Sergey Karjakin hit the headlines in 2002 when he became the world’s youngest ever grandmaster aged just 12 years 7 months, a record which shocked the chess world and still stands today. In the first of this new series with ChessBase, IM Lorin D’Costa investigates one of the most famous prodigies of modern times – Sergey Karjakin. In this DVD, D’Costa focuses mainly on Sergey’s early career from aspiring 9 year old up to grandmaster at 12, culminating in his current world top 10 status, and on who his rivals are for the title of world champion. Not many chess players can say they defeated a grandmaster at age 11, but Sergey did when he defeated Pavel Eljanov in the Ukrainian Team Championships in 2001, and from a level endgame at that! How did Sergey defeat one of the world’s best players, Alexei Shirov, with masterful precision at the age of just 12? How did Sergey grind down the reigning world champion Vladimir Kramnik in 2004 in an opposite coloured bishop ending in the Dortmund playoff aged just 14? Enjoy these and many other scintillating games, along with the new ChessBase interactive format of Question & Answer, to enjoy an interesting documentary about one of the strongest players in modern day chess and his road from young prodigy to grandmaster and beyond! Video running time: 5 hours.
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.
WORLD CLASS CHESS TRAINING
Dommaraju Gukesh is currently world no.19
with an Elo of 2730 (April 2023). But the most amazing thing is that he
is just 16 years old! How did the youngster manage to achieve so much
at such a tender age? While Gukesh is a universal player, there are
three qualities of his play that stand out - Attack, Calculation, and
Imagination. In this Fritztrainer: "Attack like a Super GM" with Gukesh
we touch upon all these aspects of his play, with special emphasis on
how you can become a better attacking player. Gukesh explains his games
in great depth, and questions are asked at the appropriate moment to
help you understand the intricacies of the position. Complete games are
chosen so that you not only learn how to attack, but also how to build
an attack. Games include Gukesh's wins over world-class players like
Rapport, Abdusattorov, Sargissian, Jones and more. At the end of the
Fritztrainer, you will find test positions that help you to reinforce
the knowledge that you have gained by watching the videos. These test
positions include Gukesh's wins over Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura.
IM Sagar Shah sits together with Gukesh and asks him relevant questions
that will help you gain a lot of critical insights.
• Video running time: 4 hours 14 min
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Model Games and Training with ChessBase apps - Play attacking positions against Fritz on various levels
Including download & stream for iPad, tablet etc: can be unlocked with imprinted key
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM,
Windows 8.1, 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 / 8 or 10,
DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100%
DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive
and internet connection for program activation.
Viktor Korchnoi ( 1931 - 2016 )
was undoubtedly one of the most fascinating personalities in the chess
world. The two-time World Championship finalist played successful and
attractive chess, even into old age. In 2006
he visited ChessBase and recorded his video biography "My life for
chess". With these recordings Korchnoi
created a living memorial to
himself and his great chess career. This historical document is now
available again: remastered by ChessBase, playable on many platforms
(Windows, Mac) or as a stream and supplemented with
a game database. Korchnoi presents many of his most brilliant efforts
from the years 1949-2005,
among them, games against
Smyslov, Geller, Tal, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Spassky and Short. In
each case Korchnoi describes in detail the story of the game, never
beating around the bush, sometimes criticising his opponents
harshly, but also lavishing praise on them when due. Embedded in the
game commentaries are many
details of Korchnoi's
biography; for instance, before commenting on his game against Spassky,
the veteran speaks extensively about his personal relationship with the
exworld champion. Throughout these lectures, you can
feel Korchnoi's enduring love for chess. Whenever the great master gets
to the heart of an opening (King's Indian,
English and French) or shows
an astonishing move, one can see the joy sparkling in his eyes. Little
wonder – no other chess genius has lived chess as intensively as "Viktor
the Terrible". A must-have for every chess fan!
