Catastrophe in the Opening – IM Andrew Martin

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Before the endgame, God created the middlegame, but you will never reach the middlegame if you misplay the chess opening!

‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels.

It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games by learning from the typical mistakes of others.

By studying the games on this DVD, it is the author’s hope that you will develop increased tactical control and an increased sense of danger.

Virtually all the games are from the last few years and nearly all have extensive notes.

The overall level of chess in 2014 is higher than ever, but this does not mean that accidents in the opening do not happen. Far from it, as you are about to see!
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 	<li style="text-align: left;">With interactive training including video feedback</li>
 	<li style="text-align: left;">Exclusive database with more than 50 instructive games</li>
 	<li style="text-align: left;">Including CB 12 Reader</li>
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<h3>About the Author:</h3>
[caption id="attachment_1915372" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/andrew-martin-2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-1915372" title="Andrew Martin" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/andrew-martin-2.jpg" alt="Andrew Martin" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="1915372" /></a> International Master Andrew Martin[/caption]

<strong>Andrew Martin</strong> (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master.

Martin has won various national and international tournaments. He has been playing for years in the Four Nations Chess League, at present (July 2009) for Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher, previously for the Camberley Chess Club. Martin received his title as international master in1984.

He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000.

Andrew Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications.
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Catastrophe In The Opening – Im Andrew Martin (physical Disc)
Catastrophe In The Opening – Im Andrew Martin (physical Disc)

Before the endgame, God created the middlegame, but you will never reach the middlegame if you misplay the chess opening!

‘Catastrophe in the Opening’ is a study of how the games of contemporary players go awry the initial stages of the game and as such, will prove instructive at all levels.

It’s designed to help you avoid disaster in your own games by learning from the typical mistakes of others.

By studying the games on this DVD, it is the author’s hope that you will develop increased tactical control and an increased sense of danger.

Virtually all the games are from the last few years and nearly all have extensive notes.

The overall level of chess in 2014 is higher than ever, but this does not mean that accidents in the opening do not happen. Far from it, as you are about to see!

  • Video running time: 5 hours 35 minutes (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive database with more than 50 instructive games
  • Including CB 12 Reader

About the Author:

Andrew Martin
International Master Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master.

Martin has won various national and international tournaments. He has been playing for years in the Four Nations Chess League, at present (July 2009) for Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher, previously for the Camberley Chess Club. Martin received his title as international master in1984.

He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000.

Andrew Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications.

System Requirements:

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.


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Chapter List

01: INTRO [16:53]
Level 1:
02: Level One Intro [01:10]
03: Game 1 – Denker,A – Avram ,H [09:20]
04: Game 2 – Rumens,D – Ginsburg,M [08:36]
05: Game 3 – Terraz,C – Brendel,O [09:24]
06: Game 4 – Ristic,N – Milanovic,D [10:50]
07: Game 5 – Spraggett Kevin – Short Nigel D [10:55]
08: Game 6 – Pokorna,R – Novkovic,J [13:49]
Level 2:
09: Level two Intro [00:59]
10: Game 7 – Biti,O – Sulc,D [05:52]
11: Game 8 – Marinkovic,I – Zivkovic,S [07:56]
12: Game 9 – Pardo Simon,D – Kamsky,G [09:51]
13: Game 10 – Khenkin,I – Morozevich,A [10:16]
14: Game 11 – Velimirovic,D – Bellon Lopez,J [09:45]
15: Game 12 – Svensson,B – Ivarsson,S [08:21]
16: Game 13 – Chapman,T – Conquest,S [10:15]
17: Game 14 – Anand,V – Vallejo Pons,F [11:51]
18: Game 15 – Ostenstad,B – Fedorov,A [07:43]
19: Game 16 – Mamedyarov,S – Giri,A [10:23]
20: Game 17 – Telbis,G – Sanakoev,G [11:47]
Level 3:
21: Level three Intro [01:26]
22: Game 18 – Karpov,A – Mchedlishvili,M [08:06]
23: Game 19 – Fridman,D – Nigalidze,G [07:44]
24: Game 20 – Al-Sayed,M – Georgiev,K [07:53]
25: Game 21 – Bacrot,E – Mamedov,R [09:06]
26: Game 22 – Ghane Gardeh,S – Hou,Y [07:12]
27: Game 23 – Movsesian,S – Perunovic,M [07:58]
28: Game 24 – Palliser,R – Arkell,K [09:10]
29: Game 25 – Amin,B – Hansen,E [08:03]
30: Game 26 – Kasimdzhanov,R – Jobava,B [09:27]
31: Game 27 – Ward,C – Hebden,M [13:27]
32: Game 28 – Savic,M – Blagojevic,D [12:07]
33: Game 29 – Wojtaszek,R – Jobava,B [10:46]
34: Game 30 – Romanov,E – Kanep,M [09:38]
35: OUTRO [00:28]