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The English Opening Vol. 2

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-478-3
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.

• Video running time: 5 h 50 min
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Training database with over 50 essential games
• Including CB 12 Reader

The DVD covers: 1: The Symmetrical English – 1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3 g6 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 a3!?
2: …d5 from Black in the Symmetrical English – 1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 g3 d5
3: The Kings Indian Defence – 1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 g6 3 g3 Bg7
4: The Anti-Grunfeld – 1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 d5
5: The English Defence – 1 c4 b6
6: An interesting way to play against the Slav – 1 c4 c6 2 Nc3 d5 3 e3!?
7: Playing against the Dutch – 1 c4 f5

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 English Opening Vol. 2:
  2. 01: Intro [17:39]
  3. Symmetrical English (1 c4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3 g6 4 Bg2 Bg7) with 5 a3!?
  4. 02: Game 1 - Hodgson,J - Gulko,B [19:13]
  5. 03: Game 2 - Ivanchuk,V - Aronian,L [07:54]
  6. 04: Game 3 - Kosten,A - Rudd,J [11:48]
  7. 05: Game 4 - Hodgson,J - Arkell,K [09:54]
  8. 06: Game 5 - Kasparov,G - Kramnik,V [09:58]
  9. 07: Game 6 - Ivanchuk,V - Kokarev,D [25:41]
  10. 08: Game 7 - Ivanchuk,V - Nepomniachtchi,I [08:30]
  11. 09: Game 8 - Andreikin,D - Kramnik,V [07:40]
  12. 10: Game 9 - Spraggett,K - Drkulec,V [09:27]
  13. 11: Round up [17:27]
  14. Symmetrical English: Black tries to deviate with d5
  15. 12: Game 10 - Ponomariov,R - Nepomniachtchi,I [23:47]
  16. 13: Game 11 - Eljanov,P - Jakovenko,D [25:28]
  17. Playing against the Kings Indian Defence - 1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 g6 3 g3 Bg7
  18. 14: Game 12 - Gashimov,V - Vachier Lagrave,M [08:28]
  19. 15: Game 13 - Gashimov,V - Samakov,N [18:34]
  20. 16: Game 14 - Hertneck,G - Socko,B [08:24]
  21. 17: Round up [24:34]
  22. Playing against the Grunfeld - 1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 d5
  23. 18: Game 15 - Williams,S - Knott,S [06:31]
  24. 19: Game 16 - Karpov,A - Xie Jun [15:37]
  25. A different type of Slav 1 c4 c6 2 Nc3 d5 3 e3!?
  26. 20: Game 17 - Milov,V - Kallai,G [09:45]
  27. 21: Game 18 - Grigoryan,A - Malikentzos,S [08:22]
  28. 22: Game 19 - Short,N - Howell,D [08:16]
  29. Playing against the English Defence - 1 c4 b6
  30. 23: Game 20 - Jones,G - Rozentalis,E [09:27]
  31. Playing against the Dutch - 1 c4 f5
  32. 24: Game 21 - Snape,I - Williams,S [12:49]
  33. 25: Outro [01:48]
  34. Test positions
  35. 26: Example 1 [01:50]
  36. 27: Example 2 [01:59]
  37. 28: Example 3 [02:24]
  38. 29: Example 4 [03:03]
  39. 30: Example 5 [01:59]
  40. 31: Example 6 [01:55]
  41. 32: Example 7 [01:45]
  42. 33: Example 8 [02:19]
  43. 34: Example 9 [02:04]
  44. 35: Example 10 [01:21]
  45. 36: Example 11 [02:11]
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