Realizing an Advantage
by Sergei Tiviakov
It’s a problem every player encounters when he stands better in a game: how to convert his plus into a full point? In this DVD the author answers this difficult question of chess strategy, considering both the psychological aspects of the realization of an advantage and the technical methods. The following issues are taken into account and carefully explained: selecting the correct plan, importance of the center and space advantage, domination, the principle of two weaknesses, changing the pawn structure, converting one type of the advantage into another, king activity in the endgame and middlegame. Special attention is paid to the problem of piece exchange as part of the realization of an advantage. This DVD is based on the games and positions from the practice of the world champions, strong Grandmasters and of course the author himself. The quiz part of the disk contains 10 positions where you can test your freshly acquired knowledge on the subject.
Recommended for players of all levels and ages.
• Video running time: 4 h 52 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Database with further examples
• Including CB 12 Reader
Born 1973 in Krasnodar (Soviet Union), Sergei Tiviakov was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels. 1994 he represented Russia in the Chess Olympiads. Since 1997 Tiviakov has been living in Groningen (Netherlands). With his new home country he won the title in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005 and was victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007. Tiviakov celebrated his biggest success in 2008 when he won the European Individual Chess Championship.
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, 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, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.
Chess Fundamentals (Download)
by J. R. Capablanca
Capablanca teaches chess! Let the 3rd World Chess Champion be your guide to improvement in chess, as he takes you step by step from novice to upper-grade competitor. Beginning with elementary checkmates, Capablanca moves logically through every phase of basic chess technique: promoting pawns, controlling the center, winning middlegames and opening strategy. Soon you'll find yourself ready for advanced discussions of difficult checkmates, complex endings, various attacking formations and more. Each element is covered in clear and simple language - all backed up by dozens of carefully selected examples.
This interactive electronic edition of Chess Fundamentals faithfully re-creates the 1921 original. As you progress through the nine text documents, you'll find that each topic hyperlinks directly to the chess board examples. Almost effortlessly your understanding of chess grows, and then Capablanca begins to introduce the Illustrative Games - 22 in all - each deeply commented to show what you've learned put into action. There's no better way to improve at chess!
Here is your chance to sit with one of the greatest chess players in history, while he presents games, examples, and lively discussion for your enjoyment. There's even a photo of Capablanca himself! If you know how the pieces move, but aren't sure what happens next, then Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals is your road-map to better chess!
You get 9 text documents followed by nearly 70 "examples" that illustrate the chapter discussions by Capablanca. There are 22 games annotated by the World Champion, and 7 chapters of instruction by Capa himself. Topics include:
* First Principles
* Principles in Endgame Play
* Planning a Win in Middlegame Play
* General Theory
* Endgame Strategy
* Further Openings and Middlegames
* Illustrative Games
Truly a heritage book that every chess player needs on the road to mastery!