Fritztrainer: Evans Gambit for the new generation

10/21/2016 – He calls it "one of the most romantic of all openings", one you can play with white when you go 1.e4. Savielly Tartakower said that this attacking opening was invented to make men understand that chess is a gift from the gods. You cannot get higher praise than that. Or a better teacher than GM Simon Williams, whose aggressive style has brought down a number of top-class opponents (like Carlsen and Gelfand). His latest DVD has 4½ hours of gripping video.

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Simon Williams:

Evans Gambit for the new generation

This romantic and exciting opening is named after the Welsh Sea Captain William Davies Evans who tried it first. The Evans (which arises after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4!?) is an attempt to destroy Black in gambit fashion straight out of the opening and giants of previous years such as Adolf Andersson and Paul Morphy played lots of brilliancies with it.

But the Evans Gambit has stood up to the test of time and in the modern era players such as Nigel Short, Garry Kasparov, Baadur Jobava, Hikaru Nakamura or Wei Yi have tried it with success.

This DVD will prove that the gambit is still fully playable and a great way to try and blast Black away right from move one. Featuring games of old, and numerous new and exciting ideas, this DVD will give you a genuine and more exciting way of playing the Giuoco Piano.

  • Video running time: 4 h 26 min (English)
  • With interactive training including videofeedback
  • EXTRA: Exclusive training database with 50 model games
  • Including CB 12 Reader
  • Price: €29.90; €25.13 without VAT (for customers outside the EU); $27.14 (without VAT)

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15-minute introduction to Simon Williams - Evans Gambit for the New Generation

Simon Williams became a IM in 1998 and a GM in 2008. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on teaching, playing and making instructional chess DVDs. He is the author of numerous chess books. 'My first chess book. Play the Classical Dutch’ got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time.

Simon's playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds, which is why he is perfect for this kind of opening! He has had a number of good personal results, including wins over Magnus Carlsen and Boris Gelfand (just after he was in the world championship final) Two of his pupils finished 3rd and 5th in the world junor championships. More information on his web site GingerGM.

Short biographical video interview with Simon Williams

Other DVDs by Simon Williams in the ChessBase Shop


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