Learn Endgames from the World Champions!
All world champions left their mark on chess. And although they had different styles each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well. The material on this DVD is based on the ChessBase MasterClass series, and gives you a good opportunity to enjoy some of the best endgames in the history of chess.
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Enjoy how Bobby Fischer plays the “Fischer Endgames”: let Karsten Müller show you how the 11. World Champion made Petrosian and Taimanov despair in endgames with rook and bishop against rook and knight! The endgame skills of the 12. World Champion Anatoly Karpov are also legendary. To generate a decisive advantage from seemingly harmless positions – Karpov was a master of this art as is Magnus Carlsen today! Or let Garry Kasparov’s or Vishy Anand’s dynamic style and their striving for initiative inspire you. And watch how Vladimir Kramnik exasperated Kasparov with the “Berlin Wall” endgame. Let endgame expert Dr Karsten Müller show and explain the finesses of the world champions. Enjoy highlights of chess history, e.g. the Fischer-Spassky match in Reykjavik 1972 when games were still adjourned and chess fans all over the world enthusiastically joined the endgame analyses.
• Video running time: 9 h (English)
• With interactive training incuding video feedback
• Including CB Reader
Endgames of the World Champions Vol. 2 - from Steinitz to Spassky
All world champions left their mark on chess. They had different styles but each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well. The material on this DVD is based on the ChessBase MasterClass series, and gives you a good opportunity to enjoy some of the best endgames in the history of chess.
Enjoy Capablanca’s fine technique, Tal’s magic, Lasker’s fighting spirit, Petrosian’s defensive skills, Smyslov’s feeling for harmony, and Alekhine’s and Spassky’s flair for the attack. Learn from the theoretical-scientific approach of Botvinnik, Euwe and Steinitz. The first World Champion in fact also laid the foundations of positional chess theory. He, for example, was the first to show how to restrict bishop and knight with the pair of bishops, a method that still is exemplary today. His successors built on his theories and everyone of them contributed to the theory of the endgame. Take a trip back in time to the old days when games were still adjourned and the whole world followed endgame analyses feverishly.
• Video running time: 13 hours (English)
• Interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Morphy’s endgames
• Including CB 15 Reader