The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. It is an opening where people often strive for a full point, instead of simply defending the position with the black pieces. Many great players have contributed to the development of this complex opening. There were two world champions who formed much of their careers using the Najdorf system as their weapon of choice against 1.e4: Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov celebrated spectacular successes with it. Both players used the Najdorf during their child prodigy years and retained it as an important part of their repertoire during their entire careers. For Garry Kasparov this added up to experience with the Najdorf at the very highest levels of chess.
For chess amateurs and professionals alike it is a great moment when the worlds leading expert shares all the secrets in his favourite opening. In part one Garry Kasparov introduces the various sub-systems of the Najdorf, including the central "Poisoned Pawn" variation. The development of each line is placed in historical perspective and examined in great depth, with Kasparovs characteristic intensity. More than 2.5 hours of first-class private tuition.
The DVD can be played both on a PC and a DVD player, using your living-room TV set (PAL). It contains subtitles in English, German, Spanish, Italian and Turkish.
The package includes the latest ChessBase 9.0 Reader, a big reference database featuring more than 16,000 Najdorf games, as well as a complete opening book that can be used to practice what you have learnt with Fritz. The DVD contains a series of nine video talks by Garry Kasparov, each of which is presented in the Chess Media System format: you get a window displaying the video of Kasparov as he explains the concepts which works hand in glove with an automated board display in ChessBase/Fritz which shows the moves as Kasparov discusses them.
Here's a list of the videos and their lengths:
01 Introduction in a famous opening (12:37 min)
02 Possible deviations (9:43 min)
03 Najdorf 6.Bg5 Nbd7 (18:35 min)
04 Najdorf 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qf3 (19:21 min)
05 Gothenburg variation (19:59 min)
06 Poisoned pawn variation 9.Rb1 (19:36 min)
07 Poisoned pawn variation 13.e5 (22:46 min)
08 Poisoned pawn variation 13.Be2 and 9.Nb3 (27:49 min)
09 Poisoned pawn variation 8.Nb3 (17:24 min)
System requirements: PC (minimum 233 MHz and 32 MB RAM, recommended 1 GHz, 256 MB), DVD drive, Windows98 SE, ME, 2000 or XP, Sound card, Windows Media Player 9 or higher (for the multimedia lessons).?
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