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The Blumenfeld Gambit - A sharp weapon in the Benoni

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-605-3
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player
€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT)

It was back in the 1920s that the Russian master Benjamin Blumenfeld invented his famous gambit 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5!?, and to the present day the opening retains great popularity. Black plays for the initiative and the win from the word go. It’s all about the centre. Who will be the first to dominate this important area of the board? A fierce, immediate fight breaks out, and if either player does not know what to do, a crushing defeat could be the result. This opening is ideal for club and tournament players.

• Video running time: 4 h 44 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Exclusive database with more than 50 model games and recent examples
• Including CB 12 Reader

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Sample video

Contents

  1. The Blumenfeld Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5
  2. 01: Introduction [01:06]
  3. Strategic Ideas and themes
  4. 02: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5 7.e3 Bd6 8.Nc3 0-0 Game 1 - Tarrasch,S - Alekhine,A [15:25]
  5. 03: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.e4 d4 9.e5 Ng4 10.Ng5 Ndxe5 11.Nce4 h6 Game 2 - Malakhatko,V - Vallejo Pons,F [08:19]
  6. 04: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 a6 4.Nc3 c5 5.d5 b5 6.Bg5 b4 7.Ne4 d6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 Game 3 - Browne,W - Dzindzichashvili,R [07:01]
  7. 05: 5.Bg5 Qa5+ 6.Qd2 Qxd2+ 7.Nbxd2 bxc4 8.e4 Bb7 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Bxc4 Na6 Game 4 - Law,A - Martin,A [09:57]
  8. 06: 5.e4 Nxe4 6.Bd3/dxe6 Game 5 - Cramling,P - Muzychuk,A [08:12]
  9. 07: 5.Bg5 exd5 6.cxd5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Qc2 d6 9.e4 a6 Game 6 - Rodshtein,M - Tazbir,M [07:36]
  10. 08: 5.Bg5 b4 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8. Qc2 d6 Game 7 - Babula,V - Navara,D [09:54]
  11. Blumenfeld Gambit Accepted - 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5/Bb7
  12. 09: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5 7.Nbd2 Be7 8.g3 0-0 9.Bg2 Qb6 Game 8 - Van Wessel,R - Ward,C [11:11]
  13. 10: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5 7.Bg5 Qa5+ 8.Qd2 Qb6 Game 9 - Kortschnoj,V - Vallejo Pons,F [08:18]
  14. 11: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5 7.e3 Bd6 8.Nc3 Bb7 Game 10 - Chojnacki,K - Nguyen,P [07:11]
  15. 12: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.e4 d4 9.e5 Ng4 10.Ng5 Ndxe5 11.f4 Be7 Game 11 - Rodshtein,M - Parligras,M [06:10]
  16. 13: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 d5 7.Bf4 Bd6 8.Bxd6 Qxd6 9.Nbd2 0-0 Game 12 - Kosteniuk,A - Muzychuk,A [04:45]
  17. 14: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 Bb7 7.Nc3 Be7 8.e3 0-0 9.Bd3 d5 Game 13 - Miles,A - Alburt,L [04:53]
  18. 15: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 Bb7 7.Nbd2 Be7 8.g3 Qa5 Game 14 - Browne,W - Alburt,L [07:32]
  19. 16: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 Bb7 7.Nc3 Be7 8.Bg5 d5 9.e3 Nbd7 10.Be2 0-0 11.0-0 Kh8 Game 15 - Ehlvest,J - Popov,V [08:40]
  20. 17: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 Bb7 7.g3 Be7 8.Bg2 0-0 9.0-0 a6 10.bxa6 Rxa6 Game 16 - Batchelor,P - Buckley,G [07:25]
  21. 18: 5.dxe6 fxe6 6.cxb5 Bb7 7.Nc3 Be7 8.g3 0-0 9.Bg2 a6 Game 17 - Novikov,I - Przewoznik,J [06:04]
  22. 19: Gambit Accepted Summary Game 18 [01:13]
  23. Blumenfeld Gambit Declined - 5.Bg5 exd5 and 5.Bg5 Qa5+
  24. 20: 5.Bg5 exd5 6.cxd5 h6 7.Bxf6/Bh4/Bf4 Game 19 - Almagro Llamas,P - Huerga Leache,M [12:38]
  25. 21: 5.Bg5 exd5 6.cxd5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Qd2 d6 9.e4 a6 Game 20 - Schnepp,G - Fridman,D [04:08]
  26. 22: 5.Bg5 exd5 6.cxd5 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 Bb7 9.Nc3 b4 10.Nb5 d6 Game 21 - Arias Igual,A - Arribas Lopez,A [05:37]
  27. 23: 5.Bg5 exd5 6.cxd5 h6 7.Bh4 d6 8.e4 a6 9.Bd3 Be7 Game 22 - Maletin,P - Savchenko,B [12:55]
  28. 24: 5.Bg5 Qa5+ 6.Qd2 Qxd2 7.Nbxd2 Na6 8.dxe6 fxe6 9.cxb5 Nb4 Game 23 - Wilder,M - Alburt,L [13:56]
  29. 25: 5.Bg5 Qa5+ 6.Nbd2 bxc4 7.Bxf6 gxf6 8.e4 Rg8 9.g3 Rg4 Game 24 - Ree,H - Nijboer,F [07:10]
  30. 26: 5.Bg5 Qa5+ 6.Nbd2 bxc4 7.Bxf6 gxf6 8.e4 Rg8 9.Qc2 Na6 Game 25 - Bobula,M - Wojtaszek,R [08:32]
  31. 27: 5.Bg5 Qa5+ 6.Nc3 Ne4 7.Bd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 b4 9.Ne4 Be7 Game 26 - Van Wely,L - Sokolov,I [11:31]
  32. 28: Blumenfeld Gambit Declined - 5...exd5 and 5...Qa5+ summary Game 27 [03:26]
  33. Other ways to decline the Gambit on move 5
  34. 29: 5.a4/e4 Game 28 - Mohebbi,J - Izeta Txabarri,F [04:10]
  35. 30: 5.a4 b4 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 exd5 8.cxd5 d6 9.Nbd2 Be7 Game 29 - Manin,V - Ionov,S [04:04]
  36. 31: 5.Bf4 exd5 6.cxd5 Bb7/Qa5+ Game 30 - Khotenashvili,B - Muzychuk,M [06:14]
  37. 32: 5.Qc2 Game 31 - Machado,E - Matsuura,E [06:15]
  38. 33: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 a6 4.Nc3 c5 5.d5 b5 6.Bg5 b4 7.Ne4 Be7 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 Game 32 - Kaufman,R - Gurevich,D [10:15]
  39. 34: Outro [01:31]
  40. Test
  41. 35: Test 1 [04:26]
  42. 36: Test 2 [06:46]
  43. 37: Test 3 [05:42]
  44. 38: Test 4 [03:49]
  45. 39: Test 5 [02:34]
  46. 40: Test 6 [05:59]
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