NEW: Mastering Pattern Recognition in the Opening

by ChessBase Shop
12/5/2019 – Pattern recognition is an important tool in modern chess, as it helps you to better understand the characteristics of a position. Particularly when you have been confronted with a surprise opening system played by your opponent, relying on general principles is an asset. In this video series, IM ROBERT RIS explores ten key elements of opening play. While these themes are found throughout chess literature this time you will get actively involved yourself as well!

Mastering Pattern Recognition in the Opening Mastering Pattern Recognition in the Opening

Pattern recognition is an important tool in modern chess, as it helps you to understand better the characteristics of a position. Particularly when you have been confronted with a surprise opening system played by your opponent, it helps when you can just

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Opening training with IM Robert Ris

After going through the ten examples from the theoretical section, your knowledge will then be tested by 50 instructive examples with multiple questions. These exercises contain various tactical ideas as well as positional aspects. On top of that another 50+ examples have been added in a separate database, while there is also a new feature in the Fritz app to play out various positions. A careful study of this series will further deepen your understanding and help you to get through the opening stage without having to memorize deep theoretical lines. 

Content: Importance of the centre, Lead in development & tactics, King in the centre, Neglecting kingside development, Grabbing a poisoned pawn, Capture towards or away from the centre?, Castling too early, Flank attack, Misplaced piece, Space advantage

• Video running time: 6 hours 40 minutes (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Further studying material
• Including ChessBase Reader

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Mastering Pattern Recognition in the Opening

Pattern recognition is an important tool in modern chess, as it helps you to understand better the characteristics of a position. Particularly when you have been confronted with a surprise opening system played by your opponent, it helps when you can just

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