The Two Knights Defence is one of the oldest opening lines in chess history. The sharp positions, arising after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5, have intrigued players for many decades! World Champions like Wilhelm Steinitz and Bobby Fischer shaped the opening, and in more recent years, Nigel Short has popularized it. In the main lines, black gambits a pawn – with fascinating consequences. This DVD is aimed at players of both sides, giving an objective overview of all relevant theoretical lines. The DVD also includes a database with model games and an interactive section with memory markers and tactics where the viewer can test his newly acquired knowledge.
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.
Back in the 16th century the Italian chess master Giulio Cesare Polerio (1548–1612) analysed the continuation 3...Nf6, which practically invites White to attack Black’s Achilles heel, f7, with 4.Ng5. This knight sortie, though dogmatically branded as a “beginner’s move” by Siegbert Tarrasch (1862–1934), has until the present day maintained its status as one of the main continuations against 3...Nf6. Hair-raising complications can occur right from move four if Black simply ignores the threat against the f7-pawn and cold-bloodedly plays 4...Bc5, the Traxler (or Wilkes-Barre) Variation. 5.Nxf7 leads to 5...Bxf2+ and chaos; 5.Bxf7+ is reckoned the better continuation. But one thing is clear in both cases: anyone playing this without sufficient theoretical preparation is a risk-taker par excellence. But the main continuation for Black is 4...d5.=> More products: Two Knights Game
• Video running time: 4 h 27 min
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive training database with over 90 essential games, full analysis of the variations by L’Ami
• Including CB 12 Reader