The Accelerated Dragon - a sharp weapon against 1.e4

The Accelerated Dragon - a sharp weapon against 1.e4

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Autor: Kosintseva, Nadezhda
Verlag: ChessBase
Erscheinungsjahr: 2018
Sprache: English

After the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! the "Accelerated Dragon" is on the board. In this variation, Black wants to play the central advance d7-d5 in one move (in contrast to the "Dragon Variation", where Black first plays d7-d6, but in many variations later moves d6-d5). On this DVD, Russian grandmaster Nadezhda Kosintseva, one of the best players in the world, reveals the ideas and secrets of her favorite variation. Kosintseva has played the Accelerated Dragon for many years and has achieved numerous successes with it. You too can add momentum to your openings and speed up the tempo - with this comprehensive Black repertoire against 1.e4!

• Video running time: 4 hours 51 minutes (English)
• Interactive training with video feedback
• Extra: Database with model games
• Includes ChessBase Reader

Nadezhda Kosintseva , born in 1985 in Archangelsk, formed the strongest pair of sisters in chess for many years with her slightly younger sister Tatiana and collected numerous titles. Nadezhda Kosintseva was U10 girls' European champion in 1995, U12 girls' European champion in 1997 and U18 girls' European champion in 2000. In 1998 she won the U14 girls' world championship title. In 2008 she became Russian national champion. In 2009 she was named "Player of the Year" by the World Chess Federation after not losing a single game that year. In 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 she took part in the Chess Olympiads as part of the Russian national team, winning team gold in 2010 and 2012 and individual gold as the best player on her board in 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2007, 2009 and 2011 Nadezhda Kosintseva also won the European Team Championship with the team. In 2009 she was the best individual player in the competition. In 2002 she was awarded the title of Women's Grandmaster. Since 2011 she has held the general title of Grandmaster. In 2010 she was the fifth best woman in the world in the FIDE Elo list with an Elo rating of 2576. In 2013 Nadezhda Kosintseva retired from tournament chess. She now lives with her family in the USA and teaches chess.