Trompowsky for the attacking player

Grandmaster and „Blindfold King“ Timur Gareyev is known for his creative attacking chess. On his new DVD he recommends to play the Trompowsky (1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5): „Tap into your creative mind and start the game on a fresh note. The Trompowsky is an opening outside of conventional wisdom. Create challenges and make your opponent solve problems early on. This DVD expresses my passion for active play where time prevails over matter and where you have to be prepared to play gambits. We start with sacrificial style opening play, then we continue with more solid, positional structures. In the end I introduce you to creative ideas that will complement your explosive opening choice!“

• Video running time: 4 hours 36 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive training database with 50 essential games
• Including CB 12 Reader


This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

Sample video


  • Trompowsky with Ne4: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 d5 4.f3 Nf6 5.e4:
  • 01: 5...dxe4 6.Nc3 exf3 7.Nxf3 c6 8.Bc4 e6 - Timur Gareyev (blindfolded) - Stojanovic D [15:42]
  • 02: 5...dxe4 6.Nc3 exf3 7.Nxf3 c6 8.Bc4 Bf5 9.Qe2 e6 10.0-0-0 Bb4 - Analysis [22:15]
  • 03: 5...dxe4 6.Nc3 exf3 7.Nxf3 c6 8.Bc4 Bf5 9.Qe2 e6 10.0-0-0 Be7 and 7...e6 - Analysis [11:21]
  • 04: 5...dxe4 6.Nc3 exf3 7.Nxf3 Bg4 - Analysis [07:43]
  • 05: 5...dxe4 6.Nc3 e3 and 5...e6 6.e5 - Analysis [11:54]
  • 06: 5...e6 6.Nc3 - Analysis [06:23]
  • 07: 5.Nc3 - Gareyev,T - Matikozian,A [08:15]
  • Trompowsky with Ne4: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5:
  • 08: 4.d5 Qb6 5.Nd2 Nxd2 6.Bxd2 Qxb2 - Analysis [12:59]
  • 09: 4.d5 Qb6 5.Nd2 Qxb2 6.Nxe4 Qb4 7.c3 Qxe4 8.e3 e6/g5 - Analysis [14:19]
  • 10: 4.d5 Qb6 5.Nd2 Qxb2 6.Nxe4 Qb4 7.c3 Qxe4 8.e3 b5 - Radjabov,T - Areshchenko,A [06:28]
  • 11: 4.d5 Qb6 5.Nd2 Nxd2 6.Bxd2 e5 - Gareev,T - Mikhalevski,V [06:03]
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 3.d5 Qb6 4.Nc3 Qxb2 5.Bd2 Qb6 6.e4:
  • 12: Winning Gambit Game - Gareyev,T - Sevian,S [14:27]
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5:
  • 13: 3.Bxf6 gxf6 4.c4/3.Bxf6 exf6 4.e3 and g3/3.e3 c5 4.Bxf6 gxf6 Analysis [23:13]
  • 14: 3.e3 Ne4 4.Bf4 c5/Bf5/e6 - Analysis [11:13]
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5:
  • 15: 2..e6 3.e3 d5/2..e6 3.Nd2 c5 and h6 - Analysis [21:18]
  • 16: Creative ideas and 2...Ne4 3.Bh4 - Analysis [23:32]
  • 17: 2...Ne4 3.h4 - Miladinovic,I - Chatalbashev,B [15:49]
  • 18: Conclusion [01:10]
  • Test:
  • 19: Test 1 [07:43]
  • 20: Test 2 [04:16]
  • 21: Test 3 [04:33]
  • 22: Test 4 [03:54]
  • 23: Test 5 [03:56]
  • 24: Test 6 [02:04]
  • 25: Test 7 [02:19]
  • 26: Test 8 [01:53]
  • 27: Test 9 [03:12]
  • 28: Test 10 [03:33]
  • 29: Test 11 [02:46]

Trompowsky Attack

The move 2.Bg5 was named after the Brazilian player Octavio Trompowsky (1897–1984), who employed it in the 1930s and the 1940s. The move led only a shadowy existence right up to the 1980s, but then some free-thinking English grandmasters, above all Julian Hodgson, took it up and demonstrated the vitality of this system, which has since that point become firmly established.

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