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Tactic Toolbox: The Grunfeld Defense - Chess Opening Software on DVD

Brand: ChessBase
AUD 45.25

Tactic Toolbox: The Grunfeld Defense

If you want to know an opening, you should understand its typical positional ideas and plans. It is also good to remember variations. But this is not enough. You should also know the typical tactical motifs or your opening. This trio of strategy, variations, and tactics forms a conscious and subconscious image in the mind and helps you to find the right moves. The Grunfeld Defense is an active opening, which often leads to sharp, double-edged play, and tense tactical fights. Therefore the tactical part of the Grunfeld-image is extremely important and should be steadily developed. The most effective, time proven way to develop tactical abilities, imagination, and the ability to calculate variations, is practice. Poets say, "No day without a line", aspiring chess players should say "No day without tactical exercise".

The 70 exercises on this DVD are taken from grandmaster games and show tactical ideas that are typical for the Gruenfeld. The positions are arranged according to difficulty, starting with easy positions, in which the solution is almost lying on the surface, and ending with positions, in which even top GMs had problems to find the right move at the board (but try yourself and enjoy the beauty of hidden chess jewels). You will not be disappointed!

* Video running time: 4 hours (English)
* With interactive training including video feedback
* 70 exercises ( interactive video format )
* Including CB 12 Reader

Michal Krasenkow born 1963, is one of the ChessBase authors with the highest ratings. In the 1997 FIDE-WCh he reached the quarter finals and in 2001 he even pushed his rating above the 2700 mark. Krasenkow, born in Moscow, has lived in Poland since 1992 and is a Polish citizen.

System requirements

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.

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