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  • The Giuoco Piano: Master & Amateur - Chess Opening Software on DVD

The Giuoco Piano: Master & Amateur - Chess Opening Software on DVD

Brand: ChessBase

The Giuoco Piano - Master & Amateur

The Giuoco Piano (Italian for åÒquiet gameåÓ) is the oldest recorded chess opening, appearing as one of 12 chess openings detailed in the G̦ttingen manuscript over five hundred years ago. It is popular with juniors and chess novices, as the basic ideas of this opening are simple to understand: rapid development, control of the center, and an attack on the vulnerable f7-square. However, this reputation belies its sophisticated and fearsome nature, and it is played even today by many of the world's top players, including World Champion Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen.

In the first ever English åÒMaster & AmateuråÓ ChessBase DVD, International Master Lorin D'Costa and chess-software expert Nick Murphy take you through the main ideas of the Giuoco Piano in an easy to follow, conversational style. In this DVD they examine:

1. The Giuoco Piano åÔmain line' 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 - White challenges the center straight away.
2. The Giuoco Pianissimo 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 - with a slower build-up.
3. The Giuoco Piano åÔEvans Gambit style' 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.b4 - aiming for a Queenside space advantage.

The Master and Amateur series gives you the advantage of an expert's chess knowledge combined with an amateur player asking the questions that YOU want to ask.

Video running time: 5 hours 42 min. (English)

Lorin D'Costa is an International Master from London, England. He is a professional chess coach and author of three chess books. He has coached some of England's best young talent, and the England youth squad at both the World and European Youth Championships, with pupils winning medals at these prestigious events.

Nick Murphy is an actor and chess enthusiast - and an acknowledged chess software expert. Born in Yorkshire and living in London, he has released two DVDs: åÒGuide to ChessBaseåÓ & åÒGuide to FritzåÓ and regularly provides videos for on how to get the most from new ChessBase software.

System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows 8, 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.

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