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The Berlin Wall

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-496-7
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Tournament player Professional
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$31.41 (without VAT)

The Berlin Wall, also known as the Berlin Defense, is one of the most solid and frequently played openings of the 21st century, and compared to the real Berlin Wall, there’s almost no chance of it falling. Introduced into serious practice during the WCC match between Kasparov and Kramnik in London in 2000, it heralded a change in chess from the dynamic and romantic style of the 20th century towards a more pragmatic, solid, resourceful and forwardlooking approach. Kramnik won the match and the Berlin Defense became extremely popular. The DVD is divided into two parts. In the first section, we look at what happens when White avoids the endgame in the “Anti-Berlin” systems, while the second section deals with the Berlin ending. Lately, White has been playing Anti-Berlin setups much more frequently - as they cannot find anything in the main Berlin. In a way, this alone is testament to its power! The endgame should be treated as serious, complex setting with lots of possibilities, including many tactical tricks. It goes without saying that studying the Berlin Defense will improve your understanding of the endgame dramatically. The course also includes a number of exercises aimed at improving your practical skills in the Berlin. The DVD caters for a wide range of audiences that ranges from beginners right through to highly skilled players. Add the Berlin Wall into your repertoire and pass the headache of “what to play against it?” to your opponent!

• Video running time: 4 hours 07 min(English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with over 50 essential games plus analysis of variations by Bologan
• Including CB 12 Reader

System requirements

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.

Sample video

Contents

  1. 01: Introduction [06:00]
  2. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6:
  3. 02: 4.d4 exd4 5.0-0/e5 - Analysis [12:21]
  4. 03: 4.Qe2 Bc5 - Analysis [07:02]
  5. 04: 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 Bd6 6.Nbd2 Be6/Bg4 - Analysis [04:59]
  6. 05: 4.d3 Bc5 5.0-0 d6 - Analysis [06:55]
  7. 06: 4.d3 Bc5 5.Nbd2 0-0 6.Bxc6 bxc6 - Analysis [02:53]
  8. 07: 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 various 7th moves - Analysis [13:46]
  9. 08: 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nbd2 - Analysis [09:09]
  10. 09: 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bxc6 bxc6 various 6th moves - Analysis [16:38]
  11. 10: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.Re1 Nd6 6.Nxe5 Be7 various 7th moves - Analysis [06:08]
  12. 11: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.dxe5 Nxb5 7.a4 Nbd4 - Analysis [11:05]
  13. 12: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bg5 Be7 - Analysis [05:39]
  14. 13: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 various 9th moves - Analysis [10:36]
  15. 14: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.h3 Bd7 - Analysis [14:50]
  16. 15: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Rd1+ Ke8 - Analysis [22:28]
  17. 16: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.b3 Kc8 - Analysis [09:54]
  18. 17: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.Rd1 Kc8 - Analysis [16:07]
  19. 18: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.h3 h6 various 11th moves - Analysis [12:46]
  20. 19: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.h3 h6 11.b3 Kc8 - Analysis [11:56]
  21. 20: 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.h3 h6 11.b3 c5 - Analysis [16:39]
  22. Test positions
  23. 21: Position 1 [01:56]
  24. 22: Position 2 [01:56]
  25. 23: Position 3 [02:04]
  26. 24: Position 4 [02:06]
  27. 25: Position 5 [01:02]
  28. 26: Position 6 [01:29]
  29. 27: Position 7 [01:52]
  30. 28: Position 8 [01:26]
  31. 29: Position 9 [01:28]
  32. 30: Position 10 [01:34]
  33. 31: Position 11 [01:31]
  34. 32: Position 12 [02:01]
  35. 33: Position 13 [01:06]
  36. 34: Position 14 [01:40]
  37. 35: Position 15 [01:07]
  38. 36: Position 16 [01:22]
  39. 37: Position 17 [01:34]
  40. 38: Position 18 [01:10]
  41. 39: Position 19 [01:17]
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