My Best Games in the Petroff Defense
With this DVD on the Russian Defense (Petroff Defense) Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series of his best games. Shirov sets off from the outset to show that the Russian Defense is not a dry, boring or drawish opening. Thus he begins the DVD with a game featuring the Cochrane Gambit. Moving to the more solid lines Shirov manages to penetrate their deep content. The viewer will draw benefit from Shirov's brilliant explanation of the middle and endgames arising from the Russian as well as learning its lines.
Video running time: over 5 hours.
Alexei Shirov was born in Riga just like world champion Mikhail Tal and, perhaps not so coincidentally, his playing style reminds many chess fans of the young Tal. In the early 90s, a comet-like rise brought the young Latvian to the top of the world rankings. At just 22 years old Shirov already had an Elo rating of nearly 2750 and belonged to the absolute elite. Since then Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, continually delighting chess fans with original and amazing ideas.
System Requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows7, Windows Media Player 9.0, DVD drive.