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The English Attack against the Najdorf and the Scheveningen is one of the most exciting and entertaining variations in modern chess. The line, developed in the 1980s by the English top players John Nunn and Nigel Short, was a mainstay of such chess legends as Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand, and is now also a favourite of players of the younger generation such as Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk. On this instructive DVD English Grandmaster Daniel Gormally, himself an accomplished attacking player, explains the most important lines of this fascinating system. Gormally demonstrates that the English attack is not a one-dimensional opening although in many lines White is happily hacking away on the kingside. This DVD shows how White can combine strategic ideas with attacking flair to use the English attack as a deadly weapon against the Sicilian defence. Gormally believes that adding the English attack to your repertoire will straight away improve your results. It is the kind of opening that rewards hard work – you are more likely to get more interesting positions than in the anti-Sicilian lines, while playing and studying this opening will also improve your understanding of chess.

• Video running time: 7 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Training database with 50 essential games and analyses
• Including CB 12 Reader

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This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows and Mac
  • 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.
  • New: many Fritztrainer now also available as stream in the ChessBase video portal!

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

Contents

  • 01: Introduction [04:34]
  • 02: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.g4 h6 9.Qd2 Bb7 10.0-0-0 Game 1 - Nunn,J - Leroy,A [20:51]
  • 03: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.g4 h6 9.Qd2 Bb7 10.h4 Game 2 - Anand,V - Ftacnik,L [16:25]
  • 04: 6...e6 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Be7 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.g4 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.g5 Nd7 13.h4 Bb7 Game 3 - Haslinger,S - Gormally,D [11:03]
  • 05: 6...e6 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Be7 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.g4 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.g5 Nd7 13.h4 b4 Game 4 - Fischer,R - Spassky,B [13:16]
  • 06: 6...e6 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 Be7 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.g4 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Game 5 - Morozevich,A - Rowson,J [11:09]
  • 07: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 Game 6 - Caruana,F - Gelfand,B [22:46]
  • 08: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.g4 b5 Game 7 - Inarkiev,E - Nepomniachtchi,I [19:28]
  • 09: 6.f3 Qb6 7.Nb3 e6 8.Bf4 Game 8 - Anand,V - Ponomariov,R [12:50]
  • 10: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.g4 0-0 11.0-0-0 Rc8 Game 9 - Grischuk,A - Ftacnik,L [18:52]
  • 11: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.g4 0-0 11.0-0-0 b5 12.Rg1 Game 10 - Saric,I - Vachier Lagrave,M [18:03]
  • 12: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.g4 0-0 11.0-0-0 b5 12.g5 Game 11 - Saric,I - Wojtaszek,R [21:15]
  • 13: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 b5 11.g4 b4 Game 12 - Tiviakov,S - Gormally,D [14:10]
  • 14: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 Game 13 - Adair,J - Gormally,D [16:40]
  • 15: 6...e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a5 Game 14 - Motylev,A - Li,S [16:07]
  • 16: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 b4 9.Na4 Nbd7 10.0-0-0 Game 15 - Leko,P - Topalov,V [21:04]
  • 17: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 b4 9.Na4 Nbd7 10.g4 Game 16 - Zhou,Y - Gormally,D [21:06]
  • 18: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 h6 10.0-0-0 Bb7 11.h4 b4 12.Na4 Game 17 - Dominguez Perez,L - Amanov,M [19:03]
  • 19: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 Nb6 10.Qf2 Nfd7 11.0-0-0 Bb7 12.Bd3 Rc8 13.Nce2 Be7 Game 18 - Bologan,V - Moreno Carnero,J [16:21]
  • 20: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.0-0-0 Bb7 10.g4 Nb6 11.Qf2 Nfd7 12.Bd3 Rc8 13.Nce2 Qc7 Game 19 - Motylev,A - Parligras,M [14:07]
  • 21: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 h6 10.0-0-0 b4 Game 20 - Morozevich,A - Vachier-Lagrave,M [12:32]
  • 22: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.0-0-0 Bb710.g4 Rc8 11.g5 Nh5 Game 21 - Gormally,D - Kevlishvili,R [14:23]
  • Test positions
  • 23: Position 1 [04:49]
  • 23: Position 1 [04:49]
  • 24: Position 2 [04:39]
  • 25: Position 3 [04:18]
  • 26: Position 4 [07:23]
  • 27: Position 5 [04:16]
  • 28: Position 6 [03:59]
  • 29: Position 7 [05:30]
  • 30: Position 8 [04:28]
  • 31: Position 9 [03:49]
  • 32: Position 10 [04:29]
  • 33: Position 11 [02:26]
  • 34: Position 12 [02:46]
  • 35: Position 13 [03:22]
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Najdorf Variation

It is astonishing that today’s most important system in the Sicilian starts with the unlikely move 5...a6. The move by the rook’s pawn does nothing for the development of the pieces, so why then does Black play it? Well, it is almost also useful to prevent White’s minor pieces from getting on the b5-square, and in addition it prepares a counter-attack on the queenside with …b7-b5. In certain circumstances there is the threat of ...b4 driving away the Nc3, which puts the e4-pawn under pressure e4. Seen like this, 5...a6 is a preparation for the attack on the white centre! The great rise of the Najdorf Variation – named after the Polish-Argentinian grandmaster Miguel Najdorf (1910–1997) – began in the 1950s. World champions Petrosian, Tal and Fischer played this opening, and Kasparov too was feared because of his precise treatment of the sharp Najdorf lines.

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