NEW: Simon Williams: The Colle–Koltanowski System and Torre Attack

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5/21/2019 – NEW: A pair of new releases from the popular English grandmaster Simon Williams are out today. The Torre Attack and the Colle–Koltanowski System work perfectly against most Black setups and will be a perfect accompanying DVD to Williams' earlier best-seller on the London System. Info and sample videos...

The Torre Attack The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one.

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Two new video series from the 'Ginger GM'

Grandmaster Simon Williams has authored two new video series that complement his earlier best seller on the London System. Armed with these interrelated systems, the club player will be well-prepared to take on any challenger in this constellation of openings.

Simon Williams: The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one. White plays three simple moves 1.d4 2.f3 and 3.g5, avoiding a lot of dangerous variations that Black can often play against 1.d4 and 2.c4. This opening is perfect for players who do not have unlimited time to memorise hours and hours of theory. In this DVD, GM Simon Williams shows you how to play this opening in an aggressive yet simple way, while concentrating on making learning fun yet effective. The Torre Attack works perfectly against most systems and will be a perfect accompanying DVD to the London System or Colle.

  • Video running time: 7 hours (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive database with model games
  • Including CB 15 Reader

Sample video from this series


The Torre Attack

The Torre Attack is an extremely effective way of taking your opponent into an uncomfortable situation right from move one.


Simon Williams: The Colle–Koltanowski System

The Colle-Koltanowski System

A real favourite among club players. The Colle-Koltanowski system is very easy to learn, yet an extremely dangerous opening. White goes for a simple set up, aiming all of his pieces towards Black’s kingside. White doesn’t need to rely on learning reams of opening theory to master this opening, therefore suiting players who do not want to spend their entire spare time reading, watching and learning thirty moves of theory. In this DVD, GM Simon Williams shows you the key themes, concentrating on plans that you can remember easily. This approach should give you a deadly weapon that is a brilliant accompanying DVD to the London System and Torre Attack.

  • Video running time: 5 hours (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive database with model games
  • Including CB 15 Reader

Sample video from this series


The Colle-Koltanowski System

The Colle-Koltanowski system is very easy to learn, yet an extremely dangerous opening.


Simon Williams

About GM Simon Williams

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. His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds, hence why he is perfect for DVDs on the King’s Gambit and Mazing Moves! He is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book. ‘Play the Classical Dutch’ got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time.


System requirements

Minimum: Pentium-PC 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation

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