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  • Meeting the Gambits, Vol. 1 & 2: Gambits plus First Steps in Gambits and Sacrifices - Chess Opening Software PC-DVD

Meeting the Gambits, Vol. 1 & 2: Gambits plus First Steps in Gambits and Sacrifices - Chess Opening Software PC-DVD

Brand: ChessBase

Meeting the Gambits, Vol. 1: Gambits after 1.e4
by Andrew Martin

Despite the advances in computing power, gambit play is still very common, especially among young players, club players and those improving their game. It is wise to learn how to defend against these dangerous ideas - you do not want to be wiped out in the opening! On Meeting the Gambits, FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin provides you with an excellent selection of repertoire choices and teaches you the right approach to take against gambit players. Do not let them have their way! You may see this as a course in defensive and counterattacking technique. The gambits covered in this volume are:

Evans Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4)
King’s Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4)
Scotch Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4)
Danish Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3)
Göring Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3)
Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4)
Wing Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.b4)
Milner-Barry Gambit (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.Nc3 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4)
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 followed by 4.f3 vs Caro-Kann, Scandinavian and French)

In other words, all the main line gambits after 1.e4 that are commonly featured in practical play. Gambits must be given full respect, but not feared. If you learn from and employ the suggestions presented here, you will win more games.

• Video running time: 3 h 55 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: 50 instructive games
• Including CB 12 Reader

Meeting the Gambits, Vol. 2: Gambits after 1.d4
by Andrew Martin

Squashing counterplay is a favorite pastime of strong chess players and in "Meeting the Gambits" Vol. 2 we see plenty of that.

Advice and suggestions are given against:

    The Benko Gambit - 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5
    The Budapest Gambit (including the Fajarowicz Gambit) - 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5
    The Albin Counter-Gambit - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5
    The Von Hennig-Schara Gambit - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4
    The Queen’s Gambit (a little-known system for Black) - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6

When facing gambits the most important thing is not to panic, a feeling usually induced by lack of knowledge. Keep calm, learn the antidotes and face the aggression with renewed confidence. This chess trainer, ideal for players up to 2200 level, will help you to do just that.

• Video running time: 5 hours 49 min. (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Database with more than 50 instructive model games
• Including CB 14 – Reader

Andrew Martin is an English chess player with the title of International Master. He has won various national and international tournaments and was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000. He is known as a professional chess teacher and head trainer of the English youth team. He is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications. Andrew Martin has recorded extensively for Chessbase since 2004.

System requirements:Minimum:
Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 8.1, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic  card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Andrew Martin: First Steps in Gambits and Sacrifices

Gambit play and the joy of sacrificing is an important part of the improving process. In order to become a strong player you must learn to attack and make combinations. Many continue to play in an aggressive style throughout an entire chess liftetime! So on this allnew ChessBase DVD FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin will show you how to go about this in the right way. There are several foolproof ways to improve at chess. They are:

1) Working hard at targeted subjects.
2) Analyzing one's own games. Studying master games.
3) Playing a lot to gain experience.
4) Taking good advice from a coach and thereby saving time. This is where the ChessBase DVD comes into its own.

There are many modern brilliancies and fascinating ideas on this DVD. Comprehensive notes are provided to most of these games for your later enjoyment. Gambit play is still alive - we hope you embrace it!

Video running time: 3 hours 21 min.


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