Master Class Vol. 07: Garry Kasparov

9/6/2016 – There have been many chess geniuses, but Kasparov is one of the greatest. And one of the most remarkable. He was World Champion for fifteen years and won countless tournaments. He did it with his wonderfully dynamic style of play, his scientifically perfect openings preparation and his tactical brilliance. Not to mention the overwhelming will to win. In the ChessBase Master Class series four experts examine all aspects of his genius. Nine hours of video lessons.

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 MASTER CLASS VOL. 07
Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov’s talent was recognised early, but it was at the age of 15, when he qualified for the renowned USSR national championship, that he was also considered by the chess world as a whole as a possible future champion. But on the way to the throne of world champion Kasparov had to overcome numerous obstacles. He felt that he was being held back by the Karpov-friendly Soviet federation and by FIDE. He finally broke through and at the age of 22 became the youngest ever world champion. He also conducted his struggle at the board above all and enriched chess with his incredibly dynamic playing style as well as his scientific preparation for games.

Kasparov was far ahead of his time in his employment of the new electronic aids: computers and database programs such as ChessBase. His numerous encounters with the pragmatic Karpov saw the collision of two quite different playing styles, styles in which these two players were far and away the best in the world. In addition to these matches, Kasparov also contested many tournaments and always appeared with the same mind-set: win games and tournaments!

On this DVD a team of experts gets to the bottom of Kasparov’s play. In close to nine hours of video running time (both in English and German) the authors Dorian Rogozenko, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh and Karsten Müller cast light on four important aspects of Kasparov’s play: the opening, strategy, tactics and the endgame. As a bonus there is video analysis of Kasparov’s computer games (Karsten Müller). In the major database with training questions (162 games with 575 training questions) you can hone your own tactical understanding with the help of Kasparov’s strokes of genius.

17-minute sample of GM Dorian Rogozenko in Master Class Vol 07

Master Class Vol.7: Garry Kasparov

by Dorian Rogozenco, Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh

  • Video running time: nine hours(English)
  • Interactive tactics test with video feedback
  • All Kasparov games, crosstables, short biography
  • "Kasparov Powerbooks": the opening repertoire of the 13th world champion as a variation tree
  • Tactics training with 162 Kasparov games: 575 training questions, a maximum of 1392 points

€29.90
€25.13 without VAT (for Customers outside the EU)
$27.14 (without VAT) 

This DVD can be purchased as a hard copy or it can be downloaded directly from the Internet, that way sparing you the few days needed for it to arrive by post.

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The Kasparov DVD is the seventh in the Master Class series on World Chess Champions. The others are on Fischer, Tal, Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker and Karpov.

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jackie jackie 9/7/2016 06:17
If that's the best clip, it's well worth a miss.
"He goes here, he goes here, he goes here." Ad nauseum.
Worth explaining at all...?
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