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a reliable and ambitious weapon vs. 1.d4!
The Vienna Variation is a particular and independent system of the Queen’s Gambit. It arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4, when black’s capture on move 4 is strongly reminiscent of the Queen’s Gambit Accepted. But the Vienna Variation is also inspired by Nimzo-Indian structures while keeping its own character. The main variations usually lead to asymmetrical pawn structures, where Black can hope to get a fighting game.
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 occupation of the centre with 1.d4 is, with 1.e4, one of the most popular ways to start a game. If Black meets the move of the queen’s pawn with the symmetrical 1...d5, we have after 2.c4 the Queen’s Gambit. In most cases, Black will now support the pawn on d5, which gives him a share of the centre: either with 2...e6 – the Queen’s Gambit Declined – or 2...c6 – the Slav Defence. A third and very different possibility is 2...dxc4, the Queen’s Gambit Accepted.=> More products: Queen's Gambit
The Vienna Variation requires precise theoretical knowledge. No wonder it is regularly employed by top players such as Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian. GM Yannick Pelletier offers you a complete repertoire in the Vienna, while covering the numerous possible deviations by White. He also analyses thematic games which illustrate the most important middlegame ideas. This is an interactive DVD. In the test section, Gandmaster Pelletier pauses and asks you to find and play the best move. He then gives feedback to your chosen move. The database with illustrative games will also help you understand and play the Vienna Variation better. The author has selected all games in the database carefully and annotated many of them.
• Video running time: 4 h 22 min(English)
• With interactive training incuding video feedback
• Extra: Database with model games
• Including CB Reader