This DVD provides you with a repertoire of attacking lines against the four major defences to 1.e4 – that is, 1...e5, the Sicilian, the French, and the Caro Kann. These systems will put your opponent under pressure, and when players are under pressure, mistakes occur. This is a practical repertoire – if we study openings we want to be sure to use them in our games. For example 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 is one of the recommendations. After just a few moves, you will be dictating play. The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer. Video runningtime: 6 hours.
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.
If after 1.e4 Black does not play 1...e5, then we have the Semi-open Openings. These include the Sicilian (1...c5) which is probably the most popular opening of all nowadays. But there is also a large fan-base for the French (1...e6) and the Caro-Kann (1...c6). In addition, this group of openings also contains some very modern systems such as the Alekhine Defence (1...Nf6), the Scandinavian Defence (1...d5) and the Pirc Defence (1...d6 or 1...g6).=> More products: Semi-Open Games
I finished the DVD ready to go online to try out some of King's recommendations, and I suspect that many other players will as well. Even players who already have well-defined repertoires will likely find helpful nuggets here. Thanks to King's "ideas-based" approach rather than pure memorization, viewers will find it relatively easy to recall the basic considerations for these opening systems. And they will have fun as well. My assessment of this product: Great (five out of six stars)