This DVD looks at the most important and most frequent tactical themes and sacrifices in the Sicilian Najdorf. Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth shows us the typical tactical ideas for both White and Black along with the criteria that need to be met for a particular sacrifice to work in this opening in several demonstrative games. Then it’s your turn to see if you have internalized the themes in a host of interactive tests – but watch out - because the ideas don’t always work, and you will soon learn to recognize typical snares and pitfalls. Working through the material develops both your eye for tactics as well as your calculation of variations. The aim of this DVD is to demonstrate the typical tactical themes of the Sicilian Najdorf and to improve your understanding of them, as well as to practice them with the interactive examples. This way, the demonstrated themes quickly become second nature and viewers gain a much improved feel for tactics in the Najdorf.
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.
Niclas' method applied in this training DVD consists of choosing a model game upon which he builds up a number of examples and exercises. And here we come to the main point you need to be aware of when deciding to include this excellent DVD into your training manuals: it is an interactive tool and demands largely your own involvement.
• Video running time: 6 hours (English)
• Interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with selected 50 games
• Including CB 12 – Reader