Power Play 12: The Hedgehog Defense
The Hedgehog is not just an opening, it is a system that can be used against 1.c4, against 1.e4 and also 1.d4. Some players, such as the Swedish Grandmaster Ulf Andersson, appear to play very little else with the Black pieces. Black's army curls up behind a row of pawns on the third rank and invites White to attack - at which point it springs out from behind the barricades to give the aggressor a nasty shock. The Hedgehog can easily transform into a tiger.
This is modern chess. Anatoli Karpov was one of the first great exponents of the counter-attacking Hedgehog. Garry Kasparov was also a great devotee while Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand are also experienced users. On this Fritz Trainer DVD, GM Daniel King not only gives you specific theoretical advice on the main Hedgehog lines but also looks at general strategy for both sides. Whether you play with White or Black this DVD will help your game. Throughout the DVD specially selected positions will enable you to test your understanding of the subject.
The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a teacher/trainer.
Grandmaster Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years. During that time he has represented his country on many occasions, including an historic match victory over the Soviet Union in Reykjavik, 1990. At the same time he has distinguished himself as a coach, helping many of England's younger generation to achieve their potential. Besides his chess career, he has built up a reputation as a commentator on television (including ESPN's broadcasts of PCA events in the 1990's), radio and the Internet. He is also an award-winning author of more than 15 books.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/Windows7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.