Deal of the Week: Wesley So's opening secrets

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3/27/2019 – An exclusive discount, only through Sunday, March 31st! Get the two-volume bundle for a special price! Super-GM WESLEY SO published two opening DVDs: 1.b3, the so called Nimzo-Larsen-Attack, for White and his black secrets in the modern Italian. Read the review and get them in a package today and save! Here's a peek.

Opening package: 1.b3 and Black Secrets in the Modern Italian Opening package: 1.b3 and Black Secrets in the Modern Italian

Wesley So published two new opening DVDs: 1.b3, the so called Nimzo-Larsen-Attack, for White and his black secrets in the modern Italian. Get them in a package and save money!

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We run a "deal of the week" every week, but this one is oh So special. Only through Sunday, you can receive nearly 6 hours of training from former U.S. Champion Wesley So, who is now playing in the current U.S. Championship!

My Secret Weapon: 1.b3

The Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack with 1.b3 (or 1.Nf3 followed by 2.b3) is a system, rather neglected by theorists, which nevertheless can be a forceful weapon in the hands of an ambitious white player. Even Bobby Fischer tried this opening in various games, sometimes preferring it to his beloved 1.e4, and its greatest advocate was the legendary Danish fighter Bent Larsen. Meanwhile, 1.b3 has also found its way into the practice of today’s world elite, and now finally a modern top ten player has taken on the subject for ChessBase: none other than Grandmaster Wesley So!

In a total of nine video clips, So talks to IM Oliver Reeh, explaining his view of White’s strategy after the four main replies bv Black: 1...e5, 1...d5 (2.Nf3!), 1...c5 and 1...Nf6. Often, play transposes to openings like the Queen’s Indian or the Nimzo Indian with reversed colours where White simply is a valuable tempo up. Also possible are transitions to the English where once again the move 1.b3 proves very advantageous to White — his bishop will always be the first to appear on the long diagonal! Apart from plans and ideas in the individual variations after 1.b3, this DVD provides insights in the personal thinking of a modern top grandmaster. For example, you’ll get to know that So particularly appreciates the bishop pair, but also enjoys enemy doubled pawns (after for instance, Bb2xNf6!). Positional understanding and opening knowledge go hand-in-hand, imparted by one of the great players of our time. Broaden your chess mind with GM Wesley So and 1.b3!

• Video running time: 2 h 50 min (English) 
• With analysis by Wesley So 
• Extra: Exclusive database with additional model games
• Including CB Reader

Preview: My Secret Weapon: 1.b3


Review of Wesley So's secret weapon


My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian

The Italian Game is considered a sound but quiet opening without early trades, giving rise to rich positions where plans are more important than forced variations — in short, an ideal avenue to outplay your opponent without having to learn much theory. But how should you approach new positions and keep a clear head in view of so many playable possibilities? The best way is this: you sit down next to a world-class grandmaster and just listen to him!

In a total of nine video clips, top ten player Wesley So talks to IM Oliver Reeh, explaining his personal preferences as Black in the Italian game. The videos are structured according to specific concepts and ideas. Should Black play ...a6 to allow the retreat ...♝a7 or rather ...a5? What’s the best way to meet White’s plan with ♗g5, be it with or without short castling? When is it possible to unleash the early raid ...♝g4 followed by ...f5? What are benefits of the knight manoeuvre ♞c6-e7-g6 combined with ♞f6-h5? Can one do without ...d6 and play ...d5 right away to sharpen up the game immediately? These and many more features the grandmaster explains for Black, providing his White perspective too - as a top gun, So of course employs the Italian with both colours!

By the way, directly after these recordings were made Wesley So played the London Chess Classic 2017 where he defeated ex-world champion Vishy Anand as black, employing the topical ...a5 (instead of ...a6) which of course is also treated on this DVD. Plans, tricks and subtleties in the Italian Game, well-structured and conceptual, explained by a world-class grandmaster — this DVD can take you towards the very top!

• Video running time: 3 h 04 min (English) 
• With analysis and annotated games by Wesley So 
• Extra: Exclusive database with additional model games and special book
• Including CB Reader

Preview: My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian


Review of this combo: "Let a 2800 Elo player be your opening tutor"


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  • €62.90 €49.90
    €41.93 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU) 
    $47.38 (without VAT)



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