Realizing an Advantage
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$30.93 (without VAT)
It’s a problem every player encounters when he stands better in a game: how to convert his plus into a full point? In this DVD the author answers this difficult question of chess strategy, considering both the psychological aspects of the realisation of an advantage and the technical methods.
The following issues are taken into account and carefully explained: selecting the correct plan, importance of the centre and space advantage, domination, the principle of two weaknesses, changing the pawn structure, converting one type of the advantage into another, king activity in the endgame and middlegame. Special attention is paid to the problem of piece exchange as part of the realisation of an advantage. This DVD is based on the games and positions from the practice of the world champions, strong grandmasters and of course the author himself. The quiz part of the disk contains 9 positions where you can test your freshly acquired knowledge on the subject. Recommended for players of all levels and ages.
• Video running time: 5 h 11 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with further examples
• Including CB Reader
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.
- 01: Introduction [16:40]
- 02: Creating correct plans part 1 - Smyslov,V - Panov,V [25:30]
- 03: Creating correct plans part 2 - Tiviakov,S - Moiseenko,A [13:57]
- 04: Creating correct plans part 3 - Yakovich,Y - Polovodin,I [17:15]
- Center and space advantage
- 05: Importance of center and space- Smyslov,V - Euwe,M [23:09]
- 06: Domination part 1 - Smyslov,V - Reshevsky,S [09:38]
- 07: Domination part 2- Tiviakov,S - Anand,V [12:26]
- How to exploit two weaknesses
- 08: Two weaknesses part 1- Fischer,R - Taimanov,M [06:45]
- 09: Two weaknesses part 2- Kotov,A - Pilnik,H [06:04]
- 10: Two weaknesses part 3- Razuvaev,Y - Kirov,N [04:59]
- Pawn structure
- 11: Pawn structure part 1- Smyslov,V - Tal,M [21:01]
- 12: Pawn structure part 2- Petrosian,T - Botvinnik,M [15:29]
- 13: Pawn structure part 3- Tiviakov,S - Ly,M [08:29]
- Converting one type of advantage into another
- 14: Converting one type of advantage into another- Fischer,R - Petrosian,T, Smyslov,V - Bronstein,D [20:04]
- 15: Exchanges part 1- Smyslov,V - Euwe,M; Boleslavsky,I - Smyslov,V [21:57]
- 16: Exchanges part 2- Tiviakov,S - Firmansyah,F [09:15]
- 17: Exchanges part 3- Tiviakov,S - Fendereski,N [08:16]
- 18: Exchanges part 4- Tiviakov,S - Plaskett,J [02:38]
- King's activity
- 19: King's activity - Short,N - Timman,J, Rublevsky,S - Spraggett,K, Tiviakov,S - Rozentalis,E, Xie,J - Taimanov,M [18:28]
- 20: Conclusion [01:58]
- Test section
- 21: Test 1 - Panchenko,A - Westerinen,H [01:57]
- 22: Test 2 - Kholmov,R - Jakobsen,O [02:13]
- 23: Test 3 - Steinitz,W - Von Bardeleben,C [02:49]
- 24: Test 4 - Rajkovic,D - Muse,M [02:28]
- 25: Test 5 - Geller,E - Smyslov,V [02:38]
- 26: Test 6 - Tsvetkov,A - Smyslov,V [02:58]
- 27: Test 7 - Smyslov,V - Golombek,H [03:47]
- 28: Test 8 - Ljubojevic,L - Karpov,A [02:57]
- 29: Test 9 - Zahodjakin study [02:37]
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