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                                                                                                           Chess DVD's                           

ChessBase Magazine extra issue 190
August 2019
Videos by Adrian Mikhalchishin,Mihail Marin Yannick Pelletier and Georgios Souleidis,Nihal Sarin,Jonas Lamert and Robert Ris

ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99
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 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.

This pleasant made ChessBase Extra Magazine is good for 39801 entries plus an extra lucky bag of 29 entries, which are all more than excellent analysed!
A fine example is: Karjakin,Sergey (2753) - Carlsen,Magnus (2845) [B33]
Gashimov Memorial 6th Shamkir (8), 08.04.2019
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Ne7 9.c4 Ng6 10.Qa4 Bd7 11.Qb4 Bf5 12.Qa4 Bd7 13.Qb4 Bf5 14.h4 h5 This line was examined in my review in CBM 188. 15.Bg5 [15.Be3 a6 16.Nc3 Qc7 (16...Be7!?) 17.g3 Be7 18.f3?! (18.Be2 e4÷) 18...Nf8 19.Ne4 Nd7 20.Bd3 0-0 21.Rh2? (21.0-0÷) 21...Rac8 22.0-0-0 Bg6 23.Rc2 f5 24.Nf2 Nc5µ 1/2 (31) Caruana,F (2832)-Carlsen,M (2835) London 2018 Mega2018 Update 58 [Krasenkow,Michal];
15.Be2 a6 16.Nc3 Nf4 17.Bxf4 exf4 18.c5 dxc5 19.Qxf4 Qf6 20.Ne4 1/2 (18) Ivic,V (2516)-Milanovic,D (2495) Belgrade 2019] 15...Qb8 16.Be2 a6 17.Nc3 Qc7N [17...Nf4 18.Bf1 Be7 19.Bxe7 Kxe7 20.g3 Ng6 21.Qb6 f6 22.Rc1 Nf8 23.Qe3 Qa7 24.Qd2 g6 25.Bg2 Nd7² 1/2 (59) Houdini 6.03-Stockfish 260318 INT 2018] 18.g3 Be7 19.Be3 After this move we come to the position, which could have happened in Caruana-Carlsen after 18.Be2. 19...e4÷ 20.0-0 [20.Bb6 Qd7 21.Bd4 doesn't solve the problem: Black can play 21...0-0 22.Bxh5 Ne5! If 23.Bxe5 dxe5 24.c5 then 24...b6! 25.Qxb6 Rab8 26.Qa5 e3! 27.0-0 (27.fxe3?! Rxb2 28.0-0? Bg6!) 27...Bh3©] 20...0-0! Black doesn't care about his h5 pawn; activity of his pieces is more important. [20...Ne5 21.Bb6!? Qd7 22.c5] 21.Bxh5 Ne5 22.Be2 Qd7 23.Qa4 Qc8 24.c5 Not a good operation. It was better to bring his queen into defence: [24.Qd1÷] 24...dxc5 25.Nxe4 c4! 26.Nc3?! [26.Qc2 Re8f] 26...b5 27.Qd1 b4 28.Na4 Be4! 29.Qd4 Qf5 30.f4? [¹30.f3 Nxf3+ (30...Bxf3 31.Rae1) 31.Bxf3 Bxf3µ] 30...Qg6! 31.Bf2 Nd3 This position clearly reminds us the fantastic victory of Garry Kasparov against Anatoly Karpov in the 16th game of their World Championship match (1985). 32.h5 Qf5 33.Bg4 [33.Bxd3 cxd3 34.Rae1 was a lesser evil but Black should win anyway after 34...Bf3 35.Re3 Qxh5 36.Rxf3 Qxf3 37.Qxg7+ Kxg7 38.Bd4+ Bf6 39.Bxf6+ Kxf6 40.Rxf3 Rac8 41.Rxd3 Rc2 etc.] 33...Qxg4 34.Qxe4 Bd6 35.Qg2 Rae8 36.Bd4 Qxh5 37.Qf3 Qg6 38.Kh1 Re4 39.Bf2 Rfe8 Full domination! White has to resign despite the (temporary) material balance on the board. 0-1.
But there is more as five videos with more than two hours runtime that deal with a variety of interesting contributions as Yannick Pelletier’s teaser for his “Anti London” DVD,video analysis by Nihal Sarin plus a lesson by Robert Ris about the isolated queen’s pawn!
Conclusion: This is killing material!

Queen's Indian Defence - The Modern Approach

by  Sergei Tiviakov
Price Euro 29.90
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.

The Russian  Dutch Grandmaster Sergei Tiviakov, describes in a impressive over ten hours video entertainment, a complete black repertoire with move to move explanations with all the secrets of the Queen’s Indian, a line  where black goes for a hypermodern approach of controlling the centre with pieces rather than with pawns, interesting enough these  kind of positions often leads to complex and intricate positions.
Found on this DVD 34 video files,plus extra self tests {20 of them} to see if you have understood the lessons of our master of attack. A Hugh amount of material on this DVD is based on the author’s own games  and that makes it all very special.
Specially the Tiviakov games that never have seen publication before! And what do you think from the 6 hours video files that are dedicated to White’s  mainline 4.g3!
It impressed me!
The Queen’s Indian was developed by the great Nimzowitsch and other “hypermoderns” in the early twentieth century, but now a days many top players use it today, because it is correct and safe but with possibilities for active play!
It has been eight years ago since Sergei Tiviakov created
the DVD “No Fear of 1.d4 (Volume 1)“ in which Sergei Tiviakov,explained how to play the Queen’s Indian Defence with Black,but this DVD The Modern Approach offers us so much more!
Conclusion:  Certainly one of the best ever made!