Most Amazing Moves"Players die, tournaments are forgotten, but the works of great artists are left behind them to live on forever." - Mikhail Tal. Amazing moves have the power to enlighten both the heart and soul of any chess player. Like the paintings of a master or the timbre of a symphony, amazing chess moves can appeal to players in a wholly aesthetic way. This interactive DVD guides the viewer through some of the most beautiful and amazing chess moves in early to modern chess. The interactive format encourages the viewer to study and find the brilliancy, following the footsteps of some of the greatest players of the game. Moves taken from openings, middlegames and endgames are looked at. They contain tactical brilliancies alongside heuristic violations, material sacrifice and positional shockers. Can you think like one of the old legends of chess or indeed like one of the new geniuses?
* Video running time: 5 h 30 min (English)
* With interactive training including video feedback
* Exclusive training database with selected 50 games
* Including CB 12 Reader
Simon Williams became a IM in 1998 and a GM in 2008. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on teaching, playing and making instructional chess DVDs. His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds, which is why he is perfect for DVDs on the King's Gambit and Amazing Moves! He is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book, Play the Classical Dutch, got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time.
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, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or Windows 8, 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!