New: Peter Heine Nielsen – Semi-Slav for the Tournament Player

7/15/2016 – He is the second of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, and considered one of the greatest opening experts of our time. On this new ChessBase DVD he invites club and tournament players to try one of the most fascinating and richest opening systems in modern chess: the Semi-Slav. It is an opening that has fascinated countless top players. Peter Heine guides you through the often dauntingly complex systems and offers detailed analyses of the critical lines. Don't miss it!

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Peter Heine Nielsen

The Semi Slav - A Grandmaster’s Guide for the tournament player

The Semi-Slav (1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6) can arise via various move-orders, has decided World Championships, and is one of Black’s most fascinating replies to 1 d4. The complexity and the many possibilities of the variation have intrigued World Champions and generations of strong players, but amateurs often find the lines too complex to handle.

Peter Heine Nielsen, opening expert, second of World Champion Magnus Carlsen, and author of this DVD says: "I want to use my experience to guide you through the labyrinths of this line to help you explore a rich, aggressive, but basically sound opening that offers scope for creativity and allows Black to play for win. I try to improve your understanding of this position in particular and chess in general, and hope to inspire you to play the opening of Champions!"

The Danish Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen is a well-known opening expert. He worked with Magnus Carlsen, when the young Norwegian player used the Dragon as one of his weapons against 1.e4, and was second of World Champion Anand in his matches against Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Top-alov and Boris Gelfand. Recently, he started to work again with Magnus Carlsen.

Peter Heine Nielsen playing his pupil Magnus Carlsen in 2004 (PH won)

World Champion second and Semi Slav expert Peter Heine Nielsen

Video running time: 7 hours 6 min (English)

With interactive training including video feedback, exclusive database with 50 model games.

Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-86681-540-7

Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced, Tournament player, Professional

Price: each volume €29.90 – €25.13 without VAT (for customers outside the EU) $27.14 (without VAT).

System requirements:
Minimum: Pentium III 1 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (service pack 3), Directx9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROMdrive, 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, DirectX 10 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.

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