15. 13: Conclusion [03:24]
  16. Test positions
  17. 14: Position 1 [03:52]
  18. 15: Position 2 [04:19]
  19. 16: Position 3 [04:41]
  20. 17: Position 4 [03:39]
  21. 18: Position 5 [03:33]
  22. 19: Position 6 [03:33]
  23. 20: Position 7 [03:02]
  24. 21: Position 8 [02:55]
  25. 22: Position 9 [03:08]
  26. 23: Position 10 [02:07]
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