Thirty years ago the Trompowsky chess opening was almost totally unknown. It took a few spectacular games by Rafael Vaganian to bring 2.Bg5 into the limelight, and after that, the die was cast.
Today 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 is used by many of the best players in the world and a whole body of complicated theory has built up.
In this fascinating DVD, International Master Andrew Martin traces the history of the chess opening from those early days, through the ‘golden age’ of the late 1980’s and 1990’s.
He also shows us how the theory and ideas have evolved into the sharp and dangerous weapon that the Trompowsky undoubtedly is today.
Martin simplifies the theory of 2009 and creates an easy-to-understand repertoire for the White player that recaptures the pioneering spirit of those early days… with interest!
He argues conclusively that 2.Bg5 can still lead to original chess. Games from Vaganian, Hodgson, Bellon, Miladanovic, McShane, Ivanchuk and a whole cast of excellent players help to demonstrate why.
About the Author:
Andrew David 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.
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