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Modern Chess Openings, Vol. 2: Semi-Open Games - Chess Opening Software on CD
Modern Chess Opening, Vol. 2:
Semi-Open Games (1.e4 without 1...e5)
This is a perfect all-in-one opening manual that contains a detailed classification system. The Modern Chess Opening, Vol. 2 course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies of the Semi-Open Games (1.e4 without 1...e5). The course features a theoretical section which includes 426 games/lectures, each of them illustrating typical plans and methods in the following openings:
- Scandinavian Defense
- Alekhine Defense
- Pirc Defense
- Caro-Kann Defense
- French Defense
Each opening variation is supplied with evaluations along with the characteristic of key moves. The theoretic material is nicely illustrated by classic games with detailed annotations that demonstrate the principal ideas of each variation for White and Black. In addition, the program includes more than 500 exercises for users to solve, giving refutations of the wrong moves as well as numerous hints to help you find the correct answer.
The material presented here was prepared byGrandmasters Kalinin and Kalinichenko.
System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 256 Mb RAM, hard disk 100Mb, Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, CD-ROM drive. No additional software required. English.