The Rise of the Italian Game By IM Bill Paschall

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The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: 1. e4 e5, 2. NF3 Nc6, 3. Bc4

Part of the large family of Open Games or Double King’s Pawn Games the Italian game is one of the oldest recorded chess openings. Here Bill shows us examples of how it is rising again in popularity and used effectively in modern grandmaster games.

Content: 1 hours and 44 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 4 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 5 out of 5

IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Three-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools


Part 1 Giuoco Piano
Jakivenko vs Aronian
Run Time 00:33:34

Part 2 Two Knights Defense
Radjabov vs Amin
Run Time 00:24:17

Part 3 Giuoco Piano
Carlsen vs. Anand
Run Time 00:20:13

Part 4 Giuoco Piano
Vachier Lagrave vs. Aronian
Run Time 00:26:54

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 1 in
Running time

1 hours and 44 minutes




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