Simple But Powerful: Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen’s Gambit – GM Simon Williams (PC-DVD)

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Simple But Powerful Chess Opening: Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen's Gambit - GM Simon Williams
Simple But Powerful: Exchange on d5 in the Slav and Queen’s Gambit – GM Simon Williams

On this DVD, we will look at a simple-to-learn yet surprisingly effective chess opening system that White can play after 1 d4 d5.

In all cases, White will play 2 c4 – and if given the chance, 3 cxd5!

This leads to fixed pawn structures where piece play takes center stage, and in these systems, White’s pieces are always stronger than Black’s!

The main ideas and concepts are thoroughly explained by taking a detailed look at how the best players in the world handle this system.

The main goal of this DVD is to provide you with a chess opening repertoire that is easy-to-learn, but one that does not require you to spend valuable time learning vast amounts of theory.

And if you thought that these lines were boring, you’re in for a (pleasant) surprise!

  • Video running time: 6 hours 34 minutes (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive database with more than 50 instructive games
  • Including CB 12 Reader
GM Simon Williams
Grand Master Simon Williams

About the Author:

GM Simon Williams became an IM in 1998 and a grandmaster in 2008.

For the last 15 years, he has concentrated on teaching, playing, and making instructional chess DVDs.

His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds, hence why he is perfect for DVDs such as the London System and the Chigorin!

Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book, ‘Play the Classical Dutch’ got voted in New in Chess as one of the top 10 chess books of all time.

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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6 hours 34 minutes

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Chapter List

  1. Introduction [17:59]
  2. Exchange Slav: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5
    1. Game 1 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.e4 – Aronian,L – Smeets,J [26:02]
    2. Game 2 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3 Nc6 – Buglisi,M – Mombelli,A [29:57]
    3. Game 3 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3 e6 – Boor,C – Georgiev,V [17:37]
    4. Game 4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3 Bf5 – Williams,S – Van Foreest,J [23:01]
    5. Game 5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 Bg4 7.Qb3 – Jakovenko,D – Sjugirov,S [28:10]
    6. Game 6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 a6 7.Bd3 Bg4 – Wang Hao – Caruana,F [17:56]
    7. Game 7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 Bg4 7.f3 – Le Quang Liem – Mamedyarov,S [26:29]
    8. Game 8 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.e3 a6 7.Bd3 e6 – Naiditsch,A – Movsesian,S [11:26]
    9. Game 9 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bf4 Bf5 7.Qb3 – Sokolov,I – Navara,D [20:53]
    10. Game 10 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bf4 a6 – Sokolov,I – Laznicka,V [09:09]
    11. Game 11 4.Nc3 e5 5.dxe5 d4 6.Ne4 Qa5+ – Fridman,D – Hector,J [10:50]
  3. Queen’s Gambit Exchange: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.cxd5 exd5 4.Nc3 Nf6
    1. Game 12 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bf4 Bd6 – Granda Zuniga,J – Levin,F [34:36]
    2. Game 13 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 c6 – Kasparov,G – Barua,D [20:44]
    3. Game 14 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd3 c6 – Wang Hao – Liu Qingnan [08:25]
    4. Game 15 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd3 Nbd7 – Karpov,A – Campora,D [14:22]
    5. Game 16 5.Bg5 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Qf3 – Carlsen,M – Azmaiparashvili,Z [09:09]
    6. Game 17 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.g4 – Nepomniachtchi,I – Aronian,L [12:39]
    7. Game 18 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Nge2 – Caruana,F – Kasimdzhanov,R [06:00]
  4. Outro [05:07]
  5. Test positions
    1. Position 1 [04:38]
    2. Position 2 [03:16]
    3. Position 3 [03:29]
    4. Position 4 [03:35]
    5. Position 5 [02:34]
    6. Position 6 [03:04]
    7. Position 7 [03:22]
    8. Position 8 [02:40]
    9. Position 9 [02:22]
    10. Position 10 [01:53]
    11. Position 11 [01:36]
    12. Position 12 [02:36]
    13. Position 13 [02:16]
    14. Position 14 [01:15]
    15. Position 15 [00:50]
    16. Position 16 [04:04]