New concepts in an old opening. On his third DVD on the Spanish Opening, Alexei Shirov pursues new ways. He analyzes not only his own games but also the works of other world-class players.
In his quest to deal with topical developments and present the latest opening concepts, he examines for example the Jaenisch Gambit (3. … f5). Which was revived by Teimour Radjabov on a top tournament level.
Furthermore, very interesting new ideas are to be found in the games of Gata Kamsky.
Here the author depicts examples from the Closed Spanish Opening (Breyer System and Saitzev System) as well as the Open Ruy Lopez.
As far as his own games are concerned, this time Shirov puts the main emphasis on the accepted Marshall Gambit (more than 2 hours of analysis). A system that has got him good results recently. Which he considers a promising attempt to fight this popular opening line.
To round off the DVD, there are two videos featuring games with the Anti-Marshall System as well as the Berlin Defence.
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 Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, delighting all chess fans with original and amazing ideas on the board.
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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.