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The Art of Defence

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-594-0
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

Defending bad or worse positions is very important in the royal game, probably forming one of the most essential aspects of chess strategy altogether. And it is an art one can learn! The purpose of this DVD is to explain the viewer all main methods of defence: exchanging pieces, creating a fortress, eliminating dangerous enemy pieces, escaping the danger zone with the king, improving the position of the pieces. Special attention is paid to counterattack and prophylactic play. The DVD contains almost 5 hours of video lectures, based on the positions from the practice of the World Champions and other elite players. On top of that, there are 15 exercise positions for you to solve by yourself. Recommended for players of all levels.

• Video running time: 5 h 19 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: More than 50 extra games, with examples of the author
• 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 [05:49]
  2. 02: Exchanges - Part 1 - Capablanca,J - Alekhine,A; Kortschnoj,V - Karpov,A; Asztalos,L - Alekhine,A [21:10]
  3. 03: Exchanges - Part 2 - Marshall,F - Chigorin,M; Lisitsin,G - Lilienthal,A; Kasparov,G - Topalov,V; Bakulin - Dvoretsky; Karpov,A - Kasparov,G [24:38]
  4. 04: Exchanges - Part 3: Fortresses - Kholmov,R - Taimanov,M; Chekhover (study); Smyslov,V - Huebner,R; Yates,F - Alekhine,A; Zivkovic Jocic,L - Gaprindashvili,N; Lilienthal,A - Bonch Osmolovsky,M; Byrne,R - Taimanov,M [24:37]
  5. 05: Eliminating dangerous pieces - Maroczy,G - Rubinstein,A; Kramnik,V - Kasparov,G; Filip,M - Kortschnoj,V; Kasparov,G - Petrosian,T [24:22]
  6. 06: The King escapes - Part 1 - Nimzowitsch - Birger; Diez del Corral,J - Petrosian,T; Ravinsky,G - Kotov,A [11:56]
  7. 07: The King escapes - Part 2 - Gufeld,E - Taimanov,M; Planinec,A - Tukmakov,V [07:15]
  8. 08: Improving the pieces - Part 1 - Spraggett,K - Sokolov,A; Capablanca,J - Znosko Borovsky,E; Karpov,A - Polugaevsky,L; Suetin,A - Kortschnoj,V [30:39]
  9. 09: Improving the pieces - Part 2 - Polugaevsky,L - Panchenko,A; Short,N - Kasparov,G; Levenfish,G - Ragozin,V [14:21]
  10. 10: Counterattack - Part 1 - Taimanov,M - Larsen,B; Bronstein,D - Polugaevsky,L; Geller,E - Euwe,M; Stoliar,E - Kotkov,Y; Taimanov,M - Averbakh,Y; Ravinsky,G - Antoshin,V; Averbakh,Y - Botvinnik,M; Kotkov,Y - Nezhmetdinov,R [28:52]
  11. 11: Counterattack - Part 2 - Spielmann,R - Capablanca,J; Vidmar,M - Euwe,M; Dieks,R - Marjanovic,S; Kupreichik,V - Tukmakov,V; Olafsson,F - Tal,M; Topalov,V - Gelfand,B; Capablanca,J - Ilyin Zhenevsky,A [30:42]
  12. 12: Prophylaxis - Part 1 - Schlechter,C - Nimzowitsch,A; Johner,P - Nimzowitsch,A; Bronstein,D - Petrosian,T; [28:35]
  13. 13: Prophylaxis - Part 2 - Titov,G - Yudasin,L; Gurgenidze,B - Polugaevsky,L; Stein,L - Petrosian,T; Bareev,E - Dolmatov,S; Spassky,B - Petrosian,T; Kupchik,A - Capablanca,J; Saemisch,F - Alekhine,A [24:42]
  14. 14: Conclusion [03:16]
  15. Test
  16. 15: Test 1 [02:43]
  17. 16: Test 2 [02:40]
  18. 17: Test 3 [02:21]
  19. 18: Test 4 [02:50]
  20. 19: Test 5 [02:37]
  21. 20: Test 6 [03:45]
  22. 21: Test 7 [01:13]
  23. 22: Test 8 [01:20]
  24. 23: Test 9 [03:20]
  25. 24: Test 10 [02:31]
  26. 25: Test 11 [02:49]
  27. 26: Test 12 [02:26]
  28. 27: Test 13 [02:33]
  29. 28: Test 14 [02:12]
  30. 29: Test 15 [02:14]
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