Chess Openings such as the London System and the Trompowsky, once considered side lines, are now just as common in the professional game as at the club level.
White aims to avoid complex theoretical lines and to start from a solid basis. Yet these chess openings are not without bite.
On this DVD, Grandmaster Daniel King presents a repertoire for Black allowing you to face these systems with confidence.
The aim of these recommendations is to come out of the chess opening with sound development, a sound pawn structure, a secure king, and a dynamic position that gives winning chances. When playing with Black, that’s a bargain!
Complete games are discussed so that one gains an idea about typical strategies for both sides.
More than that, these model games provide inspiration to play the chess opening.
This is an interactive DVD. At key moments Grandmaster King pauses and puts you on the spot. You will have to find and play the best move. He then gives feedback in further video clips according to the move you chose.
The repertoire on this DVD fits in with the chess openings recommended on Power Play DVDs 23 & 24 – the Queen’s Gambit Declined and a Repertoire for Black against the Catalan.
The systems covered on this DVD are the Colle-Zukertort, the London System, the Jobava Variation (1 d4 d5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bf4), the Veresov, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, and the Trompowsky.
- A practical repertoire for Black
- Video running time: 5 hours (English)
- Suitable for club players
- Model games with typical middlegame strategy
- Interactive questions
- Databases with additional games
- Including CB 12 – Reader
About the Author:
Daniel King (born 1963) is a Grandmaster, has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years, and has represented his country in numerous competitions, including the historic win by the English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik.
King is the author of more than 15 chess books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players.
He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio, and the internet, commentating on major chess events.
To the delight of chess fans worldwide, he hosts his monthly “Powerplay” show on the world’s largest chess server, Playchess.com.
He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with the popular column “Move by Move”. King has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series for ChessBase. King lives in London.
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.