Alexei Shirov can look back on an extraordinary chess career. Young Alexei became U-16 World Champion in 1988, and second in the World Junior Championship in 1990.
He also received his GM title in 1992, at the age of 20. Since then, Shirov has belonged to the absolute top players in the world.
In 1998, he defeated Vladimir Kramnik in a ten-game qualification match that was staged to select a challenger for World Champion, Garry Kasparov. However, that title match never took place.
In 2000, Shirov reached the final of the FIDE world championship, losing to Vishy Anand.
Now the genius from Riga presents and explains his best games in a series of training DVDs in the Chess Media System.
Shirov’s uncompromising style of play is also reflected in his manner of commenting on his own games. He is also perfectly objective, and in fact sometimes ruthlessly critical of himself.
Even when he is dealing with highly acclaimed games, his judgment is unbiased. No glossing over critical positions where he did not find the optimal continuation.
Chess fans are treated not just to a portrait of this extraordinary player, but they can also learn a lot about the development of particular opening lines at the top level in the course of time.
On this 3rd DVD by Shirov, you will find his most brilliant games in the Sicilian Najdorf.
Shirov’s duel with van Wely in the Najdorf Keres Attack is for sure one of the highlights on this DVD, just as the presentation of one of his best games against Kasparov.
More than 3 hours of entertainment and enlightenment, all packed in one.
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.
A comet-like rise brought the young Latvian to the world top within the shortest of time.
Being no older than 22 years, he already had an ELO rating of nearly 2750. He belonged to the absolute elite.
Since then Alexei Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, delighting all chess fans with 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.