The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian Defence is considered one of the most promising replies to 1.e4. Often giving rise to sharp and complex positions which require precise and inventive play from both sides.
Thus, an opening tailor-made for Alexei Shirov, who has included it into his repertoire with both White and Black and knows the mutual tricks and traps all too well.
In more than four hours of video, the genius from Latvia presents and explains his best Sveshnikov Sicilian games.
From his first successes in 1992 until his latest achievements in the year 2007.
The spectator is shown typical opening plans for both sides, receives explanations on strategy and tactics in the middlegame.
The spectator also learns how to convert obtained advantages in the endgame – and all this in a most entertaining way.
A masterful course on one of the most popular openings of our times by one of the best players of our times.
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.