Publisher: Chessbase, 2013, DVD
The author has very often been asked by his students what to do against rarely played lines and openings? This DVD is aimed at answering that question... A complete repertoire for Black is set out to be used against moves such as 1.Nf3, 1.f4, 1.g3, 1.Nc3, 1.b3, 1.b4 and 1.g4. The author uses content from his own notebooks to provide a full explanation of how to proceed. Important chess principles are explained which help the student tackle the unknown! A large part of this DVD is about the Reti Opening – 1.Nf3. Tiviakov explains how to play against it and refers to 2 other DVDs he has produced on the Catalan, the Queen’s Indian and the Nimzo-Indian Defences. The point is to select a reply which corresponds to lines which have already been explained and previously studied; this is in order not to be tricked by an opponent into choosing another move order. This DVD contains lot of material which cannot be found anywhere else, including a large database of almost 1 million games, all the games the author has played against these moves from 1986 are on this DVD as well (half of these games have never been published before) and many annotated games. Together this makes it a complete and indispensable armoury which prepares you to combat rare and side lines as Black.
• Video running time: 3 hours 30 minutes
• With interactive training including videofeedback
• Exclusive database with more than 1 million games and many annotated games
• 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.
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.