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Know the Terrain Vol. 6: Isolated Queen's Pawn (PC-DVD)

Know the Terrain Vol. 6: Isolated Queen's Pawn (PC-DVD)

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Product type: Software for PC

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Sam Collins

The information explosion has led to a massive increase in opening theory. But how often do you win a game with a prepared line? What gives strong players the edge over their opponents is not some blockbuster novelty, but a deep understanding of the pawn structures to which their openings lead an understanding that lasts into the midddlegame and endgame, and is transferable between different openings with similar structures.

In this DVD, Sam Collins examines the Isolated Queen's Pawn (IQP) and associated structures. Using games almost exclusively from Grandmaster praxis in the last two years, Collins explains all of the major ideas for playing with and against the IQP, including the d4-d5 advance, kingside attacks (including the rook lift, h4-h5 and Bxh6 sacrifices), central sacrifices (including the Rxe6 exchange sacrifice in various positions from the Petroff), queenside play and simplification, and gives some guidance on how to assess transpositions into related structures.

The universality of the IQP is illustrated by the games on this PC-DVD, played in openings as diverse as the Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Semi-Tarrasch, Caro-Kann, Slav, c3 Sicilian, French Tarrasch, Bogo-Indian and Petroff.

A final section of questions and answers (in Chessbase's new interactive format) tests and reinforces the viewer's knowledge of the IQP, one of the most important structures in modern chess.

* With interactive training including video feedback
* Including CB12 Reader
* Exclusive database with 2,500 games

Sam Collins is an International Master from Ireland with two GM norms. He has represented his country at six Olympiads, winning an individual gold medal at Bled in 2002. He is the author of several bestselling opening books. As a coach, he has lectured national junior squads and taught the master class at the renowned Berkeley Chess School. He has been national champion of Ireland and Japan.

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 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.

Published 2013. Video running time:4 hours, 35 minutes.

Price:24.95 (Including VAT at 20%)


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