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Realizing an Advantage

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-616-9
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

It’s a problem every player encounters when he stands better in a game: how to convert his plus into a full point? In this DVD the author answers this difficult question of chess strategy, considering both the psychological aspects of the realisation of an advantage and the technical methods.

The following issues are taken into account and carefully explained: selecting the correct plan, importance of the centre and space advantage, domination, the principle of two weaknesses, changing the pawn structure, converting one type of the advantage into another, king activity in the endgame and middlegame. Special attention is paid to the problem of piece exchange as part of the realisation of an advantage. This DVD is based on the games and positions from the practice of the world champions, strong grandmasters and of course the author himself. The quiz part of the disk contains 9 positions where you can test your freshly acquired knowledge on the subject. Recommended for players of all levels and ages.

• Video running time: 5 h 11 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with further examples
• Including CB 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 [16:40]
  2. Planning
  3. 02: Creating correct plans part 1 - Smyslov,V - Panov,V [25:30]
  4. 03: Creating correct plans part 2 - Tiviakov,S - Moiseenko,A [13:57]
  5. 04: Creating correct plans part 3 - Yakovich,Y - Polovodin,I [17:15]
  6. Center and space advantage
  7. 05: Importance of center and space- Smyslov,V - Euwe,M [23:09]
  8. 06: Domination part 1 - Smyslov,V - Reshevsky,S [09:38]
  9. 07: Domination part 2- Tiviakov,S - Anand,V [12:26]
  10. How to exploit two weaknesses
  11. 08: Two weaknesses part 1- Fischer,R - Taimanov,M [06:45]
  12. 09: Two weaknesses part 2- Kotov,A - Pilnik,H [06:04]
  13. 10: Two weaknesses part 3- Razuvaev,Y - Kirov,N [04:59]
  14. Pawn structure
  15. 11: Pawn structure part 1- Smyslov,V - Tal,M [21:01]
  16. 12: Pawn structure part 2- Petrosian,T - Botvinnik,M [15:29]
  17. 13: Pawn structure part 3- Tiviakov,S - Ly,M [08:29]
  18. Converting one type of advantage into another
  19. 14: Converting one type of advantage into another- Fischer,R - Petrosian,T, Smyslov,V - Bronstein,D [20:04]
  20. Exchanges
  21. 15: Exchanges part 1- Smyslov,V - Euwe,M; Boleslavsky,I - Smyslov,V [21:57]
  22. 16: Exchanges part 2- Tiviakov,S - Firmansyah,F [09:15]
  23. 17: Exchanges part 3- Tiviakov,S - Fendereski,N [08:16]
  24. 18: Exchanges part 4- Tiviakov,S - Plaskett,J [02:38]
  25. King's activity
  26. 19: King's activity - Short,N - Timman,J, Rublevsky,S - Spraggett,K, Tiviakov,S - Rozentalis,E, Xie,J - Taimanov,M [18:28]
  27. 20: Conclusion [01:58]
  28. Test section
  29. 21: Test 1 - Panchenko,A - Westerinen,H [01:57]
  30. 22: Test 2 - Kholmov,R - Jakobsen,O [02:13]
  31. 23: Test 3 - Steinitz,W - Von Bardeleben,C [02:49]
  32. 24: Test 4 - Rajkovic,D - Muse,M [02:28]
  33. 25: Test 5 - Geller,E - Smyslov,V [02:38]
  34. 26: Test 6 - Tsvetkov,A - Smyslov,V [02:58]
  35. 27: Test 7 - Smyslov,V - Golombek,H [03:47]
  36. 28: Test 8 - Ljubojevic,L - Karpov,A [02:57]
  37. 29: Test 9 - Zahodjakin study [02:37]
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