The Italian is trendy. World class players such as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So and Anish Giri play this classic opening with both colours. In recent years there has been an enormous amount of development and it is far from being over. Anyone wishing to adopt the Italian in his or her repertoire – be it with White or with Black – can use this special Powerbook to get a good head start. It is based especially in those variations with the quiet setup of d3, c3 (Giuoco Pianissimo) on huge numbers of games, which make of the book a real treasure trove. Thus it is possible to study a move only rarely played by elite grandmasters, namely the early Bg5, on the basis of huge numbers of cases. Also the modern early ...a5, which Wesley So deals with at length on his ChessBase DVD, can be found in the Powerbook in various variations with numbers running into five or even six figures.
The Italian Powerbook 2019 is a comprehensive special opening book that allows you to check your opening lines and search for promising additions to your repertoire. It's an opening book that you can use with your Fritz or ChessBase program. It does not come with a database - so there are no games included.
System requirements: Pentium PC, 2 GB RAM, Windows 10, 8 or 7 and Fritz 13, 14, 15, 16 or ChessBase 15, 14, 13 or 12 and DVD drive.
The Italian Game Powerbook 2019 is based above all on more than 1 million games from the engine room of playchess.com, supplemented by 14 000 games played by human beings. Setting the threshold avarage elo of both players at 2400 guarantees the high quality of the statistics. But what makes the Powerbook so valuable is that it is possible to find lovely secret variations for both sides with only a minimum searching.
You can study 6...a5 thanks to an overwhelming number of engine games.