Basic Positional Ideas – GM Jacob Aagaard (Physical Disc)

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Basic Positional Ideas - GM Jacob Aagaard
Basic Positional Ideas – GM Jacob Aagaard

Positional Chess is the basis on which success is founded.

Of course, the material can be won and also points achieved by tactical measures. But first, you have to bring the relevant positions up on your board.

Jacob Aagaard teaches in six lectures the important principles of positional play.

Weak squares, good and bad pieces, prophylaxis, and pawn weaknesses are concepts that should belong in the toolbox of every chess player.

The lectures are followed by 50 exercises, in which you can always look for the solution yourself. In total, there are more than four hours of high-class video training on this DVD.


GM Jacob Aagaard
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard

About the Author:

Jacob Aagaard was born in 1973. The Danish grandmaster who lives in Scotland has also taken part in both the Scottish and British championships. He even represented Scotland in the chess olympiads of 2006 and 2008.

However, Aagaard is much better known as the author of a number of books (including for example the prize-winning Excelling at Chess) and DVDs. As well as for his role as co-founder of the chess publishing house Quality Chess.

In 2010, he won the ECF Book of the Year award for his Attacking Manuals 1 and 2. Which elaborated on his ideas first published in ChessBase DVDs.

System Requirements:

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.

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