Since 1992, Alexei Shirov has belonged to the best players in the world.
Within a very short period, he established himself as one of the absolute top guns. He also reached rank 4 in the FIDE rating list and a rating of 2751 ELO.
Many of his brilliant games are characterized by his famous uncompromising attacking play. Often leading to a finish that comes as a surprise – not only to the opponent but also to the spectators.
Now the genius from Riga presents and explains his best games in a series of training DVDs in the Chess Media System.
On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian Defense (except the Najdorf which is dealt with on a separate DVD).
A personal selection combining the highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure. His lectures are designed to not only explain the different opening lines but also to present interesting and sometimes perplexing ideas and sacrifices in the middle game.
On this brilliant training DVD with a total playing time of nearly 4 hours, you will find Shirov play Anand, Kramnik, Leko, and other top players.
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.