The Open Games begin after the moves 1.e4 e5. The name results from the fact that the position often opens quickly which might lead to an early clash of the enemy pieces. Typical examples are the Scotch Opening, the Two Knights Defence or the venerable King’s Gambit. But the most important openings after 1.e4 e5 are the Italian Game and the Ruy Lopez, and here the game often develops more slowly. On this DVD the International Master Georgios Souleidis presents these and all other relevant openings arising after 1.e4 e5 in 36 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.
After 1.e4 e5 we have the so-called Open Games. Previously this move order was almost obligatory and this is how some of the most famous games in the history of chess began, such as the Immortal and the Evergreen games. Nowadays beginners learn first of all to play the open games, and it is only in this group of openings that we can come across Scholar’s Mate (2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Qxf7 mate). But at the same time 1...e5 is considered to be the most solid continuation of them all and so dominates top level chess.=> More products: Open Games
He particularly focuses on the main lines and explains the common plans and ideas from White’s and from Black’s perspective. On top of that he analyses the Open Games that come with more variations in 36 articles in text format (pgn). The videos offer an introduction to the respective openings and include interactive tasks that help you to directly apply what you have learned. The articles are more detailed and help to deepen the understanding of the material. The author also presents carefully selected model games by top grandmasters and experts in correspondence chess, which start where the lines in the videos and articles end. The difficulty increases from video to video, depending on how relevant the opening is. The concept of this DVD makes it ideal for ambitious juniors and amateurs who want to play one of the openings presented, but the DVD is also very helpful for strong players who can take the material on the DVD as a basis from which to explore an opening further. But of course the DVD is also well-suited for those who have always wanted to have a comprehensive overview about the Open Games on one DVD.
• Video running time: 8 h (English)
• With interactive training incuding video feedback
• Extra: Workout as database and PDF
• Including CB Reader