The Popular Italian

Bologna: The Popular Italian

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Autor: Bologn, Victor
Verlag: ChessBase
Erscheinungsjahr: 2018
Sprache: English

Children starting out in chess are usually taught to play 1.e4, and the first checkmate we see is after Bc4, Qh5 and Qxf7#. It sometimes seems today that chess theory is going back to its roots, when 3.Bc4 was much more popular than 3.Bb5. Today, top tournaments are full of Italian games, and it turns out that Black has much more trouble getting equalization than in some variations of the Marshall Gambit or the Berlin Defence in the Spanish. The Italian Opening shifts the battle from the opening to the middlegame, requiring both sides to have a good knowledge of typical plans and ideas - and thus a completely new concept of opening preparation. That's exactly what you'll find on the DVD!

On the DVD, Bologan covers all of Black's responses to 3.Bc4, especially 3...Bc5, and explains all of White's important options. The DVD is full of positional ideas and plans and will greatly improve your understanding of chess.

• Video game time: 6 hours (English)
• Interactive test with video feedback
• Extra: Author’s analyses and additional game database.
• With ChessBase Reader


System: Windows 10 or newer
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, Chessbase14/Fritz 16 or included reader and Internet connection for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 3 (quad core), 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 Internet connection for program activation.

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