Chessbase Tutorials #3: Queen's Gambit & Queen's Pawn Games


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A Multimedia Approach to the Opening!
How do you do your opening training? Do you try in vain to commit to memory sequences of moves as far as move 15 or even 20? Do you work your way through thick tomes in order to laboriously collect the most important information? Or do you simply keep on playing the same opening, just because by chance you learned a little about it years ago and because it is in any case too complicated and time-consuming to learn something new? Or do you simply not bother with opening theory, but continue to be annoyed about being at a disadvantage before you really get into the game proper? Fortunately there is no need for opening training to be like that, because for all those who are looking for a compact and entertaining survey of the openings, there are now the new ChessBase Opening Tutorials.

Volume Three of this series deals with the fundamentals of opening play in Queen’s Gambit & Queen’s Pawn games (1.d4 d5). Experienced tournament players and experts in each specific opening will teach you what you absolutely have to know about the Slav, the Catalan, the Classical Queen's Gambit, the Chigorin Defence, and more! Which basic plans does each side follow? How are these put into operation, and for which traps do you need to be on the lookout? In 24 video lectures with a total running time of over 5 hours, grandmasters Daniel King, Igor Stohl, Lars Schandorff and IMs Sam Collins and Valeri Lilov will acquaint you with the basics of the various systems and give you valuable recommendations as to what to play.

In addition to several authors on a single DVD, also included is a bi-lingual accompanying booklet, which briefly runs through in print all the openings presented in the videos. This was conceived for those of you who would like to do more than study in front of a computer, but would like to have a text for reference, especially right before a round. This multimedia approach turns chess training into fun, and it equips you for the serious business of playing the game.

Video running time: 6 hrs (24 episodes). Booklet: 50 pages.

System requirements: PC Windows XP (SP3), Vista or Windows 7, Windows Media Player, DVD-drive.