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How to Crack the Berlin Wall with 5.Re1 (PC-DVD)

How to Crack the Berlin Wall with 5.Re1 (PC-DVD)

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Product type: Software for PC

Alexei Shirov

The Berlin Defence which arises after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 gives White a hard nut to crack, and the solidity of the line led to its nickname "Berlin Wall". The mainline 5.d4 in particular leads to positions in which White has had trouble to prove any advantage. On this PC-DVD Latvian top player Alexei Shirov proposes a different approach. He recommends to play 5.Re1 which leads to a symmetrical position that according to Shirov is not boring at all. With a whole range of grandmaster games Shirov shows that White can indeed develop pressure and seize the initiative and that the position is full of subtleties.

Other players also noted the move 5.Re1 as an option against the Berlin and it is no coincidence that this line was played in the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin in New York 2016. On this PC-DVD you get an insight how top grandmasters and chess professionals do opening research and how theory continually develops in modern tournament chess. Of course you also get a first-class weapon against the Berlin which helps you to be at least one step ahead of your opponent.

Suitable for advanced club and tournament players.

* With interactive training including video feedback
* Extra: Database with 50 model games
* Including ChessBase Reader

Alexei Shirov was born in Riga just like world champion Mikhail Tal, and also his playing style reminds many chess fans of the young Tal. In the beginning of the 1990s, a comet-like rise brought the young Latvian to the world top within the shortest of time. At the age of 22 he already had an Elo rating of nearly 2750 and belonged to the absolute elite. Since then Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, delighting all chess fans with original and amazing ideas on the board.

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 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.

Published 2017. Video running time: 4 hours 30 minutes (English)

Price:24.95 (Including VAT at 20%)


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