Publisher: Chessbase, 2013, DVD
The aim of this DVD is to provide the player with White with a complete repertoire. 3.Nd2 is an excellent weapon with which to fight the French Defence, as the author of this DVD explains. Based as it is on his personal e xperience and the latest theoretical developments, this DVD is an excellent starting point from which to learn how to play 3. Nd2, the Tarrasch Variation. Sergei Tiviakov has been very successful in beating the French Defence with an overall score of 80% (well above average) from 219 games played. The DVD contains lots of exclusive information and databases not available anywhere else. The main database consists of about 312,000 games. All the games the author has played in the French Defence are provided, many of which have not been published previously. Also, there are on this DVD a reference database and a database with annotated games. It also contains interactive training: test yourself and find out if y ou have mastered your new repertoire and if you are ready for battle at the board. Video feedback on your proposals is also included! E verything makes this DVD a must-have one if you want to learn how to play against the French Defence by choosing 3.Nd2.
• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• With interactive training including videofeedback
• Exclusive Database with 312,000 games
• Database with all games the author has played against the French Defence
• Including CB 12 – Reader
Born 1973 in Krasnodar (Soviet Union), Sergei Tiviakov was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels. 1994 he represented Russia in the Chess Olympiads. Since 1997 Tiviakov has been living in Groningen (Netherlands). With his new home country he won the title in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005 and was victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007. Tiviakov celebrated his biggest success in 2008 when he won the European Individual Chess Championship.
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