The Four Knights Game is a strong opening system that White can employ to crush his or her opponent with its ostensible simplicity. In the present DVD, FM Valeri Lilov takes on the task of acquainting you with the quirks of one of his favourite openings. Quite an experienced player of it, he demonstrates to you its power and flexibility when played from the white side by famous top GMs like Carlsen and Radjabov. In a number of carefully planned lectures, the author devotes time to explaining different variations in this opening system and illustrating the correct plans and ideas for every continuation with sample master games. Some of the major lines discussed include the Spanish Four Knights and the Scotch Four Knights, as well as the Belgrade Gambit and the Glek Variation. Video running time: 4 hours 14 min.
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.
Compared to the advice often given to beginners “develop the knights before the bishops” the Four Knights Game must actually look like the ideal opening. It was also very popular at the start of the 20th century, but then it lost many of its adherents on account of Rubinstein’s gambit continuation 4.Bb5 Nd4. Interest in it was not re-awakened until the 1990s when the English grandmasters John Nunn and Nigel Short took up the opening.=> More products: Four Knights Game