Practical Chess Strategy: The Bishop (Download)
by Merijn van Delft
One of the most persistent misunderstandings among chess fans is that positions with opposite-colored Bishops are drawish. In fact, opposite-colored Bishops tend to make the position sharper and are a favorite and often winning weapon of World Champion Magnus Carlsen. The way the Bishop moves is much easier to grasp for beginners than the way the Knight moves, but paradoxically, its ways turn out to be more mysterious. Sometimes a seemingly bad Bishop turns out to be a good Bishop. Experienced trainer IM Merijn van Delft from the Netherlands has carefully selected 12 instructive games. Most of these games are from absolute elite players, while some are from his own tournament practice, and thus contain first hand explanations. The games are thoroughly analyzed and played through with the interactive ChessBase video software. Every one of these games will provide you with a serious training session. Good luck and enjoy!
• Video running time: 6 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• More than 100 questions in video format
• 12 instructive games explained
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, and internet connection for program activation.