The razor-sharp Benoni Defence is a fascinating opening and an ideal choice for players with a love for tense, tactical positions. Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the asymmetrical pawn structure, with Black’s play generally focusing on the queenside while White tends to combine play in the centre and on the kingside. On this DVD, Mihail Marin presents the major tactical themes and options available for both sides in the Benoni. Based on an interactive format, which prompts users to solve a range of training questions by inputting moves, the well-known theoretician and Grandmaster invites you to take part and challenge yourself with a training course aimed at delivering a structured, intensive and systematic approach to learning the key positions in the Benoni as well as knowledge of a number of the defence’s tactical finesses. In addition to the interactive tactics course, the DVD also includes a database with a large number of (mostly annotated) sample games - meaning that you also have plenty of material to reinforce the tactical motives covered in the videos.
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.
The better your tools, the easier the work - no matter whether you work at the computer or if you pursue a trade. If you study chess openings the typical motifs of that opening are your tools. The better you know them, the better your results. For the Benoni player Romanian grandmaster Mihail Marin has a large box of very useful tools. Marin’s explanations are clear, easy to understand, and in most cases he shows all relevant variations. However, that does not mean that everything is easy because the DVD is intended for players with, at least, 1800 Elo.
• Video running time: 4 hours 45 min.
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive training database with more than 50 essential games and 24 training questions
• 3 ChessBase Magazine articles on the Benoni
• Including CB 12 Reader