Since 1992, Alexei Shirov has belonged to the best players in the world. Within a very short period he established himself as one of the absolute top guns, reaching rank 4 in the FIDE rating list and a rating of 2751 Elo. Many of his brilliant games are characterised by his famous uncompromising attacking play, often leading to a finish that comes as a surprise – not only to the opponent, but also the spectators. Now the genius from Riga presents and explains his best games in a series of training DVDs in the Chess Media System. On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian (except the Najdorf which is dealt with on a separate DVD), a peronal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure. His lectures are designed to not only explain the different opening lines, but also to present interesting and sometimes perplexing ideas and sacrifices in the middlegame. On this brilliant training DVD with a total playing time of nearly 4 hours, you will find Shirov play Anand, Kramnik, Leko and other top players.
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.
In the meantime Sicilian opening theory has grown so much that many players seek refuge in sub-variations. Whether with the Morra Gambit (2.d4), the Grand Prix Attack (2.f4) or the Closed Sicilian (2.Nc3), White has many interesting possibilities. But Black too can flee after the main move 2.Nf3 into variations which involve much less theory, one of these being the O'Kelly Variation 2...a6!?=> More products: Sub-variations
Total playing time: 3h 50 min.