The Semi-Slav: A Grandmaster’s Guide for the Tournament Player
by Peter Heine Nielsen
The Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6) can arise via various move orders, has decided World Championships, and is one of Black’s most fascinating replies to 1.d4. The complexity and the many possibilities of the variation have intrigued World Champions and generations of strong players, but amateurs often find the lines too complex to handle. Peter Heine Nielsen, opening expert, second of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, and author of this video says: "I want to use my experience to guide you through the labyrinths of this line to help you explore a rich, aggressive, but basically sound opening that offers scope for creativity and allows Black to play for the win. I try to improve your understanding of this position in particular and chess in general, and hope to inspire you to play this opening of Champions!“
• Video running time: 7 hours 6 min (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive database with 50 model games
• Including CB 12 Reader
The Danish Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen is a well-known opening expert. He worked with Magnus Carlsen, when the young Norwegian player used the Dragon as one of his weapons against 1.e4, and was second of World Champion Anand in his matches against Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov and Boris Gelfand. Recently, he started to work again with Magnus Carlsen.
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 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or 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.