• Video running time: 7 h 36 min. (English)
• Database with more than 5,000 games by Viktor Korchnoi
With this DVD on the Nimzo-Indian Defence (including the Catalan and the Queen‘s Indian) Alexei Shirov continues the successful and highly praised series about his best games. As in the preceding DVDs the Latvian super grandmaster succeeds in spoiling his public with analysis of a high quality and with exciting insights into his games, and he does so in his own reserved, pleasant and modest style. The DVD concentrates on the Classical Nimzo-Indian with 4.Qc2. But when playing against the very solid Nimzo-Indian, which the author faced most often as White, it is enormously important to be able to vary your opening lines and so the author himself often switches to 3.Nf3; this then leads to games with 3.b6 (Queen‘s Indian) or 3.d5 4.g3 (Catalan). Amongst the opponents in the games he presents are, for example, Topalov and Leko. Video running time: over 4 hours.
Alexej Shirov was born in Riga just like world champion Mihail Tal, and also his playing style reminds many chess fans of the young Tal. In the beginning of the 90ies, a comet-like rise brought the young Latvian to the world top within the shortest of time. Being no older than 22 years, he already had an Elo rating of nearly 2750 and belonged to the absolute elite. Since then Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, delighting all chess fans with original and amazing ideas on the board.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 9.0, DVD drive
The Gruenfeld Indian is an active and dynamic reply to 1.d4 which can lead to complex and extremely sharp positions. So it’s no wonder that also Alexei Shirov included this opening – which at its début in tournament practice was called ”hypermodern” – into his repertoire. At the candidates’ fi nal against Vladimir Kramnik in Cazorla in 1998, he exclusively – and successfully – trusted the Gruenfeld Indian with Black; the victory over Kramnik gave him the right to play a WCh match versus Kasparov. In the first part of the DVD Shirov extensivly comments his five Black games from the Kramnik match, giving deep insights into opening preparation and match strategy on highest level. In the second part Shirov reveals, among other things, how in his opposite-coloured bishop endgame against Topalov in Linares in 1998 he found the amazing and unique move, which will secure the game a place in chess history forever. And this is not the only flash of inspiration the Super Grandmaster will present in his videos… Running time: 5:25 hours
Alexei Shirov was born in Riga just like world champion Mihail Tal, and also his playing style reminds many chess fans of the young Tal. In the beginning of the 90ies, a comet-like rise brought the young Latvian to the world top within the shortest of time. Being no older than 22 years, he already had an Elo rating of nearly 2750 and belonged to the absolute elite. Since then Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, delighting all chess fans with original and amazing ideas on the board.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
“Spieler sterben, Turniere werden vergessen, aber die Werke großer Künstler bleiben, um ewig zu leben.“ Michail Tal Verblüffende Züge haben die Kraft, Herz und Seele aller Schachspieler zu erfreuen. Wie die Bilder eines großen Malers oder der Klang einer Sinfonie können verblüffende Züge in Schachspielern ästhetisches Wohlgefühl auslösen. Diese interaktive DVD präsentiert dem Zuschauer einige der schönsten und verblüffendsten Züge aus Geschichte und Gegenwart des Schachs. Das interaktive Format lädt den Zuschauer ein, brillante Lösungen zu suchen und zu finden und in die Fußstapfen der größten Spieler aller Zeiten zu treten. Züge aus Eröffnung, Mittelspiel und Endspiel werden betrachtet. Brillante taktische Einfälle, paradoxe Manöver, Materialopfer und positionelle Schocker. Haben Sie die gleichen Ideen wie die Schachlegenden oder die jungen Genies von heute?
• Trainings-Videos: 5 Stunden 30 Minuten• Interaktives Training mit Videofeedback • Datenbank mit 50 ausgewählten Partien• Mit CB 12 – Reader
Mindestens: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 Grafikkarte mit 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM Laufwerk, Windows Media Player 9, Chessbase12/Fritz 13 oder mitgelieferter Reader und Internetverbindung zur Programmaktivierung. Empfohlen: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 oder Windows 8, DirectX10 Grafikkarte (oder kompatibel) mit 512 MB RAM oder mehr, 100% DirectX10 kompatible Soundkarte, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM Laufwerk und Internetverbindung zur Programmaktivierung.