Using ideas and games of great masters from the past, the Ukrainian trainer in this chess strategy DVD deals with various themes:
- The Soviet grandmaster Vladimir Simagin was one of the first to employ the typical exchange sacrifice: on one hand the Sicilian exchange sacrifice Rxc3, and on the other allowing the ‘exchange’ of a rook on f8 against the white bishop on h6 in order to go on and achieve superiority on the black squares.
- Attacks by Tal are presented under ‘Bluffs’, but the theme has a much more all-embracing heading, namely ‘drastically altering the course of a game.
- Anybody can carry out double attacks, but how do you bring about the positions in which they are possible? This theme, which is of course partly tactical in nature, is one of the most important ones which can lead to success in chess.
- How to take the ideas of other players and then make use of them yourself.
- Through his own games, the author shows how to recognize typical mistakes and study them with a view to avoiding them in the future.
- To finish off, this chess strategy DVD introduces some legendary Soviet players: Yuri Razuvaev, Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Oleg Dementiev, and Viktor Zheliandinov.
About the Author:
Adrian Mikhalchishin, a Grandmaster since 1978, is currently among the top 5 world trainers and the Chairman of the FIDE Trainers Commission.
He trained the team of USSR in 1980’s, national teams of Slovenia, Poland and the Netherlands, and was the trainer of Anatoly Karpov (1980-1986), trained Zsuzsa Polgar, Alexander Beliavsky, Maja Chiburdanidze, Arkadij Naiditsch and Vassily Ivanchuk.
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.