|Level:||Advanced, Tournament player, Professional|
Similar to the first MOCT-DVD it’ s all about tactical explosive stuff. In lively opening-, middlegame- and endgame discussions Bremen chess trainer and analyst FM Claus Dieter Meyer again has put under the microscope a comprehensive fund of topical and timeless games/fragments, a great deal taken from German Bundesliga praxis, and in doing so has filtered out many motifs/themes and brought attacking techniques and transformations in focus. On the big database enclosed are the complete analysis including about 400 training questions plus a number of photos, partly taken on the spots of the encounters. On video Hamburg grandmaster Dr. Karsten Müller has outlined corner points of Meyer’s work and created 14 tests plus 10 interactive test sets completed with own examples. In this way attacking techniques (for instance with material/positional unbalances) and transformations (especially the right/wrong exchange) may be studied first and for deepening practised directly afterwards on the basis of concrete exercises.
• Video running time: 6 h (English)
• 112 games with training excercises
• 10 interactive games with video feedback
• Database with pictures and 238 games with exercises
• Including CB 12 Reader
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 7 or Windows 8, 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.
Although there are many works teaching fundamentals, themes such as advanced attacking techniques and more notably positional transformations are discussed much less often. In this second volume of Magic of Chess Tactics, C.D. Meyer and Karsten Mueller cover these topics in detail over six hours of lectures and hundreds of games, taking the student one step closer to mastery
I like how these two German gentlemen took their time to introduce me to their world of interesting positions and ideas. Honestly I find the price of their effort ridiculously low (I used a voucher to pay, but in dollars was something like $25, and just an hour of coaching from a GM in US is between $70 and $100, in total here I have 6 hours of videos, it would mean like to spend $400-500 of coaching from a GM).