With this DVD on the King‘s Indian Defense, Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series about his best games.
As in the preceding DVDs the Latvian grandmaster succeeds in spoiling his public with analysis of high quality and with exciting insights into his games. He does so in his own reserved, pleasant, and modest style.
As is the case with many of his openings, Alexei Shirov also plays the King‘s Indian Defense with both colors.
The DVD concentrates on the mainline of the Classical King‘s Indian Defense with Nf3, Be2, and 0-0.
In the games, and they are almost exclusively victories, his opponents are renowned experts in this opening. Such as World Champion Kramnik and Boris Gelfand with White.
The black side is represented, amongst others, by the legendary King‘s Indian Defense specialist John Nunn. But also by Teimour Radjabov, who may not yet be a legend, but who is reckoned at the moment to be the greatest expert in the King‘s Indian Defense.
About the Author:
Alexei Shirov was born in Riga just like world champion Mihail Tal. Also, his playing style reminds many chess fans of the young Tal.
In the early ’90s, at the young age of 22, Shirov already had an ELO rating of nearly 2750 and belonged to the absolute elite.
Since then Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, delighting all chess fans with his original and amazing ideas on the board.
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.