This English Opening was my first love and this was the opening that I used to progress from the rank amateur player to 2400+ International Master. I will now share my secrets of this opening with you, in the hope that the English Opening can help you improve in a similar way. My main teaching method behind this set of two DVDs is to teach you some simple yet effective set ups, without the need to rely on memorising numerous complicated variations. I have explained what you are trying to achieve with each move and set up, then you will know what plans to put into motion in the middlegame and endgame.
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 1843 in a match, which was unofficially considered a world championship, the English master Howard Staunton (1810–1874) played 1.c4 against French player Pierre Saint-Amant (1800–1872). Since then this move has been known as the English Opening. But it was not accorded full recognition until the 1920s, and later it was then successfully adopted by modern world champions such as Botvinnik, Petrosian, Karpov and Kasparov.=> More products: English Opening
• Video running time: 6 h 21 min
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Training database with over 50 essential games
• Including CB 12 Reader
The DVD covers: 1: The Reversed Sicilian – 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 d4!?
2: An early …f5 – 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3 f5 4 d4!
3: An early …g6 – 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3 g6 4 d4!
4: 2...Bb4 – 1 c4 e5 2 Nc3 Bb4
5: Mikenas-Carls variation – 1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 e6 3 e4!?
6: A unique idea against 1…e6 and …d5 – 1 c4 e6 2 Nc3 d5 3 e3!?
7: Crazy lines from Black