Ever wanted to release your inner Tal or Shirov? This is your chance! On this DVD you will be taken on a journey through what is arguably the sharpest opening line known to men: the Botvinnik Variation! Ever since its birth, in the late 30’s of the previous century, the Botvinnik Variation has fascinated generations of dynamic players. To date, the opening is very much alive and is considered the sharpest and most principled way to meet 5.Bg5 in the Semi-Slav.
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 White continues from the diagram with 6.Bd3, 6...dxc4 leads to the Meran Variation, which gets its name from the game Grünfeld – Rubinstein in the 1924 Meran Tournament. Black gives up the strong point on d5 in the centre, to develop his queenside as quickly as possible with moves like...b5, ...a6, ...Bb7 and ...c5. The basic position arises after 6.Bd3 dxc4 with the move order 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 (8...Bb7 is an alternative) 9.e4 c5=> More products: Semi-Slav Defence
• Video running time: 6 h 26 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with relevant games and a database with analysed theory by the author
• Including CB Reader